Yoga, Adventure, Dive Retreat in Red Sea and Cairo

Dahab, Qesm Saint Katrin, Egypt

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Kiyomi Takahashi
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Mar 17 - 25, 2020
Group size: 8 - 14
Yoga, Adventure, Dive Retreat in Red Sea and Cairo
Dahab, Qesm Saint Katrin, Egypt

Kiyomi Takahashi
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$2250
Deposit: $500
Mar 17 - 25, 2020
Group size: 8 - 14

About this trip

Join me for a nine-day of yoga, adventure, and dive retreat to feed your inner wanderer! 


Imagine inhaling the African air and submerging in the ancient atmosphere of Egypt and the awe-inspiring beauty of the underwater world of the Red Sea.  It is not a hardcore militant yoga and dive trip.  All levels of yogis and divers and non-divers are welcome!   In a lighthearted atmosphere,   you will explore the incredible ancient culture, breath-taking beauty of the world famous diving spots and the desert landscape,  and most importantly, the tools to tend your inner world.   


We begin each day with meditation and pranayama, and explore vinyasa, kundalini, and partner yoga classes, and end evenings with soothing restorative, yin, and meditation, as well as circles and rituals.


We will spend the first part of the retreat in Dahab, a hidden gem of the Red Sea, renowned as one of the best dive destinations in Africa and beloved by in-the-know travelers. If you are new to diving, don't worry!  This retreat is available to all level of divers and non-divers who might just want to enjoy snorkeling.   We will match you to other divers at your experience level and coordinate with guides and instructors for your safety so we can have shared yet tailored experiences for all.  


I’ve partnered with H2O Divers, a female-owned and operated Dahab dive center, to showcase all the most incredible diving opportunities the north Red Sea offers. We’ll enjoy some of North Sinai’s most famous dive sites, and dive from shore, by boat, and by camel!  Optional Open Water or Advanced Open Water upgrade is available.   For those who aren’t yet certified, we are offering a pre-retreat extension to fit your needs. Contact us for details. If you are not certified and are unable to extend your retreat, again, contact us to discuss your situation.


We will be spending the last part of our retreat at the serene Ardi Sanctuary tucked under an expanse of palm trees overlooking the Dahshur pyramids just outside of Cairo. Here, we’ve curated special visits to the Great Pyramid of Giza and Sphinx, journeys to the temples of Egypt and more.  Amany Shaker, native Egyptian and cultural expert will be joining and guiding our journey with me.  


If you are arriving from LAX in the morning of the 17th or the evening of the 16th. We will help you book the extra room with a discount rate as well as diving/snorkeling sessions before our first opening circle.


Optional 3 nights 4 days post-retreat tour to Aswan and Luxor is available. Please contact Amamny Shaker at amany_shaker@ammanii.com  for details.  


If you have any questions about the flight, additional trip suggestions pre and post retreat, please contact Amamny Shaker at amany_shaker@ammanii.com.


Amany will be able to answer your questions about Egypt, culture and transportation.

Amany is a CEO at AMMANII Jewelry which was born from the desire to tell stories and untie women while transcending cultural barriers.  Growing up in Egypt, helping others has always been Amany's motivating passion that shaped her educational choices.  Integrating Psychology, Conflict Resolution and Peace building with her humanitarian global work experiences and cultural background have allowed her to have a clearer vision of which path to take in pursuing her career endeavor.  She worked with a global NGO throughout the world.  She spent most of her career around the world as a mentor and counselor, empowering women and encouraging them to find the qualities that define their uniqueness and individuality. She also grew up around fashion and found jewelry to be the neutral and beautiful medium that where her world and experiences can tell stories about human connection; the kind stories that could transcend cultural barriers.  


Terms and Conditions

Please refer to the following pages.  

Terms and Conditions: https://tinyurl.com/y83gzdkh

Release of Liability: https://tinyurl.com/yapkca2g

Travel Insurance Policy: https://tinyurl.com/ycx9bfoo

Cancelation Policy: https://tinyurl.com/ycw6harn

Roommate Policy: https://tinyurl.com/ydayve6k

What’s included

  • Accommodations
    5 nights 6 days stay at Red C Villa in Dahab/3 nights 4 days at Ardi in Cairo
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation
    Daily Yoga & Meditation led by Kiyomi
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Daily Dinner
  • Boat Trip
    Gabr El Bint boat tour with lunch and dives
  • Overnight safari camp
    A camel ride along the coast, camping at a bedouin settlement of Ras Abu Galum. Diving, snorkeling, meditating under the stars, traditional bedouin meals.
  • Airfare (SES &Cairo)
    travel from SES to Cairo
  • Tours in Cairo
    Pyramids and temples with an experienced guide with lectures and Q&A
  • Museum tour
    Tour of the Great Egyptian Museum with an experienced guide
  • Grand Transportation
    From Dahab to SES, and Cairo to Ardi
  • Diving
    Diving equipments and guides (if you are not diving and just snorkeling, we will refund you as long as you notify 2 weeks in advance)
  • Lunch
    During all the tours
  • Grand Trasportation
    From Red C in Dahab to SES, Cairo to Ardi
  • Airfare
    from your home airport to SES and from Cairo to your destination
  • Ground Transportation
    From SES to Red C in Dahab and from Ardi to Cairo Airport
  • Travel Insurance
  • Luxor/Aswan tour
    Post Retreat 3-4 day Tour (ask amany_shaker@ammanii.com)

Available Packages

Double and Triple (Early Bird Price)
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Red C in Dahab

Choose between a sea-view with balconies and a private roof terrace or a garden view with a spacious al fresco dining area.   This bedroom can be arranged as a double bed to share or separate twin beds. The  bathroom offers a bathtub.  The open-plan kitchen and living area is light, airy and has large comfortable sofas (This area is shared by other couple or single).

  • 1 double bed to share or 2 separate twin beds
  • Comfortable living room
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Balcony/patio & outside seating area
  • Satellite TV
  • Free WiFi
  • Tea & coffee facilities

Ardi in Cairo

Single Bed with Bathtub with a hand shower  in a triple room


Early Bird till 11/15/19, after the price will be $2350

$2250
Deposit: $500
Double Lux (Early Bird Price)
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Red C in Dahab

You will share a room with a fellow traveler or a friend sharing two separate twin beds.


Their premium accommodation offers a large open kitchen and living area on the ground floor (This part is shared with one other individual or a couple).   Upstairs, it has balcony with stunning sea views and opulent ensuite marble bathroom. 

  • Luxurious Master Bedroom with King Bed with Ocean View 
  • Luxurious ensuite bathrooms
  • Comfortable living room
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Balconies and outside sitting area
  • Master ensuite with shower & bath
  • Free WiFi
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea & coffee facilities

Ardi in Cairo

Queen size bed shower with mastaba  or single bed with rain shower


Early Bird till 11/15/19, after the price will be $2450

$2350
Deposit: $500
Double Premium (Early Bird Price)
Available until Feb 29, 20204 left

Red C in Dahab

This option is for a couple or friends who can share one king bed

Their premium accommodation offers a large open kitchen and living area on the ground floor (This part is shared with one other individual or a couple).   Upstairs, it has balcony with stunning sea views and opulent ensuite marble bathroom. 

  • Luxurious Master Bedroom with King Bed with Ocean View 
  • Luxurious ensuite bathrooms
  • Comfortable living room
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Balconies and outside sitting area
  • Master ensuite with shower & bath
  • Free WiFi
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea & coffee facilities

Ardi in Cairo

KIng size bed with Rain Shower and Bathtub


Early Bird till 11/15/19, after the price will be $2550

$2450
Deposit: $500
Single (Early Bird Price)
Available until Feb 29, 2020only 3 left

Red C in Dahab

Choose between a sea-view with balconies and a private roof terrace or a garden view with a spacious al fresco dining area.   It comes with ensuite bathroom featuring a marble and natural stone walk-in shower.  The open-plan kitchen and living area is light, airy and has large comfortable sofas (This area is shared by other couple or single).

  • 1 double  bed
  • Master bedroom ensuite
  • Comfortable living room
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Balcony/patio & outside seating area
  • Satellite TV
  • Free WiFi
  • Tea & coffee facilities

Ardi in Cairo

Single Shower


Early Bird till 11/15/19, after the price will be $2800

$2700
Deposit: $500
Single Lux (Early Bird Price)
Available until Jan 31, 2020only 2 left

Red C in Dahab

  • Their premium accommodation offers a large open kitchen and living area on the ground floor (This part is shared with one other individual or a couple).   Upstairs, it has balcony with stunning sea views and opulent ensuite marble bathroom. The bedroom has a double bed and TV. 
  • Luxurious ensuite bathroom
  • Comfortable living room
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Balconies and outside sitting area
  • Master ensuite with shower & bath
  • Free WiFi
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea & coffee facilities

Ardi Cairo

Queen Bed with Shower and Mastaba 

Early Bird till 11/15/19, after the price will be $3000

$2900
Deposit: $500
Single Premium (Early Bird Price)
Available until Jan 31, 2020only 2 left

Red C in Dahab

Their premium accommodation offers a large open kitchen and living area on the ground floor (This part is shared with one other individual or a couple).   Upstairs, it has balcony with stunning sea views and opulent ensuite marble bathroom. 

  • Luxurious Master Bedroom with King Bed with Ocean View 
  • Luxurious ensuite bathrooms
  • Comfortable living room
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Balconies and outside sitting area
  • Master ensuite with shower & bath
  • Free WiFi
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea & coffee facilities

Ardi in Cairo

King bed with Rain Shower and bathtub


Early Bird till 11/15/19, after the price will be $3100

$3000
Deposit: $500

Available options

Open Water Diver/contact me for details15 left
$390
Scuba Rentals
$0
Scuba Diver8 left
$280
$2250
Deposit: $500

Double and Triple (Early Bird Price)

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival and Opening Circle

 Check in time at Red C is 2pm. We will have a meet & greet at 4pm. We will begin our welcome session by opening up sacred space and setting intentions followed by our first yoga session together.  Dinner will be served at the Villa with basic Arabic lesson and short lecture of the culture and history of the area . After dinner we will conclude the day with an evening meditation.

Who’s interested

Your Organizer


KT
Kiyomi Takahashi
3 reviews
KIYOMI TAKAHASHI -YogaWorks Certified E-RYT 500 teacher and trainer, KRI Certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga, and Holistic Health Coach. Kiyomi utilizes the wisdom and science of yoga, meditation, breath, and sound into her classes and coaching sessions. Her offerings are infused by her passion for life and dedication to holistic healing. Her intention is to encourage and support people to bring the teaching of yoga into everyday life to be authentic and courageous with a sense of peace, joy, and well-being. . AMANY SHAKER - CEO at AMMANII Jewelry which was born from the desire to tell stories and untie women while transcending cultural barriers. Growing up in Egypt, helping others has been Amany's motivating passion that shaped her educational choices. She worked with a global NGO throughout the world and spent most of her career around the world as a mentor and counselor, empowering women and encouraging them to find the qualities define their uniqueness and individuality.

Reviews

NS
I had a wonderful time with great people. To me, it was the most expensive retreat in Bali, but it’s worth going there once in life. Thank you for giving me great opportunity.
LM
The stars aligned and there I was...such an amazing experience with a truly gifted teacher in Kiyomi. I made some beautiful connections and soaked up every minute of ME time. Thankyou so much for bringing me back to centre Kiyomi. You’re a generous and beautiful human being!
This retreat was beyond my expectations! The resort was absolutely amazingly beautiful, serene, clean, breathtaking. Every detail in the resort was well thought out. The staff were very humble and wonderful. Kiyomi did an excellent job leading our group in a much needed yoga retreat to uncover blocks and created a safe spa tonpromote healing. Great small intimate group! Can’t wait to go back