DiveYogi – diving or snorkeling yoga holidays

Dates 2014 and 2015

  • 17th – 24th September 2014, 7 nights Tobago from £985pp
  • 7th-14th January 2015, 7 nights Egypt from £895pp
  • 7th-18th March 2015, 10 nights Bali from £1185 to £1785pp

Yoga and diving holidays worldwide

diving in sri lankaFor those who love to dive and love yoga, or for those who only enjoy one of these activities, experience how yoga and diving perfectly compliment each other. Escape to sunny beaches, fascinating waters and a tranquil location for a special DiveYogi holiday.

Diving and yoga courses outline

The yoga diving course combines techniques of hatha yoga, asanas, pranayama & meditation with scuba and apnea (breath-hold) diving in a beautiful, natural environment. This approach brings us to incredible close encounters with nature and helps us feel stillness, relaxation and altered states of consciousness. For all, yoga and diving removes stress and encourages a freedom from thought. Diving helps you to experience breath and movement underwater as a form of meditation. When taught together, diving and yoga can open you up to different worlds, both inner and outer.

Wake up to an energising morning yoga class, followed by a delicious breakfast, the day is then yours for diving or snorkeling or relaxing on the beach. Depending on which DiveYogi holiday you choose lunch is also included. Before a well-earned dinner return for your evening yoga and meditation class to stretch and relax.

This yoga holiday brings you the possibility of an array of experiences with yoga, meditation, snorkeling the reef and scuba diving, sunbathing, massage and exploring your beautiful surroundings.

For more details or to make a reservation please contact us, we’d love to hear from you.

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The Yoga

All levels are welcome from beginner to advanced. We have highly experienced teachers who can adapt to your individual ability. Whether it be Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Ashtanga, Sivananda, Yin or others, all classes cover pranayama, asanas and meditation to help increase oxygen flow, balance, clarity and a promote a peaceful mind.

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The Diving

We have teamed up with first class dive schools with the best reputations, to deliver fantastic dive experiences. They provide great classes, equipment and safety measures.

The destinations we have chosen all offer a spectacular adventure for divers with an opportunity of swimming with a range of fascinating marine life.

Diving is at an extra cost and can all be arranged for you.

The Food

Our DiveYogi holidays are either half board or full board. There’s always a tasty breakfast and a delicious evening meal after your yoga classes, but you will need to check the specific venue page for what each holiday includes. The food is of exceptional quality using fresh local produce, and lots of healthy options.

Venue

Each venue is selected carefully with comfort, tranquility and proximity to the beach in mind. From boutique hotels to traditional lodges and colonial guest houses to royal tents on the beach, our accommodation varies at each venue to suit different budgets. They all offer unique character, a relaxed ambience, and beautiful surroundings for you to relax and unwind.

Our DiveYogi yoga and diving holidays currently take place in Egypt or Tobago.

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Massage and Holistic Treatments

These are available to book at an extra cost and the options will vary at each venue.

The Schedule

8.00 am – 9.30 am: Morning yoga class
9.30 am -10.30 am: Breakfast
10.30am – 5pm: The day is then free for you to dive or sunbathe or explore the local area
(Lunch may be included depending on the venue)
5.00pm – 6.30 pm: Evening yoga and meditation class
7.00pm – 8.00pm: Evening meal

Extra information on the benefits of yoga and diving

Yoga: means a unification (yoke) of body, mind, spirit

Diving: a submersion in the sea, underwater breathing

The Fusion: a way to feel a state of no-mind, a letting go of the mind and self, an experience of an altered state of consciousness through body and mind awareness

For a diver and free diver, the essential elements of yoga can significantly assist with your air consumption, as the breathing exercises fundamental in yoga are ideal for improving lung capacity and encouraging effective, steady breathing. Specific exercises can also help improve core stability of the lower back, which for a diver is of great benefit when carrying diving equipment. Core strength also helps with finning technique, stamina, general fitness and ultimately extending the length of time you are able to enjoy the  underwater environment.

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Comments

The most amazing experience! The softness and tranquility of the desert and the beautiful Red Sea a few yards away, added a new dimension to my yoga practice. The Red Sea Diving Village was welcoming, spotlessly clean and set out just right. The food was plentiful and delicious and accommodation fun and well placed. I caught up with old friends, made some new ones and still had time for reading and contemplation.

Please do contact us for more information on our dive yoga holidays, we’re looking forward to hearing from you soon.