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6 Days Wellness Yoga, Hike, and Meditation Retreat in Lefkada, Greece

Pearl Mansions Villas, Lefkada 311 00, Greece

Return To The Roots Yoga Retreat Greece

Coco together with KanoYoga have teamed up to bring your yoga experience back to basics and share with you the wealth of what Lefkada has to offer. Start your new year 2020 as you mean to carry on and have this dynamic trip to look forward to. Come and deepen your yoga practice!

Meet the instructors

Christiana & Antonio
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Highlights

  • 5 nights gated Villa accommodation with private pool
  • 10 Yoga practices (twice daily)
  • 4 Meditation sessions
  • 1 full-day chartered boat trip around Lefkada and Meganisi island beaches
  • 2 guided Hikes on mountainous Lefkada
  • 1 Kayaking session
  • Seasonal and local produce breakfasts and lunches

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Greek, Italian
Group size: Maximum of 14 participants
Airport transfer included: Aktion National Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
19:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet

Pearl Mansions Villas is nestled within a collection of four luxurious villas positioned in a spectacular spot on a lush hillside in "Nikiana" village. The rooms are double or twin rooms, all with private bathrooms. There is a private outdoor pool and barbecue area. The outside space has a hard surface as well as a grass lawn to choose from for your classes or your relaxation. Pearl Mansions Villas is a 20 minutes walk to the nearest beach and 5 minutes by car to the local village.

Program

Yoga

The classes will be conducted by Christiana and Antonio. Both instructors are 900-hour certified yoga teachers at The Yoga Institute of Mumbai, India, and by the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. They are permanently based in Lefkada where they work as yoga teachers in various locations around the island. The style of yoga being taught in Hatha with elements of Vinyasa as well as a more in-depth explanation of alignment.

Breathing and meditation techniques are incorporated in the classes and there will be some separate meditation sessions throughout the retreat. The level of practice is suitable for beginners to advanced students. Classes will be led in English, however, they also speak fluent Greek, Italian, and French collectively.

The hikes

The hikes included are on the highest and most beautiful paths of mountainous Lefkada. You will be climbing up and through pinewoods and rocky mountain terrains. There will be several stops to enjoy the breath-taking views and observe the map to help orientate yourself on where you are in relation to some of the island's most recognisable natural landmarks.

The boat trip

This is a full-day tour on a chartered boat. You will visit some of Lefkada's most spectacular beaches and beyond to nearby Meganisi. An unmissable experience to have when visiting Lefkada, famous for its crystal clear seawaters and white sand beaches. The crew will serve up a meal on the boat. The itinerary is subject to change depending on local weather conditions.

Daily schedule (subject to change)

  • 08:00 - 09:15 Morning yoga asana class
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 13:00 Morning activity or free time
  • 13:00 - 17:00 Lunch, meditation, relaxation, and free time
  • 17:00 - 19:00 Afternoon activity
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Evening yoga asana class
  • 20:30 Optional free time in town

Instructors

Christiana Saranti

Antonio Cirrone

Retreat location

The villa is located just one kilometer from the nearest beach. Nikiana is on the eastern coast of the island, eight kilometers from "Lefkada Town" and equidistant to cosmopolitan "Nidri". The distance from Aktion National Airport (PVK) is only 22 kilometers (25 minutes drive) and from Athens Eleftherios Venizelos airport its 380 kilometers (a four-hour drive).

The village is also ideal for any kind of water sports and boasts a great view of the mainland directly across. It is easily accessed from the Town and other villages of Lefkada. In the village, there is a range of amenities from grocery shops, bakeries, pharmacies, and local artisan shops.

There are plenty of traditional tavernas offering the likes of fresh fish, souvlaki, Greek meze, whilst the picturesque harbour is occupied by fishing boats and private yachts. At the two main beach bars in the area, you can enjoy delicious cocktails, refreshing drinks as well as many kinds of water sports to accompany your swim and downtime.

Distances

  • Aktion National Airport (PVK), 22 kilometers - 25 minutes
  • Lefkada town, 8 kilometers

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During the week, the organisers will prepare healthy meals based on seasonal, fresh, and local ingredients. You will have the chance to try traditional vegetarian and/or vegan Greek recipes as well as typical Mediterranean snacks and desserts. Should you wish, you are more than welcome to experience Greek non-vegetarian cuisine at local tavernas in the evenings and the organisers will be delighted to provide recommendations on where to go and what to taste.

Dinner is not included, however the organisers can drive you to the neighbouring village, a 5 minutes drive from the Villa. They will also accompany the group to a food market on the first day so that they can stock the kitchen and eat what they choose.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Spa treatments

Spa treatments are not offered on this retreat. However, you are welcome to seek out a spa independently from the group and itinerary if you so wish.

What's included

  • 5 nights accommodation in a gated villa with private pool
  • 10 yoga classes (twice daily)
  • 4 meditation sessions
  • 1 full-day chartered boat trip around the islands of the east coast of Lefkada and Meganisi
  • 2 guided hikes on mountainous Lefkada
  • 1 kayaking session
  • Half board local produce buffet-style breakfast and lunch
  • Transport to/from Aktion National Airport (PVK) in a private vehicle
  • Transport throughout your stay (for retreat activities)

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Dinner

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Aktion National Airport (PVK). Transfers to and from this airport are included in the price. It is recommended to book your flight to arrive at Aktion National Airport (PVK). The organisers will pick you up from the airport. The organisers offer free transport to the accommodation from Aktion National Airport (PVK) or from any location on the island on arrival to the retreat.

Flights are not included. This is to give you the autonomy and flexibility to make your way to the retreat depending on your schedule and whereabouts.

There are very limited flights from London to this small airport so you really should book your flight at the time you place your deposit! The organisers suggested flights from, for example, London is - direct BA or Easyjet flights London to Preveza (the flight time is approximately 3 hours 20 minutes or 2 hours). It is then a 30 minutes drive from Preveza airport to Nikiana with the shuttle service the organisers provide.

Airport: Aktion National Airport Airport transfer included: Aktion National Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 16.94% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.
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Arrival: Wednesday June 3, 2020
Departure: Monday June 8, 2020

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