BOUTIQUE YOGA RETREAT
Greek Island – Ikaria
11th – 18th September 2020
Re.lax [ri-laks] : verb
To relieve tension; to seek rest or recreation; feeling of peace & serenity to do a yoga retreat in Ikaria!
Wake up in the Jewel of the Aegean Sea!
On the Greek island of Ikaria life is sweet – unbridled beauty, unspoiled beaches, and unrivalled mountain landscapes.
This Greek island, home to the mythical Ikaros, who flew too close to the sun, is an island of contrasts.
Here you will find a balance between nature, freedom and development. 
This is a retreat for the awakening of the spirit and the grounding of the body. You will practice yoga twice daily with nidra or chanting in the evenings.
Most sessions will take place in the spacious open-air yoga platform with dazzling and panoramic views of the rolling Aegean Sea,
while other sessions will be on the beach and by the temple of Artemis, the goddess of wilderness. 
There will be a free yoga day. Usually this is the day after St Sophia’s party, as we will be partying until the very early hours of the morning.
 The afternoon class will be more gentle and restorative. All classes will be suitable for all levels.
There will be a chance of practicing anti gravity yoga in the open-air shala, directly behind the beach, which has soul-feeding views over the Aegean sea.
I will also be offering cocoon meditation!
A breakfast of delicious yogurts, homemade bread, local honey, cheese, fresh fruit salad and cereals will be served after class.
Evening meals will be traditionally Greek and made from organically home grown vegetables, followed by a traditional Greek sweet.
Retreat Highlights
Sunrise/Sunset Yoga by the beach
Yoga by the Temple of Artemis
A lunch date in the Kampi restaurant highly publicised by Jamie Oliver whilst in Ikaria
Long walks in the hills with a guide collecting local herbs and feeling the energy of the mountains
Complementary massage
Feeding turtles by the beach – they practically come to you asking for food
Honey bee haven visit – an opportunity to purchase local artisan honeys
Day Trip to Afines Winery; there will be wine tasting and a lecture into the vision of the Afianes wines; we will practice yoga in the amphitheatre,
we will sample a delicious cooked dinner by the host and the evening will reach a crescendo with melodic sounds of the cello and the harp
Visit to Chapel Theoktistis – sculpted within the caves of Ikaria
An organised tour around the island – 9am to 7pm (optional) there’s a surcharge of 50 euros
What’s included:
7 nights accommodation in stunning location
Welcome circle
Two spectacular meals a day (breakfast and dinner) from our chefs
Sharing a twin room or a treble room en suite accommodation – all rooms have a balcony with the view to the Aegean sea and a mini kitchen fully equipped
3 double rooms available for single occupancy
Transfers to and from Ikaria Port to the apartments( for transfers to and from Ikaria airport surcharge of £25pp each way)
2 Yoga classes a day
Welcome drinks reception
Goodbye party offered by the hosts
All on site and organised activities (unless specified)

What is not included:

 
Travel insurance, and lunch and drinks at meal times with the exception of water (this way you will have time to explore the island and its diverse restaurants at lunchtime)
 

Price Per Person

If you are a returning client you will receive a further £20 discount off the new price
 
NEW PRICE £625 – shared accommodation
(Excluding airfare via Aegean Airways – £171 return from London Heathrow)
Total price including flights for this option = £796 or £776 with returning discount
 
NEW PRICE £716 – single occupancy in a double room
(Excluding airfare via Aegean Airways – £171 return from London Heathrow)
Total price including flights for this option = £887 or £867 with returning discount
 
If you choose the flight option listed above, we will be travelling together to and from Greece. Please note that the airfare listed above is correct at the time of publishing and could be subject to change, so the best chance of securing this fantastic offer is to book ASAP.

To Book

Namaste@yogabycandlelight.co.uk
Text: 07786332695

Travelling to Ikaria 

We are hopeful that travel policies, adequate testing, and contact tracing will make it possible to travel.

The setting at Anemis is pristine and very private, and we will be the only group on property. Practice spaces are spacious and will allow sufficient personal space. 

Special policies:

  • Please book flights that are fully refundable or can be flexibly re-booked, since uncertainty still remains, and flexibility is necessary. 
  • If travel restrictions limit travel or would lead to challenging quarantine times, deposits will be fully refundable.
  • If available, we strongly encourage those joining to get covid tests before travel, even if you have no symptoms. If you have any symptoms prior to gathering, your deposit will be fully refundable.
Alternatively:
Option 1 – Fly to Athens and then catch the ferry to Ikaria (ask for full details) 
Option 2 – Fly to Athens and then to Ikaria – Aegean Airways 
Option 3 – Fly to Mikonos and catch the ferry to Ikaria  
Option 4 – Fly to Thessaloniki and then to Ikaria 
Check Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines, Sky Express Airline, Astra Airline, BA, Easy jet
Cancellation Policy:
A reservation requires a 50% deposit of the total price. The deposit is non refundable, if the booking is cancelled (unless you test positive to COVID)– option to nominate someone else instead. The balance to be paid within 15 days (28th August) of the departure date. If the balance is not received by the due date Yoga by Candlelight reserves the right to cancel the reservation and retain the deposit.
Please note: Yoga by Candlelight reserves the right to change and add more activities as it sees fit.