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Why learn Kriya yoga? By practicing Kriya yoga the mind returns to harmony, in the same way that Hatha yoga (asanas) brings the body in harmony. In this course the initial level of Kriya yoga practice will be given. If this practice is successful and the wish is there it will be possible on a later stage to take an initiation in the full practice. The course contains of a structured practice of Kriya yoga and Mindfulness meditation combined with Kriya Hatha yoga, Nidra Yoga, Bhajan and healthy food.
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.
Kriya yoga belongs to the inner level of yoga ‘meditation’ and was first described by Patanjali in his "Yoga Sutras" 400 BC. The practice is based on the breath, the attention and the 7 chakras. Through the practice of Kriya yoga, the human evolution is enhanced and Samadhi can be attained. The secret in Kriya yoga is the subtle connection between the breath and consciousness.
To bring the meditation into every action a daily life it is important to develop mindfulness (self observation). Mindfulness meditation belongs to Jnana 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 self observation (mindfulness).
In Nidra Yoga we enter deep relaxation by rotating our awareness through the body.
If you wish to develop devotion, singing mantras and devotional songs elevates the energies and opens the heart. Bhajans belongs to Bhakti yoga.
If you wish you can help with small tasks so the retreat can run smoothly. Helping in the kitchen, watering the plants etc. Serva belongs to Karma yoga.
- Daily program
The purpose of Kriya yoga is to develop inner silence, in this retreat speaking little for 10 days will support this development a lot. You will keep silence inside the meditation center, but you are free to have small conversations when you go for a walk outside the center.
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The food served is home-made vegan or vegetarian and macrobiotic. It is provided by Ellas Retreat's partner Foodpath.gr, as products they use fresh and local, mostly organic and often from their own garden. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are included in the package.
Aktion National Airport
Transfer available for additional US$57 per person
Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport
Transfer not provided
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 50 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.
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