7 Days Personal Transformation Yoga Retreat in Greece

Summer Yoga Retreat in Kythira Island, Greece

Our summer yoga retreats with internationally renowned Kundalini yoga teacher, Gloria Latham, on the idyllic Greek Island of Kythira, are designed to give you a deep immersion in the practice of yoga and meditation, while offering you a unique experience of Greece. You can decide to practice yoga solely for personal development or for Yoga Alliance certification.

This is one of our most popular retreats attracting people from all over the world. Some come as singles, some with friends, some as couples and even families. We have guests celebrating milestone birthdays or people seeking to take time our from life's busyness, and regroup and recharge to find themselves. There is space and time for everyone to take what they need from this untouched island.

Retreat highlights

  • 2 daily yoga and mediation sessions daily
  • Kundalini Master Teacher, Gloria Latham
  • Spectacular beach front accommodation
  • Shared car rental (one car per two people)
  • Airport Transfers to and from your hotel on Kythira
  • Daily breakfast made from healthy, fresh ingredients
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Excursions on the island

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi

Your hotel in Anemes, is run by Kythira local, Pashali and his wife Mema. This eight room hotel is only two stories high, and immaculately kept. It is built on land given to Pashali by his paternal grandmother. The hotel is situated in the fishing village of Avlemonas. It sits gazing out over the beautiful blue Mediterranean sea. Each room has a patio with stunning views of Paleopoli beach, fabled to be the birthplace of Aphrodite.

One and two spectacular bedroom studio apartments are available. Room selection is based on availability at time of booking. There are no two rooms alike so book early for best selection!

Amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Television
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Maid service
  • Self catering
  • Room service available on request

A car to explore

  • Each two guests will receive their own car to allow them to explore the island more freely.

Semperviva Yoga Summer Retreat in Greece Program

Your days will start and end with a yoga practice that includes yoga, life coaching sessions, philosophy, meditation and self inquiry with international renowned Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Gloria Latham.

Free time and included excursions:

Sempervivas Greek Yoga Retreats strive to find the perfect balance between time spent together as a group, and time for you. Ample time is allotted each day for swimming and basking in the glorious Mediterranean sun or for exploring the multitude of interesting villages, ancient ruins and towns on the island. We will even spend a day touring around the island on Captain Spiros infamous glass bottom boat. Explore over 35 magnificent beaches on Kythira, in addition to quaint towns and villages, local markets, seaside tavernas and archaeological sites. Optional excursions will be taken to heritage sites, hidden beaches, festivals and folk music venues.

Your days can be as full or as leisurely as you choose. Each two individuals will be provided with a car to give you more personal freedom. After our morning yoga classes, we will meet to discuss possible adventures for the day that include some of the islands better kept secrets. Following our group explorations you are free until our evening class at 19:00.

July 21 - 27, 2018

Breakthrough your subconscious blocks

The Breakthrough Your Blocks immersion will kick start your dream setting process by helping you break free of self-imposed limitations using techniques that are fast and effective. Whether its fear of failure, fear of judgment or fear of success, you will release unresolved emotions that have held you back and kept you stuck for years.

What to expect

Real and lasting change

You will experience real and lasting change through the time honored wisdom of Kundalini Yoga practiced in an intensive immersion format. You will feel clear, strong and more vibrant and free than you have in years. The negative chatter you are letting rule your life is draining your energy. You will create incredible freedom by physically, mentally and emotionally releasing outdated worries, anxieties, doubts and fears. You can finally become the person you intended to be.

Powerful detoxifying practices

Strong and accessible yoga sets will cleanse past and current fears to put you in a state of freedom you may not have experienced for years. You will feel physically and emotionally stronger than ever before. You will gain the energy and stamina you need to make long overdue changes in your life.

Strengthening abdominal work

Specifically designed abdominal practices will activate your third chakra and build an unshakeable confidence and resolve to overcome your doubts and self–imposed limitations. Third chakra energy is key to releasing your Kundalini energy and unlocking your untapped potential. This is why two lessons out of the six are fully dedicated to this energy. There are significant, life changing reasons to get strong abs!

Subconscious clearing meditation

You will experience the most powerful meditation in the Kundalini Yoga tradition to guarantee the changes you make will be lasting.

Self-inquiry practices

Self-study is an important part of spiritual development. There is tremendous insight available to you by asking yourself the right questions. Access the power of self-inquiry in each and every Module.

August 27 - September 2, 2018

The basics of Kundalini

Kundalini Yoga is designed to create fast and lasting results. It will free you from your subconscious fears and self-imposed limitations. It will access a strength you’re not even aware you have, and put you on a path of freedom and purpose. This immersion will help you develop your own personal practice through chakra balancing work, and give those on the teaching path powerful tools to teach.

This course was designed to highlight the key differences between Kundalini Yoga and other yoga traditions. The purpose of all yoga is to raise your kundalini energy so that you can live your purpose and fulfill your destiny. The techniques used in the Kundalini tradition fast track you to achieving this.

By the end of our time together, you will know how to access the tools of Kundalini Yoga to create classes and meditations to target your exact personal needs, or those of your students. Access hundreds of kriyas (exercise sets) and meditations to work on all levels of your being.

You will explore Kriyas and meditations to:

  • develop your intuition
  • reduce your anxiety
  • detoxify your body
  • release stored anger
  • conquer depression
  • awaken the heart centre
  • balance your chakras and corresponding organs
  • and countless other life changing sets that work your body, mind, and soul

Your course will include

  • the history and philosophy of Kundalini Yoga
  • the chakra system and how to work with this energy to remove barriers to fulfilment in your life
  • understanding Kundalini energy and yogic anatomy
  • using mantra as medicine and Naad Yoga (the science of sound)
  • meditations-active meditations using mantra, mudra and pranayama (breath techniques)
  • pranayama methods unique to the Kundalini tradition
  • how to teach traditionally and how to develop your own personal teaching style
  • keeping yourself and your students’ bodies safe in practice

Most importantly you will develop a personal sadhana, a daily practice, that will be the foundation for the healthy and fulfilling life you’ve been wanting for a long time now.

Instructors

Gloria Latham
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)
Gloria Latham worked as a licensed pharmacist for almost ten years before discovering true health through the practice of yoga and meditation. She is one of the most influential forces of yoga teacher training globally. She is a Lululemon Global Ambassador and founder of Semperviva Yoga Studios. She is best known for her week-long transformational programs that help students powerfully break through barriers and her high vibing Yoga Raves. Gloria is the director of yoga teacher training at Semperviva International College of Yoga.

Retreat location

Kythira Island is one of the most untouched islands in Greece. For those wanting to restore some balance to their lives, this retreat on Kythira Island is the perfect choice. The coastline of Kythira is over 50km in length, and offers the worlds most spectacular secluded beaches.The village of Avlemonas is a beautiful seaside village with a true Greek culture and locals who will show you the Greek way of life.

Breathtaking landscapes are a prominent feature on Kythira Island, which makes it the perfect spot for a relaxing yoga retreat and meditation. Numerous gorges are home to a variety of wildlife and birds, and late in the season golden eagles can be seen circling the skies above the precarious cliff top monastery of Agia Moni. The diverse scenery on offer means Kythira is ideal both for walkers and nature lovers whilst the more artistic can spend days searching for the perfect subject amongst the deserted villages and impressive stone bridges, remnants of past empires.

Although the attractions of the interior are many, the beaches are still a favourite for most, and especially for those practicing yoga. Whether your priorities are secluded splendour or convenience and a sun-bed, Kythira Island has something for everyone.

Things to do (optional)

  • Cave swims, ancient burial sites, incredible lunches or dinners amazing village shopping and more
  • Cave swims, ancient burial sites, incredible lunches or dinners amazing village shopping and more
  • Folk music, festivals and Greek dancing: If there is a celebration of any kind happening during your stay, well be joining in
  • Folk music, festivals and Greek dancing: If there is a celebration of any kind happening during your stay, well be joining in

Optional tours

  • Tour of medieval villages in Milopotamos
  • Tour of Venetian castle and ruins in Hora and Kapsali
  • Local bakery, and olive press visit in the village of Karava.
  • Visit to Amir Ali and the springs of Portokalia.
  • Boat trip with Captain Spiros on his glass bottom boat:
  • Tour of Paleopoli and Skandia: Fabled as the birth place of Aphrodite

What's included

  • 7 morning and 7 evening yoga and meditation sessions and training, suitable for all levels
  • Spectacular beach front accommodation
  • Shared car rental (one car per two people)
  • Airport transfers to and from your hotel on Kythira
  • Excursions on the island
  • Daily breakfast made from healthy, fresh ingredients - fresh fruit, yoghurt, cereals, nuts and seeds, homemade or local bread, tea, coffee and juice

What's not included

  • Extra meals and activities not included in the itinerary
  • Flights
  • Holiday insurance

Cancellation Policy

  • 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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