Isle of Wight Yoga Retreats
A Yoga Retreat provides a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in a fully supported environment that has you at the heart of it. Our personalised approach to Yoga means you get lots of individual attention. After 20 years of teaching our experience ensures a professional and understanding guidance. As owners and hosts at the Isle of Yoga, we have run retreats and workshops for guest yoga teachers for the last six years. Due to this, we have gained an ideal understanding of what yoga guests need and want. A Yoga retreat or workshop with the team behind the Isle of Yoga is an intimate and unique experience. Suitable for anybody with interest in Yoga and Meditation, being in nature and exploring the Isle of Wight. ‘It’s a perfect choice if you want to relax and refresh your body and mind.
Good food matters
We prepare all of our food with you, our guests in mind. ‘Erling’s past life as a chef also helps give us an edge. You won’t be disappointed
The Isle of Wight
Its a stunning place miles of sandy beaches & unspoilt beauty.
What Our Customers Are Saying
Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!
Amazing Scaravelli inspired yoga workshop with Erling and lovely atmosphere. I stayed at isle of Yoga for 2 nights and I felt very welcome. Erling and Elaine are a great couple and amazing yoga teachers. Erling is a great chef too! Definitely recommended if you want to unwind, relax and enjoy beautiful walks at the Isle of Wight
It was my first yoga retreat ever. I could not have dreamt about anything better than what Elaine and Erling offered me during my stay at the Isle of Yoga. I really appreciated everything during the retreat: the kindness of Elaine and Erling and their passion for yoga and life in general, the delicious and healthy food, the relaxed and familial atmosphere (2 kids, 1 dog and 1 cat => home, sweet home), the wonderful landscapes we discovered during the walks we did (the Isle of Wight is a jewel) as well as the friendly and inspiring people who participated to the yoga retreat.
Whilst on holiday on the Isle of Wight I had three 1:1 sessions with Erling in which we worked mainly with my feet, changing the way I place my feet from an eversion to a balanced position. What a difference it has made! I find myself walking faster and with greater ease. Weeding my flower bed was nearly enjoyable and I can stand in a tree pose without wobbling, something I could not do at all beforehand. I sit and walk so much taller that husband wondered whether I had grown!
Thank you for delivering an inspiring workshop. I throughly enjoyed it and feel that my practice is really developing. Thank you once again for making this possible.
Just been on an amazing Yoga Workshop in the Isle of Wight. Although I have practiced different types of yoga in the past, this is my first experience of Scaravelli yoga. It has taught me to stop striving for the posture and listen to my body.
Thank you Erling and Elaine for your wonderful hospitality in your lovely home.
I shall definitely be attending future workshops with you.
We’ve made changes to our scheduled September retreat, and are not currently running it. I will post up new information here soon.
Why come to us?
Erling is a Scaravelli inspired yoga teacher, graduated from the Acquaviva School of Yoga. He teaches from this useful and anatomical approach. Elaine has also worked with some of our most recognised Scaravelli inspired yoga teachers, including Gary Carter and John Stirk. But she chooses to say she is just a Yoga teacher.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does it matter if I’m new to Yoga?
No, not at all. Tailored to the individual’s needs and abilities, the Yoga is beneficial. We run small group retreats & workshops with a maximum of 8 students. It is an ideal ratio for the teacher to have time for each student. Retreats are also about getting away and enjoying your new surroundings — the Isle of Wight a beautiful yoga retreat destination.
What style of yoga do you teach on the retreats?
We teach Hatha Yoga, and we are both influenced by the Scaravelli inspired yoga approach. This is a gentle but profound & effective anatomical approach to classical Yoga. The practice is mindful and meditative yet in motion. I am paying particular attention to natural, functional movement.
Will we get the chance to explore the Isle of Wight?
Yes, you will although our programmes vary depending on the theme and season of the retreat or workshop we allow time for our guests to get out and about in the local area. We encourage walks as we have access to both the coast and inland on our doorstep. Approximately 1/2 the Island is designated an AONB we are fortunate.
How do you get to the Isle of Wight?
By train, plane or automobile..and a ferry. It is rather easy — Erling’s Yoga, situated in Shanklin. We are at the end of the Island railway line which connects to Portsmouth Harbour and national rail networks. Visit Isle of Wight the official tourist guide has a useful guide on their website.
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