Join us for a week of yoga set in the beautiful atmosphere of Arillas, Corfu.
27 June – 4 July 2017 (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
Join Wai Chung Yoga in a yoga retreat set in the beautiful atmosphere of Arillas, Corfu.
Enjoy the warm sun shining on your body, cool turquoise Mediterranean waters and feel the soft sand between your toes, whilst you come home to yourself! Nurture the Body Mind and Soul with Yoga Flow sessions twice a day, Yoga Nidra and relaxation. Set in natural surroundings served with wholesome local food, excursion, and friendly warm welcome with a smile from the local family looking after us. Participants should have at least 1 year yoga practice or similar physical exercise.
- Two daily yoga sessions (1 day just morning yoga for excursion or chill time)
- Experienced and fully qualified yoga teacher
- Daily homemade breakfast and dinner (excludes x1 dinner out in local restaurant)
- 7 nights’ accommodation
- Apartments with kitchen & air condition
- Swimming pool
- Free time to rest and relax, write, walks or simply enjoy the beach
6 days with instructions
Instructions: in English
Corfu Yoga Retreat Greece Program
In this yoga immersion, Wai will be sharing her own experiences of how yoga practice can bring happiness and balanced health. The week will begin with an opening celebratory ritual with short Sanskrit opening chant to welcome and bring harmony to the group. Thereafter, there will be two yoga classes a day, based on the Hatha Yoga and flow styles, based on the core of the Being and inspired by the five elements of nature. A sitting or walking meditation session, Somatic movement session, and optional discussions on yoga philosophy as it arises from your yoga journey.
We encourage a balanced lifestyle and staying real to life itself. Alcohol and white meat is available, as well as vegetarian, vegan and special diets are catered for. We do highlight that this is a conscious and family friendly setting.
There is plenty of free time to enjoy at the beach, excursions, 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 and Hatha Yoga as part of The British Wheel of Yoga.
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 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 of number of people sharing and private occupancy. Should expect around 15-20 people to create a warm and friendly atmosphere, and to ascertain that individual attention in the classes.
Suitability: 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 a walks and maybe cycling. Be willing to go deeper into the practice and connect to your inner peace.
For friend/partner who does not participate in any of the classes, the price is the same. Buy S/he will receive one private yoga session & one massage/reflexology treatment for Free.
Set in a peace and quiet location. 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 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
*Apartment accomodation have 2 bedrooms, a shower and toilet, kitchen and lounge area. Some 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.
* There are also x4 maisonettes which has 1 double bed upstairs and 2 single bed downstairs, it has one shower & toilet, open plan kitchen and lounge and 2 beds, private patio with table and chairs. This is suitable for a couple, a family or 3-4 friends sharing. You can choose from private maisonette to shared up to 4 people in one maisonette.
All breakfasts and dinners are vegetarian at Nikos Apartments, while on one of the nights we will dine out in a local tavernetta (excluded in price).
Taste the pure, fresh ingredients straight from the owners’ farm, traditional Greek dishes cooked with love, making the meals so special. Using local, and wherever possible, organic products
The village restaurants offer a wide range of local dishes for lunch time.
There are lots of free time to enjoy the beach, write a journal, draw or paint, or simply just relax.
Nearby activities include shopping, cycling, walks, quad biking, hiking, scootering, swimming, golf.
Boat trip swimming and snorkelling on a private boat to see the cave, other small islands, swim with the fishes and enjoy a the breeze of fresh air. (weather dependent)
Walk around the local town, Olive farm trip, Beach swim, Hill top yoga, Local restaurant & bar, Walks along the cliffs
Body massage and healing treatments are available on site upon request at extra charge. Cost is between 50-120 Euros per treatment.
- 7 nights’ accommodation
- Daily yoga sessions
- Daily breakfast and dinner
- Air condition
- Full Kitchen
- Extra activities and excursions
- Excursions (i.e. boat trip)
- Meal out in restaurant
- Alcohol & drinks from the bar
Check In & Out
Check in to rooms 27 June 2017 – 6pm
Check Out of room: Tuesday 4 July 2017 – 12noon
Dates are fixed: Tuesday 27 June – 4 July 2017
*You can arrive to Nikos apartments from 3pm, but rooms will not be ready until 6pm.
* After check out on Tuesday 4 August 2017, you can leave your locked bags by the open restaurant (at your own risk) until you leave for the airport.
Transfer takes approximately 1 hour to and from Corfu airport.
for minibus transfer please arrive Corfu airport between 15:30-16:30
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 16:30, unless a large group is together delayed. Please email/facebook Wai to inform of any flight delays.
Please contact Wai Chung Yoga for more information.
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 enjoying a swim, the flights are lower, ideal for yoga retreats near by the beach. Hill walking and plenty of sunshine to replenish the soul with near 9pm sunsets.
Arrive at Corfu International Airport (CFU)
From London Heathrow there is one flight with British Airways on 27 June ( we recommend to arrive Corfu 15:30-16:30 on 27 June 2017)
Make sure you book your tickets well in advance. For information, visit: skyscanner.com
Another option is flying from Athens to Corfu: https://en.aegeanair.com and major airports. Or coming overland with the ferry.
For more information, ask your questions directly to Wai Chung Yoga, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send inquiry button to send a message.
Light, stretchy, loose, preferably natural fibre clothing for moving freely.
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 enjoying 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. Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten free, allergies as the kitchen will try their best to cater for you. The local supermarket sells soya milk.
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.
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A typical day:
7:15am: Yoga Flow
1030am-6pm: Free time, go for lunch by the beach or by the pool, go to the beach, book a massage, read, write, draw, walk, bike ride, siesta
6pm: Yin Yoga (27 June & 4 July no 6pm yoga)
7:30pm/8pm: Dinner (one meal excluded to eat out in local restaurant)
Evening: Free time (we may provide guest music or meditation, tbc)
* There will be one free day of only morning yoga, then you can choose to go on a day excursion or just rest and do nothing. There is an optional boat trip one afternoon to go snorkelling and swimming is included in the price but weather dependent. We have had brilliant weather so far!
* We will have one evening meal out in a local restaurant by the sea to enjoy fresh seafood and more local hospitality (excluded in price). and we will go to hilltop to enjoy sunset yoga, afterwards we enjoy a drink or ice cream at the restaurant bar.
- Please note the program can change dependant on the group to allow the perfect flow.