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7 Day Retreat of Classical Hatha Yoga in Alexandroupoli

Hotel Erika, Dimitriou Karaoli 110, Alexandroupoli 681 32, Greece

Transformational Yoga Holiday Greece

This retreat offers different styles of yoga altered according to the need of people and by observing people what exactly they need to deepen their practice of yoga. Ritu the yoga instructor is teaching in Alexandroupoli to locals. She is basically from India and learned yoga from India from her small age that she starts the daily practice of yoga in classical way as followed in Patanjali sutra.

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Ritu
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Highlights

  • 4 days Vinyasa yoga practices
  • Pranayama and mantra chanting
  • Swimming surrounding by bars with fresh juices
  • 22 km of coastline with golden sand beaches every day
  • Enjoy the Local special recipes and local agricultural products
  • Visit the National parks of Dadia Forest with rare species of Eagles, Vultures, and Delta
  • 2 hours ferry to Samothrace island
  • Sauna room inside a Yoga studio
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


4 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi, Sanskrit
Group size: Maximum of 9 participants
Airport transfer available:
Alexandroupoli Airport (US$18 per person)
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance
  • Meeting room
  • Newspapers
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

This accommodation is carefully chosen, it is one of the best and oldest places in Alexandroupoli. The hotel is located in front of the port and very close to the center.

Hotel Erika is a modern hotel, located on the coastal road of Alexandroupolis, just above the port (50 meters after the lighthouse with direction to the train station). All rooms have been completely renovated and offer a fantastic sea view to the port of Alexandroupolis, the Aegean Sea, and the island of Samothraki.

Room amenities

  • Big screen: LG 37'' LCD
  • Earth TV, satellite programs (sat-TV)
  • Air-conditioning/heating
  • Big balcony with an amazing view to the lighthouse and the port
  • Hairdryer
  • Hot water (24 hours)
  • WC - bathroom - amenities
  • Telephone
  • Refrigerator
  • Electronic keypad safe
  • RF electronic key-locks

Program

Sample Schedule

  • 08:00 am - 08:05 am

Mantra chanting to offer the gratitude to sage Patanjali and chant Shanti mantra to bring peace and harmony at the beginning of class.

  • 08:05 am - 08:10 am

Pranayama breathing techniques to cleanse the energy channels through various breathing techniques.

  • 08:10 am - 09:00 am

Asana practice - warm-up, classical sun salutation practice to learn the basics of asana. Sun salutation is one of the ancient techniques practiced in India to greet the sun but also when one practices these asanas it helps to create a good digestion system and helps to have a good nervous system, increases blood flow and warms the body.

Silence meditation - with yogic breathing techniques guided by Ritu the guiding is to initiate one with the breathing so one can channel the breath and connect with their breath to find themselves internally with their divine self.

Break for breakfast and visit the Alexandroupoli town and explore the museums in the town around

  • 16:00 to 17:00

Iyengar way of yoga focusing on alignment of posture and adjusting the posture to be perfectly precise anatomically.

For the spa, there are three days of spa included in the package.

Additional information

  • Alexandroupoli is a small town but still has its own airport
  • During the retreat, the students would be free to move around the city

The yoga studio is located in the center of the city, it is close to the hotel and center

  • Learn the language (free classes)
  • Excursions are not included (if anyone is interested, please inform Adventure of Yoga with Ritu in advance)

Instructors

Ritu Rai

Retreat location

This hotel is very luxurious is in front of the sea and the port of Alexandroupoli. Nearby Hotel "Erika", you will find many travel agencies. SAOS Agency (tickets to the beautiful Samothraki island) is located at the port. The central market of Alexandroupolis, restaurants, and local taverns of all kinds such as fish taverns, vegetarian, fast foods, and more are within walking distance.

You can explore the city and its natural habitats with organized trips to the Evros Delta and see the millions of exotic birds that pass through every year. You can also explore the protected natural preserve park of Dadia with the rare species of eagles and vultures, visit the Rodopi Mountain Range and its virgin forests, or make any short trip to the beautiful and wild, volcanic Island of Samothraki.

Food

Meals are not included. The city has various options for vegetarian with local traditional recipes.

Things to do (optional)

  • Massage
  • Pilates
  • Visit the Evros Protected River Delta area and view of the countless number of birds that immigrate every year from Africa to the North Pole
  • Visit the National Park of Dadia to watch the rare species of eagles, vultures, and rest forest animals
  • Visit the hot springs in 3 locations around the town
  • Visit any of the 22 kilometers of coastline sand beaches for swimming and relaxing
  • Visit Samothraki island on a 2-hour duration ferry
  • Visit the Virgin Forests of Rodopi mountain range
  • Spa
  • Scuba diving with a professional instructor

Spa treatments

There are many available spa options available on request.

What's included

  • Multi-style yoga practice in the morning and evening (for 4 days in total)
  • Intensive work out of different asana in a Vinyasa style (Instructor is Ritu Rai from India)
  • 6 nights accommodation in a nice hotel
  • Enjoy 1 day of hamam

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Scuba Diving
  • Site seeing or excursion
  • Meals
  • Thai massage (for extra cost 30 EUR per hour)
  • Transfers from and to airport

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Alexandroupoli Airport (AXD). The fastest option for arrival is through Athens International Airport (ATH), that offers daily connectivity with domestic flights to Alexandroupoli Airport (AXD).

Airport: Alexandroupoli Airport Airport transfer available: Alexandroupoli Airport (US$18 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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