International Lifestyle Magazine Issue 56 - Page 94

Since then the Divine Retreats collection has grown with a few special places in Greece that all have one thing in common: stunning location (with sea view) (aaaahs and ooohs and WOWs at arrival is the norm), a special healing energy and warm hospitality This year Carmen discovered another piece of paradise on the island of Lefkada, which became known as Urania Yoga Heaven. The official name is Urania Luxury Villas. Urania in Greek means ‘heaven’, and Ourania is the name of the owner. Carmen fell in love with the beauty of the area and so, another divine location was added to the destination list. “A week of absolute bliss for body mind and soul and all the senses in this stunning luxury retreat on the beautiful island of Lefkada - having just returned from this place myself, I can assure you: it feels like heaven! Urania luxury villas offer breath taking views over the Ionian Sea and absolute peace and quiet only the song of birds to be heard. The accommodation is delightful, distinctive architecturally designed stone houses with private pools, all rooms with ocean views and private bathrooms, some with jacuzzi. Work on the new yoga shala has just started, hidden away under olive trees and with views to die for. This is absolute Yoga heaven! I even dare to bet that very soon it will feature amongst the top world yoga retreats. And we were there first!” Carmen Klammer, owner of Divine Retreats and you could be too with two retreats being launched in September 2014. The owner of the location,Ourania Sideri, chose this location because of the high healing energy she felt there. Starting out with only their private family holiday home, she felt compelled to create a space where people could come and truly rejuvenate. Urania Luxury Villas are located in one of the most beautiful areas of southern Lefkas island, near the famous Greek beaches of Egkremnoi and Porto Katsiki and an ancient Apollo temple site. Every retreat with Divine Retreats, as you would imagine, are special. The locations as simply stunning and each has something individual and special so you can book to attend:A yoga retreat. Detox and healing massage retreat. Thai massage training. The freestyle yoga project. Yoga, raw food and healing and all of these can be found on the website or by clicking this link http://www.divineyogaretreats. com/#!yoga-retreats/c1b4w Joining Divine Retreats also understand that it is easy to be at one when you are within such a beautiful environment, but what about when you return home. Divine Retreats offer you continuous support after your return with a list of the best yoga teachers and therapists in the UK, and Carmen Klammer is a certified yoga teacher Reiki practitioner and nutritional healer, and happy to assist with one to one sessions at any time before or after your retreat. On the retreats, you will gain the tools you need to take home with you, this is not just a great retreat, this is a truly life enhancing and life changing experience. If you are a yoga teacher yourself and would like to organise your own retreat, but just do not have enough hours in the day to organise it all yourself, then you can also use the services of Divine Retreats who will organise everything for you, all you have to do is arrive! What I really love about Divine Retreats is that Divine Retreats are not just for yoga holidays. All the locations are not yoga retreat centres, but holiday destinations, and perfect for a romantic holiday,