Proudly present the spiritual experience of your lifetime!

Spiritual Enlightenment Week

12-20 April 2022 – Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania)

Designed for Yoga and/or Pilates practitioners of all levels:
beginners, active people, and those who feel the call for a week of the inner Self.


You will be trained in yoga and pilates by two world-recognized yoga teachers

Anya Glushkova

Certified Iyengar® Yoga Teacher and Fletcher® Pilates Teacher
from Russia

Julio Dieguez Papi

Certified Iyengar® Yoga Teacher
from Spain

You have a chance to participate in a yoga retreat of the highest level possible in this world at the White Sands Resort on the shores of the Indian Ocean.

Schedule April 12 – 20

12 April

Departure from Stockholm in the morning

Arrival in Dar es Salaam in the evening

Healthy welcome snack and champagne

13 April

06.30-08.00 Sunrise yoga class

18.30-20.00 Sunset Pilates class

Welcome dinner

14 April

06.30-08.00 Sunrise yoga class

18.30-20.00 Sunset Pilates class

15 April

06.30-08.00 Sunrise Pilates class

Mbudya paradise Island boat trip

18.30-20.00 Sunset yoga class

16 April

06.30-08.00 Sunrise yoga class

18.30-20.00 Sunset Pilates class

17 April

06.30-08.00 Sunrise yoga class

Mbudya paradise Island boat trip

18.30-20.00 Sunset yoga class


18 April

06.30-08.00 Sunrise yoga class

18.30-20.00 Sunset Pilates class

Farewell dinner

19 April

06.30-08.00 Sunrise yoga class

Healthy farewell snacks

Departure from Dar es Salaam in the evening

20 April

Arrival in Stockholm in the morning

The Spiritual Enlightenment Week will be held at the White Sands Resort on the shores of the Indian Ocean. All Yoga and Pilates classes, as well as personal training with the rest of the African team, will be held here.

Each morning starts with a class on the yoga shala platform out in the Indian Ocean. These classes will mostly be based on energetic practices, including inversions, standing poses, other families of poses, Vinyasa (flowing sequences), and will follow the typical periodization of the Iyengar® Yoga method. This means a week building up to prepare the body for the last sessions based on Pranayama, the breathing practice.

The second session of the day is based on restorative asana practice. Some people may relate this type of class to Yin Yoga. The Iyengar® Yoga method explores unlimited directions during the practices. Restorative classes will be, no doubt, aiming to enhance the amount of energy in your body, but also some of them will be specific for different conditions (menstruation, minor health issues, and on-demand – if there is some subject that the majority want to explore and practice).


Each second evening class is all about the Pilates method. Fletcher® Pilates is reputed to be one of the two more classic methods, and it is reputed to be the one closest to the source. Anya is fully certified with the method and will guide the participants in the discovery that Ron Fletcher – one of the so-called “Elders” – brought to the Pilates community. A Pilates gem for all.

Yoga and Pilates classes will be held in an interior yoga shala, as well as the exterior yoga shala out in the Indian Ocean.

Apart from classes and individual training, you will have the opportunity to enjoy other resort facilities, like the gym, swimming pools, etc.

A beautiful week to connect with the beautiful Soul within all of us.

This is your
Spiritual Enlightenment Week

The package includes:


  • Flight tickets including taxes from Stockholm, Sweden to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, return ticket
  • You will be met by our African team at the airport
  • Transfer from the airport to the White Sands Resort
  • Shared Superior sea view double room with private terrace/balcony, facing the Indian Ocean (*see below for the Single room option)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Swimming pools
  • Gym facilities
  • 4 hours of yoga and Pilates sessions a day by Julio and Anya
  • Equipment during the week: yoga mat, 3 yoga bricks, belt, and blanket
  • 2-3 hours of personal coaching/private sessions of consultation with our professional and highly experienced African team
  • Dedicated areas for our yoga, Pilates, and private consultation sessions
  • 2 boat trips with local fishermen to Mbudya paradise island including lunchbox and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Minivan with an experienced driver at your disposal for special occasions like sightseeing, dinners in downtown Dar es Salaam, or similar
  • Healthy breakfast each day
  • Healthy welcome snack and farewell snack including non-alcoholic drinks
  • Welcome dinner, movie dinner, farewell dinner including non-alcoholic drinks
  • Fruits and healthy drinks each day in connection with sunset class of yoga/Pilates
  • Late check out on departure day
  • Spiritual Enlightenment Week attendance diploma


(*) Private single room for a full week: 3.440 SEK / 400 USD extra fee

All of the above EXCLUDING flight tickets for only
26.790 SEK / 3.070 USD

All of the above INCLUDING flight tickets for only
34.790 SEK / 4.000 USD

According to Swedish law, Specialresor places all revenue in a bond with the Legal, Financial, and Administrative Services Agency (Sw. Kammarkollegiet) in Sweden until the completion of your journey.

Your spiritual enlightenment week is an education that gives you a certification, perfect for corporate incentive travel.

If you have more questions or need additional information, feel free to contact Ulf Bengtsson, the executive producer and host of Spiritual Enlightenment Week.