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Kriya Yoga Meditation Retreat in Greece

Everyone can meditate. This is your 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.

Meet the instructors

Basu
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Highlights

  • Kriya yoga meditation sessions
  • Enter deep relaxation in Yoga Nidra
  • Daily Kriya Hatha yoga to activate your pranic body
  • Bhajans-Kirtans singing, energizing the heart with Bhakti yoga
  • Mindfulness meditation to bring your practice into daily life
  • Delicious and amazing vegan and vegetarian meals
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Danish, German
Group size: Maximum of 15 participants
Airport transfer available:
Corfu International Airport (Ioannis Kapodistrias Int'l Airport) (US$70 per person)
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Garden
  • Free Wi-Fi

During the retreat, you will be accommodated in a family-owned gusethouse. You will have a yoga space in the garden. 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 Wi-Fi. You may relax on the balcony or in the garden during your free time and feel completely at home.

Program

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.

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 practise. The course consists of a structured practice of Kriya yoga and mindfulness meditation combined with Kriya Hatha yoga, Nidra yoga, Bhajan, and healthy food.

Kriya yoga

On the path of yoga, 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 seven 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. Kriya yoga was made famous in the west by Paramahansa Yogananda. He wrote the book "Autobiography of a Yogi" which became a 'most read' for all who are interested in yoga

Mindfulness meditation

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

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 seven chakras and self observation (mindfulness).

Nidra yoga

In Nidra yoga, you will enter deep relaxation by rotating our awareness through the body.

Bhajans

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

Daily program

Morning - before breakfast

  • 1 hour Kriya yoga meditation
  • 20 minutes sun salutation

After breakfast

  • 30 minutes Bhajan
  • 30 minutes Kriya talk
  • 2 hours Kriya Hatha yoga and Nidra yoga
  • Day: Free time to enjoy the beach and the surroundings

Before dinner

  • 30 minutes mindfulness meditation
  • Early dinner

After dinner

  • 1 hour Kriya yoga (for initiated 1.5 hours)

Instructors

Basu

Retreat location

Agios Stefanos is where the event takes place, a popular beach located on the north west of Corfu Island at the Ionian Sea. Corfu offers mountains, sea, plenty of sandy beaches, nature. Here you can find back to your self and inner joy and peace.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

You will receive a delicious vegetarian breakfast and dinner Greek style. If you have special requirements Ellas Retreat will adjust the food accordingly. Vegetables, oils, honey, and other ingredients here in Greece are very tasty.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
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)

  • Beach
  • Greek Taverna life
  • Day trips around Corfu

What's included

  • Kriya yoga meditation twice a day
  • Kriya Hatha yoga
  • Nidra yoga
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Bhajans (singing)
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Rich vegetarian breakfast and dinner

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Transportation to and from the airport

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to Corfu International Airport (Ioannis Kapodistrias Int'l Airport) (CFU) . Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. The transfer is available at an additional cost of 60 EUR.

Arrival by bus

There are regular buses from Athens to Corfu. Take the airport bus 15 to the intercity bus terminal and the take bus A1 to Agios Stefans. The price is approximately 6 EUR.

Arrival by boat (from Italy, Albania, and mail land)

You can arrive to Corfu by a short boat travel from Igoumenitsa and Albania. Igoumenitsa have regular boat connections to Italy.

Airport: Corfu International Airport (Ioannis Kapodistrias Int'l Airport) Airport transfer available: Corfu International Airport (Ioannis Kapodistrias Int'l Airport) (US$70 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Arrival: Tuesday October 5, 2021
Departure: Tuesday October 12, 2021

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