Is it time for a solo adventure?

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Solo holidays with Sardinia Yoga

Solo holidays can feel a bit daunting but they’re such a great way of recharging your batteries and having a bit of ‘me’ time.

But, admittedly all that ‘me’ time can get a bit much after a few days; which is why an activity holiday – like one of our wonderful yoga holidays could be just the thing for you.

Whether you’re in Sardinia, Majorca or Croatia we’ve got just the right balance – you start the day off with a light breakfast, then it’s a two hour yoga session with our incredible yoga teachers and the amazing views that our locations have to offer. Then it’s a big, delicious brunch with the group and then the day is yours. Whether you want to explore the local areas, try out some delicious local cuisine or simply relax in the sun with your favourite book – it’s up to you.  We don’t make you stick to any sort of tight schedule and free time really is free.

So, if this is just the antidote for the hectic you’re currently living then how about you visit our website and have a look at the dates we’ve got available at all three of our venues.

We can’t wait to see you there!

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The Great Escape!

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The season begins

We’re so excited that our new season is almost upon us!

On the 24th March we’re opening our doors for the first time this year in magical Majorca!

And, if like us you’re over this cold wintery weather – because quite honestly it feels like winter’s really dragging its heels this year – then how about you plan your great escape and come join us? We still have spaces left over the Easter weekend in Cala d’Or and we’d love to see you there!

Our season this year looks a little bit like this:

Cala d’Or Majorca

  • 24 March – 29 May
  • 29 September – 03 November

Sardinia

  • 19 May – 28 July
  • 25 August – 29 September

Croatia

  • 26 May – 21 July
  • 25 August – 13 October

The great thing about one of our yoga holidays at all of our venues is that you can tailor the trip however you like. There’s no set check in day, you can stay for a few days or even a week. We run extra yoga classes in the afternoon or you can just relax on the beach with a good book.

If you’d like more information on any three of the venues and the dates above don’t hesitate to take a look at our website, fill in our contact form or drop us an email at bookings@sardiniayoga.com and we’ll answer any questions you may have or get you booked up onto your next luxurious yoga holiday.

The end of another wonderful season

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A huge thank you to all our wonderful guests for joining us and for coming back and for visiting our different venues.
We have had another great year of growth with guests visiting from England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Netherlands, Canada, USA, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Italy and France.

Thank you also to all our wonderful yoga teachers for their inspiration, hard work and dedication. Our last yoga class of 2017 was on Saturday morning in Majorca and then we look ahead to 2018.

Yoga and Anxiety

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It’s probably quite fair to say to we all go through bouts of anxiety in our lives – whether it’s feeling anxious about something that’s happening at work or home or even an actual panic attack. I don’t know about you but these anxious feelings can leave me feeling pretty useless; a bit out of control.

One way I have always been taught to deal with my anxious feelings is simply by breathing. Deep breath in for one, two, three, four. Deep breath out for one, two, three, four.

By concentrating on breathing I wasn’t allowing myself to concentrate on those horrible little thoughts creeping into my mind.

Another way I’ve found to deal with my anxiety is to take to the yoga mat. Whenever I leave my yoga class I always feel like a weight has been lifted. There’s a couple of poses that are known to help alleviate those anxious feelings and bring you back to the present moment.

Childs Pose
This pose helps to relieve tension in the back, neck and shoulders and is known as a place of rest in your practice. This is an area where a lot of people hold their stress, but when we’re in this pose we concentrate on our breathing which can then help to alleviate that stress.

Cat / Cow pose
This combination can be extremely relaxing. Keep your eyes closed to allow you to focus on connecting each movement to your breath.

Seated Forward Bend
This pose can relieve anxiety and headaches. As you practice this asana your mind calms down and stress and worry can leave your body.

If you feel that things such as breathing, yoga and other forms of exercise which can be great to help anxiety aren’t working then do go visit your Doctor – we aren’t medical professionals here at Sardinia Yoga; just yoga lovers.

Keep Saluting the Sun

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The Sun Salutation is a very ancient technique of paying respect and expressing our gratitude to the Sun, which is the source of all forms of life on the planet.

We often run through them on auto pilot and see them as just a warm up; but here’s 5 reasons why you need to make the most of your next round of sun salutations:

  1. We salute the sun to give thanks for the new day
  2. The Sun represents our Third Eye centre and Sun Salutations can energise, activate and ultimately balance our seven chakras
  3. Sun Salutations can be a form of meditation while we’re moving – being able to focus on the breathing means we can build mental focus and concentration
  4. Sun Salutations quicken the blood whilst calming our minds
  5. Sun Salutations can bring us more strength, tone to the body and flexibility. It opens hamstrings, shoulders and chest.

That yoga glowing buzz

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I’ve recently taken quite the hiatus from yoga – about 10 months to be exact. I used to make my way to the yoga mat 3 -5 times a week but for one reason (excuse) or another I managed to avoid that mat for 10 whole months. I had decided that yoga wasn’t giving me what I needed from a work out, it wasn’t hard enough, I wasn’t sweating enough. That limited time I allotted to exercise in my diary was making way instead to weight training, HIIT workouts or body pump.

I kept meaning to get back to yoga but the summer months absolutely flew by, my work days were gone in a flash, weekends were over before they even began and we’ve rolled into Autumn without any real warning whatsoever; so I needed the quick hard workouts to fit around everything else in the diary.

But this week, as things are starting to slow down I got myself back into the yoga studio and oh I was glad I did! What took me so long to get back there?! I went to a hot yoga class and for 75 minutes I stretched, I took deep breaths and I sweated – boy did I sweat!! And it was glorious!

I left the session feeling happier, more relaxed and glowing (however there’s every chance the glow was just sweat!) than I’d felt in a while and that ‘yoga glowing buzz’ reminded me just why I fell in love with yoga in the first place.

Missing Game of Thrones?

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Sunset at yacht harbour in Dubrovnik

If you feel like there’s something missing now that the latest season of Game of Thrones is over then how about a little visit to the set of King’s Landing in Dubrovnik?

If you’re staying with us at Croatia Yoga; based in the village of Mlini then you’re a mere 15 minutes away from the old town of Dubrovnik; which was the main filming location in Croatia for the fictional city in Games of Thrones!

And seeing as the afternoons are yours to do as you please then a tour of the old town could be just the thing to keep you going until the next series starts!

Our season ends in Croatia on the 7th October, so there’s still time to book your place! Get in touch now!