Yoga Holiday

Luxury Greek Island Yoga Holiday

Yoga, Sun, Sea and Summer Solstice

15. – 22. June 2019

THIS HOLIDAY IS NOW FULLY BOOKED, BUT GET IN TOUCH IF YOU’D LIKE TO GO ON THE WAITING LIST.

I am delighted to have teamed up with my friend and fellow yoga teacher, Carly Harding, to jointly offer a truly sumptuous summer yoga holiday on the stunning Greek island of Ithaca, at Itha108.

Give yourself the gift of time in a stunning location. Spend a week over the summer solstice re-connecting and re-energising your body, mind and soul.

Itha 108

Itha108 is the ideal Greek island retreat set in a place of outstanding natural beauty that provides space specifically for peace, relaxation and practice. The venue overlooks the sea and the Eastern coastline of neighbouring Kefalonia. It is set into a hill side, sensitively fitting into an elevated wilderness of olive trees and exposed rocks. The quiet location and surrounding nature are conducive to the practice of yoga and meditation, resting the tired body, quietening the busy mind and soothing a weary spirit. If you wish to be sociable, comfortable sofas under the shade of a pergola in the communal area provide a perfect place to chat to each other, with more stunning views on offer.

Ithaca, home of Itha108, is one of the smallest in the Ionian island constellation 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. An emphasis on indoor-outdoor living at Itha108 ensures full use of the land and its treasures that extend to sweeping and hidden beaches below.

What to expect on our 7 night all inclusive Yoga holiday :

  • 4 hours of yoga a day, split between a dynamic, energising morning practice and restorative, soothing evening class
  • Yoga Nidra and guided meditations
  • Two experienced yoga teachers on hand in every class
  • Three yoga spaces to choose from, a gorgeous outdoor shala shaded by trees and overlooking the sea, a  higher outdoor shala with amazing views and morning sun (may not be always available during the season), and a beautiful, quiet, indoor shala, perfect if the weather is cooler or for deeply restorative sessions without any distraction.
  • Time to unwind, deepen your practice, rest, read a book, sleep and leave the busy world behind
  • Plentiful and delicious mediterranean style vegetarian food 3 times a day
  • Three stunning and quiet beaches within a 5 minute walk
  • Time to spend the longest days of the year being charmed by the magnificent scenery from your private sun lounger with views of the turquoise Ionian Sea and neighbouring Kefalonian hills
  • Very comfortable and stylish accommodation
  • A wonderful summer solstice ceremony
  • Optional day trips and massage treatments (at extra cost)
  • Everyone welcome. No experience necessary.
Early bird till 15. December 2018

Accommodation and Prices:  

Please note that only shared rooms are available now.

Stone house studio with double bed and en-suite bathroom (ideal for couples) RESERVED
Based on two people sharing £1100 pp early bird / £1150 thereafter
Single occupancy £1500 early bird / £1550 thereafter

Rooms in the main house with air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms:

India with double or twin bed RESERVED
Based on two people sharing £1050 pp early bird / £1100 thereafter
Single occupancy £1450 early bird / £1500 thereafter

Jungal with double or twin beds RESERVED
Based on two people sharing £1050 pp early bird / £1100 thereafter
Single occupancy £1450 early bird / £1500 thereafter

New York with double or twin beds RESERVED
Based on two people sharing £1050 pp early bird / £1100 thereafter
Single occupancy £1450 early bird / £1500 thereafter

White room with double or twin beds RESERVED
Based on two people sharing £1050 pp early bird / £1100 thereafter
Single occupancy £1450 early bird / £1500 thereafter

Mango with double or twin beds RESERVED
Based on two people sharing £1050 pp early bird / £1100 thereafter
Single occupancy £1450 early bird / £1500 thereafter

Raas with double bed (ideal for couples) RESERVED
Based on two people sharing £1050 pp early bird / £1100 thereafter
Single occupancy £1450 early bird / £1500 thereafter

Yurts:

Amara  luxury yurt with en-suite bathroom, twin beds RESERVED
Based on two people sharing £1050 pp early bird / £1100 thereafter
Single occupancy £1450 early bird / £1500 thereafter

Sanda  luxury yurt with en-suite bathroom, twin beds RESERVED
Based on two people sharing £1050 pp early bird /£1100 thereafter
Single occupancy £1450 early bird / £1500 thereafter

Yurt I – shared bathroom, twin bed RESERVED 
Based on two people sharing £950 pp early bird / £1000 thereafter
Single occupancy £1300 early bird / £1350 thereafter

Yurt II with en-suite bathroom, twin beds RESERVED 
Based on two people sharing £1000 pp early bird / £1050 thereafter
Single occupancy £1350 early bird / £1400 thereafter

If you’d like to share a room but are travelling alone, we will try to do our best to match you with a suitable room mate.

For more information about each room and yurt click here

Price includes:

  • Group transit from and to the airport by bus/taxi, sea taxi, ferry
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast/brunch, lunch, tea and dinner
  • Various hot and cold drinks/water/fruit/nuts/cakes/biscuits
  • Beach towels
  • All yoga lessons, two classes a day, lasting 2 hours each, Sunday till Friday amounting to 24 hours of yoga
  • Yoga mats, blocks, belts, bolsters and blankets
  • Olive soap infused with Basil, Lavender, Sage
  • Calendula face balm
  • High speed internet
  • All taxes

Excluding

  • Flights

and (available at the venue at extra cost):

  • Water bottles
  • Alcohol (cork charge if brought in from the outside)
  • Soft fizzy drinks
  • Laundry
  • Ironing
  • Massage therapies
  • Day trips, sight seeing

Important:

Fresh water is precious on the island, it is collected rainwater and used in moderation. Please be respectful of this and don’t waste it.
Six bedrooms in the main house are air-conditioned by an eco friendly and sophisticated system. The same is used during the colder months for under floor heating. Stand up fans for yurts and the stone house studio are available on request.

Please bring a water bottle for refilling with filtered water.

Yoga:

  • outdoor shala 80m2 shaded by tree’s overlooking the sea
  • indoor shala 70m2, lower ground floor with natural light

Dining overlooking the sea:

  • Breakfast is served buffet style in the morning sun or shade of a pergola
  • Lunch is served buffet style under a pergola
  • Dinner is served or buffet style, depending on size of group, on terrace under a canopy of stars

Food:

  • Vegetarian Mediterranean infused meals (mainly local organic products)
  • We can cater for allergy dietary requirements; please tell us in advance of any genuine food allergy (not preferences)
  • Fish on request

 

Daily House Keeping:

  • Rooms and yurts are cleaned every morning
  • Outside areas swept and outside kitchen kept clean and tidy
  • Towels changed mid week
  • Hair dryer on request

Therapy and Treatments:

A serene cool and shady area behind the main hous, or the indoor shala during hot days are ideal for treatments. Enhance your yoga experience and choose from

Thai Yoga Massage, Reflexology, Swedish Massage

Beaches and Activities:

  • 3 beaches are less than 5  minutes walk below the retreat
  • 1 shaded beach about 10 minute walk away
  • Kayaks and other water sports for rent
  • SUP for rent
  • Scuba-diving facility
  • Car, scooter and bikes for rent
  • Homers House; Odysseus Palace and birth place a 3.5 hour guided tour.
  • Other walks are available depending on the month
  • A well stocked library
  • Backgammon table, cards and other games
  • Gift shop for browsing

Arriving and Departure Times:

On the day of arrival the retreat is open after 15:00 and serves tea, fruit, cake and dinner only.
On the day of departure all rooms have to be vacated by 07:30, breakfast is served from 07:00.
Retreat to be departed by 09:00 at the latest.
Retreats run from Saturday – Saturday.

Travel, Destination and Transport:

The nearest airport is on Kefalonia, the neighboring island.

We’ll fly to Kefalonia, there are numerous direct flights from the UK. If direct flight isn’t available, you can travel via Athens. We will post recommended flights closer to the time, when they become available from the airlines. Aim to get to Kefalonia for around 12 pm on Saturday 15. June 2019, where we will meet and proceed from there together. An ideal time for the return flight is around or after 2pm on Saturday 22. June 2019.

Transit to the retreat is included in the price (Note that if you are making your own way to Itha108, you’ll have to bear your own cost).  Private bus takes us from the airport to Sami for the ferry or for a private sea taxi to Agia Efimia or Sami. The crossing takes 10-30 minutes depending on our option. We’ll arrive at Piso Aetos, Ithaca then our journey continues another 20 minutes by car/mini bus to the retreat.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

1. Booking and Payments:

A non-refundable deposit of £200 along with the filled-in booking form is required to secure your place. If booking for more than one person, you need to complete a separate form for each person.

Full payment paid before 15th December 2018 will entitle you to an Early Bird Discount (see prices above). If booking on or after 15th December 2018, the full price will be required and the remaining balance has to be settled by 15th March 2019. For any last minute bookings, after the 15th March 2019, the full amount will be required upon booking.

Payments by bank transfer or cheque are available, to either Katya or Carly. Details will be sent to you upon receipt of  your completed booking form. It is your responsibility to ensure you have paid on time.

2. Accommodation:

Rooms will be allocated on first come, first served basis. Please indicate your room preference when filling in the booking form, stating whether you would like to share and who with. If traveling alone, but would like to share, please tell us at the time of booking and we will match you with a room mate. We will do our best to fulfil any requests for a single room, however because space is limited on this retreat, there is a limited number of single rooms. Please be assured that all the accommodation is of a similar standard, all with sea views.

3. Cancellations:

In case you need to cancel the yoga holiday, please tell us in writing as soon as you can, to give us time to try and find a replacement. Spaces on this yoga holiday are limited, but we are aware that things come up and  will try to treat all cancellations fairly.

  • If you cancel before 15th April 2019, we will refund the money you’ve paid so far, less the £200 non-refundable deposit.
  • If you cancel on or after 15th April 2019, we will only be able to refund the money paid so far, less the £200 non-refundable deposit only if you or us can find a replacement for your place and we received a completed booking from and full payment to replace this canceled space. 

4. Liability:

We do NOT accept any liability for:

  • Cancellations, delays or changes caused by war, threat of war, terrorist actions or threats, closure of airports, civil strife, industrial action, natural disasters, technical problems to transport, staff cancellations, weather or other events beyond our control.
  • Participants medical or psychiatric conditions which may develop during or after the holiday.
  • Loss of, or damage to, personal property of participants.
  • If you have had any major physical or mental illness within the past 5 years, or are under medical or psychiatric supervision, you must notify us of the details at the time of booking and, where appropriate, enclose a doctor’s certificate of fitness to travel. Non-disclosure of relevant information can invalidate your insurance and cancel our contractual obligation to you.
  • You must have a valid travel insurance to participate in this yoga holiday!

Katya and Carly are delighted you are interested in joining us on our sumptuous yoga holiday. We are looking forward to welcoming you and spending a week with you, sharing our love of yoga, nature, good food, laughter, sun and sea.

 

 

 

Contact form:

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  • Mobile number including your country's code
  • Landline number, or work number (if available) including your country's code.
  • Name, relationship, contact number(s), email address
  • Please explain your yoga experience, how long you've practiced, what style(s) of yoga, are you currently practicing, etc.
  • Please include all relevant health related information, including operations.
  • Genuine food allergies, intolerances.
  • Please list your first and second choice and we'll do our best to fulfil it.
    I have read and I agree to the terms and conditions. Please tick the box.

 

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us:

Katya: contact@yogatreestudio.co.uk 

or Carly: carly@lakesyoga.co.uk,  www.lakesyoga.co.uk

visit Itha 108 website: www.itha108.com