Led by Alan Alcid and Kate Daughdrill
with musical support from Jaya Lakshmi
Tinos is one of the most spiritual, authentic islands in Greece. It is the pilgrimage place to the Mother Mary in Greece—and it’s known all over the Aegean that she has a special connection to the island.
The nature is breathtaking and incredibly diverse. We will be going to the island in late September when there are less tourists so it is truly a spiritual travel experience.
We will mediate in natural sacred places, on stunning beaches, in a cave, and on a mountain top. We will chant together to open our ability to sense the sacred nurturing of the land and the sea all around us.
We will work with vinyasa, pranayama, and meditation each morning to ground our bodies and bring ourselves into a posture of openness and invitation for the day.
We will also journey to many of the traditional Greek villages, eating at local tavernas and talking with lifelong residents about the Greek ways of connecting with and caring for the land and sea. We will swim and hike most days—and will have several sacred meals prepared by local chef/mystic/artists and served in the landscape.
Our aim is to open our hearts and minds to really *feel* the divine mother within us and all around us. We open to the land and sea of Greece as our guide. We give thanks to the sacred island of Tinos for guiding us deeper into this vibration of authenticity, unconditional love, and nurturing.
7-7:30am: Optional Meditation
7:30-9am: Pranayama, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Meditation - Integrated/Balanced Sadhana
9am-10:30am: Peaceful Breakfast on your Balcony
10:30am: Hike or Sacred Site Visit
12:30pm: Lunch at a Greek Taverna or Cafe
2pm: Beach Visit or Village Tour
6pm: Sacred Dinners in the Landscapes Most Evenings
**Most nature/pilgrimage visits will include a meditation or chanting experience to attune to and more deeply listen to and connect with the place. Our aim is to really honor the feminine within and all around.
**Jaya Lakshmi will be offering sonic landscapes and music during many practices and meditations. Jaya's music is infused with a devotion to the feminine that will truly heighten our pilgrimage experience.
6 nights in a Greek apartment with a balcony and view to the sea
6 morning yoga practices incorporating pranayama, vinyasa, kundalini, and meditation
1 to 2 meditation and chanting experiences a day during nature/pilgrimage adventures
Healthy breakfast supplies to make breakfast daily in your personal kitchen
3 chef/artist/mystic-created meals catered and enjoyed in the landscape
3 meals at traditional Greek tavernas
2 family-style meals cooked on a traditional grill at our apartments
Talks by several local farmer/chef/artists on how they care for and commune with the land and sea
Guided hikes through the landscape on beautiful paths
Guided tours of the island’s highlights—including sacred sites, villages, and its most beautiful beaches
Van transportation all over the island
Van transportation to and from the port upon arrival and departure from Tinos
Additional offerings such as restorative yoga, alter making with Greek plants, and soulful group reflection
A sacred welcome gift
Please plan to arrive at the Athens airport on September 21 around 12pm.
You will take a taxi from the taxi stand to Rafina port.
Take the 5:30pm ferry from Rafina port to Tinos. ($35)
You will arrive in Tinos at 7:20pm and will be picked up at the port.
For departure, you will take a ferry on September 28 around 12pm to either Athens or another island if you are continuing your Greek journey.
More Info + Connecting:
We're happy to set up a video call to meet, talk more about the journey, and answer any questions. Email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org to make a time to connect!
This yoga pilgrimage is going to be an intentional journey to really *experience* and *honor* an authentic sacred place and the presence of the feminine there. Join Alan, Kate, and Jaya Lakshmi, and a sweet group of yogis next September!