Heru Winter Solstice
KEMETIC Yoga & AnCIENT WISDOM RETREAT
12 days, 2 cities
December 11-22, 2019
Do you need a moment to refresh and connect with your deeper, spiritual self? Have you felt drawn to a higher calling, deeper understanding of the world around us and are curious about ancient mysteries or sacred African traditions? During this retreat, we are exploring the high wisdom of Egypt while engaging our physical bodies in the practice of Smai Tawi - commonly known as Kemetic Yoga. Throughout the retreat we will provide you with useful tools and practices of Smai Tawi, breathing techniques and Kemetic philosophy and systems. The information and exploration of this practice is meant to challenge existing conditioning and unlock the boundless opportunities for expansion as a ‘being-human.’It is an opportunity for self-mastery and discovery.
We are also happy to announce that we will be joined by Wellness Coach, Vegan & Living Foods Chef, Kemetic Reiki Master and International Kemetic Yoga Instructor, Kamean Daniels popularly known as @KemeticYogi. He will guide us through a Living Foods Workshop where you will have the chance to learn new recipes, ways of preparing vegan foods and learn about why a vegan lifestyle is so beneficial (and popular) among wellness, health and nutrition enthusiasts.
Winter Solstice is a time of renewal and rebirth and on the 21st of December, Karnak Temple in Luxor aligns with the sun and illuminates the temple - one of the most important events of the Egyptian calendar. This journey is organized around the earth, moon and the cosmos for an opportunity to surrender, reconnect and release in the ancient African land of Kemet including:
Daily Kemetic Yoga
Organic Vegan Meals
Kemetic Meditations in Sacred Sites
Vegan-Living Foods Workshop
Shamanic Ceremonies with sacred tobacco
Detox & Spiritual Personality Typing Workshop
Experience the Historic Solar Alignment at Karnak Temple
This is a decision to invest in YOU.
The journey awaits.
DASHOUR, EGYPT (Cairo)
The first half of your retreat will take place at Ardi Sanctuary. Tucked within an expanse of palm tree groves and fields in Dashur lies a secluded and quiet haven aptly named Ardi. An environmentally friendly venture, each feature of Ardi is chosen to be sustainable in terms of the architecture, running costs, and the food prepared on premises. Not a single palm tree was removed to accommodate building the structure, all the plants are chosen based on their minimal need of water, including the lack of grass, and all the food is prepared on-site using traditional methods, made with organic and seasonal produce.
Tucked away between the banana fields and sugar cane, Embrace hotel is a beautiful new retreat space with towering views of Luxor. Embrace is located on the tranquil and calming side of the Nile - the West Bank. The statues of Memnon are just a short walk away. The name is indicative of the feeling the hotel promotes of a warm and welcoming embrace leaving you rested and revived.
$3050/ Per person
$500 deposit secures booking
STANDARD PRIVATE ROOM
$3333 / Per person
$500 LE deposit secures booking
SUPERIOR PRIVATE ROOM
$3500 / Per person
$500 LE deposit secures booking
*Payment plans are available
Early Bird Special: 5% discount if registered before July 31st
For more information about accommodation and rates please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Invest in your personal wellness.
The journey awaits.
Round trip flight to and From Egypt. (Airfordable is a great resource for installment purchases)
Visas for Entry into Egypt *$25 USD (bring cash)
Gratuities & souvenirs
Medical costs: the costs of hospitalization and evacuation from remote areas. Travel insurance is highly recommended
Additional expenses arising from the delay or extension of a trip due to weather, political disputes, sickness, failure of transportation, or other causes beyond our control.
12 night and 13 day accommodations
Airport transfers from Cairo International to Ardi; from Luxor hotel to Luxor International
3 delicious organic vegan meals per day
Daily Kemetic yoga
Great pyramid of Giza Day trip and entry
Entry into the pyramid complex and all temples
Sphinx visit and entry
In-country transportation, from Cairo to Luxor
Temple of Abydos visit and entry
Hatshepsut Temple entry
Habu Temple entry
Luxor Temple entry
Dendera Temple entry
Cairo Museum entry
Valley of the Kings entry
Full moon ceremony in the Sahara desert
Visit with Sufi Healers
A special goodie bag!
***Note: Return to Kemet Reserves the Right to make changes to Itinerary and accommodation at any time for any reason without advanced notice. Please check website regularly for updates.
ABOUT OUR GUEST HOST
The journey to becoming “Kemetic Yogi” began eight years ago (2011) in Atlanta, Georgia where Bro. Kamean settled after moving from his hometown in New York City. An avid yoga practitioner and student of Kemetic Sciences, he decided to pursue his 200hr Kemetic Yoga Teacher certification with master teacher Yirser Ra Hotep of the YogaSkills School of Kemetic Yoga in New York City during his summer vacation. That same year while mastering his newly learned yoga skills; he also received his level one and two Ra Sekhi (Kemetic Reiki) attunements from Sis. Sat Ra SisaDaye of the Yoni Steam Institute followed by his master attunement from Rekhit Kajara Nia Yaa Nebthet of the Ra Sekhi Arts Temple. After his second year of teaching and being an active member of the Atlanta cultural community, he resigned from his position as an elementary school teacher at the public charter school and went to Jamaica in the summer of 2012 to study further with master teacher Yirser Ra Hotep of the YogaSkills School of Kemetic Yoga. Following his training with Yirser Ra Hotep in Jamaica, he returned back to Atlanta where he transformed his home into the Healing Earth Temple. He spent two years in Seva at the Healing Earth Temple in Atlanta, Georgia, where he served his community in every capacity. He hosted Yoga teacher trainings, women's healing retreats, community based wellness events and he taught free Yoga classes every week on Sundays. It was like a non-stop train of amazing experiences & lessons that determined the course of his healing journey. He decided to leave Atlanta in 2013 and took his healing practice on the road as “The Mobile Mystic.” As the Mobile Mystic, Kemetic Yogi traveled around the United States organizing wellness events, doing healthy food prep demonstrations, hosting yoga workshops, volunteering with youth organizations and more! Bro. Kamean (Kemetic Yogi) transformed his mobile movement into Kemetic Yogi LLC and organized his first “Roots & Culture Yoga Retreat” in Ghana in 2014. In the past six years, he has organized ten Roots and Culture Yoga Retreats in Ghana, which has since welcomed more the two hundred Africans in the Diaspora back home to the African continent! In addition, as part of his ‘Back To Nature” movement, he has hosted five naturist based Yoga retreats throughout the Caribbean and South America (Puerto Rico, Costa Rica & Brazil). His future projects include the Naga Yoga School Of Kemetic Science and The Neo Afrikan Arts Collective, both based in Ghana, West Africa.
ABOUT YOUR HOSTs
International Kemetic Yoga & Meditation Instructor
Sarah Wesley is co-founder of the Kemetic yoga, retreat and wellness collective, Return to Kemet and is certified as a Kemetic Yoga Instructor. She has taught Kemetic yoga internationally for retreats, resorts, private lessons and youth facilities. Upon completing her 200hr Kemetic yoga training in Luxor, Egypt, Sarah traveled south to Nubia and experienced an ancestral calling to stay and live on the land. Sarah decided to live in Egypt and travel throughout Africa, studying and learning ancient African traditions, philosophies and spirituality. Sarah was inspired to share the knowledge of ancient Africa for the purpose of empowering, educating and ultimately connecting communities and cultures through information, self-practice and awareness. Her yoga classes incorporate ancient Egyptian philosophies, alchemy, natural African oils and stones and African sound vibration techniques. Sarah currently lives between Los Angeles, California and Cairo, Egypt.
International Yoga Teacher, ISTA Level 1, Co-founder of Return to Kemet
Tony KH now lives in Salvador Bahia Brazil, the Afro-Brazilian Capital. He is a practitioner of African Sacred Traditions and a Cultural Custodian. He is a Certified Kemetic Yoga Instructor and completed his 200hr training in Luxor, Egypt. He has taught Kemetic Yoga on 3 Continents while incorporating various ancient methods of meditation and Kemetic Cosmology into his yogic practices. In 2018, he co-hosted the Sacred Soul Sister Retreat in Bahia, Brazil, holding sacred space for the Divine Masculine while offering workshops on radical forgiveness, chakra toning and personality typing. His Kemetic yoga classes often include the use of aromatherapy and flower essence for subtle body therapy initiating the RA Life Force and aligning and unblocking our Sefech Ba Ras (Chakras).
He is a 1st year graduate Initiate of African Shamanism Mysteries and Shamanic Healing. He is also a Level 1 Graduate of ISTA’s Spiritual, Sexual, Shamanic Training and is a graduate facilitator in Holding Space for Transformation from the Center for Transformational Life Coaching.
FLIGHTS & AIRPORT INFO
Flights should arrive into Cairo International Airport* on the 11th of December.
Flights can leave from either Luxor International Airport or Cairo International Airport.
The retreat begins in Cairo and ends in Luxor, Egypt. The retreat hosts will be taking the local train from Luxor to Cairo on the 22nd to catch flights leaving on the 22nd. All are welcome to join the scenic route through the desert.
We have arranged airport pickup by the hotel upon arrival. Once you arrive at Cairo airport, a driver with a sign that has your name will be there to greet you and take you to the resort at Ardi Sanctuary.
We have arranged for the hotel to take you to either the airport, train or bus station upon your departure.