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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A list of recommended accommodation options can be given. There are many options but they become more scarce as time goes by,
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.
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.
A modern furnished one bedroom apartment. On retreat base. Private bathroom, kitchen/living room. Couples welcomed. Priced per person
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