Nurture yourself with the unique experience of our yoga retreat on the Greek Island, Hydra, set against a backdrop of bougainvillea and exquisite Mediterranean views.
Just a 90 minute ferry ride from Athens, Hydra is full of cobblestone streets, traditional tavernas, brightly coloured doors, a crescent shaped harbour, & is known for its beauty and old world charm. There are no cars on the island (just donkeys)! It is a quiet rural island with unique beaches, & a bustling port full of moored yachts & Greek cafes.
Add to this stunning picture daily yoga in our private yoga room set against the Hotel Bratsera pool, daily meditation, coastal walks, healthy and delicious meals, swimming in the Mediterranean ocean, lying by the pool, time to journal, space to dream, complete indulgence, and lots of time just for you…and you have our 2020 Greece Yoga Retreat!
This incredible retreat will be led by mother and daughter duo, Clare and Susan, and while there will be lots of yoga on offer, a focus of the retreat will be on indulging in the “Hydra” way; slowing down, and experiencing the beauty of Greece at its best.
We want you to leave Hydra feeling completely pampered and re-energized so, in addition to the yoga, sunsets and delicious food, you will also enjoy a complimentary body massage.
You will start each day with a beautiful sunrise meditation practice by the ocean, followed by a slow flow/vinyasa yoga class where you will delve deep and expand your practice and awareness. After class, you’ll be served a scrumptious breakfast filled with Greek delights (have you experienced the deliciousness of traditional Greek yogurt?!) followed by plenty of time to indulge in ‘you’. Here, you can explore the island by foot, donkey or boat, visit one of the many divine beaches for a swim, lie by the pool, or maybe sit and journal at one of the many Greek cafes while you watch the activity on the beautiful Hydra port.
Every afternoon at 4pm you can choose to challenge yourself and play in our optional daily asana workshop class. In the late afternoon, before you experience an amazing Greek sunset, you will indulge in the nurtured bliss of yin yoga, rejuvenating both body and mind. This is your opportunity to sink back into restorative and rejuvenating poses and relaxation.
Plus, as we believe the little things make all the difference, during your stay you will receive:
a special Light Space Yoga gift bag filled with specials treats and goodies from lots of our friends
a complimentary body massage
wireless internet (…unless you want to escape the internet for a while)
All the details
The retreat will start at 5.30pm on May 24, and check-out will be 12pm on May 30, 2020.
COSTS & PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS
Single Room $3,980
Single Room (with shared terrace) $4,200
Twin Share (with balcony) $3,650 p/p
Twin Share $3,400 p/p
Triple Share $2,985 p/p
A $50 deposit is required at the time of booking to secure your place in the retreat. A further $1,000 is due 2 weeks after placing your booking, and the balance is due on 31st October, 2019.
Book a twin share or triple share with one or more friends and you (and your friend/s) will receive 10% off your retreat cost!
A charming small and authentic hotel on the island of Hydra, Greece.
Only two minutes walking distance from the port in a secluded courtyard with beautiful pool and walkways, you will find Hotel Bratsera. Bratsera’s rooms are quaint and individual in design with whitewashed walls and decorated with nautical memorabilia.
Special welcoming cocktail party & dinner (first night)
Group farewell dinner event (last night)
Bottled drinking water
Special goodie bag
A TYPICAL DAY
6.00-7.00am Morning meditation
7.30-8am Light snack
8-10am Slow Flow/Vinyasa class
Free time Time for you…
4-5pm Optional asana workshop
5-6pm Afternoon yin yoga class
7.00pm Group dinner and event
Yes! Both Clare and Susan are experienced yoga teachers and all classes will cater for beginners through to advanced yogis.
The retreat will be the perfect way to develop your practice.
The retreat schedule allows for plenty of free time. There’s plenty to do on the island, including:
exploring the island on foot
swimming in the many unique pebble beaches
enjoying some people watching in one of the port-side cafes while you sip on a traditional frappe
swimming off the cliff tops in the mediterranean ocean
hiking to the top of the island to experience the beautiful 360 degree views and much more.
ADDITIONAL TRAVEL COSTS & INFORMATION
You will need to purchase your own return flights to Athens, Greece. The retreat will start at 5.30pm on May 24, and check-out is 12pm on May 30.
You will need to organize your own Travel Insurance
You will need to organise your own transport from Athens Airport to the Water Port, and organise your own transport from the Water Port on ferry to the Island of Hydra. We will give you all details at time of booking.
Your passport requires at least 6 months validity to travel overseas, so it should be valid until December 2020.
DIFFERENT ROOMS AVAILABLE
There’s three different room choices for you:
Single Room: Enjoy a quaint room to yourself!
Twin Share: Two to a room, either as a queen bed or two single beds.
Triple Share: Three to a room, including one queen bed and two singles, or 3 single beds.
Please note that you do not need to book with a friend or partner to secure a place in a Twin Share or Triple Share room. Just let us know your preference, and we’ll pair you up with another yogi!