Live like a Greek Goddess (or God!) on the yoga trip of a lifetime! Shelley Carroll has curated an unforgettable yoga escape with amazing cuisine, world-class yoga + meditation, and true connection + friendships.
Enjoy daily yoga, meditation, and yoga nidra classes in the Greek Isles.
Shelley Carroll is a world-traveler, social justice activist, and foodie. She founded Dancing Dogs Yoga in 2010 and has been leading retreats and trainings worldwide ever since.
Our yoga classes are designed for ALL levels of practitioners, so no matter where you are on your yoga journey, you will be challenged and inspired. We start each day with a vinyasa flow practice and meditation, and on non-excursion days, offer a special afternoon practice, like yoga nidra or yin.
All mats and props provided.
We will stay at the Aegialis Hotel & Spa, the only 5 - star hotel in Amorgos island. Aegialis is a renowned destination for wellness worshipers and yoga enthusiasts, awarded by CNN for being one of the top five Yoga Hotels in Greece!
Aegialis Hotel & Spa has been a reference point for wellness travellers, thanks to its facilities and services, which are all designed to provide well-being in both spirit and body.
The main Restaurant, "Ambrosia Gallery", provides a wide variety of gourmet specialties, with lots of vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free options etc, all prepared with organic vegetables from our own gardens.
Between the main sandy beach of Aegiali and the beach of Levroso, Aegialis hotel is a maximum 7-10 minutes walk away from the crystal clear waters of Aegiali bay.
According to mythology, Amorgos was the island where Ulysses, returning to Ithaki, was attracted like a magnet by Goddess Kirki, and stayed for many years. Every year since, the same magnetic attraction beguiles wellness and yoga enthusiasts, which flock to our island, attracted by its strong revitalizing energy and the abundance of therapeutic herbs, which make of Amorgos the perfect place for spiritual and physical uplift.
Enjoy a Superior room designed with subtle, elegant and modern comfort featuring state of the art facilities in a minimal Cycladic design mentality.
All rooms have a private balcony offering amazing views of the Aegean sea and the Aegiali beach!
The unique Amorgian hospitality in combination with the cycladic beauty promises you memories you will always treasure.
Daily breakfast, 2 lunches, and every dinner is included. We will offer lunch suggestions on other days.
Opened in 1993, Ambrosia Gallery Restaurant aims to encourage guests to discover the traditional Amorgian cuisine and also enjoy international dishes. For the last three years, Ambrosia Restaurant is certified by “AEGEAN CUISINE”, an initiative that recognizes firms demonstrating the rich culinary tradition of the Aegean, offering local products at a quality level.
The Chef specializes in Greek traditional food and uses recipes of the owners’ grand-parents. He prepares local dishes that are available both to meat eaters and vegetarians.
The Restaurant offers a comfortable interior room decorated with paintings from well known artists, such as Michel Constant, and a large outside terrace with an outstanding view over the bay of Aegiali and the surrounding villages.
A soothing experience of stillness and harmony amid the mind blowing scenery of the Aegean.
Lalon Idor Spa is well known for its healing and transformative energy, dramatically beautiful landscapes, as well as its hypnotic blue waters.
The name of their Spa is taken from the story of the ancient water oracle dedicated to god Apollo, where visitors came seeking clarity and answers in prophetic water readings. Find purity and peace of mind in a nurturing and peaceful atmosphere, allow the nurturing hands of our highly qualified and inspired therapists bring you to a state of stillness and rest, and let the voice of the sea soothe your mind away from your daily responsibilities or musts.
As a part of your retreat package, enjoy a 30-minute massage, access to all the spa amenities, as well as a 10% discount on all additional face & body treatments.
Each and every activity included in this retreat has been chosen specifically to deepen your connection to the Greek culture through art, music, and food.
Greek Dance Lessons - Dance holds a special place in the traditions of the island. All year long, there are many opportunities for local people -men and women- to wear their traditional costumes and dance until dawn, to the sound of the lute and violin. A convivial dinner is often the occasion of spontaneous dances (such as Kitsos or Syrtos). Learn the steps, take part to the festivities and discover the art of living.
Cooking Class - Learn the traditional Amorgian recipes in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Hosted by the resident chef, you will be introduced to the most traditional types of greek dishes and how to make them step by step. Then comes the best part, eating all of our creations!
You should plan to arrive at least one day before the start of the retreat and spend the night in Santorini, Greece, a great way to see more of the country.
Ferry tickets will be sent in advance of the retreat. You will arrive at the Ferry Port in Santorini (approx 20 mins from airport) at the designated meeting time to take the ferry across to Amorgos (approx 1.5 hours).
Once you arrive in Amorgos, you will be greeted by your transfer to the hotel. Look for the shuttle labeled Aegialis Hotel & Spa and they will take you up the hill to the hotel (approx. 30 min drive).
**The remote location of Amorgos works like a natural filter keeping crowds small and the island unspoiled. Because of this there is only one ferry from Santorini to Amorgos each day, it is absolutely imperative for you to be early for the ferry, if the ferry is missed then you will miss the start of our retreat and have to repurchase ferry tickets for another day. **
When the retreat is over, transportation is included back to Santorini through the same shuttle and ferry as when you arrive. If you choose to extend your stay before or after our retreat, ferry tickets can be booked for different dates, once they have been booked they will be finalized and unable to change.
All deposits and trips are non-refundable. We will offer future travel vouchers for cancelations made 90 days or longer before travel, but can not offer refunds. All cancelations made with 90 days of travel are non-refundable.
We recognize that COVID may cause a delay in your trip. Please consider purchasing trip insurance to cover you in all cases:
Please note: COVID vaccines are REQUIRED to travel with DDY Retreats. Failure to obtain a vaccine will forfeit your spot and no money will be refunded.