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Upcoming 2024 Retreats
 Journey Deeper Into Your Practice

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T A N Z A N I A   Yoga Holiday 
Serengeti & Kilimanjaro

Bookings Now Open!

Yoga Adventure across Serengeti & Kilimanjaro 

JUNE 2024


Join this Transformative Yoga Adventure in Tanzania: Serengeti & Kilimanjaro

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey of self-discovery amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Tanzania's Serengeti and Kilimanjaro. This exclusive yoga retreat is tailored for adventurous souls and nature enthusiasts seeking to harmonize mind, body, and spirit in the midst of the African savannah. 


🐘Who is this Yoga Holiday for? 

Whether you're a seasoned yogi looking to deepen your practice or a nature lover yearning to connect with Earth's wonders, this retreat is for you. Designed to cater to all levels of yoga experience, Danica , the experienced teacher, will guide you through serene morning sun salutations on the expansive Serengeti plains and soulful asanas against the backdrop of Kilimanjaro's majestic peaks. 


🌍 What to expect?

Imagine awakening to the symphony of the wild, practicing sun salutations  and vinyasa flow as the Serengeti awakens around you,  or finding your center amidst the serene beauty of Kilimanjaro. Our carefully curated itinerary seamlessly blends daily yoga sessions with guided wildlife safaris through the heart of Serengeti, and a thrilling Kilimanjaro hike at the end of the trip, tailored to match your level of trekking experience. Bask in the sweetness of a harmonious yoga retreat where savannah meets sky, and tranquility merges with summits.


🙏🏽 How will it change me?

This retreat isn't just about discovering and mastering new poses; it's a holistic expedition that will leave you rejuvenated and transformed. Through yoga, meditation, and the incredible surroundings, you'll forge a deeper connection with yourself and the world around you. This is an opportunity to rise with the sun over the savannah and stand in front of  Africa's highest peak, both offering moments of introspection, inspiration and empowerment.

Join the Waitlist Today!

Thanks for signing up! Keep your eyes open for the exciting Tanzania info!

Hello, I'm Danica.

I am a yogi, a devoted mom to two divine Ethiopian kids and one energetic Saluki rescue.  Married to outstanding French guy, who kissed me back to life.


My heart beats not only for my family but also for animals, and I'm deeply committed  to protecting and preserving our natural world. Currently, I call Dubai, UAE, my home, where I find inspiration in the desert's beauty and the city's vibrancy.

I am here to help you on your yoga journey, by offering guidance both  in person and online, as well through my Signature Yoga Retreats.

As a devoted yoga practitioner and teacher, I've dedicated many years to nurturing well-being and inner growth, both for myself and my students. My teaching style encompasses a harmonious blend of invigorating vinyasa flow classes and deeply soothing yin and restorative yoga sessions. My aim is to help individuals discover inner peace and equilibrium by immersing themselves in the holistic practices of integrative yoga, which include meditation, breathwork, and asana (posture) practice. 

I also love planning and hosting unique yoga retreats in cool destinations, and by blending yoga and travel, creating truly memorable and transformative experiences for my fellow yogis from all around the world.  Come and join us on the next one!

I have a Luxury Yoga Retreat coming up in the  lush hills of Sri Lanka in April, 2024 and a bucket list Yoga Holiday to Tanzania in June 2024.  Sign up for the wait list to receive the info as soon as the bookings open! 

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Experiences Shared

"...As someone who has never been to Kenya or Africa before, I left feeling as though I experienced as much of the country and culture as I could have in one week's time. It was so cool to see three different places - transferring such a large group around to different spots is no easy feat and you and Sophia took all the work out of that for us. The food we ate was delicious and plentiful, and man that surprise sunset event - WOW! What a memorable and INCREDIBLE end to that fantastic day!! I will never forget it." 

Katherine Kokkinos, Maine USA

Previous Retreats

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Yoga & Gorilla Trekking
in Uganda

June 27 - July 2 2023


Inner Journey
Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Zanzibar 

June 4th – 7th ,2021



Yoga, Meditation &
trekking in Nepal

May 3 - May 7.2022


Rest & Recharge Yoga Retreat

March 18-20th, 2021



Yoga Adventure & African Safari in Kenya

October 29-Nov 3,2022


Spiritual Yoga Retreat 
Rishikesh & Haridwar


March 18-23rd, 2023


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Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Sri Lanka 
December 10th - 15th,2021

More Retreat Testimonials

🌴Amazing yoga experience in paradise


I feel incredibly grateful to have been on this yoga and meditation retreat in beautiful Sri Lanka, with the most amazing teacher Danica Al Kharfan. For the longest time I’ve wanted to go on a yoga retreat, but never found the one that just felt right. 

I was meant to go home for Christmas, but thanks to covid my plans got cancelled and for some reason, I found Danica. It was actually a very stressful and emotional time for me as I was so excited to go home for the holidays, but life had other plans for me. I did not know anything about Danica before this retreat, but I am so grateful that her post (randomly) appeared on my Instagram feed… it was fate!

From that first message I sent to Danica, I just felt at ease, and I knew that she was going to be someone special on my yoga journey. She was so encouraging, supportive, helpful and I’ll never forget what she said to me: “Don’t stress. It will all work out one way or the other. Take your time to make the right decision for you. It will all come together. Don’t stress.” And that is exactly what happened!! 

I can’t stop talking about this amazing yoga experience…. from the perfect location, the structure of the days on the retreat, meditation each morning, the asana practice, the lovely yogis, our teacher and the deep connections that were formed. My first yoga retreat has really set the bar very high!!

I have been doing yoga for many years and have had many teachers on my yoga path but none like Danica and I am eternally grateful that I met her. She has so much experience and made every practice different and challenging. I can honestly say that my yoga practice (asana, meditation, pranayama) has deepened on all levels.

Danica has the ability to connect with every person and is sensitive to each person’s needs. She has the ability to challenge you in each asana practice and once you are in the flow, you don’t want the practice to stop (we went on for more than 2hours some days). Even though I have done some postures a million times I feel that I have learned so much from her just by simple adjustments or tips she has given us. Danica also encouraged me to try some postures for the first time and helped me to get my “head” out of a headstand and handstand and overcome my fear!

Danica has so much compassion and love for others and passion for what she does, and this retreat has been the best 6 days. She is a such a generous teacher with so much knowledge and experience.

I did not only find a teacher but also a friend in Danica. Anyone will become a “richer” person for spending time on a yoga retreat with her. 1000% recommend this amazing teacher. Sign me up for your next retreat Danica! "

Lee A Harper, Abu Dhabi 

Sri Lanka Retreat

🌏🇰🇪 "I don't know if I'll be able to put into words how much the last week has meant to me, and in large part, because of the role you played during the trip, but I'll try...! 


Your warmth, sincerity, integrity, kindness, caring nature, inclination to push us to be our best on the mats and in our minds - I have never met anyone like you before! I was inspired being around you and am so incredibly grateful to have been able to learn from and practice with you this past week. You have motivated me to have a completely refreshed outlook on life - I am inspired by witnessing how the principles you taught us this week on the mat translate into the life you live and how graciously, lovingly, and openly you treat everyone around you. 


I don't think it was a coincidence that Instagram's algorithm brought me to your retreat and will be forever grateful that it did - it was truly, truly an honor to have met and spent time with you as a person and a yogi. I really want to come on another retreat with you in the future. You are a gem of a human, and as a yoga teacher I couldn't have asked for anyone better to teach and lead me into new depths on the mat. Thank you for pushing me, teaching me, inspiring me, and welcoming me with open arms. I only wish I had the opportunity to take yoga with you regularly, but it will make future reunions in retreats or a visit to Dubai that much more special! :) 


Now having gushed over how wonderful YOU are, my feedback about the trip: it was just so well- and thoughtfully- organized. As someone who has never been to Kenya or Africa before, I left feeling as though I experienced as much of the country and culture as I could have in one week's time. It was so cool to see three different places - transferring such a large group around to different spots is no easy feat and you and Sophia took all the work out of that for us. The food we ate was delicious and plentiful, and man that surprise sunset event - WOW! What a memorable and INCREDIBLE end to that fantastic day!! I will never forget it. I loved that you brought in people from the Masai Mara to share some of their song and dance with us too. The properties we stayed at were SO neat and unique. I felt safe and comfortable the whole time. I thought the schedule was a good balance of activity and downtime. The yoga classes were challenging and you and Omar took the time and care to help adjust and ensure we were doing poses correctly, challenging us to level up each time. I loved the readings and poems you shared - they did move me to tears a few times. 


Thank you again for giving me one of the most special experiences of my life this past week. I look forward to staying in touch and hopefully to seeing you again in the future!

Katie Kokkinos, Maine USA

Kenya Retreat 

🛖 "As of age 18, I have been traveling all around the world. I have gone through many special occasions and experienced unforgettable moments.  But after 50 years, my trip to Kenya beat all of the previous ones. It was not a safari trip, it was a yoga retreat within a safari , organized by my dear friend Danica Al Kharfan. For me, this journey to the wilderness was MAGICAL! It was simply breathtaking. Yoga with Danica is by itself a wonderful experience. SIMPLY PERFECT . Who wouldn’t enjoy a retreat like this while surrounded by mesmerizing animals and amazing nature. Danica, I thank you with all my heart. Can not wait for the next trip" 

Lale Ansingh Veral, Dubai 

Kenya Retreat 

🙏🏼🇦🇪 It has been short but a very impressive and an unforgettable journey: my 3 day Yoga retreat with Danica. Her professionalism, her humble nature, combined with her amazing teaching skills made this retreat truly an unforgettable one. Also the Yogis who joined the retreat were well chosen and were nearly all were on the same level. Danica very carefully picked a super venue for this retreat (Jebel Ali Resort) and outdoor facilities added a great value to our practices. I would recommend Danica’s retreats to all Yogis who would like to enjoy perfect Yoga practices in beautiful surroundings."
Lale A V, Dubai


📿🇹🇿 Danica is a wonderful and wise soul. Beyond being an amazing yoga teacher she is such a loving, caring and compassionate being. I had the pleasure to experience her Yoga and Meditation retreat in Zanzibar. In this beautiful and totally natural surrounding we went on a journey into our inner selves.

Starting each day with a sunrise meditation at the beach followed by an extraordinary yoga class, we explored the island together. From a cultural tour in Stone Town, swimming with the dolphins to a meditation in a shelter in the mangroves, it was such a blissful time with lovely people. Danica was preparing our yoga and inner self work sessions in the Yoga Shala always with all of her heart. Whether strong vinyasa flow or Yin Yoga, she always knew exactly what we needed. All of her Yoga classes are so complete and beautiful - sharing her thoughts and beloved quotes in the end.

This retreat was not just an escape from the hustle and bustle of Dubai into this graceful place in Zanzibar, it was also a journey into the depths of our soul. Furthermore it created a wonderful community out of the individuals we have been in the beginning - held together by Danica. Thank you for all the wisdom, good energy and dedication your shared with us. You really live Yoga as an art. Thank you for always being there for me and taking care of everyone of us.

Jenny Traesch, Germany 

Zanzibar Retreat 

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