The Empowerment Retreat


“Deepen the Inquiry. Wake up to Joy, Love & Freedom”

  • Learn practical skills and techniques of yoga-tantra including asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, meditation.
  • Learn how to integrate yoga into your daily life.
  • Experience how yoga offers a real opportunity for accessing true joy and freedom.
  • Having all your yoga-related questions answered by one the UK’s most experienced and senior yoga teachers.
  • Strengthen the relationship between body, mind and spirit and ecology.
  • Deepen our knowledge and experiences of Yoga Tantra, the backbone of Engaged Yoga, through daily practices of movement, meditation, breath and mantra.
  • Together in community we will unplug from our everyday routines to plug into ourselves and our true nature.
  • Christopher will bring to bear his skills in myo-fascial work and experiential anatomy to support the physical practices.
  • Christopher will draw upon his background as a biologist to bring in neuro-scientific correlates as source of understanding, deepening strategic skills and as inspiration.
  • Emma’s background as a psychologist and psychotherapist will offer support to the transformational process of this retreat.
  • You will leave the retreat with a systematic approach to movement yoga, breathwork, mindfulness, compassion practices and meditation.
  • The immersion is designed to offer you a real opportunity to delve deeper into this powerful self-mastery work.
  • Each session builds on the last to create a powerful transformational experience.
  • You will develop an experiential understanding of the linkage between the mind, body and emotions.
  • The pragmatic approach that Christopher Gladwell and Emma Michael Yoga give to these teachings will empower you to really make these powerful practices work for your individual needs and requirements.

    * Over 70 hours of Teaching time

Retreat rules – no alcohol during the retreat schedule. If you drink alcohol then you can share a drink on the last night before departure. No other mind altering substances for the duration of the retreat. We invite everyone not to smoke. Please find as much love, kindness and compassion to your self and all beings as you possibly can.

* Flights & Transfers

Christopher Gladwell and Emma Michaels

Afrodite Hotel, Akamas Androlikou, Paphos, Cyprus


Spaces Available

7th June - 14th June

Book Now
What Chris doesn't know about yoga, quite frankly isn't worth knowing. I have learned so much from Chris over the past couple of years, it has been life changing. I had no idea of the depth and beauty yoga has to offer. If you're up for diving deeper then study, learn, practice with Chris - it's a journey worth exploring...
Josie Harrington
I got a real understanding of what yoga really is! 
Getting to immerse in practice for 8 days, Chris really got to us to inquire, feel and go deep into the physical, emotional and energetic body. We laughed, cried, danced, swam, ate great food, chanted and so much wisdom was shared. Transformational! 

Cal Gillon

Aphrodite Hotel, Paphos

Cyprus boasts an impressive 326 days of sunshine per year, and is famous for its hospitality and Mediterranean lifestyle.

The Afrodite beach Hotel is a family run hotel located 0.5 kilometres from the natural wonders of the Akamas Peninsula National Park, and a stones through away from the crystal clear waters of the mediterranean sea. We will be practising meditation some mornings on the beach to the sound of the ocean.

Accommodation & Full Board is part of the package. Food is locally sourced, fresh and fabulous. We will do everything we can to meet your dietary requirements.

Retreat Rules – no alcohol till the last night. No other mind changing substances. Best (if you can) is no tobacco, you can’t really do pranayama if you are still putting hot smoke in your lungs. Just saying. Be kind to yourself and all beings.

Deposits are non-refundable.

No refunds can sadly be given within eight weeks of the start of the retreat.

Unless… Other retreat costs can be refunded with a medical certificate.

Whats On Offer