Re-CONNECTION Yoga Retreat
25-29 May, 2023
This was our Re-Connection Yoga Retreat 2023
The Yoga Journey
I warmly invite you to go on a quest to re-connect with our higher divine. A trip to the enchanting island of Andros, a miniature of Greece that combines the dry Cycladic landscape with the rich vegetation of Greece. Together, we will explore the body and its possibilities via the practices of Rocket Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha Yoga and conscious connected breathwork, providing a hands-on Yoga experience for curious minds and souls.
I believe that we need to be connected to our bodies, minds, and selves in order to realize our greatest potential and experience fulfillment. This is what you will experience throughout the entire retreat.
Discover the island of Andros in Greece
There is a Greek island in the Cyclades that unquestionably stands out. It is distinctive mostly due to its natural surroundings and appearance. Above all, it's uncommon to come across an island with a combination of the dry Cycladic landscape and abundant water with lush vegetation and rare wildlife. Museums, events, and neoclassical architecture, countless beaches and majestic mountains are all present on Andros. As a result, these geographical and morphological contrasts make Andros unique.
Practice Rocket Yoga
My name is Vasiliki Karydopoulou. I am an E-500RYT certified Yoga teacher from Greece based in the beautiful city of Vienna, in Austria. I manage my own Yoga studio in Vienna while also spreading my enthusiasm for teaching Yoga through workshops and Yoga Teacher Trainings. To bring the body and mind together and arrive at a point of acceptance, no matter where we are, is the goal of each of my Yoga classes, Yoga workshops and Yoga events. I encourage you to let go of your expectations and join me in experiencing the connection of breath and movement, whether it be through Rocket Vinyasa Yoga for activating the Prana to Hatha Yoga for re-connecting the physical and mental body.
Morning Yoga Practice
Expect a strong and powerful Rocket Vinyasa Yoga practice designed to be accessible for all levels, along with some pranayama, kriyas and meditation. I will challenge you and push you beyond your comfort zone. When we say YES to the challenge,
we also say YES to growth!!!
Afternoon Yoga Practice
Hatha meets Ashtanga Yoga. A hybrid of the two that highlights the benefits of dynamic and static, challenging and calming, for both the body and the mind. Based on Hatha Yoga and the first series of Ashtanga Yoga with a closing part of Yoga Nidra.
Exploration of acceptance through handstands: they are not only fun and fantastic in lowering our stress levels and boosting our mood, but they are also great for bringing out that youthful and playful bravery and courage that hides somewhere inside the adult versions of ourselves.
Note from Vasiliki: Be prepared to come together, socialize, make new friends, and enjoy a wonderful immersive and intimate experience. Please take note that I am aware that this is your time and holiday. Coming from the corporate world I have the utmost respect for this, so I will encourage you to take the Yoga retreat as it suits you. There will never be any pressure to do anything, instead I'll make sure you have a good time both alone and with the Yoga retreat group of wonderful human beings.
The Rocket Yoga Retreat Pricing includes
5 Island Days / 4 Nights - Accommodation | Spanos Apartments
5 Vegetarian Brunches (snacks, coffee, tee during the whole day)
2 Vegetarian Dinners
Explore the delicious Greek cuisine, where food is sourced directly from the Greek sun-kissed earth.
2 Daily Yoga Sessions | Morning Dynamic Vinyasa Class & Afternoon Combination of Hatha & Ashtanga
1 Yoga Masterclass | Handstands & Shoulderstand
Yoga Equipment | Yoga Mats , Blocks & Straps
Goodie Bags | Inspired from Yoga Rituals
Transportation | Transfers from & to Andros port upon arrival and departure
A Typical Day
8.00-8.30 | Self Reflection
8.30-10.00 | Morning Yoga Flow
10.00-12.00 | Brunch
12.00-17.00 | Free Time
17.00-18.30 | Afternoon Yoga Class
19.30 | Dinner
Check in: 14:00 | Check out: 12:00
*The retreat starts at 17:00 on May 25th and ends at 11:00 on May 29th.
Shared Accommodation | Twin Room
Early Bird until 31.01.2023 | 590€
After 31.01.2023 Regular Price | 670€
Single Accommodation | Single Room
Early Bird until 31.01.2023 | 730€
After 31.01.2023 Regular Price | 830€
In order to hold your spot, we ask for an immediate deposit of 180 Euros for booking a double shared room or 200 Euros for booking a single room. If the reservation is canceled by you, the deposit will not be refunded. See rules and exceptions in our cancellation and refund policy in the booking process.
The rest amount is then to be paid until:
31.01.2023 Early Bird
31.03.2023 Regular deposit
The spots are limited! Only 8!
Fly to Athens International Airport (ATH) and then take a ferry to Andros island. The ferry service operates from the port of Rafina and is reachable via taxi or bus. The drive from Athens airport to the port takes about 30 minutes. The journey to Andros island takes approximately 2 hours.
Suggested arrival options on the 25th May, 2023 | Last update 15.11.2022
From Rafina port to Andros | departure: 7.50 am - arrival: 9.25 am | boat name: SUPERFERRY
From Rafina port to Andros | departure: 5.30 pm - arrival: 7.30 pm | boat name: THEOLOGOS P.
Departure options on the 29th May, 2023 | Last update 30.5.2022
From Andros to Rafina port | departure: 4.00 pm - arrival: 6.00 pm | boat name: FAST FERRIES ANDROS
From Andros to Rafina | departure: 4.30 pm- arrival: 6.30 pm | boat name: SUPERFERRY
* We advise our guests to allow one day prior and after the retreat for their travelling.
*We have the option for accommodation in Athens. For more info contact us.
* Flights and boat tickets are not included in the retreat prices mentioned above.
Accommodation, Activities and Local Food
The Spanos Apartments are situated in a beautiful place of land in the Kato Aghios Petros region, two kilometers from the port of Andros. This small complex of complex of apartments and studios was built, has been owned and operated by the Spanos family for the last 30 years. It's a great spot to start your day by having Mama Maria's delicious handmade breakfast. It is also the ideal place to end your day relaxing on your private veranda while taking in the stars and enjoying the peace. Only 600 meters, or 10 minutes walking, separates the apartments from Aghios Petros Beach, a sandy bay where you can enjoy the sea and the sun.
We will also have the chance to explore the sea activities in the calm sea and sandy beaches of Andros. Some of the leisure activities we can engage in include Sup, windsurfing and scuba diving. (Please note that the costs for windsurfing, scuba diving and sup are not included in the Yoga retreat price.)
After a stroll through the village's streets and some local shopping, we can also have dinner at the taverna (at an additional cost). Our strolls will take place mostly in Batsi village.
With love & acceptance,