Join us on a 7 night, 8 day traveling yoga retreat in Egypt with international yoga teacher , as we discover the land of Pyramids & Pharaohs. Together, we will explore the diversity of Egyptian culture set between the metropolis of Cairo and the rural Nubian heritage of Southern Egypt, Aswan. We will experience the hustle and bustle of Cairo, visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World before venturing to laid back Aswan, which brings together Nile views, relaxation, ancient ruins, and Nubian culture in a relatively small space compared to other sprawling Egyptian cities.
In addition to exploring one of the most mystical destinations in the world, Chelsea will be leading us through a daily yoga practice as well as her signature Rising Up Stronger & Heart Opening workshops.
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As a mom of three, Chelsea fell in love with the quiet stillness that yoga offers and her practice has moved way beyond the physical asana and has become her favourite outlet. Since discovering yoga and receiving her 200 HR RYT certification, her passion for sharing the practice as well as her love of travel continues to grow. Chelsea is the author of Rising Up Stronger, a strength building guide that focuses on drills to increase stability and strength in inversions and arm balances, and she is currently working on Rising Up Stronger 2.0.
You will be picked up from Cairo International Airport on arrival and be transferred to the Cairo Pyramids Hotel where we'll gather around for our opening circle and set our intentions for the week ahead. Then we will be whisked off to Nile Pharaoh, Cairo’s luxurious cruising restaurant, with live entertainment, the balmy Nile breeze, and a view of the twinkling skyline after sunset. Enjoy a three-course set menu of Egyptian cuisine on the open deck or in the luxurious indoor lounge. Your hearty meal comes with an oriental show of belly dancing and whirling dervishes, a taste of Egyptian culture and a night to remember.
We'll rise early to take in the Ancient pyramids up close and Chelsea will lead us through a morning practice on the pyramid plateau! The rest of the day will be spent taking in the sights of Cairo with a tour of the Egyptian Museum and Citadel of Saladin. In the evening, we will venture to the Khan El Khalili Bazaar, where the bustling, maze-like corridors offer a unique shopping experience with everything from silverware to spices and handicrafts, followed by dinner in a historic restaurant inside the souk.
After morning yoga and breakfast, we'll take a bus to Cairo International Airport for a morning flight to Aswan. Shortly after check-in at Anakato Ecolodge, we'll enjoy a scenic felucca (sail boat) ride to visit one of the oldest civilizations in Africa. This colorful island in the middle of the Nile is home to many hospitable Nubians, leading simple lives. Learn about their culture, traditions, history as you meet and enjoy a traditional dinner and tea.
We'll journey to a few handpicked highlights of Aswan - visiting the Unfinished Obelisk and the High Dam before boarding a felucca ride to the Philae temple. Enjoy the breeze and the flowing Nile river as you head to the mesmerizing island hosting the sanctuary. Relish in the picturesque views of the temples and monuments and their reflections against the water. After visiting this serene island, we'll head back to our accommodation for dinner.
Lounge and relax by the Nile or (optional tour) choose to visit Luxor for a day trip to see some of Egypt’s most iconic sites such as the Karnak temple and Luxor temple.
Explore Abu Simbel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-see just outside of Aswan (full day trip).
Flight back Cairo and checking into Cairo Pyramids hotel. We'll enjoy our final night on the town in Cairo together.
Departure - airport transfer to Cairo International airport.
A $500 USD Non Refundable deposit will secure your spot on the retreat or you may choose to pay in full. The remaining balance is due 60 days prior to the retreat start date. Payment plans are available, remaining balance can be split up to 6 payments - please refer to FAQ for more information. A confirmation email will be sent within 48 hours of your booking.
Please do not book your flight until you have received a confirmation to do so. You will be provided with instructions on when to arrive/depart along with travel agent details to assist you with your flight booking (or you may book your flight on your own).
An information package will be sent 30 days prior to departure and will include the retreat schedule, recommended packing list and trip details.
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1. Who can attend this retreat?
Our retreats are for everyone! It doesn't matter what your age, gender, race, weight, height, flexibility and level of experience is - the practice of yoga is for every single being. New to yoga? We all have to start somewhere and retreats are the perfect space to start and/or grow your practice. Don't worry about how advanced others may be and remember this journey is yours, take all the time and be patient with yourself. If you're new, let us know so we can make sure our teachers are prepped to assist you.
2. I've never travelled before and I don't have anyone to go with. Can I come alone?
Yes!! Before you go, we are here to guide you and get you prepared as much as possible for this retreat and travel experience. With us, you're never alone! We set up a group chat to communicate with one week prior to the retreat to check in and update each other as you start your travel from where ever you may be. We'll pair you up with a roommate, who will most likely end up being a lifelong friend. You may come alone, but you'll end up leaving with a community of like minded people who will forever be connected through this experience.
3. What do I need to pack?
30 days before your retreat, we'll send you a guide of what to pack and bring.
4. What type of travel insurance do I need and why is it mandatory?
Your insurance will need to cover emergency medical and trip cancellation/interruption. This is to protect you in case of any unforeseen circumstances either before or on your retreat.
5. Do you offer monthly payment plans?
Yes! Once you've paid the deposit amount, the remainder of your balance can be split and paid by the remaining months left until the full balance is due. For example, if the total retreat is $1,800 USD and you pay your $500 deposit in November - starting from December to June (7 months) you will pay a monthly fee of $186 USD. If you would like this option, once you've paid your deposit please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a payment plan for you.
Shared double room (Male or mixed gender) with ensuite bathroom in both locations. Rooms vary in style/type and will be assigned at random.
If you're booking with a friend or partner, please indicate their name on the booking form so we could arrange it accordingly. If you'd prefer female/male only room sharing please indicate this in your booking notes.