A yoga and beach holiday on the breathtaking island of Kefalonia, Greece
25 September - 2 October 2018
Cost from £400
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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.
This was my first yoga week and it surely will not be my last. Outstanding was our yoga teacher Alicia, her classes were very well structured and she managed to keep it interesting and challenging for all the different level of yogis. Her knowledge and also her teaching were excellent.Beatrice
Bonnie and I had a fantastic time on Kefalonia and I wanted to say thank you for your help and organisation. The accommodation was perfect, Anna the host was lovely and very helpful and Alicia was a fantastic teacher. We will definitely be looking at booking with Yoga on a Shoestring again!Barry
Completely fab! The yoga was amazing and I feel like I’ve understood and learnt a good few things which have already changed my practice. I loved the way I couldn’t see the peak pose coming. The shala was the perfect spot- and yoga in the wind and rain was extremely elemental. I think I got lucky with the group and my housemates - I feel like I got the best bunch. All in all this holiday far far exceeded my expectations and Alicia was completely awesome. Will definitely be booking another YOAS holiday.Esther
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
Alicia has made me love yoga! I was dabbling with yoga for a few years, but it was Alicia who worked with me in such a way that I felt connected with the practice. She had just the right balance of teaching (she is so precise, and exact – you never get lost), physical and technical support, spiritual support and warmth. She is a real gem for YOAS, and any future retreat you have with Alicia teaching, we will likely be there.Susie
I had a wonderful week in Kefalonia. It was my first experience of a yoga holiday, I was traveling alone and I was a little apprehensive but found everyone welcoming. It was well organised and also relaxed. I am quite new to yoga and learnt a great deal from the instructor Alicia who was easy to follow and clearly very skilled. A beautiful location and lovely group of people. I will return.Penelope
The yoga week with Alicia was wonderful - she's such a good teacher, I've been practicing yoga for years and it really helped me to refine and deepen my practice. She did a great job of including everyone from almost total beginners to a fellow teacher! The place is so lovely - it was magical doing yoga outdoors facing the sea. Anna and Angelo took good care of us and the breakfasts were delicious. I really enjoyed the homely welcoming feel of the place and will definitely recommend it and YOAS to friends.Clare
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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. Arrival is anytime on 25 September and departure is anytime on 2 October.
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:-