Rwanda Yoga Adventure

SY
7 reviews
Jun 22 - Jul 1, 2020
Group size: 8 - 12
Rwanda Yoga Adventure
Rwanda

7 reviews

$3575
Deposit: $500
Jun 22 - Jul 1, 2020
Group size: 8 - 12

About this trip

Join Souljourn Yoga founder Jordan Ashley, and Chicago based yoga teacher, Alison Riazi, for the adventure of a lifetime as we explore the rich and diverse country of Rwanda, the “land of a thousand hills.” We’ll experience a full cultural immersion on this 9 night/10 day journey, from a game drive in Akagera National Park to Golden Monkey Trekking, hiking in Volcanoes National Park, and enjoying the stunning beauty of Lake Kivu. We’ll also be diving into the local culture (visiting different markets and art galleries including a women's collective in Kigali) and even having a coffee workshop!

 

For our third year, we will be supporting the students of Komera whose aim is to build self-confident young women through education, community and sport. In Rwanda, “komera” means “be strong, have courage”. We’ll have the chance to spend the day with these strong young women and see first hand how your support can make a true impact. 

 

Join us for this life changing and magical experience! New York Times included Rwanda in their "52 Places to Visit 2018" article

 

*Please note that the $500 deposit is non-refundable.

* Read and sign our FAQ + Waiver  

* Final day for deposit May 22

 

What’s Included:

All meals + accommodations

Airport pick up/drop off

Guides

Bottled Water

$300 donation tax-deductible donation to Komera

All activities (*Unless otherwise noted)


Not Included:

Flights

Gorilla Trekking Permit $1500 and must be obtained in advance)

Dian Fossey Trek $75

Visa upon arrival $30

Tea Plantation Tour 

Gratuity

Travel Insurance(Mandatory)


Available Packages

Shared Room
Available until May 22, 2020
$3575
Deposit: $500
Single Room
Available until May 22, 2020
$4125
Deposit: $500

Itinerary

Welcome to Rwanda!
Monday, June 22

Welcome to Rwanda! You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to the Heaven Boutique Hotel. You’ll have the afternoon to settle in after your long journey. Relax, explore, and we will start our journey off with a welcome dinner. 


Overnight at the Heaven Hotel Residence


Your Organizer


SY
Souljourn Yoga
7 reviews
Souljourn Yoga Foundation is a US 501(c)3 nonprofit inspired by seva, the Sanskrit word and yogic principle of selfless service. Our aim is to raise awareness + funds for girls education in developing countries by teaming up with both local and international non-profits. We create opportunities to explore, practice, + educate through yoga both on and off of the mat by offering global retreats to continue to promote female empowerment and education to communities where equal opportunities aren't always available.

Reviews

The trip was amazing! The perfect balance of yoga, immersion into Peruvian culture, service and relaxation. Life-changing experience.
DJ
From the moment I arrived in Nicaragua I felt a sense of comfort and calm for the retreat that was before me. Stacey from My Alma Retreats coordinates a flawless series of logistics; myself and a handful of other retreat goers were pleasantly escorted to an incredibly villa on the pacific coast of Nicaragua for our first few days of retreat and recharge. Jordan and Allison led our group into several morning and evening yoga sessions that were mindfully choreographed and guided our group through the chakra system, element by element. Our days were blissful and entirely up to us how we wanted to spend them. We were spoiled by our fabulous personal chef who cooked amazing, colorful, nutrient and flavor rich meals three times a day. We headed into Granada midweek to give back to the local community through a heartfelt and fulfilling engagement with the young girls of UP Nicaragua; a philanthropic initiative to education the girls of inner city Granada on healthy and sustainable vocational options for their future. To say it was moving is an understatement; we hugged, conversed, practiced yoga, and shared empowering motivation to encourage them to continue striving for their dreams. We finished the week in the absolutely breathtaking countryside on a mineral rich, warm, inverted volcano lake, at Laguna Apoyo. Yoga sessions took place on a platform perched just above the lake, at sunrise and sunset, with the sounds of nature offering support and serenity; a truly majestic experience. Our final adventure took us into the city of Esteli, where we learned about the rich culture of farming; tobacco, Coffee and coco, that sustains the rural communities of Nicaragua. We donated books to the library bus initiative, offering mobile literacy for the rural communities of northern Nica. The experience was transformative, energizing, relaxing and majestic. I highly recommend for any adventurous spirit seeking a way to connect to culture, connect to your higher self, and give back in ways that are deeply moving. Flawlessly planned and executed by Stacy of My Alma Retreats. Flawlessly energized by Allison and Jordan.
EL
I cannot speak highly enough about this transformative experience to Nicaragua. Jordan plans the most unique trip fusing together relaxation for the mind and body with an immersive cultural experience giving back to the local communities. I feel refreshed and inspired and cannot wait to sign up for my next retreat!
CC
Dear Jordan and SoulJourn Yoga team, What an adventure. Prema Peru was an action packed and exciting journey. Most of all spending time with the girls of Sacred Valley Project was the most memorable especially shopping in the markets, learning their culture and making them smile! I wish we could have spent more time with the high school girls however because this visit was planned during the weekday they were doing their studies. I also think the flow of events would be smoother if we did not do sit downs for lunch. This took a lot of time out of the days where there were activities planned. A solution could be to grab food quickly somewhere or bag lunches. My most favorite meals were at Sacha Munay, Cola de Mono & Sunday we are at an incredible local spot in Cusco that was delicious! The activities were wonderful from ziplining to hot baths to Machu Picchu! The beginning of the trip was good paced and relaxing with plenty of time to enjoy yoga classes and gong bathes. This helped to acclimate to the elevation as well. I found that there were too many activities which made it confusing to know what was going on or what to pack in the middle of the week. Highly recommend to stress lots and lots of bug spray when in the jungle. Many people were eaten alive! We also had one man down during the mountain biking which was scary and thankful he is OK. However would be best to include travel insurance into the price based off the activity levels instead of making it an option. Overall I rate 10 out of 10! Incredible experience to give back to the girls and to experience Peru. Loved Sergio our guide, Che Che our driver, and Raoul ! They were wonderful. Maybe good idea to recommend to bring money for tipping them as well. Thank you again! Wonderful time!
Truly an epic adventure. In the Andes, every day brings ever more breathtaking landscapes, but we also had the special opportunity to meet and interact with the people of this amazing country, especially the girls of the Sacred Valley Project who are getting the education they so richly deserve.
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