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Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Greece.
This new yoga teacher training will offer participants a first-hand experience of what is possible through yoga by removing energy blockages that the participants might be experiencing, by cleansing the body and the mind and by going deep in the practises of original yoga.
You will be accommodated at Kathy's Island Retreat during the program.
The rooms at Kathy's Island Retreat are to an excellent standard and offer everything you need for a comfortable and restful stay. They are recently renovated, bright and functional. Our guests get to sleep to the wonderful sound of the waves and wakes up by the summer breeze to an uninterrupted view of the sea.
Kathy's Island Retreat offers 6 guest rooms in the main house and two studios in a smaller house on the same property. In total Kathy's Island Retreat can accommodate a maximum of 18 people (if two share a double bed and if we turn 2 of the rooms into a 3-person bedroom). All of the guestrooms in the main house have private bathrooms, a fridge, mosquito nets, air-condition or fans, and balconies with ocean view. There is a possibility of turning 2 of the rooms in the main house into a 3-person bedroom.
The smaller house offers two studios. Both rooms have two single beds, private bathrooms, a fridge, mosquito nets and air condition. This house doesn’t have a terrace outside the rooms, but a lovely roof terrace with beautiful, uninterrupted sea view. The property also has a small swimming pool.
Kathy's Island Retreat has their own kitchen/restaurant, where guests can enjoy their meals.They serve tasty and healthy Mediterranean food. Kathy's Island Retreat thinks ingredients are important, so they choose them wisely and they source a portion from our ecological vegetable garden. They e also serve fresh fruit and vegetable juices for those that want them. The menu consists of a wide selection of both vegetarian and vegan dishes. In case of food intolerances, allergies or other dietary preferences, Kathy's Island Retreat tries to make every effort to source appropriate products and accommodate your needs as much as possible.
A summer experience at Kathy’s Island Retreat can be very relaxing. There are a number of hammocks under the trees for someone to spend a lazy afternoon, daybeds in the garden, and beautiful warm lighting in the trees at night. There are several seating areas where guests can enjoy socializing over a fresh drink, if they wish. Kathy’s Island Retreat aims at creating an oasis that provide room for the choice of being blissfully alone, or socializing.
The yoga terrace is 84sq m big, made out of wood and overlooks the Aegean sea. The sun will set right in front you during an evening meditation. The yoga terrace is equipped with all kinds of amenities such as yoga mats, blocks, straps, blankets, a singing bowl and a powerful gong.
This program intends to give birth to a new breed of yoga teachers. Participants that will emerge out of this program will have experienced what yoga is really about and will have achieved a significant shift in consciousness.
The trainees will have the opportunity to receive a certification 200Hr Yoga Alliance accepted throughout the world and will be capable to lead a class of students in all the different types of asanas, pranayama, meditations, mudras, bandhas and sound healing. However, this program will also be ideal for people that do not seek to practice yoga as a profession but who would like to go deeper in their own practice and to experience a shift in consciousness that will empower them in all the different aspects of their lives.
Further to successful completion of the program and further practice, candidates will also have the possibility to receive additional certifications to enable them to take part and lead trainings of new teachers in this conscious form of yoga.
The program will last for three weeks of intense work after which their first Yoga Alliance certification could be granted. However, the attendee can continue to be supported by the instructors for an additional 6 months, practice and apply the tools received and an additional certification could be received. Over this period of 6 months, participants will be able to ask questions and will be supported with extra materials, coaching and mentoring.
The practitioner will be exposed to:
The program will last for three weeks and the first week will focus on asanas. Every day of this first week, will focus on a particular type of asanas. After a break, a swim and lunch, the afternoon sessions will be about practising further and going deeper into what you learned in the morning.
The second week we will practise asanas together in the morning, and in the afternoons, we will focus on yoga philosophy, pranayama, human anatomy and different types of meditations.
Over the second week, participants will become much more capable of controlling their life energy through removing limiting beliefs and by revitalizing their different energy centers.
Attendees can expect to explore new viewpoints on different aspects of their life and as a result, experience more trust, abundance, mental, physical and sentimental balance, greater self-esteem and self-confidence, compassion, non-attachment, and to be more capable in communication at all the different levels.
The third week, you will become more comfortable with teaching as you will practice teaching on your fellow students.
Although every day and week will be different, there will also be similarities throughout the weeks. Every morning participants will meditate together with an experienced meditator, there will plenty of time for swims, breaks, hammock time and massages. There will also be excursions to beaches and places of interest on the island, dinners out and plenty of summer outdoor movie nights – perfect way to chill out after an interesting and fruitful day of training.
You will participate in several sound healing classes and you will also be trained in how to provide sound healing yourselves. Upon request and depending on availability you can also be trained in Aromatherapy and have an introduction to Bach remedies.
There are 3 exciting excursions included in the package. The excursions are typically to a cultural site called Olympos and to two beaches (Lefkos beach and one other). These may vary depending weather conditions.
Elias Ananiadis is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT), a founding member of the Registered Yoga School (RYS) of Conscious Yoga Teacher Training and the organization called Conscious Yoga Academy. He has received accreditation as an experienced Yoga Teacher E-RYT 500, YACEP, a Life Coach, a Sound, Aroma and Energy Healer. He continues to practice Karma, Raja, Bhakti and Kriya Yoga and to inspire others to be of selfless contribution. He pursues ever-higher states of consciousness and has devoted his life to causes that have positive and meaningful impact to humanity.
Karpathos covers an area of more than 300 km2, and is the second largest island in the Greek Dodecanese group in the south east Mediterranean. The island is situated right between Rhodes and Crete. It is a mountainous island with deep valleys and tops offering panoramic views all around the island. The climate gives hot summers with temperatures of 30 degrees and mild winters with an average temperature of 16 degrees. During winter and spring, the island is covered in green grass and flowers of all colours.
The venue located in Adia, on the west coast of Karpathos, nestling at the foot of a mountain reaching down to the beautiful Aegean sea, surrounded by pine trees and Bougainvillea and with magnificent views of the coastline. Adia is a quiet place on the island, situated approximately 25 minutes’ drive from the airport and about 35 minutes’ drive from the main capital of the island, Pigadia.
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The menu will consist of both vegetarian and vegan food and if you would like a raw food diet, this can also be accommodated upon request. Should you have any dietary issues, like gluten, milk intolerance or allergies, we will take this into consideration when planning the menu.
Brunch is served with eggs, fresh fruit, and a variation of muesli and nuts and of course Greek yogurt, honey, and some salads. Dinner consists of tasty and healthy Greek dishes. You will also have access to a great variety of fruit and vegetable juices. There will be served some small snack between brunch and dinner.
We enjoy lunch under the shadow of the trees in the garden and in the evenings, we gather together one the terrace for a cosy candle lit dinner.
You can book a massage on site (additional charge will apply). The massages take place outside, under big beautiful pine trees. An amazing experience!
You can also book private sessions in Aroma Therapy and Healing session. The energy of the sea and the sun are the perfect combination for an unforgettable experience!
Karpathos Island National Airport
Depending on where you come from, there direct flights from more than 10 different countries in Europe. There are several direct flights between both Athens and Rhodes, on a daily basis throughout the summer. Both Olympic Air and SkyExpress will take you down to the island. Transfers from and to Karpathos Island National Airport (AOK) are included in the price.
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