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8 Days Vinyasa Krama Yoga Retreat in Spain

  • Surya Retreat, 100 Calle La Tabaiba, Villaverde, Fuerteventura 35640, Spain

Overview

Fuerteventura Yoga Retreat Spain

Join Valentina Parmigiani on this week-long Vinyasa Krama yoga immersion. Learn joyful flow, find space within and reconnect with yourself, as you practice with an amazing teacher in an inspiring location. Valentina is passionate about yoga and her warm and inclusive classes are perfect for all levels of practitioner. Whatever your level, this is an opportunity to awaken your enthusiasm, move, chant, and be happy and free.

Highlights

  • Twice daily yoga classes
  • The Moon Sequence practices
  • Ashtanga yoga primary sequence inspiration
  • Daily brunch and five delicious vegetarian evening meals
  • One hour full body therapeutic massage
  • One beach / Corralejo transfer
  • All equipment (mats, belts, etc.)
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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Surya Retreat has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, beautifully decorated rooms from and lots of comfy chill-out areas. You can relax with a book in the garden, have a dip in the pool, chat with your fellow guests in the bright open lounge or Spanish courtyard or sit and enjoy the view to the sea from the terrace. Our eco-friendly villa is powered by solar panels and a wastewater management system to feed the gardens. If you are there in season you will taste some of the delicious fruits and vegetables grown in the Azul garden.

Rooms

Zen apartment: This spacious apartment has two private bedrooms, with a lounge and a pool terrace and garden. Suitable for four guests, this is a great way to meet other like-minded people or for groups travelling together.

Prana Vista or Soul Space cabin: With your very own seating area looking out across the garden to the pool and villa, this is a tranquil space for you to enjoy some rest and relaxation.

Courtyard Rooms: Double deluxe bed, beautiful view to our tranquil Spanish courtyard, hardwood floors and stunning wooden ceilings make our courtyard rooms a popular choice for those wanting private rooms with all the comforts.

  • Various accommodation types available with different rates. Please send an inquiry to Azulfit Yoga and Pilates Retreat for more information.

Throughout the retreat week, Valentina will guide you through sequences that focus on breath and easeful flow. You will work to open the body to a greater capacity as you move through beautifully crafted sequences, gradually opening you up towards understanding and including more advanced asanas within your practice. Valentina will challenge and inspire you. This retreat week with Valentina will leave you restored, strengthened and uplifted.

Vinyasa Krama

Vinyasa Krama expresses the idea of teaching yoga postures one by one and linking them with the breath in order to improve the ability of the body and the stillness of the mind. During the week, you will explore various aspects of yoga practice towards developing self-practice, knowledge and variations to make the asanas accessible for all levels.

In this week, you will also learn and practice The Moon Sequence (this sequence was designed and passed on to Valentina by her mentor, and world renowned yogi, Matthew Sweeney). You will also draw inspiration from the Ashtanga yoga primary sequence, with the appropriate variations according to each student's body and agility.

The Moon Sequence is intended to help you gain awareness of the cycles of the moon, and helps to cool down the body and mind and encourage your intuitive faculty. The Sequence places more emphasis on the lower body and on your emotions thus providing grounding and stillness of the mind. It's a great practice for all levels including pregnancy and those with knee injuries.

It is also important that you join together all the elements of the complete yoga system, so that you can feel a sense of immersion and enjoy the full benefits of a well rounded practice. Through connecting with both body and mind, you will learn how to break down postures, experience the use of self therapy, as well as the amazing power of meditation and chanting with devotion.

You will breathe and stretch deeply, and invite harmony and a fresh energy to your body and mind. This week promises to be an incredible and inspirational week of blissful practice, lead by the abundantly experienced and open hearted Valentina.

The classes

This retreat includes morning and afternoon yoga classes on the beautiful yoga pergola at Villa Azul. These classes are led by Valentina, offering you the perfect opportunity to develop your practice (or try yoga for the first time) in an immersive experience. She is highly experienced and attuned to the needs of their students.

Itinerary

  • Saturday
  • Arrivals
  • Restorative welcome class
  • Sunday
  • Pranayama and mantra meditation followed by a yoga class - breath
  • Standing postures and alignments workshop
  • Monday
  • Meditation / The Moon Sequence (lead class)
  • Hip opener workshop
  • Tuesday
  • Meditation / The Moon Sequence (lead class)
  • Learning the Moon Sequence workshop
  • Wednesday
  • Pranayama and core strength / Ashtanga primary sequence (lead class)
  • Afternoon free
  • Thursday
  • Pranayama and magic ten / back bending sequence
  • Discover the chakra workshop (practical and theory Q&A)
  • Friday
  • Meditation and mantra / primary series sitting postures (lead class)
  • Inversions workshop / kirtan (mantras and heart opening)
  • Saturday
  • Yoga class
  • Departure

Beach / Corralejo transfers once per week leaving at 11:00 returning at 15:00 are included in the price.

Valentina Parmigiani

Valentina has been practicing yoga and studying for many years. She is certified in dynamic, flowing yoga of both Ashtanga and Jivamukti styles and has also received a special authorization from Matthew Sweeney to teach the moon sequence.

Valentina's passion for yoga and her desire to learn have lead her to study alongside some of the finest yogis in the world, including Master Jitendra Das, Sharon Gannon and David Life, as well as many pilgrimages to India and Sri Lanka. This diverse and detailed experience, along with her open heart and compassionate personality, make her an inspiring and much sought after teacher.

Valentina is one of Azul Fit's leading teachers and is well known for her fun, challenging and inspiring classes. She teaches with love and connects with each and every student as her warm, open demeanor and intuition allows her to really see and feel what each student needs.

Classes with Valentina will improve agility, muscle tone, strength, flexibility and breath control, whilst connecting the body and mind. She strongly believes in yoga as a way of life, which can only be learned through experience, and is always happy to share her passion for yoga with others.

Surya Retreat is located in the village of Villaverde. The retreat is only ten minutes drive from the beach in the beautiful and typically Canarian village of Villaverde. With amazing volcanic scenery and incredible vistas of the ocean and Lanzarote, this is the perfect respite from the busy day to day. The villa is also conveniently located for those wishing to get out and explore the island. There are walking paths and a bus stop close by and transfers are provided from the villa to the beach and Corralejo once per week

Distances

  • Fuerteventura Airport - 35 minutes
  • Lanzarote Arrecife airport - 1.5 hours
Activities
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Massage
  • Pilates
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis court
General
  • Beach
  • Caf nearby
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Picnic area
  • Special menu request
  • Swimming pool
  • Terrace
Services
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance nearby
  • Wireless internet

All your meals are included in the price. They include:

Daily brunch

Six freshly prepared vegetarian or seafood based meals. Among these are some special meals, including wonderful Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or New Years Day meals. This will be a delicious celebration with a healthy wellbeing twist and will change the way you look at festive food - delicious doesnt have to mean unhealthy.

Choose from various complimentary therapies

Go surfing

Go horseback riding

Go cycling

Play tennis

Play with kites and windsurf

Take a massage or other beauty treatments

Included in this special week is one-hour full body massage - the perfect way to relax, enjoy the wonderful therapies. You can book additional treatments, including massages, beauty treatments and complementary therapies, to make sure you go home rested and pampered. For more information on the spa treatments and complementary therapies, please send an inquiry to Azul Yoga & Pilates Retreat.

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All equipment (mats, belts, etc.)
  • Daily brunch and five delicious vegetarian evening meals
  • One beach / Corralejo transfer
  • One hour full body therapeutic massage
  • The Moon Sequence practices
  • Twice daily yoga classes
  • Airport transfers
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

You can book your flight to come directly to Fuerteventura airport (FUE). For a wider choice of flights, you can fly to Lanzarote Arrecife airport (ACE) and take the 20-minute ferry crossing to Fuerteventura.

The last ferry crossing to Corralejo from Playa Blanca, Lanzarote is at 19:00 so please make sure your flight arrives by 16:00 if travelling with luggage.

Shared transfers from the airport can be arranged for guests arriving at similar times to keep your costs down.

Arrival by bus

Coming by public transport is not recommended as you will need to take three buses to get to Villa Azul (bus number 3 to Puerto del Rosario, changing to the number 6 to Corralejo then the number 8 to Villaverde).

For information about the booking conditions, please send Azul Yoga & Pilates Retreat an inquiry.
  • Review by Julia & Jens from Aachen, Germany
    10 out of 10

    "Dear Azulfit team. Thank you so much for an amazing stay at the Lotus Retreat. We really enjoyed our stay. Now we can start our next week on Fuerteventura in a very relaxed state. We enjoyed very much the delicious breakfasts (especially the banana pancakes) and both dinners. Thank you for being there for us with all the helpful tips and advice."

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  • Review by Deirdre from Dublin, Ireland
    10 out of 10

    "Dear Azulfit team. Thank you so much for such an amazing week. The holiday was exactly what I was looking for; amazing food, great weather, awesome yoga and very relaxing. Thank you for making us feel so welcome! (The fantastic food would almost turn me vegan!) Thank you so much, Deirdre."

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  • Review by Sarah from Norwich, UK
    10 out of 10

    "Azulfit team: Liz – thank you so much for your patience with me and helping me to organise staying longer - you have been so helpful to me. Thank you. Valeria – you have taught me so much about healthy cooking. I owe you a lot and really appreciate you taking the time to show me how you cook. You work so hard cooking for us and I want you to know that you are so appreciated. Thank you. I will continue to cook this way at home. Luisa – you are such a beautiful ray of light. You have really touched my soul in the reiki massage. It was really emotional for me and I learned so much about myself. You have really helped me on the road and for this I cannot thank you enough. Sara – thank you. It has been a really hard journey/life lessons for me to keep going and not give up. I have always given up at the first hurdle and you have been so patient in pushing me to believe in myself and my abilities. I CAN DO IT. Thank you."

    "Again thank you so much. You will never know how much you have done for me. I didn’t realise how lost and blocked I was until I came here. I loved spending my birthday with you all. Thank you, Sarah’"

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  • Review by Tania from Wilrijk, Belgium
    10 out of 10

    "Dear Azulfit team. Thank you so much for making these holidays so much better than I expected! Special thanks to Sara, for her gentle and open spirit making this yoga introduction to me so nice, and especially to Valeria, for her beautiful cooking and care for us! Wishing you all the best, Tania’"

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  • Review by Margot from The Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "Dear all, thank you for creating this lovely place: great people, great yoga and food! Keep up the great dedication! Margot xxx"

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  • Review by Karlien from Breda, Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "Dear Azulfit team. I had a wonderful holiday and really loved the great villa, beautiful yoga and Pilates classes. And of course the delicious restaurant and sight-seeing tips from Liz."

    "I will definitely come back to this perfect retreat! Thank you so much (also for the great food) ‘Tot snel’ (See you soon!).Karlien"

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  • Review by Joanna, Laura, Marina, Elma and Elisah from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "Dear everyone, Thank you for a wonderful holiday! We loved the yoga, the food and the very lovely people. We all feel very relaxed! We don’t want to go home. We have considered ‘occupying’ the house! Thank you lots, Joanna, Laura, Marina, Elma and Elisah xxxxx’"

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  • Review by Jacinta & Cathy from Dublin, Ireland
    10 out of 10

    "We both came to Azulfit exhausted and in need of a well-deserved break from our busy lives – as we are preparing to leave tomorrow, we are totally revitalised and have had a most relaxing and memorable week. The staff are so friendly and could not do enough for us. We will leave with happy memories and we will returning again – hopefully sooner rather than later! Thanks to all the wonderful staff. Love Jacinta and Cathy’"

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  • Review by Nichelle from San Diego
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you Valeria, Liz, Claire, Sara, Elena and Paco! You all took great care of us. The food and yoga was amazing, and I am so glad I had a chance to come out to this beautiful island and spend a week at your resort! Love Nichelle."

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  • Review by Billy from Glasgow, UK
    10 out of 10

    "A massive thank you to all at Azulfit once again. After visiting last year (twice) you have surpassed my expectations. The level of yoga instruction was fantastic and inspirational!! I love the new venue with its extra comfortable surroundings and convenience for the town’s amenities. I also loved Nicola’s enthuasiam for Pilates – a great addition to the yoga practice. So Valeria, Liz, Gary, Luisa, Sara and Elena – thanks so much for a wonderful week and see you next June! Love Billy"

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  • Review by Azra from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Dear Azul fit team, thank you thank you thank you for an incredible three weeks. I am sad to be leaving but I know I am returning to London feeling happy and healthy. This really is a home away from home for me, I love coming back and seeing all my family here, thank you to the dream team Frauke and Lisa for organizing and making everything run smoothly, Jo and her kitchen team for keeping us well fed and inspiring us always to look after our bodies. Jo, thank you for the pilates and making me feel strong again, and Valentina for pushing me that little bit further along in yoga. I love the new surya retreat and look forward to visiting again and again. Thank you for what you have created here it truly is very special, all my love Azra. A very special thank you to Frauke for the meditation and chanting session. Just wonderful!"

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  • Review by Gina
    10 out of 10

    "I had such a wonderful time at Azulfit, the staff were so accommodating and friendly. The morning yoga sessions was the most invigorating way to start day. As the sun was rising the session was held right on the beach front, with the sounds of the waves crashing in."

    "The breakfast was the most incredible breakfast I have ever eaten! There was a wide choice of homemade cereals and bread mixed with fresh fruit and nutritional treats which was ideal for someone who follows a non dairy diet."

    "The retreat offers additional holistic treatments, I was amazed by the reiki session that I had, I gained a lot from the experience. Overall a really great experience and I would recommend this retreat to anyone. "

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  • Review by Claudia from Munich, Germany
    10 out of 10

    "We stayed at Azul Fit in Corralejo the first week of May."

    "It was one of the best holidays in my life."

    "Accomodation was so great, we felt like at home (Claire was so nice). The yoga classes were great -- really challenging for us, but that was what I was hoping. We want to thank especially Valentina, because she was the best yoga teacher we have ever had. Now it is really difficult to find a teacher like her here in Germany."

    "We will definitely come back next year, either to Fuerteventura or to Santorini."

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  • Review by Jenny from London, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Was lucky to be one of the first at Azul Fit's new home. Lovely lovely accommodation, amazing food and a great week of dedicated Pilates. This was my second visit and I will definitely go back for a third."

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  • Review by Nicolina from Sweden
    10 out of 10

    "With all the Swedish love I can find thank you all. Finding this place and spending a week in this villa was the best thing I could do with an incredibly talented, loving, caring, fun, and inspiring team you have healed both my body and soul. You opened up a new world to me and I am in love with every aspect of it I can't wait to be back and see you all again."

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  • Review by Jet from Holland
    10 out of 10

    "Thanks for all your love, sharing, and kindness. It felt like a warm bath. I am looking forward to coming home again to you all next year, love and hugs."

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  • Review by Pip from UK
    10 out of 10

    "My first visit. Thank you so much for such a warm and welcoming team. Everyone has and infectious enthusiasm for what they are doing here, I feel truly nurtured and nourished and I return home as a revitalized woman. Thank you to everyone! Nameste."

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  • Review by Suzzana from UK
    10 out of 10

    "Having visited Azul eight times, and I didn't think that could improve but Surya goes beyond all my expectations. It was idyllic, restful, with amazing food, beautiful people, pure bliss, heats, and kisses. Thank you to each and everyone of you for sharing this with me. I will be back "

    "Much love."

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  • Review by Cathy from London, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I just wanted to say what a credit Frauke, Jo and Valentina are to Azulfit."

    "I had never attended a retreat before and had pre-conceived ideas of what to expect however the week far exceeded mine and my daughters expectations which was wonderful as the trip was a gift from me to my daughter for her 30th birthday."

    "The three girls compliment each other beautifully and are nothing but supportive, kind, professional and really quite special. Also very funny!"

    "I was so impressed I got home and almost immediately booked another visit to your base in Fuerteventura for November 2016. I was so full of enthusiasm and praise my husband has decided to join me to see what all the hype is about!! He has even booked his 1st Pilates class this week."

    "Anyway, thank you all so much for not only offering such a well organized yet relaxed retreat but also for introducing me to three lovely ladies that have left me feeling warmhearted and very grateful."

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  • Review by Thomson from Virginia
    10 out of 10

    "Blessed fortunate 26 nights with Azul, plenty of fuel gathered here to help me move forward, advance, I will have memories of the guests , food and outdoors, thanks to Lisa, Erika, Jamie volunteers and all involved , I wish you well *fortune favors the bold*"

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  • Review by Kat from UK
    10 out of 10

    "Until we meet again my beautiful Azul family. Valentina, I have never met a human being like you, the most beautiful mind, smile, and heart. You gave every bit of yourself to us this week and we all will leave with your energy flowing through us, and there will be moments in our own lives when we will turn to the lessons you filled us with, as I have done from the last time that I met. Jo, you are beautiful , you not only nourished my body but also my soul, you really helped and took are of me far beyond your kitchen magic. Lisa and Frauke, you run the most magnificent ship, taking people on a special journey and you should be so proud. And to all the friends I have made the love you have shown me as if I were your own, the laughter and lesson shared. Thank you for adding to the patchwork quilt of my life, may your journeys be beautiful and our paths cross again."

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  • Review by Ilaria from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "I absolutely loved Azul Yoga & Pilates Retreat. All teachers are great professionals and passionate about what they do, and they perfectly complement each other. The place is conveniently located near two beautiful beaches (Corralejo and El Cotillo), both easily reachable by bus. The villa is really nice and offers all facilities: nice bedrooms and a relaxing common room, a patio, a terrace and a beautiful garden with a pool where you can relax in between yoga sessions. The atmosphere is definitely chilling and laid back, and you always feel most welcome and taken care of. The food is spectacular - Jo does an amazing job in offering tasty and healthy food you will hardly forget. If you have no experience with vegan/vegetarian or ayurvedic food I recommend to attend her evening workshop. They also have a good selection of therapists for massages or osteopathy sessions. They are all very good and I do recommend to experience other massage beyond the one included in the week. When I do yoga retreats I like to have full board or the possibility of doing juice fasting. They do not offer it, which I think is a pity, but this is a very personal preference that does not impact the 100% positive experience I had. I can only recommend this retreat and I will certainly be back! A very Special thank you to the whole staff: you do a great job. Never lose the passion and the smile!"

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  • Review by Dimitra
    10 out of 10

    "I would like to thank for that the great team of Azul Fit Lotus because everything was well organized and we had this feeling of coziness and being at home. Liz and Claire prepared daily delicious breakfasts; I never could imagine that eating healthy could be so yummy too. Sara and Valentina, the yoga instructors, introduced us to different types of yoga and helped me immensely improve my technique. Before going to the retreat, I was doing yoga at the gym but the class did not have this spirituality and holistic experience that I got from the yoga classes in Azul Fit. I feel that during the retreat I got closer to the essence of yoga and to adopting healthier habits. Regarding the house, it was very clean and everything was well taken care of. Lotus lodge is in a very practical location, very close to the town of Corralejo (5 minutes walking) and it was also very easy to get to the beach and the sand dunes. Finally, I am grateful for the people that I got to meet during this retreat. I am looking forward to going back for another retreat in the future."

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  • Review by Karen
    10 out of 10

    "I had a very special, amazing holiday, with great food and yoga. The yoga instructor, Sara, was great, and the location is absolutely gorgeous. You can see the ocean, and the shops and restaurants are only a short walk away. I would highly recommend this place and I will definitely will go back! Thanks, Karen"

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  • Review by Clare from Dublin, Ireland
    10 out of 10

    "I loved the retreat. I found the place well run, very welcoming and relaxing. The teachers were excellent and the food wonderful. I wanted to stay for a month but alas had only 1 week! I will return for the month sometime!"

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  • Review by Lucy from Herefordshire UK
    10 out of 10

    "If you need some time without distractions…"

    "if you fancy a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere…"

    "If you're in need nourishment, both inside and out…"

    "then Villa Azul has the perfect balance…be refreshed, be renewed!"

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  • Review by Martin from Winchester, UK
    10 out of 10

    "This is a professional outfit. The yoga and meditation instruction was first class with a range of approaches and styles. The teaching was demanding yet tailored to individual need and the group sizes enabled the teachers to give some help. The kundalini teacher is out of this world."

    "The villa is Corallejo (Lotus retreat) is new and whilst I didn't stay there, I ate breakfast every morning there and dinner (twice)... Unbelievably gorgeous home made vegan food, sumptuous breakfasts and dinners, beautifully and loving prepared and presented. The staff are all really right on and helpful. "

    "The massage therapist deserves a Nobel prize."

    "This was my first yoga retreat, it won't be my last and Azulfit will be top of my search list. "

    "Om mani padme hum."

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  • Review by Lara V from Amsterdam
    10 out of 10

    "I'm a student of 24 and just quite my master studies. I wanted to go on a yoga retreat and ended up at the villa in Fuerteventura. "

    "The first week was a 'normal' yoga, pilates and some meditation. The second week a special pilates week. "

    "It was really great!! It is a place where all ages can come, alone or together (I was alone). I had a super nice roommate the first week and she is now my friend! Second week I had my own room. The second weeek was great to go deeper into the pilates practice. I learned so much!"

    "All the staff is really helpful and caring. There are no obligations but if you want you can do things together. It's all up to you!"

    "And then the food... Every morning you get an amazing fresh breakfast with all the healthy food you need after the workout. And in the evening you get amazing vegetarian inspiring food. I bought the cooking book of Jo (the nutrisionist working there) and I already made some recipies here in Amsterdam."

    "Otherwise Fuerteventura is nice to walk, cycle, surf and they have nice Italian coffee for Italian prices!"

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  • Review by Helen from UK
    10 out of 10

    "Thanks to all the team at Azul fit - we booked into the Moroccon suite which is an apartment with huge Windows with views of the dunes , a small kitchen , balcony and a huge bathroom with Jacuzi bath - honestly this was treat enough - but everyday there were yoga and Pilates classes with Tai Chi and meditation also on the schedule . The quality of teaching was extremely high with the tutors clearly used to guiding very mixed groups . Even for those with little or no yoga or Pilates experience like us, we found the classes pitched just right. For those with more experience there was plenty of personal attention and more challenging not poses. The place runs perfectly with everything you need provided with the efficiency of a 5 star resort but with a lovely gentle and homely approach. I'm not much of a hippy or eco warrior but even I couldn't help but come away feeling a sense of calm and peace. There were two other men on the programme apart from my husband and they all seemed"

    "To enjoy it equally as much . I cannot recommend Azul Fit Highly enough and will be bringing my own clients back here for a business retreat later In the year."

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  • Review by Bekky from Cambridge, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I just want to say how consistent the whole operation is, from the delicious food to the excellent yoga and Pilates lessons. World class is an understatement. I always leave there totally inspired and determined to continue my practice at home every day."

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  • Review by Celine from London, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "My first yoga retreat will stay in my mind forever. I experienced some fantastic new things like practicing yoga on the beach to the sound of the waves, and enjoying a healthy and veggie breakfast different every morning. The villa is full of light and very peaceful and I laughed a lot with all the lovely girls who came to the retreat, what else I could expect, just a perfect week. Thanks a lot to all the staff that made it happen."

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  • Review by Donegal from Ballybofey, Ireland
    10 out of 10

    "When word of mouth is a company's greatest marketing tool, you know you are onto something special. A friend recommended Azul after I asked for some help in choosing an ethically run health retreat abroad. Following a quick internet search, I discovered the company provides surprisingly affordable week long yoga, Pilates, and meditation retreats at the beautiful Villa Azul. All the food is vegetarian, locally produced, and prepared by a top class cook and author, Jo Dombernowsky. It was also reassuring to meet the other guests, like-minded people from all around the world, most of whom had traveled alone. The yoga class, I found, was particularly enjoyable as we had the wonderful instructor, Valentina, and her harmonium providing the enchanting backing tracks. For me, it was certainly an experience I'll not forget and I would gladly recommend it to anyone."

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  • Review by Annie from Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "My first yoga retreat was such a joy, was very lucky with the weather and my loveliest fellow yogis. Everything was nice but the breakfasts and dinner cooked by Valeria were the highlight of my time, everything including the bread was made fresh from the best ingredients. I always thought I'm a meat lover but her lasagna was the best and it did not need any meat. I particularly enjoyed Emma's yoga classes as well, so much more thorough and very good tips for everybody."

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  • Review by Jennifer from Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I spent over a month at Azul Fit recovering from a long trying year. I loved every minute of it. Everyone was so very helpful and nice. The food was wonderful. Everyone was so very helpful in finding fun things to do around the island. The beaches and time spent on them was so wonderful. The yoga and Pilates classes were so wonderful as well. I really enjoyed all the time spent there."

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  • Review by Amanda from Mahon, Spain
    10 out of 10

    "This is a fantastic place, people, staff, yoga, and Pilates. The food brilliant, every single meal was amazing, I came home feeling very positive and strong. Going to book again, great peaceful place where you feel at home as soon as arrive."

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  • Review by Barbara from Zurich, Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "This was my first yoga holiday ever and I thoroughly enjoyed it. From the start, Azul Fit was a joy to communicate with. I was very warmly welcomed when I arrived and shown around the premises. I liked my room and I was happy to learn that the restaurant Marcos would be closed over Christmas. The room was spacious, very clean, and had all I needed. I had a really lovely time and would love to come back again next year."

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  • Review by Coralie from London, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Great holidays, loved everything, the food, people, yoga and Pilates instructors! Really something I want to do again! The rooms were nice and the villa beautiful! A fantastic way to relax and refocus on what is important!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Hanoi, Vietnam
    10 out of 10

    "As my first yoga, Pilates retreat it was simply brilliant. There were truly excellent and mindful yoga sessions. Food was exceptional. In the day time between sessions we had lots of time to explore the nearby volcanoes, relax in the lovely garden, and visit flag beach which was beautiful and only a short bus ride away. I think I would probably hire a car next time just to maximize the time in the day. I absolutely will be back for another fabulous week of well-being and relaxation."

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  • Review by Jennifer from Newcastle, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Exceptional value for the money the retreat had healthy plentiful food with comfortable and modern surroundings. High standard professional yoga and Pilates instruction, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, kiting surfing, and scuba available in the area, plus stunning volcanic scenery."

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  • Review by a traveller from Alcester, UK
    10 out of 10

    "A huge thanks to the whole Azul team. Nothing is too much trouble. I returned after three years and found it to be even better than before. Alex and Valentina are great teachers and the food is yummy. A great location. My other half said I looked 10 years younger.Thanks Azul team! I had a great relaxing time."

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  • Review by Josef Weber from Dusseldorf, Germany
    10 out of 10

    "My one week stay at the Azulfit Lodge was just wonderful. All three teachers gave inspiring classes that strengthened my flexibility and gave deep relaxation. As I was a single traveler, I was happy to meet nice people from all over the world! The accommodation close to the beach was good, but the highlight was the super delicious and healthy food. I will come back!"

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  • Review by Rose from London, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "The retreat is situated in the north of the island in a quiet village out of the tourist centre. Lisa runs a very organised ship and a mindful group of staff. Where else on your last morning are you offered a charity yoga class and lunch for the journey home? Lovely clean accommodation and everything you may need extra available in house. The vegetarian food was outstanding and delicious. Can't go wrong with this retreat. Excellent value. We will certainly return!"

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  • Review by Liz from London, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I had never been on a retreat before and I was really nervous as I flew out to Fuerteventura - I hoped the people were nice, that the place provided me all I was looking for. As soon as I arrived at the villa I felt instantly relaxed and felt that this was the exact right place for me to be. The retreat was amazing. The food is delicious and I think I put on weight rather than lose it but I just couldn't get enough. The nutrition course that is offered alongside the food is also a great way to get to know your body and what you need / don't need and how to improve your diet. The classes are lovely with amazing talented instructors. The villa itself is beautiful - i spent many days just chilling in the villa or by the pool. I stayed in the California room which was lovely but the lack of window to an outside space does make it quite warm. It's also near the kitchen so sometimes I wore earplugs so the guys wouldn't wake me up in the morning - this isn't an issue though.Overall I would highly recommend Azul to anyone - you come away having increased your knowledge on yoga, pilates, nutrition and meditation. You feel that zen around you and you feel rejvenated and complete again."

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  • Review by Yara from Paris, France
    10 out of 10

    "The retreat was amazing! I had a great time, Frauke and Andrea are gems, I am so happy to have spent my vacations in Greece with them in this yoga retreat. Thank you!"

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  • Review by Mahin from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "I stayed at Azul retreat for one week I enjoyed every minute of my stay. Valantino, Nicola, and Paco were wonderful. Special thanks to Fruke for opening my eyes to meditation. Wonderful meal prepared by Joe which was really healthy and out of this world. Thanks to all the lovely team at the Azul, I'll be back."

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  • Review by Anney from Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Yet again, superb food, friendly and helpful team, excellent teachers and lovely setting. Freedom to dip in and out of classes, but all was very worth joining. The rooms are simple yet tastefully done, the common areas relaxing and well planned."

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  • Review by a traveler from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "Restful and nourishing in all senses of the word. Liz is a fab manager, Valeria cooks amazing healthy foods, and yoga with Sara and Valentina was so special. Add in amazing Adele on the Pilates and it was the best week! Thanks so much guys, I'll come back as many times as I can!"

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  • Review by Matthew R from Norwich, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Found this one week holiday entirely by luck and what luck.The accommodation is located in a villa perfectly located in a small village far enough away from the local town but close enough to all its facilities and the sea to feel immediately accessible. I had rented a car so was able to visit Fuerteventura 's fascinating and intriguing hinterland alongside it's lovely coastline. I'm an inexperienced Pilates follower, and totally inexperienced yoga participant. I was made to feel immediately at home with a delightful group of people who I shared my exercise classes with and the bulk of my meals.This is a life enhancing holiday and quite possibly life changing. The whole event is professionally and effectively managed in a wholly relaxed and humane fashion.I'm totally relaxed, I've eaten the healthiest, freshest and tastiest foods imaginable whilst undertaking Pilates and yoga lessons that have stretched and tested me physically, emotionally and intellectually.The holiday allows plenty of time to get out into the relentlessly brilliant sun and sea. I've never done anything like this before. I'm looking forward to seeing Frauke, Lisa, Valentina, and the rest of their friendly team again in the spring."

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  • Review by AgathaPL from Brussels, Belgium
    10 out of 10

    "It's my second Azul Fit experience and I could not praise it more.The choice of locations, impeccable locations, the organization with such an eye for detail. All those are top class! Instructors who listen not only what body says, but also what your spirit asks for, the organization, with Frauke and Lisa, that satisfies the most demanding one. I've had two Azul Fit experiences but this is just a beginning! I will have more and encourage you to embark on the spiritual journey with this incredible team!"

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  • Review by Matthieu R
    10 out of 10

    "I spent a week at Azul Fit wellbeing retreat. It was great. The combination of sun, courses and healthy food was perfect. Everybody is very friendly, very helpful about your personal needs. The teachers are very professionals. I definitely recommend people to go there and live this unique experience. Everything is well balanced and it's a great way to kick your energy back and learn good habits. One particular wink to Paco and his Ta Chi class, mix of challenging postures and a lot of laughing. Also to Nicola and Valentina for their beautiful soul and spirit."

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  • Review by Anna W from Taunton, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "An Azul Fit is a fantastic retreat and I enjoyed every minute of my week long stay. The classes are fantastic. Jo teaches Pilates in a very calm and clear way and I felt gave me lots of new tips on how to do things. I am less of a yoga fan but Valentina was an excellent teacher too and really made things clear and also gave it the right balance of fitness and spiritual practice. We also did some great meditations and Kundalini yoga with Frauke which were good for the soul.The villa was lovely and very relaxed and it was good as a solo traveller to share it with a great bunch of people. I stayed down in Casa Pedro just a short walk from the villa and had a lovely big apartment to myself which was nice and private - if I return I think I might try and book one of the Sahara tents as they looked nice and were on site.The classes in the morning and evening were timed well and the food after each class was amazing. The brunch was varied and filling and the evening meals packed with nutrition. I need the staff to come here and cook for me daily and I would be glowing with health.There are lots of treatments you can book from the retreat and I would recommend the osteopathy which was helpful and informative and the reflexology which left me feeling very relaxed. I love the idea of combining a holiday with the classes and feeling challenged but in a way that is relaxed. I recommend this place totally and already have a couple of friends about to book and I hope that I might return too. Thank you Azul!"

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "I was feeling lethargic, had no motivation for exercise and basically just needed a good kick up the behind. I also needed a bit of sunshine so this retreat seemed like the perfect combination for me. I was a little apprehensive as I had never holidayed solo before but I needn't have been as from the moment I stepped off the plane I was made to feel so welcome. The team at Villa Azul is outstanding, instructors are world class, Valentina (yoga) and Nicola (Pilates) made all of the classes so enjoyable and Paco certainly stretches you with tai chi class. I found myself missing the exercise on my first morning home. I enjoy meat but I have to admit I never went hungry with all the vegetarian options available, I even managed to lose a few pounds! I haven't felt this good for a long time and have since joined a yoga class. I would not hesitate to return to the villa and can't recommend it highly enough.Thank you so much to the entire team who work so hard to make it a great experience for everyone."

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  • Review by a traveler from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "I had the most amazing time at Azul; great service when booking, the incredibly warm welcome on arrival, the truly delicious and exciting food and the amazing yoga and Pilates classes. Cannot wait to return!"

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  • Review by Dave from Oxford, UK
    9 out of 10

    "Nice set up, lovely people, fabulous food - but would really not recommend if you have never done yoga before. I spent a lot of the week quite stressed trying to keep up (it's Ashtanga yoga, which is fast, and difficult if you don't know the basics). And Corrallejo is not that scenic in itself. "

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  • Review by Paula from New Jersey, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Being at Azul Fit in Fuerteventura was one of the best vacations I have ever had! Azul offers a very warm, supportive environment for every client. The yoga and Pilates classes were excellent, and the vegetarian meals were incredible! I am looking forward to going back again next summer."

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  • Review by Uli from Munich, Germany
    10 out of 10

    "Everything started very relaxed and easy going. Pick-up was well organized and on time. At the villa I was welcomed and an overview about the what/when/how given right away. Accommodation was great and exactly as expected. The teachers adapted very well to the different levels of experience and capability of each participant and reacted to feedback instantaneously. I particularly liked the Pilates classes with Alex, who is an outstanding instructor. As our group was rather small there was enough time to ask questions and ensure that asanas were done properly. The whole team at the villa was very helpful, professional but friendly and easy going at the same time. One could see that the team is very well organized and attuned to working efficiently together. Special thanks to the kitchen team who did a great job in serving healthy and great tasting food. Overall I fully enjoyed my stay, took great benefit, learned a lot, and met great people. I can fully recommend Azul yoga on Fuerteventura."

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  • Review by Donna from Oxford, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you Azul Fit for an amazing week at your lodge. It was the best place to go away to reconnect with an old friend and unwind. The team were fanastic and really looked after us from start to finish. The variety of yoga classes was great and I feel my practice has improved. We also got to explore the island and try paddle boarding in the crystal blue waters of Lobos - stunning!"

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  • Review by Katie from Dublin, Ireland
    10 out of 10

    "Had a fabulous time. Travelled on my own but found staff and other guests super friendly. I stayed in Santa Fe room which was very convenient and had a nice view. Have returned home feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Thank you Villa Azul."

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  • Review by a traveller
    10 out of 10

    "Perfect break if you're looking for a yoga retreat yet combined with a beach holiday. I came with my partner which worked well as he could try out the yoga classes and skip the odd one to go surfing. The Lodge was cosy though our room was perhaps a little dark but then we were out during the day so it didn't really matter."

    "All the staff were fantastic - really welcoming. The yoga classes were varied and the massage therapies wonderful. Every morning a delicious healthy breakfast set you up for the day after the beach yoga session (beautiful, quiet spot with views across the bay to the town). Fantastic week away and highly recommended."

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  • Review by a traveller
    10 out of 10

    "Last time I went to AzulFit was 2011, and I loved it so much I knew I'd go back! This is the perfect getaway for a solo traveler who is feeling a little frazzled and needs a week of rest and relaxation. The truly amazing thing for me is the other guests. They are always the most awesome people, and if you have any concerns about travelling alone and what type of people will be there then don't. Even in just a week you'll make the kind of friends that will last a lifetime. Also, if you're not sure you are "yoga" enough, don't worry. There are people at all levels including complete beginners and I think I may have actually flunked the meditation session (how did that make you feel? well my legs were sore and I opened my eyes and wondered if anyone else needed to pee or if it was just me)."

    "All in all Azul Fit is the perfect place to relax, unwind, sunbathe, kick start a healthier diet or yoga practice, inspire you to living a healthier life back home, make friends. If you're not sure, just book! You won't regret it."

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  • Review by Denise from Glasgow, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I had been to the Azul retreat before and was not disappointed, it sure was a retreat! The team is fantastic, all are so kind, genuine and just spread happiness with everything they do. This time the weather was not so good but the Azul team made up for it. I could not have asked for more! What a great place to go and recharge your batteries! This won't be the last time you see me "

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  • Review by Katie from Bristol, England
    10 out of 10

    "I had an amazing time at Azul Fit, I really enjoyed all of the yoga and pilates classes, as well as the meditation. The food was excellent, both in variety, thought, and taste, and the staff were ultimately friendly and went out of their way to ensure that the guests were enjoying their retreat experience. I would definitely return! "

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  • Review by Lilo from London, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I stayed in the Lodge, so closer to Corralejo centre and a 5-minute walk to the beach, bars etc. The meals served in the Lodge are just wonderful - healthy and creative. And it feels like home within minutes of stepping through the door. I was lucky to be sharing with a fantastic bunch of girls but that's the kind of people this place attracts. You can do as much or as little as you like; anything else you might fancy doing, all you have to do is ask and the hosts couldn't be more helpful. Highly recommended and I can't wait to go back!"

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  • Review by Sara from Copenhagen, Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "It was an absolute pleasure to visit Villa Azul and participate in the yoga, pilates, and Tai Chi classes. The food was amazing, the staff was great, and the facilities were fantastic. I can recommend this to anyone who wants a peaceful yet active break from their busy life "

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  • Review by Conny from Dusseldorf, Germany
    10 out of 10

    "I was looking for lots of yoga and pilates practice, meditation, warm and individual location, room and service host, close beach, and town access, the freedom to do whatever I want, whenever I want. I found it. And more, Lotus Lodge with Liz and Julie, is the perfect and homely hidden jem in Corralejo. Thanks!"

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  • Review by a traveller
    10 out of 10

    "Fantastic holiday! I was staying in Lotus Lodge II. Everything was well organised and it all just felt so straightforward and relaxing. I was new to yoga and found Valentina's classes were an excellent introduction - she really pushes you to improve while balancing the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga perfectly. I am very much missing my morning beach yoga sessions (and the delicious breakfasts!).Now I'm back home, but have been inspired to join classes here. Thanks everyone for a great holiday, hope to see you again soon!"

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  • Review by a traveller from Glasgow, UK
    10 out of 10

    "I have just returned from my second visit this year with plans to go again next April. The combination of excellent yoga (Jigyasa and Valentina) and Pilates instructors (Alex), excellent service from Julie, Liz and Colin along with a great resort at Corralejo and superb weather, certainly takes a bit of beating. I also found it extremely sociable, with particularly friendly co guests. All in all, a fantastic week. "

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  • Review by Elyssa and Chris from Plymouth, UK
    10 out of 10

    "Teaching was fabulous. Erica was a wonderful yoga teacher especially- very holistic and spiritual a true teacher passing on her knowledge. Tai-chi was one of the highlights- so different and strangely hard! Loved all the variation in teaching all the teachers were top of their game. The food was incredible- and have taken the recipes home. Thanks to Jo and her wonderful nutrition class. Also a huge thanks to the wonderful Lisa - always cheerful and very helpful who does a fantastic job at running the resort. Also the rooms were lovely and very clean! Also loved the endless amounts of herbal tea. Thanks so much - and we will be returning!"

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  • Review by Alexa
    10 out of 10

    "Fantastic week! Everything was so organised and welcoming. Pilates with Jo was great and The food was absolutely amazing. Following the included massage I booked for some lovely therapies with Johanna. Perfect for travelling alone."

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  • Review by a traveller from UK
    10 out of 10

    "I have recently returned from a week of Pilates and yoga at Villa Azul in Villaverde. What can I say- the week surpassed all my expectations and I had the most amazing time. Alex and Valentina were brilliant instructors, and I learnt so much from them, which I can now incorporate into my home practice. My first experience of Kundalini yoga and meditation with Frauke left me wanting to learn more. Fantastic food from Jo and her team - so fresh and tasty. Being gluten and dairy intolerant, eating away from home is always a daunting prospect. No worries on this holiday. I was always advised as to what I could or could not eat and alternatives were always provided- thank you. Accommodation was great. I had opted to share in the Canarias apartment but was fortunate enough to have the whole apartment to myself the week I stayed. Having said that, the apartment is a great option - plenty of space if you do share and well located - right next to the yoga studio, and by the pool. Everybody works so hard to make your stay the best ever. From Lisa who was there to welcome us and on hand to answer any questions we may have had, to Brian who kept the grounds so beautiful and the lovely ladies who kept our rooms and the common areas so clean. Wonderful kitchen team and brilliant instructors. Just one more mention - to the lovely ladies who provide the wonderful treatments - relaxing massage with Alejandra, sports massage with Adele and and osteopathy session with Johanna. Thank you to each and every one of you for making my stay so wonderful. Can't wait to return."

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  • Review by Moya from Ireland
    10 out of 10

    "Just back from another wonderful week in Villa Azul. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants an actual holiday and a rest. You will enjoy beautiful food prepared by Jo and Heraklion. I'm not vegetarian but there was huge variety and flavour in every meal. The classes are tailored to you so no matter how flexible you are they can make it easier or harder for you! Nicola, Erika and Valentina make sure to ramp it up as the week goes on. There is plenty of time to relax during the day or to head to the beach. Lisa made us very welcome and took care of every issue effortlessly. It's a lovely relaxed atmosphere and it does not matter if you travel solo you will have a ball. I will definitely be back."

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  • Review by a traveller from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "Just got back after a wonderful week at Azul Fit. Surfed with seven Island Surf, organised by Azul Fit, who were wonderful. Brilliant teachers, I improved so much with their patience and expertise - the yogis were fab, and you can't beat Pilates on the beach with Adele! Liz and Julie are totally wonderful - couldn't be more helpful with any queries you have, and they created the yummiest healthy food ever - all in all it was great, thanks so much to everyone for the great stay. I can't wait to go back!"

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  • Review by Anna from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "Fantastic hosts and amazing food, absolutely amazing. Also lovely jewellery from local artists available from a little shop in the house. I attended a Jiva Mukti retreat with Andrea Everingham, she is a wonderful teacher and I learnt a lot from her, both about my physical practice and also about integrating yoga with all aspects of my life. I stayed in the Sahara tent, great little place to stay and I think it's the most cost effective bed if you want a room to yourself. It has a shared bathroom with two other rooms which is fine, but it is used by all other residents during the day and also houses the washing machine. The shower needs replacing as the door has broken and the water pressure isn't great. That being said, it didn't effect my stay as I'm pretty chilled about stuff like that - but it was important to write as other people might feel differently."

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  • Review by Debbie from UK
    10 out of 10

    "I loved Azul. The staff are extremely warm and friendly - the food is amazing and very healthy. The Pilates was amazing with Alex and the yoga was good. I can highly recommend it for travellers going alone as you make friends easily and it is a brilliantly organized holiday by Azul."

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  • Review by Liz from UK
    10 out of 10

    "Lovely accommodation, super friendly staff, fantastic, healthy food. We loved our yoga classes with Jigyasa so much we came straight home and bought yoga mats for ourselves! Julie and Liz were great hosts, and the lodge is well located close to the town and beach. Also, Luisa gives the best massages!!"

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  • Review by a traveller from Dublin, Ireland
    10 out of 10

    "Just back from an amazing, restorative, and semi-relaxing week with the Azul Fit team in Santorini. I can't praise Valentina, Alex, and Frauke enough for being such wonderful instructors and hosts, each of them brought a different quality and expertise to the week, which added to the overall experience. Now I feel I have to visit the mothership in Feurte next!"

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  • Review by Christiane from Berlin, Germany
    10 out of 10

    "Azulfit is my place to recharge, get a good feeling for my body again, enjoy amazing food and get inspired. Each visit there has left its marks in my life, changed my yoga, my nutrition, healed me a little bit.The trainers are all outstanding - and if you are with a group of beginners in your week, do not hesitate to bring it up if you want more challenging yoga or pilates. Food - amazing! Jo and her staff bring "real" food on the table. From homemade bread and yogurt to yummy dinners and desserts that really taste anything but healthy, though they (kind of) are.Treatments - Azulfit has a steady team of wonderful ladies who heal any pain, whether its physical or blocked energy flow. Treat yourself to as many treatments as possible, that is my recommendation. All in all my place to come back to again and again... very special! "

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  • Review by Rosie from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "I have now been to Azul retreat twice, and I'm sure I will return many more times. The value of the retreat is exceptional and the quality of the classes, food and accommodation is superb. The retreat suits me perfectly as it's not too serious and it has a homely warmth that I don't think you'd get from a 'luxury retreat' (that would cost double). I often like trying new places when I go on holiday but Azul has got something special, I have always left there feeling happy, relaxed and physically much stronger. I cannot recommend this retreat enough, and for the price it is amazing value. "

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  • Review by a traveler from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "Our fourth time at Azul Lodge, this time for an invigorating intensive week of Pilates with Jamie, the inspired founder. We found the warmest of welcomes, the best vegetarian food I've ever eaten, carefully catered to our various dietary needs (which was no mean feat!) and a clean and comfortable room with lovely view across the fields to the sea and Lanzarote in the distance. Such a lovely group of 16 people to practice Pilates with including two we'd met last year. We were all at different levels but all gained strength and confidence during the week. Again I felt enormous sadness on leaving.The spirit of Azul is unique - beautiful, gentle, peaceful, caring, nourishing, and very well organised. I even began to find loveliness in the landscape I'd found so ugly in the past! Every single member of the Azul team live their quiet passion for what they do and the love they out into it is utterly infectious. Hardly surprising that so many people like us return again and again. "

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  • Review by a traveler from Bristol, UK
    10 out of 10

    "Fantastic week - again! Dedicated instructors, nourishing food and a restorative and calming environment. I have returned home refreshed, inspired, and enthused. Thank you to all the wonderful people who make Azul what it is."

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  • Review by a traveler from Thailand
    10 out of 10

    "Great place to stay for a week, if you look for a combination of tranquility and activity. The pilates lessons by Jamie were perfect, with adapted exercises depending on your level. The vegetarian food in the villa was delicious. Good place to go to on your own ( or in couple), as you have the opportunity to do things together with others as well as to have some quiet time for yourself. Highly recommended!"

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  • Review by Gabriela from Luxembourg
    10 out of 10

    "Dear Azul team, thank you for another superb experience. The nutrition course done in September 2014 with Jo had the greatest impact in the way I eat and relate myself to food, I changed my habits and have a comprehensive understanding about what is healthy or not for my body and mind. The yoga week done with Federico now in April 2015, was the beginning of the greatest spiritual journey. It gave me the groundness, depth and connection with my soul that can only help me love life and be truly happy. Federico is an amazing person, that transmits such great and positive energy, being present in every moment and making our experience one to remember forever and stay well embedded in our system. I would definitely come back for either one of these two special retreats, and probably for others too. Thank you, lots of love, Gabriela."

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  • Review by Alex from UK
    10 out of 10

    "Happy all around.Great classes, good accommodation, great restaurants very near by. It's more like staying in a big house than staying in a hotel. We were in Casa Pedro, a 5-minute walk away from the main house. Rooms were sufficiently comfortable, all necessary amenities present."

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  • Review by Eileen from Glasgow, Scotland
    10 out of 10

    "Travelling alone can be daunting, but from the moment of booking to getting on the plane home I was truly looked after. Classes are excellent and the food is amazing. I went out tired and unfit with a nasty diet and have come home fitter and eating so much better. Thanks, frauke Lisa and team."

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  • Review by Katie
    10 out of 10

    "Staying at the Villa Azul as a lovely week, filled with delicious food and excellent teaching by Valentina and Alex. Everyone who attended were great, like minded people and we all go to really well. It is a special place with great energy and was the perfect place for the down time and focus that I needed. The classes were very good, and I left feeling stronger, calmer and very healthy! Thanks to all the team, everyone is very genuine and has a good heart that comes through in how they looked after all of us."

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  • Review by a traveller from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "I visited for a week earlier this year, my first holiday on my own, and found it liberating and really enjoyable. I stayed in the Moroccan Suite which was lovely, but actually I found it a bit too big for one person and would choose a different room if I went back alone. The standard of accommodation was a lot more 'basic' than I had thought (I would have liked more frequent towel/bedding changes) but this didn't matter once the program of yoga/pilates and massages started and the trips to town if we wanted them, as I didn't spend much time in my room. The food was one of the highlights - every dish of every meal was tasty and plentiful and Jo was amazing! All the staff were marvellous - the teachers, the therapists, the airport transfer people. If you're feeling adventurous take a horse riding excursion which was fantastic. I met some great people and would definitely go back, I came home feeling balanced and revitalised."

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  • Review by Grainne from Dublin, Ireland
    10 out of 10

    "I returned to Villa Azul and stayed at Lotus Lodge on this occasion. Both experiences were great and the various teachers were very attentive and qualified. The staff were very friendly and caring. A perfect place to go alone or with a friend."

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  • Review by a traveller from York, UK
    10 out of 10

    "I've been back in the UK for nearly a week now since my seven night stay at Villa Azul. My head is filled with images of volcanic landscapes, stark and beautiful; and my body feels somehow relaxed and stronger from the yoga and Pilates sessions, walking up and down volcanoes, and eating the super healthy food prepared by Jo and her team at the villa.Azul is an amazing place. It is run flawlessly by a team of caring, sensitive, loving individuals. This creates a constant serene atmosphere, conducive to meditation, relaxation, looking inwards, sharing outwards, and letting go. The place, its people, the programmed activities... It all comes together to embody the true meaning of retreat. I can hardly wait to be there again in December!"

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  • Review by Caroline from Dublin, Ireland
    10 out of 10

    "I was here over new years with my partner. We stayed near the beach not in the villa. I think the accommodation was good, the yoga sessions were amazing specially the one on the beach. The people were very nice. I have recommended this place to many friend and I could see myself going back, perfect place even for solo travelers."

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  • Review by a traveller from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "I was nervous about going on a yoga retreat as I had never been on one before but my fears were unnecessary as I quickly settled into the Villa. I have been unwell for the last two years so I haven't really had a holiday and I needed something relaxing but also fun. This turned out to be the perfect choice, the people were all lovely, the staff were great and the instructors were the best instructors I've ever had (I really wasn't expecting them to be that good). I would recommend it to my friends and I would happily go back."

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  • Review by Ben from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "All of the Azul Fit staff made me feel completely at home and well looked after and were extremely helpful and friendly. There was a range of yoga teachers who were all excellent, plus additional treatments and delicious healthy food. Thanks Azul Fit team for an unforgettable holiday!"

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  • Review by Bea from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "I just returned from a week at Azul Fit, enjoying high quality Pilates and yoga classes. The staff is very helpful and the food is excellent. Also the treatments offered (e.g. massages) are of high quality with people that know their trade. I am definitely thinking about returning!"

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  • Review by a traveller from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "The staff were excellent, I cannot fault them. Frauke and Lisa are brilliant. I felt looked after and have brought back a positive energy. I stayed at Casa Pedro. It is an interesting building, but quite basic. You have to go to the main Azul villa for most things so can be a little inconvenient. The Azul Villa is a little far away from things unless you have a car. But I suspect that is exactly what some people want. "

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  • Review by Marita B from Malta
    10 out of 10

    "Dear all, thank you for the most magnificent experience ever - this has been the most beneficial week that I have ever treated myself to and all of you have given more than 100% to make this a life learning experience - precious! I feel fantastic and definitely have taken on board tips that I will continue to implement. Will check out the blogs and you will definitely see me again."

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  • Review by Mari C. from Ireland
    10 out of 10

    "Just wanted to drop a note to say thanks for a great week last week. Atmosphere at the Villa is great, classes were outstanding so much so that I have signed up for a Pilates class trial this week not sure it will be up to Jamie or Jos standards though! Have been inundated by questions from friends and family in the 24 hours I have been back. I have a feeling you will be seeing some of them later in the year. Thanks again and well done for a professional and friendly experience!"

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  • Review by Michelle from Zurich, Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "I also want to thank you warmly for my wonderful holiday. I felt that everybody without exception put a lot of heart and soul into their teaching or massages to make it feel the best for the guests. You really are a great team of experts."

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