Join us for a week of yoga set in the beautiful atmosphere of Arillas, Corfu.
26 June – 3 July 2018 (7 nights)
“Thank you so much for one of the best times of my life. I feel so relaxed and focused now – you have a real talent which we are grateful you use.”
Super Early Bird Ends 30 Nov 2017
Yoga Retreat in Corfu Greece – 8 days/7 nights
Join Wai Chung Yoga in a yoga retreat set in the beautiful atmosphere of Arillas, Corfu.
Come immerse into transformation yoga classes and workshops which helps to deepen your yoga journey, whilst you enjoy the warm sun shining on your body, cool turquoise Mediterranean waters and feel the soft sand between your toes! Nurture the Body Mind and Soul with Yoga twice a day most days, including Yoga Flow, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, partner yoga, Self Development Workshop rooted in yoga and Relaxation. Set in natural surroundings served with wholesome local vegetarian food, excursions, and friendly warm welcome with a smile from the local family looking after us. Participants should have at least 1 year regular yoga practice or similar physical exercise. We welcome participants who have a genuine interest to go deeper with themselves and to meet like minded people. We keep things down to earth and have some fun; we also allow silent periods to return home to the self to reflect and shine from the inside!
- Two daily yoga sessions (most days, including sunset yoga & meditation on the beach)
- Transformation Yoga Workshops (Self development for deeper understanding 2 – 3 hours)
- Over 10 years teaching experience and fully certified yoga teacher
- Daily homemade breakfast and dinner (Vegan with vegetarian options)
- 7 nights’ accommodation
- Apartments & maisonettes with kitchen & air condition
- Swimming pool & Garden
- Free time to rest and relax, write, walks or simply enjoy the beach
- Guest facilitators for Voice/Sound Workshop & Relaxing Music
6 days with instructions
Instructions: in English
Corfu Yoga Retreat – A typical day:
7:15am: Morning Yoga Flow
9am: Breakfast (Vegan – with vegetarian options)
1030am-6pm: Free time for the beach or relax by the pool, go for a walk or bike ride, book a massage, read, write, or simply have a siesta.
6pm: Relaxing Yin Yoga & Meditation (one evening guest facilitator music to chill)
7:30pm/8pm: Dinner (Vegan – with vegetarian options)
Evening: Free time (one evening we go to a hill top restaurant for sunset yoga and drinks)
* All is optional, no discount for missing program unless you are a non participant coming with a partner. Please be aware this is a conscious retreat, smoking and drugs are not permitted on the premises. Limited amount of alcohol maybe on sale at the bar. Short periods of silent will be on the program.
* Please note the program can change dependant on the group to allow the perfect flow.
In this yoga retreat, We start the week with an opening ritual including a short Sanskrit chant to welcome and bring harmony and happiness to the group. Thereafter, you can enjoy two sessions of yoga and/or meditation most days, based on the Holistic Yoga and Yin Yoga, inspired by the five elements of nature. There are two workshops to deepen your experience with the self, and a celebratory joy as the group work together through various conscious movement to sound exercises. There will also be plenty of free time to enjoy at the beach, short excursions, or simply rest by the pool or just do nothing.
Wai Chung started her spiritual journey at the age of 16 when she first joined the Buddhist order. Meditating and chanting from the age of 16, she lives her teachings in day to day life. Yoga found Wai in 2001, which lead her to Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha Yoga and later Yin Yoga. She is a certified ‘British Wheel of Yoga’ teacher, and registered with REPS and CIMPSA which are recognised bodies for instructing yoga in Leisure Centres.
Years of practice and learning on far away journeys led her to go deeper; she travelled India and South East Asia practising Yoga and Buddhism with teachers, nuns, monks in a monastery and in ashrams. This led her home to her heart, she now teaches from her current life time of knowledge and skills to inspire your journey of self-enquiry and to shine your truth in the here and now.
She has developed her unique style and teaches an intuitive flow and Yin Yoga whilst maintaining the integrity of traditional yoga, depth of being to shine the pulse of yoga to different needs and backgrounds. She understands the balance of life and the connection with being real and down to earth with a light hearted relaxed attitude, creating a welcoming and joyful connection to those who practice and share time with her.
Arillas is the base of Green Corfu and one of the most beautiful villages of Corfu. It is situated in the north-west corner of Corfu, 37 km from Corfu town. It combines a breath taking landscape with a great variety of things to do, ranging from walking and swimming to meditating and participating in the local culture. Arillas, has long been walked by Sannyasins and yogis creating a rich ambiance of peace and a laid back lifestyle. The positive energy of the place is something you will feel right away and attracts many people to come back again and again!
Arillas is blessed with a beautiful setting in a fertile, green valley, with a stream running down from Kavadades and Magoulades. The surrounding hills are full of green-silver olive groves, sloping down towards the shore. The seaside itself is dominated by cliffs dropping down to a golden sandy beach and crystal clear waters. The main boulevard of Arillas is a couple of hundred meters wide and this is where access to the beach is easy. Along the boulevard you will find nice restaurants serving local homemade food, Mediterranean cuisine and of course fresh fish. There are also a couple of nice cafes and beach bars with great sea views. Both to the north and to the south, the beach extends for hundreds of meters, flanked by high cliffs of clay, offering privacy for nature lovers but also a natural cosmetic! Indeed, many people use this clay to cover their whole bodies with it. When you wash it off afterwards, your skin feels silky smooth.
The number of guests is dependent if people are sharing or booking private occupancy. We expect around 12-20 people which allows a spacious atmosphere, and to ascertain that individual attention in the classes.
This retreat is suitable for those with at least 1 years yoga experience with Wai or another discipline of exercise and have a considerable fitness level to go for walks and maybe cycling. Participants will be willing to go deeper into the practice and connect to your inner peace.
Nikos Apartments is a family run setting situated just over a kilometre from Arillas beach, on a large piece of land, most of which is used to grow vegetables for the family’s vegetable and fruit shop. The vegan meals we consume are home grown and freshly prepared especially for the group. The complex consists of two buildings with apartments and maisonettes, a large swimming pool, a pool bar and a restaurant.
Nikos apartments website: http://www.nikos-arillas.com/
- Bus stop 5-10 minutes’ walk
- Beach and town just over 1 kilometre
- Supermarket and Bakery 5-10 minutes’ walk
*Apartments have 2 bedrooms, one shared shower room with toilet, shared kitchen and lounge area. Some apartments have balconies or a garden area.
You can choose from private apartment or sharing between 4 people in one apartment. Unless requested on booking, accommodation is one apartment shared between 4 people, with 2 people in each room.
*Masionettes are houses consisting 2 floors; downstairs have two single beds, an open plan kitchen with a dining table. Shower room with toilet is downstairs. Upstairs has a double bed, no walls and overlooks downstairs. There is also a patio area at the back overlooking the vegetables in the distance.
Check In & Out
Check in to rooms 26 June 2017 – 6pm (You can arrive to Nikos apartments from 3pm, but rooms will not be ready until 6:30pm)
Check Out of room: Tuesday 3 July 2017 – 12 noon (Luggage can be left in the restaurant area if you’re taking a late flight)
Dates are fixed: Tuesday 26 June – 3 July 2017 (No early arrival or late departure at this venue.)
Arrive at Corfu International Airport (CFU)
From London Heathrow there is one flight with British Airways on 26 June 2018; departing at 10:15am, arrive Corfu 15:30 (BA0654).
Return from Corfu to London Heathrow, there is one flight with BA on 3 July 2018; departing at 16:35, arriving London 17:55 (BA0655)
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For flight search visit: skyscanner
Another option is flying from Athens to Corfu: https://en.aegeanair.com and major airports. Or coming overland with the ferry.
Transfer takes approximately 1 hour to and from Corfu airport.
for minibus transfer please arrive Corfu airport between 15:30-16:00
Airport transfer from and to Corfu airport on request and extra cost 20-25 Euro each way minibus or 55 Euro Taxi each way. (Please note price is for August 2016, please check correct price nearer the time.)
If your flight is delayed, the minibus will not wait after 16:00, unless a large group is together delayed. Please email/facebook Wai to inform of any flight delays.
Taxi price in July 2017 are approx 60 Euros one way.
June and July is one of the best months to visit the island of Corfu as the breeze means you may not need to use the air conditioning and the sun is hot for sun bathing and to enjoy swimming, the flight prices are lower, a light breeze means it is not too not to do yoga. Plenty of sunshine to replenish the soul with near 9pm sunsets.
For more information, ask your questions directly to Wai Chung Yoga, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the message us.
Light, stretchy, loose, preferably natural fibre clothing for moving freely in yoga sessions. Bring or buy a hat and sunglasses.
What to bring
Yoga Mat, light cotton clothing, Swimming costume and towel, walking shoes (for the optional hikes), sunscreen and mosquito repellent. The ground can be very warm around the garden and pool. You may also want to bring some indoor slippers / flip-flops for in the apartment and around the pool area. Anything you really enjoy having. Medication and most importantly bring an open mind and your smile!
Special menu request / information
- If you have any dietary requirements please notify Wai Chung Yoga on booking and Nikos Apartments will do their best to accommodate them. i.e. Gluten free, wheat free and allergies as the kitchen will try their best to cater for you.
- The local supermarket is a 5-10 minutes walk which sells soya milk, fruit, veg and other daily needs which you can use your fully equipped kitchen prepare for extra meals or snacks.
How to get there
- Corfu airport to Nikos Apartments: 1 hour taxi ride or drive.
Accepted payment methods
PayPal or Bank wire transfer
Super Early Bird ends 30 Nov 2017
*Please note if you are paying by non U.K. account or card, there maybe cross boarder fees which you need to cover.
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