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Ellas Retreat invites you to join this meditation week in Palairos, Greece. Imagine a week in a serene Greek village, with its simple inhabitants that smile and open your heart. This is a chance to simply be, to feel, and to get out of the mind for a while, and a genuine opportunity to relax and recharge your batteries. Located next to the beach, under the foothills of Acarnanian Mountains, this is the perfect setting for your deep meditation and relaxation.
During the retreat, you will be accommodated in Ellas Retreat Palairos. There are 16 dorm 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 hall with amazing view over the Ionian sea and Lefkada Island.
All the rooms are tastefully decorated and equipped with air conditioning, a television set, a small refrigerator, and hot plate for an emergency lunch or tea. You may relax on the balcony or in the garden during your free time and feel completely at home.
This retreat is a chance to deepen your understanding of yoga and come closer to your divinity through the daily practice of Hatha yoga and meditation. Hatha yoga will enhance the flow of prana in your body and you will feel more flexible again.
Each day, you will receive a guided morning meditation followed by a gentle flow Hatha yoga. You will have a breakfast afterwards and the rest of the day is free to explore the area, feel the Greek village, smell the herbs, and explore hidden beaches. The nature of Greece, the beaches, the sunshine, the people, the food, all will welcome you and make you feel like home, in yourself.
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.
The retreat will take place in Palairos, Greece. It is a picturesque village located in 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, restaurants, and bars in close proximity. The village is well known for its hospitality and simplicity.
It is not a regular tourist attraction and this is that makes it an original experience. The coastline to the north and south offers dozens of small, isolated picturesque gulfs for camping and water activities. Its location and the mild winds make Palairos a hot spot for sailing and diving.
There are many archaeological sites, monasteries, wineries, hot springs, and hiking opportunities in the region. Visitors of Palairos can experience a back-to-nature lifestyle by visiting local farms, tasting homemade products, and becoming part of a Greek family.
During the retreat, you will be served daily brunch, which is prepared with love and awareness. The products are local and mostly organic. There is a kitchen in every room with all needed equipment available to prepare any kind of food you like, as you may like to have a light diet with fruits and vegetables. The grocery store is just by the corner, and the finest restaurant with original Greek delicacies is also within walking distance.
Massage or other treatments like electro-acupuncture can be booked at an additional cost.
%Please book your flight to arrive at Prevesa Aktion Airport (PVK). If you are visiting Greece from abroad, you can book your flight to arrive at Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH). You have the options to either take a bus or hire a taxi through Ellas Retreat.
From Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH), take the city bus (X93) or a taxi to KTEL Athens Long Distance Bus Terminal (taxi fare is around 30 EUR), from where the buses depart for Lefkada. With this bus, if you want to stop for Palairos, the same bus passes from Vonitsa (19 kilometers away from Paleros), and Ellas Retreat will pick you up. Bus trip duration is around five and a half hours.
Ellas Retreat can hire a taxi for you that will pick you up at the airport, and bring you to the area of Lefkada and Palairos. Taxi trip duration is around four hours and it costs 80 EUR per person. Please note that your flight must come earlier than 15.00 am.
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