Star Clippers Announces Yoga-Themed Cruises

Tall ship specialist Star Clippers is offering free daily yoga and meditation classes on three cruises in 2014.

These are the spring and autumn 2014 transatlantic crossing of the 227-passenger Royal Clipper, and a Balearics voyage on Star Flyer from Palma departing August 2.

Qualified yoga teacher Christel Vollmer will be on the two crossings, holding the morning sessions of Astanga or ‘power’ yoga on deck in the cool air, with a second session just before sunset, including meditation. She will also deliver lectures on the philosophy of yoga and advice for practice at home. The classes will be English and are suitable for all levels and ages.

Australian-born Raphaella Rose will offer daily classes on the Palma sailing. Her speciality is Ishta style yoga, a highly personalised form of yoga that embraces Hatha postures and Tantric and Ayurvedic philosophy. Tantra offers specific meditation techniques and tools to calm the mind, while Ayurveda aims to rebalance the individual mentally and physically.

Vegetarian cuisine will be available during breakfast buffets, piled with fresh, seasonal fruits, and salads at lunchtime, as well as vegetarian choices at dinner.

The yoga cruises are as follows:

  • Royal Clipper with Christel Vollmer, 16 nights from Barbados to Malaga, departing April 12 and arriving April 28, from £1,420 (flights extra).
  • Royal Clipper with Christel Vollmer, 16 nights Lisbon to Barbados, departing November 6, from £1,540 for 16 nights; (flights extra).
  • Star Flyer with Raphaella Rose, seven nights round-trip Palma, departing August 2, from £1,470 (flights extra).

To book, call 0845 200 6145 or visit www.starclippers.co.uk.