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Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Greece.
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. Experienced and inspiring yoga teachers will challenge your mind and body, encouraging you to enhance your overall well-being through the daily practice of yoga techniques. In addition to yoga, a holiday at Just Relax will also offer warm sunshine, a traditional Corfiot sea-facing villa located on the sea, picturesque beaches, and delicious Greek food.
During this retreat, you will be staying at beautiful Corfiot villa, located just a stone throw away from Almyros beach and offers breathtaking views of the Albanian coast. Substantial gardens located at the front and rear of the Just Relax's villa are blooming with trees and tropical flowers, creating a beautiful environment for you to relax and unwind.
Within the villa, Just Relax offers five size-able bedrooms, each with a picturesque balcony offering panoramic mountain or sea views, as well as a large attic room. Just Relax welcomes a maximum of 14 guests per week to the retreat, ensuring an intimate experience for all guests.
The villa has been decorated in a traditional Greek Ionian theme, with comfortable beds designed to give you restful sleep throughout your stay. All of the beds are draped in 100% cotton, while luxury bath towels and toiletries are provided for you. Some bedrooms benefit from en-suite bathrooms, while others share an adjacent bathroom with the neighboring room.
Facilities included on the package that is available from the villa: sunbeds and parasols, yoga equipment, WiFi and washing machine.
Aphrodite rooms have a double bed with a private balcony. Perfect for couples, the ground floor Aphrodite bedroom hosts a comfortable double bed and a spacious private balcony. The room boats panoramic mountain views and shares a bathroom with Hermes.
Ares rooms have two single beds with a private bathroom. The Ares suite is a double bedroom located on the first floor. Ares has two comfy single beds with and a private bathroom, including shower and bath. The room has a shared balcony that offers stunning, panoramic sea views. When required, this room can be booked as a suite for one person.
Hlios attic space has four single beds and a beautiful sea view. The room is fitted with air conditioning and shares a bathroom with the other attic area, which is used as the yoga teacher's accommodation.
Cronos rooms have a double bed with private bathrooms. Located on the first floor, Cronos offers a comfortable double bed with a private bathroom, including a toilet and shower. The room has a shared balcony with Ares and offers stunning panoramic sea views.
Hermes rooms have two single beds and equipped with a private balcony. The ground floor Hermes room has two comfortable single beds, as well as a spacious private balcony offering panoramic mountain views.
The room is perfect for friends embarking on a joint yoga retreat. It shares a bathroom with the adjacent Aphrodite room. When required, this room can be booked as a suite for a single person.
At Just Relax Yoga Holidays there are no rules or regulations. You are encouraged to take the time to enjoy your well-earned break, as well as practice yoga twice daily (morning and evening).
Additional activities are also made available to you, allowing you to shape your yoga retreat into the holiday of a lifetime.
Yoga holidays are run Saturday to Saturday. The first yoga class will be on Saturday evening before the welcome dinner or Sunday morning. For your first night in Corfu, a welcome Greek vegetarian dinner will be organized at the villa. Your daily schedule will depend on the teacher and the month.
Time can change depending on the month.
On Tuesday afternoon, if the weather is good, Just Relax Yoga Holidays will take you by minibus to Cape Drastis, where a boat will guide you to a peninsula for a unique yoga session.
Afterwards, you will also be brought to Seventh Heaven Cafe and Bar for an amazing sunset. Wednesday will be your free day, the opportunity for you to explore the Island of Corfu. On Friday night, your last night, you will share your last moments together around a dinner at the villa.
Please note if the weather is not good for the boat trip on Tuesday, Just Relax Yoga Holidays will try to manage to reschedule it.
He practices using theme, music and awareness of the senses, breath, flow and meditation. Drawing from different modalities of yoga. Hosting an environment to learn more about Self and empowering ones self on the adventure we call life. His personal mantra to live by: Never look down on a person unless you’re helping them up.
Rishin grew up in India, and although yoga was taught at his school, he didn't take it up until several years later to recuperate from a cycling injury. In 2012, he left a career in banking to start his own food business and also completed his yoga teacher training at Hot Power yoga. He has since then trained as a myofascial body worker with senior Forrest yoga teachers Jambo Truong and Brian Campbell and as a yoga sports coach with the Institute of Yoga Sport Science. He teaches classes and workshops at studios around London as well as online classes.
Developing an unexpected and incurable yoga habit six years ago kicked-off Suzie's love affair with everything wellness related. Hobby soon turned to new path when she quit her office job in Central London and trained as a Vinyasa yoga teacher in Costa Rica. Immediately after her training, she traveled south through Latin America, teaching dynamic Vinyasa Flow classes in her fun and light-hearted style at studios and guesthouses, while exploring her passions for fitness and super foods in every possible way.
Jon's first yoga experience was a packed donation-based class in New York with three inches between mats. Despite shaking limbs and a sweat-soaked mat, he found himself in a unique state after the hour, enjoying a vigorously energized body and creatively awakened mind. Through big changes and depressive episodes, yoga has been the stabilizing constant giving the opportunity to ground the body in a physical routine and ease the mind of stresses. After living benefits of a yoga practice for years, he pursued teacher training in London to share the practice with loved ones and new friends.
Having grown up in a family of yogis, for Yvonne yoga is a lifestyle. She began to take her practice seriously while at university, and ultimately completed her teacher training with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta School. Her classes are energizing and challenging, always following the classical Sivananda tradition with some variation. She values the importance of adapting each class in order to meet the student’s present needs and feelings, and always maintains a friendly, relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere.
Sara was trained as a yoga teacher at Yoga London followed by more hours of training, specializing in different styles. She continues to deepen her practice often traveling to have the opportunity to study with worldwide recognized teachers.
Kate found yoga the tender age of 14, and her practice has become increasingly important throughout her life. With a background in Ashtanga, training in Vinyasa Flow and Yin yoga, and an aversion to taking life too seriously, Kate shares playful, dynamic, breath-led sequencing with a focus on mindful alignment. She encourages students to find a personal practice in each class, so that they may cultivate their own yoga and experience the many ways in which it expands all areas of our human life. Also a professional singer, when Kate’s not on a yoga mat, she’ll likely be at the piano.
Angie strongly believes in working with your body, rather than against it. Everybody's body is different and she encourages you to explore, celebrate and focus on your yoga practice, no one else’s! She creates practices that acknowledge individual body differences, contribute to strengthening and conditioning the body and the mind but primarily focus on encouraging a sense of self-awareness, compassion and care within a safe environment.
When curious, adventurous and reckless Darren discovered yoga, it was a baptism of fire but he immediately felt the benefits as the practice built both strength and flexibility helping him to continue hiking up mountains, cycling across the country and swimming in the sea. Also an advocate of the benefits of the deeper philosophy of yoga, Darren aspires to weave the ancient spiritual practice with fun creative flow, linking it to the modern world through storytelling and having a laugh. Expect his classes to be strong and mindful leaving you with a new perspective both in body and mind.
With a strong background in strength and conditioning, personal training as well as competing in competitive running, Sarah was always taking part in physical challenges. For a long time, she felt that yoga was boring or too slow for her but after attending a yoga retreat 4 years ago, that mindset began to change. Slowly, she started to build the habit of practicing for just 10 minutes per day no matter how she felt and over time this grew into a deep love for the strength and grace both physically and mentally that time on her mat was adding to her life.
Marta is a professional dancer & yoga teacher. Trained at London Contemporary Dance School, she’s been performing for many companies & choreographers over the years. First attracted to yoga for its physical benefits, she soon became aware of its healing properties, where body & mind find harmony through mindfulness in movement. Trained at Byron Yoga Centre in New South Wales, Australia, Marta teaches dynamic & invigorating flows, with attention to alignment & sensitive adjustments. Looking to find the connection between breath & movement, her class aims to build heath, strength & flexibility.
Dijana started to move on the mat ten years ago in the rainiest city of Sweden. She fell deeply in love with the spiritual practice and started to explore it’s full form, both on and off the mat. Dijana has experience in many schools of yoga; Vinyasa, Yin, Ashtanga, Rocket, Hatha and Scaravelli. She teachers movement with integrity and playfulness, encouraging practitioners to explore the practice and the poses freely - whiles welcoming all sensations and emotions with open arms. She offers everything between challenging Asanas, to grounding and simple movement.
Antonella Gibilisco is Italian and grew up in Switzerland before moving to Paris over 20 years ago. She is a dancer, choreographer and teacher; she has been the director of her own dance structure named “D.TERMINE” since 2003. In parallel, she has been working as a kinesiologist and a certified instructor tutor in kinesiology for 13 years. She practices at the Centre de Formations et de Consultations en Kinésiologie (CCFK) in Paris, which she founded with Sophie Pascual and Anne Wojtyna. Her two passions have led her to create Ki’Danza®, a method that combines dance and kinesiology.
Emanuela has been practicing different forms of yoga and meditation since 2005. A keen Ashtanga Vinyasa practitioner, Emanuela draws upon a variety of styles and traditions with a view to constantly expand her understanding of movement and mind-body awareness. She teaches Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, gentler and slower forms of yoga, and meditation, in a relaxed yet thorough manner. Emanuela is committed to supporting the practice of a wide range of students of all ages and shapes, and is delighted to welcome beginners and advanced practitioners alike.
Koral is a London based Yoga Instructor. From Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha, Meditation & Yin Yoga, she hosts regular classes at London's leading studios & private members clubs. Teaching internationally on retreats & specialised workshops in the UK, she provides a unique learning experience for all levels. Playing particular attention to the breath, she uses the key of the breath to anchor guests down into the present moment. Expect an energising morning vinyasa practice to get your juices flowing paired with a relaxing Yin Yoga class in the evening to leave you feeling fully restored.
Phil loves to teach a blend of yoga styles to show that movement can be our medicine and, also, that it can be fun! Adopting a smile-more and stress-less approach, morning practices will be playful, energizing Vinyasa flows designed to connect movement with breath. Evening sessions will explore the many layers of Yin Yoga, a practice that he has come to see as the essential antidote to fast-paced modern living. As we embrace the art of slowing down, Phil will interweave the stillness with tai-chi flows, fascia science, and elemental psychology. He is also trained in Myo-Yin.
Our morning practice will be tailored to everyone, with lots of modifications and options to suit all levels of practice. We will engage in a Vinyasa Flow practice linking movement with breath in one smooth continuous sequence. In this class you will be led from one pose to another through your inhale and exhale, creating heat inside the body and stillness in the mind. From our morning sessions you will gain the confidence and strength to continue on with your yoga journey. Our evening practice will be restorative.
Kat came to yoga to soothe anxiety from performing and studying music. She found it a strong & soft medicine, and it quickly became her anchor. She believes there is so much potential sweetness by connecting to yourself on the mat – whether you practice flying or Just Being. Her classes are creative, compassionate and playful, with a focus on the nectar of each moment. Kat has over 500 hours of training in Vinyasa, Yin, Mandala and Forrest.
Jen firmly communicates that yoga is for all, ensuring each student gets the most out of their practice. Jen encourages each student to consider the purpose behind the posture, and tailors her lessons for your own unique anatomy. There are benefits in creative flow sequences, but also in the stillness of yin and Jen will take you on an exploration of yourself and it’s many layers. Each day will start with a strong dynamic flow class, finishing with a yin class and a daily yoga nidra. Practicing yoga nidra daily can have profound effects and Jen hopes to share this with you throughout the week.
Cara uses movement and breath to feel lightweight in your body and bright in your mind! Strong but flexible, balanced but light, masculine and feminine - yoga is the spirit of of contrast and balance. Cara is a Yoga Alliance certified teacher of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, and Yin Yoga. She loves to flow, play, be creative, breathe, make movement fun, grounding and accessible to everyone at any level. She loves to crossover and weave together elements of Dance, Pilates, Tai Chi, even singing techniques, and massage where it encourages support, freedom, or expansion within the body.
Offering a beautiful yet tranquil alternative to the bustling, cosmopolitan beach of Acharavi, Almyros is a peaceful paradise escape, perfect for those looking to take a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Almyros is located in Corfu Island, Greece.
In addition to its picturesque setting, relaxed way of life and delectable food, the Greek island of Corfu is also steeped in cultural history. The origins of Corfu can be traced back as far as Greek mythology. The island's Greek name, Kerkyra, is related to two powerful water symbols; Poseidon, God of the sea, and Asopos, a prominent Greek river.
According to the myth, the God of the sea Poseidon fell in love with the beautiful nymph Korkyra and took her to this stunning but unnamed island. In marital bliss, Poseidon named the island Korkyra after his wife. This name gradually evolved throughout time to the Greek name of Kerkyra, which the island retains to this day.
In addition to Greek mythology, the island's history is also full of battles and conquests. With castles enclosing the island's capital Corfu town, it has been officially declared a Kastropolis, or castle city by the Greek government.
With its rich, mountainous landscape, Corfu offers a beautiful view to its visitors. The Northern area of the island has preserved its natural and architectural environment, making it popular with visitors and locals alike.
Dominated by mountains, the island has a never-ending expanse of rolling hills and blossoming trees, bursting with lush vegetation. Coastal areas offer tranquil white sandy beaches, while the shimmering blue sea provides a perfect backdrop to the green Corfiot countryside.
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Daily breakfast, one Greek lunch, and five Greek vegetarian dinners are included in the total cost of this retreat. Dinner is not included during the free day and the boat day. Lunch is served only on the boat day.
There are a few typical restaurants near the villa in Almyros beach and if you walk 15 to 20 minutes by the beach, you will reach Acharavi village, where you will find plenty of tavernas and restaurants to enjoy your lunch.
Just Relax Yoga Holidays decided not to include the lunches in the packages, to give you the opportunity to discover this amazing place and meet its amazing people!
But if you prefer to stay in, Just Relax Yoga Holidays's villa will be your home for the week, so you will be able to cook and enjoy your lunch at the premises.
You will have plenty of snacks available during the day. Also, the dinners are big enough so there is always food left for the day after.
A 20-minute welcome massage session is included in the total cost of this retreat.
Corfu International Airport
Transfer not provided
You can book your flight directly to Corfu International Airport (CFU).
You can get to Corfu's New Port by direct ferry links to and from Venice, Ancona, Bari, Brindisi (Italy), Himara and Saranda (Albania) or Igoumenitsa, Patra (Greece). Outside the port, there is a parking lot with rental cars and taxis, and beyond that a public bus station.
From the airport, you can reach the retreat location by local taxis for 61 EUR by taxi. Just Relax will try to group people together where is possible so you can share the cost. You can also take the local bus from the main bus station in Corfu Town.
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