Studies show vacation is good for your health, resulting in lower blood pressure, lower stress and even smaller waistlines. Star Clippers adds yoga to the mix for an extra burst of energy and stress-reduction!
This weekend Star Clipper departed on a 7-day yoga-themed cruise with yoga instructor, author and life coach Inge Schöps. Schöps is based in Cologne, Germany, where she teaches, and she also runs yoga retreats in the Mediterranean on the Balearic Islands of Mallorca and Formentera. She is an author and has published yoga apps and e-books.
On Royal Clipper’s May 16 and 23 seven-night western Mediterranean cruises roundtrip from Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy, guests can learn Ishta-style yoga, focusing on asana, meditation, anatomy and yogic and tantric philosophy under the instruction of Raphaella Rose. A yoga practitioner for 17 years, Rose promotes friendly and accessible yoga, and has taught classes in the U.S., Great Britain and Spain, running regular retreats alongside her class schedule.
Christel Vollmer returns to join the seven-night Balearic Islands sailings on Star Flyer roundtrip from Palma de Mallorca, Aug. 1 and 8. She will give two classes daily: 60 minutes of power yoga in the morning and a 40-minute wind-down class at sunset, followed by meditation. Vollmer brings many years of teaching experience to Star Clippers, having trained under Bryan Kest, yoga guru to celebrities including Madonna, Cindy Crawford and Sting.
All classes and lectures will be conducted in English and are optional. Additional ship activities will be offered as part of the standard daily program.
Have you sailed on a yoga-themed cruise? Let us know what you thought in the comments!