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11 Days Silent Kriya Yoga Meditation Retreat in Lefkada, Greece

Ellas Retreat, Neochori 311 00, Lefkada, Greece

Kriya Yoga Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Greece

The setting of this Meditation retreat is ideal. The meditation center is located in a small settlement in the mountains of Lefkada island.The nature, the views over the sea and the surrounding islands, the sunrise all stunning, and here is no traffic and no noise.

Kriya Yoga meditation when practiced regularly brings the mind back to its natural silent state and from this level of consciousness, samadhi can develop. This will bring joy and balance into all your daily activities, you will skillfully deal with difficult situations and naturally become able to live your life fully.

Meet the instructors

Basu
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Highlights

  • Kriya Hatha yoga
  • Kriya yoga meditation
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Profound experience of letting go and tune in to yourself
  • Hikes in the forest area around and amazing views
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Delicious vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


10 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: German, Greek, Russian, English
The maximum participants in the group is 15
Airport transfer available:
Aktion National Airport (US$45 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Athens International Airport (US$90 per person)
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff

Ellas Retreat Lefkada - The villa is located in Neochori village on the mountain above Nydri, around 3 kilometers drive from the town.

Travelers prefer this location because of its serenity and quietness.

The hiking around the village and the view of the many small islands that are spread below and around Lefkada (such as the famous island of Onassis, Meganisi with its caves, Madouri island and Ithaca) make this area one of the most spectacular views of the island.

Program

In this retreat, the initial level of Kriya yoga meditation will be given.

The daily schedule contains of 2 Kriya yoga meditations supported by Mindfulness practice, Kriya Hatha yoga, Nidra Yoga, Bhajans singing to uplift the heart, mouth watering meals and many opportunities for hikes and self recollection in the nature around.

Kriya yoga

Kriya yoga belongs to meditation and was first described by Patanjali in his "Yoga Sutras" 400 BC. The practice is based on the breath, the cultivation of attention, and the 7 chakras.

Even though it is a deep practice it can be learned by everyone, the practise itself is very rewarding and is not hard.

On a daily routine the meditation can last from 15 min to as long as you wish.

Through the practice of Kriya yoga, the mind is gradually becoming more silent and stable and also Samadhi can be attained (Samadhi is the deepest form of meditation that frees the mind from its ego).

The secret of Kriya yoga is the subtle connection between breath and consciousness. The retreat is semi silent to support the development of your meditation.

Mindfulness meditation

To bring the meditation into every action a daily life it is important to develop mindfulness (self-observation).

Kriya Hatha Yoga

Kriya Hatha yoga is a form of Hatha yoga that is using the fundamentals from Kriya yoga. The main emphasis is on the breath, the 7 chakras and mindfulness.

Nidra yoga

In Nidra Yoga we enter deep relaxation by rotating our awareness through the body.

Bhajans

If you wish to develop devotion, singing mantras and devotional songs elevate the energies and open the heart.

Daily schedule

  • Kriya yoga meditation
  • Sun salutation
  • Breakfast
  • Bhajan
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Lunch
  • Kriya Hatha Yoga
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Dinner
  • Kriya yoga meditation

You can choose in how much of the program you like to join.

Instructors

Basu

Retreat location

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

Nobody ever forgets the taste of Ellas Retreat food service. We have lots of experience serving delicious vegan and vegetarian meals for retreats. If you have special dietary requirements we will able to adjust for you. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are included in the package.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Whole food
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Hikes in the nature
  • Enjoying the present moment in an idyllic location
  • Merge with the sunrise

What's included

  • Kriya yoga Meditation twice a day
  • Kriya Hatha yoga
  • Nidra yoga
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Bhajans (singing)
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals

What's not included

  • Transport and transfer

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Book a flight to Preveza Aktion Airport(PVK). There is a bus to Lefkada town several times during the day and we can help you with arranging timetable and tickets. It is also possible to arrange a transfer from the airport for 40 EUR.

In case you arrive from Athens, there are several buses that can bring you to Lefkada in about 5 hours.

The best would be to stay a day in Athens and then take the bus to Lefkada to ensure a beautiful trip. The journey is pleasant and there is a break during the trip for 20 minutes.

If you like to come by taxi from Athens we can arrange a taxi for you but your flight should arrive earlier than 15.00pm to fit the schedule of the taxi drivers. It will cost you 80 EUR. For more information or suggestions please don't hesitate to contact us.

Airport: Aktion National Airport Airport transfer available: Aktion National Airport (US$45 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Athens International Airport Airport transfer available: Athens International Airport (US$90 per person) Additional charges may apply. 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 fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Arrival: Thursday May 2, 2019
Departure: Sunday May 12, 2019

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