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8 Days Yoga Retreat Ithaca, Greece

  • Itha108, Agios Ioannis, 28300, Ithaca, Greece

Overview

Greece Yoga Retreat

Transform your physical and mental well-being with a week of yoga and more in this retreat brought to you by Good Vibes Studios. This immersive yoga week is designed to be deeply enriching so that when you do go back to your daily life, you will have the tools to stay emotionally resilient and to live with clarity and courage, feel more connected to your own physicality and continue to move onwards to the next stages of your yoga journey. Set in the beautiful island of Ithaca, Greece, this retreat is one you should not miss!

Highlights

  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Dynamic morning yoga exercises
  • Daily afternoon restorative yoga sessions
  • Plenty of time and space for personal relaxation
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 8 days with instruction
  • English
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Accommodations at Itha108 are luxurious and very comfortable. Double ensuite bedrooms can be availed as well as Mongolian yurts that staggered up between rocks, forestry and winding walkways.

Your typical day

Yoga classes will take place twice daily with dynamic morning classes that mindfully build in intensity moving into a strong, sweaty yet alignment-based Vinyasa flow, cumulating in a blissful relaxation. In the afternoon, there will be the opportunity to explore quieter practices, from restorative yoga where props are used to support the body to open, yield and release tension and holding, to meditation and yoga nidra where you will have time to explore your rich inner landscapes and give overworked nervous systems some serious TLC and much needed rebalancing.

Nahid de Belgeonne

Nahid has a diverse creative background. She set up her first business in her twenties selling fashion accessories to Browns, Barneys in NY and Japan as well as The Conran Shop. She went back to college to study for a Masters degree in Computer Science, learning to program in her thirties, and was one of the founding team of four who set up Scarlet magazine. Combining her creative background with her business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit she opened up the first Good Vibes studio in October 2006, leading Londoners into a new era of fitness as a lifestyle.

The common thread throughout her career is that she has always engaged in activities, both physical and mental, to ensure she keeps performing to her optimal level. She says I started running when I wanted to leave home. I started kick boxing when I left my first marriage, yoga when I changed careers and restorative and yoga nidra to bring myself back to good health after an illness. Fitness is more than achieving an ideal body shape. It is all about managing changes in your life while staying emotionally resilient. You only get one body so the Good Vibes message it to respect it, live fully in it and enjoy it!

Ruth McNeil

Ruth is a lifelong yoga practitioner and an experienced British Wheel of Yoga accredited teacher. Ruth trained at the Yoga Academy, Kent and in addition has completed a restorative and yin yoga intensive with Simon Low. Pilates has become integral to her own practice and Ruth is a qualified Pilates teacher with the leaders in intelligent movement and rehabilitation, Polestar Pilates UK. Ruth teaches Vinyasa flow, restorative yoga and mat Pilates and is passionate about sharing these holistic movement modalities with you. It has been Ruths experience that these practices develop our ability to experience life fully, with strength, ease, gratitude, joy and compassion.

Ithaca, home of this retreats venue, Itha108, is one of the smallest in the Ionian island constellation that is radiating with Grecian authenticity. Its shores play host to a long Homeric and mythical history whose many mysteries are sensed amongst animated panorama and secretive coves. Itha108 overlooks the sea and the eastern coastline of neighboring Kefalonia from an elevated wilderness of olive trees and exposed rocks that provide the elements around which it is built, allowing its natural beauty to speak for itself. An emphasis on indoor-outdoor living ensures full use of the land and its treasures that extend to sweeping and hidden beaches below.

Activities
  • Boating nearby
  • Swimming nearby
General
  • Balcony
  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga deck

Food at Itha108 is fresh, sumptuous and made up of local produce. All vegetables are organic and sourced from the best of what Ithaca and neighboring Kefalonia has to offer. Plentiful, home-cooked menus blend traditional Greek cuisine with a contemporary style. For the retreats, mainly vegetarian food is promoted, although freshly caught fish is available on request.

  • 6 nights accommodation at Itha108
  • All meals
  • All yoga and meditation sessions
  • Travel expenses are not included in the price package

Arrival by airplane

Book your flight to Cephalonia Airport (CFL).

From there, sea taxi's can be arranged to take you to Ithaca as well as drivers either side. Aim for a flight to arrive in Cephalonia around by midday on Saturday and a midday flight going back.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Good Vibes Studios an inquiry.
  • Review by Alice from Covent Garden

    "I've been a member of Good Vibes for many years. I love the community feel, the varied workout choices, inspiring teachers and wide ranging class-times which mean you can easily sculpt your fitness timetable to suit your lifestyle. The exceptional teachers and staff are the heart of the studio, I leave every class feeling uplifted and inspired with a happy body and clear mind."

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  • Review by Hannah Covent

    "The Tribe Teacher Training in Thailand, March 2011 was one of the best things I have done in my life. I did not know quite what to expect, but it soon became clear that this was going to be a very special experience. The venue has an amazing shala and beautiful rooms, located in a lush garden. The vegetarian food is excellent, as is the pool where you can spend your time off."

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  • Review by Brogan from Covent Garden

    "It's so great at Good Vibes. It's simple, offering yoga, cycle and power plates - but you don't need any more. My yoga practise has improved so much since coming to Good Vibes - instructors, my favourites being Nahid, Jessica and Rikke, are really tuned in to the body and offer well-thought out yoga classes that challenge as well as soothe and restore. It's my favourite gym in London."

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  • Review by Joumanna from Covent Garden

    "Good Vibes classes are an essential part of my week- a haven away from the day to day madness. The classes have really helped develop my core strength and flexibility - but more importantly, provide me with a healthy balance and the time to check out/ focus inward rather than outward. ."

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  • Review by Jody from Covet Garden

    "I've been coming to Good Vibes for 7 years and I love all the classes! I like to mix things up and the classes at Good Vibes are a good balance for body and mind. My health and wellbeing is always better after a class at GV. I have made a really close friend from coming regularly to GV and sharing the joy of a good work out. Friendly staff always make you feel welcome. The classes offer a variety of levels and the teachers are engaged. Now I am pregnant the staff are even more accommodating. Good Vibes makes me feel accomplished, healthy and strong for the day ahead."

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  • Review by Tomo from Covent Garden

    "Good Vibes studios are friendly and provide an easy-going environment. Their yoga instructors are friendly and helpful. The Yang and Yin session by Nahid on Sunday morning is a great way to relax for the rest of the day and be energised for the week ahead. Nahid regularly watched my posture and helped to make corrections so I didn't hurt myself, even in a class of 25+ students. As the co-founder of Goenmatcha.com, I go through the ups and downs of running a business and Good Vibes provides a nice base where I can go and relax. Sarah at the reception greeted me with a big smile and we had a lovely chat before and after the yoga lessons."

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London, United Kingdom

Good Vibes is more than just a fitness studio. It is a place dedicated to the enjoyment created by positive, fun and thoughtful exercises.

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8 days / 7 nights

Availability

Arrival: Saturday June 10, 2017
Departure: Saturday June 17, 2017

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