Simon's Just Relax Week
Relax and revive your senses
Located within the stunning Greek island of Corfu, a break at Just Relax allows you to reconnect your senses and find space within your surroundings.
Type of Event
This Greek yoga holiday / retreat is ideal for couples, solo travellers and friends who are looking to combine their love of yoga with a relaxing sunshine holiday.
The beautiful Just Relax Corfiot villa is located just a stone’s throw away from Almyros beach and offers breath-taking views of the Albanian coast. Substantial gardens located at the front and rear of the villa are blooming with trees and tropical flowers, creating a beautiful environment. Offering a gorgeous alternative to the close by bustling, cosmopolitan beach of Acharavi, Almyros is a peaceful paradise escape.
It is a wonderful venue for our retreat, where you will experience a mixture of uplifting and relaxing yoga sessions (including meditation / restorative yoga), with a backdrop of dramatic mountains and the Ionian sea, stirring to the soul on any day.
The island is bound up with the history of Greece from the beginnings of Greek mythology. Its Greek name, Kerkyra, is related to two powerful water symbols: Poseidon, god of the sea, and Asopos, an important Greek mainland river. According to myth, Poseidon fell in love with the beautiful nymph Korkyra, daughter of Asopus and river nymph Metope, and abducted her. Poseidon brought Korkyra to the hither to unnamed island and, in marital bliss, offered her name to the place. Together, they had a child they called Phaiax. Corfu's nickname is The island of the Phaeacians. In the mythical sea adventure of Homer's Odyssey, Kerkyra is the island of the Phaeacians, wherein Odysseus meets Nausica, the daughter of King Alkinoos. The bay of Palaiokastritsa is considered to be the place where Odysseus disembarked.
The climate of Corfu is warm Mediterranean. The summer here is warm and relatively dry, with blue sky, often cooled by seasonal breezes, rarely interrupted by rains. On average, there are 3000 hours of sun per year with an average daily sunshine duration of 8.5 hours. Winters are mild and rainfall occurs mainly from November till March.
One of the principal components of the Corfiot landscape is, without doubt, its lush vegetation. Unlike other parts of Greece where any greenery withers and dries up in the summer months, in Corfu, it remains fresh all year round; indeed, depending on the season, the island’s amazing verdure is diffused with the colors of trees in blossom or heavy with fruit and the flowers, wild or cultivated, that grow in such profusion. The shimmering blue sea forms a perfect backdrop to the assorted shades of green of the Corfiot countryside.
Teacher Simon Hoten / Yoga360
12 yoga classes are included
Morning sessions celebrate the sunrise and the warmth of the day with standing postures, arm and leg balances, back bending and inversions. Later sessions include forward bends, twists and hip openers / restorative postures.
All classes will include breath work / pranayama and meditation.
They are suitable for all levels including beginners up to intermediate / more advanced students.
The villa is located just a short distance step from the beach, and the yoga classes will take place either on a deck at the beach or on deck in the back garden.
Light breakfast, plus a healthy brunch feast after the morning yoga session is provided every day.
Two dinners are included; a welcome barbecue on Saturday evening and farewell dinner on the last evening, Friday, where we will share our last moments together around the dinner table at the villa.
For the remaining 5 nights, after the late afternoon / early evening yoga sessions, you are free to stroll to nearby Acharavi to enjoy dinner in one of the 37 restaurants (Trip Advisor November 2015)
We hope that you will leave the retreat feeling calm, recharged and rejuvenated. To help further, a 20 minute welcome massage is included within the price and therapists are available at an extra cost to provide additional heavenly treatments.