About Vigla Village
The first thing to strike you about Vigla Village is it's sublime location on the Ionian Coast of the Greek island of Kefalonia. It's a feast for the senses as you take in the intoxicating smell of the pine and eucalyptus trees and the crystal clear, deep blue of the Ionian sea. Coupled with the welcoming and open-hearted Greek hospitality of Anna and Angelos, you cannot help but begin to relax as soon as you arrive.
Perched high on a clifftop, the clean and comfortable apartments with private balconies, overlook the inspiring panorama. Just a short stroll away you can take the picturesque path down to Vigla's own private beach and the warm and inviting sea.
Vigla Village simply blows you away; it's the sort of place that you want to come back to time after time.
The daily programme
Each day will begin with a flowing asana class on our wonderful yoga platform overlooking the endless blue ocean, opening the body and attuning the mind to the breath.
Morning practice will be followed by a hearty breakfast. Then you will be free to head off down to the beach, relax by the pool or explore the stunning beauty of the surroundings.
The group will meet again in the late afternoon for a second more restorative yoga session, often including pranayama and meditation as part of the practise. The classes will be suitable for all levels and yoga experience. There will be one yoga free day during the week.
In the evenings, there are a few charming traditional Greek tavernas within walking distance of Vigla. Lunch and dinner aren't included in the cost to give people the option to go for dinner as a group or self cater if they prefer, each apartment has a small kitchen.
Things to do
One could quite easily while away a week of deep rest and rujuvenation here, enjoying the wonderful private beach, swimming pool and tennis courts on offer. There's also plenty of space at Vigla Village to find a quiet spot in the shade of the trees enjoying the colours and fragrance of the beautiful flowers.
The local village, Spartia, also has its' own pretty beach just a 10 minute walk away and a small centre with a couple of shops and a restaurant.
For those of you with an adventurous spirit you could hire a car to explore the outstanding beauty of this island. Caves, boat trips, snorkelling, fishing, trips to stunning local villages and a visit to Myrtos, known to be one of the world's most beautiful beaches, are amongst some of the many things on offer in Kefalonia.
Vigla Village offers self catering apartments which are clean, spacious and have air conditioning and private balconies with sea views. All apartments have between one and three bedrooms and share a bathroom, small lounge area and kitchen facilities.
It was a fab holiday and a beautiful, special place. Thank you! Ishwara was a cool yoga teacher and I loved his pranayama, chanting and strong asana practice. He was friendly and inspiring too. Very laid back. The group was particularly special I thought, we all got on really well, so it was delightful. Food amazing and the community really lovely to stay with. Didn't want to leave. Makes me want to see more of what you offer.Annie
Ishwara, thanks for the coherence of your teaching and its deep sincerity. Thanks for the accuracy of your message and all the attention and generosity you gave to all of us.Sylvie
I had an enjoyable time and Ishwara is a great teacher with strong moves and the bonus of chanting and philosophy.John
A note to say a huge thank you for a wonderful yoga holiday in beautiful Kefalonia. I had the most amazing time and am feeling totally refreshed and energised! Vigla was a perfect combination of stunning scenery, peaceful surroundings and warm hospitality from Anna and her family. Definitely somewhere I would love to go back to. I have also made so many new friends from our wonderful group.Melissa
When you love what you do, it shows! I am humbled to receive the lessons and they will echo through my life and practice for years to come... Namaste, Gratitude and LoveS.M.
Ishwara...you have taught me to be in the moment. I can feel my heart opening. Thank you for creating a soulful retreat.C.S.
Ishwara created a learning and loving space where everyone felt safe, respected and supported in their practice and there were absolute beginners and seasoned practitioners and other yoga teachers as well.S.M.
It was a magical week, the best yoga holiday I have ever been on, I loved every second of it. I must say as a holiday it was truly all encompassing. Wonderful location, great accommodation, delicious food and a fantastic instructor. I can't praise Ishwara enough, he put some much thought and consideration into each class to ensure we got the most out of it. He not only has in-depth yoga knowledge and but broad experience of all types of yoga enabling him to pull on a variety of disciplines. He included a lovely mix of breathing exercises, chanting and relaxation into the class to compliment the yoga. He also has a wonderful sense of humour and kept the classes light and fun at the same time as challenging us to new things, I think this is a wonderful and rare combination!Catriona
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A yoga and beach holiday on the breathtaking island of Kefalonia, Greece, 25 September - 2 October 2018
- Sharing a twin or double room in a 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartment £400 per person
- Single room in a 2 or 3 bedroom apartment £495 per person
- Single room in a 1 bedroom apartment £575 per person
All apartments share a bathroom, small lounge area and kitchen facilities.
Daily meditation and yoga classes (apart from one yoga free day)
Airport transfers (approx 27 euros for a taxi each way, we will group people together where possible to share the cost)
Kefalonia has its own airport and there are a range of direct flights from Europe. It is also possible to take an indirect flight via the Greek mainland.
Airport transfers will be arranged for you. The price will depend on numbers sharing the cost and time of arrival.
There are a few airlines that fly to Kefalonia direct and it is also possible to take an internal flight from the Greek mainland. Here are a selection of websites for flights:-