Yogoloji are pioneers in their field and have been hosting luxury retreats around the world for well over fifteen years. We pride ourselves on offering a high quality of teaching that can benefit every level of practice, every budget and every age group. Our teachers are inspiring individuals who are committed to yoga and meditation in all aspects and every destination offers an entirely distinct atmosphere and itinerary. Our guests often comment that our retreats have a wonderful open and friendly feeling and we have a very high percentage of return guests on every retreat.
Francesca Quaradeghini, founder of Yogoloji and Yoga Education in Schools is a Trinity College University Cambridge BA hns MA graduate in Modern languages (1994-98) and speaks French, Italian, English and Spanish (and is a Hindi beginner!). After university Francesca worked as a strategic PR consultant and later became in house PR Director of a leading fine jewellery and luxury goods brand. She then travelled the world for three years to India, Nepal, South America and Australia and settled back in the UK where she worked for a year travelling around the UK as a private chef. Francesca founded and launched Yogoloji retreat company in 2003.
Her first introduction to Yoga practice was in 1999 and she is now certified to teach Himalayan Hatha Yoga and Prana Kriya yoga, as taught by Yogi Ashokananda. She additionally completed 200 hours Hatha Yoga teacher training with Amrita Yoga, Yoga for Children and Yoga for The Special Child trainings with the Special Yoga Centre and this became the foundation for her love of teaching children, with and without special needs. As a certified Ayurvedic therapist and holistic massage therapist, an integral attitude informs every aspect of her teaching. Sharing Yoga and Meditation with all age groups is her passion, the reflexive nature of witnessing student/teachers relationship to practice enlivens and informs her love of her work and she delivers classes sensitively and in a direct and engaging style. Francesca is passionate that we can all effortlessly reconnect with the joy of self enquiry, with innocence, depth, focus and discipline; to challenge perceived mental and physical limitations and to create a deeper awareness of self and of one’s self in the context of others.