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5 Days Tantra Yoga Retreat for Men in Peloponnese, Greece

Skiaxtro Eco Farm, Epararchiaki Odos Filiatron Korifasiou 244 00, Greece

Tantra Yoga Retreat for Men (Greece)

Not acquisition of Siddhis (psychic powers), nor black magic, nor licentious living, nor occult sex. Whether you are a sensualist or a spiritualist, an atheist or theist, whether strong or weak, rich or poor, straight or gay, Tantra says, there is a path for you which you have to discover. Experience five days of pure Tantra Yoga for men only: Asanas, Pranayama, Kriyas, Bandhas, and meditation. Come and discover your path!

Meet the instructors

Nireas
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Highlights

  • 2 yoga classes per day
  • Partner and naked yoga sessions
  • Power yoga in a static and dynamic manner
  • Daily meditation sessions (Yoga Nidra, Tattwa Shuddhi)
  • Daily excursions to different sights, castles, beaches, and waterfalls
  • 2 homemade delicious vegetarian meals daily
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, German, Greek, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 20
Airport transfer included: Kalamata International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
11:55

Facilities

  • Café
  • Garden
  • Meditation garden
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga shala
  • Outdoor shower

Skiaxtro Eco Farm is evolving upon the vision of Alexandra (the owner) to be a place that people create with materials and emotions. It hosts social events and gatherings, parties, speeches, artistic activities, and every other occasion that respects nature.

Equipped with two tipi tents / canvas tents, Skiaxtro Eco Farm can accommodate groups up to 12 people. People who want to participate in a retreat but prefer to stay in their own private tent are also welcome; there is enough space for everyone.

The wooden yoga deck (72 square meters) is suitable to accommodate up to 20 yoga practitioners under the shade from the trees. Vegan food is provided or you are also welcome to collect fresh vegetables from the garden and prepare your own dish.

Skiaxtro is located only 180 meters to the sea, 500 meters to the village of Marathopoli, at the western coast of Messinia, Peloponnese. Reach the eco farm from Kalamata international airport in 45 minutes or from Athens airport in three hours driving time. Many sights and beaches are located within 30 minutes.

Program

During these five days, you will be guided by a master yoga teacher into the ancient tantric techniques. You will be given full instructions on practices as well as question and answer sessions in the evening (Satsang) to deepen your understanding and knowledge of Tantra Yoga.

The day will start with purification of the internal body called Shatkarmas or Kriyas. It will follow a two-hour practice of Asanas (postures) in a dynamic manner to awake your body and keep it fit, and in a static manner to build up physical and mental strength.

You will practice and master the techniques of Kumbhaka (retention of the breath), Kriyas and Bandhas (activating energy locks), and Pranayama (breathing exercises), in order to feel and guide the Kundalini Shakti towards the Shiva consciousness. Additionally, in the two-hour evening class, you will be led into the meditation techniques of yoga Nidra, Nada yoga, and Tattwa Shuddhi.

Partner and Naked Yoga will also be practiced during these 5 days.

Between the two yoga sessions, there is ample time to enjoy the amazing rocky beach of Marathopoli and the wonderful local neighboring, or surrender to a private Shamanic Healing session.

There will be daily organized excursions visiting the magnificent treasures around the area (such as Voidokoilia beach, Polilimnio waterfalls, Lagoon of Gialova, the archeological site of Nestor's palace, Methoni castle, and the ancient theatre of Messini).

On Friday 30, the day of the new moon, it will be a fire ritual (Havan) to celebrate the new beginning by offerings into the fire and chanting mantras.

The benefits of this five-day experience is to strengthen and stretch the body, to discover and feel the Shakti within and to reach a completely relaxed and meditative state of mind in the most amazing places, south Greece has to offer.

Tantra is the combination of two Sanskrit words: TANoti or expansion and TRAyati or liberation, hence Tantra is the method to expand the mind and liberate the dormant potential energy. The aspects of Shakti and Shiva (energy and consciousness) are not abstractions. Shakti represents the supplest manifestation of energy, lined coiled like a serpent at the Muladhara Chakra and is known as Kundalini, whereas Shiva or consciousness, is located at the Sahasrara Chakra, the highest evolutionary center in man.

Schedule

  • 07:00 - 07:30 Morning Kriyas
  • 08:00 - 10:00 Yoga class (asana, kumbhaka, yoga Nidra)
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Brunch
  • 11:30 - 16:00 Organized excursions and relax time
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Free time
  • 17:00 - 19:00 Yoga class (asana, pranayama, meditation)
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
  • 20:30 - 21:00 Satsang

Included excursions

  • Visit to Methoni castle
  • Visit to the famous "voidokoilia" beach
  • Visit to the ancient palace of King Nestor
  • Visit to "Polilimnio" waterfalls
  • Visit to the beautiful town of Pylos and the castle
  • Visit to the lagoon of Gialova

Instructors

Nireas Gkinis

Retreat location

Marathopoli — Picturesque seaside village with beautiful beaches

Marathópoli is one of the most beautiful corners of Messinia. The village is famous for its fish tavernas and romantic sunsets. Around Marathopolis you will find beautiful sandy beaches. Lagouvardos beach, Mati (Koa beach) and Voidokoilia.

Other points of interest around Marathopoli:

  • Methoni castle
  • Voidokoilia beach
  • Ancient palace of King Nestor
  • Polilimnio waterfalls
  • Town of Pylos and castle
  • Lagoon of Gialova

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

All the ingredients for the meals are from the Skiachtro Eco Farm and local producers. The food is made only with olive oil which comes from local olive trees.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

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

What's included

  • Airport Transfer from or to Kalamata International Airport (KLX)
  • Around 5 hours yoga program per day
  • 2 yoga classes daily
  • Daily meditation classes
  • Shamanic healing (optional - one free private session per person)
  • Excursions around the area
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Brunch and dinner buffet (vegetarian)
  • Mats (optional)

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Tickets for archaeological sites

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by bus

From Athens International Airport (ATH), take the express bus X93 to Athens Main Bus Station (KTEL-Kifissos), roughly costs 6 EUR. From KTEL-Kifissos take the Express Bus to Gargaliani (KTEL-Messinias), which costs 22 EUR to 30 EUR one way (around 4 hours trip). Ask the bus driver, if possible to let you out at Marathopoli (5 minutes walk from Skiaxtro Eco Farm), if not Nireas Yoga will be more than glad to pick you up from Gargaliani Station.

Airport: Kalamata International Airport Airport transfer included: Kalamata International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 14 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on departure.
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Arrival: Thursday August 29, 2019
Departure: Monday September 2, 2019

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