Journey to Rwanda: Transformation

AUgust 2020 - 10-day educational + CULTURAL IMMERSION

Journey to the heart of Central Africa in the summer of 2020 with Master guide and yoga teacher, Sam Reynolds. Witness transformation and experience how Rwandans have reshaped their landscape since the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi. Sam lived in worked in Rwanda from 2013-2014 in advocacy and was a mentor to 16 young teenage girls.

Retreat Objectives:

  • Learn about Rwanda’s transformational journey from the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi to the Present

  • Experience yoga off the mat at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village

  • Understand how wellness and yoga have played a part in healing

  • Apply principles and practices to your daily life

Trip Highlights:

  • Yoga and meditation classes with local Rwandan instructors

  • Rwanda’s Past: Visit Kigali Genocide Memorial and Nyamata Reconciliation Village.

  • Modern expression: art center tour in Kigali and traditional dance performance

  • Restore and renew by Lake Kivu (swimming + kayaking)

  • Optional trek to see the golden monkeys or gorillas in Volcanoes National Park (permits extra)

  • Witness yoga off the mat and spend 4 days at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, a non-profit and residential community dedicated to healing and empowering over 500 orphaned teens (site tour, sustainability, solar project, and empowerment in action). 

  • Safari to Akagera National Park

  • Double or single accommodation

  • All meals (except snacks, alcohol, and some evenings out)

Contact Sam to learn more.