#InternationalYogaDay2018 Om Shalom Yoga! Israel Becomes Leading Yoga Destination
As Yoga gets global acceptance, in the Jewish state, Tourist Israel has launched the first wellness experience of its kind in the world. With guaranteed departures every week the one-day “Masada Sunrise Yoga” is a world first and has received initial interest from over 50 nationalities
Known to be the cradle of Semitic civilisations, Israel always fascinates us as an ancient nation as well as a modern state. Despite its scientific and technological progress, we may not have thought that the country could be a wonderful Yoga destination. The success of Masada Sunrise Yoga, a unique way to experience yoga in Israel, bears a testimony to the fact that nothing is impossible for inventive Israelis.
Like majority of urban Yoga enthusiasts in world, Israelis too find Yoga as a natural cure for stressful lifestyle. With beautiful natural backdrops like the Mediterranean Sea, Judean Desert, and the Dead Sea, Israel is brimming with idyllic yoga locations. Visitors can bring their mat to the beach and practice their skills in the morning as the sun rises, in complete tranquility. Alternatively, there are a number of yoga classes and tour packages that combine discovering some of Israel’s iconic scenery with yoga practices that keep the mind, body, and soul completely relaxed. The yoga experiences in Israel cater to beginners through to expert so everyone can take part.
Masada Sunrise Yoga
The “Masada Sunrise Yoga, Ein Gedi Oasis, and Dead Sea Wellness Experience Tour” is a wonderful way to experience yoga in Israel. This unique tour takes visitors to Mount Masada in the heart of the Dead Sea region. At 400 meters high, this mountain forms part of the fortress of Masada which was built by King Herod and boasts a significant history that recognizes the courage of the zealots who chose to sacrifice themselves to avoid being captured by the Romans.
After climbing to the top of Mount Masada in the early hours of the morning, the tour group will experience a rejuvenating yoga session as the sun rises over the Judean desert. You will then descend into the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve where you will cool down in the waterfall pools before taking a dip in the Dead Sea to float in the lowest destination on Earth. This tour departs from both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and is the easiest way to combine yoga and sightseeing, with relaxation as the main focus.
“We are seeing growing demand for wellness based experiences, but yet with so many visitors to Israel limited in time had to carefully consider how to offer these whilst still enabling visitors to see the most in-demand locations. The Masada Sunrise Yoga experience is the first in a new range of experiences which will launch this year. It’s important for us that these are all offered at accessible prices and with guaranteed departures from the major cities of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem,” says Ben Julius, CEO of tour operator Tourist Israel.
Following the yoga experience at Masada, participants will have the chance to briefly explore this fortress which is located in the Judean Desert. After descending, the wellness events will continue, with a drive to the Ein Gedi Reserve. The final stop on this day-long experience is the Dead Sea. The lowest point on Earth, the saline waters of the Dead Sea ensure that anybody who enters will simply float. Meanwhile, the mineral rich mud (which are bottled and sold in malls around the world) can simply be scooped up from natural pools and applied to the full-body for another Instagram friendly opportunity.