17/09/2022 - 30/09/2022
Halki Island, Greece
We are delighted to be hosting our 5th Annual Yoga Retreat on the beautiful Greek Island of Halki
We have a super program lined up this year and welcome both experienced yogis and those wishing to experience the magic of yoga.
We are running two 6-day yoga retreats on the beautiful island of Halki between 17th & 30th September 2022.
Halki is a beautiful unspoilt island approximately an hour’s ferry ride away from Rhodes. It offers authentic Greek charm and tranquillity and is a world away from the hustle and bustle of day to day life. The island has 3 secluded beaches and some interesting walks. There is a small harbour with a dozen or so restaurants, shops and bars.
The simplicity of the island allows you to relax and unwind with little distraction and helps you focus on the 3-4 hours per day we will dedicate to yoga, meditation and breathing. In addition, lectures on Ayurvedic philosophy and lifestyle will be given by our qualified Ayurvedic practitioner.
There will be plenty of time during the day to sunbathe, swim, go for walks, stop by for a coffee or simply to chill out next to the crystal waters of the Mediterranean.
If pampering is your thing we have both a qualified beautician and an accredited practitioner of Therapeutic Massage, Aromatherapy and Reflexology. A one hour session is included in the package.
There will be several themed yoga sessions throughout the week, including a Chakra workshop, an exploration of the Yogic Bandhas and Paired Yoga.
– Morning Vinyasa Flow Yoga
– Ayurvedic/Therapeutic Lectures
– Free time
– Evening Yin/Hatha Yoga & Meditation
– Free time
Price of the 6 day retreat is £450
– Daily Meditation
– Yoga x 2 sessions daily
– Ayurvedic lifestyle and philosophy lectures
– A beauty or therapeutic treatment
– Transfers to and from Rhodes airport to the island of Halki
Also available (at extra cost):
– Additional Beauty/Therapy Treatments
– Diving taster session (or PADI course)
– Day trips around Halki and other islands
This is the second year we have decided to run two retreats back to back.
Week 1: Saturday 17th September – Thursday 22nd September 2022
Week 2: Sunday 25th September – Friday 30th September 2022
The retreat is delivered on the Island of Halki. We are always happy to help with travel and accommodation suggestions. Qalbi Yoga cannot be held responsible for disruption to travel or accommodation.
Maria Pettman – Qalbi Yoga
Maria is a Yoga Alliance Qualified Vinyasa Yoga teacher and Yin yoga teacher.
She has worked in healthcare for over thirty years, with an MSc in Advanced Nurse Practice and a clinical prescribing qualification. She is currently a nurse consultant and JAG accredited Bowel Screening Colonoscopist.
Her initial interest in natural heath stemmed from the indigenous Australian communities she worked with in the 90’s. She went on to qualify in reflexology, therapeutic massage and aromatherapy.
Gail Hooley – Rooted Wisdom
Gail is a Holistic Health and Wellbeing Practitioner.
Her training and expertise are rooted in the sister sciences of Ayurveda and Meditation.
She is a Certified Ayurvedic Consultant with a strong background in nutrition, health, weight management and sleep issues.
She is also a Chopra Certified Ayurvedic Perfect Health Teacher and a qualified Laughter Yoga Instructor, which she teaches both therapeutically and just for fun!
Yasmin Castle – Qalbi Beauty
Yasmin is certified beauty therapist with an honours degree in fine art from Manchester Metropolitan.
She is also a qualified Hatha and Yin yoga teacher.
Georgia Waboso – Yoga for Women’s Health
Georgia is qualified in ashtanga vinyasa yoga, yoga for fertility, well-woman yoga, pregnancy and postnatal yoga.
She specialises in yoga for women’s health and wellbeing and her teaching is based on inclusive yoga practices suited to all stages of life and ability.