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8 Days Vibrant Summer Yoga Retreat in Greece

  • Itha108, 28300 Ithaca, Ionian Islands, Greece

Overview

Rejuvenating Yoga Retreat Greece

Join Yoga Radiance for vibrant Vinyasa yoga, sea air, the sunshine, and good food. Set on the beautiful Greek Island of Ithaca, this stunning venue overlooks the breath-taking backdrop of the Ionian sea and is the perfect setting for you to explore the many delights Yoga has to offer. Open to all levels, this is your time to relax, rest, and rejuvenate on this very special island.

Highlights

  • Evening lunar yoga practices
  • Vinyasa, Hatha, and Yin yoga classes
  • An introduction to Ayurveda and meditation sessions
  • Pranayama and chakra awakening sessions
  • Dancing and circulation work
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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There are six luxury double bedrooms in the main house and three Mongolian eco yurts that are staggered up between rocks, forestry, and winding walkways. All bedrooms are en-suite and air-conditioned with mosquito nets, coco-mat mattresses, and wood paneled ceilings. The three Mongolian yurts are light and airy inside, sleeping between one to four people and sharing an outdoor bathroom.

Pathways and steps provide access to the yurt platforms. Yoga spaces include one indoor shala and two outdoor spaces. There is also plenty of lounges and sunbathe nooks and crannies for the ultimate chill time.

Day 1

You will arrive at Kefalonia International Airport (EFL) and transfer by coach then sea taxi to Ithaca. The introduction to the venue will broaden your knowledge and refreshments will make you completely relax before enjoying the early evening opening ceremony and meditation. Your dinner will be served after that.

Day 2 - 7

You will begin your day with a two-hour yoga class consisting of alignment based Hatha, energetic Vinyasa flow, dancing, circulation work, and chakra awakening followed by a breakfast. In the afternoon, you are totally free to do as you wish and lunch is provided. You will immerse yourself in an hour-long lunar yoga practice including a variety of pranayama techniques and meditation in the early evening followed by your dinner.

Day 8

A morning closing ceremony will be celebrated and then you will be transferred to the airport to come back home.

  • Claire Hawkins

    Claire completed her 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher training qualification with Katy Appleton, who has been a huge influence on both her own yoga practice and on her teaching. She then furthered her training under the hugely inspiring Paul Grilley, the founder of Yin yoga, who has not only given her the skills as a Yin yoga teacher but has also vastly expanded her knowledge on the wonders and complexities of the human anatomy. For Claire, yoga has been and remains an inspiring and exciting journey.

This retreat will take place at Itha108, a Greek island retreat set in a place of outstanding natural beauty, overlooking the sea and eastern coastline of neighboring Kefalonia. Nestled in an elevated wilderness of olive trees and exposed rock, its natural beauty speaks for itself. An emphasis on indoor-outdoor living ensures the full use of the land and its treasures that include sweeping and hidden beaches. The nearest airport is Kefalonia International Airport (EFL). It is a ferry boat ride away from the port town of Sami to Ithaca.

Food comprises of three home-cooked nutritious and delicious vegetarian meals a day, using fresh local produce. All vegetables are organic and sourced from the best of what Ithaca and neighboring Kefalonia has to offer.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • Hire a car and explore Ithaca
  • Take boat trips to Kefalonia
  • Treat yourself to a massage
  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals a day
  • 6 evening lunar yoga practices
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 Vinyasa, Hatha, and Yin yoga classes
  • An introduction to Ayurveda
  • Meditation, dancing, and circulation work practices
  • Pranayama and chakra awakening sessions
  • The use of beach towels, yoga mats, blocks, and straps
  • Transfer from the airport by bus and sea taxi
  • Airfare
  • Excursions and extra trips
  • Transfer to the airport
  • Treatments or massages

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Kefalonia International Airport (EFL). Transfer from the airport is included. Yoga Radiance will pick you up from the airport. Transfer to this airport is available upon request.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Yoga Radiance an inquiry.
  • Review by Patrick Tatham

    "I have practiced yoga with Claire for nearly five years. She is a committed and compassionate teacher who brings huge enthusiasm to her lessons and takes a close interest in the well-being of her students. I highly recommend her lessons."

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  • Review by Sean Winnett

    "At first, I was worried I would be intimidated by a yoga class but Claire is so friendly and approachable and she quickly made me feel welcome. After just one term, I can see a real improvement in my flexibility and core strength."

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  • Review by David Powell

    "When my previous yogi of five years announced she was leaving London, I thought it would be impossible to find another teacher to take her place. By great good luck or serendipity, I discovered Claire and I found her to be exactly what I was looking for. Her verbal instructions are clear and practical, but she also passes on something difficult to put into words. One might call it spirituality, wisdom, it does not really matter about the words; but what matters is that, in her classes, we feel some kind of profound enrichment of who we are in that place and at that moment in time."

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  • Review by Julie Fagan

    "Simply put, I love Claire's classes. It's actually hard work but she guides me through the poses and offers different levels to match my abilities. No other form of exercise makes me feel two inches taller or a stone lighter at the end of the session. I leave feeling like I have worked hard and my body gets to feel and enjoy the benefits."

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  • Review by Alyson

    "Claire's tuition is excellent. She has many strengths that make attending her class a joy, but chief amongst them, I would cite her superb instruction. It's really clear, direct, explicit, and also her total acceptance that effort, process, and attitude are what matters rather than a perfect outcome."

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  • Review by Matt Whelan

    "As someone completely new to yoga, Claire's classes have been perfect. They are exactly what a beginner requires combining the right balance of learning new things and being pushed to learn more. More than that, thanks to Claire's teaching, yoga is now much more than simple exercise and has become an important part of my life."

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London, United Kingdom

Yoga Radiance pride themselves on running vibrant and uplifting Hatha, dynamic Vinyasa flow, and Yin yoga classes in Central London.

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8 days / 7 nights

Availability

Arrival: Saturday June 17, 2017
Departure: Saturday June 24, 2017

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