Course Locations & Dates
Join me for the first of the Wisdom and Light Training Escapes in 2018. The location is Crete, just a four hour flight from the UK, we are travelling just ~39 km from Chania Airport in Western Crete to another world.
I am teaching at an exquisitely-restored traditional hotel set in a two hundred year old historic building, with spa, pool, verdant gardens and magnificent views, set on the slopes of a hill with views over the Mediterranean, in the middle of an olive grove and next to the oldest olive-tree in the world.
This immersive experience in the sheer natural beauty of the environment will enable you to totally relax, rejuvenate and fully absorb the teachings. The lush gardens are rich in tropical plants, vibrant bougainvillea, plum, lemon and fig trees; sweet smelling jasmine and all surrounded by a sea of olive trees; the source of all oil used at the hotel.
Hidden throughout the gardens are little seating areas, footpaths ideal for walking, and little nooks where you can enjoy the tranquillity and calmness, with just the sound of the cicadas to disturb the incredible peace and quiet. The hotel grounds are magical, hammocks hang beneath the huge oak trees fed by the underground streams, wander around the ruins of a Venetian house, sit on the stone benches with their panoramic views or simply meander through the olive groves and orchards which encircle the main building.
You can book one of the many themed holistic treatments offered here, including use of the sauna, an aromatherapy massage or a jacuzzi with rose petals and jasmine oil, and relax by the gorgeous swimming pool with spectacular views of Kolimbari and the valley below.
A short walk away is the oldest living olive tree in the World, some 2,500 years old. A series of walks which can be taken from here, some guided, which can lead to waterfalls, hilltop Byzantine churches or simply to enjoy rural Crete at its finest. Close by are the beaches of Kolimbari, Falasarna and Balos. A drive through the White Mountains will take you to the south-coast and whale and dolphin-spotting cruises.
Start the day with a buffet breakfast. Healthy breads and paximadia. A choice of fresh fruits including many picked from the garden.
Guests are free to take their breakfast anywhere they wish in the gorgeous grounds. Lunch is an informal affair of light salads and snacks, or a picnic is prepared if you would prefer to follow the shepherd trails around the hotel and have lunch on the go.
The local chef is renowned for his hearty dishes. These include many secrets recipes handed down from his grandmother.
Everything is cooked fresh daily using only the finest ingredients available.
This course is being run in Crete in June and September 2018.
Either arrive on Sunday, 3rd June for an Evening Reception; the course will take place between Monday, 4th and Friday 8th.
Or join us on Sunday, 16th September for an Evening Reception; the course will take place between Monday, 17th and Friday 21st.
THINGS TO DO IN WESTERN CRETE
Walking & Hiking:
Samaria Gorge / Deliana Gorge / Imbros Gorge / Therisso Gorge / Rokka Gorge
Botanical Park & Garden Crete
Elafonissi : paradise!
Balos & Gramvoussa : by boat from Kissamos to the blue lagoons
Beach of Meniez : by boat from Kolymbar
Seitan Beach : z-shaped secret beach
Fallasarna : endless beach and little bays
Lake of Kournas : crystal clear water & swimming with turtles
Paléochora : South Coast / Libyan Sea
Terra Creta Olive oil Factory
Wineries Manousakis / Karavitakis / Dourakis
Monastery / Historical:
German War Cemetery Maleme / War Cemetery Souda bay
German Shelter museum in Platanias
Arkadi Monstastery / Agia Triada Monastery / Chryssoska Litissa Monastery
Necropole Armeni Tombs (Rethymnon)
Nightlife & Shopping:
Diving & Snorkling
...and so much more !
Costs & What's Included
There are three shared room package options:
Standard Room £899
Superior Room £949
Deluxe Room £989
Arrive on Sunday for dinner with the group, leave on Friday after breakfast (or extend your stay in this wonderful tranquil hotel).
What’s Included in your package:
♥ Dinner with local wine on Sunday evening
♥ Four days of teaching, Monday to Thursday
♥ All teaching materials
♥ Ongoing support in a private Facebook Group
♥ Bed, Breakfast & Lunch Monday - Thursday (shared twin room)
♥ Breakfast before you travel onward on Friday
What's not included
♥Dinner Monday to Thursday is not included.
♥Flights and travel are not included; however assistance will be given so that you can share local travel with other students.
Many International Airlines have direct flights to Chania Airport some 39km away from the course location (do not be tempted to fly to Heraklion which is about a three hour drive from Ano Vouves).
Here is a link to Skyscanner so you can check flights from your local airport.
Places are limited.
A £150 non-refundable deposit secures your place now; the remaining balance is due 12 weeks prior to the event.
*Single occupancy can be accommodated if space permits, please contact me for details.