I'm so excited to invite you to join me on the Ionian island of Kefalonia, Greece. Our 7 day yoga retreat will be a beautiful & enriching haven for you to pause, unwind & reconnect whilst delving deeper into your yoga practice.
Vericoco is set amongst olive groves, just a 15 min drive from the Islands airport and just 10mins walk from 2 gorgeous sandy beaches, Spartia (with bars & facilities) & Thermanti (only accessible by foot, sshh don't tell anyone about this one!). There are various accommodation options to suit individual budgets & preferences. Inside the decor is modern, chic & comfortable in Vericoco colours that create a sense of harmony with the natural surroundings & landscape. All accommodations are within easy walking distance to the beautiful yoga deck which is secluded amongst trees with views of the Ionian Sea.
Meals are vegetarian, freshly prepared on site using produce from their organic vegetable garden & locally sourced produce. Together we'll enjoy a generous brunch after morning yoga each day & 5 evenings meals, leaving 2 nights to wander to one of the 3 local tavernas or hop in a taxi to explore further afield. Each accommodation has access to kitchen facilities, so you are welcome to buy & prepare food (2 shops in Spartia village) for an afternoon snack or evening meal.
There are two fabulous swimming pools, one attached to each of the Villa's, and plenty of space to lounge, sit, read, chat & relax with company or in solitude. Kefalonia itself is a beautiful & lush Ionian Sea island, with crystal clear shallow waters, secluded beaches, spectacular mountain side coastal drives & the majestic Mount Aenos.
Going on a yoga retreat can be a truly magical experience. It's a chance for you disconnect from the noise & routine of daily life & truly press pause to reconnect to YOU! On our retreat, our aim is on nourishing both body & mind through guided yoga practices as well as giving you the space & time to enjoy on your own. There is no pressure to participate in all the yoga offerings, think of it as your refuge to decide what's best for you. Come with your partner, friend or on your own. It's a fabulous way to meet new friends with like minded souls, with one common vice!! YOGA
Our morning practice will be varied, a little different each day. Always incorporating a pranayama (breathwork) practice & Vinyasa flow to wake us up, to get us moving. We may spend time focusing on a particular pose or sequence, some strength building, inversions & balance work. It would be so much fun to have a partner yoga session later in the week. These are all ideas, and if you're already a student of mine, you'll know I tend to go with the flow and am guided by your energy!
Our late afternoon practice will be calming & grounding. I love love love Yin yoga and it's a style of yoga that I find is crucial to include at this stage in my life. We'll use lots of props (blocks, belts, bolsters) to support our bodies in these deep, nourishing stretches. In Yin there is time, lots of time to notice what you notice & feel what you feel. There will be periods of silence & periods of time for poetry, readings & affirmations. Guided relaxations & long savasana will follow to conclude these serene classes.
Enjoy a tea/coffee snack in the Villa/Apartment
Morning Vinyasa Flow Yoga practice
Hearty brunch outdoors at Vericoco Villa
Free time to relax by the pool, have a snooze in a hammock, play petanque.
Take a walk down to the beach or explore some of the Island.
Late afternoon wind down practice - Restorative/yin/yoga nidra practice (maybe soundbath) Dinner (5 x evening meals to, leaving 2 nights to explore local tavernas or hop in a taxi for a night out)
There are 3 luxury ensuite bedrooms- all with sea view. This is where all meals are served. Swimming pool
The 4 large ensuite bedrooms - all with balconies & sea view. 3 on the 1st floor, 1 on the ground floor. Swimming pool
There are also apartment rooms available in 2 Beach Houses, a 3 bed apartment & a studio