Dear students,

For the second time, Beirut Sivananda Yoga Center is collaborating with Guita Bed&Bloom to offer you a 4 days/3 nights Yoga Retreat in Akoura on 28th-29th-30th April and 1st May 2016.
This retreat is the perfect getaway to immerse yourself in an authentic yoga retreat, disconnect, discover Akoura and enjoy a wonderful time with new people.

The retreat is open to beginners.

Note that there’s a possibility to register for a one day or half day program. Also, depending on availibilities, if the tents and rooms are not fully booked, you can register for one or two nights. Stay tuned on the event. All details of the programs/fees below.




5 PM Departure from Daoura
7 PM Arrival at Guita
8 PM Dinner
10 PM Candle light Meditation


7 AM Coffee/Tea & Small meditative walk
8’00 AM Sunrise Yoga
10 AM Brunch
11 AM Free time
1 PM Yoga Workshop
3 PM Small Snack/Tea/Juice
4’30 PM Yoga Class
6’30 PM Dinner
8 PM Meditation & Feu de camp
10 PM Sleep


7 AM Coffee/Tea & Small meditative walk
8’00 AM Sunrise Yoga
10 AM Brunch
11 AM Free time
1 PM Yoga Workshop
3 PM Small Snack/Tea/Juice
4’30 PM Yoga Class
6’30 PM Dinner
8 PM Meditation & Feu de camp
10 PM Sleep


7 AM Coffee/Tea & Small – Pranayama
8’00 AM Sunrise Yoga
10 AM Brunch
12 PM Small lecture
2 PM Departure

Please note that details on workshops will be given later.
We are preparing you an amazing immersion, so stay tuned !



Please note that the tents are super comfortable, spacious, set in a beautiful garden with a super view on the mountains and surrounded by beautiful lighting. They are equipped with mattresses & sheets & towels. We will post pictures on the event so you have an idea.

Shared Tent: 300 $
Single Tent: 340 $
Shared Regular Room: 400 $
Shared Master Room: 445 $
Single Regular Room: 600 $

Fees Include
3 nights/4 days at Guita House
Meals (Brunch & Dinners + Snacks)
5 Yoga Classes
4 Yoga workshops
1 Guided hiking
2 Candle light meditations

Fees don’t include
Bus Fees (will be depending on the number of participants)
Yoga mat rent

FEES FOR ONE DAY/HALF A DAY- Saturday & Sunday

One Day 100 $ (2 meals, 1 snack, 2 yoga classes & 1 workshop, meditation)
Half a Day 60 $ (1 meal, 1 yoga class, one workshop)

This option will be available if the retreat is not full.
If you are interested in this option, we will register you in the waiting list and let you asap.

Shared tent : 240 $
Single tent 260 $
Shared room 300 $

Shared tent 170 $
Single tent 180 $
Shared Room 200 $

What to bring with you :

- A blanket, a scarf

- A yoga mat

- A bottle for the water (you refill it here)

- A warm sweater, a jacket and socks ( it’s cold at night and in the morning !)

- Yoga outfit : pants and tops ( plan on bringing warm clothes)

- Tennis shoes for the hiking

- For those taking the tents : a sleeping bag ( just in case).

- Towels for those who are taking tents.


To register, please contact Maya on 03 119 465. A deposit of 100 $ will be required to secure your spot.

The teachers

Maya and Maria will guide you during this retreat.

Maya Sourati
Is a Sivananda certified Yoga teacher, trained in Canada, Val Morin. She teaches Hatha yoga classes and manages the center. Maya is inspired by many philosophies, styles and techniques which help the students to connect with their inner self.
She’s also a writer and a sketcher.

Maria Malek
Maria grew up in a Yogic environment with her Yogi mum and teacher Irene. Immersed in the yoga practice at a very early age, she naturally decided to take yoga to the next stage. Maria obtained her certification from Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Meenakshi Ashram in South India. She teaches Sivananda Style and Vinyasa flow.

About Beirut Sivananda Yoga Center

The Beirut Yoga Sivananda Center first opened its doors on the 16th of October 2000. The idea of a center in Beirut was put forth by senior disciples of Swami Vishnu-Devananda in 1997. It first seemed like a far off idea; however it became a reality by the Grace of God. The Center is located in a renovated flat of a building that dates back to the nineteen thirties. High ceilings with clear simple lines create a sense of space where people are welcome to learn Hatha Yoga and Vedic philosophy.

About Guita Bed & Bloom

Guita Bed&Bloom is an organic family farm and environmental friendly guesthouse dedicated to agriculture, slow food, agritourism, ecotourism, wellness and education.
Guita Bed&Bloom is member of L’Hote Libanais.