Willow & Blair and Souljourn Yoga Foundation invite you to take a journey to the "Warm Heart of Africa" from October 26-November 3 for our Malawi Magic Yoga Retreat. Join SJY founder, Jordan Ashley, and Julie Sichlau in the secluded and lush Tongole Lodge deep in the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve for a truly enchanting experience. Wake up to elephants grazing on the river bank and fall asleep under the star clad African sky after a full day of exploration, rest, and of course yoga.
Included in the tuition is a $300 tax deductible donation that will be kickstarting our "Female Empowerment Project."
This will be a collaborative project with the Tongole Foundation and Souljourn Yoga Foundation that will both create sustainable revenue for the women of the communities around Mwalawatongole, Chilimani and Chankhokwe primary schools in Nkhotakota district (especially the "mother helpers" that are already present at the school), encourage more girls to continue to secondary education, and ultimately lead to more female teachers in the schools via resuseable sanitary napkins.
The Tongole Foundation is a UK registered charity aiding families in Malawi. They work specifically with local communities surrounding the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve. Many people in the district, just like the rest of the country, live in extreme poverty – on less than a dollar a day. Tongole focuses their work on the areas of Education & Conservation in an effort to improve the standards of living for as many people as possible The Tongole Foundation was founded by Bentry Kalanga, David Cole and David Gridley in memory of Bentry’s 16 year old son Vitu, who was tragically killed in a car accident.
Welcome and Farewell Ceremony - Tongole Wilderness Lodge
Sunset Canoe Safari
Morning Canoe Safari
Wilderness Safari - Nkhotakota Game Reserve
Late night Bush Safari – Spot Nocturnal Animals
Visit local market places
Hiking - Kasukusuku Hill
1 night Latitude 13
7 nights Tongole Wilderness Lodge
Welcome Dinner at Latitude 13
All meals at Tongole Wilderness Lodge
Airport arrivals meet and greet
Private transfers and all transportation
Travel Insurance (Compulsory for anyone who travels with Willow & Blair and Souljourn Yoga)