Glo Retreats invites you on a life changing movement and wellness journey to a landscape that has not changed in centuries, encompassed by olive trees and cerulean green-blue waters of Ionian Sea of Western Greece. We created this unique retreat for anyone passionate about movement, wellness, nutrition and nature, and for those needing a break from a daily grind.
The intention for this retreat is to deepen your mind-body connection, explore your physical potential and to learn about how your body moves and functions best. We are excited to welcome our favourite personal trainer and movement specialist Sam Burrows. Sam will guide you through dynamic and fun ways of moving as well as working on your balance, coordination, strength and flexibility. Sam has been a trainer for 5 years working in mainstream gyms and outdoor spaces but now with a permanent home at Fieldworks Gym in Hackney. Sam’s passion lies in movement; exploring new ranges and possibilities with our physical bodies is what excites him. Sam believes movement is key to longevity and recently becoming a father had made him realise that even more. Watching his baby move so freely and with such ease inspires him to teach new ways of moving.
We are also delighted to welcome Glo’s favourite chef, Flick Skinner. Flick is fascinated by the importance of the gut microbiome and therefor prebiotic and fermented foods. The power to heal body through food is something very important to Flick and continues to inspire her cooking. In a modern world where industrial farming techniques, stressful lifestyles and toxicity are de pleating our nutrient consumption and damaging our health, we believe cooking from scratch with local, seasonal, nutritionally dense and of course delicious produce is a must to restore optimal health and happiness.
For those of you who wish to further your knowledge and learn some healthy food skills Flick will be offering a bread and a ferments making class during the week (£30 per workshop).
In your free time you will have an opportunity of having holistic treatments (osteopathy, massage, acupuncture or physiotherapy) with Glo founder, Osteopath and wellness devotee Ola Daniewska . Any concerns, niggles and aches that may arise during the week will be addressed and treated with exceptional care.
– 7 nights accommodation in a luxury, eco-friendly seafront villa with stunning views over Ambracian Gulf. Infinity pool, outdoor cinema, stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, private access to the sea, fresh vegetable garden and a seafront yoga/exercise platform shaded by olive and lavender groves. The estate also hosts a family of friendly chickens (fresh eggs every day!).
– Nutritious meals (brunch and dinner), healthy snacks and smoothies freshly prepared by exceptional chef Flick Skinner. Please note: this is not a vegetarian retreat but we will try to accommodate your dietary requirements as best as possible. At the retreat Flick will be preparing a communal feast twice per day of fresh, local and simple food to compliment your week of yoga, rest and recovery. There will be a 14 hour gap between dinner and breakfast for those of you who wish to fast to help aid digestion and cellular restoration. However, tea, coffee, fruit and snacks will be available always!
– Twice daily movement sessions with Sam Burrows including animal flow, callisthenics, kayaking, running, cycling and stretching! All levels are welcomed.
8.30 – 9.30am – Morning movement session
10.30am – Brunch
Free time: Treatments, swimming, chilling, sunbathing.
5.30 – 6.30pm – Evening movement session
7.00pm – Dinner
The villa is located on the beachfront near Sparto, a tiny village perched high above Ionian Sea in Southern (mainland) Greece.
Closest airport is Preveza (30 mins drive to the villa) with direct flights from London Gatwick on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Athens Airport is approx 3-4 hours drive to the villa.
Shared twin room (en suite)- £1100 (6 places available)
Private double room (en suite) – £1400 (3 places available)
(Flights and airpot transfers not included)
This retreat is open to both men and women and can only accommodate nine guests. Please get in touch as soon as possible if you wish to join us.