Greece Meditation and Yoga Retreat

Never before, humanity had such an urgent need for a spiritual method as the practice of yoga. A yoga retreat works as a spiritual spa, refreshing the body, the mind, and the spirit. Yoga Retreats Crete-Greece, a well-organized yoga retreat, offers you a safe yoga practice in their retreat center A Breath of Life, for the body to be stronger and disease free. It also relaxes the mind and frees it from toxic thoughts.

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Maria, George, Sada Shiva, & 1 More…
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  • Daily yoga practice
  • Pranayama and chanting
  • Yoga Nidra and yoga therapy
  • Meditation in ancient temple of Asklepius
  • Workshops on yoga philosophy and its application in daily life
  • Delicious traditional meals of Cretan food
  • Experimental instructors
  • 7 nights accommodation

Yoga styles

7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Greek, English
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All the bedrooms of the house are decorated in a cozy minimal yogic style, having their own wardrobes and verandas all around with panoramic mountain and sea view. There are shared bathrooms, washroom, and a bathroom with Jacuzzi. (All rooms are air-conditioned and Wi-Fi access.)

For those who are interested in having a more simple accommodation caravan are available.

You will find spacious and fully equipped recreational vehicles with single separated beds, toilet, shower, and a small kitchenette. The caravans are securely placed in the outdoor area of the Retreat Center. Please bring your private tent to put up in our pool garden.

Included excursions

  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • Unspoiled beaches (a 10-minute walk from the center)


Maria Deligianni
Yoga Alliance USA (Hatha Yoga)
Maria was born in Athens, and where she studied psychology, theater, pedagogy and dance. Her studies included the behavior, reaction and expression of the human body and she guided seminars of body expression and relaxation, both in Athens and Crete. Maria was trained in Hatha yoga in Greece as well as abroad, in England and India, and she is a yoga trainer herself, recognized by Yoga Alliance. She has been studying the world philosophy, discovering human evolution throughout time. Nowadays, she runs Breath of Life certified center in Heraklion, Crete.
Sada Shiva
Sada Shiva is the founder and director of the Vasistha School of Yoga in Greece, practicing yoga and meditation since 1991. He is also an Ayurvedic nutritionist and educator, a massage therapist, and a sound healer, travelling and teaching worldwide.
Kamala Mirella
For the past four years, Kamala has been living and teaching back and forth in India and Europe. Her intention is to build a link between these two cultures as well as studying and practicing yoga in its complete yet genuine form while in India. She shares the fruits hereafter with her students in Switzerland and all over the world. Kamala recognizes yoga as a beautiful path to realize one’s true nature. She is wholeheartedly dedicated to transmitting not only the physical aspects of yoga but also its spiritual treasures.

Retreat location

The retreat center is located in a quiet and isolated spot near Karteros Beach, an approximate 10-minute drive from the airport (5 km) and city center of Heraklion(7km). Being located near the airport makes our Centre easily accessible.

The local beach in Karteros is a two kilometer long sandy beach, facing the Mediterranean Sea. The beach is certified with the "blue flag", which means that it is clean and safe for swimming. It is about a 15-20 minutes walk from our Centre.

Two beautiful gorges within walking distance from our Center will make easy routes for trekking. The archaeological site of Knossos, which was the capital of the Minoan civilization is a near car-ride.

Nearby places

  • Sea of Crete (Mediterranean Sea), 1 kilometer
  • Heraklion, 7 kilometers
  • Heraklion International Airport (HER), 5 kilometers
  • Knossos archaeological site, 8 kilometers

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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In our kitchen, vegetarian meals are daily prepared with products just coming from our home organic garden at the backyard. People who love service with the greek touch of hospitality cook for you, combining the yogic healthy diet with the Cretan – Mediterranean nutrition.

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)

  • Detoxing (colon, upper tract nasal cleansing)
  • Holistic therapies
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Dietician

What's included

  • 2 yoga classes a day
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Chanting classes
  • Free swimming pool
  • Hiking, Cycling, Horse riding
  • Unspoiled beaches (a 10-minute walk from the center)
  • 2 vegetarian meals
  • Free accommodation (Bring your private tent to put up in our pool garden)

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport (HER).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.

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