Galanias, Sardinia

1 Week Retreat | August 2019

Join Laura Gilmore for a transformational week of yoga at the stunning Galanios in Sardinia. This retreat will take you to the depths of yoga practice, with master- and humourful teaching in a gloriously sunny and relaxing environment.

The Yoga

A week retreat with Laura Gilmore will give you the time and space to connect more deeply with yourself. Laura has more than 20 years practice experience to draw upon to create a suitable practice for you, and has been teaching since 1990. Her practice and teaching include Hatha yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Buddhist meditation and Tantra practices. Laura teaches with intuitive understanding of the needs of her students. With clarity she shares a deep knowledge of asana interwoven with the deeper wisdom of yoga. She teaches with warmth and humour and loves to share the practices of yoga and meditation.

Each morning there will be a dedicated 2 hour practice to focus the mind, and warm and tone the body. The morning asana (postures) practice will provide clear alignment while moving on the breath into flowing asana where suitable. The afternoons provide time to ease and release the body, and centre the mind with mindfulness, breath and meditation practices. We may also work more deeply into the release of hips, shoulders and other trouble spots!

Yoga sessions take place on the wonderful outdoor yoga platform. This authentic, spacious and airy circular shala has hardwood floors and draped walls which can be opened up to show off stretching ocean views.

Definitely one the best things I have ever done and shall most certainly book up again! I thought it was 5* and wholeheartedly had a wonderful time so thank you.

– Participant in Laura’s Bardouly retreat, May 2018

The Venue

Set in in a quiet location on the Eastern coast of Sardinia, Galanias is a stone’s throw away from the wide stretch of sandy beach of La Torri di Bari and the warm Mediterranean sea. The hotel itself is a peaceful oasis with gardens, two swimming pools and a total of only 43 rooms. It is a highly rated family-owned property and run by a happy and welcoming team.

Apart from enjoying the beach, in between yoga sessions guests can relax in the pretty poolside cabanas, enjoy relaxing massages, Reflexology and Thai stretching sessions, or for those looking for adventure the friendly hotel team can help you organise local excursions both on land and sea!

The Food

Expect deliciously fresh Sardinian cuisine with a tasty and plentiful breakfast and dinner. After morning yoga guests can enjoy a fresh, bountiful buffet. The evening dinner includes a starters buffet and a selection of main courses all showcasing local ingredients with plenty of fruit, vegetables as well as fish and meat for those that would like it. The food is delicious, local Sardinian cuisine, prepared with pride.

Accommodation

The bright and light Garden rooms at Galanias are decorated in a traditional Sardinian style with all furniture made by local artisans. They’re set in the hotel gardens a very short stroll across from the main hotel and yoga shala and are lovely and peaceful. Bedrooms are also available in the main hotel building. All rooms are ensuite and have air conditioning so even in the summer months guests can stay cool.

Booking

Prices include:

  • 7 nights ensuite accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Water during yoga
  • All scheduled yoga
  • Free wi-fi.

Prices exclude: flights, additional food/beverages, personal insurance, massages, laundry, excursions and airport transfers.

Please check availability first by simply calling Destination Yoga on 020 3235 0122, or filling in their enquiry form online.

Once they have confirmed availability for your chosen retreat, they will take a deposit of £350 and you can book your flights. If your booking is less than 10 weeks prior to the start of the retreat they would need to take full payment rather than a deposit.

Balance payments are required 10 weeks prior to departure.

Transport

Please note that this retreat is organised and managed by Destination Yoga. Please contact them directly if further information is required. Their office hours are Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm.