Come and join Anja Hettich on a yoga and detoxification retreat in the breathtaking island of Crete, Greece. In this retreat, you will undergo cleansing through yoga practice and organic liquids that will surely leave your body cleaner inside and more energetic outside. Keeping the body free of toxins, free radicals, and other nasty things that can end up in our insides is essential to maintaining a healthy life. Most importantly, consider this wellness holiday as a loving gift to yourself.
You will be accommodated in shared double rooms in Om Shanti's retreat center. The center is an old stone house with a garden that is nice and refreshing during the summertime. They have a total of five double rooms that have all been restored in the original style of the house. They are open to either yoga and wellness holidays, or any planned personal vacations.
Detoxifying the body through yoga brings additional benefits which cannot be achieved through other means of detoxification or diet alone. Also, detoxification through yoga improves the function of internal organs and removes impurities from them. The days will start with drinking warm lemon water to give a kick to the lever. Next will be one and a half hours of morning Hatha yoga practice, with asanas, pranayama, and meditation sessions.
You will then get to enjoy a morning smoothie, followed by group sharing and inspiration-evoking activities. After this, a mid-day smoothie will be served, and participants will be given their daily free time to enjoy relaxing leisure activities in the retreat center, or explore the gorgeous beach nearby. For one of the retreat days, you will be able to enjoy an oil massage featuring special flowers and herb essences to detoxify through the skin.
During the evenings, you will come back to the center for another set of an hour and a half of Hatha yoga practice. Soup will be the evening meal, and after that, mantra and kirtan sessions will be available. You also have the option to spend free time basking in the the silence of the mountain village surrounding the center.
This detox yoga retreat will take place in Om Shanti's retreat center in Amiras, a mountain village on the south side of Crete island in Greece. The area has the quietness of the mountains in the back and the vastness of the Libyan Sea in front. The energy is very special and calming. You can go trekking in the woods and mountains, or visit some of the most beautiful beaches on Crete.
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During this retreat, five days will be dedicated to a cleansing process where participants will be consuming soups, green Ayurvedic smoothies, juices, herbal teas, and water. For the first and final days, a light vegetarian meal, made up of salads and smoothies, will be offered for each day to begin and end the detoxification process. All plants and herbs are collected locally in Crete.
During your free time, you can go choose to venture in discovering the natural wonders of Crete like the beaches and mountains. You can take a swim or go walking around the vicinity and trails. On Mondays or by appointment, cooking lessons are available after the seminars, and these are on a donation basis.
You have an oil massage included in the price of the retreat. However, you can book Reiki treatments and initiations, and other massages available in the retreat center, at additional costs.
Please book your flight to arrive at Heraklion International Airport (HER). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.