Sailing yoga retreat

for a balanced body & mind

THE YOGA SAILING RETREAT

ABOUT

YOGA RETREAT: CROATIA / GREECE / ITALY
 
YOGA SAILING HOLIDAY

Yoga Sailing Holidays is exactly that, we provide a yoga retreat on a sailing holiday in Croatia, Greece, Italy or the Caribbean. While you sail with us, we also include a yoga instructor on your sailing holiday to give you a Mediterranean yoga retreat style experience with daily yoga in the most beautiful locations and evening meditation.

 

On your relaxing sailing holiday we island hop, stopping in the most beautiful bays for your afternoon swim while our on board hostess prepares your lunch.

On your yoga retreat/sailing holiday we ensure you are looked after with a very high crew to guest ratio, with a maximum of 7 guests and 3 crew, including your skipper, hostess and yoga instructor.

Yoga Sailing Holidays is a brand of Med Sailing Holidays. We provide crewed sailing holidays in Croatia, Greek Islands, Italy and the Caribbean.  We pride ourselves on offering island hopping/sailing holidays that exceptional value for money.

Sailing holidays are travelers best kept secret and should be on everyone's travel bucket list.  What better way to avoid the tourists, than to leisurely sail the  coast, taking in a new island and port every day.
 
Our yoga retreat/sailing holidays are suitable for all levels of experience. We believe that body harmony and inner-peace should be available to everyone.
 
Cabins are on a twin share basis, so bring a friend!

 
 

INSTRUCTORS

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Cristina Poderacz

Yoga Instructor

Charlotte Pragnell

Charlotte Pragnell

Yoga Instructor

Katie Schiffgen

Katie Schiffegen

Yoga Instructor

Rebekka Nerhovde

Rebekka Nerhovde

Yoga Instructor

Christina’s sense of adventure has been nurtured and supported by her love of travel and yoga. 22 years of her personal yoga practice and 7 years teaching her expression of yoga to all types of bodies and backgrounds, has given her a unique perspective on how effective and transformative the practice of present moment awareness, embodied movement, and time communing with nature can be. She loves introducing and making yoga available to every “body” as a tool for healing and self-inquiry.

Yoga came into my life when I was working in a high pace busy office in downtown Ottawa 20 years ago. My passion for yoga leads me to want to teach others how this practice will benefit your body, mind, and soul. ​

 

My style of teaching is about using a balance of demonstrating, correcting, and motivating the class. I focus on breath, meditation, moving slowly, and gently and at the same time coming to your edge to get the full benefits of your yoga practice.

 

My current emphasis Is to work with specialized groups where yoga has been scientifically proven to benefit as a tool to overcome health and wellness barriers

Katie has been practicing yoga for over fifteen years but not until the last few years did she really fall in love with the practice. "To me, it became more than simply a workout or stretches, but it filled up my soul. Each time I left my mat I felt like I knew myself a little better. I also felt a deeper connection to my body." Katie emphasizes breath and alignment in her classes and loves to help her students discover that they really are capable of so much more than they realize. She hopes her classes will offer a little something for everyone and that you will always leave feeling just a little more "full" than when you came. Off her mat Katie enjoys hiking with her dogs, spending time in the sun, watching Netflix, traveling, camping, drinking tea, collecting succulents, laughing, making jewelry, going on motorcycle rides with her husband, and eating delicious food, especially chocolate. She received her 1,000 hr Yoga Teacher Certification through Inbody Academy in 2014 and has since attended various alignment-based training in the Anusara (Inspired) method. She has taken immersions and workshops with Anusara Instructors Adam Ballenger, Christy Burnette, Sheldon & Lindsay Thieszen, Trista Winder, Sianna Sherman, and Sean Haleen… as well as Power Yoga instructors D'ana Baptiste and Brian Kest.

 

Katie continues to learn and grow as a teacher from continuing education classes, learning from her fellow teachers, and observing and connecting with her students. She also holds a Bachelors's degree from the University of Utah in International Studies with a Minor in Chinese.

Rebekka Nerhovde is a Norwegian Yoga Teacher and Musical Artist. She first got introduced to yoga during her dance education in 2010 and has today completed her yoga education in "Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow", "Pranayama/meditation" & "Yin Yoga". She loves the variety of yoga and today she teaches all ages from 4-to 89 years old. Rebekka teaches with a big heart. In her classes, everybody can feel welcome. Her classes have a relaxing and loose atmosphere where you can come as you are. She plays the ukulele and sings, so if you have a love for music this is definitely your teacher. Rebekka also uses different massage and acupressure techniques in her classes as well as different massage oils and "Yoga Nidre" to leave you totally blissed. 

 

 

Rebekka would like to welcome you on board with her for a magical, loving, and fun week at the big blue. All levels and ages are welcome.

Dee Ishani

Dee Ishani

Yoga Instructor

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Marta Mazzoni

Yoga Instructor

Dylan Zukowski

Dylan Zukowski

Yoga Instructor

Taylor Bernarda

Taylor Bernarda

Yoga Instructor

Dee found her way to yoga when looking for low-impact activities to help her become more active when recovering from an injury. Over time, yoga became more than just a physical practice and she decided to do her foundation teacher training to learn more about yoga and to be able to share the practice with others.

Now working as a London-based yoga teacher, Dee focuses on fostering confidence, control, and calm in her students. She uses asana, pranayama, and meditation to respond to the needs of the group. Through physical movement and breath, Dee encourages students to find strength and stability in their practice to sustain them through their busy lives.

Dee is committed to her development as a yoga teacher and has continued her studies since completing her foundation training in vinyasa yoga. She has completed additional training in anatomy and physiology, teaching inclusive yoga, mandala methodology, pregnancy, and post-natal yoga, and decolonizing yoga. She recently returned to university to train as a physiotherapist and is excited to see how that knowledge and skills influence her teaching and her ability to support her students.

Marta has been on a roller coaster with fitness her whole life. Having never been an athletic or sports oriented person, she found it hard to find a workout that she could fully enjoy and come back to time and time again. About nine years ago, Yoga brought a new joy into her life and she began studying all different forms of yoga, including Birkam, Iyengar, and Vinyasa.

 

Shortly after she earned her yoga teaching certificate, Marta injured her back in a car accident. Since then, her teaching has shifted towards what helped heal her own body which includes- core stability, isometrics, static holds, breath work, and balance. She incorporates these into her classes in the hopes of passing that knowledge to help protect one’s body at any age. A student of Transcendental Meditation, she also helps to guide students and private clients towards inner peace which can be difficult in a cluttered and hurried world.

Marta also loves to fuse playfulness, joy and curiosity into her teaching which has lead to her hosting yoga sailing retreats around the world. A fun, intimate, relaxing, and unique adventure of a lifetime! 

 

When she's not teaching yoga, Marta is a travel and restaurant consultant. For travel, she provides curated itineraries for visitors coming into her hometown of Pittsburgh, and other locations. As a restaurant consultant she helps develop and explore trends in the industry Her passions include- scuba diving, escape rooms, restaurants, wine, hiking, jazz, board games, speakeasies, storytelling, and more. Marta hosts an award winning podcast called Marta on the Move, which connects people through lifestyle, travel, and entertainment. Find her and her next adventure http://www.martonthemove.com  or email at martafoos@gmail.com

Dylan (RYT-500) is a sun-obsessed, strong-willed, life-loving powerhouse with a restless soul. After four years adventuring abroad, she is now back home in Southern California, based out of Los Angeles.

 

She discovered yoga online while teaching English in a small town in France in 2014, where she began a daily practice for the first time in her life. Originally drawn to interval yoga for the weight loss and strength building benefits, her practice deepened when she took the Uplifted Yoga Teacher Training 200 hour with Brett Larkin and Uplifted Yoga in 2016, then her 300 hour with the same teacher in 2020, and exponentially more so when she began her Kundalini Teacher Training with Guru Singh in 2020.

 

Now when she's not creating, filming, and producing her own blend of interval infused yoga classes, you can find her leading women all around the world toward a powerful and committed yoga practice, galavanting on the beach with her dog, concocting something delicious in the kitchen, or plotting her next international adventure.

 

Dylan's classes can be found online under the name Yoga Infusion, a play on the concept of yoga being like an herbal infusion for the body and mind, as well as the fact that her classes are fusion classes - seamlessly blending the fat burning and strength building qualities of interval training with the calming and peaceful elements of yoga. These classes are full of fun and animals, and are designed to help women (re)discover health, happiness, and personal empowerment through reconnecting with the strength in the body and shedding the layers that no longer serve.

Taylor’s classes are energetic and playful just like her personality. She wants all her students to feel comfortable but be pushed past their limiting beliefs. Taylor has completed a 200hr RYT in Ashtanga with Carol Rutherfurd, a 200hr RTY in Hatha with Zach Cannady and is currently enrolled in another 300hr training.

 

Taylor is passionate about all the elements of yoga and draws her inspiration from these ancient practices. Her classes are focused on the breath-to-movement connection, allowing her students the opportunity for a moving meditation. She believes set sequences are best for her students to progress in their practice. Her classes are mindful, set with intention, strong/challenging, and a cheerful/welcoming environment.

 

Taylor loves sharing this practice with her students because she saw and continues to see how this practice brightens her life. Taylor feels true joy, presence, and passion when she teaches. She loves the energy exchange between student and teacher, her students offer her inspiration daily and she will do the same for YOU.

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Amanda Freels

Yoga Instructor

Luis Rodriguez

Luis Rodriguez

Yoga Instructor

Lucie Rezacova

Lucie Rezacova

Yoga Instructor

Semrin Demirel

Semrin Demirel

Yoga Instructor

Amanda discovered yoga in 2012, in a very tiny and hot studio in Manhattan, and was instantly hooked. “The way that yoga suddenly connected me to something bigger than myself was what kept me interested and wanting to know more.” Amanda began working on staff at a yoga studio in 2016, and completed her 200-hour RYT training in 2017 at Yoga One in Charlotte, NC.

 

Amanda has been trained in, and continues to study and teach Baptiste Yoga. She loves the rigorous yet adaptable framework of the Baptiste style, and loves the intentional design to the practice, which allows for infinite growth and possibility. Amanda keeps a full schedule of teaching weekly yoga classes at two public yoga studios, with four locations around Charlotte. She also teaches yoga and meditation at a mental health and addiction recovery clinic, where she gets to witness the power of yoga changing lives.

 

Amanda has found her passion teaching yoga, explaining, “Some of my favorite things about teaching yoga is watching the transformation that happens when my students do something they never dreamed they could do, or discover powerful new revelations about themselves, or tap into their personal power and strength. In my teaching, I emphasize moving with breath to quiet the mind, practicing mindfulness, and strengthening a loving relationship with oneself. My primary goal in teaching is to help my students connect to their essence, access their inner radiant light and become inspired to share that Light with the world.”

Luis W Rodriguez-Bayon was born and raised in Cuba before relocating to North Carolina in 1998. As a boy, Luis played soccer and practiced Japanese Karate. During his college years, he picked up strength training and running. A few months after graduating from UNC Charlotte with a degree in International PR, Luis walked into a Yoga class that changed the course of his life.

 

Thereafter, he started working at a studio, and the following year completed his 200HR YTT, based on the Baptiste School of Yoga Methodology. The Baptiste Methodology provides each student with the tools to transform their life. Luis also teaches mobility and strength training. He is a firm believer that a healthy body requires variety in our movement practices.

 

Additionally, Luis is a licensed Bodywork Therapist, having graduated in 2019 from a Clinical Bodywork program at the North Carolina School of Advanced Bodywork (NCSAB). He works at Khali Yoga Center. Luis incorporates his love for all things movement, health, and having fun into his teaching and therapeutic work. 

Lucie travels as a yoga teacher and guides people to a healthier and better life. Her teachings focus on alignment-based asanas, meditation and pranayama along with nutrition and yogic living. 
Practising yoga regularly, she found something that she truly loves and wants to share with others. She completed her YTT in India and during the time she started to develop a passion for healthy living. She visited ayurvedic centres and learnt about ayurveda and gradually developed clearer connection between her body and mind. 


She encourages her students to turn inwards, set intentions for their practice, and recognize their strengths both physically and mentally.
She is honoured by the opportunity to spread her love of yoga to you on Yoga Sailing Holidays!


Don't hesitate to check Lucie's website. You can read articles about yoga and health. You can also book a private online yoga class in which she will give you her entire attention and focus. She can help you to improve your balance, flexibility or alleviate anxiety, depression, stress, ... The class will be adapted to your needs. If you have something specific you want to accomplish, she will do her best to create it for you. 

She can also offer you nutrition advice, ayurvedic treatment, and create a healthy lifestyle.

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Semrin started her Yoga practice with the intention to bring regularity into her life. She was looking for something that would ground her restless mind and spirit. Later, this intention led her to travel to India where she accomplished her 200h Multi-Style TTC, and with her deep appreciation for the Ashtanga Yoga practice, she has spent a long period at the KPJAYI and the teaching program of Saraswati Jois.

Semrin’s teachings are intuitive, playful, and yet structured. As the dynamic practice and the therapeutic aspect of Ashtanga were her nourishing ground, Yin Yoga gave the polishing to her practice and teachings. She likes to switch between the motion and the non-motion parts of the Asana practice to get to the depths. She easily conducts mixed classes with beginners and people with regular practice. Her friendly and empathic personality helps to let go of life’s perturbations and to be fully present on the mat, in union with oneself. 
 

Noemi Dure

Noemi Dure

Yoga Instructor

Christie Cole

Christie Cole

Yoga Instructor

Angela Merendino

Angela Merendino

Yoga Instructor

Shelby Tate

Shelby Tate

Yoga Instructor

Noemi Duré is a certified RYT Yoga Teacher. Born in 1997 in Italy, she started off her practice in 2016 in Budapest, Hungary. From then she never stopped travelling and studying: she lived and practiced in Italy, Greece and United States. Currenlty she lives in Italy where she teaches Power Yoga between Florence and Milan. 


Power Yoga is a strong and dynamic style of yoga where the body and the mind move in a flow and follow the breath and the music. Coming from the tradition of Ashtanga Yoga, Power Yoga was born in the US between 80s and 90s and now it’s also getting more and more popular in Europe. What makes this kind of yoga special is that you do move a lot during the practice, and you built strength!

Christie first got on the mat as a child, practicing alongside her mother until she was old enough to enroll in classes on her own. After dedicating herself to 5 years of Ashtanga yoga, she enrolled in her 200-hr YTT in Rishikesh, India, with the intention of understanding the ancestry of yoga and its true meaning.

 

Not only did she receive a certification in Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga, it was also where she learned about the path of 'bhakti' meaning love and devotion. This serves as the foundation of her yoga classes from deep breaths in a restorative Hatha flow to big smiles in a power Ashtanga class, every moment is infused with love and dedication.

Ange has a deep yoga practice, with over 20 years of experience and many accreditations (below). She regularly combines yoga with other self-fulfilling and often challenging activities. She created Red Brick Yoga as a community foundation, with multiple studios, online classes, specialized workshops, teacher trainings, and yoga adventures. She is on a continual quest for learning and leverages her experiences to bring unique and fulfilling engagements.

Ange’s passion for adventure, especially yoga and sailing, will create a memorable experience for all who attend her Yoga Sailing Retreats — creating space to help support and connect people to truth and authenticity all while building a strong foundation. Not to mention, hanging out on a sailboat with the most amazing backdrop – a guaranteed experience of a lifetime!


Angela is an RYT500 experienced yoga teacher, with many additional trainings & certifications including: The Fundamentals of Yin Yoga; Aroma Acupoint Therapy; QiGong Instructor Training; Yoga Breath Coaching; Gravity Yoga Teacher Training; and Yoga Trapeze Teacher Training, among others.
Join Ange and connect to your foundation on the open seas!


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Shelby-Tate is a 500-hour registered yoga teacher specializing in ashtanga, vinyasa and yin yoga. After being a yoga and meditation practitioner for many years, she studied in Rishikesh, India and two years later Bali, Indonesia completing her 200 and 300 hours respectively. Her first Vipassana retreat allowed her to expand her love for meditation and pushed her to become a meditation instructor through Deepak Chopra's certification. Teaching since 2014, she has experience working with everything from themed classes for children, private yoga onboard yachts, virtual all-level classes, and injury-specific classes for older adults.


When the pandemic began, she created The Sunshine Practice, a community devoted to teaching embodiment techniques such as yoga, meditation, journaling, breathwork, and psychoeducation to help them live a more pleasurable life. In her final year of graduate studies in Holistic Psychology, she plans to use her license in Mental Health Counseling to further aid clients in taking passion and power back in their lives to heal emotionally and find the sunshine within. Her offerings include 1on1 sessions, online courses, retreats and live group work through her various social platforms.

Stefana Masic

Stefana Masic

Yoga Instructor

Ariana Speirs

Ariana Speirs

Yoga Instructor

Chyna Te' Aira

Chyna Te'Aira

Yoga Instructor

Stacy Digregorio

Stacy Digregorio

Yoga Instructor

Stefana is a multi-passionate yogi here to create a lasting impact on creativity & consciousness. In addition to being a yoga teacher, she is also an artist & musician and loves using yoga to explore her inner landscape in order to broaden and expand her creativity as a result.

 

She loves teaching ALL formats (from yoga sculpt to super lazy restorative) and loves to incorporate meditation, breathwork, dance, and even astrology into her classes. As a musician & DJ, she also makes sure to curate all her playlists to fit the vibe of the class. 

She strives to have the transformation of the individual through movement and connection to self as the common factor in all her classes.

 

She wants you to feel stronger, more playful, and tapped into your most cosmic self after leaving her classes. 

She is currently in Atlanta, GA and is about to set off on her journey as a yogi nomad with plans to teach in Southeast Asia.

Ariana comes from a gymnastics background, training from the time she was 3 until 16 years old, competing as a level 10 gymnast. She went on to coach gymnastics for 15 years at USA Gymnastics and Wasatch - 2 prestigious gyms in Utah. In 2005, Ariana opened up her own dance studio where she had her dancers and choreography featured in several college football halftime shows as well as the University of Utah dance program.

 

Ariana began the practice of Yoga in her early 20's, but came to find a new found appreciation for the philosophy and asana practice at 30, where she made her practice not only a part of her morning regime, but an internal study and practice that helped her on a healing journey of her own. Although Ariana was always helping to teach and inspire others, both on and off the mat, in an effort to teach thoroughly, with a firm understanding of anatomy and physiology, she finished her 200-hour YTT certification through Settled Life's program and is now a certified Yoga Teacher.

Ariana is also a full time entrepreneur. She runs 4 companies of her own, is a branding, graphic design and web design expert and has built many brands for others from the ground up. She owns a marketing and design agency, a health company, a clothing company and an online hair academy, is a full time single Mom to 2 beautiful boys and is constantly helping inspire others to find passion in their journey.

Chyna has taught yoga for four years and has been practicing for several years and has a fountain of knowledge to share. Her teaching focuses on the essence of yoga which is an instrument to reveal the greater truth of our divine existence, the spiritual being. Chyna has been trained in and teaches Mystical Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa, Trauma Informed Focus, Restorative Flow, and Jiivana (L.I.F.E.) Yoga. 
 
She loves to create a playful and easy flow in all her classes. Using the power of laughter, breath, journaling, dance, and music to be the foundation for a nurturing and whole environment meeting the motion and non-motion Asana to meet ourselves deeply. Chyna always provides this gentle reminder for her students before every class “Today we are here as a version we have never been allowing ourselves to exist in this present moment free and open. We let go of perfection, and judgement, and meet ourselves with love and curiosity. We are the flower blooming today absorbing all the sun that shines upon us. Breathe in, Breathe out, Let it go and Let’s flow.” 
 
Chyna believes that blending various healing modalities creates an overall holistic and wholeness within all beings. Additionally, Chyna has worked in the mental health field for the past decade having worked with adults, children (and their parents), families, & couples. She focuses on anxiety, depression, crisis, substance abuse, personal growth, fostering healthier behaviors, trauma, LGBTIQ+ affirming, and grief. Chyna graduated from Virginia State University with a Bachelor’s majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology. As well as her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Norfolk State University.

I’m Stacy Di Gregorio (she|her), founder of Lotus Heart Mindfulness. Originally from California (by way of Colorado, Oregon, and Chicago), in 2015, I sold my yoga studio and traded in the Illinois snow for sunshine in Tampa, Florida.

I’ve been practicing yoga for over 20 years and meditating for over a decade. I use mindfulness meditation, yoga, sound healing, and breathwork to guide people to connect fully with themselves. My compassionate approach is focused on helping others find ease in their lives.

I turned to mindfulness meditation when I was looking to heal after significant changes in my life. The moment I realized I was no longer experiencing the constant tension of anxiety in my belly was when I truly fell in love with the practice.

As someone who has lived their whole life with ADHD, the sense of inner peace and calm I now have access to is transformative. It’s a power I want to share with as many people as possible.

 

When I’m not teaching, I’m hanging out with my husband and our two crazy dogs. I love discovering new music, sewing, kayaking, cooking for friends, and traveling the globe.

Maria Johnson

Maria Johnson

Yoga Instructor

Alex Cutini

Alex Cutini

Yoga Instructor

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Maria Johnson is a veteran yoga teacher of over twenty years and the founder of the Settled Life Yoga School, 200-hour yoga teacher training program, a Yoga Alliance registered yoga school.


She teaches alignment based asana in her international retreats and workshops, teacher trainings and community classes in a style inspired through the Krishnamacharya classical yoga lineage and training in many different yoga disciplines.
 
Maria draws on an extensive knowledge base of anatomy and physiology as it applies in yoga asana and specializes in welcoming anyone, in any season of life to practice safely, sensibly and from the heart. She is trusted by a range of clients including professional athletes in the NBA, NFL and NHL.
 
Maria is registered through the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500, an RPYT (registered prenatal teacher), a continuing education provider (YACEP) and is a two-term legacy brand ambassador for Lululemon.  At home, she is the devoted mother of four children, a vegan environmentalist and a lifelong student. She holds a BA in History: emphasis in South Asian studies and a minor in Art History and is involved with sharing conservation education as a Hawk docent with Hawkwatch International. Maria also works as an experience curator for Auberge Resorts.

Alex Cutini is originally from Brazil but has been living in the US since 2009. He's been practicing yoga since 2014 and received his Yoga Alliance certification in 2018. 

Alex's classes combine elements of traditional Ashtanga yoga with modern power and vinyasa yoga styles. He teaches regularly at CorePower Yoga and has become one of Salt Lake City's most popular teachers working with hundreds of students each week including NBA athletes and popular TV personalities from shows like Dancing With The Stars and World of Dance. As a devoted and passionate practitioner himself, Alex's classes carry a level of intensity meant to push students to expand their notion of what is possible.

 

As a senior investment banking professional at Goldman Sachs who understands the stresses and demands of corporate America, Alex believes the yoga mat can be a laboratory that teaches the devoted student how to successfully navigate the complex emotionality and hardships of life off the mat from a place of awareness, resilience and spiritual growth. 

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CONTACT

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USA: +1 (347) 329-4417

 

Yoga Sailing Holidays c/o M.S. Holidays Cyprus Ltd

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MITSI 3, 1st floor, Flat/Office 102

1065, Nicosia, Cyprus 

 

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