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Melt into pure luxury on a yoga retreat in Egypt.

 

Yoga Retreat in Egypt on the Red Sea | 2020 & 2021

26 November–3 December 2020
25 November–2 December 2021

Our yoga retreat in Egypt is the perfect winter escape to a gorgeous white sandy beach, yoga by the sea, sailing and snorkeling, day trips to pharaoh tombs and ancient Egyptian sites, and a healthy dose of delicious hummus and tabouleh! All wrapped up with the most wonderful service and attention to detail by our Egyptian friends at the stunning 5* Kempinski Hotel on the Red Sea. This is pure luxury.

We have people joining us from all over the world, solo travelers and all yoga levels are welcome, from beginners to more advanced, we’ll modify classes so you can practice at our own pace. And the weather at the end of November is perfect – warm and sunny for swims in the sea and dips in the pool, but not too hot so we can still practice yoga outdoors under our shaded yoga terrace.

Come discover Egypt with us and enjoy a week of warm sunshine on a relaxing beach, with an added dose of culture and history to stimulate the senses – we’ll be there to take care of all the logistics so you don’t have to worry about a thing!

Egypt Yoga Retreat
Highlights

  • Yoga twice a day by the sea
  • The #1 hotel on the Red Sea
  • Large seaview rooms
  • 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
  • Large seaview rooms
  • 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 on a gorgeous beach with a natural laid-back feel.

There’s peace and tranquility, we’ll spend time relaxing on the beach, we’ll practice yoga on a covered terrace just steps from the sea, splurge on spa treatments and enjoy delicious meals. And for the more adventurous – Luxor and the Valley of the Kings can easily be visited on a day trip, a must see! As well as several other breathtaking ancient Egyptian sites nearby.

We’ll have dinners together and do some things as a group, and we’ll plan day trips and excursions, 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 exclusive 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 crowds.

Soma Bay is not touristy and you won’t find package holidays groups – just people in the know, enjoying a break in a peaceful place.

The 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. 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.

Beautiful beach on a luxury yoga retreat in Egypt with Yoga Escapes.
Soma Bay marina on a luxury yoga retreat in Egypt with Yoga Escapes.
Luxor on a luxury yoga retreat in Egypt with Yoga Escapes.
Spice market on a luxury yoga retreat in Egypt with Yoga Escapes.

Prices

26 November – 3 December 2020:

Per person in a shared room:  UK £1600
Single-occupancy room:  UK £1900

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25 November – 2 December 2021:

2021 prices coming soon.
Please contact us and we will let you know when the 2021 prices become available, we can hold a room for you in the meantime.

Hieroglyphics on a luxury yoga retreat in Egypt with Yoga Escapes

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
  • Fitness classes
  • Wi-fi throughout the hotel
  • Private beach with sunbeds
  • Sauna, steamroom, jacuzzi, gym
  • Rep on site to plan trips and dinners

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
  • Fitness classes
  • Wi-fi throughout the hotel
  • Private beach with sunbeds
  • Sauna, steamroom, jacuzzi, gym
  • Rep on site to plan trips and dinners

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 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 modern rooms with private balconies and lovely views of the Red Sea. Internet is included, as is 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.

Dinner in soma bay egypt on a luxury yoga retreat with Yoga Escapes

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 retreat, and we offer the real deal. You’ll definitely get a good workout, but the goal of the physical practice is to challenge you 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 retreat. 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 a slower Yin class in the afternoons. Both classes are suitable for all levels.

What is Vinyasa? What is Yin Yoga?

Your yoga teacher and host

Liz Joubert

Liz will teach two yoga classes on our yoga retreat in Egypt – an active Vinyasa flow class in the morning and a slower Yin yoga class in the afternoon. Liz will challenge you but will also offer alternatives for each pose, so you can join the yoga retreat even if you’ve never tried yoga before.

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

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–4pm
Free time, beach, spa
4–5pm:
Yin yoga class
Evening:
Dinner in Soma Bay

Activites & Excursions

There’s plenty to do in between yoga classes:

diving in soma bay egypt on a luxury yoga retreat with Yoga Escapes

Diving

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

kite surfing in soma bay egypt on a luxury yoga retreat with Yoga Escapes

Water sports

Kitesurfing, windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling – there are many water sports, and an ideal place to learn.

tennis and squash in soma bay egypt on a luxury yoga retreat with Yoga Escapes

Tennis & squash

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

golf in soma bay egypt on a luxury yoga retreat with Yoga Escapes

Golf

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

cascades spa in soma bay egypt on a luxury yoga retreat with Yoga Escapes

Spa

The Cascades Spa has been voted the best in Egypt, with superb facial treatments, massages, and a thalasso-circuit.

trip to luxor egypt on a luxury yoga retreat with Yoga Escapes

Day trips

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

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What people are saying

What a wonderful week we had. Laura you are the consummate professional, combining excellence and personability so effortlessly. It does not go unnoticed how much you do behind the scenes to deliver a first class experience. I feel so rested and still in touch with my inner stillness. Thank you for ‘Yoga Escapes’ and your immaculate taste. Please put me on the list for the Lanzarote yoga retreat with Tania next year! With gratitude, Rebecca x

Rebecca, London

What people are saying

A real luxury and exactly what I needed right now in my life, I feel like I’ve had a week-long full body yoga massage! This is a yoga retreat with a difference, what a fantastic experience.

Kate, Cape Town

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

A great holiday – yoga, hotel, setting were all excellent, but most important in making this special were Laura and Holly. Laura planned everything with a personal touch and made everyone feel thoroughly relaxed.

Bernard, Amsterdam

What people are saying

Practicing yoga outside by the sea was a special treat, everything was arranged to perfection, thank you for making me feel so good again.

Laura, Dublin

What people are saying

Really fab holiday, the best company and just the tastiest food. I feel we couldn’t have had a better group and teacher, how lucky were we!!

Nicky and Stuart, London

What people are saying

What a truly fantastic holiday, so great meeting all of you, huge thanks to Laura for your great organization and your kindness, and to Holly for your amazing yoga and beach fun. I’ll definitely keep doing yoga to be ready for next year’s trip! xoxo

Anna, Munich

What people are saying

Laura you have created an experience where bonds can be formed among yogis from around the world in a peaceful, friendly, and non-judgemental environment. Your honestly and passion for your business as well as your professionalism is outstanding. But you can let your guard down, too. People come back again and again for a reason, and I know you are a large part of that. 

Patty, Washington, DC

What people are saying

Yoga Escapes designs exceptional holiday experiences centred around yoga. Laura, the multi lingual founder, researches every last detail from the best corner of each 5 star hotel to practice each day to amazing eateries each evening and anything in between. Essentially you are able to completely switch off on arrival and entrust your well being is her top priority so you can just lean in….. The absence of stressful decision making is removed and replaced with carefully considered, nuanced options for you to point at and say yes please or no thank you. It is rare to find such a warm, discreet professional at the top of her game. Bravo and thank you.

Rebecca, London

What people are saying

Laura thank you for your excellent organisation 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

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

Thank you for planning such an excellent holiday. The hotel, the location, the rooms with perfect views, the yoga, the food and entertainment – everything!

Margaret, Birmingham

What people are saying

Sarah you are a caring and passionate yoga teacher with a great sense of humor, 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

I had a wonderful week with all of you in Sicily. The yoga was fantastic, the food sublime and the conversations and company best of all. A truly first class retreat. Will recommend this trip to everyone I know, peace and love to all you beautiful people!

Jag, Toronto

What people are saying

Great holiday with a fantastic group of people, thanks to everyone for making it such an enjoyable holiday, I’m off to my local studio tomorrow to investigate classes!

Gill, London

What people are saying

I had an amazing yoga holiday with all of you and feel relaxed and refreshed! The hotel was beautiful, the beaches gorgeous, the food was delicious. The yoga was great – I can’t believe all the poses you got me to do!

Alison, London

What people are saying

Our week in Mykonos with Yoga Escapes exceeded all expectations. To practise yoga in front of a beautiful Greek church with a full 180 view of the sea and soft breeze in your face is one of the most idyllic things in the world. Tania was an incredible patient teacher who added to the whole 5* luxury experience, if you want to transport yourself to a relaxed yoga heaven for a week this is the place!

Sian, London

What people are saying

What an amazing holiday! Well done Laura for planning such a fabulous week and thank you Sarah for being such a super teacher! I haven’t enjoyed a holiday so much in so long.

Kay, Wales

What people are saying

Thank you very much Laura for the great holiday, we really enjoyed it and Sarah is a brilliant teacher. There’s nothing we’d change about the yoga retreat. We particularly enjoyed all the classes, swimming in the pool and sea, and the staff in hotel were very welcoming. Eating out as per last year was to a high standard and we enjoyed the chats and the gelato after! Again thank you and Sarah for the lovely holiday and inspiration.

Trish & Seamus, Dublin

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

Getting to Egypt

Plan to arrive at some point on Thursday, 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 evening of the following Wednesday and people will leave throughout the day on Thursday. 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. Easyjet has a direct flight to Hurghada from London Gatwick and several other cities. Several other European airlines have direct flights as well.

The Kempinski Hotel is located 30 minutes from the airport. We can help arrange private car transfers from the airport to the hotel and back, as well as help arrange visas on arrival at the airport.

Additional security notes from the Kempinski Hotel in Soma Bay:

Soma Bay is a closed resort compound with its own private security and a separate entrance with closed gates. It is very peaceful and a very safe resort, guarded 24 hours a day.

Kempinski Hotel: the Kempinski Hotel in Soma Bay also has a private set of gates at the hotel entrance with an additional security check point.

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