A yoga & beach holiday on the breathtaking island of Kefalonia, Greece
24th September - 1st October, 2017
Teacher: Dory Walker
The first thing to strike you about Vigla Village is it's sublime location on the Ionian Coast of the Greek island of Kefalonia. It's a feast for the senses as you take in the intoxicating smell of the pine and eucalyptus trees and the crystal clear, deep blue of the Ionian sea. Coupled with the welcoming and open hearted, Greek hospitality of Anna and Angelos, you cannot help but begin to relax as soon as you arrive.
Perched high on a clifftop, the clean and comfortable apartments with private balconies, overlook the inspiring panorama. Just a short stroll away you can take the picturesque path down to Vigla's own private beach and the warm and inviting sea.
Vigla Village simply blows you away, it's the sort of place that you want to come back to time after time.
The daily programme
Each day will begin with optional meditation and pranayama followed by a morning asana class on our wonderful new yoga platform overlooking the endless blue ocean. The morning practise will gently open the body and attune the mind to the breath, slowly moving and building into a flowing and dynamic sequence. The classes will be suitable for all levels and yoga experience.
Morning practice will be followed by a hearty breakfast. Then you will be free to head off down to the beach, relax by the pool or explore the stunning beauty of the surroundings. The group will meet again in the late afternoon for a second yoga session which will be a more gentle class. There will be one yoga free day during the week.
In the evenings, there's a charming traditional Greek restaurant just across the way from Vigla Village and another a short walk away in the town of Spartia. Lunch and dinner aren't included in the cost to give people the option to go for dinner as a group or self cater if they prefer, each apartment has a small kitchen.
Things to do
One could quite easily while away a week of deep rest and rujuvenation here, enjoying the wonderful private beach, swimming pool and tennis courts on offer. There's also plenty of space at Vigla Village to find a quiet spot in the shade of the trees enjoying the colours and fragrance of the beautiful flowers.
The local village, Spartia, also has its' own pretty beach just a 10 minute walk away and a small centre with a couple of shops and a restaurant.
For those of you with an adventurous spirit you could hire a car to explore the outstanding beauty of this island. Caves, boat trips, snorkelling, fishing, trips to stunning local villages and a visit to Myrtos, known to be one of the world's most beautiful beaches, are amongst some of the many things on offer in Kefalonia.
Vigla Village offers self catering apartments which are clean, spacious and have air conditioning and private balconies with seaviews. All apartments have between 1 and 3 bedrooms and share a bathroom, small lounge area and kitchen facilities.
Sharing a twin or double room in a 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartment £400 per person
Single room in a 2 or 3 bedroom apartment £495 per person
Single room in a 1 bedroom apartment £560 per person
All apartments share a bathroom, small lounge area and kitchen facilities.
Daily meditation and yoga classes (apart from one yoga free day)
Airport transfers (approx 25 euros for a taxi each way, we will group people together where possible to share the cost)
Kefalonia has its own airport and there are a range of direct flights from Europe. It is also possible to take an indirect flight via the Greek mainland.
Airport transfers will be arranged for you. The price will depend on numbers sharing the cost and time of arrival.
Telephone: +44(0)20 7733 299
To confirm your retreat place you can either pay a 50% deposit or the full amount. Any remaining balances are due six weeks before the start of the retreat. Retreats are organised through global retreat specialists Yoga On A Shoestring (YOAS). Once we receive your online booking form, further communication will follow from both ourselves and YOAS. To ensure emails don't end up in your junk folder please firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com in your contact lists. We look forward to welcoming you on the retreat.
Comments from previous retreat:
'A note to say a huge thank you for a wonderful yoga holiday in beautiful Kefalonia. I had the most amazing time and am feeling totally refreshed and energised! Vigla was a perfect combination of stunning scenery, peaceful surroundings and warm hospitality from Anna and her family. Definitely somewhere I would love to go back to. I have also made so many new friends from our wonderful group.' Melissa
'My daughter and I have recently returned from your week in Kefalonia. I have done yoga for 40 years and in many parts of the world where I have lived but this was a wonderful experience as well as being a ‘holiday’ and one I hope to do again.
'Absolutely loved my Yoga days with Dory Walker. What an inspiration! She is professional, warm and motivating. Her style of Yoga with Pranayama and Nidra suited me perfectly. The weather was kind to us late September and the location peaceful. Kefalonia is an absolutely stunning and green island with lots to explore' Christine