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Welcome to High Yoga Retreats!
 
We recognize the importance of breaking away from our everyday routines to delve deeper into ourselves, our practice, and nature. By doing so, we are able to return home recharged and ready to contribute our gifts to those around us. Thus, our mission is to facilitate inclusive and transformational retreats of the highest standards in the UK and abroad, all grounded in the deeper aspects of this ancient practice. 
 
Our core teachers are highly accredited and together have 30 years of experience teaching and hosting retreats. Furthermore, High Yoga’s partnership with Seek Dharma means that every moment is professionally curated and carefully designed to support you in your healing and uplifting journey. Needless to say, with us, you are in good hands. 
 
Scroll down for our selection of 2023 retreats and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions whatsoever.
 
We look forward to sharing many memorable experiences with you this year!
 
With love, 
 
Mona and Christian

Choose your Retreat

FAZENDA

Portugal in May with Mona Godfrey

RECONNECTING WITH THE SACRED

Italy in June with Christian Coelho

AGAPE RETREAT

Greece in September with Mona Godfrey & Christian Coelho

SAMSARA NEW YEARS RETREAT

UK in December with Mona Godfrey & Christian Coelho

Meet your Hosts

Meet Mona Lisa Godfrey… RYT E-500 Yoga Teacher, passionate about utilizing the ancient wisdoms of yoga and meditation as a platform to create meaningful change in our modern world. Mona has launched and directed various studios and retreat centers in the US, Australia, and Indonesia. She is currently residing in London, where she leads group classes, workshops, teacher trainings, and retreats. Mona is a proud co-founder of High Yoga School. Dedicated to teaching with a commitment to the ancient traditions of yoga, Mona believes that with discipline and enthusiasm, the practice has the power to raise the vibration of the collective, starting from the inside, one awakened heart at a time.

Meet Christian, an experienced London-based yoga teacher who teaches dynamic classes with a healing and mindful approach. He has been inspired by his exposure to a variety of yoga modalities, and likes to be creative with his class themes and sequences. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, where he founded his yoga studio Casa 111, Christian initially trained in Ashtanga & Rocket Vinyasa Yoga. Seeking to explore the healing and ceremonial elements of yoga, he later specialized in the therapeutic styles of Yin, Forrest Yoga, as well as the Native American practices. After travelling to India, his passion for the history and philosophy of yoga was ignited. This led him to further his studies with renowned scholars at SOAS University of London, graduating with a masters degree in the Traditions of Yoga. One of his missions is to present the philosophy of yoga in an accessible way for students to not only understand, but embody its principles in life. For the past 7 years, Christian has travelled extensively, running retreats, teaching workshops, lectures, kirtans, and leading teacher trainings in Europe, Indonesia, and South America.

Testimonials

“Mona’s retreats are like a bit of Heaven! A perfect combination of dynamic practices to energise you and slow classes to quiet the mind and soothe the body, together with yoga philosophy and spirituality that Mona beautifully instills into all her teachings. Her retreats have the power to touch your soul in ways that you will never forget… an utterly sublime experience!”.

Mau Messina, UK

“I have joined Mona on two of her wonderful retreats. She is quite simply an inspirational teacher. Her classes are a beautiful marriage of movement and philosophical guidance and the retreats have allowed a gradual un-peeling of the layers of pressure and noise of the outside world. They left me feeling renewed and with fresh perspectives and vigour to face the challenges of daily life. I can’t wait until the next opportunity.”

Shruti Mohan, UK

“Mona has the innate powerful ability to touch your soul with her voice and guide you towards your real self. Her retreats are the perfect balance between the physical and emotional, grounding and uplifting, asana and meditation, serious and play! And it all shakes you inside. She makes me cry every time and I will be forever grateful to her for that!”

Valentina Zanetti, Italy

“We absolutely loved our yoga retreat with Christian. He is a superb, knowledgeable teacher. The combination of movement and meditation was beautifully balanced. In addition, the other activities (e.g. cooking lesson, salsa dance, massage) were nicely intertwined in a beautiful Tuscan setting.”

Daniel Roy, UK

"Rarely have I felt so energised and peaceful as I did after experiencing Christian's retreat. Whether you are looking to deepen your practice, eat delicious food, completely disconnect from the outside world… I cannot recommend this retreat highly enough"

Lia, Vienna

"Christian facilitated such a special retreat experience. Besides his vast knowledge of the asana practice and his amazing way of teaching it, I admired his special touch for ceremonial and traditional aspects, which he weaved beautifully in the retreat. All combined, it's something that can't be described, but should definitely be experienced!"

Paula, Brazil

FAQs

Yes! Traveling alone is a great way to meet new people, and on this trip we’re all in it together and you’ll be part of the group in no time.

Absolutely! We will always schedule down time in our daily itinerary for you to use as you wish.

We try our very best to pair people according to our best judgment if they are traveling alone but would prefer to share a room. We endeavor to accommodate any specific requests you may have, for example if you’d prefer to share with a member of the same gender. Please contact us with any requests so that we can assign you to an unaccompanied guest that also wants to travel in a double occupancy room.

Rooms are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. Each room is unique. Changing to a different room at the retreat is subject to availability and additional costs may apply. Please note: all rooms are equal in terms of comfort and cleanliness. We will do our best to assign you the nicest available room at the time of your deposit.

In the unlikely event that WE have to cancel the retreat for any reason then we will offer you the following options:

  • A full refund of all monies paid, including your deposit
  • Transfer of your booking, free of charge, to a future retreat of the same value

If you are unable to attend the retreat for any reason, including because of a last-minute positive Covid-19 test, or restrictions in your region or country,  you will need to make a claim with your travel insurance provider to claim any trip or retreat costs..

  • Please ensure your travel Insurance provider covers you for the following:
    • Cancellation fees
    • Positive Covid-19 test preventing you from traveling
    • Local and destination restrictions preventing you from traveling

We do not include travel insurance as everyone’s needs are different. However, having travel insurance in place for each person is a condition of your booking. Please ensure COVID-19 cover is included. If you haven’t purchased cover yet, you can do so here:

The Deposit is a non-refundable deposit, used to secure your spot on the trip. If you decide to cancel your trip, we cannot refund your deposit. Please ensure you purchase adequate travel insurance to cover any fees you may incur if you have to cancel your trip.

These trips are being sold and operated by Seek Dharma Ltd, a company registered in England & Wales (company number 13127983 and members of ABTA, no. Y6752).

Seek Dharma is collaborating with Mona Lisa Godfrey and Christian Coelho of High Yoga to build an incredible experience for their community.

You can reach out to us directly via email at highyoga@seekdharma.com

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