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7 Days Wellness, Yoga and Pilates Retreat in Beautiful Island of Crete, Greece

Aspros Potamos, Makrys Gialos, Μακρύς Γιαλός, Makrygialos 720 55, Greece

Rejuvenating Yoga Retreat Greece

Yogini Wellness Studio organizes a detox yoga and pilates getaway retreat at Makrys Gialos in Ierapetra, Crete, Greece. It is an exceptional destination known for its energy, where yogis from all around the world visit to practice yoga and stay in pure cretan traditional housesand deeply connect with nature.

The retreat is a combination of yoga, pilates, dance therapy sessions, and offers you a wide range of practices. It will revitalize your body, mind and soul, strengthen your body, help you get rid of the stress, and every day’s anxiety. It is a beautiful getaway to nourish your whole body and to come close to your inner wisdom. You will get in touch with nature, beautiful beaches, and the warm Greek sun!

Don’t forget the Cretan cuisine, tasty fresh food cooked only with olive oil! It is a place that combines the beautiful mountains of Crete in addition with the therapeutic sea.

Highlights

  • Yoga classes
  • Pilates practices
  • Yoga meditation therapy
  • Pranayama and chanting of therapeutic mantras
  • Partner Thai yoga therapeutic massage
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Dance therapy sessions
  • Daily vegetarian meals

7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Greek, English
The maximum participants in the group is 16
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Accommodation

Aspros Potamos is known to be the most ancient settlement in the area of Pefki. It is located in south-east Crete, a thousand meters above sea level and the coastal village Makrys Gialos. The area is famous for its natural beauty, which comprises of numerous unspoiled beaches, traditional picturesque villages, and its four magnificent gorges.

It is an ideal location, since the area combines both beaches and mountains covered by lush greenery and endogenous pine, olive and citrus trees. It is thought that early Aspros Potamos was originally much larger; however, probably the constant attacks and raids from pirates forced the inhabitants to abandon the settlement. So, they sought refuge in the higher mountain ranges, where it was more safe and isolated and they used the settlement to house their life stock during the harsh winter months or they would venture down in order to maintain their vegetable gardens.

The old inhabitants of Aspros Potamos are considered to be the first settlers of the mountain area of Pefki. This comes as no surprise, since the location is spectacular with densely covered mountain sides and valleys giving an intense green foliage. The valley on the south side reaches all the way up to Analipsi and the stream Aspros Potamos, which the settlement takes its name from, runs through it.

Nowadays, all the relics and the old stone and soil built houses have been renovated and fully restored. The settlement of Aspros Potamos has been characterized as traditional and its authenticity is protected by the Greek government.

The accommodation at Aspros Potamos are built from natural local stone and reflecting the colour of the earth, this very special accommodation is clustered on the side of hillside within the hamlet of Aspros Potamos with uninterrupted views up the gorge towards Pefki and down the valley to the Libyan sea.

Cleverly restored, the accommodation has the feel of a diminutive village, each cottage reached by small narrow paths made of stones and surrounded by gardens containing succulents cacti and other hardy plants. Consisting of 10 dwellings (studios, one bedroom or two bedrooms) built on different levels, individually designed to offer privacy and each with outside patio, a working open fireplace, kitchen, and bathroom.

Program

This retreat is for you who love yoga, like to know the benefits of pilates, and want to feel free through the dance therapy. It is a health, healing, and liberation opportunity. This is a detoxifying mind, spirit, and body retreat. It is perfect for you who like adventure, want to explore the Cretan mountains and the blue sea!

Day 1 - Friday, October 4, 2019

  • 17:30 Welcome and gathering
  • 18:15 Hatha yoga, light yoga practice with therapeutic elements, meditation and yoga Nidra, deep relaxation
  • 20:00 Vegetarian dinner

Day 2 to 5, Saturday - Wednesday, October 5 - 9, 2019

  • 08:00 Meditation in silence combined with mantras sounds
  • 08:30 Ashtanga Yoga Self practice Mysore Style
  • 10:00 Vegetarian breakfast time
  • 11:00 Free time for hiking, going to the beach, and relax
  • 14:00 Vegetarian lunch
  • 18:15 Hatha yoga or Partner Acro yoga or pilates mat or dance therapy sessions (primitive expression) or pranayama (therapeutic breathing technics) and chanting
  • 20:00 Vegetarian dinner

Day 6, Thursday, October 10, 2019

  • 08:00 Meditation in silence combined with mantras sounds
  • 08:30 Ashtanga yoga self practice Mysore Style
  • 10:00 Vegetarian breakfast time
  • 11:00 Relaxation and leaving the rooms
  • 12:00 Partner Thai yoga therapeutic massage

General terms and conditions of participation

Yogini wellness Studio states that each participant is fully responsible for herself/himself and her/his actions inside and outside the event. This is especially true for physical exercises which are carried out individually, with partners or in a group. The signee agrees that she/he is in a sufficiently healthy and physically resilient state in order to participate in the event. The course instructor has to be informed about existing injuries before the course starts to make sure special needs can be taken into account. During class, each participant executes the positions/flows as described by the instructor, without overstepping his/her limits. If needed, variations of different positions are shown for various levels. Each participant is responsible for damage caused by herself/himself and exempts the organizer of liability claims.

With your registration, you confirm that you agree to our General Terms and Conditions.

Course fees and payments vary according to the Workshop module. The registration is binding after receiving the confirmation mail; for more information see section “Withdrawal, cancellation”.

Postponement, event cancellation, disclaimer

Yogini wellness studio reserves the right to cancel, postpone or relocate an announced or current seminar schedule for organizational or commercial reasons. In case of a change/shift, you will be informed immediately and payments will be reimbursed if you do not agree with the alternate date. Private purchased bus, train or airplane tickets for arrival and departure cannot be refunded in such a case. In case of cancellation, you are welcome to provide a substitute participant. If you terminate while the retreat is running the organizers have the right to keep the whole amount of your retreat costs.

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Location

This retreat will be held in Makrys Gialos, Ierapetra, Crete, Greece.

Food

The price includes vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Universal white time healing sessions (discount 20% for all participants)

What's included

  • 14 Yoga and pilates sessions and other practice
  • 1 Partner Thai yoga therapeutic massage
  • 3 Dance therapy sessions of primitive expression
  • Yoga meditation therapy
  • Chanting of therapeutic mantras
  • Pranayama breathing technics
  • Vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Transport from and to the airport
  • Snacks
  • Taxes are not included

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 90 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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