The Sinai is a holy land and many people come as genuine pilgrims. Apart from Mt. Sinai there are many other religious places. It is also an ideal location for other spiritual and nature based activities, to relax, clear your mind.
“Silence is a true friend who never betrays” – Confucius
Yoga, reiki, meditation…
There is an increasing number of operators who provide yoga on resort premises or out in the Sinai nature. The setting is perfect either case, be it by the beach, in the desert or the mountains. There are other activities to revitalise your body, mind and spirit, such as reiki, meditation, fasting and more. Apart from specialty operators, quite a few Bedouin guides understand what the visitor needs are and can organise nature retreats. In the mountains people usually stay in lovely Bedouin gardens, while in the desert in traditional Bedouin tent.
Sinai is a Biblical land and many visitors come for this sole reason. The Monastery of Saint Katherine welcomes pilgrims of the Orthodox fate, and Mt Sinai – Mount Horeb or Gebel Musa – is a peak holy to all three Abrahamic religions. There is a small number of operators who specialise in organising religious tours, although excursions to the main attractions, including Mt Sinai, the Monastery of Saint Katherine, and possibly to the Convent in Wadi Feiran, are offered by most mainstream tour operators too.
Yoga Studio Nuweiba
The purpose-built Yoga Centre on Fayrouz Beach, in Nuweiba, is the place where you can come for an individual class or a more intensive course. The teacher is Susan who has been teaching yoga for more than 20 years. Yoga classes are geared for all levels of ability and ages. Fayrouz beach is also a wonderful location for snorkeling and diving. It has one of the best coral reefs in the area.
Wind Sand & Stars (UK)
Wind Sand & Stars are leading specialists in high quality historical and spiritual journeys. They have been operating in Sinai since the early 1990s and offer a distinctive, authentic and personal experience. Their desert retreats are based in a remote and beautiful sandstone area of South Sinai. They draw upon the area’s many Biblical associations and its tradition of spiritual reflection from the time of the Desert Fathers. Some retreats involve collective worship and prayer, while others are non-denominational. Days normally include time for silence, with optional excursions on foot and camel.
Radiant Rainbow’s Reiki Room
Radiant Rainbow’s Reiki Room is a small spiritual centre based in Dahab, Sinai. In the centre we offer many varied activities, ranging from several kinds of healing treatments to Reiki and Karuna Reiki courses (all degrees up to and including Master) and a variety of other interesting workshops (such as numerology, dowsing and connecting to your passion), as well as guided meditation sessions with many guest teachers.
Es begann im Jahr 1962: Eine erste Reisegruppe reiste damals unter Leitung von Professor Herbert Haag auf den Spuren der biblischen Geschichte durch den Nahen Osten – vom Libanon über Syrien und Jordanien nach Israel. Teilweise mussten die Strecken noch mit Taxis zurückgelegt werden: Reisebusse gab es nicht. Aus den “bibelarchäologischen Lehrkursen” der ersten Jahre entwickelte sich unter der Ägide von Kurt Speidel Schritt für Schritt unsere moderne Studienreise.
“My name is Birgit, I live in Dahab since 14 years. Initially the stunning underwater world was the reason for me to settle down in Sinai. I have been teaching students up to Instructor level for nearly 10 years and I have also been a passionate & enthusiastic yoga practitioner for 10 years.”
Moonbeach (Ras Sudr)
Here at Moonbeach we’re small enough to know your name, and big enough to have all the toys to keep you busy. Be it windsurfing, kitesurfing or yoga there is always something for you to do.