Castara Retreats

Yoga and Massage at Castara Retreats

We are delighted to offer yoga and massage at Castara Retreats, and to have three specialist therapists whose work complements the harmonious and restorative environment we endeavour to create at Castara Retreats.

Kundalini Yoga with Elspeth


For an inspiring, invigorating addition to your holiday, fully qualified Kundalini Yoga instructor Elspeth leads a class on the outside deck looking out over the panoramic views of Castara Bay. Kundalini is a dynamic and powerful form of yoga, designed to expand awareness and sense of well-being. Elspeth helps students to harness the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual energies of the body, with classes involving posture sequences (kriya), breathing techniques, meditation, and yoga mantras.

To find out more visit Elspeth’s website.

To arrange your private class please contact Elspeth.

Thai Yoga Massage with Tanya

($600tt/ £60 GBP / 1hr)

This dynamic bodywork therapy combines the best of yoga and massage through slow rhythmic movement and loving touch. Working literally from head to toe, Tanya uses her thumbs, palms, elbows, knees and feet to apply a combination of acupressure, gentle rocking and twisting, joint and spine mobilisations and assisted yoga stretches. Together these actions result in a comprehensive full body treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically. Thai Yoga Massage looks and feels like a graceful, gentle dance between the giver and receiver that leaves you feeling deeply relaxed, grounded and rejuvenated.

Tanya’s sessions are held on the beautiful, breezy lower deck of the restaurant. If you are staying in Treetops, Rainforest, Birdsong and Coasthanger, your session can be held in your apartment.

Swedish Relaxation Massage with Anastasia

($600tt / £60 GBP/ 1hr)

Passionate about the positive effects of therapy on the body and mind, Anastasia is a Certified Massage Therapist who creates massages to suit individual needs. She integrates Swedish massage (deep kneading and stretching) with deep tissue work (getting to those deeper knots). The primary goal of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. However it is also beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension. Deep tissue massage focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.

Anastasia lives on the other side of the island, so requires at least two massage bookings on one day in order to offer her services at Castara Retreats.

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