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Real R & R Retreat

We will retreat to the Indian Ocean and base ourselves in the sleepy fishing village of Shella, Lamu Island, Kenya. Lamu island is an area of stunning natural beauty with warm ocean waters and pristine beaches of golden sand. Lamu is a UNESCO heritage site and it offers the perfect place to relax, kick back, revive and find peace.

The retreat is led by Liz Griffin. Over the past 20 years Liz has combined her passion for yoga on the mat with international public service off the mat (karma yoga). Liz commenced her career working for humanitarian NGOs during the war in Bosnia in 1993. She then moved into the human rights and international legal field and worked for NGOs, the UN and academic institutions around the world. She has a specialisation in human rights and protection in peacekeeping, conflict and post-conflict environments. Liz has lived and worked in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Croatia, India, Kosovo, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, South Africa and Uganda. Liz is a Fellow, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, UK and Extraordinary Professor, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa. Liz also consults for academic institutions, NGOs and the UN

The retreat price includes:

* 2 x daily yoga and meditation practices in the morning and evening in the ancient yoga hall at Fatuma’s Tower or on the beach

* Optional daily facilitated group workshops exploring the challenges you face in your work and life and how to care for yourself, even in the most challenging of environments

* 6 nights half board accommodation in one of the uniquely elegant rooms at Fatuma’s Tower

* Wholesome and healthy brunch and dinner made with local fresh produce eaten al fresco in the beautiful garden

* Complimentary afternoon tea and snacks

* Boat transfer to the island of Shella, Lamu, Kenya

* Access to the library, peaceful gardens, plunge pool and the beautiful communal living areas (including the rooftop hammock chill out area and the plunge pool garden)

This retreat does not include:

* Flights
* Any additional food
* Additional Activities (e.g. snorkelling, boat trips and any other tours)
* Massages and spa treatments (available at Fatuma’s Tower)
* Additional private mentorship and/or yoga sessions with Liz

This is a small retreat with limited places so get in touch asap to secure your place!

* 800 EUROs per person (based on sharing a room)
* 1200 EUROs per person (for your own luxury room)

Typical Day

08.00-09.30: Yoga and meditation by the beach or in the yoga shala

09.45-10.30: Brunch

10.30-17.00: Free time (massages, going to the beach, boat trips, snorkelling)

17.30-19.00: Yoga, meditation and reflection either by the beach or in the yoga shala

19.00-20.30: Dinner

20.45-22.00: Optional group workshop



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