Sunra Yoga

Dahab, Egypt

Sunra Yoga has been running yoga holidays for over 30 years, yoga classes, teacher training, meditation, sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling and yoga diving.

Meditation Retreats 1

Speaks English

from US$879

Really Good 8.5/10

Based on 4 reviews
from US$879
Price for:

8 days / 7 nights

Really Good 8.5/10

Based on 4 reviews

Instructors 1

Barbara Gordon

Barbara has been teaching yoga for over thirty years. She has taught yoga to over a quarter of a million people over the years and trained many of London's now leading teachers. She teaches yoga and runs courses all over the world and to date has certified over three hundred yoga teachers. Born in Scotland, she began her yoga studies in London and from there went to the Sivananda Ashram in Val Morin Canada to study with Swami Vishnudevananda in the Sivananda style of teaching yoga.

Reviews 3

  • Tessa

    BookYogaRetreats.com

    I've had a lovely yoga week in Gozo. It turned out it was only a max of 4 students sharing a house and taking the classes twice a day. The house in Sannat was lovely, roof terrace overlooking the hills and the host of the house, Karen, also cooking us diner every night, was the most lovely lady you can imagine. The other 3 girls and I had the most amazing time together. Jon, our yoga teacher, was most willing to live up to our yoga wishes so there was a lot of individual attention.Communication wise, Sunra was not as professional as they present themselves online. It turned out this was the first time they had the yoga week on that location in Sannat and it came with a lot of unclarities. There was not enough space on the rooftop terrace to fit 4 yoga mats, the described optional trip to Comino wasn't mentioned during the week, the sunset mediation we had to ask for and arrange ourselves, half of the pictures showed online were from a different location, there were no cushions and props provided, and so on. It was in the little things, but added up. It was pretty disappointing that Barbara, the owner, started in defense when answering my email about these things that they've presented to me online differently. Although the yoga itself and the location was great, the communication from Sunra wasn't and that's something to mention.

    Response from Sunra Yoga:

    Dear Tessa,

    I am very sorry for your disappointment with some aspects of the holiday but very pleased nonetheless that you did enjoy yourself and that you were very happy with the yoga, location and food. It was our third holiday, not the first at this venue, but it is our first summer working in Gozo so we have experienced some teething problems. In addition I have had a number of health issues and have been unable to be as hands on as I normally would. We are currently addressing all of your issues, the yoga roof space has been improved to accommodate 5 people and we have updated the itinerary to make it clear regarding the Camino trip on the day off is optional and not arranged by ourselves. Jon had been instructed to do a sunset meditation but didn’t realise it was supposed to be at the beach and instead did it on the roof, which is my mistake. After you wrote to me regarding it not being at the beach I rectified this immediately by arranging for the yoga and sunset meditation to take place the next day at the Azure Window which as I understand you all thoroughly enjoyed. Given this is my first summer working in Gozo I should’ve taken the 5pm beach yoga off the site during the summer as it is really too hot. Regarding the different pics online, it was stated that the holidays were taking place at two different locations in Gozo and pics of both were on the websites. Throughout August all were in the venue in Sannat, which was the info all guests were given upon first enquiry. Regarding props and cushions I explained that in the Sivananda system we do not use props ie blocks, straps or ropes & as far as I was concerned I felt the cushions available in the house were adequate, having used some of them myself when teaching there. Since your feedback we will be considering props for future guests unfamiliar with the Sivananda system. I’m really sorry if I came across as defensive in response to your email, but it was in no way my intention. I appreciate your honest feedback, am addressing all the issues & hope you continue with your practice.

  • Maria

    BookYogaRetreats.com

    Just came home after such an amazing week in Gozo. It was fantastic. No words. It was my first experience, but I can say with 100% confidence it was unforgettable. People I met on this retreat became my souls and teachers. Beautiful place, very special atmosphere, lots of sun, lots of emotions. The best for me and reason why I chose specifically this retreat, was small groups to stay and practice yoga with. We always had attention of our lovely teacher, John and enjoyed time spent together. Anyway, I will definitely repeat it! Thank you.

  • Catherine Austria

    BookYogaRetreats

    The Bedouine Moon Hotel is a really nice hotel with very beautiful rooms and a great pool area. The staff is very friendly and they read your wishes from your lips so that you already feel familiar after a few days of vacation. I also really enjoyed the morning yoga classes with our great teacher Natalie. The divesites (blue whole, murray gardens and the canyon) were fascinating and I felt really safe due to our professional diving instructor Camal from Reef2000. Although because of the political situation there a very few tourists that visit Dahab, which is very sad and brings negative business for the local people.

Testimonials 19

  • Larry

    Sunra Yoga

    A massive thank you to Barbara & the whole Sunra Team for making my stay so enjoyable…and healthy, Philen has prepared so many great dishes.

  • Lou

    Sunra Yoga

    Dear Barbara, words cannot express how much I have appreciated my time with you in this amazing place.

  • Lieve

    Sunra Yoga

    Dear Barbara, Jane, Phile, Thank you very much for this great experience. I’ve enjoyed the “lengthening, softening and stretching” as well as the great food.

  • Arantxa

    Sunra Yoga

    Thanks for your yoga classes to both of you. They were gentle, yet strong and I will always remember the importance of breathing and will try to slow down. Thanks to Philen for his kindness and great food.

  • Jane and Lou

    Sunra Yoga

    Many thanks for a great week. We arrived weary travelers and left as friends after a memorable week. Barbara, you are a remarkable woman and your yoga is beautiful. Adel is a great chef and a very special woman.

  • Ann

    Sunra Yoga

    Had an amazing experience. Barbara has gone out of her way to accommodate me with a variety of classes, breathing methods, and meditation.

  • Sylviane,Mariane, & Caroline

    Sunra Yoga

    Thanks Barbara for the professional yoga teaching and the beautiful participants. We had such a great time!

  • Miryam

    Sunra Yoga

    I had a lovely, relaxing week of good yoga, great teachers, good food, nice walks with lots to see with nice weather. Thank you for the excellent organization and good location.

  • Ford United States

    January 15

    Barbara Gordon is a personable host. She's loved in the community, which she knows deeply and enjoys sharing. In yoga class, she shows precise attention to details, using adjustments to allow for the optimal alignment. Nataly Dubok taught evening classes with incredible efficiency and intelligence. Once I articulated my aims, she knew how to lead me on a fun, unique, and rewarding journey, using a vast repertoire of poses. In my ten years of practice, she's the most unpretentious yet knowledgeable yoga teacher I've met, capable of inspiring laughter, trust, coordination, and progress.I highly recommend Sunra Yoga. These ladies are talented, compassionate, and original. They genuinely want you to have a fun and worthwhile holiday.

  • Annie Minns United Kingdom

    July 2012

    What an unexpected loving week, magical week. I realize how I can focus better now.

  • Sandra Jetten United States

    June 2012

    Thank you for a wonderful week full of unexpected experiences. Words can't really do it justice.

  • Kara United Kingdom

    June 2012

    Babs, Monica and everyone else, what a fabulous holiday! Thanks for my first proper yoga! Really enjoyed it and have been inspired. Magic!

  • Simon

    2012 Sunra Yoga website

    It's been a special week in so many ways Barbara and Monica have ensured that each day was in its own way something that I will carry with me.

  • Claire

    2012 Sunra Yoga website

    What a week! We so enjoyed it, each and every individual experience! Barbara, you are truly a beautiful person who taught me much this week, on yoga & myself I feel the yoga more when I breathe and let my body relax into it. Now I understand and will be teaching your ways within the year!

  • Dee

    2012 Sunra Yoga website

    It's been a fantasy week, much relaxation and taking on new life experiences which for me is something of great value. Barbara, thanks for my gentle introduction to the art of yoga I can say it's been some time since I've felt so good within myself.

  • Jeremy

    2012 Sunra Yoga website

    My Sinai experience has been magical and only enhanced by losing my yoga & meditation virginity to you both. Ohm Shanti Barbara and Monica, looking forward to lots more breathing.

  • Nicky

    2012 Sunra Yoga website

    Thank you Barbara and Monica...for your kind eyes, generous minds & healing souls. You have taught me SO much and inspired confidence in me to live a gentler path, more self reverence, more compassion...I will remember this place of stillness and great elemental beauty...etched on my heart. For the first time in 10 years of severe ME Syndrome I feel energy!

  • Veronica

    2012 Sunra Yoga website

    Thank you! Everything has been just so so fun, so chilled, so special. And I'm leaving that bit different to when I arrived (so stressed!)

  • Clare and Raja

    2012 Sunra Yoga website

    We've had a wonderful and inspiring time here. Thank you so much for an experience we'll never forget hope we can repeat it sometime.

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