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8 Day Ashtanga Yoga Retreat in Crete, Aegean Islands

Agios Pavlos Hotel, Rethymno, Crete, Greece

Greece Yoga Retreat

Ashtanga Yoga Retreat in Crete is open for every one of all ages and levels, who are sincerely looking to learn and build a stronger foundation for practice. You will have the right balance between activity and rest so that your body and mind are able to release tension and stress which, for some of their guests, is the reason for joining The London Yoga School. You will be able to delve deeper into yoga and meditation, eat delicious, healthy food, indulge yourself with sunshine, make new friends, and return home feeling replenished in your soul and body. The London Yoga School uses a combination of sunshine, yoga, meditation, and good food to help you achieve your goals. Learn about and experience deep relaxation and rest. See it as an integral part of the practice. You will also learn how to soften the practice and find a subtle aspect, touching a deep sense of calm and inner peace.

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  • Daily yoga practices
  • Pranayama and meditation sessions
  • Classes led by experienced and certified teachers
  • Spacious and shaded yoga space
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

7 days with instruction
Airport transfer included: Heraklion International Airport
Airport transfer included: Chania International Airport ("Ioannis Daskalogiannis")
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During this retreat you will be staying at Agios Pavlos in Crete, Greece.


During this week, you will pay extra attention to Ashtanga primary series and relaxation in the evenings, incorporating extra time for this throughout the practice. Learn about and experience deep relaxation and rest. The class will also look at how the entire practice can and should have a restorative effect.

Each week consists of the following:

  • A full week to work with one of London Yoga School's experienced teachers. All of their teachers are fully certified and have years of experience.
  • Morning pranayama.
  • Daily Asana class (Ashtanga style).
  • Restorative asana practice in the afternoon - a relaxing way to finish the day.
  • Meditation
  • Although each week has all of the above listed offerings, there is a specific focus for each retreat, and they are taught by a particular teacher who will share their individual expertise and knowledge.

Daily schedule

  • Morning classes: 2 hours to 2.5 hours of Ashtanga yoga practice (if students are familiar enough with Ashtanga Led class, one day out of the 7 days will be a Led class, otherwise all classes will be a Mysore practice)
  • Afternoon classes: 1 hour to 1.30 hours of Ashtanga workshop / studying and 30-minute of relaxation / meditation
  • Evening classes: 1 hour of stretching and 15-minute of relaxation


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Retreat location

The retreat will be held in the beautiful Greek Island, Crete in Greece. Crete, Greece's largest island, is known for its varied terrain which ranges from fine-sand beaches at Elafonisi to the White Mountains. It is the birthplace of Zeus, according to Greek mythology.

The capital, Heraklion, is home to the renowned Archaeological Museum, housing Minoan artifacts and Knossos, a Bronze Age settlement. Agios Pavlos Hotel is located on the northern coast of Crete, 1-hour drive from Rethymno and 2 hours away from Heraklion.


  • Rethymno - 1 hour
  • Heraklion - 2 hours


The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Daily morning and evening yoga classes
  • Spacious and shaded yoga space
  • All yoga equipment provided
  • Daily breakfast
  • 7 night’s beautiful Greek-style accommodation
  • A taxi pick up
  • Unforgettable experiences and new friendships!

What's not included

  • Airfare

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Crete has two international airports, Heraklion International Airport (HER) (Iraklion) and Chania International Airport ("Ioannis Daskalogiannis") (CHQ). You can search for flights on Skyscanner. If you are unable to find a direct flight to Crete, then you can fly to Athens and then get a connecting flight to Crete or catch the overnight ferry from Piraeus.

Arrival by ferry/boat

Ferries from the port of Piraeus, Athens leave daily for Heraklion. More information and reservations can be obtained from their website.

Arrival by taxi

London Yoga School can arrange a taxi pick up from the airport or ferry port, just let them know your arrival times.

Airport: Heraklion International Airport Airport transfer included: Heraklion International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Chania International Airport ("Ioannis Daskalogiannis") Airport transfer included: Chania International Airport ("Ioannis Daskalogiannis") No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 36% 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.
8 days / 7 nights
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Arrival: Tuesday July 20, 2021
Departure: Tuesday July 27, 2021

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