Yoga Retreat Athens Riviera






Yoga Retreat Athens Riviera

Yoga means unity and is about exploring the body, mind, and spirit through a combination of physical asana, meditation and breathing techniques designed to bring the practitioner into a higher state of being.

This is what our retreats aspire to do – offering the ultimate getaway experience where our guests can focus on nothing but themselves and their practice. You will take your Yoga practice to the next level, surrounded by the breathtaking, raw landscapes of the Athen’s Riviera while staying in a beautiful villa and enjoying the freshest mediterranean inspired meals.



Accommodation:
Our retreat centre is a 6 bedroom luxury villa set on the Athens Riviera. The space is elegant, but with a simple and informal spirit that you will find welcoming and we hope you will come to think of it as your home away from home. Outside, the villa features a landscaped garden and pool area for quiet meditation, reflection and connecting with other participants.

The villa has spacious and fully appointed rooms with ensuite bathrooms and a variety of different sleeping arrangements to insure your complete comfort.


Set away from the crowds of Athens, the villa has a peaceful location near the quiet village of Anavyssos. Ideally situated near the coast, with three emerald-water beaches and a spectacular view of the Saronic Gulf within easy walking distance.



Location


Often overlooked by tourists, the Athens Riviera is a hidden gem along the Saronic Sea; an oasis ripe with scents of the earth, sea and sun and an ideal setting for the communion of mind, body and spirit.

Nearby you can visit the renowned Temple of Poseidon, the Port of Lavrio and it’s silver mining tunnels, or head to the centre of Athens with all of its attractions (located just 45 minutes away, with regular bus service).

The villa is easy to reach, only 25 km by car from the International Airport of Athens (ATH) which receives direct flights from all over Europe.

Nearest airport: Athens (25 km away)


Food

Food is an intrinsic part of our overall health and wellbeing. We use fresh, locally-sourced and organic ingredients whenever possible. Food changes with the seasons, as different months bring different delights to the table. Our cuisine is healthy, exciting and vibrant ─ full of natural Mediterranean flavours.

We’ll do our very best to accommodate dietary restrictions and preferences. Please let us know if you have any.



Dates for Retreats in 2019:

22 - 29 Dec
29 Dec - 5 Jan

other dates tbc

Prices: Oct thru to May 
€ 1750 per person - last minute prices paid in last 2 weeks before the retreat 
€ 1500 per person - standard Prices
€ 1250 per person - early bird prices for payments at least 90 days before the retreat


Prices: June & Sept / Christmas / New Year 
€ 1990 per person - last minute prices paid in last 2 weeks before the retreat
€ 1750 per person - standard Prices
€ 1500 per person - early bird prices for payments at least 90 days before the retreat


Prices High Season: July - August
€ 2500 per person - last minute prices paid in last 2 weeks before the retreat
€ 2250 per person - standard Prices
€ 1990 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.

Please note this retreat will run with 4 or more participants.




What's included in the price:


* Quality accommodation - own room unless sharing

* Three (3) healthy meals each day, plus snacks, tea and water available throughout

* Daily yoga classes (Traditional, Hatha and Yin) in the retreat villa (in English)

* Excursions and sightseeing to local attractions

* Return transfer to the airport


PROGRAM


Day 1
  • Arrivals 
  • Introductions + gentle yoga class 
  • Welcome Dinner 
  • Intentions Setting workshop (optional) 


Day 2 
  • Morning yoga and meditation 
  • Breakfast 
  • Free time for reflection + exploration 
  • Sunset yoga (Traditional) on the beach 
  • Communal Dinner 

Day 3
  • Morning yoga and meditation 
  • Breakfast 
  • Wellness Workshop 
  • Free time for reflection + exploration 
  • Dinner 
  • Evening Yin and Relaxation class 


Day 4
  • Morning yoga and meditation 
  • Breakfast 
  • Group Expedition to Cape Sounion and the temple of Poseidon 
  • Afternoon Yoga class (group preference) 
  • Dinner 
  • Evening Meditation 

Day 5
  • Morning yoga and meditation 
  • Breakfast 
  • Wellness Workshop 
  • Afternoon Yoga class (group preference) 
  • Dinner 
  • Evening Meditation 
Day 6

  • Morning yoga and meditation 
  • Breakfast 
  • Wellness Workshop 
  • Afternoon Yoga class (group preference) 
  • Dinner 
  • Evening Meditation 

Day 7
  • Morning yoga and meditation 
  • Breakfast 
  • Free time for reflection + exploration 
  • Afternoon Yoga class (group preference) 
  • Farewell dinner in town 

Day 8
  • Morning yoga and meditation 
  • Breakfast 
  • Reflection and Intention review (optional) 
  • Departures 


Group size: 6 - 12 people



Head Yoga Teacher:

Yoga Guru Siddhartha Shiv Khanna from India.
Founder of the SIVA OM yoga School.


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Contacts and bookings:


Lynn, assistant
Balkan Events
signmeup4itnow@gmail.com
Whatsapp: +30.6974575898


Private retreats are available by special arrangement.





Cancellation/changes/no show policy:

1) Once you book has been made and your space reserved, there are no refunds. It is a serious commitment to take part in the retreat and we ask that you to honor it.

2) We understand that things happen and would like to be accomodating. iI you can't make it to a selected retreat you can:

a) Find somebody else to take your spot, up to seven days before the start date. No extra fee will be charged in this case.

b) No shows without notice will result in a 100% loss of your investment.

Sailing Holidays Croatia

Sailing Holidays
Croatia
Agenda 2020


20 - 27 Jun Croatia: Dubrovnik - Korcula


12 - 19 Sept Croatia: Dubrovnik - Korcula


Other sailing trips Greece - Croatia - Italy - Oman
https://dharmamysticaltours.blogspot.com/2018/03/sailing-retreats.html

Sailing holidays Greek islands

One week long
Sailing Retreat  
Greece

Dates:
ongoing from May to Nov.

also check our
weekend sailing trips in Greece >>

also check our cruises in Croatia >>

Great way to relax cruising the spend 7 days island-hopping across the stunning Aegean sea! 
We will start in Athens and we will visit magical 

You will enjoy the sailing adventure, you will call into private bays for your afternoon swim and lunch, before you set sail to your next island.
Planed itineraries for 2019:

Apr
Apr 26 - 1 May Greek Easter Sailing Trip

May
4 - 11 May Free Spirit Sailing Trip Hydra - Ermioni - Poros
11 - 18 May  Sounion - Hydra - Ermioni
18 - 25 May Athens Mystical Triangle Tour Acropolis - Sounion - Aegina
25 May - 1 Jun Yoga and Sailing Sounion - Kythnos - Syros - Kea

June
1 - 8 Jun Free Spirit Sailing Trip Hydra - Ermioni - Poros
8 - 15 Jun
Athens Mystical Triangle Tour Acropolis - Sounion - Aegina
Ikaria Island of  Longevity Mykonos - Ikaria - Mykonos
Romantic Sailing Volos - Skiathos - Skopelos

15 - 22 Jun
Yoga and Sailing Sounion - Kythnos - Syros - Kea
Greek Language Course onboard Agia Marina - Poros - Epidavros

22 - 29 Jun Epidauros - Poros - Sounion - Aegina

July
29 Jun - 6 Jul  Free Spirit Sailing Trip Hydra - Ermioni - Poros

6 - 13 Jul
Sounion - Hydra - Ermioni
Greek Language Course onboard Agia Marina - Poros - Epidavros
Learn how to sail Athens

13 - 20 Jul
Thassos Island Short tour
Yoga and Sailing Epidauros - Poros - Sounion - Aegina
Ikaria Island of  Longevity Mykonos - Ikaria - Mykonos
Romantic Sailing Volos - Skiathos - Skopelos

20 - 27 Jul 
Family sailing holiday 
Learn how to sail Volos
Thassos Island Sailing Tour

27 Jul - 3 Aug
Athens Mystical Triangle Tour Acropolis - Sounion - Aegina
Romantic Sailing Volos - Skiathos - Skopelos
Learn how to sail Volos

Aug
3 - 10 Aug
Thassos Island Sailing Tour
Free Spirit Sailing Trip Hydra - Ermioni - Poros

10 - 17 Aug
Yoga and Sailing Epidauros - Poros - Sounion - Aegina
Romantic Sailing Volos - Skiathos - Skopelos

Kavala - Halkidiki - Sporades Islands


17 - 24 Aug
Athens Mystical Triangle Tour Acropolis - Sounion - Aegina
Romantic Sailing Volos - Skiathos - Skopelos
Free Spirit Sailing Volos - Skiathos - Skopelos

24 - 31 Aug
Epidauros - Poros - Sounion - Aegina
Yoga and Sailing Halkidiki - Sporades Islands

Sept
31 Aug - 7 Sept
Free Spirit Sailing Trip Hydra - Ermioni - Poros
Cyclades Sail Dream Paros - Siros - Kythnos - Sounion - Athens

7 - 14 Sept
Athens Mystical Triangle Tour Acropolis - Sounion - Aegina

14 - 21 Sept
Sounion - Hydra - Ermioni
Oct
28 Sept - 5 Oct Free Spirit Sailing Trip Hydra - Ermioni - Poros
5 - 12 Oct Epidauros - Poros - Sounion - Aegina
12 - 19 Oct
Yoga and Sailing Sounion - Kythnos - Syros - Kea
Kite n sail Sounion - Kythnos - Syros - Kea
19 - 26 Oct Sounion - Hydra - Ermioni
26 Oct - 2 Nov Athens Mystical Triangle Tour Acropolis - Sounion - Aegina

Nov
2 - 9 Nov
Free Spirit Sailing Trip Hydra - Ermioni - Poros
Kite n sail Sounion - Kythnos - Syros - Kea
9 - 16 Nov Yoga and Sailing Sounion - Kythnos - Syros - Kea
16 - 23 Nov Athens Mystical Triangle Tour Acropolis - Sounion - Aegina
23 - 30 Nov Sounion - Hydra - Ermioni

How to get there:
Flights to Athens 

Prices per 1 person in a private cabin. 
When you book together and you wish to share a cabin the 2nd person pays only € 500.
Prices May & Oct, Nov
 1750  - last minute prices paid in last 2 weeks before the retreat 
 1500  - standard Prices 
 1250  - early bird prices for payments at least 120 days before the retreat

Prices June & Sept  
 1990  - last minute prices paid in last 2 weeks before the retreat 
 1750  - standard Prices 
 1500  - early bird prices for payments at least 120 days before the retreat


Prices High season July - August:
 2500  - last minute prices paid in last 2 weeks before the retreat
 2250  - standard Prices
 1990  - early bird prices for payments at least 120 days before the retreat






Prices are all inclusive of :
* Seven days/nights accommodation on your luxury private Luxury Lagoon Oceanis 38, 48 or 50 yacht or equivalent standard catamaran
* Full crew: Skipper & hostess
* All fees and taxes
* Meals on board (prepared together)



Please note: This retreat will run with 4 people signed up. The group is limited to 8 on one boat. 
If we have high demand we will get another boat for 8 people.




This to bring/consider:
* Travel insurance - it might be worthwhile checking with your company to ensure you're covered for sailing activities or any last-minute emergencies, 
* Travel dates - if your schedule allows it, stay an extra day before and after your trip.  Don’t fly in on Saturday and join the boat immediately, then finish your trip on Saturday
* Rock shoes - the rocks can be sharp and if you have some rock shoes, they may be a handy addition to your luggage (if you plan on a little exploring),
* Luggage - most people tend to over pack for a sailing holiday.  You generally can pack on the light side, just remember your swimmers, something for the evening at dinner and a warm jacket.  Soft bags are preferred on the boat as they're easier to stow away and cause less damage,
* Beach towel - We will provide ben linen and a towel, however if you’d like a beach towel it may pay to bring your own,
* Power adapter - it’s always good to bring a power adapter for any electrical items, including USB cords.  The boat has 2 prong European power points, personal power banks are also a great idea to bring with you, 
* Medication - if you need medication, remember to bring it with you, including seasickness tablets if you get motion sickness.  It’s better to be safe than seasick!
* Music - pack your favourite music on your iPod or MP3 player and remember to pack your aux cable,
* Money - bring cash for dinners in town, as the island may not have an ATM or accept cards
* Shoes - any shoes  with dark or marking soles and heels are not permitted on board.  It would be wise to bring flip-flops or similar for the hot weather,
* Personal - Remember your personal toiletries, including shampoo and to pack your swimmers! 


Other items guests like to bring can also include:
* Underwater camera or GoPro for creating a video of your holiday





As a complement to this retreat we recommend the following packages:
* a great package for day night or arrival or departure from Athens, called Welcome to Athens & Ancient Greek Massage Wellness Package. 
* an Ancient Athens and Ancient Greek sites private photography tour
* an Ancient Greece Biking Tour

Bookings and contact:
Lynn, assistant 
Balkan Events
signmeup4itnow@gmail.com
WhatsApp: +30.6974575898

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 honour 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.




Mantra and Meditation Retreat: Ikaria Island Greece

Mantra and Meditation workshops by the sea 


This retreat is an ideal way to relax, enjoy the great Greek food and medditerean climate and the Agean sea.


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

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


The programme includes:
* daily meditation and mantra classes
* quality accommodation
* welcome and goodbye meal 
* airport/ferry pickup/drop off
* yoga (Hatha or Vinyasa) classes at a friendly yoga studio
Options:
* pottery and painting workshops 





















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.


Dates in 2020:
6 - 13 Jun
12 - 19 Sept

For other dates please ask.

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 decorated with artistic hands of theater 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

 1750 per person - last minute prices when paid in last 2 weeks before the retreat
 1500 per person - standard prices
 1250 per person - early bird prices for payments at least 90 days before the retreat

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

Please note: This retreat will run with 4 people signed up. The group is limited to 8.


Facilitator:
tbc



Bookings and contact:
Lynn
signmeup4itnow@gmail.com
WhatsApp: +30.697.457.5898


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



As a complement to this retreat we recommend the following packages:
* a great package for day night or arrival or departure from Athens, called Welcome to Athens & Ancient Greek Massage Wellness Package. 
* an Ancient Athens and Ancient Greek sites private photography tour
* an Ancient Greece Biking Tour



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.

Yoga retreats in Tuscany - Italy



Yoga retreats in Tuscany - Italy


Yoga means unity and is about exploring the body, mind, and spirit through a combination of physical asana, meditation and breathing techniques designed to bring the practitioner into a higher state of being.

This is what our retreats aspire to do – offering the ultimate getaway experience where our guests can focus on nothing but themselves and their practice. You will be immersed in the beauty and slow pace of Tuscan life. With its spectacular views and sumptuous cuisine, this retreat provides an environment of conscious sustainability, and an experience of the Italian way of living life where ease and enjoyment reign.


Accommodation: Villa Santa Maria

The villa is the perfect place to spend a holiday immersed in the sweet Tuscan landscape. The villa is located just 15 minute walk from the heart of the historical center of the famous Etruscan town of Cortona, one of the most beautiful and famous in Italy. It is set on one of the most charming hills of Cortona, from which you can enjoy a wonderful view over the valley and its historical monuments.

The villa rises around an old farmhouse dating back to the 17th Century with a beautifully landscaped garden for al fresco diners and a swimming pool for enjoying on warm days.


Photos and more information >>


Location

Immersed in the heart of Tuscany, a few steps from the ancient Etruscan town of Cortona. The charming region offers visitors many opportunities to experience a beautiful and authenticitc version of Tuscany.

Nearest airport: Rome, Florence or Pisa.

Nearest Train station: Camucia-Cortona


Food

Food is an intrinsic part of our overall health and wellbeing. We use fresh, locally-sourced and organic ingredients whenever possible. Food changes with the seasons, as different months bring different delights to the table. Our cuisine is healthy, exciting and vibrant ─ full of natural Mediterranean flavours.


We’ll do our very best to accommodate dietary restrictions and preferences. Please let us know if you have any.



Dates for Retreats in 2019:
21 - 28 Sept
22 - 29 Dec

Dates for Retreats in 2020:
11 - 18 Apr Easter
4 - 11 July
22 - 29 Aug
19 - 26 Sept




Mid season:

€ 1990 per person - last minute prices paid in last 2 weeks before the retreat

€ 1750 per person - standard Prices

€ 1500 per person - early bird prices for payments at least 90 days before the retreat


Prices High season July - August:

€ 2500 per person - last minute prices paid in last 2 weeks before the retreat

€ 2250 per person - standard Prices

€ 1990 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.

Please note this retreat will run with 4 or more participants.





What is included in the price:

* quality accommodation - own room unless sharing

* 3 healthy meals each day, plus snacks and water available throughout

* Daily yoga classes (Hatha and Yin) in the retreat villa (English and Italian)

* Italian cooking class

* Italian language class upon arrival

* Return transfer to the train station


Optional add ons:

* transfer from/to the airport

* local excursions to Pisa, San Gimignano, Chianti, 5 Terre etc

* other excursions and activities e.g. balloon flight



PROGRAM

Day 1

  • Arrivals 
  • Introductions + gentle yoga class 
  • Italian language class 
  • Welcome Dinner 
  • Intentions Setting workshop (optional) 

Day 2
  • Morning yoga and meditation 
  • Breakfast 
  • Free time for reflection + exploration 
  • Sunset yoga (Traditional) on the beach 
  • Communal Dinner 
Day 3
  • Morning yoga and meditation 
  • Breakfast 
  • Wellness Workshop 
  • Free time for reflection + exploration 
  • Dinner 
  • Evening Yin and Relaxation class 

Day 4
  • Morning yoga and meditation 
  • Breakfast 
  • Group cooking class 
  • Afternoon Yoga class (group preference) 
  • Dinner 
  • Evening Meditation 

Day 5

  • Morning yoga and meditation 
  • Breakfast 
  • Wellness Workshop 
  • Afternoon Yoga class (group preference) 
  • Dinner 
  • Evening Meditation 


Day 6
  • Morning yoga and meditation 
  • Breakfast 
  • Free time for reflection + exploration 
  • Afternoon Yoga class (group preference) 
  • Farewell dinner in town 

Day 7
  • Morning yoga and meditation 
  • Breakfast 
  • Reflection and Intention review (optional) 
  • Departures 


Group size: 6 - 12 people



Yoga Teacher:  Morena Sri Sundari

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How to get there:
Nearest airports: Rome, Pisa, Florence
Train station: Camucia-Cortona

Contacts and bookings:
Lynn, assistant
Balkan Events
signmeup4itnow@gmail.com
Whatsapp: +30.6974575898



Cancelations/ Changes/ No Show policy:


1) Once you book has been made and your space reserved, there are no refunds. It is a serious commitment to take part in the retreat and we ask that you to honor it.

2) We understand that things happen and would like to be accomodating. iI you can't make it to a selected retreat you can:

a) Find somebody else to take your spot, up to seven days before the start date. No extra fee will be charged in this case.

b) No shows without notice will result in a 100% loss of your investment.









Yoga Teacher Training Italy with Siddhartha Shiv Khanna

200 HOURS YOGA TEACHER TRAINING IN RAGUSA, SICILY/ ATHENS RIVIERA WITH SIDDHARTHA SHIV KHANNA

                                                        Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
3 Jan - 31 Jan 2020 




This training is designed for those who seek soul enlightenment and deep wisdom. A 29 day long, 200 hour, yoga training with Yoga Guru Siddhartha Shiv Khanna, from New Delhi India, founder of the SIVA OM Yoga School.

This training is suitable for any person of any age, including those who are already teachers and wish to go deeper into the roots of yoga, as well as for those who wish to become teachers. If you want to learn how to do and teach only asanas then this training is not the best option for you as it will focus on much higher elements and aspects of yoga in addition to asana practice. The course will be delivered in English and upon completion you shall be awarded a 200 hours of Teacher Training SIVA OM School of Yoga Certificate (registered with the Govt. Of India)

The course will be delivered in English.


Outline of the Yoga Teacher Training:

*Note: The information given below Is A Road Map Towards The Yoga Tree As Per Ancient Vedic And Yogic Siddhanta In Brief and also the course structure recommended by the Government Of India. A Detailed And Elaborate Understanding Is Provided During Teacher Training.

Yoga works on the level of one's body, mind, emotion and energy. This has given rise to four broad classifications of Yoga: Karma Yoga where we utilise the body; Jnāna Yoga where we utilise the mind; Bhakti Yoga where we utilise the emotion and Raja Yoga where we utilize the energy. Each system of Yoga we practice falls within the gamut of one or more of these categories.

The four schools of Yoga (Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga and Raja Yoga)


Jnana Yoga



Four stages of Jnana
  • Nityānitya vastu viveka (नित्यानित्य वस्तु विवेकम्) 
  • Ihāmutrārtha phala bhoga virāga (इहाऽमुत्रार्थ फल भोगविरागम्)
  • Satsangat 
  • Mumuksutva (मुमुक्षुत्वम्).

Stages of Jnana Yoga practice
  • Shravan 
  • Manana
  • Nidhidhyasana 

Bhakti Yoga
  • Navavidha Bhakti. 
  • Qualities of a bhakt.
  • The pronunciation, chanting, knowledge, benefits of Sanskrit chants, hymns, bhajans.
  • Satsang and the uplifting meaning of the chants helping to thin the activities of the mind.
  • Mantra chanting, and their effect on the nadi and the chakras.

· Demonstrated ability to create a bhakti bhav during the chanting and singing.

· In depth reading of the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita.


Karma Yoga
  • The concept of karma Yoga.
  • Prerequisites for a sthita prajna.
  • Sthitaprajna lakshana.
  • The law of karma.

Raja Yoga
  • Concepts and principles of Patanjali Yoga Sutras.
  • Concepts and principles of Hatha Yoga.
  • Concepts and principles of Gheranda Samhita.



The widely practiced Yoga sadhanas under Raja Yoga are:
  • Yamas
  • Āsanas
  • Prānāyāma
  • Pratyāhara
  • Dhārana
  • Dhyāna.
  • Bandhas and Mudras. 
  • Śaṭkarmas. 
  • Yuktāhāra


In addition to the above mentioned curriculum there will also be focus upon
  • Conducting purification ceremonies
  • History and origins of yoga
  • The concepts of ida, pingla and the sushumna the central channel of energy running along the spine
  • Seven major chakras, and its correlation to states of consciousness
  • Creating a yoga sequence
  • Yoga Nidra



















Location:

The Mediterranean's largest and most diverse island, Sicily boasts stunning beaches, roaring volcanoes and perhaps the most delicious cuisine in the world. Rich in culture, history and natural beauty, there is something very magical about this sun-filled island and it attracts people looking for an authentic and pure travel experience.


The retreat takes place in the area of Ragusa, home of Baroque and Unesco heritage beauties, and beautiful long stretches of beach. It is strategically located, as it is close to the beautiful cities of Noto, Scicli, and Modica. The region is inviting and and you’ll find the best way to spend your time is simply exploring; wandering along character-filled lanes with a gelato in hand, stopping to take a long drink at a cafe and people watching from a table set in a pretty sloping piazza.


Of course many beautiful beaches are nearby also waiting to be discovered and enjoyed. You may find yourself also, in one of the charming fishing villages, enjoying a long traditional meal and, afterwards, taking a stroll along the sea. The area if full of authentic sicilian moments that many people don’t get to experience when they visit the more popular regions of Sicily.


How to get there:

Nearest airport: Catania Airport (CTA) is an international airport that receives direct flights from all over Europe. There are direct buses between Catania Airport and Ragusa.


Accommodations: Villa Mandolino di Ragusa
The villa, built in 1700 dominates a big valley and offers a stunning panoramic view on the sea and the countryside. It has the typical feature of the rural farms in Ragusa: the entrance through a tree-lined street, the high walls surrounding the main building, the smart large “baglio”, that is a picturesque internal courtyard typically paved with white local stone.

Each room is well appointed and comfortable.


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Food

Food is an intrinsic part of our overall health and wellbeing. We use fresh, locally-sourced and organic ingredients whenever possible. Food changes with the seasons, as different months bring different delights to the table. Our cuisine is healthy, exciting and vibrant ─ full of natural Mediterranean flavours.

We’ll do our very best to accommodate dietary restrictions and preferences. Please let us know if you have any.


Yoga professor:

Yoga Guru Siddhartha Shiv Khanna from India. Founder of the SIVA OM yoga School.

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Videos:


https://youtu.be/O39DRq2pStY


https://youtu.be/FhlPTI918no



Ragusa training pricing

Prices per person in a shared room

€ 2990 per person - last minute prices paid in last 2 weeks before the retreat

€ 2500 per person - standard prices

€ 2200 per person - early bird prices for payments before the 30 Oct


20% discount is offered for 2nd person when booking together.
Single supplement: €800

Prices include:

* 200 hours of teachings
* books
* SIVA OM school of Yoga certificate
* quality accommodations
* all suitable vegetarian meals


Please note the training takes most of the day, there is no time to explore the area. If you wish to stay longer or arrive earlier we can arrange that and the hotel daily rates will apply.



Bookings:
Lynn, assistant 
Balkan Events
signmeup4itnow@gmail.com
WhatsApp: +30.6974575898


Questions to the teacher? 
siddharthakhanna11@gmail.com

Yoga Retreats Sicily - Italy



Yoga Retreat Sicily


Recharge your mind, body and soul with a week of unforgettable food, twice daily yoga, delightful connection and living the good life on the Mediterranean island of Sicily. Enjoy organic meals prepared by a local chef around a traditional family-style table. We will begin each day with an all levels morning practice and conclude most days with gentle yoga practices. The rest of our days might find us exploring neighboring villages, visiting a centuries-old winery or simply walking in the countryside, relaxing by the pool, enjoying a massage or anticipating the authentic Sicilian dinner you’ll enjoy with newly made friends.


Accommodation:

We have two beautiful retreat villas in the Ragusa area, about 110km from Catania.
Nearby you will also find at least half a dozen beautiful beaches, all within easy reach.

Winter months: Inland Villa





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Summer months: Beachfront Villa



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Location:

The Mediterranean's largest and most diverse island, Sicily boasts stunning beaches, roaring volcanoes and perhaps the most delicious cuisine in the world. Rich in culture, history and natural beauty, there is something very magical about this sun-filled island and it attracts people looking for an authentic and pure travel experience.

The retreat takes place in the area of Ragusa, home of Baroque and Unesco heritage beauties, and beautiful long stretches of beach. It is strategically located, as it is close to the beautiful cities of Noto, Scicli, and Modica. The region is inviting and and you’ll find the best way to spend your time is simply exploring; wandering along character-filled lanes with a gelato in hand, stopping to take a long drink at a cafe and people watching from a table set in a pretty sloping piazza.

Of course many beautiful beaches are nearby also waiting to be discovered and enjoyed. You may find yourself also, in one of the charming fishing villages, enjoying a long traditional meal and, afterwards, taking a stroll along the sea. The area if full of authentic sicilian moments that many people don’t get to experience when they visit the more popular regions of Sicily.


How to get there:

Nearest airport: Catania Airport (CTA) is an international airport that receives direct flights from all over Europe. There are direct buses between Catania Airport and Ragusa.


Food

Food is an intrinsic part of our overall health and wellbeing. We use fresh, locally-sourced and organic ingredients whenever possible. Food changes with the seasons, as different months bring different delights to the table. Our cuisine is healthy, exciting and vibrant ─ full of natural Mediterranean flavours.

We’ll do our very best to accommodate dietary restrictions and preferences. Please let us know if you have any.


Retreats 2019:

5 - 12 Oct
2 - 9 Nov
14 - 21 Dec
22 - 29 Dec

Retreats 2020:
Countryside:
8 - 15 Feb
7 - 14 Mar
10 - 19 Apr 
25 Apr - 2 May
23 - 30 May
Beach:
6 - 13 Jun
4 - 11 Jul
1 - 8 Aug
5 - 12 Sept

Prices: Oct thru to May

€ 1750 per person - last minute prices payed in last 2 weeks before the retreat

€ 1500 per person - standard Prices

€ 1250 per person - early bird prices for payments at least 90 days before the retreat


Prices: June - Sept 

€ 1990 per person - last minute prices payed in last 2 weeks before the retreat

€ 1750 per person - standard Prices

€ 1500 per person - early bird prices for payments at least 90 days before the retreat



Please note this retreat will run with 4 or more participants.


What is included in the price:

* quality accommodation - own room unless sharing

* 3 healthy meals each day, plus snacks and water available throughout

* Daily yoga classes (Traditional, Hatha and Yin) in the retreat villa (in English)

* Excursions and sightseeing to local attractions



PROGRAM


Day 1
  • Arrivals 
  • Introductions + gentle yoga class 
  • Welcome Dinner 
  • Intentions Setting workshop (optional) 


Day 2
  • Morning yoga and meditation 
  • Breakfast 
  • Free time for reflection + exploration 
  • Sunset yoga (Traditional) 
  • Communal Dinner 

Day 3
  • Morning yoga and meditation 
  • Breakfast 
  • Wellness Workshop 
  • Free time for reflection + exploration 
  • Dinner 
  • Evening Yin and Relaxation class 

Day 4

  • Morning yoga and meditation 
  • Breakfast 
  • Group Expedition to the nearby Baroque towns or seaside villages (group preference) 
  • Afternoon Yoga class (group preference) 
  • Dinner 
  • Evening Meditation 

Day 5
  • Morning yoga and meditation 
  • Breakfast 
  • Wellness Workshop 
  • Afternoon Yoga class (group preference) 
  • Dinner 
  • Evening Meditation 

Day 6 

  • Morning yoga and meditation 
  • Breakfast 
  • Free time for reflection + exploration 
  • Afternoon Yoga class (group preference) 
  • Farewell dinner in town 

Day 7
  • Morning yoga and meditation 
  • Breakfast 
  • Reflection and Intention review (optional) 
  • Departures 


Group size: 6 - 12 people


Yoga Teachers:

Eleda Trovato info >> e Sabina Ciavarella  info >>
















Contacts and bookings:
Lynn, assistant
Balkan Events
signmeup4itnow@gmail.com
Whatsapp: +30.6974575898

Private retreats are available by special arrangement.


Cancelation/ changes/ no show policy:

1) Once you book has been made and your space reserved, there are no refunds. It is a serious commitment to take part in the retreat and we ask that you to honor it.

2) We understand that things happen and would like to be accomodating. iI you can't make it to a selected retreat you can:

a) Find somebody else to take your spot, up to seven days before the start date. No extra fee will be charged in this case.

b) No shows without notice will result in a 100% loss of your investment.