Karmic Yoga Retreat

Accra, Ghana

WA
Wholesome Alchemy
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8 reviews
Nov 14 - 21, 2021
Group size: 4 - 10
Karmic Yoga Retreat
Accra, Ghana

Wholesome Alchemy
  • Facebook verified
8 reviews

Nov 14 - 21, 2021
Group size: 4 - 10

About this trip

Join us this November 2021 in West Africa, near Buduburam refugee camp, in Kasoa, Ghana.  


Are you ready for a life changing experience? Have you always wanted to travel to Africa? Volunteer with children of all ages? Give back to your global community? 


All while having the opportunity to practice daily yoga asana, meditation, and dive deep into spiritual connection and conversation? Then this may be the perfect experience for you! 

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What exactly is Karmic Yoga?  It is defined as "selfless action performed for the benefit of others". 


Each year Wholesome Alchemy will be offering 1 karmic yoga retreat, held near one of the schools we have helped support and/or open. Giving our community an opportunity to works HANDS ON with the students and individuals that we serve.


During our time together you will have the opportunity to create lasting bonds with children that need your love, connection, and support.  


We will spend half of our days working inside our schools, performing a variety of needed tasks such as: teaching, cooking, playing, planting, creating, connecting. The other part of our day will be spent practicing yoga, meditation, and diving deep into spiritual conversation. 


We will also have space on the weekend to explore the Cape Coast Castle, visit Kakum National Park, and explore the local markets where you can shop from lots of local artists. 

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**Please keep in mind that this region of Africa is very poor, so the accommodations will NOT be at a resort but very basic. We have rented 3 apartments all next to each other.  This is a retreat for those truly looking to serve, have an authentic experience, and go within.  If that feels right to you, then we CAN NOT WAIT to meet you. 


Here is our typical daily schedule during the week:

  • 7:00am-8:30am: Morning Yoga & Silent Meditation
  • 8:30am-9:00am: Breakfast
  • 9:00am-1:30pm: Karmic Yoga
  • 1:30pm-2:00pm: Lunch
  • 2:00pm-5:30pm: Personal Retreat Time (Break)
  • 5:30pm-6:15pm: Transformational Check-in
  • 6:15-6:45pm: Dinner

On the weekend our schedule will look more like this:

  • 7:00am-8:30am: Morning Yoga & Silent Meditation
  • 8:30am-9:00am: Breakfast
  • 9:00am-????: Excursion to Cape Coast Castle, Kakum National Park and the Market

What is included:

  • 6 night stay at a home near the refugee camp, giving you a more authentic experience
  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals daily
  • All transportation once you have arrived at the home
  • Daily yoga classes, lessons, meditations, and more (see schedule)
  • Opportunity to be of service to children and families within Buduburam refugee camp
  • A group excursion to Cape Coast Castle
  • Trip to Kakum National Park where we will explore the canopy walkways in the second largest national park in Ghana.
  • Shopping trip to the local market


What is not included:

  • Flight
  • Yoga Mat & Strap

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If this retreat feels like a fit to you, if your intuition is shouting YES, I ask that you please listen.  Doing this work will not only transform your life but also the world around you. -----------


Courtney's Knowledge:

  • Over 1000 Hours of YTT (Yoga Teacher Training)
  • Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Restorative, Nidra, Chair yoga, Children's Yoga
  • Certified Ayurveda Therapist 
  • Meditation Teaching Diploma
  • Master Herbalist Diploma
  • Mindfulness Diploma
  • Qi Gong Certified

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50% of profits will go towards the school we are working at! Allowing both your physical and financial offering to serve this community. 

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Explore more about our company at www.wholesomealchemy.com

What’s included

  • Daily Guided Hatha Yoga
  • Daily Meditation
  • Transformational Checkin
    Daily transformational Check-ins, where we will dive deep into spiritual conversation and share our views and experiences
  • 3 African Meals Daily
  • 6 Night Stay
  • Daily Transportation
    Each day we will travel to and from the refugee camp, all of this transportation will be covered
  • Trip to Cape Coast
    On Saturday we will explore Cape Coast Castle
  • Kakum National Forest
    On Saturday we will take a trip to the 2nd largest national forest in Ghana.
  • Shopping Trip
    We will have the opportunity to travel to a local market to purchased hand carved and crafted items and gifts.
  • Daily Karmic Yoga
    We will spend half of each day volunteering at one of our schools inside of the refugee camp. Giving us an opportunity to be of service.
  • Airport Transportation
    Transportation to and from the airport
  • Flight
  • Yoga Mat
    As we will be staying in an area where yoga is not typically practice, you will need to bring your own mat to this retreat

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival Day

On Monday everyone will arrive in Ghana. We will arrange 3 taxi's to pick up guests and bring them to the retreat. You may need to wait at the airport for a bit to ensure all of your group has arrived.

Once you arrive at the retreat you will have the evening to connect and ground down into your new space.

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At Wholesome Alchemy we are paying attention to the small impacts that grow into larger ones. This is why we choose to be a plastic free, organic, sustainable company. Creating products that holistically heal, nourish, and maintain a healthy body, mind, heart and spirit. To give back to our local community and our global one. Offering workshops and retreats that empower individuals to step into their power and into their positive impact. Find your voice. Find your passion. Make your impact.

Reviews

Courtney’s Journey to the Sacred retreat was above what I could have planned for or imagined. The depth of work that I was able to accomplish in the short period of time we were at the retreat was truly amazing. This is because of the very well thought out schedule, activities, group, and personal time balance. The venue chosen for the retreat was also incredible and the additional activities (volcano hike) was such a beautiful addition to the personal work. 5 stars and I can’t wait to return for another retreat with Wholesome Alchemy!
By Andrea V for Journey To The Sacred (Spirituality, Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda) on 27 Sep, 2021
It certainly was one of my most precious experiences I had. The place divine and Courtney an openhearted, spiritual and just wonderful teacher. Thank you!
By Marcus R for Journey To The Sacred (Spirituality, Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda) on 19 Aug, 2021
Thank you, Marcus! You are such a sweet soul and a blessing to this world:) I am excited to hear about your creations into your world and giving yourself the freedom to walk barefoot at home!! haha :) You are a joy and I truly hope I get to see you again :)
By Wholesome Alchemy on 19 Aug, 2021
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I absolutely loved the trip! It was a beautiful over all experience. I thought Courtney did an amazing job with everything from choosing the venue to creating the content of the retreat to honing all the details, etc etc. I felt very held and supported before, during and after the retreat! The location was phenomenal. The people I met/connected with/re-connected with at the retreat were also amazing and I am just very very grateful for the experience. Everything was just amazing- it’s really hard to put into words what I got out of the experience but it was incredible! I would highly recommend taking a Wholesome Alchemy retreat to anyone it will be soooo worth the investment!
By Erica B for Journey To The Sacred (Spirituality, Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda) on 19 Aug, 2021
Such a blessing to have you on this retreat! You are such a grounded and connected being and were a potent presence in this experience. I feel honored to call you my friend and I look froward to the next time I get to see you!
By Wholesome Alchemy on 19 Aug, 2021
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Having to describe this trip in words will take away from the mystical experience but I will do my best! The Journey to the Sacred was a magical and life changing experience. The location of Lake Atitlan Guatemala provided breathtaking views that radiated peace and power. The beautiful lake was surrounded by impressive volcanoes that gave me a sense of wonder and holiness. Courtney is a fantastic teacher. She lead the yoga (asana), mediations, and workshops in a professional and loving way. It was a unique experience to receive professional teaching of information around the 8 limbs of yoga and ayurveda while simultaneously experiencing world class yoga and meditation sessions. There were many times where I felt the presence of sacred divinity around me. It was like I was high on life and my soul was charging up to a higher frequency as each day passed. The food there was delicious and nutritious. Although I am not a vegan at home I found the vegan dishes to be extremely tasty and filling. The balance of structured activities and down time to enjoy the beautiful farm and lake was perfectly precise. The other attendees were incredible individuals and I am confident that some of them are now lifelong friends. I thoroughly enjoyed every single aspect of the Journey to the Sacred and will most definitely be attending another Wholesome Alchemy retreat lead by Courtney very soon! Thank you for the life changing and soul charging experience!
By Ali A for Journey To The Sacred (Spirituality, Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda) on 17 Aug, 2021
Ali, you are such a special being and a true student. I appreciate how you showed up so fully as your authentic self annnnnd for caring so much weight on your back for the volcano hike haha :) You are a powerful soul and I am very grateful to know you. I am excited to see you on another retreat soon!
By Wholesome Alchemy on 19 Aug, 2021
WA
The Journey to the Sacred retreat led by Courtney was honestly the best retreat I have ever been on! It was thoughtfully executed with a mixture of yoga practice, meditation, learning and self growth. I truly felt that I gained so much personal growth and clarity for my life. I would go on ANY retreat Courtney facilitates and you should too!
By Courtney L for Journey To The Sacred (Spirituality, Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda) on 14 Aug, 2021
Courtney, thank you so much for your review and even more so your presence on this retreat. You are such a magical being and I am deeply grateful for this opportunity to connect with you. I can not wait to see you again! :)
By Wholesome Alchemy on 19 Aug, 2021
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Courtney is an incredible yoga teacher, she presents it in a way that makes every movement so sacred. Honestly I did not know yoga could be like this. She is incredible and so knowledge able. The entire retreat was perfect, including the food. The workshops were so powerful as well. Just fantastic
By Jessica K on 04 Jun, 2021