We know already what the combination of sun, sea & sailing has done to regenerate the energies of so many of our sailors. With the growing wave of “western” interest in the health benefits of yoga, meditation and mindfulness - how could we miss the chance to put all the above together??
The “…so much more” bit? Our concept is not just an hour’s yoga class on the beach, then let’s go sailing. Sure, we’ll be doing some traditional yoga, but also spending time with discussions on a variety of wellness subjects. Drawing both from wisdom of centuries past, to Luna’s novel interactive “games”, designed to get to know, care and share with each other as a group.
And - have a bunch of FUN doing it !!! Wellness thrives on love and laughter, not just “contemplating one’s navel” :)
"Everyone must do this at least once in his/her lifetime. Amazing crew, relaxing experience. ... the first two days on the boat gave me the peace and help me to get rid of all the stress and tension..."Matteo G
A sailboat always creates close, personal dynamics; it’s a small space, you get to know your crewmates real fast! As we’ve found with our Photo Workshops, having a common interest creates a focus that encourages an even closer team spirit.
How much more is our yoga experience going to add to these group dynamics ?? If you don’t go home with new lifelong friends, we’ll eat our cap’n’s hats !!
We’ll be doing at least one "traditional" (eg hatha) yoga class per day; plus additional practices for the super-keen who want to make the most of every yoga minute! Different styles, adapted to suit the group at the time. We expect a wide range of experience levels; beginners, you are totally welcome - expert yogis, don’t worry it will be "too easy", Luna will certainly find plenty to challenge you too !
The other discussions & talks will vary according to our sailing schedule; either sitting around on deck or maybe hanging out in a local village taverna.
As with all our SeaScape adventures - it's an active all-hands-on-deck experience!
Not that you need any previous sailing experience - if you're a newbie but keen to learn - great !! If pulling on ropes isn't really your cup o'tea; you can still be part of the team spirit by perhaps making everyone a Happy Hour gin n' tonic!
For our inaugural yoga/sailing trip, one of the boats will have a "girlie skipper"; so ladies, there will be no macho elbowing-you-off-winches, and certainly no yelling from the helm!
And OK boys, don't worry... the other boat skipper will be engaging in the also very traditional Greek habit of watching the world go by with Mythos in hand at a local taverna; so don't feel too threatened :)
Most of all - we are "owner/skippers" who care 100% that our guests have the best time ever; not just some freelancer with a one-more-pay-day attitude. Our boats are your "home-from-home", and we'd love to welcome you to our global family of SeaScape Old Salts!
Think yoga, meditation and such are a load of New Age hogwash? Ever tried it ?? You never know till you do. But for those whose partner would love to join, but you'd rather be caught with your pants down than in a Warrior Pose - that's fine! We have a “No Yoga” partner pricing too.
We have an answer to that too; definitely “hogwash” !! :) Purely the physical side of yoga has been proven to be an amazingly effective form of physiotherapy, for even serious injuries, strokes, etc. As for the mental & spiritual component - yes, it IS as intriguing as it sounds. Give it a go…
July 8-14 2018 *Introductory price of 1490 euro per person
Partner price for non-yoga participants; our usual 1350 eur/pp.
Itinerary: Our favourite Dodecanese islands of Greece
Inclusions: Same as ever! Our "No Surprises" philosophy. If it's onboard, it's included .
*As with many of our inaugural trips, we have a "get-the-ball-rolling" price for early signups. This is valid for our first 6 adventurous souls to jump onboard our very first yoga + sailing combo!
From the "traditional" path of teacher training in India, Luna has developed her own unique approach, adapting ancient eastern wisdom to a western style that can be applied in our often-crazy western lifestyles... all the time, not just "on the mat".
You can also drop her a line directly, chat and ask questions about the yoga component of the trip.
You can reach Lora in our office in the States (Arizona timezone) on
+1 623 546 5853 or US Tollfree 1 877 273 2722
Get in touch with any questions you have, and we'll get right back to you.