Embodied Island Flow
A yoga adventure in the Aegean Sea
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This yoga retreat is a combination of quality yoga classes, a Cycladic beachfront villa, and the island freedom, designed to offer the perfect amount of activity time and quietness one needs. Alia Retreats is a small firm consciously curating yoga retreats in the Greek islands together with various experienced and qualified yoga teachers and/or wellness experts around the world. The brand focuses on wellness and sustainability, and a percentage of each retreat’s profits is donated for tree planting.
The ‘Embodied Island Flow’ retreat will take place in the tiny paradise island of Koufonisia, a place away from mass tourism, where life tends to be slower and more authentic. The raw landscape of the island and the astonishing view of the Aegean Sea blend harmoniously with the retreat’s whitewashed beachfront villa; a villa built with bits of Cycladic tradition, minimalism and in absolute harmony with nature. The large white spaces and patios, the floorto-ceiling windows and the sun-lit interiors make the perfect zen atmosphere.
Scattered between olive trees, orange blossoms and lavender, the semi-covered outdoor yoga shala is a quiet space surrounded by airy white curtains making it the perfect space for you to let go and immerse into your practice. In this retreat, Christina Exarchou will be guiding you through dynamic yet fluid Vinyasa flows, meditations and targeted practices with an emphasis on the importance of using movement as a tool for embodiment and self-expression.
Suitable for: All practices are open to all levels from beginners to more advanced yogis.
Accommodation: You’ll stay in a beachfront villa in a Koufonisia, a quiet island in the Cyclades, in Greece.
How much: Prices start from €1,590pp in twin accommodation. Single accommodation options are also available. There is a €600 booking fee to reserve your spot. Flights and ferry tickets are not included in the retreat prices. A more flexible payment & cancellation policy has been put in place. In case Covid-19 travel restrictions apply at the time of the retreat, prohibiting guests from travelling to Greece, any amounts paid will be fully refundable.
Includes: Six island days/ five nights accommodation at the beachfront villa; daily morning yoga practice and afternoon targeted yoga classes; a gentle flow under the stars; vegetarian menu with a Greek twist, including brunch and dinner with vegan & gluten-free options available; a visit to the main town of Koufonisi and dinner at a sea-view restaurant (dinner is extra cost); optional Thai-style massages (extra cost); group pickup from Koufonisia port upon arrival & drop off on departure; Greek-style goodie bags. Other retreat activities include island hopping (a boat day spent visiting nearby abandoned islands and secluded beaches, subject to weather conditions); coastal hiking and cliff diving.
Where to book: alia.com.cy/koufonisia-yoga-retreat
Where: Koufonisia, Greece When: August 27 - September 1, 2022
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