Frequently Asked Questions
What yoga styles are taught on retreat?
We offer two yoga classes a day on our yoga retreats: a morning Vinyasa flow class which is quite active and invigorating, and a heavenly restorative Yin yoga class in the evening with a longer relaxation. Both classes are suitable for all levels. You can find out more about these two yoga styles here.
Can beginners join?
What’s the average size of a group?
What types of people join the yoga retreats?
People join us from all over the world – from the UK, many European countries, the US and Canada, Australia, South Africa just to name a few. We welcome solo travelers – on average about half of the people on our yoga retreats come on their own. As well as couples, friends, siblings, and we always have a range of ages, everyone is welcome! We’ll plan group dinners and day trips for those who want to join, but also respect people’s space if you need some alone-time, it’s all part of the holiday.
What is the daily itinerary?
We’re very flexible when it comes to schedules and itineraries. We have two yoga classes scheduled a day, and breakfast times – these are the only set times, but of course all are optional. The rest of the day and evening is completely up to you, we’ll be there to offer up ideas for the group. Here’s our typical daily schedule:
|Vinyasa flow yoga class
|Free time, beach, town, spa.
|Yin yoga class
|Dinner in town, beach, or nearby restaurant
What type of food will there be on retreat? I have a specific dietary need, will there be options?
The buffet breakfasts at the hotels offer a wide variety of options from omelettes and eggs any style, fresh fruits and veggies, yogurts, juices, breads, pancakes, cheeses, nuts, the list goes on. As well as a gluten-free section.
The restaurants we go to have many options as well, all based on a healthy Mediterranean diet, and they can accommodate any type of dietary request. You’ll have many things to choose from including large salads, fresh grilled fish and meat, all sorts of veggies, as well as pasta and legumes. We eat what we like, no restrictions, and often people will enjoy a glass of wine with dinner. Delicious food is one of the highlights of our yoga retreats, and we make sure that all dietary needs and allergies are taken into consideration.
Are dinners included?
I'm traveling on my own - can I have my own private room?
Can I share a room with someone else?
We’d be happy to arrange this, although most people joining us on their own seem to like their own room. We normally put people in a shared room if they’re traveling together and request it specifically – friends, siblings, couples etc. However, if we do get requests from two people traveling on their own who would like to share, we can put you two in a shared room. Please contact us if this is your preference.
I'd like to come with someone else who won't be practicing yoga, is that ok?
Yes, you can come with someone who won’t be practicing yoga, the price would be less for that person, please contact us for details.
What times are the yoga classes?
Can we book extra yoga classes during the retreat?
Yes, you can book extra yoga classes with the yoga teacher during the yoga retreat. You can arrange this directly with the yoga teacher once you are at the destination. Alternatively you can arrange this in advance by contacting us and we can put you in touch with the yoga teacher to arrange the private classes ahead of time.
Are yoga mats provided?
The hotels we go to unfortunately don’t provide yoga mats / props, we therefore as that you please bring your own yoga mat and feel free to bring anything else you may need for your yoga practice, such as a block and a strap. In some locations we can have mats and props for sale, please ask us and we can check for you.
Are flights included?
When should I arrive, and when should I plan to leave?
Can I arrive early or stay later after the yoga retreat ends?
Yes, if you’d like to arrive earlier or stay a few days extra, we can arrange that for you with the hotel. Please contact us to let us know.
What airport should I fly into? How far is the hotel from the airport?
For Mykonos: fly to Mykonos International Airport directly or via Athens on Aegean Air. The transfer to the hotel is about 20 minutes with the hotel private transport.
For Crete: fly to Chania International Airport directly or via Athens on Aegean Air. The transfer to the hotel is about 20 minutes, taxis can be easily found at the airport.
For Menorca: fly to Menorca International Airport directly or via Madrid or Barcelona on Iberia or Air Europa. The transfer to the hotel is about 30 minutes, taxis can be easily found at the airport.
For Sicily: fly into Catania International Airport directly or via Rome or Milano on Alitalia. The transfer to the hotel is about 40 minutes, taxis can be easily found at the airport, or we can help arrange a private car service for less than a taxi fare to meet you on arrival.
For Egypt: fly to Hurghada International Airport directly or via Cairo on Egyptair. The transfer to the hotel is about 45 minutes, we can help arrange a private car service in advance to meet you on arrival.
For Croatia: the closest airport is Pula Airport, the transfer to the hotel is about 30 minutes, taxis can be easily found at the airport. You could also fly into Venice, however the transfer from there is about 3 hours in a car or on a boat.
For Lanzarote Canary Islands: fly to Lanzarote directly (there is only one airport on the island). The transfer to the hotel is about 20 minutes, taxis can be easily found at the airport.
Do I need to bring a towel for the pool and the beach?
What’s the weather like?
Currency, credit cards, cash:
You can find the exchange rate for your currency using this Currency Converter.
Credit cards are widely accepted in all our destinations and hotels (Amex a bit less than others), and Cash Points / ATMs are also very easy to find. We recommend that you withdraw some cash on arrival for everyday purchases.
Is there wi-fi?
Is there air conditioning?
Is there a safety box in the rooms?
Electricity voltage and power adapters
All rooms have hair dryers. For people coming from the US and other countries with lower electricity voltage – be careful with you hairdryers and other appliances, they may burn and die with the higher voltage abroad. Check before using, or buy a converter.
Are the yoga retreat destinations safe?
How much should we tip at restaurants?
Tipping at restaurants is not obligatory in any of our destinations, but of course always appreciated. It’s not a set amount, but usually around 10%. Sometimes a “bread and cover” charge will be included on the bill, but this is not the tip. Hotel bell-boys and housekeeping staff always appreciate a little gesture for their efforts, but again this is not mandatory – up to you.
How do I book?
If you would like to book a yoga retreat, please contact Laura by phone or email below. Please be sure to select which yoga retreat destination and week you are interested in:
Alternatively, you can fill out our Booking Form and we’ll contact you back right away.
How much is the deposit and when is the balance due?
What is the Cancelation Policy?
If you, or any member of your party, cancel your travel arrangements at any time, written notification from the person who made the booking must be received by us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Since we incur costs in canceling your travel arrangements, the following cancelation charges will be payable by you: if you cancel the yoga retreat 91 days or more prior to your Arrival Date, all payments will be refunded, minus the 30% deposit. If you cancel the yoga retreat between 90 days and your arrival date: 100% of the payments will be forfeited. Please see our full Terms & Conditions for details, including if we cancel the yoga retreat.