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8 Day Kriya Yoga Meditation Retreat in Palairos

September 27-October 4 | October 8-15, 2021

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Instructors (3)

Basu

Bhavani

Ravi

Reviews (129)

Anonymous

from Israel, October 2020

"Sometimes wonderful things are found in an unexpected place "

I happened to be at the end of one group, to the middle of a second group.

Although they were different in nature, it was clear that the place attracted people who were looking for something different ...

The atmosphere, the beautiful beaches and the mentoring of Bhavani ...

all becomes a deep sweet memory

Liz James

from Ireland, October 2020

"This experience has changed my Life for the best. "

I found everything to be positive this was my first time at a yoga retreat ( even though I wasn't a yoga lover) I have arthritis in both knees and had a fall the week before arriving and came on crutches so felt very disheartened as I thought I would not enjoy the retreat but the moment I arrived bhavani our teacher made me feel so welcome she was warm and friendly and just couldn't do enough for me I felt at home straight away. I loved the classes and used a chair for some sessions she always found a way to help you do the yoga rather than been forceful. I left the retreat a new woman I left my crutches behind as I had no pain and the baggage I've carried for so long is not as heavy anymore thanks to finding myself learning to relax and breath and not be so judgemental this experience is life changing only if you are open to learn and absorb the teachings that are available I guess it's like you put the work in to get the rewards. I also had a 2 hour massage for 50 euro by a man who had hands like velvet his energy and spiritual believes made me feel so relaxed and free from the stresses of this crazy world. Finally I am home in ireland but the friends I have made at this retreat were the best we laughed everyday but most of all the connection with beautiful bhavani our teacher is something I will treasure for ever x

Anonymous

from Belgium, October 2020

"Wonderful experience"

Wonderful experience. I learned a lot on myself and met amazing people and amazing teacher. The location is just as paradise. Thank you so much Bhavani! The seed is there...;) and we will stay alert.

Junnon Merigoux

from France, October 2019

"Real contents"

Given by Greek person which was my choice. The retreat was not western appellation of Hatha yoga. For a great surprise, it was a real Hatha yoga of India. Definitely going back.

Andon Bojaxho

from Albania, October 2019

"Positive way of life"

The group was fantastic

Very positive and the experience was great

Personally will strongly suggest this place

Eloise Le Santo

from United Kingdom, September 2019

"A chilled retreat with plenty of time to enjoy the beach!"

Beautiful setting, lovely teaching and (perhaps most importantly!) delicious food! :)

Vesna Nikolic Ristanovic

from Serbia, September 2019

"Great retreat at great location, review by Vesna from Serbia"

Morning meditation and yoga at the yoga deck with amazing sea view was so powerful. Palairos itself as well as entire retreat are great place to do different activities or just relax. Bhuvi is great teacher and person, takes care of everything and everyone. I had everything I needed for my stay, and the brunch is deliciouse. Warmest recommandation from the deep of my heart❤️

Caroline Lennartsson

from Sweden, August 2019

The Place, yoga, instructor, food, arrangement, rooms:)

Denys Vincon

from Italy, August 2019

"Beautiful and deep experience"

It was a great and deep experience. The group I was part of was very warm and balanced and it gave a lot of good energy to the practice and the retreat in general. The teachers were all great and very attentive to everybody.

It was the first time of this kind of experience for me. The best part of the retreat was how deep and powerful can be such a practice of yoga - especially the Nidra one I didn’t know before - and meditation in such a small time if you let it act. In few days you will feel the transformation, but I recommend at least 2 weeks. However, even one week could change the way you look at life.

The place is very nice and welcoming and the location, Paleros, is beautiful, authentic and smooth. Moreover you can enjoy some other activities as kayaking and hiking, and also small trips in the surroundings that you can organize autonomously.

It is definitely worth the trip to this retreat in this small village :)

Maria Hashemi

from United Kingdom, August 2019

If you want a quiet, restful holiday where you can practice yoga and mindfulness, friendly atmosphere, read, walk, swim, eat good food, hiking, boat trips and generally chill out and visit local beaches near by this is for you. The restaurants are within a short distance of walk and most of them are great - fresh fish off the boat nearly every day.

Teresa Botelho

from Portugal, August 2019

"We had a great time and the retreat was amazing..."

We do recommand this retreat!!!

We had a great time and meet incredible people from all around the globe.

The energy of the place and the learnings are incredible, for sure we will return.

Thanks a lot Bhuvi for all the help on aranging always the best solution for our program...you were very kind and loving.

Thanks Bazu for all the classes and the meditations...We do feel more focus and more present after the week of practice...and the daily pratice will be a must for us.

Our experience was amazing!!!

Slavica Djukic

from United Kingdom, July 2019

"Little haven "

The whole place have a positive vibe , with very friendly and helpful yoga teachers

Annie Freres

from Germany, July 2019

The yoga deck is amazing... peaceful and the view stunning. The structure of the morning practice is great to start the day mindfully... the brunch is always so beautiful and absolutely delicious... every day new and creative dishes homemade with love... thank you to Bhuvi, Lara, Chiara and Charlie for a wonderful stay!!

Rachel Clark

from United Kingdom, July 2019

"Everything was great "

Beautiful location, at the retreat and also at the deck where we did yoga and the surrounding areas. The food was really delicious. Bhuvi was really kind, helpful and taught me some real insights into mindfulness meditation. The yoga was not a practice I was used to but I really enjoyed it. A really wonderful experience and I would happily do it again

Angela Brucato

from Italy, July 2019

"Beautiful reconnection with yourself"

This yoga retreat was everything that I was looking for.

Simple and calm with a very good practices and teachers.

The food was amazing and I learn a lot to live in the present moment.

Thanks to Buviji and Lara.

Love you all.

Danijela Hrunka

from United Kingdom, June 2019

"What a pleasure!!!"

Bhuvi (Bhuvanesvari) and Lara are beautiful souls running the retreat. Food is amazing. Rooms are very comfortable. Very chilled out atmosphere. Yoga deck which is a few minutes walk away is in a beautiful location with views of the sea and the mountains. Plenty of free time to do whatever your heart desires. Kayaking trip was also amazing and highly recommend it!

Also highly recommend habing massages here!

Thank you soo much for the great time!

Elsa Havas

from Greece, June 2019

"Experience that we'll remember for a lifetime!"

The place, beautiful rooms, garden with hammocks, cute village of Palaeros with friendly locals. Staff of the retreat are amazingly helpful with arrival and all things you might have during your stay. I lost my yoga mattress on the way to retreat and I had tight schedule with arrival of the bus but the owners helped me with everything. The place for daily yoga sessions was stunning, view to the sea. The schedule was perfect since you had time together with others but a chance to have time for yourself too. We had amazing deep conversations with the group while having daily brunch together. I couldn't recommend this place more. Please do yourself a favor and go there!

Hayley Read

from United Kingdom, June 2019

"Great experience! "

Ellas retreat is located in a beautiful area away from the bustle of the normal tourist spots. I loved the local feel to the area with a small bakery, supermarket and places to eat and enjoy a coffee.

The yoga deck with its view across the sea is spectacular! Bhuvi and Lara are wonderful teachers and really spend time making sure you feel comfortable in your practice and also during your free time as well. I had a great week and met some lovely people as well!

Miroslava Sandmann

from Germany, June 2019

"Na Increadible week"

Yoga retreat was something we wanted to experience for a long time. Practicing yoga while enjoying the sea view and letting sun touch the skin. Refuel the body. Having this all week was an incredible start of the day🧘🏼‍♀️Though, we found this retreat far more than this. We refueled not only the body, but we helped our soul as well. Lara and Buvi shared a lot of powerful experiences which we are ready to implement to the way of thinking. Thank you for that.

The peaceful village, beautiful homestay and amazing sea view empowers the feeling of total relaxation. The brunches were excellent!

And of course there is a lot of fun too! Opportunities to go on the trip and explore the land, as well as meeting a lot of wonderful and interesting souls :)

Gratefull for all of this.

With Love

Mirka and Petra

Carly Bayford

from United Kingdom, June 2019

"A wonderful week!"

It was a totally different experience, holiday wise, I loved getting to know people and start the day off with yoga and meditation!

David Jones

from United Kingdom, June 2019

"Fantastic yoga by the sea"

First and foremost the yoga and yoga teachers. I visited with my daughter, who was suffering from anxiety. It is fair to say the week was such a positive experience for her that it has changed her outlook on life. The classes are a perfect start to the day and brunch is fab, such amazing tasty vegetarian food that keeps you going until dinner.

The yoga deck looks out over the ocean with a stunning mountain backdrop. It’s incredible value for money and birth myself and my daughter will be back again.

Anonymous

from Belgium, June 2019

"Amazing week at Ellas Retreat! "

Thank you for an amazing holiday in beautiful Paleiros!

The location, food, people, accommodation and yoga/meditation practice were simply wonderful.

Kriya Yoga was completely new to me but I really enjoyed this style of yoga that is very different to my usual, more physical, practice.

Also, I feel that I got the tools from Bhuvi to continue my mediation and mindfulness practice at home.

Mary Mcgarry

from United Kingdom, October 2018

"Quiet,sunshine and yoga by the sea"

This was an idyllic location on the coast. It was a low key and very pretty town with very accessible beach close by. The locals are so hospitable and friendly.The yoga deck is such a lovely place to do yoga. The food provided was terrific - always varied and made with care and love- such great credit to the impressive cook(s). Our yoga lead, had a very gentle way and humour and had lots to share, even if not all of it resonated with everyone. The accommodation facilities were impeccable and excellent. Nearby island Lefkada is stunning. The weather was beautiful -glorious sunshine in October.It is easy to rent bikes. Thank you!

Gillian Holmes

from United Kingdom, October 2018

"Yoga retreat"

The setting,the people are very welcoming,the yoga was a great experience , and accomodation was great.

Lola Addoum

from France, October 2018

The people I met, the mindfulness meditation

Anonymous

from United Kingdom, October 2018

Basu is the best meditation teacher I have ever had, his teaching are very powerful and have encouraged me to continue my practice back home

Alexia Fievet

from France, September 2018

"Life changing experience"

This was my first retreat and I couldn't have wished for better experience!

Palairos is a very peaceful little village surrounded by a clear blue sea and stunning mountains that turn red when the sun goes down. Everything about it makes it absolutely magical : the locals' smiles, the typical Greek cuisine (highly recommend the nearby restaurant called "The New Mill", the sound of the birds, dogs and roosters, the views, the warmth and so many other things- it's the perfect place to be at peace and enjoy every second of the day. Time stops there, it's amazing.

In absolute awe with the teachings I received there, I left the retreat with a clearer vision of life, others and myself. Exchanging with like-minded people was a real blessing and I will never forget all the touching and beautiful other yogis I met there.

Jemima's food was incredible and gave me the motivation to cook more myself ;) - SO tasty. Brunch was always a special moment of the day!

Teona is a wonderful teacher and I am so grateful I got to meet her, she gave me the tools to live a more conscious life, accept what is, live in the present moment and become my true self. I don't think she realised how much she has helped me in such a short period of time - I now feel more confident in my spiritual path.

I highly recommend Ellas Retreat, I don't think there are words to qualify the beautiful energy that goes on there. Go see it yourself, your life will change- forever

Ani Hoxha

from Albania, September 2018

"Special retreat for your soul."

The place was lovely with an amazing coast, local people are welcoming and kind, but what I will carry forever in my heart is the people I met, spontanous joy and love brought us together.

Raphaela Papadakis

from United States, September 2018

"Best holiday ever"

Everything about this retreat was beautifully well thought out. It was very easy to communicate with Teona about when to come and how to get there, and I felt her warmth and friendliness before I even arrived. The accommodation is very clean and comfortable. The platform where we did the yoga every morning was in the most tranquil location, overlooking majestic mountains and crystal blue sea. Basu was an excellent teacher and I felt that I was able to deepen in my practice as the week progressed. Each morning, we were presented with an array of delicious treats for breakfast. It was also a wonderful experience meeting the other participants. Paleros is a stunning location, with small quiet beaches just a short walk away from the retreat location, and there were lots of opportunities for renting cars, bikes and even boats to explore the area further afield. It was one of the best holidays I have ever had. Thank you Ellas!

Athena Petsa

from Cyprus, September 2018

"The place to start and experience your yoga journey "

This place it is amazing for many reasons, it is surrounded by people who really like what they do with lots of love and care. They care enough to teach yoga with a meaningful way so you take with you the right meaning of what yoga means and how should effect your life. They give attention to each guest because everyone is special and unique.

The place is really nice, but what does the difference is the yoga spot which is 3 min walk from the house on top of the sea with the most amazing peaceful view.

The food is excellent, especially for vegetarians, they put their soul in every dish and finally, the village it might be small but it is so beautiful with amazing beaches and clean blue turquoise waters.

Teddy Florea

from Czechia, August 2018

"The perfect setting for a relaxed and meaningful journey"

Great retreat - very serene - helped me reach focus in a fast paced world. Highly recommend it!

Patricia Thompson

from Qatar, August 2018

"Rustic"

The views and the people.

Ashley Kamal

from United States, August 2018

"Amazing retreat!"

This was my first yoga retreat and I really couldn't be any happier with my experience. Everything was so much better than I expected: The practice, location, brunch and most of all the connections made with all who were there. Truly an incredible experience <3

Roxana Gutierrez

from United States, August 2018

"Oasis of peace"

My husband and I went to the retreat. We greatly enjoyed our experience and would love to come back in the near future. We loved everything! but here some highlights:

-The team is absolutely stellar (Teona, Lara, Agnes, Basu and Flow), and cannot thank them enough for the unforgettable experience.

-We are also very thankful to the other guests (Anders and his daughter Patricia, Sasha, Chloe, Zana, Tina (from Germany) Tina and her mum (from Norway), Magali, Joe, Louis, Kate, Thomas, Hellen, Anja, and a lovely lady from Finland). They certainly made our stay very pleasant.

-We learned a lot more in depth about meditation and yoga (kriya, nidra, hatha and karma yoga), and their vital importance for having inner peace and knowing one-self.

-We also loved the reflections on how to put into daily practice conscious awareness and the in depth conversations we had with Basu and all guests.

-The accommodation was quite comfortable, we could not have asked for more. The food was amazing, did not know that vegetarian food could be so filling and tasty.

-Paleros is a hidden paradise in Greece, it has lovely beaches yet unspoiled by tourists. We also liked the ancient ruins of Paleros, they offer a glimpse to ancient Greek history and have fantastic views to the Ionian sea and a lake.

-We arrived to the retreat with a busy and unsettled mind. We left refreshed and with inner peace. We hope to keep up with the daily practice of what we learned so the retreat continues with us.

Hazel O Dea

from Ireland, August 2018

"Relaxing time in a beautiful location"

Ellas Retreat is located in such a wonderfully unspoilt part of the Greek mainland. The accomodation is excellent, very comfortable and in a lovely location. The brunch served daily was wholesome and varied. Teona has created a lovely retreat and I liked the extra touches like the Eckard Tolle cards for discussion after brunch. Also, the yoga platform is in the most beautiful location overlooking the sea and is a really great space to deepen your practise.

Andreea Nistor

from Romania, August 2018

"A small corner of paradise"

Location was amazing. From the moment I stepped in I felt at home. People I met were so lovely that I feel blessed for every second I spent with them. Teona does an awesome job at organizing everything and everyone with accommodation, transport from and to everywhere, cooking, teaching yoga and answering everyone's questions ( only I had a million questions about everything :))). Meditation and yoga was exactly what I needed and it opened my eyes to new possibilities and how unlimited our mind power is. Location is really clean, quiet, lovely view over the front porch, chillaxing hammocks for the afternoon chitchat - I couldn't wish for anything more of my brief stay.

Rayna Zechiri

from Bulgaria, July 2018

I t is my place for my yoga retreat in future. I fall in love with everything therre. Had amazing time..unforgettable..Met real friends.

Hope to see you soon Elias tetreat.love you guys

Ida Larsson

from Sweden, July 2018

"Amazing experience! "

Great atmospere, yoga, meditation, food!👌🏼

Tyra Prosser

from Turkey, July 2018

"Real Teacher. Amazing experience "

I loved the Teona was so open and real with everyone. The brunch was amazing and the facilities were beyond exceptional!

Evgenia Soldatkina

from Russia, July 2018

"Beautiful people, beautiful practice"

I could not imagine that I met so many beautiful people in one place in one moment. Concerning the practice the technic that offered Teona (variety of Vipassana meditation) is really helpful. Practice of yoga is not very complicated, just general asanas, but nice and stretching. Sea, beach, relationships between people are wonderful.

Теона говорит по русски, абсолютно своя, практику проводит на английском, но все понятно.

Emilie Mordal Konradsen

from Norway, July 2018

"A lovely week"

Met some great people here. The food was great, and the volunteers working there were wonderful.

Palairos is a small town with nice people and good restaurants, and the most beautiful beach is a 15 min walk. You can rent cars or boats to go to lefkada, which we did on the Tuesday (the day off).

Practicing quotes from "The power of now" each day, was a nice way to try to be more present and I will keep practicing that back home.

Malcolm Mclean

from United Kingdom, July 2018

"booked for one week, stayed for three. "

Lovely location, village not overrun with tourists. At least one very nice beach close by and plenty choice of restaurant/cafes/supermarkets. Morning meditation and practice is perfect. The yoga deck overlooking the ocean is breathtaking. Couldn't recommend more!

Jane Freemantle

from United States, July 2018

The setting is very peaceful and tranquil. Breakfast was amazing especially after 3 hours of uplifting yoga. The instruction was really thoughtful and informative. The village is small but there are plenty of restaurants and bars. The sea was beautiful even if negotiating the pebbles to get in was a bit of a challenge! I really felt like I had been in a bubble for a week and have returned home very relaxed with the batteries recharged. Overall a fabulous experience

Victoria Kenny

from United Kingdom, July 2018

"Amazing!"

Teona was absolutely incredible and really made my trip very special. I loved every moment of my trip. The yoga is fully accessible to all levels and Teona is very supportive through out the practice. I came to the retreat with very little expectations and was so over-whelmed by the beautiful location, the incredible people and of course the beautiful Teona. There is no pressure to be a super yogi - everything is at your own pace. The meditation was wonderful and the consideration of mindfulness was so welcomed and insightful. You will not regret visiting Ellas retreat and will most definitely not want to leave. Go ahead and treat yourself - even if its just for the food alone! Brunch was a highlight every day, such amazing food shared with love all vegetarian/ vegan. The accommodation is great - I was in shared accommodation which was max 4 to a room/ mini apartment ( 2 per room). Great for both solo travelers and couples/ friends. There are plenty of restaurants near by to see you through the week. Take the chance, book the retreat and reap the rewards :D

Giorgio Priveato

from France, July 2018

"Life is good in Ellas retreat"

Clean and nice quality accomodation, beautiful mediterranean location totally immersed in the nature, good quality of meditation and asana classes.

James Mcwilliams

from United States, July 2018

"Wonderful retreat in an restful seaside village"

What a wonderful place to go to if you're looking for a welcoming and loving retreat which is great value-for-money. Teona is a kind and generous yoga teacher and host, and my fellow yogis were a joy to spend time with. The views from the yoga deck are spectacular and the food is delicious (you won't need to eat much until later in the evening after the brunch provided each day). There is a gorgeous, quiet beach near by (it felt almost private!) and be sure to eat at Cathy & Chronis' restaurant next door to the retreat during your stay (they rock!). Felt very sad to leave so soon (7 days wasn't enough for me)! Thank you Teona!

Jacquie Blazey

from Australia, July 2018

"Beautiful Experience"

The retreat was amazing. I loved everything about it. The location was amazing, the brunch in the morning was delicious, the meditation and yoga was perfect for me. The people I met were so friendly. You had the option of spending the day at the beach or exploring the local area. There are plenty of excellent restaurants to choose from for meals in the evening and the prices are much cheaper compared to Athens for example. The facilities in the rooms were great. Couldn’t recommend more highly.

Alexandra Nakelski

from Netherlands, July 2018

"Teona...a soul sister"

I actually went for clarity and to detox from life! THe yoga was too early in the morning and I found myself missing classes...but that is OK because the people there and the beach helped me achieve my purpose...Teona was the best...I feel that she needs more administrative help at the retreat because she had to do EVERYTHING and I think it would be best for her to concentrate on her passion and what she is amazing at..the meditation and yoga and people...but I cannot believe it was a one person show!! She did it all though and was great.

Mary Henry

from Ireland, June 2018

The place was very welcoming and relaxed. Teona was very knowledgeable and warm in her approach and practice of yoga. There was a lovely dynamic that included everyone on the retreat. I came away with some new skills and tools for my life. I thought Teona was a compassionate and kind teacher and facilitator and will

definitely go back

Deborah Martin-king

from United Kingdom, June 2018

"Relaxing and energizing "

I stayed in one of the double rooms which was clean and comfortable and looked out onto the very pretty retreats garden. I enjoyed my weeks stay as a solo traveler and found the people I met there lovely:)) It was a good mix of early meditation and yoga practice on the yoga platform with a spectacular view of the Ionian sea. You then walked back for the communal brunch which was delicious. The rest of the day and evening was then free. 10 min walking distance to quiet pebbly beach and some great restaurants/cafes etc. I personally would have liked a late afternoon /evening

yoga session. However you are able to use the platform anytime which I did for my own practice. All in all it was a good value retreat/holiday and I wish Teona and her team bright blessings for the rest of the season.

Urban Brand Creative

from Ireland, June 2018

"A slice of paradise in rural Greece"

I loved this retreat! I'm back a week from the most beautiful sojourn I've had in the longest time & I'm still blissed out!

DISCLAIMER:

If you are looking for a pampered, fancy club-med style yoga retreat - then this is not for you! But if you are a little bit independent & open minded & looking a more organic, slightly Spartan affair, with wonderful experiences - then this is for you!

SHEDULE:

6.45am - Morning gong.

6.45am - 7.00am. Tea in silence

7.00am - 7.10am Potter to the breath taking Yoga Deck!

7.15am - 10.00am Mindfulness & Yoga

10.00am - 10.15am Potter back to Retreat in state of bliss

10.15am -11.00am Gorguous Vegetarian Breakfast

11.00am - 11.20am Minduflness Card Discussion

INSTRUCTOR:

Teona was really very good. She was our instructor for the week. she has a firm but fair maternal vibe that wants the best for everyone! She provided the mindfulness & yoga mornings, along with the occasional mantra chanting evenings - which were surprisingly enjoyable!

Little touches like the guided meditation, when we discuss our experience and mindfully observe our progress every morning on the stunning yoga deck that overlooks the ocean, were much appreciated. That and the mindfulness cards that were handed out after breakfast each morning, to be discussed the next day- helped to keep us in the now & practice what we were discovering!

ACCOMMODATION:

The rooms were all spotlessly clean with good air conditioning & mosquito nets

FOOD:

No veggie, but I loved the food!

Parviz Chatur

from Canada, June 2018

"Yoga retreat at Palairos"

Accommodation was great. It was clean and comfortable. Bed was comfortable and environment was quiet and soothing. Lots of small restaurants of different varieties. Ocean and beach beautiful except beach had rocky pebbles rather than sandy. But beautiful view and lovely beaches.

Samantha Kolkmeijer

from Netherlands, June 2018

The wooden platform on which the yoga was performed had a stunning view on the bay and sea!

The village is lovely. Not much to do there though. Great cheap restaurants.

Kelly Nunn

from United Kingdom, May 2018

"Ellas retreat"

Teona was very experienced and a great teacher.

The rooms were comfortable and set in beautiful surrounding garden.

Great for encouraging socialisation with other retreaters or peace and quite time to yourself. Whatever you need you would find it here.

Loved the way the classes mainly focus on mindfulness and meditation with the yoga stretches an added bonus. The platform in which we had our practice had the most stunning views off the surrounding sea and mountains.

Great for solo travelers/ friends or couples.

Great base for seeing some of the most breathtaking coastlines in Greece. Hiring a car is a great option and easy to do from the local village.

Food in the retreat was well prepared, creative, healthy and delicious.

Food in the village was also healthy, tasty and mindful of vegetarian/vegan diets. The new mill being a must go to restaurant in the village. Off the coastline, but more than makes up for that with its rustic charm and best food in town.

I will be returning to this beautiful place along with my partner who enjoyed it as much as I did.

Helena Fale

from Belgium, May 2018

"Wonderful"

Everything was excellent: the meditation and yoga practicing while enjoying a wonderful landscape; the tasty and healthy brunch (congratulations, Noemie! :)); the sharing of inspiring thoughts and experiences; and the free time to enjoy the wonders of the surroundings. Really great

Amy Wyron

from Israel, May 2018

"Great escape week"

Teona is wonderful, the food was delicious, the location is gorgeous and relaxing, and the meditation and awareness practice was very grounding and refreshing

Moyin L'esperance

from Seychelles, October 2017

"Yoga and meditation ...and the beach =happiness..."

Relaxed friendly atmosphere ...met a lively and beautiful set of people...

Anonymous

from Netherlands, October 2020

"Hele mooie fijne ervaring "

Super fijne ontspannen yoga lessen. Veel focus op de ademhaling wat heel leerzaam was. Veel van de lessen opgestoken! Bhavani is ontzettend aardig en behulpzaam. Fijne accomedatie en heerlijk eten.

Melanie Kühl

from Germany, October 2020

"Meditation Retreat"

Super Lage in einem wunderschönen kleine Ort. Nur 5 Minuten bis zum Strand. Einfache aber gemütliche Unterkunft mit toller Terrasse für Yoga Einheiten. Sehr nettes Restaurant für die Mahlzeiten (super Frühstück).

Anonymous

from Germany, October 2020

"Entspannende intensive Meditationswoche am Meer "

Die Lage ist perfekt, direkt am schönen Strand mit klarem Wasser. Es gibt viele tolle Strände in der Umgebung, die mit dem Auto nur 20 min entfernt sind.

Das Essen war herrlich. Die Terrasse zur Mediation sehr schön. Man kann sehr gut entspannen. Die Lehrerin und die Leute sind super nett und lieb und persönlich.

Ulla Bansch

from Austria, September 2019

"Bester Urlaub seit langem... "

Es war ein durch und durch perfekter Urlaub und eine tolle Erfahrung. Superschöne Unterkunft, herrliches Essen, alles mit viel Liebe gemacht, herzliche, interessante Menschen und eine wirklich sagenhafte Yoga und Meditation-erfahrung mit Bhuvi. Ich bin so froh, sie kennen gelernt zu haben und freue mich schon auf meinen nächsten Aufenthalt. Thanks Bhuvi for being there.

Arianna Bertoia

from Spain, August 2019

"Magical place "

It has been a really beautiful experience for me, so emotional and deep.

The teachers, Basu and Bhuvi, were great and attentive to everybody.

The view at the yoga deck, where you practice every morning, is just amazing!

The meditation and the yoga practice were great, and in a few days you will feel the transformation..

I met incredible people, shared experiences, discovered the beautiful Paleros , still so authentic, and many beaches nearby..

And the brunch was delicious! (grazie Chiara!).

Grateful and blessed for the beautiful experience.

Definitely recommended!

Laura Ly

from United Kingdom, August 2019

"Sejours paradisiaque!"

- Vue magnifique depuis la platforme

- Paleros est une ville super mignonne

- Brunch varié delicieux!

- Options d'activités en plus (chants, kayak, danse...)

Anonymous

from Italy, August 2019

"Ich bin sehr froh darüber, diese Erfahrung gemacht zu haben "

Der Ort (nur 25' vom Flughafen Preveza) liegt nahe am Strand in einer kleinen, ruhigen Ortschaft mit netten Lokalen und doch wenig Tourismus, alles also angenehm ruhig. Die Strände und das Meer sind wirklich, wirklich super.

Die Unterkunft ist einfach, aber okay und das Essen war toll. Täglich kamen neue Leute hinzu und andere reisten ab und es waren gerade diese Menschen, die Begegnungen, die neuen Freundschaften, der Austausch, das gemeinsame Erleben und Reflektieren mein riesengroßes Highlight.

Diese Art der Yogapraxis (in der die Meditation und das meditative Erleben im Vordergrund stehen) war erstmals sehr ungewohnt für mich. Mein Tipp: einfach mal machen, offen sein und die Benefits dann ernten, die gibt es nämlich mit Sicherheit.

Ausserdem: Bootstrip organisieren, also Tagesausflug zu kleinen Buchten!

Marika Dostie

from Canada, August 2019

"So much love!"

Ellas Retreat was an amazing experience for me. It allowed me to understand meditation to another extend, to meet incredible people, to experience Greece culture through delicious food, kayak trips, hikes and of course yoga :). I smiled so much that my cheeks hurt and I loved and was loved so much that I ended up getting a matching tattoo with Bhuvi and another friend to have this unconditional love marked on my skin forever. Thank you to Basu, Bhuvi and Lara for making this yoga experience so beautiful. Yam!

Christine Johansson

from Bulgaria, July 2019

"Good Experience... BUT!"

Definitely the Food , the sea, nature.

Céline Maes

from Belgium, July 2019

"A wonderfull week of relaxation"

I recommand Ella's retreat. Everything was great. A good combination between mindfullness meditation/yoga and free time to relax and discover the area. Some activities like an evening mindfull walk or kayaking on the sea are proposed with a supplement and I am really happy to did them. I made beautifull meeting with people all over the world and you feel there like at home. Bhuvi is really nice, she do her best to make your journey really beautifull. Thank you for everyting you did for me. For sure, I'll come back !

Esther Peskens

from Netherlands, July 2019

"Highly recommended. Heartwarming and fulfilling experience"

The retreat is a warm and loving space contained safe by the instructors. Everybody can learn about yoga and meditation at it’s own pace and expand consciousness. I took a lot of new tools with me back home. My heart is filled with joy and love. The rooms, location, yoga space are beautiful. Thank you Bhuvi Lara and Vassia for creating this special place.

Susan Seifert

from Germany, June 2019

"Auszeit für Körper und Seele"

Ich bin mehr als dankbar für die Erfahrung. Es war mein erster Retreat und mein erstes tieferes Befassen mit Mediation und Yoga und ich war bei Buchung wirklich nicht sicher, ob diese Art Erholung für mich geeignet ist. Doch ich wurde eines Besseren belehrt und möchte die Tage überhaupt nicht missen.

Die Herzlichkeit der Gastgeber ist beispiellos und begann schon vor meiner Ankunft. Bhuvi kümmerte sich liebevoll um die Organisation meiner Anreise vom Flughafen zur Unterkunft - trotz fortgeschrittener Uhrzeit und Kurzfristigkeit. Die Unterkunft ist einfach und mit viel Liebe zum Detail arrangiert. Ich fühlte mich sofort wohl in der von Blumen, Pflanzen, Kräutern und Farben gesäumten Umgebung. Regelmäßig trafen neue Gäste ein, was dem Gruppengefüge und Zusammenhalt keinen Abbruch tat. Vielmehr bereichern die unterschiedlichen Persönlichkeiten und Lebensläufe die Gruppe immens.

In die Meditations- und Yogakurse wurde ich als Neuling gut eingeführt, alles wurde genau erklärt und jegliche Ängste, etwas falsch machen zu können, wurden mir vom ersten Tag genommen. Ich durfte einfach nur sein, spüren, erleben.

Der Zeitplan ließ zudem noch Platz für eigene Exkursionen, zB einen Ausflug mit dem Seegelboot (Delfine!!! :-) ) Bhuvi und die Crew unterstützen auch hier uneingeschränkt mit Empfehlungen und helfen bei der Organisation.

Liebe Leute, eine definitive Empfehlung! Lasst euch darauf ein.

Lisa Bosch

from Germany, June 2019

"lovely people, peaceful place and perfect journey"

I had a wonderful time in Palairos, learned a lot about myself and met lovely souls.

We practiced Yoga every morning (expect Thursday) and had brunch all togehter after the Yoga class. It felt like I spend some time with my new family of different nationalities and cultures which made this trip extraordinary and very special to me! We all went through different emotions and learned a lot about ourselves. Bhuvi and Lara gave us the support we needed and the possibility to learn more about their approach to life. Also they shared some interesting experiences and offered different ideas for spending the time around Palairos.

The food was outstanding! Thanks a lot to Pedro, who made the brunch every day and to Bhuvi, who cooked two times in the evening. We only paid 5 Euro for each dinner (brunch was included) and it was so delicious!

The rooms were nice (quite simple but there was nothing I missed) and it was great to have some people around you didn't know before. You were always able to spend your time in a group or just be on your own. I already miss the beautiful people I met there, it was a pleasure to meet all of them.

Stay in the present moment and say "yes" to life.

I will come back!

Sylvie Schillaci

from Belgium, June 2019

"Plus beau voyage de ma vie "

Tout m'a plus, que ce soit l'accueil et la gentillesse des hôtes, la nourriture vraiment vraiment délicieuse, la maison et la communauté sont vraiment relaxante et dépaysante. Je suis partie pour la première fois seule et j'ai adoré. Les cours de yoga le matin devant une vue magnifique. Les gens du village sont vraiment sympas et gentils. Je le conseille à tous. De plus on ne se sent jamais seule grâce à la bienveillance des hôtes. Et la Grèce est magnifique de tous les côtés. Un énorme merci, je reviendrai. Sylvie BELGIQUE

Christine Roggors

from Germany, November 2018

"1 Woche Yoga und Meditation "

Meiner Freundin und Mir gefiel alles sehr gut!

Kurz vor dem Hinflug bekamen wir Info über ein Upgrade. D.h. wir hatten anstatt eines gebuchten DZ dann ein luxuriöses Appartment mit 2 separaten Schlafzimmern, Küche, Wohnzimmer, Terasse mit Blick auf Berge, Olivenbäume und Meer. Nur ca.5 min zu Fuß vom Yoga Haus entfernt. Total idyllisch.

Morgens hatten wir immer eine halbe Stunde Mindfulness Meditation,

danach superleckeres, gesundes, vegetarisches Frühstück (im Preis inklusive) , und nach einer Verdauungspause folgten gute 2h Yoga (meist auf dem Deck mit herrlicher Aussicht auf das Meer). Den restlichen halben Tag genossen wir bei gutem Wetter meist am Strand. Für einen Tagesausflug mieteten wir uns ein Auto im Dorf und fuhren auf die Insel Lefkada für einen Stadtbummel in der City Lefkada und verschiedene hübsche Strände dort.

Im Yoga Haus fand zeitgleich ein Retreat statt. Spontan durfte ich in ein paar teachings von Basu reinschnuppern.

Wir fühlten uns sehr wohl und gut aufgenommen von der Gruppe.

Das Essen in den Restaurants in Paleros ist sehr empfehlenswert und preiswert. Nette und zuvorkommende Leute.

Wir fühlten uns nach dieser Woche gestärkt und vollgetankt mit neuer Energie. Ich versuche, die Übungen/Meditationen seither so gut es geht in meinen Alltag zu integrieren.

Vielen Dank für diesen tollen Urlaub!

Andrea und Christine

Sylvia Richter

from United States, October 2018

"A real treat for body,mind and soul"

This is a really authentic and loving, warm place! 5

(First of all: Im from Germany, not the USA)

I had originally planned to come on my own,but then a friend decided to join me a week before the Hatha retreat started. Since it was not possible to put us in one room at such short notice, Teona let us have a whole apartment just by the Yoga deck- complete with TV, fully equipped kitchen and balcony with a view of the sea and olive tree yard. It was only 3 min to walk to the hostel, very modern and clean and there is a very friendly lady and her son who are there to help you if you need them. If i come with a friend again, i might specifically ask for an apartment (it sleeps up to 4 actually).

I loved the brunches at the hostel- all freshly cooked,wholesome and delicious vegetarian food- for 10 Euros /day you can have dinner as well- you should go for it at least once! Thank you Adonis for the great food!

I found the yoga excellent - interesting discussions that gave me new insights, and a good mix of philosophy, asanas, relaxation and mindfulness. Teona and Basu also help you with tips for visiting nearby places etc.

I loved the week and the mix of realky authentic,friendly and loving people with unusual life stories. And the cute little kitten of course :)

Diana Stanica

from Germany, October 2018

"Wonderful place and wonderful people"

The retreat was a wonderful, fun ad deeply relaxing experience. The accomodation, the food and the surroundings were excellent, much better than I had expected given the price. The yoga classes, while a bit different than the Hatha Yoga that I have practiced before were really nice and relaxing, perfect for beginners but also for more experienced people searching to deepen their practice and awerness level. And the view from the yoga deck is absolutely gorgeous.

But I think the best part were the wonderful people I met there, a mix of all nationalities and ages but all very open, friendly and supportive. I was expecting to spend the afternoons after the yoga alone but ended up making a lot of friends and great memories...

Anonymous

from Germany, October 2018

Kompetenter Yoga Lehrer, gute Unterrichtssystematik, guter Kursaufbau

Thomas Servais

from France, September 2018

"Blissful"

I had such an amazing time starting off with the Hatha Yoga for a few days that I decided to stay longer and participate to the Kundalini Retreat. My experience was amazing. The space is very well held and guests feel good at Ellas. I met many people who knew Teona and Basu as friends and teachers and came back for them and their classes. At Ellas, we practice Yoga according to the Indian traditions, there is work, knowledge and beauty. As I am writing this from the bus, a lovely orange moon is rising behind the mountains, I feel good. Kronis, Katerina, Antonis, Jemima, Lara, Basu and Theona, thank you, love was truly first.

Faïrouz Hammache

from France, September 2018

"Magical place and lovely people"

This my first yoga retreat and I simply loved it. Everything was great.

The team (Teona, Sophia, Flow and Lara) and the people (Monica, Rose, Athena, Marie Odile and Louis) I met were lovely. The place was very nice and very peaceful. The yoga and meditation were great. The brunch was delicious and the location beautiful. For me it was a great experience.

Teona took care of me when I had some health issues as if I was part of her family. I will never forget her help.

I will definitely come back to this magical place.

Anonymous

from United States, August 2018

"An awesome place !"

The place is really great. Very peaceful and cute. The people here are so nice. The brunch is simply amazing ! And the beaches around are beautiful with amazing water. A really good place !!!!! :-)

Anonymous

from United States, August 2018

"Authentisches Yoga mit Focus auf Asanas,Atem und Achtsamkeit"

Großes und schönes Einzelzimmer, viele nette Leute mit denen man sich austauscht und auch den Nachmittag verbringt. Es herrscht eine lockere und sehr wertschätzende Atmosphäre im Retreat. Man kann hier gut entspannen und die griechische Lebensart genießen. Die Strände sind auch toll. Yoga auf dem Deck mit tollem Meeresblick.

Kristina Schlecht

from United States, August 2018

the location is really cosy and relaxing, very nearby ionic sea, beautiful water, small village

the yoga-deck is absolutely wonderful: spectacular view, wooden floor and shadow. great!

Else Rosenboom

from United States, July 2018

"yoga with Teona in Paleros"

Het yoga platform uitkijkend over de zee was magnifique!

Teona kan goed yoga les geven.

Tanja Spinger

from Germany, July 2018

"Tief entspannende Yogawoche am Strand "

Die Meditationen und yogastunden am Morgen sind eine tief gehende Erfahrung ! Palairos ist ein total entspanntes Original griechisches Dorf direkt am Meer !!

Jennifer Harder

from Germany, July 2018

"place of silence"

place of silence, near by the sea.

Lovely vegan and vegetarian food. Nice people.

Tanja Weippert

from Germany, June 2018

"Toller Yogaurlaub in zauberhafter Lage!"

Der Ort in dem das Yogaretraid stattfand war wunderhübsch, mit viel griechischen Charm.Die Lage so schön und die Leute liebenswert und freundlich.

Wir waren in einem separatem Apartment mit großer Terasse untergebracht, welches neu und sehr liebevoll eingerichtet war. Das Frühstück war der Hammer- so gutes, für alle ausreichendes regionales veganes und vegetarisches Essen an dem es an nichts fehlte.

Der Yogaunterricht war so aufgebaut, dass es zu erst eine Meditation gab und dann 2 verschiedene Yogarichtungen. Ich konnte mich dadurch super gut wieder auf mich besinnen und habe wieder gelernt den Fokus der Achtsamkeit auf mich und meinem Körper zu legen und kann das gut mit nach Deutschland neben. Vielen vielen Dank dir Tiona.

Meine Freundin hat vorher nie Yoga und Meditation praktiziert und hat einem gelungenen Einstieg gefunden in die Meditation und das Yoga. Sie kann sehr viel mitnehmen für sich und den Alltag. Teona hat durch ihre wunderbare Art uns ihr Wissen zu vermitteln alle inspiriert, egal ob Yogaanfänger oder - fortgeschrittene. Die Atmosphäre dort im Retait war Achtsam und fröhlich gelassen, aber nicht künstlich, alle waren sehr autentisch.

Wir haben uns sehr sehr wohlgefühlt und vermissen es jetzt schon. Gerne würden wir wieder kommen!!!

Tausend Dank an Alle!

Vassia Le Moller

from Greece, June 2018

"Beautiful experience"

Teona is so sweet, the yoga deck with the view, the house and its yogi/artistic spirit, the quality of the brunch, the practice and the amazing people i met made it all perfect.

One love!

Barbara von Muenchhausen

from Luxembourg, May 2018

"Yoga -Hostel in griechischem Örtchen "

Die Yoga-plattform in allerschönster Lage,der tolle meditationsuntericht von Teona,das internationale Publikum,meistens das Frühstück,

die Nähe zum Meer.

Die liebevolle Herzlichkeit und das zugewandte Gastgeber sein von Teona und allen,die da arbeiten

Malka Shenfeld

from Israel, October 2020

"Outstanding everything ❣️"

Everything, the place, view, food, better than 5 star hotels. The host Adonas is very generous and kind. The workshop-Basu is tolerant and conductor the retreat in a very special and pleasant way. Couldn't ask for better location and meaningful workshop and wonderful people ❤️

Lara Strehlke

from Germany, October 2020

"exactly what I needed"

I hadn't really had any expectations beforehand as this was my first retreat of that kind but it became clear very quickly to me that I was exactly at the right place:

The accomodation was absolutely lovely, I felt welcome right away (thanks to Eli and Antonis!).

The people from the group were big-hearted, open to share and exchange (and we were given the space to share and exchange by Basu!), interested and compassionate. I really made friends there.

Basu was a wonderful guide and he has a great sense of who needs what, of which questions to ask in which moment, of when a good laugh is needed and when to be silent. He opened a door for me and I cannot thank him enough for that. Thanks for sharing your wisdom and humor with us, Basu (and your guitar skills :-))!

Mascha Völker

from Germany, October 2020

"Everything fantastic "

- the calm location

- delicious food

- Basus knowledge and skills

Andrina Stauffer

from Switzerland, October 2020

"All I needed and so much more"

I booked this retreat knowing very little about meditation. Basu provided us with the most amazing insights, instructions and exercises throughout this week. Don't know where else you'll get all this magic. Very grateful for this amazing experience. I had a lovely stay, met beautiful souls and never left the dinner table hungry =)

Ana Relvas

from Portugal, December 2019

"It was a life changing experience."

Martin was a wise and caring instructor and introduced me to this vipassana technique which will be part of my daily practice for sure. It was one of those experiences that I know will change my life.

The room was comfortable and Ravi spoiled us with wonderful food.

Thank you all!

Edward Khoury

from United States, December 2019

"very good first retreat experience"

Had a great experience with Martin and Ravi! Definitely will do the longer retreat again!

Frida Öhrn

from Sweden, December 2019

"Life changing"

This was one of the best things I ever did. I gained much more than I could ever imagined and exactly what I needed. If anyone ever feels like they might need to go, they most definitely should.

Susanna Pereira

from United Kingdom, November 2019

"silent meditation experience"

The location is in a dreamy town /village Paleros. From the house you have breathtaking views - ocean and mountain.

Ravi the host makes every effort to make it as cosy and comfortable as possible. He is a talented cook, and he has the fire going at breakfast and again fire going at dinner. No effort is to much.

Martin our teacher went out of his way to support and encourage the students with great respect to everyone's individual abilities. He gains trust by being such a kind and patient teacher and at the same time so unassuming.

I left the retreat just KNOWING it is a goal for me to go back again and again.

Panayiota Christodoulou

from Cyprus, November 2019

"Beautiful experience "

I had no expectations besides one, to enjoy the ride. But what I found was everything I didn’t know I needed and more. I found parts of me I didn’t know I have. I found a house that became home and I found strangers that became friends in a so much different and beautiful level! Ravi, a gentle, kind and beautiful soul has given us his support and amazing delicious food! An amazing host! Thank you Ravi for making me feel like home! And finally, Martin Pack, a teacher who, with his long accumulated wisdom in combination with his right to the point sense of humor, can draw you in, in every word he is saying, captivating! His methods and approach couldn’t work better with me, always there to support me and he really cares! Martin, I can’t thank you enough, I know we just scratched the surface with this amazing tool (philosophy) you gave us, but it’s a tool I’m taking home with me! Looking forward to the next Vipassana retreat!!

Jozef Miskolci

from Slovakia, August 2019

"Really an amazing experience. Strong recommendation ;-)"

I loved the whole experience as a package. Palairos is not touristy at all, feels like the time stopped there and the beaches are gorgeous, with pristine turquoise water. I loved my stay in its strengths as well as in its imperfections. The combination of swimming in the sea, yoga, mindfulness meditations, contact dance and the people in the retreat was just amazing. It had a spiritual aspect, physical, as well as very social. Yoga and meditations can be rather individual experiences but the contact dance gave it relational and bonding element. I really appreciated it. I mean, do not expect luxury of a 5-star all-inclusive hotel. However, the accommodation was clean and provided a homey atmosphere. The brunches and dinners were enough to sustain me for the whole day, and they were amazingly delicious. Really! I mean I would prefer if they were entirely vegan not just vegetarian, but most of the time I could choose the vegan dishes and if not, I knew that the food was prepared with great skill and lots of love, so my body didn’t mind it actually. Overall, when I arrived I had my doubts, but towards the end of my stay I literally didn’t wanna leave. Personally, I can only recommend it. Big thanks.

Marcela Nemcova

from Czechia, August 2019

"Charismatic place with open friendly community atmosphere"

Great place to stay with excellent healthy food

Place enabeling easy networking and meeting friends from all over the place

Connection of mindful yoga, meditation and dance on a stage in nature with sea view

Beaches easy to approach

Quiet non touristic place

Priyesh Mistry

from United Kingdom, May 2019

"The practical way"

The teaching the environment the food

Aashna Puri

from United Kingdom, May 2019

"Incredible experience"

Martin was an incredible vipassana teacher who generously offered one-on-one time to every one and ensured a tailored experience for each one of us. He was patient and took the time to answer all of my questions, which I appreciated greatly. In addition, the food was amazing. It was simple but fresh, prepared with so much kindness and absolutely delicious. I also loved Paleros as a town. While the meditation house can be busy, I found it the perfect place to practice my meditation and acknowledge the variety of things going on around me.

Tom Grant

from Belgium, April 2019

"The most positively life changing week of my life"

Everything. You reading this will do nothing for you to explain how great I feel, 4 days since the retreat, and I suspect for the rest of my life. It can only be experienced on the retreat.

Joe Sanders

from United Kingdom, August 2018

"Paradise, great teachers and great people"

The deck where you practice has a view of the sea. The town is very cute. The people on the retreat were lovely. I travelled alone. Beautiful restaurants. You must check out the old mill next door run by Cathy and Cronis, they serve the best moussaka in the whole of Greece and Cathy is a wonderful storyteller. So much gratitude.

Anonymous

from Netherlands, October 2020

"Surprised"

Ravi has a lot of knowledge. He is really kind and helpful. So that helped during my proces.

The food was amazing. Everything was fresh cooked and vegetarian.

A experience I would never forget.

Véronique Ruez

from France, October 2020

Une retraite dans un vrai esprit spirituel...Basu est un excellent éveilleur de conscience et sait trouver les mots pour faire évoluer dans le bon sens pour l eveil a l instant présent...je recommande vivement

Myriam Werner

from Switzerland, July 2019

"schade, dass es schon vorbei ist"

Basu hat jeden abgeholt wo er steht, sehr gute Atmosphäre, viele neue liebe Menschen kennengelernt, super food, gut strukturiert und ein wundervoller Platz.

Anonymous

from Germany, June 2019

"Wunderschöne und inspirierende Auszeit"

Wunderschöner Ort in der Natur, direkt in den Bergen und absolut ruhig, sehr angenehme und familiäre Atmosphäre - einfach zum Wohlfühlen, tolles Yoga- und Meditationsprogramm mit viel Inspiration und auch (theoretischen, gedanklichen, philosophischen, spirituellen) Hintergründen zur Praxis, sehr leckeres, gesundes und mit Liebe zubereitetes Essen, sehr tolle Lehrer. Einfach rundum eine sehr schöne Erfahrung und Zeit.

Eva Griffioen

from United States, November 2018

"Great experience that cannot be put into words!"

I enjoyed the (guided and non-guided) meditation, the teaching and the yoga very much! I've kept on using the mediation methods at a daily basis. The food was really good and the people preparing it were all very kind. Also the lady cleaning the rooms was really sweet. The view from the yoga deck was really spectacular and I also loved the walk from the retreat center to the beach for an afternoon swim. I've had a great time at Ellas Retreat!

Rebecka Tollens

from France, September 2018

Beautiful and true journey surrounded by the most wonderful teachers and people that I keep real close to heart! I’m so thankful that I found this place.

Aschkan Rahimi Kazerani

from Germany,

I came to Ella’s retreat with no expectations. To be honest I thought this is going to be more of a fitness holiday than anything else. But my expectations were fortunately wrong:

Of course our program was really intense physically. I did the Kundalini program. Other than that this retreat showed me what life is really about. It wasn’t just fitness yoga I’ve been doing back home. No, this was the real yoga. The teachers - or better friends Teona and Basu are lovely. They saw us as individuals and not as guests or customers. These guys take their time to explain to you what you’ve been wanting to know about yoga, meditation and the places that practice this in the world. Other than that you just feel welcomed and loved by them. Nothing was fake. Everything is explained to you; you don’t do any pose or breathing technique without knowing why you’re doing it! I had the luck to be there while Diwali was going on (Hindu Festival of Lights); it felt like being in India! The yoga deck gives you a peaceful and lovely view. Antonio and Daphne were responsible for the amazing and unique food. You will be experiencing a culinary festival! In fact I liked it so much there that I extended my stay from seven to fourteen days.

At this place I learned everything that I have been looking for. I took a little bit of this retreat back home in my heart, body and soul. This journey was by far the best I have ever been on. Thanks for having us there and I’m looking forward to meet you guys soon!

“Love first” - as Teona would say.