Blue Zone : Yoga Retreat

SARDINIA 2019

JULY 15-22 AND/OR JULY 23-30

 

Sardinia - a magical Italian island in the Mediterranean sea - is home to one of the world's five Blue Zones. These are the rare locations on the planet where humans are enjoying the longest, healthiest, happiest lives, living often to be a hundred years old and more. Here, there is everything to learn about the secrets of how to be well, live life to the full and sustain a balanced, healthy existence. 

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Join Gillian and her wonderful daughter and assistant, Ty, in Sardinia for a choice of your week, or two-week-long summer yoga retreat by the sea. Enjoy the locally grown produce of Ogliastra Province, sample the best of Sardinia’s cooking with ingredients harvested from sea and mountain, and walk the short distance to nearby turquoise waters where rural villages give way to pine forest and long stretches of beautiful beach. Practice alignment-based hatha yoga in the fresh air twice day, join Gillian for a silent walk each day, and take time to drop into a slower pace of life. Enjoy a choice of massage treatments, relax by the pool, or in your garden room in the peaceful surroundings of Galanias - the four star hotel and retreat centre at Sari Bardo. There is plenty of space in the day’s schedule, so take time for yourself, or with others, to explore and discover by car, boat, or on foot, the unique beauty of Ogliastra’s coastal and mountainous locations.  

 
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Travel Options 2019

Email yogianthropologist@gmail.com for travel recommendations

Book early to get cheaper flights. 

Recommend return flight British Airways £174

15th July Gatwick to Cagliari 08.45 - 12.25

22nd July Cagliari to Gatwick 13.15 - 15.05

or

Recommended return flight British Airways £190

23rd July Gatwick to Cagliari 09.25 - 13.05

30th July Cagliari to Gatwick 14.45 - 16.35

Minibus airport transfer depending on sufficient group numbers €25

Airport transfer is a 2 hour drive along the most stunning coast line in Sardinia.

Book your own car hire for the duration of your stay at the retreat, but ask Gillian for a recommendation from the retreat centre.


Retreat Costs 2019

  • Single occupancy Double Garden Room ensuite bathroom £1250 per person per week

  • Double occupancy Garden Room ensuite bathroom Per Person: £900 per week

    Twin Occupancy Garden Room ensuite bathroom Per Person: £900 per week

  • If you would like to share a twin-room, but don’t have a travelling partner, please let Gillian know, so that she can accept your booking and pair you with a room mate in the same situation.

Note that these prices are significantly cheaper than the yoga retreats that are being offered by other teachers in the weeks either side of Gillian’s retreat.

£100 total discount per person if booking both weeks.

Price includes breakfast and gourmet dinner in the hotel, which serves an abundance of locally sourced fresh food from sea, or mountain including vegetarian options.

Price does not include travel, transfers, massages, wine with dinner, drinks from the hotel bar, or lunches in the local tavernas. If you would like to book both weeks, an additional charge will apply for the hotel room on the night of 22nd July.

 An optional additional cost will be a private group boat excursion on a day-off toward the end of the retreat. 

Places are limited to guarantee an intimate retreat. 

Note that this is a retreat located in the Galanias Hotel, so other guests who are not part of the retreat will be enjoying the hotel’s facilities too, but dinner tables will be reserved for Gillian’s guests and the yoga shala is reserved for Gillian’s use for the most part of each day of the retreat.

 
 

Enquiries and Booking 2019

Email yogianthropologist@gmail.com for further enquires, or to reserve your place by transferring a 25% non-refundable deposit to Breathing Space Yoga Limited. 

Concessions and payment plans on request.




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Retreat Programme 2019

Monday 15th - 22nd July

Monday 15th July 5pm check in and 5.30-7.30pm Opening Circle &

Restorative Spinal release session

8pm - dinner

Tuesday 16th July 7 - 9 am Sun Rise Yoga (meditation and sun salutations)

9.30 am - Breakfast

5 - 7pm restorative spinal release

8pm dinner

Wednesday 17th July 7 - 9 am Sun Rise Yoga (meditation and sun salutations)

9 .30 am- Breakfast

5 - 7pm Sunset Yoga - Opening & Releasing Shoulders & Neck

7.30 pm Galana dinner with local music and dancing

Thursday 18th July 7 - 9 am Sun Rise Yoga (meditation and sun salutations)

9.30 am - Breakfast

5 - 7pm restorative spinal release

8pm dinner

Friday 19th July 7 - 9 am Sun Rise Yoga (meditation and sun salutations)

9.30 am - Breakfast

5 - 7 pm Sun Set Yoga - Opening and Releasing the Hips

7.30 pm Fisherman’s Night - seafood dinner

Saturday 20th July 7.45am Boat trip (optional) €75 per person

7.30 pm dinner

Sunday 21st July 7 - 9 am Sun Rise Yoga (meditation and sun salutations)

9.30 am - Breakfast

5 - 7pm closing circle and Restorative Spinal Release

8pm dinner

Monday 22nd July 6 - 8 am Sun Rise yoga

8.30 Breakfast

9.30 Airport Transfer

 

Retreat Programme 2019

Tuesday 23rd - 30th July

Tuesday 23rd July 5pm check in and 5.30-7.30pm Opening Circle &

Restorative Spinal release session

8pm - dinner

Wednesday 24th July 7 - 9am Sun Rise Yoga (meditation and sun salutations)

9.30 am - Breakfast

5 - 7pm restorative spinal release

7.30 pm Galana dinner with local music and dancing

Thursday 25th July 7 - 9 am Sun Rise Yoga (meditation and sun salutations)

9.30 Breakfast

5 - 7pm Sunset Yoga - Opening & Releasing Shoulders & Neck

8 pm dinner

Friday 26th July 7 - 9 am Sun Rise Yoga (meditation and sun salutations)

9am - Breakfast

5 - 7pm restorative spinal release

7.30 Fisherman’s Night - seafood dinner

Saturday 27th July 7 - 9am Sun Rise Yoga (meditation and sun salutations)

9.30 Breakfast

5 - 7 pm Sun Set Yoga - Opening and Releasing the Hips

8 pm dinner

Sunday 28th July 7.45 am Boat excursion (optional) €75 per person

7.30 pm dinner

Monday 29th July 7 - 9 am Sun Rise Yoga (meditation and sun salutations)

9am - Breakfast

5 - 7pm Closing Circle and Restorative Spinal Release

8pm dinner

Tuesday 30th July 7 - 9 am Sun Rise yoga

9.30 breakfast

11. 00 am Airport Transfer


*Retreat Programme is provisional and may be subject to change