Summary

Take an opportunity to connect with you, to catch up with your dreams, to meet yourself and just enjoy. Take some time to "just be"...
The basics
Yoga & Ayurveda, Meditation, Spiritual
Suitable for: Solo traveler, Group, Couple
Ambience: Relaxed
Experience Type: Collective

The Destination

Come to gorgeous Corfu, in sunny and warm Greece to enjoy the Ionian sea breeze, to taste local food, to move your body, to listen to your soul, to chill on the wonderful sandy beach of St. George or Issos and reconnect with you! Come to Corfu to nourish yourself with daily treatments, to reviatlise your body and soul and feel empowered. Give your body, mind and soul all they need to support you with this path you are walking on. We are here to support you.

The Experience

This retreat is one of our newer additions. We took some time away and came across the idea of daily massages. Oh my goodness, it is just amazing. We felt that we should offer this to our guests too and here we are. Hosting a yoga retreat, where you get to practice yoga and meditation daily and where food and massage get to be as important as each other. Join us for a week of giving yourself everything it needs. Get a daily treatment to compliment the yoga movement you will do with us and to help you relax even more.

Newbie? Intermediate? You are at the right place!

It is all about the breath. As long as you can breathe, you can yoga. Take your time. Be present, practice mindfully and carry on being in the moment. The aim is to be using yoga and mindfulness to empower each individual to take a more active role in their self-care and postures isn’t the only part of yoga… We use postures to get in the body, we don’t use the body to get into postures… so no matter how advanced or beginner your posture/asana practice, you are perfect.

It is all part of a journey and we have all been at the beginning at some point. Please don’t feel like you have to perform, you are coming to yoga to meet yourself… not show your flexibility skills, the strength of your muscles, but instead sharpen your ability to stay with yourself, accepting where you are right now and loving each and every clumsy move along the way.

Are you ready for this yummy experience with us? It is only a decision away. Let this trip be the beginning of a new routine with you in the centre.

Just come to breathe, relax, meet the sunshine and be happy.

Healthy food for healthy souls

Yummy and healthy is what a yogi needs. So we serve delicious veggie/vegan food all day long. Breakfast with typical Greek specialities, as well as fresh fruits, nutrient seeds, local honey and our famous delicious nuts'n'fruits porridge bowls. For dinner, we go to local tavernas where they cook especially for us. We enjoy traditional Greek food as well as international salads full of goodness to serve what our bodies need. Dishes are full of ingredients from local organic farming.

Workshop: Meditation & Mindfulness

Meditation and Mindfulness workshops are possibly the best hour you can give yourself! They are the kind of workshops that you won't need a pen and paper for, you won't need to learn anything, perhaps the key principle here is to unlearn a few patterns and behaviours. During those hours we focus on being present, we find little basic ideas that help us practice mindfully and we accept change. In mindfulness workshops we don't force things, we allow them to happen. Breathe in and take a moment to feel the cold air touching your nostrils, pause there, breath out and notice how its quality has changed. How do you expect everything else in life not to change? Nothing is permanent so make sure you enjoy what's worth your enjoyment. Now is the time.

Workshop: Yoga Asana

It is beautiful when you find what feels good for your unique body. Yoga practice is not about getting bendy, it is about reuniting with yourself, using your body and mind, noticing their patterns, exploring their limitations and without judgment playing around with them. In Asana workshops we focus on a handful of postures and their alignment. Most practitioners, no matter how advanced, often wonder if they are accessing yoga postures properly... This is an opportunity to dive into the foundation, key principles, aims and sensations of different asanas and searching for the most appropriate way to use those in order to connect better with ourselves. Join this workshop during your stay and experience your practice the best way your body needs.

Workshop: Pranayama • Yogic Breathing

Breathing is the foundation of your life. Naturally breathing becomes the foundation of your yoga practice too. With each inhale you have the opportunity to create space and with every exhale you can allow your experience to deepen. Kapalabhati, Alternate Nostril Breathing and other exercises will become more accessible as time goes by and as you get familiar with paying attention to yourself. In these sessions we practice different breathing techniques, we explain how you can benefit from them, what the different steps are and we give ourselves time to try and modify them. Come join us for a whole session dedicated to breathing, or you can often get a glimpse of pranayama workshops by joining a meditation or even yoga practice.

Get together: Mantra singing

What a wonderful way to reach a meditative state without worrying about your mind getting busy! Mantras help quieten the mind and stimulate the endocrine system in such a relaxed and joyful manner. And of course, there are plenty more reasons to sing mantras but this is not the time to bore you with making a list.

Have you tried it? Mantra singing is so much fun!!! Are you one of these people that lyrics aren't your thing? Well, if so then mantras are going to be your favourite kind of singing!!! You get a few commonly Sanskrit phrases, with spiritual content and you have the opportunity to repeat these Indian jewels over and over, often at different tempos until everybody has got the words and the tune (but not that it actually matters). It is a chance to enjoy just being with everyone else around you, a wonderful way to connect with the rest of the group, a playful and gentle way to help you focus your attention. Let's play together.

Timetable

07:45-08:15 – Meditation (optional) 08:30-10:00 – Morning Yoga Class (Vinyasa) 10:00-11:00 – Brunch 10:00-13:00 – Massage 16:30-18:00 – Workshops/Activities 18:00-19:30 – Gentle Yoga Class (Yin) 20:00-21:00 – Dinner

Accommodation

Welcome to Corfu – raise your vibrations and open your heart. Make yourself comfortable, staying with us! Enjoy the comfort of your own room, or share your journey with a friend you brought along, or one you make here. Our premises is surrounded by beautiful nature, well-maintained gardens, little areas for creating your own space of quiet and peace and 2 minutes walk from the beach. St. George is a place where you can calm down, find peace, nature, relaxation on the beach—but it is as well a place for activities like biking, hiking, watersports or even going out at night to dance. And if a little bit of fun is what you are looking to help you make this journey more joyful and round… you can find a boat to rent on your own or share a little adventure with others, you can create some more action with kite-surfing, or have a blissful moment of calm on a stand-up paddle. Or go crazy on jet skis and fly-boards. It’s all available in a stone’s throw. And if a little work out is what you want but you also like the view of turquoise water, why not take a canoe?
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Cedric

Your Host: Cedric

Member since February 2021

Cedric is your host for this experience and will provide you with all the information needed.

EXPERIENCE RYT® 500 • Yoga Alliance™ Registered Yoga Teacher RYT® 200 • Anusara Elements™ Yoga Teacher RYT® 150 • Yin Yoga Teacher RYT® 50 • Tantric Hatha Yoga Teacher Tibetan Bowl Sound Treatment (Level 2)

Tell us more about what brought you to the path that you're on, the "why" behind your business and your offering(s), what excites you most about the work that you do, etc...?

Yoga is very special to me – its a powerful yet transformative way of living an extraordinary life. Yoga is the connection of breathing, moving and consciousness. It’s the path to experiencing my Self – on or off the mat. I am a Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher for Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga, Anusara Yoga, Yin Yoga as well as Tantric Hatha Yoga. Furthermore I did a four weeks Karma Yogi service in assisting ongoing yoga teachers. I teach yoga in German and English language. I find the full depth of Yoga in meditation. Since I started my Yoga practice, meditation is my foundation and inspiration. I practiced Kryia Yoga and did a 10 days silent Vipassana Meditation at Dhamma Setu, India. I call myself a researcher and discoverer of consciousness. As a teacher I don’t want to convince you of something, I want to create a space, offering ideas, tools and movements, where you can discover and experiencing your Self.
Cedric has been selected as a host by nourish. We only accept hosts which are trustworthy and have a great quality in service to make sure you get the best experience possible.