Emily Stewart
Emily S

7-DAY SAILING + YOGA RETREAT

Yoga · Sliema, Malta
  • 7 days
  • 1 - 8 people
  • Moderate
$2400Per Person
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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!
We are running this retreat over the course of two different weeks in Summer 2017. The first is July 8-14. The second is August 5-11, 2017. These are the perfect times of year to take to the seas in Malta!
Emily Stewart and Ritianne Richardson are your instructors. Here is a snapshot of their biographies: Emily is founder of BASEDtraveler Bodies, a yoga-meets-journalism website that connects yoga and fitness practitioners around the world. Emily studied yoga for five months at the Sivananda Vedanta Ashram in Maduria, India, and at their rural retreat house in Tamil Nadu. She then certified with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Malta’s own Ritianne is the owner and operator of Hot Yoga Malta, Malta’s own boutique Hot Yoga studio. Her training in both Hot Yoga and traditional Ashtanga Yoga in India gives her not only a solid foundation as a teacher, but a varied and in depth understanding of both traditional and modern yoga.
  • 7 days and 6 nights accommodation on a Bavaria yacht
  • Three meals and two snacks daily
  • Airport transfers
  • All transportation during the retreat (aquatic and landed)
  • Yoga mats, water bottles, towels, and other Maltese gifts
  • Your skipper and yoga instructors
  • Optional tours and excursions
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips for the skipper
  • Yoga-appropriate clothing
  • Additional tours not listed in itinerary (emailed before retreat)
Please see the full course description on the HotYogaMalta website. Please feel free to get in-touch with us about the retreat! Our full contact details and event details are listed here: http://www.hotyogamalta.com/retreat-2016
Full refund 2 days prior to tour.
Kalkara Boat Harbour, Bormla, Malta
  • Day 1
    While the actual itinerary we pursue is subject to the waves and the wind, we'll practice yoga in some of the following places throughout the course of the trip: Meet-and-greet; enjoy a team dinner in Birgu, visit the Maritime Museum, open welcome gifts and get to know our boat.
  • Day 2
    Each day we will have either a morning or evening yoga session; a morning or evening sailing session; and a scenic tour or visit. We'll likely sail around St. Peter's Pool and dine in Marsaxlokk this first evening.
  • Day 3
    We'll sail past the gorgeous Dingli Cliffs, heading up the stunning northwest coast of Malta. We may find a quiet bay for an evening meditation and sound bath.
  • Day 4
    We'll likely use this day to visit Hagar Qim neolithic goddess worship temples on this day, practicing on ancient, hallowed ground. We'll likely get a scenic dinner at one of our favorite local restaurants in the area.
  • Day 5
    By Day 5 we are likely to head up and around Gozo, where we may have lunch in Victoria and practice yoga at Ta Pinu Shrine. Check out photos from last year's retreat; the shrine yoga practice is an all-time favorite!
  • Day 6
    After Gozo, we'll visit Comino, where we will find out own secluded bay away from hubub for turquoise snorkeling and cliff diving. We like to practice sunset yoga on a high hill in Comino, watching the sun setting over Gozo's cathedrals.
  • Day 7
    On our last day we may enjoy a morning Stand-Up Paddle Board session, if we haven't found a good time or place for SUP by now. We also may finish our retreat practicing on one of Valletta's quiet scenic overlooks. As mentioned above, where we ultimately eat, practice, and meditate is weather-dependent. Luckily, your skipper and instructors have a wealth of local navigation knowledge!
  • 7-Day Sailing + Yoga Retreat
  • 7-Day Sailing + Yoga Retreat
  • 7-Day Sailing + Yoga Retreat
  • 7-Day Sailing + Yoga Retreat
  • 7-Day Sailing + Yoga Retreat
  • 7-Day Sailing + Yoga Retreat
  • 7-Day Sailing + Yoga Retreat
  • 7-Day Sailing + Yoga Retreat
  • 7-Day Sailing + Yoga Retreat
  • 7-Day Sailing + Yoga Retreat

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$2400
Per Person
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