Yoga, nature & local experiences

Welcome to The Gambia and a week filled with experiences! Each day, wake up and refresh your body with a lovely yoga session, before embrace what the day will bring. During the week you will get to know the local village, enjoy a peaceful river cruise on Alahin river in a dugout canoe, learn to cook a local dish and walk the beaches!

A yoga retreat out of the ordinary, synced with nature and local experiences.

Your teacher is Linda Verasdal.

Linda holds a Yoga certificate fro Himalayan Yoga Bliss, Darjeeling, India.

Her yoga style is playful Vinyassa Flow with restorative elements.

Linda spends half her year in Gambia with her partner David and she is the founder of Ethical Travel Portal and The Cotton Trail Gambia

A yoga retreat out of the ordinary, synced with nature and local experiences.

Price: 495 GBP per person based on two sharing room

Single supplement: 140 GBP

Bring your partner deal: 140 GBP

Included:

7 nights w/breakfast at Footsteps Eco Lodge

Pick up and drop off at the airport

7 yoga sessions

4 excursions

  • local walk with Serani
  • Cooking with Mary
  • River boat cruise on Alahin River
  • Beach walk and transfer back to the lodge
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Itinerary of the week

7th February: Arrival the Gambia

Welcome to The Gambia!

Pick up at the airport and transfer to the lodge. In the bush, and by the sea. Here you will spend the next week doing yoga out in the nature and get to know the local culture.

Get settled in. In the afternoon we will do a short yoga introduction, to get you started!

Dinner and overnight.

8th February: Yoga in the morning & Village Walk with Serani

Grab some tea and fruit in the morning, before we move over to the yoga shala to get the day going and your body moving!

After a lovely fresh breakfast, our local expert Serani will take you on a walk to Gunjur village. Here you will experience the daily life in a local village, visit the market, see the school and meet people enjoying their chat while watching life pass by…

Return to Footsteps around lunch time and spend the rest of the day at own leisure.

9th February: Rise & Shine Yoga on the Beach

This morning we get up before sunrise, grab our tea and fruit and walk down to the beach as it slowly is getting lighter. We will do our yoga flow on the beach, as the sun is rising.

After the yoga, there is time for a swim or simply enjoy the sound of the waves before we slowly start walking back to the lodge for a late breakfast.

Spend the rest of the day at own leisure.

10th February: Yoga in the Morning & Cook like a Local

Good morning, Sunshine! After tea and fruit we meet at the yoga shala for today’s yoga flow.

After breakfast, you will learn how to cook a local dish. Join Mary in to the village and the market to buy the ingredients needed for today’s cooking. Back at the lodge, take part in the cooking process which will end with a delicious lunch.

Enjoy the rest of the afternoon.

11th February: Yoga in the morning & Beach Walk in the Afternoon

We start the day with a lovely yoga session in the Shala…

Rest of the day is at own leisure. Maybe you want to have a massage, or pedicure?

12th February: River Sun Rise Cruise & Yoga

Today we get up early and drive to Kartong riverside where a crushing trip on the river is waiting. This is with a dugout canoe, no engine, and very peaceful as the birds wake up…

We will end our trip at a lodge by the river where we will do a short yoga sessions before breakfast is served by the riverside.

We return to the lodge late morning.

Spend the rest of your day at own leisure.

13th February: Yoga in the Morning

Enjoy your morning tea and fruit, before we meet for our final yoga session at the shala. Today we are finishing off our yoga week, and hopefully you have some good tools to bring with you in life.

Spend the rest of the day as you wish.

14th February: Departure The Gambia

According to your flight, transfer to the airport for your departure. We hope you had a great time  this week, and that we see you soon!

Email Linda to book or find out more!