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.
The accommodation is located in “Akrogiali” rooms with a variety of double, single, twin and triple rooms. All of the rooms overlook the sea, have balconies and attached bathrooms with solar heaters for hot showers.
Your everyday practice on yoga and meditation will help you to experience a deep sense of calmness, reducing all the stress and creates a welfare sense.
Yoga works on flexibility and strength, purifies the body, refreshes the mind and gives a good balance between body and mind.
Our yoga teachers having a long experience in the yoga field, teaching all levels and yoga styles to balance the class and modifying to be suitable both beginners and advanced students.
In asana, we work mostly on the gross physical body and in pranayama we move inwards, working chiefly with the more subtle breath. The next move is still further inwards and towards even more subtlety as we begin to work directly with the mind. Meditation is part of yoga practice.
Sundays are days off.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance USA
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.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200
As a qualified yoga teacher, George is a member of Yoga Alliance International. In the course of his research and studies of Eastern Techniques, he has attended several seminars including Thai Yoga, Thai Massage and Butoh. He has been trained in the art of Vipassana Meditation with several other techniques regarding the body and its energy. He has taught in “Breath of Life” Centre in Crete as well as in other yoga centers in Athens. He also cooperates with physiotherapists and performs classes of therapeutic yoga.
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.
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.
Breath of LIfe Yoga Retreats Crete-Greece chooses to run this yoga teacher training in the southern Chania region. In a small simple fishing village, where the energy is pure and serene, and the beautiful natural environment fits in yoga philosophy, just 3 steps away from the beach and the crystal clear waters of the Libyan sea.
Your flight lands at the prefecture of Chania, the westernmost regional unit of Crete, which is one of the most beautiful destinations in Greece.
The old town of Chania is considered to be one of the most beautiful spots on Crete, with its jewel - the charming old Venetian harbor of Chania, an ideal place for a morning coffee, sightseeing, romantic walks, shopping, and nightlife.
From Chania airport and after a 70-kilometer route (1.5 hours) towards the southern edge of Europe, you can reach Chora Sfakion and Loutro. Ferries run between Hora Sfakion and Loutro every one hour during the summer season.
Loutro is a small picturesque seaside resort village located on the south coast of the prefecture of Chania, in the region of Sfakia. Here, there are no roads or car traffic, and apart from the ferry that comes and leaves, you will see small boats used either for pleasure or transportation, as the village is only accessible from the sea (or walking). Here you will find shops, restaurants and ferry connections.
From Loutro on a 10-minute boat ride around the headland or a 20-minute walk you can reach Lykos beach in a sheltered, car-free bay. It’s where the yoga center is located.
From the base – center, you can explore the beautiful coastline and beaches and the walking trails along the coast, in the famous Cretan gorges nearby and into the mountains behind. The local area is a haven for wildlife including rare birds and spectacular Cretan flowers. There are many beautiful coastal, mountain and gorge walks that start right from the center.
The entrance to the Aradena Gorge is just 1 kilometer away on the beautiful Marmara beach and it is open to visitors all year round.
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In the front garden of Akrogiali rooms, there is a traditional restaurant, where a friendly Cretan family is preparing vegetarian meals for you daily, using traditional Cretan and Mediterranean recipes. Three daily vegetarian meals are included in the price. The food is organically produced, from local producers, well-cooked according to the Mediterranean diet and is served with all the vitamins. Please let Yoga Retreats Crete-Greece know if you have any food allergies.
Chania International Airport ("Ioannis Daskalogiannis")
Transfer not provided
Please book your flight to arrive at Chania International Airport (CHQ). There are local buses from Chania city to Sfakia (1.5-hour route), then you take the ferry from Sfakia to Loutro. Upon your arrival in Loutro, the organizer will come and pick you up by a boat to the center.
Alternatively, you can get the bus from Chania to Sfakia and stay on it until the end of its route in Anopoly, where the organizer can pick you up by car.
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