Space to Grow Holiday Retreats.

Arillas Magouladon, Corfu 490 81, Greece

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James Elphick
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Duration: 6 days
Group size: 1 - 8
Space to Grow Holiday Retreats.
Arillas Magouladon, Corfu 490 81, Greece

James Elphick
  • Email address verified
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£NaN
Duration: 6 days
Group size: 1 - 8

About this trip

Relax on simple and freeing holiday retreats based in the beautiful nature of Corfu.


You will be guided you back to a deep sense of wellbeing through an  itinerary of relaxing, fun and invigorating activities.


Find a balanced blend of retreat and holiday meaning you have both focused led activities and plenty of spare time to fulfil your own holiday wishes.


Here you will find your tribe to go on adventures with. Moving your body in freedom again with hikes, swims, dancing and yoga. 


You will learn tools that promote a healthy nervous system, a quieter mind and a deeper connection to nature. 


The beauty of this holiday is that the effects won't wear off as soon as you get back home. You will be reset AND have the tools to use back into your every day life.


 Return to life happier and with the energy to start living the life you have always desired!


These are the dates available for 2023. Book today to secure your Space to Grow!

 

May 10 to 15th, 2023

Jun 16 to 21st, 2023

Jul 1 to 6th, 2023

Sep 21 to 26th, 2023

Oct 6 to 11th, 2023









Accommodation.

The accommodation options are simple but comfortable typical Greek apartments adjoining the retreat base in a quiet little area of Arillas in North West Corfu.. There are choices of a shared apartment or your own studio. Both on the retreat base. There is also an option for those who want to find their own accommodation. I can provide information around this.


About me.

James Elphick.

From a young child I have felt connected to nature and began meditating under trees, much to my parents bewilderment!

Over the last twenty years I have helped people connect deeply with themselves, mainly through nature therapy and also through 1.1 sessions and retreats. I have also attended retreats and received many years of coaching and therapy.

Ten years ago I was diagnosed with a chronic disease and this gifted me the deeper layers of awareness of the body and mind. 

In my professional life and coming from the world of Horticultural therapy I have learned so deeply about the human condition. . This, and being a father to two now grown up children has helped me gain a deep understanding of myself and others.

I studied Land Use at university level and I am a trained aura mediator and mindfulness for health coach. 

I live in Hastings UK and Corfu Greece.


Guest Teachers.

Christina Valeska will bring a relaxing Yoga from the heart session to you. She has over twenty years experience and is specialized in Yoga Therapy. In her classes you benefit from her experience and education in holistic medicine, Ayurveda, bodywork and energy work. Her intention is to meet every student where they are and to guide them into a deeper connection with their body and soul.

Paraskevi Terzi is a talented local dance teacher who will lead a workshop that revisits the Greek folk dances, tracing their connection with the land, so you can experience them as a source of knowledge , joy , grief and connection in a non-verbal frame. 


Corfu and Arillas.

Corfu. 

This is how Homer described the Nature in Corfu around 2.800 years ago…“Here* are planted tall thriving trees – pears, pomegranates, apples with glistening fruit, sweet figs, rich olives. The fruit of all these never fails or flags all the year round, winter or summer; here the west wind is always breathing – some fruits it brings to birth, some to ripeness. Pear upon pear matures to fullness, apple on apple, grape-cluster on grape-cluster, fig on fig.

”*In Scheria/CorfuHomer, The Odyssey, Book VII, 800 BC


 The Emerald isle in the blue Ionian sea still holds this allure. This beautiful and magical island has captured so many hearts and souls and it’s easy to see why.

 You will be naturally under her spell!


Arillas. Your base and destination for relaxation. 


Nestled in the North West of the island surrounded by green hills and protected by offshore islands lies a jewel far removed from any loud tourist resort.


 A small town that attracts those who want to discover themselves in a deeper way. The whole area is bustling with positive energy and you will feel the warm welcome from all those that spend time here. The area has a beautiful coastline, fine sandy beaches, and crystal clear waters. It is a place to relax, have fun and be immersed in all the beautiful nature that surrounds it.

Testimonials for James and Space to Grow

  

There is something very comforting to feel a man’s gentle presence in communion with nature. James leads with a sense of connection derived not from a need to teach or prove something but from having walked his path and found his calling.


James, your guidance is so helpful and beautiful. Your voice is so soothing. Thank you for the reminder of rooted connection with self, community and all living beings. I really needed that. It helped me at a time of turbulent emotions.


James was incredibly professional yet accessible. His warmth and presence allowed a safety that was immediate. I recommend a 5 day retreat as the layers continued to peel until I met my essence. This was the most transformative spiritual experience I have ever had and I will continue to treasure it forever.  

What’s included

  • Breakfast.
    Meet together on a verandah for a healthy Greek Breakfast each morning.
  • Nature connection
    Find a deeper connection with the nature around you including the ancient Grandmother Olive tree through meditation and other activities.
  • Hikes to sacred sites.
    Explore the beautiful land and seascapes of Corfu and finding beautiful sacred churches and sites along the way.
  • Sharing Circles.
    We meet every morning in the olive groves to share from the heart.
  • Inner Child Meditation.
    Find your inner child in the wilds of nature.
  • Greek Dancing lesson
    Learn traditional circle dancing in the olive grove. * please note this may be open to others outside of the retreat.
  • Yin Yoga session.
    Relax to the max in the middle of nature with this beautifully led yoga session. *please note this may be open to others outside of the retreat.
  • Celebration evening.
    Let in the celebration of you on the final evening.
  • Local information
    You will be have recommendations on local wellbeing practitioners, restaurants etc.
  • Drum circle and dancing
    Join the local community on the beach to dance and let your hair down!
  • Flights and transfers
    I can give information for transfers.
  • Lunches and dinners.
    Recommendations given. There are are supermarkets nearby giving a wide range of options for self catering and lovely tavernas selling traditional Greek Food.

Available Packages

Retreat without accommodation
Available until 10 days before departure

A list of  recommended accommodation options can be given.  There are many options but they become more scarce as time goes by,

£550
Deposit: £275
Own Double bedroom.
Available until 10 days before departure

You own private double bedroom in a spacious apartment with shared  kitchen, bathroom, living room and balcony. On base. Less than a minutes walk to the countryside. A twenty minute walk through the countryside to the sea.  Couples welcome. Price per person.

£700
Deposit: £375
Shared double occupancy bedroom.
Available until 10 days before departure

Shared bedroom in a spacious apartment with kitchen, bathroom, living room and balcony. A choice of double or single bed on a first come first serve basis.  On retreat base. Less than a minutes walk to the countryside. A twenty minute walk through the countryside to the sea. 

£600
Deposit: £325
One bedroom apartment
Available until 25 days before departure

A modern furnished one bedroom apartment. On retreat base. Private bathroom, kitchen/living room. Couples welcomed. Priced per person

£775
Deposit: £385

Available options



Itinerary

Day 1.
Getting to know your tribe.

 

16:00  Check In with James.

Afternoon | Settle In & Relax . Book nature balancing session or post retreat activities. Get To Know Your Tribe

19:30 | Welcome Dinner at Taverna. *at retreatants own cost

Your Organizer


JE
James Elphick
From a young child I have felt connected to Spirit and nature often found meditating under trees much to my parents bewilderment! Over the last twenty years I have helped people connect deeply with themselves, mainly through nature therapy and also through 1.1 sessions and retreats. I have worked within land therapy for many years with a wide range of people learning so much about the human condition and how it thrives and heals by being in nature. I love the warm nature of Greece and love witnessing the effect it has on people!