Breathe. Relax. Restore - 5 days' Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Mýkonos, Greece

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Athina Vakali
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Sep 19 - 23, 2019
Group size: 7 - 14
Breathe. Relax. Restore - 5 days' Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Mýkonos, Greece

Athina Vakali
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€1350
Deposit: €500
Sep 19 - 23, 2019
Group size: 7 - 14

About this trip

Join us for a deeply relaxing and transformative small-group retreat experience full of Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation on the famous Greek island of Mykonos, staying on a stunning sea view villa with private pool overlooking the Aegean Sea! 

THE RETREAT

The retreat starts on Thursday, September 19th afternoon and runs until Monday, September 23th noon time. 


There will be two daily 2-hours’ practices, instructed in English. 


Our morning sessions will be waking up to the glorious Greek sun where we will be practicing on the terrace by the infinity pool overlooking the Aegean Sea. Our practices will be based on deep classic Hatha Yoga style including pranayama and mindfulness meditation with a deep relaxation at the end. 


Our evening sessions will be more chilled out preparing you for an evening of peace and tranquility. Evening style will alternate between Sunset Yoga and Meditation, Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra taking in the lunar energy.


The retreat is for everyone; from beginners to the more advanced students. Athina has many years’ experience and will accommodate you based on where your level of practice is at the moment.


In between the practices there will be ample free time to relax by the swimming pool or to the nearby Agrari beach. You will have time to book and enjoy personal Thai Yoga Massage or Reiki sessions with Athina. 


During your stay you will also have the option to book a car or a bike to do some island sightseeing or even book personalized experiences, like visiting the Ancient Greek island of Delos or visiting the local organic dairy farm and immerse to the local island life. 

THE VILLA

The villa is elegant and spacious, set in a privileged wind-sheltered location above the marvelous golden sand Agrari Beach with magnificent views of the Aegean Sea. Although located just 10 minutes by car from town, the property is offering tranquility, privacy and stunning scenery. 


Agrari Beach, with its intimate charm and crystal clear water, is just a quick 10 min walk downhill. 

The villa's charming interior, schemed in light blue, white and ochre, could be described as “beach house style” combining traditional elements of Cycladic architecture with provincial selected details.


The outdoor spaces, surrounded by rocky hills and Mediterranean herbs, embrace the true spirit of summer life as they allow living each moment of the day in total comfort and relaxation. 

An array of two-level sitting areas and one distinct dining/lounge pergola-shaded area, paired with a stone-sculpted dining table and a traditional wood fire BBQ, is offering guests a perfect entertaining area. 


An elegant infinity pool surrounded by a very spacious sun deck with comfortable summer furniture dominates the villa’s terrace well accompanied by a covered pergola providing shading. 

Villa Amenities

Air Conditioning

Blu-Ray player

CD Music system

Coffee Maker

Dishwasher

DVD player

Fireplace

Jacuzzi

Laundry facility

Outdoor BBQ

Parking

Refrigerator

Sun loungers

TV

USB Music system

USB/HDD Media player

Wheelchair Accessible

WiFi Internet

Collection of Books

How To Get There

Mykonos can be reached by plane or ferry. There are direct daily flights from Athens International Airport and from many European cities. The ferries run daily and depart either from the port of Piraeus or Rafina. 

THE INSTRUCTOR

Athina Vakali


Athina was born in Athens in 1974. Her academic path started with International Relations from the Panteion University of Athens, continued with her Master’s degree in Maritime Law from Cardiff University and completed with the Executive Leadership Course from London Business School.


Her personal journey with Yoga began in 2002 alongside her professional career in Shipping where she worked for nearly two decades. In 2013 she decided to focus exclusively on the teaching of Yoga.


She obtained her teaching degree in Hatha Yoga RYT200 from Ghyta Yoga School and her degree in teaching Yoga to children from Yoga Kids International and Rainbow Yoga Kids. In 2016 she completed Michael Stone’s Mindfulness Meditation Facilitation Mentorship Program and later on his Yoga Ethics Course. In 2017 she completed her 14 months’ studentship with Alessandro Ortona, alongside whom she has been studying since.  


Over the years, she has attended workshops with Richard Freeman, John Friend, Doug Swenson, Patrick Broome, among others. She also holds a certificate in Thai Massage Level 1 from Mindful Touch Training and she provides Reiki treatments having obtained 1st and 2nd degree initiations. 

TESTIMONIALS

Hara, 44

Athina is a great retreat organizer and yoga teacher. She has a calm and authentic way of being, showing care for every member of the group, eager to assist with poses when required and to help us connect with the practice always respecting our own capabilities and needs.

The location was beautiful, the house we stayed in was great! Excellent choices! 

Athina thank you so much for the taking care of us!


Nikolas, 33 

I've been practicing with Athina 3 years now and this year I decided to join her summer retreat. 

The experience was more than perfect. It was exactly what I needed! 

Don’t miss it!


Christiana, 37

I have been regularly practicing yoga with Athina since September 2015 and I have been following her on her summer retreats. Athina is a teacher of unique calmness, patience and faith believing both in the practice and in the human potential. She is loving and caring, but also disciplined and focused when needed. 

Athina’s style of teaching in combination with the extremely powerful landscape made me leave the island fully energized, alert and ready to be in the present moment for the months to follow. 

What’s included

  • Accomodation
    4 nights
  • Yoga & Meditation
    2 daily group practices
  • Meals
    2 delicious and healthy vegetarian meals a day, breakfast and dinner
  • Transportation
    To/From the villa from/to the port on arrival/departure
  • Yoga Equipment
    Free usage of mats, bolsters, blocks, belts
  • Travel
    Travel tickets and transfers to/from the island
  • Drinks
    at cost
  • Private sessions
    Thai Yoga Massage & Reiki private sessions, at cost
  • Rentals & Excursions
    Car/Bike rentals, Experiences/Excursions booked on site at cost

Available Packages

Twin Bed En-Suite
only 2 left

Accommodation in twin beds shared double bedroom with en-suite bathroom

€1350
Deposit: €500
Double Bed En-suite
6 left

Accommodation in shared double bedroom with en-suite bathroom 

€1250
Deposit: €500
Double Bed Shared Bathroom
only 2 left
€1150
Deposit: €500
Quadruple Room
4 left
€1050
Deposit: €500

Available options

Thai Yoga Massage
€60
Reiki Session
€50
€1350
Deposit: €500

Twin Bed En-Suite
Past Trip

Who’s interested

Your Organizer


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Athina Vakali
I was born in Athens in 1974. Long before yoga came to my life, I studied International Relations in Athens, continued with my Master’s degree in Maritime Law at Cardiff and attended the Executive Leadership Course of London Business School. My magical journey with Yoga began in 2002 alongside my professional career in Shipping where I worked for 17 years. I am a RYT200 and a Yoga Kids International & Rainbow Yoga Kids graduate. In 2013, I decided to focus exclusively on teaching Yoga. In 2016 I had the honour of studying with Michael Stone completing his Mindfulness Meditation Facilitation Mentorship Program and Yoga Ethics. The same year I started studying alongside Alessandro Ortona. Over the years, I have attended workshops with Richard Freeman, John Friend, Doug Swenson, Patrick Broome, among others. I give Reiki treatments having obtained 1st and 2nd degree initiations and since 2015 I give Thai Massage sessions having been certified in Thai Massage Mindful Touch Level 1. Namaste