yogahaven Summer Retreat - Greece 2017
July 22nd - 29th 2017
Join us for days full of yoga and sunshine in Greece.
Our retreat location 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 bay of morning sunrises, afternoon sail boats lazily making their way to shore and evening magenta colored sunsets which can be viewed against the backdrop of the sleeping volcano of Methana. This culturally rich area is the perfect setting for peaceful yoga and meditation.
The yoga shala located on the rooftop of the hotel, 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 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.
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 amphitheater, dating back to 4th BC is an easy ten-minute stroll away through orange groves and olive trees. Snorkeling is also available and highly recommended is snorkeling at the 3000 year old 'Sunken City'. For those with an inclination for flight, take to the skies with the local paragliding school.
This year's retreat will be hosted by Tess Mabbitt and Joe Dwyer
What can you expect from our dynamic duo?
Everything from handstands in the sand to sunbathing in Savasana.
With Joe's flowing and creative sequences and Tess's powerful but playful Ashtanga practice, expect variety. Mornings will be energising, strong and dynamic in contrast to evenings that will be mindful, relaxing and meditative.
£795 per person (based on two sharing a twin room)
2 yoga classes / day
3 vegetarian meals provided / day
Other activities are not included in the price
Travel instructions to get to the Venue:
When you arrive at Athens International Airport take a train to Korinthos (the final destination on that train journey is Kaito - approx. 1 hr).From Korinthos train station get a taxi, approx. 50 mins which is €70 to the venue called "Mike's hotel" in Epidavoros.
This is not included in the price - cheapest optionat present is flying from Standsted with Ryan Air