New as of 2018, Marataba Mountain Lodge‘s exclusive yoga trips are the inspired result of the coming together of the highly-reputed More family, owner-operators of the award-winning safari lodge Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, and Patricia Spahn-Borrageiro, a globally-recognised yoga and Pilates teacher.
A perfect complement to your southern Africa itinerary, these 3-night retreats are designed to immerse you in the awe-inspiring raw mountain wilderness of the Marakele Reserve. The focus is on reconnecting you with nature, via twice daily yoga/meditation practice in the bush, and daily hikes along riverine trails or mountain paths. Traditional safari drives, plus a boat cruise, will get you up close with the diverse wildlife on the reserve. The retreat programme, created by Patricia, balances hiking and dynamic yoga with a restorative afternoon session, and plenty of relaxation time. A special healthy menu has been created to ensure your nutrition matches the wellbeing experience.
Patricia’s yoga teaching is based on Vinyasa Flow. Having run her own studio in New York, and worked with luxury hotel spas around the world, her yoga classes are suitable for all levels. The first retreat will run in June 2018, two further retreats booked in for September 2018 and December 2018. Places are limited to 10 guests per retreat, sharing in five suites.