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Cultivating Strength, Flexibility & Peace // Senegal


Cultivating Strength, Flexibility and Inner Peace.

Reconnecting with our yoga and meditation practice.

With Desiree Zwanck 200Hr RYT and Dearbhla Glynn 500hrRYT

19th - 26th January in La Source aux Lamantins


Every morning begins with meditation, cultivating calmness and quieting the mind. The overall emphasis of this retreat is to reconnect with our yoga and meditation practice, come into our bodies and remove the obstacles that prevent us having a regular practice. This retreat will be a step to kick starting your practice again and find that part of you that loves to get on the mat. 

The morning practice will be strong and dynamic with standing asanas, creating fire within the body. The evening practice is all about letting go, stretching and lengthening muscles, opening up tired joints and coming into a deep state of relaxation. We will practice yin yoga and lead into a more restorative practice to calm the mind and the nervous system.

For anyone interested who wants to play, we can explore the more challenging yoga poses and see if can we find ways into poses like hand-standing, splits and back-bends. 

Throughout the retreat we will also enjoy silent walks in the beautiful surrounding areas. There will be plenty of time to rest, read and relax. You will be able to book and enjoy a boat trip or visit the local hot springs. Massage and/or acupuncture will be available on-site and can also be booked separately. See meselech Halle-Michael’s site for more information about her acupuncture practice:

Overall this week is for those of us who want to reconnect with your bodies, calm your mind, finding the strength that is within us and exploring new ways of developing and inspiring our yoga and meditation practice.


Participation cost: 240.000 FCFA

Food and lodging (half board, meaning breakfast and dinner included) for whole retreat: 240.000/single (for 1 person) and 390.000/shared/double (for 2 people) and 51.000 for a family room (2 adults + 2 children). 



Saturday 19th

5 pm: guided tour of La source aux Lamantins

6-8 pm: welcome circle, meditation,  stretch and relax yoga practice

8-9 pm dinner



7-8 am: morning meditation

8-9 am: breakfast

9 - 10 am silent walk 

10 - 12 am yoga practice

12-1 pm: lunch 

Rest, Meditation, read, swim.

5- 7 pm evening yoga practice ( Yin - Restorative)

7-8 pm: dinner

9-10 - ( yoga Nidra, meditation or else rest)


Saturday 26th 

6-8 am morning meditation, Vinyasa Practice

8-9 am: breakfast

10 - 11 Silent walk

11-12 am: closing meditation and closing circle.

12-1 pm: lunch

Transport from the airport or from Dakar can be organised with La Source aux Lamantins for a fee. 

To book email:

Earlier Event: January 11
Rest, Revitalise & Relax // Senegal
Later Event: February 9
Yang & Yin Flow // Little Bird, Dublin