Walking and Yoga Holiday
Walks in 'natural Greece' and yoga
Our walking holidays combine wonderful local walks and yoga. During your week you can choose some or all of the walks and yoga classes on offer. The walks range from easy strolls lasting a couple of hours to more demanding ascents and walks along the gorges, mountains and ancient kalderimi (dry stone footpaths) that might last 4 to 5 hours.
What makes our walking and yoga weeks a holiday, is that we encourage our guests to pick and choose from the available walks and yoga classes. A holiday is about time out for yourself, so we are happy if you take time out to rest or do your own thing too. The yoga classes are suited to the experienced practitioner as well as the beginner, your teacher guiding you according to your abilities.
We are situated in the Mani region of the Peloponnese, one of the most stunning and inspiring regions of Greece. Behind The Spirit of life Centre are the magnificent Taygetos Mountains, with walking trails leading up to the peaks and the start of the trans-Europe E4 hiking route.
In the olive groved foothills there are walks winding past traditional Greek villages, old Byzantine churches and traditional stone houses with their distinctive towers. Paths wind along the magnificent gorges with their old monastaries.Finally there are the coastal walks that cling to the cliff edges.
Spring is a stunning period of the year in the Mani. The warm, sunny days make it perfect for exploring the foothills and olive groves. The landscape is ablaze with the colours of poppies, cyclamen, anemones, irises and more than 600 unique species of plants.
In Autumn and Winter, the dry Greek summer landscape suddenly comes alive again with the first burst of beautiful flowers and greenery. The weather is still wonderful with sunny days, but cooler - perfect for walking.
Greece outside the summer months is truly a revelation for everyone who visits it for the first time. (See the wildlife pages for more information). The weather even in winter is often sunny with frequent blue skies.