The Best way to make Peace is to be at Peace

As the winter months unfold, why not plan to satisfy the universal yearning for deep rest, relaxation and rejuvenation on sunny shores.

For many years now I’ve been looking for a venue to host a yoga retreat which is very simply just about allowing the course members uninterrupted space to deepen their yoga practice surrounded by nature with views of the sea, sunset, and not much else, and does not involve a long-haul flight.

So I am very pleased to have been introduced to Karpasia in Northern Cyprus. The Oasis is a no-frills, 15 room hotel with two huge qualities: its location – it’s nestled between the sea and a 12th century site of worship, and its food; the hotel restaurant has a reputation for fresh, locally-sourced food which people come from miles around to enjoy. I will be returning there for the 7th year running to teach 8 classes from Wednesday 22-27 May, 2024.

Arrive Wednesday 22 May in time for dinner; classes starts at 8:30am -11am on 23 May, evening classes 5:30-7pm through until Sunday 26 May, we will check out on Monday 27 May.

Our morning Yoga sessions will take place on a shaded terrace set between the sea, and an ancient ruin.

Evening classes will be recuperative and last for 90 minutes. There will also be allocated times for group meditation and an opportunity to learn to meditate. An optional cultural trip may be arranged, or you can simply relax in the break; there are world-class beaches literally minutes away. It is possible to extend your stay before or after the yoga course, to see some of the fascinating places nearby.

The cost for the yoga tuition is £380 GBP

Accommodation costs are €45 sharing and €70 single p.p.p.night. Food, insurance and travel costs are extra. Your hotel and dining costs will be paid for at the end of your stay..



Preferred Accommodation is at the Yoga Venue:

The Oasis

The room prices are €90 per room (€45 per person per night if sharing), and €70 for a single, and this includes a generous breakfast. This modest hotel only has 15 rooms and we will take them all; they are just metres from the sea with easy bathing access. These seafront facings rooms fill up first to those who book early, but all rooms are just metres from the sea.


Camping at the Oasis

For those who prefer to camp in the grounds of the Oasis, there is a charge €20 a day for use of their shower facilities and sun loungers. You must provide your own tent and camping equipment.


A non-refundable deposit of £380 will secure your place on the Yoga course.

It is necessary to bring your own equipment so please remember to include check-in bags when booking your flights.
I recommend :
– 4 yoga blocks, Size : 305 x 205 x 50mm / 12.25″ x 8.25″ x 2″, Weight : 0.15 kg

– A yoga mat, these range from standard to high-performance
– A yoga belt, the D-ring variety are the most user-friendly.


How to get there:

If you’re coming from London, I recommend direct flights to Larnaca. From there, it’s around a 90 minute taxi ride and we can coordinate taxi shares.


To Book: contact Lorraine on

Lorraine McConnon is London based Iyengar Yoga teacher with over 37 years teaching experience who currently holds a level 3 teaching certificate (formerly known as the Senior One teaching Certificate) and has served on the Iyengar Yoga National Therapy committee for the UK.