Family Yoga at the Sanctuary by Caimeli
Join this family yoga retreat to increase the connection amongst your family members through family yoga and many other fun activities! This retreat will deepen and develop the intimate relationship with the family and the natural world that surrounds us.
Type of Event
8 days / 7 nights
A non-refundable deposit of 25% is required on booking to secure your place.
The price for adults is 1100 EUR per person.
The price for children 8 and over is 550 EUR per person.
The price for children under 8 is 350 EUR per person.
Families will participate in a typical yoga vacation following the asanas schedule with yoga classes during the morning 08.00 to 10.00. The afternoon asanas from 16.00 to 18.00 will be composed of other activities for the children while the parents concentrate more deeply on their yoga and technique.
Increased connection through yoga poses and games bring together family members in a way that is very different from when pursuing other family activities. There is no competition. Each member sees each others strengths and weaknesses which brings everyone to a common ground and a mutual appreciation. Each member connects with their own body and breath while feeling the enormous power of the groups energy and support for the asanas.
Family yoga involves taking yoga less seriously. Yoga encourages correct alignment but does not focus on it. The focus (Dhristi) is in finding the fun and joy in moving ones body and sharing this with your loved ones. Asanas, especially partner ones, lead to many laughs as bodies of different sizes and shapes try to join together in one pose.
Tools for Life and Peace
There are breathing techniques that both children and parents can bring into their lives to head off anxiety, hot temper or the tired minds. Asanas are taught to release energy and help children and parents ready themselves for bed and rest. It is this last moment of silence and joined breathing at the end of each session that brings calmness into the room and hearts of everyone involved.
Fun and joy yoga
2 yoga sessions each day
Connection through yoga poses and games
Daily breakfast and dinner
7 nights accommodation
Activities for children
The Sanctuary by Caimeli is a yoga retreat and olive plantation located next to a nature sanctuary. The manor house and guesthouse were built in the traditional style of the region over 200 years ago.
Caimeli sits on a gentle hill cusp with 16 hectares of rolling landscape filled with olive, cherry, and nut trees surrounding the houses and a drop-dead infinity swimming pool. The olive plantation is in turn surrounded by pure wilderness on 3 sides and the fourth side is the access to reality, which is only 5 kilometers down the hill to the town.
The inside is a meeting between modern and authenticity with wooden beams, terracotta floors, and vernacular lines accentuating the modern kitchens, bathrooms, and other Italian designed furniture. Outside, there are 3 different terraces offering plenty of opportunity for dining and relaxing. There is a barbecue and a fire pit for your outdoor pleasure.
Kathy Moulton is a 200hrs Yoga Alliance (Canada) Yoga instructor with a background in law, education and business. Kathy has been practicing and benefiting from yoga since the age of 7 when she found her parent's yoga book and began exploring techniques and postures on her own. She signed up for her first Yoga class under an inspirational teacher in her hometown of St. John's, Newfoundland (Canada) over 15 years ago. In 2010 she started her journey as a teacher and is now a certified and experienced teacher in Hatha Yoga, Pre and post-natal Yoga as well as Yoga for children and families. Kathy brings a light-hearted and fun approach to Yoga and her classes are filled with music, games and acrobatic poses. When shes not on the mat, Kathy spends her time with her own little yogis, her children Laila and Jake.