YOGA RETREAT IN CORSICA feat. WHOLESOME COOKING AND HORSEBACK RIDING
Yoga Retreat in Corsica
Do you love yoga and staying in stunningly beautiful, unique hotels in nature? I invite you to join me in one of the most beautiful hotels on earth, located in a very peaceful green heart of Corsica.
Let me transport you there for a moment. Imagine a designer hotel created with attention to the smallest detail, using the highest quality materials and featuring welcoming in- and outdoor spaces soaked in fragrant Mediterranean vegetation.
You open the window and invite into the room a soothing trickle of a gentle stream. You take rest after lunch and enjoy the sound of the birdsong as a soundtrack and the intoxicating fragrance of essential oils in the air, coming to your window from the pine forest surrounding the property. You practice yoga in a room with view that is truly one of a kind: mountains, forests and a river.
Your daily yoga and meditation practice makes you feel more and more connected to your body, mind and soul. Toned, strong, calm, clear, present is how you feel every day. Your mind is both sharper and softer - the unique effect of regular meditation. You know you are taking care of yourself the best possible way.
In addition to a wholesome yoga programme, this retreat will offer you an opportunity to learn to cook balanced Ayurvedic meals so that you can continue to support your wellbeing after the retreat as well.
And if you are interested in horse riding, you can enjoy this amazing experience with the most spectacular backdrop in Corsica!
I found this unique and peaceful hotel in Corsica while exploring the island, and completely fell in love with it the moment I walked into the property.
I've traveled the world, but rarely have a found a place with the energy like this one. The way that the absolutely stunning hotel meets nature, how they dance and intertwine together is really very organic and natural. The hotel is a part of nature and nature is a part of the hotel, and synergistically they become a true sanctuary that is healing and nourishing.
I remember that as I was walking through the hotel's internal spaces, spa, wooden terraces lined by the olive trees, my shoulders relaxed, my face softened and I just felt completely filled with such a deep sense of gratitude for the beauty of this planet we get to call home and that places like this architectural masterpiece exist.
What a magnificent place for a retreat. I wouldn't change a single thing!
I absolutely can't wait to welcome you there.
Nestled in a magnificent green valley in the middle of Corsica, our retreat hotel offers a unique and exceptional experience amidst outstanding natural beauty.
It's situated along the riverbank and features cosy and stylish bedrooms, each of them being unique. Meticulous attention to detail and the use of natural materials make our retreat a haven of peace, combining comfort, modernity, serenity, and intimacy, providing a homely feel.
The charm of our retreat hotel is infused with the wild beauty of nature. It's a paradise for nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and those who love horse riding. For me personally, horse riding in Corsica has been an experience I'll never forget and I can't recommend it enough.
Besides our yoga, cooking and horseback riding programme, you'll be able to explore rugged mountains and enjoy scenic walks through pine tree forests. The hotel provides refreshing options such as swimming in the clear waters of the river or the heated private pool at 29°C.
We also have 2 suites available - please contact us for details!
YOGA PRACTICE AND YOUR TEACHER
This yoga retreat is lead by me - Elena. I am the founder of Sparkling Yoga Retreats. I am a psychologist and have been leading retreats and teacher trainings for over 10 years. I have a strong background in both technical and therapeutic aspects of yoga and meditation and over 16 years experience of teaching yoga and meditation.
Read more about me here.
This yoga retreat is designed for all levels of practitioners including beginners, intermediate and experienced practitioners. During this retreat, you will have an opportunity to experience a variety of approaches to hatha yoga, from elemental vinyasa flow to peaceful hatha with a therapeutic quality as well as a myriad of supportive practices including myofascial release technique and resistance training targeting stabilising muscles.
Programme components of this yoga retreat
- elemental vinyasa flow
- alignment based hatha yoga
- in-depth self-myofascial release techniques
- restorative flow
- yin yoga
- pranayama / breath work
- seated meditation - guided and self-guided
- restful yoga nidra (yoga sleep) meditation in savasana
All sessions will be adapted to the participants in the room. You will receive guidance on how to modify poses and lots of individualised attention.
Delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners all feature lots of scrumptious and fresh local produce as well as vegetarian dinners.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Included in the price of the yoga retreat is
- 5-day/4-night yoga retreat package (you can also book extra nights before and/or after the retreat programme)
- stay in a spectacular hotel
- generous buffet breakfasts
- light lunches
- restaurant dinners
- 2 cooking classes with Elena featuring a plant based Ayurveda inspired menu
- rich yoga programme featuring 2 yoga and meditation classes with an expert teacher daily
Pricing details are available in the booking form - just click on the date that you are interested in at the top of the page or in calendar.
TYPICAL DAY at our yoga retreat in Corsica
7.30-9.00 morning yoga and meditation practice
9.00-10.00 breakfast at the hotel
10.00-13.00 hike, river dips, rest or (optional) horseback riding
13-14 light lunch
14-16 rest or massage at the spa
16-17:30 yoga and meditation practice
18.00 dinner or cooking class + dinner
Our location is approximately the same distance from both airports in Corsica: Ajaccio and Bastia. It takes about 1.5 hours to drive to the retreat from Ajaccio or Bastia airport. So you can choose either one of the two. You can also book a transfer if needed.
You will receive further instructions upon registration.
SPA AND SWIMMING POOL
Nestled in a natural and wild setting, our large heated swimming pool and the new massage cube cabin are waiting to be enjoyed by you!
The surreal beauty of the granite rocks shaped by erosion and the bluish grey river creates a dreamlike atmosphere, blurring the lines between man and nature's creation.
The wooden decking around the pool provides warmth and a perfect spot to bask in the sunshine, be lulled by the river, and enjoy a siesta.
There's also a beautifully designed massage cube made of wood and glass available at the hotel, providing a unique experience floating above the river while receiving a massage. Reserve this moment of pure bliss and, for a refreshing swim, follow the path amid stone walls and terraced gardens leading to the river.
WHEN IS THE BEST SEASON TO JOIN THIS YOGA RETREAT IN CORSICA?
For me personally, May is the best season for a yoga retreat in this location in Corsica. It's not touristy (yet), the flights are already operating regularly and there are lots of options, the nature is in full bloom, the temperatures are warm and pleasant, inviting for outdoor adventures. And of course, the wildflowers are blossoming and the island smells divine!
PLANNING YOUR ARRIVAL
Our yoga retreat in Corsica is easiest to travel to from Ajaccio or Bastia airports, and the best time to land in these airports would be in the morning or around noon on the first day of the retreat. You can also plan to arrive a day earlier. The programme starts in late afternoon, so you would have enough time to arrive without stress, check in, settle in your room and meet the group at 4.30pm on the arrival day.
The best time for your departure flight from Ajaccio or Bastia would be in the evening of the departure day.
TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR GUESTS
Loved everything! Wunderbar!
This was my first yoga retreat and it exceeded my expectations on all levels: stunning location in the Swiss Alps, the cosiest hotel with friendly staff that make you feel at home, a sparkling yoga teacher bubbling with positive energy, that will guide you through different yoga styles and help you gain strength in your body and peace in your mind.
I love here today feeling stronger and grateful for my body, with a calm mind and loving heart. Thank you for helping me achieve this!
Thank you for your laughter Elena! Best medicine in the world!
I hope we meet again.
Thank you for such a beautiful and fun retreat, Elena! I arrived exhausted and malnourished. And am leaving energized, restored, and replenished with minerals and fresh microbiota. Loved the group, adore the location, and appreciate your flows. I will be back.
Everything was amazing, nothing truly could be done better, cause it was perfect. Loved the location, loved the group, loved the sequences, loved the energy. Beautiful place! LOVED IT ALL.
Being a repeat customer, this is my 3rd retreat with Elena, and I can't wait for more! This is a very unique experience, with beautiful flows, amazing locations, and such fun participants!
Thank you for a lovely 4-day retreat!
It was great to meet people from so many different places and at different phases of life but see that we all are connected at a human level when we come to a safe space and share.
Elena - I feel like you would light up any room that you walk into! Your spiritual practice is clearly so strong for someone so young and it has been a true pleasure to be on your retreat.
On a practical level, all was great and well organised. Thanks for picking great menus!
It was really wonderful, I liked the variety in yoga very much & also the quotes you have selected touched me much. All in all, the spirit of you and the whole setup are healing and magical!
Thank you very much ♡