What type of yoga will be involved, and what level of experience is needed?
This tour is designed for people of all levels and abilities. There will typically be about two yoga sessions day, and all lessons can be adapted for those looking for an extra challenge, yogis who want to slow down the pace, and everyone in between. We will experience a variety of yoga and meditation workshops that focus on all aspects of the mind, body, and soul in all open-air environments throughout Israel.
About how much time each day is spent working out / seeing the sites?
There will be roughly 2 yoga sessions a day – a morning and an afternoon session – of varying length. The rest of our days will be spent visiting local sites, enjoying culinary experiences with Puzzle Israel’s catering team, meeting local Israelis, enjoying time as a group, and allowing time each day for individual and personal relaxation and reflection.
My family wants to join the tour but they are not interested in yoga. Can they come?
This particular tour is suited for adults interested in yoga and seeking a unique experience in Israel. For families and groups looking to arrange an alternative tour, please see our tour options on our website, or contact Puzzle Israel here.
What kinds of additional sites are part of the itinerary?
We will start our journey off in the North of Israel exploring the sites in the Galilee including Haifa, Tzfat, Nazareth, and other local communities. From there we will travel to Jerusalem where we will tour the Old City and explore contemporary Jerusalem as well. From there we will travel to vibrant Tel Aviv where we will explore local shopping districts, learn about the contemporary nature of the city, and celebrate Shabbat as a group. [/text_block]
Will it be too hot to workout outside? What is the weather like in Israel?
Israel is a perfect year round travel destination. The summers at times can get pretty hot and humid (especially along the coastline), but the winters are very mild with some occasional (and much needed) rain. All public transportation, malls, shops and restaurants are equipped with AC. Most importantly: you should always apply sunscreen whenever you go outside, especially in the summer.
What shall I pack in my suitcase for my trip to Israel?
Always: A camera for capturing your special moments, a bathing suit, a hat, plenty of sunscreen, sandals for hiking in water, comfy hiking shoes (best tall ones), and a rucksack for hiking.
Bring workout clothing and appropriate footwear. Lightweight T-shirts, sleeveless shirts and shorts. Pack a sweater or a jacket for chilly nights in the mountains or the desert. Some religious sites require long pants for men and clothing that covers the shoulders and knees for women.
What is Shabbat like in Israel?
Shabbat in Israel begins at sundown on Friday evening and ends Saturday night. We will be located in Tel Aviv for Shabbat, so many of the local restaurants and stores will remain open Friday night through Saturday. There are also plenty of options for those who wish to observe Shabbat. Tel Aviv is a unique and diverse city and will be able to accommodate for all backgrounds and customs![/text_block]