Quite simply this was the best holiday I have ever had.
I had been looking for a retreat for a while but was wary of anywhere that would expect either my yoga or meditation practice to be up to much - it's something I love but I am a long way from yogini status. Silver Island offers you the opportunity to develop your practice in whatever way you choose in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere.
I find it impossible to criticise anything about my Silver Island experience, so I won't try. The welcome I received was so warm I felt like a long lost friend. The food was absolutely superb - to the extent that I found myself lurking around the dinner table a good ten minutes before I was due. My room was utterly beautiful, with incredible views and well thought-out touches such as luxurious and environmentally sound toiletries provided, hand made cushions and a lovely welcome note. It made me want to live off-grid forever.
I made incredible leaps in my meditation practice, in part thanks to my wonderful Silver Island teacher and in part due to the magical atmosphere of this most healing of islands. Claire and Lissa are continuing to develop their offering and I have already booked my 2013 visit.
For so many reasons this trip was my ultimate retreat but I will finish with one piece of advice - do the 5am kayak trip. Watching the sun come up in the company of the resident seal? An experience to be cherished.
Thank you Silver Island, see you soon.