The Summer Solstice Week invites us to celebrate the joy and lightness life on earth provides for us each year. My Embody Nature Retreat is intending to support us in storing all the goodness of this magical time deep within our being. Within the pleasure and safety of a loving container, we journey through the Elements inside ourselves: Earth, Water, Fire, Air & Space. Join us on the green, enchanting, and mystical island of Corfu for a nurturing nature immersion, with plenty of Yoga, Qi gong, Somatics and more surprises.
The days will start with a carefully-themed Yoga practice helping us to attune to one element at a time. Opening up to the different parts that make up our being during yoga is a very special and inspiring experience in itself. All your senses can fully receive the teachings, beauty and harmony of the elements. To deepen your experience, each evening I will guide you through a somatic or meditative journey, offering a slow space to integrate the insights of your day. The physical container for our journey is a beautiful Yoga Shala overlooking Greek olive groves. In that wonderful setting so close to nature you will enjoy dropping into the precious quality of silence and re-member more of your own inner wholeness. The nourishing component of a group-presence helps to expand the depth of your practice, give new perspectives, and offers a sense of belonging to the earth and our human family.
Arillas is a small village located on the North West coast of the island of Corfu, about 40 km from Corfu town and airport. Around here you can find the most beautiful beaches on the island. They can be accessed within 15 min walking distance from the venue. Waters are crystal clear and so inviting for a refreshing swim. Along this coast you’ll also find dramatic cliffs and various stunning bays to walk and explore, plenty of places to be in silence with the abundant olive groves and a totally stunning sunsets spectacle every evening. During the summer months Arillas comes alive with a truly vibrant and lively creative community of people living here with plenty of fabulous concerts and all sorts of interesting events happening. On the seafront you will find a large variety of options for meals from the typical Greek tavernas, healthy juice bars all the way to hype fusion cuisine. The atmosphere is easy going, friendly and relaxing…. The perfect place to recharge and nourish heart, body and soul.
Check out my recent Blogpost to get to know the specific kind of magic this village has to offer…
Accomodation and Meals
Alexis Zorbas is a retreat venue that has been established in Arillas for many years. Here the guests are welcomed by the friendly team in various cosy holiday apartments with kitchenette, shared bathroom and two double rooms. Most rooms have their own ocean view. For those who prefer more privacy, single occupancy is also available. Please inquire for availability.
The meals will be enjoyed at the beautiful Sunset Bar with a gorgeous buffet style breakfast and lunch in the garden with magnificent views over Arillas Bay. The meals are vegetarian and are adaptable to special diets.
7:30 – 9:30 morning Yoga
9:30 – 10:30 Breakfast buffet
10:30 – 17:30 free time
17:30 – 19:00 evening Yoga
19:30 – 20:30 Dinner buffet
Wednesday afternoon there will be no yoga class.This schedule is flexible and subject to change if needed!!
Enjoy plenty of free time, soaking up precious sunlight and experiencing the magic of Corfu Island. After the morning’s class and nourishing healthy food you will have the entire day to follow your own flow, explore and relax. Hang out on the beach, swim, get a massage treatment or just relax with a book somewhere peaceful. On site you can also rent electric bikes if you like to explore the other stunning nearby beaches. The sun set time in Arillas is absolutely magical at the seaside so this is where you may choose to be. For lunch many lovely restaurants are available within and outside of town.
Early bird price till 17th of March 2023!
€ 985 Shared room (1085€ normal price)
€ 1085 Single room (1185€ normal price)
* Prices include breakfast and a three-course-buffet for lunch and accomodation
Deposit of 400 € to hold your space.
* Please note that the above amount is non-refundable in case of cancellation.
* The remaining balance can be paid in cash or with credit card upon arrival or via bank transfer one month prior to the starting date of the retreat.
Retreat price includes:
- 8 days and 7 nights accommodation (bedrooms each with private bathrooms, linens)
- All breakfast and dinners
- Use of estate premises (yoga spaces, gardens, filtered water, tea during the day)
- Two Daily Yoga Classes (over 22 hours in total)
- Use of yoga mats and props
Not included in the trip price: Air fare to and from Arillas, Travel insurance transfers and any extras such as 1-1 sessions (massages/bodyworks) or excursions or snacks during the day. Drinks.
You will find direct flight to Corfu from various airports in Europe, or there is the option for a connecting flight via Athens. A taxi can be ordered when booking and is paid for separately on arrival at the reception of Alex Zorba.
A Taxi currently costs 65 Euros one way for up to 3 people and luggage. Rental cars of various categories can also be booked at the airport. Taxis and rental cars can both be booked directly at the reception desk: firstname.lastname@example.org and the agency ZORBAS TRAVEL will be happy to provide help with arranging trip details for you.