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 5th year running to teach 8 classes in 2020 from 1 June – 6 June 2022. The Jubilee celebrations give 2 days off work during this week.

Arrive Wednesday June 1st in time for dinner; class starts at 8:30am -11am on June 2nd through until  Monday June 6 finishing at 11am inclusive. There will be one afternoon off for sightseeing.

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 on the afternoon off, or you can simply relax; there are world-class beaches literally minutes away.

You may wish to extend your stay after the yoga course to see some of the fascinating places nearby.

The cost for the yoga tuition is £360 GBP or €430.

Accommodation costs are €30 sharing €45 single p.p.p.night. Food, insurance and travel costs are extra. Hotel will be paid for at the end of your stay by you.



Preferred Accommodation is at the Yoga Venue:

The Oasis

The room prices are €60 per room (€30 per person per night if sharing), and €45 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 rooms fill up first to those who book early.


Alternative Accommodation

Accommodation is available at a nearby guesthouses for 55 Euros per night but you would need to arrange your own transport.


Camping at the Oasis

For those who prefer to camp in the grounds of the Oasis, there is a charge €15 a day for use of their shower facilities and breakfast. You must provide your own tent and camping equipment.


A non-refundable deposit of £360 will secure your place on the Yoga course.

It is necessary to bring your own equipment so please remember this when buying 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 36 years teaching experience who currently holds the Senior One teaching certificate and is on the Iyengar Yoga Therapy committee for the UK.