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MINDFUL | CREATIVE | YOGA  RETREAT
28 Oct. - 2 Nov. 2024

Connect to Your Senses through

Movement, Stillness and Creation

 

Yoga

Clay

Meditation

Pranayama

When?

28 OCT. - 2 NOV. 2024

 

Where?

Andros, Greece

What?

Yoga, Clay, Meditation, Pranayama, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra

For whom?

All levels welcome

How much?

Retreat package from 490€

Accommodation & Meals from 300€

The Yoga Journey

We warmly invite you to go on a quest to reconnect 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 sensations via the practices of Progressive Ashtanga, Conscious Vinyasa Flow, Hatha Yoga, Katonah, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra and conscious breathwork. Mindful Mornings at the beach, daily Yoga practice and soothing Ceramics Workshops make a unique experience for curious creative minds and souls.  

 

We believe that we need to be connected to our bodies, minds, and selves in order to realize our greatest potential, experience fulfillment and express our true self.

Discover the Island of Andros in Greece

Andros 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. These geographical and morphological contrasts make Andros unique.

Creative Connection

During our 6 days together there will be time and space to explore creativity through body and mind. We believe that creativity comes with a meditative focus and flow that we access through practice, sensations and curiosity. There is no right or wrong when we experiment with new materials and tools. There is not just one way.
By inviting time, trust and patience you will find your own way to express yourself.

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Mindful Morning

Our day starts with a mindfulness practice, including silent beach walks, breathwork and meditation. It is the time to tune in, set the day and find surrender in stillness. 

 Morning Yoga Practice
Expect an activating, creative and conscious Yoga practice inspired by Rocket Yoga and Conscious Flow. This morning practice is designed to be accessible for all levels, along with pranayama, kriyas and meditation. We will challenge you, take a different perspective and give you time to explore sensations in your body.
Let‘s expand our horizons together.


Afternoon Yoga Practice  

The afternoon practice will mindfully guide us through the body to tune in with our nervous system. It suits as a time to integrate the experiences you made throughout the day and slow down. Elements from Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra will challenge and calm the body and mind. 

​Ceramics Creation

We explore the endless possibilities of this ancient material through handbuilding. Clay teaches us the balance between flexibility and stability. It is an invitation to play and let go of goals, timelines and expectations. Clay is a powerful tool to invite slowness and creativity into your life by reconnecting with your sense of touch.

Accommodation, Activities and Local Food​​​

The Spanos Apartments are situated in a beautiful place of land in the Kato Agios Petros region, two kilometers from the port of Andros. This small complex of apartments and studios was built, and 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 Agios Petros Beach, a sandy bay where you can enjoy the sea and the sun.

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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.

 


Note from Vasiliki+Antonia: Be prepared to come together, socialize, make new friends, and enjoy a wonderful immersive and intimate experience. Please take note that we are aware that this is your time and holiday. Coming from the corporate world we have the utmost respect for this, so we will encourage you to take the Yoga Retreat as it suits you. There will never be any pressure to do anything, instead we‘ll make sure you have a good time both alone and with the Yoga Retreat group of wonderful human beings.

The retreat package includes

 

5x Mindful Morning Meditation | Silent Breath Walks & Pranayama

5x Active Morning Yoga Sessions | Dynamic Morning Vinyasa Class 
2x Calming Afternoon/Evening Practice | Combination of Yin, Katonah, Yoga Nidra

1 Yoga Workshop
Yoga Equipment | Yoga Mats, Blocks & Straps
2x Ceramics Workshop | 2 hour sessions working with Handbuilding Techniques
Goodie Bag

A Typical Day

​8.00 - 8.30 | Mindful Walking Meditation & Reflection

8.30 - 10.00 | Morning Yoga Flow 

10.00 - 12.00 | Brunch

​12.00 - 17.00 | Ceramics Workshop and Free Time

17.00 - 18.30 | Afternoon Yoga Class​

19.30 | Dinner

Check in: 14:00  | Check out: 12:00

*The retreat starts at 15:00 on October 28th and ends at 11:00 on November 2nd.

 

Retreat Package Pricing

Early Bird 490€ until May 31st
After Regular Price 540€ after May 31st

In order to hold your spot, we ask for an immediate deposit of the Retreat Package Price.

Accommodation & Food Package Includes

(not included in the Yoga Retreat package price)
Please book and pay separately at Spanos Apartments

5 Nights | Accommodation​ at Spanos Apartments
6 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.

Retreat Package Pricing

Shared Double Room 300€ for 5 nights/6 days

Single Room 400€ for 5 nights/ 6 days

 

Not included in the Retreat Price

3 Dinners out | We will dine out at typical restaurants on the island

Transportation | Flights, Ferry, Taxi or rental car
Insurance | Please check your travel insurance
Ceramics Shipment | Costs depend on your creations and home location

Language: The entire Retreat will be in English. We also speak Greek and German

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Travel Info

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.

* We advise our guests to allow one day prior and after the retreat for their traveling.

* There is the option for accommodation in Athens. Please contact us for further information.

* Flights and boat schedules can be found online.

Who we are

Bookings and Cancellations

Refunds

  • There will be no refunds or price deductions for arriving late or leaving early.

  • The transfer of your credit to another participant is possible. In this case someone else has to be nominated.

 

Cancellation by the organizers:

  • In case the retreat has to be canceled (minimum of 6 participants by March 2024) by the organizer, a full refund of your payment will be issued within two weeks after the announcement of cancellation.

 

Cancellation by the participants:

  • Retreat package:

  • Cancellation more than 3 months before the first day of the retreat, 90 % reimbursed.

  • Between three and two months before arrival 50%.

  • Between two months and one month before arrival 10% of the retreat package will be reimbursed.

  • Less than one month before arrival or early departure no reimbursement.

  • Upon availability of further retreats you can transfer your payment to another retreat from the organizers.    

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  • The reservation is binding with the confirmation. Cancellations are only accepted in writing. Cancellation is possible free of charge up to 31 days before the day of arrival.

  • For cancellations up to 30 days before the day of arrival, 50% of the booked service will be charged.

  • For cancellations up to 14 days before the day of arrival, 75% of the booked service will be charged.

  • For cancellations up to 7 days before the day of arrival, 100% of the booked service will be charged.

Contact me to book or to get more information

Curious? This was our Re-Connection Yoga Retreat in Greece, May 2023

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