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6 Days Classical Indian Hatha Yoga Retreat in Samothraki, Greece
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Restorative & Transformational Indian Authentic Yoga Retreat

Become creative in your mind and body with a different form of movement. Getting you active and creative at the same time, the aim of this retreat is to give you a holistic approach to yoga. The knowledge of the Asanas and the alignment of the body together with ancient yogic breathing techniques and meditation will help you to be centered in the present with body and mind and therefore will have a regenerative effect on your life. Enjoy a good swim in the crystal clear water of Samothraki, hike to the waterfalls, enjoy the hot springs in Therma or explore the wild island. Seven of the therapeutic and fun journey. You will be introduced to a number of exercises, techniques and healing practices to improve your health and general well-being.

The Ancient practice of yogic breathing techniques is a form of meditation using breath control and visualizations to increase well-being and to reduce stress. In Ritu's yoga classes you work on your body alignment using props or techniques for better results. Yoga postures (asanas) – to obtain physical vitality, mental clarity, subtle body awareness, and correct body alignment. Breathing techniques (Pranayama) – aimed at self-healing, both physically and psychologically. And this island is a volcanic place with beautiful nature and the waterfalls, hot springs thermal which make this place just extraordinary to travel and have the best experience in this retreat.

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  • Introduction to Ancient Hatha yoga and philosophy of yoga
  • Chakra, prana, Pranayama, and four steps or the path of yoga
  • Relaxing pranayama session (15 minutes) and Mantra Chanting
  • 5 days of yoga instruction in the morning and evening (total 3 -hour per day)
  • Guidance and instruction from Ritu Rai from India (E-RYT200 - YACEP)
  • Daily meditation sessions with different techniques of breathing
  • 5 nights accommodation in a very beautiful stay
  • Daily delicious breakfast buffet

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Greek
Group size: 7-15 participants
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This retreat will be held at Mariva bungalows, it is located on the island Xaverian mystery island along with the wild wild wild nature which you haven't seen before anywhere in Europe.

You will be staying at Samothraki which has a yoga shala as well, it is close to Griya Vatra waterfalls (300 meters) and Paradisus waterfalls (100 meters), and 15 minutes to the thermal hot springs. The accommodation has 60 rooms all are bungalow style. There is also reception, dining area, garden, yoga studio, and buffet every day.

Note: If you have any question, please raise it to the organizer (Adventure of Yoga with Ritu), not to the owner of the property.



Daily arrival for class. Please ensure that you message on the WhatsApp group if you cannot arrive on time or are unwell. The organizer will aim to start the class on time staring with Pranayama and then asana for grounding with physical practice.

  • 08:30 to 10:30

Mantra to open the class, Pranayama to learn the Art of Breathing and Asana Practice, learn to ground ourself through physical practice and correcting the postures to align them to benefit the best for our body.

  • 10:30 to 11:00

A breakfast buffet will be served down in the lobby. Then followed by a break.

  • 13:00 to 14:00

Philosophy of yoga in the waterfalls occasionally, rest of the time in the Yoga studio.

  • 17:00 to 18:30

Mantra to open the class, Hatha vinyasa. To understand how to connect the asana to create a flow and work it practically in asana and Yogic Meditation to still our body and mind through breathing techniques.

All students will be added to the WhatsApp Group on Day 1. Please communicate this way if you have any questions.

Health information

Please do let Adventure of Yoga with Ritu know if you have any injuries or medical conditions that will affect your yoga practice, including back or knee injuries, high or low blood pressure and pregnancy. Please email them by return with the information (which will, of course, be confidential). This is to help them to prepare appropriate yoga sessions.

By booking this retreat, the organizer assumes you are healthy and well enough to partake in a general yoga class. All of the sessions will be suitable for both new and experienced practitioners. A separate and more detailed medical questionnaire will be handed to you on registration on the day.


Ritu Rai

Retreat location

Unique features


  • Art classes
  • Cooking classes
  • Hot spring
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking
  • Swimming


  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Meditation garden
  • Restaurant
  • River
  • Yoga shala


  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Free parking
  • Room cleaning
  • Wireless internet


During this retreat, you will be served with a daily delicious breakfast buffet in the hotel. Taste local products starting from the morning buffet and explore local cuisine from the nearby tavernas. The hotel has a buffet but they do have also eggs and all kind of things which you can choose on your own in your taste choice.

Note: If you want to choose some fully vegetarian food, you can inform Ritu as her husband is cooking for the retreats in his free time delicious greek vegetarian food -one meal with greek salad, main dish, olives, fresh olive oil, and many local organic products.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

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

  • Organic
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)

Leisure Time

On an extra price with 4 people in the group for 120 euro. Guests can choose to go around the island with a car which Ritu can arrange. You can at least visit 3 to 4 places such as the ancient temple with kaverian mystery, Pahia Amos which is a white sand beach and popular touristic place, and the mainland chora with the old traditional style of architect and an ancient castle.

This is your holiday, so you can additionally enjoy a half-day out exploring waterfalls, monasteries, and secluded beaches. This will be at an additional cost with taxi escort included. Minimum group is 3 for a tour. An excursion can be provided at an extra cost. To hire a car for 90 EUR for 3 people-single, the prices is 30 EUR per person which will include:

  • Chora the mainland
  • Palya poli white sand beach
  • Visit the temple on top of the mountain Krimyotisa-Temple of holly mother

The total hours of the trip will be 4 to 5 hours. Site Seeing for 3 places at Chora, which is mainland of the Samothraki island in top of the mountain with beautiful tavernas. It is the local and traditional Greek way of life as well as a beautiful church.

Visit the white sand beach playa poli and the ancient Greek temple where Poseidon watched the war from top of the mountain. Stop on the beach if you want to have some food in playa poli and have a swim.

On extra cost, Adventure of Yoga with Ritu can arrange the following excursions for guests:

  • Kipos beach
  • White Sand Beach
  • Museum of great gods in Samothraki

Activities (on extra charge)

Guest can choose to have these options on their break if they wish:

  • Active dance meditation
  • Thai massage from Katerina (30 EUR for 1 hour)
  • Rebirth breathing session with Sifis A.K. Pagkalinis

Rebirthing is a precise and very powerful breathing technique which when mastered it is also a way of life that leads to excellence, abundance, joy, and spiritual clarity. This circular breathing technique usually conducted through the nose brings very deep healing to the receiver who is washed in blissful sensations and a deep understanding of themselves. Sifis A.K. Pagkalinis is a certified Rebirther, Tantra teacher, Linguist, and teacher of the Greek language.

  • Scooba diving

Scooba diving for licensed divers (150 euro per person)- Dive in crystal clear water of Samothraki to explore the sea creatures and sea plants.

Samothraki island is full of nature, Mountains, Waterfalls, beautiful breathtaking dragonflies, Beach There are many activities to do there and two of them are already mentioned. It is the perfect place to make yoga and take some activities to keep yourself charged and receive the energy of the island.

During your free time, you can visit Chora the center of Therma with full of shops, old Castle and Tavern with classical old Greek Live Music.

  • Take a dive at the nearest waterfall, 100 meters from the door
  • Take a relaxing thermal bath, 800 meters from the door
  • Take a swim or relax on the beach bar, 1000 meters from the door

If you are more Adventure or photography person, you can go for hiking to waterfalls of Fonias, Paradisus, Gria and also visit the Temple of the greats Gods. It is an ancient temple where even today on the full moon celebration, along with a day full of music and climbing and many rituals performed on this specific day in Samothraki.

Trekking and hiking

Take a hike on the slope of the mountain Saos. Reach the top (Geggari) at 1611 meter and feel like God Poseidon when he was watching the Trojan War from there. If you are a true hiker you should know that Feggari is the endpoint of the European trail E6 that starts from Spain.

To Feggari and Saos mountain will cost 30 EUR per person (valid only for a group of 4 people). The mountain hiking and trekking have three levels, depending on your level, the guide will take you to the next trekking.

  • Level 1 - 3-4 hours
  • Level 2 - 7 hours
  • Level 3 -11 hours

There is no spa but there are natural hot spring on the island and waterfalls, which is good for healing. For an additional cost of 30-40 EUR. There is also an energy healing massage with Thai movements from Katarina. These treatments are not included in the price.

What's included

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • 5 days of yoga instruction: Morning and evening (total 3-hour per day, 18 hours in total for the whole retreat)
  • Daily meditation sessions with different techniques of breathing
  • Introduction to Ancient Hatha yoga and philosophy of yoga
  • Mantra Chanting
  • Relaxing pranayama session
  • Guidance and instruction from Ritu Rai from India (E-RYT200 - YACEP)

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Airport transfer (extra charge)
  • Lunch and dinner (extra surcharge)
  • Massage (30 EUR extra)
  • Visit the Kipos beach and Ancient ruins of the museum (surcharge)
  • 1-hour of massage sessions for everyone (surcharge)
  • Activities such as trekking and hiking to the mountain, as well as diving (extra charge)
  • Additional excursions

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Meeting point: Please meet at Kamaryotisa Port in Samothraki Island next to the ferry ticket office.

Route 1

Book your flight to arrive at Thessaloniki airport. From Thessaloniki airport, take a bus/Flight to Alexandroupoli. From Alexandroupoli, you will have to take the ferry to Samothraki island. Note that the closest town to Samothraki Island in Alexandroupoli.

Route 2

Take the flight to Alexandroupoli airport and take a taxi to Alexandroupoli port, there are ferries running every day to Samothraki island. Adventure of Yoga with Ritu will help you to provide your bus time table and taxi contact number and facebook while booking so you can take a ride to the location the price will be 15 EUR from port kamaryotisa to the location of the retreat.

Route 3

Guest needs to arrive Thessaloniki. From Thessaloniki, guests need to travel to Alexandroupoli. Then from Alexandroupoli, we will take the ferry to reach this island. From Thessaloniki, there are three options guest can choose flight, bus, or train. Adventure of Yoga with Ritu will help the guest if they have problems to find the timing of the bus and transport from Thessaloniki to guide them.

From Alexandroupoli, from Alexandroupoli port, take a ferry to Samothraki island. The organizer can also guide or help guest to get here easily. They will be constant in touch once the booking is confirmed and we will help the guest to get here.

Please note that even Alexandroupoli has the airport but it is not yet fully available for international travelers for the direct flight. The flights are having the connecting flight Athens. so it can be a long journey. So Thessaloniki is the best option.

Note that you don't have to pre-book the ferry (saos), you can also get it directly from the port of Alexandroupoli.

If you want to pre-book it online, the dates are scheduled online in saos ferry. IF you have difficulty, please contact Adventure of Yoga with Ritu and she can help you with it.

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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