Yoga and Horse Soul Journey Retreat in Jordan, 27th September – 5th October
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Yoga and Horse Soul Journey Retreat in Jordan
This transformative yoga and horse journey in Jordan is an incredible 9 day adventure. Travel Jordan with yoga, meditation and horse wisdom sessions. Embark on a desert journey that connects to the wisdom of this ancient land, its people and horses.
Expand and deepen your awareness, unbridle your creative life force and be inspired to transform your life. Connect to the stillness and magic of the desert; the intuitive power of horses; the light of fire and stars; and the ancient wisdom of your heart.
Enjoy yoga with magnificent views of world heritage sites Petra and Wadi Rum. Absorb the healing zen of the Dead Sea and allow the minerals of the water to nourish your body.
Sleep under the stars, chant in the desert, ride a camel and reflect with horses. Share in sacred circle, song & dance. Wander barefoot in the desert, connect to the earth, send your wishes to the stars and reconnect to your courageous heart.
The desert escape is about grounding, expanding, opening and transforming. In Petra you connect with local women over lunch and embark on an exploration via the back entry to the awe-inspiring Monastery.
Here we rest and meditate to connect to the divine feminine energy of this magical place. Finally, you have Dead Sea Zen for body relaxation: healing water and mud for nurturing and releasing the old and preparing you to step into a new phase of your life journey.
Sandra and her horses offer you a unique and transformative journey that will shift your experience of life and encourage you to manifest your dreams.
As sustainable, eco-tourism is important to us, we will stay in camps and family run hotels. We will also eat at Bedouin camps and cooperate with the local community.
Total of 11 yoga sessions and 2 horse sessions in Jordan’s desert beauty of Wadi Rum and Petra.
Sandra Jelly has extensive yoga, mediation and horse coaching experience. She focuses on vinyasa and hopes to inspire students to trust in themselves and allow their practice to unfold from an inner wisdom and movement, bringing fluidity and authenticity in your practice.
Interacting with horses expands your awareness and lets you integrate more of yourself. Sandra will guide and support you throughout this process of transformation so that you become more powerful in your vulnerability.
Day 1, Friday: Madaba – BB
Depending on your time of arrival you can choose from the following optional activities: visit a women’s cooperative in Iraq al Amir or the impressive ruins of Jerash and/or visit Madaba’s well kept mosaics. Overnight in 3* hotel in Madaba.
Day 2, Saturday: Dana & Wadi Rum – FB
After breakfast you will travel South for our Desert Escape in Wadi Rum. On the way you will enjoy a walk in Dana with great views into Wadi Araba. After lunch you continue to your camp in Wadi Rum where your Bedouin guide awaits you with sweet tea. Settle in and prepare for sunset yoga. Refresh and enjoy dinner. Gather for a chant on the rocks to invoke the wisdom of your heart to guide you during this journey. Sleeping under the stars.
Day 3, Sunday: Wadi Rum – FB
Sunrise yoga session with view over the valley of the moon. Breakfast. After which you will be met by camels for a ride to experience this breathtaking World Heritage site like a nomad. Take in this majestic scenery of the ancient valleys and towering weathered sandstone mountains rising out of the pink, orange and white sands. In the afternoon we explore the area for a meditative treasure walk. Sharing circle then yoga at sunset. Bedouin dinner. Desert dance at the fire and spirit wander under the desert stars.
Day 4, Monday: Wadi Rum – FB
We start the day with a yoga session in order to awaken the spine, quieten the mind and to center the awareness in the heart. After breakfast we gather our things and transfer to the camp for relaxation & lunch. After which we meet at the stable for a horse soul session. We have the afternoon to engage with horses in the paddock, find out what they mirror back to us, connect to our authentic selves and find inspiration & courage to take actions aligned with your heart & mind.
Day 5, Tuesday: Wadi Rum – FB
We start the day again with a creative flowing yoga session. After breakfast we have another horse session to further explore the wisdom horses have to share with us. We will enjoy lunch at the camp. Thereafter is leisure time or you can opt for a jeep tour to explore the protected area. Late afternoon yoga session. After dinner we gather for a closing circle ,meditation and fire ceremony. Overnight at the camp.
Day 6, Wednesday: Little Petra – FB
A yoga session to activate the legs in preparation of your exploration of Petra. After breakfast, we transfer to Udruh to meet some local weaving women and share lunch. After which we continue to Petra for a visit of little Petra – a small yet impressive Wadi or valley offering an impression of things to come. We walk to our camp for sunset yoga. Dinner & overnight in a Bedouin camp in little Petra.
Day 7, Thursday: Petra – FB
Yoga to awaken our spine and a breakfast suitable for explorers. Our local guide meets us at the camp to enter Petra through the little known entrance to the Monastery. We start with a short transfer then after 20 min the walk starts with glowing land, then contours around the mountains with beautiful views to the Wadi Araba desert and finally leads to perhaps Petra’s most awe-inspiring monument, the Monastery.
Stop for a picnic lunch & meditation. Then continue to pass the Colonnade street and see the Royal Tombs, Theater and of course the Treasury. We will leave this impressive site through the serene, high walled and colourful Siq and stop at the Cave Bar for a drink. Transfer to our camp for refreshment, dinner and a closing chakra meditation.
Day 8, Friday: Dead Sea, Madaba FB
After our morning yoga session and breakfast, we say goodbye and your driver takes you on a breathtaking scenic transfer to the Dead Sea. At O Beach you will enjoy a wonderful mud & float session, have lunch, relax at the infinity pool, contemplate your journey and get ready to leave this awe inspiring place. Dinner with a local family in Madaba. Overnight in a hotel in Madaba.
Day 9, Saturday: Airport
Private transfer to Queen Alia Airport in Amman.
Optional: wellness prolongation at Dead Sea or Ma’in Spa.
Vegetarian. In Wadi Rum we offer bbq dinner, mezze style breakfast & lunch and a dinner buffet. In Petra we enjoy a local lunch with Bedouin women and local dinner at the Bedouin camp. In Madaba you enjoy a delicious meal with a local family. Jordan is a traditional meat culture and vegetarian options are simple but good.
In Madaba you stay at a 3* hotel. In Wadi Rum we camp out under the stars (no facilities) and stay at Bait Ali lodge where we standard book a shared tent with shared facilities but an upgrade to chalet with private facilities is an option. In Petra we stay in a Bedouin camp run by a local tribe and located in a beautiful private valley. On the last night you return to the 3* hotel in Madaba.
Prices are in US Dollars
$1.660 per person
Minimum of 4 guests.
- All transfers described in the program.
- Overnight in 3* accommodation, camping outdoors or in a Bedouin Camp
- Guided walk & lunch box in the Dana Nature Reserve
- 11 Vinyasa Flow yoga sessions
- 2 hr Camel ride in Wadi Rum
- 2 equine assisted coaching sessions
- Lunch with weaving women in Udruh
- Guided walk via the ‘backdoor’ into Petra
- Entrance & lunch at the Dead Sea
- Local Family dinner in Madaba.
- Full board basis, except for drinks at Bait Ali Lodge day 4 & 5
Does not include
- Dinner on day 8
- Jordan Pass – to be bought in advance via www.jordanpass.com for 70 Jordanian dinar
- Personal expenses
- Not mentioned snacks and alcoholic beverages
- Cancellation and travel insurance
What past guests have said
“Sandra is a natural. With grace and subtlety, she and her horses guide the individual to deep experience of self, place and purpose.” – Alena from the US
” This October I joined Sandra for a three-day yoga and horse retreat. Being my first time in Jordan, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Although everyone in our small group was a solo traveller, Sandra instantly created a safe and comfortable environment where we were able to share our experiences and thoughts.
Wadi Rum was amazing! Sleeping under the stars, doing yoga while looking at the most beautiful backdrop I ever saw. Working with the horses was also a first for me, but the sessions gave me great insights which I try to incorporate in my daily life. For me it was a real highlight during my time in Jordan and I’m certain that I will return very soon!” – Janneke from the Netherlands.
“I’m so grateful I chose to visit Jordan with Sandra as my guide! The retreat exceeded all my expectations. Through yoga and meditation, desert treks and mountain hikes, as well as her powerful coaching work with horses, Sandra created a supportive environment that allowed me to open my heart and mind to healing and transformation.
For me, the trip started out as an adventure to discover a new country and became a pilgrimage to discover myself. I returned home feeling peaceful, strong and inspired, with new friends and new energy. I highly recommend Sandra and her retreats – Christina M. , Switzerland
What to pack
- day pack
- travel yoga mat
- salt solution
- sun protection
- closed shoes for hiking and session with horses
- bathing suit
- head torch
- hand sanitizer
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