For a second year in a row, HotYogaMalta partners with BASEDtraveler Bodies to host a yoga retreat that literally and figuratively causes yogis to float away into the blue abyss. Over the course of seven days and six nights, attendees are challenged and delighted in a variety of sailing, sightseeing, and yoga activities. While the exact schedule is flexible, subject to Mother Earth's choice of wind and sea conditions, attendees are guaranteed to a daily yoga practice at Malta's most special, striking, and scenic locations. They'll also receive a daily workshop in a variety of other practices, like Stand-Up Paddle Board Yoga (SUP Yoga), Photography, meditation, singing bowls, and whatever else floats our way! The final emphasis of the retreat is, obviously, on sailing. Throuhgout the course of the week our smiling skipper will teach the sailing fundamentals, building up to the final days when the group steers our own sailboat to it's top gears. To keep us from becoming total mer-folk, we'll also take a walking tour of one of the oldest Goddess Worship temples in the world, Hagar Qim. Of course, we'll channel our inner Goddess practicing a deep yoga flow thereafter.
While it's true that the Sailing + Yoga Retreat is a more action-packed retreat than, say, laying on the beach in Costa Rica, we are strong proponents of the ancient practice of stillness. We choose to sail because it brings us closer to the earth, wind, air, and, if we take time to feel it, our own fire. We know that ether is what unites all worldly and heavenly beings, and it is only when we're focused, relaxed, and at-peace that we can truly sense the human interaction with the elements and each other. That's why we make sure to provide plenty of time for soaking up sun on the boat, getting your feet sandy on secluded beaches, and interacting with other retreat attendees. After year one we marveled at how much brighter, browner, and brainier our yogis were. We aim to recreate this deep, luxurious relaxation in year two!