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Join Jo Crowder and Dr. Amanda Bowen for seven nights of yoga, energy work, relaxation, exploration, fun, and laughter. The Santorini Retreat Experience is about igniting your inner fire and rejuvenating your mind, body, and spirit in one of the most stunning locations in the world. This holiday gives you the perfect balance of relaxation and activity, deep internal work for body mind and spirit, glimpses into authentic Greek life and lots of fun and laughter! Each yoga session will be different as you journey through the week but set around the Yin Yang philosophies to bring balance into your life. You will work with the five elements within the classes and combine the Indian Yogic principles with those of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Jo and Amanda's skills combine beautifully and they offer a safe and nurturing environment to enable permanent positive life changes, whilst giving you the time for new experiences, adventures, and friendships. This retreat promises an unforgettable experience to treasure forever.
Our spacious, bright and airy rooms are situated within 3 detached Cycladic buildings in perfect harmony with the surrounding landscape. Furnished in typical Santorinian style with an emphasis on character and comfort.
Each room has its own en-suite bathroom and a private balcony allowing for greater privacy and relaxation, with spectacular views of the countryside, gardens or pool. Take a stroll between the palms and fig trees and let your mind calm, relaxing in hammocks between the trees, sipping coffee or cocktails by the pool, on the terrace or your own balcony.
The overall magic of this place offers you a secluded calm space, with privacy, as well as several communal areas like the yoga shala, dining areas, gardens, and terraces.
The outside yoga shala is a huge space bathed in light.
Arrival day is Saturday, 5th October and check-in are open from 2 p.m. Each day of the retreat will vary depending on any day/evening trips. Most days there will be 2 x 90-minute yoga sessions.
Check out is at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday 12th. If your flight isn't until later in the day, you can still use the facilities at the hotel and there's somewhere to change.
Jo's interest in yoga started as a teenager and throughout her busy career, she sought refuge and relaxation in it whenever possible. Moving to Bulgaria in 2006 gave Jo time to reflect on life and realize she wanted to develop further in this area. During this time, she has gained her Yoga Alliance certification, Yoga Teacher diploma, Reiki healing up to Reiki Master and teacher level and completed a course in Nutrition for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, from the University of California.
Amanda Bowen is a respected yoga teacher from the UK, Certified Holistic Life Coach, Spiritual Counsellor & has a PhD Doctorate Degree in Metaphysical Science. She was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 11 years ago which fueled her passion for health, nutrition and wellbeing, not just physically but also emotionally. She sees Yoga as the perfect start to putting our lives back into order and often combines this with coaching to make lasting life changes at the subconscious level. Her aim is to help people by providing a completely unique session based around their personal requirements.
We've chosen the sublime setting of Santorini to fire you up for this wonderful week of wellbeing. This idyllic island paradise situated within the Cyclades in Greece, erupted over 3600 years ago to reveal spectacular rock formations, lunar landscapes and the best sunsets in the Mediterranean. Considered a magical and mythical island and recognized as a place with powerful energy and authenticity, the popular theory states that the volcanic eruption here was the source of the legend of Atlantis.
We feel very fortunate to have been offered a week at / Our home for the week is...the award-winning Pelagos hotel, situated 3kms outside of Oia village, surrounded by farms and vineyards. Just 10 minutes from the nearest beach, the complex overlooks the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea and the caldera (crater) below.
This peaceful paradise is well away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas, but close to the traditional villages with their white-washed buildings nestled into the cliff face, beaches, and downtown Fira.
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Santorini offers agricultural produce of exquisite quality and incomparable taste due to both its unique climate and volcanic soil. Our host's philosophy regarding their restaurant is one of combining the use of local produce with biological cultivation. Therefore, they cultivate typical local varieties of fruit and vegetables without adding any artificial fertilizers, pesticides or growth accelerators.
They strongly support the idea of organic nutrition, offering a wide range of Greek, traditional dishes using as many ingredients as we can from their own produce, such as cherry tomatoes, white aubergines, local cucumbers, round zucchinis, string beans, grapes, figs, melons, and watermelons.
Take a stroll into the vegetable garden and get acquainted with the renowned, dry varieties which grow on the island and taste the fruit of their fig trees which surround your bungalows.
Your retreat includes 7 breakfasts and 5 dinners at the hotel. On arrival day, a special welcome dinner is served where we meet, greet and set our intentions for the week. Our final night will be a celebration of our journey together and for the remaining 2 dinners – one we will dine at sunset at a gorgeous restaurant in Fira and another onboard the yacht on our optional sailing trip half way through our week.
To allow for personal flexibility and enable you to explore the island during the daytime, lunches at the hotel aren't included. You have the option to either use the small kitchens in the shared rooms to prepare your own, dine in the hotel's restaurant or elsewhere on the island. Amanda has good knowledge of the local area so can recommend some great places to eat. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten and lactose-free meals are available at the Pelagos. Fish may also be available twice a week.
Santorini (Thira) National Airport
Transfer available for additional US$37 per person
Fly to Santorini Thira National Airport (JTR).
Tranquil Times Holistic Retreat recommends you choose a flight to arrive on the morning, afternoon or evening of Saturday, October 5, 2019.
Please talk to Tranquil Times Holistic Retreat first before booking flights so they can try to coordinate with you.
Transfers can be arranged and cost less than 30 GBP each way for 1-3 people. They will do their best to keep costs down by grouping you together with other guests to share a taxi.
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