Are you looking for something special? Something truly and breathtakingly magical? Then this is just what you’ve been looking for. We’re very excited to announce our 2019 Yoga Holiday in Kefalonia, Greece. From May 11 – 18th you could be taking a much needed and well earned holiday, a holiday just for you.
Vericoco Retreat in Kefalonia, is a space designed for creativity and relaxation. This holiday offers guests the chance to reconnect with nature alongside like minded people. It’s a place to stop, step back and recharge. Set within olive groves and with magnificent views of the majestic Mount Aenos and the Ionian sea, you can truly take time to get back to who you are whilst simply savouring the surroundings and enjoying what the holiday has to offer.
On offer are a variety of accommodation options that share the simple, yet chic, colours that create a sense of harmony with the natural surroundings and landscape.
From top of the range en-suite rooms within their recently built luxurious villa, to shared rooms within smaller apartments, sleeping arrangements can be arranged to meet the needs of diverse groups. Whichever accommodation option you choose, everyone will benefit from the below with the price paid:
- 7 nights accommodation
- 2 physical yoga sessions each day (one yoga session on arrival and departure days)
- Optional early morning meditations
- Optional daytime yoga workshops
- Practice outdoors in the yoga shala set within an olive grove and immersed in nature
- Use of all facilities including a beautiful swimming pool, hammock space, a petanque pitch and bicycles
- Plenty of brunch and dinner every day including a BBQ night. One evening dinner is not covered as we will visit a local taverna.
All meals are vegetarian with a lot of vegan options, if you have any other specific dietary requirements we are more than happy to cater for them. Please let us know as soon as you book in if you do have dietary requirements.
Ed and Sinead are lead instructors at Yogafurie. Ed is the course leader of our accredited Yoga and Hot Yoga Teacher Training Course, a highly experienced and very approachable teacher. Sinead is an experienced yoga teacher with a passion for both the movement and the meditation aspects to a yoga practice, especially yoga nidra!
Together on this holiday you’ll be shown how to deepen your yoga practice to suit your needs and develop your yoga in the way you’d like to. You’ll discover a variety of new ways to approach the physical practice of yoga, and a host of meditation and breath techniques. You’re sure to discover new practices that can benefit you in your everyday life.
What else can I do?
Each morning and evening you’ll be practicing yoga surrounded by the breathtaking nature of Kefalonia, and throughout the days you’ll have plenty of time to explore, to rest, or to take part in our optional yoga workshops, each with a different focus.
Vericoco offers a uniquely shaped 11 metre pool which faces a spectacular view towards Mount Aenos and the sea. It’s ideal not only for swimming laps, but also for lounging in the sun, reading books, taking naps. There’s plenty of lounge area and hammock space so you can have a snooze in a different place each day! Vericoco also has bikes that they can lend to guests.
Kefalonia itself is a lush green island in the Ionian, famous for its turquoise seas and clean sandy beaches. One of the largest Greek islands, it also boasts the impressive Mount Aenos with thick fir forests as well as underground caves and ample countryside.
Around the estate are plenty of quiet spots for you to take time out and explore, including the organic vegetable gardens, the fruit tree grove with traditional well. The grounds are spacious enough for you to enjoy plenty of solitary moments, yet conveniently laid out to provide easy access to all the shared facilities. Just 300 meters from Spartia beach, you can choose between taking advantage of the local facilities including three restaurants and cafes at just a short walk away, or preferring to stay within the grounds.
Just a short stroll down hill offers you the choice of Vericoco’s two nearest beaches, both with trademark Kefalonian crystal-clear shallow waters. Spartia beach offers the advantage of the local facilities for those who want to grab a drink or snack, and Thermanti offers the advantage of being secluded from the crowds as it is only accessible by foot, making this place very magical.
If you’d like to explore Kefalonia and what it has to offer then any of the below can be arranged:
– Excursions around the island in a minibus to the major sites with or without a guide
– Sea kayaking
– Greek cookery classes
– Wine Tours
– Fishing Tourism (excursions on a genuine fishing boat from early morning, with stops at beaches inaccessible by land and culminating in a meal using the days catch)
– Natural Soap-making workshops using local olive oil and herbs
– Horse riding
– Olive oil production tours
– Walking tours
– Cycling tours
– Olive and grape harvesting (depending on season)
On offer is a variety of accommodation options that share the simple, yet chic, trademark interior design and Vericoco colours that create a sense of harmony with the natural surroundings and landscape.
From top of the range en-suite rooms within their recently built luxurious villa, to shared rooms within smaller apartments, sleeping arrangements can be arranged to meet the needs of diverse groups.
All bathrooms are recently refurbished and all rooms have access to self catering facilities.
The villa offers top of the range mattresses, ensuite bathrooms, air conditioning, mosquito nets throughout and sea views from all bedrooms.
The apartments vary from two bedrooms with one shared bathroom, to single bedroom studio with private bathroom. All are set within lush gardens looking onto the sea and Mount Aenos.
How to get here
Travel isn’t included in the cost of the holiday. However we have done our research and travel to this location is simple and easy.
Kefalonia has its own airport, meaning flights are likely the easiest option.
If you’d like to travel with us we will be booking return flights from Bristol to Kefalonia on the 11th and 18th May.
We can arrange transfers from the airport to the retreat location, depending on how many people we can group together the costs are usually between 5-10 euros per person each way.