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Going Deeper Yoga Retreat, Kefalonia, Greece 

Saturday 22nd June – Saturday 29th June 2024 **one place left**

This retreat at Vericoco offers up the perfect opportunity to get deeper into your yoga practice and come home to yourself in the most restful setting on a beautiful Greek island of Kefalonia.

Each day of the retreat begins with a two hour morning meditation and deep flow yoga practice before we enjoy a plentiful, healthy brunch. There will be a second daily class in the evenings before dinner which will be restorative in nature, drawing from the practices of yin yoga, Pilates, somatics and therapeutic movement. This retreat is suitable for those with at least a year’s consistent yoga experience.

Offered most days in addition to the yoga classes will be optional workshops on meditation, philosophy and embodiment. All classes and workshops take place on a peaceful yoga shala set within a scheduled olive grove.

You will feel well-cared for with holistic treatments and massages available over the week and well-nourished with two plentiful vegetarian meals each day, full of fresh, locally grown ingredients inspired by healthy Greek cuisine. There will be time to explore the nearby beaches just 5 minutes walk away, enjoy a dip in the pool or a walk into the pretty village of Spartia or simply relax doing not much at all.

Here’s what participants said about this year’s Going Deeper yoga retreat:

“Excellent teaching, possibly the best yoga teaching I’ve had. Challenging but not so much that it felt a strain. Personalised and thoughtful sequencing, instruction and modifications, based in deep knowledge, care and experience. Really valued the pilates work which felt completely relevant and well integrated”.

“Absolutely perfect!”

“I had a fabulous week. I really enjoyed the fact that it was a fairly small group so there was the opportunity to chat to everyone a little and it didn’t seem to crowded or busy”.

Pricing and availability:
Beach House room with twin occupancy: £995pp

Prices include 2 plentiful vegetarian meals per day, accommodation and all yoga classes, talks and workshops. Please email me for more info or to book.

 

 

Yoga Holiday to Greece **one place left**
29th June – 6th July 2024
Vericoco Retreat, Kefalonia
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The beautiful Vericoco Retreat in Kefalonia, Greece offers us the chance to reconnect with nature; to pause, step back and recharge. Set within olive groves and with spectacular views of majestic Mount Aenos and the Ionian sea, the grounds at Vericoco are spacious enough for you to enjoy plenty of quietude, yet conveniently laid out to provide easy access to the yoga shala, 11m pool and outdoor living areas.

There will be twice daily yoga sessions at the shaded outdoor yoga platform: meditation, mindful movement and flow yoga in the mornings before brunch and relaxing yin/restorative sessions in the late afternoon before dinner. We will have Wednesday afternoon off, this will be the perfect opportunity to explore the island a little more or take a boat trip to visit hidden coves along the shoreline.

A peaceful 10 minute stroll down hill offers you the choice of Vericoco’s two nearest beaches; both with trademark Kefalonian crystal-clear shallow waters. Spartia beach offers the advantage of the local facilities for those who want to enjoy a drink or snack, and Thermanti has the advantage of being secluded as it is only accessible by foot making it a pretty magical place.

Kefalonia itself is a lush green island in the Ionian region, famous for its turquoise seas and clean sandy beaches. One of the largest Greek islands, it also boasts the impressive Mount Aenos with thick fir forests as well as underground caves and ample countryside.

You will eat well with two plentiful vegetarian meals a day – brunch after morning yoga and a delicious dinner every evening. The cuisine at Vericoco is grown locally, freshly prepared and delicious. There are three restaurants nearby and two shops in Spartia village and as all rooms have access to kitchen facilities, you can prepare your own lunch/snacks as you like.

Pricing and availability: 
Beach House rooms: from £955pp for a twin share.

Prices include 2 plentiful vegetarian meals per day, accommodation and all yoga classes. Please email me for more info or to book.

 

Flow and Restore Autumn Yoga Day Retreat
Saturday 12th October 10.30am – 5.30pm 
Fintry, near Godalming, Surrey, UK

Immerse yourself in a day of nourishing Flow and Restore Yoga at the beautiful Fintry near Godalming, nestled in the beautiful landscape of the Surrey Hills. The day retreat will begin with two hour deep yoga flow class, followed by a delicious vegetarian lunch in Fintry’s elegant dining room. Afterwards you’ll have time to explore the beautiful and extensive gardens or relax in the sumptuous sitting room before a rejuvenating autumn yin yoga practice followed by tea and cake to round off our day together.

The day retreat is £90pp, please email me for more info or to book.

Buddha Dhamma Meditation and Yoga Weekend – The Four Immeasurables (The Brahmavihārās) – exploring Loving Kindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy and Equanimity

Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th November 2024
Fintry, near Godalming, Surrey, UK

Join us in the autumn for a peaceful weekend exploring the teachings and practices of the Four Immeasurables (The Brahmavihārās). Over the weekend will be exploring the teachings of Loving Kindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy and Equanimity through the practices of Buddha Dhamma meditation and yoga at a tranquil retreat centre near Godalming.

Lynne McNeil will be giving three dhamma talks and leading the meditation sessions over the weekend. Lynne has been following the Buddha dhamma with her own daily practice and as part of the New Buddha Way sangha for over 17 years. Lynne also helps facilitate the NBW bi-weekly meditation meetings as well as being the chair for New Buddha Way for the last six years. I will be leading the five yoga sessions over the weekend, with mindful movement and deep flow yoga in the mornings before breakfast, and yin and restorative yoga as well as somatic practices in the afternoons. The yoga classes will take place in the Fintry’s peaceful yoga studio, well equipped with mats, bolsters and yoga props.

Fintry is a historic retreat house with its own beautiful grounds, set in the Surrey Hills, close to Godalming. The atmosphere of the house and grounds has been maintained for 70 years in order to promote philosophical and spiritual development. The extensive grounds at Fintry are lovingly cared for and offer a variety of places and settings for wandering and contemplation. The food at Fintry is vegetarian, home-cooked and sourced, wherever possible, from their kitchen garden.

Prices: £445pp for a shared room or £695pp for a single room. A £150 deposit is required to confirm your booking with the balance due by 1st September 2024. Please email me to book your place.

 

 

“Ruth draws on her huge depth of knowledge to teach yoga and pilates for all levels of student. Her calmness and clarity of instruction create a safe place to practice at whatever level you choose, and always come away feeling mentally refreshed and physically that bit stronger”  Andrea D