I’m a beginner, is that okay?
Absolutely yes! Our retreats are multi-level, and designed to accommodate both complete beginners and long-term practitioners. The fantastic thing about yoga is that it builds upon itself – so our sequences, which are designed to help you reach your health and wellness goals – provide postures and a level of practice that is both accessible and challenging for all levels.
I’m an advanced yogi- will I be challenged?
Absolutely yes! We pride ourselves in creating an in depth yoga practice for all of our students, so our teachers are all qualified to help you get to the next level of your practice, whatever that may mean to you. If you have any specific goals for your practice during your time with us, please let your teacher or retreat leader know. Unless otherwise noted, we do not ask our teachers to teach any one specific style of yoga, so we do ask that students who are used to a specific practice keep an open mind coming into our retreats.
What style of yoga will we practice?
Our yoga practices are typically Hatha or Vinyasa, with a focus on strength, alignment and flexibility. Some teachers might include other styles of yoga such as, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Yin, Kundalini or Tantra classes. This is normally noted in the retreat description or can be specially requested in some cases. No matter what style class however, we promote practices with equal parts of effort and ease, focus on self-care and meeting your body where it’s at, while staying present and mindful.
What are the Benefits I can expect from my Yoga holiday?
Results of your week in paradise may include: Increased energy, strength and flexibility; weight loss, clearer skin; improved concentration, motivation, creativity and productivity. Participants might also experience improved breathing, clearer thoughts, improved mood, increased self confidence, an excess of happiness – all of these being scientifically proven side effects of having a yoga and/or meditation practice.
Is the food only vegetarian?
Of course not! Our menus are all organic, but they can include both meat and fish. We promote healthy & mindful eating on our holidays, without deprivation. On our open retreats we can currently cater to vegetarians, as well as gluten and lactose free diets, however we do not have the ability to cater to vegan or raw foodies at this time. If you are bringing a group however, and would like the menu to be vegan or raw, we can hire a specialty chef for you at an additional cost. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions you might have when you are booking so we can be adequately prepared.
Can I drink alcohol?
We’re all about the middle way, living in balance, and we have absolutely no problem with letting loose. This is your holiday, and we encourage you to do what feels good in your body. Many studies have even proven that a glass of red wine can have a myriad of health benefits – and it goes great after a relaxing yoga class!