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Desert Spirit

Desert is a sacred space where you can quiet the mind and explore the depth of the soul.
Ezuz in the Desert Lodge, hidden in a dry rivermouth 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 into the new year, 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.

  • ITINERARY

    DAY 1

    Day 1
    12.00 Pick-up at Ben Gurion airport
    13.00 Snack on the road
    15.00 Check-in at Khan Beerotayim
    16.00 Welcome workshop
    19.00 Dinner at Khan Beerotayim

    DAY 2

    Day 2
    8.00-9.30 Sunrise Yoga practice
    9.45-10.30 Breakfast at Khan Beerotayim
    11.00-13.00 Free time
    13.00 Afternoon snack
    15.00-17.00 Workshop Meditation & breath – meeting the power and importance of breath
    19.00 Dinner at Ezuz Café

    DAY 3

    Day 3
    7.30-9.00 Sunrise Yoga practice
    9.00-10.00 Breakfast at Khan Beerotayim
    10.30-14.30 Treck in the desert with picnic
    15.30-17.00 Yoga live with Yotam
    19.00 Dinner at Ezuz Café

    DAY 4

    Day 4
    7.30-9.00 Sunrise Yoga practice
    9.00-10.00 Breakfast at Khan Beerotayim
    11.00-13.00 Free time
    13.00 Afternoon snack
    15.00-17.00 Afternoon workshop
    19.00 Dinner & concert at Ezuz Café

    DAY 5

    Day 5
    7.30-9.00 Sunrise Yoga practice
    9.00-10.00 Breakfast at Khan Beerotayim
    11.00-15.00 Treck in the desert by feet with picnic
    15.00 Afternoon workshop
    19.00 Dinner at Beerotayim

    DAY 6

    Day 6
    7.30-9.00 Sunrise Pranayama and sound meditation
    9.00-10.00 Breakfast at Khan Beerotayim
    11.00-12.00 Check out and drive to Timna Park in the Arava desert

    Yoga Arava Festival
    Roni friedman a Yotam agam, Yoga sounds and the silence of their sons
    It is said that practicing Yoga allows silence, touching that deep dimension that is inside, where everything is complete and peaceful. For most of us this place is not so accessible. In our workshop in Yoga Arava, we will use the desert spaces, exercises (postures, breathing and meditation) and sounds to reach the deep place between the postures, between the sounds, between breathing – a place of silence that is within us. We will practice Yoga in flow (Vinyasa Yoga) that is suitable for all levels and also different kinds of listening. The workshop is for beginners, experienced practitioners and teachers (during the workshop, different variations of postures are given to fit the different levels). join for 2 days of yoga festival in the north

    DAY 7

    Day 7
    Yoga Arava in Timna Park, Arava Desert

    DAY 8

    Day 8
    Yoga Arava in Timna Park, Arava desert
    Lunch
    Drive back to the airport

  • WHAT'S INCLUDED

    • – 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
    • – Yoga Arava Festival Workshop

    What is not Included:

    • – International to/from Tel Aviv
    • – Travel insurance
    • – Tourist visa
    • – Gratuities
    • – Alcohol or items of a personal nature / souvenirs
  • TESTIMONIALS

    “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

  • FAQS

    FAQS

  • BOOK THIS TRIP

    PRICE : 1550 €
    EARLY BIRD PRICE UP TO 20th SEPTEMBER : 1450 €

    Yotam.agam@gmail.com

    sandschul@gmail.com

  • FACILITATORS

    FACILITATORS

    RONI FRIEDMAN

    She leads students from around the world through Yoga and Meditation journeys
    with the intension of bringing the wisdom of Yoga to daily lives.

    She is practicing meditation from the year 1991 and yoga from 2000.

    Roni is certified by Israeli Yoga Association for giving Yoga Teacher’s Training- 600H- 2 years training.

    Roni has studied Meditation with Israeli Master Noa Blass and specialized in Chakra studies.
    She studied Mindfulness with emphasis on working with children and youth. She is a student
    and an assistant of Israeli Ashtanga- Vinyasa Yoga Master Shimon Ben Avi,
    and also specialized in theraputic yoga for a happy back with Rachel Krentzman.

    Prior to teaching Yoga, Roni was an accomplished choreographer, working in Israel and New York.
    She is the founder of Naim Studio for Yoga and Movement in Tel Aviv and the producer of Israel’s largest
    Yoga conference, Yoga Arava.

    SANDRA SCHULTZE

    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

    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.