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8 Days Goddess Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Greece

  • Milelja Retreat Center, GR 81108 Molyvos, Lesvos, Greece

8 Days Goddess Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Greece

  • Milelja Retreat Center, GR 81108 Molyvos, Lesvos, Greece

Yoga Holiday in Greece

Come celebrate the goddess' energies on the beautiful island of Lesvos! During this retreat, you will not only get daily yoga sessions, meditation, and Kirtan, but also explore healing, growth, and empowerment themes through playshops. There will also be multiple opportunities to enjoy yourself by exploring the local attractions and to experience firsthand the Greek wonderful ambiance and great food.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Kirtan and meditation sessions
  • Playshops on healing, growth, and empowerment
  • Opportunities for hiking and swimming
  • Two delicious Greek meals daily
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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During this retreat, you will be staying at the wonderful Milelja Yoga Retreat Center. They have a beautiful, sacred round yoga den, a great swimming pool, nice grounds to wander, a sauna, and wonderful meals. In three natural stone houses, the Milelja Retreat Center's rooms and apartments nestle in the midst of terraced flower gardens with trees surrounding them. They hold up to 27 guests.

The rooms are equipped with en suite bathrooms and central heating. They have a nice outside terraces and a common self-service facility for tea and coffee. Fresh bed linens and duvet covers are provided once a week, and fresh towels for the house three times a week.

During this retreat, you will enjoy up to twice daily yoga, meditation, and playshops on various themes, such as healing, growth, and empowerment. Kirtan (call and response heart chanting), hiking, swimming, and other possible side trips will also be part of your itinerary. Every day, you will also have the opportunity to eat in some of the most popular local dining establishments in Molyvos city.

  • Roy Holman

    Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Hatha Yoga)

    Roy is a 500-hour certified yoga teacher in the Viniyoga tradition. He teaches a safe, gentle, body-friendly, grounded, breath-connected, meditative, flowing, and traditional Hatha yoga. He also teaches breath-work (pranayama) and meditation and incorporates the aspects of emotional healing and balancing. For Roy, meditation is a mindfulness style, with focus on breath awareness, heart opening, body senses, emotional clearing, and connection on all levels.

  • Liz Gross

    Liz Gross is a certified energy therapist, a vibrational medicine practitioner, and a biopulsar reflexograph analyst. She is a graduate of EarthWalk Institute of Healing Arts in Bellevue, Washington. Liz is a gifted sound and vibration healer and teaches with Roy on retreats. Liz teaches yoga, meditation, oneness, and often does some of the cooking on the retreats. She feels very passionate about vibrational medicine and loves working with others in that way.

This retreat will take place in Lesvos, Greece. This green island in the eastern Aegean Sea is off-the-beaten-track of mass tourism. It has the feel of authentic Greek life. Covered with olive groves and vast pinewoods, legend has it that this is where music first came to man. Poetry, song, and dance still play an important role.

Lesvos is the third biggest island of Greece with many different landscapes; a micro cosmos of its own. Many traditional villages nestle in the mountains, one visit is not enough to see them all. Lesvos is simply amazing and has been a favorite destination for romantics, artists, and birdwatchers.

The island is blessed with healing hot springs, a big variety of birds and wildflowers, award winning beaches, a petrified forest, medieval castles, fine museums, and last but not least is famous for its unique cuisine with traditional dishes and local fish.

Nearby places

  • Beach - 10 minutes
  • Molyvos - 15 minutes
Activities
  • Hiking
  • Hot spring nearby
  • Hot tub / jacuzzi
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Swimming
General
  • Beach nearby
  • Garden
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga shala
Services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance

During this retreat, you will be served daily buffet breakfasts, four lunches, and three dinners. One meal will be excluded on each day for you to have the chance to sample the amazing food and restaurants in Molyvos, which is renowned for the Greek ambiance.

  • Explore Molyvos
  • Go to the beach
  • Visit Eftarou hot spring

There is a wide range of treatments and massages in the retreat center, available at an additional cost.

  • 3 dinners
  • 4 lunches
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Kirtan and meditation sessions
  • Playshops on various healing, growth, and empowerment themes
  • Additional activities
  • Additional meals
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH). From there, you can take another flight to Mytilene International Airport (MJT). Plan to arrive on Lesvos by June 3, 2017 at the latest, as that night is included in your trip and the retreat will also begin that day.

Arrival by ferry

From Athens, you can take a ferry to Mytilene on Lesvos.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

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    Review by Anonymous

    Felt more like a group therapy weekend

    CONS Cons: Not a lot of time was spent doing yoga and the yoga was very basic (more like just stretching). The instructors did not offer challenges for students that really needed them. (This could have changed the whole experience for me). Coffee was limited. The leaders claimed to not know how to make coffee. We were told there was a Jacuzzi and there was but we were discouraged from using it. We were not told ahead of time that there would be no internet or cell service. I personally believe that the owner probably does has WiFi. There were several people who needed to be able to check in with there families. I did not have this problem but I felt lied to. I do think that others really did enjoyed themselves! I believe this was a very good and maybe even perfect retreat for many but I didn't enjoy it. However, I do think that I did learn a few things and who knows maybe I needed the experience just as it was.

    PROS Pros: The location was nice. The food was tasty. People were interesting.

    Organizer response: Hi Caralisa. Thank you so much for stretching your comfort zone and attending our retreat. I could see immediately that you were interested more in an exercise type of weekend, while we focus more on meditative yoga, deep connection, and mindful hiking. I think you know that the only time we adjusted the hot tub time was to ask to limit it to before 10pm, as a couple of you were a bit noisy the first night. We did have a land line that all were encouraged to use to contact loved ones. While not coffee drinkers, Liz and I asked for volunteers who made plenty of coffee. Lastly, people signed a release form agreeing to not use alcohol at this retreat, but we noticed empty bottles from your room. Again, while this was clearly not your type of retreat, we do appreciate you giving it a try, and I love your last comment that maybe it was exactly what you needed. May it be so. I followed your suggestions and am warning people about the internet coverage challenge, although I actually feel this deepens the inner experience. Many blessings, Roy and Liz

    2017-Aug-08 02:54:27

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    Review by Dona Golden from United States

    2017-Jul-24 04:46:51

Testimonials

  • Review by Sarah from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "I must say this was an enlightening experience, the people, the food, the location, the yoga made for a holiday close to the heart. Thank you so much!"

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  • Review by Suzanne from Everett

    "Roy and Chris are gracious and intuitive teachers and leaders, and both have a joyous energy."

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  • Review by Rosalie

    "I still think about our great trip every day. I even have happy dreams about it. "

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  • Review by Cyndie

    "You took good care of everyone – exceptionally!"

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  • Review by Bobby J.

    "Beautiful location – no cars! No television! Would love to go on another retreat with you."

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  • Review by Elizabeth M.

    "Perfect yoga, perfect location, great food – thank you."

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  • Review by Chris F.

    "I loved the people, the location, the yoga and the fun!"

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  • Review by Kay W.

    "I had a wonderful week, loved all the yoga."

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  • Review by Louisa from Canada

    "I loved the seven days: the sunshine, ocean and pool swimming, lunch in the seaside restaurant, the daily yoga and meditation, the camaraderie, the incredibly beautiful jungle."

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  • Review by Luisa from Italy

    "Feel re-charged, nurtured by this unique and profound experience, by the amazing yoga classes, the meditation, the oneness initiation, the nature, the ocean, the animals, by the teachers' profound sharing and wisdom. Wow! By everything! "

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  • Review by Linda and David from Everett

    "Everything was arranged with thought and care. This was a magical week for me and my husband. Your thoughtfulness and always-positive spirits helped make the magic possible."

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  • Review by Karen from Seattle

    "I loved doing yoga in a fantastically beautiful, serene, and spectacular location. I especially enjoyed the lightness, frivolity, and humor of Roy and Chris. You’ve both mastered the art of not taking yourselves too seriously."

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  • Review by Judy

    "I'm feeling great. The retreat was a healing experience for me and I also had a wonderful time with a great group of people. You did a superb job of planning and coordinating everything."

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  • Review by Aline

    "The Yelapa trip was one of the best vacations I have taken and I’m so happy to carry that feeling of calm and peace back home. I do appreciate all the work you did to organize the week’s activities in addition to the reasonableness of the price. I am grateful."

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  • Review by Aline

    "Thank you, thank you, Roy. Roy is a patient, caring yogi who tirelessly coordinated the retreat with style, finesse, compassion, and a fine sense of humor."

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  • Review by Brenda C.

    "Wonderful, helpful, and compassionate teachers. Excellent location. A fun week with great people at a great price."

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  • Review by Kathy M.

    "Excellent hikes, nice flexibility. Nice to have plans but not required to go. Was it a dream? I can’t think of anything to improve trip. Thank you for the perfect vacation. I could not have dreamed of something better."

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  • Review by Freida

    "I thoroughly enjoyed all instruction, loved the hikes, simple and wonderful location, authentic food, great balance between activities, and free time."

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  • Review by Lee H.

    "I am filled with admiration for your ability to organize this wonderful trip. You gave me a trip of a lifetime - never to be forgotten. Gracias!"

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  • Review by Linda and Ethel

    "Super location - couldn’t have been better. The comradarie, the setting, the special food, and yoga. I give it a big 10."

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  • Review by Jennifer

    "Thank you for all that you did to make our week in Mexico magical. I had a great time and it truly changed my life for the better."

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  • Review by Dan S. from Seattle

    "Thanks for being such a great retreat organizer, instructor, and leader for the group! You made the trip a fantastic experience and made your job look easy (when I know just how hard it is). I look forward to the next one!"

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