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7 Days Summer Yoga Retreat in Samothraki, Greece

Samothraki, Therma, Greece

Restorative and 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.

Meet the instructors

Ritu
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Highlights

  • Daily meditation Classes with breathing technique
  • Classical Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Asana Practice for 3 and a half hours
  • Free time to relax on the beach and swim in the waterfalls or explore the island
  • Breathing technique to relax your mind and body-Pranic Healing
  • 6 meals (vegetarian-friendly Greek food with fresh vegetables and organic food, depending on the package you choose)
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Greek, Hindi, Telugu
The maximum participants in the group is 10
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Meditation garden
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga studio
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance

Accommodation is in the center of Therma Square in Samothrace. It has more than 20 rooms with a double bed, single bed and twin room and garden space help desk. Restaurants are pretty close by 50 meters away as well as the coffee shop and supermarket. Beach is 20 minutes walk and waterfalls to Paradisus and Gria is 15 minutes walk. Greek, German, and English are spoken at the property.

Program

This retreat includes:

Schedule for the retreat

  • 08:00 - 08:30 Mantra chanting, pranayama, Dhyana
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Asana practice, Methodology, Techniques for postures with different breath technique to apply in asanas depending on the level the student is the breath technique will be offered to them, adjustment and alignment, and sequencing
  • 10:00 - 13:00 Break. Breakfast or visit to the waterfalls, etc
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Hatha Vinyasa yoga 1 hour and 30 minutes of yoga philosophy
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Meditation (free class) If people are interested and follow Meditation then Ritu will be offering to guide them meditation in Waterfalls of Griya Vatra or Paradisus

More about the instructor

Shabaritha Rai. She is originally from India and a certified E-RYT 200 RYT 500 as Hatha Yoga instructor. She did her diploma of Yoga in Dharamshala, Rishikesh, India. She is basically from south India. She is teaching Iyengar form of Hatha Yoga as she pursued her diploma in Hatha, as well as Iyengar style of yoga in India.

During the course of days in retreat, Ritu will make a session of classes with Hatha vinyasa, Alignment classes Hatha Yoga in form of Iyengar, pranayama-breathing exercise, meditation, yogic breathing, and introduction to all chakras, plus the techniques of breathing in meditation.

Any questions regarding yoga you can always ask the instructor after the session and Ritu will try to answer and help you fully. The retreat includes evening yoga practice, pranayama - Breathing exercises, meditation.

Included excursions

Excursions are not included but Adventure of Yoga with Ritu can organize for you, such as renting a car or bike, and a rental person who can guide you to around the island for one day.

Instructors

Ritu Rai

Retreat location

This retreat will be held in the most luxurious place of therma which is an ideal place for retreats Mariva retreat, Samothraki, Greece.

Unique features

Activities

  • Diving
  • Hot spring
  • Mountain walking
  • Swimming

General

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden

Services

  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Laptop rental
  • Local market
  • Medical assistance

Food

Ritu's husband is Greek and his name is Kyriakos. He is part of this retreat and he helps Ritu in organizing and also cooks delicious Greek and Indian food. Since on the island, there are very few vegetarian food restaurants. If you like, you can pay to the cook directly while you arrive and arrange with him if you wish to have food in your package, then Kyriakos will arrange good delicious vegetarian food.

Note: There are two packages, with food and without food. So you can choose yourself, if you need food in the package, Kyriakos will be cooking some organic indo-greek food in the retreats so you can follow the Yogic diet as well. The meals include Greek local traditional recipes or Indian, mostly vegetables, rice, salads, bread, yogurt, local feta cheese, and fresh seasonal fruits.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Seafood
  • Yogic
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)

In your free time, you can explore the nearby village of Therma (15 minutes walk) and its famous hot springs or walk to the countless waterfalls around Therma. The seaside and pebble beaches are just 10 minutes walk from the house. There is a rental car at Kamariotissa (the ferry boat harbor of Samothraki).

You can rent a car, motorbike or bicycle, provided you have a valid driving license. Visit Chora, the capital village of Samothraki. It is full of shops, old Castle and Tavern with classical old Greek Live Music. It's a magnificent and picturesque place and we can also organize to have a yoga lesson there if you would like to visit it. They can organize for you a visit to the island with a tourist guide (at extra charge) Hike Fengari mountain (a mountain guide is recommended).

At your request, they can book for you one or more massage therapies (the cost is 30 EUR per hour) directly at the retreat house.

You can also take a dive at the nearest waterfall, take a relaxing thermal bath, take a swim or relax on the beach bar.

Take a hike on the slope of the mountain Saos. Reach the top (feggari) at 1611m 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 end point of the European trail E6 that starts from Spain.

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(its an ancient temple where even today on the full moon celebration, It's a day full of music and climbing and many rituals performed on this specific day in Samothraki).

Other optional activities:

  • Scuba diving (extra charge) only for professionals who have tried the diving before.
  • Thai massage (extra cost) 30 EUR per hour. You will receive the message from the organizer if you request for Thai massage and it would be organized in your stay as well.
  • We can help to organize excursions around the island or to Chora.
  • Close to retreat you can explore the beach
  • Visit street shopping wine tasting can also be arranged on demand from guests
  • Live music
  • People can visit the different beach
  • Visit Fonias
  • Visit Paradisus
  • Visit Griya Vatra
  • Visit local tavern and the live music
  • Sightseeing

Spa treatments

There is no spa treatment in Samothraki. Samothraki is an ancient hidden place of Greece which is famous for waterfalls and hot spring which is also good for skin and body.

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Ashtanga, Hatha and Iyengar Yoga classes every day morning and evening classes
  • Meditation
  • Daily pranayama sessions (breathing techniques to clean the Nadis / vital force)
  • Bandhas - Moola Bandha, Uddyana bandha, Jalandhar
  • Philosophy of yoga and chakras, Ida Pingala sushumna

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Transport (surcharge, the organizer will provide a taxi contact number in the email)
  • Massage therapy
  • Guided trekking or taxi for sightseeing
  • Bike rental or bicycle
  • Scuba diving (only for people who have the license for scuba diving)
  • Mountain climbing
  • Thai massage - 1 hour (available at an additional charge)
  • Private hot spring pool in the center of Therma Square (the pool will be open only from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m, costs 4 EUR). Please read the instruction in the board for the minutes you should be staying inside the pool)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Thessaloniki International Airport "Macedonia" (SKG) or to Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH). The transfer can be arranged with an additional cost.

If you arrive at the Athens airport, please check for "Saos Ferry" online for ferry tickets to get to Samothraki island, or you can fly to Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport, 50 kilometers from Thessaloniki. From there you will need to transfer to the domestic airport and arrive in Alexandroupoli Airport. Take a transfer to the port of Alexandroupoli to book the ferry tickets to Samothraki island. There are 3 boats from Alexandroupoli to Samothraki every day until October. But also you can book them in advance in Saos ferry online.

Arrival by bus

You can travel by bus either to Thessaloniki and take another bus to Alexandroupoli's port to get the ferry for reaching the island. Thessaloniki to Alexandroupoli is 6 hours and Athens 12 hours on the bus.

Arrival by ferry

Note that the island doesn't have an airport nor any roads to get there, so the best way to get Samothraki island is to arrive Alexandroupoli, which has a port and has boats every day to Samothraki island. You can book the tickets in Saos ferry online. Alexandroupoli is the closest city with the airport.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 38% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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