The vastness, beauty and stillness of the desert allow for a courageous and gentle unfolding of your heart’s truth. Yogini, artist and horse soul coach Sandra Jelly invites you to connect with the stillness and beauty of the desert, the sacred wisdom of the elements, and the expanded energy of yoga and meditation. Expanding your awareness and integrating more of your self is gently supported by interacting with horses.
They reflect our state of being in the moment and allow us to transform limiting beliefs in order to become fully present. Your hiking guide, Brenda van den Brink, has been living and roaming around like a nomad in the deserts of Jordan for the past ten years and will take you to live in their footsteps temporarily: gathering wood for the fire, discovering stones and herbs.
Be moved by the wild, harsh and lovely desert, listen to the sounds of the universe and explore within during guided meditations. When you leave, the desert will remain in your heart as a treasure to unfold again and again.
The amazing rock-cut city of the ancient Nabateans, Petra, is inspiring to behold. You will have a day to explore this fantastic UNESCO World Heritage site: visit The Royal Tombs and make the climb to the viewpoint to look down onto the Treasury as the sun hits it. Experience the treasures Jordan has to offer to your mind, body, soul, and spirit.
27 Nov 2019: Aqaba Airport – Wadi Rum
Upon arrival to the Aqaba Airport, your driver will take you directly to the Panorama Camp in Wadi Rum. Overnight stay at the Panorama Camp.
28 Nov 2019 (B,D): Pink Spirit Wadi Rum
In the morning you will meet your private yoga instructor, Sandra, and have a sunrise yoga session with view over the valley and mountains. After breakfast we head to the nearby paddock for a horse soul session.
We have the morning to engage with horses in the paddock, find out what they mirror back to us, connect to our authentic selves and find inspiration for our life journeys. In the afternoon we explore the area for a meditative treasure walk. Sharing circle then yoga at sunset. Bedouin dinner. Desert dance at the fire and spirit wander under the desert stars or in a genuine Bedouin tent. Courageous Heart chant on the rocks, then overnight stay at the Panorama Camp.
29 Nov 2019 (B, L, D): Hiking Wadi Rum
In the early morning fresh air and stillness you will be guided through an energizing yoga session. After breakfast, start hiking with Brenda in the protected area of Wadi Rum. For the next 3 days you will hike in this awe inspiring World Heritage Site – also called valley of the moon.
The daily hike is about 4-5 hours. Sometimes we have a meditative walk to let the silence sink deep into our souls. Sometimes we look for stones, plants or forms that resonate and share a story. At times we gather wood together and together with the Bedouin guide we share stories about Bedouin desert life around the fire.
If the Bedouins are in the area there will be a visit included. Brenda invites you to open all your senses and expand your awareness in the vastness of the valley of the Moon (Wadi Rum). In the evening we will be camping in the desert. We provide an eco toilet and bucket shower.
30 Nov 2019 (B, L, D): Wadi Rum
After breakfast at our campsite, another day of hiking and meditation with Brenda. Dinner and overnight camping in the desert.
1 Dec 2019 (B, L, D): Wadi Rum
Your yoga instructor will meet you on your camping location for an unforgettable yoga session against the magnificent back drop. We gather wood for our fire ceremony, enjoy a Bedouin dinner. Then gather in circle to send our wishes to the stars. Last night sleeping out in the desert!
2 Dec 2019 (B, L, D):
We start the day again with a creative flowing yoga session. After breakfast we have another horse soul session to further explore the wisdom horses have to share with us. After spending our reflective time in the desert. We enjoy a beautiful buffet lunch then we head to Little Petra— a small yet impressive Wadi or valley offering an impression of things to come. Dinner and overnight stay in Ammarin Bedouin Camp.
3 Dec 2019 (B, D): Petra
After a last morning flow yoga session, breakfast and farewell to Sandra you can choose to either take the main entry or the back road into Petra. You have all day to explore this fantastic UNESCO and World Heritage site. You can visit The Royal Tombs and make the climb to the viewpoint to look down onto the Treasury as the sun hits it. Dinner and overnight stay in Ammarin Bedouin camp in Little Petra.
4 Dec 2019 Day 7 (B): Petra – Aqaba Airport
The driver will collect you early this morning to go the Aqaba airport for your flight, depending on your travel plans. Note: As an optional supplement you can also be taken instead to the Wadi Araba/Eilat border crossing in order to return to Israel or even to Queen Alia Airport, Amman. Prices for various departure options are given below.
Sandra Jelly is an artist, yogini, and Equus coach. She started exploring yoga in 2001 in Amsterdam. In 2009, following her inner wish of living her passions, she packed her brushes and her yoga mat and put on her horse boots to go for a sabbatical to Petra, Jordan. It was the beginning of her adventure of discovering and expressing herself in the most authentic way.
Vegetarian / pescaterian /gluten free available on request.
1190 JOD per person