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Kefalonia yoga holiday - Yoga on a Shoetring

Seduced by the sea with Yoga on a Shoestring on Kefalonia

Queen of Retreats website July 2017

Yoga on a Shoestring’s yoga holidays on the magical Greek island of Kefalonia run for nine weeks a year at the clifftop,  family-run Vigla Village overlooking Spartia beach in the undeveloped south of the island. You stay in welcoming and friendly small apartments run with love by Anna and Angelos Liossatos, where you can salute the sun, the sea, the sky and the trees without boundary and without spending a fortune. Apartments are self catering, with a five minute stroll to the beach you’ll find authentic Greek fare at nearby tavernas.

Best for: Those who like their freedom – to eat what and when they choose, and to strike out independently by hire care, mountain bike or on foot

Not for: Those who like everything done for them. You will need to be a bit of a self starter if you want to do more than read and swim between yoga classes

Read the full article on the Queen of Retreats website.

Itha108, Ithaca, Greece - Yoga retreat - Yoga on a Shoestring

11 Under-the-Radar Yoga Retreats You’ll Want to Book Now

Yoga Journal, February 20 2017 - Rebecca Tolin

Yoga and Serenity on the Island of Ithaca, Greece

Bow to the azure waters of this mythical island with little more than passing sailboats and grazing goats to distract you. Home to legendary hero Odysseus, some say this sleepy isle hasn’t changed much since Homer’s epic poem. Ithaca is, perhaps, the perfect place for yoga. There are only a few thousand permanent residents on the wild, jagged patch of land, and the elegant Itha108 Yoga Retreat & Creative Resort has no traffic to speak of.

Seattle teacher Jodi Boone is leading two back-to-back retreats for sunbathing, stargazing yogis who want to step back in time. Start the day with meditation and an active Hatha practice from the wooden yoga platform, and wind down with yin and restorative from an indoor shala. In between, dive into the silvery waters of the Ionian Sea, get a Thai yoga massage, or cozy up in an Indian daybed on the veranda. The lodge is carved into a rocky hillside with a crisp white minimalism, every object handpicked with a globetrotter’s flair—Indian artifacts dotted around the stone fireplace, for instance. Indulge in mushroom polenta tarts and cinnamon-butter griddled peaches, all seasonal, organic fare straight from the island (or the one next door).

Read the full article on the Yoga Journal website.

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Best Yoga Retreats 2017

About Time Magazine website, February 2017

Searching for the best yoga retreats 2017? From alpine retreats to Greek island adventures, here’s our favourite yoga retreats all around the world this February 2017. Man, we love yoga.

What: Greek Island Yoga Holiday with Maurizio Marmorato.

The Lowdown: For a slice of paradise, sun, sea and gorgeous sunrise practices on the stunning yoga platform, you need to get yourself booked onto a yoga holiday with London based teacher, Maurizio Marmorato on the Greek island of Kefalonia. Warm breezes, unbroken sea views and a good dose of recharge…read the full article on the About Time website.


What: Goa Yoga Retreat with Belle Greenwood.

The Lowdown: If you love nature, simple living and yoga, whilst looking for an escape from the winter chill, then the beach and the beautiful surroundings of The Banyan Tree in North Goa are for you. It’s a real gem and must be seen. Join London teacher, Belle Greenwood, for yoga, sunshine and Goan vibes from 22-29 March 2017…read the full article on the About Time website.


What: Luxury Yoga Holiday with Jaya Jaks

The Lowdown: The chance to practice yoga in an idyllic setting at the stunning Masseria della Zingara in Puglia, Southern Italy. This farmhouse has been lovingly restored with a stylish interior that is luxurious and comfortable with the highest attention to detail. Set in over 20 acres of land with olive, fig, cherry and almond trees, the views are stunning at all times of the year…read the full article on the About Time website.

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New Year Yoga retreat, Norfolk

The Guardian, 29 November 2015

Healthy (and fun) retreats for New Year

If you think New Year’s parties are over-rated, escape the mayhem on a healthy retreat and start 2016 feeling zen.

This retreat is in a bohemian Georgian manor near Swaffham, in gorgeous grounds with stream, water meadows and lakes. Rooms range from a budget mini-dorm to luxury en suites. The programme includes twice-daily meditation and yoga. Food is homegrown, organic and vegetarian, with a special meal on New Year’s Eve.

Read the full article on the Guardian website

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World’s Top Ten Yoga Retreats

Yoga Magazine, December 2015

Jane Egginton handpicks the best yoga retreats in the world for 2016

Yoga on a Shoestring. This yoga operation offers something unusual and much needed: affordable yoga holidays that provide a touch of luxury. Don’t expect slick, five star accommodation, but do expect experienced, committed teachers who provide a reasonably priced yoga retreat to remember.

Choose a magical beach-side retreat with masterful yoga teacher Ali Gunning, or a luxury new-year retreat in Morocco. Other inspiring locations around the world include the unspoilt Italian coast, a tiny island in Greece and the pretty Norfolk countryside.

Jane Egginton is a yoga teacher and highly experienced travel and health writer. She writes about yoga for a range of publications, including Yoga Magazine and Huffington Post.

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Yoga in Puglia, Italy

The Guardian, 8 May 2014

Top 10 activity holidays in Europe

Yoga on a Shoestring aims to make yoga holidays more affordable by gathering a variety of teachers in a host of locations running yoga holidays throughout the summer.

Its September trip to Masseria della Zingara (the house of the gypsy) in Puglia houses you in a beautiful and restful 18th-century building surrounded by olive groves and cherry trees and offers two yoga classes a day as well as opportunities for bike rides, beach time and the chance to explore the area.

Read the full article on the Guardian website

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Itha108, Ithaca, Greece

Yoga Magazine, December 2015

Jane Egginton handpicks the best yoga retreats in the world for 2016

ITHA108. This is not just a yoga retreat, but a creative resort created with love. ITHA108 is a Grecian island retreat on Ithaca, one of the smallest Ionian islands and home of Odysseus.

In an area of incredible natural beauty that is very much authentic Greece, here guests get to relax amongst the oliver trees, swim in the warm blue water and enjoy yoga from dedicated teachers from around the world

www.itha108.com

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Suleyman’s Garden, Huzur Vadisi, Turkey

Guardian newspaper travel, 5 January 2013

Best bargain beach holidays by Rhiannon Batten

On this new, week-long yoga break at Huzur Vadisi’s second venue, Suleyman’s Garden, you stay in cute, rustic cottages surrounded by terraced vegetable fields and flower-tangled gardens, overlooking the sea.

Morning and evening yoga classes mean there’s plenty of time between sessions to explore the coast. Less than 10 minutes’ walk away is a small rocky cove great for swimming.

Read the full article on the Guardian website

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Top five affordable yoga retreats

Greener Ideal website, 25 May 2012

Yoga and Dance at Finca Argayall, La Gomera, The Canary Islands

This is a seven night yoga retreat where Sue Pendlebury teaches yoga, dance, voice meditation and pranayama to free your body, open your heart and find your inner dance of joy.

Finca Argayall is a magical venue set on the gorgeous island of La Gomera, nestled in the cliffs in a secluded bay.

The schedule includes morning meditation, two asana classes each day, free time and creative workshops.

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Top five affordable yoga retreats

Greener Ideal website, 25 May 2012

Yoga at Masseria della Zingara, Puglia, Italy

This yoga retreat takes place by the beautiful Italian sea. Masseria della Zingara is set in over 20 acres of olive trees, figs, cherries and almonds and is located near Polignano a Mare, the ice cream capital of Italy. The yoga classes focus on movement, breath, relaxation and meditation.

The week long retreat starts at $646.64 to $1,333. The price includes accommodations, three meals a day and morning and evening yoga classes.

Read the full article on the Greener Ideal website.

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