Karen Bennett

Yoga and Massage

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2021 Retreat Schedule

 

7-14th September I Women's Wisdom Retreat I Coaching & Yoga with Christel van der Meer & Karen 

 19-24th September & 26th September-1st October I YOGIKI 2021 I with Niki Perry & Karen 

 

10th-17th October I 7 days of restoring YOU I Pilates & Yoga with Karen & Carly Day

17th-24th October I Yoga Immersion I with Karen 

7 days of Restoring You

 

10th-17th October 2021 with Carly Day & Karen 

 

2 ROOMS LEFT

 

Venue:

Lefkada is a lush and mountainous Island set in the azure blue of the Ionian Sea. The Tower Villas are nestled into the mountainside set into the olive and orange groves above the bay of Vassiliki giving a view of the bay and the Islands of Ithaca and Kefalonia in the distance. It is a secluded resort with a peaceful environment to unwind and relax yet within walking or cycling distance of the fishing villages of Vassiliki and Ponti and the local beaches.

 

Set among the local nature of olive trees and private gardens sit the architecturally designed villas we will come to call home. The towers are built on a spectacular spot on a hillside with sunshine all day. The villas give you an unobstructed panoramic view of Vassiliki Bay, the valley and the surrounding Islands. The combination of green and blue creates the ultimate scenery of the Mediterranean Islands. 

 

The Tower Villas are a unique combination of design and country chic, in its distinctive Mediterranean architecture of local sandstone. The towers are built with respect for and conservation of its natural surroundings, blending into the environment as if they have been there forever. 

 

All villas feature a private pool, with sun-loungers and umbrellas, and a garden with lawns, olive trees and Greek herbs. The result is an effect of brilliant splashes of color and a unique combination of rustic and modern design elements.  Each Tower Villa is individually designed, showing its own atmosphere while remaining faithful to the traditional architecture of Greece.

 

All modern amenities and conveniences are provided  to ensure an experience of total comfort in an elegant setting, while touches of luxury details have been added. All the villas have WiFi, air-conditioning, a fully-equipped kitchen and laundry facilities and each room is en-suite. Towels and linens are provided.

Schedule:

The mornings will begin with your herbal tea in Sage Garden. We will then sit for a short grounding meditation followed by an energising yoga practice, pranayama and longer meditation practice. After this we will join together for our healthy brunch in our unique outdoor dining area overlooking the bay. You will then have time to rest and digest at your villa or by your pool, or if you’re feeling energetic and adventurous to take a walk in the valley or to the local beach and town, or maybe if you have your own transport you may prefer to explore the near-by stunning west coast beaches, voted as some of the best beaches in the World. Or perhaps you prefer to take a 1-2-1 or just relax and receive your massage; we will be on hand for these daily. The afternoon Pilate’s class will help you to stabilise and strengthen your body before we take our early evening yoga class to gently unwind and restore the body and mind. We will then finish our day with a delicious dinner before you unwind and clear the mind for a good night’s sleep. 

Two days of the week we will also offer an excursional activity between the regular classes in the morning and afternoon. On two other days we will offer a yoga and pilates workshop in the afternoons instead of the regular classes, these will be followed by a yoga nidra practice to help our bodies and minds relax deeply.

 

What You'll Receive:
A calm, friendly, fun and down to earth atmosphere where you can do as much or as a little as you want to. Experienced teachings, insights and body work from Karen & Carly to help you to restore and reconnect to you. A beautiful location offering the perfect environment to to unwind, reconnect and revitalise.

About Carly:
Carly Day is an experienced pilates teacher, yoga teacher and massage therapist. With a twinkle of eccentricity, an air of inner calm, and what some might describe as, refreshing and open-minded views on the ways that we live our lives, she will get you right as rain in no time!

Carly has a lifelong devotion and committed intention to share her knowledge of the human form to inspire others to take care of themselves and the community we live in. Carly want’s people to realise the wonder of their bodies, their minds and their innate ability to deepen their insight.

Having had the fortune to work with some amazing practitioners, gaining experience and functional knowledge of anatomy, physiology, postural and biomechanical assessment, biodynamic and sustainable nutrition, remedial bodywork and myofacial release, prophylactic taping, electrotherapy and exercise prescription. She focuses on the prevention and rehabilitation of the body and the mind, Carly is very well placed to help you to better understand your body.


The accommodation options for the retreat are as follows:
Single guest in twin room €1199
Couple in double room €2255
Single guest in private room €1629

 

Included:

7-nights stay in luxury accommodation and all meals at Tower Villas:

A menu of nutritious, tasty and delicious vegetarian food cooked by our professional chef Margerit. Meals will comprise of daily morning pre-practice tea, a substantial post practice brunch, an afternoon snack and two course evening meal. We will also be following the 16:8 fasting principles whilst on retreat to help best support our body and mind. As well as all your on-site meals, we will also be including two meals out on your excursions.

7 morning meditation, pranayama and energising flow-yoga practice

5 Pilates classes

5 evening yoga meditation and pranayama classes to unwind and restore.

2 afternoon workshops aiming to integrate the principles Pilates into your Yoga practice and the opportunity to explore certain postures, groups of postures or transitions. 

Yoga Nidra Sessions to help you unwind and restore 

A 30-minute massage with Karen or Carly 

A snorkel safari and lunch in Vassiliki

 A herbal excursion to the mountainside village of Alexandros with local phytotherapist Aris and lunch in the unique mountainside taverna or Maria.

A local guided hike with Karen to the stunning Agios Filis beach with Karen.

Complimentary tea and coffee in your villas.

Not included:
Flights

Extra Massages

1-1 Sessions
Any drinks aside from those offered as complimentary

Also available locally, at an extra cost, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Cycling, Boat trips, snorkeling and kayaking, all of which we would be very happy to arrange for you on site.

Booking:

To secure your place please contact

Karen at karenbennettyoga@gmail.com

With the possibility that we may need to continue some social distancing measures we have taken an extra luxury villa https://www.aureatheavilla.com next to our main site of Tower Villas. This enables us to offer 10 rooms. We are offering all rooms as single occupancy unless you are travelling with someone within your social bubble and are comfortable to share with them. This may lead to a reduced capacity and so we highly recommend everyone booking as early as possible to avoid disappointment.  

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Women's Wisdom Retreat

7-14th September 2021 with Christel van-der-Meer, Karen

& the Tree of Life Team

 

Coaching, Yoga, Nutrition, Relaxation, Positive Energy, Connection

 

Price

€1274-1574

Maximum 10 persons

 

Booking:

Angelique at info@treeoflifehouse.com

https://www.treeoflifehouse.com/retreats

 

Please note this retreat is being delivered primarily in Dutch - only the Yoga classes will be in English.

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YOGIKI 2021

22nd-26th September 2021 with Niki Perry & Karen

(email hello@weareblessed.co.uk for more information)

26th September - 1st October 2021 with Niki Perry & Karen

(FULL with waiting list)

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Yoga Immersion

 

17th - 24th October 2021 with Karen 

2 ROOMS LEFT

Take a deep dive and immerse yourself in your yoga practice with Karen for a week.

Over the course of the week we will learn how our yoga practices can support the body as it transitions through the seasons of the year and cycles of life. Our morning practices will be begin with our daily sadhana practice of meditation and pranayama, we will then move into a dynamic flow to help us build both strength and flexibility both on and off the mat in body and mind, working with both functional movement and known asana practices. In the evening we will unravel our bodies and minds with slow Hatha flow, restorative and yin based practices, finishing with meditation or Yoga Nidra practices to prepare us for a restful nights sleep.  

 

In addition to this 3 workshops will be offered, these will be in alignment based yoga, embodied yoga and Somatics. We will also have opportunities to discuss yoga philosophy and how we can build the philosophy of yoga into our daily lives.

 

 Alongside our daily yoga we will learn how to live more harmoniously with the cycles of nature through both our yoga practice, nutrition and with the help of and local herbalist Aris. 

 

The accommodation options for the retreat are as follows:
Single guest in twin room €1199
Couple in double room €2255
Single guest in private room €1629

 

Included:

7-nights stay in luxury accommodation and all meals at Tower Villas:

A menu of nutritious, tasty and delicious vegetarian food cooked by our professional chef Margrit. Meals will comprise of daily morning pre-practice tea, a substantial post practice brunch, an afternoon snack and two course evening meal. We will also be following the 16:8 fasting principles whilst on retreat to help best support our body and mind. As well as all your on-site meals, we will also be including two meals out on your excursions.

7 morning meditation, pranayama and energising flow-yoga practice

 7 evening yoga meditation and pranayama classes to unwind and restore.

3 afternoon yoga workshops in embodied practices, Somatics and alignment. 

Yoga Nidra Sessions to help you unwind and restore 

A 30-minute massage with Karen 

A snorkel safari and lunch at a local fishing village.

A herbal excursion to the mountainside village of Alexandros with local phytotherapist Aris and lunch in the unique mountainside taverna or Maria.

A local guided hike with Karen

Complimentary tea and coffee in your villas.

Not included:
Flights

Extra Massages

1-1 Sessions
Any drinks aside from those offered as complimentary

Also available locally, at an extra cost, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Cycling, Boat trips, snorkeling and kayaking, all of which we would be very happy to arrange for you on site.

Booking:

To secure your place please contact

Karen at karenbennettyoga@gmail.com

With the possibility that we may need to continue some social distancing measures we have taken an extra luxury villa https://www.aureatheavilla.com next to our main site of Tower Villas. This enables us to offer 10 rooms. We are offering all rooms as single occupancy unless you are travelling with someone within your social bubble and are comfortable to share with them. This may lead to a reduced capacity and so we highly recommend everyone booking as early as possible to avoid disappointment.  

Price

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Private Retreats

If you are visiting this beautiful Island and wish to create your own private retreat then please contact Karen to discuss this further.

 

The packages can be either focused on specific areas of your practice helping to deepen, support and advance your practice - like having a week of one to ones. Or they can be structured to a specific need i.e. to aid detoxification & cleansing, to support general health and well being, to manage stress and anxiety, to support the body and mind post injury or illness, to help ease women’s health issues or a combination of all of these.

Packages are completely tailor made to you or your group and can be either yoga only or can combine yoga and massage.