Cyprus Retreat FAQs

Are the flights included?

No. People join us from all over the UK and abroad so it is impossible to include flights in the price. However booking your own gives you the flexibility to arrive before or stay on after the retreat.

Who will I travel with?

Who you travel with depends on your airport. If you wish I will connect you via Facebook or by email to discuss travel, transfers and possibly sharing a room with others in the group.

What about sharing a room?

I will do my very best to facilitate sharing but if there is no-one suitable or if you prefer your own space the hotel will charge a single supplement.

What about transfers?

I always ask the hotel to arrange arrange transfers at a reasonable rate but it usually works out cheaper arranging your own online or with others from the group. I’ll let you know the options once your flights are booked up.


You absolutely must get your own insurance as you would in booking any holiday. We are  not responsible for any of the many things that can go wrong in a typical holiday, we are focused on giving you an amazing experience once you are here – the rest is up to you!


THE ME I WANT TO BE: Retreat 2015 in my beloved Datcha with our amazing retreat family

What kind of people will be on the retreat?

Amazing – of course! My retreats attract a mixture of individuals; the common theme is the desire for personal development and a nurturing break in the sun without going into total isolation or the other extreme of booze, babes and busy. I like to think I have created the right mix of relaxation and socialising.

How about Cyprus in general and Polis in particular 

Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Cyprus is the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean. It is located south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel and Palestine, north of Egypt and southeast of Greece.

Polis, a dinky town in north-west Cyprus lays on simple pleasures and a taste of old-world village life. Days revolve around the golden sand and pebble beach and pedestrianised square, which is flanked by interesting shops, cafés and laid-back tavernas. And the surrounding peninsula – a nature reserve – is said to be the most beautiful bit of the whole island – of course our hotel is slap bang in the middle of that. 2016 was our first visit and each one of us adored it, here’s the feedback-

What is the hotel like?

The Natura hotel came highly recommended. I have two very good friends who live on Cyprus, both of them recommended the same hotel. I know them very well, Maggie, who I travelled to Peru with in 2006 has facilitated many retreats there herself and Lorna, did her Sekhem training with me many years ago, so I trusted their opinions completely and they came through – thank you girls!

Despite the high praise from my friends, the hotel exceed all our expectations and we will be returning in 2017 – apparently in time for the turtles – see comments below!

What else was great-

Our yoga teacher

Yes YOU Denise!! I really hated the realisation that Seda and I could not afford to do this retreat together because of the troubles in Turkey and did not know how I would manage without her – booking an unknown local teacher was the only way I could make it work. Enter Denise!

womgatherThe tiny slim one of course!!! It’s all that breathing that goes with yoga – speeds up the metabolism. Breathing in… Getting slim… 😉

The group loved Denise who fitted her teaching and her week into our flow including my classes and a wee night oot!

Denise must have liked us too as she will be joining us again 2017.


How much is it?

The total cost is £595 based on 2 sharing. So the deposit is £195 and the balance is £400 and it is £125 for your own room.

Email for anything else.

This year’s trip is booking now!

Click here for more about TMIWTB Retreats in general. And watch this for the previous year’s feedback-

What do others say about it?


Anything else please get in touch 🙂


  1. Andrew Taylor says:

    The beach at the Natura Hotel stretch as far as the eye could see before merging into the distance. On Day 1, I decided that the sea was where I needed to be and off I trundled down to the somewhat pebbly beach, only to be greeted by a number of strange looking metal frames. Following my swim in the warm Mediterranean and as I emerged from the sea I noticed that a couple of them had labels fixed to them indicating that they were Turtle nests, how interesting. Later that day I spoke to one of the helpful receptionists, Helena I think, who told me that earlier in the season, the large turtles would venture up onto the beach to lay their cluster of eggs, a pilgrimage that they repeated on an annual basis, like wild salmon on the River Dee. Helena then went on to say that some of the eggs were due to hatch, however this could only be seen in the dark and quiet hours of the early morning, so this particular experience was one that eluded me… this year”

  2. O let’s hope we get to see that next year Andrew – thanks for sharing 🙂

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