Silver Island Yoga is about totally getting away, magic, nature, wellness, transformation and rejuvenation. The wish is to create an experience that inspires peace, serenity and mindful living. You are invited to join in for a truly magical, unspoiled, utterly relaxing yoga retreat and holiday of a lifetime.
The island's accommodation consists of two beautifully renovated, traditional white washed, blue shuttered houses - the Main house, and the Villa. Five beautifully decorated and inviting twin rooms, with only space for 10 guests per retreat, making this an intimate and very personal experience.
The Main house, dating back to the early 19th century, consists of a warm, inviting living room with a working fireplace where you can relax with a good read from the book shelf. There are two twin bedrooms all with inbuilt cupboards, two modern bathrooms and an additional toilet. Adjacent to the main house is the kitchen, dining room, outside eating area, and fire pit.
The Villa built in the 70's is a short walk from the main house and has a further three twin bedrooms all with private bathrooms and built in cupboards. The top bedroom has a private terrace with a day bed and the bottom rooms share a balcony with their own seating. All the rooms have spectacular sea views. There is also a path from the villa rooms leading you to the pebble beach. The rooms, except Rhea, can be made into doubles.
The rooms are a mix of traditional features and contemporary design and are individual in shape, size, style. Tastefully furnished throughout with 100% cotton sheets, towels, beach wraps, hypoallergenic pillows and mosquito netting. We also provide 100% natural, locally make toiletries and insect repellent. All the rooms have built in cupboards and spectacular views of either the island or the crystal blue Aegean sea. All that you could need to be comfortable, unpack, and make yourself at home.
The accommodation is based on shared occupancy; solo travellers will be accommodated in a twin room with another guest of the same gender. The room may be booked as single occupancy; however both beds will need to be purchased. The week retreats are all inclusive based on the room that you choose.
A lovely bright twin room, it has a large window with views looking out over cypress trees and the sea.
Set in the rear of the main house, this is a spacious cool room, with a traditional fire place.
This very spacious ensuite room has its very own reading alcove with private terrace with the most exquisite unobstructed sea views.
Spacious, bright ensuite rooms with beautiful views of the sea with large double doors leading to your shared terrace.
The retreat will open with a sunset class on the Sunday evening and close with a sunrise class on the Saturday morning. There will be two-hour twice daily yoga classes, in the morning and evening. You can participate in as many or as few of the activates as you would like.
A typical day will consist of the following activites:
Silver Island Yoga is not bound by any one particular yoga or spiritual tradition and have invited teachers who have studied many of the worlds great traditions and their teachings reflect the wisdom in all. They pride themselves on sharing yogic teachings and mindfulness in a down to earth, fun manner inclusive of everyones level of experience. Their dedicated teachers are inspired and passionate about sharing their love and wisdom of yoga with everyone.
The yoga shala is fully equipped with mats, belts, blocks, cushions and blankets and is situated between the main house and Villa with spectacular sea views. There is also a meditation platform at the top of the island, which is perfect for sunrise meditations.
Silver Island is a privately owned, untouched dream island offering you the most unique yoga experience. Situated a few miles from the mainland, Silver Island has been the home of the Christie family for 60 years and now opens its doors and sublime tranquility to those in search of a sense of inner peace and an escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Silver Island is 60 acres of gently rolling hills, small idyllic coves, ancient old olive groves, cypress trees and wild flowers, the rhythmic sound of cicadas all surrounded by the crystal blue Mediterranean with glorious views every way you turn, all captivating to the eye.
Comprised of just a couple of white washed and blue shuttered traditional Greek homes, a church and lighthouse, Silver Island lends itself to a peaceful and rejuvenating experience. This is truly a magical place to practice the art of yoga. A place you can unwind and merge with nature and self.
During the day, the pebbled beaches, hidden coves, and miles of pathways offer a chance for guests to spend time alone in quiet reflection between the two hour dawn and sunset yoga classes.
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To embrace a healthy, yogic lifestyle Silver Island Yoga promote a vegetarian diet consisting of pure, simple, natural foods which are easily digested and promote health. All the food is prepared with love, either grown on the island or locally sourced. Three vegetarian meals, inspired by the Mediterranean diet will be provided daily. All the produce is seasonal, organic, either grown in our garden, or locally sourced.
Fertile mountain slopes and bountiful sunshine produce some of the tastiest fruit and vegetables which when prepared with love (and their own extra virgin olive oil) result in mouthwatering, nutritious and delicious cuisine.
The meals will be served at their outdoor table, which is nestled under a palm tree or in the sheltered dining area, both overlooking the Aegean Sea. Fresh coffee, a variety of teas and healthy snacks will be available at all times. Drinking water will also be provided.
Two kayaks are available for you to explore the shores of the island, where you might even meet a dolphin or two of our resident seals! There are also pathways for exploring the island.
Snorkels and goggles are provided, letting you to get to know our local fish, or do some shell diving.
There is 60 acres of island to explore and over 2000 olive trees to sit under and meditate.
There is an art cupboard, which you are welcome to help yourself to or bring a journal to express yourself in.
There are sea, sun, hammocks and the most exquisite scenery.
A highlight of holidays to the Mediterranean is a visit to the local markets. Being a private island, with the closest village on the mainland 20 minutes' away by boat, once a week Silver Island Yoga brings the market. Now you have the opportunity to take a little reminder of your time with them on Silver Island with you or buy a gift for someone you love.
Their products are all used on the island, made either by them or locally by their very talented and beautiful community. Being off-grid, they cannot take credit card payments so please remember to bring some extra spending money / Euros for these treats.
Please book your flight to arrive at Athens International Airport (ATH), Elefthrios Venizlos. Once in Athens you have two choices of getting to the Island. The trip will take three and a half to four hours either way.
There is a daily bus at 6:45 a.m. (high season) and 8:45 a.m. (low season) directly to their local port. the cost is 18 EUR and it includes a fun ferry crossing which costs 4.70 EUR.
You will arrive at 10:20 a.m. (high season) and 12:20 p.m. (low season) and Silver Island Yoga will meet you as the bus comes in. You will have an opportunity to get a few last minute things in the village before departing for the island by boat.
Silver Island Yoga use Athens Taxi Transfers for transfers from Athens to the closest local port by private or shared taxi. You can contact Frances on firstname.lastname@example.org" for prices either via the mountains or the ferry crossing (same route as the bus).
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