Dear Debbie, I just wanted to let you know that I had an amazing time in Crete with Shakti and the rest of the group. Despite being a beginner, I was made to feel part of everything, and Shakti made a big effort to ensure that I could always participate, despite my health issues. I would highly recommend this holiday to other yoga newcomers! I am very glad that I found your website and will certainly plan future holidays with you
Kind regards Lara 2016
This was my first yoga retreat and I really think I hit lucky!
Mavros Molos is a superb location, the hotel is right on the beach with the yoga studio above the sun terrace overlooking the sea. The food was excellent and plentiful and staff (Maria in particular) were great.
We had a fantastic yoga teacher in Mohan - as a beginner I found him very easy to follow and his practice was incredibly focused. Although the program said there would be a free day, he held classes twice every single day & there was also the option for yogic sleep in the evenings and a silent meditation walk into the mountains one morning to see the sun rise. Thoroughly enjoyed the week and would wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone.
Anne Davison October 2016 with Mohan
I am just back from Kissamos in Crete where I attended the Free Spirit yoga holiday with Diane Davis for one week. It really was an amazing week and I have come back feeling like a new person!
The accommodation was delightful. Mike, Maria and the family-run team were wonderful and made us feel at home straight away. My room was clean and spacious with an en-suite and I walked out practically onto the beach every morning. We had our meals overlooking the ocean and Maria really is a fantastic cook!
The yoga studio was high up, overlooking the sea, making it a very peaceful spot for our sessions. We had a morning session which really encouraged me to work on my moves and posture and allowed me to learn more (including the headstand). Diane is a fantastic tutor. She is kind, patient and thorough and I would highly recommend her as a tutor for any one, whatever level you are at. She also made the trip fun - the group got along well and she organised day time tours for us and a couple of nights out at local restaurants.
All in all, this was such a great trip and I am looking to book to go to Turkey with Diane next June.
If you are reading this and trying to decide on booking a yoga holiday then my advice is to just do it! I have come back feeling very relaxed and happy.
Claire Ridley September 2016 with Diane Davis
I have just come back from Kissamos having spent a fantastic week with Daljit doing yoga. Would you please book me a place for next year in a single room. Thank you, Lynda - September 2016 with Daljit Kaur
Dear Free Spirit, originally I contacted yourselves with a view to attending a Free Spirit Yoga Holiday with my local UK teacher. However due to the cost of the flight I re scheduled my holiday to Crete with the amazing Janna Czipin. I would like to also thank Free Spirit for the support re I booked this holiday and a flight as a person who has not travelled alone.I arrived at the venue alone felt completely safe in the venue with Maria and Mikes support also met my amazing fellow yoga friends. Janna was not just a yoga teacher she was an inspiration for women to travel alone to venture to destinations women would not feel possible especially in mature years
Carolyn July 2016 with Jana
Yoga with Daljit was a wonderful relaxing time, with lots of humour and fun. I didn’t feel like I was working, there was no striving or strain, and yet I felt both exercised and rejuvenated. I really liked the way we built on gentle movements, session by session. Kissamos is beautiful and unspoilt, friendly and hospitable. What a great holiday.
Catrin - September 2015 with Daljit
I've recently returned from a lovely week (6-13 October) at Mavros Malos on the island of Crete. I thoroughly enjoyed the yoga and the location.
Jude's teaching was excellent and the sessions well planned and engaging.
Nicola - October 2015 with Jude Medhurst
Hello, this is to say what a wonderful time we had at Kissamoss. Not having done this before we were not knowing quite what to expect however it was fantastic. The yoga was brilliant and the food awesome. I came back a few pounds lighter, feeling healthier and alive! We will defiantly try to book again this year, has to be experienced to be believed.
Jane & Larry - September 2015 with Daljit
Hi there both,
Have just arrived back from Kissamos in Crete with Gill Russel. We had a great time and your planning was brilliant as always.
from Lin and Joan - two very grateful Yoginis - September 2015
Hi Jilly and Debbie
Just back from an amazing week with David Sye in Crete!
Wendy - August 2015
I would like to thank you both soooooo much for organising such a fantastic yoga holiday last week in Crete. The venue was fantastic, Maria and Mike made us so at home at Mavros Molos. Sevda is such a good yoga teacher and lovely person; the whole group gelled well and I was sorry to leave. Look forward to coming on another retreat soon.
Karen - July 2015
Hello Debbie and Jilly
Just to say I thoroughly enjoyed my recent yoga holiday in Crete, it was all truly wonderful; from the venue, the people, the food, the setting and the brilliant yoga with Emma.
Please could you confirm the dates next May 2016 for the same holiday with Emma and prices, I am very interested in going again next year.
Vanda - May 2015
Big thank you to Free Spirit Travel, the lovely Mike, Maria and staff and last but not least the very inspiring teacher Emma. It was my first Yoga holiday and am looking to book again next year it was truly an amazing experience. I wasn't expecting one week out of my normal routine to make such a difference to my wellbeing. Location, accommodation, weather, food, people, sea view and the waves as our music during yoga practice - all just perfect.
Jeannette - May 2015
Hi . I have just come back from a trip to Crete with you, in the company of the lovely and talented Emma! I can honestly say that it was a great success. The hotel and the teacher and the arrangements. Just first class. My first trip and a new Yogi. I am now hooked!
I would like to reserve a place for next year please
Hazel - May 2015
Kissamos May 19th -An excellent retreat. It was a pleasure meeting Emma and being in her class, I enjoyed her plan of the week and I felt the yoga sessions offered challenge in a safe environment, a lovely balance. The venue was perfect, and our hosts were so considerate, add to that Emma’s teaching and the lovely group and it gives a special memory to take away.
Linda - May 2015
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed teaching for you. The location, food and everything was amazing and Maria and Mike are lovely people- nothing was too much trouble for them. The group loved it and really gelled together- 10 of them have asked me to pencil them in for next year and two of them are planning on returning in September. It was truly special- we also loved Balos, what a stunning beach, we had such a laugh on the boat trip. Everyone was very sorry to leave - we really bonded with the owners. It was interesting to hear about the history of their business and how Free Spirit discovered them. Anyway, I'm looking forward to teaching again next May- I think the next one will be even busier once word gets around!
Emma Conally-Barklem - May 2015
Just had a fantastic week in Kisamos with Beverley Fox.
Great weather and great yoga with an inspiring teacher.
REALLY enjoyed it and am already looking forward to next year.
Fiona Holleley - May 2015
I had a lovely yoga holiday in Kissamos Crete with Sasha Norton. The hotel Mavlos Mavros
was run by Maria and her son Michael - both were so friendly and helpful we all felt very
looked after. The food was wonderful too.
It was so lovely to be right on the beach and to have a view and hear the sounds of the sea
as we were practising our yoga.
Sasha's was again very professional and her sessions were thoughtfully well planned with a
Hatha and partner work session in the mornings and a lovely Ashtanga yoga class in the
evening which Sasha adapted very well to individual needs in our group of mixed yoga
experience. I really enjoyed the Ashtanga evening class as the sun was setting and look
forward to my next Sasha yoga holiday.
Having been back in the UK for a week now (unbelievably!), I wanted to take a moment to thank you all at Free Spirit for providing a fantastic yoga retreat last week.
The venue was lovely, the hosts were naturally friendly and made us feel as if we were family and the group was perfect. I seemed to spend the week laughing. In particular though, it was Divya who worked hard to give us a fabulous holiday / yoga retreat. She is an intuitive, professional and encouraging teacher and she has a great sense of humour who always helps! Divya very naturally created a close team of people from a group of individuals who had not met before our first yoga class in beautiful Kissamos.
Thank you and best wishes
I just wanted to drop you an email to let you know that we had a fantastic holiday in Kissimos with Bev. We loved the enthusiasm and experience that Bev brought to every class and the varied schedule. It was great to mix the yoga up with some lovely relaxation and breathing techniques, plus some variance in different yoga practices. We enjoyed the whole experience.
Dear Freespirit yoga,
I have just returned from the above yoga and would like you to know how much I enjoyed it. Beverly Fox our teacher was a lovely warm person and her yoga classes were perfectly pitched to the group. Beverly put a lot of effort and preparation into her classes which we all enjoyed. The taverna was welcoming and the food delicious. The yoga deck worked well. I would not hesitate to recommend both Beverly and the venue. The rooms were well equipped with a kettle, hair drier and a fridge!
Just wanted to say a big 'THANKYOU' for arranging such a great week for us.
Everything about it was great, the taxis were there when we landed, the people were great at
Mavros Molos at Chania, Crete, food was out of this world and doing yoga so close to the sea
was fantastic. The group were fantastic and it goes without saying that Gill ticked all our
I could go on and on but enough to say thankyou for a perfect week
Lin James (one of the lucky people to experience the week)
Hi Jilly (& Debbie) I Just wanted to drop you a quick line to say Thanks for yet another brilliant yoga holiday in Kissamos this July. What a great crowd of people, Celest is such an inspiring teacher and so great to have you there too Jilly!
Lots of us have linked up on Facebook with a few fun pics... Anyhow, I hope you’re still enjoying the great summer we’re having and that business is still doing amazingly, as well it should.
All the best
Hi Free Spirit
Just wanted to give you some feedback on my yoga break in Kissamos with Alessandra over the last week - quite simply, it was superb, in every way! The accommodation, food, teaching, people - everything really was amazing. Having never gone away on my own there was a sense of trepidation about this break - but it is one of the best holidays I have ever had!
Firstly the venue and our hosts, Michael and Maria - they made us feel like we were guests in their home, nothing was too much trouble, and their hospitality and Maria's cooking were wonderful. As was their accommodation - good sized rooms, a great yoga space and a perfect setting steps from the sea.
Aless is an inspiration, both as a teacher, and a person. Although our group was mixed ability - she really made each class personal and highly enjoyable for all, the best teacher I have yet experienced for both yoga and pilates. I can honestly say she has made me look at my aspirations regarding my yoga practice in a whole new way.
And finally, thank you for your help in finding my very reasonable flight and providing clear and timely info so that I was well prepared before I went.
This was my first ever yoga retreat but will hopefully be the first of many - the only decision I need to make is which one to book next!
Kind regards. Emma
Hi Jilly and Debbie
I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time I had last week in Crete with Mike at Kissamous and with Helen Say teaching. Mike and his family couldn't have been more welcoming, Mike's mum even sent me off with a bottle of her home made olive oil which is delicious. We were all sad to leave. The beach is beautiful and the sea lovely. We were all so relaxed and happy there none of us went on any excursions except a few local walks and a small trip to Biolea (the organic olive oil producer) The yoga was great as was the platform. The food was wonderful Mike's mum was great we all seemed to fall on the food every night as we knew how good it would be! We all talked about coming back next year. I got back on Tuesday and found myself listening out for the waves ummm traffic doesn't have quite the same ring!
Thank you to you and Mike and Helen for a wonderful trip, another wonderful free spirit holiday!