Sardinia Destination Yoga Retreat
Jul
27
to Aug 3

Sardinia Destination Yoga Retreat

Set in in a quiet location on the Eastern coast of Sardinia, Galanias is a stone’s throw away from the wide stretch of sandy beach of La Torri di Bari and the warm Mediterranean sea. The hotel itself is a peaceful oasis with gardens, two swimming pools and a total of only 43 rooms. It is a highly rated family-owned boutique property and run by a happy and welcoming team.

Apart from enjoying the beach, in between yoga sessions guests can relax in the pretty poolside cabanas, enjoy relaxing massages, Reflexology and Thai stretching sessions, or for those looking for adventure the friendly hotel team can help you organise local excursions both on land and sea!

Yoga sessions take place on the wonderful outdoor yoga platform. This authentic, spacious and airy circular shala has hardwood floors and draped walls which can be opened up to show off stretching ocean views.

Retreat Accommodation

The bright and light Garden rooms at Galanias are decorated in a traditional Sardinian style with all furniture made by local artisans. They’re set in the hotel gardens a very short stroll across from the main hotel and yoga shala and are lovely and peaceful. Bedrooms are also available in the main hotel building. All rooms are ensuite and have air conditioning so even in the summer months guests can stay cool.

Fresh Sardinian Cuisine

For our retreat guests, a tasty and plentiful breakfast and dinner are included within our package. After morning yoga guests can enjoy a fresh, bountiful buffet. The evening dinner includes a starters buffet and a selection of main courses all showcasing local ingredients with plenty of fruit, vegetables as well as fish and meat for those that would like it. The food is delicious, local Sardinian cuisine, prepared with pride.

 

Per Person Sharing or Single

Standard with garden view £995 sharing £1595 single 

Prices include: 7 nights ensuite accommodation, breakfast and dinner with water during meals and yoga, all scheduled yoga and free wi-fi.

Prices exclude: flights, additional food/beverages, personal insurance, massages, laundry, excursions and airport transfers.

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Northern Spain Destination Yoga Retreat
Oct
11
to Oct 18

Northern Spain Destination Yoga Retreat

Cirera D'Avall

Nestled in rural Spanish countryside this beautiful restored stone farmhouse is the perfect destination for a yoga retreat. With only 7 guest bedrooms retreats here will be intimate and relaxed. The house is elegantly decorated and designed to encourage you to relax in comfort. Surrounded by fields and forests you’ll truly feel you’re away from it all.

Outside there’s a swimming pool with jets and beside the pool is a wonderful little spa with jacuzzi and sauna. If you’re looking to treat yourself massages can be arranged with local therapists. Evenings can be spent together on the dining terrace or in the candlelit living room where you can relax on comfortable sofas.

Yoga at Cirera D’Avall

The yoga space at Cirera D’Avall continues the elegantly restored style of the rest of the villa. Exposed stone walls and a wooden beam ceiling help students feel cocooned and safe within the studio, whilst still enjoying the warm sun and poolside views through the beautiful floor to ceiling windows.
During our retreats all equipment is provided so there is no need to bring your own. Visit our yoga teacher page to see more information about yoga on specific weeks.

Retreat accommodation

Inside the villa, there are cosy, communal living spaces on the ground floor as well as a mezzanine library. For those needing to stay connected, wi-fi is available in the communal areas too.

Each ensuite bedroom is tastefully decorated with pretty, classic furniture in keeping with the rest of the farmhouse. Book a room to yourself or a shared space, plus we can even help find another like minded solo traveler to share with you.

The spacious yoga studio has stunning floor to ceiling windows looking out across the pool and gardens.

Local delicious cuisine

Meals served at Cirera have been specially designed by a destination yoga retreat chef based on local, in season ingredients to ensure that everything is delicious for our groups. Dishes will be served as part of buffet and will include plenty of protein, vegetables and fruit so you have plenty of energy for the yoga sessions. Fish will also be served for those that would like it four times per week.

Drinking water, a selection of teas and filter coffee will be available during the day so once you’re here you won’t need to worry about anything extra.

Recommended flight is from Gatwick to Barcelona, Spain.

PRICE Per Person

Standard ensuite room £995 Sharing £1695 Single

Prices include: 7 nights ensuite accommodation, all meals, water, all scheduled yoga and free wi-fi. Tea and coffee is available all day at no charge.

Prices exclude: flights, additional food/beverages, personal insurance, massages, laundry and excursions. Airport transfers on our recommended flights.

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Greek Island Retreat
Sep
14
to Sep 19

Greek Island Retreat

ABOUT THE RETREAT

The perfect chance to dive deep into your practice. A time for reflection, expansion and healing. Explore the rich wisdom of yoga in all its aspects. Each day we will explore pranayama (breath exercises), asana (physical poses), meditation and many other aspects of ritual and ceremony that help us uplift, release and come home to our innate wholeness. So much can happen on a retreat. It's the greatest act of self love to take this time for you. To dive into the yogic practices, to soak up some sun, bask in the raw beauty of the Greek island of Kythnos whilst surrounded by like minded people. Come, play, explore and grow! Lucy will hold space for deep transformation to happen and draws on her expansive experience across many spiritual traditions to offer a life changing retreat. Expect to come home inspired, reenergised and with a deep sense of peace in your wide open heart! 

 

GREEK INSPIRED NUTRITION

Combining a holistic approach to wellness with the Greek tradition we have created a bespoke menu which awakens the senses and lifts your spirit. Kicking off the day with energizing snacks and a delicious brunch featuring traditional Greek yogurt, homemade granola, raw tahini, organic thyme honey and a blend of greek superfoods. Cold pressed juices and smoothies will be available for you to enjoy by the pool or to sip before a swim. In between the yoga practices, a revitalizing salad bar will be served at the outdoor dinning table including a special version of the famous Greek salad and the Cretian 'ntako' salad. The dinners will be catered by our local chef, each evening serving a different Kythnos specialty. Let it all go, with herbal infusions and raw cacao promising a good night sleep. 

 

ENJOY KYTHNOS

In between the yoga sessions, walk down the path which leads to the sea and enjoy a refreshing swim or sunbathe on the big flat rocks. There'll also be plenty of time to explore Kythnos magnificent beaches and take a stroll in the lil alleys of Chora. A day trip to the famous double beach of Kolona is a must as it's been featured between the most magnificent beaches of Greece. For the more adventurous, there are plenty of extra activities from diving to hiking in the secret paths of the island and we can help you customize your journey.  

 

THE RETREAT INCLUDES

  • 6 island days / 5 nights - luxury accommodation on a seaside villa
  • 2 daily yoga sessions (1h 30min each)
  • Daily guided meditation
  • 3 vegetarian meals (brunch, light lunch, dinner) - Dairy free options available
  • Daily cold-pressed juice
  • Fresh produce of fruits and vegetables 
  • Yoga equipment (mats, straps, blocks, etc)
  • Visit to downtown Kythnos
  • Day trip to Kolona double beach
  • Sunset yoga / yoga on the beach
  • Athens airport transfer to/ from Lavrio Port
  • Free wifi access in the villa
  • Housekeeping service
  • Still and sparkling water provided 

* Flights to / from Athens airport and ferry tickets to/ from Kythnos are NOT included

RATES & ACCOMMODATION

Shared Bedroom with two twin (single) beds and ensuite bathroom -- 1090€ p/p

Shared Bedroom with a king size double bed and ensuite bathroom -- 890€ p/p
(suggested for couples, families, friends)

Single Accommodation available upon request 

* Early Bird Offer: 100€ discount for bookings until 15th January 2017

To find out more visit HERE

Contact: info@fykiada.com 

 

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Summer Retreat Spain
Jun
22
to Jun 29

Summer Retreat Spain

Pi Blau is a stunningly designed eco-villa, perfect for yoga retreats. Overlooking the fantastic Costa Brava coastline, the private villa is situated only a 10 minute walk to the local beach, where guests have the chance to listen to calming waves and unwind by the shore during the day.

In between classes you can enjoy the outdoor living areas- relaxing on the hammock offers views of the beautiful saltwater pool that seems to disappear into the ocean. If you want to explore the local area, there is a chance to visit Figueras to see the Salvador Dali museum or arrange a hike to further beaches, such as Aiguablava and beyond.  

The spacious yoga studio floods with light allowing you to connect with the natural surroundings and focus your energy into the practice. Large folding doors, let the eco-build come into its own allowing the sea-breeze to flow into the space, keeping the room cool and fresh. Evening sessions are softly lit, encouraging relaxation.

Food: The delicious meals are healthy, organic and where possible sourced from Pi Blau's own vegetable garden. The chef will provide vegetarian meals with fish for those who would like. The relaxed atmosphere of the villa means that meals are generally cooked in front of guests in the open plan kitchen area, with three delicious 'family style' meals per day. The space is flexible and guests can chose to eat in the dining room or on the wooden terrace by the pool. Local wine is available for a small cost to enjoy during meals and an 'honestly list' is kept for soft drinks so guests can help themselves.

Accommodation: All rooms have been designed using high-quality, ethically sourced materials. All stylish and comfortable rooms are ensuite apart from 2 rooms which share a bathroom and separate loo. Underfloor heating and blackout curtains in all the rooms ensure whenever you visit Pi Blau, you are met with comfort. Hairdryers, fans and free wifi are also available during the stay.  

In addition a large, communal living space on the ground floor of the yoga studio offers guests the chance to relax in comfort and peruse an array of yoga books. The owner has thought of everything, even down to insulating the electrics to avoid electromagnetic fields - allowing guests to totally relax.

Treatments: Pi Blau has its own treatment room, so if guests chose to have some extra indulgence, massages can be booked with a local therapist once arrived.

EARLY BIRD OFFER:  book more than 6 months in advance and save £50

Prices:

Single room:

Single occupancy £1445

Standard room:

Shared occupancy  £1045

Single occupancy  £1595

Superior room:

Shared occupancy £1070

Single occupancy £1645

Book HERE

 

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Yoga & Sweat Lodge Retreat
May
26
to May 28

Yoga & Sweat Lodge Retreat

  • Heriots Croft Twitton Lane Otford Kent TN14 5JS (map)
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Transform, Release & Awaken

This retreat is going to be so magic. The combination of Yoga and the Mayan tradition of a sweat lodge ceremony is such a potent mix that can really allow us to dive deep, excavate that which no longer serves us and step into the summer ahead with a renewed sense of purpose and vitality! 

During this weekend retreat we will bask in Nature and through yoga asana practise, pranayama (breath work), meditation, walks in Nature and sacred Mayan sweat lodge ceremony we will hold space for deep internal transformation. Cleansing and clearing out old debree from the Winter & Spring so we can skip into Summer with vitality and clarity.

 Under the guidance of Maya healer Roland Torikian we will be participating in the scared Mayan ceremony of a sweat lodge. I have been working with Roland and the sweat lodges for over 5 years and have found it to be one of the most healing, potent and transformative practices. I cannot wait to share these magic ritual with you.  

This coupled with the yoga, meditation and sacred intention setting will create a truly potent weekend for healing and enjoyment. 

To support and nourish us through this incredible process we will offer wonderful, hearty and healthy vegetarian meals specifically catered according to what we will need each day.  

For more details on what a sweat lodge is and how to best prepare or to arrange a consultation with Roland prior to the retreat go to: http://www.mayamedicine.co.uk/Mayamedicine/Welcome.html

Roland Torikian, Maya Healer: A Short Biography

On summer solstice this year I completed my twentieth year as a Maya Healer. I was born and raised in Kent and since early childhood felt a strong calling to this path. Whilst studying in Mexico City from 1992-93 I began to explore the potential of indigenous medicines and spiritual practices of the country.

In the spring of 1995, I met Lauro de la Cruz Martinez, a Maya Curandero from Villa Las Rosas, Chiapas, South Mexico and embarked upon a rigourous five year apprenticeship in Maya Medicine.


Lauro and I founded a new healing centre in San Cristobal de las Casas, known as “El Centro del Niño Fundador.” Along with Lauro and other Maya elders including the Lacandons Antonio Viejo and Chankin Viejo, I studied Maya Medicine - a comprehensive system of indigenous medicine that has flourished in the Maya Highlands and Lowlands of Chiapas for over two thousand years.

Some of the techniques more commonly used include pulse reading and egg diagnosis, limpiezas (spiritual cleansings), bodywork, dreamwork, “consultas” or talking therapy and the use of medicinal plants and ceremonies such as sweat lodges and house blessings.

As conductors of energy, Maya Healers work with the five sacred elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, Space to help balance individuals and communities. As in many indigenous traditions we work with the principles of the interconnectedness of Man and Nature, Earth and Heaven, to help sow back together the ruptures in the fabric between the physical and non-physical worlds.

On completing my apprenticeship I went to India to run a Maya Medicine Centre in Dharamshala, whilst studying Tibetan Buddhist philosophy with Geshe Sonam Rinchen. In 2000 I returned to open Centro Maya in Godalming, Surrey. After several years of practicing and teaching I went back to Mexico and opened a healing centre in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato until summer of 2007. I now live in England and practice at triyoga in London. I run monthly seminars & sweat lodges in Kent and retreats in the UK, Europe, and Mexico.

Program and Venue

Friday 26th "Initiation"

Arrival between 430-6pm

Yoga practice 630-745

Dinner 8

Saturday 26th "Purification"

7:30-8am Meditation

8-930am Yoga (Uplifting Vinaysa Flow)

9:45am Breakfast

11am Sweatlodge

7pm Dinner

Sunday 28th "Integration"

8-8:30am Meditation

8:30-10am Yoga (Revitalising Morning Flow)

10:15am Breakfast

11am Out in Nature

1pm Lunch

230pm Closing yoga practice and ceremony 

4pm Home time! 

 

Address:

Heriots Croft Twitton Lane Otford Kent TN14 5JS

Nearest station: Shoreham (Kent)

Trains run frequently from Victoria and Blackfriars stations. 

8 min TAXI from Shoreham station to the house. Please book yourself. 

Booking and Price

Price is based on sharing a room with a few others in Rolands beautiful, cosy country home in Kent.

All included £300 per person max 10 spaces

lucybmccarthy@gmail.com

or call 07779577525

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