Wild Yoga Retreat, 25-29 October, Namibia

This is not your average yoga retreat. We have partnered to merge wildlife conservation volunteering, adventure & wellness to give you an experience of a lifetime. Activities include leopard research, nocturnal biodiversity surveys, large mammal game counts, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, paddling or fishing in the mighty Orange River, yoga, meditation, breath work and more.

We’ll be staying in a spectacular desert tented camp with all the home comforts to make your stay extra special.

Oana is not a luxury safari tented camp but a bedouin style camp with running hot showers, flush loos, stretchers and bedrolls in your rooms. Bedrooms are canvas safari tents, 2 per tent, but you can have your own if you wish.

All meals are included, home made, fresh bread prepared on the fire by our wonderful experienced vegetarian chef; Mighty. Yoga will be practiced twice daily in the wild, under the shade of the main tent, on the river or on mountain peaks and not in your usual Shala.
Wildlife conservation, Grass Roots Yoga, Hiking, Camping and more.


ACCOMMODATION: Semi-luxury bedouin tented camp

Price: ZAR 6,500 includes accommodation, all meals, daily yoga & meditation, conservation seminars, leopard camera trapping, nocturnal game drives, large mammal game counts, small mammals survey, hiking, bead workshop and bread making on open fire.

Airport transfers from Upington included (travel time to Oana Nature Reserve 4.5 hours)
Pick up 12:30 UPT airport on 25th October 2019
Drop off 13:00 UPT airport on 29th October 2019

Price does not include flights to Upington (SA) and personal travel insurance.

Meals: nutritious vegetarian & home made

Yoga Schedule:

Morning (pre-breakfast)

6am | 30 minute Mindfulness meditation just before sunrise
6.30am | 30 minute Pranayama (breathwork) session to help us come alive, body, mind and soul

7am | Yang (Vinyasa) Flow with Sun Salutations – an energising 1-hour practice to waken and move the body as we greet the rising sun

Late afternoon / evening
Pre-dinner | Yin Yoga – a gentle 60 - 90 minute practice to stretch out the body and release fascia for increased mobility and flexibility after the day’s activities

Post dinner | 30 minute Yoga Nidra under the stars to set us up for sleep. Milky Way guaranteed!

Contact Andrea to find out more the retreat and to book your spot:

Andrea Pawel , Head of Conservation Expeditions
andrea@oana-ff.org / www.oananamibia.org

Contact Nicci for more information about the yoga or any with other questions:

Nicci Cloete Annette / Riverside Studio
+27 785638152/ nicci@riversidestudio.co.za


About your host

Nicci Cloete Anette, from Riverside Studio, takes her practice seriously but takes herself with a large pinch of salt (preferably Himalayan rock). Her classes are accessible, relaxed, and light. Laughter and softening is encouraged. Breathing is highlighted. Practising the pause is celebrated, on and off the matt. 

Practicing formally since 1997, Nicci completed her first teaching immersion through Yoga Life in California in 2007 with Patti Quintero and Billy Asad. She gained her 200hr YTT in the Integral Vinyasa style (originating from the Sivananda tradition) and Advanced Pregnancy YTT through Ananda Sangha, under the patient and knowledgeable tutelage of Anne and Martin Combrink in 2011. Whilst Nicci’s core yoga training is in the flowing Vinyasa style, her growing passion is the slow and meditative yin practice which she teaches on retreats across the country, having completed her Advanced Yin Teacher Training course in Goa, India in 2018 (Preksha Ashram). She loves to practice and teach a strong, slow flow, but increasingly feels that to tap into the truly transformative power – body, mind and soul - of the practice, we need to slow things right down, getting face to face with what lies beneath the distractions of movement: working deep into our deepest tissues and layers.