Although my life here is mostly work, I do recommend Nuweiba as a wonderful place to relax and re-balance. One special place that provides for your well-being is Nuweiba Yoga Studio.
The studio is in an elegant and peaceful home.The main yoga room can comfortably hold 10 people, has windows looking out to sea and good natural light. It is equipped with mats, blocks and belts, and wall ropes, is air-conditioned, and there is a sound system for music if needed.
The other yoga spaces include a large flat roof area which looks across the mountains and the sea, and this is also a beautiful place to spend the evenings watching the stars in the clear Sinai skies. The Studio has its own beach, with a gazebo where you can mediate or relax lulled by the sounds of the waves.
Teacher Susan Metwali leads small, intimate classes or can work with you individually. Susan is a qualified Yoga teacher and has been teaching for more than 20 years, mainly in West and South West London. She welcomes both beginners and those more experienced in Yoga asana practice to her classes. Her teacher training began with many years of Iyengar Yoga classes including classes with BKS Iyengar and Geeta Iyengar.
Susan has also chosen to expand her knowledge with other teachers and has developed a style of teaching that embraces the knowledge of these great yogis. Drawing on her experience of working with many different age groups and abilities, Susan’s style of teaching focuses on the individual and allows a sense of joy and personal ease to be experienced through the practice of the eight limbs of Yoga.
Yoga classes take place at the studio almost every day, with a Morning Session: 10.30am – 12 midday and Evening Session: 4.00pm – 5.30pm.
Meditation and breathwork are also offered, and Susan can provide Reiki treatments, head massage, women’s body massage, Ayvrvedic facials.
The studio is also available for hire by yoga teachers and teachers of other disciplines such as pilates, dance, tai-chi. This can be by the hour or a teacher can arrange to bring a group of students and teach them at the studio for a week long retreat. The Studio will arrange accommodation, meals and airport transfers as an all in one attractive package for the teacher who can then charge his/her students on an individual basis.
If you are looking for a retreat for yourself or a small group, Nuweiba is a peaceful contrast to bustling Dahab or crowded Sharm el Sheikh. I would suggest that anyone visiting Egypt schedules a class during their time in Nuweiba, and encourage locals to become regulars at the Studio. If you live and work in Dahab or Sharm, a day or two in Nuweiba will refresh your love of this area and a session at the Yoga Studio will refresh you.
You can find more information about Nuweiba Yoga Studio at http://yogastudionuweiba.com and https://www.facebook.com/YogaStudioNuweibaEgypt?fref=ts
video of Susan leading you on a tour of the studio http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut82O5Pq3Uc