Neeleshwar Hermitage, Malabar Coast, Kerala
17 – 24 March 2018
Malabar Magic in ‘Gods Own Country’
This serenely stunning retreat is set in the shade of a coconut grove on the pristine shores of the Arabian sea, Northern Kerala.
The bare foot, yet luxury experience at Neeleshwar Hermitage is a tranquil hideaway, where Vedic well-being meets boutique-chic to create complete relaxation for the body and soul.
Harmonise your being by the waves of the ocean on the golden sands; relax by the infinity pool, listening to the sounds of the sea; walk along the endless beach, as sea birds fly over the ocean horizon.
The palm-roofed Garden Cottages are of traditional Keralan design, surrounded by lush gardens of palm trees, hibiscus and frangipani flowers. The secluded verandahs catch the sea breeze and far reaching views of the deserted golden coastline.
On waking up in this stunning location, we will do an energising, yang Vinyasa Flow Yoga practice, blissfully infused with the grace of asana, flowing through breath towards a soft, meditative mind. Moving through beautiful sequencing and creative namaskars, we will explore elemental vinyasa: the Earth, the ocean, the sun, the sky, the stars, the universe within. These soulful practices create a sense of connection, openness and vibrancy, leaving you feeling lovingly energised, uplifted and alive. In the afternoons, we will surrender to a more restorative, yin practice, allowing your being to rest, renew and rejuvenate. Ayurvedic massage, treatments and consultations will also be available for you to experience at the Priya Spa throughout your stay.
2 – 8 March 2019
Experience the bliss of Yoga and Ayurveda surrounded by the exquisite beauty, pristine beaches, abundant wildlife and sensual sunsets of Sri Lanka
Sen Wellness Sanctuary is located on beautiful Rekawa Beach on the south coast of Sri Lanka in a pristine National Park.
It is home to a stunning expanse of golden sand and a magnificent turtle nesting site. The soft, golden sand, tropical palms and energetic waves of the Indian Ocean make an unforgettable setting for your retreat experience.
The ethos of Sen Sanctuary is the healing power of nature. It is surrounded by the power of the ocean and vibrant, green forest, abundant with butterflies and birds. The beautiful buildings blend serenely into the stunning natural surroundings, built on stilts, sensitive to the natural habitat and migration of wildlife. The buildings are designed in the shape of a conch shell to draw the energy
from the earth and ocean to the serenity of The Sanctuary.
Suspended walkways lead you to luxury, natural thatched cabanas. The rustic, elegant design celebrates the intricate craftsmanship of local artisans. The bathrooms are open to the elements so that you can experience a shower whilst star gazing.
The Yoga Shala is an expansive space of natural wood overlooking tropical green forest. The sea breeze naturally keeps the space refreshingly cool.
On waking up in this stunning location, we will do a sunrise sadhana, blissfully infused with the grace of asana, flowing through the breath towards a soft, meditative mind. Moving through beautiful sequencing and creative namaskars, we will explore Hanuman inspired Elemental Vinyasa. These soulful practices create a sense of connection, openness and vibrancy, leaving you feeling lovingly uplifted and alive.
4 – 7 October 2018
An authentic yoga celebration of Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights
This luxury 19th century converted barn is located in the heart of north Norfolk countryside, only a short distance from the stunning, heritage beaches of Holkham and Wells-next-to-Sea.
West Lexham set is in 21 acres of rolling lawns, landscaped gardens, wild flowers, woodland glades, rivers, lakes and picturesque countryside walks.
West Lexham Barn was built in 1805 and has been beautifully converted with all its original character, space, light and rustic charm. The living spaces are filled with handmade furnishings and traditional log burners, creating a rustic, homely ambiance. The dining room has large windows, offering picturesque views of our beautiful garden. We have a conservatory and an outside dining table amongst the herbs and butterflies for al fresco dining on balmy summer evenings.
Our yoga classes take place in the spacious Harvest Room with its original ceiling and organic, antique charm.There are two full height windows on either side allowing natural light and views of the gardens to enhance and inspire your practice.
The luxury ensuite bedrooms are nestled in a courtyard around the barn, combining rustic charm with contemporary innovations. Reclaimed wood and original farm doors have been used along side the original timber beams to add splashes of colour and authenticity to the rooms. Each bedroom has original artworks and handmade curtains and cushions. All of the bedrooms and bathrooms have under floor heating and super comfortable mattresses with high quality cotton linen.
Your food will be lovingly prepared by The Nourish; offering delicious, innovative, vegetarian cuisine. A divine detox for total well-being.
On waking up in this stunning location, we will do an energising, yang Vinyasa Flow practice, blissfully infused with the grace of asana, flowing through breath towards a soft, meditative mind. Moving through beautiful sequencing and creative namaskars, we will explore elemental vinyasa, inspired by Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights. These soulful practices create a sense of connection, openness and vibrancy, leaving you feeling lovingly energised, uplifted and alive. In the afternoons, we will surrender to a more restorative, yin practice, allowing your being to rest, renew and rejuvenate. You may also choose to indulge in a relaxing, luxurious massage with our wonderful therapist Sarah Jane Sexton.
In your free time, relax in the gardens, walk in the beautiful grounds, amongst the ancient woodlands along the rivers and lake. Leave your soul down by the sea on the stunning Norfolk beaches nearby.
On Saturday afternoon, our yoga class will be serenaded with soulful sounds of the harp and guitar, played live by Rafael Angulo and Lucidia Omamori. In the evening, this talented duo will perform their soulful songs and sweet harmonies for our musical retreat experience.
I will be offering two Vinyasa Flow yoga retreats for Sardinia Yoga in 2017. It really is a little piece of paradise.
Your two hour, energising morning class takes place on a private beachfront yoga space. Yoga is brought alive by the shining sun; the bright, blue sky; the turquoise sea and the white-golden sand.
The boutique hotel is positioned on forested hill top, offering ocean views from the gardens, outdoor pool, jacuzzi, and relaxation areas. The deep, blue sky, the golden sun, the colour of nature enlivens and soothes your body and being.
After a delicious, Italian brunch, the day is yours explore the stunning, sandy beaches, swim in the sea, snorkel, cycle the island or simply relax by pool under an infinite, blue sunshine sky. Sunset yoga classes are offered in the late afternoon for guests who wish to deepen their daily practice. Simply listen to the sound of the sea, your heart, your soul and create your experience.
This is an unique yoga experience and a beautiful island holiday, spiced with Italian sophistication and a stunning, natural environment. You cannot help but relax, smile and fall head over heels in love!
To find out more about Sardinia Yoga visit: www.sardiniayoga.com
My yoga teacher, Heidi Pascual, was simply fantastic. She was so friendly, caring and attentive; an excellent host and her passion for yoga was very evident. The Vinyasa Flow Yoga was the best part of the holiday.
Cindy Attwell, Sardinia
Thank you for a fantastic retreat Heidi.
Sally Dernie, Croatia