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6 Day Connect to Yourself Vinyasa and Yin Yoga Retreat in Corfu, Ionian Islands
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Greece Yoga Retreat

Slowing down is what a lot of you find resistance towards and at the same time, it is one of the most wonderful ways to truly, deeply connect and experience yourselves. You are invited to take a week away for yourself, a week of moving your body with paying attention to what different postures triggered in you. You will practice some flowy yoga postures as well as more passive kinds of yoga stretches. Each one of them targets a different part of you. Make the time and come to Greece!

Meet the instructors

Athina & Cedric
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Highlights

  • 5 days of practice
  • 2 yoga classes per day
  • 1 daily optional meditation session
  • Workshops, sharing circle, and mantra singing
  • Daily healthy brunch and dinner
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Idyllic surroundings

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German, Greek
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Accommodation

Make yourself comfortable, staying with Athina Tamaresi. Enjoy the comfort of your own room or share your journey with a friend you brought along or one you make here. Their premises is surrounded by beautiful nature, well-maintained gardens, and little areas for creating your own space of quiet and peace and two minutes walk from the beach.

Kipo shala

Enjoy the soft evening sun rays in the garden shala.

Backyard shala

Solid, simple, and perfect to go inwards.

Program

This yoga retreat is created for those of you that wish to have a little more time for your body and soul. If you have been wanting to start meditating or restart reading or exercising or feel like you are a little out of balance, this is especially for you. Come to gorgeous Corfu in sunny and warm Greece to enjoy the Ionian sea breeze, to taste local food, to move your body, to listen to your soul, and to chill on the wonderful sandy beach of Saint George or Issos and reconnect with you.

Come to Corfu to recharge and start a new habit. This summer, Athina Tamaresi decided to add this midsummer yoga retreat so you can arrive fully present to your other holiday activities and you can be healthy and all centered as a nice closing of your previous academic year and ready for the life ahead. No matter what your level of asana practice, you are welcome to come and enjoy yourself.

They will provide you with everything you need in order to relax and immerse yourself in daily yoga classes, meditation, breathwork, mantra singing, and more surrounded by stunning sunsets, sea views, chilling sessions in the kipo and, of course, plenty of gorgeous, healthy, freshly cooked, local vegetarian food. Athina's grandma is involved in this. It will be amazing! Newby? Intermediate? You are at the right place! It is all about the breath. As long as you can breathe, you can yoga. Take your time. Be present, practice mindfully, and carry on being in the moment.

The aim is to be using yoga and mindfulness to empower each individual to take a more active role in their self-care and postures are not the only part of yoga. They use postures to get in the body, they do not use the body to get into postures so no matter how advanced or beginner your posture or asana practice, you are perfect. It is all part of a journey and you have all been at the beginning at some point.

Please do not feel like you have to perform, you are coming to yoga to meet yourself, not show your flexibility skills, the strength of your muscles, but instead sharpen your ability to stay with yourself, accepting where you are right now and loving each and every clumsy move along the way. Are you ready for this yummy experience with them? It is only a decision away. Let this trip be the beginning of a new routine with you in the center. Just come to breathe, relax, meet the sunshine, and be happy.

Meditation and mindfulness

Meditation and mindfulness workshops are possibly the best hours you can give yourself. They are the kind of workshops that you will not need pen and paper for and you will not need to learn anything, perhaps the key principle here is to unlearn a few patterns and behaviors. During those hours, you will focus on being present, find little basic ideas that help practice mindfully, and accept change.

In mindfulness workshops, you do not force things, you allow them to happen. Breathe in and take a moment to feel the cold air touching your nostrils, pause there, breathe out, and notice how its quality has changed. How do you expect everything else in life not to change? Nothing is permanent so make sure you enjoy what is worth your enjoyment. Now is the time.

Yoga asana

It is beautiful when you find what feels good for your unique body. Yoga practice is not about getting bendy, it is about reuniting with yourself, using your body and mind, noticing their patterns, exploring their limitations, and without judgment playing around with them. In asana workshops, you focus on a handful of postures and their alignment. Most practitioners, no matter how advanced, often wonder if they are accessing yoga postures properly.

This is an opportunity to dive into the foundation, key principles, aims, and sensations of different asanas and searching for the most appropriate way to use those in order to connect better with ourselves. Join this workshop during your stay and experience your practice the best way your body needs.

Pranayama - yogic breathing

Breathing is the foundation of your life. Naturally, breathing becomes the foundation of your yoga practice too. With each inhale, you have the opportunity to create space and with every exhale, you can allow your experience to deepen. Kapalabhati, Alternate Nostril breathing, and other exercises will become more accessible as time goes by, and as you get familiar with paying attention to yourself.

In these sessions, you practice different breathing techniques, you explain how you can benefit from them, what the different steps are, and you give yourselves time to try and modify them. Come join them for a whole session dedicated to breathing, or you can often get a glimpse of pranayama workshops by joining a meditation or even yoga practice.

Mantra singing

What a wonderful way to reach a meditative state without worrying about your mind getting busy! Mantras help quieten the mind and stimulate the endocrine system in such a relaxed and joyful manner. And of course, there are plenty more reasons to sing mantras but this is not the time to bore you with making a list. Have you tried it? Mantra singing is so much fun. Are you one of these people that lyrics are not your thing? Well, if so, then mantras are going to be your favorite kind of singing.

You get a few commonly Sanskrit phrases, with spiritual content and you have the opportunity to repeat these Indian jewels over and over, often at different tempos until everybody has got the words and the tune (but not that it actually matters). It is a chance to enjoy just being with everyone else around you, a wonderful way to connect with the rest of the group, a playful and gentle way to help you focus your attention. Just play together.

Daily schedule

  • 07:45 - 08:15 Meditation (optional)
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Morning yoga class (Vinyasa)
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Brunch
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Workshops or activities
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Gentle yoga class (Yin)
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Dinner

Instructors

Athina Tamaresi

Cedric Stein

Retreat location

The retreat will take place in Corfu, Greece. Relax on the beach, enjoy nature, or go out to dance with friends. Saint George is a place where you can calm down, find peace, nature, and relaxation on the beach but it is as well a place for activities like biking, hiking, watersports, or even going out at night to dance.

Distances

  • Beach - 2 minutes

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During this retreat, you will be served daily freshly cooked vegetarian brunch and dinner included in the price. Yummy and healthy is what a yogi needs. So Athina Tamaresi serves delicious vegetarian or vegan food all day long. For breakfasts, you have typical Greek specialties, as well as fresh fruits, nutrient seeds, local honey, and their famous delicious nuts'n'fruits porridge bowls. For dinners, you go to local tavernas, who cook especially for you. You enjoy traditional Greek food as well as international salads full of goodness to serve what your bodies need. Dishes are full of ingredients from local organic farming.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Boat trips, kitesurfing, SUP, jetski, flyboard, and canoeing

If a little bit of fun is what you are looking to help you make this journey more joyful and round, you can find a boat to rent on your own or share a little adventure with others. You can create some more action with kitesurfing or have a blissful moment of calm on a stand-up paddle. Or go crazy on jet skis and fly-boards. It is all available in a stone’s throw. And if a little work out is what you want but you also like the view of turquoise water, why not take a canoe?

Sound bath with Tibetan singing bowls

Sound treatments are here to help you release tension, work through blockages, and connect with yourself on a deeper level. During these sound treatments, the practitioner utilizes the healing aspects of ancient Tibetan techniques and brings them to your body through vibrating singing bowls in the form of waves.

The waves, as created by Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, are played with clear intentions and directly from the heart. Sound is such a powerful media, as tradition has shown and modern research has come to support, especially when practitioner and patient or client are working towards the same goal or releasing, connecting, clearing, having left concepts and words outside the treatment room, and allowing the vibrations to flow.

Private session

Get the most out of your yoga practice. Whether you enjoy the benefits of regular home practice or you join classes once in a while, there is a way to get the most out of each session you give yourself. It is beautiful when you find what feels good for your unique body. Deepen your knowledge, understanding and sensations by creating a tailor-made class especially for you.

Ask for what is it that matters most, try it out with one of the in-house yoga teachers and take with you a practice that suits your unique body and mindset, with a rhythm that serves your needs and the intensity and difficulty you wish for. They are here to support your experience.

What's included

  • All yoga and meditation classes
  • Optional offerings (workshops, sharing circle, mantra singing)
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Brunches and dinners
  • Lots of sunshine and joy

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Private sessions
  • Sound treatments

How to get there

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Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 16.94% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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