Luxury Yoga Sailing Hiking Retrat in magical Santorini

Santorini, Greece

AV
Athina Vakali
  • Email address verified
Oct 11 - 15, 2018
Group size: 6 - 9
Luxury Yoga Sailing Hiking Retrat in magical Santorini
Santorini, Greece

Athina Vakali
  • Email address verified

€800
Oct 11 - 15, 2018
Group size: 6 - 9

About this trip

Relax and Restore in Santorini! Enjoy the Greek sun, sea and the volcano!

  

Join us for a magical and transforming small-group Retreat experience of 5 days of Yoga, Meditation, Sailing and Hiking on the famous Greek island of Santorini, staying on a beautiful private villa overlooking the stunning volcano view! 

THE RETREAT

The retreat starts on Thursday, October 11th afternoon and runs until Monday, October 15th noon time. 


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


Our morning sessions will be waking up to the glorious Greek sun where we will be practicing on the terrace overlooking the volcano and the Aegean Sea. Our practices will be based on deep classic Hatha Yoga style including pranayama and 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.


On one of the days we will sail with a private catamaran to the Santorini caldera, have our meal on board, enjoy the sun and have the chance to swim to the hot springs. Our evening session that day will include meditation and yoga nidra right next to the volcano.


One evening, we will hike to Skaros rock where we will enjoy our evening session at the edge of an amazing view witnessing the setting of the sun. 


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

 

During your stay you will be able to book and enjoy personal Thai Massage or Reiki sessions with Athina.

THE SAILING EXPERIENCE

The private Catamaran sailing cruise will stimulate and refresh all your senses! 


We will sail along the breathtaking Santorini coastline to the volcano, where we will have the chance to swim at the hot springs. 


We will have the unique experience of mediating and have a yoga nidra session on board, connecting with the energy of the sea and the volcano. 


During the cruise we will have the chance to relax on deck, enjoy our meal on board and will sail back immersed on the scenery and the colours of the famous Santorini sunset.

THE HIKING EXPERIENCE

Hiking will be an unforgettable unique experience!


We will hike to one of the most impressive spots of Santorini, Skaros Rock, across the medieval castle ruins. We will end up to its hidden outer end to do yoga on the courtyard of a beautiful white church overlooking the Aegean Sea.


Skaros is a kind of conical peninsula that on top forms a huge rock, about 20m high. It is not only geologically interesting, it is also historically important, as it is the first fortress built on Santorini in the 15th century to protect it from the pirates' attacks. 

THE VILLA

An original captain’s house located in Firostefani adjacent to the capital of Santorini overlooking the stunning view of the famous volcano and the Aegean Sea.


The villa is an authentic captain’s house built in two levels with a large courtyard and private terraces in each floor with magnificent view.


The two-floor villa comprises of 4 bedrooms, 3 en-suite bathrooms with showers, spacious living and dining areas with sofas where you can relax anytime throughout the day, a fully equipped kitchen on the first floor and a kitchenette at the upper floor. 


Both floors have enormous private balconies overlooking the unique volcano setting. The large private terrace has an outdoor Jacuzzi and comfortable sun lounges offering the capability of enjoying the panoramic views of the Caldera, the volcano and the Aegean Sea. 


The villa is ideally situated on the amazing volcano view hiking trail which connects the capital of Santorini, Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli and famous Oia, all known from the amazing sunset views.


Villa and Room Facilities

3 spacious bedrooms with double king size beds

1 spacious bedroom with twin beds

1 traditional built-in sofa bed

3 en suite bathrooms with shower

Spacious living & sitting areas

Dining area

Private terrace with sun loungers

Outdoor Jacuzzi

TV, Hi-Fi system, DVD/CD player

Free internet access

Central Air-Conditioning and heating

Fully equipped kitchen and kitchenette 

Hairdryers 

Toiletries and amenities

CANCELLATION POLICY

Fees paid will be refunded in case minimum participants of 6 is not reached

What’s included

  • accommodation
    4 nights/5 days
  • yoga practice
    2 daily two-hours' sessions
  • meals
    2 delicious healthy vegetaran meals, breakfast and dinner
  • transportation
  • sailing
    private Catamaran cruise and transportation to/from the pick up point
  • hiking
    hiking excursion to Skaros Rock
  • tickets/transfers
    to/from the island
  • drinks
    charged at cost
  • treatments
    thai massage and reiki sessions will be charged at cost
  • travel insurance
    to be arranged privately by attendees

Your Organizer


AV
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