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Life can be busy and stressful sometimes so this luxury yoga retreat is a perfect opportunity to take care of yourself, replenish, rejuvenate, relax, and have time to just be. It is an opportunity to review unhealthy habits and to develop new behaviors. Healthy food, yoga, and rest will re-energize your batteries and assist the bodys healing process. Take the time to honor your bodys mind and soul away from distractions and spend time with like-minded people in a five stars retreat located on the beautiful Greek island of Amorgos.
Guest will be accommodated in the only five stars hotel in Amorgos island with minimal, yet luxury room design, comforts, and exceptional room service to provide you ultimate indulgence. All rooms offer amazing views of the Aegean sea and the Aegiali beach and you can chose to stay in superior classic rooms or superior modern rooms.
These rooms are decorated with handmade forged iron beds, classic line furniture, and designer linens. The guest can enjoy breath-taking views of Aegiali port and Nikouria island from the room's veranda.
These room feature state of the art facility in a minimal Cycladic design mentality and present a subtle, elegant and modern comfort. They are furnished with sofa beds, handmade furniture, and 32-inch flat screen TVs. You can also enjoy the splendid view of the Aegean from your private balcony.
Two experienced yoga teachers will lead this retreat, Julie Bladon (Jayadevi) and Jackie Dorrian (Jagdambe Ma), who will teach yoga classes in a variety of styles including Akhanda yoga, classical Kundalini yoga, Yin yoga, Sivananda yoga and yoga Nidra.
This mixed program is perfect if you are starting your yogic journey and wish to explore different styles or if you are more experienced and wish to immerse yourself in your practice.
During the six-night retreat, each day will consist of two yoga classes, meditation plus additional workshops (yoga Nidra, developing your home practice and evening meditation and chanting).
Developing your practice can be challenging especially when you have a busy life and schedule. Being on retreat gives you the chance to attend two classes per day which will give the chance to notice the progress and the positive effect this is having. Distractions are limited so you can be sure that you fully focus.
We all benefit from going to a new place, seeing the world and ourselves through different eyes. You will have time to contemplate, to review what is out of balance, and where you need to make changes in your life. This safe space will allow you to grow and learn.
Life is in constant change, some of which can be challenging. A retreat allows you to step outside of your everyday life, to gain deeper understanding and create clarity. It may be that you consciously decide to attend a retreat in order to work through a change in your life or the outcome of a relaxing retreat may be a new perspective which leads to change.
You will be away from distractions, feel relaxed and in the moment leading to a peaceful space in which to develop your meditation practice. This is a perfect time to develop new habits.
By switching off from technology, you can find space and balance.You can evaluate your relationship with technology and develop a more balanced approach. Understand that you can press pause, reconnect with yourself and those around you, save your life experiences and feel recharged.
On retreat you have the permission to fully relax. You can tune into your body, rest when you need it, allow your body and mind to de-stress. You are free to replenish as you wish and you are free from demands.
All of the hard work is done for you, you will enjoy nutritious and delicious meals. It is an opportunity to review unhealthy habits and to develop new behaviors. Healthy food, yoga, and rest will re-energize your batteries and assist the bodys healing process.
You may travel as a group or solo but it is guaranteed that you will meet like-minded people on retreat. Retreats are perfect if you are traveling alone as you have the chance to spend time with others or enjoy your own space if you wish.
Amorgos is a remarkable island on the south-eastern edge of the Cyclades group, where traditional customs are still interwoven into a landscape as rich in beauty as in its history and culture. Originally inhabited by seafarers from Asia Minor in the fourth Century BC, the island now cradles people who enjoy a lifestyle that has been shaped by a varied and dramatic past.
The length of the island is 33 kilometers and its width is between one and a half to six kilometers. There are three mountain peaks, Krikelos (822 meters) to the north, Profitis Ilias (699 meters) in the middle and Korax (607 meters) to the south-west. The dramatic mountain scenery provides a fine backdrop to some excellent walking. There are two ports on the island - Katapola, and Aegiali, and several beaches along the coast line. In Aegiali, the beach is long and sandy, and starts from the edge of the fishing village Ormos.
Ideal for relaxing getaways or affordable luxury vacations, Aegialis Hotel & Spa offers best six season experience on Amorgos, Cyclades. From hiking tours, wellness escapes, even up to your wedding planning.
Breakfast and dinner are cooked with organic ingredients from the hotel's own garden. Restaurants chef is specialized in Greek traditional food and uses recipes of the owner's grandparents. He prepares local dishes such as patatato (Amorgian breed goat marinated in local red wine, slowly cooked in a cinnamon flavor tomato sauce with potatoes or fava(Amorgian yellow peas cooked with fresh onion and rainwater, served in puree style, topped with sweet onions, fresh herbs, wild mint and virgin Amorigian olive oil.
International cuisine can also be prepared. The restaurant proposes special meals such as stuffed pork file (with sweet red peppers, Ladotiri cheese, potato souffle with thyme flavor and prone sauce) and vegetarian meals such as the veggie delight (a synthesis of grilled marinated food with thyme, melted Ladotiri cheese, rocket pesto, balsamic glaze, and a portion of wild aromatic rice).
If you would like to learn traditional Amorgian recipes in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, Aegialis Hotel and Spa invites you to learn from the chef how to make fava, favatokeftedes, vegetables croquette, methismena amorgiana dessert, and many more delicious Greek dishes.
Amorgos has a huge variety of herbs, hosting around 600 species of plants, which is about 30% of the Cycladic flora. Amorgian herbs are known since the antiquity for their quality and medical benefits. You are more than welcome to join herbal tours and discover these healing features of each flora and the ways to use them!
Amorgos is famous worldwide for its hiking trails. There are several marked historical paths to explore the different areas of the island on foot. Most of them are old donkey routes that connect the villages of Amorgos. Try the path from the village of Tholaria to the village of Langada. It's a traverse which rewards spectacular views of the entire valley of Aegiali and the four villages of Tholaria, Langada, Ormos, and Potamos. This path is easy to navigate and well-marked. Another choice for guests who enjoy hiking often is the path from Aegiali to Chora and the Monastery of Virgin Chozoviotissa. This path is declared as one of the most fabulous hikes in Greece offering sea views of both sides of the trail. Feel free to enjoy the landscape and to see the famous Amorgian Herbs.
With the help of an experienced instructor, you'll explore and discover the vast depths and incredible kingdom of the Aegean sea. Experience everything from its underwater plant life to its multitude of colorful creatures. Required equipment is provided so that you can have an aquatic experience you will never forget.
The closest international airport is Athens International Airport (ATH).
Express bus X96 leaves every 20 minutes during the day and every 40 minutes at night from the airports Arrival Level (between doors four and five) to Karaiskaki square in Piraeus, right outside the ferry harbor. The ticket costs 5 EUR and the trip takes from about 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and a half.
This is the most hassle-free way. Duration is 45 to 60 minutes.