Mission:
Yoga, Calisthenics, Sunshine, Mountains, Lakes

 

Mission is the only movement centre in London with its own dedicated retreat space, nestled in a majestic mountain overlooking the stunning Lake Lugano on the Italian and Swiss border. The secluded and striking property sits on five woodland acres and boasts dramatic views over Lake Lugano, a swimming pool, sauna, lush gardens, and scads of space to relax and soak in the sun, or nap in shady patios. The 10-bedroom main villa and 2-bedroom second house are all double occupancy (with one triple,) decorated in classic Italian style with marbled walls, long communal tables, and quiet balconies.

Come spend a lazy week in the sunshine, practising yoga or calisthenics with your favourite Mission teacher on purpose built platforms overlooking the lake. Explore the mountains and waterfalls on energetic hikes, swim in the clear, cool waters, and nosh on authentic Italian food with friends both old and new. Sunbathe with the group, or find a secluded balcony to read a book by yourself.

 

Jermaine Straker & Lucy Joslin: Cali Kulture on Tour
June 30th – July 6th

Join Cali Kulture’s senior-most teachers Jermaine and Lucy as they bring their combined teaching experience to this incredible one-of-a-kind retreat. This retreat will give you the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in their unique calisthenics programme. Skills, reps, mobility and handstands will be taught in a combination of morning and early evening classes with workshops on selected days.

 

With a mission to make calisthenics open to everyone, Jermaine and Lucy are taking the sport to a new level (and a new country!) Come immerse yourself in the Cali Kulture experience as you gain new skills, improve strength, and have a whole lot of fun along the way.

 

Spaces are limited. Register your interest in Jermaine and Lucy’s Mission retreat below and we will let you know when bookings open.

Marcus Veda: A Week of 4-Beat
July 7th - 13th

Marcus is the creator of 4-Beat, a practice inspired by Rocket Yoga, good music and even more fun. A 21st century practice that is at once challenging and accessible. Marcus will teach an invigorating two-hour morning practice, syncing the breath to the beat with kriyas, sun salutations, inversions, funky pinchas, ninja rolls, pistol squats and pranayama. In the late afternoons,  dial it down a notch after a day in the sun as Marcus guides you into a blissed-out state with a slow, quiet Yin practice.

 

This is a rare opportunity to spend a week immersed in a practice quietly taking London by storm, one breath at at time.

 

Spaces are limited. Register your interest in Marcus’ Mission retreat below and we will let you know when bookings open.

 

 

 

Corrie Ananda: Delve into Ashtanga
August 11th - 17th

Join one of London’s most experienced Mysore teachers, Corrie Ananda, for a transformative week of guided Ashtanga self-practice. Corrie is Authorised Level 2, and is one of few in the UK who practises and teaches the primary, second and third series of the Ashtanga Yoga system.

 

This retreat is an ideal setting to deepen and inspire your personal practice in the Ashtanga Yoga context.

 

In the mornings, you’ll dive deep with pranayama, asana and sitting meditation. Afternoons are for fun! You will have time to bask in the magnificence of the natural environment — trail hiking in the mountains, bathing in the waterfall, swimming in the lake or simply chilling by the pool.

 

There will be some afternoon workshops centred around therapeutic movement: slow stretches and deep core work. Time will be spent mobilising, stabilising, strengthening — all aimed at supporting and enhancing your morning practice.

 

Spaces are limited. Register your interest in Corrie’s Mission retreat below and we will let you know when bookings open.

 

Zephyr Wildman: The Essence of Yoga
August 18th - 24th

Embark on a transformative immersive journey with Zephyr, a seasoned yoga teacher who fuses yoga philosophy with creative sequencing, and psychology with anatomy/physiology. Zephyr’s approach is holistic, integrating asana, pranayama, mudra, kriya, mantra and more.

 

Start your day with an rejuvenating morning vinyasa practice overlooking stunning vistas, and end it with a relaxing evening class that’ll leave you with a light but deep understanding of yourself.  This retreat is suitable for all levels, all abilities, all ages. The perfect retreat for those curious about what lies beneath the tip of the iceberg that is yoga.

 

Spaces are limited. Register your interest in Zephyr’s Mission retreat below and we will let you know when bookings open.

 

What's Included
  • 7 days, 6 nights in a stunning period property with unparalleled views
  • 3 meals a day, cooked by an Italian Nonna (vegetarian for the yoga retreats)
  • Practise in the mornings, practise in the afternoons
  • Twin room with an ensuite = £1,950 per person (£2,125 per person for Cali Kulture retreat)
  • Twin room with a shared bathroom = £1,750 per person (£1,925 per person for Cali Kulture retreat)
  • Triple room with a shared bathroom = £1,400 per person (£1,575 per person for Cali Kulture retreat)
  • Excursion to Lido di Lugano (sandy beach, Olympic size swimming pool, trampoline, beach volleyball)
  • Hike into the mountains where you can swim in invigorating mountain streams beneath waterfalls
  • Friday night dinner and drink at an authentic, bustling local pizzeria
What You Need to Know
  • The retreat property is a scenic 75 minute drive from Milan Malpensa Airport.
  • Flights and transfers are not included, but we will refer you to airport transfer companies.
  • Massages available upon request and at an additional price.
  • Meals are vegetarian for the yoga retreats
  • Travel insurance is not included.
  • Please register your interest in one of the retreats and we will send you further details