Nourishing Shakti: Ayurveda & Yoga Wellness Retreat

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Gaby Colletta
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Jul 21 - 27, 2024
Group size: 1 - 20
Nourishing Shakti: Ayurveda & Yoga Wellness Retreat
Greece

Gaby Colletta
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18 reviews

Jul 21 - 27, 2024
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

EARLY BIRD PRICING: $300 USD OFF WITH CODE 'SHAKTI' AT CHECKOUT THRU FEBRUARY 29


Join us in a transformative seven-day ceremony into the heart of Ayurveda & Yoga embodiment practices. Nourishing Shakti: Ayurveda and Yoga Wellness Retreat will gather in Mani, Greece. This retreat is crafted with love and intention to nurture the divine feminine within you. You are invited to rediscover and celebrate the essence of your own Shakti – the divine feminine energy that resides within every woman. Nourishing Shakti is a sacred journey designed to empower, inspire, and revitalize your mind, body, and spirit.


Nestled in the idyllic landscapes of Greece, we will explore the medicine of the land and its enchanting natural beauty. Cleanse in the Mediterranean. Drop into rituals of remembrance. Awaken your inner radiance through the ancient practices of self-healing and longevity. 

Our time together will include teachings on the foundational wisdom of Ayurvedic living and explorations of the Divine Feminine archetypes for intuition, creativity, and compassion. We will practice daily yoga and sacred self-care rituals to connect to the temple of your body and reclaim pathways of everyday joy and aliveness. Bask in the invitation for slow living, rest and the revival of play. 


Come as you are, and leave as the radiant being you were meant to be.

THE LAND & NATURE OF GREECE

In the cradle of ancient civilization, where the whispers of history echo through majestic landscapes, Greece emerges as the perfect tapestry for a transformative Ayurveda and Yoga retreat. Mani is a Mediterranean gem, adorned with azure seas, sun-kissed beaches, and the remnants of mythic tales. With diverse landscapes of mountains, seascapes, olive groves and endless horizons lends its wisdom in balance, spiritual renewal, and holistic wellbeing.


Ayurveda, with its emphasis on mindful nutrition, finds a culinary haven in Greece's Mediterranean diet. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients burst with vitality, offering a feast for the senses. Olive oil, the liquid gold of Greece, becomes a symbol of nourishment and vitality. Fruits, vegetables, and herbs imbued with the essence of the Mediterranean sun become the palette for Ayurvedic chefs to craft meals that balance the doshas and tantalize the taste buds. The Greek table becomes an altar for mindful eating, a celebration of flavors that resonate with the principles of Ayurvedic nourishment.

THE POWER OF WOMEN'S SPACES

Nourishing Shakti is a gathering of like-minded souls that will tap into the unique energy and strength that arises when women come together in a supportive, compassionate, and nurturing environment. 


Women's spaces provide a platform for sharing collective wisdom and lived experience. Steeped in ancestral tradition, the power of sitting in circle and storytelling offers a transformative space where women can learn from each other's journeys and gain insights that contribute to personal growth and understanding. Women’s spaces can support freedom of expression, creativity, self-discovery and a strong sense of identity. The power of gathering in women's space lies in the recognition that there is strength, healing, and empowerment in unity. We co-create the fertile ground for individual and collective liberation — a testament to the profound healing capacity that lies within every woman. 


Forge meaningful connections with other incredible women and support one another on your individual paths to empowerment. The bonds formed in our time together will extend beyond the duration of our gathering. They contribute to the creation of a community of strength where women can continue to uplift each other in their daily lives. 

At the heart of Nourishing Shakti Retreat, empowerment unfolds as the unique tapestry where self-discovery, sisterhood, and wisdom of Ayurveda and Yoga converge, creating a masterpiece of resilience, authenticity and self-healing.


We invite anyone who identifies with the female experience to join.

AYURVEDA & SELF-HEALING

As we weave a story of resilience and beauty, Nourishing Shakti is a sacred journey, guided by the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda which invites women to embrace the transformative power within and embark on a holistic voyage toward self-healing.


At the heart of Ayurveda is the recognition of individual uniqueness, and the Women's Ayurvedic Retreat embraces this truth wholeheartedly. Here, every woman is celebrated as a masterpiece, a canvas painted with her own hues of experiences, dreams, and challenges. The retreat's holistic approach acknowledges that true healing begins with understanding one's unique constitution, or doshic make up, and tailors its offerings to honor the diverse needs of each participant.


Dance of the Doshas

In Ayurveda, the three doshas—Vata, Pitta, and Kapha—form the elemental dance of life within every being. The retreat becomes a stage for this dance, a harmonious rhythm that, when in balance, fosters well-being and vitality. Through learning about Ayurveda, women embark on a profound exploration of their doshic composition, gaining insights into their inherent strengths and areas that crave balance. It's an invitation to dance with one's doshas in a symphony of self-awareness and self-love.


Nourishment as Medicine

Ayurveda views food not merely as sustenance but as medicine for the body, mind, and soul. The Women's Ayurvedic Retreat becomes a culinary exploration, where participants indulge in the alchemy of Ayurvedic cuisine. Locally sourced, seasonally appropriate meals are crafted to pacify and invigorate specific doshas, igniting the inner healing fire. Through mindful eating, women not only nourish their bodies but also cultivate a profound connection to the earth, the source of sustenance and healing. 


Rasayana & Rituals of Renewal

Ayurvedic rituals, rooted in tradition, become a pathway to renewal. Partake in Ayurvedic self-care rituals that cleanse, rejuvenate, and honor the body as a sacred vessel. We will explore nourishing face masks, body scrubs, aromatherapies and self-massage practices as  acts of self-love. Through Rasayana or rejuvenation practices, we will embark on a journey of renewal and restoration for body and mind.

YOGA OF THE DIVINE FEMININE

Tend to the temple of your body and reconnect to your essential Self through the Ancient practice of Yoga. Yoga is not just a physical exercise but a spiritual journey. In the Women's Ayurvedic Retreat, the yoga sessions are curated to honor the divine feminine energy inherent in every woman. Asanas, pranayama, and meditation become a dance of self-love, inviting participants to reconnect with their bodies, minds, and the sacred feminine energy that flows through them. It's a journey within, a celebration of strength, flexibility, and the inherent power of the feminine.

Our morning yoga practice is a solar-infused vinyasa to inspire embodied awareness and intuitive discovery. Expect a grounded yet dynamic flow of breath and body unfolding in presence. Practice blends together deep intention, asana, pranayama, kriya, mudra and mantra with alignment principles woven throughout.

Evening practice includes lunar-inspired gentle movement to restore, replenish and invite sacred rest. We will wind down the day with a blend of yin, restorative, gentle yoga and or yoga nidra. 

Whether a beginner or a seasoned practitioner, all are welcome.

FOOD: NOURISHING TASTE OF THE LAND

Enjoy two nourishing home cooked, vegetarian and/or vegan meals daily, prepared according to your needs and preferences. Zen Rocks uses local, seasonal produce either hand-picked from the garden or grown in the neighboring gardens. All meals are prepared by a professional chef, Prana-rich, Mediterranean inspired and infused with yogic principles. 


Brunch is provided after our morning asana practice. Expect earthly delights such as fresh goat milk, hearty egg & vegetable dishes, fresh fruits & garden salads served buffet style. Sip on greek mountain tea, herbal water infusions and filtered coffee. 


Evening dinner is enjoyed in the newly built al-fresco dining room with views of the sea. Savor the flavors of traditional Greek cuisine and take pleasure in the vegan desserts. Wine is available for an additional cost. 

ACCOMMODATION: ZEN ROCKS RETREAT CENTER

Retreat in nature at Zen Rocks, a place of true beauty and serenity, dedicated to personal healing and global transformation. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Mediterranean sea, the endless olive groves, stunning views of mountain, sky and sea, this heavenly corner of the earth supports you to relax, let go of worries and stress, and delve into the kind of work your mind, body and spirit really long for... the true practice of coming home.


The communal spaces are designed to rest, reflect, reconnect and renew. Practice on the skydeck overlooking the sparking blues of the Mediterranean. Dive into your inner sanctuary in the quietude of the meditation room. Take a stroll in the gardens, the walking meditation spaces, or swim in the serene infinity pool. There are many charming alcoves, corners and areas to rest in the company of nature.


The rooms invite you to unwind and let the magic unfold, elegantly designed to support your comfort and relaxation. A range of unique accommodation options are available from single to triple occupancy, all finished with organic materials and minimalist design to complement the stunning seascapes in the distance. We offer tiered accommodation to support your individual needs.


EARLY BIRD PRICING: $300 USD OFF WITH CODE 'SHAKTI' AT CHECKOUT THRU FEBRUARY 29

PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY

You can find our full booking terms & conditions here. Should you need to cancel your trip, please notify Gaby Colletta or Anjali Deva via email. We will cancel your booking via WeTravel and you will receive a notification from the booking platform. Kindly note the following:

  • $500 non-refundable deposit reserves your spot. Remaining fees are due no later than 60 days from retreat start. 
  • If you cancel your reservation before May 21, 2024: you will be refunded fees minus your non-refundable deposit.
  • If you cancel your reservation after May 21, 2024: all fees are non-refundable, unless your space can be filled by someone else.

What’s included

  • Accomodation
    6-night, 7-day accommodation in boutique resort overlooking the Mediterranean Sea
  • Locally sourced meals
    2 Locally sourced and seasonally appropriate Mediterranean meals (brunch & dinner) daily. Dinner upon arrival and brunch before closing.
  • Twice daily yoga asana
    Solar mindful vinyasa practice in the morning. Lunar yin/restorative/nidra blend in the evening.
  • 3 Ayurveda Workshops
    On the science of longevity, balance, health & women's wellness.
  • Ayurvedic Wellnes Ritual
    Guided rituals including self-massage, face-masks, body scrubs & more.
  • Sacred Women's Circles
    To explore essential energies of the Divine Feminine within.
  • Beach Time & Nature
    To rest, restore and connect with nature
  • Boat Excursion
    Afternoon exploring beaches, coves and the azure waters on the Mediterranean
  • Ground transportation
    For planned excursions (including airport transfers)

What’s not included

  • Airfare or flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
    Available for purchase at dinner
  • Gratuities

Available Packages

Villa - Triple
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EARLY BIRD PRICING: $300 USD OFF WITH CODE 'SHAKTI' AT CHECKOUT THRU FEBRUARY 29


Retreat in Villa Esther or Villa Athena. A two story Villa with 2 double rooms and one triple room each with private bathrooms. There is a large common kitchen fully furnished and equipped where you can fix your tea or coffee and store your treats as needed. All villas climate controlled and set to regulate the temperature for summer months.


This accommodation option is for a single bed in a shared room (with two other retreat guests). 

$2,800
Deposit: $500
Villa - Double Occupancy
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EARLY BIRD PRICING: $300 USD OFF WITH CODE 'SHAKTI' AT CHECKOUT THRU FEBRUARY 29


Retreat in Villa Esther or Villa Athena. A two story Villa with 2 double rooms and one triple room each with private bathrooms. There is a large common kitchen fully furnished and equipped where you can fix your tea or coffee and store your treats as needed. All villas climate controlled and set to regulate the temperature for summer months.


This accommodation option is for a single bed in a shared room (with one current or future friend!)

$2,900
Deposit: $500
Private Cabin
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EARLY BIRD PRICING: $300 USD OFF WITH CODE 'SHAKTI' AT CHECKOUT THRU FEBRUARY 29


For those craving more privacy and solitude, we offer the option to book a room all to yourself.


Enjoy  a cabin room in the Nikolaos Stone house, a two-story traditional Stone building entirely renovated and situated next to the sky yoga deck. This option includes a climate controlled space to set and regulate temperature. 

$3,200
Deposit: $500
Glamping Tent - Shared
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EARLY BIRD PRICING: $300 USD OFF WITH CODE 'SHAKTI' AT CHECKOUT THRU FEBRUARY 29


A spacious tent with four futon beds, a front glass wall of 4 panels to the sea, opening toa large shaded balcony with exquisite panoramic views. Covered wooden and immaculate clean bathroom and shower outside the tent.


This accommodation is the price for one person in the shared accommodation. 

$2,700
Deposit: $500


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Gaby Colletta
18 reviews
E-RYT 500, YACEP, AHC. Gaby is a Meditation and Yoga Instructor and Ayurvedic Health Counselor with over 12 years of practice in integrative wellness. She facilitates transformational nature-based retreats, guides mind-body courses, leads teacher trainings and coaches individuals on how to create an ecosystem of internal resources that bring forth one’s greater potential.

Reviews

I had an amazing time! The home was beautiful! The food was wonderful. The people were amazingly wonderful. Gabby was incredible. She is so soothing with her voice. Her yoga lessons were great. Her sound bath was transforming! It was an experience I will never forget! Thank you!
By Beverly W for Embodied Ojas Retreat - Yoga & Ayurveda Rituals for Rejuvenation on Nov 08, 2023
This trip was truly relaxing and restful. Gabby held the space with tenderness and compassion. The food was absolutely delicious and the space was cozy and spacious. She led us in some beautiful yoga sessions, paying careful attention to our individual needs and collective goals. Gabby is knowledgeable in Ayurvedic practices, yoga and yoga nidra, she welcomed any questions we had. I loved that she checked in with us and gave us flexibility. I would highly recommend a retreat with her. She has a lovely and caring disposition that you’ll fall in love with. I’m so gratuito have shared space with her and Anjali in this way. Thanks Gabby, for creating the cocoon and reset. My heat and body needed.
By Dulce A for Embodied Ojas Retreat - Yoga & Ayurveda Rituals for Rejuvenation on Nov 07, 2023
I've attended this retreat for the 3rd year in a row and it is always perfect. I have a different experience every time and Iove it. This year I really enjoyed the rainbow dyeing workshops. The yoga sessions were wonderfully relaxing and diverse. I really enjoyed she soundbath. The food is always so amazingly nourishing and full of love. Thank you Gaby, Kristin and Alexandra for making this unique offering.
By Rahmat B for Spring Alchemy of Earth 2023: Yoga + Ayurveda + Natural Dye Retreat on Jul 06, 2023
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This was my first retreat, and I wasn't sure what to expect. They exceeded my expectations! I went in knowing more about Kristin's work, and I came for the plant-based dye and rainbows, but I loved learning from Gaby as well! The food was great, the company was fantastic, and I really appreciate how thoughtfully this was planned. I got so much more out of it than I expected, and I'm so glad I went. I am looking forward to next year already!
By Kate Y for Spring Alchemy of Earth 2023: Yoga + Ayurveda + Natural Dye Retreat on Jun 06, 2023
Loved it. Gaby and Kristen are so welcoming and supportive and attract a likeminded crowd. I always leave refreshed and with new friends. So thankful for this beautiful space.
By Eileen R for Spring Alchemy of Earth 2023: Yoga + Ayurveda + Natural Dye Retreat on May 31, 2023
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