Rickeera reveals why her yoga holiday in Egypt was her best yet
Rickeera had done her fair share of travel when she decided to try something new this January and went on our yoga holiday in Egypt with her friend Kim.
This is a popular 7-night retreat with beach yoga and accommodation in a lovely family-run hotel. Complete with its own private beach and swimming pool overlooking the mountains and sea.
Find out why this was the best holiday Rickeera has ever had…
What were the highlights of your yoga break?
The best day was when Julie took us on a trip she’d organised to a beach called the Three Pools. We began by doing yoga in a sheltered canopy on the beach. This was so idyllic. There was not a sound but the sea and the sun was shining, the sky a perfect blue. What more motivation could I need to work hard? Finishing with the headstand I’d learned that week, before practising the controlled breathing and meditation exercises we had learned.
Julie then led us on a short snorkelling trip in the pools where we saw some great sea life amongst the coral. This was followed by a traditional Bedouin lunch and tea, which was light and delicious.
We relaxed and chatted, read our books, dozed on the hammock, before being dropped at our hotel again. To sum up the day – total bliss.
What were the team and staff like?
The hotel staff were so welcoming. I couldn’t have asked for better service had I stayed in a 5-star hotel. The local people were friendly, open, and welcoming everywhere we went. I never once felt that anything was lacking in this regard.
Julie, our yoga instructor, met us as we checked in. She became like a good friend over the course of the week. She also does fantastic massage and knew the local area very well.
How were the yoga classes?
Excellent. Initially, I thought “this involves a lot of meditation, which I’m not that into”. By the end of the week, I was really into it! Doing 3 hours per day could be very intensive, but Julie recognised this and made the class suit all levels.
There were 4 people in our class and this meant we had close tuition. I learned a lot of new techniques, poses, holds and improved on a lot too. Even though I had done yoga for over a year at home prior to Dahab.
I really felt the benefit of the yoga to both my body and mind. The yoga practice left me feeling very at peace. My friend and I often commented to Julie the following mornings about how good we felt from the previous night’s yoga.
What was the group like?
We spent a good amount of time together as a group. Julie recommended good places to eat locally and we all went together. It was great to spend time with people you share a common interest with, but still to feel so relaxed. We also went on some day trips and excursions together.
Would you recommend booking with GoLearnTo.com?
This is exactly what we were looking for and what we needed. The booking process was easy. For the holiday we had, it was amazing value.
Golearnto staff have been friendly and helpful, even with my indecisiveness and repeated questions prior to booking (I emailed back and forward for over a fortnight!).
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