Dahab, Sinai - Yoga on Shoestring holidays
A Week of Yoga in Dahab, The Sinai, Egypt from £310
Take time out and let yourself go on a holiday
that might just change your life...
Dahab Holidays - October 2011 to May 2012

Date Dahab Teacher/s
1 - 8 October Maurizio Marmorato
15 - 22 October Andrew Wrenn
29 October - 5 November

Tim Cummins

(Shadow Yoga Holiday)

5 - 12 November Jaya Jaks
12 - 19 November Dory Walker
26 November - 3 December Georgina Evans
3 - 10 December

Susan Metwali

(general level, also suitable for beginners)

10 - 17 December Jonathan Orchard
28 December - 4 January David Olton
7 - 14 January David Olton
14 - 21 January Lee Carter
18 - 25 February Clare Calvert
25 February - 3 March Michelle Cobbin
10 - 17 March Belle Greenwood
24 - 31 March Andrea Everingham
21 - 28 April Maurizio Marmorato
19 - 26 May Jonathan Orchard

"This is Heaven on a Shoestring" Hannah, London
Dahab, Sinai - Yoga on Shoestring holidays

Set on the beautiful and dramatic shoreline of the Red Sea, Dahab offers the unique opportunity of both a beach holiday and the unforgettable experience of the desert.

The daily programme

Please note: 2011-2012 Dahab holidays are running from Saturday to Saturday apart from the New Year week which runs from Wednesday to Wednesday.

Yoga classes start on the Sunday morning with the final class on the following Saturday morning before you depart. Mornings begin with meditation and pranayama (breathing techniques) for the early risers, followed by a yoga class between 8.30 - 10.30am. There will be an evening yoga class at 5.30pm.

There will be one yoga free day per week when the group spends an evening in the desert (optional). Please note that the programme will vary slightly depending on the teacher/s.

The Coral Coast is a simple, intimate and beautiful hotel set on the Red Sea. It offers two types of accommodation: standard and superior rooms. Both types of hotel rooms are ensuite and fully air conditioned. The superior rooms have fridges, tea and coffee-making facilities and guaranteed sea views.

The hotel serves wonderful fresh food indoors and outdoors on the beach. It has a cushioned chill-out area by the sea, perfect for lazy daytime reading and sunbathing or evening chats over food and drinks.

   
Things to do

Dahab offers an array of exciting things to do from snorkeling, scuba diving and windsurfing in the Red Sea to horse riding, camel riding, jeep driving in the desert and a visit to the local hammam.

Fantastic snorkeling and scuba-diving in the Red Sea. Dahab has many dive centres offering introductory dives, 'Padi' certification and extended dives for the more experienced. The tranquil Bedouin village of Ras Abu Gallum is a glorious short walk from the famous dive site at the Blue Hole.

  
 

Each holiday has an overnight trip into the desert (for an additional cost). Delicious food cooked on open fires prepared by the Bedouin, camel riding and sleeping under the stars all combine to make this an amazing and unique experience.

Mount Sinai and St. Catherine's monastery are a short drive away from Dahab. We offer this as another optional trip - a night-time walk up Mount Sinai to view the spectacular sunrise.

"Mount Sinai is now a lifelong dream realised. It is brilliant and divine" - Jill Daamen.

"It truly felt like a privilege to spend time in the desert with The Bedouin" - Becky Daniels.
"A life changing trip into the desert" - Susan Symes

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Diving in the Red Sea - Trekking and camping in the Sinai Desert
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St Catherine's Monastry and Mount Sinai
Some comments

"This is Heaven on a Shoestring. I arrived in Dahab tired and depleted by life's stresses. The teachers have worked their magic giving us all a chance to explore yoga, diving and the magic of the desert. They are inspirational and I just hope they both live to be a hundred so I can keep on coming back for more".
Hannah - tired mother of three, Stockwell, London.

"We had never done yoga before and didn’t know what to expect. We can only say it has been a phenomenal week. Sue and Kath (the yoga teachers) have created a wonderful space for beginners and accomplished yogi’s alike. Their loving kindness, thought, consideration and generosity has given me the most enjoyable learning experience. We have been moved so many times this week both emotionally and physically with this wonderful combination of yoga and discovering a very different part of the world. I highly recommend it for those wishing to start practicing yoga and those who already do…great food for the mind, body and soul."
Dipti Morjaria & Anjum Mouj - Children’s Rights manager and management consultant.

"I had a really great holiday. As a ‘yogi beginner’ I felt very cherished and like everyone else on the holiday, really appreciated the attention we received from the teacher. I came to realise that yoga is much more than the ‘Sun Salutation’…a practice which can affect your heart as well as your body. The location was perfect - with the Red Sea a step away from the hotel and an imposing wall of desert mountains behind us – you couldn’t find a better place to practice yoga or just chill out. The desert trip was a truly unique experience and quite awe inspiring."
Alyson Rose, Chief Press Officer, Disability Rights Commission

"Egypt has always been on my list.....I had no idea what an enormous adventure I was about to undertake. From our arrival at the 'Coral Coast Hotel', our warm welcome with chilled glasses of hibiscus tea to the sincere and warm, personal goodbyes and heartfelt good wishes for long and happy lives - it was truly an experience. 
 
There is a ridiculous amount of " The Fabulous " in the Sinai!  All of which I just could not fit in, being one single human body and having only six days to work with. I could have stayed three weeks and happily explored and discovered more of its' unique and special mysteries.

Life does seem to hurtle by in a blur of madness sometimes but when you share a symphony of blessed moments, you do truly feel you are living it."
Tamara van Cuylenburg, Manager, Moro London

The Sinai desert - Yoga on a Shoestring holidays
Accommodation

The Coral Coast is a simple, intimate and beautiful hotel set on the Red Sea. It offers two types of accommodation: Standard and superior rooms. Both types of hotel rooms are ensuite and fully air-conditioned. The superior rooms have fridges, tea and coffee making facilities and guaranteed sea views.

The hotel serves wonderful fresh food indoors and outdoors on the beach. It has a cushioned chill-out area by the sea, perfect for lazy daytime reading and sunbathing or evening chats over food and drinks.

   
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Holiday

Dahab, Sinai, Egypt: Various holiday dates 2011-2012

Cost

Cost per person per week:

October 2011 - May 2012
Shared standard room 310
Single standard room £400

Shared superior room £365
Single superior room £465

 

Price includes accommodation, vegetarian brunch and two yoga classes per day.

Airport transfers are not included but will be arranged for you (see travel).

Please note: It is your responsibility to confirm your flight times with your airline before your outward and return flights.

Travel

Please note: 2011-2012 Dahab holidays are running from Saturday to Saturday apart from the New Year week which runs Wednesday to Wednesday.

You will to need to make your own travel arrangements to Sharm El Sheik, the airport nearest to Dahab. The airport transfer from Sharm El Sheik to Dahab will be arranged for you but is not included and will need to be paid direct to the hotel.

It is best to try and book a flight to arrive in Dahab late Saturday afternoon/early evening so taxis can be shared. There are many flights from the UK on Saturdays. It is not necessary to purchase a visa unless you are planning to travel outside of Sinai after the yoga holiday.

Flights

www.easyjet.com
www.flightline.co.uk 0800 0360777
www.flythomascook.com
www.mytravel.com 0800 028 4934
www.firstchoice.co.uk 0870 750 0001
www.thomson.co.uk 0870 550 2555
www.cheaponlineflights.com

Money

You can change money at the airport or in Dahab itself at a cash machine. The hotel is very secure and there is a safe to leave valuables in.

There is a wide choice of excellent restaurants along the seafront and a bazaar for late night shopping and internet access. An evening meal will cost roughly £12-£15. The organised overnight group trip into the desert costs around £45 depending on the size of the group.

The cost of a dive in Dahab is between £30-40.

To book

Email: admin@yogaonashoestring.com

Telephone: +44(0)20 7733 2996

Payment options

Please take some time to read the following details. There are three ways to pay:

1. Bank transfer - contact us and we will email you details of how to pay into our bank account.

2. By cheque made payable to 'Yoga on a Shoestring Ltd' - post to: YOAS, 83 Herne Hill Road, London SE24 0AY

3. PayPal - Pay by credit or debit card. All major cards are accepted. You will need to set up your own PayPal account to do this which is easy to do.

Please note: ALL PAYPAL PAYMENTS WILL INCUR AN ADDITIONAL COST OF 25 for holidays under 400 and 30 for holidays over 400. These costs apply per person. Please add this onto the cost of your holiday.

The full amount of the holiday must be paid when using Paypal. Please do not use paypal for deposits. The additional charge through PayPal simply covers their charge to us.

Please email or telephone +44 (0)20 7733 2996 before booking with PayPal to confirm holiday availability.

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