Yoga Holiday in Greece
2020 Dates TBC
The Mani is one of the most untouched and stunningly beautiful parts of the Greek Mainland. Enjoy a pristine natural environment of mountains, sea and blue skies in which you can relax and unwind as well as learn and practice yoga. We will be doing our Yoga classes at the stunning The Spirit of Life Centre located on Southern Peloponnese among the natural beauty of the olive groves, mountains and sea. This traditional stone building has a stunning 360 view of these wonderful surroundings. There are many wonderful walks, a small town and several beaches nearby.
We have an energising class every morning and a Restorative/Relaxing class every evening, with some gentle Pranayama (breath work) or Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation). The classes may also have themes or a select focus we can explore and develop on throughout the week, giving you something a little extra than your regular drop in class. There will be plenty of time for walks in the mountains, trips to the beach, swimming, and exploring the local surroundings.
A lovely brunch will provided every morning at the centre after our Yoga class. There will also be 2 complimentary evening meals provided in the price. Other evening meals are not included in the price but can be taken at Agios Nikolaos (the local village), just a short walk away, which has some lovely traditional taverna’s where you can feast on amazing local food for a very good price. All accommodation is also self catering so the option to eat in is also available.
The accommodation is comprised especially selected apartments and shared villas within walking distance of the studio. The accommodation is also minutes away from and an amazing sea pool known by the locals as ‘Gnospi’, the harbour and local restaurants.
Price: £595 - Shared twin bedded room or £695 - Single private room
The price includes the following;
If you would like to book your place or if you have any questions at all please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07947585493
To hold and confirm your place we would need a non refundable deposit of £250 and the remainder should be paid by 27th September, which can be paid in 1 or 2 instalments.
Please take note of our cancelation policy and terms before booking; Cancelation Policy PDF
How to get there;
Please feel free to get in touch with us regarding travel arrangements.
Spirit of Life Centre
Agios Nikolaos, Messinia
Fly direct to Kalamata:
Flights are available from Easy Jet and British Airways directly to Kalamata from Saturdays to Saturday. There are flights with Thomas Cook that arrive midday on Sunday, so you would miss the first morning session but be in time for the evening session. There are also flights from other UK based airports and Europen destinations.
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Once at Kalamata airport a taxi can be arranged for 70 Euro’s. This can be shared as it is quite likely that Hana or the other participants maybe on the same flight.
*Please do let us know in advance and we can arrange this Taxi for you.
*For 2018 Greece Holiday- The seasonal return flights with BA have stopped earlier than usual. There are flights on Saturday 27th October available, but to return on Saturday 3rd November, it is easiest to book the flight from Athens. Many of us will get a taxi from the Spirit of Life Centre, directly to Athens to return.
Fly to Athens: There are regular daily flights from the UK and Europe to Athens El Venizelos Airport. There are many routes to Athens from Europe. Easyjet offer cheap flights to Athens from Gatwick if booked in advance. British Airways , Aegean Airlines, KLM airlines and Thomas Cook also have flights to Athens. Olympic airlines offer flights from Manchester and London. Also try www.charterflights.co.uk . Again book early to secure best prices. Athens Airport information: El. Venizelos , tel: +003 010 3530000
From Athens to Kalamata
A taxi pickup can be arranged for you on your arrival from Athens airport direct to the Spirit of Life Centre. These are shared taxi’s but are very reliable and will bring you straight to the door. The cost for this is approx 75 Euros per person depending on how many people are in it. The journey is around 2-3 hours.
*Please do let us know in advance and we can arrange this Taxi for you.
Commonly asked Questions
Please see below our FAQs, your can find the answer on the drop down + If you have any further question please do get in touch with Hana via phone or email.
What level is the yoga? Is it suitable for me?
The Yoga classes are mixed level and suitable for all. Hana will give different variations on certain postures to suit your body and your mindset, from easy/beginner to challenging/advanced. If you have any concerns about the physical classes or injuries/conditions that you would like to discuss before booking, please get in touch. email@example.com or call 07947585493
This is my first Yoga 'Holiday', will it be an intensive, week long, hardcore Yoga experience?
This is a real holiday with Yoga, rather than a hardcore bootcamp or Ashram experience! The morning classes will be energetic and sweaty and the evening classes restorative, but the experience is totally what you make it. You will absolutely have the freedom to opt for the harder posture or to take it easy on any given day and be encouraged to feel good about that choice!. If you have certain themes, postures or body parts you would like to look at then please do suggest this to Hana as she will tailor the weeks classes to suit the participants. Plus there is plenty of time to chill out, go swimming, walking, sleeping, eating! The goal of this Yoga Holiday really is just for you have a fabulous time and to leave feeling fully restored and rejuvenated!
My partner/friend/relative would like to come to the holiday but does not want to join the Yoga classes is this possible?
Yes absolutely! You would just need to pay for the accommodation and daily brunch. There is plenty of free time on this holiday that you could spend with them as well as getting your daily classes in too. Please contact Hana regarding the rates and she will get in touch with the Spirit of Life Centre. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07947585493
I am feeling a little nervous about the travelling aspect, I don't speak Greek. how will I get to the Spirit of Life Centre by myself!
We can organise a taxi to be there at the airport, either Kalamata (the nearest option) or Athens (2-3 hour journey). The taxi man works for the Spirit of Life Centre, he speaks English and will be at the Airport holding a card waiting for you! The fare is approx 70 euros from Kalamata which can be shared between you (it is quite likely that others will be on your flight)
Do I have to pay the whole amount up front?
We would need a non refundable deposit of £250 to hold and confirm your place, but after that the remainder is not due until 27th September and can be paid in 1 or 2 instalments.
I Would like to book a twin room to share, but who will I share with?
Hana organises the twin rooms and it is quite often that she knows all the participants from classes, so she will do her best to make good match :) She has been running retreats for 4 years now and it has always worked out wonderfully in terms of room share. Twin rooms will only be allocated to the same gender, so if you are single female, we will would of course not put you with single male and vice versa. Single private rooms are available for a supplement of £100.
I have a food allergy or special diet, would this be a problem?
Absolutely no problem at all. Please do let us know in advance and we will contact the centre to make special arrangements for your brunch and welcome/farewell dinner. There is a wide selection of meals available in the local restaurants so I am sure when eating out it will be easy to find something that works for you.
Do I have to take my Yoga mat and equipment all the way to Greece?
Only if you want to. The Spirit of Life Centre has a beautiful, fully equipment Yoga studio with all the mats and props you would possibly need for your Yoga classes.
How many people will there be in the group?
There is a maximum of 12 places on this Yoga Holiday.