Petra, Jordan

$1.635,00

Join Liz Warrington in this wonderful Yoga Desert Retreat that offers playful and exploratory classes, deep and suitable for all levels, from beginners to teachers. This retreat will bring you stillness of the Wadi Rum desert, magic of Petra, power of the horses, relaxation through yoga, meditation expression through dance, writing and drawing, wisdom through awareness, and fun through experiencing it together.

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    $1.635,00

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    Location

    Jordan, Petra

Highlights

Full board program
12 yoga sessions
2 equine horse coaching sessions

Course description

Day 1: (D) Meet & greet at Amman Airport followed by a short transfer to our community stay with local women in Iraq Al Amir, a green and peaceful valley close to Amman. Beautiful local dinner served by a very welcoming staff. Simple facilities in shared room or sleeping on the roof. Your stay will help develop this beautiful location and empower local women. Desert Escape Day 2: (B, L, D) A yoga session to ground and become present in Jordan. After breakfast we will travel South for our Desert Escape in Wadi Rum. On the way we will lunch in Dana with great views over this valley. Arrival in afternoon at our eco camp in Wadi Rum. Explore the valley of the moon. Yoga and Dinner. Sleeping in a Bedouin tent or under the stars. Day 3: (B, L, D) Sunrise yoga session. Breakfast. Camel ride to experience this breathtaking World Heritage site like a nomad. Take in this majestic scenery of the ancient valleys and towering weathered sandstone mountains rising out of the pink and white sand. Optional horse riding in the afternoon. Acro Yoga at sunset. Bedouin dinner. Desert dance at the fire and spirit wander under the desert stars or in a genuine Bedouin tent. Discover Petra Day 4: (B, L, D) A yoga session to activate those legs in preparation of your exploration of Petra. After breakfast, transfer to Petra with great views over Petra mountains. Visit little Petra – a small yet impressive Wadi or valley offering an impression of things to come. Short walk to our lunch location. In afternoon walk to our private camp location for meditation, yoga and a bbq dinner. Sleep under the stars (no toilet facilities) Day 5: (B, L, D) Yoga to awaken our spine and a breakfast suitable for explorers. Our local guide meets us at the camp to enter Petra through the little known entrance to the Monastery. The walk starts with glowing land, then contours around the mountains with beautiful views to the Wadi Araba desert and finally leads to perhaps Petra’s most awe-inspiring monument, the Monastery. Stop for a picnic lunch and then continue to pass the Colonnade street and see the Royal Tombs, Theater and of course the Treasury. We will leave this impressive site through the serene, high walled and colourful Siq and stop at the Cave Bar for a drink. Transfer to the Ammarin camp for refreshment, dinner and a closing meditation. Petra Play Day 6: (B, L, D) We start the day with a yoga session in order to awaken the spine, quieten the mind and to center the awareness in the heart. After breakfast we head for a horse coaching session in nearby stable and let the horses inspire us on our life path. We will have lunch boxes so we are flexible that afternoon day: do you like to relax, climb those rocks, enjoy a thai massage, ride a horse or explore Petra a second time to visit The High Place of Sacrifice? It is up to you. We meet again for a sunset yoga session in our camp. Day 7: (B, L, D) We start the day again with a heart centering yoga session. After breakfast we have another horse coachings session. We will enjoy lunch at the camp. Thereafter is leisure time or you can opt for a thai massage or a horse ride. Late afternoon yoga session. Dinner and overnight at Ammarin camp. Dead Sea Zen Day 8: (B, L, D) After our morning yoga session and breakfast, we say goodbye and your driver takes you on a breathtaking scenic transfer to the Dead Sea. At O Beach you will enjoy a wonderful mud & float session, have lunch, relax at the infinity pool, contemplate your journey and get ready to leave this awe inspiring place. Dinner at a local restaurant in Madaba. Overnight in a 3* hotel Madaba. Day 9: (B) Transfer from Madaba to the Queen Alia Intl. Airport Amman

About the place

You will be spending your days in multiple breathtaking location. You will visits to Madaba – Dana – Wadi Rum – Petra – Little Petra – Dead Sea. You will be spending your nights in multiple location. Day 1: You will spend the night in a green and peaceful valley close to Amman. You will stay in simple facilities in shared room or sleeping on the roof. Day 2: Arrival in afternoon at our eco camp in Wadi Rum. Sleeping in a Bedouin tent or under the stars. Day 3: You will experience the night in the Desert; under the desert stars or in a genuine Bedouin tent. Day 4: In afternoon walk to our private camp in Petra. Sleep under the stars (no toilet facilities). Day 5: Transfer to the Ammarin camp for refreshment, dinner and a closing meditation. Day 6: Going back to our private camp in Petra. Sleep under the stars (no toilet facilities). Day 7: Dinner and overnight at Ammarin camp. Day 8: Overnight in a 3* hotel Madaba.

Food

Every day you can enjoy a delicious Middle Eastern meal. Vegetarian or other diets upon request.

Things to do

Other activities

Type of yoga: Acro Yoga Vinyasa Chanting Type of activities: Healing Mindfulness Culture Dance Camping Trekking Optional: Extra day in Ma’In Six Senses Resort & Spa Horseback riding in Petra or Wadi Rum Thai Massage

Inclusions & Exclusions

What’s included

8 overnight stays, All transfers, All meals, 12 yoga sessions, 2 equine horse coaching sessions, 6 meditation sessions, Visits to: Madaba – Dana – Wadi Rum – Petra – Little Petra – Dead Sea

What’s not included

Airfare, Visa (60 USD per person upon arrival), Personal Expenses, Alcoholic beverages, Travel insurance, All services not listed above

Additionnal information

Meeting point

Queen Alia International Airport in Amman

Airport transfers

All transfers throughout the program are included in the price.
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Yoga Styles

  • Hatha yoga

Activities

  • Cultural Experiences
  • Guided tour
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Trekking

Amenities

  • Airport transfer
  • Bedouin tents
  • Desert views
  • Tent
  • Towels, bed sheets, toilet paper
  • Trekking

Daily Program


Free evening or meditation circles around the campfire


Dinner


Sunset Yoga session


Time for traveling, walking, meditation or equine coaching


Lunch


Time for traveling, walking, meditation or equine coaching


Breakfast


Sunrise Yoga session

Instructors

Liz Warrington
Liz has been teaching for 19 years both in the UK and leading groups at home and abroad. Also a qualified Biodynamic Cranio Sacral Practitioner, she works hands on with students, where possible, inviting the body to wake up and reveal its inherent well-being, movement and lightness. Classes are playful, exploratory, deep and suitable for all levels, from beginners to teachers. This is one of the beautiful things about yoga… there is always somewhere from where to begin… the practice is about the individual… and the journey bears fruits greater than we might ever imagine.

 

Sandra Jelly
Through the embodied practice of Vinyasa Flow yoga, Sandra Jelly invites you into a relationship of depth within yourself where listening is cultivated, the body is honored, and playful, creative exploration is welcomed. On opening to the connection with the ground and calling-in and welcoming home all of yourself, postures, breathing and meditation will become things that happen rather than things you do. Expanding your awareness and integrating more of yourself is gently supported by interacting with horses. They reflect our state of being in the moment and allow us to transform limiting beliefs in order to become fully present. The horses have been guiding Sandra Jelly– artist, designer and coach – since 2009 from Amsterdam advertising world into Bedouin horse world of Petra, Jordan. She invites guests into the desert to share her heart opening experience of becoming powerful in ones vulnerability.

 


 


 

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    ChandraS6732014

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    "Simpy amazing"
    "When making online enquiry, we were connected to Carmen. She customised our six-day trip in Jordan. We were extremely satisfied with the itinerary that Carmen prepared. All the hotels we stayed were really good. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Jordan. It has so much history and rich culture. Everyone we met were friendly and helpful. We we’re so fortunate to have Shadi of Armani Tours taking us around. He was awesome. We learnt so much from him. He is truly an ambassador for Jordan. He took us to places where locals go and eat. He introduced us to so many people. It was fun travelling with him. He as a great sense of humour. He made a huge difference." - From TripAdvisor
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    w0lfelaw22, New York

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    "Our week in Jordan"
    "Some where else on Trip Advisor I described some facets of our trip to Jordan. We planned the trip with Gail Reed of In2Jordan and she and her colleagues were most helpful. She suggested itineraries and then they were amended based on our questions and her prompt responses. Our short time in Jordan was well spent but, in retrospect (our fault) we could have spent an additional week. She also proposed hotels all of which were excellent, as were the guide and driver provided to us. We did get to see the highlights we had selected but could have used an entire extra day at Petra - guess we will just have to go back some day, inshallah." - From TripAdvisor
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    His2ryCat, Scotland

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    "Jordan as Requested"
    "Our whole trip was organised by my wife through the guys at In2Jordan. Normally I would be the one to spend my life on the net looking for the best deals etc. With Gail and Carmen's help our trip was arranged to the exact specs that were requested, ie time, budget, activities. We booked our flights separately but this was absolutely no problem. Best way to travel around the country is with an Arabic speaking driver. We had two, both very friendly, very helpful, local Jordanian guys. (Thank you so much Osama and Ibrahim) Talking to them out on the road gave us a very needed education as to what the country we were in was about. Recommendations of where to eat, what to see etc. were all very much appreciated. They were also extremely flexible about the timetable of our itinerary. If we wanted to spend more time here, less there, be picked up later or earlier, nothing was too much trouble. Jordan is an absolutely fabulous country with some iconic scenery, especially Wadi Rum (Hello Matt Damon as The Martian and Peter O'Toole as Lawrence of Arabia) and the Nabatean city of Petra (Hello Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones). There is, of course much, much more than those snippets. In Petra alone we spent 2 days (16 hours of walking) just looking at all this ancient city has to offer. It's gobsmacking now but in its day it must have seemed like a miracle had sprung forth from the desert. Overall I would totally recommend In2Jordan's service. It's professional, courteous, flexible and worth the price. Yes, you could probably do it cheaper on your own but, unless you speak Arabic or are an exceedingly adventurous soul, or you have all the time in the world to organise such a journey, then the organisational help that you get from these guys is indispensable. " - From TripAdvisor
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    cgorenco, Oregon

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    "Overview of the best of Jordan"
    "Gail Reid was an excellent agent - planned around all my desired wishes and suggested other things to do and see in Jordan. I hadn't visited a Muslim country before, so she gave me a quick rundown of expected behavior which was very helpful. I traveled solo all around the country, visited the famous sites (Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum, Jerash, Aqaba, etc.) and not so well known ones, eco-lodges, riding horses and camels, scuba, great food (and cooking lessons), wonderful homestays and B&B's, museums, history, competent and reliable transportation. I spent a very memorable month learning , meeting friendly and informative people. Despite being a single woman traveling alone, I never felt threatened or concerned with my safely. Jordan has so much offer to the curious open minded traveler. Please consider Jordan for a unique and truly life changing adventure." - From TripAdvisor
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