SUNSHINE YOGA RETREATS IN GREECE
21ST - 27TH APRIL 2019: 7-DAYS SUNSHINE YOGA RETREAT
With Kate Kearns
26th May - 1st June 2019: 7-DAYS SUNSHINE YOGA RETREAT
With Kate Kearns
7th - 13th July 2019: 7-DAYS SUNSHINE YOGA RETREAT
with Amanda Kitchen
ABOUT THIS RETREAT
Our 'Sunshine' retreats are held in a private villa and are extremely popular with small groups and families. Limited spaces of only 6 people per retreat offer guests a personalized & more private yoga experience by one of our professional tutors.
Self-catering accommodation is provided for 6 nights at Villa Llamedos on Samos Island in Greece.
On this 20 hour yoga intensive you will receive 4 hours daily tuition on Mon-Fri (usually 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the evening), with the evening session including meditation.
21st - 27th April 2019
26th May - 1st June 2019
Yoga Practice on Kate's Retreat
Ashtanga is a dynamic Yang practice engaging and strengthening muscles. Mindful Ashtanga yoga can be practised by everyone and is suitable for all levels and although it can be an extremely challenging practice, by being mindful in your practice using breathe, variations and modifications it can suit many.
Yin focuses on the joints and connective tissues that become tight and stiff as we get older. Yin can also be challenging owing to the long holds, but it works in a very different way, increasing flexibility of the joints and connective tissues, stimulating the meridian channels to balance ones Chi and is a very satisfying, deep releasing meditative practice.
7 days sunshine retreat: 21st - 27th April 2019
7 days sunshine retreat: 26th May - 1st June 2019
Kate started her yoga journey in Goa, India in 2000 and has been practising yoga for over 18 years now, starting a regular ashtanga yoga practise with teachers Matt Ryan and Granville Cousins in the UK.
Teaching yoga since in 2010, Kate has completed her Yoga Alliance 200-hour RYT Teacher Training in Ashtanga and is qualified with Yoga Alliance Professionals, Chartered Level 2 with over 800 Hours training.
"I am honoured to be able to teach yoga and to pass on what I have learnt to others."
With over 8 years teaching experience, Kate has taught yoga classes at various locations around Manchester in the UK including Asthanga Space, Yoga Manchester, The Yoga Rooms, Lotus Five Hot Yoga and currently teaches at Hale Country Club and sports centres. She also teaches corporate yoga for well-being and running Yin Yoga Workshops incorporating Sound Healing with gongs and Tibetan Singing Bowls and Yoga Nidra meditations.
"Following the passing of my beautiful little girl Scarlet, after a difficult battle with brain cancer diagnosed when she was just 4 years old, I needed a different style of yoga practice and so studied Yin and MBSR Restorative Yoga Therapy with the Mindful Yoga Academy in Spain and Rocket Yoga with It’s Yoga in Florence. I needed some balance of Yin and Yang in my life and practice through this difficult and on-going grieving time of my life. Yin and Restorative Yoga Therapy have supported me through this difficult time and I like to share these practices, with passion in the hope that they can help others who may need support particularly for stress and anxiety and grief and I have also found Asthanga and Rocket yoga a great release."
I love teaching mindful Ashtanga, mindful Yin, and now offer a class which mixes elements of Yin and a Yang dynamic practice, Yin and Yang Flow as well as Restorative, Pregnancy Yoga and Sound Healing Yoga (Nada Yoga)."
"We need both Yin and Yang in our lives to create balance. It’s important to take time out of our busy lives to bring our focus inwards and develop our self-awareness. Yin is the perfect practice for this."
7th - 13th July 2019:
7 Days Sunshine Retreat: 7th - 13th July 2019
Amanda is a highly experienced and qualified Yoga Teacher and Holistic Therapist having attained VTCT Holistic Therapies – Level Three Diploma and an 18-month Teacher Training Diploma with Yogacampus.
To her, there is no greater gift than improving lives by restoring and balancing the mind, body and soul in the purest way possible.
Amanda is continuing to develop herself as a yoga teacher and her passion lies in restorative yoga, yoga nidra, pranayama (breath work) and meditation and she is currently furthering her studies in these specialisms.
Yoga Practice on Amanda's Retreat
Hatha Yoga works at a slower pace and works with individual postures and includes pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation and relaxation. It is ideal for those beginning their yoga journey and who are newer to yoga or for those who want to improve their practice.
Vinyasa flow is a dynamic, creative style of yoga in which the asana (postures) are linked together and synchronised with a yogic breath. This style of yoga allows you to feel the physical power of a yoga practice. When we begin to move through a physical flow with the breath our inner energies begin to flow more freely through the body leaving us feeling energised and revitalised.
We will explore different forms of Pranayama to switch on the Parasympathetic Nervous System to cultivate a calm mind and help alleviate stress, anxiety and mild depression. We will also explore some pranayama techniques that are more energising for the body.
Control and/or quieten the mind focusing on different meditation techniques such as visualisation using nature and the five great elements, (earth, water, fire, air and space), mantras, a word repeated to aid concentration, chanting, focusing on internal sound (nada) and chakras to bring you into conscious being and connect with your inner-self to cultivate joy and happiness. Just being rather than doing.
√ 6 Nights Accommodation
√ 4 Hours Daily Yoga (Mon - Fri)
√ Daily Meditation
√ Free time to explore
√ All equipment
- 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
- Roof Terrace, Side Terrace
- 5 minutes to local amenities
- 700m from the beach
- 10 minutes from the airport
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:
X Travel Insurance
X Airport Transfers
7 DAYS SUNSHINE YOGA RETREAT
- Sofa Bed (shared) - £295 / $385
- Sofa Bed (sole occupancy) - £345 / $455
- Twin Room (shared) - £395 / $525
- Twin Room (Sole occupancy) - £625 / $810
- Double Room (shared)- £395 / $525
- Double Room (sole occupancy) - £625 / $810
- Whole Villa (shared - max. 6 persons) - £1200 / $1585
- Whole villa (shared - max. 6 persons) - £500 / $665 (yoga not included - organize your own retreat)