Santa Marina, a Luxury Collection Resort, Mykonos, Announces Exciting New Retreats for 2023
Now that the sun has faded on a hugely successful season, Santa Marina, a Luxury Collection Resort, Mykonos, is already looking ahead to next year, which will see the introduction of two invigorating retreats at the resort, with more to be unveiled in due course.
FITNESS AND NUTRITION WITH DAVID KIRSCH: 18 – 23 May
May will kick off the series with a fitness and nutrition retreat with David Kirsch, the celebrity trainer known for sculpting the bodies of many celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez and Heidi Klum. This is perfect for those health-conscious guests keen to maintain their physiques in beautiful surroundings, beside the aquamarine Aegean Sea. Through different health and wellness workshops as well as cultural excursions and spa treatments, participants will not only leave feeling restored and refreshed, but with new insight, wisdom and self-awareness. The schedule will include bootcamp sessions, power walks, stretching, and hiking, as well as Q&A sessions with the guru himself to understand his philosophy. After a private personal evaluation, guests will depart with a customised workout plan and recipe booklet with tips and tricks for maintaining a healthy lifestyle at home. With over three decades of experience uncovering and harnessing the powerful connection between mind, body and spirit, David Kirsch has become a leading authority on achieving optimal health and wellbeing at any age or fitness level. Throughout his years as a sought-after trainer, David has transformed the bodies—and lives—of countless devotees through his signature combination of mind-body conditioning, multitasking workouts, and smart nutrition. David’s holistic approach to wellness, encompassing a disciplined exercise, nutrition and supplements regimen, is rooted in his philosophy of “Sound Mind, Sound Body” – achieving harmony of mind, body and spirit.
This five-night retreat is available from €5,060 per person, based on two adults sharing a twin or double room, including taxes and full programme.
SUMMER SOLSTICE: A Rejuvenation Retreat for Women: 16 – 20 June
Next up will be SUMMER SOLSTICE, a five-day yoga, travel and wellness retreat created by women, for women. This revitalising experience will flow through a journey of the chakras, the seven energy centres located at different points in the body that express our life force energy. The fabulous itinerary will comprise daily yoga sessions that teach tools to strengthen mind, body and soul, as well as cultural excursions to discover the spectacular corners of Mykonos and spa treatments at Santa Marina’s Ginkgo Spa. Each day will involve activities which focus on a different element and chakra, including the root, sacral, heart, solar plexus, throat and third eye chakras. The sessions built around each chakra will be directed at healing these energy centres and reconnecting with the self. As well as enjoying the splendour of Santa Marina, participants will relish in visiting Delos Island, a magnificent archaeological site, said to be the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. Just a 20-minute speedboat ride from Santa Marina, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most important mythological and historical locations and the visit will be followed by a delicious boat picnic lunch. There will also be a painting workshop with a local artist to express creativity, as well as plenty of time to explore Mykonos town and all that it has to offer. Guests will wander around the secret alleyways, visit the island’s unique boutiques, and sit down for a sunset apéro and dinner in a local restaurant. This retreat has been created in collaboration with luxury events planner, Nicole Bono and yoga teacher, Ellen McQueen, who have worked to ensure that participants will transition into summer with a renewed sense of peace, clarity and health.
This four-night retreat is available from €4,900 per person, based on two adults sharing a room, including taxes and full programme.