Yoga, Meditation and Sound Bath Retreat.
Near Kalamata, Peloponesse, Mainland Greece.
It hasn't been an easy decision, but we've decided to postpose the retreat until next year, please get in touch with Josephine if you're interested in reserving your place.
Breathe, Stretch And Rest.
Feel the worries and stresses fall away as you walk into
the Eden-like Gardens of Bay View Villas, you'll feel relaxed
even before your first Yoga Class.
You'll be guided through mindful yoga classes each morning,
including meditation and breath work, You'll have plenty of time
to yourself each day, to rest, swim & explore. Evening Yin
and Restorative Yoga will ease you into a sound nights sleep.
Fresh juice and Food will be served using local produce,
sitting by the pool in the dappled shade of the gazebo.
Bay View Villas is a wonderful and popular destination situated
in Messinia in the Southern Peloponnese in Greece. It is a
holiday destination with something for everyone.
The beaches vary from broad expanses of sand to little coves with sand, pebbles and great snorkelling; They are not crowded, and you can find a beautiful quiet patch any time of day.
In this fabulous area you will be delighted to find: ancient sites such as Olympia and Ancient Messini, Medieval castles, rolling lush countryside, waterfalls and pools, beautiful beaches, charming fishing villages, tavernas with delicious home-cooked local food and excellent wines.
There are three well-equipped villas which are set in an acre of landscaped terraced gardens full of beautiful sweet-smelling flowers, shrubs, fruit trees and herbs, all nestling amongst olive groves with breathtaking views down to the sea and the mountains beyond.
You can enjoy a large swimming pool with sun terrace and solar-heated shower; an honesty bar,
a covered dining area, barbecue and a boules court.
BASIC INFORMATION FOR THE RETREAT.
How many days? 6 Days/7 Nights.
What are the dates? Arrival: Saturday 12th October, Departure: Saturday 19th October
Where do I fly to? Kalamata, Greece.
What are the prices? Depending on if you are sharing a room, or booking a self contained studio, the prices vary. Starting from £600.
What's included? all info is below.
T & C's? Josephine will send you full T & C's once you've shown an interest in book, a 50% no refundable deposit for each person.
2 yoga classes per day.
Pranayama(breath work), Morning flow: Hatha and Vinyasa inspired practice.
Evening Flow and Restore/Yin/Yoga Nidra.
Plus workshops throughout the week:
Sound Bath with Singing Bowls.
Inspiring Writing workshops, to reflect, manifest and plan.
Star Gazing at Night.
Fresh Local Produce used for your Breakfast and Lunch or Dinner Included. Vegetarian and Vegan Options available.
Home made juices/ginger shots, tea and coffee.
Mountain and Sea Views, access to pool and peaceful spots in the beautiful garden.
Evening Sauna available 2 nights of your stay.
Time to yourself in the afternoon.
Honesty Bar, alcohol and soft drinks available to those who want it. Sip a cold glass of local organic wine or sparking water with fresh lime, as you look out over the pool to the sea and mountains beyond!
Covered Yoga area by the pool, and inside practice space if needed.
Ancient Messini/Gialova lagoon Beach/Local waterfalls guided walk.
Guided Walks through the Olive groves.
Wellbeing Welcome Pack.
1 Half hour Massage included, Indian Head or Neck, back and shoulders.
Swimming pool 10m x 5m
Self-catering facilities available in each villa.
8 People Max, this is a small bespoke package, with added care and attention to each person.
Two Meals a day Breakfast, Lunch/or Dinner.
Workshops (Sound-bath and Reflection/inspiring/manifesting writing).
2 Yoga classes a day: 2- 3 hours of yoga per day.
1 x 30 minute massage. (Want another massage during you stay? book with Quee for an additional fee).
Access to Sauna(2 nights of your stay).
Sunbathing pool area.
Garden Access to sit quietly amongst the beautiful flowers and olive trees.
2 x Excursions. Lagoon Beach afternoon or Butterfly Waterfalls or Historic Greek tour.
What's Not Included.
Drinks(Honesty bar by the pool.)
1 Meal per day lunch/dinner.
Self Catering Accommodation.
Pool, with mountain and sea views.
Although this is our first year creating our retreat in Greece, Josephine has been teaching for over 3 years, reviews of her classes can be found on the home page.
Quee has been running the villas in Greece for over ten years.
Below are just a few of the lovely reviews she receives.
“There are three villa's around a pool. Beautiful gardens and a stunning view of the mountains, olive groves and the blue, blue sea. There is an honesty bar where a glass of wine will cost you not much more than one euro! Nothing was too much trouble and if you were not relaxed enough Quee also offers massages. Absolute bliss. The surrounding area has some lovely and cheap restaurants with an average meal costing twenty euros with wine! There are castles and waterfalls to explore in the area and when you are tired you can go back and relax around the pool. We loved it and have already booked to go again next year.”
Sonia Jones, September 2017
“We stayed at this lovely resort in July this year and found a little piece of heaven. It was all we could ask for with total tranquillity, beautiful views and a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Thanks Quee for making our stay so good and us so welcome. We can't wait to come back and have already booked for next year. A lovely part of Greece where time has stood still and gives you chance to totally recharge your batteries.”
Ian and Sue, July 2018
“If you are looking for time away from a mad frantic world, this is the place to go, total relaxation. Time to unwind, relax and refresh... I will definitely return.”
Alison B, August 2018
“A short drive from the airport and you're settled in unspoiled countryside with marvellous views. The local villages and their eateries are all a treat. All accommodations are of a high standard”
Stamford dave, August 2018
“I don't really want to write a good review about this beautiful location with fabulous amenities and our wonderful host .... because I don't want everyone else to book it and there no longer be room for us!! BUT in all honesty, I can not say how relaxing and easy it is staying at Bay Leaf Villas.
It was my 7th visit and my partner's 2nd and we love coming back to thispeaceful and welcoming location.
With a welcome pack to ensure we can immediately relax and have nothing to worry about and a pool we can quickly jump into to cool down, you immediately feel the benefit of being on holiday. And if the stress from home has left you tense, indulging in a massage from Quee will soon let those knots unwind!
The glorious sunrise coming over the mountains and shining across the bay is wonderful any time of the year!
We love coming to Bay Leaf Villas and hope to continue doing so for many years -maybe you'll be one of the new
friends we meet? Whatever happens,
I'm sure you'll enjoy spending time in the Peloponnese mountains where rest and relaxation is as easy to do as breathing.”
Carey S, August 2018
Josephine is so excited to be leading this retreat, she will guide you through your morning yoga meditation, pranayama and asana practice. She is also pleased to be teaching restorative evening classes and a special sound bath workshop. As a teacher, Josephine is passionate about rest, reflection and time to reconnect with yourself. To de-stress and take stock. What better place to do it!
Quee is the owner of the beautiful Villas, having run them for ten years; she will be able to answer any questions you have about the surrounding areas and make your stay extra special.
Her incredible skills as a masseuse will leave you feeling wonderful.
BOOKING VILLA OLIVE TREE
1 Person: £600
Villa Olive Tree (60 sq.m.)
Twin beds or double located in a screened-off area of the large living space. Clothes storage.
Shared Kitchen & Bathroom. Max 4 sharing the villa. Veranda with Sea Views.
1 Person: £700
Villa Olive Tree (60 sq.m.)
Double room. Twin Beds or Double. Clothes storage.
Shared Kitchen & Bathroom Max 4 sharing the villa. Veranda with Sea Views.
Villa Olive Tree
60sq.m (sleeps 4 max)
There is an open-plan living room with kitchen and dining area, as well
as soft seating.
The sofa converts to a large double bed or two singles, and can be screened off from the rest of the room.
There are windows to the South and West with wonderful views of the sea, mountains and garden, double doors open onto the veranda. The villa has a double/twin bedroom, the bed can be one large bed or two singles. There is a bathroom with bath and shower.
Outside there is a very large 40 sq.m. veranda with outdoor dining furniture, soft seating and swing seat. There is a breathtaking view of the sea and the mountains beyond.
This Villa is attached to Villa Bay Tree.
BOOKING VILLA FIG TREE
Villa Fig Tree
and is an L shape.
The villa is on its own at the end of a path and situated beyond the pool with lovely views of the garden, the olive groves, the sea and mountains.
There is an open-plan living area with kitchen, dining table and soft seating in the living room area, sliding doors open onto the seaward facing veranda. There is one double bedroom with either twin beds or one large double.
The bedroom has sliding doors onto the rear courtyard; there is a spacious shower room.
Outside there is a veranda facing the sea covered with bougainvillea, jasmine and grape vines, perfect to eat in October!
At the rear there is another courtyard terrace with soft seating and a small garden area.
BOOKING VILLA BAY TREE
Private Room Studio Apartment. Double Bed
1 person. Single Supplement included: £880
Villa Bay Tree (30 sq. m)
Self Contained apartment, Own Kitchen, Shower room and Double Bedroom. Veranda with Sea Views.
2 People: £1500
Villa Bay Tree (30 sq. m)
Self Contained apartment, Own Kitchen, Shower room and Double bedroom. Veranda
with Sea Views.
Villa Bay Tree
This is the smallest villa and you enter into a large, well-equipped kitchen/dining room.
A few steps up lead to a small hall with access to the shower room and the bedroom.
The bedroom has a double bed, there is a sea view from the window. Outside there is a veranda at the side and the back, with fantastic views of the sea, the pool and the mountains.
This villa also has a seating area in the garden with a pretty view of the pool, sea and olive groves. There is air conditioning in the bedroom. This villa is attached to Villa Olive Tree.