This yoga escape lies peacefully on the sea in the port of the quaint fishing village of Ancient Epidavros.
Unspoiled and away from mass tourism, our accommodation sits next to a beautiful bay of morning sunrises, afternoon sail and evening magenta coloured sunsets viewed against the backdrop of the sleeping volcano of Methana. This culturally rich area is the perfect setting for peaceful yoga and meditation.
The rooftop yoga shala offers gorgeous views of the sea below. The space can be open to the warm breezes off the ocean, or protected from the elements with transparent closures as to not obstruct the extraordinary views. Buoys bobbing quietly below and the chime of the nearby church bells lure in a meditative connection between local elements and spirituality.
The rooms are simple and clean with a Mediterranean feel. Most rooms offer a view of the sea and a balcony, and gentle waves can be heard through the open windows.
When not practicing yoga, there are plenty of adventurous activities to take part in; boating, kayaking, bush walks, archeological walks, and mountain biking are easily available. If you happen to be interested in the culture and history of the area, then world heritage monuments are a stone’s throw away. The world-famous attractions of Argolis (Epidavros, Mycenae, Tiryns, Nafplion, Corinth) and Athens are near. Day trips to Poros, Hydra and Spetses, epitomizing the Greek Island experience, are possible too. Dive into the local flare in the nearby village, which includes small shops, bakeries and seaside walking paths. A visit to the local amphitheatre, dating back to 4th BC is an easy ten-minute stroll away through orange groves and olive trees. We highly recommended snorkelling at the 3000 year old ‘Sunken City’. For those with an inclination for flight, take to the skies with the local paragliding school.
This years retreat will be hosted by Stewart Heffernan and Prue Greentree.
For more information about Stew and Prue, visit our Teacher Profiles
Note for travelling to Greece
Arrive anytime to Athens International Airport on August 29 and plan your departure flight for early-evening on September 05.
Transfers: When you arrive at Athens International Airport take a Kaito-bound train to Korinthos (1hr). From Korinthos, take a taxi (€ 70 or € 50 cash without a receipt) to the port town of Epidavros, where you’ll find your destination. Unfortunately, yogahaven cannot cover the cost of transfers or airfare.
Once payment has been received, you will be added to an e-mail list of participants that you can use to co-ordinate flights and transfers, if you wish.
To book, or for further information, contact: Rebecca@yogahaven.co.uk or Jess@yogahaven.co.uk
For venue details, visit Greeceyogaretreats.com & follow the links to “George’s Hotel”