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Ellas Retreat invites you to join this Hatha yoga and Meditation week in Palairos, Greece. Imagine a week in a serene Greek village by the sea 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 just 10min from the beach, under the foothills of Acarnanian Mountains, a perfect setting for your deep meditation and relaxation.
During the retreat, you will be accommodated in Ellas Retreat Palairos. There are 4 two-story rooms that can accommodate up to 3 people and 4 double rooms. All the rooms are tastefully decorated and equipped with air conditioning, a small refrigerator, and hot plate for an emergency lunch or tea.
There is a small yoga space in the garden-filled with hammocks and a five-minute walk from the retreat center is a big yoga hall with an amazing view over the Ionian sea and Lefkada Island. A great Wi-Fi connection for the ones who like to work a bit.
During your free time you can relax on the balcony or at the garden and feel completely at home.
This retreat is a chance to deepen your understanding in yoga and come closer to yourself through the daily practice of Hatha yoga and Meditation.
Hatha yoga will enhance the flow of prana in your body, you will feel more flexible and realigned as old tensions will drop off. In every class you will become more conscious and this will allow you to really enjoy the present moment.
Each day, you will receive a guided Meditation followed by a gentle flow of Hatha yoga and a session of Nidra Yoga for deep relaxation and self-healing. You will have brunch at the flower filled garden and the rest of the day will be free giving you the chance to be embraced by the hospitality of this tiny Greek village, to surrender to the scents of thyme and oregano, and to explore hidden beaches at walking distance.
The wild nature of Greece, the beaches, the sunshine, the people, the food, all will welcome you and make you feel like home, back to yourself.
Every Tuesday is a day off allowing you time for further exploration. A day trip to Lefkada and its famous beaches, a boat trip to the Ionian sea, a kayaking tour capturing the sea caves, or visiting the Oracle of Efyra and the Acheron river. Or maybe to simply relax by reading a book on a hammock in our garden.
All trips can be arranged on site.
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.
Everyday you will be served a brunch, inspired by love and tantalizing Mediterranean cuisine that will satisfy vegans and vegetarians but also classical food lovers. The products we use are local and mostly organic. There will be an option for dinner at additional cost. A kitchen in every room with all needed equipment will help you to prepare anything you like and the grocery store is just by the corner.
Please book your flight to arrive at Prevesa Aktion Airport (PVK). From there we can pick you up at additional costs.
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.
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