Yoga Retreats Crete-Greece

Yoga Retreats Crete-Greece is a Hatha yoga and Pilates center that includes meditation techniques and self-realization seminars. The center also organizes meditation and Hatha yoga retreats.

  • Crete, Greece
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28 days / 27 nights

Great 9.4/10

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Limited availability
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Based on 18 reviews

Speaks English

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Based on 18 reviews
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7 days / 6 nights

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Based on 18 reviews

Maria Deligianni

Maria was born in Athens, and she studied there psychology, theater, pedagogy, and dance. She studied the behavior, reaction, and expression of the human body and she guided seminars of body expression and relaxation, both in Athens and Crete. Maria was trained in Hatha yoga in Greece as well as abroad, in England and India, and she is a yoga trainer herself, recognized by Yoga Alliance International. She has been studying the world philosophy, discovering human evolution throughout time. Nowadays, she runs Breath of Life certified center in Heraklion, Crete.

Giorgos

Giorgos was born in Athens in 1988. From an early age he discovered yoga and was initiated in yoga principles, techniques, and philosophy. After adulthood, he attended yoga classes at Satyananda center and self-knowledge seminars at Satyanandashram in Athens. He has been studying various techniques of modern dance and kinesiology of human body. He was trained in Vipassana meditation and other techniques of active and passive meditation. He teaches Vinyasa flow and anatomy in both Crete and various studios in Athens.

Natasa

Yoga Alliance International (Ashtanga Yoga)

Natasa was born in Heraklion Crete, Greece. She has studied glassblowing and fine art in Sweden and in England. She practices yoga since 2002, working on both Hatha and Ashtanga yoga systems. She has first and second grade in Reiki system. Since 2002, Natasa has participated in several self -development seminars and has been trained in energy healing as well as in therapeutic Thai massage. She has received teachers training in Ashtanga yoga and she is a certified teacher in Hatha Yoga. Natasa is studying the principles of ancient Indian philosophy and the therapeutic power of yoga.

George

Yoga Alliance International (Hatha Yoga)

George was born in 1987 in Heraklion Crete, Greece. He became familiar with yoga in 2010, when he started his yoga journey. Furthermore, he has attained several Kundalini and Ashtanga yoga seminars, although his practice is mainly based on the philosophy of Hatha yoga. In 2013, he successfully completed his yoga teacher’s training course, thus he became a certified member of the Yoga Alliance International and has been teaching since then. Moreover, he has been trained in therapeutic Thai massage techniques and has become acquainted with Acro yoga by taking courses while his stay in India.

Kamala Mirella

For the past four years, Kamala has been living and teaching back and forth in India and Europe. Her intention is to build a link between these two cultures as well as studying and practicing yoga in its complete yet genuine form while in India. She shares the fruits hereafter with her students in Switzerland and all over the world. Kamala recognizes yoga as a beautiful path to realize one’s true nature. She is wholeheartedly dedicated to transmitting not only the physical aspects of yoga but also its spiritual treasures.

Mareike Chandra Kaur

(Kundalini Yoga)

Mareike is a certified Kundalini yoga teacher and Lomi Lomi massage practitioner. She likes the playfulness and the challenging moments she experiences in Kundalini yoga, so this is what she loves to share with you. Chandra Kaur is her spiritual name. To fulfill the destiny of her given name, she teaches yoga for women including pregnancy and hormone yoga. She also offers sensitive healing with Sat Nam Rasayan which is a meditative healing technique and supports you with yoga coaching.

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    Review by Anonymous

    An unforgettable experience

    CONS Cons: Some practicalities could be improved: Would help with a sanskrit vocabulary (both asanas and philosophy-related) and a more pedagogic way of taking notes about asanas. More time for sharing thoughts with course mates in the beginning! And info about not being allowed to wear shorts should be given before the course. But these are just some suggestions. The course was unforgettable and more than I could wish for!

    PROS Pros: The course was an amazing experience. The content of the course exceeded my expectations by far, the fellow students and teachers too. The nature was spectacular, perfect for the intention of starting this exciting inner journey. I don't remember when I would have laughed so much last time. Many other emotions were involved too! It was one of the best things I've done in my life and I strongly recommend Breath of Life in Lentas!

    2017-Aug-14 19:00:19

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    Review by Marina Katsonouri from Cyprus

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    PROS Pros: I like the classess the environment made you feel sooo safe I like a lot Giorgos and Natasa Our accomodation was really nice and clean

    2017-Aug-11 08:39:21

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    Review by Anonymous

    2017-Aug-06 07:05:15

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    Review by Maud Bruno from Belgium

    Super sejour

    CONS Cons: Sadashiva

    PROS Pros: Maria

    2017-Jul-22 07:48:30

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    Review by Kelly Righton from Qatar

    Perfect

    2017-Jul-22 06:36:44

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    Review by Anonymous

    Breath of Life Yoga, Crete

    CONS Cons: Just a few adjustments were hard at the beginning, like the time we ate at and the different foods etc. At times it was also hard to adjust to living with a group of seven girls of the same age as there was sometimes tension, but the learning experience overall was great.

    PROS Pros: Great yoga classes and brilliant inspiring teachers.

    Organizer response: Dear student, Thank you very much for your review. So glad you enjoyed the journey with us. We work really hard to offer the best quality in our healthy meals, environment & facilities. However, the most important is that you found our teachers brilliant and inspiring. We wish you all the best in the Yoga world from now on! Namaste~

    2017-Jul-04 11:10:49

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    Review by Maria Kjartansdottir from Iceland

    Best experience ever

    CONS Cons: The only thing I can mention is that I got very little information before arriving

    PROS Pros: I Cant even choose, i Loved My teachers, gorgia our cook was abasolutly Great and Í met the Most wonderfull people!!! + Í got a lot out of the study's it was very interesting and I feel stronger both physically and mentally!!

    Organizer response: Dear Maria, We really apreciate your review, thank you. It's so nice that you had good times here. It would be great to have you with us next summer at the 300hrs course. Thanks for the love, Namaste~

    2017-Jul-01 08:01:21

  • Review by Bianca Bianchi
    10 out of 10

    "My experience at the Breath Of Life Yoga Center - Crete was hands down incredible. The retreat center, Levinthios, was even more beautiful than shown in the images, and the village of Lentas was charming with friendly locals and the accommodations were like dream, even the budget affordable apartments in the village were nice and close by. I'll never forget the crystal clear ocean to swim in, delicious meals every day and most importantly the Yoga!"

    "Maria lead a spiritual and informative teacher training. I was able to return to the US with everything I needed to teach at a studio in San Francisco. The training allowed me to understand the history and meaning behind the Yoga Philosophy, while simultaneously understanding my self. It wasn't easy, as there are some challenging topics to cover, but in the end I felt transformed. I hope I can return next year to compete the 300 hour training."

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  • Review by Jana Kaminski
    8 out of 10

    "I think the training was generally good. The trainer George was very precise and taught us a lot. I have learned a lot. I liked the fact that we also had philosophy and chanting. The food was very good but not necessarily 100% yogi. I think it was a very good balance between recharging and deepening your knowledge about yoga."

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  • Review by Aurelie Laborde from France
    10 out of 10

    "French version"

    "Ce mois de juin passé avec Maria et Giorgos, a été un merveilleux moment, un précieux cadeau pour appréhender la vie d'un point de vue yogi et heureux! Les professeurs sont remplis de bienveillance et vous accompagnent de près. L'enseignement est très complet. Le groupe vient du monde entier, et l'ambiance est très chaleureuse. Le lieu est magnifique, un paradis, du soleil, des fleurs, la Méditerranée, un calme bienfaiteur! Et une note toute particulière pour Yanis et sa famille, en cuisine, qui nous ont régalés avec des excellents plats végétariens... Un bonheur pour les papilles! Je suis très heureuse d'avoir vécu cette expérience, certes intensive, mais réellement enrichissante! Je vous le recommande et espère pouvoir y retourner très bientôt....Un grand MERCI à Maria, Giorgos, Yanis et toute sa famille!"

    "English version"

    "This month with Maria and Giorgos, was a wonderful moment, a precious gift to have a look on our Life with a yogic and happy point of view! Teachers take care of you and help you a lot to understand and practice. The atmosphere is really kindness, and joyful.. And students come over the world, really Nice and friendly. The levinthos place is amazing, beautiful and really quiet. Meals were also amazing and delicious, thanks to Yanis and his family..And a big thanks to Maria and Giorgos... Hope i will come again!! Gyaaaaan mudra!"

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  • Review by Ying from USA
    10 out of 10

    "The one week retreat was undoubtedly one of the best weeks of my life. It was everything I had hoped for and much, much more. The beauty of the location was absolutely breathtaking. I'm usually not a morning or even nature person, but I found myself getting up at 5 a.m. to watch the sunrise and not wanting the night to arrive because I could not get enough of the beauty that surrounded me. The yoga classes, meditation, workshops, and chanting were all exactly what I needed. They were healing, challenging, fun, and transformational. The classes were small so you had lots of attention from the teachers. Maria and Harish were fantastic teachers who were kind, spiritual, and genuinely cared about your growth and needs. I was a bit nervous about eating vegetarian food for the entire week because I'm often hungry when I don't eat a lot of protein and am a picky eater in general. To my surprise, the food was incredibly delicious, and all the ingredients were locally grown! It was difficult to leave this retreat because of how perfect everything was, but I have walked away with many tools and much inspiration for my life going forward. I will definitely return one day."

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  • Review by Rosie
    10 out of 10

    "The training, teachers, location, food, and people were all above and beyond my expectations. Never having done a yoga retreat, I arrived apprehensive and uneasy. This was quickly settled by the amazing Greek hospitality of Yanis, John, and Argiro, as well as Maria and Harish. Here in Lentas I experienced more them just a teacher training. The teaching combination of Maria and Harish is so dynamic and powerful. With Harish I was pushed to my full potential and learnt more about Hatha yoga and then with Maria it was a completely different approach which I also thoroughly enjoyed. I was challenged both physically and mentally almost every day. Thank you for such an amazing body, mind, and soul journey. I hope to spread what I’ve learnt from you with as many people as I can. Also the food and location were divine!"

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  • Review by Vilde
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for a wonderful time here in Lentas! I came here to learn more about yoga and meditation, to get more self-discipline, and it had it all! The place here is one of the most peaceful places I have even been to, a strong healing power lies in the ground here. Thank you for this healing. The teachers Harris and Maria did a great job teaching. They manage to see whole person, not just the student. My days here has been a turning point in many ways to observe myself and life in Norway, felt good! The food here was amazing, the rooms were great-no complains. Thank you for everything these four weeks, I wish you all the very best and good luck! Namaste! Love and light."

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  • Review by Mira
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for witting me listen again. I opened my ears, eyes, and senses. I found back to the place within me where there’s calm and peace. I got back on track. I now feel inspired, lucky, and content. Thank you from my heart."

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  • Review by Mary from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "My first 200 hours of yoga teachers training program in June 28, 2014. My program was full of practicing, learning and doing new asanas. Although the course is intensive because of a lot of material, I found the text book very helpful and simple to read. In addition, each asana was fully demonstrated in details before performing it. This is huge to me to learn each asana the right way before teaching it to the others. I truly enjoyed focusing every day on studding philosophy and learning the real principles of practicing yoga. Learning tras and chanting every day was something I enjoyed and that we don’t do often in Western countries. Fully enjoyed our relaxation techniques and doing meditation. Although this program is just the basic seven first training program, I think I have learned and gained knowledge a lot over than one month. The accommodation was good and the place is great for a yoga retreat, as it is far from all the destruction and close to nature! It has been a peaceful, energetic, and relaxing place for yoga. Thank you Maria Deligianni and Harischandra for the great experience and unforgettable yoga adventure! Namaste!"

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  • Review by Igor
    10 out of 10

    "Yamas to Lentas to Levinthos! Oppa! Janis is the true lion of Lentas and all should hail the king and his family for the truly rule Levinthos with love, the proof in the food! Much love to Maria and Harris for bringing so many beautiful people together and then making them laugh, sweat, and cry because yoga takes true love and passion for one’s trade."

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  • Review by Charity
    10 out of 10

    "A beautiful place to begin my yoga adventure! Thank you for providing me with everything I needed for a memorable journey. Love and light."

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  • Review by Ruth
    9 out of 10

    "I would like to express my most sincere review. It has been a month of learning, training, sharing, joy, tears, friendship, support, and self-observation. The treat we have had the last month has been superb. The teacher and the host have been supportive and caring. We all have felt at home. The knowledge acquired during this last month will be spread out. I highly recommend this place for those who, either want to go any deeper in the yoga or do the teacher training. Excellent. Recommendable."

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Testimonials

  • Review by Honnie from The Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you Maria and Harrish. You have made this course unforgettable. You have a place in my heart together with the students that made the same choice as I did: do the 200-hours teacher training in Lentas! It was perfect in balance: the serious emotional moments and the fun we had together. I will take this experience home with me into my life."

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  • Review by Natasa
    10 out of 10

    "It was a really helpful, cheerful, and hardworking training, which was what I needed. Once in a while you can have this chance and I had it, that’s why I am so grateful. I couldn’t have more good teachers, I am sure that was meant to be. Thank you, thank you, thank you."

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  • Review by Rodi
    10 out of 10

    "It was a wonderful, intensive month. I feel as if my life is on a wonderful track thanks to this uplifting course. I’ve discovered my physical, mental, and spiritual capacities here and am so grateful for this. Peace, love."

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  • Review by Kelli from Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "It was a wonderful experience here in the Lentas retreat center that I am so grateful for. I will always remember it with lots of happiness and satisfaction. I received from my teachers so beautiful knowledge which I am deeply thankful. Lots of love and light. Special thanks to the family of the Levinthos retreat and their personnel for their great care and love!"

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  • Review by Angeliki from Greece
    10 out of 10

    "Such a beautiful month, a big sack of knowledge. I leave so satisfied and happy that a new 'path' starts and I met wonderful people and teachers. Really, I will miss you everyone. I wish to all of you a life full of happiness 'come from inside'! Love and laugh in the rest of our trip!"

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  • Review by Theodore Karkaletsis from Greece
    10 out of 10

    "The yoga retreat was honestly a very interesting experience for me. Actually it was my first ever experience on yoga. Everything went on very smoothly in a very picturesque environment and I got the feeling that I knew most of the participants for some time - although it was the first time I was meeting them. What I got out of it was simple "things" that we all truly know somewhere deep in ourselves and we so easily and sometimes permanently forget because of our modern way of living. The retreat helped us consciously remind ourselves of these simples "things". I would definitely suggest it 100% to everyone, especially to those that didn't have the chance so far in their lives to learn what yoga is all about - accept those that have real problem, waking up early, or eating only vegetarian food. Give yourselves a small gift by simply trying it! Namaste!"

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  • Review by Eleni Davaki
    10 out of 10

    "It was really amazing! The teacher the fellow participants were all amazing! I left from everything and I let everything behind me! I was so in touch with myself all these days that's why when I came back home I felt more quiet and happier! Also in this retreat was the beginning of a very good friendship!"

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  • Review by George Zozonakis
    9 out of 10

    "The Hatha yoga seminar for teachers offered me deep knowledge about the human nature. I took lessons about anatomy, psychology, methodology, and the philosophy of yoga. The practice of meditation, asanas, and pranayama helped me a lot to learn myself deeper than ever had. I practice the discipline and it was a very beautiful personal experience. Thanks to my teachers Maria Deligianni, Harischandra, and Amalia Zampoulaki."

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  • Review by Renata Sifaki
    10 out of 10

    "Having just recovered from an operation and not being able to practice yoga for few months, I had some doubts about following this intensive retreat program. Arriving in a village in the heart of Crete, the scenery and the view was breathtaking and the organizers hospitality made me feel like home. Practicing yoga in the open air near the vineries and looking at the sunrise was amazing. Maria, Haris, and all the trainers are not just experienced and professional yoga trainers and therapists but they also put their soul into this. Only a few days after the retreat, I felt stronger, healthier, peaceful, and closer to myself A wonderful experience, not to miss!"

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  • Review by Polina Poulorini
    10 out of 10

    "I attended the yoga teacher's training last year and throughout the whole of it I enjoyed both theoretical and practical expansion of my knowledge on yoga till then. I, therefore, benefited very much in gaining confidence on one matter, how to lead different groups and kinds of people towards self-observation and how to help them release their bodies and souls. Moreover, it has opened a completely new door to me, profession-wise."

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