Yoga Adventure in Crete

Crete, Greece

BL
May 4 - 15, 2017
Group size: 6-18
Yoga Adventure in Crete
Crete, Greece


$1250
Deposit: $500
May 4 - 15, 2017
Group size: 6-18

About this trip

Known among the ancient Greeks as the "land of the unconscious", Crete is a stunning, mystical island with a unique history and culture. Home to the ruins of the oldest city in Europe, some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and a virtually endless variety of spectacular mountains and coastlines, it is the perfect location for a yoga adventure! There are two parts to this retreat - a more rustic, authentically Greek experience in the western mountains, and a super luxurious, authentically indulgent experience along the central coast. You are welcome to come for one or both. Each part will give you a very different taste of what Crete has to offer, with plenty of opportunities to explore, relax, eat amazing food, practice yoga and of course, the best part of all, meet and make new friends. I will be leading this retreat with a special guest teacher to be announced soon... I hope you can join us!

What’s included

PART I: May 4-9

For Part One, we will be staying at the beautiful Milia Mountain Retreat, on the western side of Crete. Our adventures here will take us to several gorgeous beaches, on various hikes, including the famous Samaria Gorge (rated one of best hikes in Europe), as well as a day trip to the charming city of Chania. Mornings will offer a vigorous yoga practice overlooking the mountains, afternoons will offer a restorative practice and meditation... and the rest of the day will be filled with delicious food, good company and beautiful scenery.

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

     - Rustic (but of course clean and lovely) accommodations at Milia

     - Breakfast and dinner, prepared fresh daily by Milia's kitchen, as well as three lunches

     - Twice daily yoga and meditation practices

     - Transfer to and from the Chania Airport 

     - Daily excursions to various beaches, hikes and other points of interest

     - Dinner at a local restaurant (place TBD by group decision)

PART II: May 9-15

For Part Two, we will be staying at the super luxurious Villa Amnalys, along Crete's north central coast. Our adventures here will take us to the ruins of Knossos, Europe's oldest city, on hikes through the mountains of the central region and to the secluded beaches along the southern coast. Mornings will offer a vigorous yoga practice overlooking the Mediterranean, afternoons will offer a restorative practice and meditation... and the rest of the day will be filled with more delicious food, good company and beautiful scenery.

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

     - Deluxe luxury accommodations at Villa Amnalys

     - Breakfast and dinner, prepared fresh daily by a local private chef, as well as three lunches

     - Twice daily yoga and meditation practices

     - Transfer to and from the Chania airport

     - Daily excursions to various beaches, hikes and other points of interest

     - Dinner at a local restaurant (place TBD by group decision)

Not included

Your flights to Athens and Chania, massages or other special treatments, any alcohol you wish to consume... and the cost to relocate you to Crete in the not-so-unlikely event you fall in love with the island and decide to move there.

Before You Go

A packing list and suggestions for where to stay in Athens should you need to overnight there will be sent out upon request.

Available Packages

Part I - Shared Room
This is for a shared room with a private bath. Single rooms available upon request. Contact the retreat host for more information.
6 left
$1250
Deposit: $500
Part II - Shared Room
This is for a shared room with a private bath at Villa Amnalys. Single rooms are available upon request. Contact the retreat host for more information.
6 left
$1850
Deposit: $500
$1250
$1250
Deposit: $500

Part I - Shared Room
Past Trip

Itinerary

Week 1
Exploring Crete
The two parts of this trip will vary somewhat. For Part I, we will be in the mountains, so we will offer some hikes, including the Samaria Gorge, which is rated as one of Europe's best hikes, but we will also spend at least two days at Balos and Elafonissi Beaches, both of which are spectacularly beautiful.

Location

Your Organizer


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Brent Laffoon
Considered by many to be one of the top yoga teachers in the world, Brent Laffoon is a passionate teacher and student of the practice. His easy-going approach and encouraging attitude have inspired students of all levels to connect with themselves, unleash their potential and create positive transformation in their lives.

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