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Holy Chief Offers Holistic Experience With A Kenyan Yoga Retreat

Along the palm-fringed coast of Kenya, Kinondo Kwetu is offering an exclusive seven-day Yoga Retreat. For the fifth consecutive year, the Yoga House of this beach property is the tranquil setting for a wellbeing week. The Yoga House rests on a locally revered holy cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean, susceptible to warm breezes off the coast.

Swedish yoga master, Johan Dracke, will hold the retreat November 16 – November 23, 2012. There will be morning and afternoon classes consisting of Meditation, Pranayama, Yinyofa, Ashtanga and Hatha.

And, with wellbeing as the theme of the week, a special menu has been created for the retreat – the cuisine designed to detoxify and revitalize. Participants can indulge in massages or beauty treatments and relax in the Finnish wood-fired sauna.

In addition to yoga, Kinondo Kwetu also offers power yoga, callanetics and pilates classes. With callanetics, a personal trainer works in groups or private classes and goes through the whole body – cardio, core, strength and flexibility. The class will be adjusted based on fitness level and length of stay; and, should a guest be interested, the trainer can coordinate a program for the entire stay.

Kinondo Kwetu, one of 12 eco-friendly properties in the C&P Portfolio, is the home of Ida and Filip Andersson, a Swedish family offering their guests a “home away from home.” Located on a private beach south of Diani, Kinondo Kwetu is classified as a ‘Kaya” area (protected by the National Museum) due to its surrounding holy forests and sacred land. With various forms of accommodation, Kinondo Kwetu can cater up to 38 guests.
The upcoming yoga retreat is for seven nights with rates starting at $3,050 based on one person sharing a double or twin bedroom. This includes the daily morning and afternoon yoga classes; meals (including three course lunch and dinners); a half-day safari trip to National Reserve Shimba Hills; excursions to the Kinondo Kwetu community works in the Kinondo village; canoeing, windsurfing board and snorkeling gear; one PADI-diving pool lesson ; tennis court, rackets and balls; limited laundry and wireless internet.

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