What to expect from a Yoga Retreat in Greece

03 Jul 2024

Mark Warner has partnered with Diane Lee, a nationally recognised senior yoga teacher, to provide a number of yoga retreats in Greece at our Paleros Beach Resort this summer.

Why Book A Yoga Retreat in Greece

A yoga retreat in Greece provides so much more than a holiday. It is the perfect opportunity to switch off from everyday life, immerse yourself in a beautiful, serene landscape with crystal clear water, ancient history and architecture, sample delicious cuisine with locally sourced ingredients, all while practicing outdoor yoga on a sun-kissed beach. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi, a yoga retreat in Greece is an ideal setting for transforming your mind and body.

Read our blog on what to expect from a Yoga Retreat in Greece with Mark Warner along with a FAQ on what to bring.

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1. Stay in a beautiful beachfront resort in Paleros, Mainland Greece

Greece may have a well-earned reputation as being the birthplace of democracy – but it’s also home to an ancient form of spiritual meditation – henosis.  Translated literally, it means unity – but it also carries overtones of contemplative thinking. The ancient Greeks also practiced the use of silence and solitude as a basis for self-reflection.

The times may have changed – but the surroundings haven’t – or at least that’s the impression you’ll get as you stretch out and relax at our picturesque Paleros Beach Resort on Mainland Greece.  The stunning views of the ocean remain just as they were thousands of years ago – meaning the sense of calm they promote has the depth of ages.  The historic Ionian coast is the ideal setting for getting in tune with your mind and body – and a perfect spot to meditate and practise mindfulness.

a pool with lounge chairs around it

2. Yoga Retreats For Beginners and Experienced Yogis

A yoga retreat is ideal for both beginners and more experienced yogis. The yoga week includes 12 yoga lessons - with classes held twice a day. Each day starts with a sunrise yoga class at 7.45am, followed by a sunset yoga class at 6pm. The yoga classes last 60-75 minutes so you'll have plenty of time to relax in between and set your own pace. 

If you are new to yoga, under Diane Lee’s careful guidance, you’ll have the opportunity to learn an array of yoga poses, the steps for correct alignment, breathing techniques and meditation. You’ll be able to progress each day and embark on a journey of self-discovery for both your body and your mind.  For the more experienced yogis, the yoga week will enable you to deepen your practice, improve your alignment and explore new techniques. 

3. Transform your body, mind and soul with daily yoga practice

A yoga retreat is not just about the yoga poses but also about nurturing your mind, body and soul. Yoga encourages you to be present in the moment, be kind to yourself and others, and connect your mind and body.  Diane Lee’s classes are centred on this approach, while also covering wellness, nutrition and spiritual development.

4.  Meet new like-minded people

Whether you are travelling solo or with friends or loved ones, a yoga retreat is a great way to meet like-minded people and forge new friendships. During the yoga week, you can enjoy meals together and participate in a wide number of activities. 

5. Make use of Mark Warner's facilities

 Our yoga retreat offers the best of both worlds. During your stay, you'll also be able to make the use of the top class sports and activity facilities at the Paleros Beach Resort. You can learn a new sport or simply relax by the beach or pool.

  • Complimentary gym induction on the first day of your holiday
  • Full access to all fitness classes hosted daily by Mark Warner instructors such as HITT, cardio workouts and stretch sessions
  • Free use of our 25m resort pools, ideal for length swimming, or taking part in aqua aerobic classes or a game of water polo
  • Full watersports access such as kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and stand-up paddle boarding including free sailing and windsurfing tuition
  • Away from the water, borrow one of bikes or join one of our road cycling or mountain biking guided tours
  • Enjoy a relaxing knock around or join one of our social tennis games

Our luxurious on-site spa also offers a wide range of health and beauty treatments including head massages, hydrating facials, aromatherapy and more.

All Mark Warner holidays to Greece include flights, transfers and accommodation, all on a half board basis (daily breakfasts and dinners).

6. Explore around Paleros

Our Paleros Beach Resort is just a 30 minute walk to the traditional Greek coastal village of Paleros - with a marina, seafront walkway and a great choice of tavernas, cafes and restaurants. And just a short ride away, one one of our free road bikes and cycle to the small village of Pogonia, which has a small clutch of charming restaurants and beach bars.  Paleros is in an ideal location to explore some of the country’s most beautiful islands and islets. Lefkada, known as the ‘Caribbean of Greece’ is a 30 minute drive away, connected to mainland Greece by a bridge.

Yoga Retreat FAQs

What do I need to bring on a yoga retreat?

For your yoga retreat, in addition to your normal holiday packing, we'd recommend bringing a beach towel, a yoga mat, a reusable water bottle, and a notepad to capture any thoughts and reflections. It's best to practice yoga in light, breathable clothing, which allows you to move comfortably.

How good do I need to be at yoga to join a yoga retreat?

Our yoga retreats are suitable for all levels. While you don't need to have much yoga experience, you do need to be happy moving through classes of up to 90 minutes. Yoga is about taking things at your own pace, so there is no need to worry about what everyone is doing - just concentrate on your own experience.

Can I join the yoga retreat as a solo traveller?

Yes, absolutely! Our yoga retreats are designed to create inviting, sociable spaces where it's easy to meet new friends, or equally enjoy some peaceful alone time.

How to book a yoga retreat

The next Yoga Retreat takes place on 8 September 2024 at our Paleros Beach Resort in Greece.  When you start your booking journey online, please select the date - 8th September 2024 and add the 'yoga retreat option' as an activity to your holiday booking.  

The cost for the yoga week is £250 per person, in addition to the holiday price. The week is limited to 20 places per week and pre-booking is recommended.

Call our Travel Sales Specialists on 0207 361 8880 or book online today, using the link below.

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