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Feel like treating yourself to a fully-inclusive Pilates retreat with amazing extras?

A full mind, body and spirit experience steeped in Greek culture and based in a hillside village overlooking the Ionian sea.

Stay in beautiful accommodation on Lefkas Island, one of Greece's most beautiful gems. Relax and recharge with time away from daily worries and stresses, so you can melt into the glorious Mediterranean way of life. Our expertise is in empowering people to reach for and live their dreams! We give you a week of health and wellness with guidance and support so that you can find your own pathway to fulfilment in life.

 

The Extras!

Each day is designed for your enjoyment with

 exercise, meditation, culture and fun and let's

not forget amazing food in tavernas under

starlit skies and beaches just 10 minutes drive

away. 

 

The villas and apartments themselves have panoramic vistas across the islands to the mainland and each hour of the day gives you a different perspective of the view. Everyone gets their own space with either a balcony or sitting area outside.  You have the opportunity to spend time either on day trips, at the villa enjoying the pool, maybe reading or perhaps having a massage. Journaling and discussion of goals, dreams for the future and ways of dealing with stress will be included.  If you would like to do this please bring a   notebook and pen.  We have run four Pilates retreats already and our guests have had amazing holidays, exercised daily, enjoyed mindfulness and gone home healthy, happy and often with a new outlook on life!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sample Day Trips and experiences

  • Paddleboarding with Horizon Watersports.  - A chance to experience watersports in the tranquil waters of the Ionian. 

  • Learn to cook a traditional Greek dish - and then enjoy eating it!

  • Catamaran sailing - sail on Dreamcatcher (our catamaran) to the island of Meganisi and swim in a cave, snorkel and have lunch on the beach. Or evening sail with sunset and stars cruise.

  • Herbal walk - A two-hour walk around our village with a herb expert, learning about the different benefits of the natural local herbs, the history of Lefkada and visiting the three churches and natural spring.

  • Trips to the Nidri waterfalls, beaches, walking in the mountains etc.

 

 

The cost of the retreat

 £850 FOR A SHARED ROOM - WITH DISCOUNT £799!

 £1,050 FOR A SINGLE ROOM - WITH DISCOUNT £999!

To reserve a place there is a £200 non-refundable deposit. The total amount will need to be paid by 7th September 2018 and can be contributed to in instalments.

 

    SPECIAL OFFER £51 DISCOUNT OFF THE FULL PRICE UNTIL May 31st 2018!

       AMAZING VALUE FOR A BESPOKE, LUXURIOUS, FULLY-INCLUSIVE RETREAT

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is included in the retreat : 

 

  • Accommodation for 7 nights in a villa or apartment in the mountain village of Neochori.

  • Daily Pilates for an hour in the morning around the pool. This is for all levels of ability including beginner.

  • Daily Mindfulness Meditation as the sun drops and the air cools. Learn what mindfulness is all about and how to use it in your own life to relieve stress and anxiety.

  • Day sailing trip to Meganisi Island for snorkelling and lunch!!!

  • Option to set goals, journal and group discussion.

  • Delicious freshly prepared and cooked meals: Breakfast/brunch, lunch/snacks, dinner, drinks (including complimentary wine with the evening meal on the first night).

  • Beach towels supplied. 

  • Complimentary snacks and drinks.

  • Return transfer from Preveza Airport to the villas, depending on times.

 

What is not included : 

 

  • Return flights to Preveza airport in Greece from your airport of choice. Please take out holiday insurance for the week.

  • Transfer if times/dates do not coincide with the arranged flights.

  • Two meals in restaurants if you wish.

  • Any extra therapies. Massage (aromatherapy, Indian, therapeutic, back), Reflexology, Rolfing.

  • Extra alcoholic beverages, ice creams etc. 

  • Herbal Walk. Paddleboarding/sailing/windsurfing/motorboat hire.

  • This is a fully-inclusive retreat and you can turn up and pay nothing more. It is up to you whether you eat out in restaurants, have the therapies or join the day trips and there will be no pressure either way. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                 

Sample itinerary

  • 7.30am  A drink and snack if needed.

  • 8.00am morning Pilates under the shade around the pool for an hour (this will be on a beginner/intermediate level, with modifications depending on your ability level).  

  •  9.00am Breakfast.

     Time spent around the pool, walking in the local area or a day trip.

  •  1.00pm Lunch either at the villas or out and about

     The afternoon spent around the pool, reading, sun-bathing or on one of the day trips.

  •  5.30pm A late afternoon guided mindfulness meditation preferably outside (weather permitting). This will be different every day and include walking, sitting, lying etc.

  •  8.00pm Dinner either around the table at the villas or out at a local restaurant

 

The itinerary is flexible and it is up to you if you want to join in with the Pilates, meditation or day trips that day or spend your time doing something else. Car and boat hire are also available.

The retreat will be run in a relaxed way to allow people to really chill out, experience mindfulness, re-charge batteries, get fit and enjoy beautiful Lefkas and nearby islands. 

The accommodations are spectacular, perched on a hillside looking east across islands to the mainland. The rooms are very luxurious, spotlessly clean and the bathrooms are modern.

 

 The retreat has been organised with the knowledge that the accommodations and the places we will visit, including the well-chosen restaurants, are top class and will create a spectacular get away from it all retreat!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flight Information

To join the free transfer to the village, flight arrivals into Preveza airport in Greece must be arriving no later than 14.00pm on the 7th October 2018.

To join the free transfer from the village back to the airport, flights should be booked for 13.00pm  onwards on the 14th October 2018.

The flights to and from Preveza are based on www.easyJet.com flights:

London Gatwick - Preveza (Lefkas) on 7th October - flight no 8369 at 07.45 am arriving 13.00pm

Preveza (Lefkas) - London Gatwick on 14th October - flight no 8370 at 13.40pm  arriving 15.05pm

The transfer time from the airport to the village is around 50 minutes. If your flight does not fit in with these times, taxis are available from the airport for around £50 one way. There are also buses at various times from the airport to Lefkada town and then changing to another one to Nidri (the village below ours). There is also the option of getting a taxi to the town of Lefkada and then a bus to Nidri where we are happy to pick you up. Buses are around 2/3 euros each journey.

 

Places to find and compare flights are:

www.skyscanner.net  -  for the best prices and comparisons

www.charterflights.co.uk  -  are good for last minute deals

www.sailingholidays.com/destinations/flights -  sometimes sells unused flights at bargain prices.

 

 

Food and Drink

The Greek-style Mediterranean food will be all freshly cooked with the emphasis on salads, fish and local foods. Wine will be available at an extra charge and there are some lovely locally made ones to try. 

Breakfast is in the comfort of your own accommodation and will be fruits, yoghurt, breads/crackers, eggs, juice etc.

Lunch will be shared together at one of the villas or taken with us on our excursions, usually salad, cheeses, meats, rolls etc. 

Dinner is shared together at one of the villas and there will be a different menu every night, including fresh fish, a bbq and there will always be a delicious salad!

We are offering a healthy week with the addition of prebiotics, coconut oil and water infused with lemon, mint and ginger available every day for all guests. If you are vegetarian, vegan or have a specific dietary requirement please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

We have found that the food is of great importance to a persons enjoyment on a retreat. Taste is one of the senses after all and we work very hard to make sure it is as tasty, nutritious and always fresh. There is nothing like the taste of a sun-ripened tomato grown in the local gardens!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some Reviews

 

 "I booked fairly last minute onto Lindy's well-being retreat in September in Portugal. For me it was totally amazing - first time in years I had no responsibility except as part of our wonderful group ( and they really were wonderful) The villa was gorgeous, the food really healthy. It was so helpful to be part of a small Pilates group and I definitely saw improvements over the week ! The local scenery was wonderful. The ambience was incredible ! We talked and talked about everything and anything, we supported, we laughed ( a lot), we relaxed, we danced , I didn't want to come home ! One of the BEST experiences of my life, thank you so much Lindy for all your hard work, for being an amazing, strong, caring woman - this was simply magic. You made each of us feel special and so cared about, I would definitely want to do this again and again !"

Wendy A. 

September 2017
 

 

"Dear Lindy

What a wonderful experience - sun, sea and plenty of fun.
Whether dining in or out, we were treated to delicious food in beautiful settings and the locals were terrific fun, warm and welcoming - all made such a difference...
Really good company, all very much missed - especially the capers we got up to on the various trips; each different, very well chosen we felt and full of good memories.
Dreaming of the fantastic views from the villas - to wake up to the morning sunrise, jump in the pool, then stroll a few feet to our morning Pilates session in the warmth of the sun - beautiful.....
Lindy, you are a fabulous teacher, terrific host and the mindfulness sessions were so healing and enlightening...
Wow, we did not want to leave!
You have truly hit a winner and, absolutely, we will be back next year - we simply cannot wait!

All of our love and deepest thanks"
Mike and Serena xxx  

September 2016
 

 

"Hi Lindy,

Thank you once again for a wonderful holiday. I didn't think anything could top Italy but this location was just fabulous.
There was a perfect mix of exercise, time for relaxation and trips out to experience the beautiful island of Lefkas . The highlight for me was the paddleboarding cruise which was such a perfect day.

As ever you made it fun whilst ensuring that everyone in the group was having a good time.
The food was delicious whether eating at the villas or in the restaurants you chose. I've just tried to make a Greek salad for lunch but it didn't taste quite the same sitting indoors in rainy Danehill!!

See you on Tuesday."
Love Susan 

 September 2016                                                                      

 

 !Thank you Lindy for a fun, relaxing and healthy retreat in lovely Lefkas.  A perfect setting with fabulous views, provided the ideal backdrop to a real get-away-from-it-all holiday. Great company, movement, and meditation, what's not to like?  A lot of preparation had clearly gone into making this a great experience, and it certainly paid off. "

 J. Leivers 

September 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

    PILATES AND WELLNESS RETREAT

ON LEFKADA ISLAND IN GREECE

   7th to 14th October 2018

Stretch your body and free your mind during this special week on beautiful Lefkada island. 

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