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Brexit and how it affects your travel

2018 - for those of you already registered for summer 2018 and beyond please  be aware that the venue may increase their costs to us for next season due to exchange rate changes and if this happens we will, sadly, have to pass the increase on to you. We would expect the increases to be minimal.

Some prices have risen due to exchange rates - sorry!

Updates - flight delays


My flight has been delayed. Can I get compensation?

Check the Citizens advice website for detailed information by following this link

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/holiday-cancellations-and-compensation/if-your-flights-delayed-or-cancelled/

Also read the following

Airlines don't have to pay out for delays caused by snow because weather is classified as an "extraordinary circumstance" – though some airlines may issue a refund at their discretion. For those of you flying to India you are almost certainly on a non EU airline so contact them direct to see exactly what you are entitled to.

According to Which magazine you can challenge your airline if you don't agree there were extraordinary circumstances – for example, if you are told you can't fly due to the snow, but other flights are departing. "Airlines may stretch the definition of extraordinary circumstances further than they should."

Which Magazine  states:-

If the delay is not caused by extraordinary circumstances you will be entitled to compensation under EU rules, but only if you are flying with an airline based in the EU or with a non-EU-based airline flying from an EU airport, and only if the delay is for two hours or more. If you are flying somewhere else or with a non-EU-based airline not flying from the EU you'll have to check that carrier's terms and conditions.

If you are delayed for two hours or more you are entitled to: two free phone calls, faxes or e-mails; free food and drinks; and free hotel accommodation if you need to stay overnight.

If your flight arrives at its destination three hours or more late you will receive compensation of between €250 and €600, depending on how far your flight takes you. So you'll get €250 if your three hour-delayed flight travels 1,500km or less (ie, London to Amsterdam), but €600 if your plane is delayed by four hours or more and travels at least 3,500km (ie, London to Sydney).

My flight has been cancelled. Will I get my money back?

If your flight is cancelled you should be offered either a refund or an alternative flight to your original destination.

For compensation you will have to look to the EU rules again, though if the delay is caused by snow – and thus an extraordinary circumstance – you might not get anything. If you are covered by EU regulations you will be entitled to travel assistance (such as help with rebooking for a later date) as well as meals and accommodation etc. Check the official EU website for more on your rights.

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 Kissamos, also known as Kastelli, is a small town which mostly sells tractors to the local farming community. There is however a network of cobbled streets  where you can find shops and cafes leading to an area which overlooks the sea where there are traditional Cretan fish restaurants.

Our yoga venue is on the very outskirts of the small town. Here the sea is clean, warm and shallow making for easy swimming with a long quiet strand of golden sandy beach with occasional shingle. Our beach is called Mavros Molos and the yoga space is above the beach looking out to sea.

Kastelli is a seaside resort which attracts Greek tourists. Behind this coastal plain the backdrop is mountainous, the area being broken into gorges and craggy peaks. This provides for many easy grade walks, the chance to see birds of prey, vultures and wild flowers and old rural ways like treading grapes.

 

Arrival Departure Yoga Teachers Shared Single
Jun 19 Jun 26 Iyengar Yoga Sue Lovell £550 Full
Jul 17 Jul 24 "Yogabeats" David Sye £510 £610

 

This yoga  hotel is charming.

The swimming pool has a small waterfall and a jacuzzi.

There is a Turkish tree house where students can relax and a small bar beside the pool which also serves snacks.

It also has two yoga shalas.

 

 

Dalyan village is situated on the small river that joins the lake to the sea. Our small yoga hotel is in the conservation area between the village and the beach.

 

Date

Monday-Monday

Teacher Programme

Downstairs Suites

Sharing

Upstairs Rooms

Sharing

18 - 25 June Nicolette Wilson-Clarke Vinyasa Flow Yoga £540 £440
Jul 30 - Aug 6 Tracy Mulas Yin & Yang Yoga £540 £440
Single supplement £100 per week

 

This is our new venue on the beautiful thermal island of Ischia. It is close to St' Angelo, a truly pretty unspoilt village also on the coast.

Although we do not have a swimming pool we are only 5 minutes walk from the sandy beach which has crystal clear waters, sunbeds and a small beach cafe..

The venue will be for the exclusive use of the yoga group and will take a maximum of 14 participants in the yoga space.

This is true Italy and we know you will enjoy it.

It is close to St'Angelo with its narrow streets and lanes and high-fashion boutiques - you may either walk there or take the bus.

The small lush garden at the rear is perfect for those seeking peace and tranquility, surrounded by green vineyards and citrus groves. A peaceful garden with a  bar-restaurant area, enfused with ancient perfume of flowers, with kiwi vines, lemon trees and cycads. Here we will also eat our meals.

Arrival Departure Yoga Teacher Share Single
Jun 23 Jun 30 Vinyasa Flow & Hatha Yoga Emma Conally-Barklem £500 £600
Jun 30 Jul 7 Vinyasa Flow Yoga Mandy Crook £480 £580
Jul 7 Jul 14 Hatha Flow Yoga Lorna Chapman £490 £590
Jul 21 Jul 28 Dynamic Yoga Mohan £500 £600

 

Nestling amongst the Andalucían Mountains we are within walking distance of the traditional Spanish white hamlet. Here your hosts, Richard and Betty,  provide a quiet comfortable yoga retreat where you cannot help but relax.

One of the many attractions of the centre is its breathtaking views. With mountains on three sides, the centre rests beside an open valley with a grand vista of both Lake Viñuela and the Mediterranean Sea. Perfect for walking, the local scenery is stunning.

Sunbathing takes place by the oval, salt water, swimming pool, with its mosaic lining. Lay on the sun-beds with a book and look down through the olive groves to the lake below you and, far in the distance, glimpse the glittering sea, on a clear day you can see Africa.

Breakfast and dinner are included. A raw food lunch is also provided with the exception of Wednesday which is the excursion day, or the change-over day. Food here is delicious

    

Saturday - Saturday Programme Teacher Single
Jun 30 - Jul 7 Sivananda Yoga Diana Shipp £630

 

The Grand Hotel San Michele has a magical old world charm combined with fun staff

This is an eco  hotel with 47 acres of pesticide free land, containing a farm, vineyards, woods and countryside,  its own golf course and its own beach - reached by a lift which goes down the face of the cliff.

The small private beach has sun terraces with loungers, there is also a beach bar where lunch can be served.

At hotel level there is a swimming pool with sun loungers and sea views.

This hotel is also an organic farm and a vineyard.  Fresh organic food: fruits, vegetables, olive oil, wine, eggs, homemade jams and preserves are all produced for the hotels own use. Overall they produce about 75% of the organic food served at the hotel. The vineyards produce an excellent red, white and rosé wine. Food here is delicious and we are on half board.  On sunny summer days we will enjoy a buffet breakfast and also dinner on one of the two beautiful terraces overlooking the sea, the indoor restaurant can be used if you prefer. Lunch can be purchased at the hotel, or at the beach bar/restaurant, for 15 euros.  Enjoy walks on the farm, or through the wood within the grounds surrounding the hotel, feel free to explore. The hotel also has its own organic golf course (9 holes, par 70), nicely landscaped among vineyards, olive groves and fruit trees, with a small Club House.  The views are breathtaking!

 

Date Programme Teacher Sharing Single
Jul 21 - 28 Scaravelli Inspired Hatha Yoga Jane Manze £740 £860