2018 Greece Retreat
Jun
30
to Jul 6

2018 Greece Retreat

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Fightmaster Yoga Greek Island Retreat

June 30 to July 6, 2018

Location: Koufonisia

Our retreat will be held at the beautiful oceanfront Koufonisi Villas - Koufonisia means “the hollow islands” in Greek – two low little islands of a friable rock have had their coastlines nibbled away by the wind and waves to form wonderful beaches and caves and strange rock formations. Not easy to get to, not much to do – this is the Cyclades as they were 50 years ago. You’ll love it!

Koufonisi Villas boasts beautiful sand, relaxing living areas, and an open air yoga shala. Beautiful sunsets are guaranteed every night.

Koufonisi Villas offers peaceful and off the beaten path vibes, in a caring and family-like environment, dedicated to yogic practice.

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Koufonisi Villas offers Greek style accommodations with:

  • Vegan, mostly raw food made from local seasonal ingredients. Menus are created by the amazing in-house chef, Esco and are served family style. I cannot even begin to describe the deliciousness of his food. He has such a passion and love for his creations:
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  • Quiet, picturesque beaches

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Accommodations

The Villas have comfortable, decorated guestrooms fusing modern design and traditional Greek Style. The owner (whom you’ll meet, practice with and love!) is the architect behind this incredibly beautiful property!

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The Yoga Shala

The yoga shala, overlooks gorgeous white sand and crystal clear aqua water. Enjoy sea-breezes as you move through your unforgettable yoga practice. The shala’s wooden floors and concrete walls are a perfect balance to the open-air sheer curtains. The shala is fully equipped with yoga mats, blocks, and straps.

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While you're here, be sure to book a Thai Yoga Massage. You won’t be disappointed!!

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How to get there

  • Direct International flights to Mykonos and Santorini, then a 1 and half-2 hours trip to Koufonissi by Seajet ferry.
  • Or direct International Flight to Athens and from the Port of Piraeus the Highspeed takes 4 and a half hours.

Suggestions of things to bring

  • Sunscreen- it can be bought here but is expensive so stock up at home. Plug adaptors (European style ).
  • Bath towels are provided but not beach towels - be sure to bring one!

Also, don’t forget!

In order to enter Greece your passport must be valid for 6 months from the day you arrive.

Please make sure your passport is valid for 6 months after the date of your arrival.

Package pricing

Includes:

  • 7 days/ 6 nights accomodations

  • Daily vegan breakfast, lunch, dinner + tea and mineral water (wine is not offered but can be purchased in town).

  • Daily morning and evening yoga sessions (1.5 hours approx)

  • Access to all amenities: lounge area, yoga shala, beach.

  • Transportation from the ferry to the Villas

 

Queen Bed, Private bath:/ all inclusive (3 meals) x 6 days

  • Single 2250 euros
  • Double 1750 euros/person
Queen Bed, Private bath

 

2 Twin Beds, Shared Bath / all inclusive (3 meals) x 6 days

  • Single 2050 euros
  • Double 1550 euros/person
2 Twin Beds, Shared Bath

 

1 King Bed with Shared bath/ all inclusive (3 meals) x 6 days

  • Single 2050 euros
  • Double 1550 euros/person

1 King Bed with Shared bath

 

Non-refundable Deposit to hold your place

  • 525.00 euros
Greece Deposit 525 Euros

Pay remaining balance here:

Remaining Balance

 

* Trip Insurance is highly recommended!

Sample daily schedule:

 

  • 7:00-8:00 am Coffee and fruit
  • 8:00-9:30 am Morning Yoga for Energy/Total Body/Sequence to Peak Pose in Shala
  • 9:30-10:30 am Breakfast
  • 10:30 am to 1:00 Free time
  • 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Lunch
  • 2:00 pm to 5:00 Free time
  • 5:00 pm to 6:00 Gentle Yoga/pranayama/meditation
  • 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Dinner

During free time, you’ll have the option to explore on your own or with the group. We will also organize 1 to 2 day trips to neighboring islands (weather permitting)

If you wish to arrive a few days before, please contact me at fightmasteryogaretreats@gmail.com and I will help you find an accommodation if the villas are sold out.

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2018 Morocco Retreat
Jul
8
to Jul 14

2018 Morocco Retreat

6 Day Yoga retreat by the ocean in Morocco with Fightmaster Yoga

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Location

The retreat will be held at beautiful oceanfront Villa Mandala - privately hired for the occasion. It's located on the rugged coastline, just outside of Taghazout. 

Villa Mandala boast a lush garden, relaxing living areas, plunge pool, and a rooftop yoga shala. We'll enjoy beautiful sunsets every evening!

Villa Mandala offers peaceful and off the beaten path vibes, in a careing and family-like environment, dedicated to yogic practice. As such, it's been featured in The Guardian and Telegraph Travel, amongst other publications, as one of the best yoga retreat locations.

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Description

Villa Mandala offers ethnic chic style accommodations with:

  • vegetarian food made from local seasonal ingrediants. Menus are inspired by Ayuvedic tradition whilst including a delectable mix of Moroccan and international ingredients and recipes.
  • lounge area
  • plunge pool by the ocean
  • beautiful yoga shala
  • a range of relaxation and rehabilitative massage therapies including Thai Yoga Massage.
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Basics

  • free Wifi
  • Free tea, coffee, fruit and mineral water
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Accommodations

The Villa has comfortable, decorated guest rooms fusing modern design and traditional Moroccan and Indian architecture. They can be arranged as one double or two twin beds. One ensuite room can be arranged as a triple or family room.

Valuing an intimate atmosphere, the Villa offers 9 guest rooms - so be sure to book in advance!

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The Yoga Shala

The Yoga Shala, high on the rooftop of the villa, is surrounded by fantastic views of the beach, ocean and mountains. The shala's wooden finish throughout and surrounding glass dorrs allow it to be enjoyed both as an impressive indoor studio or an open airy space for unforgettable yoga practices.

The shala is fully equipped with yoga mats, straps, bolsters, blankets, sand bags and lavender eye pillows. 

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Suggestions of things to bring

  • Suncream - it can be bought on site but it's expensive so it's better to stock up at home. 
  • Plug adaptors (two prong French style)
  • Bath towels are provided but beach towels are not, so be sure to bring one.
  • Warm clothes for the evening - due to the arid landscape, evenings can get chilly.
  • Surfboards and wetsuits if you plan to surf: The shops sell spare hardware, wax, fins, leashes, etc but surfboards and wetsuits are not as well stocked.
  • Also, don't forget: In order to enter Morocco, your passport must be valid for 6 months from the day you arrive.  Please make sure that your passport is valid for 6 months after your arrival. 

Package pricing

Includes:

  • 7 days/6 nights accomodation
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, dinner plus tea and mineral water (fish/meat available upon request - wine is not offered but can be purchased in Agadir).
  • Daily morning and evening sessions (approx 1 to 1.5 hours each)
  • Access to all amenities: Lounge area, yoga shala, plunge pool, beach.
  • Airport pickups from Agadir

Pickups from Marrakech airport are not included in the package but can be arranged by Surf Maroc (average cost is approximately 88 EUR for 4 people. Payments for the transfer are made directly to your driver. 2 to 3 hours drive).

Private Double Room/All inclusive x 6 days:     2375.00 EUR/person

Shared Twin Room/All inclusive x 6 days:         1875.00 EUR/person

Shared Triple Room/All inclusive x 6 days:        1375.00 EUR/person

Non-refundable deposit:                                      525.00 EUR/person

Morocco Deposit 525 Euros

 

Additional Activities

  • Daily Surf Lessons
  • Day trips to Essaouira , Taroudant
  • Horse and Camel riding
  • Quad biking and buggy riding
  • Jet Ski  

If you wish to arrive a few days before the retreat begins, please contact Mel (mel@surfmaroc.co.uk) to arrange alternative accomodation. Villa Mandala will be fully booked up until July 7, 2018

Trip insurance is highly recommended.

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Jun
12
to Jun 17

Italy Retreat - Heaven on Earth


Italy Retreat – heaven on earth

Five days to deepen the study and practice of Yoga and to relax, revenue and rejuvenate

Sperlonga

Sperlonga offers some of the most beautiful beaches in Italy, and also one of the most beautiful villages ofBelpaese. History, art, culture and traditions of a small Italian town, ideal for those curious turists.

Virgilio Grand Hotel – The peaceful spot

 Amodern 4 stars hotel, made to guaranteethe best for your holidays offering areas dedicated for relaxation, spa treatments and good traditional food.
 

About the retreat 

This retreat is an opportunity for all practitioners, whether beginners or experts, to deepen their study of yoga and bring the practice to a new level. In fact, this amazing opportunity is to understand ourselves and the magnificent world of Yoga.


Includes: 2 daily Yoga classes and the practice of Pranayama and Meditation, we will also do:

Alignment – to understand better our body and to correct and improve our practice
Philosophy - the philosophy of yoga can guide us to a happierand healthier life;
 
More info:
 
The retreat will begins on 12 of June and ends on 17 of June 2017


Breakfasts, lunches and dinners will be prepared especially for the participants by a chef, who will cook with organic, seasonal and local products.

Excursions in the charming village

One of the nicest things about Sperlonga are undoubtedly the beaches, marked with the Blue Flag. Here are some of the most famous:
 
Canzatora
The Canzatora is a sandy beach frequented generally by families with children. Not very big, so it is not recommended for lovers of peace, especially during the high season.
 
Fountain
Fountain is also one of the most populated of Sperlonga, it is close to the city center. And 'in general it frequented by locals.
 
The Tiberio Cave
La Grotta di Tiberio, is a natural cavity. The stretch of beach is small, but it is extremely fascinating.
 
Salette
Salette is one of the main beaches of Sperlonga. And 'composed, like all beaches in the area, from fine white sand and clear waters and is very wide.


The city is made of small streets to discover the local culture. The local archaeological museum, built right near the Cave and Villa of Tiberius is hosting big groups of statues. The Truglia Tower gives an perched and tortuous aspect.

 

Day 1

14:00 - Check-in to hotel

18:30 - Light Yoga

  • Intention

20:30 Welcome group dinner – we’re in Italy – HOORAY!

Day 2

7:30 - Morning yoga

9:00 - Breakfast

  •  Exploring the city promenade, the Truglia Tower and the Musem with the Tiberius Cave (entrance fees not included)

13:00 - Lunch

  •  Late afternoon / evening at leisure: Go to afternoon sleep, keep exploring, shop, boardwalk, stay under your umbrella in the beach or go to the spa

18:30 - Evening yoga + meditation

20:30 - Group Dinner

Day 3

7:30 - Morning yoga + meditation

9:00 - Breakfast

  • Upper old city (with me or on your own)

13:00 Luch

  •  Late afternoon / evening at leisure: Go to afternoon sleep, keep exploring, shop, boardwalk, stay under your umbrella in the beach or go to the spa

18:30 - Evening yoga

20:30 - Group dinner

Day 4

7:30 - Morning yoga

9:00 - Breakfast

13:00 - Lunch

15.30: Excursion day!

One of these cities to visit: Fondi-Gajeta-Terracina (fees for transportation or mueseum/ castel not included)

Or

Historical afternoon / evening at leisure: Go to afternoon sleep, keep exploring, shop, boardwalk,stay under your umbrella in the beach or go to the spa

19:00 - Evening yoga + meditation

20:30 - Group dinner

Day 5

7:30 - Morning yoga, meditation + closing ceremony

9:00 - Group breakfast

11:00 - Check-out time!

13:00 - Lunch

  •    Afternoon or evening departures

THE RETREAT INCLUDES

Morning and afternoon Yoga and Meditation

Luxury Hotel accommodation

Breakfast, lunch and dinner every day

Daily walking with Lesley

Free Time to Rest and Explore

Q&A + Discussion Time with Lesley

 
What to Budget for in Italy (Outside of Retreat Fee)

(1) Daily snacks (euro 5 – euro 30). I’ll be suggesting mainly inexpensive cafe options (panini, salads, pizza).The Ventisei9 Bar has a spectacular view over the sea,olso the best italian icecream is Fiorelli. Take away pizza at Pizza Mania.

(2) Transport to and from Rome airport (e-mail me for the shuttle taxi service, we can host maximum of 8 people in the mini bus).

Or

By train: Rome-Naples, stop in Fondi Station (ticket euro 6.90 more info visit www.trenitali.com). From Fondi it is then possible to take a city bus to get to Sperlonga.Ticket euro 1.5 euro(formore info visit http://www.piazzoli.it )

(3) Some churchs, museum or activities entry fees (euro 5 – euro 30).

(4) Hotel private beach with 1 umbrella and 2 beach chairs euro 15.00 per day

COME WITH

  •   An intention or desire
  •    Your curiosity
  •   An appreciation of art, good food and panoramic promenade
  •  Your best walking shoes?....no, barefoot on the ground is the best way to connect with nature, now imagine yourself touching the finest, cuddliest  sand in the world… :)
  •  Your yoga mat and maybe favorite prop

LEAVE WITH

  •  A deeper understanding of yogic alignment
  •  LOT OF YOGA and a daily meditation practice
  •  New friends from all over the world
  •  Beautiful memories

The price does not include transportation to and from the airport to the hotel. Before the course will contact each other participants who come from the same area, so that it is easier to get organized with transport and passages.

FAQ

Who is this trip for?

If you like Lesley’s style, relax and do yoga. Practice,practice,practice…This is hand made for you!

Is it for a specific age group?

No, all ages are welcome. This more casual trip is the perfect balance of scheduled vs. free time. Everyday there will be yoga, meditation, casually guided walks, and church, museum or city visits. Everything is optional! We will have the opportunity in yoga and the lunches and dinners to bond with one another, but there is ample time to also enjoy some time on your own. Married couples can also do romantic things too. Younger, single folks can explore Sperlonga nightlife. Anyone traveling alone who just wants to talk about yoga and drink tea is always welcome to hang out with me.

Do I have to be a certain level of yoga?

No. Every yoga class will be taught in the alignment. I’ll provide personal attention to each traveler. Beginners are always welcome. We’ll be meditating too.

What does “shared room double accommodation” mean?

It means you will have 1 roommate –if you’re coming alone, you will be matched with a roommate of your age and gender. You will have your own hotel room, each with your own bed. If you are coming as a married couple, your spouse/girlfriend/boyfriend is your roommate or kids and you will have a queen bed and your own hotel room or an added 3 bed.

What if I have an injury?

I will help you adjust your practice as necessary and be able to give you hands-on help and adjustments. Please note that this tour is very active in terms of walking. If you cannot walk or struggle to walk distances of a mile or more, this trip may not be a good fit for you.

How do I get there?

Fly into Rome Fiumicino Airport One-stop round-trip airfare.

Arrival/Departure

Check-in begins at 2 pm on June 12, the start date of our tour. Send me your flight itinerary after you book. We must check-out of our hotel on July 17th at 11:00 which point you can book to fly home from Rome airport. After lunch on July 17th, our retreat is technically done (although you may leave bags at the hotel and continue to enjoy Sperlonga if you have a later flight.)

Can I bring my husband, boyfriend or friend who doesn’t do yoga?

Yes. The price is the same, but all activities (including yoga) are optional. As long as YOU are committed to coming to yoga, we’re good.

Remind me again what’s NOT included in the price?

International airfare, transfer to and from airport (I will provide detailed instructions on all options from shuttle to cab), some church, museum or activities entrance fees.

When do I pay for the rest of the trip?

30 Days before the retreat

I don’t want a roommate – can I stay in a private room?

Yes

How do I secure my spot?

Place your deposit here: 525.00 EUR

Deposit
Full Payment

 

Email me at fightmasteryogaretreats@gmail.com with any questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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