Proudly present the holistic experience of your lifetime!

Spiritual Enlightenment Week

29 Sept – 7 Oct 2022 – Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania)

This is a week with focus on well-beeing, to relax and to find harmony. We provide the scenery and environment, as well as the tools. Your days at The White Sands Resort start and end with Pilates/yoga, you choose the level. What the rest of the day looks like is completely up to you. Enjoy the company of like-minded, exercise, do excursions, sit by the ocean, swim in the pool…
This is your week!

Besides quality yoga, there are many ways to spend the day while in Dar es Salaam. Swim in the ocean, take a tour with our experienced driver in our private minibus. See Dar es Salaam with Micael Tanzborn, born and raised in Tanzania. He will give you a special tour, that will surprise and amaze you on many levels.

Follow the local fishermen on a day trip to Mbudya Island. This paradise Island offers super soft sandy beaches as well as crystal clear water, good conditions for snorkeling, and beautiful hiking opportunities.

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.

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


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

Anya Glushkova

Certified Iyengar® Yoga Teacher and Fletcher® Pilates Teacher

Julio Dieguez Papi

Certified Iyengar® Yoga Teacher
from Spain

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

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
  • Breakfast each day
  • Fruits and drink in the room upon arrival
  • Welcome dinner, movie dinner, farewell dinner including non-alcoholic drinks
  • Fruits and juices 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
23.770 SEK / 2.450 USD

All of the above INCLUDING flight tickets for only
31.770 SEK / 3.295 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.