Why yoga retreats are so popular? Simply because of the countless benefits that provide.
I personally Love yoga retreats. I have attended quite a few the last years and I can’t rave enough about them! Connect with nature, disconnect from technology, relief your stress, meet wonderful people. In addition, taste healthy Vegan food, detoxify your mind and body, deepen your yoga practice and many more benefits.
You deserve it! Treat yourself! This vacation if for YOU! Let’s discover some of the best Retreats in the Greek Islands for 2019!
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Choose the Best Yoga Retreat | Greece!
Retreat, meditate & connect with Andrea & CANYON TRIBE founder, Celia in our homeland, Greece. Enjoy daily yoga & meditation in two secluded luxurious villas with mesmerizing views of the Aegean sea. Relax by the pool, challenge yourself with a private Pilates class, try traditional homemade Greek delicacies, learn more about the Greek culture, take a stroll at the pebbled walkways of Skiathos.
Rasayana (rejuvenation) is one of the eight specialized branches of the Ayurvedic medicine, that means the science of lengthening lifespan. The literal meaning of this Sanskrit word is the Path (āyana) of the Essence (rasa). In this journey, we will focus on the rejuvenation of our body in a physical and psychological level. Mind and body are both parts of our whole self and they shouldn’t be treated as two separate parts. Using specific Ayurvedic techniques and yoga practices. We will quiet the mind and prepare the body to accept the change that will guide to a holistic transformation of ourselves.
We all deserve to indulge in a bit of luxury every now and then (or how about every day?). This yoga retreat from June 29 to July 6, 2019, will provide you with an opportunity to dive deeper into your yoga practice while immersing into Greek island life on Lefkas… an island where time slows down, the days are delightfully long, and where giant cliffs meet the sea.
Life is experienced as a balance between opposite forces; the Yin-like Shakti and the Yang-like Shiva. The Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine, the Moon and the Sun. The Expansion and Contraction; the Spanda. In this 6-day retreat journey, you will dive into the exploration of these forces.
Spanda can be described as the creative pulse of life, the expansion, and contraction of the inner and the outer space. We will move into the practice according to this Spanda, this pulsation, flowing through poses and allowing organic movement and breath to become the guiding force of the yoga practice.
Join this 5 days Retreat, experience the living essence of yoga & the whole plant-based cuisine in a most amazing location, a small Cyclades island of upper Koufonisi, Greece. This island is unique in many beautiful ways, surrounded by turquoise waters and sandy beaches with an incredible view over Amorgos and Keros islands. The Retreat will take place above Pori beach that is the most beautiful place on the island and it is located in Koufonisi Villas, from where you can enjoy the breathtaking a view over the Pori bay. There are facilities to accommodate you in beautiful villas with elegant and stylish architecture. The Yoga Shala is constructed with wood & stone, that gives a sense of Nature while being surrounded by local wildlife.
Take some time off and come to Greece to focus on you, to give yourself a well-deserved rest from daily life. Athina Tamaresi and Cedric Stein are joining forces to guide you through a so-needed connection with yourself using the practices of yoga and meditation and offering the most beautiful environment for you to just be. No matter what your level of asana practice, they will provide you with all the tools you need to fully relax and immerse yourself in daily yoga classes, meditation, a mindfulness workshop, breathwork and more… surrounded by stunning views, chilling sessions in nature or by the pool and, of course, complemented by plenty of gorgeous, healthy, fresh, local food, all prepared by our in-house chef.
You are invited in a “paradise on earth” Greek island, in an Eco-luxury villa, to join in a transformative warm-hearted journey. You will discover the miracle of your authenticity, cultivate the art of belonging, re-design your life’s purpose, having plenty of time to enjoy the beach and the sun.
During this blissful holistic retreat week, as the Full Moon’s silver light rises from the Aegean Sea, the team will playfully share with you the secrets of their own pathway, practicing mindfully, Yoga, Breathwork, Dance and Meditation, detoxing with delicious vegan food. They will empower you to harvest the gifts of your inner beauty with simple everyday rituals, to celebrate your soul connection with Nature and to open the gate to a happier and more meaningful life.
This six-day retreat will offer you a different kind of vacation during which you will observe nature, exercise your body and refresh your spirit through outdoor and indoor yoga sessions, rafting in one of the cleanest rivers in Europe and hiking in the forest and the alpine zone. The highlight of the program will be the hike to the Dragonlake on the alpine zone and the yoga session at sunset.
A week of yoga holidays on the beautiful island of Nisyros. It is located in the Aegean sea and is part of the Dodecanese group of islands, situated between the islands of Kos and Tilos. Its unique energy seems to spring from the geothermal vents and otherworldly landscapes. You will be staying in the beautiful ancient building of Loutra, the most famous hot springs on the island, 1.5 kilometers north of Mandraki, where the port is located. Loutra is known from the 19th century as a therapeutic place to heal and relax. The volcanic therapeutic bath costs 5 euros and there is a café located on the ground floor with nice food.
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A Magical Yoga Journey to the source of your highest Self. This August don’t miss the chance to be part of this unique experience. The Regenerating Self Retreat is much more than a yoga retreat. It’s an opportunity to get in touch with the highest aspect of your Self, find your focus and rediscovering your true self.
Join Peter Clifford and Olympia in a stunning seaside location, for a magical yoga journey and rejuvenating holiday. Daily yoga classes, workshops, delicious organic food, swimming, hiking, boat trips, massages.
7 days retreat and tranquility in a beautiful setting, leaving aside the intense rhythms of modern everyday life. Our base will be the Aegean Blue, overlooking the vast sea and sky, located above the beach of Podaras, on the west side of the island.
This gathering is an invitation to the self. Come prepared to express, play, move, stretch, inquire, passion, love, allow, sweat, connect, speak the truth, unravel. Women’s’ tears, laughter, silence, listening, sharing, truth, realness, rawness, vulnerability all held within the cocoon of loving acceptance of our own selves. When was the last time you gave yourself a week to simply enjoy this beautiful life? How does a special week on a dreamy natural environment paved with olive trees and fresh air sound to you?
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Retreat, meditate and connect in the homeland, Greece. Join this retreat for 8 transformative days with plenty of nourishment and rest in one of the most serene islands of Greece. Expand your physical and spiritual practice in a beautiful outdoor covered yoga shala, enjoy healthy vegetarian meals prepared with local products, swim in crystal clear waters. Discover a new culture, meet like-minded people, rest and rest in Kythnos.
Retreat, meditate and connect in our homeland, Greece. Discover the beauty of one of the most prominent Greek islands in a luxurious villa with mesmerizing sea views. Daily yoga and meditation classes to rejuvenate body and mind, traditional homemade Greek delicacies to nourish your body. Relax by the pool, take a short walk to the beach, explore the unique stone-paved walkways of Mykonos. Reset your mind, body, and spirit in Greece.
3. Relax and Rejuvenate Yoga Retreat in Corfu
Exquisitely placed atop a winding hillside, far above the bustle of the still relatively untouched, quaint north-eastern Corfu coastline, sits Villa Koúkos. Nestled on the edge of local village Santa, Koúkos boasts breathtaking sea views and offers a beautiful, calm sanctuary in which to unwind and escape from the rigors and stresses of daily life. A short 15-minute drive down the hill takes you into Agios Stefanos, a pretty little seaside village, set deep in a horseshoe bay with several waterfront tavernas, bars, and boutique shops.
4. Love & Joy 7day Retreat in Greece / Yoga, Qi-Gong & Healing Therapies in Chalkidiki
A 7-day life-changing retreat with Love Community at one of the best beaches in Chalkidiki! Rich traditional Mediterranean meals in the frequencies of Love and Joy! Full action and games that will harmonize body, spirit, and mind and open the heart! With inspired “spiritual reminders”- teachers for whom the concept of offering has become a way of life!
Jan Mouton and Angelos Steliou invite you to join them at the amazing Levinthos in Lentas, South Crete for a week of Yoga, Breathwork, Music, Movement, Ceremony and Dance.
Get immersed in the local culture, try the local cuisine and meet like-minded people. The retreat is designed to meet your personal needs. Whether you like to be introduced to yoga, face yoga, and meditation practices for the first time or recharge your existing practices.
Experience 10 days at the magical south-coast of Crete, where you will live quiet and peacefully above the Libyan Sea. The retreat will focus on daily Meditation, Asana, Kriya, pranayama and of course on Bhakti Yoga: the Yoga of devotion and love. The endless, wild beaches and the stunning nature of Crete are there to be explored and are calling for lazy hangouts. Experience Triopetra’s famous sunset with Kirtan on the rooftop terrace. this is one of the highlights of our Retreats!
Join Kristina of Delphi Reclaimed and Marianthi of Hellenic Aesthetic, in the Cyclades for the first ever Yia Mas retreat! Five dedicated days to health, Hellenic culture, and all that is the magical island of Koufonisia. You’ll move your body, dine on a curated selection of the freshest, best food the island has to offer and stay in a stunning villa with a view of the Aegean and Keros island… where many of Greece’s ancient Cycladic sculptures were found.
You are a heroine too! The Heroine´s Journey is a transformation process for all women, who are facing changes in their lives and seek clarity, courage, and strength for their ongoing path. You will spend 5 days in a group of women in the mountains of Peloponnese, Greece, overviewing the valley and sea. Every participant will have the opportunity to go on her own personal heroine’s journey and receive all the support she needs to unleash her inherent potential and creativity.
Ideal wellbeing holidays for anyone seeking balance and life-changing or wanting to learn and build their own practice. Beginners are welcomed as the group is small. Beatrice will meet you individually at the beginning of your holidays to understand your specific needs or intentions (if you wish). Perfect week to get away from your hectic life, reduce your stress and tension. Learn how to stretch, tone and become aware of your body and your mind. Ideal for people seeking a peaceful holiday, by the Mediterranean sea on a traditional and not so touristic Greek island.
Spend 7 amazing nights in a luxury villa on Mykonos Island – the playground for the rich and famous. La Bella Vita is a private 6 bedroom villa located near Panormos Beach. Yoga Instructor: Alexia Katsigera from SomaYogaType of Yoga: Hatha Yoga. Level: Beginners to advanced. Languages: English, French & Greek **Limited spaces**
A unique opportunity to see clearly, listen deeply and move mindfully. Paleochora, Crete…Five days enriched with yoga, relaxation, food from the heart and connection with the magical Cretan nature.
You will be hosted in majestic Pal Beach Hotel by the sea. This retreat emphasizes both the dynamic and therapeutic aspect of yoga in order to balance the body, mind, and soul. You will nourish yourselves combining different styles of the practice as well as quality local vegetarian food, excursions while holding personal space for you to relax and Explorer the beauty of picturesque Paleochora scenery.
Feel the worries and stresses fall away as you walk into the Eden-like Gardens of Bay View Villas, you’ll feel relaxed even before your first Yoga Class. You’ll be guided through mindful yoga classes each morning, including meditation and breath work, You’ll have plenty of time to yourself each day, to rest, swim & explore.
Evening Yin and Restorative Yoga will ease you into a sound nights sleep. Fresh juice and Food will be served using local produce, sitting by the pool in the dappled shade of the gazebo.
Join Lexi & Olympia on a beautiful yoga journey to uplift your spirit in the South of Crete. Energise body, mind and soul with daily yoga practices. Take time to restore and refresh. Enjoy relaxing massages. Take hikes at beautiful beaches and hills. Learn how to cook some delicious Mediterranean dishes!
Originated in ancient India, the word yoga means to unite or to join, and in yoga, we unite our minds and bodies through breath. Yoga is where you can find balance, harmony and energy renewal amidst the hectic bustle of everyday pressures and deadlines. Relax & enjoy a personalized day yoga experience in their comfortable sanctuary.
Your everyday practice on yoga and meditation will help you to experience a deep sense of calmness, reducing all the stress and creates a welfare sense. Yoga works on flexibility and strength, purifies the body, refreshes the mind and gives a good balance between body and mind. The yoga teachers having long experience in the yoga field, teaching all levels and yoga styles balance the class and modifying to be suitable both beginners and advanced students.
In asana, they work mostly on the gross physical body and in pranayama we move inwards, working chiefly with the more subtle breath. The next move is still further inwards and towards even more subtlety as we begin to work directly with the mind. Meditation is part of yoga practice.
Do you fancy a few Vegan Greek Recipes to try on? Please find below a few delicious ones + a few tips before your Greek adventure!
- Vegan Apple Pie,
- Upside down Apple Pie,
- Greek Lagana Bread,
- The Greek Mpriam,
- Greek Spinach Pie with Homemade Phyllo,
- Greek Pita Bread,
- 15 Things to know before your trip to Greece.
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