Our Yoga Lessons
Sunflower Retreats Holidays yoga classes are suitable for beginners as well as more practiced yogis and are held in English. Your six night retreat includes five morning and three afternoon classes and a Yoga and Meditation workshop.
Our 90-minute morning classes take place before breakfast Friday, through Tuesday, from 8am (or 8.30 early or later in the season).
There are also one-hour yoga and meditation classes in the afternoons, on Friday, Monday and Tuesday and a two-hour yoga and meditation workshop each Saturday, in which we cover subjects such as Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga, Kundalini and Chakra meditation and balancing.
We practice in a stunning location on a hilltop surrounded by nature, provided the weather is fine, or in our studio at other times.
Our yoga style is non-competitive with a down-to-earth approach, created by Sunflower Retreats' founders and followed by all our guest yoga instructors.
Our teachers teach a variety of yoga methods such as Iyengar, Kundalini, Satyananda, Sivananda, Vinyasa Flow, Anusara, Astanga, Yin Yoga and Divine Feminine Yoga.
Our Yoga Teaching Team
Each of our teachers is required to have undertaken no less than two years training so that we do not rely on 'fast-track' yoga certification. We also take particular care to engage teachers who are humble, genuine and spiritual in their approach to their teaching, as all true yogis should be.
You can find profiles for each of our teachers on the Yoga Teachers page.
Our Yoga Deck And Studios
Outdoor yoga classes take place on our platform which is located in an oasis of green inside the village walls. It's a beautiful and serene environment, with dappled sunlight and the sound of birdsong all around.
When we choose to practise yoga indoors, we use our own professionally-designed and restored 40 square-metre studio which has a wooden floor, a freshwater spring and an ancient cave as a bathroom.
For larger groups, we also have a 50 square-metre professional yoga studio which has panoramic views, coconut carpeting and central heating for the winter months.
Our yoga classes are attended only by our guests; we don't include visitors.
What Our Yoga Holidays Cover
The classes taught cover the physical teachings of Hatha yoga and different Hatha Yoga methods with emphasis on the spiritual aspects of the yoga tradition. We emphasise that yoga is not a sport and that it's important to not be competitive with yourself or others. Each yoga class is a holistic practice - a time to connect to your body, mind and inner self.
Your yoga class includes:
■ Asanas (physical movements) Flow sequences and traditional asana
■ Pranayama (breathing practices)
■ Meditation (stilling and calming of the mind and inner self)
■ Relaxation (complete mind, body relaxation)
Individual Yoga Lessons
Individual tuition is available, with one-to-one yoga lessons in Asana, Pranayama, Meditation and Relaxation.
These private classes, with the yoga teacher of the week, are great for people who would like to deepen their yoga practice or work on a yoga routine for their individual requirements.