Kayova Yoga Retreat, 21-28 September, Namibia
Join us for a week of yoga, meditation and chi kung at the beautiful Kayova River Lodge, set on the banks of the Okavango River in northern Namibia.
Affectionately known by the locals as the ‘pearl’ of the Okavango, and situated between the towns of Rundu and Divundu, Kayova River Lodge is perfectly positioned for guests to explore the natural beauty of Northern Namibia. Kayova River Lodge was ofﬁcially opened in 2012 and overlooks a spectacular section of the Okavango river, home to a variety of ﬁsh, birdlife, wildlife and diverse vegetation.
Water game viewing and birding are all easily accessible from our comfortable lodge, overlooking the river. Kayova River Lodge is unique in that it is a 100% community-based lodge, with all the proﬁts from the lodge going directly back into the Kavango community, where the lodge is situated.
This retreat is part of the Township Yogi project that gives hope to people living in underpovished areas in and around Africa by training un-employed individuals to become certified Yoga instructors and providing free Yoga classes to the community.
Cost: R12,700 per person sharing
(add R250 extra a night for single accommodation)
For bookings email email@example.com
About the Township Yogi Project
Township Yogi Project is a non-profit organisation that sets up grassroots yoga studios in townships in South Africa, with the assistance of qualified yoga teachers.
The aim of the project is to help empower those living in townships riddled with crime, violence, drug abuse and unemployment, and where many of the population are suffering from HIV and Aids. Research has shown that the practice of yoga helps boost immune system activity, reduces stress, improves muscle tone, combats wasting and slows the progression of HIV/Aids and helps TB sufferers recover quicker.
Through the practice of yoga, people also learn to care for their bodies and focus on their health, and another aim of the project is to give the children living in townships a sense of purpose and self-awareness, and keep them away from Whoonga and other drugs. Classes are offered to any age group, from young children to elderly people.