Sail & Flow 2020: Greek Islands Yoga Retreat

Leros, Greece

PW
Peter Walters Yoga
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Oct 3 - 10, 2020
Group size: 12 - 29
Sail & Flow 2020: Greek Islands Yoga Retreat
Leros, Greece

Peter Walters Yoga
  • LinkedIn verified
17 reviews

$2100
Deposit: $500
Oct 3 - 10, 2020
Group size: 12 - 29

About this trip

Join San Francisco-based yoga teacher  Peter Walters on luxury sailing yachts, cruising and flowing through the Aegean Sea, drinking in all of what the Greek Islands have to offer.  


Ever dreamed of exploring  the islands of Greece...on a boat? While practicing yoga each day? And eating amazing food? Exploring and hiking? Living aboard a sailing yacht with new friends? Well, if you answered yes to all of these questions, then this may be the adventure for you!


The northern parts of the Dodecanese Islands offer a variety of landscapes and experiences, both rich in beauty and history. Kalymnos is famous as a sponge-divers island;Patmos has been a destination for Christian pilgrimage since John the Apostle (also known as ‘John of Patmos); The small island of Leipsoi is renowned for it’s local wine, fish and cheese.


These islands belong to a world and history of great  myth and magic, bearing witness to the grandeur of the numerous civilizations that chose to live here. A world where the sun appears as a daily painter of landscapes and the Sea reverberates in a myriad of shades to give birth to Life.


During our week together you’ll get soak in both a rich inner and outer experience. You can expect daily yoga, seated meditation, and mantra (chanting)  practices with amazing views, new islands to explore everyday, crystal clear waters,, hikes, Greek culture and ancient ruins,, healthy Mediterranean food and more! You'll be immersed (and amazed) by the ocean‘s kind embrace as we saunter (on the water) around the Aegean Sea.


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*Please Note: You will be living aboard a 50-100 foot sailboat for a week with 12+ other people. Quarters are cozy, and you won't have a lot  of personal space. While this boat and the experience will indeed be luxurious, life at sea and living on boats can be challenging for some people and personalities. Please keep this in mind and be honest with yourself for how you might do in this type of environment. You can't really just go for a walk to be alone, though we will be on land each day. This experience  requires patience, kindness, compromise, and a willingness to open up a bit and really be part of this crew of seafaring yogis. There is plenty of communal space to sit on-deck in the shade and also relax below deck. Does this sound like a good fit for you? 


**ITINERARY: This is a tentative itineray  it and subject to change based on timing, weather, and the captain's recommendations.

Cancellation Policy (*Read this twice)

DEPOSIT:

* To reserve your spot on this retreat, please make a $500.00 deposit depending on your room selection. The deposit is non-refundable and  non-transferable. 


FULL PAYMENT (due within 60 days of retreat— August 4th, 2020):

When you reserve, you may either pay in full or just pay the deposit. Upon receipt of your payment we will send you a confirmation of your deposit. Full payment is due 60 days prior to the start date of the yoga retreat.


CANCELLATION POLICY:

 We understand that unforeseen circumstances can occur. Unfortuantely Deposits are non-refundable. If you are able to find someone to fill  your space within 60  days of the retreat beginning, your replacement may take your spot, though you will need to handle transfer of finaces directly between you and your replacement. However, if your space cannot be filled, no refunds can be given. We always recommend the purchase of travel insurance. 

Arrival/Meeting the Boats

Arrival:

You will  book a flight to Milas-Bodrum (BJ—Turkey), or Cos (KGS-Greece). Bodrum and Cos can easily be reached by regular airlines and charter companies from all major European cities. 


*Bodrum, Turkey  Arrival: If you fly into Bodrum, Turkey (which is ideal)  our staff will meet you at the airport  and bring you to the harbor (Transfer not included, but available as an add-on). We will begin and end our trip from Bodrum from Gökova Marina


 *Cos, Greece Arrival: If you choose to fly into Greece (likely Athens), you’ll then take a small plane to Cos then a taxi or public bus to the local marina. You’ll then take a short ferry to New Port in Bodrum to meet the boats. You can purchase ferry tickets here. The ferry times are 10:30am and 4:30pm daily so please plan accordingly to meet us for dinner in Bodrum. The walk from the ferry to the sailboats is 5 minutes.  (* A Greek  arrival will add extra customs/passport control points to your trip).


Arrival and Departure Hotel Accommodation: Early arrivals are possible if you have better direct flights to Bodrum. We have partnerships with 2 hotels at Marina 5 which is in walking distance to the YogaCrusing office and anchorage. Pomelon Club Hotel Oceanfront/Beach  and Martı Pension.


Our first gathering will be for dinner aboard the boats. We will spend our first night, 10/3 at dock in the harbor or a nearby creek.

A Day in the Life Aboard

* After getting up, enjoy  herbal tea,  hot water with fresh lemon and ginger or, of course, coffee!

* Morning meditation and yoga practices, around  07.00 - 08.30am.

* 09.00-10.30 you can expect an extensive, delicious  brunch - Mediterranean style!

* Light “lunch” of fresh, local fruits.. At 4pm there will be another snack with biscuits, tea and coffee.

* Depending on weather conditions and schedule, we may sail from 11am to 4pm. Everyone is welcome to help with the sailing, or just lounge around and read your book! We may arrive at a new port and explore the town or go for a hike.

* The exceptional weather invites you to swim, sun bathe and relax from whatever you’re leaving behind back home.

* In the evening, from about 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm we will have our second yoga practice. (The times vary depending on season and schedule.).

After the yoga around 8:00pm you’ll be served a sumptuous dinner of traditional Greek and Turkish dishes.

* Finish the day with a view of the starry sky. The sundeck is the perfect place to enjoy the quiet of the evening (consider bringing along a  sleeping bag for warm nights to sleep outside)

What’s included

  • 7 Nights Accommodation
    On a private, luxury sailing yacht/ toilet, sink and shower in each cabin
  • Sailing
    2x a week there is an option of sailing between 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  • Yoga & Meditation
    Daily, either on the deck, at a pier or a historic site. Yoga classes begin Sunday night and end Friday morning. Most days will have 2x practices.
  • Veg Mediterranean Food
    Daily half-board - delicious local vegetarian food
  • Fruit, Tea, Coffee
    And cookies!
  • Fish Dinner @ restaurant
    Optional Veg options at local restaurant
  • All the Yoga Gear
    Props, mats, blankets, blocks, straps.
  • Snorkeling + Watersports
  • 2 Assistants
    These dear humans are here to support your adventure aboard the boats, in your practice and beyond.
  • Bed Linens & Bath Towels
  • Taxes + Harbor Fees
  • Flights
    TIP: Fly to Europe, then to Bodrum (Turkey), or Cos (Greece).
  • Excursion Fees
    Bring ~100 Euros for these and you can decide what you’d like to join.
  • Tips for Captain + Crew
    We suggest $60-100 for the week. Euros or USD are fine.
  • Extra Drinks
    Smoothies, Soda, Fruit Juices + Alcohol
  • Airport Transfer
    Optional Add on for $40 round-trip —> Milas-Bodrum Airport (Turkey) to Marina and back at the end of the retreat
  • Ferry to/from Kos
    *This is only if you fly into Greece and go to Cos. You’ll take the ferry over to Bodrum Turkey to meet the boats
  • Wifi Use
    $15 extra (can be added on at check-out)

Available Packages

Shared Cabin (1 Double Bed)
only 2 left

This is you sharing a room AND bed with a friend or partner.


*Only select this option if you are signing up with someone else (they can sign-up/pay separately but make sure you’re both clear that you’re sharing a bed. Add their name during the sign-up process)


*All prices are per person.

$2100
Deposit: $500
Boat 3: Shared Room, Single Bed
only 2 left

This is you, in a single bed sharing a room with someone else in a double bed.  (room has two beds)


*Cabin has shower and WC. 

$2450
Deposit: $500
Boat 3: Shared Room, Double Bed
only 2 left

This is you in a double bed sharing a room with someone else in a single bed.  (room has two beds)



$2650
Deposit: $500

Available options

Round trip Transfer from Bodrum Airport
$40
WiFi Use on Boat
$15
Gratuity for Crew
$100
Gratuity for Assistants
$100
$2100
Deposit: $500

Shared Cabin (1 Double Bed)

Itinerary

Saturday - Day 1
Arrival day in Gökova Marina, Bodrum (Turkey)

Fly into either Cos (KGS), Greece and ferry over to Bodrum Harbor (Turkey), or fly into Milas-Bodrum Airport (BJV), Turkey and get an optional airport pick-up, or get a taxi to our Harbor. Bodrum arrival is idela.


Arrive at the Marina where you’ll be greeted by Peter and the crew. Arrival begins at 2pm. and we will leave from the Marina at 5 PM to Kilisebükü and Dinner on board.


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PW
Peter Walters Yoga
17 reviews
I'm a human and a lover of life and breath! I teach yoga, ride motorcycles and search far and wide for sweet dogs to play with. I teach joyful and sweat vinyasa classes around San Francisco, and workshops and retreats around the world! I hope you will join me. Email me with any questions, or learn more at www.peteryoga.com Peter@peterwaltersyoga.com

Reviews

We had a truly fantastic experience!!! The Farm was great - the farmhouse itself was beautiful and the grounds were stunning and very peaceful. The length of the retreat was perfect - just the right amount of time to really feel a world away from life's stresses and make meaningful connections. The people who attended were all so special. Ages ranged from 23 to 67 and everyone connected in a unique and honest way. Peter & Leia both have a very special gift for teaching, guiding and creating a space for thoughtfulness, gratitude, presence, sharing and joy. What a TREAT is was!!!
MK
I'm a firm believer you are placed with people at a certain moment in time for a reason. This retreat was just what my body and soul needed. A beautiful setting at The Farm, acres to explore, shady trees to curl up and read or nap under, nourishing food, and so much more. Leila, our Farm host ~ delightful! Her family's home Farm was a true place of serenity and healing. Remembering the frogs humming to the harmonium at the beginning of practice out by the pond....adding to this peaceful place Peter and Leia's guidance, a true blessing. So grateful to have shared this experience and looking forward to more with all involved! Jai ma!
I had a great time! Peter's energy is infectious and I love the playfulness that he brings into class. The food was scrumptious (and the kitchen was very accommodating) and my yurt was very comfortable. I loved the outdoor showers!
TC
I had a lovely experience. Every detail was thought thru and beautiful from the flow of each class individually and progression thru the week, and the music was magic! The staff at the space were lovely all and the food was great. This experience with Peter created the space for us to go as deep or light as we wanted. Either way the connections made were pretty special.
I cannot wait to go again!! Such a wonderful week, with incredible people!! Thank you so much to Hawaii Island Retreat too, for taking such good care of us!!!
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