ROAM GREECE 2023
Join our transformational, reflective, relaxing & balancing retreat experience in Greece this June
Move into Summer with a wonderful balance of energy, courage & curiosity.
Join us in Lefkada, Greece this June, to move into Summer with a wonderful balance of energy, courage & curiosity. Our 4 day/5 night blend of Yoga, Ayurveda, Metaphysics, Breathwork & Meditation is designed to enhance self reflection, forming a deeper understanding of yourself and your uniqueness……or, you may simply be in need of some restorative down-time……either approach is pure nourishment for Mind, Body & Soul.
June 22nd – 27th 2023
‘Roam’ is all about exploring within, and introducing to our clients, techniques and methods that allow us to build self awareness…because out of increased self awareness comes the chance to choose differently in our everyday, and create our own reality. It allows us to find ways to bring about a sense of ease in life, through the ups and downs, because life is, ever changing. Hence, our unique blend allows you the chance to feel, and to start to notice, what resonates for you, all within a nourishing, supportive yet still relaxing environment.
Our daily Yoga classes will cover Vinyasa, Yin and Hatha alongside conscious breathing, mindfulness and meditation exercises. Classes are taught with the intention of assisting you in establishing a daily routine of health and wellness, to deepen your understanding of yoga and holistic philosophy, both on and off the mat.
In addition to Yoga classes we also incorporate self inquiry sessions each day, in which we will discuss ways that the Metaphysical Philosophy and Ayurvedic Principles can help us find this ease in our daily lives. Like Yoga itself, these two practices, can lend a deeper understanding to phrases such as “take the yoga off the mat” and “you are NOT your thoughts”. We discuss in more depth, what these phrases actually mean to us individually, and how can we apply them in our “day to day” life. Using tools and techniques that can be taken with you, so you too, can use them to support and sustain you, as your awareness grows, long after these magical few days.
With this combination of teachings and insights, we hope to imbue you with a sense of nourishment for mind, body and soul, so you feel ready to walk back into daily life, feeling healthy, nourished, balanced, and perhaps a little stronger in your self, more connected to your True Self. With time each afternoon to spend as you wish, you are able to fully relax and contemplate the mornings learnings, perhaps with a walk, or a swim in the pool with ‘that’ view, or a good book. Its your time to simply ‘be’…..something we can forget the importance of.
We want to enable you to head home with more space and ease at your heart centre, through your body, and in your thinking. Also, with the ability to find that place of calm, time and again, each day, amid the changing surroundings and experiences of daily living.
It is our intention, that you are able to discover some of the benefits of a regular Spiritual Practise, and discern some useful tools, personal to your needs, that you can take away and use to enhance your existing practise, or maybe begin anew.
Expect wonderfully tasty, home cooked and nourishing meals each day. You can expect every meal to be “food for the Soul” too, complimenting the teaching and insights of each day. Created with love by our wonderful little “wonder cookie” Monika…..mealtimes are more than just eating on a roam retreat. We keep our retreats small in numbers, as we feel its important to maintain an intimate and supportive size group…..so with the nourishing food and the conversations meaningful, mealtimes are a natural extension of the day…..all our previous guests have found this time as memorable as the teachings.
The venue itself is magical, two Villa’s, set on the coast of Lefkada, the location itself will bring instant relaxation, with panoramic views out across the Ionian sea, from the pool. The villa grounds has some beautiful open spaces, perfect for a little pondering on life and learnings, and immersing yourself in nature. The perfect venue for you to begin your Summer 2023.
It promises to be envigorating, informative, life-enhancing and magical. We do hope you’ll join us on this uniquely curated retreat.
Meet the Instructors
Hayley is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga Teacher, known for her creative sequencing and inclusive classes for all levels of experience. Hayley’s classes are playful, honest and challenging in a way that makes you stronger and more flexible, both on and off the mat. Interweaving Ayurveda, the wisdom of life, into her teachings allows her students to feel more in harmony with themselves and nature. Hayley shares the wisdom of Ayurveda in an uncomplicated and accessible way, encouraging people to move away from the “pill for every ill” mentality and to a more natural and holistic approach to health.
Louise is a Metaphysical Counsellor and Yoga Teacher. Seeing the magic in both philosophys, she is keen to share what she has found to be an accessible and life changing approach to ‘stuckness’ of all types. Louise’s training allows her to counsel one to one, but also to facilitate group teachings, opening up your Self Awareness, connecting to your intuition, encouraging a curiosity, which in turn allows us to shed old unhelpful beliefs, release repeating patterns and find ease in our thinking. Enhancing the ability to respond, as opposed to reacting to people, situations… even ourselves! Her Yoga teaching is a continuation of this, moving into postures gently, being willing to ‘find’ the posture for youself, create the space and giving longer holds to allow the stillness to enter. Allowing the body and mind to be what it is, where it is, right now, in this moment. We grow from this place of acceptance and allowing, physically and mentally.
Monika will refer to herself, as “just a cook”, not entertaining the word ‘chef’. Yet, for those that have tasted her cooking know there is no ‘just a cook’ about it!! The act of cooking alongside the sharing of the food is where the ‘joy’ is, this way of cooking appeared in her life at a very early age, and it is this process as a whole, that she loves. This has, in turn, inspired her to learn and discover the nutritional values hidden behind delicious food. It can heal emotionally and physically, and hence she knows how to prepare our bodies for the seasons to come, with a natural affinity to what complements each other on the plate. Her company Portuguese based vegan food brand Venn, and her project Hotelier_o, gives her the chance to explore and cultivate soul nourishing dishes every day, exactly what you need to boost the energy and good feelings during your time on retreat.
Classes are designed for beginners or those with knowledge that just wish to deepen their practice and build more understanding. The blend of these different approaches will perhaps offer a different perspective.
Accomodation & Location
“The villa bestows on you the opportunity to indulge yourself with stunning sea views from every corner, absorbing with every breath the sounds and smell of pure nature”…..this is a stunning property, see details on villatheialefkada
Optional Things to do
- Swimming…a beautiful shaded pool looking out across the view.
- There is the Agia Mavra Castle nearby to explore in the island capital.
- Beach is very near with water sports around the island to investigate.
- Curl up with a book in the open lounge area with ‘that’ sea view.
- Free One on One “clarity chats” are available with Hayley & Louise….to clarify how Ayurvedic Consultations and Counselling Sessions look within each discipline. Book in advance.
- Join Monika one evening as she prepares one of her wonderfully tasty meals.
Sample daily schedule
07.30 Gentle Hatha / Vinyasa / Yin class – including Meditation & Pranayama
10:00 Self Enquiry aspect…moments of teachings the Principles and tools within Metaphysics and Ayurveda – 2 days per Philosophy
13.00 – 17.00 Your time to simply gift yourself some well deserved ‘me’ time, to absorb your morning, or choose from the optional element.
17.00 – 18.30 Hatha Yoga class – including meditation and visualisation
5 nights accomodation at The Villa, with 3 Ayurvedic meals each day – breakfast, lunch and dinner
Vegetarian meals – pls advise us of any other dietary requirements upon booking
2 Daily Yoga classes
Pranayama and other breathwork
Introduction to self awareness/through Metaphysics
Introduction to Ayurveda for day to day
Travel to and from the accomodation
Any outside activities – above are suggestions and these are all seperate from the retreat
Private Double Bed with ensuite £2,000pp
Sharing Twin Room with ensuite £1,600pp
Sharing Twin Room & shared bathroom £1,400pp
Payment Terms & Conditions:
In order to secure your place we require a 50% non-refundable deposit, with final payment due by 22nd April 2023
**Early bird discount of 10% if deposit paid before Feb 28th 2023
We highly recommend that you take out individual travel insurance for the trip
To book pls contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment is non-refundable, however we will always endeavour to support a challenging situation, may it arise so do get in touch with us and we can look at transferring to a future retreat with a partial refund?