8 Days Hiking and Yoga Retreat in Greece, Lesvos

Yoga & Hiking Retreat Greece

Join this retreat for a memorable experience of relaxation and outdoor activities in the most authentic Greek atmosphere. If you feel like you need a place to relax, retreat yourself from the hectic world, and refill your energy, then you are welcome on this trip to a magic island in the Aegean Sea. You will find a wonderful place with a still impressive blooming nature and the perfect combination of outdoor activities, culture, traditions, contact with the locals, and a balanced yoga and meditation practice.

In the same week you will have the chance to participate at a Yoga festival, which will take place in the picturesque castle of Molyvos. Many international guests will join this venue for concerts, massage, healing therapies, talks etc. Come and enjoy this magical experience!

Meet the instructors

Chiara & Jürgen
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions on the beach
  • Daily meditation practice
  • Guided walks to local places
  • Massage by an holistic masseur
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 5 Dinners in local taverns
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • Airport transportation

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: German, English
The maximum participants in the group is 12
Airport transfer included: Mytilene International Airport
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Garden

During this retreat, you will stay in a shared double room, you will be assigned a roommate of the same gender, single occupancy is also available on request for an extra cost of 150 EUR. The rooms are spacious and all have a balcony overlooking the garden. The hotel is run by a wonderful Greek family and It has its own bay and a pool, so there’s plenty of possibilities to refresh after the hikes. During this retreat you will stay in small guesthouses so you can have the chance to enjoy the authentic way of living of the region. This is also a good way to support small local family business and regional non-gubernamental organization's programs.

Program

During this yoga and hiking retreat, the aim will be to give you the unique and authentic experience of the places you will visit. You will discover the local culture, traditions, stunning landscapes, the rich cuisine, and at the same time, you will have time to relax or be active doing sports. Whenever possible, you will travel with local transportation, to get a real sense of the distance and to keep in contact with the local people.

You will do moderate hiking, bike trips, and you will spend a lot of time outdoor. To keep the balance between travel and relaxation, an effective program of yoga and meditation has been integrated. You will practice different styles of Hatha yoga and both active and sitting meditation. The daily yoga sessions close by the beach under palm trees, will prepare you for the day. After a wonderful breakfast you will be ready to start the hikes along impressive beaches and on shepherds paths through the inland and into the mountains.You will always find a little tavern along the way to stop over and have a fresh Greek salad which just grows in the backyard.

Sample daily schedule

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Yoga session
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 15:00 Excursions with lunch break
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Yoga session
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Dinner

Included excursions

Three guided hike excursions are included in this retreat.

Instructors

Chiara Zanetti
Association of Yoga and Meditation Rishikesh International Yoga Federation (Yoga)
Chiara is a yoga teacher, a travel guide, and a Thai yoga massage practitioner. She aims to integrate yoga into the everyday life, bringing the positive effects of this ancient philosophy even to the working environment. In 2011, she spent two months in India and completed the yoga teacher training course recognized by Yoga Alliance and the International Yoga Federation. For her, it was a full immersion in the discipline she has been practicing for years, a study of a wide range of ancient and modern yoga styles: Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha, Kundalini, Prenatal, and Power yoga.
Jürgen Husch
Jürgen is a yoga teacher, travel guide, and Thai yoga massage practitioner. He is a passionate traveler. Asia, the Pacific region, and South America are the places which inspire him most. He spends most of the time outdoors. In cultural impressive places and surrounded by beautiful nature Jürgen started his path towards meditation. Jürgen is especially interested in Buddhist philosophy and the related meditation techniques of Vipassana and Osho meditation. At Traveling Yoga, Jürgen takes care of the meditation and the sports events on-site and gives yoga classes.

Retreat location

This retreat will be held at a small hotel in Lesvos Island, Greece. The hotel is located in Molyvos, a small town listed as an UNESCO world heritage, in the northern part of the island. Lesvos doesn’t feel like any other Greek island in the hands of mass tourism, instead, you will find a wonderful place with a still impressive blooming nature due to its huge reservoirs of fresh water in the volcanic rocks.

Food

During this retreat, you will de served a daily delicious locally sourced breakfast and five dinners. Some of them will be served in the taverna and some in local Greek restaurants in the village of Molyvos. Vegetarian options will also be available. Please inform Traveling Yoga about your allergies or food intolerance in order to set up a special menu for you.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • 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)

During your free time you will have time to relax on the beach and explore the beautiful small town of Molyvos with its tavernas, typical shops, and chilling bars. You may also experience a Jeep safari to the wild west of the island, a sailing tour, or an olive oil tasting.

Spa treatments

One massage by a holistic masseur is included in this retreat.

What's included

  • 1 daily breakfast
  • 1 massage by a holistic masseur (30 min.)
  • 2 daily hours of yoga and meditation
  • 2 experienced guides and yoga teachers
  • 3 guided walks
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Yoga Festival pass for one day
  • Transportation from and to the Mytilene International Airport "Odysseas Elytis" (MJT)
  • Transportation to and from the hike places
  • Use of the pool area of the hotel

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch and beverages

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Mytilene International Airport "Odysseas Elytis" (MJT). Transfer from and to the airport is included. The organizer will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Mytilene International Airport Airport transfer included: Mytilene International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 16% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.

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Arrival: Wednesday September 4, 2019
Departure: Wednesday September 11, 2019

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