(with the chance of practicing Anti-Gravity and Aerial Yoga)
Greek Island – Ikaria
13th – 20th September 2019
This is now fully booked
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
Celebrate St Sophia’s day with the locals and party until the early hours (optional)
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
An opportunity to fall in love with anti gravity yoga and cocoon meditation
Goodbye party offered by the hosts
All on site and organised activities (unless specified)
What is not included:
Airfares and travel insurance ; lunches 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
£695 – shared accommodation
£795  single occupancy in a double room
Early Bird Discount of 10% if paid in full by 28th February 2019
A further discount of £40 if you are a returning customer from 2018 or have booked for Madeira June 2019.
Travelling to Ikaria 
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 – option to nominate someone else instead.
The balance to be paid within 90 days 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.
There’s an option to pay in instalments but there’s a surcharge of £75 (ask for details)
Please note: Yoga by Candlelight reserves the right to change and add more activities as it sees fit.