5 day DESERT HORSE & YOGA
APRIL 7 - 11, WADI RUM
With Arab horses and local Bedouin guide
Have you been dreaming about galloping with your Arab horse in the magnificent desert of Jordan?
Immersing yourself in the ocher, orange and red colours of the sand and the surreal mountain landscape?
Then this 5 day Yoga & Horse journey in World Heritage Site Wadi Rum is for you.
On this journey we will explore the desert on horse back with a Bedouin guide, sleep under the stars, reflect with the Pink Spirit herd, practise yoga, chant, share in sacred circle and send your blessings into the universe at our fire ceremony.
The Bedouins consider the Arab horse as a gift of God. They take great pride in them; in their story telling the before it would be an honour to gift your most precious horse to the King and until this date there are stables who breed the pure Arab horse for prestige and endurance races. Exploring this unique World Heritage Site on horse back is a truly unforgettable experience!
Ahlan wa Sahlan - Welcome
Swiftly he prances across the ocean like desert
in the pale moon light,
His head carried proud , his tail carried high,
As he floats across the sand,
Barely making a sound.
In the pale moonlight he's nothing more than a ghost,
Hard to be found.
Strange how no one can see he's real as can be.
<Source: Power Poetry>
Wadi Rum - World Heritage Site.
Horse Alchemy Session
Day 1: Arrival. Wadi Rum camp - Half Board
Arrival in Wadi Rum at 2 pm for transfer to our camp. Welcome by Sandra of Pink Spirit Yoga. Introduction circle and preparing for sunset yoga. Buffet Dinner, grounding meditation and sound bath.
Day 2: Horse Tour. Wadi Rum Private Camp - Full Board.
Morning yoga, breakfast. You have a two hour ride in the morning till lunch and 2,5-3 hour ride in the afternoon. The ride starts from the wadi Rum village, passing a large sand dune and going to Khazali Canyon for lunch. After lunch you will visit the small rock arch, pass by the Lawrence’s house and Nabataean inscriptions. Overnight in the desert at Um Isrhin either inside a tent or -for the more adventurous - outside and fall asleep counting the shooting stars.
Day 3: Horse Tour. Wadi Rum Camp - Full Board
After a good breakfast you ride to Burrah Canyon and ride with the horses through the canyon this takes about 1 hour. After the canyon you go to the um Fruth arch where you can take nice pictures. Then lunch where the white and red desert meet. After lunch you go to the Burdah Arch and then continue back to our Wadi Rum camp for hot shower, dinner and relaxation at the fire.
Day 4: Horse Alchemy.Wadi Rum Private Camp - Full Board
After breakfast, you will have a transfer to the Pink Spirt stable for reflections with my herd. Horses intuitively mirror us our Soul Essence and show what patterns limit our growth, what wisdom can we gather, what emotional blocks can we release in order to step more fully into the moment and into our most authentic, inspired and powerful self. A full day at the stable engaging in the paddock with a herd of 4 horses and a donkey. Lunch in the Bedouin Tent and thereafter closing circle. We then transfer to our private camp at um Ishrin for sunset yoga, dinner and fire ceremony. Share stories, release limiting beliefs and send our blessings
to the stars.
Day 5: Departure
Morning yoga and breakfast. Then an integrative Omen Walk....what does the desert reflect back to us? What signs do we take with us on our onward journey? Closing circle and then transfer to Wadi Rum Village.
Yoga and Meditations
Horse riding in Wadi Rum
Fire Ceremony & Omen Walk
Horse Alchemy Sessions
Optional and at additional cost if time permits:
Thai Massage or Reiki session
“Sandra's yoga and meditation retreat is one of a kind: a unique concept where one can truly find union with oneself in the calmness of the desert. The quiet nights, the powerful meditations, the deliciously nutritious food and the gracious hospitality from our Beduin hosts was unmatched. My experience during this retreat was absolutely magical and I cannot recommend it enough: a journey of a lifetime, and something that I will never forget.”
— Nadine, April 2022
“I really enjoyed my retreat in Wadi Rum with Sandra. We did yoga, energy healing, Thai massage and therapy with horses. The whole retreat was comfortable, my needs were met and I experienced a deep connection to myself, the beautiful place I was in, and to Sandra. She made the retreat super special and meaningful, she is a wonderful authentic lady who truly cares.
I highly recommend retreats with her”
— Natasha, October 2021
Horse lovers Ali Zalabiah and Sandra Jelly, share their passion for Arab horses and the desert of Wadi Rum.
Ali is a Bedouin guide who grew up with his horses in the desert and Sandra is a Dutch adventurer who followed her heart into the desert....on horseback.
Ali will guide the horse rides and host you during the nights and Sandra offers the mindfulness sessions. They invite you on an unforgettable horse & mindful journey into the vastness and stillness of Wadi Rum to immerse yourself in the beauty of the desert.
Ahlan wa Sahlan.
(For experienced horse riders. No yoga experience required.)