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Everyone can meditate. This is our experience. Kriya yoga meditation is easy to learn and when practiced regularly brings the mind back to its natural silent state. If you wish to be able to handle your life better and have more joy and harmony in your daily life. Kriya yoga can give you this. The retreat is taking place in a small Greek village on the sea and you will have time to enjoy the beach and the village.
This can be the beginning of a journey you will never regret. Many have traveled it before you. Ellas Retreat offers you The original practice of Kriya Yoga from the tradition of Lahiri Mahasaya, Sri Yukteswar Giri and Paramahansa Yogananda. The teaching is on a donation, in order to maintain the purity of the practice, the teaching is based on a donation. Ellas Retreat suggests a donation to the teacher between 100 and 300 EUR.
During the retreat, you will be accommodated in Ellas Retreat Palairos. There are 16 beds and three double rooms. There is also a small yoga space in the garden and a five-minute walk from the retreat center is a big yoga shala with an amazing view over the Ionian sea and Lefkada Island.
All the rooms are tastefully decorated and en-suite with air conditioning, a small refrigerator, and a hot plate for an emergency lunch or tea plus strong Wi-Fi. You may relax on the balcony or in the garden during your free time and feel completely at home.
In this retreat, the initial level of Kriya yoga meditation will be given. The daily schedule contains two Kriya yoga meditations supported by mindfulness practice, Kriya Hatha yoga, Nidra yoga, Bhajans singing to uplift the heart, mouth-watering meals, along with many opportunities for hikes and self recollection in nature around.
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 seven chakras.
Even though it is a deep practice it can be learned by everyone, the practice itself is very rewarding and is not hard. On a daily routine, the meditation can last from 15-minute 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.
To bring the meditation into every action a daily life it is important to develop mindfulness (self-observation).
Kriya Hatha yoga is a form of Hatha yoga that is using the fundamentals of Kriya yoga. The main emphasis is on the breath, the seven chakras, and 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 elevate the energies and open the heart.
You can choose how much of the program you like to join
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 is where the event takes place, it 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.
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Nobody ever forgets the taste of Ellas Retreat food service. They have lots of experience serving delicious vegan and vegetarian meals for retreats. If you have special dietary requirements, they will be able to adjust for you. Daily brunch, dinner, and snacks are included in the package.
Aktion National Airport
Transfer available for additional US$44 per person
Athens International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$78 per person
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 40 EUR. There are flights from Holland and the UK but of course, you can check for a connection.
From Athens International Airport (ATH), you can drive with a direct bus X93 from the airport to the bus terminal. From there, take a bus to Vonitsa from the Aitwloakarnania desk. Once you arrive at Vonitsa (after 5-hour of pleasant travel), Ellas Retreat can pick you up for 10 EUR.
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.
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