Retreats

Deepen your practice and discover new possibilities in beautiful surroundings with our selection of holidays and retreats run by the inspiring teachers at The Life Centre and Yogacampus.

Please note that these holidays and retreats are arranged by and booked through the teachers listed below—The Life Centre is not able to take bookings or answer any queries related to these holidays and retreats.

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Goa Soulful Vinyasa & Mythical Flow Retreat

With Tanja Mickwitz
Ashiyana Yoga Centre, Mandrem, Goa
26 Mar – 2 Apr 2017

Join Tanja for an immersion into the practices of creative vinyasa, alignment based flow, myths, mantra, mudra and meditation in magical Goa.

Ashiyana is a dedicated and fully equipped yoga centre. The eco lodges and some of the beach huts sit in the palm grove along the Mandrem river and some beach huts sit on the dune which faces the river and forms the beach. The Ashiyana restaurant is known for their delicious meals and using organic produce wherever possible, the food is primarily vegetarian but to cater for all diets there will be a fish or chicken alternative offered twice in the week.

There will be a longer and more dynamic soulful vinyasa practice in the morning before the breakfast brunch is served – the late afternoon practice will focus more on restorative practices, slow flow, pranayama, meditation and deep relaxation.

This retreat is open to all levels of practitioner and Tanja will offer options and modifications to suit everyone. Mid-week there will be one day with no yoga to allow time for longer excursions.

Prices

Prices include all yoga, accommodation, daily breakfast buffet and dinner. All accommodation is en suite.

  • £550pp shared beach hut
  • £650pp single occupancy beach hut
  • £650pp shared Eco Lodge
  • £810pp single occupancy Eco Lodge

Further info

Contact Tanja

tanjamickwitz@gmail.com
07775 653 228

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Easter Yoga Nurture and Restore retreat in Kent

With Margherita Dal Pra
Commonwork Farm Near Sevenoaks Kent
14–16 Apr 2017

A beautiful rural setting for our next weekend Yoga Retreat with a nice practice themed + sequenced around the idea of rejuvenating and nurturing our body mind and spirit with a combination of align, flow and restorative yoga. The healthy vegetarian food with a mix of raw and cooked food prepared with love by holistic chef will support our practice. The combination of a weekend immersed in nature, deeper practice that you don’t get in classes or workshops, and healthy food, will send you back home like a new person!

Prices

from £325

Contact Margherita Dal Pra

shantiyoga@gmail.com
07919 174071

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Easter Treats and Yoga Retreat

With Norman Blair and Dina Cohen
Oxonhoath
14–17 Apr 2017

Refreshing, relaxing, rewarding. Bend extend and mindfully mend at this magnificent manor house which is a short train ride from London, surrounded by 73 acres of gardens in the Kent countryside.

There are two well-equipped yoga studios; Dina and Norman will offer a choice of yoga sessions. This is suitable for beginners as well as those with more yoga experience.

Prices from £380 for shared rooms; from £440 for single occupancy. Includes all yoga, three nights accommodation, full board with delicious vegetarian meals and refreshments including Easter chocolate treats.

Dina and Norman have been teaching for many years and their teaching is inspired by love, acceptance and inclusivity.


Further info

Contact Dina Cohen

dina@dynamicflowyoga.com
020 7700 7428

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Revive and Thrive: Easter Retreat 2017

With Erika Tourell
Suryalila Retreat Centre, Andalusia
15–22 Apr 2017

Join Erika and friends to celebrate Easter and the coming spring from 15th – 22nd April 2017 with this week long retreat in the gorgeous setting of Suryalila Retreat Centre in Andalusia. Surrounded by stunning rolling hills, sweeping vistas of lakes and fields of sunflowers, this is the perfect location to revitalise yourself.

Suryalila is a unique and beautiful old renovated olive farm, deep in the heart of the lovely Andalusian countryside, in the south of Spain and only an hour from Seville. The residency buildings are surrounded by mountains and are charming, spacious and beautifully decorated with an exotic eastern flavour. There are both indoor and outdoor dining areas and plenty of cosy hang out spots. The spacious yoga shalas have many windows overlooking the surrounding countryside, stunning hard wood floors and are fully equipped with bricks, blocks, bolsters. blankets, straps, mats and eyebags.

Nurture your body and mind with three yoga classes per day, and indulge in delicious organic vegetarian cuisine. Soak up some sun by the salt-water swimming pool and experience the detoxifying effects of the new sweat lodge made from environmentally friendly materials. There is a riding stables on the premises as well as bicycles to borrow to enjoy the great outdoors. There are lots of beautiful places to walk and you can visit to the local white villages or travel further afield to Ronda, Cadiz or Seville. There will also be one or two resident therapists available to give bodywork sessions in the afternoons, as well as a fabulous shop for those of you that enjoy retail therapy!

Approximate schedule (may be subject to change)
7.45am Morning stretch, pranayama and meditation
9.00am Breakfast
11.00am Yoga
1.00pm Lunch
2 – 5pm Free time
5.00pm Restorative yoga
7.00pm Dinner

Prices

Three gourmet, organic meals a day, unlimited tea and fruit, accommodation, saunas, all yoga classes and use of equipment.

Further info

About the teacher

Contact Erika Tourell

erikatourellyoga@gmail.com

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Luxury Spring Yoga Weekend in Sussex

With Catherine Annis
Brooklands Barn, Arundel
21–23 Apr 2017

Join senior teacher Catherine Annis for a whole weekend of yoga designed to help you recharge and relax. Enjoy the luxury of a boutique hotel surrounded by countryside in the heart of Sussex, with delicious vegetarian food prepared for us by Julie, our favourite chef.

There’s plenty of time for country walks, a spot of shopping or sightseeing in the picturesque village of Arundel with its castle, or to indulge in a deep tissue massage, before taking full advantage of the heated indoor swimming pool and sauna. Return feeling refreshed and invigorated. Suitable for all levels.

Further info

Retreat web page

Contact Catherine Annis


07747 196 914

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Yoga Retreat in Crete

With Sarah Scharf
Agios Pavlos, Crete
29 Apr – 6 May 2017

A week of yoga on a remote beach to soothe your soul, balance your mind and uplift you.
This is a chance to have an unforgettable holiday in a gorgeous unspoiled location while reconnecting with yourself through yoga and meditation. We start the day with active practice and end with restorative, the perfect combination.
Sarah Scharf teaches yoga to help restore our ability to connect with ourselves and our world. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge of movement and meditation with you. The retreat is a special way to grow your practice and relax.

Price includes:

• morning active yoga class (2 hours) and evening restorative yoga class (1.5 hours)
• full beachside accommodation with all meals catered
• airport transfer included with recommended flights
• one day to explore other beaches with optional boat trip
• time for yourself or to share with your travel partners
• all rooms ensuite

Prices

• €700 shared triple room
• €850 shared double room
• €1100 single room
• not inclusive of flights, drinks, treatments or extras

10% off if you book before 1st February

Further info

Retreat web page

Contact Sarah Scharf

info@flowandrestoreyoga.co.uk

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Yoga Weekend in Buckinghamshire

With Jeff Phenix
St Katharines, Parmoor, near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
12–14 May 2017

Join Jeff Phenix for a full schedule and spectrum of yoga practices at St Katharines, Parmoor, an historic Victorian Country Manor near Marlow in Buckinghamshire.

The Parmoor estate, which dates back to the 15th century, was once owned by the Knights Templar and is situated in the picturesque and verdant Chiltern Hills. This peaceful, rural retreat is easily accessible from London and is set within lovely grounds, there are beautiful local walks and the fresh and delicious vegetarian food is is always of a high standard, with some ingredients coming straight from the estates walled garden. This special and unspoilt environment offers an ideal setting for spiritual practice and will give you the chance to immerse yourself in yoga, recharge and relax and enjoy the peaceful and natural surroundings.

Yoga classes take place in the large hall, an atmospheric space, with wood floor, characterful wood panelled walls, lovely natural light and views out onto the garden.

Schedule:

Arrival is on Friday afternoon from 4pm and our schedule together starts with a short evening yoga class at 6pm before dinner and an evening meditation afterwards. Saturday morning will begin with pranayama and meditation at 7.30am before breakfast and a longer more vigorous ‘yang’ style morning session from 10.30am until lunch at 1pm. You will then be free for a few hours to relax or explore the surrounding countryside before we have a mellower more ‘yin’ style class at 5pm. After dinner there will be a short meditation. Sunday morning will be the same format until we are free to leave after lunch re-charged and revitalised or stay a bit longer and enjoy the countryside.

Jeff is a leading UK teacher, teaching at Triyoga and the Life Centre, training teachers on Triyoga’s teacher training course and teaching regular UK and international retreats. Jeff is very experienced at teaching students of all levels and the depth of his experience, playful approach, ability to challenge students to safely push their boundaries and his love of meditation, will give you the perfect opportunity to deepen your practice both physically and internally. In this conducive environment you can enjoy a deep, dynamic yoga and meditation practice, making new friends, eating delicious, healthy food and can return home feeling recharged, energized and relaxed.

Prices

Share twin/double room (ensuite) £345
Twin ensuite – single occupancy £425
Single (ensuite) – limited availability £395
Single (non-ensuite) £335

Further info

Retreat web page

Contact Jennie Phenix

jen@phenixyoga.com
07954 578 439

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Luxury Moroccan Yoga Retreat

With Zephyr Wildman
Azaren, Morocco
15–21 May 2017

Join Zephyr for a wonderful Yoga retreat in Morocco at Azaren a beautifully created holiday home filled with aesthetically stimulating details, spacious surroundings to renew oneself and soaking up the Moroccan sun which is all perfectly woven into the backdrop of the Atlas Mountains. Yoga & Meditation twice a day, massage & hammam treatments, sun & pool, hikes & good food all resting in the most heavenly place. Pure bliss!

Prices

£2250 Single Accommodation

£1500 Sharing Accommodation

Including :

Accommodation, 3 meals, non-alcoholic beverages, 4 hours a day of yoga & mediation classes, Yoga mats & props provided, daily house keeping, pool towels, use of the amenities (swimming pool, tennis court, billiard room, steam room), wifi-internet, airport transfers (when arriving with the group).

Extras :

Taxi if you don’t arrive with the group, alcoholic beverages, Spa treatments, Hammam £35, Table Massage £35, transport (4×4 with driver about 100€ per day) for exploring the medina of Marrakesh or the nearby villages.

To book, please send £300 non-refundable deposit to reserve your place and your room preference. The balance will then be due by 15th March 2017 via bank transfer. Email zephyrbw@gmail.com to receive details.

Highly recommend that you invest in travel insurance for your trip to ensure peace of mind.

Further info

Retreat web page

Contact Zephyr

zephyrbw@gmail.com

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Magic Yoga retreat in Andalucia Spain

With Margherita Dal Pra
Suryalila Andalucia Spain
20–27 May 2017

Join Margherita one of the most loved teachers in London at SuryaLila, a place of charm. Inspiring 7 night yoga retreat in Spain at this magic rural farmhouse! Sunshine, great accommodation, inspiring yoga practice and amazing food.

Visit the retreat webpage for further details.

Contact Margherita Dal Pra

shantiyoga@gmail.com
07919 174071

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Vinyasa Flow in Ithaca, Greece

With Vicky Fox

20–27 May 2017

Join Vicky Fox for a retreat to the stunning island of Ithaca, Greece. The retreat is beautiful and overlooks the sea and the neighbouring Island of Kefalonia. It has 3 gorgeous yoga spaces where there will be a morning vinyasa practice with meditation and a sunset relaxing and more restorative practice.

The day is yours to as you wish and there are 4 beaches within walking distance. Hopefully we can also have some fun as well as doing lots of yoga!!

Cost of the retreat includes transfer from airport to Ithaca on the Saturday afternoon, accommodation, and Mediterranean cooking of three meals a day using best local produce.

Prices

All rooms in the house overlook the sea and the neighbouring island of Kefalonia.

Rooms in the main house £895 per person for 2 sharing or £1095 for single occupancy. The retreat also has 2 luxury ensuite yurts ( £875 per person for 2 sharing or £1095 for single occupancy), an ensuite yurt ( £825 per person for 2 sharing or £995 for single occupancy), 2 yurt with shared bathroom ( £745 per person for 2 sharing and £945 for single occupancy).

There is also a stone house studio with double bed and ensuite bathroom (£945 per person for 2 sharing or £1195.00 for single occupancy).

Prices include group transfer from Kefalonia to Ithaca on the Saturday. Breakfast, Lunch and dinner all locally sourced vegetarian food. Does not include flights.

Further info

Retreat web page

Contact Vicky Fox

email@victoriafox.com

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Yoga, Mindfulness and Compassion: Antidotes for the Modern Mind

With Lisa Kaley-Isley and Karen Atkinson
Les Passeroses, Nonac, France
20–27 May 2017

This week-long immersion is open to yoga teachers, trainees, yoga therapists and those in holistic professions and counts as continuing professional development (CPD). Lisa and Karen will weave together yoga, mindfulness and compassion practices for your own experience, and that you can share with your students.

Stress, anxiety, and depression are evidence of our lives feeling out of balance. Yoga, mindfulness and compassion practices were designed to help us cultivate calm in the midst of stress, and find freedom from the emotional pull of opposites. The peacefulness of a retreat setting allows us to safely explore the practices designed to help us live more peacefully in our own minds.

For more details and booking, please visit the Yogacampus website.

Further info

Retreat web page

Contact Lisa

info@yogacampus.com

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Ashtanga Yoga Weekend

With Joyce McMiken and Marcos Rodriguez
The Lake District
26–29 May 2017

Join Joyce & Marcos for a weekend of ashtanga yoga in the Lake District. The morning practice will be Mysore style. In the afternoon sessions there will be a chance to ask questions, rest deeply in restorative asanas and unite in meditation.

This venue is idyllic. It’s directly opposite a lake that you can swim in (and then warm up in the sauna and hot tub afterwards), there is access to breath taking walks, a beautiful yoga space that looks out to the countryside and it’s a hop, skip and a jump away from Grasmere and its infamous gingerbread shop.

Prices

£400 – shared room
£475 – twin room
Included in the price is yoga, accommodation, food and a 55 minute treatment (massage or reflexology) Excluded: Insurance and transport to and from the venue

Contact Joyce McMiken

info@findbalance.co.uk

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Revive and Thrive Retreat on the Turquoise Coast

With Erika Tourell
Turquoise Coast, Turkey
27 May – 3 Jun 2017

Join senior teacher Erika for a wonderful week of purification, nourishment and rejuvenation in the stunning nature of south Turkey with the most spectacular views of mountains and ocean.

Our busy, modern lifestyles can wreak havoc on our mental, emotional and physical health. The yoga practice can address all of these challenges in a way that can bring balance and calm back into our lives.
We will spend this whole week in deep self-care all in the name of positive change, engaging in a wide range of yoga practices which will leave you with practical tools both physical and philosophical that you can carry with you into your life in a way that supports an ongoing and deep sense of well-being.

Our fourth year at this lovely venue, the views from the yoga shala are unsurpassable. The sandy beach is just a short hike down the mountain (15/20 mins) or take a shuttle jeep. This is a remote and safe place – literally at the end of the road. No shops, just a few restaurants make up the tiny village.

This retreat will be ALCOHOL FREE to deepen more fully into the process of Self-enquiry (Atma vichara) and healing of the heart/body/mind.

There will be four to five hours of yoga practice a day. Each day of the retreat will begin with silent meditation (optional for those of you who are not early risers), followed by an active morning Yoga class. Morning asana practice will focus on gentle warming and hydrating practices that loosen and release the body as well as strengthening and stabilising sequences. In the afternoons we will focus on Restorative Yoga as well as the deeply nourishing practice of Yoga Nidra (a guided meditation technique designed to move you into a profound state of relaxation and self awareness).

We will have our own amazing in-house massage therapist with us for you to enjoy in your free time between yoga sessions.

The venue is a simple family run hotel perched on the side of the mountain nestled in beautiful gardens with a swimming pool. The food is traditional Turkish cuisine, healthy and delicious and much of it organic and home-grown.

The simple, wooden cabins each have a balcony with a sea view and a private bathroom attached.

This retreat will also run again 11 – 18 September 2017.

Prices

Prices start from £550.00 for shared accommodation with private bathroom, (every cabin has a balcony with a sea view), including brunch and dinner and yoga tuition.

Flights to Dalaman not included.

Further info

About the teacher

Contact Erika Tourell

erikatourellyoga@gmail.com

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Summer Yoga Retreat in Italy

With Isabell Britsch
In Sabina, Italy
10–17 Jun 2017

Explore & deepen your yoga practice in the magical Italian countryside. In Sabina is located less than an hour from Rome in lush and abundant grounds, with a natural spring, gardens, pond
 and pool, amidst olive groves and rolling landscape with spectacular views.

Each morning will start with some sitting and breathing before we move into an invigorating, dynamic vinyasa flow practice taught with music. Isabell will give modifications for all levels and we’ll include time to break down more challenging postures.

The afternoon sessions will be nurturing, calming yin and restorative sessions. There won’t be an afternoon session on Wednesday to allow you to explore the area which is rich in sites of historic and natural beauty.

Sessions will include some philosophy to inspire reflection or discussion and there will be time for meditation every day. We’ll have an indoor yoga studio, as well as a magnificent outdoor wooden yoga platform and mats and props are provided.

The property consists of two lovingly restored 17th-century stone buildings with rooms and yurts designed in a simple, natural style. There are three terraces and plenty of sheltered spaces for reading and meditation, to relax and watch the stunning sunsets. We’ll share yummy (and substantial) vegetarian brunch and dinner every day apart from on the last night where we’ll all go out together to a nearby restaurant. Self service breakfast is available, and tea and coffee are provided throughout the day.

Enjoy a swim in the pool, chill out in the beautiful garden, enjoy a massage and take a digital detox (the next internet service is 3km away).

Prices

A £250 deposit will hold your space with the balance due 8 weeks before the retreat. There are limited single options, so please book early if you prefer single accommodation. I’m happy to pair you in a twin room.

Please note that all payments are made in pounds sterling applying the relevant exchange rate at the time:
Twin yurt with shared bathroom £250 + €610 pp
Single yurt with shared bathroom £250 + €680 pp

Twin room with shared bathroom £250 + €680 pp
Ensuite triple room £250 + €680 pp
Ensuite twin room £250 + €730 pp

Single room with shared bathroom £250 + €880 pp
Ensuite single room £250 + €980 pp

Contact Isabell Britsch

yogawithisabell@gmail.com

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Sequencing: The Deeper Dimensions

With Graham Burns and Susanne Lahusen
Les Passerones, Nonac, France
10–17 Jun 2017

Join Susanne and Graham in the lovely rural surroundings of Les Passeroses, near Angoulème in western France, to deepen your understanding of the physical, energetic and practical aspects of safe and inspiring class sequencing.

This intensive will help focus and deepen your understanding of how to employ the body’s mechanics together with the profound energetic ideas of yoga to create and deliver class sequences which will inspire your students, and which are safe and effective on all levels – physical, energetic, mental and emotional.

For full details please visit the Yogacampus website.

Further info

Retreat web page

Contact Graham

info@yogacampus.com

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Midsummer Magic: A weekend retreat celebrating the Summer Solstice

With Erika Tourell and Friends
42 Acres, Somerset
16–18 Jun 2017

“We have to change this world by celebrating, by dancing, by singing, by music, by meditation, by love, not by struggle.”
— Osho

You are warmly invited to join us in the beautiful Somerset countryside for a weekend of nourishment and celebration. Set in 42 acres of private land, this luxurious retreat space is encircled by seven hundred acres of ancient forest.

Creating a nurturing space for deep Self-care, Erika will lead you through a carefully considered collection of practices to energise, inspire and uplift you.

All levels of abilities will be expertly guided through meditation, breath work (pranayama), slow flow vinyasa yoga, kundalini yoga, restorative yoga, yoga nidra, voice/sound healing with vedic chanting and a very special Ceremonial singing circle on Saturday night incorporating prayer, mantras and medicine songs from around the world together with dear friends/musicians George Barker and Moshe Halperin.

In your free time you can enjoy walking in the gorgeous nature or ‘forest bathing’ (there are walking paths through the 700 acres of surrounding ancient forest), reading, napping or receiving a massage/treatment/facial of the highest quality (at an extra cost – please book in advance).

The wonderfully gifted Mark Mabon will be our chef for this weekend. He writes – “Nowhere is the interdependence of our physical, mental, emotional and environmental health better demonstrated than in our food. We aim to nourish on all of these levels, to the highest standards, from the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the family-style kitchen at the heart of the retreat centre. Everything is lovingly hand-made from organic whole ingredients, mostly sourced within 20 miles of the centre from small scale, artisan growers and producers.”

The accommodation at 42 Acres is beautifully designed and sumptuously comfortable. Organic toiletries, luxurious bed linen and towels are provided.

Prices

Shared accommodation from £400.00
Single accommodation from £525.00

Early booking highly recommended.

Further info

About the teacher

Contact Erika Tourell

erikatourellyoga@gmail.com

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Weekend of Yoga and Relaxation By The Sea

With Catherine Annis
Gayles Retreat, East Sussex
30 Jun – 2 Jul 2017

Come and relax and unwind for a Midsummer weekend of yoga and letting go beside sea with senior teacher Catherine Annis. Enjoy inspiring and mindful yoga, eat amazing homemade vegetarian food freshly picked from the garden, walk across the Downs, and take a dip in the pool, or even the nearby sea.

Return feeling refreshed and invigorated. Suitable for all levels.

Further info

Retreat web page

Contact Catherine Annis


07747 196 914

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Itha108 Greek Island Retreat

With Zephyr Wildman
Ithaca, Greece
15–22 Jul 2017

Join Zephyr Wildman in the Greek Islands surrounded by Mediterranean natural beauty, and warm summer sun in a space purpose built for yoga practice, peace, relaxation and tranquility. With fresh, sumptuous local food, 3 yoga shalas for practice and the energising island breeze, Zephyr will lead practices each day for Yoga, Pranayama, Mantra and Meditation at this island holiday retreat.

Itha108 is a Greek island retreat set in a place of outstanding natural beauty, providing a space specifically for peace, relaxation and practice.

Ithaca, home of Itha108, is one of the smallest in the Ionian islands that is radiating with Grecian authenticity. It’s shores play host to a long Homeric and mythical history whose many mysteries are sensed amongst animated panorama and secretive coves. Itha108 overlooks the sea and the eastern coastline of neighbouring Kefalonia from an elevated wilderness of olive trees and exposed rocks that provide the elements around which it is built, allowing its natural beauty to speak for itself. An emphasis on indoor-outdoor living ensures full use of the land and its treasures that extend to sweeping and hidden beaches below.

YOGA:

Our practice will include Yogic Lectures, Asana, Pranayama, Kriyas, Mediation and Mantra practices. Yoga will be 2 hours in the morning before breakfast, 2 hours in the evening before dinner. For more information on the style of yoga Zephyr teaches click here

There are yoga shala options on this retreat which we will rotate depending on day and time to get the best views and experiences.

outdoor shala 80m2 shaded by tree’s overlooking the sea
indoor shala 70m2, lower ground floor with natural light
a smaller outdoor yoga space in front of the main house, fully exposed to the sun for “hot yoga”
drop-in shala 70m2, amazing views exposed to late morning sun.

FOOD PHILOSOPHY:

Food at Itha108 is fresh, sumptuous and made up of local produce. All vegetables are organic and sourced from the best of what Ithaca and neighbouring Kefalonia has to offer. Plentiful, home-cooked menus blend traditional Greek cuisine with a contemporary style. For the retreats, mainly vegetarian food is promoted, although freshly caught fish is available on request.

TRAVEL:

The nearest airport is Kefalonia (EFL). Private transport will take the group to the port at Agia Efimia where a private sea taxi will continue the journey on to Ithaca and Itha108.

The transit is for our group travelling together and arrangement for coordinating flights will be made. Our group will depart together the afternoon of 15th July 2017 and return 8:30am 22nd July 2017. Every effort will be made to accommodate peoples itineraries and include you in the group transfer. Any person travelling outside the group has to bear their own costs. Only one group transit, both ways is included in the price.

Travelling outside the group is at your own expense. The ferry for Ithaca leaves from Sami in Kefalonia.

Further info

Retreat web page

Contact Zephyr

zephyrbw@gmail.com

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Summer Glow Yoga retreat in Puglia

With Margherita Dal Pra
La Rosa dei 4 Venti Puglia Italy
22–29 Jul 2017

“Summer Glow” Yoga retreat Italy – the country of magic, art, great food & sunshine. With a yoga retreat in Italy you get the whole package to fill your senses, mind and spirit!
Its a super popular retreat book NOW!

Allow your stresses to fall away as you immerse yourself in the joyful experience that is a Yoga Retreat with Margherita Dal Pra taking place at La Rosa dei 4 Venti, Southern Italy Puglia…
The combination of yoga practices (asana mantra meditation), great alkaline tasty food, sunshine, quietude will contribute to an experience of total healing in every aspects from physical body to emotional body sending you back home totally restored and turbo charged!

Contact Margherita Dal Pra

shantiyoga@gmail.com
07919 174071

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Jivamukti Yoga Retreat in Mongolia

With Emma Henry
Gobi desert and Khan Kentii Wilderness, Mongolia
29 Jul – 7 Aug 2017

Join Emma Henry for a completely unique Jivamukti yoga retreat in Mongolia. Largely inaccessible to the Western world until recently, Mongolia offers a rare glimpse into an ancient culture and Mother Nature at her wildest in an environment that has seen little change for centuries. Time seems to stand still here and practicing yoga and meditation can be a liberating and powerful experience. You can expect silence, stillness, space, emptiness and big Mongolian skies.

Our Mongolia yoga retreat takes place in two very different locations. You will be glamping in our luxury yurt camps in the East Gobi and the interior parts of Gorkhi Terelj National Park.

We will travel to our first camp on the Trans Mongolian Railway and spend 4 nights there. With daily yoga, hikes into the desert, camel treks, massages, meditation and an evening kirtan deep in the desert around a campfire, our Gobi location is magical and other worldly.

Our second camp, the Khan Kentii, is a wilderness reaching all the way to the Russian/Siberian border. It is possibly one of the most beautiful places we have ever been, located on the Upper Tuul River which meanders gently through the vast meadows of wildflowers and through the lush forested hills.

You will spend 3 nights there and your yoga classes are complimented with a full day nature hike deep into the remote mountains. For those with experience there is an option for riding the world famous Mongolian horses. Splashing through rivers and riding up mountains on these semi wild animals is an unforgettable and exhilarating experience.

There will be time to relax in our sauna set up close to the river, as well as kayaking and rafting options.

Prices

• Private yurt £2295
• Twin yurt £1995pp
• Triple yurt £1795pp

Includes 9 nights accommodation at luxury yurt camps, all classes, all meals, all transfers.

Contact Jools Sampson

Jools@reclaimyourself.co.uk
07939 907501

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Magic yoga retreat in Tuscany

With Margherita Dal Pra
In Sabina Tuscany Italy
5–12 Aug 2017

Experience the Magic of a Yoga Retreat In Italy!

“Stunning venue, great people and a really fantastic teacher. Best yoga retreat I’ve been on by a country mile…” Michelle Marks, London
The perfect Yoga Retreat in Italy … There is everything here to make your experience special, the yoga, the organic food and the stunning views, its all included!

See retreat website for more details.

Contact Margherita Dal Pra

shantiyoga@gmail.com
07919 174071

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Yoga Holiday in Umbria, Italy

With Jeff Phenix
La Locanda della Quercia Calante, Umbria, Italy
12–19 Aug 2017

Join Jeff Phenix for an amazing week of transformative and inspirational yoga at La Locanda della Quercia Calante, a beautifully restored farmhouse, nestled in fertile Italian countryside close to the Tuscan border, just 150km/90miles north of Rome.

. The farmhouse is perfectly situated within a verdant park, surrounded by wooded hills and grassy glades, close to the majestic city of Orvieto and makes the perfect venue to achieve true wellbeing and restoration.

There will be two yoga classes and three delicious meals each day, with lots of opportunity for relaxing by the pool, exploring the local countryside, reading, chatting to new friends and napping between sessions. The property has a spacious and fully equipped yoga studio, outdoor yoga deck, two swimming pools, a whirlpool, elegant rooms, and a restaurant serving local Umbrian cuisine. There is an organic farm on the property and local wineries that supply the restaurant. See more details on their website www.querciacalante.com.

There will also be optional activities and excursions to local attractions, including the historic walled city of Orvieto, the thermal baths at Fonteverde, and wine tasting and cookery lessons, which are available at La Locanda for 30Euros per person. Ayurvedic oil massages, deep tissue massage and other therapies are also available at La Locanda.

Jeff is a leading UK teacher, teaching at Triyoga and the Life Centre, training teachers on Triyoga’s teacher training course and teaching regular UK and international retreats. Jeff is very experienced at teaching students of all levels and the depth of his experience, playful approach, ability to challenge students to safely push their boundaries and his love of meditation, will give you the perfect opportunity to deepen your practice both physically and internally. In this conducive environment you can enjoy a deep, dynamic yoga and meditation practice, making new friends, eating delicious, healthy food and can return home feeling recharged, energized and relaxed.

Prices

Triple £835 per person
Twin £940 per person
Single £1245 per person

Further info

Retreat web page

Contact Jennie Phenix

jen@phenixyoga.com
07954 578 439

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Ibiza Wellness Retreat

With Gemma Soul
Casa Lakshmi Luz
20–26 Aug 2017

Join Sweaty Betty ambassador Gemma Soul, LiEBES and International Obstacle Course Runner and London PT George Edwards for a summer retreat at the stunning Casa Lakshmi Luz in Ibiza. You can tailor this Wellness retreat to your own body’s desires and needs, whether you want a relaxing retreat or a fun energetic experience, all activities will be thoroughly nutritionally catered for and you will leave feeling refreshed, inspired and rejuvenated!

Casa Lakshmi Luz is a true oasis, a heavenly space that holds the group energy, amidst the peace and tranquillity of the beautiful Ibizan countryside. The interior of our new home is bright, spacious and welcoming. Step outside onto the pool terraces and chill-out gardens and outdoor yoga deck, with Moroccan influences, there are many spaces to rest your head, siesta, relax and dream – choose from sun or shade, comfy sun lounger or colourful hammock. Casa Lakshmi Luz is located ten minutes from the golden sands and turquoise waters of Cala Nova and only a 15-minute drive from two beautiful beaches in Ibiza, Benirras and Aguas Blancas. Ibiza old town is a 15-minute drive away and the airport is a 20-minute drive.

Each day will begin with either sunrise yoga, trail running or a combo (however all scheduled activities are optional). Followed by a nourishing, fuelling and delicious breakfast, varied to suit all needs with power smoothies and cleansing juices.

In the morning practice Gemma will lead you through a 60-90-minute dynamic vinyasa flow depending on the schedule, be prepared to sweat in a nourishing and cleansing practice.

On some of the afternoons you will have the option to trail run. George will lead groups on runs between 5-20km depending on the group’s needs and abilities. The yoga will be a 90-minute practice which will vary between a yin yoga, restorative and other nourishing practices which will totally compliment your time in sunny Ibiza. Please note that the schedule will be designed in a way that you can do ALL activities, just the yoga or rest it all out!

We will all enjoy a delicious supper together to unwind and nourish our bodies. One night will be free for everyone to go and explore the island and the local cuisine.

We will also be offering optional yoga workshops and optional 1-2-1 sessions with Gemma to deepen your yoga practice. We will also organise optional excursions together around the island. Or you can feel free to go to the beach, nap, swim in the pool, sunbath, explore the island, book in for massages or do whatever your heart desires.

Prices

Private room with large double bed: £1455 for one person, or £1000 per person for two people
Twin room with two single beds: £1085 per person
Triple room with three single beds: £990 per person
Price includes 2 yoga classes per full day (a mixture of vinyasa, yin, restorative and meditation), trail running, outstanding accommodation with luxury outdoor pool and plenty of space, LiEBES breakfast, workshops, guided meditations, delicious veggie 3-course dinner, all teas, coffees and water, 1 homemade smoothie or juice per day.

Contact Gemma

soulliebes@gmail.com

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Restorative Yoga Retreat in the Lake District

With Joyce McMiken
Lake District
15–17 Sep 2017

Join Joyce McMiken for a weekend of deep rest and relaxation in a beautiful and peaceful setting. The main sessions will be restorative in nature; aimed at releasing physical and emotional tension but there will be a shorter more dynamic practice pre breakfast to help everyone wake up!

This venue is idyllic. It’s directly opposite a lake that you can swim in (and then warm up in the sauna and hot tub afterwards), there is access to breath taking walks, a beautiful yoga space that looks out to the countryside and it’s a hop, skip and a jump away from Grasmere and its infamous gingerbread shop.

Prices

£375 – shared room
£450 – single room.
Included in the price is yoga, accommodation, food and a 30 minute treatment (massage or reflexology) Excluded: Insurance and transport to and from the venue.

Contact Joyce McMiken

info@findbalance.co.uk

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Journey to Ithaca

With Tanja Mickwitz and Emily Reed
Itha108, Ithaca, Greece
16–23 Sep 2017

Imagine… the September sun warming your face. The sound of the water lapping the shore. Find stillness and peace as you move, meditate and soak up one of the most breathtaking landscapes in Europe.

Join us for a week at the wonderful Itha108. Built in to the ancient rocky landscape on the island of Ithaca- this sacred space facilitates relaxation and cultivating peace. Early morning and evening meditation, breathing and yoga will be the foundation for this magical week away. Tanja and Emily will guide you through a week of deep and transformational practices whilst soaking up the late summer warmth. We are also very excited to be joined by Gabriella Brunel who will bring her beautiful singing and kirtan into the experience.

Retreat includes:
– 3-4 hours daily of yoga, meditation, pranayama (breathing practices), satsang (eastern philosophy).
– Authentic and delicious Mediterranean cooking of three meals a day using the best local produce.
– Accommodation available in yurts, luxury yurts and the main house.
– Transit from airport included provided the whole group travel together.

Prices

From £950pp in a shared yurt / from £1150pp in a shared en suite room. Please email for more detailed information and descriptions.

Contact Tanja Mickwitz and Emily Reed

tanjamickwitz@gmail.com / emily_reed@me.com

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Yoga Weekend in Buckinghamshire

With Jeff Phenix
St Katharines, Parmoor, near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
13–15 Oct 2017

Join Jeff Phenix for a full schedule and spectrum of yoga practices at St Katharines, Parmoor, an historic Victorian Country Manor near Marlow in Buckinghamshire.

The Parmoor estate, which dates back to the 15th century, was once owned by the Knights Templar and is situated in the picturesque and verdant Chiltern Hills. This peaceful, rural retreat is easily accessible from London and is set within lovely grounds, there are beautiful local walks and the fresh and delicious vegetarian food is is always of a high standard, with some ingredients coming straight from the estates walled garden. This special and unspoilt environment offers an ideal setting for spiritual practice and will give you the chance to immerse yourself in yoga, recharge and relax and enjoy the peaceful and natural surroundings.

Yoga classes take place in the large hall, an atmospheric space, with wood floor, characterful wood panelled walls, lovely natural light and views out onto the garden.

Schedule

Arrival is on Friday afternoon from 4pm and our schedule together starts with a short evening yoga class at 6pm before dinner and an evening meditation afterwards. Saturday morning will begin with pranayama and meditation at 7.30am before breakfast and a longer more vigorous ‘yang’ style morning session from 10.30am until lunch at 1pm. You will then be free for a few hours to relax or explore the surrounding countryside before we have a mellower more ‘yin’ style class at 5pm. After dinner there will be a short meditation. Sunday morning will be the same format until we are free to leave after lunch re-charged and revitalised or stay a bit longer and enjoy the countryside.

Jeff is a leading UK teacher, teaching at Triyoga and the Life Centre, training teachers on Triyoga’s teacher training course and teaching regular UK and international retreats. Jeff is very experienced at teaching students of all levels and the depth of his experience, playful approach, ability to challenge students to safely push their boundaries and his love of meditation, will give you the perfect opportunity to deepen your practice both physically and internally. In this conducive environment you can enjoy a deep, dynamic yoga and meditation practice, making new friends, eating delicious, healthy food and can return home feeling recharged, energized and relaxed.

Prices

Share twin/double room (ensuite) £345
Twin ensuite – single occupancy £425
Single (ensuite) – limited availability £395
Single (non-ensuite) £335

Further info

Retreat web page

Contact Jennie Phenix

jen@phenixyoga.com
07954 578 439

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Ashtanga Yoga Retreat

With Joyce McMiken, Marcos Rodriguez and philosophy teacher Arvind Pare
Basunti, foot hills of the Himalayas
18–29 Oct 2017

Join Joyce McMiken, Marcos Rodriguez and philosophy teacher Arvind Pare at Basunti at the foot hills of the Himalayas for an experience of a life time. The venue is set in beautiful tropical gardens; Harpers & Queen described it as ‘So laidback, it’s almost horizontal’.

On arrival at Basunti there will be daily Ashtanga Mysore classes (except Saturday mornings), one led Ashtanga class, Restorative Yoga, Meditation and 12 hours of Yoga Philosophy where Arvind will guide us through the first two chapters of Patanjali Yoga Sutras. The classes will take place in Basunti’s open air, thatched, yoga shala which has a cool marble floor and is situated within the beautiful gardens where large poinsettias, flowering hibiscus and wild cactus frame stunning views over the surrounding lake.

Accommodation in comfortable double or twin-bedded rooms, spread over two low rise lodges and the main house, each with its own en-suite bathroom, veranda or balcony and with beautiful views. The kitchen is under the direction of David Butterworth (a founder member of Neal’s Yard Bakery, Covent Garden) and produces a mouth-watering array of both European and local Indian vegetarian dishes, whole wheat breads and pastries, fresh juices from its fruit trees. Whenever possible meals are freshly prepared using home grown fruits and vegetables and supplemented by produce bought in the local markets.

Prices

The price is £1400 per person sharing a twin/double room.

Includes nine nights of full board accommodation at the retreat and two nights of bed and breakfast in Amritsar giving people an opportunity to adjust and visit the Golden Temple, transport from the hotel in Amritsar to the retreat venue and back to Amritsar airport or Dharamsala for those who want to continue their travels and perhaps visit the Dalai Lama temple complex or hike in the Himalayas, a local excursion from Basunti and all yoga and philosophy tuition. It excludes flights, transport from the airport to the hotel on arrival and insurance. £300 non-refundable deposit to secure place and balance due 1 August 2017.

Please do take out personal travel insurance.

Contact Joyce McMiken

info@findbalance.co.uk