THE ROU ESTATE-CORFU
THE FORCES OF NATURE RETREAT
Yoga & Wellness Retreat
with Toni Roberts & Katy Theakston
THE ROU ESTATE - CORFU
15th June - 20th June 2020 - 5 nights - 6 days 
(£2400pp single accommodation / £1800pp for 2 friends sharing)
early bird special 10% discount by 1st March 2020

We are surrounded by a wild and wonderful energy connecting us to the natural and celestial world. Immerse yourself at The Rou Estate, surrounded by the forces of nature-engage with them, feel empowered by these energies & feel the connection with these forces during the transition into the phase of the Summer Solstice.

 

On this beautifully crafted retreat you will be guided by two specialists in their fields: Senior yoga teacher Toni Roberts & wellness and ritual advocate, Katy Theakston of The Owl & The Apothecary.  On this retreat we will work with the creative energies of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, harnessing their power through yoga practice, meditation and ancient rituals.

Both Toni and Katy will guide you into your realms of spiritual practice by focusing on a physical yoga practice, pranayama, mudras, mantras and ancient rituals to ground overactive energy and ignite dormant energy. The aim is to harness our creative potential and open up new possibilities.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

(Rooms allocated on a first come first serve basis)

*Option to stay on till Sunday 21st June 2020

Price Includes

  • Transfers in Corfu & all local transportation for some ritual workshops

  • 5/ 6 days nights Luxury Accommodation

  • Welcome Drinks

  • Morning Juice & snacks

  • Sunrise & Sunset yoga class

  • Wellness and Ritual Workshops with Katy Theakston

  • Greek Toiletries

  • Goody Bag

  •  delicious meals per day prepared using local Mediterranean ingredients

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

​**Please note price does not include: massage treatments, 1:1 yoga, 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 activities - journaling, Relaxing by the pool, every other day a wellness ritual either at The Rou Estate or at a local beach.

  • Late afternoon yoga, as the sun begins to set: offering different forms of restorative yoga

  • Dinner

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

HOW TO BOOK

First you pay your 30% deposit to reserve your space.  We will be in touch within 24 hours to send you important information.  Your remaining balance is due 8 weeks before your retreat. 

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

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YOGA & RITUAL WORKSHOPS: What to Expect

We will start by setting clear intentions for the week and each session will focus on a particular element. The physical practice will focus on creative sequencing and movement medicine to attune to nature and foster balance on the physical, mental and emotional planes of our existence. 

Progressively we will be tuning into the five elements that represent the more subtle aspects of our being. Yoga can provide a way for us to access & embody the qualities of nature so that we may be our own inner medicine.

Mornings we will be practicing with more vigour. The varied asana practice might range from a more structured and stabilizing variety to a practice that might be more fluid & adaptable in its nature.  We will at times move more inwards and at times practice more dynamic & challenging sequences which can stimulate and invigorate the mind and body.

As the day breaks, evenings will incorporate a more restorative nature.

Interwoven with the physical practice, this retreat will offer a range of wellness ritual workshops that align with the emphasised element.

YOUR TEACHERS
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.

KATY THEAKSTON

Katy is the founder of award winning wellbeing brand The Owl & The Apothecary and she is a woman on a mission to encourage everyone to live a happy, high vibe life.


Her cosy and creative workshops are a unique blend of wild know-how and practical how-to designed to help you align person, place and purpose. She draws inspiration from the Dorset countryside, ancient rituals, and her love of living well to create unique wild and wonderful experiences.

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 30% deposit to reserve your space.  We will be in touch within 24 hours to send you important information.  Your remaining balance is due 8 weeks before your retreat. 

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

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
TESTIMONIALS
LOVED EVERY MINUTE

Jane L

“Katy is a wise, wonderful soul and an inspirational teacher. She held such a peaceful space for our little group to listen, learn and be creative. I loved every single minute”.

HEAVEN TO WITNESS

Sonja L

"Katy is the phenomenal creatrix and force behind The Owl & The Apothecary - and she is so much more. Her soul is the deepest river of medicine and love. It’s heaven to witness her energy in motion”.

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