THE KARDAKI ESTATE
WOMEN'S WELLNESS RETREAT
Reclaim the essence of who you are
with Georgie Griggs and Nina Fowkes
THE KARDAKI ESTATE - CORFU
New dates coming soon - 4 nights
(£1450pp single accommodation/ £1200pp for 2 friends sharing)
Tell me who I am beyond what I do...
We are only able to reveal our true natures when we are willing to pause, find space to go inward so we can explore and reclaim the essence of who we are. We live in a time now where anything is possible and women can reach great heights in their personal and professional lives. However, our true wealth is our health and above that is our energy. When we feel motivated, inspired and alive we radiate pure positive energy that uplifts our souls and those around us. However, when we are depleted, burdened with worries and anxiety or self-doubt and judgement, our energy is low and our light dim.
Creating a safe healing space for your body and mind to gently let go of the stress and burdens that are holding you down and clouding your purpose is the basis of our retreat which we are offering to a maximum of 6 women.
You will be surrounded in the natural wild beauty of the Ionian isle of Corfu and with the spirit of Ancient Greek Goddesses to support and guide you on your personal journey of replenishment. With nourishing high vibrational foods, natural wellbeing workshops, healing body work, soul coaching sessions and an abundance of essential oils from the air you breathe to the food you share; this is a retreat for a complete health and energy re-charge.
Price is £1450pp or £1200pp for 2 friends sharing
This retreat is restricted to a maximum of 6 guests
4 Nights Luxury Ensuite Accommodation
Transfers in Corfu
Pre and Post Retreat Consultation
Raw Organic Juices & Smoothies
Living, raw and Super Food Lunch and Dinner (GF)
Massage & natural Skin care
Bedtime Rituals (Yoga and Meditation)
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
8am Morning yoga and walking meditation to greet the day followed by breakfast of:
Fresh raw juice
Matcha chia pots
Greek yoghurt and honey
Fresh fruit & nuts
10am - 11:30am Wellbeing Workshop
Improve Sleep & Reduce Stress with Essential Oils
Sacred Mandala Art and Meditation
Radiant Skin - make your own 100% natural nourishing skin butters, sun creams,scrubs & face packs infused with essential oils.
1pm - Lunch
2pm- 4pm - Massage / Free time, space to reflect, swim, journal or explore the quiet beaches.
4pm-5pm - Enrichment Circle – create a new vision for the life you want to live - a space to share.
6pm - Supper
8.30pm - The Bedtime Hour: slip into your PJ's and join us for a candle lit body unwind & guided deep relaxation with essential oils and healing energy treatment that will have you floating to your bed and drifting into replenishing slumber.
Each morning will start with a gentle flowing yoga practice to help us wake up and greet the day. The sessions will be infused with the wisdom of nature and our connection with the earth. The evening practice will be deeply replenishing restorative yoga where you will be taken on a healing journey via visualisation, breath, massage and meditation. Both Nina and Georgie incorporate plant wisdom and the use of essential oils into their classes. The sessions will be suitable for all levels whether you are an advanced student or practicing yoga for the very first time.
Georgina first came to yoga 15 years ago when life as a lawyer had led to exhaustion. Learning to link the breath with the body was Georgina’s first realisation that our body offers us the wisdom to heal ourselves and a passion for natural healing was ignited.
Georgina fuses a variety of healing modalities including fascial yoga for true strength and flexibly, tension and trauma release therapy, essential oil therapy and Reiki healing body work. Her love of natural living led to a plant based vegan diet focused on living foods which she also teaches.
Through classes, workshops and retreats; Georgina guides women and girls to attune to and bring forth, the unlimited creative resource of wellbeing and happiness that lies within them.
Georgie will be working alongside Nina on this retreat providing you with inspiring workshops, soul coaching sessions and an abundance of vibrant, nourishing vegan food.
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 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 to support them through the challenges and joys of life. Her teachings are infused with the things that inspire her most, namely the power of practice, the wisdom of nature, and the wonder of living an ordinary life lit up through mindful presence.
On this retreat Nina will be working alongside Georgie guiding you through deeply restorative yoga and meditation, blissfully healing massage treatments to help you come back to your true essence.
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
Please email Nina to register you interest for this retreat. A 25% booking fee is required upon reservation. We Georgie and Nina will be in touch with further information questionnaires and pre retreat support. Your remaining balance is due 8 weeks before your retreat.
Please note: If the trip is cancelled due to low numbers, the deposit is fully refunded.
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
IDYLLIC AND RELAXING
An idyllic, beautiful retreat of tranquillity, relaxation, beautiful vegetarian delights and all over rejuvenation. Nina and Georgie are such a strength of positive energy that I feel inspired to add further yoga into my daily life. The enormous thought and preparation of each day enabled us to feel energised with workshops and activities but also the time to relax and let go of busy lives.