Is a yoga holiday for me?
Yoga Explorers holidays are ideal for everyone who wants to spend time learning or developing their yoga practice, and would like to do so in beautiful, peaceful locations with some of the world's best teachers.
You can expect a great holiday: fabulous location; great food; some sun perhaps; fun activities, or time to just relax; good company and new friends; plus, lots of yoga!
Yoga gives you not only a better connection with your own body; it will also help you to better know your own mind. By the end of your trip, you'll be feeling relaxed, revived and spiritually and physically healthier.
What type of yoga will be taught?
Our teachers teach yoga from a range of schools in different but the thing that unites them is that it will always be heartfelt, professional and delivered with a lightness of touch.
Many of our teachers have studied with the Vajrasati school of yoga.
Vajrasati is one of the most respected and thorough yoga teacher training courses in the UK.
Vajrasati Yoga aims to implicitly and explicitly explore the yoga teachings of Patanajali, the Buddha, Non-Dual Saiva Tantra and other great Indian teachers/teachings in a non-abstract experiential way, most commonly this is done in the school through bodywork that is recognisable to anyone who has come across a Modern Postural Yoga class (most studio classes come under this category).
Vajrasati is defined more by its approach than by a particular technique; teachers use asana, pranayama, mantra and mudra as a means to lead students towards moksha or liberation as described in the fourth section of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. Vajrasati emphasises a sense of spacious awareness to the body, which facilitates subtlety, suppleness and connection of body and mind.
For more information about Vajrasati yoga visit www.vajrasatiyoga.co.uk
Other teachers practice Jivamukti yoga. Jivamukti is a powerful and structured yoga practice.
As well as a strong, dynamic physical practice, Jivamukti embraces an explicit spiritual and ethical ideology. Expect opening chants, dynamic, vinyasa-based sequences practiced to music, reflection upon the relevance of yoga philosophy to modern life, and a delicious closing meditation or relaxation.
The intended purpose of Jivamukti yoga is to remind us of the original aim of yoga, which is to provide a practitioner with a path towards enlightenment. Jivamukti yoga intertwines a holistic approach to living into every class, encouraging compassion for all living beings as a means of achieving grace.I don't have a lot of yoga experience; will this be a problem?
For more information about Jivamukti yoga visit www.jivamuktiyoga.com/
Will I be okay if I’m a beginner?
All our teachers cater to all levels of experience. We expect a wide range of yoga experience on each trip. Whatever your level you will be well catered for and looked after and will have the opportunity to develop your practise in positive ways.
Who will I be holidaying with?
Typically our groups are a mixture of men and women (though the women tend to outnumber the men), with a large number of guests travelling on their own but with some travelling as couples or with friends. Ages have ranged from 17 to 89 with a fair amount of 30 and 40 somethings.
We expect a wide range of yoga experience on each week. We anticipate that all groups will be made up of fun, friendly, like-minded people who will quickly feel at ease with each other and make firm friendships during the week
What does a typical day look like?
There will usually be two sessions of yoga each day, one in the morning and one in the evening. Each session will last about 1.5 - 2hrs, depending on group and venue. The time between classes is free to do as you please. We do arrange things to do and can arrange more, but if you just want to take some time out, lounge around and read a book, then that's fine too. We want you to get exactly what you want, and what you need from you trip. Perhaps you need to relax and sleep more, or perhaps you want to join your host and yoga teacher, surfing, scuba diving, jungle-trekking or taking a long walk down a deserted beach. The choice really is up to you.
Do I get to see anything of local interest?
Of course, there are options for everybody. Our selected venues are beautiful, but naturally while on holiday we'd expect guests to want to visit areas of local interest. There is plenty of time for exploring. We can help you organise a trip out to some of the 'must see' nearby destinations. Local taxi fares are usually pretty reasonable, but please note that it's not included in the cost of your trip.
What is included in the cost of my yoga holiday?
Unless otherwise stated:
Meals, water, teas and coffee
All yoga classes
Airport transfers from recommended airports on day of start and finish of retreat
What's not included?
Taxis and excursions
Alcohol and soft drinks
Massage / spa treatments unless stated
Do I need travel insurance?
Yes, travel insurance is compulsory for all bookings.
What if I have special dietary requirements?
We can accommodate most dietary requirements; there is space on the booking form to detail specific requirements
What else do I need to know before coming away?
After you have booked your Yoga Explorers holiday we'll email you with full details of your holiday, including specific information you may need for your destination. If you have any further enquiries you can call us any time on 0203 488 1715, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We're always happy to help.