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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.-More about the instructor
Shabaritha Rai is originally from India and after she is married to a Greek guy, she stays in Greece spreading the knowledge of Hatha yoga. She follows the jnana path along with that path she serves her duty by teaching the right knowledge to her students, jnana means knowledge where there is knowledge there are light and awareness. She believes the duty of the teacher is to provide knowledge so that the same knowledge could give strength to her students to keep up their ability of learning.
The retreat includes evening yoga practice, pranayama - Breathing exercises, meditation. Materials will be provided to you for Yoga.
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.
This retreat includes:
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Alpesh Yoga and Breathing) Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Himalayan Yoga Darshan)
Ritu Rai is originally from India and she devoted herself to yoga when she was 10 years old. Ritu's classes focus on making you work on your body alignment and adjustment by practicing various yoga asanas and motivating you to integrate the practice of Hatha yoga into your daily routine. During her classes, expect to work hard and to leave refreshed, energized, and with a calm state of mind.
This retreat will be held in Lacastania, Samothraki, Greece.
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 and Kyriakos will arrange good delicious vegetarian food.
Note -The food is not included in the package now.
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 with 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 book an appointment for the archery lesson for 1 hour for 15 EUR.
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.
Other optional activities:
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.
Transfer not provided
Thessaloniki Airport "Macedonia"
Transfer not provided
Please book your flight to arrive at Thessaloniki International Airport "Macedonia" (SKG) or to Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH). The transfer is not included.
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.
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 in the bus.
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.
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