"Yoga holidays are often a great way to go a little deeper but if you are going to spend your hard earned money and time then seek out a really experienced and skilful teacher. Simon Low is a pioneer in his approach which weaves in eastern disciplines with yin and yang yoga and the latest scientific theory. The end result is that you leave feeling as if every joint in your body has been oiled and made fully mobile again. I've been going to his holidays and workshops for 12 years and always come back fizzing with energy. Simon puts meticulous care into his holidays from the choice of venue upwards. He attracts a discerning and warm crowd who are fun to spend time with. His relentless attention to detail makes it on my must-do list every year."Nahid de Belgeonne, Director and Founder of Good Vibes
VENUES – Each of our foreign destinations enjoys a unique location and special environment in which to practice yoga. A guest recently described the Thailand holiday as " the most luxurious holiday he had ever had, even though there is no running water or electricity on the floating bamboo village!" Simon Low prides himself on choosing the best possible venues for you to enjoy the most sumptious and rewarding holiday. While there is a deep focus on the yoga activities, these holidays are not presented as total immersion yoga retreats. The real holiday feel and benefits will be enormously enhanced by the yoga practice.
PRICES INCLUDE - Accommodation on a twin share basis with fellow bookers; all meals (vegetarian/fish) and all yoga tuition. Single rooms are available for an additional supplement, however it should be noted that availability of single rooms is limited and is on a first come first served basis.
PAYMENT TERMS - A non-refundable deposit of 50% is required on booking to secure your place. Subject to availability. Payment in full is required 6 weeks before the start of the holiday. You will be sent an automatic reminder 6 weeks before. It is also possible to pay in full at the time of booking. If you are unable to pay online, please email us requesting the option to pay by cheque or bank transfer. Please note that there is an additional charge of £12 if the paypal service is used. (We charge this on at cost.) If you would prefer to send a cheque, please make it out to Simon Low, but post it to Mary Elliott, 9 Derwent Close, Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex PO20 2FQ. Or we can give you our bank details if you would like to do a bank transfer. If you do this from a non-UK bank account, there is a £10 bank charge. Please note the specific payment instructions when booking a yoga holiday at Molino del Rey.
YOGA & SCHEDULE - A normal day includes a morning practice of 2-3 hours of dynamic Yang practice, usually around 0800 followed by breakfast or brunch and an afternoon practice of 2-3 hours of a more passive yin and restorative yoga usually at 1700. Dinner follows. Outside of these deeply relaxing extensive yoga sessions we allow plenty of time for holiday activities both active and passive. To allow for excursions the yoga schedule usually has one free afternoon followed by a morning off.
As well as the broad spectrum of Simon's Yin & Yang teachings, the sessions may include pranayama, meditation, and occasional partner work. Sometimes chanting is a feature of the class and is especially enjoyable, for example, as the evening descends in the beautiful yoga sala at Huzur Vadisi in Turkey. Unless otherwise stated, these holidays are suitable for all levels of experience from beginner up to teacher level. Simon is assisted at all his yoga events by teachers he has personally trained at The Yoga Academy, ensuring that all students enjoy experienced guidance and support throughout his classes.
R & R - The schedule allows plenty of time during the day for appointments with on-site massage therapists, excursions, trips to local villages, swimming, walking or simply relaxing and doing nothing! As stated above, there will be one afternoon & one morning session 'off' during the week. In some locations, such as Huzur Vadisi where there is an all inclusive boat trip arranged, excursions can be arranged for this 'off' period.
BOOKING – Once you have sent us your booking form, we will notify you of the amount to pay and send you a link to the payment page. If you opt to pay just the deposit at the time of booking, you will be sent an automatic reminder 6 weeks before the event for the remainder. Approximately 6 weeks before we will also email you comprehensive information with directions to the venue, what to bring with you, and a more detailed schedule.
TRAVEL – You are free to book your travel with whomever you choose, but please make sure that you give us your travel details as soon as you have confirmed these.
For more information go to Venues