You wake early in the morning to breathe in the aquamarine blue sea set against crisp white Aegean architecture. The warmth of the sun is just creeping inside you to empower the day ahead. You stroll barefoot down a crooked path to the panoramic rooftop, the sea beneath calls to you in a soft rushing whisper. The wind plays at your ear. Then you realize why you came to meditate and exercise self on the Aegean Sea. There is no more magnetic or energetic place for Yoga enthusiasts – not anywhere. Here are a few 2019 yoga journeys we recommend.
Amorgos Ashtanga Yoga Retreat 2019
Join founder of The Yoga Shala, Krista Shirley, from June 17th through the 23rd for yoga experience to build a rejuvenative rhythm for in-depth Ashtanga practice, meditation, pranayama, and optional private sessions while exploring a Greek island of wonder and beauty.
Amorgos Island is where the 1988 movie “Le Grand Bleu” with Jean Reno was shot. Situated in the far southeastern edge of the Cyclades, Amorgos is one of the most impressive island paradises in the world. This place is a spectacular opportunity to be with one of the world’s best yogas, while at the same time stepping off the beaten track and visit an island that has preserved its traditional color, and tradition. Here are a few highlights of this experience.
- Daily yoga class with Krista – this includes five Mysore classes, one led class, two workshops, three meditation and pranayama sessions, Q&A and orientation.
- Meditation sessions
- 30-minute Swedish massage
- A hiking tour of Amorgos
- Workshops and pranayama
- Explore the beautiful Amorgos island
- 6 nights accommodation
For more information on this amazing Yoga retreat please contact Krista via Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by her Facebook profile here.
8 Unique Days of Sailing and Yoga Retreats in Cyclades Greece
For the seafaring soul searcher out there, this 8-day sailing/yoga experience will absolutely transport you to serenity and balance. 8 Unique Days of Sailing and Yoga Retreats in Cyclades Greece will set sail every Saturday from Alimos marina or Lavrion marina in Athens to the Cycladic islands.
On this amazing yoga journey, you will be visiting 5 beautiful Greek islands and practicing yoga 2 times per day on amazing unspoiled sandy beaches. The skipper and all hands are experienced, yoga teachers. Groups of 4 to 6 persons will get to be castaways in paradise. Here are some highlights.
- Yoga practice
- Experienced yoga instructors
- Sailing trip around the Greek Islands
- Destinations for the lovers of freedom and sea
- Swim at unspoiled beaches and taste the traditional local cuisine
- Visit up to 6 famous Greek Islands in one week
- Live your personal myth in Cyclades Greece
- 7 nights accommodation on board
Living aboard there are available 2 or 3 double cabins for guests, and one cabin or bunk for the crew. There are private showers, a fully equipped galley (kitchen), plus an electric refrigerator & an outside shower. Meals are not included in the basic price of the journey, but this is good in that guests get some choice in the matter of cuisine.
For more information please consult BookYogaRetreats
8 Days Private Sailing, Beach, and Yoga Vacation Crete
If you ask a sailor about the allure of the sea and riding the wind, he’ll tell you a tale that will include a siren’s song, seeing the face of God, and getting in touch with his humanity. Sailing is one of the most exciting natural activities anybody will ever experience. Combine this with the magic that is Crete Island, and you’ll know why this adventure is so appealing for me as someone who wants to investigate Yoga. The Crete experience designed for beginners just might be the Aegean’s best yoga journey.
Since we live here on Crete, we’re keen to share anything that encapsulates the magnetism and peace of this land that once was home to the mysterious Minoans. On this yoga, beach, and sailing vacation you will swim in crystal clear water, experience hands-on traditional fishing from the boat, and test your skill as a sailing boat captain. Some highlights of this trip include:
- Yoga in places beyond imagination
- 3 private sailing tours and 2 private road trips
- Dedicated holiday facilitator and yoga instructor
- Breathtaking landscape views
- 7 nights’ accommodation
- Half board
On your road trips, you will visit the most beautiful and non-crowded beaches. In the villages you will pass through, you will indulge in the authentic local life and taste the best Cretan recipes. Overall you will rest, unwind, and become rejuvenated. Halfway through your yoga/sailing journey, I know you will be as one with the innocent child within you. The video below us from Travel and Do, whose founder will lead your Yoga journey. It shows a lot about the culture, essence, and place you will be experiencing.
While staying at your villas at Kissamos in the far west of Crete, you’ll tain and sail under the instruction of Yannis Sampsonidis, certified Qigong and Yoga teacher and a Thai Massage practitioner, you’ll be introduced to a treasure beyond what you might imagine. Crete, the essential peace of the island, and selected techniques of Shiatsu, Chi Nei Tsang, Touch for Health (applied kinesiology), and Sotai Corrective Bodywork.
To find out more readers can call +30 211 800 5025 or contact Travel and Do on Facebook here.
8 Days Detox and Yoga Retreat on Karpathos
July 29th through August, Kathy’s Island Retreat on beautiful Karpathos, the 8 Day Detox and Yoga Retreat
Run by Norwegian Kathrine Brustad, Kathy’s Island Retreat is located in Adia, on the west coast of Karpathos. The retreat sits at the foot of a mountain reaching down to the beautiful Aegean sea. The quiet of the place, the magnetism around, make it seem a world away from the mad world even though it’s only half an hour away from the airport in Pigadia. The video below reveals other scheduled retreat sessions.
The program will take place for a beautiful week of Ayurveda combined with Hatha/Yin yoga in an unbelievable setting, as you can see in the video. Highlights include:
- Daily yoga practice
- Daily meditation session
- Daily sound healing class
- Insightful Ayurveda workshop
- 7 nights accommodation
- Daily delicious meals
The retreat has 6 studios, each with its own bathroom and balcony, and all with ocean view. There is a yoga/meditation room in the garden, and a huge organic vegetable garden from where we get most of our ingredients for the meals. The gifted Naturopath and Health coach Rose Chamberlain guides the program along with two yogis, Kathrine and Elias.
For more information on this amazing yoga experience call 0030 697 270 2880 or Email email@example.com