Drama Therapy Dionysus Retreat : Ikaria Greece


Drama Therapy Dionysus Retreat with Heather and Sukhi

Dates in 2018:
25 Aug - 1 Sept


We invite you to submerge in the energy of Dionysus on the island of Ikaria in Greece and join us on a Drama Therapy workshops in the private amphitheatres on the island - by the sea and in the middle of the vineyard....




The group is limited to 12 people to guarantee the most intimate experience.
Quality setting and accommodation.

Dionysus, according to the legend born on the Ikaria island is the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness, fertility, theatre and religious ecstasy in ancient Greek religion and myth.

Ikaria Island:
Ikaria is our favorite island in all of the Mediterranean. The people are very friendly and relaxed and the scenery is stunning. Beautiful mountains and amazing beaches.This island is the birthplace of Dionysus, God of wine and ritual abandon.

The programme includes: 
* daily drama workshops
* meditation sessions in the evenings
* Greek language class upon arrival
* visit to the cave where Dionysius was born
* visit to the Ikarian Panigiri - summer Dionysius wine festival

Options:
* pottery and painting workshops
* yoga (Hatha or Vinyasa) classes at a friendly yoga studio


You will also have some time to rest and spend time at the beach and explore the island of Ikaria.

Facilitators:

Heather Guilfoyle - drama therapy instructor

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Sukhi Prem - Meditation and mentoring
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Thomas White Eagle - Meditation













Detailed program: 
Day 1
Arrival, settle in and explore
18:00  Introduction to physical theatre and games
            -Where the Wild Things are-
20:00  Coming together Supper

Day 2
Morning Free to relax and explore
16:00  Introduction to the Mask
           -Commedia Dell Arte- and playing
18:30  Supper
20:00  Interactive Body-Emotions-Blocks-Releases and Discussion
21:00  Active Vibrational Meditation

Day 3 - 27 Aug
10:30 Drama Therapy – role playing – moments of Happines
           Storytelling -own part in the story- The Up
12:30  Lunch and afternoon free
18:00  Storytelling -own part in the story- The Down
           Ending with safe tactile, circular breathing and puppy healing 
Night: Panigiri in Agios Dimitrios

Day 4
9:00    Being Served Celebration Breakfast
10:30  Introduction to Voice Work
11.30  Introduction to Lysistrata (Greek Anti-War Comedy)
12:00 Lunch
14:00  Prepare play sections
15:00 Free afternoon and evening

Day 5              
Free morning
15:00  Workshop Amphitheatre performance meshed with personal stories
18:00 Early Supper
19:30 Develop Physical Theatre sections in performance

Day 6  
8:00   Breakfast
9:30   Rehearsal in Amphitheatre
12:30 Lunch and free afternoon
18:00  Rehearsal in Costume
20:00 Performance in Amphitheatre
21:00 Celebration dinner and evening

Day 7  
9:30 - Farewell breakfast 
Reflections and Departures

Where: 
Deidalos Boutique hotel
Armenistis
Ikaria Island, Greece

Daidalos Hotel on Ikaria Island. Hotel Daidalos offers a splendid view of the immense azure Aegean Sea and the ancient Ionian land. Delicately decoreated with articstic hands of theatre directors.

How to get there:
Flights and Ferries from Athens to Ikaria (JIK).
Ferries to Ikaria leave Pireaus port at 7.35am daily.
Nearest port : Evdilos. Other port is called : Agios Kirykos.


Prices:
 2990 per person - last minute prices payed in last 2 weeks before the retreat
 2750 per person - standard Prices
 2500 per person - early bird prices for payments at least 60 days before the retreat

20% discount is offered for 2nd person when booking together and sharing a room.

What is included:
* daily drama workshops
* meditation sessions in the evenings
* Greek language class upon arrival
* visit to the cave where Dionysius was born
* visit to the Ikarian Panigiri - summer Dionysius vine festival
* welcome and goodbye meal
* airport/ferry pickup/drop off

Please note: This retreat will run with 4 people signed up. The group is limited to 12.

As a complement to this retreat we recommend a great package for day night or arrival or departure from Athens, called Welcome to Athens Wellness Package. Details can be found here:
http://dharmamysticaltours.blogspot.gr/2017/01/welcome-to-athens-wellness-package.html

Bookings and contact:Thomas White Eagle
dharmaaqp@gmail.com
WhatsApp: +420 77.5555.731


Private retreats are available by special arrangement for groups of 4 or more.

Cancellation/changes/no show policy:
1) Once you book your place / pay there are no refunds. It is a serious commitment to take part in the retreat. You should honor that and so will we.
2) If you can't make it to a selected retreat you can:
a) find somebody else until 7 days before the start date, no extra fee required
b) no shows with no notice equals in 100% fee loss.