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This special retreat is being run by Sunnah Rose in the Mani, one of the most untouched and stunningly beautiful parts of the Greek Mainland. Enjoy a pristine natural environment of mountains, sea and blue skies in which you can relax and unwind as well as learn and practice yoga.
The accommodation is comprised of self-catering apartments and shared villas within walking distance of the studio. The villas have a private swimming pool, which is available to all retreat participants. The accommodation is minutes away from Agios Nikolaos (the local village) which has a few traditional tavernas where you can feast on amazing local food and an amazing sea pool known by the locals as Gnospi.
The yoga classes will be held at the Spirit of Life Centre and will start on Sunday morning after your Saturday arrival, and end Friday evening before you leave the next day.
Daily practices will guide you through a variety of styles, including gentle yoga to allow you to journey deeply into the body and a more dynamic Vinyasa yoga to strengthen and dance your way through a class. No experience is necessary and all are welcome, including complete beginners.
There will be a morning and evening session every day, apart from one day off mid-week in which you can go exploring without any pressure. The morning sessions will be followed by a lovely brunch and two evening meals will be included in the price, days to be confirmed. All meals are prepared by Kirakos the owner of spirit of life who ran a successful restaurant in Bristol before moving with his family to the Mani.
Sunnah Rose has been practicing yoga for many years but became truly inspired during a trip to India. Having trained with many different teachers, she combines her experience to bring a deeply relaxing class intent on releasing the spine alongside a gentle Vinyasa (flow) and Hatha yoga, bringing creativity and dynamism to a practice.
The Peloponnese ia a magical land full of history: the ancient amphitheatre of Epidavros, the home of the Olympic games at Olympia, the Byzantium capital Mystras, Spartae and Gythion where Helen left with Paris for Troy. Enjoy a stunning natural environment of mountains, blue sky and bluer sea in which you can relax and unwind, practice your yoga, swim, go walking or horse riding in the Taygetos foothills.
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Daily lovely brunch and two evening meals will be included in the price, days to be confirmed. All meals are prepared by Kirakos, the owner of Spirit of Life Centre, who ran a successful restaurant in Bristol before moving with his family to the Mani.
Apart from the yoga and the swimming pool there are lots of other things to do. There are many walks to explore the area both in the mountains and along the coast. The nearest swimming point is The Jetty also known as Gnospi, which is a 15-minute walk from the studio. It has a natural swimming platform that drops into beautiful turquoise waters as well as shaded areas for sun worshippers to soak in the rays.
The beach is located beyond the village of Agios Nikolaos, which is another 20-minute walk down the mountain. If you are feeling a little more adventurous then a little further down the coast are Stoupa Beach and Kalogroa beach, which are vibrant and cater for the tourists. They are both sandy and have lovely bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a drink, lunch or dinner. If you dont feel like walking back up the mountain, a taxi costs 10 EUR.
Fly direct to Kalamata:
There are regular routes from London including direct flights with Easyjet on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. There are also flight with Thomas Cook that arrive midday on Sunday, so you would miss the first morning session but be in time for the evening session.
There are also flights from other UK based airports and European destinations. For the best deals visit www.skyscanner.net. Once at Kalamata airport a taxi can be arranged for 70 EUR. If a few of you are taking this route then that cost can be shared.
Fly to Athens:
There are regular daily flights from the UK and Europe to Athens El Venizelos Airport. There are many routes to Athens from Europe. Easyjet offer cheap flights to Athens from Gatwick if booked in advance. British Airways, Aegean Airlines, KLM airlines and Thomas Cook also have flights to Athens.
Olympic airlines offer flights from Manchester and London. Also try www.charterflights.co.uk. Again book early to secure best prices. Athens Airport information: El. Venizelos, tel: +003 010 3530000.
From Athens to Kalamata, there are a few options:
A taxi pickup can be arranged for you on your arrival from Athens airport direct to the Spirit of Life Centre. These are shared taxis but are very reliable and will bring you straight to the door. The cost for this is approx 70 EUR per person depending on how many people are in it. This journey is about 4 hours.
You can catch a coach to Kalamata from Athens Bus station. Catch the X93 bus from the airport to Athens Kifissos coach station. There are coaches every hour from Kifissos coach station to Kalamata.
Once in Kalamata you can catch another bus that will bring you to the Spirit of Life Centre or catch a taxi. The taxi costs 60 EUR. If there are a few of you taking this route it can be shared.
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