David Lurey on Crete retreat river trip

David Lurey’s energising vinyasa flow retreats attract a happy crowd to enjoy the yoga, chanting and general fun. Having spent at least a week at Yoga Rocks each year, and sometimes three, he has quickly become part of the Yoga Rocks family.

David leads well crafted and themed retreats which in the past have focused on chakras, koshas and other yogic knowledge to add structure to the week. Morning vinyasya classes start at around 07.30 last around 90 minutes and build gently over the holiday. David’s energetic flows have an inner fire which demand a commitment and you’ll feel the physical effects of the asana as the week progresses!

Afternoon sessions vary year by year and group by group. David is one of a handful of teachers worldwide to have done a level II Acro Yoga Teacher Training so is well placed to lead the acrobatic and therapeutic acro yoga that often play a large part of the afternoon offerings. Some years have been more Iyengar influenced while recently a training with Adhil Palkhivala has illuminated some classes. David is ever evolving and constantly adding to his yoga knowledge. He’s maturing like a good bottle of wine so each retreat is more full bodied, mature and tastier than the one before.

Most evenings have a musical flavour with Mr Lurey lifting his guitar for some mantra singing under the stars out by the pool and one night normally a singalong.

A scheduling clash meant we lost David for 2016 to the merry-go round of Yoga conferences and more. We hope, and he hopes, to be back at Yoga Rocks in 2017. Looking forward to having him return to the fold!



David Lurey and Mirjam Wagner sunset kirtan at Yoga Rocks