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Zanzibar Yoga Retreat 

Homecoming: Return to Self 

November 5-10,2024
5 nights/6days


In the whirlwind of modern life, we often lose sight of our authentic selves. Caught in a web of societal expectations, cultural norms, and the myriad roles we juggle daily , our true essence becomes obscured. Yet, beneath all the noise, a quiet voice persistently whispers, urging us to awaken to our true nature.

This retreat offers a sacred sanctuary—a pause from the ceaseless rhythm of everyday life. Here, you are invited to reflect deeply and peel away the layers of expectations, routines, and imposed identities. Through a thoughtfully crafted program of yoga, meditation, and introspective practices, you'll embark on a journey back to your inner self.  This is  a homecoming to that still space within you where peace resides, wisdom flourishes, and your most authentic self dwells.


Arrival to Zanzibar November 5th. Opening Circle at 16:00 h.

Departure from Zanzibar November 10th. Last Practice in the morning. 



07:00-7:30 Meditation & Pranayama

Learn new types and styles of meditation & pranayama and start your day with bliss, peace and gratitude.


7:30-9:15  Asana Practice 

We will practice energizing practice in the morning which will be suitable for all levels but some yoga knowledge is required. 


9:15 - 10:00  Delicious Breakfast 


12:30-17:00 Lunch & Free Time

You can enjoy the afternoon at the beach, by the pool, get a massage treatment or explore the island. Chill in one of the sun beds under the palm trees, reflect, and write down newly learned things, skills, reflections, and plans in your journal.


There will be two planned activities included:  1) a visit and sightseeing of charming and  historic Stone Town (a Unesco Heritage site) with lunch, shopping and cultural sightseeing.

2) A bucket list Dolphin Excursion upon sunrise, when we will be taken on boats out into the quiet ocean to meet these beautiful friends and even swim with them if you wish. It's unreal!

* if you wish to do/see more while in Zanzibar, you will be able to schedule that in,  and a list of all paid activities will be sent to you upon booking. 

17:00-19:30 Afternoon Practice, Discussions, Lectures, Workshops

In the afternoons, we will be practicing yin and restorative yoga, but also do asana clinics/workshops, self-inquiry practices, chanting and yoga philosophy lectures.  

19:30 - Dinner time 

* Please note that our schedule may shift a bit on some days depending on activities, excursions  and anything else that may arise.  




✓Beautiful Informal Luxury Accommodation for 5 nights

✓3 daily delicious and nutritious meals

✓Daily yoga classes ( morning & evening)

✓Daily meditation classes

✓Daily pranayama classes

✓Specialized workshops

✓Select Group excursions/activities

✓Free excursion to Stone Town, a UNESCO Heritage site with a lunch

✓Free Dolphin Swim Experience 

✓Group Transfer from and to the Airport

✓Wifi connection

Small gift bag upon arrival 


✓Pre and post retreat support from Danica

✓Luggage storage

✓Use of the facilities/showers on last day after check-out


What is not included: ​

xTravel insurance

xFlights costs

xVisa fee

xAdditional activities not included in the itinerary

xany tips, drinks, laundry







Garden View Villa 


Single  :AED 4950

Double: AED 4350/pp

Early bird ends August 15!


Deluxe Beach Suite

2 available

Single :AED 5950

Double: AED 4950/pp

Triple: AED 4500/pp

Early bird ends August 15!


Garden View Bungalow 


Single: AED 4950

Double:AED 4350/pp

Early bird  ends August 15!


Deluxe Sea View Bungalow


Single: AED 5400

Double: AED 4800/pp

Early bird  ends August 15!


(or as soon as allocated early spots sell out)

GARDEN VIEW VILLA & BUNG: AED 5250 single /AED 4650 double 

SEA VIEW BUNGALOW: AED 5700 single/AED 5100 double 

DELUXE BEACH SUITE: AED 6250 single/AED 5200 double/AED 4700 triple

Informal Luxury & Sustainable Tourism 

Voted by Condé Nast top 10 places in Zanzibar 

 ~built in harmony with the Zanzibar tradition and the local environment.


The retreat is held at a beautiful informal luxury boutique hotel voted by Condé Nast as one of 10 best places to stay in Zanzibar.  It is located straight at the Jambiani beach, with 180-meter stretch of white sand, and endless ocean views. Jambiani Beach is a paradise for beach lovers and is one of Zanzibar’s finest beaches. When not practicing yoga, you can relax on the sun beds, swim in the turquoise water, or walk along the shore. Zanzibar has some of the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets and on some mornings we will meditate and practice by the ocean. It is truly magical! From the lush gardens, you can also observe the local life, as fishermen sail their boats and women collect seaweed, from the local village.




If you are flying from Dubai suggested outbound flight is FZ #1259

(Fly Dubai) departing November 5th at 2:30 am. Return flight is Nov 10th at 22:20 flight #FZ 1688  

* if you wish to catch a day flight on our last day that is totally fine. 


DEPOSIT: To reserve your spot please make a deposit of AED 1500 (bank details below) and email Danica with your choice of  accommodation. There are two types: Garden View and Sea View.  If you are sharing a room with a friend, the deposit payment would be x 2. 

Any questions email Danica here. 


Once the payment is made, you will receive a welcome letter with further information. 

*deposit is non-refundable

FINAL PAYMENT: remaining balance is due 30 days before the retreat by

October 5th. 


Beneficiary : Danica Al Kharfan

Bank: HSBC Middle East

Account #: 037-063849-050

IBAN: AE340200000037063849050  



Zanzibar requires entry visa and you can apply online here 


Can't wait to see you in Zanzibar this November!

Hi, I am Danica 

If we haven't met yet, welcome to my online community and thank you for your interest in joining me in Zanzibar for a yoga retreat!  To find out more about my yogic path, my style of teaching and connection with others, click here.  

Feel free to email me at any time with any questions about the retreat.  Look forward to meeting you ! 

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Lee Anne Harper, Abu Dhabi 

"I can’t stop talking about this amazing yoga experience…. from the perfect location, the structure of the days on the retreat, meditation each morning, the asana practice, the lovely yogis, our teacher and the deep connections that were formed. My first yoga retreat has really set the bar very high!!"

Jenny Traesch, Germany

"This retreat was not just an escape from the hustle and bustle of Dubai into this graceful place in Zanzibar, it was also a journey into the depths of our soul. Furthermore it created a wonderful community out of the individuals we have been in the beginning - held together by Danica. Thank you for all the wisdom, good energy and dedication your shared with us."

Layla Gama,Dubai

“A big Thank you  for putting together such an incredible trip. It really was an experience of a life time and it opened ed up my heart and mind in so many ways.  I had no idea i needed to do trip like this for myself! You brought together such a nice group and  I am really glad I met each and every single person. Thank you for being an amazing teacher!"

Memories, Yoga Retreat in Zanzibar 2021