Coastal Village Hatha Yoga Holiday
You will be spending your week in our traditional stone build villa, within the gorgeous courtyard you will be practising your morning yoga and spending time relaxing, reading or visiting the surrounding area. There is plenty to see and do on your free time. Your afternoon practise will be at a different beach every day, so you get to visit most of the stunning coast of the area, breath taking views will leave you rejuvenated.
Type of Event
Sunday is the day of your arrival and you should aim to get to the site by around 6pm. We will have a group gathering at around 7.30pm followed by dinner together . The yoga course starts on Sunday morning.
Single supplement 300 Eur.
Accommodation within a twin room, breakfast, three dinners and two classes every day. There are some of the best restaurants in the village and coast, you can choose where to go or join the group at our suggested tavernas for the four evenings we will be enjoying our dinner out of the villa. There are two bathrooms within the villa so guest share one between two rooms. Car rentals will be arranged for people interested upon arrival.
What is not included
Airport transfer (we can arrange something for your, please ask)
The transfer is 40 minutes from Larnaca airport. We can arrange a minibus or taxi transfer for you. The price depends on your arrival time and numbers. It can be between €25 to €50 pp each way and it might require waiting for others to arrive.
STYLE OF YOGA: Hatha yoga – Seven Spiritual Laws of yoga as taught at the Chopra Centre for Wellbeing – The Chopra centre are world leaders in the field of mind, body medicine and for teaching the daily practices of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda. Restorative/yin yoga and Yoga Nidra
On retreats Anne-Marie will guide you through a unique personalised Ayurvedic/yoga style practice in the morning with a more dynamic, Hatha flow class incorporating pranayama, chakra balancing and meditation. The afternoon practice will be more restorative and yin-based with meditation and yoga Nidra. In all sessions there will be an emphasis on alignment, posture and on each individual’s specific needs with suitable variations given for any particular issues such as back, neck or joint issues or other health issues.
Anne-Marie’s warm and welcoming teaching style, interlaced with gentle humour and fun allows you to explore all aspects of your being in a safe and nurturing environment.
As the retreat is located in Sotira village, cars are essential for getting around and going to the beach. We can group 2-4 people together so the cost is minimum. Let us know at the time of booking if you would like to be randomly places with other people or you prefer to arrange it on arrival.
A day at Avgusta Retreat:
Pre – Yoga Coffee and Tea
7am Meditation – 7.30-9am Morning Yoga in the courtyard (The morning class will be an Ayurvedic/yoga style with a more dynamic, hatha flow class incorporating pranayama, chakra balancing and finishing with some relaxation)
Breakfast: Mediterranean style with yogurt,fruit,nuts and home made muesli ( We use as much local produce as possible, depending the time of the year we have our own home grown figs,oranges, pomegranates,prunes and passion fruit)
Free time to explore the area, go to the beach, read, relax or learn a new hobby like windsurfing, sailing, diving, canoeing and sup or take some of our optional creative workshops. Sotira is famous for its Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Christian Orthodox churches, you could have a day out exploring them.
5.30 pm meditation - 5.30- 7pm yoga ( The afternoon practice is more restorative and yin-based . There will also be the opportunity to practice some partner, Face Yoga or Pilates if desired.) * The afternoon practice will also include some yoga Nidras -Nidra means sleep this is the state we enter between wakefulness and sleep, when profound relaxation, release of chronic stress and deep transformation can occur. It has been used by the yogis for 1,000′s of years and is now being used by psychotherapists and clinical hypnotherapists for a range of illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, and other conditions such as PTSD, stress, depression,chronic pain, and postnatally.
Dinner at the villa or at a restaurant
Stay in, go out, socialise, relax or go to bed early
Optional daily activities:
Beginners sewing workshop (on a set day) €30 per person (with material included). This needs to be booked in advance in order to have the material for each student available.
Beginners weaving workshops (on a set day) 50 per person (with material included :yarn and handweaving loom to take with you) . This needs to be booked in advance in order to have the material for each student available.
Group boat trip €25-30 per person (with snack and drinks to buy on boat)
Trip to visit the local farm where they make traditional goat/sheep Hallumi €20 per person