10th – 17th September 2022
The stunning Greek island of Kefalonia is the location for this yoga and meditation retreat. Rest, relax and revive basking in late summer sunshine, eating healthy and local food and practising yoga in the great outdoors.
This yoga retreat offers the opportunity to learn and deepen your yoga practice in beautiful surroundings helping you to relax, revive and nourish mind, body and spirit. There is plenty to do and see if you want a more active holiday with a choice of optional paid excursions. You do as little or as much as you like.
Yoga classes take place on a 120m2 deck set within an olive grove situated lower than our surrounding grounds, providing it with perfect privacy and the feeling of being in a secret garden. Yoga classes will include asana, pranayama, meditation and relaxation. All levels and abilities are welcome.
Location & Venue
Kefalonia, one of the largest of the Greek islands is famous for its stunning turquoise seas and clean sandy beaches. Set in the Ionian sea, this lush green island also boasts the impressive Mount Aenos with thick fir forests as well as underground caves and ample countryside to wander and explore.
The beautiful retreat venue offers spacious grounds in which to get plenty of rest, relaxation and solitary wandering. There is an impressive and uniquely designed 11-metre swimming pool set discreetly between two rows of olive trees that offers spectacular vistas towards Mount Aenos and the sea. This special location is also home to organic vegetable gardens, a fruit tree grove and a traditional well and offers many areas and opportunities for some real time out and downtime.
Food is freshly home-cooked food using mostly organic and local produce, more often than not from our own vegetable garden. We create dishes with a leaning towards Greek and Mediterranean style, however, we incorporate modern twists on traditional recipes to create fresh and exciting flavours.
Please let us know in advance if you have any specific dietary requirements.
Accommodation and Costs
This beautiful venue offers accommodation options that share the simple, yet chic, trademark interior design and Vericoco colours that create a sense of harmony with the natural surroundings and landscape. All are set within lush gardens looking onto the sea and Mount Aenos.
Rooms are available in a luxury villa, beach houses and a studio with different price options. Single occupancy rooms are limited. Rooms are assigned on a first come first served basis once a deposit of £350 has been received.
There are 3 double bedrooms, all ensuite and with sea views. The rooms are fitted with mosquito nets as well as a/c units. The villa itself offers a fully equipped kitchen, open plan dining and living room with a wood stove and spectacular sea and mountain views.
- Twin Shared occupancy £895 pp
- Single occupancy private bathroom £1,135
Beach Houses A & B
Each house offers two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with twin single beds. The 2 bedrooms share a recently renovated bathroom with a shower unit. Each house has its own kitchen area, air conditioning and veranda dining space.
- Twin room Shared occupancy £795 pp
- Single occupancy shared bathroom £895
Studio with own bathroom
The studio offers one double bedroom with a double bed and a single bed. It has its own bathroom, kitchenette, private entrance and veranda. It is fitted with mosquito nets and air conditioning.
- Twin Shared occupancy £875 pp
- Single occupancy £995
- 7 nights accommodation
- All yoga and meditation classes
- Freshly prepared, nutritious vegetarian meals
- Daily Brunch – a long and hearty brunch daily
- 4 evening meals
- Complementary tea, coffee, filtered water, fruit and snacks
- Plenty of time to relax, swim, walk, read, sleep
- Use of yoga mats, blocks & belts
- Internet high speed
What’s not included:
- Return flights
- Airport transfers
- Travel insurance
- Optional excursions
- Meals out – an opportunity to eat out locally on some evenings.
How to Book
To book please email [email protected] with your preferred room. A non-refundable deposit of £350 will secure your place. Rooms are allocated on a first come first serve basis. The balance is due by 11th July 2022.
Payments can be made as a transfer to a UK bank account. Invoices and payment receipts are available. Payment plans can be arranged. If you require this option. Please call to discuss.
If you are coming solo and would like to share a room with another guest, I will do my best to pair you up with someone of the same sex. Non-yogi partners are welcome!
There are direct flights to Kefalonia airport from several UK airports including London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Stanstead and Bristol. There are also direct flights from many European cities and flights with one stopover via Athens.
The retreat venue is 15 minutes from the airport, so taxis and airport transfers can be arranged. Transfers can also be arranged by our hosts. Please allow 15 euros each way per person for two people or more. For individual transfers allow 30 euros each way.
Please contact us for advice on flights and transfers to the venue.
If this retreat has to be postponed due to changing Covid 19 regulations in either Greece or the UK your money would be fully transferable or refundable. If you decide to cancel your booking within 60 days of the retreat date, any deposit paid will only be refundable if the space can be filled.
Please ensure that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance that will cover you after the cancellation period should you need to cancel your retreat.
Yoga Retreat Testimonials – Southwest Turkey & Spain
Dear Raziya. I just wanted to thank you so, so much for a wonderful week! It was a truly memorable holiday and I’ve had such joy, and a warmth in my chest, as I was viewing all the photos today and changing my profile pictures. I’m really happy to have met the other people in the group too. I’m already looking forward to our next retreat! Thank you again – and big hugs. xxxRomaine
I have had the most wonderful time, in the truest sense of the word. Thank you Raziya for introducing me to such a beautiful place and people in Turkey…the yoga, company, sights, food and overall magic of the experience has left me feeling calm and happy. It was very special; I will treasure the memories with deep gratitude for your hard work. I am relatively new to yoga and had never been on a yoga retreat before and I found Raziya’s yoga teaching was always mindful and rejuvenating. Doing such regular practice enabled me to see how different my body can feel and respond, not just from day to day but even from morning to evening. Raziya was also happy to incorporate asanas for specific ailments or adjust the practice if we were all feeling tired or needed energising. During one session I was headachy and tired so Raziya gave me individual asanas to try and by the end, my headache had gone! I was very impressed! I’m looking forward to developing my yoga and learning more meditative and pranayama techniques. That’s one of the things I really like about the way Raziya runs the retreat… yoga is at the heart of the retreat and she is happy to spend individual time with you to help in specific areas. But you also have time to yourself if you need it. I made so many wonderful memories and made some lovely friends…I was so well looked after by Raziya and everything was run so smoothly that I could completely relax and be myself, which was very much what I needed. I am so excited about going back with Raziya next May.Becca
Raziya’s yoga holidays are fabulous! I have been to Faralya in Turkey twice with her and had a wonderful time. The location, food and hospitality of the family at Faralya are very special. Raziya’s yoga retreats manage to strike the right balance. If you want a calm, tranquil break full of yoga, massage, rest and relaxation Raziya will support you in doing that. If you prefer to get out and about a bit, optional activities such as boat trips (with amazing food!), visits to the beach, shopping and even horse riding can be arranged. I have a business and work is full-on. Raziya’s yoga retreats have really helped me to recharge my batteries, giving me some much-needed ‘me’ time. I’m looking forward to the next one!Hilary
We had such a beautiful week away in Turkey, the venue was set in natural surroundings ideal for peaceful relaxation, the family at Faralaya were welcoming, accommodating and very hospitable, providing great food and interesting company. Yoga twice a day was very relaxing, and my body and mind really appreciated it, Raziya is a fantastic yoga teacher and her deep and diverse understanding of yoga and the body showed through in her classes. This was my first yoga retreat and I was pleased to experience a well-balanced holiday providing time between yoga for optional excursions and further forms of relaxation. Raziya is a very relaxed, warm and loving yoga teacher so this attracted a similar group of people thus enhancing the overall bliss of this week. I can confidently say that this week was one of, if not the best week, of my life so far.Sam and Christine
Raziya’s Yoga Retreats are Five Star quality experiences that reinvigorate your wellbeing, stabilise your dietary system and refresh your body and mind. Raziya has the delivery skills and experience to accommodate a wide range of Yoga abilities within a single group. I had previously attended some of her Men’s Yoga sessions in Swindon before completing my first Faralaya Retreat in May 2015. The Hotel and surrounding area is stunning being situated close to the famous Lycian Way. I was so impressed that I returned to Faralya in May 2016 with my partner and shared a beautiful experience with an amazing group of people. A great and truly refreshing experience!Phil
Querida Raziya Estos últimos días pasados en el Retiro de Yoga en Faralya me han ayudado a alcanzar paz interior, armonía mental y física. Quiero agradecerte tu atención, amabilidad y cariño. Es increíble cómo el idioma no ha sido una barrera en tus clases de yoga. No necesitaba entender lo que decías con palabras porque verte realizar las asanas ya era suficiente para entender. Con tu ayuda y a través de las asanas, la respiración y la relajación conseguía calmar y centrar mi mente. La cohesión del grupo fue fácil dado que todas las personas eran agradables, respetuosas y divertidas. Y la familia que nos atendía fue muy atenta y eficiente con todos nosotros. Pronto te veré de nuevo en Swindon y espero que nos vengas a visitar tú a Galicia. Un fuerte abrazo lleno de energía positiva. Namaste.Loli