"I am deeply grateful for having had the privilege and joy of getting to know you through the expansive soul of the desert, the wise heart of the horse and from the lofty view from the camel. Our footprints may have disappeared in the sand but the beautiful memories of laughter and tears and healing and learning remain in my heart.
The desert wind and desert vastness, the many messages from the horses and the compassionate fun loving circle of women guided and supported each of us to discover what we most needed to know from within.
The journey continues to unfold for me but what is stirring is the desire to live life fully with the spirit of adventure and with loving kindness." - Jackie, Spirit of Leadership, US
"From the start until the end it has been a beautiful journey discovering my true needs while staying connected. I'm blessed to have embraced your joy, energy and fire while I was present in my quietness. Thank you for your directness and support filled with love to enlighten this inner fire in me through-out my stay in Wadi Rum. I loved finding my own balance and rhythm during your yoga sessions and the meditative walk. I felt at peace expressing myself during the horse soul coaching." - David from Germany
"Sandra is a natural. With grace and subtlety, she and her horses guide the individual to
deep experience of self, place and purpose." - Alena from the US
Imagine you are going to a place which is by far more magic, beautiful and mind blowing you have ever imagined. And then you meet Sarah Nour, your host and facilitator who is the most genuine, intuitive, caring and inspiring person you can wish for. I am so happy and grateful for the time spent with Sarah and the horses and finding the magic of Wadi Rum. Sarah welcomed me so warmly from the beginning. During the horse coaching she guided me to discover and develop new ways of dealing with issues in my life. I could deeply connect with myself in the magical environment of the desert, enjoy the peaceful nature and leave much lighter, clearer and confident after the 2 days. I wish I stayed longer and am sure I will come back very soon. Thank you so much Sarah - Verena from Dubai
"Best yoga experience so far"
Hiromi from Tokyo
"Being with Sandra, her horses and dogs was a very special time.
I loved Sandra’s yoga-sessions on the rocks and especially her direct involvement and
support for everyone present. It was a stunning and peaceful location and
Sandra’s flexible approach made sure we got what we needed individually and as a group.
Being able to meet Sandra’s animal-friends offered a lot of personal insights and learnings,
which still accompany me throughout my days even two months later.
I can only recommend a retreat with Sandra and am sure you will get what you need - in both,
expected and unexpected ways, as long as you are open for it and willing to receive
whatever is being offered to you" - Julia from Austria
“A wonderful stay in a beautiful setting where I experienced a sense of serenity, trust and love.
The horses mirrored my behavior and showed me what I needed. I gained insights and a feeling of peace
that is still with me, even while back in my hectic life at home. Many thanks for Sandra and her team”
- Anja from the Netherlands
"Not enough words to describe the experience I had with Sandra in Little Petra.
It was such a special retreat! A combination of full immersion in the local culture, sunset and
sunrise yoga on the rocks, intended and unintended coaching sessions, hiking in the amazing surroundings,
and lots of laughter. In the end I stayed longer in Little Petra because it felt so good. The connection
I felt during the retreat was exactly what I needed. Sandra is a lovely woman with an open heart and
lots of personal attention to give. She easily combines her yoga lessons with her passion for horses.
The horse session went straight to the core and now, months later, I still feel its insightful effects. Sandra is very flexible and easy-going, and will do everything in her power to make
your stay as memorable and comfortable as possible. It surely was a week of connection and adventure!" - Sonja from Amsterdam
“What better place to learn yoga than amidst the stunning scenery of the Petra hills .... and as a long time
horse owner and rider I can honestly say that I have never ridden anywhere so beautiful. The Horse Soul sessions were the highlight of my trip, the relationship and bond Sandra has with her horses is truly inspiring, their emotional sensitivity is quite breathtaking. It was a hugely healing and inspirational experience.” - Louise from the UK
Yoga & Horse Soul Desert Retreats as mentioned in UNITY, VOGUE and the LONELY PLANET publications: Wellness Escapes & Travel Goals
Pink Spirit Yoga
"I’m so grateful I chose to visit Jordan with Sandra as my guide! The retreat exceeded all my expectations. Through yoga and meditation, desert treks and mountain hikes, as well as her powerful coaching work with horses, Sandra created a supportive environment that allowed me to open my heart and mind to healing and transformation. For me, the trip started out as an adventure to discover a new country and became a pilgrimage to discover myself. I returned home feeling peaceful, strong and inspired, with new friends and new energy. I highly recommend Sandra and her retreats.
--Christina M. , Switzerland
“The horse inspiration is the thing that really really stays with me everyday. I think I need even more.
And I will” |Maysar from Dubai
"Connecting to Jordan and your inner heart space"
I found the retreat absolutely enchanting and just the right mix of each element, the yoga, the reflective moments, the horse session as well as the right balance between introspection and sharing, serious and fun….
You were a wonderful hostess and created a really safe space for expressing and feeling at once in wilderness and yet very at home. Your energy and presence really helps the process of letting go and make the most out of the incredible place and opportunities that the desert brings. Wadi Rum is a magical place with a powerful energy at once extreme and healing... the retreat makes the most of this. I felt connected, cared for and energized when I left....just what I needed!! Elisa, Italy 2019
“My time spent with Sandra in Jordan was a magical and unique experience. From the beauty of the desert, seeing the wonders of Petra and sleeping under the stars, to learning about Bedouin culture and practicing yoga on the sand. Overall it was an unforgettable experience, made even more special by Sandra, her personal warmth and consideration.” Rachel Harris, UK.
This October I joined Sandra for a three-day yoga and horse retreat. Being my first time in Jordan, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Although everyone in our small group was a solo traveller, Sandra instantly created a safe and comfortable environment where we were able to share our experiences and thoughts.
Wadi Rum was amazing! Sleeping under the stars, doing yoga while looking at the most beautiful backdrop I ever saw. Working with the horses was also a first for me, but the sessions gave me great insights which I try to incorporate in my daily life. For me it was a real highlight during my time in Jordan and I’m certain that I will return very soon! Janneke, Netherlands nov 2018, returned April 2019
Sandra, I feel grateful to know you. Thank you for your patience to find the best Jordan itinerary for me. From the start until the end it has been an experience to discover my true needs and to stay grounded while staying connected to my true self. That was already quite a journey, and it only got better...
I'm blessed to have embraced your joy, energy and fire while I was present in my quietness. Thank you for your directness and support filled with love to enlighten this inner fire in me through-out my stay in Wadi Rum. I loved finding my own balance and rhythm during your yoga sessions and the meditative walk. I felt at peace expressing myself during the horse soul coaching.
It was a blast being around with you. Thank you for this unforgettable experience. Lets bloom together!”
Nicole, Netherlands - 2018
The time with Sandra in Jordan was inspiring, touching and healing. Sandra can give you a perfect inside in this different culture as she speaks Arab and has a good feeling for other people. The yoga was for the body, the meditation for the mind and the work with the horse for the soul. I hope Sandra will keep her smile and her energy and pass it on to many others who are searching or just traveling. Jordan and a stay with Sandra is really worth it! Enjoy. Julia, Switzerland - 2018
My experience at Pink Spirit Jordan was wonderful. I went to this retreat expecting to see a country I had never visited, practice yoga in a serene setting and have a tranquil time out from my busy life. What I received was so much more. Five women arrived, open and ready to receive what Sandra had to share with us. The retreat captured everything I mentioned, but the spiritual and emotional healing I found was very powerful. Sandra, along with the help of her beautiful animals, walked beside each of us as we experienced emotional clearing and self realization processing that was very powerful. I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit Pink Spirit Jordan. I came home feeling self aware, strong and empowered to face my life journey with a renewed sense of energy and authenticity. Thank you Sandra...and of course the horses:) Love and peace…
Patti US - April 2018
Meet your strength and softness
I joined the 9 day Horse & Soul-Yoga-retreat with Sandra Jelly in Jordan. It was such a beautiful, great and amazing experience. Everything was very well organized from the beginning to the end. I really got in touch with Jordan during this journey I never felt just like a visitor more part of an experience due to the connections and knowledge of Sandra about Jordan and its culture. Sandra took so good care and shared her life with us. What a heartful and strong woman full of energy and joy! Also all the accommodations were an experience, especially to sleep under the stars in the desert of Wadi Rum is something I will never forget in my life.
I enjoyed the flowing Yoga sessions in the mornings and the evenings in all that different rocky breathtaking sceneries. Sandra had prepared great Yoga sequences for different themes that met up with our experiences and she always adjusted to the moment. It was a wonderful and deep practise. For sure the highlight were the Horsesessions. It was just incredible how fast inner themes came up to the surface. I think it s sometimes easier for us to open our heart with all its wounds to horses than to other humans because horses are so sensitive and the bound between mankind and horses is so old. There is no hiding, just truth.
The way Sandra works with her beautiful horses in the Paddock is not easy to describe with words, it felt very intuitive, true, clear and revealing. I still think of my experience, it showed me how to bring so-called opposites as strength and softness together: I can only life my full strength when I integrate my softness and my vulnerability.
Jordan is the perfect place to come into contact with your truth and essence since the landscape is so rough and clear without any distraction. The land and the stones there are full of ancient wisdom and i felt such a happiness by just looking at these stones. Forever grateful for this amazing experience and meeting Sandra on my way. Petra - Switzerland May 2018
The desert is the perfect location for a yoga and meditation retreat! It has been wonderful walking in the middle of the desert and practicing facing unforgettable sunrises and sunsets. Sandra was great, I enjoyed our yoga sessions and conversations. The experience in the paddock with her horses was very touching and very helpful to work on myself. For me it was first time in having that close contact with horses. We were a very small group and this was perfect to better interact and exchange our emotions/feelings. Definitely recommended!
Giulia from Italy - 2018
"This was truly an adventure of a kind. The Seven Wonders Bedouin camp is such a wonderful place to be. Yoga on the rocks facing Little Petra is fantastic and Sandra a very experienced teacher. Working with the horses was emotional, it gave me clear insight on how I connect with or disconnect from people. It was an inspiring experience. If you are looking for a truly wonderful place, you will find it here". Susann from United Arab Emirates
"The coaching with Sandra and her 3 majestic horses was one of compassion, insight, and above all, laughter. I felt that the with Sandra's expert guidance, the horses were truly able to sense my intention, and helped to ameliorate the aspect of my being that I chose to focus on in my session . It was magical, inspirational, and enlightening. The best part came at the end, when I was lovingly encircled in a group horse hug- a first for me! I think everyone can truly benefit from this wonderfully therapeutic and healing experience, the only prerequisites are an open heart and an open mind." - Christine from US
"We loved doing yoga on the rocks overlooking little Petra. Sandra's sessions kindly and gracefully opened up our bodies for a new day on horseback. We felt soft and centered, yet energized to take in the new experiences of the day" - Isabel from England
"After falling off a horse some years ago, I had developed a fear that crippled my ability to get back on a horse and even get close. Sandra reintroduced me to these beautiful and regal creatures in a safe, confrontational yet tender way that allowed me to deeply connect again with them. At some point all three horses were dancing around me in such natural way and Remaz showered me with love. It was a memorable and spiritual experience." - Layla from Dubai
“I just want to share how amazing my time was with Sandra and her horses in Petra. I arrived in April, with the heavy weight of burdens and in need of some gentle time in the desert. Gamar, Sandra’s first horse, came out and we did some exercise in the yard. Not yet used to me she took her time to come closer. And then she came to me and embraced me, so intently and intimately, like she realised I needed some support and in recognition of what I was going through. And that was day one. She was amazing, as was the whole holiday, and Sandra, who supported me also with light and kindness.” – Jeny from the UK
"I had a very powerful session with Sandra and her horses. Nour (gelding) came standing on my left and Remaz (mare) came standing on my right, I felt safe and supported which allowed for my inner most thoughts and feelings to arise. When I became aware of my path forward – Gamar (the mother of both) came standing in the middle with me, providing me with her wisdom and trust. Thank you Sandra for sharing your horsewisdom with me." – Heike from Germany
"Thank you In2Jordan for organising such an inspiring experience!! I had an incredible time discovering Jordan thanks to the organisation of Sandra and her team. It felt really unique to combine the culturally incredible Jordan with amazing yoga and horse sessions! Thank you again for creating such an impact in my travel, the only negative point was that it was too short!" - Cecile from the UK
“Not normally being an early riser I thought I might struggle with sunrise yoga sessions but not all, the sessions in such incredible surroundings were energising and set me up perfectly for a day of sightseeing. I really liked Sandra’s yoga style too. I REALLY enjoyed all the activities but in particular the Dead Sea and the hike into Petra. The hike and all the day in Petra was just out of this world, such a magical feeling, beautiful landscape and sunlight which really highlighted all the different colours in the rocks…the day finished perfectly with a Bedouin dinner and sugary Bedouin tea at the campfire, listening to the local musicians and looking up at all the lights beautifully dotted in the rocks surrounding the Camp" - Lavinia from the UK
"I joined Sandra for a two day yoga and horse riding retreat in September. It was a truly unique and wonderful experience, perfect for those who want to do something different and off the beaten track. The horse riding experience was very special and the highlight for me. Sandra is warm and attentive and I felt comfortable with her from the start. I would highly recommend her retreats." - Salma from London
“Two weeks ago, I totally unexpected did a horse soul session with Sandra Jelly and two of her beautiful horses. Since I was a kid I have been in love with horses. I have always been very curious about horse reading sessions and was thrilled to finally do one with Sandra. I went inside the paddock without any expectations and came out with an incredible accurate reflection of my own social behaviour. Sandra is a truly knowledgeable, kind and loving woman, she knows exactly when she has to let the horses to their work or when she steps in with some thorough psychological questions to challenge your own awareness. Her two horses, Gamar and Remaz are not only beauties but also the best teachers you can wish for. I would highly recommend a session with Sandra and her horses if you would like to know/understand more about yourself, your social behaviour and how to cope with challenges this brings forward in an absolutely relaxed and very natural environment. Truly worth it! ” - E. Van Rijn from the Netherlands