The United Republic of Tanzania is a country located in the east side of Africa, where wildlife and safari adventures are the most talked about attractions there. So imagine being able to stretch yourself into various yoga positions in a luxurious safari camp. This is exactly what Shannon Paige, a renowned yoga instructor, is leading groups of energetic yogis. For most yogis, there is no better place to stretch your body out than vast African plain.
This idea of combining yoga and safari has probably never been tried before. However, Extraordinary Journeys, a New York based company who puts together unusual experiences all over Africa, is now offering a “yoga safari” where the surroundings is in a pure wilderness setting and the accommodations are anything but. This six-night safari adventure is being offered three times a year in March, June, and December. Some of the highlights include game drives through the Serengeti National Park in the northern Serengeti as well as exclusive sessions with Shannon Paige.
Five nights are spent at the luxurious tent lodgings of the Sayari Camp, which is one of a number of carbon-friendly camps in East Africa owned by a company called Asilia. The other night is spent over at Onsea, a picturesque country inn and guest cottage. Every morning, participants will be treated to a sunrise game-drive across the plains. Once they have returned from the drive, they will be served breakfast before their morning yoga session.
Shannon Paige will treat her students to her own brand of Anjali Restorative Yoga, which will focus on a deep calm and connection with the land. This style of yoga invovles meditation along with synchronized breathing exercises that are being guided by the imagery of the natural surroundings. The best thing about Shannon’s yoga practices are that it is open for all levels, ranging from beginners to experts. Furthermore, these participants will get to enjoy the practice along with the sundown over the Serengeti, which is considered a perfect setting for yoga practice. If you would like to find out more about the yoga safari adventure, click here.
Currently at OMG Yoga Singapore, we do not offer you with such an experience yet. We do have plans to conduct retreats in the near future, so you would have to stay tune for that. In the meantime, do like us on Facebook to get the latest updates on our various classes available.