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8 Days Pilates and Yoga Retreat in Santorini, Greece

  • The Pelagos Hotel, Baxedes, Oia, 84 702 Santorini, Greece

Overview

Greece Yoga Retreat

Imagine yourself practicing yoga and Pilates on one of the worlds most beautiful islands. With white bungalows down sheer cliff drops like cascades, endless skies embracing the blue waters, Santorini is the perfect place to regain that strength within and enjoy some amazing, fluid yoga and Pilates. Your backdrop for your holiday will leave you captivated, enlightened, and elevated to another realm. You wont want to miss this incredible opportunity to transform your yoga and Pilates practice and your view on the splendors of nature.Going into their 4th year leading magnificent retreats to Santorini, your backdrop for your Sky Pilates and Yoga holiday will leave you captivated, enlightened and elevated to another realm.

Highlights

  • Meditation classes
  • Yoga and Pilates classes
  • Daily brunch with juice tea, coffee, and water
  • 4 course vegetarian dinner every evening of your stay
  • Hiking excursion to the village of Oia Santorini
  • Transportation to and from airport
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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The Pelagos Hotel in Oia, Santorini, will be hosting the retreat. It comes with beautiful, single or double rooms, all equipped with individual bathrooms and kitchenettes and an on-site vegetable and fruit garden. This boutique hotel is the perfect setting for a relaxing and fun Pilates and yoga holiday. The Pelagos Hotel has built a beautiful practice shala where all classes will take place.

Day 1 September 24, 2016

17:30 Yoga de-stress class (90 minutes)

19:30 Welcome dinner

Day 2 September 25, 2016

  • 09:00 Classical Pilates
  • 10:00 Brunch, followed by free time
  • 17:30 Hatha yoga (60 minutes)
  • 19:00 Dinner

Day 3 September 26, 2016

  • 08:30 Vinyasa flow yoga
  • 10:00 Brunch, followed by free time
  • 17:30 Full throttle Pilates
  • 19:00 Dinner

Day 4 September 27, 2016

  • 09:00 Pilates flow
  • 10:00 Brunch, followed by free time
  • 17:30 Hatha yoga
  • 19:00 Dinner

Day 5 September 28, 2016

  • 08:00 Yoga flow and meditation
  • 10:00 Brunch
  • 14:00 Catamaran excursion with dinner onboard (optional)

Day 6 September 28, 2016

  • 08:30 Vinyasa flow
  • 10:00 Brunch, followed by free time
  • 17:30 Wind down Pilates
  • 19:00 Dinner

Day 7 September 29, 2016

  • 08:30 Vinyasa flow
  • 10:00 Brunch, followed by free time
  • 17:30 Classical Pilates
  • 19:00 Departure dinner
  • Alejandro Estornel

    Alex's style of teaching is a perfect combination of classical Pilates and progressive methods, with the fervor and tenacity that Joseph Pilates intended for his clients. His private sessions and classes will rebuild the body you deserve and transform your life.

  • Paola Reznik

    In her practice, she places great importance in the art of breathing which teaches how to find a balance with the mind and emotions. Quieting the thoughts in order to better connect with the bodies is the key to achieving complete enlightenment.

This holiday will take place at the Pelagos Hotel on Santorini, an island that erupted over 3600 years ago to reveal the best sunset in the Mediterranean. Pelagos Hotel is located at Baxedes of Oia in Santorini island, just three kilometers from the center of Oia village and 200 meters from the most beautiful beach of Oia, among vineyards and gardens where you will find all the beauty and calmness for your relaxation.

Nearby places

  • Oia beach, 200 meters
  • Oia village, 3 kilometers
Activities
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Beach nearby
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
Services
  • Car rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Laundry
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance

Brunch will be provided everyday of the retreat, and includes juice, tea, coffee, and water. There will also be served four to five course of vegetarian dinner throughout the vacation, including arrival day. Meat dishes can be provided on request.

On the fifth day of the retreat, there will be an organized five-hour catamaran sailing excursion of the island. The excursion will include all beverages and an onboard dinner whilst watching the famous Santorini sunset. This excursion is optional and is worth a total of 80 EUR.

There is also available an excursion to Akrotiri Archeological site in the south of the island.

Guest can also join mountain biking tours or hire mountain bikes.

  • 2 to 3 classes of yoga and Pilates
  • 7 four to five vegetarian dinners
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All class materials such as mats, belts, blocks, blankets, and props
  • Beach and pool towels
  • Brunch everyday
  • Transfer from and to Santorini (Thira) National Airport (JTR)
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks during your stay
  • Flights to and from Santorini, Greece
  • Massages in room upon request
  • Optional excursions and activities

Arrival by airplane

You have to arrive at Santorini Thira National Airport (JTR).

Sky Pilates and Yoga will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a driver that will escort you to the Pelagos Hotel, which is just a short drive to the north port of the island. Along with the friendly Pelagos Hotel staff, the Sky Pilates and Yoga team of instructors will be waiting for you and will show you to your comfortable room.

Distances

  • Fira, 10 kilometers
  • Oia, 3 kilometers
  • Santorini Thira National Airport (JTR), 20 kilometers
For information about the booking conditions, please send Sky Pilates and Yoga an inquiry.
  • Review by Sully
    10 out of 10

    "This was my first retreat with the Sky team and it was so incredible that I have already booked another! Alex is a total powerhouse, super organized, super friendly and killer on the mat. It is a perfect mix with Alex's energy, Shannon's technique and Paola's soothing relaaaaaax. I left there feeling sun kissed, fit, happy and possibly about a foot taller. Every detail of the trip was perfect, from the food to the location, but what is really most special is the feeling of community. Many of us came as strangers, but we all left as friends, and that really is priceless. Thank you!!"

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  • Review by Jonny from London, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Just got back from my first Pilates and Yoga retreat and absolutely loved it! What an amazing week with such lovely welcoming people! I would highly recommend a retreat with Sky Pilates and Yoga. The yoga with Alex and pilates with Paola were both relaxing and challenging and the food was to die for! Highly recommend spending a week with Sky Pilates and Yoga Retreats!"

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  • Review by A traveler from Longon, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I have just returned from 9 days of sun, Pilates, yoga, hikes, fresh air, sea, beautiful people and delicious food! I arrived having been stressed and feeling very run down. From the moment I arrived and after my first encounter with Alex, Paola, Stacey and Brian I immediately started to feel better. The Villa is amazing with magical views to the historic town of Aguimes. The schedule for the week is perfect giving you a variety of wonderful activities, classes and excursions but also plenty of you time to clear your head or catch up on some reading. I cannot recommend this retreat enough and will definitely be returning!"

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  • Review by Melokev from Courbevoie, France
    9 out of 10

    "It was my second retreat and I really enjoyed it. The villa is a well located and maintained. The pilates and yoga classes are very good with a well structures progression over the week taking into consideration the participants level and conditions. The team (Alex, Stacey, Paula and Brian) are doing their best to satisfy the participants with a very personal touch. The vegetarian food was good but more diversity at brunch would make it even better.The group was amazing and we had lots of fun! The only downside would be my room with no AC nor fan and the bathroom outside the room, I guess that I was not lucky because the other rooms wereseem better. Overall, it was a very enjoyable, energizing and relaxing week, I will definitely book another retreat with Alex and co in Santorini next time to discover this other location."

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "This was the 4th Pilates and Yoga retreat that I've been on and most definitely the best! From the very point of booking, Alex and the team were happy to help with any queries I had, and I felt really well informed and excited from the e mails detailing all of the arrangements and plans for the week. It can sometimes be daunting travelling on your own but everything was so well organised that I didn't need to worry at all. The Gran Canaria villa is absolutely stunning, and set in an amazing location that makes it really handy for trips to the town, beach, mountains... I really enjoyed being able to do the classes both in and out doors, and having massages outside on the terrace was heavenly! Alex's Pilates and Paola's yoga classes were truly fantastic. As a Pilates instructor myself I don't often get the opportunity to be part of a class, so the experience of being taught by an instructor of Alex's calibre was amazing. The classes are challenging but loads of fun, and you really feel how much you progress throughout the week! I love using all the various pieces of equipment too. Paola's yoga classes were out of this world... A truly mind blowing experience! The yoga was amazing but the relaxations at the end of the class were just something else! Exactly what I needed. Just when I thought it couldn't get any better... The food!!! Brian's food definitely had the wow factor... I'm a big meat eater at home but I didn't miss it at all. Everything was really tasty and exciting. The smiles and energy of the whole team are contagious. They made the week absolutely heavenly, and so much fun. Thanks to Alex, Stacey, Paola and Brian (plus Maria and Holly) for an amazing week. I'll definitely be back. "

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  • Review by A traveler from Cambridge, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "This was my 3rd pilates and yoga retreat with Alex, and him and his team have totally perfected the most amazing experience. From the minute you arrive at the airport and are greeted with the warmest welcome, their mission is to make sure that you have the most amazing stay (I have been on retreats before where the set-up has been very businesslike - not here, you are made to feel so special). Where to start - I don't know, the food - amazing, every meal was delicious (thank you Brian). Yoga - Paola is the most fantastic teacher (and I never do yoga at home) but I ended up progressing so far as to stand on my head by the end of the week! Stacey - thank you so much for looking after us and making our stay so special. Lastly Alex, well your pilates is amazing, I arrived home most certainly having found my core. Your enthusiasm and your determination to make sure we all had the best week ever is what makes Sky Pilates and Yoga Retreats stand out above all of the others - see you again for sure x"

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  • Review by A traveler from London, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "This was definitely one of the best weeks of yoga and Pilates we've ever been on - and over the years there have been on quite a few (of varying quality...) "

    "Alex is an exceptional world-class classical Pilates teacher and his inspiring style was perfectly complimented by Shannon's great (new to me) Franklin Pilates and Paola's meditative yoga. Classes were held in a cool tented shala with enough space for everyone to stretch out comfortably. Our very pretty apartment in the Pelagos Hotel was freshly painted and spotless with french doors opening onto a peaceful patio with a view over the vegetable gardens and the fields. The indoor shutters worked extremely well, keeping the room cool in the day time and perfectly dark at night, so there was no need to use the air conditioning. Other reviews are right about the delightful & friendly Pelagos staff - we were welcomed & treated as if we were old friends. Oia, a 35 minute walk away through country tracks, is the most charming little town perched high up overlooking the caldera and when we visited it was not at all busy. The catamaran trip with our group was idyllic - we laughed and swam and sunbathed and danced and returned to the harbour just as the sun was setting and the lights of Oia starting to sparkle. Brunch included fresh fruit salad, Greek yoghurt, eggs, cheeses & meats, breads, butter, preserves & honey, orange juice, coffee & all kinds of tea. Vegetarian evening meals were typically Greek starting with breads & a dip, then 3 hors d'oevres (e.g. Greek salad, tomato fritters, spinach & cheese filo pastries) followed by a main course (e.g. pasta in tomato sauce, vegetable ratatouille, stuffed aubergine) and desert (cake). One evening we ate fresh fish which was absolutely delicious. Personally I found it a little heavy on carbs & would have loved more salad & fresh fruit. People with dietary restrictions (e.g. gluten intolerance) were catered for without any fuss at all so I'm sure if I'd asked it wouldn't have been a problem. No mosquitos to speak of (hooray from me!), great massage (Marios was much in demand), big clean swimming pool, an absolutely lovely mix of people (mainly Brits, mainly female, some dear friends from other trips & some delightful new ones - many who we'll meet again in Gran Canaria in the autumn). There was clearly a huge amount of love, care and devotion that went into making sure this was a wonderful week for us all & we can't wait to go back again!"

    "N.B. Our son & his partner had a fabulous time in Gran Canaria with Sky Pilates & Yoga this April & booked to go to Santorini in September immediately on their return. Places on these retreats are going to go very fast - there was a long waiting list for our week - so if you are thinking of booking definitely don't put it off. (I kind of wish I hadn't written that - it's so tempting to keep something this good a secret!)"

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  • Review by A traveler from Romsey, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I have just returned from a weeks Sky Pilates and Yoga retreat/holiday in Santorini . It was the most reviving experience, two Pilates or yoga classes with Alex, Shannon and Paloa a day, they are all inspiring teachers who help you get the "best for you" out of each class. The setting in the Pelagos hotel-Oia is perfect, comfortable little house to stay in, a huge swimming pool and the nicest staff you could ever wish to meet. I couldn't wish for more and can't wait to go to Gran Canaria for more Sky Pilates and Yoga retreats. "

    "Give it a go, you will love it!"

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  • Review by Julia H
    10 out of 10

    "Had the most amazing week of Pilates and yoga, with wonderful people, both staff and guests. Fabulous meals, using home grown produce , clean spacious accommodation. I can't wait to go back to the Pelagos Hotel Oia again next year. The yoga and Pilates was on everyone's level with top professional tuition. Looking forward to more in Gran canaria later this year too!"

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "The location is inspiring and my room was beautiful. Alex and Paola are not only dedicated and wonderful teachers in their respective fields, they make each person feel valued and included. I feel the week advanced my Pilates knowledge, I was inspired to get back in my Yoga practice and felt the inclusion of meditation really made this a well rounded mind, body and spirit experience. Brian the Chef made sure everyone's individual needs were met and the food was delicious. All the team at Sky made this a memorable experience."

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  • Review by Heather M from Greater London, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I booked last minute as I really needed a break from work and family challenges and a bit of sunshine! I've done a few retreats but never on my own before so was a little apprehensive, but I needn't have been, the rest of the group were awesome and I had a wonderful welcome from Alejandro, Stacey, Paolo and Brian. From the moment we were collected at the airport to the time we left nothing was too much trouble and lots of really thoughtful touches during the stay. The Pilates and Yoga was wonderful - taught by knowledgeable and inspiring instructors, and I definitely improved throughout the course of the week. I will be back in July to continue developing my practice in this beautiful setting, this time with my Son (he's 22) and will be back in October with my daughter (she's 27) so a real family affair ! There were no hidden extra costs either. There were 2 cars available during the week and as guests we were able to drive them if they were free - thanks to Eline for driving us to the beach where we sat and did nothing and got a fantastic tan! The food was vegetarian, freshly cooked, and I didn't miss meat at all. On the two nights we ate out there were meat options but I have developed a taste for vegetarian food - an added health bonus I feel! I didn't do the hiking this time round, preferring to stay by the pool and rest, but will definitely be doing the hike in July. There was no pressure to do any activity you didn't want to, real understanding that everyone's needs may be different, very relaxed and our hosts were only interested in ensuring that each and everyone of us got the best experience during their stay. I can recommend the Masage from Brian! And when I go back in July we will be going sailing/surfing so will report back on that at a later date! Highly recommended. Great value. Lovely people. Fantastic location. Many of the guests have already booked their next stay with Sky Pilates and Yoga so I am looking forward to keeping in touch with new friends too!"

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