It was all ‘downward dogs’, ‘happy babies’ and other interestingly named poses at Tongole Wilderness Lodge as guests experienced the first Xtreme Yoga Retreat weekend amidst the beauty and tranquility of the remote Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve.
This month, Tongole Wilderness Lodge hosted a weekend-long yoga retreat with four participants that were keen to stretch it out and get bendy with the help of qualified yoga instructor, Laura Blatch. The yoga sessions were conducted in some of the most magical areas of the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve and at the lodge itself.
As you may already know, yoga is a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices which come from ancient India and have spread throughout the world. Regularly practicing yoga produces many benefits for the human body, including promoting strength, balance and general good health. It also helps to reduce heart disease, stress and anxiety while improving body flexibility, balance and breathing.
One of the yoga sessions was held at the stunning Muta Falls, which provided the perfect setting of the calm and sweet sound effects of water flowing, birds chirping and the breeze blowing gently through the trees.
There was also an early Sunrise Meditation at Tongole’s Kachenga Deck, where participants braved the cold morning in order to start their day in a mindful and peaceful way.
The Tongole yoga retreat was rounded off with a serene canoeing trip on the Bua River to relax and balance the physical workout of a weekend filled with energetic yoga flows.
The team are excited to tell you about the upcoming Tongole Yoga Retreat so get in touch with them if you’re interested in a unique weekend away.