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Greece Yoga Holidays

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 the guests, is the reason for joining in. You will be able to delve deeply 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.

Meet the instructors

Haney
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Highlights

  • Daily morning and evening yoga classes
  • Morning pranayama and meditation session
  • Fully certified teachers with years of experience
  • Spacious and shaded yoga space with all yoga equipment provided
  • Unforgettable experience and new friendships
  • 7 nights Greek style accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:30
Check-out Time:
10:30

Program

You will beneficiate from the 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 practice. You will also learn how to soften the practice and find subtle aspect, touching a deep sense of calm and inner peace.

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. You 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 the experienced teachers. All of the teachers are fully certified and have years of experiences.
  • 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 Class: 1 hour to 1.30 hours of Ashtanga workshop/studying, 30 mins of relaxation/meditation
  • Evening Class: 1 hour of stretching, 15 mins of relaxation

Instructors

Haney Sammy

Retreat location

This yoga holiday takes place on the beautiful Greek island of 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.

Distances

  • Rethymno, 1 hour drive
  • Heraklion, 2 hours away

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
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
  • 7 nights beautiful Greek style accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Spacious and shaded yoga space
  • All yoga equipment
  • A taxi pick up

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Crete has two international airports, Heraklion (Iraklion) and Hania (Chania). If you are unable to find a direct flight to Crete then you can fly to Athens and then get connecting flight to Crete or catch the overnight ferry from Piraeus.

Arrival by ferry

Ferries from the port of Piraeus, Athens, leave daily for Heraklion.

Arrival by taxi

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

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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Special pricing

If you book both weeks of holiday, the total price in shared occupancy room is 1650 GBP per person.

Wednesday July 27, 2022
(8 days / 7 nights)

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