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.
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
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
7 nights accommodation in stunning location
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:
Price Per Person
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.
- 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.