Yoga Retreat Zanzibari

Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 in Scuba Diving Resorts, Yoga Retreats | Comments Off on Yoga Retreat Zanzibari

Women practicing Tree pose

Zanzibar is a mysterious, exotic, romantic destination nestled in the Indian Ocean, 37km offshore from Tanzania. Yoga Zanzibar is the one and only yoga alternative in Zanzibar, founded by Marisa van Vuuren, offering yoga retreats throughout the year since 2009. Marisa is an experienced registered yoga teacher who teaches dynamic Hatha based on Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga and Kundalini Yoga. She has experience in yoga over 11 years. Marisa has completed her teacher’s training in India,  Vrindavan through the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre. She also studies with many Ashtanga Yoga Teachers around the world. She got training on Kundalini Yoga with Guru Rattana in Turkey. Marisa is also the  co-founder of Divine Diving, Yoga & Dive Center, Zanzibar, the fusion of yoga & scuba diving. She has interest in dancing, diving, playing drums and also in painting. She is a PADI dive master and think that yoga and diving can be a true complement. 

Woman practicing Warrior pose

Yoga retreat:

Yoga Retreat Zanzibar offers morning and sunset yoga classes. This retreat will give you the experience of tranquility and serenity through the 1hour and 30 minute yoga session. ‘Under the Tree’ yoga studio with a sea view the morning yoga session will be held and the sunset yoga will take place on the rooftop overlooking the ocean with the most spectacular sunsets. Just join this session and take some time to be connected to your true self. This session also include a Yoga booklet consist of yoga topics. When you will finish your yoga session you can spend some relaxing time or swimming, diving, strolling barefoot on the beach, snorkeling or take a sailing cruise.

Woman practicing yoga

Yoga and Diving Retreat:

If you are interested in diving then you can combine it with our yoga holiday and learn how to dive. We do practice for uniting our body, mind and soul and reach a meditative state. Through diving we can reach a meditative state. If you combine Yoga and diving then it will help you understand what meditation is and to apply it in your daily life. If you enjoy diving it will take you to a meditative state and you will feel peace and interconnection with nature. You will stay at the present moment. When you will be in midwater you will experience near zero gravity. This meditative tendency will help you to understand meditation better.

Practicing Yoga helps to control over breathing and to unite our mind and body. And if you learn the proper technique of breathing you will breathe better underwater and thus will improve your air-consumption. You will also learn how to refine your buoyancy through breathing properly underwater and being relaxed and if you learn to relax  underwater while diving and breathing slow and rhythmically and with good buoyancy then it will be easier to enter a meditative state of mind.


Yoga Retreat Zanzibari

Zanzibar Mob no: + 255 776 310 227