Yoga yarava yoga festival Israel 2017

Yoga Arava 2017

Kibbutz Elifaz, Negev, Israel

Come feel the magic of the desert November 2nd, 3rd and 4th with Jacqueline Logan and Eddy Toyonaga at Yoga Arava 2017. Throughout this magical weekend we will gather all around the Arava villages for deep yoga workshops with the best teachers in Israel and special guest teachers from abroad, while being embraced by the exhilarating desert landscape. We are looking forward to a meditative weekend in which yoga practice will gain a new perspective. In the main event we will gather for sunset yoga practice, an experience accompanied by live music, integrated with motion, and breathing the infinite desert.

The practice of Yoga provides us with tools for self realization or atman jnana. Atman is the true self and jnana is knowledge based on experience (and not intellect alone). Through conscious movement and breath work, meditation, focus, intention setting, deep relaxation and self study we build a sense of mindfulness giving us a platform to connect to our true self. Allowing us to step back from reacting to life and rather become effective participants creating the life we want to be living. A life with purpose.

The weekend together with Eddy and Jackie will include well rounded, vigorous vinyasa and workshop style classes with a focus on arm balancing, transitions and inversions. As well as yin yoga, meditation, pranayama, chanting and a few other surprises. The weekend will be approached with a sense of play and light heartedness with direction and encouragement towards using the practices for self reflection and discovery of a deeper connection to atman.

Jackie teaches Jivamukti yoga and Eddy teaches Power Vinyasa.

Expect to build Tapas (internal heat) while being moved creatively in challenging sequences to groovy beats. Be prepared to sweat and to meet your healthy edge. All types of postures will be explored including arm balances and inversions.

Jackie and Eddy will also incorporate some Yin/Restorative yoga throughout the Yoga Arava 2017 weekend to balance out the body.

All levels welcome but beginners will be challenge.


For more information on the retreat you can visit Yoga Arava’s website or Facebook page.

Or call: 052-366-5935  /  052-850-2030


Additional information about the workshop and prices:

The workshop will be held in Kibbutz Elifaz – King Solomon Resorts







Eddy Toyonaga and Jackie displaying yoga poses for the Yoga Arava festival 2016

Eddy Toyonaga and Jackie displaying yoga poses for the Yoga Arava festival 2016




Yoga Arava 2017 Schedule 2-4.11.2016

Thursday 2/11
16:00 – Check in and organization
17:00 – Familiarity and first practice
19:30 – Dinner
20:30 – Night practice


Friday 3/11

06:30 – Morning practice
09:00 – Breakfast
10:00 – Asana practice
12:00 – Free time
13:00 – Lunch
14:00- Departing for Timna park by shuttle bus.
16:00 – Main practice at Timna park
19:30 – Dinner at Timna park and international music concert
21:30 – Return by shuttle bus


Saturday 4/11
06:30 – Morning practice
09:00 – Breakfast
10:00 – Yoga philosophy and practice
12:00 – Closing session
13:00 – Lunch


What to bring?
A yoga mat and comfortable clothing, and also bring warm clothing for the night,October brings with it a very nice weather during the day but at night it may get a bit cold.
As part of the various workshops we will walk and meditate in the desert.
The Arava area is full of places for beautiful trips, both long and short, that should not be missed, please bring comfortable walking shoes and a hat.
Also it is recommended to bring a notebook and writing implements.
White clothing is recommended for the Friday evening yoga at sunset.
In case the workshop you have signed up for recommends additional things for you to bring, we will notify you personally.