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 Yoga & meditation retreat at Rodis Apartment studios,
Bouka village, Zakynthos, Greece 

Tuesday June 3rd - Tuesday June 10th 2025

"Escape to a Greek island & slow down, restore & rebalance"

Feedback from a previous Zakynthos retreat (see below for more reviews)

"The Zakynthos retreat was a little slice of heaven"

Carol

Your Greek island 7 day retreat 

Join us in 2025 for our week long yoga retreat in the village of Bouka, near Tsilivi & Tragaki, on the Greek island of Zakynthos. We will be staying at Rodis Studios surrounded by olive groves and just 5 minutes walk from the beach.

 

Practice mindful yoga, conscious breathing, meditation, iRest yoga nidra and deep relaxation on the purpose built, shaded yoga deck in the landscaped gardens. 

 

Enjoy delicious, wholesome & nutritious brunches, freshly prepared for us.

 

There will be plenty of free time too, when you can sunbathe on one of the beautiful beaches, swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters, go on an excursion i.e. to the Blue caves/ shipwreck cove, turtle beach and enjoy the stunning sunsets.

Take home simple, yet powerful tools to reduce stress, support your wellbeing and peace in your everyday life.

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You may wish to sit and unwind in the gardens, amongst the olive, lemon and peach trees, relax in the hammock, take time to enjoy the enchanting views or walk along through the olive groves or on the beach to the local taverna. 

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 friendly like minded people.

All of the practices / sessions will be taught by Simon Hoten.

What's Included​

  • Seven nights accommodation in air conditioned ensuite rooms with kitchenette, including fridge.

  • Six morning mindful breath-centred slow flowing hatha yoga practices on the shaded yoga deck before brunch (allowing for one full day off for an excursion if you wish)

  • Five late afternoon / early evening slower and gentler nourishing sessions including pranayama, restorative yoga, iRest yoga nidra and deep relaxation.

  • One optional yoga masterclass. 

  • 7 delicious vegetarian brunches prepared for us by Kate of Rodis Studios.

  • Unlimited bottled water, tea, coffee.

  • A yoga mat, strap, block, bolster per person is provided (so there is no need to bring your own)

  • Free time and space to reset and refocus throughout the week.

Pricing - 

 Twin shared ensuite air conditioned rooms 

 

​ Single occupancy of ensuite air conditioned twin room

 Single occupancy of ensuite air conditioned double bedded room with larger  balcony

 *Subject to availability. The rooms will be sold on a first come first served.

Please note - pricing does not include flights, transfers, travel insurance or additional activities / optional excursions, any meal out in local villages / tavernas, massages or other treatments. Brunch is provided for 7 days but no other meals are included. 


 

Accommodation

Your home for the week is Rodis Studios, on the eastern coast of this beautiful island, surrounded by olive groves and the Ionian Sea. Set within the village of Bouka, Tragaki, it is walking distance to beaches and tavernas.

All rooms are fully equipped with a small kitchen (which includes 2 ringed stove top, kettle, toaster, pans, sink) balcony, modern shower-room, flat screen TV, free air conditioning & wifi.

Within the landscaped gardens is a tranquil pergola and shaded yoga deck where we will practise in the morning before brunch and late afternoon/ early evening.

Rodis Studios in May 2024 has a rating of 9.2/10 on Booking.com, 4.9/5 on Google and 5/5 on Trip advisor.

The local area

Bouka beach and it's calm crystal clear waters is just 200m away and is one of the blue flag beaches of Zakynthos. It is 1.45km / 0.9 miles from the resort of Tsilivi where you will find the sandy Tsilivi beach, gift shops, supermarkets, tavernas, bars and restaurants as well as a bank, and medical centre.

Zakynthos Town, with its many historical buildings, elegant squares, Byzantine churches, and shimmering harbour is only 4.3 miles / 6.9km away, whilst the airport is 5.6 miles / 9 km from Rodis Studios.

The food

Healthy, delicious vegetarian brunches will be prepared for us by our us by our hosts Kate & Gerard and will be served outside on the shaded table and a typical sample menu is as follows -

Brunch

Yoghurt, honey and fruit, including peaches from the Rodis garden,

Tea, coffee and juice, Granola, greek yoghurt, fresh bread/ toast

 & baked tomatoes with homemade cheese

Dinners in 2025 are not included, so that this retreat is available for all budgets i.e. allowing you to try out the many tavernas and restaurants close by, get food delivered or prepare & cook your own in your very own kitchenette.

 

At least twice a week there will be an option to eat all together at recommended restaurants, usually with stunning views. We will discuss all this on arrival but please feel free to ask any questions beforehand.

Allergies and intolerances can be potentially serious and Rodis Studios' food storage & preparation cannot guarantee that some meals are entirely free of certain ingredients. 

However, if you are dairy free without having strong allergic reactions if you come into contact with dairy products, please ask me, as dairy free may be able to be catered for if booked in advance at time of booking. 

Getting there 

Zakynthos International Airport (Dionysios SolomosAirport) (ZTH) flights from most UK airports with flight time approx 3.5 hours. If you are planning to fly out on Tuesday 3rd June check out Ryanair or Tui or if you are planning on arriving earlier / staying longer check out BA & Easyjet too. You can fly via Athens (flight time 50 mins from Athens to Zante) with a number of airlines. 

Ferry - Ferries depart daily from Killini, a seaside town on the western side of Peloponnese, Greece. The journey takes about an hour & is currently offered by Levante ferries.  

How to Book 

Please email me at simon@yoga360.co.uk and I will send you the deposit & booking details.

Zakynthos 

The island once called " Fiore di Levante or the flower of the east" by the Venetians, due to the stunning countryside including 7000 varieties of flowers, is about 40 km (25 m) long & 20 km wide (12 m).  It is the southern most and 3rd largest island of the Ionian Sea and olive groves, vineyards, lemon trees, bougainvillea cover the rolling hills of this beautiful island. The capital is Zakynthos town (there is only one town and 44 villages) which is also the main port of the island and it lies on the eastern part of the northern coast, located at the base of the hill of Bochali. Half the (approx 20,000 out of 41,000) population live in Zakynthos Town and you will find the famous church of San Dionisio, Saint Mark's square dating back to the Venetian period, (in fact St Dionysios tower is the twin tower with St Marco's tower in Venice) numerous museums, tiny and quiet alleyways, as well as shops, tavernas, restaurants and bars in the town. At the back of the city on the top of the hill of Strani are the ruins of the ancient Venetian castle.

There are many stunning sandy beaches around the island including the famous Navagio (shipwreck) bay, numerous natural "blue caves" and hidden coves. The touristy Alikanas on the northeastern coast is 8km away from where we will be staying in Bouka village, where on the beach you may find the internationally protected lily of the sea, whilst the lively Laganas, which is also known as the place where the endangered Caretta caretta turtles lay their eggs, is 14.5 km away on the southern coast.

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Reviews / Testimonials  

"Brilliant exposure to different styles of yoga and meditation in a beautiful and peaceful outdoor setting. I will be booking again" Shirley 

"Thank you wholeheartedly for an excellent yoga retreat in Zakynthos. Really feel better physically, mentally and emotionally & it is all down to your caring approach, detailed preparation & patient teaching. Food, accommodation and location all fantastic” Toni 

"Simon's yoga retreat in Zakynthos was a 5 star one that well surpassed my expectations. I hadn't attended any of his classes previously and was pleasantly surprised. Thoroughly enjoyed the variety of asanas, meditations, teachings, adjustments suggested and yoga nidra practices. Simon is a thoughtful, compassionate and highly experienced yoga instructor who went out of his way to ensure that everyone's needs were catered to and that all of us felt included. As if this weren't enough, Rodis Studios was a fabulous location - beautiful yoga deck in a peaceful and beautiful garden, very friendly and helpful hosts, comfortable accommodation and amazing food! Being a short walk from the beach was an added bonus. I'd highly recommend the experience and will definitely go back again" Sandra 

"The Zakynthos retreat was a little slice of heaven. Rodis Studios provided the perfect location - simple rooms, lovingly prepared food eaten around a beautiful communal table and a yoga deck surrounded by olive trees with the wafting scent of honeysuckle. Simon guided our group skillfully and effortlessly through a well thought out programme of yoga and meditation. After 3.5 hours of practise a day the rest of the time was spent swimming in the crystal clear sea (5 mins walk) and exploring this beautiful island. Time out to connect with fellow human beings and with ourselves in such a magical environment is priceless. I feel fortunate to have had this opportunity" Carol 
 

"I loved this week in Zakynthos, a perfect mix of yoga and meditation, led by a warm and caring teacher in a beautiful setting with excellent food and hospitality. It could not have been better" Paul

"A brilliant retreat of yoga, breathwork, meditation, yoga nidra. I was completely relaxed and restored by the end of the week. The food was amazing! Simon the teacher was so knowledgeable and experienced and meeting such other lovely people was great. A fantastic experience" Susan F

"Wonderful yoga in a peaceful setting run by an excellent yoga and meditation teacher who responded to everyone's individual needs" Fiona 

"Great week in Zante with Simon, lots of different practices. Lovely food and great company. Really enjoyed it" Sheila

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