Ancient sun-bleached ruins piercing blue skies, rugged limestone coast plunging into azure blue water and white pebbled beach - need I say more? Satisfy your natural wanderlust, enjoy sun-soaked days, surrounded by endless views of the deep blue Ionian sea with this YOGAVENTURES retreat. Zakynthos, Greece offers miles (123 to be exact) of stunning vast blue coastline, caves, turquoise waters and romantic sunsets. Places like this don’t exist anymore! Immerse yourself in twice-daily yoga at dawn and dusk overlooking the emerald mediterranean sea, experience spectacular Mediterranean 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.
Private villa standing majestically on the cliff and offers breathtaking panoramic views. The villa was built according to the architectural Zakynthian tradition with natural stone and is beautifully decorated. It has 4 spacious en-suite bedrooms, a private infinity pool with hydro-massage area and also has direct access to the sea. All bedrooms have sea views. The bedrooms on the ground floor in the main house have small kitchenettes, their own entrances and terraces.
+ total size 250 sqm
+ 4 air-conditioned bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
+ comfortable sitting/dining room with traditional stone fireplace
+ spacious balcony with large dining table and breath-taking sea views
+ fully equipped galley kitchen
+ private pool with hydro-massage area
+ sun loungers
+ traditional wood-fired oven
Direct access to the sea +
Private infinity pool with hydro-massage +
Sun beds, umbrellas +
Outdoor dining facilities & BBQ +
Free Internet Wi-Fi +
Air-conditioned bedrooms +
Windows - full insect screens +
Fireplace in the sitting room +
Satellite TV (LCD/LED TV’s) +
CD-DVD player, Hi-Fi +
Fully equipped kitchen; gas stove and oven, fridge/freezer, kettle, microwave, toaster, juicer, blender, filter coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine, etc. +
Bed linen, towels & beach towels +
Organic toiletries +
Iron & board+
Baby cot & chair+
This retreat includes daily yoga classes taking relaxation and healing to new heights. Expect nourishing yin yoga, energising movement and wellness workshops that will take place in the yoga shala or outdoors in the fresh air to 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!
Relish new flavours and creative cuisines with a wholesome, healthy and unique garden-to-plate dining experience. We cater to vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free intolerances, food allergies and other special dietary needs. Expect home wine grown and produced locally, traditional Greek herbs such as oregano, rosemary and lavender, fresh organic and naturally grown vegetable, local seasonal fruit such as grapes and figs, olives and olive oil.
+ 5 days and 4 nights gorgeously appointed luxury 6-Bedroom Mansion accommodation 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 gentle 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
+ 3 Relaxation Massages to leave you feeling fully restored
+ Airport transfers (retreat start and end date only)
+ Sea kayak magical hidden blue caves (kayak provided)
+ Access to snorkel equipment to snorkel in your own free time
+ Access to Mountain Bikes, Binoculars for Bird Watching, Telescope for Astro Observation, Outdoor Gym
+ 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.
+ In-Transit Accommodation
+ Accommodation 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.
+ Early Bird Pricing: We encourage those that can’t afford the full price option to sign up at least 6 month early for the Early Bird option.
+ Standard Pricing: This option is the standard price for retreats when booking within 6 months of start date.
+ Deposit: Secure your spot with a $500 AUD non-refundable deposit. Final balances are due 3 months before retreat start date. If final payment is not received by due date YOGAVENTURES reserves the right to cancel your reservation. In this case your $500 AUD non-refundable deposit will be forfeited.
+ Payment Plans: We strive to maintain a balance between making our retreats accessible to everyone whist running a sustainable, thriving business so that we can continue to create and share these beautiful experiences with you. If you're interested in a payment plan, please email us to enquire and we can split up your payments to make it work. You will still be required to make the $500 AUD non-refundable deposit and final balance will be due 3 months before retreat start date.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By reserving your space through placing your deposit or paying in full you're agreeing to the stated policies in our Terms and Conditions. Please read in full and please note: If cancellation takes place 90 or more days to retreat start date participant will be refunded total payments made less $500 AUD non-refundable deposit. If cancellation takes place less than 90 days of retreat start date then 100% of the retreat price will be forfeited by participant. YOGAVENTURES reserves the right to make changes deemed necessary prior to any retreat start date. We do our best to make sure all our retreat run smoothly and on time. However, In the rare event that we need to make changes, whether it be due to natural disaster, illness, civil unrest, death, closure, or any other unforeseen circumstance, we will offer a transfer to another trip or a full refund of your funds.