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LETTING GO IN ORDER TO RECIEVE

Annual Desert Retreat in Al Ain, UAE

May 24 - 26, 2024

(With Optional Add on May 19 - 24)

YOUR TEACHER'S CERTIFICATIONS

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ABOUT OUR RETREATS

JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL RETREAT IN THE  United Arab Emirates

As human beings, it is our tendency to want to hold on. We hold on to jobs, relationships, and experiences - even if they do not feel fulfilling or right for us. We hold on because we can't see what we might receive from letting go - but what we can receive from letting go can be beautiful, if we open our minds to it. 

Join us for our annual United Arab Emirates retreat in Al Ain, UAE. Al Ain has a more authentic, cultural feel to it than the bustling cities of Dubai & Abu Dhabi -  which is why it is where I choose to host my United Arab Emirates Retreats once a year. 

In our weekend together  (with an option to extend for a whole week if you have more time to spend in the UAE), we'll go deep into our practice, dive deep into sharing circles and reflections on what it means to let go - and what we can receive from letting go, if we open our minds to it. 

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WHO IS THIS RETREAT FOR?

There are two setups for our retreat.

The weekend retreat, May 25 - 27, is a relaxing getaway for those who live in the region. Expect lots of yoga, circles, connection and rest.

The week-long add on to the retreat, May 19 - 24, is for you if you are coming from outside of the region of the Middle East, and want to tour the country with a safe group. We will spend one day visiting the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world's tallest building, we will spend one day in cultural Al Ain visiting the Al Ain Oasis, and one day visiting the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. We'll also have a night under the stars on a desert safari in Al Ain! You'll get the full experience of the Middle East with a beautiful container of women. 

ABOUT OUR RETREATS

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN YOUR
UAE Retreat

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BEAUTIFUL ACCOMODATION

Our accommodation in Al Ain is at the Al Ain Rotana. This is my sixth or seventh retreat with them, and it never disapoints. The have just built a new wing in 2023 and that's where we'll be staying. Expect luxury accommodation and a delicious buffet. Breakfast and Dinner are included with you retreat fees. As well, they always include a free afternoon "high tea" which would probably suffice as lunch!

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DAILY YOGA CLASSES AND COACHING

Our daily yoga classes and group circles will help you get deeper into your spiritual practice, understand your life purpose, and realize what changes you need to make to move forward to fulfill your unique dharma or path.

Each day in the UAE will start with a morning yoga practice and will end with a mindfulness practice such as yin yoga, a meditation, yoga nidra or a sober circle before dinner. For those who take the extra four days of the retreat before hand,  Alex will offer each guest a free one-on-one coaching session during that time. 

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OTHER INCLUSIONS:

  • The Al Ain Rotana has two beautiful pools that we are free to use during our stay. As well, there is a spa on site where many guests choose to book services.

  • If you join for the extra add on five days from May 19 - 24, included is a trip to the Burj Khalifa, a trip to the Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque, the Al Ain Oasis, and a Desert Safari. 

THE LOCATION

WHY Al Ain?

Al Ain was the first place I ever hosted a retreat in 2021. The Rotana is a luxurious accommodation and the team treats us very kindly. We will have newly built five star rooms. It's authentic in comparison to the modern, westernized glamorous cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Expect deep rest, stillness and comfort in this five star property. 

OUR HOTELS

WHERE WILL YOU BE Staying?

The Al Ain Rotana is a highly rated five star property in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.

We'll have newly built rooms in their new wing.

We'll also have access to a gym on site, two pools, and a spa (services at extra cost). We'll have a private conference room for yoga. 

THE RETREAT ITINERARY

OUR JOURNEY THROUGH The Chakras

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Day 1: Friday May 24

LETTING GO

Get checked into your room in the afternoon. We'll meet for a welcome circle and yoga practice before dinner. Have an opportunity to reflect on what you want to let go of - and what you want to receive - from being here. 

Day 2: May 25

IN ORDER TO RECEIVE 

On the second day, we'll wake up and participate in a morning yoga practice before breakfast. After breakfast, join in a creative arts activity. The afternoon is free for you to rest, and enjoy spa services, before we'll do our evening yoga and sharing circle.

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YOUR TEACHER

MEET YOUR GUIDE, Alex

Alex is a 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified Life Coach, entrepreneur, podcaster, and Ontario Certified Teacher. Since a very young age, she was drawn to yoga as a way to calm her mind and manage an undiagnosed mood disorder. She began practicing yoga daily at the age of eighteen and completed her first 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2014 at Yandara Yoga Institute in Mexico. In 2017, she completed her 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Zuna Yoga in Bali.

TESTIMONIALS

SOME KIND WORDS FROM OUR

Retreat Guests

'A retreat with Alex is life-changing'

Your heart will be opened, new friendships will be forged, I can't recommend it enough

Diana

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'Unparalled, unexpected and unforgettable'

I will forever remember Alex and this retreat, and my Eat, Pray, Love experience.

Jami

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Early Bird: $686 if paid in full before March 31, 2024

Single Room

Price: USD$886

A single room will have one Queen sized bed. It will have a flat screen tv, it's own private washroom, and a sitting area.

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Early Bird: $576 if paid in full before March 31, 2024

Shared Room

Price: USD$776

A shared room will have two twin beds. It will have all the same amenities as a single room. 

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