Rogue Yogi: Go Rogue in Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Thira, Greece

JT
Julie Tran
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3 reviews
Oct 8 - 13, 2017
Group size: 4 - 11
Rogue Yogi: Go Rogue in Santorini, Greece
Santorini, Thira, Greece

Julie Tran
  • Email address verified
3 reviews

$0
Oct 8 - 13, 2017
Group size: 4 - 11

About this trip

No nonsense. No mala beads. Just an old 18th century winery, cave dwelling terraces, and fun practicing yoga while traveling with Julie the Rogue Yogi in Santorini, Greece!


About Julie

Julie is the founder of Rogue Yogi, an alternative yoga and lifestyle platform for all body types, shapes, personalities and dietary preferences (Yes, omnivores unite!). After a rough childhood, becoming the guardian of her brothers at age 21 and surviving trauma, she connected with yoga on a deep level and found her calling. Leaving out the dogma, she believes that yoga is inclusive.  With a focus on Music, Mindset and Movement, she dares you to be stronger in the mind, body and spirit with a commitment to your badassery.

What’s included

* Unique artisan and rustic cave terraces and daily housekeeping
* “Welcome” meal on arrival day
* Daily Brunch and Dinner
* “Farewell” meal on departure day
* Daily morning garden walks and meditation sessions
* 2 Daily yoga sessions (varying from Yin, Hatha, Vinyasa, Power, Yoga Nidra, Yoga Workshops, Laughter Yoga and Rogue Yogi Rhythm) 
**Some sessions will have no music. Others will have curated downtempo beats with indistinguishable/no lyrics to keep your practice legit**
* Yoga Props and Mats on-site for us to use during the retreat
* Journaling/Creativity sessions
* Transportation to/from Santorini Airport (JTR).
* Pool access
* EXCLUSIVE: Photography workshop "How to take Amazing Vacation Photos Using Your Phone or DSLR" (great for Instagram!)

Not included

* Airfare
* Massages
* Gratuity for Airport Shuttle
* Lunch
* Tennis court access (5 euros/person)

Before You Go

Check-In is at 3pm. Check-Out is at 11:30am.


Let me know your flight info so I can coordinate your transportation to/from Caveland.


The local Greek dishes range from vegetarian to pescatarian. The retreat staff doesn't take any tips, but they love chocolate :) 


The Weather:

Early October is best for having warm beaches still heated from September, though evenings will need a light sweater/jacket. We will see lows of 18°C and highs of 25°C until mid-October when it begins to get really cooled down. Because it's post-tourist season we get the dope climate without the insane crowds!


The Flights

Honestly, it is WAY cheaper to book a multi-segmented flight than to fly direct:

1. First flight from your home to a general location in Europe

2. Second flight using a local European airline to Santorini (JTR), Greece.


PROTIP: Use Google Flights and type in "Europe" as the Destination. Look at the cheaper-priced flights to places like Spain, Italy, Germany, etc. There are usually crazy fire-sale deals as well. 


Need to Arrive Earlier Because the Flights are so Damn Long?

Not to worry. I get it. You can book an additional night prior to the retreat. Just mention my name and this Rogue Yogi Retreat when booking!


Requirements Before You Board the Flight

1. Have your passport renewed. It must not expire within 6 months of arriving, or you will not be allowed to depart the US

2. Purchase your Travelers' Insurance and have proof ready to show upon arrival. This is for your own safety and precaution as well as a requirement of the resort.


The Retreat Location's Amenities

Free wireless internet.

Wheelchair access to some of the caves.

Options to rent a beach towel, hair dryer and a security safe.

Free luggage storage on your arrival or before your departure.

Vending machines with drinks and snacks.

Laundry service.

Donation based coffee-bar and book swamp.


Optional Tours

Volcano and Hot Springs boat trip: 42 Euros/person

Hike from Fira to Oia

Private tour to Ancient Akrotiri, local winery, Pyrgos village and photo stops at various spots: 750 Euros for the group.
Cooking Class: 60 Euros/person with a minimum of 6 people


BOOKING A SINGLE SPOT IN A DOUBLE OR QUAD CAVE

We do our very best to meet all rooming requests and in certain situations, which are rare, we might have to modify the request. We cannot guarantee we will fill in the other spots in your cave. 


CANCELLATION OF YOUR RETREAT

Any cancellation will result in a total loss of $250 USD. Any cancellation made between: September 2nd, 2017 and August 1st 2017 will result in a loss of 50% of the trip price. Any cancellation made between: August 2nd 2017 and the trip departure will result in a total loss of funds. We reserve the right to cancel the trip if it is not meeting the trip minimum (if we do so your deposit is refunded in full). Trip cancellation insurance is always recommended whenever making travel plans. You can use our suggested Travel Guard Insurance online and choose from several policy options.


REMAINING PAYMENT 

Whether you pay in installments or the rest in whole, they’ll be due by September 1st, 2017


LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

The fulfillment of this agreement by either party is subject to acts of God, war, governmental regulation, disaster, hurricane, flood, influential terrorist attacks, strikes, civil disorder, and curtailment of required transportation, or other emergencies in Greece making it impossible to travel will result in a credit being issued for a future retreat.


Rogue Yogi nor Caveland will be held responsible for your cancellation. This includes situations (but is not limited to):

-Getting sick

-Not renewing your passport in time

-Airlines in your home country not allowing you to board the plane due to rules and regulations you did not follow

Itinerary

Hatha Decompression Session and Welcome Meal
Day 1 (Check-In)
After that long-ass flight, it's time to decompress! Practice a gentle hatha yoga session before we have a Welcome Meal with the owners of our stay (also enthusiastic travelers)

Who’s Going


  • LS
    Leilani Salcedo
    Hi Julie! Uber excited for Santorini. It has been on my bucket list for a long while!
    Jul 06, 2017
  • KT
    Kendall Tovar
    Yaaayyyy!!!! So excited for this!!!
    Apr 04, 2017
  • LW
    Lenka Wallace
    Hi Julie, confirmed and deposit paid. Cant wait!! xoxo Lenka
    Feb 14, 2017

Your Organizer


JT
Julie Tran
3 reviews
Julie is the founder of Rogue Yogi®, an alternative yoga and lifestyle platform for all body types, shapes, personalities and dietary preferences (Yes, omnivores unite!). She is also a writer for Shut Up & Yoga, an Independent Online Yoga Magazine. As a nomad, she examines the various modalities on functional movement and shaping the self. She also interviews and films short documentaries on progressive yoga teachers around the world. After a rough childhood, becoming the guardian of her brothers at age 21 and moving past various traumas, she connected with yoga on a profound level. Leaving out the dogma, she believes that yoga is a powerful tool that dares you be stronger in the mind, body and spirit. Check out her vibe https://rogue.yoga Watch her Guided Meditations and Interviews https://rogue.yoga/youtube View her short documentaries http://vimeo.com/rogueyogi Photography www.instagram.com/rogue.yogi

Reviews

EC
Amazing time with Julie and our group in Bali!! Dare to be free retreat was informative, interactive, cultural, created and prompted social awareness and acceptance. Loved the resort, food, company, and easy atmosphere that Julie created for all of us. Would highly recommend!!! xoxox
KA
Where do I start? Walk in, float out is the perfect description for the entire retreat. Julie is a gem, not only in her yoga practice, but as a human being -- very caring, very dedicated. You're better for knowing her. I think that what I loved most about the yoga portion of the retreat is that if you're fairly new to yoga, or just out of practice, she supports you 100% by tailoring all poses to you. Safety and comfort are a priority -- no injuries! :) But that is just scratching the surface of this retreat as a whole. She picked the perfect venue, with the perfect itinerary, the perfect food, the perfect vibe, and the perfect rewards. My two favorite moments were when we collectively gave back to the Balinese community through volunteering at an orphanage (those precious children!), and the Sunset Dance night. You hear people say to "dance like nobody's is watching", but to actually take those words literally and do just that -- so liberating! As for the actual resort, I already used the word, "perfect", and it was! My only complaint about my experience is that the time flew by -- a week is just not enough time to soak it all in. Suksma, Julie and Bali and The Floating Leaf Resort. I'm looking forward to more of Julie's retreats!
My trip to Santorini island with Julie, the Rogue Yogi, was nothing short of magical. The accommodation was really nice, we got to stay at these authentic Greek style "cave apartments". The weather in early October was still nice, not too hot, great for hikes and daily trips exploring the island. The scenery was breathtaking. I have never seen ocean this blue. I loved that Julie and her husband were with us the whole time. It was nice to have someone there who already knew the area and could point us to great restaurants, show us how to get to the beach, and recommend the best local convenience store. If you are a foodie you will not want to leave this place. The Greek Cuisine is absolutely to die for! What I appreciated the most was the daily program - there was not a day without something exciting happening! From a tour to Oia, to a bus trip to local ruins and archeological site, wine tasting trip, a cooking class at the local restaurant with chef Georgi, and the boat adventure and visit to a volcano and hot springs. I absolutely loved this trip and will definitely travel with Julie in the future again!