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12 days Shakti Tantra Shiva Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Guruji Maharaj in Palairos, Greece

Ellas Retreat Paleros, 25 Martiou, Palairos, Aetolia-Acarnania, Greece

Consciousness Awakening Meditation Retreat Greece

Experience a genuine and traditional meditation retreat on Shiva from the tradition of Shakti Tantra guided by a master on tantra Guruji Majaraj. Shiva is the consciousness of our own Self, awakening of Shiva consciousness leads to Self Realization. Anyone who wishes to accelerate their inner evolution will benefit. The practice is accessible to everyone. Tantra is a direct way to open your life to a deeper level without having to control and withdraw yourself from normal activities. The meditation blossom in a mystical way when the process aligns you with the most subtle energies of life.

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Guruji
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Highlights

  • Daily Tantra meditation sessions
  • Rejuvenating Hatha yoga classes
  • Guidance from a Tantric master, Guruji Maharaj
  • Application of herbal ayurvedic pastes for the purification of the energy body
  • Traditional yantra that enhances the effects of the meditation
  • Yagna ceremony in a beautiful surrounding
  • Tasty vegetarian breakfast and dinner
  • 11 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


11 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: German, Greek, Hindi, English
The maximum participants in the group is 15
Airport transfer available:
Aktion National Airport (US$44 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Athens International Airport (US$78 per person)
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Free Wi-Fi

Ellas Retreat Palairos has 16 dorm beds and three double rooms and offer a wide range of healthy food. All the rooms are homely and tastefully decorated and include air-conditioning, and a small refrigerator and hot plate for an emergency lunch or tea. You may relax on the balcony or in the garden at any time of the day and feel completely at home.

Program

The retreat is a traditional tantric meditation retreat - Tantric Sadhana. During the retreat, you will sit many times a day to perform Japa yoga around a Yantra. One day there will be Japa meditation combined with Yagna (fire ceremony). During the retreat, you can still engage in daily activities. Supporting practices: if you wish you can participate in bhajans (devotional singing), aarti (devotional ceremony), seva (selfless service), and Hatha yoga.

Tantric Sadhana

The secret behind the practice of Tantra is the subtle connection between awareness and energy. In the Tantric Sadhana, the subtle energy Kundalini Shakti (the energy of awakening) is gradually activated and is leading to an expansion and awakening of the individual consciousness. Tantra is also worship to the god/goddess who gives life to all. A devotional approach can benefit the practice.

Japa yoga is one of the most widely spread forms of yoga in India and Tibet. Most traditions of India are using some forms of Japa yoga, which consists of repeating different mantras. This induces a specific state of meditation which will lead to purification and more awareness. Yantra is a tantric diagram that is used to increase the effect of meditation. The Yantra will be built on the first day of the retreat and will be erased on the last.

Yagna

For the practice to enter deep inside, in parallel with the Yantra there will also be Yagnas. This meditation will be performed with food offerings as a sacrifice to the fire. It is a widespread practice in India today and done since ancient times.

Seva

If you wish you can help with a small task so the course can run smoothly. Cleaning the rooms, cutting vegetables, etc. Seva belongs to Karma yoga.

Hatha yoga

If you wish you can participate in Hatha yoga it frees the body from tension and helps to balance the energies. This amount of money is for accommodation and food. The additional cost for materials (ayurvedic herbal paste, Yagna offering, etc) and other expenses will be between 750 and 500 EUR dependent on how many will participate.

As it looks now it will be close to 500 EUR. The teaching is on donation. According to the tradition on the last day of the retreat, a donation is given to the teacher Guruji Maharaj during guru puja.

Instructors

Guruji Maharaj

Retreat location

Ellas Retreat Palairos is located in a small and friendly port or village at the Ionian Sea close to the island of Lefkada. It lies at the base of a spectacular mountain and is surrounded by nice sandy beaches. There is a small yoga space in the garden, and a five-minute walk from the retreat center is a big yoga deck with an amazing view over the sea and Lefkada island.

The coastline to the north and south offers dozens of small isolated picturesque gulfs. There are many small restaurants, archaeological sites, monasteries, wineries, hot springs, and hiking opportunities in the region.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 11 nights accomodation
  • Hatha yoga classes
  • Daily Shakti Tantra meditation sessions
  • The experience of meditating on a living Yantra
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast and dinner
  • Yagna (fire ceremony)
  • Guidance from a master of Tantra Guruji Maharaj

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Excursions
  • Insurances
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Prevesa Aktion Airport (PVK). The transfer from this airport costs 30 EUR not per person but per drive, so in case there are 2 people coming together they pay the same price.

If a flight to Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH) is more convenient for you please note that in case you like to have a taxi picking you up at the airport, your flight must arrive earlier than 2 p.m. The Taxi from Athens to Palairos will take about 4 hours and the cost will be 70 EUR per person.

In case you are already in Athens or you plan to spend time visiting Acropolis site before the retreat, note that there is a bus leaving from the Central Bus Station (KTEL) at 9 a.m. that comes directly to Palairos. Bus travel duration about 5 hours 30 minutes and cost will be 45 EUR if you book an aller retour ticket.

Other buses with direction to Vonitsa or Lefkada depart from Athens several times during the day, for further information, we will be happy to assist your every step to our retreat center.

Airport: Aktion National Airport Airport transfer available: Aktion National Airport (US$44 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$78 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

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 August 30, 2019
Departure: Tuesday September 10, 2019

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