Desert is a sacred space where you can quiet the mind and explore the depth of the soul.
Arava region is one of the strongest desert landscapes in israël, the perfect place to deepen your spiritual practice and heal your body, mind and soul.
We will lead you gently , cleansing old energies and nurturing renewed energies.
6 full days of practicing yoga, experiencing music, climbing and hiking, sharing meals and gathering around the fire at night in a deeply bonding experience under the desert sun and moon.
The soundscape of the desert will enhance your focus,
the space, the remoteness, the silence and the music.
Disconnect and join.
12.00 Pick-up at Ben Gurion airport
13.00 Snack on the road
15.00 Check-in at Faran
17.00 Welcome workshop
20:00 Yoga Nidra Session
7.00-9.00 meditation Walk
9.00-11.00 Classic Shivananda Class with music
15.00-17.00 Workshop Meditation & breath – meeting the power and importance of breath
20:00 Film screening
7.00-9.00 meditation Walk
9.00-11.00 Ashtanga Rhythm Class
15.00-17.00 Mantra Workshop
18.00 -19:00 Sunset Trek
7.00-9.00 Yoga Practice
9.00-11.00 A talk on mandalas and meditation through mandala colouring
15.00-17.00 Blind Fold Yoga
18.00 -19:00 Sunset Trek
7.00-9.00 Sunrise Restorative Yoga practice
9.00-10.00 Breakfast at Khan Beerotayim
11.00-12.00 soundscape meditation workshop
- – All yoga and meditation classes
- – All workshops, music concerts
- – All ground transportation
- – Accommodation (based on shared desert lodge)
- – 2 meals a day and one snack
What is not Included:
- – International to/from Tel Aviv
- – Travel insurance
- – Tourist visa
- – Gratuities
- – Alcohol or items of a personal nature / souvenirs
“There are journeys which take us far without us having to venture a single step. Once in the land of Israel and, even more so, in the desert, Sandra and Yotam invited us to make a delicate start to our journey to ourselves, a journey accompanied by others. Their faith in the global practice they propose is contagious. In a simple way. The force imparted by a smile exchanged in silence; our fellow travellers’ confidence restored as we cross the desert on foot; the listening to a, sometimes hostile nature in the winter cold, which yet gives us strength; intimations of familiarity with a native land that Yotam knows so well; the stories told transporting us into an oriental tale; the serious of the practice and the euphoria of the wellbeing. Both of them open up to us, with their generosity, their imagination, their good taste and their delicacy. And one only has to let oneself be swept up in this journey, at once entirely theirs and unlike any other. Initially, the experience is collective, for it commits us to focusing our attention on the details of things, of people. And so, the personal experience is even more spellbinding. Yoga is more than merely the physical effort involved in the practice; it gives us a feeling of complete regeneration. There was laughter, great running across the dunes, marvelously intimate discussions, and yoga in places of great serenity. Emotions sincerely mirrored head-to-heads with oneself, confrontations with one’s own limits. Nothing was neutral. In this space of retreat, we lived moments of great richness. We take all that away with us so that we can grow a little more. Thank you Sandra. Thank you Yotam. Thank you Rony.”
Caroline Gaudriault / France
“What a powerful experience, that goes way beyond travelling ! A real journey from the inside revealed thanks to a kicking crew of yoghis, as professional as spiritual, who embodies the genuine desert spirit… Perfect combo that made me feel more whole on-site and upon my way back… A real blessing, even better that what I expected ! Looking forward to the next Dogood retreat, I ll follow eyes wide shut ! Namaste / toda raba from the deepest of my heart + soul”
Géraldine Giraud / France
“Amazing adventure to live one week in the desert & to live every moment as a unique one;
the 2 main words which summarize well our retreat are simplicity and sharing
Sandra & Yotam made our daily life easier in discreet ways and Roni is a wonderful yoga teacher sharing her experience with caring and kindness.
No judgement, no competition, just accepting us the way we are.
I have really appreciated the mix between yoga, meditation and walks in the desert. Last but not least, this is a great & magical way to finish a year and to start another one !
And even if the weather was cold, it was a fantastic experience which I will renew with pleasure (maybe in another place as I like discovering new places)
Thanks again Sandra for your delicious Stollen and for your massages, thanks Yotam for your music, your yoga & meditation classes, and thanks both of you for this week.”
Valérie Rasson / France
“Stunning, absolutely breathtaking places.
Gorgeous food, wonderful people…
Kind yoga practice, taking you softly to your inner soul, to the others strength, to a pure serenity …
Yotam and Sandra gently taking care of you all the way.
Roni, giving you enthusiastically way to the origins and meaning of yoga
Just do it !”
Valérie Sibilia / France
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PRICE : 1050 €
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Divya Rolla’s dialogue with her body started when she joined
‘The Padmini Chettur’s Dance Company’and began dancing professionally.
It was then that yoga also came into her life in a big way.
The same passion for the body and movement led Divya to pursue
the teachers training certification in STOTT Pilates
and Thai Body massage / foot reflexology from the prestigious
Wat Po institute of massage in Thailand.
Yoga, which initially began as something that complemented
her devotion to dance, soon took over Divya’s life.
She is now a certified Sivananda teacher. She is also
certified to teach yoga to children and pre and post-natal yoga.
She brings to her class the discipline of alignment and strength
and a calm which stays with you long after a class.
Sandra Schultze personal path into yoga was born after years
of resistance to spiritual practice of any form.
Love has placed Yoga on her doorstep and she was taken
by it with all her heart and mind.
There was no looking back.
From Literature to Video editing, Sandra has been gently stepping the world
of visual art, leading a woman empowerment animation project
and working with Award wining producers.
Yoga helped her understand she has to step out of her computer
cave and made it clear that the most important now for her
is to take care of people.
She is finishing her Sivananda teacher training this year and is
looking forward to share her love and passion for the practice.
Yotam Agam is a yoga teacher, musician, producer, engineer, and a surfer…
mostly a nomad. Born and brought up in the desert, with balkan-polish roots, one foot
in India and the other all over the world, not spending more than 2 weeks in one place
for more than a decade, passionate about music, yoga and culture. Constantly involved in
creative projects that blends all these passions.
Using South India as a home, Yotam has been developing projects around the Indian Ocean.
He is one of the founders of EarthSync, an award winning production house that specialized
in music collaborations, documentary films and music festivals. He heads the design
and production at EarthMoments, a boutique sound library of rare and unique sounds
from around the world and the creator of the successful ZenPad for Ableton Live,
a creative digital space to make music for everyone. And he is one of the founders of Covelong Point
Social Surf School outside Chennai, India where music and surfing are used to change a community life.
Throughout his extensive travel, Yotam had the privilege of working and connecting
with a diversity of cultures, recording, documenting and exposing their traditions
through his microphones and eyes. His network of creative people keep expanding
and inspiring him and others to come together.