RETREATS

GREECE 2020

RELAX & RENEW TO BE YOU!
KUNDALINI YOGA & MEDITATION RETREAT
With Kathryn McCusker
Aegialis Hotel & Spa, Amorgos Greece
5 – 11 October 2020

Join Kathryn on this 7 day retreat located on the stunning island of Amorgos, where the beaches and views are breathtaking and where Luc Bresson filmed his cult movie ‘Le Grand Bleu’.

Experience transformative and rejuvenating Kundalini Yoga kriyas and meditations with plenty of time to relax and explore the local surroundings.

Renew your body, awaken your vitality and cultivate a tranquil mind, so you can be at your absolute best as we move towards the end of the year.

Everyone is welcome, whether you are an experienced Kundalini yogi or a complete beginner.

Space is limited to 14 people, so reserve your space early to avoid disappointment.

*Introduction to retreat – morning of 6th October
*Closing of retreat – evening of 10th October

Here’s a review from 2019’s ‘Radiant Health & Happiness Retreat’:

“My mother at 68 years, drew my attention to Kathryn’s book ‘Everyday Kundalini’ after she had been carrying it with her and using it. I purchased a copy of the book and listened to Kathryn’s Kundalini Mantra Meditations CD. In the summer I attended a Yoga festival where Kathryn was hosting a class. The class flew by quickly, as I did not have time to think of anything else other than doing the Kundalini practice and following Kathryn’s teaching points. I enjoyed the whole experience.

In 2019 Mum and I attended one of Kathryn’s retreats on the Greek Island of Amorgos. The setting and Kathryn’s teaching was exceptional. As well, Kathryn’s choice of music combined with the practices made the Kundalini Yoga classes even more effective. Kathryn planned the retreat perfectly. We had enough time for everything, including exploring the Island, relaxing in the beautiful surroundings and making use of the hotel’s facilities. The staff in the hotel were professional and friendly, and we had sea views from our clean, light and airy bedrooms. Nothing was too much trouble in terms of preparing vegan alternatives to the menu either. As a Yoga teacher I continue to be inspired by Kathryn’s exemplary teaching of Kundalini Yoga for myself. I would highly recommended others to experience it on a retreat, her workshops or by attending her classes.” – Eloise

VENUE: Aegelis Hotel & Spa www.amorgos-aegialis.com

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Two Kundalini Yoga, Meditation & Gong Bath classes morning and afternoon with Kathryn
  • 6 nights accommodation (single or shared) in superior room with en-suite, private balcony and sea view
  • Breakfast buffet daily (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free options are provided in case needed)
  • Lunch and dinner daily (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free options are provided in case needed) Drinks not included.
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure on Amorgos (port-hotel-port)
  • One 30min relaxing massage
  • 10% discount on Face and Body treatments at Lalon Idor Spa
  • Use of Lalon Idor Spa facilities (sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, indoor heated seawater swimming pool, fitness center)
  • Time to relax, explore the local sites and surroundings, swim in the pool or sea, read, journal, meditate
  • Use of Yoga Shalas and Equipment
  • Use of wireless internet
  • Vat, City Tax

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Flights and boat transport to and from Amorgos
  • Tourist accommodation tax of 4€ per room per night

GETTING TO AMORGOS – TRAVEL OPTIONS:
We suggest flying into Athens or Santorini, then taking the fast boat to Amorgos.
Amorgos has 2 ports: Aegiali and Katapola, so you can choose to arrive at either one.

Please note there are more boat options if travelling from Santorini.
See all ferry schedules here www.openseas.gr
(Note: SeaJet are the fast boats and Blue Star is an 8hr trip)

  • TRAVELLING FROM ATHENS TO AMORGOS:
    The port of departure in Athens is Piraeus and the port of arrival in Amorgos is Katapola or Aegiali.Departing 5th October there are 2 options:
    1. Piraeus port to Amorgos: 7.01am and arriving Amorgos 1.30pm
    2. Piraeus port to Amorgos: 5.30pm arriving Amorgos 2.50am.

    If you choose to take the later boat to Amorgos, you can reserve a cabin with a bed.

    If you choose to take the early boat from Pireus to Amorgos, a nice simple hotel close to the port is the Savoy http://www.savoyhotel.gr/

  • TRAVELING FROM SANTORINI TO AMORGOS:
    *5th October depart Santorini at 11.30am arriving Amorgos 4.25pm, or 12.15pm arriving 1.30pm

HOTEL SUGGESTIONS IN SANTORINI:
The retreat venue (Aegialis Hotel & Spa) is 1km from Aegiali port, and 22km from Katapola port. If staying in Santorini, please look at the recommend hotel, Maria’s Place, for convenient location and reasonable rates: https://www.mariasantorini.com/

LEAVING AMORGOS – TRAVEL OPTIONS:

  • TRAVELLING FROM AMORGOS TO ATHENS:
    Returning on 11th October, there are 2 options departing from Amorgos to Piraeus: 6.00am arriving 3pm and 2.10pm arriving 9pm.
  • TRAVELING FROM AMORGOS TO SANTORINI:
    *11th October depart Amorgos 2.10pm and arriving Santorini 3.20pm

PRICES:

  • Single en-suite accommodation in superior room with balcony & sea-views £1,226.00 (two single rooms available)
  • Shared accommodation with en-suite £976.00

Early Bird Rates: Single accommodation of £1176 and shared accommodation of £926 available until 1st June 2020

To secure a place a 50% deposit is required. Balance due 3rd August
Single Room 50% Deposit –  £613
Shared Room 50% Deposit – £488

Payment Terms:

Deposits:? 
A non-refundable deposit of 50% is required to reserve a place on the retreat. The balance of the retreat is due by 3rd August, 2020

Bookings taken less than two months before the course starts will require full payment.

Cancellation:
?Please let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend the retreat. If we are able to re-sell your place we’ll refund any payments minus your initial deposit.

Insurance:
We recommend you take out comprehensive travel insurance, including cancellation insurance, before booking your retreat.

MORE INFORMATION & BOOKINGS:
Kathryn@kmyoga.com +44 (0) 7990 521 642
To book your place on the retreat, please send a 50% deposit to the banks details below –

Kathryn McCusker
Lloyds Bank
Sort – 30-96-64
Account – 0065 0001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



FRANCE – BE HAPPY, BE HEALTHY, BE YOU (JULY 2020)

BE HAPPY, BE HEALTHY, BE YOU! KUNDALINI YOGA RETREAT
LA BALIE | SOUTH WEST FRANCE
4TH – 8TH JULY 2020
with Kathryn McCusker & Catherine Page

 

BE HAPPY, BE HEALTHY, BE YOU!
As life gets busier and more stressful, staying healthy, happy and true to our Self becomes more challenging.

Kundalini Yoga can deepen our awareness, bringing more clarity and connection to our authentic self. Through movement, mantra and meditation, the practice encourages a healthy lifestyle and a happy attitude to help support mind and body through these accelerated times.

Join Kathryn and Catherine on a transformative five-day Kundalini Yoga retreat at the beautiful La Balie in rural France and experience rejuvenating and uplifting Kundalini Yoga kriyas and meditations to de-stress the mind and energise the body, so you can be at your absolute best.

Everyone is welcome, whether you are an experienced Kundalini yogi or a complete beginner. Space is limited to 14 people, reserve your space early to avoid disappointment.

DAILY YOGA
Your day will begin with an energising morning yoga class followed by a delicious breakfast served on the terrace. There will be plenty of time either side of lunch to relax, swim in the beautiful salt-water pool, read, enjoy the gardens of La Balie or explore the local villages. Our early evening class will include a meditation and a relaxing gong bath, followed by a nourishing vegetarian dinner. 

Each class will include movement, mantra, meditation, dance and transformative breath work to calm the body and mind and elevate the spirit.

Daily yoga practice will take place either in our beautiful studio with stunning views over rolling countryside or outside in the meadow where practice will end with the sound of the ancient church bells rolling gently through the valley, as they have for hundreds of years.

DATES: 4th – 8th July 2020

 

VENUE:
La Balie is a collection of beautiful 16th Century farm buildings three of which have been converted into light and airy cottages containing a total of eight charming bedrooms each with their own luxury bathroom. Each of the cottages has its own sitting room, fully equipped kitchen, satellite TV and WiFi.  (www.labalie.com/well-being)

WHAT’S INCLUDED:
  • Four nights accommodation – two single en-suite rooms and six sharing en-suite rooms available
  • Two Kundalini Yoga and Gong Bath classes, morning and afternoon. Each class will include movement, mantra, meditation, dance and transformative breath work to relax the body, calm the mind and elevate the spirit
  • Three nourishing and nutritious vegetarian meals per day, including a cooking demonstration with our visiting chef. Please note this is a caffeine and alcohol free retreat
  • Time to relax, walk in nature, swim in the salt water pool, read, journal, meditate

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Flights and shared taxis to and from Bergerac airport/La Balie.  All information on suggested flights/taxis can be found at www.labalie.com
  • Flights and transfers to and from La Balie outside retreat dates/suggested flights and airports other than Bergerac
  • One lunch at a restaurant when we visit the local village market

Travelling to La Balie

La Balie is in the Lot-et-Garonne, 50km south east of Bergerac. There are several ways to travel to La Balie – by air, train or car. For this retreat we suggest you fly into Bergerac airport as we’ll be arranging shared taxis from the airport to La Balie for our recommended flight.

The recommended flights for this retreat are:

July 4th  |  Ryan Air FR8592  |  departs London Stanstead 11.50  |  arrives Bergerac 14.35

July 8th | Ryan Air FR8593  |  departs Bergerac 15.00  |  arrives London Stanstead 15.40

The following airlines fly into Bergerac: British Airways, Flybe, Jet 2 and Ryan Air.

For those of you who prefer to take the train, there is a TGV direct from Paris to Agen which takes 3.5 hours and from where we can arrange a taxi to collect you at an additional cost, or you can connect onto a local train to Monsempron-Libos, where taxis are available.

Hiring a car
La Balie is set within 10 acres of garden, meadow and woodland and is surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside. The peaceful, rural setting means there are no villages within walking distance – if you would like to explore the local towns and villages we recommend you hire a car at Bergerac airport.  Most of the major car hire companies are represented at the airport and a good comparison/booking site can be found at www.rentalcars.com

Testimonial from 2018 Kundalini Yoga Retreat, ‘Finding Balance in a Fast Paced World’ with Catherine and Kathryn – 
‘La Balie was my first experience of a yoga retreat and now I can’t imagine going on any others. The combination of enlightening kundalini and mediation sessions, beautiful surroundings, delicious food and excellent company was truly nourishing to my body and soul. I’ve kept in touch with the ladies I met and incorporated what I’ve learnt into my daily life – but that won’t stop my from returning again!’ Charlotte, London


PRICES:
Single en-suite accommodation (2 available) £1,200
Shared en-suite accommodation (6 available) £875
Early bird prices of £826 (shared) / £1100 (single) available until 30th March 2020. To secure a place a 50% deposit is required. Balance of the course fee payable by May 23rd, 2020.

Payment Terms:

Deposits
A non-refundable deposit of 50% is required to reserve a place on the course, with the balance of the course fee payable by May 23rd, 2020.

Bookings taken less than two months before a course starts will require full payment

Cancellation
Please let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend the course. If we are able to re-sell your place we’ll refund any payments minus your initial deposit.

Insurance
We recommend you take out comprehensive travel insurance, including cancellation insurance, before booking your course.

HOW TO BOOK:
To book your space, please email or call Kathryn directly on Kathryn@kmyoga.com / 07990 521642.

MORE INFORMATION 

CATHERINE PAGE is a Kundalini Yoga teacher and psychotherapist, with an interest in the mind-body link and specifically how emotions such as anxiety and depression manifest in the physical body.

Catherine began training as a Kundalini yoga teacher in London, France and Russia. Catherine is passionate about sharing the teachings of Kundalini yoga as a physical and spiritual practice and as a means to change the way you feel.

KATHRYN McCUSKER go to ‘About Kathryn‘ page for more information