Yoga Holiday
14th – 21st January 2019
Costa Rica

Do you fancy escaping from the cold weather and grey skies of January 2019 by waking up to sunshine, beaches and yoga? At the same time kick off your healthy living regime at the beginning of the year and join me on this amazing 7 night yoga holiday to Costa Rica!

Not only did Costa Rica invent eco-tourism, it’s also one of the happiest places on earth!

If Mother Nature can ever be accused of showing off, it’s in Costa Rica – one of the most bio-diverse spots on the planet. Added to which, as the only country in the region with no standing army, it’s a beacon of peace and democracy.

Costa Rica offers great weather, steaming rainforests, smouldering volcanoes, tumbling rivers, palm fringed sandy beaches and world famous coffee!

A world pioneer in eco-tourism, Costa Rica has set aside more than 25% of its territory as a protected natural area, more than any other country on earth. It’s natural parks are its greatest glory with a stunning variety of landscapes, flora and fauna.

If it’s an adrenaline kick you’re looking for you’ll find that here too, with white water rafting, volcano hiking, tree-top zip-wiring and more.

And after all that activity you can lie back, relax and soak up the sun on the Pacific coast beaches. Enjoy the good life, or as the locals say…PURA VIDA!

The best time to visit Costa Rica is from mid-December through to April (the dry season). This peak tourist season boasts plenty of sunshine making it an ideal time for exploring rainforests and lounging on beaches.

Accommodation – www.yoga.elsabanero.com

El Sabanero Eco Lodge is located near the popular beach town Tamarindo, in the tropical paradise of Guanacaste (northwest Costa Rica). El Sabanero is only a short drive away from 4 of the most popular and beautiful beaches in the area, Playa Avellanas, Playa Negra, Playa Junquillal, and Tamarindo. The closest international airport to the resort is Liberia.

The resort offers 15 chalets built from local teak trees, overlooking the picturesque Cañafistula valley. Each chalet includes queen size beds, private bathroom, air conditioning, fridge, safe, and a private veranda.

Common areas feature a beautiful open air lodge, indoor and outdoor yoga space, Infinity pool, and other hangout spaces, all equipped with hammocks and lounge chairs.

Some of the local attractions include zip lining, horseback riding, snorkelling, sunset cruise tours, and surfing, Buena Vista Mega Combo, rafting tours, turtle nesting (November to January only), holistic therapy treatments and many more. All can be arranged by our staff during your stay.

Yoga

There will be a twice daily yoga practice taking place in either the outdoor or indoor Yoga Shala which is fully equipped with mats, blocks & bolsters.

*Please note that there will not be any yoga on the arrival day and only a morning session on the last day. During the week there will be a morning session only to allow for a full day excursion if you wish.

Our morning practice: We will begin our mornings by quietly centring ourselves and then moving in to a themed, alignment based Vinyasa Flow practice to awaken, invigorate and energise the body. Each session will close with meditation and Savasana. You will have the rest of the day at leisure to either relax or explore, after all this is your holiday!

Our evening practice sessions will be more of a gentle practice, mainly alignment based and fun partner work also including aspects of Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra.

Classes are suitable for students of all levels.

For our non-practicing yoga guests, there will be plenty to do, you certainly won’t have time to get bored! Spend your days on the beach soaking up the sun, indulging in to a good book, or for those more active perhaps try a spot of surfing, zip-wiring through the lush tropical jungle or take a hike up a volcano!

Sample itinerary timings will be confirmed closer to the date

Monday:

Arrival day * Please note there will not be any yoga on arrival day
Welcome dinner

Tuesday to Thursday

Morning practice
At leisure
Evening practice

Friday:

Morning practice
The remainder of the day will be completely at leisure allowing the option for a full day excursion if required 

Saturday to Sunday

Morning practice
At leisure
Evening practice

Monday:

Morning practice
Departures

Travel

When organising your flights please bear in mind that as this is an exciting destination, you may want to extend your stay either before or after the retreat. This will be an additional cost to your trip. Please ensure that you arrive at the retreat on Monday 14th January and depart Monday 21st January.

Outbound flights are day flights and the return flights are overnight so you will arrive in to the UK on the following day.

Liberia Airport is the closest airport to the accommodation. Direct flights are operated by Thomson Airways on Mondays’ only.

Direct Flights:

London Gatwick to Liberia (LIR) – Thomson Airways Dreamliner depart Monday’s only
Approximate flying time 10 hours 37 minutes. This is the closet airport.
London Gatwick to San Jose Costa Rica (SJO) – British Airways depart Saturday’s & Wednesday’s Approximate flying time 10 hours 50 minutes.

Please Note: If you fly in to San Jose the transfer time is 4 hours.

In-direct flights:

There are a variety of non-direct flights please see below:

KLM
Iberia
Delta
For flight information please check www.skyscanner.net

Airport Transfers:

To/from Liberia Airport $35.00 each way (approximate journey time 1 hour)

To/from San Jose $200.00 each way (approximate journey time 4 hours)

What is included?

Twice daily yoga sessions
7 night’s accommodation
3 delicious vegetarian meals a day* meat and fish option is available at an additional cost of $12 per person per day
Unlimited water, tea & coffee
Daily maid service

What is not included?

Flights
Travel Insurance
Airport transfers
Excursions
Spending money
Drinks
Massages/treatments

Cost

Twin rooms based on 2 sharing from £650.00 per person
Single rooms from £795.00 per person

£100.00 discount for the non-yoga guests

To book your place, please email tracey@yogamemk.co.uk . We would require a non-refundable deposit of £250.00 per person payable at the time of booking .The balance will be due 12 weeks before departure.

 


Yoga Retreat – Crete 2018 (SOLD OUT)
8th – 15th May 2018
To Book – please visit freespirityoga.co.uk

Join Tracey Killengray for this amazing yoga retreat holiday on the stunning Greek island of Crete. Located in Kissamos, also known as Kastelli, is a small town which mostly sells tractors to the local farming community. There is however a network of cobbled streets where you can find shops and cafes leading to an area which overlooks the sea where there are traditional Cretan fish restaurants.

Kastelli is a seaside resort which attracts Greek tourists. Behind this coastal plain the backdrop is mountainous, the area being broken into gorges and craggy peaks. This provides for many easy grade walks, the chance to see birds of prey, vultures and wild flowers and old rural ways like treading grapes.

Our yoga venue is on the very outskirts of the small town. Here the sea is clean, warm and shallow making for easy swimming with a long quiet strand of golden sandy beach with occasional shingle. Our beach is called Mavros Molos and the yoga space is above the beach looking out to sea.

Apart from sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling and yoga you can visit ancient ruins, take a day cruise, explore the Venetian town of Chania, walk gorges or just be still and enjoy the ocean.

During our retreat holiday:

Our morning practice will begin by quietly centring ourselves and then moving in to a themed, alignment based Vinyasa Flow practice to awaken, invigorate and energise the body. Each session will close with meditation and Savasana.
You will have the rest of the day at leisure to either relax or explore, after all this is your holiday!

Our evening practice sessions will be more of a gentle practice mainly alignment based and fun partner work also including aspects of yoga such as Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Yoga Nidra.

Prices start from:
Twin share £490.00
Single £570.00

Meals:
7 breakfasts will be included and 5 evening meals

Flights will be in to Chania (CHQ) and depart from Stansted, Birmingham and Gatwick.

What’s not included:
Flights
Travel insurance
Spending money
Transfers

To Book – please visit freespirityoga.co.uk


 

Yoga Holiday
Elska Yoga Retreat – Tenerife
29th April – 5th May 2017

Images from the retreat.

Retreat life enables us to switch off from our busy lives and turn inwards. It’s a time of reflection and being kind to ourselves. We open our bodies, hearts and minds, embraced change, nourish our bodies with delicious organic foods, rest physically and mentally and on top of all of that we all make new friends!

Coming Soon
Yoga Holiday on the Greek Island of Crete, 8th – 15th May 2018


Yoga Holiday
Elska Yoga Retreat – Tenerife
29th April – 5th May 2017

Exciting news! Yogame will be running their first yoga holiday in Tenerife April 2017!

Located in the quiet hills this retreat is on an organic farm in the Arico district on the eastern slopes of sunny Tenerife in the Canary Islands. It is the perfect spot for relaxation, enjoying nature and have some time for yourself. The nearest beach is just a 15minute drive away. http://elskaorganics.com/

Tenerife is known for its lovely old picturesque villages, as well as many fabulous bodegas for wine (delicious reds) and cheese tasting in the north whilst the south boasts many beaches and some great diving. Yoga holidays are slightly different to retreats, as this is your holiday we strongly feel that it’s important for you to do what makes you feel happy. After all this holiday is all about you!

During our stay we will be provided with brunch and an evening meal. Throughout the day we keep the kitchen stocked up with snacks and drinks. Snacks are available throughout the day, we keep the communal kitchen stocked with food and drink along with tupperware should attendees wish to take a packed lunch along to the beach.

Facilities

Salt water swimming pool

Communal kitchen stocked with snacks and drinks. Although this is not a 5* hotel we do want to give you value for money. The retreat is of a “simple living” style.

Example retreat itinerary:

08:00 – 09:30 Dynamic yoga flow class
09:30 – 10:30 Brunch
Free time to relax by the pool, go to the beach or take a hike
17:00 – 18:30 Gentle flow, yin, restorative yoga
19:30 – 20:30 Evening meal

For trips out we can charge €15 if it’s just 1 person, €30 for two or more people.

*Please note that timings and programmes are subject to change*

Accommodation

The Yurt

For the glampers out there we have our Mongolian yurt. It is the perfect choice for couples or those wanting a little solo time. It is a large semi permanent tent-like structure with a double bed. It is a cosy and romantic place to spend your nights.

Casita

The Casita is a small stone building of over 100 years old. It includes one double bedroom, one bedroom with two single beds, and a small kitchen. A glass extension embraces a dining/living room space with a bamboo ceiling that allows a little dappled light to play over you as you relax with a book or enjoy your meal.

Cactus Cave

The aboriginal inhabitants of the Canary Islands, known as Guanches, used to live in caves set into the hills all over the island. We have converted two of these caves into double bedrooms for a truly unique way to spend your sleeping hours (all caves can be set up as singles or doubles). The bedrooms share two bathrooms and also a communal cave kitchen. Our caves are cool and refreshing in the summer months and warm and cosy during the cooler winter nights.

Based on a 6 night stay

Accommodation Twin share Single room
Cactus Cave £600
Aloe Cave £600
Yurt £600 £695
Casita 1 £600 £695


Deposit

A non-refundable deposit of £200 will be required at the time of booking and the balance will be due no later 18th Feb 2016)

Cancellation Policy

In the event Tracey Killengray cancels the retreat, for whatever reason, a full refund of any monies paid to Tracey Killengray will be given. Such a refund will not cover any other excluded costs, such as flights, etc

In the event you as a participant cancel:

The Deposit is STRICTLY non-refundable

If cancelled after 18th Feb 2017 the whole cost of the retreat is non-refundable

(Your travel insurance may cover you for certain circumstances)

What’s included:

  • *Accommodation
  • *All meals
  • *Two yoga sessions per day* please note that there will be no yoga on arrival/departure days and there will be one morning off
  • *Drinks (alcohol not included)
  • *Yoga equipment

What’s not included:

  • *Flights
  • *Travel insurance
  • *Incidentals and extras
  • *Transfers

There are plenty of flight options from the UK to Tenerife South at a reasonable fare. Please check www.skyscanner.net

Transfers

Pre-booked transfers from Tenerife South costs are €45 each way, taxis are €60 each way

Optional extras

  • Holistic treatments (bookable locally)
  • Mount Teide excursion
  • Beach day

How to book

If you wish to book, please contact me and request a booking form. A non-refundable deposit of £200 will be required at the time of booking and the balance will be due no later than 10 weeks before travel (18th February 2016).

Terms and Conditions

Sole occupancy for 6 nights – £695 per person

Sharing a double or twin occupancy room for 6 nights – £600 per person

Places are subject to availability

Payment Includes:

6 nights’ accommodation

Meals – breakfast and dinner

Access to a fully stocked fridge

Herbal teas, soft drinks throughout the day

All yoga tuition with Tracey Killengray

PLEASE INFORM US AT THE TIME OF BOOKING OF ANY DIETARY REQUIREMENTS (vegan/vegetarian/lactose intolerance etc)

Payment does NOT include:

Flights to Tenerife – (TFS)

Travel Insurance – Required for travel

Any other incidental travel costs

Trips, tours, car rental whilst on the retreat

Payment Details

The preferred method of payment is via direct bank payment.

Timing of Payments:

Single Twin/Double

Deposit per person on booking £200

Final balance payment by 18th February 2017

If booking onto the retreat after one of these dates, all payments must be brought up to date at the time of booking and you will be subject to the same cancellation terms.

* THIS IS NON-REFUNDABLE but fully refunded in the circumstance that Tracey Killengray cancels the retreat.

 

About Tracey Killengray and Yogame

'Yoga' professional, teaching Yoga Classes in Milton Keynes and Yoga Classes in Bletchley. You can also connect with me on Facebook