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 program
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 rejuvenation 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 1 and 3 bedrooms and share a bathroom, small lounge area and kitchen facilities.
Cost of the retreat
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 £560 per person
Note: All apartments share a bathroom, small lounge area and kitchen facilities.
- Daily breakfast
- Daily meditation and yoga classes (apart from one yoga free day)
What's not included
- Airport transfers (approx 27 euros for a taxi each way, we will group people together where possible to share the cost)
- Other meals
"My daughter and I have recently returned from your week in Kefalonia. I’ve 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 2 daily practices being ‘boring’. And the cost was pitched just right. I’m hopeful of returning next year." - Julia
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.
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