The ReHub Yoga School of Zanzibar

That’s the place to be when you want to enjoy yoga while being on holiday on a tropical island.

The meaning of the Sanskrit word Yoga is Union.
Yoga it’s a philosophy that brings together physical, spiritual and mental disciplines and teaches us to go beyond what we think is our limit, to listen to ourselves, to find the inner balance and quiet, to understand the importance of change, of the flow, to be equal minded in both success and failure, to embrace our life and to look at it in a positive way.
For its ability to promote health and healing at physical, emotional and spiritual levels yoga is nowadays considered a primary vehicle for the wellness programs.
The philosophy of Yoga is not in dispute with any religion or belief. Everyone can do Yoga.

Classes:
We offer both private and drop-in classes.

You can check availability, rates and also book directly from our website.
Here is the link for direct bookings: http://hotels.cloudbeds.com/reservation/6KSVHc

After having completed the reservation of your room, the add-ons will appear and you can add the desired yoga classes to your booking.

Drop-in classes:
The price is USD 15 per class per person
Buy 5 get 6 (when you buy 5 classes you will get 1 more class for free)
We have classes every day except on Sunday.
Arrivals and departures are open.
We do not recommend booking classes on arrival and departure days.
Pre-booked classes will have priority over in-house students dropping-in on a daily basis.
Walk-in guests pay USD 20 per class per person (cannot be pre-booked).
In-house guests have priority over walk-in guests.
Classes are normally given at the yoga studio in the garden and sometimes (if it’s not too hot and windy) at the sea-front open-air terrace at The Beach House.

The morning class starts at 08:00 and lasts 90 min.
The evening class starts at 17:15 and lasts 75 min.
The maximum no. of participants is 14 people per class.

Morning class: The morning class is Ashtanga Yoga. It can be a led class or a Mysore style class. This Yoga style was popularized and brought to the West by K. Pattabhi Jois in the 1970s. It is a rigorous, active, dynamic, energetic, sweaty, physically demanding practice which follows a specific sequence of poses (Asanas) that are linked by flowing movements (Vinyasas). Every class focus on 4 elements: Banda (contract), Pranayama (breath), Vinyasa (flow), Drishti (focus) and requires synchronization between breath with movements

Evening Class: the evening class is tipically a led Vinyasa Flow class. Like Ashtanga yoga, also Vinyasa flow consists of a traditional series of postures linked by flowing movements but unlike the rigorous Ashtanga style, Vinyasa flow allows to vary the pace between poses and more freedom in building the sequences. As such, we make this lesson much less intense than the morning one. The emphases during this class will be on specific postures in order to work on hip opening, back bends and balance.

Mysore Style:
In this style of practice, a group of students work through one of the Ashtanga yoga series in their own time, at their own pace. Each student is taught individually and required to memorize the sequence, over time new postures are added by the teacher according to the student’s readiness and ability. It is a sort of private class but in a group where the teacher wanders around offering support where needed.

Led class:
In this class the teacher leads the group of practitioners together thorough the first series of Ashtanga. Modifications are offered to those newer to the practice so everyone can practice.

Private Classes (1 person):
Styles: Ashtanga Yoga.
The price is USD 50 per class
Buy 5 get 6 (when you buy 5 classes you will get 1 more class for free)
Each class lasts 60 min.
Since the focus is exclusively on you and the practice is much more intense, we suggest 1 lesson per day.
Private classes can be the best way for a beginner to be introduced to yoga as well as for intermediate/advanced to enhance their practice and knowledge. Asanas are adapted to your level; you will progress at your own pace and you will learn how to synchronize your breath and practice in a safe, injury-free manner.
Classes need to be pre-booked. The exact schedule will depends on available slots at the time of booking. They normally occur between 10:00 and 17:00.

Teachers:
Since we started our yoga school in 2016 we have been working with passionate teachers coming from different corner of the world to share their practice and love for yoga.

We also collaborate with the Rishikesh School of Yoga whose founder, Swami Umesh Yogi, comes from a yoga lineage’s tradition. Swami ji travels the world and stays with us only sometimes throughout the year.

Scroll down this page to learn more about our yoga teachers.

Whether you are just starting to learn yoga or an experienced student, we can assure you that this journey of yoga learning will be beautiful and rewarding.

The school is open year round except April and May

      OUR YOGA TEACHERS

Carolina Riera

Carolina will be with us from June 2021.

She has been a student of Ashtanga Yoga since 1998 and has been teaching since 2010. She is also a dance teacher and was a professional dancer in her home country Chile as well as in Cuba with the National Ballet.

Carolina has studied with many teachers of Ashtanga, e.g. Richard Freeman, Lino Miele, Laruga Glaser, David Garrigues, and Matthew Vollmer among many others.
She is a certified Trauma Yoga teacher, a Zen practitioner, as well as a Vedic chanting and Yoga Philosophy student. She has attended yoga courses for scoliosis, pranayama and anatomy.

“Over the years and guided by the knowledge and generosity of my teachers, Ashtanga Yoga has become a journey of self-understanding and a fundamental tool to walk through life”.

Swami Umesh Yogi
When here with us in Zanzibar, he is largely a guest teacher who can fill in while the class is being led by the in-house teacher.
Yoga comes from Swami’s family lineage’s tradition. He has been teaching yoga since 1998 and has been involved in yoga since childhood. Now he travels different countries in Europe, India and the Unites States. His courses include yoga asana, transcendental meditation, vedic philosophy, healing hand, pranayama sadhana and Peace Education.

Dikla
Dikla has been working with us from Nov 2018 to Mar 2021

Her classes embrace all aspects of yoga, including the Yoga philosophy. She started practicing in India in 2003 and since then she never stopped to teach and study Yoga. She teaches Ashtanga-Vinyasa, Vinyasa flow, Yoga Therapy. She studied and practiced with many truly wonderful teachers around the world such as Jamey Marks, David Swenson, Danny Paradise, John Scott, Maty Ezrati, Richard Freeman, Chuck Miller, Swami Umesh-Yogi, Gilad and Miri Harovi, Dr. Gil Solverg, Laruga Glaser and many more.

Dikla has been a wonderful teacher and amazing asset. We wish her all the best.

Jamey Marks
In Dec 2018 we had that special Ashtanga-Vinyasa work shop with Jamey.

Jamey studied yoga at the Purple vally in Goa with Julie Martin and with John Scott in New Zealand. American by birth, he is now bringing peace and yoga to the palestinian children

Jamey is a wonderful person, full of care and love.

Ilse Van Der Walt
Ilse has been working with us from Nov 2016 to Nov 2018

Ilse, has been trained in Hatha and Vinyasa yoga styles. She is registered with the International Yoga Alliance and completed a 5-month intensive work-study exchange in Ayurveda Yoga Therapy with Janesh Vaidya in Kerala, India in 2016.
Her classes are focused on correct alignment and body awareness.
Ilse has a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and has explored different kinds of plant medicines, fasting and detox methods. She has a passion for nutrition, healing through food, and healthy lifestyle.

Ilse has been a wonderful person to have around and we all miss her. She moved on to form her family in Peru, in the Sacred Valley of Incas.

      ABOUT THE YOGA STYLES

Ashtanga:
This Yoga style was popularized and brought to the West by K. Pattabhi Jois in the 1970s.
It is a rigorous, active, dynamic, energetic, sweaty, physically demanding practice that follows a specific sequence of poses (Asanas) that are linked by flowing movements (Vinyasas).

Every class focus on 4 elements: Banda (contract), Pranayama (breath), Vinyasa (flow), Drishti (focus) and requires synchronization between breath and movements.

Its benefit includes: weight loss, increased strength and flexibility, improved muscular tone and cardiovascular fitness, increased focus and creativity, stress and anxiety relief, lower blood pressure.

Vinyasa flow:
Likewise Ashtanga-vinyasa yoga, also Vinyasa flow consists of a traditional series of postures that are linked by flowing movements but unlike the rigorous Ashtanga-Vinyasa style, Vinyasa flow allows to vary the pace between poses and more freedom in building the sequences. As such we make this lesson much less intense than the morning Ashtanga-vinyasa one. The emphases during this class will be on specific postures in order to work on hip opening, back bends and balance.

      YOGA HOLIDAY BOOKINGS

You can check availability and book directly from our website >> online bookings

After having completed the booking of the room, the ADD-ONs will show up and you will be able to add the yoga classes. Remember that we do not have yoga classes on Sunday as this is the teachers day off and that we do not reccommend booking classes on arrival and departure days.

Let us know should you need any other info or help with the reservation.

      YOGA + KITE BOOKINGS

You can check availability and book directly from our website >> online bookings

After having completed the booking of the room, the ADD-ONs will show up and you will be able to add the yoga classes and the kite lessons. Remember that we do not have yoga classes on Sunday as this is the teachers day off and that we do not reccommend booking classes on arrival and departure days. The kite school is open 7/7 days per week on windy months. For more info check our page Paje by Kite.

Let us know should you need any other info or help with the reservation