With great anticipation I was preparing to organize, for the second time, after 2017, the Yoga Retreat on the four-day vacation of Clean Monday 2020 at the very special and impressive The Westin Costa Navarino in Pylos, Messinia. It was like I had left something unfinished last time and I came back with a big group of people to live a special experience of wellness in a place where sustainability, environment and authentic hospitality are paramount values.
Every time I’m looking for the right words to describe in the best possible way my feelings, after every one of my Yoga Retreats. In a place, that can’t be compared to anything else, The Westin Costa Navarino, set the conditions for another successful retreat. There were many activities, classes both in the morning and the evening focused on the wheel (yoga wheel), walks on the beach, the endless golf courses and Voidokilia, treatments at the award-winning Anazoe Spa, tennis, swimming and aqua gym in the indoor pool and cycling. Breakfast and dinner at the restaurants of the hotel were another special experience.
The most beautiful journey is the one we take inside us
We enjoyed the Messinian nature at its best. Centenarians, golden-green olive groves, sandy beaches spread upon the Ionian coastline and a delicate, refreshing sea breeze accompanied out first true spring day outing.
We got rid of the burdens of winter and loaded up our energy systems
During the four-day vacation of Clean Monday there were many activities at the hotel, such as traditional cooking, kite making, “lagana” making, a historical reassure hunt and of course kite flying on Clean Monday.