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Retreat in the ancient Aegean, on the island of Amorgos, Greece! This magical Mediterranean landscape calls you to relax on its pristine beaches, enjoy emerald water on the idyllic beaches of the Greek islands, explore its small villages surrounded by elegant architecture, and find unity within pure nature!
Aegialis Hotel & Spa is a renowned destination for wellness worshipers and yoga enthusiasts, awarded by CNN for being one of the top five yoga hotels in Greece!
The hotel's restaurant, Ambrosia Gallery, provides a wide variety of gourmet specialities, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Every dish is prepared by only employing organic vegetables, grown in our own gardens.
The hotel also features a spa and beauty center, The Lalon Idor, an ultramodern thalassotherapy centre whose treatments are in perfect harmony with the local elements of Amorgos. The oils used are extracted from local herbs.
Relax, rejuvenate and pamper yourself at the Lalon Idor Spa complex. Guests can enjoy complimentary use of the sauna, hamman (steam room), jacuzzi and the indoor salt-water pool, which comes with a water cannon and a flowing stream.
Located next to the Lalon Idor Spa, you can enjoy complimentary use of the gym area.
Deepen your yoga practice overlooking the Aegean Sea, with daily yoga classes, workshops and meditations in the birthplace of ancient mythology and philosophy. This magical Mediterranean landscape calls you to relax on its pristine beaches, enjoy emerald water on the idyllic beaches of the Greek islands, explore its small villages surrounded by elegant architecture and find unity within pure nature!
Classes and workshops are offered for all levels for a deeper understanding of self, realization, and empowering exercises to fully embody a self-realization and empowerment retreat week. In addition to daily yoga classes and workshops, your week on Amorgos will be filled with dips in the sea, historical excursions to ancient Greek sites, optional hikes, wine tasting, and inevitable daily sunsets.
Whether you’re seeking a deepened understanding of your yoga practice, a chance to learn about Greek culture and history or simply a relaxing cliffside vacation with a spa, sauna, workout facility and restaurant alongside the beach, this retreat is a gift for you! Providing nearly private sandy beaches, unspoiled island life, a true taste of Greek history and authentic food and culture.
The mission of Lotus Retreats during a self-realization and empowerment retreat is to offer daily yoga classes, workshops and ceremonies to deepen your understanding of self, or spirit, and leave you feeling empowered and connected to your divine purpose.
You will gather on the yoga shala twice a day to practice physical asana with Loren and Ryann. They will offer a variety of styles; Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative and Yin tailored to all levels. The purpose is to come into union with your physical body, the vessel of your spirit and move energy freely with breath and movement, all while looking over the majestic, vast, ocean.
You will be offered daily workshops and opening and closing ceremonies to deepen your understanding of yogic practices and the study of self. There will be unique group exercises and bonding opportunities to deepen the study together and share your experiences. Every activity is optional yet encouraged. Some of the exercises and activities you do during a self-realization and empowerment retreat week are so unique, eye-opening and heart-opening that it leaves every guest with the true sense of self-realization and empowerment.
Loren Lotus, Director of Lotus Retreats, is a passionate yoga instructor and retreat leader journeying through self-study and self-realization with the intention to heal and transform the mind, body, and spirit of others. Loren received her degree in Kinesiology and is a certified (500-hour) Vinyasa and Hatha yoga and prenatal yoga instructor (85-hour). She is a passionate yoga instructor continuously inspired by the ancient spiritual traditions and yogic philosophy.
Ryann believes that yoga has the power to positively transform people's lives. She teaches a Hatha inspired class with an emphasis on breath, awareness, and body control. She aims to make each class feel steeped in Indian tradition and lineage. Her path has also led her to Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) as a way to help speed the physical healing or recovery process and flexibility that yoga offers. With yoga and FST, Ryann has a passion to guide people towards a more connected, positive, and healthy life.
You will experience true five-star luxury in one of the most beautiful Greek islands. Located on a slight hill overseeing Aegiali Bay, Aegialis Hotel & Spa offers you a front row seat at sea views and the majestic mountainous landscape of the island. It is a prime location, with only a short walk to the beach and the Aegiali shops.
Amorgos Island is a favorite European destination when it comes to yoga retreats and the peaceful vibes of the island create a tranquil space for self-discovery, yoga, meditation and connection to nature and the self. Amorgos is a small island, located within the Aegean Sea, an arm of the Mediterranean Sea.
According to Greek mythology, Amorgos was the island where Ulysses, returning to Ithaki, was attracted like a magnet by Goddess Kirki, and stayed for many years. Every year since, the same magnetic attraction beguiles wellness and yoga enthusiasts, which flock to the island, attracted by its strong revitalizing energy and the abundance of therapeutic herbs, which make of Amorgos the perfect place for a spiritual and physical uplift.
Yoga is a practice not only on the mat, but in the kitchen! Nourishing ourselves from the inside out is a hugr component to a Lotus Retreats week. You will enjoy slow, whole, and organic food influenced by the Greek culture. Everything is handmade, prepared carefully with much laughter and love.
Nourish your soul with daily handcrafted meals made with love for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The award-winning Ambrosia Gallery Restaurant at the hotel is available for all guests. An abundant breakfast buffet is served every morning, as well as lunch and dinner menus included in your retreat package. The resort uses fresh food and locally grown vegetables and a variety of spices grown on the island. The hotel also offers vegetarian and vegan choices and they can cater for different dietary preferences.
Explore the beauty that Amorgos island has to offer. Lotus Retreats will help organize guided hiking tours, group visits to the cultural monuments of the island, Greek cooking and dancing lessons, and the popular tender boat experience and other water sports for the adventure seekers.
Excursions and group activities are a huge part of a Lotus Retreats week! Every week offers optional activities to enjoy with the group or individually. During your time in Greece, Lotus Retreats will offer a variety of excursions to fully experience the natural, cultural and spiritual beauty of the land!
Included in your retreat package is a 30-minute relaxing massage; you may also treat yourself to a refreshing facial and other body treatments available at Lalon Idor Spa. You also have free use of Lalon Idor Spa facilities; sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, indoor heated seawater swimming pool, fitness center.
Athens International Airport
Transfer not provided
Please book your flight to arrive at Athens International Airport (ATH). Transfer from and to this airport is not included in the price.
While Amorgos Island does not have an airport but is easily reached with daily ferries and high speed vessels. Athens International Airport (ATH) is the most convenient to arrive. Lotus Retreats suggests arriving a day or two early to explore Athens, or staying a few days after the retreat to explore others islands!
It is also suggested that visitors arrive one day earlier in Athens or book a flight arriving before 2:00 p.m. so that they are at the port on time - most of the ferries to Amorgos leave at 5:30 p.m. There is one daily connection to Amorgos Island (except on Saturday during winter) from Piraeus port, Athens. Ferries dock alternately at the two ports of Amorgos Island: Katapola and Aegiali (closest to the hotel).
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