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Yoga Holidays

Do you need a break from the relentless daily stress of life? Perhaps you’re looking for a way to slow down and let go of all that stuff that’s dragging you down. Or need a little pampering. Out to Explore Yoga holidays do just that. You’ll learn ways to reduce stress; simple practices that you can continue and build on at home. You’ll reconnect your senses and find the balance you need to be your happy self. As well as sharing unique experiences together exploring the island you’ll have your own personal time to do as you please. We’re always available to share tips. Plus, you’ll feel that Mediterranean sun and sea air on your skin.

An Out to Explore Yoga holiday apart from nurturing inner growth also reflects the spirit of adventure we associate with explorers, the excitement of discovery combined with a desire to leave nature undisturbed, to experience and respect local culture. We understand that a holiday isn’t necessarily dependent on sun, beach and beer. With that in mind we are open year-round offering opportunities to experience the island out of the tourist season, at its most authentic.

There are 3 ways to experience an Out to Explore holiday:

The Zen Yoga course with accommodation

A simple option offering you the 5 day Zen Yoga course and total freedom to
explore or rest in beautiful surroundings. Available year round.

--> 10 classes
--> 7 nights’ self-catering accommodation at Explorer’s Rest
--> Transfers to and from the airport
--> Optional extra hiking, kayaking and excursions


1 st September to 30 th June

1 st July to 31 st August

Ground floor studio (Voyager & Wayfarer)
Single occupancy

775 euro 1045 euro
Ground floor studio (Voyager & Wayfarer)
2 people sharing
590 euro per person 650 euro per person
First floor studio (Nomad & Fernweh)
Single occupancy
640 euro 750 euro

First floor studio (Nomad & Fernweh)
2 people sharing

475 euro per person 515 euro per person

The Out to Explore Zen Yoga, Zakynthos experience

For a total immersion experience of Zen Yoga and Zakynthian culture. Each holiday is unique depending on the time of year and the Zakynthian cultural calendar. As well as twice daily yoga and meditation practice, exploring all aspects of Zen Yoga you will have an authentic experience of life in Zakynthos; Exploring Zakynthos off the beaten track and taking part in local cultural events. Whenever possible taking our yoga practice to stunning locations. You will find a deep sense of serenity while connecting with your true nature. Finding your balance in this natural setting and making wonderful memories.

  • Out to Explore Zen Yoga Late Summer Experience.
    4th to 11th September 2022

  • The Out to Explore Pathways to Wellness Short Break

    Short breaks to allow you to rest while discovering ways of improving your personal wellbeing that will impact on all aspects of your life. Combining gentle Zen Yoga practice with the mentoring and coaching skills of Melanie Glazzard (Master Coach, Specialist Leader and Consultant).
    Each break is fully catered (special diets catered for on request) in beautiful settings chosen with your comfort in mind.

  • Winter Warmer Day Retreats in Malvern, UK

    Winter warmer Day Retreats

    Sunday 28th November
    Sunday 6th February

    Winter Warmer Day Retreats are just that; A day to warm your heart and look after your wonderful self.
    You’ll start to feel the benefit the moment you arrive at the venue, a beautiful home set at the foot of Malvern Hills called Elmslie House. Details of this can be found in the following link: https://www.elmsliehouse.co.uk/
    Each day starts at 10:00 and finishes at 16:30. Sessions and workshops including yoga (all levels catered for), mindfulness meditation, wellbeing strategies and relaxation techniques.
    As with all Out to Explore experiences the atmosphere is informal and welcoming.

    What’s included?

    • Mindful meditation
    • Zen yoga basics
    • Calming Qi gong
    • Breathing exercises
    • Deep relaxation techniques
    • Wellness strategies workshop
    • Lunch - Winter warming soups, vegetarian quiches, salads, fruit and a cheeky dessert (subject to availability by the caterers) and a range of teas, coffee and juices.
    • Use of yoga mats – if you prefer to bring your own you are welcome to do so.


    • Barbara Clother
    • Melanie Glazzard


    • £45 per person

    Places are limited so please let me know as soon as possible if you’d like to book a space.

  • Out to Explore Zen Yoga Late Summer Experience.
    4th to 11th September 2022


    September is without doubt one of my favourite months of the year. The hot and hectic tourist season peaks in August, bringing a sense of calm in September. Cooler evenings contrasting with the September sun are perfect for outdoor practice and quieter exploration. Late summer is the season to engage with the Earth element in our yoga practice, working with the Spleen and Stomach meridians to develop our feelings of stability, building abundance of compassion and care, shedding insecurity and incessant worries. We’ll take our yoga and meditation practice to some stunning locations around the island giving us the opportunity to truly explore.

    What’s included?

    • Twice daily Yoga/Meditation classes held in the Zen Yoga Studio and in various locations around the island including a sunrise beach session and sunset cliff top session. Classes are suitable for all levels of experience including beginners. You’ll find it refreshingly relaxed and informal.
    • Use of Yoga mats and equipment
    • An Out to Explore Yoga Vest or T shirt
    • 7 nights’ self-catering accommodation at Explorer’s Rest with the option to share a twin/double room or book single occupancy
    • Daily Breakfast/brunch together
    • A luxurious day out on a private yacht, cruising around the stunningly
      beautiful coast of Zakynthos, swimming in the blue caves and
      completely relaxing.
    • A Zakynthian road trip together taking in a secluded stunning beach, culminating in sunset yoga at Cape Skinari beneath the famous light houses, overlooking the sea.
    • A mindful walk exploring the quirky Keri village and the lighthouse with its spectacular view.
    • 2 tools for wellness sessions with the opportunity to book extra 1 to 1 sessions with the instructors.
    • A full massage of your choice plus an Indian head massage. Extra massages available on request.
    • Transport to and from locations for Yoga and Meditation

    Optional Extras

    • Back to Roots experience with Nefis travel
    • Hiking trip with Fora
    • Kayaking or paddle boarding excursion
    • Horse riding
    • Zakynthian cooking experience


    What’s not included?


    What does it cost?

    • 1 person, Shared twin or double studio (Fernweh or Nomad)
      Total price 925 euro
    • 1 person, single studio (Fernweh or Nomad)
      Total price 1095 euro
    • 1 person, shared superior studio (Voyager or Wayfarer)
      Total price 1045 euro
    • 1 person, single superior studio (Voyager or Wayfarer)
      Total price 1150 euro

    Drop me a line if you’d like to receive the full itinerary or to make a booking.