Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Greece.
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.
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.
Ritu Rai (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 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.
She is not one of the teachers who is very strict; she is friendly wherein she speaks to students out of their class and helps them with their doubts. She believes in her teaching and she makes sure all of them learn it and she uses the different technique to teach them in an easy way. She is been practicing yoga for 18 years and she still does and say that she is a learner. she says "when a person says have learned it means there is nothing more to learn but learning is never-ending ".
She is down to earth simple girl who always has full of energy for anything, she also learns archery from one of her students as she takes this form also as knowledge and good for focus. She had students coming to Greece who liked her teaching and her energy as well as a way of life that she follows for herself in yoga.
"Yoga is like an adventure for me, travelers make an adventure in nature, I make an adventure in yoga by practicing my dharma, asanas, and dhyana. Dharma - gives the knowledge of what I have to do which is my duty, asana -gives me knowledge of healing in my body and explores me inside to the strength by destroying my fears, Dhyana-gives me a complete sensation of both and relaxes me and makes me feel the space in my mind. All of the three gives a complete adventure of completeness and learning and exploring new all day", a quote-Shabaritha Rai (Ritu).
Visit to the Therma or you can also rest if you just arrive on day one
One complimentary massage from our retreats, for extra time would cost an additional charge from Katarina. She is from Greece and she has the experience of 20 years in Thai massage and the best massage therapist. She has good knowledge of ancient Thai techniques and has a soul to what she has learned.
Please note that the maximum number of the students will be 15. On some occasions, Ritu will split into two batches if there are more than 15 students, which will be conducted by another teacher as well as Ritu in some classes. Materials will be provided to you and please also carry your own Mat for best comforts. If you want to rent a motorbike, bicycle or car, please contact the organizer or at the desk and they will help you with that.
This retreat will be held in Samothraki, Greece.
Buffet breakfast will be provided in the hotel.
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's a magnificent and picturesque place and we can also organize to have a yoga lesson there if you would like to visit it. We 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, we 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 archery lesson for 1 hour for 15 EUR.
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