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Look forward to a creative, relaxing and stimulating holiday with a Greek flair in the stunning island of Icaria, Greece. Gain better insights while meditating in front of the breathtaking sea. Spoil yourself with a Thai massage from tip to toe. Disconnect from reality and live in the moment while you practice yoga. Replenish your strength with TRX workouts and modern dance sessions. Take a guided walk on to Icaria's famous herbal hiking path. Enjoy breakfast buffet daily. Relax and just enjoy the magical atmosphere that the island has to offer!
You will stay in the Karras Star Hotel next to The Egg Greece. The Karras Star Hotel is a 3-Star hotel complex. It consists of 4 buildings that offer hospitality to 74 guests. It is amphitheatrically built and allows almost every room the breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea. Its surroundings are not only modern and sophisticated but also reflect the tradition of the island. Standard booking is based on a single room with sea view and swimming pool.
Visit the open program from Monday to Friday starting by 17:00. The Egg Greece's excellent teachers will provide you with a mixture of yoga, meditation, TRX workout and modern dance directly in front of the sea. There will be enough time for you to just read a book or visit one of the beautiful Icarian beaches nearby and arrange other optional excursions before the lessons start at the later part of the day.
Below is a fabulous soft program for one week that The Egg Greece team has created. Please note that you can schedule the Thai massage and the herbal walk on any other day that suits you better.
Saturday: This will be the day of your arrival in the island. Make yourself comfortable and maybe start your holiday with a Thai massage.
Sunday: Sleep late, have breakfast and start exploring the nature and the herbs of Icaria and go for a guided herbal walking tour.
Monday: Your meditation class takes place from 19:00 - 20:00.
Tuesday: Let your day end with a soft Hatha Kriya yoga session from 19:00 to 20:30.
Wednesday: Have fun with a TRX workout at The Egg Greece by 19:00 - 19:50.
Thursday: Relax and revitalize your senses with a yoga class from 19:00 - 20:30.
Friday: Be more experimental today and get touched with a contact improvisation class from 19:00 - 20:30. After the class, there is a free open dance jam session for everybody. Let your inner musician shine!
Saturday: Say goodbye to the island, and all the lovely people you met. Return strengthened, revitalized and stimulated back to your lifes path.
This retreat includes a 2-3 hours guided walk where you can get to know the special wild herbs in the stunning island.
Angeliki teaches Hatha and Kriya yoga every Tuesday and Thursday at The Egg Greece. She is a yoga teacher from Germany who has been practicing yoga for 13 years now. She has collaborated with various holistic therapy centers and taught yoga in various yoga schools in Thessaloniki. Aside from that, she has taught holistic therapies therapeutic massage, Thai massage and foot massage in I.I.E.K. Xini (private college).
In 2009 to 2010, she has worked as a therapist in the Spa of Artisti mountain resort. Also, she has organized and coordinated several Thai massage seminars in Macedonia as well as trekking excursions combined with yoga in Zagorochoria region, Voedomatis river, Vikos canyon and Holomoundas in Chalkidiki.
Joy leads the body and mind meditation session every Monday at The Egg Greece. Born in Belgium, Joey has degree in English and Dutch literature. She is also a diplomat teacher, writer, inspirator, journalist, editor and writing coach. In 2013, she set up Manamahouse, an organization for writing holidays and creative retreats. She has set up several meditation retreats and courses for the development of the consciousness and light body awakening.
Born in Greece, Stamati leads TRX workout classes at The Egg Greece every Wednesday. She is a professional TRX, aerobics, swimming and Pilates instructor. In 2004, she has been a graduation faculty of physical education and sport at the Democracy University of Thraki.
This retreat will take place at Icaria, Greece. Icaria is considered one of the worlds five Blue Zones places where the population regularly lives to an advanced age. This is due to healthy diets and lifestyles. It is one of the very few places in the world where people live healthy, happy and get older than anywhere else. The island is not only known for its healing hot mineral springs but also for its many hiking paths with a huge variety of healing herbs.
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The price comes with a breakfast buffet daily at The Karras Star Hotel.
Enjoy your morning and visit Messakti Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the island. If you feel like having a healthy bath, you could visit the famous hot mineral springs in Icaria. You can also visit one of many Icarian organic farms or wineries, or just watch the time passing in the medieval village of Rahes on top of the mountain.
Also, try the tasty Icarian honey or the well-known mountain tees. Make sure to get a piece of Icarian wild goat served with homemade wine. Go fishing in the early morning hours with a local fisherman, take a bike tour or just watch the daily routine on the port in Evdilos, visit a Panagiria feast or just follow your intuition and have fun!
Spoil yourself with a 1.5-hour Thai massage with Angeliki Dimousi whenever it suits you. Angeliki has studied and given Thai massage for ages. You'll surely get addicted to her very special touch.
Book a flight to Icaria Island National Airport (JIK). From there, you can take a taxi or a rental car to reach the hotel. Please contact The Egg Greece for more information.
Book a trip to Evdilos port from Piraeus. From there, you can take a taxi or rent a car to reach the hotel. Evdilos is just 20 minutes away from the retreat venue. Please contact The Egg Greece for more information.
Book a trip to Agios Kirykos port from Piraeus. From there, you can take a taxi or rent a car to reach the hotel. Agios Kirykos is 1.5-hour drive away from the retreat venue. Please contact The Egg Greece for more information.
"The Egg Greece is a place just as magical as the island itself. It is set in an amazing location with great daily changing evening program. It is certainly a must-see!"
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"This is a magical place, with great courses, amazing teachers and beautiful people!"
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"The Egg Greece is a beautiful space with such good energy, gorgeous people, and wonderful vision! Looking forward to come back next year."
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