25 Jun 15:00 - 30 Jun 10:00 - Zákynthos
Zákynthos, Zakinthos, Greece
Rugged limestone coast plunging into azure blue water and white pebbled beach, need I say more? Zakynthos, Greece offers miles (123 to be exact) of stunning vast blue coastline, caves and turquoise waters, and millennia of ancient history onshore. Places like this don’t exist anymore! Satisfy your natural wanderlust, enjoy sun-soaked days, surrounded by endless views of the deep blue Ionian sea with this YOGAVENTURES Greece Yoga Retreat. Immerse yourself in twice-daily yoga at dawn and dusk overlooking the emerald mediterranean sea, experience spectacular local cuisine, sea kayak magical hidden blue caves, snorkel with Loggerhead sea turtles off the Bay of Laganas, relaxing with a book, or taking a dip in the Mediterranean. Know that you have the freedom to relax by the sea or join us on an adventure. Everything is optional, even the yoga!
The seven Ionian islands, which run from the bottom of the Adriatic to the Peloponnese, are amongst the greenest in Greece, studded with olive groves and vineyards. There's a distinct Italian feel to the Ionians, the imprint of medieval Venetian rule, yet each island has its own character. Zakynthos island, where our yoga retreat is taking place, is an unspoiled gem with pristine coves and sparkling clear waters. The harbor city of Zakynthos is the capital and major hub, centered around waterfront Solomos Square. Popular beaches like Agios Nikolaos, Alykanas and Tsilivi offer swimming and water sports. Accessed by boat, Navagio beach is the site of a famed 1980 shipwreck resting in a sandy cove framed by cliffs.
The climate of Zakynthos, Greece is true Mediterranean, with mild and rainy winters, and hot and sunny summers. We'll be enjoying a delightful climate during our summer retreat. This is the most comfortable time to be on the Ionian Islands, with reliably sunny days, sea water ideal for swimming, cool northern prevailing winds.
Luxury private 270 sqm villa offering great additional space both in and outdoors and breathtaking panoramic views of the Mediterranean. The Villa has six beautifully decorated air-conditioned bedrooms to accomodate up to 12 people, a private infinity pool with a hydro-massage area, sun loungers, outside barbecue, and direct access to the sea.
+ Huge 270 sqm property
+ 6 air-conditioned bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
+ comfortable sitting/dining room with traditional stone fireplace
+ open plan kitchen with breakfast bar
+ outdoor covered veranda with large dining table
+ private infinity pool with hydro-massage area
+ sun loungers
+ outside barbecue
+ Room 1: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (2 pax)
+ Room 2: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room (1 pax)
+ Room 3: Twin bedroom with 2 single beds and access to shared bathroom (2 pax)
+ Room 4: Quad bedroom with 2 single bunk bed and access to shared bathroom (4 pax)
+ Room 5: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room (1 pax)
+ Room 6: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room (1 pax)
This retreat includes daily yoga and meditation practices to renew your longevity and wellbeing. This will include energising flows, grounding yin yoga, myofascial release therapy and wellness workshops to deepen your understanding and broaden your yoga knowledge. During this week you’ll be able to deeply drop into your practice and soak up the tranquil environment around you.
It's our mission to offer high-quality yoga accessible for absolutely everyone of all backgrounds and body types. With that in mind, we bring along all the yoga props to make this experience as enjoyable as possible for you. We provide yoga blocks, straps, bolsters, blankets, small trigger balls and large trigger balls. You just have to bring along your trusty yoga mat!
We always enjoy delicious meals on our retreats and strive to include organic, fresh ingredients prepared by fantastic chefs to delight and tempt you with local cuisine. We cater to food allergies and special dietary requests.
+ 6 days and 5 nights gorgeously appointed luxury 6-Bedroom Mansion accomodation with modern amenities and bathrooms
+ Your choice of a private room with king bed and ensuite, twin room with shared bathroom or quad room with shared bathroom
+ Luxury private pool overlooking the ocean
+ Delicious premium daily breakfast, lunch and dinner by private chef
+ Welcome pack and fresh coconut upon arrival
+ Exquisite open-air shaded outdoor yoga deck overlooking the mediterranean
+ Daily sunrise flow yoga
+ Daily sunset yin yoga
+ Yoga nidra meditation by candlelight
+ Yoga and wellness workshops to deepen your understanding and broaden your yoga knowledge
+ All yoga props provided (just bring along your mat)
+ Daily spiritual discussions and Q&A sessions
+ Open air movie/documentary night under the stars
+ Relaxation massage
+ Trip to the famous Navagio Shipwreck Beach
+ Sea kayak magical hidden blue caves
+ Snorkel with Loggerhead sea turtles off the Bay of Laganas
+ Complimentary WiFi
+ Transport to and from activities
+ As much chill time in the ocean or pool as you like!
+ Flights in to and out of Zakynthos Airport (ZTH). We recommend using Sky Scanner.
+ Airport transfers
+ In-Transit Accomodation
+ Accomodation if you wish to arrive early and/or stay later
+ Passport expenses
+ Airport taxes
+ Travel insurance
+ Extra spending money
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Your guide for this retreat will be Emma Ceolin, yoga teacher and founder of YOGAVENTURES. Emma's an internationally accredited yoga teacher (RYT®500, E-RYT®200, RPYT®, RCYT®, YACEP®) with over 1000hrs yoga teacher training and experience teaching classes, workshops, retreats and teacher trainings around the globe. She's also a skydiver, freediver, scubadiver, surfer, vegan, uni student, entrepreneur and all round life enthusiast! Emma first found yoga as a therapy for anxiety and depression and it set her on a wellness journey that changed her life. Her mission is to share yoga as a path to health, healing and happiness. Her teachings are based around the 'do what feels good' method. Leave her classes feeling more grounded, connected and more aligned with what it is you actually seek.
+ Deposit: Pay $500 AUD non-refundable deposit to secure your spot and an invoice with remainder balance with be send. due 90 days prior to retreat start date. Full payment due due 90 days prior to retreat start date.
+ Full Payment: Pay full amount upon booking.
Single Bed Quad Room
+ Early Bird: $2200 AUD ex GST pp (paid in full by 25 Dec 2018)
+ Standard: $2600 AUD ex GST pp (paid in full after 25 Dec 2018)
Single Bed Twin Room
+ Early Bird: $2800 AUD ex GST pp (paid in full by 25 Dec 2018)
+ Standard: $3200 AUD ex GST pp (paid in full after 25 Dec 2018)
Double Bed Private Room
+ Early Bird: $3600 AUD ex GST pp (paid in full by 25 Dec 2018)
+ Standard: $4000 AUD ex GST pp (paid in full after 25 Dec 2018)
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