THE KARDAKI ESTATE
SPRING DETOX RETREAT
4 Days to Wellness - Spring Detox
with Nina Fowkes and Chessy Tudor-Williams
THE KARDAKI ESTATE - CORFU
23rd - 27th April 2020 - 4 nights
(£1495pp single accommodation/ £1095pp for 2 friends sharing)
Whatever your detox goals and intentions this wellness retreat will help you to realise them. This is an exclusive and highly personalised retreat led by experienced therapists, in 5 star accommodation for a maximum of 6 guests. The cleanse is based on ancient Ayurvedic health principals to restore energy and vitality and bring the body and mind back into it’s natural state of balance. Expect a full physical body cleanse through juice, broth and supplement therapy with the support of gentle yoga, breath work and massage.
According to Ayurveda Spring is a time for renewal as the body comes out of hibernation, ready to start shedding some layers, clearing away toxins and rebooting after a long, sluggish winter. Because our body’s are naturally in sync with the seasons, food that support the cleansing are in plentiful supply during the Spring.
The retreat includes, guidance in juicing for yourself, diet overhaul and a detox goody pack to support you in cleansing after you’re home, whenever you feel the need. You will have plenty of time too for soaking up sunshine, swimming, walking, reading and general enjoyment of this little slice of Mediterranean Heaven.
‘Nina and Chessy were incredible hosts, extremely kind and generous and I felt truly nurtured and looked after’.
Price is £1495 pp or £1095 pp for 2 friends sharing
This retreat is restricted to a maximum of 6 guests
Transfers in Corfu
4 nights luxury ensuite accommodation
Pre and Post Retreat Consultation
Personalised Detox Plan
Detox Goody Pack
Daily Yoga & Pranayama
Juices / Broths
Light meals on arrival / departure days
HOW TO GET THERE
Please arrange your own flight to Corfu. We suggest arriving on the early morning Easy Jet Flights from Gatwick. All transfers in Corfu will be arranged by us.
HOW TO BOOK
Please contact us by email or by calling Nina on 01903 892459
A TYPICAL DAY
We will start the day with some gentle ayurvedic cleansing practices, followed by yoga and breath work that honours the elements (suitable for all levels). As the day unfolds we encourage our body to cleanse using the gifts of mother nature. These include freshly made raw organic juices (personalised for your dosha) cleansing drinks, warming broths, aromatic oils and herbal supplements to support the body’s journey.
There will be plenty of time for peaceful walks amidst the olive groves or down to the beach, wonderfully relaxing and therapeutic massage treatments, soak up the rays by the pool, or retreat to the exceptional comfort and tranquility of your room.
The day will conclude with a restoring broth, meditation, or restorative yoga all practiced in our PJ’s placing us perfectly for an early night or some star gazing under a blanket with friends.
Each day we will be honouring the elements and dedicating the yoga to a particular dosha (Ayurvedic system for determining your unique constitution). By gaining an understanding of each dosha in this way, through a thought provoking practice you will gain valuable and useful insights into self care and a deeper understanding of both yourself and your loved ones. Each carefully prepared session will include asana, pranayama, visualisations and meditation to support the cleansing process, increase the digestive fire and facilitate a deeper level of re-jeuvination. Props such as bolsters, blocks and belts will be used (and provided for you) when needed, along with soothing massage and aromatherapy to allow the body and mind to release and let go. The morning and evening sessions will be about an hour in length and will be suitable for everyone, even if you are very new to yoga.
OUR YOGA TEACHERS
"I am honoured to be able to help clients find their sacred balance in body, mind and spirit and to assist them in their journey to discovering just how amazing their bodies really are."
Chessy's warmth comes from her divine nature, as well as her genuine and in depth understanding and compassion for her clients body and mind. With over 20 years experience and qualifications in reflexology, therapeutic oil massage and thai massage, as well as being a 200 hour certified yoga teacher, Chessy can help you to listen and connect with your body in a variety of ways.
Chessy is head of therapies at The Yoga Garden and senior principal tutor on the Thai Massage Training course. She has been working privately and on various detox retreats supporting clients through her hands on healing and bodywork. This will be her 3rd Detox retreat in Corfu for The Yoga Garden
On this retreat Chessy will be working closely with guests providing therapeutic bodywork, and personalised yoga and meditation practices.
Holistic health, yoga and massage have been Nina’s passion for the past 30 years. She has lived, studied and practiced throughout Europe, The Far East and USA before settling in the UK where she founded the Yoga Garden in 2008.
"I am so happy to provide a calm, beautiful space where people can improve their sense of health and wellbeing and find that sense of connection and tranquility we are all seeking”.
As well as nurturing the growth of the Yoga Garden in the UK Nina teaches Restorative and Therapeutic Yoga, which incorporate the use of gentle Thai massage and essential oils. Over the years she has been been working with clients on a one to one basis and in small groups to support them through detox and weight loss programmes based on ayurvedic principals.
On this retreat Nina will be working alongside Chessy guiding you through deeply restorative yoga and meditation, blissfully healing massage treatments and structuring personalised Detox plans to help bring your body back into balance.
THE KARDAKI ESTATE
The peaceful and private Kardaki estate is situated amidst the olive groves on the picturesque coastline in the North East part of Corfu. We will be staying in two of the three luxury villas on the estate, each situated within stunning private gardens overlooking the sea. Each villa (Jacaranda and Mimosa) has a different look- bohemian and contemporary, each with it’s own private infinity pool and landscaped interconnecting garden full of olive trees and fragrant herbs. Each double or twin room have private terraces, beautiful views, ensuite walk in showers and luxury bed linen. Guests who stay with us here say they have the best sleep of their lives in the outstandingly comfortable beds. A sense of spaciousness and serenity prevails throughout the estate which is just a stone’s throw away from the sandy Kalamaki beach. The two villas which interconnect via a beautiful archway in the gardens are totally private and secluded, creating a safe and serene space for you to drop into during the retreat.
Corfu, cradled in history, is the largest island of the Greek Ionian Islands. As illustrated in Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals, Corfu is surrounded by incredible nature and diverse surroundings.
The Kardaki estate where we will be staying, is about an hours drive along the coast from Corfu town, just north of Kassiopi. Dotted along the route are some quaint little fisherman villages and quiet beaches. If you would like to extend your retreat and stay a night in Corfu town we would be delighted to help arrange your accommodation for you. .
HOW TO BOOK
A £350 deposit secures your place on this retreat.
We will be in touch with in depth health/Ayurvedic questionnaire.
Your remaining balance is due 8 weeks before your retreat.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
How to get to Corfu?Rarely is there a retreat that includes a flight….the price includes your return flight from Heathrow airport with British Airways
Can I have single accommodation?Our accommodation prices are based on shared occupancy. Yes Upgrades are available for Single Occupation. All accommodation is based on first come first serve.
Do you have mats and towels?We provide a range of yoga mats, bricks & blocks, cotton belts, blankets and supportive bolsters. You are more than welcome to bring your own mat, if you prefer this option.
I have never practised yoga before. Can I come?Yes – we are always happy for beginners to start with us. George Roussakis is especially skilled at teaching the fundamentals and guiding the student in a safe & harmonious way. A retreat is an ideal way to immerse yourself in daily practice without interruptions.
What to packWear something comfortable that allows you to move freely and with ease. We want you to feel the connection of your bare feet on the earth, so you can leave your shoes at the door. Post practice: At the tail-end of the Summer and into the Autumn, the days are warm & balmy and evenings are still extremely comfortable. However we always recommend to pack a light jumper and trousers just in case. Normally we will send you a weather report a few days before hand. At times, Corfu may have a rain shower: we will move our practice indoors if this is the case. Other items: The usuals: suncream, insect repellant, Summer footwear, Walking/hiking shoes, Swimming stuff, prescribed medication. You will not need to pack beach towels (all included).
WeatherIn September, Summer starts to drift away from Corfu, albeit slowly, with averages of about 23°C (73°F). Highs peak at around 28°C (82°F) and lows drop down to 17°C (62°F). There can be the odd rain shower.
What to expectThe teacher may apply a hands on adjustment to help modify and correctly align a pose or possibly help you to express a deeper aspect of the pose. If you prefer not to receive assists, please feel free to let your teacher know.
Health ConcernsWe will be sending you a health questionnaire and we would be grateful to be made aware of any health issues.
Will I need a Passport?Only if you are a non-EU citizen
Will I need insurance?We always encourage you to buy your own health & travel insurance, in case of cancellations, emergencies, or travel issues.
I have an allergy or a specific dietary requirementJust let us know and we will tell our in-house chef!
What are the terms?Please seen the T’s & C’s section
IFELT TRULY NURTURED
The venue was perfect… beautiful rooms - big beds - high quality linen and wi-fi.
Nina and Chessy were incredible hosts, extremely kind and generous & I felt truly nurtured and looked after.