“Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you.” - Katie Reed
With its stunning sunsets, unforgettable beaches, tasty locally grown produce, and gorgeous weather, Milos serves as a truly exceptional host for the Modern Women Retreats. We aim to make you feel unencumbered and connected to all that the island has to offer. Every step of the way is delicately designed on purpose to serve your mind, body, and soul.
Milos is one of the most unpretentious, exotic, and colorful islands in Greece. Sitting in the heart of the Aegean Sea in the shape of a horseshoe, this volcanic jewel will charm your soul like no other. The extraordinary geological formations, crystal clear waters, tastiest food, and stunning beaches leave their mark as the most memorable life experience for anyone lucky enough to visit it. The minute you step on its rich soil, the sensation, the aroma of the sea, and the dance of stars at night make you feel deeply enchanted.
Milos is known as the Venus de Milo for the discovery of the Hellenistic statue of Aphrodite in 1820. It’s the birthplace of western civilization since the prehistoric era. The island has a unique and untouched culture. The hotels, restaurants, beaches, and shops are owned and operated mostly by the locals. It doesn’t take long to notice the genuine love and hospitality that warms your heart.
There are several ways to get to Milos —
"Milos, to me, represents a feminine island exuding power, sensuality, warmth, and beauty. She competes with no one because she is sure of herself. Her uniqueness, and her natural art are celebrated. Milos and I connected on inexplicable ways, and I want every woman to know that feeling too.” - Haleh Gianni
Daily Itinerary: The plans for each day are subject to change. All modifications will be communicated in advance with the guests and service-providers.
Haleh Gianni, the founder of Modern Women Retreats, is a certified Life and Relationship Coach with a background in science, technology, and personal development. Part of her professional background includes her private coaching and consulting practice, 505 Living . Haleh has conducted workshops and seminars nationwide and has been a guest speaker at numerous events. Haleh was the recipient of The Wisdom Award of The Y.O.U. Institute. In 2018, published The 505 Mind, a 30-day Mental Detox, and has been helping men and women to make fundamental shifts in creating positive outcomes in their lives and relationships. Haleh is a presenter at The Best You Exo 2020 in Los Angeles on March 20th and 21st. She leads by example and walks her talk. One of Haleh's favorite quotes that she lives by is from Voltaire. "It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it.", hinting that we must have our personal experiences to grow. Haleh is an avid traveler with a deep connection to Greece. Over the years, Haleh has visited many islands on the Agean sea. Although each island to her possesses a unique beauty, she has chosen Milos, known as the birthplace of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, to host Modern Women Retreats.
To experience a multi-dimensional get-away that purifies and strengthens you from the inside. Haleh's professional expertise in the area of personal development, and well-being combined with her cultural background, offers the full-package as a travel guide for your journey. She makes everyone in her company feel loved, free and accepted.
To raise your vibration and shift your consciousness to a more uplifting place. Haleh embodies an attitude and perception of life that is consistently inspiring, and welcoming. She openly shares her passion for poetry, nature, history, mindfulness, fitness, Buti Yoga, and creativity with those around her. You can trust the guidance and authenticity of her voice.
To see for yourself what it means to have an enjoyable time in truly healthy and recharging ways. Being among like-minded women and engaging in activities that will light up your soul will have a lasting effect on you. Haleh believes in honoring the feminine power by nurturing the mind, body, and soul in a safe and supportive environment.
The standard rate does not include your airfare. The services begin upon arrival to Milos on the first day of the retreat on September 6, 2020 and end on the last day of retreat on September 12, 2020.
During the retreat, we go through several techniques for practicing mindfulness, personal development, communication enhancement, relationship improvement, demonstrating self-love, and honoring individual differences. There will be daily intentions, supportive lessons, and group activities to prepare the mind for a more enjoyable and flourishing life.
Physical well-being and mobility are necessary components of the retreat. The body must move, dance, relax, stretch, and flex to support and fully integrate mental growth and expansion. It’s also a lot of fun. We will have daily stretches, walks, jogs, and Buti Yoga (a dynamic asana practice fused with primal movement, tribal dance, and deep core engagement).
We blossom when we’re present, at peace, and in deep serenity. As part of the retreat, we practice meditation, breathing exercises, read excerpts from intentional books and poems, explore the island, learn about the history of the local areas, engage in meaningful conversations, laugh, cry (if we need to), gaze into the stars, listen to music, and let our inner-child express itself freely.