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SKIATHOS SEPT/OCT 2017 RETREATS

 

"This retreat is perfect for anyone needing to completely de-Stress. A very light hearted and FUN yoga holiday, which takes the seriousness out of everything. Both Laura and Rick are incredible hosts who you will undoubtedly fall in love with. Their carefree, cheerful and relaxed attitudes are contagious. Skiathos is a beautiful island and I am so glad I managed to fit in a trip to Skopelos which was spectacular. Is was perfect for my 50th getaway and I am deeply grateful. If it is fun in the sun with yoga and hikes and delicious food that you are after… book now"

Maria Taylor (Shakti Shanti) - September 2017 Retreat 

"My time with all of you will be indelible in my memory, and on my deathbed I will be laughing with joy and gratitude.

My yoga poses and walking escapades...My heartfelt love for all of your togetherness and shepherding support. Thank you.

Special additional thanks to the Grecian God and Goddess. Yamas. Eyes!" 

Beverly McDonough - October 2017 Retreat

"Skiathos 2017 sure was a (re)TREAT! From waking up every morning to fresh coffee and a caring smile from Rick, to holistic yoga classes that were both meaningful and creative by Laura, (followed by delicious and healthy breakfasts-yum), to adventuring around the Island with a spirit of fun and adventure. It is a (re)TREAT I will never forget. Laura and Richard do everything with a smile, they are flexible to each person/group’s needs, and provide an authentic experience of what Special Skiathos has to offer. “YES PLEASE”.... take me back. I loved every minute.

Thank you to you two , and to the wonderful friends I shared the week with. Unforgettable."

Jade Dace​ - September 2017  Retreat

"What a real memory-making week! An opportunity for old friends to reconnect....and make beautiful new ones!

Thank you so much Rick and Laura"

Louise Wilson​ -  September 2017 Retreat

SKIATHOS AUGUST 2018 RETREAT

“A dreamy holiday. A restorative escape. Flowing yoga classes to good music in a special garden with sea views. Delicious, healthy breakfast.

Clean rooms with comfy beds. Well planned excursions and meditation sessions on the rocks with the ocean lapping at your feet.

Lazy days at beaches you could only dream of. Highly recommend for anyone wanting to combine a holiday of movement and relaxation to restore the body and soul. I would do it again in a heart beat! Thank you Laura!”

Michelle Smith, Stoked School of Surf - August 2018 Retreat

“What could be better than spending a week on a Greek Island with your sisters for company and nothing you need to be doing and  nowhere you have to be? The answer is spending that week in the excellent care and company of Laura and Luna Blue Escapes. My sisters and I took a break from our families and joined Laura on Skaithos in Septemebr this year. It was an absolutely idyllic experience and so much more than a beach holiday, yet there was plenty of fun and sun to be had as well. Laura expertly adapted her varied and interesting yoga sessions to suit the yoga novices (us!) in her class in a most gentle and respectful way. Early morning yoga on the lush green lawn was a perfect way to start the day and a gentle sunset (or sometimes sunrise) meditation a perfect way to end it. The local knowledge she has about restaurants, secret beaches, jeep hire, cool hidden pine forests and other local gems is invaluable. Luna Blue offers a discreetly expert travel and yoga escape experience with just the right amount of flexibility. The five of us arrived on that island at our idyllic blue and white greek accommodation as clients, harassed by the normal strains of family, work and city living and we left as friends, glowing  with sunshine and health and a renewed sense of joy. Thank you Laura and Luna Blue Escapes.

If you are thinking of joining a Skaithos Luna Blue Escape don't ponder for a moment longer - just do it! It will be unforgettable.”

Jacqueline Yeats - August 2018 Retreat

"This yoga holiday is a trip I will NEVER forget! Can't recommend it enough, a really fun balance between yoga and meditation as well as getting out there and experiencing what Skiathos has to offer with one of the best tour guides ever."

Vanessa McCulloch - August 2018 Retreat

“Within a day , I had settled into Lauras schedule to give the hours shape. Rise, tea, first meditation, yoga… walk, swim…

At first I mimicked Laura’s movements, and then something stirred in my heart and I forget myself, forget my body and transcended into the stillness of my soul and at last my chattering mind, still at last in the quiet wake of the morning. My life, jumping from one seeming solid stone to the next across a river too deep, helped by Laura’s gentle attitude and inner calm, both calmed me but woke me up, my inner spring. And while I am still very much finding my yogi way, from those mornings accumulated, I am trying to remember loudly the happy risk set in motion from simply sating yes.”

Lesley Wragg - August 2018 Retreat

WEST COAST: LAMBERT'S Bay, 2017

 

"You have to nourish to flourish. A weekend spent at this Westcoast Haven of Solitude, the comforting voice of yogi instructor Lau, the crispness

of the morning and evening sessions with a vista for the soul , the wholesome food, fireplace crackle, core driven chats, books, snoozes and

a few G &T’s  thrown in for good balance- has brought a sense of peace and joy that is absolutely necessary in this busy world.

Loved every moment and cannot wait to go back. A quarterly ritual for sure." 

Nicola Open - Bone Interior Design 

"I just had the most incredible weekend away with Luna Blue Yoga Escapes up the West Coast in Lambert's Bay at a beautiful little hideaway

filled with sunrise and sunset yoga practice sessions, meditation, great food, amazing company, long beach walks and perfect R&R!! 

Laura is a fantastic host and teacher and makes every effort to ensure that all her guests are comfortable and caters for yogis of all levels :)

I’m definitely going back and want to stay longer next time! I would recommend this to anyone!! You are guaranteed to come away

feeling relaxed, energized and fulfilled, I certainly left with a very happy heart :) Namaste "

Gabriella Meintjes

Morning yoga to the sound of rain and birds, evening yoga by candlelight, beautiful west coast cottage off the grid,

outdoor shower under the full moon, walking distance to fun surf and yummy food. What more could a girl ask for?

Thanks Laura for arranging such a wonderful escape!

Michelle Smith - Stoked School of Surf

Thank you Laura and Luna Blue Escapes for a very special weekend up the West Coast. The beautiful home in Lamberts Bay

is the perfect place to relax and do some soul searching. Laura is a wonderful yoga teacher and combined movement and breathing

exercises to quieten our mind and guide us into a blissful meditation. I will be back! 

Megan Kritzinger