BACK TO DIVINITY, ZIMBABWE 2020
Kemetic Yoga & AfrikOlistik Retreat
w/ Sylvia DESROSES & Steven ROUSSEAU
7 Day Wellness & Yoga Retreat in Afreeka
"Men and women must become like God through the life of the spirit and the culture of the spirit, through scientific knowledge, practice and corporal discipline.”
- Ancient Egyptian Proverb
Let's discover the best of Zimbabwe with an African Yoga Retreat.
What to expect?
Explore the God(dess) within in a magic country!
Fulfilling your Destiny and aligning with your Inner G
Connecting, healing and building with the Community
Sankofa, connecting to the source with a wholistic healing experience
Practice Kemetic & Pharaonic Yoga
Fulljoy the Afrikolistik Lifestyle
Learn more about African Spirituality & Zimbabwean Traditions
Discover how to tune into Divine power and energy, developing 7 senses
Resting and recharging
Balance Feminine/masculine energies
" Back To Divinity, which simple means back to self! Journey of coming back to self, is the journey back to Africa, cradle of human civilization, our roots, our deeper self. Through the practice of Yoga of the continent, Kemetic Yoga and other African influence yoga practices, as well as other holistic modalities (meditations, energy healing, healthy eating, plant medicine, etc.). We are grounding ourselves, stepping back from environment that might not serve us the way it should, finding inner balance and peace."
Steven Rousseau, Kemetic Yoga Instructor
Dates: October 14-20, 2020
Location: Victoria Falls, ZIMBABWE
Nearest airport: code AITA : HRE • code OACI : FVRG
Yoga & Meditation
Adventure and outdoor excursions
Pricing: from $ 2 800 per person
Back to Divinity is an African experience with a breakthrough to discover a new level of connection to yourself.
Zimbabwe is a landlocked country of Africa known for its spectacular scenery and diverse wildlife, visible largely in parks, reserves and safari areas. On the Zambezi River, the Victoria falls plunge with a height of 108 meters in the narrow gorge of Batoka, where it is possible to practice rafting and bungee jumping. Matusadona and Mana National Parks, home to hippos, rhinos and birds.
Zimbabwe is distinctive in Africa for its large number of medieval era city ruins built in a unique dry stone style. Possibly the most famous of these are the Great Zimbabwe ruins in Masvingo which survive from the Kingdom of Zimbabweera. Other ruins include Khami Ruins, Zimbabwe, Dhlo-Dhlo and Naletale.
The Matobo Hills are an area of granite kopjes and wooded valleys commencing some 35 kilometres south of Bulawayo, southern Zimbabwe. The Hills were formed over 2000 million years ago with granite being forced to the surface, this has eroded to produce smooth "whaleback dwalas" and broken kopjes, strewn with boulders and interspersed with thickets of vegetation. Mzilikazi, founder of the Ndebele nation, gave the area its name, meaning 'Bald Heads'.
Pick-up and drop-off from airport (HRE) and train to Victoria Falls
Full Breakfast, lunch & dinner & all non-alcoholic drinks,
such as fresh juices, water, soft drinks
Daily Kemetic Yoga sessions and Meditation
Outdoor Yoga practice
One "Back To Divinity" workshop with Steven Rousseau
One "AfrikOlistik" workshop with Sylvia Desroses
One Herbal medecine workshop with local and traditional healer
Three (3) Off-Site Adventure Excursions or experiences per person
(e.g. Victoria Falls, Zambezi River and National Park, Sunset Cruise)
On-site activities such Sudili and Bird Hide for observing the wildlife
Itinerary, activities and excursions schedule will only be sent to the subscribed attendees.
Not Included :
Supplementary spa services
Supplementary activities : excursions, etc...
Travel insurance (recommended)
Objects of personal nature/souvenirs
Sunset Cruise ~ Seat back, relax and soak up the last rays of the African sun as you gently drift along the Zambezi River above the Falls with a fruit juice and enjoying delicious snacks. Look out for elephant, hippo, crocodile, magnificent birds and other wildlife.
The finale of the cruise is the unforgettable sight of the sun getting over the Zambezi River, turning the sky into a myriad of reds, oranges and pinks, and casting shadows and silhouette all around.
Wild Life and Nature ~ There is no better way to explore the African bush than on a guided game drive in an open safari vehicle. Drive in the early morning and late afternoon, allowing you to choose to do this activity when its best suits your itinerary.
As well as numerous bird species, wildlife that may be seen on the game drive, taken through Zambezi National Park, includes Elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, waterbuck and other antelope.
Victoria Falls Rainforest Guided Tour ~ Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the largest curtain of falling water in the world, can be enjoyed from the Zimbabwean side of the Falls 365 days of the year.
On this tour, you will be accompanied through the Rainforest by a qualified guide who will give a brief history of the Falls, as well as detailing the flora, fauna and other points of interest. Stop at lookout points along the way to marvel at one of the Seven natural Wonders of the World.
Meet The Facilitators
Sylvia DESROSES (Martinique)
Sylvia Ebony DESROSES is the founder and Master Instructor of SE Yoga, an energetic, syncretic and meditative African Yoga style, a unique synergy of different African Yoga styles including Kemetic Yoga, Pharonic Yoga.
With her students, she combines African Kemetic Yoga with the traditions and philosophies of East and West Africa, especially from Benin (from her lineage), African and Caribbean holistic practices, Nature and the 5 Elements in an original way to reinforce the personal and collective best-to be. The practice is sacred, the breathing is conscious and deep, the poses take a new aesthetic and a certain rigor. The SE Yoga is articulated around three principles of esoteric dialogues: the forces of the Nature, the 5 Elements and silence.
Sylvia Ebony is a sage, an inspiring guide for the people she is destined to serve. Her SE Yoga discipline have been influenced by many years of researches and practices with her mentors across the globe (in Europe, Africa, United States and Central America). Sylvia is passionate about Nature and Wisdom.
Her energy is very rare, unique, some says “magnetic”.
Sylvia is a certified Yoga teacher, Holistic Life Coach, African Tradition practitioner, who helps people to stay connected to their own truth and light.
She is trained in Kemetic Yoga (Ancient Egyptian), Yoga of the Pharaohs, Mindfulness Meditation, Kemetic Reiki, African Holistic Health and Wellness, Plant Medicine (traditional herbalist) and Spiritual Nutrition.
She uses Nature & Elements in an innovative way to encourage others to do the work and embrace their unique purpose in life.
Steven ROUSSEAU (USA)
Brooklyn born and raised, I am the founder of Brownstone Wellness, a Certified Personal Trainer, Holistic Nutritionist, and Kemetic Yoga instructor. Growing up I was overweight, ate unhealthy, and very inactive. When I was eight years old my parents enrolled me in Martial Arts (Karate). Once I got started with Karate, not only did I learned to defend myself, but I developed a discipline in maintaining an active lifestyle. I took Karate very seriously and stayed committed to my practice, eventually becoming a first-degree Black belt.
The summer before entering college in 2006, I started my journey as a personal trainer and became Certified with ISSA (International Sports Science Association), while I worked at a local gym. In college, I continued my passion for football, but also furthered my education in fitness and the human body, by studying to become a Physical Therapist Assistant at Nassau Community College.
While in college, I started to take personal training more seriously, and acquired additional certifications such as, Corrective Exercise/Post Rehab, and Certified Personal Trainer through NASM (National Association of Sports Medicine). Shortly after, I began to gain an interest in yoga and holistic living.
While progressing as personal trainer, I acquired another certificate, Certified TRX trainer, but my Interest in holistic living started to grow more and more, and I decided to become a Holistic Nutritionist through AFPA (American Fitness Professional Association), at same time becoming a vegan in 2009.
The next step in my journey as fitness professional, was pursue a certification as a yoga instructor, while I had been practicing yoga since 2006, I wasn't sure which style of yoga I wanted to specialize in, and that's when I came across Kemetic Yoga, a yoga practice out of ancient Egypt, that really intrigued me. After taking a workshop with, Master Kemetic Yoga Yiser Ra Hotep, I decided to become a Certified Kemetic Yoga Instructor through Yogaskills School of Kemetic Yoga. Once I received my Kemetic Yoga certification, I started implementing yoga into my training sessions.
My passion for health and wellness, continues grow, and I share this passion to my clients, looking to motivate them to feel the same way about their health, as well as their overall wellness. When I chose the name, “Brownstone Wellness", for my business, the process was based on my view on how to build a healthy body and mind, through building a solid foundation from within. The name "Brownstone" represents the body, just like a brownstone home, its strong sturdy and can withstand any conditions, but the reason why its long lasting and durable, is because of its strong foundation, this is where the name "Wellness" comes in. To be healthy, you have to be more than just strong on the outside, but strong and healthy on the inside, physiologically, psychologically, and energetically.
Lokuthula Lodges - Victoria Falls
Rates: Double Occupancy
$ 2,800 USD per person
Rates: Single Occupancy
$ 3,300 USD per person
Deposit: $ 350,00 USD to reserve your accommodation.
Please note that deposits (first installments) are non-refundable.
The Back To Divinity Retreat is limited for a group of 10 to 14 persons, in order to provide an intimate and authentic experience for attendees. To reserve your spot, you are invited to make a deposit. Invitations will be extended until capacity is reached.
$ 350 USD non-refundable deposit is due upon acceptance to secure your spot.
Balance is due no later than August 15th, 2020.
Prices are quoted in USD (U.S. Dollars). Payments can be made via Paypal and bank transfert.