7 Days Authentic Cretan Yoga Retreat, Greece

  • Organizer: Yoga Yamas
  • Type: Yoga Retreat
  • Starting From: 08-September-2019
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Area: Crete, Greece
  • Food: Vegetarian,Gluten Free,Organic,Include Meat
  • Surrounding area: Sea,Close To Nature

Overview

Explore Greece’s largest Island Crete while fulfilling your inner need to escape from daily hassle avoiding the crowd. An island of rich culture, secret beauties, fine sand beaches, White Mountains, mysterious caves, historical archives, and lot more, Crete is known for its varied terrain that welcomes you aboard for a fantastic getaway.

Yoga holidays in Crete bestow you with extraordinary experiences and valuable moments to cherish. The climate, ambiance, nature, cultural vibrancy, surrounding decorated by sea, etc. contribute towards overall wellbeing and complete rejuvenation during your seven days yoga retreat.

Experience authentic Cretan Lifestyle that let you submerge deeply into the yoga practice with purity and balance at this mesmeric island. Reduce stress and tension, creating a sense of calmness with us at our traditional eco-village shelter engulfed with serenity and tranquility.

Traverse to the island of sheer magnificence to recharge your biological batteries with the transformative and restorative practice of yoga and meditation.

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Teachers

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    Katerina Patmazoglou

    Core Subject: Yoga, Pranayama, Pranic Healing, Thai Massage, Reiki

    An artistic soul, Katerina is the beloved instructor of the retreat who teaches the yogic science with sheer passion, love, and enthusiasm. She loves mathematics, reading, music, dancing, and painting, dedicated her initial years working as a graphic designer and press editor. She is an athlete as well, but her real passion is yoga that she got introduced to during her recovery days from an injury. Since then, she has never stopped enhancing and broadening her knowledge of the subject.

Location

Enchanting beauty of this largest Greek Island of Crete has always allured numerous travelers across the globe for a soulful escape. Crete is a center of interesting history and known for rich and vibrant culture, cosmopolitan flair, scenic landscapes, and an array of natural beauties. One of the most popular destinations in the world, the island is fascinating, enticing, and thrilling.

Crete is beatific, a perfect location for a peaceful getaway where you relax, enjoy strolling through nature and adrift in the enthralling site of amazing sunsets. You fall in love with the place and feel content and full of powerful energy that provides strength and restoration. Fly down to the island of breathtaking beauty and give yourself space to replenish and rejuvenate.

The seven days yoga retreat program by Yoga Yamas in Crete Greece is designed with perfection by the expert teachers of the center. The package provides you complete replenishment of the body, mind, and soul by offering yoga classes twice daily.

Where the morning practice is structured aiming to awaken and prepare the mind and body for the entire day, and evening classes guide the participants to restore, capture and absorb the experiences they gain and feel to the fullest.

The program also involves small workshops that take place to introduce you to the meaning of awareness practice, energy therapy, and self-transformation. They also provide an optional additional massage or energy therapy session of your choice.

Highlights:

  • Yoga Style: Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Partner Yoga, Meditation Practice
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Daily Yoga Classes
  • 6 Night Accommodation
  • Chinese Bodywork Arts: Chinese Yoga, Sound Healing, Qigong
  • Spa Treatment- Thai Massage at an additional cost
  • Daily Breakfast and Lunch or Dinner
  • Transportation within the island according to the schedule
  • Excursion: Afrata Beach, Ancient Olive Tree, Palaochora, St Sophia’s Cave, Gialiskari Beach, Elafonisi, Chania

The program curriculum gives you a clear insight into the program. The schedule is well-crafted by the expert and experienced teachers of Yoga Yamas incorporating the practices, therapy, and activities chosen by you.

Note: The daily schedule can change depending on the weather condition or as per the group’s need.

Day 1

Warm welcome on your arrival in Milian, and you will be given free time to settle down.  At 5 pm, you’ll have your first meeting with the group and then head towards yoga practice amidst nature’s beauty while enjoying silence and distinctiveness offered by the mountainous landscape of Milia. The day comes to an end with a delicious dinner based on Cretan cuisine served with health and nutrition.

Day 2

The day begins with the morning practice at 7.30 am with the Vinyasa flow session followed by breath work and meditation that help increase awareness, making you feel absolute serenity. While relishing healthy and palatable breakfast, you get free time to rest and relax.  Then we’ll visit Gonia, a seaside Monastery also known as Lady of Angels. The next stop is Afrata Beach, where you can enjoy strolling amidst the peacefulness or swimming in the crystal clear water. You can also rest under the shade of Tamarisk or can have sunbath using the sun-beds. Relish the lunch at the Tavern right next to the sea and then head towards the center for evening practice that helps us cool down and absorb the energy and beauty of the surroundings.

Day 3

Start your day with the morning practice after a restful sleep at Milia’s absolute blissful environment that helps to bring peace of mind. Then relish palate satiating breakfast buffet that is filling and re-energizes you. You will then head towards Gialiskari Beach also known as fine pebble beach, which is outside the village of Paleochor.  The village offers rapturous views, pretty pathways, streets with cozy beatific cafes, decorative facades and houses covered with bougainvillea and oleanders. We would have lunch in a Tavern right next to the sea. Around 5 pm, we head back to the hotel to get prepared for an evening yoga practice that calms us down after soulful sunbath and sea cleaning effect.

Day 4

At 7.30 am, the day starts with Vinyasa flow session designed to bring the purest energy into the body. End the session with breath work and meditation to enhance peace of the mind. With breakfast, enjoy the quality time and then prepare yourself to visit beautiful caves of Crete - Agia Sophia’s Cave after visiting Elafonisi beach. Head back to the center around 6 pm for dinner amidst the relaxing environment at Milia.

Day 5

Today’s morning yoga takes you little deeper, deepening the practice where the Vinyasa flow session pushes you further to grow and hone your skills. The session is then followed by a short workshop, designed to build body energy, pranayama, and meditation practice helps to form the inner connection. The day further takes you to Mediterranean’s most beatific city Chania to explore its culture and heritage archives. The building and monuments of diverse architecture leave you awestruck and remind you of the multiethnic and multicultural identity of the place. Then we visit a group of the lighthouse in the Old Port, stroll around the picturesque alley of Old Town, and visit Agora - the local food market. After lunch in a traditional tavern, you have free time to explore more and then return for evening place at 6 pm that allows us to rest and recharge after an explorative day.

Day 6

The exciting week helps you to unwind filling you with new energy and positivity. But moreover, these seven days let you be friends with people of similar inclination. The morning practice will bring you all much closer to each other and then spend more quality time together during your breakfast. The day lets you unravel more secrets of this place with a variety of choices to occupy your day. So you can relax at Milia, explore more gorgeous beaches or go hiking at one of many breathtaking gorges. Return around 7 pm for the evening practice held in two groups. By now, your heart and soul filled with more energies, and your mind grows better and brighter. Enjoy your dinner at Tavern next to the hotel.

Day 7

With the day 7, your blissful extravagant week comes to an end after the morning practice and brunch. Then prepare for departure.

Experience authentic Cretan lifestyle with our carefully chosen center in Crete at Milia Mountain Retreat, and have a restful stay relishing delicious meals. The spring water, clean air, mountain silence, summer breeze and starlit night make your week more blissful at the eco-structure living complex.

We at Yoga Yamas with Milia provide basic amenities making your stay worth remembering. The guest houses in Milia are room houses and available at both sharing and single room basis. These rooms or houses carefully refurbished to details capturing the essence of the 15th Century.

The room-houses entail all the basic needs of the modern day yogi and our guests. The rooms are decorated uniquely and surrounded by chestnut trees, strawberry shrubs, and a huge variety of flora. All the arrangements are made in an eco-friendly manner like - water need is covered by the spring, and electricity is produced by solar panels. The room-houses have central heating and cooling facility, fireplace, en-suite bathrooms, patios, roof terraces, and balconies to relax, and enjoy the plethora of natural beauty.

Relish the healthy Mediterranean and Greek cuisine with us during a seven-day yoga retreat in Crete. We offer our students a balanced and healthy diet that includes a breakfast buffet and Lunch or dinner as per the schedule. The food we serve is based on Cretan cuisine, which is considered as one of the most delicious and healthiest in the world.

*Meat can be provided upon request

Dietary Requirements served or catered- Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Organic, Seafood, and Regular (typically includes meat and fish)

*If you have special dietary requirements it is advised to inform the organizers about the same when making a reservation.

Amidst the harmonious environment enjoy every moment of your retreat at Crete learning and practicing authentic yoga, and spend quality time with self at this nature embodied environment. Every aspect of the retreat makes it unique, from the teachers to the location, to accommodation to teachings to affordability, etc. With us unwind, evolve, and re-set yourself with our well-framed program under the guidance of experts.

  • Multilingual Staff: French, German, English, Greek
  • Unique Feature: Yoga Deck, Terrace, Meditation Harden
  • Eating Space: Bar, Lounge, Dining Area, Cafes, Restaurants
  • Meal: Vegetarian, Sea Food, Organic, Vegan, etc.
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 6-day accommodation
  • Transportation within the island as per the schedule

Exclusion: Transport from and to the island, airport pickup/drop-off transfer, massage upon request, optional activity or excursion, and 6th-day transportation if you decide for the excursion.

Milia Mountain Retreat

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Travel to Greece’s largest Island, Crete is a magnificent place encircled with nature’s serenity. Our center is at this astounding place nestled at a glorious locale that boasts exceptional rugged beauty of the Kissamos area. Milia happen to be a small forgotten corner that is apt ecology for the family, active adventure, and local culture. The authentic 17th-century mountain settlement is placed amidst the chestnut trees, and mountain tops that help you find the true meaning of life.

Rediscover nature during your seven days yoga retreat at Milia and fulfill the inner need to escape, eloping away from the crowd and daily life hassle.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit will be non-refundable if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid in cash on arrival.