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8 Days Luxury Yoga Retreat in Messinia (Peloponnese, Greece)

Luxury Villa The Olive Retreat, Epar.od Filiatron-Korifasiou, Tragána, Messinia, Greece

Integral Yoga Retreat Greece

Take the opportunity to get recharged with the power of the Messinian Energy.

A retreat based on Integral Yoga which includes 3 hours of yoga practices daily, in a hidden luxury villa with a stunning sea view, in the middle of an olive yard.

The practices aim to introduce and bring you deeper into the ancient techniques of Yoga. A spiritual journey for awareness and the equilibrium that will accompany you during this yoga vacation and beyond!

Led by Natassa and Nireas - two very experienced yoga teachers - you will practice for 90 minutes twice per day dynamic and static postures (Asanas) to strengthen body and mind, breathing exercises (Pranayama) to channelize the energy and meditation techniques (Pratyahara) to guide you to the path of awareness.

The villa, situated in an olive yard of one acre with large sea views, decorated with private shadowed relaxing garden areas, flowers, herbs, and 250 olive trees, is located in one of the most beautiful settings in the renowned area of Pylos (Messinia, Greece).

You will be spoiled by the calm environment and with every breath you take, you will absorb the atmosphere of the surrounding nature and sea.

Meet the instructors

Natassa & Nireas
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Highlights

  • 5 days of yoga sessions twice a day
  • Daily meditation
  • Understand the power of Kumbhaka (retention of the breath)
  • Use Bandhas and Kriyas (energy locks) to sublimate the energy
  • Relax and enjoy calmness and harmony
  • Free time to discover the amazing Messinian surrounding
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, German, Greek, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
17:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Pet care / grooming
  • Wireless internet

The choice of colors, the private atmosphere of each room and the selection of furniture offers a pleasantly warm and cheerful atmosphere. As soon as you get out of bed in the morning, your infinity pool, next to your bedroom, offers itself for a refreshing dip.

In the evening after a relaxing moment in the Jacuzzi, enjoy dinner close to the external fireplace. During midday heat or for afternoon siestas, the hammock awaits you under the olive trees.

Enjoy your game of golf on the superb golf courses, Navarino Dunes, and Navarino Bay.

Villa Features

Villa 300 m2 built on 2 levels on an acre of land 5 bedrooms. Featuring 4 master bedrooms + 1 staff room, sleeping 8 guests in total, with anatomical hypoallergenic top quality mattresses and pillows

Air Conditioning/Heating in all bedrooms and in the entire villa

Infinity Heated/Cooled Private Pool 12 x 5m, depth 1 - 2 m

BBQ Area

Fully equipped open kitchen with dishwasher, fridge, freezer and induction stove, microwave oven, oven, espresso machine, breakfast bar, etc.

Large shaded terraces: at poolside + at the back of the villa

Comfortable living room & dining room, XL TV screen, self turning central fireplace, subtle but comfortable decor, with wide sliding doors windows to pool area and outside lounge & dining area

External covered lounge with fireplace, dining area for 8 persons and Sunbeds

Nature surrounded hidden, but with sea views, Jacuzzi for 4 persons

External private showers for two

Fully equipped staff kitchen with fridges, freezers, microwave, ice machine, stove, oven and steamer

Additional WC in close proximity to common areas

Wireless internet access, sound system, satellite TV with 750 channels

Laundry Room with washing machine, iron and ironing press, garment steamer

External sitting and relaxing garden areas developed on different levels of the property

Private covered external parking space for 2 cars

Small Pets allowed with prior notice

Childrens Tree House

Gated property

Program

During your stay, you will be guided for 5 days by two master teachers into the ancient techniques of Yoga. You will be given full instructions on practices to

deepen your understanding and knowledge of Yoga.

The day will start with a practice of asanas (postures) in a dynamic manner to build up endurance and flexibility for a fit body, 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).

Additionally, in the evening classes, you will be led to the meditation techniques of Yoga Nidra, Bhairova, Nadabrahma, and Nada yoga.

Between the two yoga sessions, there is ample time to enjoy and discover the beach and the wonderful local neighboring, relaxing and read a book lying on the hammock, enjoy the huge pool surrounded by olive trees, or surrender to a private Shamanic Healing session.

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

Enjoy preparing a meal in the amazing, professional-like villa’s kitchen using local olive oil and ingredients, or use the option to have a private professional Chef to prepare delicious local and international dishes.

Wednesday is a free day, to completely relax, to enjoy the region, to organize excursions or to chill out in the Villa. The benefits of this retreat are to experience a healthy self, physically and mentally, as well as to reach a completely relaxed and meditative state of mind in the most amazing places south Greece has to offer.

Sample schedule

  • 07:00 - 07:30 Light breakfast (coffee, tea, fruits)
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Yoga class (asana, kumbhaka, pranayama )
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Brunch
  • 11:00 - 16:00 Free time (see options below)
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Relaxing time
  • 17:30 - 19:00 Yoga class (asana, pranayama, meditation)
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

There will be 5 days of two yoga sessions per day. No class on arrival and departure day, and the fourth day of the retreat.

Instructors

Natassa Koureta

Nireas Gkinis

Retreat location

Hidden luxury villa in Tragana Village, in the middle of a 10.000m2 olive yard, with great sea views, unspoiled wonderful beaches, located in one of the most beautiful settings in the renowned area of Pylos.

Around Tragana you will find beautiful sandy beaches waterfalls and hiking trails. Lagouvardos beach, Mati (Koa beach) and Voidokoilia.

Costa Navarino, Costa Navarino Golf, and its extensive range of restaurants, the Romanos beach, the bay of Navarino with animated Gialova beachfront, the beautiful town of Pylos are just at a short distance away and ideal for an evening walk.

Other points of interest around Tragana:

  • Methoni Castle
  • Voidokoilia Beach
  • Ancient palace of King Nestor
  • Polilimnio waterfalls
  • Town of Pylos and Castle
  • Lagoon of Gialova

Unique features

Activities

  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck

Services

  • Dry cleaning
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Pet care / grooming
  • Wireless internet

Food

Fully equipped staff kitchen with fridges, freezers, microwave, ice machine, stove, oven, and steamer is at your disposal

Brunch and light dinner can be prepared by a professional cook at the cost of 250 EUR per day; chef services only, ingredients are to be provided by the guests.

The following drinks are included: coffee, assortments of tea, lemons, water, and milk.

Things to do (optional)

What to do during free time:

  • Chill by the pool
  • Play golf
  • Go to the beach
  • Excursion to local sites
  • Massage in the villa by a professional
  • Wine tasting in a local vineyard
  • Shamanic Healing session

Things we can organize for you at extra cost:

  • Preparing brunch and light dinner by a professional cook: 250 EUR per day (This is the chef’s fee-only, all food and beverage purchases are paid extra by the guests)
  • Organising excursions around the area
  • Wine tasting in a local vineyard
  • Massage by a professional in the villa
  • Pool heating: 400 EUR per week
  • Jacuzzi use: 130 EUR per week
  • Pet care-grooming upon request with an extra charge

Suggested Excursions :

  • Methoni Castle
  • The famous "Voidokoilia" beach
  • The ancient palace of King Nestor
  • Polilimnio waterfalls
  • The beautiful town of Pylos and the castle
  • The lagoon of Gialova

What's included

  • 5 days of yoga and meditation
  • 3 hours of yoga classes per day
  • 2 yoga classes per day
  • Daily meditation classes
  • One day off
  • Shamanic healing (optional - one free private session per person)
  • Free use of the villa's facilities (kitchen, pool, BBQ)
  • Yoga mats (feel free to bring your own)
  • Daily tidying up the villa and a mid-week cleaning
  • Beach towels
  • 7 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Transfer from and to airport
  • Tickets for archaeological sites
  • Excursions around the area
  • Meals
  • Restaurants

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at either Kalamata International Airport (KLX) or Athens International Airport (ATH). Pick-up service is not included. Transfer from and to the airport can be organized at an extra cost.

There is always the possibility to arrive at the retreat place by car. Feel free to ask for more information.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% 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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Arrival: Saturday September 12, 2020
Departure: Saturday September 19, 2020

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