Join us for a magical and transforming small-group Retreat experience of 5 days of Yoga, Meditation, Sailing and Hiking on the famous Greek island of Santorini, staying on a beautiful private villa overlooking the stunning volcano view!
The retreat starts on Thursday, October 11th afternoon and runs until Monday, October 15th noon time.
There will be two daily 2-hour practices, instructed in English.
Our morning sessions will be waking up to the glorious Greek sun where we will be practicing on the terrace overlooking the volcano and the Aegean Sea. Our practices will be based on deep classic Hatha Yoga style including pranayama and meditation with a deep relaxation at the end.
Our evening sessions will be more chilled out preparing you for an evening of peace and tranquility. Evening style will alternate between Sunset Yoga and Meditation, Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra taking in the lunar energy.
On one of the days we will sail with a private catamaran to the Santorini caldera, have our meal on board, enjoy the sun and have the chance to swim to the hot springs. Our evening session that day will include meditation and yoga nidra right next to the volcano.
One evening, we will hike to Skaros rock where we will enjoy our evening session at the edge of an amazing view witnessing the setting of the sun.
This retreat is for everyone. From beginners to the more advanced students. Athina has many years’ experience of Hatha yoga and will accommodate you based on where your level of practice is at the moment.
During your stay you will be able to book and enjoy personal Thai Massage or Reiki sessions with Athina
THE SAILING EXPERIENCE
The private Catamaran sailing cruise will stimulate and refresh all your senses!
We will sail along the breathtaking Santorini coastline to the volcano, where we will have the chance to swim at the hot springs.
We will have the unique experience of mediating and have a yoga nidra session on board, connecting with the energy of the sea and the volcano.
During the cruise we will have the chance to relax on deck, enjoy our meal on board and will sail back immersed on the scenery and the colours of the famous Santorini sunset.
THE HIKING EXPERIENCE
Hiking will be an unforgettable unique experience!
We will hike to one of the most impressive spots of Santorini, Skaros Rock, across the medieval castle ruins. We will end up to its hidden outer end to do yoga on the courtyard of a beautiful white church overlooking the Aegean Sea.
Skaros is a kind of conical peninsula that on top forms a huge rock, about 20m high. It is not only geologically interesting, it is also historically important, as it is the first fortress built on Santorini in the 15th century to protect it from the pirates’ attacks.
An original captain’s house located in Firostefani adjacent to the capital of Santorini overlooking the stunning view of the famous volcano and the Aegean Sea.
The villa is an authentic captain’s house built in two levels with a large courtyard and private terraces in each floor with magnificent view.
The two-floor villa comprises of 4 bedrooms, 3 en-suite bathrooms with showers, spacious living and dining areas with sofas where you can relax anytime throughout the day, a fully equipped kitchen on the first floor and a kitchenette at the upper floor.
Both floors have enormous private balconies overlooking the unique volcano setting. The large private terrace has an outdoor Jacuzzi and comfortable sun lounges offering the capability of enjoying the panoramic views of the Caldera, the volcano and the Aegean Sea.
The villa is ideally situated on the amazing volcano view hiking trail which connects the capital of Santorini, Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli and famous Oia, all known from the amazing sunset views.
Villa and Room Facilities
3 spacious bedrooms with double king size beds
1 spacious bedroom with twin beds
1 traditional built-in sofa bed
3 en suite bathrooms with shower
Spacious living & sitting areas
Private terrace with sun loungers
TV, Hi-Fi system, DVD/CD player
Free internet access
Central Air-Conditioning and heating
Fully equipped kitchen and kitchenette
Toiletries and amenities
King Size Bed
Double occupancy 1100€ per person
Single occupancy plus 500€ per person
1200€ per person
10% Early bird discount if booked by 31 August 2018
200€ “Book with a friend” total discount for any two bookings confirmed simultaneously
A €500 non-refundable deposit per person will hold your spot with the balance due 15 days before the retreat
The price includes:
4 nights’ accommodation
2 daily yoga practices
2 delicious and healthy vegetarian meals a day
Transportation to/from the villa on arrival/departure
Catamaran private cruise and transportation to/from the pick-up point
Hiking excursion to the island
The price does not include:
Transfers and tickets to/from the island
Drinks, which will be at cost
Thai massage and reiki treatments, which will be at cost
It combines yoga, meditation, sailing on a private catamaran cruise and hiking to off the beaten track trails; all surrounded by the magical energy of the volcano. Enjoying the sea the sun and the volcanic influence staying at a luxury private villa overlooking the Aegean Sea.
Athina Vakali was born in 1974. Studied International Relations in Athens, did her Master’s in Maritime Law at Cardiff and Executive Leadership at London Business School. Her personal Yoga journey began in 2002 alongside her 17years’ career in Shipping. Since 2013 she teaches Yoga. She is RYT200, has a kids Yoga degree from Yoga Kids International and Rainbow Yoga Kids. In 2016 she completed the Meditation Facilitation Mentorship Program and Yoga Ethics Course with Michael Stone and started studying alongside Alessandro Ortona. She holds Thai Massage Level 1 from Mindful Touch Training and gives Reiki treatments (1st and 2nd degree)
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