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13 Days Tantra Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Paleros, Greece

Shakti Tantra Meditation and Yoga Retreat Greece

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. 13 or 8 days? The complete retreat is 13 days but as a service to those who are limited in time, the retreat is open for 8 days as well. Come and you will receive great benefits.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily Hatha yoga class
  • Daily Tantra meditation sessions
  • Traditional yantra that enhances the effects of the meditation
  • Yagna ceremony in a beautiful surrounding
  • Vegetarian breakfast and dinner
  • Various spectacular attractions
  • 7 nights accommodation

Yoga styles


12 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Danish, German, Russian, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 15
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Accommodation

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 during any time of the day and feel completely at home.

Ellas Retreat Greece Yoga Retreat Program

The main focus of this retreat is Japa meditation three times a day around a yantra. To support the process of the retreat there will be daily Hatha Yoga and Bhajans. You are free to decide how much you like to follow and you can still be engaged in daily activities.

During the retreat, you will sit three times a day and perform Japa yoga around a yantra. Some days, there will also be Japa yoga combined with yagnas (fire ceremonies).

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 or 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 goddess who gives life to all. So if you are devotional, it 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 the 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 the sacrifice to the fire. It is a widespread practice in India today and done since ancient times.

Bhajans

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

Hatha yoga

If you wish you can participate in Hatha yoga, it frees the body from tension and helps to balance the energies.

Serva

If you wish you can help with small tasks, the course can run smoothly. You can do some works such as cleaning the rooms or cutting vegetables. Serva belongs to Karma yoga.

Instructors

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.
Teona Papadopoulou
Before practicing yoga and Tantra, Teona was involved with shamanic practices and rituals. After being encountered with the science of Kriya yoga, she realized that yoga was her way for to live the truth she had experienced. In 2013, she began her yoga and Tantric sadhana, and after a year, she took a Hatha yoga teachers training course in Sivananda Yoga. She lived, served, and practiced at the Sivananda Yoga and Vedanta Center in Berlin for about a year and in 2017, she was initiated into Kriya yoga by Swami Shankarananda Giri and into Tantra by Guruji Raj Kumar.

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.

Nearby places

  • Aktion National Airport (PVK) - 30 minutes
  • Paleros village - 5 minutes

Unique features

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Hot spring

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga studio

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

Daily fresh home-made vegan or vegetarian breakfast and dinner will be served and are included in the prices.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Lactose Free
  • Yogic
  • Ayurvedic
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)

  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Hiking
  • Rent a moped
  • Swimming

What's included

  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Bhajan
  • Daily Hatha yoga class
  • Daily Shakti Tantra meditation sessions
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast and dinner
  • Yagna ceremony
  • Yantra

What's not included

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

How to get there

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 15.00 pm. The Taxi from Athens to Palairos will take about 4h and the cost will be 80 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 09.00am that comes directly to Palairos. Bus travel duration about 5h 30min and cost will be 40 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.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 16% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 20 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Wednesday October 10, 2018
Departure: Monday October 22, 2018

Special discount

You are eligible for a special discount of 20% per person if you book both the Kriya yoga and Tantra yoga retreats.

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