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The SWYO beach weight loss and detox yoga retreat in Zakynthos is a beautifully relaxing and regenerating experience that features beautiful holistic sunrise flow yoga practices on the beach, yoga workouts, yogalates, meditation, and plant-based food with fresh juices and is hosted at the fabulous Stamiris Beach Hotel in Vasilikos, an island of Zakynthos, Greece.
This retreat is open to all, no matter your experience. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi, you will have a profound and wonderful community-based yoga experience at this beautiful beach retreat in Zakynthos.
At Stamiris Beach Hotel, they offer spacious en-suite rooms, decorated in a light traditional Greek style, balcony with a sea/garden view with beachside pool area and sunbathing facilities. There are different types of accommodation that you can choose from to fit your budget and personal choice. Every room includes a balcony, seating area, with air conditioning to keep you cool, plus a table and a mini-fridge. There is a small area on the balcony with a table and chairs, plus an ensuite bathroom. There are blackout curtains at the windows to help you get a good night's sleep.
The accommodation is situated in two buildings. All rooms have free access to Wi-Fi internet. Rooms are cleaned daily. All rooms include air-conditioning for the hot summer months. You can choose from three types of accommodation:
If you like to have your own space, you can choose to have your own private charming room. These rooms have their own en-suite bathroom, with an outdoor balcony area with a sea/garden view.
You could choose to share one of the charming twin-share rooms with one other person. These rooms have been arranged to make the space suitable for social distancing. There are two single beds. These rooms have their own en-suite bathroom, with an outdoor balcony area with a sea/garden view. If you are traveling on your own, you can book this accommodation type and they will match you with someone of the same gender and, where possible, a similar age.
You could choose to share one of the charming triple-share rooms with two other people. These rooms have been arranged to make the space suitable for social distancing. There are three single beds. These rooms have their own en-suite bathroom, with an outdoor balcony area with a sea/garden view. If you are traveling on your own, you can book this accommodation type and they will match you with someone of the same gender and, where possible, a similar age.
The retreat is set in a lovely Greek beachside hotel, with pine and olive trees with lavender flowers. There is a wide range of facilities at the retreat including:
SWYO Retreats offer guests from all over the world a relaxing unforgettable retreat experience in their quiet and welcoming retreats. They offer a holistic approach to health and wellbeing through the programme of activities that include yoga, fitness, meditation, rebounding and more, combined with tasty nutritious plant-based food.
You will be able to relax and practice yoga at the beach or on the poolside of the hotel overlooking the Mediterranean Ionian sea while appreciating the breathtaking scenic views from the surrounding crystal clear sea and wind down with glorious sunset walks on the beach.
Imagine starting your refreshing yoga retreat with morning sunrise yoga on the beach with views of the sea and mountains. Enjoy a healthy breakfast before joining in workout sessions, meditation, taking a walk or maybe relaxing on your sunbed with a good book. You can try yoga workouts, yogalates or workshop sessions before enjoying a delicious plant-based lunch. After some free time to wander around the local area or to catch some sun rays, you can choose to participate in the afternoon activities or rest around the pool. All activities are optional so you can do as much or as little as you want. Find the inner peace and leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and more like you.
Another aim of the retreat is to help you with your weight goals. Creating healthy food and exercise habits would help the body to release excess toxins and weight. As the food you consume and the way you move becomes your life, during the retreat you can experience healthy plant-based foods and activities that help you to discover long-term healthy lifestyle habits. Allow yourself the opportunity to slow down and get back into balance with sunshine, walks, yoga, meditation, making friends, and detox.
Yoga is a core part of the retreat program and they welcome beginners and people with an intermediate level of practice. Studies have proven yoga to be one of the best ways to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and relieve symptoms such as insomnia, depression, and anxiety. Yoga also helps to improve overall fitness, strength, and flexibility.
There are two to three yoga classes per day. There is one all-level yoga class each day (suitable for beginners and intermediate-level practitioners) and at least four intermediate classes during the retreat. Classes are open to everyone, however, the intermediate classes are stronger and more challenging. There is always one 90-minute class in the morning and other yoga classes are either 60 or 90 minutes depending upon the day.
Most of the yoga classes are Vinyasa flow-based (Dynamic), although Diana offers a range of different yoga styles, including Yin, Restorative, and Kundalini. If you are new to yoga, this is your opportunity to try something new! The common theme underlying yoga at the retreat is to help you to get back in touch with the inner you, to find balance, strength, flexibility, and inner peace. Where possible, the yoga classes are held outdoors on the beach (which has retractable shade) with views of the surrounding area, sea, and mountains. They also have a lovely indoor terrace area for practice. You will leave your short yoga break feeling relaxed and rejuvenated from your time at the retreat.
Each day, there are other classes that you can take part in, like yogalates (a combination of yoga and pilates) and yoga workouts (dynamic high-paced yoga workouts for tums and bums).
The retreat location by the sea and close to woodland makes the surrounding area a great one to explore, enjoy the scenery, sea, and fresh air. They encourage all guests to join with the daily guided walks, which give you some of the very best views of the Zakynthos. Various routes can be followed depending upon your desired level of activity.
The retreat offers a full program of activities that run every day of the retreat, starting at 7 a.m. (depending on sunrise) and finishing between 8:30 p.m. or 9 p.m. (depending upon the activity). You are welcome to choose to attend all the activities that you want to.
The start time varies by day and season. You will be given the program of activities when you arrive at the retreat. If you are looking for some time away to practice yoga in a beautiful seaside location, then this is the place for you! With over 10 yoga classes across the retreat program plus many other activities on the program including magnificent guided walks, yoga workouts, Kundalini meditation to help you to relax, and morning meditation sessions, you will soon feel refreshed and rejuvenated. After your yoga break, you will feel refreshed and centered, back to the real you once again.
Diana is one of the founders of SWYO retreats and the lead yoga teacher. Diana originates from London and has studied, lived, and worked all over the world. Her passion for martial arts and yoga quickly developed into a career as an instructor who specializes in Vinyasa Flow and Restorative yoga, Diana is a certified yoga teacher at Yoga Alliance, RYT 200.
The retreat is located in the fabulous Stamiris Beach Hotel in the small seaside town of Vassilikos, an island of Zakynthos in Greece. The town itself is relatively quiet, surrounded by white mountains, and has an unhurried air; perfect for relaxation. They are located off the main road, up a quiet side of the beach. Shops and cafes are also close by in case you forget to bring something! The coastline is beautiful, with the Mediterranean blue sea and a backdrop of mountains. It is a lovely place to relax and swim. There are lovely cafes and restaurants on the beachside within walking distance to grab a coffee or read a book while sunbathing.
The walk through pine and olive trees to catch the sunset on the beach is one of the favorite activities of the day. Zante is just a few kilometers away, the town is beautiful and vibrant, with restaurants and cafes. The history of Zante goes back to ancient greek times. Since the retreat is on the edge of the beach, there are plenty of outdoor activities you can take part in. Bring plenty of sun cream, a snorkeling kit, and sunglasses with you.
Sword and Yoga believes that the starting point for rejuvenation and renewal of the body and mind is through the foods that you consume. Therefore, they offer freshly cooked meals, fruit, and vegetables at SWYO Retreats. They serve a plant-based diet, packed full of nutrition to give your whole system support and a well-deserved rest. They use locally sourced products and local suppliers, so the menu is typically Greek, with a Mediterranean twist! All dishes are prepared and cooked with care and love. They use lots of herbs and spices to bring flavor and variety, plus serve a selection of dishes with a variety of textures, colors, and flavors.
Breakfast and dinner are included in the cost of your retreat. They will serve fresh juice during the day, sometimes after a session. You can enjoy a range of dishes, for dinner, they have various meals each day at a local taverna (restaurant). At the end of the day, you will take a breeze walk to the local taverna (restaurant) as a group. Take this opportunity to get to know each other and create meaningful conversations within the community. They also offer you the opportunity to try juicing. They do serve vegan alternatives including rice milk or soy yogurts. Each meal is nutritionally balanced, so it will include vegan sources of protein and a carbohydrate option.
Sometimes occasional treats are provided, of the healthy variety of course! In the afternoon, they provide you with fresh juice to freshen up after the mid-day class. SWYO retreats can cater to most dietary requests for allergies or intolerances, including gluten or wheat-free, coeliacs, and people with nut allergies. Please let them know at the time of booking if you have a special dietary request.
You are encouraged to drink at least three to five liters of water per day whilst at the retreat as this helps with the elimination of toxins and helps to keep the body well hydrated. Filtered water is available for you at the retreat. There is also a wide range of herbal teas, including green tea and hot water so you can make yourself a hot drink whenever you chose.
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Zakynthos International Airport (Dionysios SolomosAirport)
Transfer not provided
Hire a taxi from Zakynthos International Airport (Dionysios SolomosAirport) (ZTH), you can find an official taxi stand outside the airport entrance. Taxis usually accept cash and you can share up to three people per journey. The cost from the airport to the retreat is 30 EUR per taxi. There are no regular local bus services. If you need any help booking taxis prior to arrival, please let Sword and Yoga know.
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