Yoga & Mindfulness Week
Oct 10th-Oct 17th 2023
This week will be dedicated to guiding you to feel calm, connected, restored, rejuvenated and content.
Mixing mindfulness within yoga practice and through meditation space and personal exploration is a profound and enjoyable way to let go off the stresses of day-to-day life.
*Special Price: share £550 / single £650
*Special price applies to Charlotte's regular students only - Free Spirit website price is higher.
Our yoga venue is on the very outskirts of the small town of Kissamos, also known as Kastelli, a small town which mostly sells tractors to the local farming community. There is however a network of cobbled streets where you can find shops and cafes leading to an area which overlooks the sea where there are traditional Cretan fish restaurants.
Our taverna, with its roof top yoga space, is situated right on the beach, our rooms are in the area immediately behind. These taverna rooms are very simply furnished with pine beds. All accommodation is in en-suite rooms with air conditioning. Most have a fridge and a hair dryer.
The sea is clean, warm and shallow making for easy swimming. A long quiet strand of golden sandy beach with occasional shingle. Apart from sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling and yoga you can visit ancient ruins, take a day cruise, explore the Venetian town of Chania, walk gorges or just be still and enjoy the ocean.
Our hosts Mike and Maria will be feeding us after the morning yoga class and on selected evenings during the week – we are keeping some evenings spare so we can visit the local restaurants.
Maria is a fantastic cook and during the week there will be the option of attending a cookery class where you will be taught how to prepare traditional Greek vegetarian meals. - which we will then eat!
The holiday includes
- Two yoga sessions daily – opening and energising in the morning and relaxing and restoring before dinner. Suitable for all levels and modifications always available.
- Each day, after your morning yoga class, you will be served a delicious breakfast with home produced milk, eggs and cheese from the owners small-holding. Five group evening meals are included in the cost of your holiday. Special diets cannot be accommodated however soya milk is supplied.
- Feel free to contact Charlotte with any questions at all.
- Accommodation (all en-suite and with air conditioning).
Not Included: Flights, transfers, travel insurance, lunch, dinner on 2 evenings when we often go further afield and the cost is then £10 - £15 depending on where we eat.
Travel: Fly to Chania. We will team people up to share transfers from Chania airport - a taxi is 60 euros and takes up to
3 people. N.B. Heraklion airport is two and a half hours away, please do not book a flight there without consulting the office first.
Rooms available on the retreat (7 nights)
Rooms are simply furnished Cretan style, all have air conditioning and en-suite facilities.
They are in the area immediately behind the venue and whilst they do not have sea views it takes only a few steps to be actually on the beach.
All of the rooms at this venue (upstairs and downstairs) are along the side of the building, none face the sea.
There are three upstairs rooms which share a balcony and which carry a superior room supplement. Please note this is a taverna and not a hotel, rooms and furnishings are appropriate to that. All rooms have a fridge and a kettle.
Please book this week directly with Free Spirit Travel by calling 01273 564230 or emailing [email protected].
All of the details can be found here.
Flights - fly to Chania, from here you will be met by taxi and transferred to Mavros Molos Beach at Kissamos.
Direct flights to Chania from the UK are from Gatwick, Stanstead, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and Bristol airports.
Cheap flights can often be found on the internet, contact the Free Spirit office if you would like help searching the internet for flights
You can also fly to Heraklion airport which will add two hours to your transfer time.
Transfers - are not included in the cost, however we will be teaming people up to share taxis from Chania airport to the venue. The transfer from Chania airport takes approx. 35 minutes.
Please note: if you are arriving into Heraklion airport then you must arrive in the afternoon if you wish to take the bus to Chania. We can arrange a taxi to collect you from Chania bus station or you can take the bus to Kissamos.
Terms and Conditions of Booking: click here
What Past Participants say about
editor Om Magazine
“Charlotte’s clear enthusiasm meant time practising yoga seemed to fly by. Clear and concise instruction, delivered in a fun and friendly way, meant the yoga was the star of the show. Throw in incredible food, some de-stress nutrition talks, meditation, silent walks, massage from local therapists and plenty of laughter and good company along the way, and you have a recipe for restoring body, mind and soul.”
“Many thanks for a great week of yoga and relaxation. You are a gifted teacher. The week really was balm for the body and soul and I felt so rested and refreshed when I came back.”
Lisa & Kevin, Nottinghamshire, UK
“Lisa and I just wanted to say thank you so much for the fantastic week we spent with you last week. The venue was great and the group dynamic only added to our enjoyment. We have already been waxing lyrical to all who ask us about our week and comments have been made about how well we both look. Thanks again, your generosity, care, thoughtfulness and good humour was very much appreciated from the minute.”