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Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Greece

Kundalini yoga is a traditional way to awaken consciousness through the activation of the life force (Prana). Then ‘Kundalini’ is the name given by the tantric tradition to the awakening life force. The benefit of Kundalini yoga is to speed up the awakening considerably and it is also beneficial for any yoga and meditation practice you may already have. It is a unique chance to deepen your understanding of Kundalini yoga and Tantra. This retreat in Greece will be a complete reward for yourself!


  • Kundalini yoga
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Deeper teaching of Tantra
  • Mantras, Dharana, and pranayama
  • 10 nights' accommodation
  • Bandhas and Mudras
  • Personal guidance
  • Vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


11 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Danish, German, Greek, English
The maximum participants in the group is 15
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During the retreat, you will be accommodated in Ellas Retreat Palairos. There are 4 two-story rooms with a balcony viewing the flower-filled garden and 4 double or single rooms at the garden. All our rooms are ensuite and equipped with a kitchenette and fridge for snacks and tea

You can relax on a hammock or walk to the amazing view yoga shala, just 5 minutes away from the guesthouse.

Available and free for you is a strong Wi-Fi connection.

Ellas Retreat Yoga Holiday Greece Program

In this retreat, you will receive a complete Kundalini yoga program. After the retreat, you will have enough knowledge and experience to continue by yourself. If you are already practicing Kundalini yoga, you will receive higher techniques.

Style of Kundalini yoga

Kundalini yoga belongs to Tantra yoga and is clearly defined in ancient tantric texts. The style is influenced by Hatha yoga and Kriya yoga and make these different practices compatible with each other. In this retreat, you will receive personal guidance. Kundalini yoga is a serious practice so it is important to be cautious. For this reason, the practice will be adjusted to the capacity of each individual.

Structure of the retreat

Every morning you will receive a guided meditation and a full Kundalini yoga class with all the necessary teachings. In the afternoon, the same class will be repeated individually by everyone in the presence of the teacher and personal adjustments will be given. In the evening, there will also be a guided meditation. During the day you will have some time for relaxation, beach and exploring the nature.

The retreat includes Serva (service) that means everyone helps with cooking and keeping Ellas Retreat Centre clean.

The main content of the Kundalini yoga retreat is a systematic way of activating the Kundalini Shakti. The following techniques are used for this purpose. These are asanas, pranayamas, bhandas, mudras, chakra meditations, mantras and dharanas. You are not expected to have any knowledge of these techniques to be able to participate, during the retreat you will receive all you need to know.


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


As part of the yoga practice, you are expected to help with the daily tasks so the retreat can run smoothly. Cleaning the rooms, cooking, cutting vegetables etc. Serva belongs to Karma yoga.

Note: This retreat is for the ones who already practice Hatha yoga and want to deepen their knowledge and practice. It is an ideal chance for the ones who like to have an intensive course.

Daily Program


  • Pranayamas
  • Guided meditation
  • Sun Salutation
  • Kundalini yoga teaching
  • Kundalini yoga class
  • Brunch
  • Free time to enjoy the beach and the surroundings


  • Individual Kundalini yoga class
  • Dinner

Before sleep

  • Guided meditation


Basu Deva
Basu began his sadhana in 1997 and in 2002, he was initiated in Kriya yoga by Swami Shankarananda Giri. He has been received and practiced in the presence of several respected teachers in India and Thailand and has developed deep experiential understanding in Kriya yoga, Kundalini yoga, Tantra, Qigong, and mindfulness meditation. In 2008, Swami Shankarananda Giri gave him the allowance to introduce and guide others into Kriya yoga. He has been giving courses and retreats in India, Thailand, Greece, and Austria since 2000.


Ellas Retreat Paleros, where the event takes place, is located in a small village at the Ionian Sea close to the island of Lefkada. It lies at the base of a spectacular rocky mountain and it is surrounded by sandy beaches. The village is not the main tourist attraction and this is that makes it so inviting. The month of October is early autumn and there is still a chance to enjoy the velvet summer as we call the summer days on autumn.



  • Cooking classes
  • Kayaking
  • Massage


  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Pet friendly


  • Free bicycle
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Thanks to Foodpath we can offer you a highly nutritious, healthy, amazingly tasty vegetarian and vegan food.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
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)

  • Acupressure massage
  • Cooking class
  • Day trips to Lefkada island or to Archaeological sites in Preveza
  • Diving
  • Electro acupuncture
  • Energetic massage
  • Herb collection
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting

What's included

  • Twice a day Kundalini yoga practice
  • Pranayamas
  • Powerful meditation
  • Personal guidance from the teachers
  • Question and answer about Kundalini practice
  • Teaching about Tantra
  • 10 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Transportation

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Aktion National Airport (PVK). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

The transfer is available at an additional cost of 25 EUR. There are flights from Holland and the UK but of course, you can check for a connection.

Arrival by bus

From Athens International Airport (ATH) you can drive with a direct bus X93 from the airport to the bus terminal and from there take a bus to Vonitsa from the Aitwloakarnania desk, once you arrive at Vonitsa (after 5 hours of pleasant travel) Ellas Retreat can pick you up for 10 EUR.

Arrival by taxi

If you arrive in Athens International Airport (ATH), Ellas Retreat can order a taxi to pick you up from the airport for 70-80 EUR but note that you will need to arrive earlier than 15:00.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 17% 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: Friday September 21, 2018
Departure: Monday October 1, 2018

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