"Open Heart" Meditation & Yoga Retreats, Greece

  • Organizer: Atma Meditation Journeys
  • Type: Yoga Retreat
  • Starting From: 12-September-2019
  • Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
  • Area: Chania, Greece
  • Food: Vegetarian
  • Surrounding area: Near to Beach,Sea


During the retreat days, we will experience a variety of select activities that will help us silence our mind and open up our body, so as to achieve a better connection with our true self. This is when Love and Kindness arises. Meditation, yoga, contact with nature and free will, support us in this journey.


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    Dimitris Xenakis

    Core Subject: Meditation Instructor

    I am Dimitris and I was brought up in Crete, in this island where the light is always plentiful. An island which overflows with health, where sea, mountain and spirit are one. Deep inside me, I’ve always been in search for happiness and that made me bold in life. While still at a young age, I came to the conclusion that happiness is to be found in real life experiences and not in the mind and therefore my life was full of action. I studied, travelled a lot, lived in different countries and had many different and interesting professions, but the most important part of my life began when one day, in an era of full maturity, I “fell” into my own body. I started to feel my own heart, I started to listen to my inner being… I realized then that I was standing in front of the biggest door of my life. This deep internal journey started 20 years ago and hasn’t stopped since. It is the journey that connects the spirit with the human experience and brings harmony within the entire existence. During the last 10 years I have been teaching meditation and Self-realization in a non-structured and non dogmatic way. It is the way of the Self that is connected with life, in a different intelligence than the mind does. Simplicity and truth is a straightforward tool to realize it.

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    Doris Maria Anastasiou

    Core Subject: Yoga Instructor

    I am Doris and since I remember myself I have always been interested in the individual and the human body. My genuine interest in humans led me in attaining a bachelor in psychology. My interest in the human body as well as my personal need for physical expression led me to dance and yoga. Seeking self- knowledge and deeper understanding of the self, I explored and got trained in art therapy and therapy through theater. This led me to alternative natural therapies and into attaining training in bowtech, sotai, reiki and theta healing, giving me a holistic perspective towards the miracle of the human body. Yoga has been an important part of my life for the last ten years and I am grateful that I can share this experience with other people. My purpose in teaching and in life, is to give people the appropriate space so that they can express themselves in a therapeutically way for the body and mind being always in alignment with their spirit. I believe in humans and their unique potential to evolve and thrive spiritually and being happy and healthy. My motto: enjoy nature! enjoy yourself with love and respect!


MetaCom is situated in the quiet setting of Anidri, Paleohora on the beautiful south coast of Crete in the midst of a traditionally cultivated landscape 1,5 km. from the sea and 3,5 km from the tourist centre of vivid Paleohora

The program is adapted on site according to each group’s needs.

Meditation: breathing exercises, mindful walks, chakra activation and cleansing, guided meditation to connect with the inner self, movement/dance meditation, aura cleansing, experiencing energy fields.

Yoga: hatha yoga, yin yoga, flow yoga

Private Sessions: therapeutic massage, healing sessions, private meditation sessions.

Private Sessions are on request, at an extra cost that varies from 60 to 120 euros.

A typical day at the site includes:

  • 8:00 Morning meditation
  • 8:30 Morning yoga
  • 9:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Meditation workshop
  • 14:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Free time & upon request private sessions
  • 18:00 Sound healing or similar
  • 20:00 Dinner

A typical day trip includes:

  • 8:00 Morning meditation
  • 8:30 Morning yoga
  • 9:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Daily trip to the south coast, for mindful meditation in nature, swimming & lunch
  • 20:00 Dinner

 The MetaCom was planned according to landscape architecture and ecological criteria, including:  a traditionally designed landscape with natural stone walls, the construction of a wooden framework with mud/straw filling and earthen roofs, a three-chambered sewage treatment plant with reed bed and the utilization of active and passive solar energy.

Delicious Vegetarian food inspired by the Greek and Cretan cuisine made from local and bio products.

Special dietary needs are taken into account.

You will learn to develop an inner silence allowing yourself to reconnect with your core strengths, focusing your awareness on the present moment, your feelings, thoughts and physical sensations. This will help you to develop a better understanding and accept yourselves for who, what and where we are at this moment in our lives.

  • Shared accommodation for 7 nights
  • Delicious vegetarian meals on an all inclusive basis
  • Meditation sessions & workshops on a daily basis
  • Yoga sessions on a daily basis
  • 2 daily excursions & mindful walks into nature

Atma Meditation Journeys


Welcome to the beautiful island of Crete and the spiritual world of ATMA meditation journeys. From the ancient language of Sanskrit, ATMA is a word that describes the spiritual essence in all creatures, their real innermost essential being, our true Self. During these day trips, we will voyage to selected sacred places encircled in Cretan nature, known for their special energy fields. There, we will meditate and aim to connect with our true inner self. We use simple techniques in a natural environment where the energy supports our spiritual connection and helps us become mindful.