Destination Namaste’s Spring Yoga and Well being retreat, Apirl/May 2016, was hosted in Figari, Corsica, with Theresa Moodie. Below are a few words by Theresa about her magical experience working as a Yoga instructor on the Island of beauty:
This being my first visit to the magnificent island of Corsica, I could not have asked for a more perfect location to host my first retreat. Nor could I have asked for a better partner in crime than Destination Namaste.
I had the most incredible time, whether scouting the perfect beaches for evening classes, exploring tucked away coves or selecting hikes along the coastline for our guests. Come drizzle, sunshine, wind or crisp mornings, each day was an absolute spoil for choice. Time and time again the island delivered beauty, variety and picture perfect scenery.
The accommodation was perfectly chosen by Lara and her team for the type of retreat I had in mind. A breath taking view from the front terrace, afternoon swims and sun tanning around the salt pool. The aroma of wild rosemary and lavender bushes surrounding us. Only a short drive away from some of the best beaches along the coastline, not far from Bonifacio and a mere ten minutes from the airport of Figari. You really could not ask for more!
The villa itself was perfect for Yoga classes. Some were held on the terrace, some outside at the pool and there was plenty of space inside the lounge area for the chillier Spring evening classes. A warm, welcoming kitchen with a central table and outside dining area. It was a matter of minutes until we all settled in and felt right at home.
A huge thank you to Lara and her team for all the delicious, tasty and nutritious meals. Not too mention the teams knowledge of the language, local cuisine, ingredients and hidden away beaches, hikes and daily adventures.
With no shortage of natural produce, be it wine, fruit, vegetables or cheese, there was never a lack of variety. Like all things that take effort, planning, hard work and great enthusiasm, once the moment had arrived, the time flew so, so fast.
We couldn’t believe when it was time to say our goodbyes!
On behalf of Destination Namaste and myself, I would like to extend a huge thank you to all our guests. The many people that supported this adventure and gave us such magical feedback and reviews. It would not have been such an incredible experience without your participation.
We cannot wait to do it all over again!
Words by Theresa