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Pilates & Mindfulness Retreat in Greece

Your body hears everything your mind says

Mentored by

Lindy Vosper

I make the most of everything life offers

Location address: Lygia, Lefkada, GREECE
Chosen age group:

For ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Standard £1100Concession £900
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest
A summary
If you feel like treating yourself to a fully-inclusive Pilates and Mindfulness Retreat in a luxurious villa, with stunning views, up in the hills and enveloped in the sound of nature, with an endless supply of exquisite Greek food and the option of other therapies, with like-minded lovely people, then this is the holiday for you! I have been running exclusive, small group retreats for seven years now and my record for making happy, relaxed guests with life-changing results is 100%. Reviews What a beautiful week we've just had. Thank you Lindy for putting such thought into creating the perfect balance of exercise, rest, fun, inspiration... I've come home feeling less frazzled, more energised. I can definitely recommend this retreat. Alison My retreat with Lindy was a wonderful experience! We were looked after so well, in a gorgeous villa and became friends so quickly due to the caring and compassionate atmosphere that Lindy provided, with her thoughtful Pilates and meditation sessions. I would highly recommend her retreats to anyone. N. Willis Had the most wonderful time in Greece with Lindy. She’s a wonderful teacher who brings the group together when she’s teaching regardless of ability. The mindfulness was new to me and I loved it. I came away feeling that I had learnt a lot and grown as a person. The Village where we stayed is beautiful and has breathtaking views of the bay and the islands and doing pilates and mindfulness around the pool felt like a huge treat. Lindy couldn’t have done enough for us. I will definitely be going back for more. Anna S. Lots more testimonials can be found on my website:
About your mentor
Lindy Vosper
I make the most of everything life offers
About My Pilates Journey I have been teaching Pilates since 2008 and have classes throughout the week in different locations and times in mid-Sussex UK that are taught by fully-qualified Pilates teachers. ​ I found my way to Pilates through taking classes myself and feeling the benefits in my own body but also learning from a friend who had chronic back problems that when she started going to regular classes her spinal issues cleared up. I thought this was an excellent way of helping people to build their fitness levels and help fix their own bodies. ​ I trained with Body Control Pilates based in London and the course took a year to complete and after 50 hours of supervised teaching, I passed all the exams. I now live in Greece but still run my classes in the UK . Below are the training courses I have completed. Body Control Pilates Level 3 Matwork Teacher Training 2008 Intermediate Matwork Pilates and the Band Standing Pilates Pilates and the Small Ball Matwork Evolution Prep Matwork Evolution 1 Arc Barrel Workshop Pilates plus Psyche Pilates and Pregnancy 1 Pilates World Conference x 3 Yoga and Pilates Matwork Workshop About My Mindfulness Journey In 2011 I found myself reading about Mindfulness and becoming interested in it and finally decided to take the 8 Week MBSR or Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course and learn what it was all about. It was an amazing journey for me into an understanding of myself and how to calm the inner mental spiral of thoughts that would take me through my day. By using daily Mindfulness I noticed how stress, when it came into my life, could be handled differently and that I had tools to help me through various situations that affected me in a negative way. ​ In 2014 I took the plunge and signed up for the Teacher Training 1 of the MBSR at the Centre For Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University in Wales. I attended a week-long retreat at Trigonos in the Welsh mountains, where I was immersed in daily meditations, workshops and training in the subtle art of guiding meditations myself and all the facets to leading an 8 Week MBSR Course. I keep up my own daily meditation work and study and this allows me greater freedom of thought and ability to deal with the problems that daily life impinges on us all.
Itinerary & Covid Policy
Below is our general itinerary for the week. The format and days may be changed due to weather conditions, availability of therapists etc. Day 1 13:00 - Arrive at Preveza airport to be met and taken to your accommodation. If your arrival time is different from the time of the EasyJet flight from Gatwick on the website, please tell me and we can see what can be arranged, as there are many options 14:00 - Dropped off at the accommodation where you can settle into your room, meet for nutritious home-made lunch, get to know each other and welcome meeting 15:00 - Time for yourself to unpack, swim, take a walk 17:30 - Gathering around the pool for a talk about Mindfulness, followed by mindful movement, stretching and breathing to release all the tension from the flight. Please bring a sarong/towel 18:30 - Time to have showers, change and get ready for dinner 20:00 - Delicious home-cooked supper at the villa Day 2 07:30 - Snack and drinks before class  08:00 - Pilates around the pool at the villa. Please bring water and a small towel 09:00 - Breakfast - the kitchen is well stocked for you with fruit, yoghurt, muesli , eggs, juices, tea and coffee 10:30 - Trip to the Nidri Waterfalls. We will drive to the parking area and walk up to the waterfalls which takes around 25 minutes 11:45 - Arrive at waterfalls where you can go swimming if you want. Bring a camera too as there are some beautiful natural sights 13:30 - Nutritious home-made lunch at the villa 14:30 - Free afternoon for sunbathing, swimming etc 17:30 - Half an hour of Pilates followed by a Body Scan Meditation. Please bring a pillow, your sarong/towel as this is a lying down meditation. There will be a time to talk afterwards, as there will be with every meditation. 19:30 - Time to get ready for the evening and relax 20:30 - BBQ at the villa Day 3 07:30 - Snack and drink before class 08:00 - Pilates around the pool at the villa. Please bring water and a small towel  09:00 - Breakfast 10:30 - Day at the beach to enjoy the tranquil, warm, crystal clear sea 13:00 - Lunch on a beach 16:00 - Back to the villa 17:30 - Half an hour of Pilates followed by a Sitting Meditation. Please wear comfortable clothes that are loose around the middle  20:00 - Home-cooked supper at the villa  Day 4 07:30 - Snack and drink before class 08:00 - Pilates around the pool at the villa. Please bring water and a small towel 09:00 - Breakfast 10:00 - Day spent relaxing around the pool, walking, reflexology etc 13:00 - Nutritious home-made lunch at the villa 17:30 - Mindful Pilates for half an hour followed by the Mountain Meditation (a sitting meditation) 20:00 - Traditional Greek supper at a local taverna ​ Day 5 07:30 - Snack and drink before class 08:00 - Pilates around the pool at the villa. Please bring water and a small towel 09:00 - Breakfast 10:00 - Massage day either at the villa or in beautiful Nidri village nearby. There is also the chance to walk around Nidri and buy souvenirs, watch the boats, learn paddle boarding, kayaking etc 13:00 - Nutritious home-made lunch at the villa 14:00 - More massage and time in Nidri village, sunbathing/swimming in the sea or staying at the villa and enjoying the pool 16:30 - lift back up to the village 17:30 - Pilates for half an hour followed by a Walking Meditation around the area. Please wear comfortable shoes and a hat for the shade 20:00 - Home-cooked supper at the villa ​ Day 6 07:30 - Snack and drink before class 08:00 - Pilates around the pool at the villa. Please bring water and a small towel 09:00 - Breakfast 10:30 - Walk to the local village of Katouna 13:00 - Nutritious home-made lunch at the villa 14:00 - Time at the pool or option of a trip to the local beach for swimming and sunbathing until 16:30 17:30 - Half an hour of Pilates followed by a Lying Meditation. Please bring a cushion and sarong 20:00 - Delicious home-cooked supper at the villa Day 7 07:30 - Snack and drink before class 08:00 - Pilates around the pool at the villa. Please bring water and a small towel 09:00 - Breakfast 10:00 - Day spent at the villa around the pool, walking, relaxing 13:00 - Nutritious home-made lunch at the villa 14:00 - More time to relax around the pool and pack for the next day’s travel 17:30 - Mindful Pilates followed by a Gratitude Meditation. (this will be a sitting meditation) 20:00 - Supper at a beautiful Taverna by the sea Day 8 08:00 - Breakfast 09:00 - Collection for the airport journey 10:00 - Arrival at airport and check-in 12:05 - Flying back to the UK if booked on the EasyJet flight on the website. Please contact me if you have a different flight and we will see what we can do. There are a couple of nice Tavernas at the airport to relax in if your flight is at a later time What can I expect in terms of safety measures on the trip? We have a comprehensive Covid Prevention system in place at our villa. As a minimum you can expect: Excellent hygiene standards: All areas will be thoroughly cleaned before your arrival.. Plenty of space in all classes: Where-ever possible classes will take place outside. If this is not possible will be set up observing the 2-metre rule between mats. We may need to split classes if we can’t fit all the mats in the room and we will let you know about this in advance. Fresh air: We always offer plenty of outdoor activities offering you plenty of post lockdown time out in the wilderness. Fit to travel: Please make sure you are fit to travel and self isolate if you have been in contact with someone with Coronavirus. Covid testing: You may be asked to complete a PCR test and present a negative test result before travelling – depending on the location. We will also ask you to confirm you will follow your home country rules about testing/quarantine on return.
Learning aims
Aim 1
Calm the mind and let Greece seep into your bones
Aim 2
Socialise with like-minded people, exercise, eat well and sleep well
Aim 3
Take some time just for you. Learn to be mindful in all you do
The Villa and Menu
About the Villa The villa is based in the hills above the fishing village of Lygia and is in close walking distance to the traditional village of Katouna, on the island of Lefkada. Facing East, the sun rises over the mountains of mainland Greece every morning with spectacular reds and oranges splashed across the sky. ​ The interior is of a luxurious standard with seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, lounge area, dining area and kitchen. Bedrooms are on a first come first serve basis but are all absolutely beautiful with windows facing the sea, balcony area and very comfortable beds! All bedrooms have their own en-suite bathrooms except for one with a bathroom outside the room. ​ The villa is built on three-storeys with breathtaking views down to the village below, the Ionian sea and the mainland opposite. ​ Outside is a private infinity pool, plenty of shade and sun loungers to relax on and take in the panorama. There is a BBQ area and covered pergola for Pilates, Mindfulness Meditation and Massage. Menu - Delicious Greek Food The Greek-style Mediterranean food will all be freshly cooked with the emphasis on salads, fish and local foods, using seasonal fruits and vegetables as much as possible. Breakfast Is taken in the comfort of your own accommodation and will be fruits, yoghurt, fresh bread, eggs, juice etc. Lunch Lunch will be shared together at the villa or taken with us on our excursions, usually salads, fruits, delicious Greek cheese pies etc. Dinner Dinner is shared together at the villa and there will be a different menu every night, including fresh fish, Greek lentils and green beans, a bbq and there will always be a fresh tasty salad! Coffee, tea and snacks There will always be an endless supply of Lavazza coffee, English and herbal teas, lemon-ginger-mint water, fruit and nuts available. There is the option of wine and beer with meals as extra. Dietary Needs We are offering a healthy week with delicious foods, Greek salads and traditional meals. If you are vegetarian, vegan or have a specific dietary requirement please contact me and I will do my best to accommodate you. A vegetarian menu fits in very well with the weeks' dishes, adding halloumi, feta, eggs and sweet potatoes to replace the meat and fish is very easy to do. We make a delicious Greek lentils soup one evening with feta and salad and tasty Greek green beans with Halloumi on another night for example. Enjoying food together We have found that the food is of great importance to a persons enjoyment on a retreat. Taste is one of the senses after all and we work very hard to make sure it is as tasty, nutritious and always fresh. There is nothing like the taste of a sun-ripened tomato to know you are in a Mediterranean country. Adding traditional Greek dishes really adds to the whole ambience of a week on the beautiful island of Lefkada. On a diet! If you would like to lose weight or change a bad eating habit this may be the time to do it. By eating high protein and tasty food, without sugars, preservatives or additives, cooked from scratch by our team for you to enjoy, is an excellent way to jump-start a new relationship to food. Include mindful eating - really noticing the food you eat, how it tastes, looks, smells - to change bad habits can give you satisfaction and a feeling of comfort from your food without looking for more. 
Pricing information
Ticket nameStandard
InformationTo reserve a place there is a £200 non-refundable deposit. Please contact me before booking so we can discuss what rooms still have availability in the villa. Occupancy £1100 per person Double Occupancy £900 per person What is included in the retreat: Accommodation for 7 nights in a villa above the fishing village of Lygia. Daily Pilates around the pool. This is for all levels of ability including beginner. Daily Mindfulness Meditation as the sun drops and the air cools. Learn what mindfulness is all about and how to use it in your own life to relieve stress and anxiety. Play the Miracle Choice Game and gain insight and move forward into your dreams and goals. Start a daily gratitude journal and join a group discussion throughout the week. Delicious freshly prepared and cooked meals: Breakfast/brunch, lunch/snacks, dinner, drinks Walks to the beach below and the nearby mountain village of Katouna. Beach towels supplied. Complimentary snacks and drinks. Return transfer from Preveza Airport to the villas, depending on times. What is not included in the retreat: International flights to Preveza airport in Greece. Transfer if times/dates do not coincide with the arranged flights. Two meals out in a local restaurant - optional Any extras like massage, reflexology and Kalliopes natural beauty products. Any alcoholic beverages, ice creams etc. Paddleboarding/sailing/windsurfing/motorboat hire. This is a fully-inclusive retreat and you can turn up and pay nothing more. It is up to you whether you eat out, have the therapies or join in the day trips and there is no pressure either way.
Ticket nameConcession
Where we'll be
1, Lygia, Lefkada, Lefkada, GREECE
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First Aid Kit
Smoke Detector
Coronavirus Safety Policy

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Cancellation Policy
None of the aboveRefund/Cancellation policy In the unlikely event that the Pilates and Mindfulness must cancel the event, all monies paid to Pilates and Mindfulness will be refunded. In the event of last minute illness, as flights will have been booked and accommodation paid for there is always the option of going on the holiday at a discount of £200 per person. Pilates and Mindfulness will not be liable for any other costs incurred, such as flights, transport, airport parking, hotels, etc. Booking deposit of £200 is strictly non-refundable Should you, as a participant need to cancel, confirmation in writing will be required. If cancelled prior to the 3rd September 2021 a 30 % refund is claimed. If cancelled on or after 3rd September 2021 strictly no refund claimed. All monies paid to Pilates and Mindfulness are non-refundable. It is recommended that adequate Travel Insurance is taken out to cover this eventuality. Force Majeure Pilates and Mindfulness shall be under no liability for any failure to perform any of its obligations under this agreement. If and to the extent, that the failure is caused by act of God, war, riots, civil commotions, strikes, lock-outs, trade disputes, fires, breakdowns, interruptions of transport, governmental action or restriction, shortages of labour or materials or breakdown of machinery, delay in delivery by Pilates and Mindfulness suppliers or any other cause whatsoever (whether or not similar to the foregoing) outside the control of Pilates and Mindfulness.

My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.