Everyone needs to travel to an unforgettable place once in their lifetime, indulge in some luxury and take time to rejuvenate, restore and relax. Our Greek Journey to Wholeness brings you the perfect destination for the dream break.
Set in Lefkada, also known as the ‘Caribbean of Greece’, the luxurious Urania Greek Villas over-look the tranquil Ionian sea, designed to bring inner calm and the ultimate environment in which to escape. Seeing really is believing, no words can really truly do this idyllic island enough praise, the reality far exceeds any expectations.
This trip is hosted by Esmee and Adele, two highly experienced Pilates teachers and retreat leaders. You will enjoy twice daily Pilates in the fully equipped studio which faces south and east. Let your mind unwind while the first soft, warm sunbeams hit your body energising it with the most positive start to a new day. Savour the delights of traditional Greek dishes, freshly prepared daily. Nourish your mind, body, and spirit in a place that will quickly feel like home, and one guaranteed to leave a little bit of your heart in, leaving you wanting to return again and again. What are you waiting for? You deserve this experience of a lifetime. Come and join us!
Esmee’s interest in health and fitness has spanned nearly 20 years and led her to qualify as an Exercise to Music Instructor in 2003, where she progressed to running successful weight management classes in North and West Wiltshire.
Having been introduced to the Pilates technique in 2000 she soon began to experience significant changes to her own approach to exercise and movement and realised the numerous benefits Pilates brings. Having established herself within the Pilates method, Esmee qualified as a Pilates Mat Work Instructor from The London Pilates Institute in 2003, and obtained her Level 3 Pilates Mat Work qualification in 2006.
Esmee’s particular passion is in supporting others to take a holistic approach towards improving and maintaining their health and well-being, helping others to set and achieve realistic goals leading to a healthier lifestyle. Esmee is also a qualified and highly experienced Hospital Social Worker, a job she enjoys part-time. In addition to also being an independent Life & Emotional Intelligence Coach, supporting businesses to excel in their leadership, teamwork and management skills. Esmee is passionate about developing ideas and opportunities to bring well-being to the work place and supporting others to achieve their goals.
Adele's passion for health and fitness spans over 20 years. Having left university with a degree in Law & Politics, followed by 8 years of working & and post-graduate studying towards her marketing post graduate qualification, Adele was left exhausted and not in the best physical or mental shape. Her strategy to cope in a stressful managerial role was to disappear at lunchtimes for a quick de- stress ‘fix’ at her local fitness centre. Here she began to really enjoy the friendly class environment and to appreciate what works as a Fitness and a Pilates instructor. Adele made the break from marketing and trained to become a Pilates Trainer with Michael King at ‘The Pilates Institute’ in London, and to coin the phrase ''has never looked back'.
Adele was one of the first instructors to bring Pilates to Exeter, where she continues to run her community classes. Adele is also the founder of Get Gorgeous, an online platform dedicated to inspiring and empowering women to great health and more vitality. Over 20 years, she has educated hundreds of women on the role of nutrition, movement and a healthy mindset. A powerful combination of personal experience and industry background means that Adele is ideally placed to understand the needs of women looking for solace in their minds and gorgeous bodies.
Lefkada island is located in the Ionian Sea and is connected to mainland Greece with a 50-meter long bridge.
The recommended option in order to take advantage of transfers included is for you to book a flight to Preveza Airport. Duration of drive to location is approx 1 hour. Flights are available in UK from London Gatwick & Manchester Airport.
Alternatively book a flight for Athens Airport (ATH). To arrive in Athens no later than 11:20am. A shuttle bus can pick you up from the Airport and will take you directly to retreat centre (drive duration 5 hours). Cost of shuttle bus approx 100 euros both ways.
PLEASE SPEAK WITH US REGARDING YOU TRAVEL AS WE CAN HELP TO COORDINATE TRANSPORT.
The retreat centre consists of luxurious stone villas, each one having three bedrooms. Each villa can accommodate 3-6 guests in either single or shared twin rooms. Each room has its own ensuite bathroom, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, luxurious Coco-Mat mattresses and breathtaking view of the Ionian Sea. Each villa has a fully equipped kitchen, its own private pool and amazing terrace with sea view. For additional information and photos, please visit https://uraniavillas.gr
We carefully match individuals sharing accommodation and will arrange either a Skype or telephone call to discuss your shared accommodation.