Escape to the Greek Isles

Amorgos, Greece

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Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
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36 reviews
Jun 28 - Jul 5, 2022
Group size: 10 - 30
Escape to the Greek Isles
Amorgos, Greece

Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
  • Facebook verified
36 reviews

$NaN
Jun 28 - Jul 5, 2022
Group size: 10 - 30

About this trip

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.

World Class Yoga + Meditation

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.

The Aegialis Hotel + Spa

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.

Superior Rooms

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! 

ROOM AMENITIES

  • 32’’ flat screen TV
  • Private Balcony with sea views
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet
  • Air-conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe Box
  • Fridge
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Glass cabin shower
  • Bathrobes, pool towels, and slippers

The unique Amorgian hospitality in combination with the cycladic beauty promises you memories you will always treasure. 

Foodies Rejoice

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. 

Lalon Ido Spa

 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.

Dance + Cook!

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!

The Journey Here

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.

Refund + Vaccine Policy

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: 


 https://www.travelexinsurance.com/covid19


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.  

What’s included

  • 5 Star Accommodations
    7 days + 7 night Luxury accommodations.
  • Food
    Daily breakfast, 2 lunches, and daily dinners. Please note, there are 5 days that you are on your own for lunch. These will be free times for you to explore.
  • Daily yoga + Meditation
    Experience daily yoga and meditation classes with Shelley and other DDY team members.
  • Private Massage
    Pamper yourself with 30 minute massage at the Lalon Idor Spa, an ultramodern thalassotherapy (greek seawater therapy) center whose treatments are in perfect harmony with the local elements of Amorgos.
  • Greek Cooking Class
    Hosted by the resident chef, you will be introduced to the most traditional types of greek dishes & how to make them step by step!
  • Greek Dance Lessons
    Dance holds a special place in the traditions of the island. Learn the steps, take part in the amazing culture, and discover the art of living!
  • Spa Discounts
    As a part of our package, you get a 10% discount off any additional face & body treatments at the spa.
  • Beaches!
    We will have two beach excursions to nearby beaches on the island. One trip will be a day of lounging and the second will be yoga at sunset!
  • Transportation
    Tickets from the ferry port of Santorini to the port of Amorgos are included. There will be a shuttle waiting at Amorgos port to take you to the hotel. Transportation to Santorini port is on your own.
  • Spa Access
    In addition to your massage, full spa access is available to you at no additional charge. Enjoy use of the indoor swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, fitness center, and Hammam bath.
  • Yoga Mats + Props
    Leave it all at home! All the yoga equipment you'll need for this retreat, including yoga mats, blocks, and straps will be available.
  • Taxes
    VAT, City Tax, and Tourist Accommodation Government Tax are included.
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi is available throughout the property and in the hotel rooms.
  • Flights
  • Airport to Port
    Transportation from Santorini Airport to the port is not included. Once you land, a taxi is easiest to get to the port. Approximately 20-30 minutes drive.
  • Travel Insurance
    You never know what can happen when it comes to travel. Missed flights, delays, illnesses. You want to make sure you are covered so buy your travel insurance as soon as you book your spot!
  • Gratuities
    Gratuity is not included in the cost of your trip. If you enjoy your experience and the service at our hotel, please thank them for their service with a tip. Usually 5%-10% is customary in Greece.
  • Cancelations
    All payments paid through WeTravel are non-refundable. WeTravel recommends that you acquire travel insurance in case something goes wrong: https://www.travelexinsurance.com/home

Available Packages

Double Occupancy (Shared Room)
only 2 left
$3,500
Deposit: $300
Single Occupancy (Private Room)
only 1 left
$4,300
Deposit: $300
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Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
36 reviews
Dancing Dogs Yoga is a kickass, feel good Yoga community. Shelley Carroll has been leading trainings and retreats for over a decade, and each trip promises connection, adventure, and to leave you feeling Zen AF.

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What an amazing experience. It was better than anything I could have imagined or hope for. 100% will vist again!
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Wasn't it magical? It would not have been the same without you.
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This trip to Iceland was amazing. We were fortunate enough to see the northern lights on 3 different nights and then to top it off, even from the backyard of the places we where we were staying. The country is so beautiful - hiking and seeing the sites as we traveled together. The geothermal spas were incredible, the food was superb and the company was so much fun. We had a yoga practice daily then went to lunch and began excursions. I cannot say enough good things about this trip. We laughed, we played and we were there for each other. This is one journey to truly consider. Shelley does such a great job planning these events, she is resourceful, fun and creative.
By LYNETTE B for Fire and Ice: DDY + The Northern Lights on 22 Nov, 2021
Thank you, Lynette. It is always better when you are there!
By Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels on 29 Nov, 2021
DD
This was my first retreat, and it was out of this world! The people, the yoga, the food, the chateau, and the adventure! Every last moment was perfection, and can’t wait for the next one!
By Theodora G for Chateau de Bardouly: Vino and Vinyasa on 20 Oct, 2021
I am so excited to see you in Mexico and Greece. My job (and life!) are better because people like YOU like to travel with us.
By Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels on 29 Nov, 2021
DD
This was my second retreat with DDY retreats. A huge thank you to Shelley for a once in a lifetime adventure in France. It was an amazing time. It was obvious that everything was thoughtful and planned for an enjoyable trip. It was a week I will never forget. I got to meet new friends, eat amazing food and practice yoga in the French countryside. I seriously cannot wait until my next DDY retreat. Thank you again.
By Wendy C for Chateau de Bardouly: Vino and Vinyasa on 19 Oct, 2021
I can't wait to explore Tulum and Greece with you! Glad you are part of our travel family!!
By Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels on 19 Oct, 2021
DD
This retreat was all about relaxation, making new friends and eating amazing food! The yoga sessions were wonderful! It was lovely to see a different side of France!
By Michael O for Chateau de Bardouly: Vino and Vinyasa on 18 Oct, 2021
We are so happy you chose us for your first (and second!) retreat! See you in Iceland!!!
By Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels on 18 Oct, 2021
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