Yoga, hiking and meditation retreats

Are you looking for relaxation, new energy and some time for reflection? Taking a break from daily life? Then a Yoga Retreat in Gozo is a wonderful way to recharge, explore and make new plans! We offer Yoga Retreats, Hiking & Yoga Retreats, Meditation Retreats and Yin Yoga Teacher Training.

Gozo, also known as “The Island of Joy”, offers peace, tranquility, 300 days of sun every year and breathtaking nature. The ideal place for outdoor yoga, meditation by the sea and other recharging activities that make you feel your best. You will stay in your own private apartment or in a beautiful hotel by the seaside, enjoying healthy food, daily yoga sessions, meditation sessions, hiking or other activities in a tailor-made program fitting to your wishes. Come explore, relax & recharge with us for a week or create your custom retreat.

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Enjoy yoga at sunrise while looking at the waves of Qbajjar Bay, hike with us over cliffs and through beautiful valleys and make the time to dream & to make new plans! “Relax, Energize & Enjoy”!

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What is in the program?

We offer 7-day retreats year round, a shorter summer yoga holiday and custom retreats. Our sample program for a 7-day retreat looks like this, but you can add other elements into your schedule or skip certain activities.

Sample program Yellow Rock Yoga Retreat:

  • Saturday: arrival and introduction
  • Sunday: fruit breakfast, yoga class, lunch, hiking, meditation session
  • Monday: fruit breakfast, meditation, hiking, lunch, free time, yoga class
  • Tuesday: fruit breakfast, yoga class, lunch, outdoor activity such SUP, kayaking or mountain biking and vegetarian sunset-bbq on the beach
  • Wednesday: fruit breakfast, day off.
  • Thursday:  fruit breakfast, yoga session, hiking, lunch, free afternoon, yoga class
  • Friday: fruit breakfast, yoga class, meditation, lunch, massage or free time, wrap-up
  • Saturday: check-out

Sample program Yellow Rock Meditation Retreat:

  • Saturday: arrival and introduction
  • Sunday: breakfast, meditation and breath work on location, lunch, optional hiking, meditation session or yoga
  • Monday: breakfast, yoga group class, hiking, lunch, free time, meditation session on location
  • Tuesday: breakfast, hiking and meditation, lunch, outdoor activity such SUP, kayaking or mountain biking and vegetarian sunset-bbq on the beach
  • Wednesday: breakfast, day off. Time for a massage, a spa or visit Valletta or Comino. Optional Wim Hof Meditation.
  • Thursday:  breakfast, meditation and breath work session on location, lunch, free afternoon, optional yin yoga class
  • Friday: breakfast, optional yoga class, meditation on location, lunch, massage or free time, wrap-up
  • Saturday: check-out

Sample program Yellow Rock Hiking Retreat:

  • Saturday: arrival and introduction
  • Sunday: breakfast, hiking exploring the North side of the island, lunch, optional second hiking session, optional meditation session
  • Monday: breakfast, yoga group class, hiking on the West side, lunch, free time, optional yoga session on location
  • Tuesday: breakfast, hiking  exploring the South side, lunch, outdoor activity such SUP, kayaking or mountain biking and vegetarian sunset-bbq on the beach
  • Wednesday: breakfast, day off.  Optional group yoga class in the morning. Time for a massage, a spa or visit Valletta or Comino. Optional Wim Hof Meditation.
  • Thursday:  breakfast, hiking exploring the East side, lunch, free afternoon, optional  outdoor hatha yoga class
  • Friday: breakfast, optional hatha yoga class, hiking exploring the valleys and the villages, lunch, massage or free time, wrap-up
  • Saturday: check-out

Please note: each program can be adapted to your wishes. Supping, kayaking, mountain biking and massages are not included in the price. All yoga, meditation and hiking activities are included.

With whom?

Our retreats have a maximum of 4 participants. Part of your retreat will be group classes where you will meet a maximum of 5 participants.

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Where?

Our retreats are in Qbajjar Bay, Masalforn, a beautiful place by the sea in Gozo. You always have a private apartment with balcony, two bedrooms and a kitchen. You can choose between Horizon Apartments with sea view, Quaint Boutique Hotels in authentic Gozitan villages or Diamond Apartments, 1 minute away from the sea with seaview or country views. Alternatively, you can stay at the beautiful 4-star Hotel Calypso in Masalforn. 

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Horizon Apartments by the sea

A brilliant place for a retreat because you cannot get closer to the sea than this. You will enjoy the sunrise over the waves as you wake up and you will go to sleep with the sound of the waves. Every apartment has sea view here. Your apartment is has two bedrooms, a living/kitchen and a bathroom. You have a balcony overlooking the bay. You can cook your own healthy meals here, but there is also a cosy restaurant downstairs where you can eat a lovely meal or enjoy a drink, again, directly at the seaside.

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Quaint Boutique Hotels

Quaint Boutique Hotels are a group of hip design hotels with a touch of local character, offering a unique experience to travellers who wish to live and enjoy the real Gozitan way of life.  If you stay at Quaint Boutique hotels you are right in the middle of the ancient and authentic villages of Xewkija and Sannat. This is the ideal location if you come for a meditation, hiking or yoga retreat. You will feel the quietness of village life, inviting you to slow down and adjust to the relaxed rhythm of Gozo daily life. 

The rooms at Quaint hotels are spacious and luxurious, with a unique design for every room. You will have a beautiful bathroom, coffee and tea making facilities and a mini fridge. Other amenities are a hairdryer, individually controlled A/C, ironing facility, free wifi, digital safe and LCD TV. The ideal place to relax after a day of yoga, hiking and meditation.

The hotels are located in the village square where you also find restaurants and a supermarket. 

Quaint is our number one location for our Hiking & Yoga retreats and our Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings. Of course you can choose Quaint for our other retreats as well.

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Diamond Apartments

Very close to Qbajjar Bay is the Diamond complex. The apartments have either sea view or a spectacular country view, overlooking the valley. It is a very tranquil place.Your apartment is has two bedrooms, a living/kitchen and a bathroom. You have a balcony overlooking the bay. You can cook your own healthy meals here, but there are also a two restaurants next door, close to the sea. The sea is 1 minute from your apartment!

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Calypso Hotel Marsalforn

In the beautiful bay of Marsalforn you’ll find the popular 4-star Calypso Hotel. It has an amazing views of Marsalforn Bay, spacious rooms, a beautiful Rooftop Terrace with swimming pool and a great restaurant. If you choose to stay at Calypso Hotel, full breakfast is included and you will have a room with sea view. We will pick you up for all yoga, hiking and meditation activities.

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When?

We offer our weekly retreats any week you like. Arrival days are Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays.  In July and August we also offer a shorter Summer retreat (4 nights) for those who like to their yoga, meditation and hiking early in the morning and at Sunset. 

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Prices per week in euros

   

One person

1/6 to 30/9

1/10 to 31/5

 

Price pp for two persons in shared room or apt

Horizon Complex Qbajjar or

Quaint Boutique Hotels 

7 nights including breakfast

 1295  1195    1095 

Diamond Apartments Qbajjar

7 nights including breakfast

 1095  995      895 

Calypso Hotel Marsalforn

7 nights including breakfast

 1295  1195    1095 
4 nights/5 days Yoga Holiday, at Calypso Hotel or one of the other locations, based on availability. Breakfast only.          795             

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What is included?

  • Accommodation: you will stay at a private apartment by the sea or close by the sea or in a double room in Quaint Boutique Hotels or the four-star Calypso Hotel
  • Transfer from Luqa airport to the apartment or to your hotel
  • Daily yoga classes, hiking sessions, meditation sessions
  • Smoothie of fruit  salad in the morning in Horizon & Diamond, at Quaint Hotel and Calypso Hotel full (vegetarian) breakfast is included.
  • Six simple vegetarian lunches on location (for 7-day retreats)
  • One sunset BBQ in our 7-day retreat(vegetarian)
  • Water

Not included:

  • Diner
  • Flights
  • Other activities than yoga, meditation and hiking
  • Drinks or other costs

Optional:

  • Detox diner package. You will get a light vegetable based soup, juice or salad in the evening at 95 EUR a week.
  • Vegan or vegetarian dinner prepared by our veggie chef at extra costs (depending on your choice of meals)
  • Massage treatment: 45 EUR per hour.
  • Reiki treatment: 45 EUR per session.
  • Freediving: 65 EUR per session.
  • Personal nutritarian lifestyle advice: 45 EUR.
  • Life coaching: 45 EUR per session.
  • Beauty treatment and hair dresser: depending on package of treatment.

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How can I make reservations?

This is very simple. Send an email to yellowrockyoga@mail.com with your name, address, email address, phone number and the dates and accommodation of your choice. We will contact you immediately to confirm an we will send you the confirmation by email as well.

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How to pay and what is the cancellation policy?

After you have received your confirmation by email, you will receive an email with a payment link for an advance payment of 20%. After we have received your initial payment, your reservation is guaranteed. For the remainder you will receive an invoice with payment details. The remainder needs to be transferred at least a month in advance of the start of your retreat.

You can make a bank transfer or pay through Visa or Mastercard through a payment link that we send you.

Please note that the advance payment cannot be returned in case of cancellation. If you cancel the retreat up to a day before the retreat starts, you will get the remainder balance back or you can get a voucher for the full amount. Check the information in the link below to read all our terms and conditions.

 General Terms and Conditions Yellow Rock Yoga 2021

Liability

In a yoga retreat we move a lot. Each type of physical exercise has risks, even with gentle forms of exercise like yoga and hiking. Should an injury or something like that arise during or after activities, Yellow Rock Yoga cannot be held liable. Do you have health issues and are you in doubt if you can take part in the yoga activities? Please consult your family doctor before making reservations.

Vaccination requirements

As from 14 July only fully vaccinated people from certain countries with a vaccination certificate can enter Malta without quarantine. At this moment they include EU, Switzerland, UK, Dubai, Turkey and USA as from 1 August.  If you are not vaccinated you can enter Malta with quarantine.  For latest detailed information, please visit: http://www.visitmalta.com.