REAL R & R – Retreat to Lamu, Kenya, 3-10 November 2018

  • “paradise found”, “divine”, “heaven on earth”. All you need to do is say YES and join me in Shela, Lamu, Kenya and embark on a journey of transformation.

  • Imagine yourself here. Totally relaxing, floating on the Indian Ocean in meditation at sunset on a Dhow

  • Awham Muhammad Al-Obbaidy @Shelayogi teaching @ Fatuma’s Tower

  • Take some time to escape from it all under the branches of this ancient tree @ Fatuma’s Tower

  • Imagine diving into the plunge pool after yoga!

  • Come and be supported. Experience REAL Relaxation & Rejuvenation. Your mind, body and soul and will thank you.

Experience REAL Rest & Recuperation!

Open your body, mind and soul to the healthy transformation that you crave and let me help you create time to nurture your own health, well-being and focus on your self care.

Learn how to incorporate rejuvenating, restorative and relaxing practices into your daily life.

Give yourself the gift of slowing down for a whole week – working on NOTHING, but YOU and your own well-being!

You know deep down inside that you simply cannot help others unless you help yourself! You know you need this space. This is YOUR time! Yes, now it is time to focus on YOU!

I invite you to nurture your own mind, body and soul by diving deep into yoga, meditation and relaxation supported by like minded souls. Supported by our tribe.

You will emerge feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, replenished, enlivened and inspired

The retreat

We will retreat to the sleepy fishing village of Shela, Lamu Island where the pace is slow (there are no cars and shoes are entirely optional). This is an area of stunning natural beauty, vibrant culture and pristine golden sand beaches. Lamu is a UNESCO heritage site and it offers the perfect place to relax, kick back, revive and find inner peace.  You will feel the laidback healing vibe as soon as you arrive.

Our home for the week is dreamy, paradise found – Fatuma’s Tower. This beautifully restored historic house has a wonderfully peaceful Swahili atmosphere. You will marvel at its fascinating history. Each room is unique and there are a number of dreamy chill out areas, gardens, a plunge pool and one of the most magnificent yoga shalas on earth.

The yoga offered is suitable for all levels, including beginners and advanced practitioners. Through focus on the breath, asanas and relaxation you will escape stress and worry.

Your physically and mental flexibility and strength will increase as you learn healing practices that you can bring into your every day life, no matter where you work (however tough). Take stock of where you are now, what you have achieved and what your heart now desires.

“Paradise found” – “Heaven on Earth” – “Dreamy” – “divine”   Just a few comments from the guest book at Fatuma’s Tower!



07.30-09.30: Yoga, meditation & pranayama by the beach or in the yoga shala

09.30: A hearty healthy big breakfast served in the garden or one of the unique spaces at Fatuma’s Tower (or in your room if you just want your own space)

10.30-17.00: Time to explore (go to the beach, get on a Dhow (boat) and marvel at the Indian Ocean, take a walking tour with the MASKANI youth Initative, learn Swahili cooking with the Swahili Women’s Association or just do nothing!

17.30-19.30: Yoga, meditation and reflection either by the beach, in the yoga shala or floating on a dreamy boat in the Indian Ocean

19.00-20.30: Dinner Swahili or any other style you choose

20.45-22.00: Optional group workshops and mentorship sessions


The retreat price includes:

  • 7 nights of accommodation in one of the uniquely elegant rooms at Fatuma’s Tower and a plentiful, nutritious breakfast (Endy may or may not join you!?)
  • Complimentary tea, water and fruit whenever you want
  • 3 x banquet dinners made with local fresh produce eaten al fresco in the beautiful garden made with love from fresh local and organic delights
  • 2 x daily yoga and meditation practices in the morning and evening in the ancient yoga hall at Fatuma’s Tower or on the beach
  • Sunset meditation on a Dhow (local fisherman’s boat to heaven)
  • Optional group workshops exploring the challenges you face in your work and life and how to care for yourself, even in the most challenging of environments led by Liz
  • Boat transfer to the island of Shella, Lamu, Kenya
  • Access to the library, peaceful gardens, plunge pool and the beautiful communal living areas (including the rooftop hammock chill out area and the plunge pool garden)

This retreat does not include:

  • Flights
  • Any additional food
  • Additional activities (e.g. snorkelling, kitesurfing or day trips to Lamu)
  • Additional private mentorship and/or yoga sessions with Liz
  • Massages and spa treatments


This is a small retreat with limited places so get in touch asap to secure your place!



* 817 GBP per person (based on sharing a large dreamy room)
* 1217 GBP per person (for your own luxury paradise room)

A 25% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place.