What to expect
We will begin the retreat with one night in Athens at a beautiful boutique hotel near the Acropolis. We’ll have a traditional Greek dinner out in the romantic old city, called The Plaka. The following morning we’ll enjoy a fascinating tour of Athens with a local guide; visiting the Acropolis, museums, and other historic sites.
Later in the afternoon, we’ll take the ferry to the island of Amorgos for a full week of our relaxing retreat. Amorgos is a gorgeous and still unspoiled island, giving us a taste of traditional Greek life and culture, along with a spiritual setting for deepening our practices of yoga.
They say that there are more churches (365— one for each day of the year!) than the number of residents on the island. The movie “The Big Blue,” by Luc Besson, was filmed on Amorgos. Ai watched this movie many, many times when she was young and it was always her dream to visit this island! Check out the movie to whet your appetite.
We will be staying in a beautiful five-star family-owned resort on Amorgos. You’ll have full access to the salt-water swimming pool, organic garden, spa, and delicious breakfast and dinner each day.
Our days on the island typically begin with morning invigorating yoga practice in a studio overlooking the ocean, followed by a bountiful Greek breakfast. During the day, feel free to participate as much or little as you like in all the offerings: lounge by the pool, walk down to one of the several pristine beaches, go for a hike, take advantage of the spa's massages and other services, or simply relax.
On some days, you will be invited to join us on guided tours; hiking to explore neighboring traditional villages, visiting ancient monasteries perched on cliffs, secret local beaches with caves, and discovering the main town of the island with its dozens of windmills and labyrinthine, white streets, and great boutiques.
Early evenings we will gather for relaxing, restorative yoga practice, pranayama, and meditation over the sunset to rejuvenate our bodies and minds— always followed by a delicious, family-style dinner. At night, you may be star-gazing, visiting local Greek musicians, or enjoy conversation with new and old friends.
You’ll feel entirely rejuvenated and inspired by the end of this trip!
We will be working throughout the retreat to accommodate your varying needs and levels.
If you have a spouse/friend who does not practice, please ask us for “no yoga” options. We have some space for families with children as well. Please email us for more information!
Room Options & Pricing
All prices are per person.
Please note that all prices will increase by $300 after January 15, 2018.
Double — 2,700 Euro (~$2,975 @ $1.1/Euro)
Single — 3,250 Euro (~$3,575 @ $1.1/Euro)
Double — 3,070 Euro (~$3,375 @ $1.1/Euro)
Space is limited. The price is subjected to change depending on the exchange rate. Balance payment will reflect the exchange rate at the time of payment.
Please plan to arrive in Athens by early afternoon on Monday, June 18th, if possible.
If you are going home right after the retreat, you may need to stay a night in Athens on the 25th depending on boat/flight schedules.
We encourage you to stay longer in Greece and visit other islands before heading back to Athens, or explore the mainland before heading back home.
We will be in touch with you about your travel plans so we can arrange the correct ferry from Amorgos.
standard Room Amenities
– Free WiFi
– Hair dryer
– 32’’ flat screen TV
– Direct phone line
– Bath & pool towels
Luxury Room Amenities
– Jacuzzi in the bathrooms
– Walk in closets
– Hi-Fi system & DVD player
What is included in the price
– Yoga with Mark and Ai (1-2x a day, most days)
– Luxury accommodation for 7 nights
– Ferry tickets to/from Amorgos
– Transportation from Athens hotel to Ferry terminal
– All breakfast and dinner
– 30-min Swedish massage
– Sea-salt swimming pool
– Hammam (sauna) and spa facilities
– Hikes and beautiful beaches (access to shower, towels, chairs)
– Incredible star-gazing
– Day trip to monastery, secret local beaches and capital town of Hora
– Expert-guided tour of Athens Acropolis, Parthenon, and more
– Awesome like-minded people and fun conversations
– Delicious, abundant, organic traditional Greek cuisine
– Rejuvenation and relaxation, Greek-island style!
What is noT included
– Airline tickets to Athens
– Transportation from Athens Airport to hotel
– Travel insurance
– Additional meals and drinks
– Additional massages and spa services
– Personal expenses
– Post-retreat travels
Step 2: COMPLETE DEPOSIT PAYMENT
All deposits and payments are non-refundable. If retreat sells out AND you/we find someone to take your spot, a refund may be given at our discretion less a $300 administration fee.
If you pre-registered to hold your space, your balance must be paid in full by January 1st, 2018. All registrations after the January 1st, 2018 must be paid in full at the time of registration.