Israel through local eyes: Yoga, Sights, Sunrises, Sound Healing & White Nights

Jerusalem, Israel

4 reviews
Jun 23 - Jul 1, 2017
Group size: 5 - 25
Israel through local eyes: Yoga, Sights, Sunrises, Sound Healing & White Nights
Jerusalem, Israel

4 reviews

Jun 23 - Jul 1, 2017
Group size: 5 - 25

About this trip

Ever wanted to visit Israel? This one-of-a-kind retreat is your perfect chance to finally do so!

Come with me, Yuval Samburski, as I will share "my" Israel with you, taking you to the most exciting spots in Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and my home town, Tel Aviv. Each with its own unique and rich flavors. You will explore and travel the country with me, and my friends. You will practice yoga on magical landscapes and while breathing in Mediterranean air. You will sharpen your practice and still your mind, heal, renew and recharge. 

•We will start our journey on Friday evening, June 23rd, in Jerusalem where we will spend two nights. 

In Jerusalem, we will play: TOURISTS.

We will tour sights and markets: The Wailing Wall, Old City, Machne Yehuda Market and more. We will inhale culture and architecture, immerse ourselves in authentic tastes and local flavors.

•On Sunday evening, June 2rd, we will continue on to Ein Gedi Kibutz Hotel by the Dead Sea, where we will spend two nights.

In the Dead Sea, we will play: ONE WITH NATURE and take time to HEAL.

We will soak (or float rather ;) ) in the Dead Sea as much and as long as we'd like. Breathe in beautiful landscapes, Botanical Gardens and stunning views.  We will indulge in Ein Gedi's Luxury Spa, and climb Masada for a magical sunrise practice. 

•On Tuesday, June 27, we will drive off to Tel-Aviv and spend four nights in the artistic coastal city. 

In Tel-Aviv, we will play: LOCALS. 

We will live on the beach, and practice yoga to the Mediterranean Sea. I will take you to local eateries, restaurants and markets. We will visit the old city of Jaffa its port and galleries, and spend time in the famous Flee Market. We will explore the beautiful Neve Tsedek neighborhood, Nahalat Binyamin artist market and Shook Hacarmel. 

On Thursday June 29, Tel Aviv will be buzzing with the annual White Nights event* We will hangout like locals all night (or as long as we choose) while exploring Tel Aviv's unique Bauhaus architecture to street performances, local parties and special events. 

Yoga sessions including Vinyasa, Restorative, Sound Healing and Pranayama are sprinkled daily during the retreat wherever we go, whichever role we play... 

I truly cannot wait to share some of my Mediterranean culture and favorite places with you!!

Rates are as follows: 

· $2595 single occupancy

· $1985 double occupancy

Retreat dates are Friday 6/23 - Saturday 7/1, 2017

•Please consult with me BEFORE booking any airfare to/from Israel! 

Regardless, I am always available for advice and direction with flights. 

$650 non-refundable deposit secures your spot. All payments are non-refundable.


Please feel free to email me with any questions or for more information

Much LOVE and Namaste!


About me, Yuval:

I am an Israeli-born, NYC-based yoga instructor and teacher trainer; E-RYT 500. I am YogaWorks Certified and lead retreats and teacher trainings all over the world.  I am known for smart, mindful, fluid sequencing with clear instructions of alignment, breath awareness and core stabilization throughout each practice.  You, as the participant, will have space to self-explore your body and your mind.

With experience in performance and art, I am inspired by all creation and the undeniable power of breath and meditation.  My teaching is personal, nurturing and humorous, allowing for self-observation and a true teaching and learning experience between me and my students. Check me out:

Instagram: @UVYBoogie

Facebook: UVYoga - Yoga by Yuval Samburski

What’s included

 • 2 night accommodations at Arcadia BaMoshava, a unique style boutique hotel in Jerusalem, in the picturesque German Colony neighborhood. *Breakfast inc.

 Check out the Arcadia BaMoshava:

 • 2 night accommodations at Ein Gedi Kibutz Hotel by the Dead Sea (use of the hotel spa is included). *Breakfast, dinner inc. 

 Check out Ein Gedi Hotel:

 • 4 night accommodations at Herodes Hotel in Tel Aviv, a 5-star luxury hotel, most centrally located right on the beach of the Mediterranean Sea. *Breakfast inc. 

 Check out Herodes Tel Aviv Hotel:

 • Daily yoga, including asana (flow + workshops), pranayama, meditation, restorative. 

 • One transformative Sound Healing Session**

  Excursions included:

 • Jerusalem sights: (Wailing Wall, Old City, Mahane Yehuda), we will explore neighborhoods and local markets. 

 • Dead Sea: We will climb up Masada for a one of a kind sunrise and practice. 

 • Tel Aviv - we will visit local markets, neighborhoods, restaurants. You will experience Tel Aviv like a local! We will visit Jaffa, its port, art galleries and famous flee-market. 

 • White Nights in Tel Aviv - we will tour the city during the White Nights celebrations - with street performances and special events all throughout the city until sunrise*

Not included

• Flight to/from Israel - Ben Gurion airport 

 • Transport to/from Ben Gurion Airport to Hotel.

 • Some meals are NOT included (see above description for meal arrangement specifics for each hotel). For the meals that are not included in your rate, I will take you to local eateries, restaurants, etc. You will eat the BEST local foods as a local! 


*Though unlikely, White Nights event date may change by organizers without notice to us, in which case we will not be able to take part in the event. 

**Sounds healing session may change without notice

+All events/accommodations may change without notice. In case of an unpreventable change, I am committed to offering replacements at the same or higher quality level.

Before You Go

Trip insurance is not provided by me, Yuval, and is always recommended to get, before any trip!

Available options

Single Occupancy

Your Organizer

Yuval Samburski & Jodie Rufty
4 reviews
Jodie and Yuval have been dear friends and colleagues for almost 10-years. Jodie is NYC based, and Yuval was, for many years until crazy 2020, he is now floating between Honduras, Northfork, NY, NYC, Israel and Guatemala. Both are E-RYT 500, YACEP, YogaWorks Certified yoga instructors, teacher trainers, mentors, and lead retreats, workshops as well as teacher trainings all over the world. Known for smart, mindful, sequencing with clear instructions of alignment, breath awareness and spirit/mind.


Jodie and Uval are amazing human beings. The retreat was extremely well taught, organized, balanced and executed from the beginning to.., I was going to say to the end , but the experience still remains! Thank you for being who you are! See you in Guatemala:))))
By Marjan M for Summer Solstice Retreat: Beach Yoga Weekend in Beautiful Northfork, NY on 04 Jul, 2021
Can't wait for next year's Summer Solstice Retreat. Great spot, right on the water. Jodie and UV created the perfect experience. In minutes they created a sense of community despite the fact that most of us were strangers. They made the whole weekend fun as well as inspirational. We came back relaxed, refreshed and ready to re-emerge from the long COVID darkness. Thanks Jodie, UV and Susan - property manager at Jamesport Suite.
By Ellen H for Summer Solstice Retreat: Beach Yoga Weekend in Beautiful Northfork, NY on 29 Jun, 2021
Yuval knows how yo throw a party! His events, restaurants, accommodations and groups of people were top notch, perfect!!
By Marylu D for Cinco De Mayo ON the beach! Yoga & Sound, Chocolates & Wines on 14 May, 2019
It was truly magical! Yuval did an incredible job of showing us just enough. It felt like we hit all the major sights and had plenty of time to enjoy. Can't thank him and his crew enough!
By Mel R for Israel through local eyes: Yoga, Sights, Sunrises, Sound Healing & White Nights on 10 Jul, 2017