the sacred art of giving

Meaningful Karma Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Arusha (Tanzania) THIS RETREAT WAS CANCELED

The Sacred

Art Of giving

February 7-13, 2021


Join us for an exciting and meaningful adventure in beautiful Arusha (Tanzania).

Enjoy the healing powers of daily Yoga and meditation. Experience the real life of local people and learn their customs and traditions. Make your trip meaningful by practicing Karma Yoga – performing acts of kindness and selfless service.

Karma Yoga is selfless service and one of the Yogic paths to liberation and happiness. During the retreat, each participant will spend around 10 hours helping children from underprivileged families, working with Tanzanian women and engaging in other Karma Yoga activities to support local communities: painting the walls of a local school, cooking, photography, visiting local families, animal rescue, etc.


1) You will learn how to cultivate generosity, gratitude, compassion and love while helping others, giving and performing selfless acts of kindness.

2) You will be immersed in daily practices of Yoga, meditation, deep self-reflections and self-study.

3) You will reconnect to your true values and find true purpose and meaning for your life.

4) You will be surrounded by like-minded people who will be there to support you, inspire you and share joy with you.


Daily morning Yoga + Meditation + Breathwork

Daily afternoon Dharma Talk

Afternoon Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra & Sound Healing

Karma Yoga and meaningful activities with local community

1x Craniosacral therapy

1x Healing Chi massage

1x Life coaching session

What to expect?


You will spend most of the time offline fully immersed into the retreat practices


You will learn the foundations for gratitude, mindfulness & meaningful life


You will practice “kindness in action” in a form of volunteer work helping local children and women


You will discover why GIVING is a truly healing practice, and learn how to incorporate this practice into your daily life and relationships


You will be daily nourished by Yoga, Meditation, mindful movement and play


You will have a chance to enjoy breathtaking panoramas of Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru


You will meet many inspiring local people to learn from each other, share kindness, and create heart to heart connections

safari & Maasai

You will get an opportunity to visit Maasai villages and markets and participate in a safari adventure


Lola Malaika

Meditation, Yoga & Sound Healing

Lola will be leading Yoga & Meditation sessions, Dharma Talks, Sound Healing, Mantra Chanting, and facilitate Karma Yoga activites together with local facilitators.

Ondra Loučím

Sound Healing & CST 

Ondra will be offering Craniosacral therapy (CST) and will be capturing the precious moments with his camera to leave the participants with more than just a memory.

Typical day


7:30 – 9:00

Morning Yoga & Meditation



Healthy & Delicious Breakfast


Karma Yoga


Nourishing Lunch


Afternoon Activities: Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Dharma Talk, Sound Healing, etc.

from 17:00

Free time for exploration of Arusha, self-reflection, rest, fun activities, etc.

February 7-13, 2021


7 days / 6 nights


per person

Booking conditions:

Due to a very demanding organisation of the retreat and a very limited number of places, to secure your spot we require a 50% deposit to confirm a booking, with full payment due 30 days before the retreat begins. You can make a bank transfer or pay via paypal. 



Your deposit and your payment are non-refundable. In case you would have to cancel your participation, you can use your balance for other trainings and retreats with Metta Pilgrims, or give your spot to a friend who will go to Tanzania instead of you.



 – quad occupancy

  Food & Drinks

 – healthy vegetarian breakfast + lunch
complimentary herbal tea & coffee

→ Daily Yoga & Meditation & Dharma Talk & Karma Yoga

→ Donation to a local NGO

→ 1x Chi Massage (60min) 

→ 1x CST treatment (60min) 

→ 1x Life Coaching (60min)


× Flight tickets

× Medical and travel insurance 

× Tanzanian Visa

× Transfers and pick-ups 

× Personal expenses

× Laundry

× Telephone charges

× Any type of natural crises or flight delay charges

× Optional tours (Maasai villages and markets, safari, lakes, Kilimanjaro hiking, etc.)