Join us for a week of yoga set in the beautiful atmosphere of Arillas, Corfu.
27 June – 4 July 2017 (7 nights)
Yoga & Meditation 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 years regular 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, by the pool or just do nothing.
Boat trip swimming and snorkeling 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)
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, 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.
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.
* 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 offered at the restaurant, while on one of the nights guests are free to dine out in a local tavernetta or go together to the local family run seafood restaurant (included in the cost; one main course, excluding drinks). Special diets for meal out to inform us in advance.
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.
There are lots of free time to enjoy the beach, go just relax.
Nearby activities include hiking, cycling, walking, quad biking, scootering, swimming.
If you plan to move around the island, the nearest bus stop is at a 10-minute walk and, car, motorbike and bicycle rentals are available online and through local agents.
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 con
- Full Kitchen
- Extra activities and excursions
- Excursions (i.e. boat trip)
- Meal out in restaurant
- Alcohol & drinks from the bar
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.)
Please contact Wai Chung Yoga or Nikos apartments 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 flights with British Airways (recommended for making the most of your time at retreat). Also from London Gatwick flights with Easy Jet
Please try to arrive in Corfu between 11am – 4pm. Please do not arrive on late flights as you will miss the first evening of the retreat and it is too late for check in.
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.
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.
Unless requested on booking, accommodation is one apartment shared between 4 people, with 2 people in each room.
Light, stretchy, loose, preferably natural fibre clothing for moving freely.
What to bring
Swimming costume and towel, walking shoes (for the optional hikes), sunscreen and mosquito repellent. You may also want to bring some indoor slippers / flip-flops for in the apartment and around the pool. The ground can be very warm around the garden and pool. 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.
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: Yoga Flow
Evening: Free time
* 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. An optional boat trip to go snorkeling 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).
* Possible optional x1 sunset yoga on roof top with 360 views.
- Please note the program can change dependant on the group to allow the perfect flow.
Booking Form: Here