An exciting opportunity to escape everyday life...
and find your Sweaty Soul

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Sweaty Soul Living

International Yoga Retreats

Welcome to the Sweaty Soul Retreat experience where pure and unimaginable magic awaits. My name is Molly and I have been hosting these yoga retreats for 7 years. I can say confidently that meeting the amazing adventurers that join each year has been a highlight of my life. I cannot wait to welcome you aboard to the life changing venture that is Sweaty Soul Retreats.

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Common Questions

How do I signup?

Email Molly at to enquire about spaces on your chosen retreat.

I’m already a SSL subscriber, do I receive a discount?

You will receive a discounted rate if you are signed up and paid for 6 months through our monthly membership or our yearly subscription.

Can a complete beginner attend the retreat?

Of course. From my very first retreat I have had a complete range of people attend and none have had a lesser experience dependent on their level of practice. I have had complete beginners, yoga instructors, and even people who weren’t really into yoga and only attended a few of the classes! I offer so many modifications within classes and my teaching, in general, is very much encouraging of people using yoga to listen to THEIR body and being accepting of where they are physically.

What is the food offered?

The food is traditional Cretan food mostly. Breakfast is a delicious buffet style breakfast which offers fresh local food such as greek yoghurt, fruits, nuts, cereals, eggs, breads, spreads, cheese etc. Our lunch everyday is served in a new restaurant and we cater to all dietary requirements – meat eaters, vegetarians, vegan, gluten free, allergies etc. Dinner is not included.

Can I have a room to myself?

Yes this is of course an option at an extra charge. But even though it can be arranged at no inconvenience, I always encourage people to share (unless you know there is personal anxiety around this). From previous retreats the people who share (which is 99% of attendees) mingle way better with the group and nearly always leaves with a true friend! There is an additional charge for single room of €350.

What are the amenities like in the hotel/village?

The hotel is a beautiful family run business. Rooms are cleaned daily. Free bike rental provided. 24 hour reception. The village supplies a bountiful selection of supermarkets and pharmacies.

Do you have to attend all the classes?

Everything on the retreat is optional. Yoga twice most days combined with hiking can be exhausting. This retreat is meant to be a relaxing and re-energising break for you so you are always welcome to skip classes when you feel you need a rest.

Do I need to bring a yoga mat?

Yes we do not provide mats on the retreat. We have yoga props such as blocks and straps but you will have to bring your own mat.

Must I be an experienced hiker?

Yes and no! The hike is never advanced but it is a full day of walking. Therefore I would advise if you don’t enjoy walking you take that day to chill and get a massage! You will need to bring hiking boots to protect your ankles on unstable surfaces. Those without hiking shoes and a hat will not be allowed join the hike.

What if I can no longer make it?

Please read our cancelation policy here.

Molly’s retreat is an amazing escape and a wonderful chance to develop your practice! The Crete retreat offered everything from incredible healthy food to gorgeous weather in October and the chance to meet really interesting like-minded people. Such an enjoyable week away!

— Blaithnaid

I decided to attend Molly’s retreat after a friend had attended twice previously. I didn’t expect my practice to improve so much or to enjoy myself quite as much as I have done. Thanks Molly for a wonderful week, I will be back!

— Caroline Joyce

I've had an incredible time on this retreat. So much so, I went two years in a row! My practice gained both strength and serenity, and I left with new kick-ass yogi friends.

— Amy Sergison

Molly's retreat is total perfection if you're looking for a week of blissful sun, great vibes and strong flows. I feel stronger, more relaxed and ready to take on the world!

— Anna R