YASSOU CORFU …

… as one door closes on Masseria Impisi, our Italian retreat, another heavy oak door is opening into a gorgeous Durrell’s style village house in rural Corfu where ex-Sunchalker Sacha Heath and husband Ben are creating Mandala Yoga B&B. We think this quirky 18th century house, with its terrace,  shady garden and mountain views, will be ideal for creative writing in 2019.   https://www.mandalayogabnb.com

Mandala Retreat

Mandala Retreat

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 19th – 26th September 2019  

We are offering you a chance to catch the sun and explore your creative potential in seven intensive days of writing and workshops in Magoulades, a small traditional village in the hills of North-west Corfu. There’ll be daily workshops and individual tutorials with Ardella Jones and a second tutor (TBC) plus optional yoga sessions with Sacha Heath, who qualified as an instructor in northern India.

Our hosts Ben and Sacha Heath

Our hosts Ben and Sacha Heath

Magoulades village boasts a bakery, the Buddha Hall Meditation Centre and not much else except beautiful views and long walks in the forested hills. However, it’s just a few minutes drive from gorgeous sandy beaches at the small resorts of Arillas and Agios Georgios where we plan frequent swimming and restaurant visits. The cobbled streets, spectacular sea views and restaurants of ancient Afionas are only 15 minutes away and Kassiopi, home of the Durrells, is a half hour drive.

Corfu Town with its mediaeval buildings, shopping streets and airport is less than one hour away.

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Arillas Beach

The all-inclusive £650 fee covers accommodation in shared twin rooms, all tuition, group lunch on arrival and departure days, self-catered veggie breakfast and snack lunch on working days, aperitifs and three course suppers with wine and soft drinks at local restaurants. Transport to restaurants and some beach trips are also included. There are two single room options (sharing a bathroom) at a supplement of £125 i.e. £775 for the week. Also included are group airport transfers from/to Corfu airport.

A double bedroom

A double bedroom

You will need to book your own flight and arrange travel insurance. We recommend British Airways 8.45 am from Heathrow on Thursday 19th September currently around £160 with 23k baggage. If you’d like to extend your stay in Corfu we can advise on resorts to visit and places to stay. 

Upstairs at Mandala

Upstairs at Mandala

You can reserve your place with a non-refundable deposit of £250 by emailing ardella@chalkthesun.co.uk. Spaces are limited.

Sunset at the local beach

Sunset at the local beach