Greek Journey to Wholeness.

Lefkada, Greece

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One Body.Love it.
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Oct 4 - 11, 2020
Group size: 8 - 18
Greek Journey to Wholeness.
Lefkada, Greece

One Body.Love it.
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£1485
Deposit: £200
Oct 4 - 11, 2020
Group size: 8 - 18

About this trip

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! 

Your Retreat Hosts

About Esmee 


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. 


About Adele


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.


SUGGESTED OPTIONS FOR GETTING THERE

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. 

What’s included

  • Twice daily Pilates
    Start and end your day with guided Pilates practice with expert tuition.
  • Mindful Meditations
    Daily Mindful Mediations, explore various ways to still the mind and experience equanimity
  • Greek Cuisine
    Traditional Greek meals throughout the week. 7 breakfasts, light lunch snacks, 6 evening meals.
  • Transfers from Preveza
    Transfers from/to Preveza airport included. Flights are from London, Gatwick via Easy Jet, TUI, Jet2. Other airport transfers are available on request.
  • Greek Goodie Bag
    'A little something' from us, to you for your week ahead.
  • Journal & Guide
    Take the experience home with you in your personalised journal, including the week's meditations.
  • Indian Head Massage
    Relax and enjoy the benefits of this Ayurvedic healing system.
  • Flights
    Your flights to Greece.
  • Alcoholic Beverages
    We will compliment your evening meals with one glass of wine, you'll provide the second.
  • Sailing trip to Meganisi
    Visit Meganisi and surrounding islands. You may be lucky enough to catch sight of sea turtles and dolphins.
  • Additional excursions
    We can arrange transportation to explore further afield. Visit surrounding beaches, magical waterfalls, or even try some water sports.
  • Meal out to Vasiliki
    We will be giving our expert cook an evening off enjoy a meal at one of Vasiliki's top restaurants

Available Packages

Shared Occupancy
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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.  

£1485
Deposit: £200
Single Occupancy
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£1785
Deposit: £200
£1485
Deposit: £200

Shared Occupancy

Your Organizer


OB
One Body.Love it.
Welcome. I am Esmee Samara, Fitness & Pilates Instructor, Life & Emotional Intelligence Coach, based in North Wiltshire, England. Hosting Pilates & Wellbeing Holiday Retreats, is one of my passions and an incredibly rewarding and humbling experience. I collaborate with other professional teachers to bring variety, fun, and uniqueness to all our retreats. A warm welcome awaits you as our guest at one of our very special locations!