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Melt into pure luxury on a yoga retreat in Egypt.

Yoga Retreat in Egypt

2017 & 2018 dates soon

Are you looking for a yoga retreat where you can really relax and get away from it all on a gorgeous white sandy beach and not worry about a thing?

Our yoga retreat in Egypt may be just the place for you. There’s peace and tranquility, we spend time relaxing by the sea, we practice yoga steps from the beach, stay at a wonderful 5* hotel, splurge on spa treatments, and enjoy delicious meals. The holiday part is as important as the yoga part – and the yoga is amazing.

Our groups are around 10 people from all over the world, we have many yoga levels joining, and we always have solo travelers.

If you’re in need of some sunshine, come along with us for a real summer break and a wonderful yoga retreat in Egypt – just a short flight from Europe, it’s super warm and sunny, and you’ll feel stress-free and restored in no time.

Egypt Yoga Retreat
Highlights

  • Yoga twice a day by the sea
  • The #1 hotel on the Red Sea
  • Seaview rooms and free minibar
  • Lots of sunshine
  • Long white sandy beaches
  • Delicious meals
  • The best spa in Egypt
  • Sailing, snorkeling, diving
  • A friendly easygoing group
  • No rules on food and drinks
  • Plenty of time to unwind
  • Personal service with two reps

Egypt Yoga Retreat Highlights

  • Yoga twice a day by the sea
  • The #1 hotel on the Red Sea
  • Seaview rooms and free minibar
  • Lots of sunshine
  • Long white sandy beaches
  • Delicious meals
  • The best spa in Egypt
  • Sailing, snorkeling, diving
  • A friendly easygoing group
  • No rules on food and drinks
  • Plenty of time to unwind
  • Personal service with two reps

To find out more about our luxury yoga retreat in Egypt, contact Laura:

What to expect

We’ve found the most exclusive beach location on the Red Sea to host our yoga retreat in Egypt. Soma Bay is the ideal setting – a beautiful 5* resort with peace and tranquility and a natural laid-back feeling.

We’ll practice yoga in a covered yoga terrace near the sea, we’ll have dinners together and do some things as a group, but we know that solo-time is important to recharge and relax, so we always allow for that space.

Where we are going

Where is the yoga retreat located?

Our yoga retreat in Egypt is located in the excusive upscale resort of Soma Bay, on the Red Sea (see Soma Bay on a map), just 30 minutes south of Hurghada, but without all the holiday package tourism.

Not many people know about Soma Bay, which makes it all the more special. It’s not crowded nor touristy, you won’t find package holidays groups – just people in the know, enjoying a break in a peaceful place.

Our 5* Kempinski hotel is on a peaceful quiet beach, with all the charm of local Egyptian culture, and all the modern necessities to make this a truly luxurious escape.

And we’ll be there to show you around, take care of everything, organize dinners and activities, and offer you an unforgettable experience!

There are direct flights to Hurghada from several international cities.

About Soma Bay and the Red Sea

Soma Bay is relaxing and beautiful with sunshine year-round. It’s the most exclusive beach resort on the Red Sea, still unspoiled by mass tourism, and the perfect destination for a week of yoga, beach and relaxation.

You’ll find some of the most beautiful sandy beaches on the Red Sea, and the peninsula is surrounded on three sides by gorgeous blue water and long beaches. It has the best spa in Egypt and offers plenty of activities from sailing, diving and snorkeling, kitesurfing and golfing – all right near our 5* hotel.

The resort also offers delicious restaurants and stylish cafés, to beach BBQs and seaside bars. It also has one of the premier yachting marinas in Egypt, with peaceful alleys, courtyards, and boutique shops.

To find out more information about this beautiful resort, visit the Soma Bay website.

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Soma Bay Marina
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Luxury Accommodation

5* Kempinski Hotel

Our yoga retreat in Egypt will take place at the stunning 5* Kempinski Hotel – if you’re looking for absolute luxury, this is it. The Kempinski Hotel was voted the #1 hotel on the Red Sea by TripAdvisor and is unanimously considered to be the most high-end hotel in the region.

It resembles an ancient Moorish fortress, mixing contemporary European and Egyptian styles. It has a stunning entrance, and a series of pools, lagoons and waterfalls flowing down to a white sandy beach. The hotel’s customer service is full of warm Egyptian hospitality, and the feeling of peace is heavenly.

We’ll stay in large sea view rooms with private balconies and views of the Red Sea. Internet is included, as is a minibar in each room refilled once a day, free access to the gym, sauna, steamroom, jacuzzi and health club pool.

There’s also beach volleyball, guided snorkeling trips, aqua-gym, intro classes to golf and tennis, a cooking class and several boat trips.

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Local Cuisine

Soma Bay has many dining options and we’ll have a chance to explore various restaurants and cuisines during the yoga retreat. The Kempinski hotel has five restaurants, including a seafood restaurant, a pan-Asian restaurant, and a traditional Egyptian restaurant, which is fantastic.

The local Egyptian food is full of healthy delicious veggies, with a variety of fish and meat dishes, as well as casseroles made with grains and pulses. We don’t have any restrictions on food and drinks, so this is a great way to experience the delicious local cuisine and immerse yourself in the culture. And of course there will always be western-style choices for those who prefer not to venture into unknown food territory! Along with a nice glass of wine.

What yoga means to us

Yoga is at the heart of our retreats, and we offer the real deal. You’ll definitely get a good workout, but the goal of the physical practice is to challenge you enough physically so you can begin to let go and quiet the mind. That’s what yoga is all about – calming the mind. And that’s what we teach on our yoga retreats. You will feel re-energized and restored both physically and mentally.

Vinyasa Yoga and Yin Yoga

We offer two yoga classes a day on our yoga retreat in Egypt: a morning Vinyasa flow class to get your heart going, and an evening Yin class to relax. Both classes are suitable for all levels.

What is Vinyasa? What is Yin Yoga?

Your yoga teacher and host

Tania Brown

Tania will teach two yoga classes on our yoga retreat in Egypt – an active Vinyasa flow class in the morning and a restorative Yin yoga class in the evening. You can join the yoga retreat even if you’ve never tried yoga before – Tania will offer alternatives for each pose.

Laura will also be with there to make sure everything runs smoothly and to make sure you have a wonderful yoga week!

Find out more about our team: Meet the Team

Prices

2017 & 2018 dates soon

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Single-occupancy room: coming soon

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Price includes

  • Morning 1.5 hr Vinyasa classes
  • Evening 1 hr Yin yoga classes
  • 7 nights at the 5* Kempinski hotel
  • Spacious seaview rooms
  • Full buffet breakfast / brunch
  • Free mini-bar refilled daily
  • Fitness classes
  • Wi-fi throughout the hotel
  • Private beach
  • Sauna, steamroom, jacuzzi, gym
  • Yoga mats, blocks, straps
  • Personal service with two reps

Price includes

  • Morning 1.5 hr Vinyasa classes
  • Evening 1 hr Yin yoga classes
  • 7 nights at the 5* Kempinski hotel
  • Spacious seaview rooms
  • Full buffet breakfast / brunch
  • Free mini-bar refilled daily
  • Fitness classes
  • Wi-fi throughout the hotel
  • Private beach
  • Sauna, steamroom, jacuzzi, gym
  • Yoga mats, blocks, straps
  • Personal service with two reps

A Typical Day

We’ll practice yoga twice a day, go snorkeling, and get pampered at the spa:

8:30–10am:
Vinyasa yoga class
10–11am:
Breakfast
11am–5pm
Free time, beach, spa
5–6pm:
Yin yoga class
Evening:
Dinner in Soma Bay

Activites & Excursions

There’s plenty to do in between yoga classes:

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Diving

The dive center is one of the most well-equipped in Egypt, on a house reef packed with marine life, and it’s just steps from our hotel.

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Water sports

Kitesurfing, windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling – there’s every water sport, and an ideal place to learn.

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Tennis & squash

The Kempinski hotel has a squash court and four tennis courts for those of you with extra energy.

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Golf

Soma Bay’s golf course has been ranked the #1 golf course in the world outside of Europe – surrounded by beautiful sea.

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Spa

The Cascades Spa has been voted the best in Egypt, with superb facial treatments and traditional massages.

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Day trips

Explore the Red Sea on a boat trip, wander the spice markets and boutique shops, or take an excursion to Luxor.

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What people are saying

The best part of the day was our Yin yoga class at sunset. I’ve never felt so calm and grounded, my crazy hectic life back in New York seemed miles away. Thank you for a wonderful yoga retreat.

Mark, New York

What people are saying

A big thank you for organizing the yoga retreat so brilliantly. It was like arriving with a ready made group of friends, all such lovely people and a real fun way to start our holiday.

Gavin, London

What people are saying

An amazing week in which I realised my goal of letting go of the old and embracing the new. It’s been an emotional but fabulous journey. And I made some amazing new friends along the way. I look forward to our reunion soon! Thank you all.

Penny, London

What people are saying

As I sit on my flight waiting to take off back to Orlando, I am reflecting on what a FANTASTIC time I had! Thank you to all my fellow retreat participants for sharing this journey with me. Safe travels, peace and love to you all! Until next time.

Makeesha, Florida

What people are saying

I never imagined what an incredible and transformational week this would be for me. It exceeded my imagination and expectations… I loved every minute of this adventure.

Michel, New Jersey

What people are saying

It’s been a great week with great people and I hope you can all carry a little piece of Sicilian yoga serenity into the rest of your lives… love Caroline.

Caroline, Newcastle

What people are saying

The yoga, the dinners, the hotel, the group were all perfection! I thank you with all the love in my heart. To the group – you all are so unique and I am so thankful I had the opportunity to spend a week in paradise with all of you.

Ilene, New York

What people are saying

I had a very stressful year and I came here for one week and it was way more than I expected, I’m now going back home totally relaxed, thank you for an amazing yoga retreat.

Eitan, Tel Aviv

What people are saying

I was a little hesitant to go on my own but it was so nice to meet people from all over the world with so many different backgrounds and reasons for coming.

Stefanie, Toronto

What people are saying

I’ve been on yoga holidays before but this was the first one to strike the right balance of uplifting and restorative yoga mixed with fun evenings and plenty of time to relax. Thanks Laura and Holly for a fantastic week in Mykonos, I’ll certainly be back.

Jules, London

What people are saying

Laura thank you for your excellent organization of this wonderful holiday, your great company and always going that little bit extra to make it special for everyone, Sarah you are an amazing teacher with a beautiful spirit, thank you for the wonderful yoga and introducing me to yin practice.

Margaret, London

What people are saying

I had a fantastic time in Sicily, it was way beyond expectations and I can’t thank Laura and Sarah enough. The group was great fun, I particularly enjoyed our evenings out in Ortigia!

Margaret, London

What people are saying

Excellent yoga classes and a fun holiday with a great group of people. Beautiful location, perfect organization, relaxing days at the beach and delicious food. I want to go back!

Marina, Milano

What people are saying

Sarah you are a caring and passionate yoga teacher with a great sense of humour, sharp mind and loving heart. Laura you a real director of unforgettable experiences. It was a great time also thanks to the group. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Renia, The Hague

What people are saying

What a wonderful collection of people coming together, it was the perfect mix of personalities and energy that made it so perfect. I feel blessed to have met each and everyone of you and hope our paths cross again at another of Laura’s yoga retreats. xo

Michel, New Jersey

What people are saying

A BIG thank you for reintroducing me back into yoga. Sarah what an amazing teacher you are. I’ll never be able to say “slowly” and “exhale” again without hearing your voice. From the one that wasn’t going to do much yoga!

Sue, Oxford

What people are saying

This was exactly what we were looking for in a vacation – all the benefits of yoga but not having to give up eating what we liked or anything else. A great way to include yoga into a relaxing vacation.

Alex, Paris

What people are saying

We’re back in Canada and learning to live without our daily prosecco, pastries, gelato and delicious pasta and pizza. What a wonderful week, I miss our yoga classes, I need Sarah to remind me to enjoy the moment and dab me with lavender!

Kim, Toronto

What people are saying

I did not for a moment expect to find myself among such a warm, engaging and interesting gathering of people, it’s been a special week and I wish I could be taking you all home with me! Much love and safe travels.

Margaret, London

What people are saying

We were privileged to have Holly as our yoga teacher – she made it challenging but was tuned into each individual, she has a lovely manner and a good balance of learning, focus and fun.

Majella, Amsterdam

Getting to Egypt

Plan to arrive at some point on the first day, we’ll have dinner together as a group to meet each other, and yoga classes will start the next morning. The last class will be on the morning of the last day. If you wish to arrive earlier or stay longer, please let us know, we can help arrange that with the hotel.

By Air:

Fly to Hurghada International Airport, either direct from many European cities, or through Cairo. The hotel is located 45 km from the airport, about 30 minutes by car transfer, we can help arrange that for you.

Easyjet has a direct flight to Hurghada from London Gatwick and several other cities. Some other airlines that fly to Hurghada from Europe are: Thomson, Flythomascook, First Choice, TUIfly, Condor, Germanwings, Transavia, Air Berlin, Lauda, Niki.

Additional security notes from the Kempinski Hotel in Soma Bay:

Soma Bay is a closed resort compound next to the national police, it has its own private security and a separate entrance with closed gates.

Kempinski Hotel: in addition to the Soma Bay entrance gates, the Kempinski Hotel has a second set of gates with an additional private security check point, with hotel staff and guards throughout. It is very peaceful and a very safe resort, guarded 24 hours a day.

Hurghada Airport: there are high levels of security starting from Hurghada Airport where our guests land all the way to the Kempinski Hotel. The road is full of hotels and resorts, so it is not a secluded area, and there are various security police stations along the way.

Inspired to join us?

If you have any questions or would like to book a yoga retreat, please contact Laura:

+44 (0) 207 584 9432
laura@yoga-escapes.com

Alternatively, fill in our enquiry form and you’ll be contacted back right away.

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