Yoga Retreat in Gozo 2019
Join Ciara and Michelle as they return to the magical, unspoilt island of Gozo for a nourishing Yoga retreat, from 9th - 16th September, 2019.
Gozo is a small and friendly island in the Mediterranean Sea and with close proximity to Malta and Sicily.
The island is steeped in ancient history and stunning scenery to explore. To name just a few attractions, Ta Pinu, a church that is well known for it's healing powers, the laidback capital of Victoria, beautiful beaches such as Ramla Bay, the blue lagoon and the gorge which are great for swimming. With its warm weather from May-October and very relaxed and safe atmosphere, Gozo is an ideal destination for a Yoga holiday.
The island is accessed by flight to Malta International Airport and then a taxi to the boat port and a ferry across.
The week is an opportunity to deepen your Yoga and meditation practice, rest and rejuvenate. The retreat will bring you daily yoga classes, (vegetation) Ayurvedic food, plenty of relaxation time and a selection of treatments.
The retreat will be hosted at a tranquil and beautiful 300 year old converted farmhouse named Dar al Hena, meaning House of Happiness; this is located in the small village of Ghasri. The rooms are shared and there are various sleeping options.
The house has stunning views of the surrounding countryside and comprises of 4 shared bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a kitchen, 2 roof terraces, a treatment room, indoor and outdoor seated areas, a private swimming pool and free WiFi.
The house has a calming and light energy; perfect for a week of Yoga.
There are bus stops nearby for travelling to the capital, Victoria and exploring the island. There is also a mini supermarket within walking distance. If you choose to leave the island on your free day, Malta is only a ferry ride away.
Ayurvedic healing food is served daily for breakfast and dinner which is lovingly prepared by your personal chef for the week, Philen, aka 'That Indian Food Guy'.
Philen cooks using the ancient practices of Ayurveda from India which combines certain tastes and spices to heal bodies from the inside out. Ayurvedic foods are associated with creating health, vitality and energy. Your taste buds will tingle with a variety of exciting vegetarian meals.
Food intolerances can be catered for with advanced notice.
Herbal teas and drinking water are provided.
8:00-8:30am - Pranayama, (breathing exercises) and Meditation
8:30-10:00am - Yoga practice
10:15am - Breakfast
11:00-5:00pm - Free time
5:00-6:30pm - Yoga practice
7:00pm - Dinner
Monday 9th - Monday 16th September
Day 1 - Arrival from 2pm onwards, Yoga and dinner
Day 2 - As daily schedule
Day 3 - As daily schedule
Day 4 - As daily schedule
Day 5 - Yoga and breakfast in the morning and then rest of day off to spend as you wish
Day 6 - As daily schedule
Day 7 - As daily schedule
Day 8 - Yoga and breakfast in the morning and then 11am checkout
There is also the option to attend a cookery class with Philen, where you will learn about Ayurvedic food and help to prepare dinner for the group. This costs 15 Euros per person.
The morning Yoga classes are taught by Ciara. You will be starting the day with a dynamic class, influenced by Hatha, Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga to stretch, strengthen and improve your mobility.
The afternoon Yoga classes are taught by Michelle. You will be winding down for the day with a gentle, Hatha flow class; slowly moving through postures to soften and relax your body.
Treatments are available with Michelle and Lorraine. They cost 30 Euros each and include:
Neuro Linguistic Programming
Indian Head Massage
Rooms are shared, with more than one bed per room.
Shared Double Bed £625 per person
Single Bed £675
Single Occupancy £900 (1 available)
Pay in full by 1st March and receive a £50 discount.
A £200 deposit is required to reserve your space. Spaces are limited so please get in touch ASAP if you would like to attend.
13 Yoga Classes
5 Pranayama, (breathing exercises) and Meditation sessions
1 Kirtan, (chanting/singing workshop)
Dinner on day off
Transfers to and from airports
Eco Tax (50cents per day)
For more information and to register your interest, please email theyogamelaldn@gmail or