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.”
Yoga Retreat in Corfu Greece – 7 nights
Join Wai Chung Yoga on 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!
- Morning Rising Flow with Wai Chung
- Evening Restorative Yin or Beach Outdoor Yoga
- Guided Meditation & Meditation Room
- Daily homemade Vegan/Vegetarian breakfast and dinner
- 7 nights’ accommodation in Apartments/Houses
- Swimming pool, fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning
- Free time to rest, relax, receive a healing treatment
- Enjoy the beach, cycling or go for walks in the sun
- Guest facilitators for Sound Healing, Voice work and Massage
- Optional extra excursions to Corfu Town & local Greek village for lunch and shopping
7 days with instructions (Instructions in English)
Corfu Yoga Retreat – A typical day:
7:15am: Morning Yoga Flow
9am: Breakfast (Vegan/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: Restorative 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, Holistic Yoga Morning Rising Flow and Evening Restorative Yin Yoga, inspired by the five elements of nature. There will be one workshop for alignments, partner yoga and q&a how to time. 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 has a depth and breadth of knowledge teaching yoga for over 8 years with yoga studios, fitness centres, college adult education and University of Southampton Yoga Society, she shares her knowledge with passion and a down to earth approach. Her meditation and spiritual journey started at the age of 16 when she received the Buddhist teachings.
Wai is registered with The British Wheel of Yoga as a level 3 certified yoga teacher in Hatha Yoga (Holistic Yoga). She also trained with Sarah Lo Yin YogaTeacher Training endorsed by Sarah Powers, and she leads the scientifically proven program ‘Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs’.
She is a qualified experienced holistic therapist n the disciplines ; Thai Yoga Massage, Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, reflexology and Hopi Ear Candling. She specialises in back and shoulder pain, and attention to being more mobile and flexible for yoga and day to day lifestyle.
If you have a question about the suitability of the yoga with Wai, please contact Wai directly
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.
Know before you go
The number of guests is dependent if people are sharing or booking private occupancy. We expect around 10-18 people which allows a spacious atmosphere, and to ascertain that individual attention in the classes.
This retreat is suitable for those with at little yoga experience or looking to deepen their yoga journey. A considerable fitness level is required for the yoga classes and to go for walks and maybe cycling. Participants will want a daily practice and connect to your inner peace.
We will stay in 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. Their are other places to book in Arillas if you wish to stay longer or arrive early.)
Please Do Not book your flights until after 18th March 2018. This is to make sure the retreat is 100% running with the sufficient numbers and for any unforeseen circumstances.
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)
For British Airways flights click here.
Easy jet also provides flights to Corfu. 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. Please note the size of luggage you when booking your flights. 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; the kitchen will try their best to cater for you at no or very little extra cost only if they do not have the ingredients.
- 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
*Please note if you are paying by non U.K. account or card, there maybe cross boarder fees which you need to cover.