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Holistic Yoga Holiday in Greece

Gentle Yoga Holiday, in the Peloponnese: 30th June – 6th July 2018

Gentle yoga and relaxation with sound sessions. Suitable for everybody. Join experienced yoga teacher, Julia Moore and Sound Healer Alistair Smith on a yoga holiday in Southern Greece at the wonderful Spirit of Life Yoga Studio.

Venue

The Spirit of Life is a holistic retreat centre in the Mani a mountainous area on the southern tip of the Greek mainland. It’s a place rich in ancient history, myth and stunning natural beauty. Up until just 40 years ago the only method of travel into the Mani was by sailing boat. As a consequence, the area retains the unspoilt, truly laid back atmosphere of authentic Greece. This is the perfect place for yoga, rest and deep relaxation. You’ll be surrounded by mountains, sea and sky; breathe air fragrant with herbs; swim in crystal clear sea and be nourished by delicious locally grown food.

Yoga

The day starts with morning meditation and breath practice, following this is an hour and a half long yoga class in the beautiful studio with a panoramic view of sea and the mountains. The rest of the day is free for you to explore, swim or rest. In the evening there is a deeply relaxing restorative practice to ease every last bit of tension from your body and mind. You will see improvements in your strength and flexibility. A one hour private yoga lesson is included in the price. All classes are optional so you can rest or practice as much as you feel to.

 

Sound

Sound as vibration affects the mind and physical body at a deep level, allowing deep-seated tension, anxiety and stress to gently and easily melt away. Sound and movement work very well together, as sound reaches the parts of our being that movement cannot. Musician and sound Healer Alistair Smith will lead at least two sound baths on this retreat as well as providing meditative sound accompaniment to the evening restorative yoga classes. Also included in the holiday is a private sound healing treatment with Alistair.

Other Delights

Kerry and Wendy are our hosts at the Centre, they have been hosting retreats for over twenty years and have a deep knowledge of the nature, historical sites and mythical stories of the surrounding land. There is a local swimming platform about fifteen minutes from the Centre and the nearest beach is another 20 minutes walk beyond the local fishing village of Agios Nikolaos. If you wish there are opportunities to go horse riding, visit historical sights or go walking further afield. However, most people choose to simply relax, unwind and “just be” in nature.

Food

A delicious brunch spread is offered after the morning yoga class. On the first and last evenings of the retreat, we’ll have dinner at Spirit of Life as well. On the other evenings you are free to explore the lovely local tavernas or cook meals at your apartment.

Accommodation

 

Prices are based on sharing a private apartment with one other person, by the sea in the little village of Agios Nikolaos. Gnospi – the beautiful swimming platform, cafes, restaurants and beaches are a short walk away. For £150 extra you can have an apartment to yourself. All accommodation has air conditioning, cooking facilities and an en suite bathroom.

What is included on this holiday?

  • Shared or single occupancy in a self-catering apartment
  • Brunch every day of the retreat
  • Evening meal for the first and last day of the retreat
  • All yoga, meditation and sound baths
  • A private one to one yoga lesson
  • A private one to one sound healing session

What is not included?

 

  • Evening meals on 5 of the 7 days of the retreat
  • Travel to the Spirit Of Life (a taxi share from Kalamata airport can be arranged) See here for travel information.
  • Car hire or taxi fares
  • Extra excursions or trips
  • Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance

Registration and Booking

To book your place on this Yoga Holiday please email Julia. It is £250 to reserve your space, which is non returnable but transferable to another person. The remaining amount is to be paid before May 15th 2018

Prices:
One person in twin or double apartment, sharing: £695
One person in single apartment: £845
Non participating partners and children are welcome to come at a lower price, please email Julia for details of prices.