Pilates & Yoga Retreat – Paphos, Argaka, Cyprus
Sun 22nd – Sat 28th September 2019
Thank you to everyone who came to our past three retreats in Cyprus and helped to make them such a special experience! You can find the 2016, 2017 and 2018 pictures here.
In 2019 we will run two retreats. Please keep reading below for CYPRUS IN SEPTEMBER, or click here for ITALY IN JUNE.
Join us in the beautiful and historic region of Paphos on the island of Cyprus for our incredible 6-day retreat. A perfect way to combine a holiday in a sun-drenched location whilst reconnecting with your mind and body through the practice of Pilates and Yoga.
The combination of mindful practice, good food, lots of vitamin D provided by the generous Mediterranean sun and interesting and stimulating excursions will leave you feeling rejuvenated and prove the perfect autumn break.
- The Island: Cyprus
- The Region: Paphos
- The Retreat base: Argaka
Paphos holds claim, according to Greek Mythology, to being the birthplace of the Goddess Aphrodite, which is why Cyprus is also known as the island of Love. Paphos is a town on the south-west coast of Cyprus which, apart from being set in one of the most naturally beautiful regions of the island, is steeped in history. Remnants from Neolithic times, Classical, Hellinistic and Roman periods, all the way through to the Ottoman empire make Paphos, and the island in general, a road map through human civilisation.
The landscape can be a feast to the eye. From the foamy waters surrounding the famous Rock of Aphrodite, the sandy beaches of Coral Bay, and the mountainous woodland nature reserve of the Akamas Peninsula, Paphos is an area with beauty that just keeps on giving.
Our retreat ‘base’ will be on the coastline of the small village of Argaka in the north-eastern basin of the region. It is approximately a 50 min drive to the centre of New Paphos town and a 65 min drive to Paphos Airport.
Our ‘base’ for the 6 days will be 2 incredible villas, situated right on the beach of the village of Argaka. With the water at your doorstep and a back drop of pine-lush mountains, the centre consists of:
- 2 villas within 25-30 meters of each other
- Each with four double/twin rooms (all rooms en suite)
- Each with its own swimming pool
The retreat will begin on Sunday 22nd September 2019 with a welcome drink and snacks on your arrival, followed by our first session once everyone has arrived, to help stretch out after the flight. It will come to a close at 10am on Saturday 28th September, after our morning exercise and breakfast.
What is included in the price?
- 1 Pilates and 1 Yoga class per day, morning and evening
- Accommodation in a shared twin room or double room
- Breakfast and dinner (excluding dinner drinks) every day
- 2 Lunches (non excursion days only)
- Airport transfers to and from Paphos Airport at designated times***
- Transport to and from the excursions (on 3 days) – excursion activities to be confirmed
- You can check our 2016, 2017 and 2018 excursions here.
What is not included in the price?
- Flights and Insurance
- Transport to and from UK airports
- Lunch on 3 excursion days
- Tickets for entry into sights or other activities on excursion days
- Deep-tissue, Thai-Yoga or Swedish massages on site (optional)
- Private Pilates or yoga session (optional)
- Drinks at the tavernas/restaurants
All activities are optional and it will be up to you how much or little you decide to do on the retreat.
Pilates and Rehab are proud to collaborate with Angie Giorgio in this joint venture.
Angie Giorgio (Yoga Teacher): Angie originally trained at the Scaravelli school but previous to teacher training, practiced Ashtanga for five years. Having completed her training practice over 15 years ago, she decided to follow her heart’s passion and started teaching Vinyassa Flow, which is an unscripted style of Ashtanga. It is flow yoga, so building up the body heat from the inside out (fire in the belly). With Flow you gain strength, stamina and flexibility as well as making time to connect the mind, body and breath. You will learn to use the breath to go through the movements fluently and with ease and sometimes ,as with everything in life, a few good challenges. Angie always aims to be as informative as possible throughout the class. She believes that technique, alignment, awareness and being mindful are key for a more enjoyable and safe practice.
Mike and Mara will also be there on the Pilates side.
A delicious healthy breakfast buffet of local produce as well as dinner is included in the price. Dinner will be arranged at a local taverna/restaurant which will offer a variety of traditional Cypriot dishes (drinks excluded). On the 2 non-excursion days we will be offering a healthy lunch.
We do encourage healthy eating, however we don’t want to limit you and we wouldn’t want you to miss out on any of the famous Cypriot meat grills. After all, it is your retreat.
Special dietary needs can be catered for, upon request, so do let us know if you have any gluten, lactose, or other food intolerance and/or allergies.
This retreat is yours to do with as you wish. Think of it as a holiday with optional extra Pilates and Yoga practice.
You may wish to join us on our 3 excursion days to discover places of historic interest and explore the nearby area. Alternatively some may find that the area around the centre is perfect for walking or jogging. Golf courses can also be found nearby. Or for some, it may be a time to simply recharge the batteries, to laze in the sun, take a dip in the pool, read or sleep…It’s your time to do with as you please.
The nearest airport to our retreat base is Paphos International and flights from London to Paphos are between 4 to 4.5 hours. Flights are NOT included in the overall price.
*** Please contact us BEFORE booking your flights, as landing times and departure times will need to correspond with the arranged transfers to and from Paphos airport (transfers in Cyprus are included in the price).
Shared En suite Room – £850 per person, twin or double room
Single En suite Room – £1225 per person
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: £50 off if the FULL AMOUNT is paid by the 31st March 2018
Please note that between the two villas there are 4 single occupancies available, 3 double and one either single or double, depending on demand. Apart from couples and friends who will share a room, individuals will be allocated a room-mate randomly.
All accommodation will be booked on a first-come-first-served basis.
BOOKINGS and TIMELINES
Please note that numbers are strictly limited and rooms will be booked on a first-come-first-served basis, so please book early to avoid disappointment! Bookings are secured with a £200 non-refundable deposit, with the full balance payment due by the 1st of July.
CANCELLATIONS and REFUNDS
Please note that the deposit of £200 will not be refunded at any time and is not included in the cancellation refund.
In cases where the full balance has been paid, cancellations made will be entitled to the following refunds on the following dates before the retreat:
- before the 1st of July : full refund
- from the 2nd of July until the 21st July : 50% refund
- from the 22nd July until the 15th August : 25% refund
- after and including the 16th August : No refund
Please note that the cancellation policy will be strictly upheld regardless of the reason for cancellation.
If you would like to talk to us directly, please call us on:
07857151434 – Mike
07552472776 – Mara
07930925292 – Angie
We hope you can join us in this very special experience!