Immerse into the white of the Cyclades in luxury seaside villas. Rise and shine through daily yoga practice guided by renowned yoga experts. Treat yourself to a Greek inspired culinary experience catered by food experts.
Honoring Greek hospitality and having spent most summers in the Cyclades, we share with you the most well kept secrets of the Greek islands. Experience true island living by joining a Fykiada Retreat in Mykonos or Kythnos island.
The queen of Cyclades situated in the middle of the Aegean sea. A top worldwide summer destination for jetsetters, where island life meets luxury. Mykonos gives you the opportunity to merge with the vibrant beach life or release your senses to the harmony of the Cycladic nature. The island has a rare landscape of sculptural light brown rocks which give a unique golden colour to its famous beaches.
According to mythology Mykonos was created when Hercules was fighting the Giants and, having killed them, he threw them in the sea where they petrified and turned into huge rocks, forming the island of Mykonos. Furthermore, Mykonos is just a 45-minute boat ride from Delos, one of the most sacred sites in Greece and a UNESCO heritage area. Delos, still adds to the island's zen and a day tour visit is a must on our retreat.
Kythnos is considered to be one of the last Cycladic islands unaffected by the impact of mass tourism. Its pure Cycladic style can be felt through the warmth of local people, the simple way of life, the traditional well kept-architecture of the villages and the absence of big complex-hotels. In most areas the 1,000 residents of Kythnos keep living on their traditions.
Kythnos has been probably named after its founder Kythno, king of Dryopes the first tribe that inhabited the island. A second explanation of its name is the origin of the word "kefthmon" meaning a dark, deep place where one can disappear. The latter version might refer to the natural properties of the island during the late antiquity: shadowy woods, deep valleys and caves.
Immerse yourself in powerful yoga practices, the Aegean sea and reconnect to your deepest dreams and desires. A unique retreat exploring the mythical side of the island through visits to sacred places, story-telling and empowering yoga sessions to release your inner goddess.
Joanne teaches mindful breath-led Vinyasa and Kundalini yoga. The mornings will focus on energising moving and breathing with a restorative and meditative focus in the evenings. The perfect combination to release any urban stress and live up to the island myth.
Join Aoife for a retreat that will awaken your spirit with yoga and meditation and connect to the magic of what nature has to offer in this stunning place in the Aegean Sea. Aoife's classes are powerful, fun and always end with a smile. Prepare to sweat!
Lucy has become a true island girl returning to Kythnos to teach for a third time! As she's now a local she will lead you into a powerful blend of strong yoga classes in the morning and sea-tuned restorative breathing sessions in the evenings.
Join Rebecca for a retreat that will nourish the soul and awaken body and mind through Yoga and Meditation. With an overall wellbeing focus Rebecca will guide us through rigorous open level Dynamic Vinyasas and lots of goodness by her skin-health expert guest Sarah Carr.
Indulge in the charismatic and elevating Vinyasa Yoga teaching of Ana Muriel and let her guide you through the last breaths of summer. Learn the art of working with the awareness of breath and the beauty of flowing intelligently with your body.
'It was such a memorable time, made so very special by our wonderful organisers, who made us all feel so much part of the family.'
Anna Aillerie, Yoga retreat with Bridget Luff
'Thank you so much for creating such a special space for us. It felt like the most amazingly nurturing time and I felt so lucky to have been part of the trip.'
Fiona Clague, Yoga Retreat with Rebecca Richmond
'I am so grateful to experience your warm hospitality and especially I am grateful to you for introducing all of us to Kythnos. It's a magical little hidden gem.It would be a dream to come to one of your retreats next year, to soak in the island sunshine, meet wonderful people, and eat delicious Greek food'
Katya Beidar, Yoga Retreat with Lucy McCarthy Brueger