Inspirational Israel. Sole Yoga Holidays is so excited for our very first yoga adventure in this incredible, beautiful and spiritual country, May 6-12, 2016. For years we have dreamed of a yoga holiday in Israel and now I am so thrilled to announce the most wonderful, luxurious, exhilarating, activity filled yoga retreat over 2 gorgeous cities in Israel. Sole Yoga Holidays partnered up with one of the top & most recognized tour operators in Israel (recently written up in Conde Nast!) to put together an awe-inspiring program with no details left untouched!
FIRST LUXURIOUS LOCATION-TEL AVIV
Our gorgeous, beachside hotel in Tel Aviv brings contemporary high-end hospitality to Tel-Aviv's coastal area. This stunning boutique hotel has private sun terraces with sea and city views, a unique indoor "Urban Beach" lounge, a Kosher gourmet restaurant, SPA facilities, all within a short one minute walk to the city's famous beaches. Rooms & baths are beautifully designed with a chic, modern-touch. Wifi in all rooms and public areas of hotel. We will stay here for our first 4 nights (May 6-10). Owner & Instructor, Shari of Sole Yoga Holidays will lead a powerful flow yoga in a couple of different locations including the beach (just steps away) and the panoramic rooftop of Brown Beach's Urban sister hotel. We can even hop on their rental bikes and go to a beautiful park. Time to put your regular indoor yoga routine aside and enjoy it like you have never before! Gourmet Breakfasts are included each morning & a very special dinner is part of the package. The rest of the time is left open for exploration into the numerous and heavenly restaurants that line the Tel Aviv bustling streets. During your free time, Tel Aviv is alive with plenty of joie de vivre. Streets are lined with cafes and 24-hour restaurants and hip hangouts. It is a city filled with a counter-culture vibe and free thinking. It is a flourishing arts and design hub, locally designed fashion and jewellery and delicious creative culinary delights. Tel Aviv is also a UNESCO world heritage site boasting the world's largest collection of Bauhaus architecture. What an incredible sensory city adventure!
TEL AVIV EXCEPTIONAL EXCURSION
On our 3rd morning, we will be picked up from our hotel (post-yoga) for a glorious private day tour to Jerusalem. We will head to the Old City of Jerusalem where we will be introduced to this incredible place of intense sanctity to Jews, Christians and Muslims, where holy sites seem to tumble over each other. Our expert guide will unpeel layers of history and provide an overview of what Jerusalem means to the three monotheistic religions. We will visit the sites most holy to these three faiths: On the way back to Tel Aviv, we will stop (and shop!) at Yvel a complex set in a stunning old Jerusalem Stone complex. This Yvel history is about a South American immigrant who built a successful jewellery design company and now employs Ethiopian immigrants. We will meet some of these wonderful workers and the very special factory floor and display room. We are so excited to support this very special centre.
OUR 2ND LOCATION: THE GORGEOUS DESERT OF MITZPE RAMON
On Tuesday, May 10 post yoga & breakfast and (perhaps any morning shopping!) we will be transfered to Mitzpe Ramon in a comfortable, private van. Along the way, we will stop at Nahal Zin lookout for some of the most breathtaking views of the country. You will understand why Israeli's first Prime Minister, David Ben Gurion, chose to be buried here. We will then arrive at our exquisite luxury hotel (part of the Isrotel Exclusive Collection) which stands discreetly on the precipice of the world's largest erosion crater. Luxury merges seemlessly with nature, amidst desert views that will you speechless! This a splendid and dreamy location for our last 2 nights. The infinity pool rivals any in the world with the bright blue waters against the arid wilderness. The food is delicious and sourced from local ingredients. There is also an unbelievable spa and indoor pool to indulge in! We will stay in the Desert View Rooms which are beautifully furnished with modern design. Bath & Shower en-suite. Great touches include deck chairs, hair dryer, mini bar and safe. Wifi in all rooms and all areas of our hotel.
Shari will lead our beautiful yoga sessions in a special outdoor location (it is not too hot and the dry air is perfect for our 90 minute practice!) Gourmet Breakfast & Delicious Dinners included each day.
MARVELOUS DESERT EXCURSION-RAMON CRATER JEEP RIDE & HIKE
After an early morning practice we will depart for the famous Ramon Crater (the world's largest erosion crater) with our very own specialist desert guide. Our expert guide will explain our jaw-dropping surroundings, how the crater was formed and we will learn a bit about the interesting fauna & flora of this spectacular region. We will then stop at a trail head and hike to the summit of Harut Hill for breathtaking views of the Roman Machtesh. Then on to Wadi Adom, named for its deep red color. After our hike, we will relax in the shade for a refreshment and then head back to our hotel. This excursion lasts for 3-4 hours. After we return, we can swim in the pool, rest, enjoy lunch and then we will have a yin yang session (power yoga + restorative to work out the kinks from our hike!) This will be one unforgettable day.
Join SOLE YOGA HOLIDAYS for an inspirational yoga adventure in ISRAEL on a do-not-miss Luxury Holiday in 2 cities in this spiritual and beautiful country.
Shari, Owner & Lead Instructor of Sole Yoga Holidays
Shari has been leading yoga retreats and holidays for over 2 years in amazing locations from Belize to India to Morocco and all over her adopted and gorgeous country, Italy. She resides in Florence, Italy and teaches at Sole Yoga Florence.
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