THE ROU ESTATE-CORFU
EMBODIED ELEMENTAL FLOW
YOGA RETREAT with Toni Roberts
THE ROU ESTATE - CORFU
8th - 13th October 2018 - 5 nights - 6 days 
(£1450pp single accommodation / £1150pp for 2 friends sharing)
FULLY BOOKED - NEW RETREAT DATES COMING SOON
If you would like to be the first to know of these dates please email us your details 

There is no better place to spend 6 days embracing and embodying the elemental qualities of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space, than the stunning, natural backdrop of the Rou Estate, Corfu.


We will express these 5 elements with powerful, flowing, multi-directional dynamic vinyasa movement sequences that include; hip-openers, uplifting backbends, invigorating arm balances and inversions. We will use intelligent, accessible, well paced sequencing to build to our peak poses safely and within the capacity of each individual.

This retreat aims to mindfully combine breath, body, movement and sensation with visualisation and meditative focus to unite past with future and dissolve ourselves into the present moment. This is the gateway to harnessing our innate, conscious intelligence and embodying a creative life affirming, sense of freedom.

You will leave this retreat feeling inspired by a practice that heals, improves and integrates the processes and qualities of body and mind, both on and off the mat.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

(Rooms allocated on a first come first serve basis)

*Option to stay on till Sunday 14th

Price Includes

  • Transfers in Corfu

  • Welcome Drinks

  • Morning Juice

  • Sunrise & Sunset yoga class

  • 5 nights Luxury Acommodation

  • Greek Toiletries

  • 3 delicious meals per day prepared using local Mediterranean ingredients

  • Massage Treatment

  • Personal advise on your practice through careful adjustments & giving you tips to guide you into your own personal practice

​**Please note price does not include: extra treatments, 1:1 yoga, meals in Corfu Town or car hire (if requested)

***This retreat does not include flights.  You can book direct flights through Easy Jet & British Airways.

A TYPICAL DAY

  • Pre Yoga snack of dried fruits, nuts, fresh juice morning shot, coffee and tea

  • Morning outdoor Yoga (weather dependent!)

  • Breakfast - A buffet of homemade granola, yoghurts, fruits, local breads, honey, jams, pancakes, eggs

  • Free time: could involve a hike, local trip, or relaxation by the pool or beach. Option of 1:1 yoga

  • Lunch, a variety of nutritious Mediterranean inspired foods, locally sourced or grown, seasonal

  • Afternoon relaxation - massages, siesta,, go exploring, hiking, option of 1:1 yoga

  • Late afternoon Yoga, as the sun begins to set, sometimes a yoga nidra relaxation

  • Dinner

  • Hang out, go to bed, read or star gaze

HOW TO BOOK

First you pay your 25% deposit to reserve your space.  We will be in touch within 24 hours to send you important information.  Your remaining balance is due 4 weeks before your retreat. 

Please note: If the trip is cancelled due to low numbers, the deposit is fully refunded. 

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THE YOGA 
Dynamic Vinyasa 

We will express these 5 elements with powerful, flowing, multi-directional dynamic vinyasa movement sequences that include; hip-openers, uplifting backbends, invigorating arm balances and inversions. We will use intelligent, accessible, well paced sequencing to build to our peak poses safely and within the capacity of each individual.

YOUR YOGA TEACHER
TONI ROBERTS

Toni is a senior yoga teacher and teacher trainer with 13 years teaching experience and a 20 year personal practice. With a relentless passion for learning and sharing, Toni inspires a deeper understanding of yoga’s tradition of self enquiry through the flow of breath, movement, and mindfulness.

 

Her continuous studies and training over the last 15 years includes Hot Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Children and Teens Yoga, Pre and Postnatal Yoga, Raja Yoga Meditation, Anatomy and Physiology, Yoga History & Philosophy, Ethics, Shoden and Okuden Reiki and Thai Yoga Massage.  In 2013 she embarked on a 18 month rigorous practical and academic training with The Minded Institute specialising in Yoga Therapy for mental health conditions and structural yoga therapy and now runs specialist workshops and CPD’s on how to manage stress, anxiety and depression.

 

As principal teacher trainer Toni has trained hundreds of students to become yoga teachers through The Yoga Garden and yogahaven 200hr certification programs and is on the teaching faculty for Yoga Like Water and Lushtums teacher trainings.

 

Toni is now in her third year of training as an Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor and brings all of her experience to leading inspirational classes, workshops, trainings and retreats across the UK and internationally.

ROU ESTATE

We are delighted to be able to offer you our retreats at the well established Rou Estate, based in the North East part of Corfu, directly above the fishing villages of Agni & San Stefanos.  Nestled amongst the cyprus and olive trees in the hills of Corfu, The Rou Estate was sympathetically restored by a British/Dutch couple in early 2004.  Their vision and ethos was to create a haven away from the usual tourist destinations, surrounded by views that are not only breathtaking but have the ability to lift your soul.  

 

The 18 traditional houses within this hamlet, all interweave amongst the various landscaped paths, each has their own unique flavour.   The Yoga Garden Retreats are delighted to be able to use  4 of the houses: Lavandula, Lillium, Muscari & Laurus.  Each house has their own plunge pool within their own private garden and terraces.  A large communal pool is found at the epi-centre of the Estate, surrounded by cacti and diverse Mediterranean plants.

CORFU

Corfu, cradled in history, is the largest island of the Greek Ionian Islands.  As illustrated in Gerald Durrell’s  My Family and Other Animals, Corfu is surrounded by incredible nature and diverse surroundings. 

 

The capital city of Kerkyra, also known as Corfu Town, is steeped in sophisticated history, with a tapestry of cultural influences, from the Venetians, French & British as well a dose of the Austrian empire.  Interweaving through the city are a myriad of pedestrianised streets selling anything from local Corfiot produce, your typical tourist trinkets and some high fashion boutiques.  Savour some Corfu delights whilst sipping hot frothy coffee on the Liston promenade,  a place that is central to Corfu life.  We will be heading into Corfu Town towards the end of our retreat to experience this vibrant town.

 

Winding up the coast, about 45 minutes from the city, you will reach The Rou Estate.  Dotted along the coast are some quaint little fisherman villages, with a choice of tavernas serving the usual Greek delicacies.  There are a range of pebble & sandy beaches about 10 minutes below The Rou Estate: jump into the wonderful Ionian sparkling waters and relax under the Mediterranean sunshine.  For the more active, there are a number of  beautiful hiking trails, some part of the infamous Corfu Trail,  along the coast of the North East of Corfu and on the doorstep of The Rou Estate.

HOW TO BOOK

First you pay your 25% deposit to reserve your space.  We will be in touch within 24 hours to send you important information.  Your remaining balance is due 4 weeks before your retreat. 

Please note: If the trip is cancelled due to low numbers, the deposit is fully refunded. 

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
TESTIMONIALS
AN UNBEATABLE EXPERIENCE

Lily K

Wow wow wow!! What more could anyone say?! Truly the most beautiful stunning place. A unique place to kindle special relationships & experience something so magical. I would highly recommend the yoga retreat at Rou. Or even staying in one of the most fabulous, luxurious villas for a holiday.   The atmosphere so peaceful, delicious healthy food thanks to the incredible chef & his team, wonderful walks around the estate grounds an unbeatable experience. Once there you feel no need to go anywhere.

I’m definitely booking up another trip to Rou again very soon. 

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