Body Positive Wellness Retreat
We held our first body positive yoga retreat in 2017, hosted by plus size bloggers Georgina Horne of Fuller Figure Fuller Bust and Hayley Stewart of Curves & Curls.
The week focussed on wellness and body positivity, with daily yoga, delicious vegetarian food, lots of body positive discussion, and plenty of time for fun in the sun.
A BOPO week with us costs £700 and includes the following
- 7 nights accommodation in our newly renovated hotel / in one of our luxury bell tents
- Delicious vegetarian cuisine – breakfast, lunch and supper
- Yoga classes twice daily (excluding Sundays)
- Visit to the local hamam for a steam, scrub and short massage
- Daytime boat trip to various swimming points along the coast
- Belly dancing lesson
- Body positive talk and workshop by plus size bloggers Georgina Horne and Hayley Stewart
We at Azure wanted to host this kind of a retreat because we truly believe that all bodies are good bodies, and all bodies are yoga bodies! Our retreat is a safe space for plus size women who want to enjoy a holiday and reconnect with their bodies in a supportive environment. The retreat is aimed at body positive women, and those taking their first tentative steps towards accepting and loving their bodies.
The retreat centres around twice daily yoga classes (these are completely optional – you can do as much or as little yoga as you wish) which are aimed at all levels, from beginner to advanced. If you’re a newbie, don’t worry! What we love about yoga is that it is a practice that is inherently flexible. It can be modified to cater for “everybody” – regardless of size, shape, age or sex. Many of our guests have been beginners and found their yoga experience rewarding and enjoyable!
We also include a variety of other experiences and excursions that will take place over the course of the week, including a relaxing visit to our local hammam, a boat trip, a belly dancing class, and a variety of body positive talks and workshops from plus size bloggers Georgina Horne and Hayley Stewart. We also encourage you to visit the local markets, and nearby sites.
For those who just want to chill out, we have a sun drenched swimming pool complete with sun loungers, as well as quiet, shady spots for meditation and contemplation. The beach is less than 5 minutes walk away, and heading into town is an easy walk or an inexpensive cab ride.
The retreat is perfect for groups, as well as single travellers – with meal times and yoga classes being communal, as well as lots of free time to chill alone or hang out together, by the end of our first retreat all our guests had become firm friends – sharing stories, jokes and experiences. But don’t take our word for it.
I wasn’t really sure what to expect from the retreat. I’m a yoga beginner who likes her meat, her sun, her soul baring chats but also her alone times. But I came away feeling limber, relaxed, rejuvenated, inspired to cook more meatless meals, tanned, and most importantly, with new friends
Georgina Horne, Fuller Figure Fuller Bust
I was absolutely amazed at the restorative effect of a week at Azure. Our hosts Michelle and Ali were absolutely wonderful, I thoroughly enjoyed the yoga and the vegetarian food, and the company was wonderful. Such a safe space for growing as a body positive woman and meeting like minded souls who really helped me on my own journey as much as I helped them
Hayley Stewart, Curves & Curls
For wine lovers, we have found the perfect day out !
The vineyard tour in Mumcular, 5km roads of vines that produce,good quality, totally organic Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Sauvignon blanc, Muscat and Chardonnay.
Taste the grapes, visit the vats and then its wine tasting and nibbles on the beautiful terrace of the antique stone house, try the olives produced in the Autumn and Winter season. A truly wonderful day out.
For those of you who want to chill out, there is a sun drenched pool which super comfortable loungers, as well as quiet shady spots, to enjoy peace and tranquility, the beach is just 5 minutes away, and heading into town is a short walk or an inexpensive cab ride.
10th June to 17th June, 19th September to 25th September, 1st June to 8th June, 27th July to 3rd Aug, 28th September to 5th October
Single Room, Tent, Twin Room, VIP Tent