Yoga Pilgrimage to the Greek Island of the Divine Mother

Tinos, Greece

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Jaya Lakshmi
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Sep 21 - 27, 2023
Group size: 8 - 16
Yoga Pilgrimage to the Greek Island of the Divine Mother
Tinos, Greece

Jaya Lakshmi
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
16 reviews

$NaN
Sep 21 - 27, 2023
Group size: 8 - 16

About this trip

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.

Schedule

Schedule:
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.

What's Included

What’s Included:
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

Travel

Travel:
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 and Connecting

More Info + Connecting:

We're happy to set up a video call to meet, talk more about the journey, and answer any questions. Email kate.daughdrill@gmail.com and info@alanifoto.com 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!

Alan Alcid: 

https://alanalcid.com

Kate Daughdrill 

www.kdaughdrill.com 

Jaya Lakshmi: 

https://www.jayalakshmimusic.com

Available Packages

Private Room in 2-Bedroom Apartment
only 2 left
$2,500
Deposit: $500
Private Studio Apartment
only 3 left
$2,500
Deposit: $500
Private 1 Bedroom Apartment
6 left
$2,850
Deposit: $600
Shared Room with Partner or Friend
4 left
$2,150
Deposit: $500
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Jaya Lakshmi
16 reviews
Jaya Lakshmi has led spiritual yoga-based adventure retreats since 2011. She is well known for her music career of 30 years, which has produced over 19 albums in the genres of mantra music, singer-songwriter and electronica. In addition to offering sacred music and ceremony at retreats, she is also a certified Sattva Yoga Teacher (Rishikesh, India) and has an extensive background of yoga training and experience.

Reviews

Absolutely incredible experience. Full of love and connection among the group, beautiful activities like hiking, yoga and visiting the creek in Sedona. Jaya Lakshmi’s presence and leadership brought us all on a special, heartfelt journey over these 4 days as we learned not only about the Goddess, but how to embody the Goddess in our own lives. Highly recommend to come solo or with a loved one– whatever you are called to, I’m sure it will be just the medicine you are in need of!
By Ellie Y for 4 Day Goddess Empowerment and Healing Retreat • October 2022 on 20 Oct, 2022
Omg, what a treat to spend 6 days with 20 incredible ladies! Lakshmi has something fun going on at all times — music, yoga, hiking and meals far beyond anyone’s expectations. Would do it again in a heart beat. Yummmmmmmm meeeeee 🥰
By Monica R for 6 Day Goddess Empowerment and Healing Retreat in Sedona on 09 Jun, 2022
I had an Amazing time. Sedona is a Very powerful place. This Retreat was a great learning experience and an awesome getaway to melt the Stress away. She is a beautiful Soul and I enjoyed all the activities scheduled. She was very flexible and kind with individuals who were a little new to Yoga and meditations as well. Great Time!
By Diana L for 6 Day Goddess Empowerment and Healing Retreat in Sedona on 11 May, 2022
This was my third retreat with Jaya Lakshmi. With her well of knowledge and pure presence, she brings teachings, techniques and an experience that you can embody. I have always left feeling connected, inspired, rejuvenated and restored. I am so grateful for the space that Lakshmi holds for me each participant!
By Bridget O for Hawaii Yoga, Chant and Ocean Adventures Retreat with Jaya Lakshmi on 03 Apr, 2022
The perfect combination of yoga, meditation, pranayama, singing, ocean activities, free time, shared meals, and time spent with awesome humans. The location at WhaleSpirit Sanctuary is unique and truly special. The land is ideal for a retreat and inner work/healing. Deliciously curated meals made with the bounty of the islands are unfused with love and nourish the body. Lakshmi's love of the island and passion for bringing people together is felt from the time you arrive until departure. A magical time that I will cherish and hold in my heart. Aloha!
By SARA P for Hawaii Yoga, Chant and Ocean Adventures Retreat with Jaya Lakshmi on 31 Jan, 2022
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10 days ago I went on the most amazing retreat in Sedona.. I went with the intention of finding the inner strength and clarity much needed for day to day living. I was in a difficult space -- and intuitively I knew I needed the strength that can only be arrived in knowing myself by means of inner stillness and having the support of strong women around me.. Lakshmi, in this goddess retreat provides a unique experience of yoga meditation hiking amazing vegan gf food food loving camaraderie with women having similar spiritual mindsets. ( That said even if one would arrive here not having explored a spiritual path, one would feel completely comfortable here and accepted ). Each day we went deeper and deeper exploring our inner being...the Goddesses within..morning breathing exercises and yoga were phenomenal. Having prepared our mind and body, the daily hikes were *that*much more beautiful. On the second day, most memorable to me, was a rewarding beautiful double rainbow coupled with a cleansing sprinkles of rain - on my birthday. (Side note: These beautiful women gave the most beautiful bday with a warm group hug, singing and a surprise cake. I was so touched. Felt so connected!) Even 2 weeks afterwards, I feel the calm, the strength. Now back in trials of daily living and it's challenges, I see I am wise - I see and reach for the goddess warrior in me. I never imagined this retreat would have such an impact. I look at the world differently... Like a droplet of water on a leaf... Attached but detached... Thank you Lakshmi... The healing that you provide has been profound.
By Ranjani R on 25 Oct, 2022
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10 days ago I went on the most amazing retreat in Sedona.. I went with the intention of finding the inner strength and clarity much needed for day to day living. I was in a difficult space -- and intuitively I knew I needed the strength that can only be arrived in knowing myself by means of inner stillness and having the support of strong women around me.. Lakshmi, in this goddess retreat provides a unique experience of yoga meditation hiking amazing vegan gf food food loving camaraderie with women having similar spiritual mindsets. ( That said even if one would arrive here not having explored a spiritual path, one would feel completely comfortable here and accepted ). Each day we went deeper and deeper exploring our inner being...the Goddesses within..morning breathing exercises and yoga were phenomenal. Having prepared our mind and body, the daily hikes were *that*much more beautiful. On the second day, most memorable to me, was a rewarding beautiful double rainbow coupled with a cleansing sprinkles of rain - on my birthday. (Side note: These beautiful women gave the most beautiful bday with a warm group hug, singing and a surprise cake. I was so touched. Felt so connected!) Even 2 weeks afterwards, I feel calm. Now back in trials of daily living and it's challenges, I see I am strong - I see and reach for the goddess warrior in me. I never imagined this retreat would have such an impact. I look at the world differently... Like a droplet of water on a leaf... Attached but detached... Thank you Lakshmi... The healing that you provide has been profound.
By ranjani r on 25 Oct, 2022
I really enjoyed Jaya Lakshmi‘s women’s retreat. The schedule was lovely, our nature outings were epic, singing and doing yoga together with her was amazing, and the food was incredible. This retreat cleared away some depression I was feeling and left me feeling relaxed and renewed. I am so happy I made the choice to attend and will do so again.
By Signa C on 21 Oct, 2022