Africa Yoga Safari: Nature, Wine and a Genuinely Beautiful Time

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Practicing yoga is a great way to maintain good health and relax your mind and body. It is also said that drinking one glass of wine a day has similar health benefits, so why not combine the two? 
Yoga and wine retreats can be found all over the world, from New York’s Finger Lakes Region to California and even Nicaragua.

So how do you choose where to “ohm?” Yoga retreats in Southern Africa are wonderfully designed to take advantage of the bountiful wine country around Cape Town. If beautiful nature, locally sourced
food and wine and luxurious accommodations are the key ingredients to a superb holiday – Cape Town has it all.

On the wine scene, Cape Town is also no stranger to fabulous vineyards such as Spier Wine Estate and Lourensford Wine Estate, two of South Africa’s oldest wine farms. At Lourensford, enjoy outdoor yoga sessions leading into wine tastings. These estate events commonly include yoga mats, meals, a bottle of wine, and wellness workshops, which dive into lectures on stress management, nutrition and wellness balance techniques. Enjoy this unique experience amidst majestic views with mountains, blue skies, fynbos, fruit farms and vineyards all around. Some estates also have ocean views!

Yoga sessions are, of course, included and these offer teachings on breathwork, movement, dialogues, mantras and meditation. Travelers have the option to enhance a yoga/wine experience by choosing to extend your stay at the wine estate… a great addition to our carefully curated retreats. We would suggest venturing into the Cape Town bucket list Big Seven attractions: – Cape Point, The City Walk, Groot Constantia, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Robben Island, Table Mountain and V&A Waterfront.

The idea behind a wine and yoga retreat is simple – it’s about dedicating time for yourself. On an Exotic Yoga Retreat, we start by clearing your mind and connecting with your body through yoga, enjoying a glass of wine later in the day. This retreat focuses on the experience of feeling nourished and healthy.

It’s not too late to join us in South Africa! We have one space left for this year’s retreat, April 7-17, 2018. Enjoy the opportunity to meet like-minded and open-hearted fellow travelers and see where else Southern Africa takes you.  

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Josh Neimark