“Begin Again” Retreat for Yoga Teachers & Brahmani Students
A week of reclaiming yourself and re-inspiring your practiceA time to reclaim ourselves, shut out the rest of the world in the absolutely stunning centre that is Itha108, on the gorgeous island of Ithaca. It’s one of my favourite places in the world! Just arriving feels like exhaling a breath you didn’t know you were holding.
A retreat just for yoga teachers & Brahmani students
Even the life of a yoga teacher can be frazzled and hectic. We all have stories swimming around in our heads about how we need to be doing more, or better, or even the stress of feeling like we should appear to be doing things effortlessly. We can end up in a state of expending more energy than we are allowing ourselves to receive. As with our computers and gadgets that need a good shut down when things aren’t working we also need to take time to Begin Again. To switch off the system and get a reboot.
This is a retreat that I’m passionate about. I travel around the world and experience many yoga teachers and stressed out professionals who just need time to themselves, with their practices, in good company and allow some unraveling to happen. I created this week just for that. A time to reclaim ourselves, shut out the rest of the world in the absolutely stunning centre that is Itha108, on the gorgeous island of Ithaca. It’s one of my favourite places in the world! Just arriving feels like exhaling a breath you didn’t know you were holding.
- Daily somatic meditations & pranayama on the beautiful outdoor platform overlooking sea
- Daily embodied yoga sessions
- Delicious Vegetarian Mediterranean infused meals (mainly local organic products)
- Free time in the afternoons to explore the island – beach, hikes etc. Or to simply relax in the stunning setting of Itha108.
- Evening sessions which can include restorative practices, movement explorations, journalling or sacred dance
- Daily housekeeping
- Therapy and Treatment available on request (not included in price)
What to expect during the week
Each morning will begin with a pranayama and meditation on the beautiful outdoor platform overlooking the sea under the protection of trees. We’ll move onto an asana based movement practice that will be explorative and curious throughout. This is not the time to get better at anything, it is time to continue to arrive in your body, return home and reclaim yourself.
Beautiful brunches on the terrace overlooking the sea will be followed by plenty of free time to go to the beach, on hikes, or relax on the number of stunning terraces throughout the property.
Afternoons we will reconvene for sessions that will change each day and include restorative practices, movement explorations, journalling and sacred dance. We’ll spend evenings enjoying dinner and relaxing with the amazing views, sharing stories and creative play time. One afternoon/evening we’ll spend exploring the other side of the island.
If you’ve been looking to recharge your batteries and spend time in a stunning environment, amongst like minded people then this is the retreat for you. While I’ve aimed it at teachers it is not a training and will be open to anyone who enjoys to work with the yoga practices in the way I present them.
- 1x *group transit from and to the airport by bus/taxi, sea taxi or ferry
- Delicious Vegetarian meals
- Morning and evening sessions with Julie Martin
- Filtered water, tea, coffee etc
- Beach towels
- Yoga mats, block belts etc
- Infused olive soaps & locally made face balms
- All taxes
- Daily house keeping
*for a fixed time for the entire group – if you are unable to make this time you must make your own way to the island at your own cost.
All prices are set per room type and are based on per person sharing a room.
Old Library (double) – £1460 pps
Beautiful room located on the first floor with a double bed, perfect for a couple. Includes a large private terrace, en-suite bathroom and air conditioning.
India (twin) – £1460 pps
This twin room located on the first floor has a private balcony, en-suite bathroom and air conditioning.
Raas (double) – £1245 pps
Located on the ground floor with en-suite bathroom and air conditioning.
Mango & White (twin) – £1245 pps
2 twin rooms available. En-suite rooms with 2 x single beds and airconditioning.
Luxury Yurts (twin) – £1245 pps
3 twin luxury yurts available. En-suite bathroom and stand up fans.
Yurt 1 (twin) – £1160 pps
Includes en-suite bathroom and stand up fan
Yurt 3 (twin) – £1095 pps
Includes stand up fan and a shared bathroom