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9 Days Aphrodite's Temple Yoga Retreat in Cyprus

  • Zening Resorts Elia Village Latchi, Akamanthos Avenue, E713, Poli Crysochous 8820, Cyprus

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Overview

Sojourn Yoga Retreat Cyprus

  • 8 days with instruction
  • Join this retreat to connect with the real you by diving into the sacredly feminine field of consciousness. Access the depths of creative flow, luminous clarity, and sensuous self. Activate intuitive knowledge holding a prayer for the earth and her people, all in the midst of the sacred birth place of Aphrodite. This will be a soul-vacation which will leave you reconnected with your true self, your ignited passions, your clarified purpose; and recharged and ready to return to your world embodying your unique Aphrodite archetype.

    Highlights

    • Daily yoga classes
    • Aphrodite´s workshops
    • Travel day to Aphrodite’s temple
    • Conscious dance and guided meditations
    • Visit to the awe inspiring baths
    • 9 nights accommodation
    • Daily delicious meals

    Skill level

    • Beginner

      Languages

      • Instruction languages: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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    Zening is a modern eco-resort, a newly reconstructed beach-front sustainable village, offering responsible and sustainable holidays. The studios are spacious with tiled floors and French doors opening to a private terrace with beautiful views of Elia village gardens and the deep blue Mediterranean Sea. The rooms are built in traditional Cyprus village style with authentic charm and color. There is antique and ethnic furniture in rooms with design influence from all cultures at the crossroads civilizations that is Cyprus. There is simplicity and charm sprinkled throughout the room that gives it a unique and authentic comforting feel. The rooms are surrounded by flowers and trees that are homes to thousands of birds. All studios are well ventilated with fresh breeze from Akamas that creates a deeply relaxing sleeping conditions. The bed mattresses are orthopedic quality developed to highest scientific standards and earn high praise from guests for comfort.

    The studios have two single beds that may be joined with mattress topper to make single a queen sized bed, a ground floor with terrace, individual air conditioners for cooling and heating, a private balcony or veranda, towels and bed linens replaced every three days, the rooms are refreshed and quick cleaned every day and moped with a wet clean once per week, a hair dryer, and electric kettle, tea and coffee service, limited slow speed and restricted Wi-Fi for basic use, television with Cyprus channels, mini-fridge without mini bar, drinking water tap, bathtub with shower, solar water heater with roof water pump, individual air conditioner unit outside each room, an IP phone for internal and external calls. The modern newly renovated bathroom has a soaking bath tub with shower and organic toiletries. Towels are changed on request and guests are requested to extend the use of the towels for a week to minimize waste of energy and water.

    Women need to be so many different roles, to so many different people. Women are bosses and colleagues, mothers and managers, daughters and friends, wives and partners, earth guardians and gaia-grid keepers. Who are you to yourself? Are you your own critical parent, worst enemy, shadow queen, or do are you embodying the self-talk of a nurturing parent, best friend, and luminous goddess? The goddess of love, Aphrodite, is calling women far and wide to come home to their inner truth.

    She is stirring up deeper truths within you, which is leading us to ask the real questions about our relationships and our work in this world. This inner questioning catalyzes exploring new possibilities and illuminating creative solutions. This is a time to intimately connect with your heart, clearly listening to what inspires you, what ignites your passions, what gives you pleasure, and clearing the blocks which hinder your purpose.

    In your daily routine, in the busyness of business, you can get stuck in the “masculine” doing energy, and find little time to dedicate to your feminine fluid practice. Without this balance you feel exhausted, disconnected, irritable, and experience creative block. Gift yourself the time out of daily routine, a space outside of the busy humdrum masculine business world. The pathways to conscious love starts within.

    Aphrodite invites you to explore these pathways, emerging awakened. Envision one whole week of connecting with the “you” that is you, diving into the sacredly feminine field of consciousness. Access the depths of creative flow, luminous clarity, and sensuous self, activate intuitive knowledge, holding a prayer for the earth, and her people, all in the midst of the sacred birth place of Aphrodite.

    A soul-vacation which will leave you reconnected with your true self, ignited passions, clarified purpose, recharged and ready to return to your world embodying your unique Aphrodite archetype. An opportunity to integrate the sacred wisdom of love, beauty, ancient knowledge and feminine power into every moment forward.

    Tuesday - November 1, 2016

    • Meet at Larnaca International Airport (LCA) at 15:00 for shuttle to retreat venue
    • Check in
    • Introduction and intention setting ceremony
    • Welcome dinner

    Wednesday - November 2, 2016

    • Yoga session
    • Breakfast
    • Aphrodite workshop first session
    • Lunch
    • Free time
    • Dinner
    • Documentary screening "The great goddess of Cyprus: Aphrodite"

    Thursday - November 3, 2016

    • Breakfast
    • Day trip to the sanctuary of Aphrodite in Kouklia
    • Lunch in the village Petra tou Romiou, birthplace of Aphrodite
    • Petra tou Romiou, birthplace of Aphrodite
    • Dinner

    Friday - November 4, 2016

    • Yoga
    • Breakfast
    • Aphrodite workshop, second session
    • Lunch
    • Free time
    • Conscious dance
    • Dinner

    Saturday - November 5, 2016

    • Conscious dance
    • Breakfast
    • Aphrodite workshop, third session
    • Lunch
    • Free time
    • Meditation
    • Dinner -Sunday - November 6, 2016
    • Breakfast
    • Day boat trip to Blue Lagoon
    • Beach meditation
    • Lunch
    • Free time
    • Yoga class
    • Dinner -Monday - November 7, 2016
    • Yoga
    • Breakfast
    • Aphrodite workshop, fourth session
    • Lunch
    • Free time
    • Meditation
    • Dinner -Tuesday - November 8, 2016
    • Breakfast
    • Hike to Aphrodite's baths
    • Conscious love process workshop
    • Lunch
    • Free time
    • Yoga class
    • Dinner

    Wednesday - November 9, 2016

    • Yoga class
    • Breakfast
    • Gratitude ceremony
    • Celebratory lunch
    • Closing circle
    • Day boat trip to Blue Lagoon
    • Day trip to the sanctuary of Aphrodite in Koukli
    • Hike to Aphrodite's baths

    This retreat will take place at the Zening Resort in Polis Chrysochous, Cyprus. Cyprus is the largest island in the eastern Mediterranean. This mystical, beautiful island has long been a crossing point between Europe, Asia, and Africa, and still has many traces of successive civilizations like Roman theaters and villas, Byzantine churches and monasteries, and crusader castles and pre­historic habitats.

    It is clear to see why this is the island which holds the mythology of birthing the goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and fertility; Aphrodite. Cyprus was the center of her worship, though worship of Aphrodite was widely spread throughout the Mediterranean region.

    Local tradition claims that the birthplace of Aphrodite is an area near Paphos called Petra tou Romiou. This area is one of the most beautiful landscapes in all of Cyprus. The spirit of generosity and love is felt throughout Cyprus in the hospitality of her people, deliciously healthy food, rich culture, and magical sacred sites.

    Zening Resort is an eco-resort and wellness spa, situated right across from the Latchi Marina, in the quaint village of Polis. The resort is adjacent to the ecological region of Akamas and Chrysochous Bay of Cyprus, only a few miles from the sacred baths of Aphrodite and nature trail.

    Zening Resort is located right by the Latchi Marina. Once a tiny fishing harbour, Latchi has grown as a tourist destination. Yet, it retains its unique charm. It is situated on the north west of the island close to the Akamas peninsula. Latchi Harbour is a sleepy port of Cyprus, where the fishermen bring in the fresh catch of the morning.

    Latchi has about a dozen taverns, restaurants and bars. Many tourist excursion boats leave from Latchi to Blue Lagoon. It is also the entry point to Akamas peninsula and its nature reserve, Polis is the closest town, situated just six kilometers away from the harbor and with two large supermarkets and various other shops and restaurants.

    Polis is a small town at the north-west end of the island of Cyprus, at the center of Chrysochous Bay, and on the edge of the Akamas peninsula nature reserve. It is a quiet tourist resort with all facilities designed to make tourists’ stay a pleasant and comfortable one.

    Activities
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Fitness center
    • Hiking trail nearby
    • Hot spring nearby
    • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
    • Massage
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Swimming nearby
    • Swimming pool
    • Wine tasting/tour
    General
    • Air-conditioned rooms
    • Balcony
    • Beach nearby
    • Dining area
    • Environmentally friendly
    • Garden
    • Lake
    • Yoga studio
    Services
    • ATM / banking nearby
    • Free bicycle
    • Free parking
    • Free toiletries
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Hair dryer
    • Library nearby
    • Room cleaning
    • Tour assistance

    During this retreat, you will be served three daily meals mostly vegetarian with fish options. Zening Resorts provide healthy fresh foods, gourmet cuisine that is simple, sophisticated, and healthy. The main restaurant, Soma, is situated on the top hill of Zening and pampers guests with turquoise blue Mediterranean views on the deck restaurant by the main swimming pool. Soma restaurant offers seafood, free range poultry and local vegetarian choices. All food is homemade from fresh local ingredients. Eden Bar is a fresh-squeezed juice, smoothie, and yogurt bar by the main swimming pool. Daily green juice detox refills will be served at the bar.

    During your free time you may visit the famous Akamas Peninsula that is known to conservationists as home to Mediterranean turtles, visit the many vineyards, churches, monasteries, traditional Greek Cypriot villages, and miles of walking trails located within minutes of Zening Resorts. You may also visit the pristine blue lagoon, just a 20-minute sail away.

    Zening Resorts can organize tours to wineries and walking in the nature excursions on request through third parties. Other excursions like boat trips, sailing, diving can be provided by local partners. You can enjoy boat rides, diving, cycling, walking on trails, scenic driving, wine tours, and cultural tours.

    Nearby places

    • Pristine lagoon - 20 minutes
    • 1 boat trip through the crystal clear waters to Blue Lagoon
    • 1 daily yoga class
    • 1 day trips to Aphrodite's sacred sites
    • 1 nature hike to visit the awe inspiring baths of Aphrodite
    • 3 daily meals and herbal teas
    • 8 nights accommodation
    • Access to spa, steam and sauna rooms, and relaxation area
    • Aphrodite circle sessions
    • Conscious dance and guided meditations
    • Heroine’s journey through the archetype of Aphrodite
    • Transfers from Larnaca International Airport (LCA) within scheduled times
    • Airport taxes and visa's gratuities
    • Drinks
    • Flights
    • Gifts
    • Massages
    • Personal yoga lessons

    Arrival by airplane

    Please book your flight to arrive at the Larnaca International Airport (LCA).

    Eleftheria will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

    Distances

    • Larnaca International Airport (LCA) - 2 hours
    For information about the booking conditions, please send Eleftheria an inquiry.

    Testimonials

    • Review by Irena from Slovenia

      "I first meditated with Eleftheria at her workshop "awakening the sacred feminine, held in Slovenia", and I was amazed and surprised by the depth of the meditation achieved considering I had not done regular meditation before that. For me, meditating with Eleftheria was like a revelation, a discovery of an inner world I am really grateful to have been given a chance and opportunity to connect with. I still consider it a treasure, and not wanting to lose it, I decided to buy her album as soon as it was available to be able to continue meditating with her. I still do, and her guidance never ceases to surprise me. I know the tracks are the same but there must be some magic within because each time different words are spoken to me. I am just deeply grateful to resonate with her, with the sound of her voice, with her guidance. She has helped me connect with parts of me so far undiscovered, neglected or dormant, and meditating with her gives me peace, strength, and above all, makes me think and act from my heart. I am still in the process of learning how to keep this heart connection with myself alive and always present in my day-to-day life, but the feeling is really rewarding when I do achieve this, and that’s very empowering."

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    • Review by Polona from Slovenia

      "When I first heard about the white lions I just said, I’m also going to this retreat in South Africa. It was a call; my soul knew it is time to move forward."

      "I loved the most the time with white lions where I felt such respect to these incredible animals. The journey taught me to be more grateful and humble for my past life experience, I’m more peaceful, without drama in my life. I can describe the journey as an unforgettable journey to myself with deep insights and resolved frustrations. I never had been so in touch with myself and had frank talks in good company, had contact with animals in their natural environment with an excellent itinerary, healthy food, and organization. I met exceptionally and warm people on the journey, gain wisdom, and found warm guidance from Eleftheria. I recommend it sincerely."

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    • Review by Ines from Slovenia

      "I loved the peacefulness and quietness at Zening Resort. We could swim in different pools, their staff is really kind and helpful, and they cook delicious food. You can truly relax there."

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    • Review by Erika from Stokholm

      "The food was a great home-made buffet with lots of variety and options. In general I think the staff was very nice, the rooms are fresh and clean and the idea of a quiet pool"

      "section was great."

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    • Review by Ines from Slovenia

      "I liked the retreat programme because I had a feeling that our facilitator was truly present and we were flowing all the time. I think she gave us even more ideas on how to apply her teachings into our lives. The feeling was that she was listening to us and gave us exactly the knowledge that we came for."

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    • Review by Erika from Stokholm

      "I would love to join similar retreats in the future, I can strongly recommend this trip because was it was truly amazing,"

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