Yoga and sailing retreat Paros Koufonisia

Yoga and sailing retreat   
Paros - Koufonisia - Schinousa Islands
one week

Dates 2020

20 - 27 Sept

for other dates please ask

Join us on this delightful week yoga retreat on the sail private boat cruising smaller, less know islands, full of beauty, small marinas and delightful bays.
We will be meditating in the moring on a small beach, than sail around the islands of Paros, Koufonisia, Schinousa, Iraklia to enjoy thier unspoilt beauty and tranquility.

Group size from 5 minimum to 10 max.

Sailing Itinerary:

Day 1 Sunday 
boarding at 12 in Paros marina
sail to Nausa
Ancient Greek massage session
530-630 pranayam and yin on an Ancient healing site near Nausa
dinner and overnight in Nausa

Day 2 Monday
715-830 qi gong & meditation
sail around Naxos to Kufonisia
530-630 pranayam and yin
dinner and overnight in Koufonisia

Day 3 Tuesday
715-830 qi gong & meditation
sail around Kufonisia
530-630 pranayam and yin
dinner and overnight in Koufonisia

Day 4 Wednesday
715-830 qi gong & meditation
sail around Schinoussa
530-630 pranayam and yin
dinner and overnight in Koufonisia

Day 5 Thursday
715-830 qi gong & meditation
sail around Iraklia
530-630 pranayam and yin
dinner and overnight in Iralkia

Day 6 Friday
715-830 qi gong & meditation
visit to Antiparos
sail back to Paros town
farewell diner and drinks in town
overnight at Paros marina
Day 7 Saturday
Check out at 9am

Yoga teacher:


early bird prices for payments before 31 Jan
 1750  - 1 person in a shared cabin (2 sharing)
 2750 - 2 people sharing the cabin and booking together

standard prices
 1850 1 person in a shared cabin (2 sharing)
 2850 - 2 people sharing the cabin and booking together

last minute prices when paid in last 2 weeks before the retreat 
 2100  1 person in a shared cabin (2 sharing)
 3100 - 2 people sharing the cabin and booking together

What do you get for your money :
* Overnight accommodation aboard the 44f yacht Bavaria
* Make up a party of 5 up to 10 people

* yoga teacher onboard and daily meditaion, qi gong & yoga classes
* Ancient Greek massage session
* breakfast onboard, dinners in a tavernas onshore, light lunch onboard
* Skipper and competent crew aboard for a safe and stress free experience

* No sailing experience needed

* All taxes and fees
* Swim and dive in crystal clear water 

Not included:
* getting to and from the boat to the airport/port of Paros

Please note: This tour will run with 4 people signed up. The group is limited to 8 on one boat. 

How to get there / logistics:
Flights or ferry to Paros
or via Athens (ATH)

Bookings and contact:
Lynn, assistant
Balkan Events
Whatsapp: +30.6974575898

Note about sailing itinerary & sailing conditions
The itinerary are suggested and subject to approval by skipper who will be evaluating prevailing weather and sea conditions at the time of charter. Private charter vessels are not cruise ships and can alter point of call at any time during the charter for passengers’ safety and comfort. This is a sample itinerary suggestion which is not legally binding. All information is given in good faith and is believed correct but cannot be guaranteed. The itinerary that will be followed will be discussed by Charterer and skipper upon embarkation, every effort will be made to meet Charterer’s preferences but the actual itinerary that will be followed is subject to weather conditions and to the discretion of the skipper who will be considering passengers’ safety first.

In  case of really bad weather, when it is not safe to sail out we will still enjoy the boat, sleep onboard and during the day the organizers will provide excursions to places of interest,
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.  
* White or sailing shoes for the deck. 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 bend 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:

Greek vegetarian cuisine retreat on Ikaria

Greece Cultural Tour
* 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

Private tours 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.