Empowering Yoga

Vericoco Retreat - Kefalonia

17 - 24 October 2024

Press the pause button, deeply nourish and reconnect to YOU retreat!!

We love this venue so much, we're returning and we can't wait to welcome you to join us at Vericoco in the south of Kefalonia, Greece.

Our 7 day retreat will offer an idyllic & nourishing haven for you to pause, slow down and reconnect to that part of you that gets forgotten or ignored when life is so busy. Devoting more time to yourself to spend it how you wish & to delve deeper into your yoga practice, will be the ultimate antidote.

Vericoco is set amongst olive groves, just a 15 min drive from the Islands airport and just 15mins walk from 2 gorgeous sandy beaches, Spartia & 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 olive 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 & 6 evenings meals, leaving 1 night to eat out in a local taverna 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 within the grounds of 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.

What to Expect?

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. Join us 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, 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! By the way, please don't feel you will be an outsider if you are not a student of mine. Our retreat in 2023 welcomed more than half the total number of retreaters who weren't Empowering Yogi's. It was amazing to see how the universe brought such a fabulous group of souls together !

Our evening 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.

Your yoga retreat -
A typical day

Enjoy a tea/coffee snack in your 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 or table tennis. Take a walk down to the beach or explore some of the Island. One afternoon we have a Greek cookery workshop. Plus, we will also offer some other optional activities such as: boat trip / yoga paddleboard lesson / wine tasting / on-site massage / Bioenergy treatment (with Joanne) - details of these will be confirmed & bookings can be made on arrival

Late afternoon wind down practice - Restorative/yin/yoga nidra practice plus a soundbath one evening)

Dinner (6 x evening meals leaving 1 night to explore a local taverna or hop in a taxi for a night out)

Reserve Your Place

A deposit of £200 is required to secure your place

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What is included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Meals - Buffet vegetarian brunch every day & 6 evening Mediteranean meals (to include one cookery class)
  • Tea/coffee & snacks in each villa
  • 2 x yoga practices each day (one afternoon off) Soundbath one evening under the stars
  • All yoga mats, blocks, belts, bolsters etc are provided
  • Use of the two fabulous swimming pools, gardens & dining areas to relax & lounge
  • Petanque & Table tennis
  • Selection of books & board games
  • Complimentary Microfibre beach towel to take home

What isn't included

  • Flights
  • Transfers from the airport to Vericoco (if you're on the same flight as other guest we can help coordinate a taxi between you)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Additional excursions/activities
  • Massage with masseuse arranged by Vericoco
  • Bioenergy Treatment appointment with Joanne - Please click here for details and contact me direct to book.

Accommodation & Price Options

Vericoco Villa

There are 3 luxury ensuite bedrooms- all with sea view. This is where all meals are served. Swimming pool / petanque

Single occupancy : £1,470.00

Double/Twin occupancy : £1,120.00

Athina Villa

The 4 large ensuite bedrooms - all with balconies & sea view. 3 on the 1st floor, 1 on the ground floor. Swimming pool / Table tennis

Single occupancy : £1,470.00

Double/Twin occupancy : £1,120.00


There are also apartment rooms available in 2 Beach Houses, a 3 bed apartment & a studio

Single occupancy - shared bathroom between 2 rooms : £1,120.00

Double occupancy - shared bathroom between 2 rooms : £840.00

3 bed apartment in Villa Elli

2 x bedrooms sharing a bathroom, 1 x ensuite master bedroom

Single occupancy - shared bathroom : £1,190.00

Double/twin occupancy - shared bathroom : £910.00

Single occupancy - ensuite master room : £1,470.00

Double/twin occupancy - ensuite master room : £1,120.00

Studio Apartment

Studio apartment, ensuite with small kitchen facilities

Single occupancy : £1,190.00

Double occupancy : £910.00

Reserve Your Place

A deposit of £200 is required to secure your place

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