8 Relaxing Retreats To Take In Kenya

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  14 February 2019       Oluwakemi Ojo       5 min read

Popular Mind-Body Relaxation Retreat Locations in Kenya

Relaxation is not overrated! It is something you should do every now and then to help you live a healthy and happy life. The popular mind-body relaxation retreat locations in Kenya offer everything from pampered indulgence to wellness treatments that will improve your health, recharge your batteries and help you take control of your wellbeing. These amazing retreats are the best ways to kick start your wellness journey and a healthier lifestyle.

Whether you’re looking to detox your body, indulge in some yoga courses and spa treatments, here are some amazing mind-body relaxation retreat locations suitable for your needs in Kenya.

Kanga Yoga Retreat in Laikipia

Boasting beautiful views of the surrounding savannah, Laikipia is nestled between the Great Rift Valley to the west and Mount Kenya to the east. Kanga Yoga Retreat is one of the most popular Ayurveda and yoga retreats offered in Laikipia. It offers a great way to rejuvenate and relax the body and mind. You can immerse yourself in the yoga practice, renew your mind and body and eat healthy organic food. The Kanga Retreat offers daily yoga classes, holistic excursions, and relaxation spaces as well as the opportunity to meet like-minded people. The next retreat starts February, from 10th to 14th 2019.

Kanga Yoga Retreat in Laikipia

Kanga Yoga Retreat in Laikipia

Kenya Safari Yoga Retreat in Ol Pejeta Conservancy

This family-run establishment on the edge of Ol Pejeta Conservancy offers you an awesome opportunity to enjoy yoga adventure without sacrificing luxury and comfort. The program takes place at Safari Cottages with specially curated yoga program for the five senses. You can practice restorative yoga to relax your body and work on your agility as well as Vinyasa to build your strength and tenacity. The next retreat will take place from March 3rd to March 10th 2019.

Kenya Safari Yoga Retreat in Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Kenya Safari Yoga Retreat in Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Watamu Treehouse Retreat

One of the driving forces behind the Treehouse is the passion for yoga. The owners designed the place with all the ingredients for a perfect yoga retreat in mind. This includes great cuisine, nerve calming massage therapy sessions, daily gentle adventure, and 360-degree ocean view and plenty of space to connect with nature. The retreat will provide you with a life-transforming experience as you exercise, relax and rejuvenate, sleep and make some good changes to your lifestyle. The upcoming program is a full moon retreat with Katherine Miriam and Oliver James at Watamu Treehouse from 18th to 23rd Feb 2019.

Watamu Treehouse Retreat

Watamu Treehouse Retreat

Lamu Yoga Festival, Lamu Island

This five-day Lamu Yoga Festival offers over 150 yoga classes, meditation and workshops in Lamu town, Shela and Manda Island. This go-to yoga event is set to hold on the 18th to 22nd of March 2019, so get ready because you’re about to have a blast. It will be the sixth annual Lamu yoga festival this year, with activities centred in the charming village of Shela. No cars, no stress, just miles of empty beaches, sandy roads, great hospitality, and of course, lots of yoga.

Lamu Yoga Festival, Lamu Island

Lamu Yoga Festival, Lamu Island

Kenya Experience Running Camp, Iten

If you want to experience some serious running, you should save the date for the Kenya Experience Running Camp in Iten. It takes place 3 times per year (probably as a result of popular demand), with the sole aim of turning you into a lean, fit, and fast running machine. The running retreat is suitable for runners of all levels, providing you with access to the world of running in Kenya. The camp has all the modern facilities needed for training as well as an expert coaching team. Runners will have the opportunity to attend coaching seminars, practical workshops, coached workouts, and guided runs. The next training camp session is from February 3rd – 16th 2019.

Wilderness Wellness Retreat,  Sasaab

Wilderness Wellness Retreat is a great place to get pampered while nurturing your body, mind and soul. All you need to do is to relax and take it all in; take a walk with the Samburu warriors, enjoy a few laps in the gorgeous pool, do Pilates workout by the river, and eat organic gluten-free foods. You’ll be guided and well taken care of by a professional personal trainer (Karina Walsh) and a nutritionist (Heather Cuthbert). The wellness retreat offers guests an opportunity to connect with nature while observing the incredible wildlife in their natural habitat. The next holistic Wilderness Wellness Retreat will take place in May 2019.

Wilderness Wellness Retreat,  Sasaab

Wilderness Wellness Retreat,  Sasaab

Silent Retreat, Manyika House, Thika

Want some peace and quiet? Find your way to Manyika House situated in a green serene environment in Thika. You’ll have all the time to yourself to think, reflect, and relax. The emphases at this retreat include self-discovery, self-development, meditation, and mindfulness. This unique silent but mind-blowing retreat holds every couple of month in the Thika plantation house.

Silent Retreat, Manyika House, Thika

Silent Retreat, Manyika House, Thika

Wild Rising Yoga Safari

This retreat is a complete package for relaxation and quality fun for any adventure junkie. This adventure safari retreat features a wide variety of activities such as explorations, yoga sessions, experience hiking in the bushes, and safaris. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the expanses of Masai Mara, and learn more about the local Masai culture, enjoy nature walks at Mt. Kenya National Park and spa days outside Nairobi. There will also be daily meditation and yoga sessions to help rejuvenate and relax your mind, body and soul. Registration opens in August 2019.



Find your inner peace in Kenya

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