• Yoga Retreat

  • Retreat - Recharging in Amorgos Island Greece

    There is a time and place for everything - Amorgos is this place
     
    8th April - 16th April 2015
     
    RECHARGE yourself at Aegialis Hotel & Spa built on a strategic Energy line location
    The depths of it's beauty will take you deep into a sanctuary of well being
    Amorgos is one of the most beautiful island among the Cyclades, very original and unspoiled by mass tourism.
    It  does not have  an airport and that is what makes it really special.
    The hotel, built in an energy line, offers very comfortable rooms, all with fantastic sea views, giving a very welcoming and relaxing feeling.
    There are several chioices of spaces for yoga retreats, all with wonderful views, even from the spa, which is modern and fully equipped to offer you relaxation and rejuvanation.
    The restaurant, serves delicious healthy food, using organic vegetables, cultivated right in the hotel gardens.
    Amorgos island offers fantastic views to two sandy beaches, mountains and small villages. It has many possibilities for hiking at its historic paths, enjoying wonderful views, encountering with the many  aromatic and therapeutic herbs, which are used a lot for herbal teas, and for the spa treatments.
    During the walks, one meets local people, doing their work, and different agricultural monuments, such as wind mills, threshing circles, wells, churches, stables for goats etc.
    On  a nearby village, there is a new distillery for essential oils,  from the local herbs, which can be visited.
    Participants, can collect their own herbs to take home.
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    There is possibility for daily trips to 4 small islands: Iraklia, Schinousa, Koufonisi and Donousa.
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    Amorgos has 10 villages, 1800 permanent residents, and  370 churches & Monasteries.
    Byzantine Monasteries, include the 1000 year old Monastery of Panagia Chozoviotissa, where there is a wonderful Byzantine museum,  the St, George Balsamitis, built on the ruins of an Ancient water oracle, and St. John Theologos, which offers a unique walking opportunity, to reach it.
    There is an Archaeological Museum in the Capital Chora, where there are also 40 churches and 12 wind mills on the riffs of the surrounding hills.
    One can also visit the Hellenistic Tower on the south end of the island, and the excavations of the Ancient city of Minoa.
    A full day bus Tour of the island can be organised. In such a case, the lunch can be a nice picnic in the most energetic part of the island, at the courtyard of St . George Valsamitis (Ancient water oracle).
    Short afternoon or morning trips  to the nearby villages of Tholaria, Lagada, Potamos can be easily organised.
    There are many beaches on the island, and 3 of them are easily accessible on foot.
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    “The Lalon Idor Thalasso Spa & Beauty Center” is an ultramodern thalassotherapy center, a unique decorated area designed in such a way in order to wake up your senses, to relax your spirit and to revitalize your body. Relaxation, peace and unforgettable moments await you!In the Spa area there are rooms for massage, treatments, steam bath facility (hamam), sauna, jet showers, fitness room and indoor pool. The offered treatments are in perfect harmony with the surrounding landscape, the sea and the local elements of Amorgos, planned around the guests’ needs and wishes. Additionally, one can find there : the reception desk, the Spa bar, the Spa lounge, a Gym, a Coiffure and Business Center. An outdoor café outside of the Spa bar will also be at our guests and visitors disposal enjoying a drink or a snack overlooking the Aegiali bay and the Aegean Sea.
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    Program
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    Meditation 6.30-7.30h
    Sunrise Yoga 7.30-8.45h
    Breakfast 9.30-10.30h
    Painting and Drawing 11.30-13.00h (optional)
    Yoga 17.00-18.30h
    Dinner 19.30-20.30h
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    All yoga classes are adepted to suit both beginners and the more advanced practioner.
      Amorgos 038      Your Host is Savinder Soor. She has been teaching for over 13 years and gives teacher training at various schools. Savinder got her Yoga certificate in the year 2000 and an advanced Teacher training certificate in 2007 in India. She will lead you threw a yoga class with ease and Joy.
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    People  arrive at night, and next morning they exclaim  "It was worth  the trip" . They are always thrilled about the island and the hotel.
    To reach Amorgos, you must take a flight to Athens airport.
    Then you can take the metro (10E) or the airport bus (5 E) to Piraeus port .
    Take 17.30 departure of Blue Star ferry to Amorgos. (33,50E) booked at port or (35 euro) if you book using this link which will include accomodation, which is highly recommended, as we arrive at 1.15 in the morning.
    (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays the boat arrives to Aegiali port, the closest port to the hotel).
    Arrival and departure transfers on the Amorgos island, port-hotel- port will be included in the price.
    Departure flight should be after 18.00 in the afternoon, as the boat returns to Athens around 15.15 p.m.
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    Price
    7 Days and 8 nights (flights not included)
    Price per person in twin/double superior room : 620 Euros
    Price per person in single superior room : 755 Euros
    prices include buffet breakfast and Dinner. Also there is free use of all spa facilities (Sauna, hamam, jaccuzi, indoors sea water pool with hydromassage & gym), free internet.
    Tranfer costs from port to hotel to port.
    one Greek Night with live music, free internet.
    All rooms with wonderful sea views from their private balconies.
    If you wish to add lunch,  the price will be 12 Euros per person/day.
    At extra costs:

    Greek dance lesson: 12 Euros per person/hour

    Herbal Tour: 25 Euros per person

    Cooking class/wine tasting: 30 E per person

    Picnic basket: 10 Euros

    Donkey ride: 30 Euros per person

    Contact: Savinder Soor info@maasyoga.nl 00 31 (0)180 840 876 mob. 0626128123