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8 Days Yin Yang Yoga Retreat in Santorini, Greece

Pelagos Hotel, Oia, Santorini, Greece

Transformational Yin Yang Yoga Retreat Greece

Join International retreat leaders 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.

Meet the instructors

Jo & Dr. Amanda
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Highlights

  • Daily yin and yang yoga
  • Meditation and energy work classes
  • Exclusive use of the yoga shala, beautiful gardens, and pool
  • Daily delicious breakfast buffet and 5 divine dinners
  • 7 nights boutique accommodation
  • Free Wi-Fi

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 15
Airport transfer available:
Santorini (Thira) National Airport (US$33 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Multilingual staff
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Free Wi-Fi

Our 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.

Hotel facilities and services

  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Pool towels
  • Children swimming pool
  • A/C
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Daily maid service
  • Laundry
  • Rent a car - the hotel can arrange for a car to meet you at the airport / port.

Program

Arrival day is Saturday 22nd August and check-in is open from 2 p.m. Each day of the retreat will vary depending on any day or evening trips. Most days there will be two 90-minute yoga sessions.

Typical day

  • 08:00 Yoga class
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Free time to explore the island or relax
  • 17:30 Yoga class
  • 19:30 Evening meal

Check out is at 11 a.m. on Saturday 29th. 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.

Included excursions

A walk to Oia is included.

Instructors

Jo Crowder

Dr. Amanda Bowen

Retreat location

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.

Our home for the week is the award-winning Pelagos hotel, situated 3 kilometers 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.

Nearby places

  • Beach - 200 meters
  • Oia village, 3 kilometers
  • Fira, 10 kilometers
  • Santorini Thira National Airport (JTR), 20 kilometers

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

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.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Alcoholic beverages

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Day at a stunning beach club in Perivolos
  • Greek cooking class
  • Guided walk into the village of Oia
  • Meal in Fira watching the beautiful sunset
  • Sailing trip - 130 EUR including dinner
  • Massage 60 EUR
  • Reiki and sound healing, personal coaching, and other therapies are available at 50 EUR.

What's included

  • 7 nights boutique accommodation in shared or private ensuite rooms
  • Twice daily Yin Yang yoga/meditation/energy work classes 90 minutes each
  • Daily delicious breakfast buffet
  • 5 divine dinners (organic vegetarian)
  • Water with meals
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Exclusive use of the yoga shala, beautiful gardens, and heated pool

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunches and dinners off the premises
  • Optional excursions
  • Therapies and treatments including private sessions
  • Taxis
  • Airport transfers

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Fly to Santorini Thira National Airport (JTR). There are many direct flights from all over Europe and Athens, Greece. From UK, there are flights from Heathrow or Manchester to Santoríni.

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 to 3 people. They will do their best to keep costs down by grouping you together with other guests to share a taxi.

Airport: Santorini (Thira) National Airport Airport transfer available: Santorini (Thira) National Airport (US$33 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.

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Arrival: Saturday August 22, 2020
Departure: Saturday August 29, 2020

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