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Free Spirit Travel

Free Spirit Travel is a yoga holiday company in the UK, providing a huge range of yoga holidays since 1994 with a wide range of yoga styles, from some of the best yoga teachers.

Instructors 4

Kathryn Banks

A fitness teacher for over twenty years, Kathryn has trained and qualified in exercise to music RSA in 1989, Pilates in 1998, body balance in 1999, Astanga yoga in 2003, and Hatha yoga in 2004. She continuously studies with a great many of the top teachers from around the world including Liz Lark, David Sye, Baron Baptiste, Nigel Gilderson, Ken Eyerman, updating her knowledge and expertise.

Louise Gillespie Smith

Louise' yoga journey began with Bikram which she enjoyed but it wasn't until she discovered Hot Power yoga (Vinyasa flow in a warm room) that she really understood what yoga was all about, it was a more spiritual, heart opening practice there. Since then, she has spent time living at the Sivananda Ashram in Kerala India learning their Hatha series and experiencing a full yogic lifestyle. She has travelled around India extensively learning from different yoga teachers and she trained to teach Vinyasa flow yoga in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Bella Somerville

Bella’s yogic path has led her from a tea estate in Sri Lanka where she was born and where she spent her early years. She experienced her first yoga class in 2000 and subsequently spending the last 17 years dedicating herself to developing her spiritual practice both on and off the mat. Her style of yoga is drawn from a fusion of Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Yang and her classes are creative and playful with an emphasis on strengthening the body, calming the mind and staying centred.

Janaki and Davy

Janaki and Davy share a passion for yoga and a sense of fun! While serious about yoga, they also realise that this is a holiday for you and should feel like one. They will introduce you to a wide range of yoga styles - Hatha, Sivananda, Ashtanga, Yin, Partner yoga, Dynamic and Slow. Their classes are suitable for beginners and experienced yogis alike. Janaki and Davy believe yoga is a wonderful gift accessible to all and they will try to pass on skills, knowledge and techniques that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Reviews 1

Testimonials 5


December 2016. Free Spirit Travel

What a special place Palm Tree is! Situated in such a gorgeous and peaceful location, I loved it from the minute I arrived and felt instantly at home. Nothing was too much trouble for Halin and his fantastic team and his local knowledge was very helpful for those of us new to the area. He is clearly very passionate about what he does and wants to ensure all his guests have an enjoyable time. He joined us for dinner a couple of times which was nice and again, just added to the sense of feeling welcome. The trips were well-organised and offered plenty of variety and the driver's were pleasant and drove safely. I was especially impressed with all the staff remembering our names and greeting us each day. They were a pleasure to talk to and were always helpful and polite. Special thanks to Binu and Suneel, our waiters. We had such a laugh with them and they were always on hand to assist with the biggest smiles. I am already missing the beautiful people, the food, the sunsets and of course the yoga shala where I spent many happy hours looking out across the palm tree-framed ocean. I will definitely be recommending Palm Tree to others. In fact, I am currently training to be a yoga teacher and hope one day to return with my own group! Please pass on my thanks and gratitude to Halin.


December 2016. Free Spirit Travel

Following my 2 week holiday to South India with Beverley Fox back in November last year, I just wanted to leave a few words about my experience. This was my first time in India and I can confidently say, won't be my last. The venue itself was ideally suited for our needs. Amazing yoga studio with panoramic views. The beach, just a stones throw away, provided an omnipresent soothing soundtrack throughout the yoga sessions each day. Beverly was a fantastic teacher who's classes were always fun, varied and creative. I enjoyed the variety of Vinyasa, Kundalini and Yin Yoga (perfect for the evening classes). She brought a catalogue of yoga inspired music which always seemed to compliment the mood / energy levels perfectly. We had an intimate sized group which allowed for ample time to work on posture adjustments and realignment. The staff, managed by Halim,at the nearby Curry Leaf Restaurant were always on hand to ensure our time was an enjoyable one. Food was amazing. Music nights were always good fun, many of them impromptu! I could go on........excursions, massages, beautiful sunsets etc. I've been to a few Free-spirit holidays and this has to rank up there with the best. Many thanks!


December 2016. Free Spirit Travel

I just wanted to give some feedback for the Yoga retreat I was on with Beverly Fox 29/11-12/12. I had a really wonderful time. The rooftop yoga with the sound of the sea was so therapeutic. Beverly is a fantastic, passionate teacher, she really helped me improve significantly. It opened my eyes to some different forms of yoga that I've never tried before. Halim and all the staff were incredibly helpful, rooms were clean, food was wonderful. I made some great friends and felt very welcomed by everyone. I hope to get the opportunity to go again very soon!


December 2016. Free Spirit Travel

Have just returned from a wonderful yoga holiday with Lisa. I loved India.. the beautiful people, the landscape, the food... But I particularly wanted to tell you how excellent Halin and his team were. We were treated so well. Halin runs a very smooth operation at Palm Tree but he also smoothed our paths considerably at Sumadra Beach and in Kovallum with transport, restaurant bookings. Good wishes


Free Spirit Yoga website

Just got back from my yoga retreat holiday at Grenadine Lodge. It was fantastic! The hotel is amazing, the staff is great, food is delicious - faultless! Diane's yoga was fabulous, my boyfriend had never done yoga before but attended every class. The meditation was peaceful and beautiful, she even took us up a mountain on the last day for one - it was very spiritual. Diane also helped us arrange trips with the Freespirit representatives who were also amazing. We will come again next year.

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