04 – 11 May 2019 | Charlotte Barford | Time to Retreat

04 – 11 May 2019 | Charlotte Barford | Time to Retreat

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“As you set out for Ithaka, hope the voyage is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery” ― C.P. Cavafy

Surrounded by blue skies and blue seas this is the perfect space to refresh, revive and rejuvenate yourself.

Our days will comprise of a morning Hatha/Vinyasa Flow practice, plenty of time to relax and explore the surroundings and an early evening Yin/Restorative, Meditation practice.

All levels of yoga are welcome although some experience of yoga would be beneficial prior to the retreat.

Further information please contact Charlotte directly:

charlotte@barefootyoga.co.uk

 

11 – 18 May 2019 | Ingrid Gottschalk | Odyssey of Food, Spring cleansing Mind & Body with Yoga and Walking Meditation

11 – 18 May 2019 | Ingrid Gottschalk | Odyssey of Food, Spring cleansing Mind & Body with Yoga and Walking Meditation

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A short description of what the week entails and what is included in your price:

  • Group transit from the airport and to the airport
  • A multi fusion display of delicious meals with fresh organic produce
  • A morning vinyasa flow class
  • An evening restorative class
  • walking with a guide on alternative days (see description below)

Guided Walks:

Monday: Kathara – Anogi – Kioni

First we visit Kathara monastery, the last monastery on Ithaca. Its situated at an altitude of 560 meters and from the church steeple the view towards Vathi is spectacular.

The track starts near the monastery and is very rocky with low growth. It climbs to 650 meters and then starts to descent to the mountain village of Anogi. It takes about two hours and the walk is easy.

A local Kafenion offers refreshments. Next to it is a 15th Century church with Byzantine frescoes’ and a Venetian bell tower.

We continue our walk to Kioni a fishing village on a foot path that has been paved with stone slabs. On our way you find a plateau with goat tracks and terraces, passing intriguing ruins and ancient trees. Walking time about 2.5 hours and the difficulty is moderate.

Lunch by the water in Kioni and a swim!

Wednesday: Homer Walk

 An imaginary journey into the past.

The poet Homer lived 28 centuries ago. He described Ithaca, and the wanderings of its King Odysseus, in his epic poems.

This walk is a must for lovers of Homer and for the people who want to know the story behind Odysseus and Ithaca.

Approx 3 hours including a visit to the museum at the end. An easy walk, but partially rocky.

Refreshments in Stavros our local village.

Friday: Vathi – Paleochora – Perachori – Vathi

 Along a high track on a vegetated slope this walk offers panoramic views of the whole of Vathi and its surroundings, plus other islands and mainland Greece.

We pass a Byzantine church, chapels and an industrious village at a height of 300 meters where the best wine of the island is produced. Then down hill from there, only 2 km back to Vathi for lunch at a fish taverna. About 4 hours walking and the category is medium.

Transport, a guide and various refreshments and lunch are included

for further information and a full proposal please contact Ingrid:

info@itha108.com

Thank you kindly

18-25 May 2019 | Melanie and Rolf | The Essence of Yoga Practice

18-25 May 2019 | Melanie and Rolf | The Essence of Yoga Practice

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During an inspirational retreat of 8 days and 7 nights we stay on the unspoiled and breathtaking Greek island of Ithaca, part of the Ionian Islands. Melanie and Rolf take you for a week on a journey of affordable luxury, in-depth Yoga sessions, inspiring lectures, the warm Greek sun, deserted beaches and endless clear turquoise water.
Escape from your daily life and make time for daydreaming, Yoga, relaxation, philosophising about life, nature, meditation, writing and enjoying yourself. This retreat is the perfect place to create new intentions for the future and to cultivate the tools to pursue your goals and dreams. The retreat is for anyone who would like more deepening in his / her Yoga practice.
 

Melanie Poldervaart and Rolf van Baalen are contactable at:

info@happy with yoga.com

also visit their website:

www.happywithyoga.com

 

 

25 May – 1 June 2019 | Natasha Horne | Awakening the Heart

25 May – 1 June 2019 | Natasha Horne | Awakening the Heart

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A week long Yoga and Meditation retreat on the island of Ithaca, Greece.  

What’s included?

Daily Yoga classes, Vinyasa Flow, meditation, Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra

All Accommodation ( 6 nights/7 days )

Breakfast buffet in morning sun/shaded by trees/or pergola ~ Lunch buffet under a pergola ~ Dinner served on a

terrace under a canopy of stars.

Meals and refreshments:

All meals and snacks are included on your retreat

Vegetarian Mediterranean infused meals (mainly local organic products)

Various hot and cold drinks/water/fruit/nuts/cakes/biscuits afternoon/optional afternoon tea served

Beach towels/laundry/housekeeping

Yoga mats, blocks, belts, bolsters and blankets

Infused olive soap, Basil, Lavender, Sage

Calendula face balm

Full Wi- fi access

3 beaches are less than 5 walking minutes below the retreat

Kayaks and other water sports for rent

Car, scooter and bikes for rent

Scuba-diving facility

Homers House; Odysseus Palace and birth place a 3.5 hour guided tour.

Other walks are available depending on the month

A well stocked library

Backgammon table, cards and other games

Example of a Daily schedule:

8am-8.45 Mauna (silence) Hot drinks available.

9am-10:30/11am.  Pranayama and Yoga asana

11am-1pm Brunch

1-3pm Treatments/library/beach walks/Leisure time

3-4pm Afternoon tea and Cake/light snack

5-6:30pm Yin/Meditation workshop

7:30/ Evening meal

Natasha Horne Bio

Natasha is an accredited Yoga and Bodywork practitioner.  She has further studied in human sciences, Pilates, Yin Yoga, Meditation and Dance therapy.

Natasha applies her background in therapeutic training, alongside her understanding and study of the ancient Science of Yoga to lead this retreat.   On this retreat you will be taught a broad range of healing techniques that acknowledge the physical, emotional/intellectual and spiritual bodies, i.e. the integration of the “whole person”.

Daily classes aim to dissolve the blockages of accumulated tension and bring the body’s systems back into harmony, you will practice in a beautiful and healing environment.

To book this retreat or for more information on accommodation options and prices, please contact Natasha via  yogabodylondon@gmail.com

 

08 – 15 June 2019 | Claire Hawkins | Flow and Restore

08 – 15 June 2019 | Claire Hawkins | Flow and Restore

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Yoga Radiance Retreat

Join me for a week of vibrant Yoga, sea air, sunshine and great food in this stunning venue, overlooking the breathtaking backdrop of the Ionian sea.  No matter what your level this retreat is an invitation to explore the many delights that Yoga has to offer – it’s your time to relax, rest and rejuvenate on this very special island.

Our days will begin with a combination of alignment based Hatha, energetic Vinyasa Flow, circulation work, chakra awakening and more! Our evenings will comprise of restorative and Yin Yoga along with a variety of Pranayama and Meditation techniques.

Claire Hawkins

My love of Yoga developed 15 years ago when I was looking to balance my life as a Musical Theatre Actress with something that offered me grounding, authenticity and an ability to settle my emotions and mind. From then on my love of Yoga has grown as has the strength and flexibility it has given me. But more than this, Yoga helped me discover patience, presence, acceptance, peace and a huge appreciation of the breath. My background and passion for music and dance is evident in my style of teaching and my classes are filled with vibrancy, energy, fluidity and song.

Trained with Katy Appleton, 200hr Yoga Alliance and with Paul Grilley, founder of Yin Yoga.

 For more information about the retreat see the link below:

http://www.yogaradiance.co.uk/retreat

claire@yogaradiance.co.uk

 

 

15 – 22 June 2019 | Katya Andrews & Carly Harding | Yoga, Sun, Sea & Summer Solstice

15 – 22 June 2019 | Katya Andrews & Carly Harding | Yoga, Sun, Sea & Summer Solstice

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Come and join us in a stunning location to spend a week delving deeply into yoga practice, soaking up the sun, bathing in the turquoise sea and celebrating the summer solstice, surrounded by the beauty of nature. We offer 4 hours of yoga a day with a dynamic morning class and a restorative afternoon class, with plenty of free time in between to go to the beach, explore, get a massage or simply rest.
 
For more information visit 

Please contact Katya and Carly for booking a place directly:

contact@yogatreestudio.co.uk

 

22 – 29 June 2019 | Helena Wilton | Revitalise your Body and Soul

22 – 29 June 2019 | Helena Wilton | Revitalise your Body and Soul

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This is an opportunity to revitalise your body and soul with yoga, healthy food, nature and relaxation on the Island of Ithaca –. Come alone or with your friends, mum, sister – we will be a mixed bunch of all ages and all are welcome.

The yoga style will be predominantly vinyasa but incorporating various other pieces I’ve learnt along the way too (Ashtanga, Yin, Hatha, Rocket) – whether you have never done yoga before or an experienced yogi, there will be something for everyone. My goal is to ensure that whatever experience and energy you arrive with, you leave from the mat with the energy, mindset and headspace you need to become the best version of yourself.

What to expect yoga-wise? Feel energised each morning in creative and dynamic yang sessions. For the evenings, we will switch to restorative yin with a focus on relaxation, breathing techniques and deep stretching of our main muscle groups. Between sessions, attend daily workshops (see timetable for more info).

There is lots to explore on the island  – from visiting local villages to boat trips to kayaking to beach hopping to guided hikes to simply chilling on the beautiful beach with a book (and possibly margarita) in hand! .

Following on from the day of sun, fun and community, dine on healthy, balanced and nutritious meals on the veranda, with the distant hills of Kefalonia as your canvas and a gorgeous bed to snooze the night away in. Leave feeling rejuvenated, energised and with clarity of mind.

 

Timetable

7.30 – 8am: tea’s, coffee

8 – 9.15am: Morning Yoga

9.15 – 9.30am: Meditation/Breathing Techniques

10.00 – 11.00am: Brunch

FREE TIME:  explore the island, swim, read, rest, do what you please! There will be lunch served during this time for those who are around at 2.30pm

WORKSHOPS: there will be daily workshops for 30 mins (timing TBC – I hope to vary this between days to take into account people day trips). These will be aimed at those wanting to advance their practice but open to all levels  – sessions are likely to be on; headstand, crow pose (including side crows), splits, shoulder stand, deep hip opening,  ‘stretching for runners’ and wheel pose. Along with yoga workshops I will be doing workshops on goal setting and juggling.

6.30pm – 7.30pm:  Restorative/Yin  Yoga

8.00pm: Dinner

For more information and booking a place please contact Helena at:

contact@willitmaketheboatgofaster.com

13-20 July 2019 | Jodi Boone | Deep Peace Retreat

13-20 July 2019 | Jodi Boone | Deep Peace Retreat

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Luxury yoga retreat on the stunning island of Ithaca

Join Jodi for a week at the stunning Itha108 Retreat, situated on the Ionian Sea. Leave the stresses and responsibilities of daily life for a week of deep peace and relaxation. The mornings will begin with an active and energizing hatha flow yoga practice. After, you’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast. The rest of the day is yours to swim in the sea, bask in the sun, rest, relax, read or explore the idyllic island of Ithaca. Lunch is served during our break, and we meet again in the early evening for a quiet yin and restorative yoga practice. Our evening practice is followed by a delicious dinner under the stars. During our week together there will be two group excursion options, including a day-long boating trip visiting several island that are only accessible by boat. Additionally, we will have a morning meditation and watch the sunrise at the Kathara Monastery, which sits atop the highest point on the island (these excursions cost extra). Shopping and lunch trips are also available for individual excursions for those who wish.
About Jodi: Jodi began practicing yoga in 1987 and teaching in 2001. Her teaching style is meditative, fluid and inclusive. She is known for infusing her classes with relevant yoga philosophy, Buddhist philosophy, readings and poetry. If you are wanting a beautiful beach location, sun, yoga, as well as a retreat that takes you on a meaningful journey inward, this week will offer you the perfect balance of holiday and retreat experience.

info@yogaonashoestring.com

www.yogaonashoestring.com

jodiboone@gmail.com

20 – 27 July 2019 | Iris Chasles & Christina Cuturi | Beauty created in the calm of being

20 – 27 July 2019 | Iris Chasles & Christina Cuturi | Beauty created in the calm of being

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This retreat by “Essential Yoga Retreat” is held in French 
Programme:
This retreat is adapted to all levels, weather you are a beginner and just started yoga, or an expert who wants to go more in-depth with his practice.
Everyday, we will open a new chapter in our yoga journey to enhance our body perception and to make energy circulate across our body
Our morning session will be held outside, between nature, trees and overlooking the see. We will start with a meditation, several Pranayama’s (breathing exercises), and  dynamic yoga routines: Vinyasa, Hatha flow and Radiant Body. This refreshing practice will make you start your mourning full of energy.
Afternoon sessions, on the other hand, will be a combination of Hatha, Yin, Kundalini, Restorative and Yoga Nidra. This soft and tranquil practice will occur both indoors and outdoors.
The two daily meditations will allow you to take in the moment, by feeling the silence, and developing a introspective look.
Between our two sessions, you are free to enjoy yourself however you like.
Teachers biography listed under teachers.

For more information please look under:

www.irisyoga.fr and www.ommove.com

or email:

contact@essentialyogaretreat.com

 

27 July – 03 August 2019 | Jodi Boone | Deep Peace Retreat

27 July – 03 August 2019 | Jodi Boone | Deep Peace Retreat

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Luxury yoga retreat on the stunning island of Ithaca

Join Jodi for a week at the stunning Itha108 Retreat, situated on the Ionian Sea. Leave the stresses and responsibilities of daily life for a week of deep peace and relaxation. The mornings will begin with an active and energizing hatha flow yoga practice. After, you’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast. The rest of the day is yours to swim in the sea, bask in the sun, rest, relax, read or explore the idyllic island of Ithaca. Lunch is served during our break, and we meet again in the early evening for a quiet yin and restorative yoga practice. Our evening practice is followed by a delicious dinner under the stars. During our week together there will be two group excursion options, including a day-long boating trip visiting several island that are only accessible by boat. Additionally, we will have a morning meditation and watch the sunrise at the Kathara Monastery, which sits atop the highest point on the island (these excursions cost extra). Shopping and lunch trips are also available for individual excursions for those who wish.
About Jodi: Jodi began practicing yoga in 1987 and teaching in 2001. Her teaching style is meditative, fluid and inclusive. She is known for infusing her classes with relevant yoga philosophy, Buddhist philosophy, readings and poetry. If you are wanting a beautiful beach location, sun, yoga, as well as a retreat that takes you on a meaningful journey inward, this week will offer you the perfect balance of holiday and retreat experience.

info@yogaonashoestring.com

www.yogaonashoestring.com

jodiboone@gmail.com

03 – 10 August 2019 | Ida na Pingala Yoga Retreat

03 – 10 August 2019 | Ida na Pingala Yoga Retreat

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This Yoga Retreat will be held in Swedish

Ida na Pingala Yoga Retreat is a small and unique yoga retreat company, started and run by two yoga teachers, Ida Grimstedt and Rebecca Rylander, both from Sweden. Their great passion in life is to spread the healing power of yoga and to create wonderful communities of friendship in magical and well-chosen locations. Together they arrange yoga retreats both in Sweden and abroad. Ida is a Vinyasa Yoga teacher and Rebecca is a MediYoga & Yin Yoga teacher. Together they create a balance through different styles with an approach of Yin and Yang.

Yoga Retreat

During one week in August they will host a yoga retreat at beautiful itha108 where they wish to share yoga, love and friendship, while creating an oasis of acceptance, joy and happiness. The yoga retreat is for anyone; no experiences of yoga needed. The focus is to create balance in body, mind and soul through yin & yang philosophy. Every morning we start with either a dynamic Vinyasa Flow or a strong and meditative MediYoga class. In the evening we offer a slow and healing Yin Yoga class. During the day there will be plenty of time to relax and enjoy the magical location, delicious food and join practices of meditation, workshops or pranayama.

Feel free to contact Ida and Rebecca if you have any questions: idanapingala@hotmail.com

Or visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.se/idanapingala
Look for the event: ”Yoga Retreat Grekland 2019”to find all the information about the retreat (in Swedish).

Peace & Love

Ida and Rebecca

 

 

 

 

 

10 – 17 August 2019 |Athanasia Medenas & MaryAnngeline Douvikas | Know Thyself Retreat: Self Mastery through Greek Culture, Shamanic Spiritualism and Yoga Philosophy

10 – 17 August 2019 |Athanasia Medenas & MaryAnngeline Douvikas | Know Thyself Retreat: Self Mastery through Greek Culture, Shamanic Spiritualism and Yoga Philosophy

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Explore, Play and Discover Yourself the ‘Greek Way’ at the Shamanic Yoga Retreat

Join Shamanic Yoga Founder and Clairvoyant Healer, Athanasia Medenas, along with One World Yoga Retreats Founder and Master Yoga Teacher, MaryAnngeline Douvikas, for our maiden Spiritual Journey to Greece – your chance to dive deep and soar high in the magical Mediterranean!

Athanasia & MaryAnngeline have been visiting & traveling throughout Greece since 1990 and enjoy personal relationships with many local guides and teachers of traditional Greek culture and heritage. Their exceptional connection and unparalleled experience with this ancient land affords you the opportunity that most visitors do not have!

Why this retreat?

If you want to travel on a Spiritual Journey in Greece, while seeing and learning as much as possible on ancient sites that you’ve read or heard about throughout your life, and experiencing it all with a small group of like-minded yogis, then this is the spiritual retreat you’ve been waiting for. We dive deep into our personal sadhana with daily yoga, sacred gatherings and full moon ceremony, teachings and workshops with great teachers, tours to the most ancient Greek historical sites, three vegetarian meals per day, and wonderful Grecian accommodations. The schedule is full and exciting, yet you will have plenty of time for shopping, journaling or just relaxing together by the crystal blue waters of the Ionian Sea. Led by Athanasia Medenas & MaryAnngeline Douvikas, we will be joined by wonderful teachers, healers and local guides.

Offerings:

  • Activate your soul with an authentic spiritual immersion in Greece
  • Engage deeply in yogic lifestyle, traditional study & chanting (kirtan)
  • Awaken and activate your desire to travel to one of the most beautiful European countries
  • Extend your roots and connection into ancient Greek sites with the wisdom traditions of ancient Greek culture, the Gods & Goddess, and Greek Mythology
  • Absorb the enchanting sun and fresh air of the Mediterranean Sea
  • Receive remarkable instruction and practical tools that inspire a lifetime of sustainable practice
  • Experience deep healing through shamanic journeys and ceremonies
  • Connect with a conscious community & share the experience with your yoga tribe

This 7-day trip is only $1,950 (not including airfare).

$500 Registration Deposit to secure a spot. Group size is limited.

FULL ITINERARY WILL BE SENT UPON REGISTRATION

All accommodations, all transportation, three meals a day, and entrance into ancient sites included in the price.

Pre & Post Retreat Mystical Tours are available to extend the retreat up to 10 -14 days. Please let us know you are interested in learning more details for these exciting adventures!

To register please email us at athanasia@shamanicyoga108.com

www.shamanicyoga108.com/greece-retreat/

WE LOOK FORWARD TO MOVING, BREATHING AND HEALING WITH YOU ON THIS MAGICAL ISLAND IN GREECE!

NAMASTE,

ATHANASIA & MARYANNGELINE