Yoga & meditation retreat at Rodis Apartment studios,
Bouka village, Zakynthos, Greece
Friday May 19th - Friday May 26th 2023
"Sunshine, sea, good food, friendships & yoga "
Feedback from previous retreats
“The weekend was wondrous! I loved everything about the retreat. All the yoga sessions were excellent & open to all abilities but I especially enjoyed the restorative yoga and iRest guided meditation. I feel so peaceful, tranquil & rested” Alison
Your long weekend retreat
Join us in May 2023 for our week long yoga retreat in the tranquil village of Bouka, near Tragaki, Zakynthos in Greece. We will be staying at Rodis Studios which are surrounded by olive groves and just 5 minutes walk from the beach.
Practice mindful yoga, conscious breathing & meditation and deep relaxation including iRest yoga nidra in the converted barn, with it's large French window opening onto the garden and looking up the fell side. When we are able, we will practise outside in the sun or under the cool shade of the plentiful trees. There is a small meditation room also available for your personal use at any time
Enjoy home cooked, delicious, wholesome & nutritious food, freshly prepared for us.
Go on breath taking walks, enjoying the fresh lakeland air, including an optional group walk led by me on Saturday & Sunday .
Take home simple, yet powerful tools to reduce stress, support your wellbeing and peace in your everyday life.
There will be plenty of free time too, where you can relax in the cottage or the gardens,
swim in the beautiful lake opposite or borrow a canoe.
You may wish to sit and read in the window seats that overlook the lake, relax in the hammock, take time to enjoy the enchanting views, play the piano, sit and chat with new friends or walk 500m along the lake to the local pub.
This retreat is suitable for everyone, whether you are new to these practises or experienced, and it gives you the opportunity to learn new skills and / or deepen your practise and knowledge, whilst meeting like minded people.
This will be a small retreat, and you are welcome to arrive from 4pm on Friday and we finish / check out is 11am on Monday.
All of the practices / sessions will be taught by Simon Hoten.
Seven nights accommodation in air conditioned ensuite rooms with kitchenette
Seven morning mindful breath-centred flowing hatha yoga practices
Five late afternoon / evening slower paced nourishing sessions including pranayama, restorative yoga, iRest yoga nidra and deep relaxation.
Two optional yoga masterclasses
7 delicious vegetarian brunches & 5 dinners allowing 2 nights off for you to explore the local tavernas
Free time and space to reset and refocus throughout the week
Private room with single bed with shared bathroom * SOLD OUT
Private room with single bed and ensuite * SOLD OUT
Private room with double bed with shared bathroom SOLD OUT
Twin / double shared rooms
£449 - per person (£898 total price) for a twin with shared bathroom *
Can also be taken as a single room for £549
3 x Twin with ensuite* SOLD OUT
2 x Double ensuite* SOLD OUT
*Subject to availability. The rooms will be sold on a first come first served.
Your home for the long weekend, will be the very special Nab Cottage standing alone beside a small lake and surrounded by mountains. It is quoted as being, ‘One of the most mysterious and beautiful of all the Lake District’s traditional cottages, once lived in by the opium-eater Thomas De Quincey’ and frequently visited by Wordsworth.
The 16th century cottage is full of character and charm and some of the cottage's original features, such as beams, spice cupboards, creaking floors, mullioned windows, Thomas De Quincey's writing desk, flagged kitchen, and farm outbuildings, are still present.
The cottage's atmosphere is easy going and the warm and cosy rooms are all individually furnished and some with lake views, and others with views up to Nab Scar.
There’s an orchard, outdoor sauna ( which can be booked separately) and hot tub, summerhouse with hammocks, and a vegetable and flower garden. There are also magical, secluded sitting areas hidden away in the garden.
The owners Tim & Liz aim to be as environmentally aware as possible and are committed to living sustainably with a number of initiatives in place. https://rydalwater.com/green-tourism/
WiFi is freely available in the rooms.
The local area
The cottage is in the village of Rydal, and the location offers stunning scenery in all directions. Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount, the famous houses of William Wordsworth are nearby. It is a 500m walk along the lake to the local pub, a 3km walk along the river into the local village of Ambleside, 3km around the lake into Grasmere and lake Windermere is also 3km away.
Meals are vegetarian and home made .
Gluten free, dairy free & vegans are also catered for if booked in advance at time of booking. Please advise if you have any allergies i.e nuts.
Flights from most UK airports with flight time approx 3.5 hours
How to Book
Please email me at email@example.com and I will send you the deposit & booking details
Please note : If Covid regulations change and the retreat is unable to go ahead, all monies paid would be fully refundable or transferable, depending on what you prefer.