Greece Self-Realization & Empowerment Retreat on Amorgos Island

Aegiali, Greece

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Aug 19 - 25, 2019
Group size: 10 - 20
Greece Self-Realization & Empowerment Retreat on Amorgos Island
Aegiali, Greece

Lotus Retreats
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18 reviews

$2390
Deposit: $500
Aug 19 - 25, 2019
Group size: 10 - 20

About this trip

Retreat with Loren Lotus & Ryann Tillman in the ancient Aegean, on the island of Amorgos, Greece! This magical Mediterranean landscape calls you to relax on its pristine beaches, enjoy emerald water on the idyllic beaches of the Greek islands, explore its small villages surrounded by elegant architecture & find unity within pure nature!


Deepen your Yoga practice overlooking the Aegean Sea, with daily yoga classes, workshops and meditations with Loren & Ryann in the birthplace of ancient mythology & philosophy. 


Classes and workshops are offered for all levels for a deeper understanding of Self, Realization & Empowering exercises to fully embody a Self-Realization & Empowerment Retreat week. In addition to daily Yoga classes and workshops, your week on Amorgos will be filled with dips in the sea, historical excursions to ancient Greek sites, optional hikes, wine tasting & and inevitable daily sunsets.


Optional excursions include guided hikes through ancient Aegiali villages, a visit to an ancient monument built into the side of the mountain, wine tasting or a day trip on a tender boat to a private island nearby. 


You will experience true 5-star luxury in one of the most beautiful Greek islands. Located on a slight hill overseeing Aegiali Bay, Aegialis Hotel & Spa offers you a front row seat at sea views and the majestic mountainous landscape of the island. It is a prime location, with only a short walk to the beach and the Aegiali shops.


Whether you’re seeking a deepened understanding of your Yoga practice, a chance to learn about Greek culture & history or simply a relaxing cliffside vacation with a Spa, sauna, workout facility & restaurant alongside the beach... This retreat is a gift for you! Providing nearly private sandy beaches, unspoiled island life, a true taste of Greek history and authentic food & culture.

RESORT / ACCOMMODATIONS

Aegialis Hotel & Spa is a renowned destination for wellness worshipers and yoga enthusiasts, awarded by CNN for being one of the top five Yoga Hotels in Greece!


Amorgos Island is a favourite European destination when it comes to yoga retreats and the peaceful vibes of the island create a tranquil space for self-discovery, yoga, meditation and connection to nature and the self.  Amorgos is a small island, located within the Aegean Sea, an arm of the Mediterranean Sea. 


According to Greek 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 a spiritual and physical uplift.


The Hotel's restaurant, Ambrosia Gallery, provides a wide variety of gourmet specialities, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Every dish is prepared by only employing organic vegetables, grown in our own gardens.


The Hotel also features a Spa & Beauty Center, The Lalon Idor, an ultramodern thalassotherapy centre whose treatments are in perfect harmony with the local elements of Amorgos. The oils we use are extracted from local herbs.


Lalon Idor Spa – Relax, rejuvenate and pamper yourself at the Lalon Idor Spa complex. Guests can enjoy complimentary use of the sauna, hamman (steam room), jacuzzi and the indoor salt-water pool, which comes with a water cannon and a flowing stream.


Body treatments and wellness – Included in your retreat package is a 30 minute relaxing massage; you may also treat yourself to a refreshing facial and other body treatments available at Lalon Idor Spa.


Gym – Located next to the Lalon Idor Spa, you can enjoy complimentary use of the gym area.

YOGA / WORKSHOPS

Our mission during a Self-Realization & Empowerment Retreat is to offer daily yoga classes, workshops and ceremonies to deepen your understanding of Self, or spirit, and leave you feeling empowered and connected to your divine purpose.


We will gather on the Yoga shala twice a day to practice physical asana with Loren and Ryann. They will offer a variety of styles; Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative and Yin tailored to all levels. The purpose is to come into union with your physical body, the vessel of your spirit and move energy freely with breath & movement, all while looking over the majestic, vast, ocean. 


We will offer daily workshops & opening & closing ceremonies to deepen your understanding of yogic practices and the study of Self. We offer unique group exercises and bonding opportunities to deepen the study together and share our experiences. Every activity is optional yet encouraged. Some of the exercises and activities we do during a Self-Realization & Empowerment Retreat week are so unique, eye-opening and heart-opening that it leaves every guest with the true sense of .. self-realization & empowerment.

EXCURSIONS

Explore the beauty that Amorgos island has to offer. We will help organize guided hiking tours, group visits to the cultural monuments of the island, Greek cooking and dancing lessons, and the popular tender boat experience and other water sports for the adventure seekers.


Excursions and group activities are a huge part of a Lotus Retreats week! Every week offers optional activities to enjoy with the group or individually. During our time in Greece we will offer a variety of excursions to fully experience the natural, cultural and spiritual beauty of the land!

Optional Excursions: 

  1. Guided hiking tour
  2. Visit to the Cultural Monument 
  3. Greek cooking and dancing lessons
  4. Tender boating to nearby private island

NOURISHMENT

Yoga is a practice not only on the mat, but in the kitchen! Nourishing ourselves from the inside out is a HUGE component to a Lotus Retreats week. You will enjoy slow, whole, and organic food influenced by the Greek culture. Everything is handmade, prepared carefully with much laughter and love.


Nourish your soul with daily handcrafted meals made with love for breakfast, lunch & dinner.

The award-winning Ambrosia Gallery Restaurant at the hotel is available for all our guests. An abundant breakfast buffet is served every morning, as well as lunch and dinner menus included in your retreat package. The resort uses fresh food and locally grown vegetables and a variety of spices grown on the island. We also offer vegetarian and vegan choices and we can cater for different dietary preferences.

GETTING THERE

While Amorgos Island does not have an airport but is easily reached with daily ferries and high speed vessels. Athens International Airport (ATH) is the most convenient to arrive. We suggest arriving a day or two early to explore Athens, or staying a few days after the retreat to explore others islands!


We also suggest visitors should arrive one day earlier in Athens or book a flight arriving before 14.00 so that they are at the port on time – most of the ferries to Amorgos leave at 17.30.  There is one daily connection to Amorgos Island (except on Saturday during winter) from Piraeus port, Athens. Ferries dock alternately at the two ports of Amorgos Island: Katapola and Aegiali (closest to the hotel)


For more information on arriving to Amorgos Island, please visit: 

https://amorgos-aegialis.com/how-to-come/


We will create a Facebook group and shared google document for all attending guests to arrange transportation to the resort prior to the retreat start. We recommend connecting with others to share boat taxis from the Athens airport to the resort.


Detailed travel instructions and guidance will be included in your confirmation email after booking!


No Visas or vaccinations are required to enter Greece.


What’s included

  • Accommodations
    7-days and 6-nights at Aegialis Hotel & Spa
  • Meals
    3 meals a day
  • Daily Yoga Classes
    Practice Yoga 1 or 2x a day with Loren & Ryann
  • Workshops
    Daily workshops, group activities and ceremonies are designed during a Self-Realization & Empowerment Yoga Retreat
  • Massage
    Enjoy a 30-minute massage at the Spa!
  • Taxis on Amorgos Island
    Transfers upon arrival and departure on Amorgos (port-hotel-port)
  • Spa Facility
    Use of Lalon Idor Spa facilities; sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, indoor heated seawater swimming pool, fitness center
  • Spa discount
    10% discount on Face and Body treatments at Lalon Idor Spa
  • Wireless Internet
  • Airfare
    To / From Athens Greece
  • Boat transfers
    To / From Amorgos Island
  • Additional Excursions
    Option to pick & choose what activities you'd like to partake in during the retreat

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
Available until Jun 02, 2019Sold Out

Shared Occupancy with Private Bathroom. Seaview and balcony. Wifi & AC.


$2190 Early Bird

$2390 After June 1st

$2190
Deposit: $500
Single Occupancy
Available until Jun 02, 2019Sold Out

Single Occupancy with Private Bathroom.

Seaview and balcony. Wifi & AC.


$2790 Early Bird

$2990 After June 1st

$2790
Deposit: $500
Double Occupancy
only 1 left

Shared Occupancy with Private Bathroom. Seaview and balcony. Wifi & AC.

$2390
Deposit: $500
Single Occupancy
Sold Out

Single Occupancy with Private Bathroom.

Seaview and balcony. Wifi & AC.

$2990
Deposit: $500
$2390
Deposit: $500

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Expand and enhance your vision of the world and your practice of Yoga with a Lotus Retreats week in paradise! Our retreat weeks offer a diversity of yoga classes, philosophy, workshops, sacred ceremonies, Kirtan music and enlightening group activities to deepen all areas of your physical, spiritual, and mental being. We combine the practice of Yoga in connection to sacred nature with culture excursions to adventure and explore each country and it's unique offerings! We believe there is a whole world to see and want to show you how beautiful each unique country is. Our team is a group of passionate, well traveled Yoga instructors, workshop facilitators, musicians and devoted practitioners who are passionate about sharing their love & knowledge of Yoga with the world! Lotus Retreats currently hosts in Colombia, Nicaragua, Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica, Guatamala and Bali.

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KH
This was one of the best experiences I've had in my life! Everything about this yoga retreat was so wonderful. Gitana del Mar was absolutely beautiful being right on the water and the staff was super accommodating that entire week. My private bungalow was super spacious and comfortable. All of the meals were incredible. What Loren put together with the yoga sessions, workshops, volunteering with a local elementary school, and all of the additional excursions were just unforgettable and such amazing experiences. It was also just so wonderful to meet so many incredible people. I highly recommend a going on a Lotus Retreat and I definitely hope to go on another one in the future! ~Kristin H.
There's nothing negative I could possibly say about this retreat experience!! This was my second time around with Loren & Lotus Retreats, and I definitely plan on coming back for more. Loren is an incredible retreat host and yoga instructor. After my first Lotus retreat to Cuba - and now to Colombia, I came back completely invigorated and inspired to further deepen my own yoga practice. Loren’s retreats are the perfect mix of yoga, meditation, dharma, relaxation, and cultural excursions. She provides a wide variety of activities, but there is never any pressure to do them all. Her retreat itineraries are designed in a way that allows for plenty of flexibility for whatever you’re hoping to get out of the experience. Also, the accommodations at Gitana del Mar are exceptional! From the food, to the service, to the private ocean views! I seriously have nothing negative to say at all! Much love, Jenn M
MD
I had the most beautiful, empowering, uplifting and nourishing experience. I did not practice yoga more than once a month before this trip but I was drawn to the other elements of the trip and I am so glad I came. Lotus retreats put together an amazing experience for ALL. I loved the daily yoga sessions two times a day, although I am a beginner the instructors, Loren and Maria made everything newbie-friendly. I loved that I had the option to skip sessions and enjoy the stunning property without it being an issue, hello freedom. The retreat center was absolute paradise, it felt like I was in the jungle with a oceanfront and INCREDIBLE FOOD to meet everyone's diverse diets. I loved all the excursions, the cultural immersion mural painting was my favorite but the other excursions were equally awesome. The workshops throughout the week allowed us all to open up and truly get to know each other, I am so grateful for the community we cultivated and an incredible experience. I'll be attending the next one :)
Where to begin! What a lovely, nurturing and full of Love and Laughter experience. The group of people gathered together for the 2/2020 Cuban Retreat became my forever friends and Family. The Retreat center run by Coco was so comfortable and the food was extraordinary prepared by a caring and fun staff. Music always going and dancing while they cooked. The excursions were very interesting. Loren and Maria, the Yoga Maidens, were exceptional. I never thought I would do two yoga classes a day..no way and I did all but one morning. I cannot recommend more highly this experience. Loved it. Just what the Doc( inside of me) ordered. And Cuba and her people are Beautiful! Elizabeth George
Wow - what an experience! The food was so clean and beautiful. Any allergy or diet restriction followed precisely. The leaders Loren and Maria were so friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend to anyone Thanks again I’m sure I’ll be seeing you soon
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I had the opportunity to deepen my practice / experience the beauty of Tulum Mexico with Lotus Retreats and would do it again in a heartbeat! The Lotus Retreats crew quickly created a space of loving community, increased awareness, and intentional practice within the first few hours of our retreat and it only got better from there! These retreats are special. Humanity in raw form. I'll be back for more, no doubt!
By Travis Perkins on Oct 02, 2018
Loren's yoga retreats are one of my favorite ways to replenish my soul and body with fresh new prana energy, inspiration, beautiful scenery, amazingly tasty food, and like-minded new friends from all over the world. Loren, you can count me in every time!!! :-) Pascal
By Pascal Nicolas on Jul 18, 2018