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8 Days Summer Yoga Vacation in Samothraki, Greece

Relaxing Yoga Retreat Greece

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.

Meet the instructors

Ritu
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga session
  • Daily 45 minutes meditation
  • Breathing technique to relax your mind and body
  • 1-hour complimentary Thai massage
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 1 lunch

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Greek, Hindi, Telugu, English
The maximum participants in the group is 10
Airport transfer available:
Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport (US$17 per person)
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Garden
  • Meditation garden

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

More about the instructor

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).

Day 1

Visit to the Therma or you can also rest if you just arrive on day one

Day 2

  • 08:30 - 10:30 Mantra chanting, pranayama (breathing techniques to clean all Nadis), Hatha, and Ashtanga yoga with alignment and adjustment with and without props (not only helps in the building of strength and flexibility. Yoga also helps to build its own immune system which can fight through several diseases. Your meal will consist of breakfast and lunch.
  • 17:00 - 17:45 Meditation sessions with yogic breathing techniques (4 levels, Trataka meditation at sunset at the beach or near Paradisus waterfalls - 45 minutes)

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.

  • Time - 1 hour (Please set appointment time that suits you on day 1 and Katarina will arrange to make the massage)
  • Visit the whole Island one day (Retreat will organize the trip for a day with a guide)
  • Visit the white sand beach and Village Chora
  • Visit the waterfalls - Paradisus, Griya, and Fonias

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.

Included excursions

  • We can help to organize excursions around the island or to Chora.
  • Close to retreat you can explore the waterfalls.
  • A trip to Chora can also be arranged on demand from guests.
  • We can arrange scuba diving in Samothraki for you for groups of 4 or more people.

Instructors

Ritu Rai
Alpesh Yoga and Breathing Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
Himalayan Yoga Darshan Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Yoga)
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.

Retreat location

This retreat will be held in Samothraki, Greece.

Unique features

Activities

  • Diving
  • Hot spring
  • Mountain walking
  • Swimming

General

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Meditation garden

Services

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

Food

Buffet breakfast will be provided in the hotel.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Detox juices

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

  • Vegetarian
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'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.

What's included

  • Accommodation in double room with private bathroom (single or double occupancy depending on the chosen package and availability)
  • Daily yoga session morning 8.30 am to 11.30 am
  • Pranayama (20 minutes)
  • Asana 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 45 minutes meditation with breathing technique to relax your mind and body
  • 1-hour complimentary Thai massage
  • Daily breakfast
  • 1 lunch

What's not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Transport within the island
  • Massage therapy
  • Guided trekking or guided visit
  • Vehicle rental price

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 70% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 20 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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