18 - 25 May
Yoga on Paxos
Classes take place on a shady terrace in the charming garden of a villa not far from the sea and the pretty harbour of Loggos. Paxos, the smallest of the Ionian islands, is an unflawed gem lying a short sea journey to the South of Corfu. Seven miles long by two miles wide, the island’s east coast is dotted with small coves whose clear water is perfect for swimming and snorkelling. Walk among the olive groves in May, before it grows too hot, and discover the old Paxos, where goats wander among abandoned stone houses, and the ground is carpeted with wild flowers.
The word Yoga derives from the Sanskrit, meaning to join or union. The union referred to is the union between one’s true self and the universal (being “at one with the world”), and also to a joining between one’s body, one’s thinking and one’s soul. When we practice on Paxos, touched by the clear water, clean air and simple life, this union becomes palpable.
1-8 May 2018: Zoë Reason & Zoë Hope
Suitable for active practitioners keen to explore the work dynamically and in more detail - some experience with Iyengar practice is essential but relative beginners are welcome - stages towards more challenging asanas will be offered.
Classes will take place on the terrace at The Captains House - spectacular views looking out over the tiny harbour of Logos and across the Ionian sea towards mainland Greece.
18 - 25 May 2018: Zoë Reason
This week will be less challenging physically than the earlier week but is not suitable for beginners. We will assume familiarity with the practice and those comfortable working with equipment. The nature of the terrain in Paxos means that students need to be sufficiently physically active and sure footed to negotiate steep and uneven footpaths.
Class schedule for 2019:
Wednesday 1-8 May:
Wednesday 1st May evening: short introductory arrival class (1 hour max)
Every morning: an asana class which will become progressively more vigorous towards the end of the week, most classes will last approximately 2 hours
Every evening: a breath centric restorative class including some pranayama (about an hour to 90 minutes)
Weather permitting we will do one class at Monadhendri beach, followed by breakfast at Ben's Bar
No class on departure day Wednesday 8 May
Maximum of 14 students.
£500 based on two sharing a twin room in a shared self catering villa, covers 7 nights accommodation, transfers from Corfu Port, and all classes (excludes flights and food).
£450 Early Bird price for those booking before 30 November 2018
£100 single supplement
18 - 25 May:
Saturday 18 May evening: short introductory arrival class
Every morning: an asana class lasting around 2 hours
Each evening apart from Saturday: a breath centric pranayama class (90 minutes).
Weather permitting one class will take place on Monadhendri Beach, followed by one of Effie's legendary breakfasts at Ben's Bar.
No class on departure day Saturday 25 May
This week the yoga will be taught at Villa Hortensia.
Maximum of 8 students.
Prices (per week):
£720 based on two sharing a twin room in a shared self catering villa, covers 7 nights accommodation, transfers from Corfu Port, and all classes (excludes flights and food).
£670 Early Bird price for those booking before 30 November 2018
£150 single supplement
Where will I stay?
1-8 May: You will stay in traditional Greek studios and apartments shared with other yoga students. All the accommodation is self catering and within walking distance of Loggos and of the villa where the yoga is taught. Loggos, a graceful old fishing port, is the smallest of the three main villages on Paxos. With its pastel-shaded buildings huddled around the harbour, it combines relative remoteness with an adequate range of facilities.
18-25 May: You will stay in a self catering villa with a pool shared with other yoga students.
Generally, most students have dinner in one of the tavernas dotted around the harbour, but the village also has three small supermarkets and a bakery. All the accommodation has a kitchen and a living area – with somewhere outside with a view to gaze at as you eat your breakfast.
Holiday price and travel arrangements
Transfers to and from the port in Corfu are included in the price.
We will arrange your tickets for a a boat transfer to bring you to Paxos (the boat takes about two hours). We will meet you at the port of Gaios in Paxos and arrange transport for you to your accommodation.
Easyjet operates flights to Corfu from London Gatwick, Stanstead and Bristol. Thomas Cook and Thomson operate charter flights from Gatwick. Your flight needs to arrive in Corfu before 1pm on the arrival day at the latest. The transfer from Paxos on your departure day will be in time for all flights leaving Corfu for the UK.