Yoga & Relaxation on the fabulous Greek Island of Mykonos
Location really is one of the most vital ingredients when it comes to planning our yoga retreats. It is for this reason that we have set our sights on the beautiful Greek island of Mykonos. Here we have chanced upon a dream of a place to host our 7 night early summer 2017 yoga retreat.
The Greek Islands in early summer are fabulous, long hours of sunshine with the island's flora and fauna, fresh and bursting into life. The perfect setting to escape the daily grind and spring clean and shake off the winter cobwebs and gloom.
Our temporary yoga home is nestled on the north coast of Mykonos in the beautiful bay of Panormos. We will stay in a beautifully designed complex of luxury villas that provide us with beautiful accommodation and stunning views. Thus giving us the best of both the natural and the man-made worlds.
The sheltered Panormos beach, directly below the villas, is a perfect location for occasional beach yoga, morning & sunset meditation. The villa's shaded terraces, offer spacious areas to practice yoga, while we are steeped in glorious island scenery and sea air.
As with all our yoga holidays Elisa works hard to create a practice that can be adapted to suit all-comers. The yoga will comprise the spectrum between dynamic and deeply restorative yoga gently. She makes it clear you can do as much or as little as you please.
Yoga will take place in the morning and late afternoon with 10 yoga sessions of varying lengths and content. There is never any pressure for our yoga guests to take part in every yoga session and non-participating partners are always most welcome on our yoga holidays.
Elisa doesn't belong to any particular school of yoga and She teach in a spontaneous, non-dogmatic way. Students work at their own pace with a strong emphasis on taking what they need that day from the practice and leaving out what they don't. In general, the morning yoga sessions in Mykonos, will comprise more dynamic and energetic flow yoga with modifications offered to suit the individual levels of students and pranayama (breathing techniques). This will be followed by a guided relaxation or visualising meditation.
The late afternoon/ early evening yoga classes, will include slower asana practice, with some poses held longer for deepening, yin yoga, gentle and restorative sessions, pranayama, guided relaxations, yoga nidra and guided meditations.
The buzz of Mykonos Town is just 5km away, should you wish to sample the island's famous nightlife, wealth of superb restaurants, bars and boutiques, but could be the other side of the earth, if you want an entire week of pure escapism.
The delightful natural beaches of Panormos Bay and Agios Sostis are both closeby. Two unspoilt beaches where, we can spend time gazing out at the stunning views of the Aegean sea with the expansive cerulean blue of the sky overhead.
The luxury villas are built in the traditional Cycladic style surrounded by sweeping landscaped terraces where we can enjoy the spring sunshine, relax in sheltered nooks or bathe in the turquoise infinity pool.
We can provide twin, double and single occupancy accommodation in one of the luxury sea view villas with all the luxury villas facilities at your disposal. Every villa has its own kitchen, should you wish to cater your own lunch or prepare snacks and drinks. The combination of villas we use will be dependent on the final size of our group. Bedrooms and villas will be allocated depending on whether our guests request single or shared occupancy and in order of a booking being received. However all the rooms and villas are so delightful that even late comers to the group will not be disappointed!!
Fresh bed linen, towels and daily villas cleaning services are also provided.
Everything we were looking for in our dream yoga holiday break in Greece is here.
Guests will be whisked from the airport with our villa's transfer service, and greeted with a delicious welcome meal.
We will enjoy 5 morning yoga and 5 early evening yoga classes throughout the week followed by a healthy and nourishing Mediterranean breakfast prepared from the freshest locally sourced ingredients.
Our special offer includes breakfast every morning of your stay and evening meals for 6 nights of our stay, with an evening which has purposely been left free to try out one of the local restaurants.