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.
Just wanted to give you some feedback about my experience at Vigla Village with Ali Gilling this year. As usual the welcome from Anna was warm and genuine. Our villa was fabulous, clean and tidy and well equipped. The yoga was just what I needed, not too challenging at first but working up to some stronger poses and the partner work is great for trying new poses in a fun safe way.
Ali is a great teacher, very professional and engaging. She really does make the effort to get to know her students both in the class and at breakfast after class. I will definitely return next year and would have no hesitation recommending her to others. The best thing about spending time on this retreat is the total sense of relaxation, physical shoulder-relaxing and heart-opening I felt after a couple of days which lasted long after my return.Karen
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
We had a really fabulous Holiday! I don't know where to start because it left so many impressions behind...the yoga was fabulous and I myself learnt more about yoga than I have in two years so far from Ali. It was rich and varied with loving guidance and explanations. She is a truly beautiful and lovely caring person that went to a lot of trouble to make sure that all the of the groups needs were fulfilled. She is an Inspiration! I will be attending Ali's retreats in the future.Joanne
Another truly wonderful week with Ali in Vigla Village, Kefalonia. Although this was my third year in Kefalonia with my sister, Anita, I still find the whole experience so calming and relaxing. I just love the tranquility and the simplicity of the surroundings. Ali's classes were, as always, superb. She manages to cater for everyone despite the different levels of yoga experience. We will definitely be back next year.Marina
My daughter and I have recently returned from your week in Kefalonia. I have done yoga for 40 years and in many parts of the world where I have lived but this was a wonderful experience as well as being a ‘holiday’ and one I hope to do again.
The organisation was brilliant and the situation just perfect for yoga and meditation – perfection achieved by our teacher Ali Gilling...she was just brilliant and stopped the two daily practices being ‘boring’. And the cost was pitched just right. I am hopeful of returning next year.Julia
I had a wonderful week in Kefalonia last week. Ali’s yoga was fantastic, she is a true professional, and Anna’s welcome and hospitality was much appreciated. I never tire of the beauty of the surroundings and will be back again next year I hope.Karen
Another wonderful week of yoga with Ali at Vigla Village. It is a very special place for me. The tranquility of the surroundings, the views and of course the yoga given by Ali. A big thanks to Anna and Angelo who make everyone so welcome.Marina
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A yoga and beach holiday on the breathtaking island of Kefalonia, Greece, 2 - 9 June 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:-