Next was the “New Heights” Group Workshop – Taking the partnership trust one step higher with yoga acrobatics. Again I missed this session but was again informed of how good it was and that at least one of the couple achieved a very rewarding lift.
Beachside Vinyasa Flow
Yin Yoga – after what is potentially a very active week (if you have so chosen) at Mark Warner then this is a good class to help the body relax and repair itself. Yin Yoga helps to make the switch between the nervous systems.
In fact what actually happened that morning was that I woke early (as I had every day) and decided that I would be kind to myself, allow myself to rest. To use the opportunity to do what my mind and body wanted – not what I thought I ought to do. After breakfast I then decided to lie down on a sun lounger (wearing factor 50 sun cream) and with my Marker Warner water bottle. Unfortunately I was alone and fell asleep, only stirring to drink water. Before I knew it, it was lunch time – and as you can imagine I had caught the sun – too much! I can only assume there were places I had also missed when I applying the cream as my back was so red and hot (even without people touching it). I hardly remember the day as the sun had made me so sleepy. Everyone was SO kind to me though – that I do remember, trying to soothe the pain and take away the heat. I did not bring aftersun but I was offered some, and Lisa (who I met at the yoga retreat) spent ages melting ice-cubes and rubbing aloe Vera all evening on my back (other people also helped but sorry I can’t remember who – Karen went and got me more aloe Vera from the plant). The 2 for 1 cocktails during the bar’s happy hour may also have helped!
I have heard it before but now I have experienced just how good the staff are at Mark Warner – and I think that extended to the relationships they helped lone travellers build up. Of course Polly and Ela were also fantastic – and always willing to give hugs.
- Read my yoga journey from the beginning or go to Day 7
- Read Polly’s account of the Yoga Retreat
- Book to go on the next Yoga Retreat at San Lucianu Beach Resort from 3rd – 10th September 2016
Disclosure: This was a press trip. All words and opinions are honest and my own.