28 April - 5 May 2020
NEW DATES: 25 August - 1 September 2020
Last information: Due to the Coronavirus situation, the retreat is postponed to the 25 August – 1 September 2020
Join us for a yoga holiday in the Cyclades island of Amorgos, one of the most beautiful and untouched island in Greece.
We will have a week in Amorgos with 2 daily yoga classes (in the tradition of BKS Iyengar), a lot of free time to relax and/or explore the island.
Alex will inspire you to go deeper in your yoga practice and to get the full benefit out of the poses using, when needed, the perfect set up for your body. The daily practice is designed in a way you will feel energised and relaxed. Be prepared to be challenged in the morning asana classes but also to let go and relax during the restorative sessions. Alex uses the Iyengar method in his classes.
Everyone is welcome, beginners as well as advanced yoga practitioners. The group will be small, perfect to improve and deepen your practice!
Private sessions during the retreat are possible on request.
TUESDAY 25 AUGUST
5:45 am Meeting in the port of Athens (Piraeus)
Ferry boat to Amorgos
Arriving in Amorgos around 3pm
Transfer to the Aegialis Hotel & Spa and check in
Depending of our time of arrival at the hotel, we may have a 1H restorative yoga class before or after dinner
If you are already in Amorgos, you can check in at the hotel after 2pm
WEDNESDAY TO MONDAY
7-9 am Yoga Class
◆ Free time ◆
5-7 pm Restorative Yoga Class
TUESDAY 1 SEPTEMBER
7-9 am Yoga class
12 pm Check out
Transfer to the port
7pm ferry boat to Athens
◆ On one of those days, we will have an excursion to the island (see more info below) ◆
Amorgos is situated in the Aegean sea, in the easter part of the Cyclades island group. It’s one of the most beautiful Greek islands and our favorite one!
You may have already seen the island in the Luc Besson’s cult movie ‘The big blue”(1988).
The island is very well preserved, protected from mass tourism and its traditions are still alive.
We are so looking forward to make you discovered this amazing, peaceful island with its traditional white villages, beautiful landscape and the hospitality of the locals.
Amorgos is particularly renowned for scuba diving and hiking. We will have a long walk together, so don’t forget to bring good walking shoes with you!
During the retreat, we will stay in the beautiful Aegialis Hotel & Spa, situated in the northern part of Amorgos, overlooking the bay of Aegiali. You won’t get tired of the stunning view and the amazing sunsets. The hotel was awarded by CNN for being one of the top five yoga destinations in Greece. All the yoga shalas are fully equipped and overlooking the Aegean sea.
In your free time, you can enjoy their 2 sea water swimming pools, the sauna, hammam or indulge in a massage.
In a Superior room
- 1295 € for a shared double room
- For single occupancy 300 € extra
- 1045 € for a non yogi companion in a shared double room
Enrolment deposit 40% of the total price, of which 300 € non refundable
Full payment due before the 20th January 2020
If you need to cancel:
- Payment refundable (except the non refundable part of the deposit) until the 20th January 2020
- After the 20th of January 2020, no refunds given but you may transfer your spot to a friend
- Payment plans available
We understand that with the Covid-19 situation is a bit difficult to plan holidays for this summer. Thanks to check our new booking conditions below and let us know if you have any questions.
- If you need to cancel: No refunds given but you may transfer your spot to a friend
- If the retreat can’t happen, you will be refunded of the full amount of the retreat or offered to postpone the retreat to a later date or next year.
We recommend you to take an appropriate travel insurance in case the retreat can happen but you are not able to come. The coronavirus situation may be completely different in different countries at that time… Hopefully it will be cleared up everywhere!!
HOW TO GET TO AMORGOS
There’s a possibility to arrive by helicopter but otherwise, the ferry boats are the best way to go to Amorgos.
Remember that Amorgos has two ports, Aegiali port in the northern part of the island (closer to the hotel) and Katapola port situated in the middle of the island (20km from the hotel). The hotel can drop you and pick you up from both ports.
- From Athens
The Blue Star Ferries have a connection to Amorgos 6 times per week (no boat on Saturday). The boat leaves the port of Piraeus at 6:45 am and arrives in one of the 2 ports of Amorgos, Katapola or Aegiali, depending of the days. The ferry journey takes 8-9 hours.
Ferry boat tickets information:
Price of the boat (one way)
Without seat reservation : 32 €
With seat: 45 €
4 people sharing a cabin (with beds): 49 € per person – we will put the participants who want to share a cabin in contact.
Different cabins are also available. Check prices on the Blue Star Ferries website.
We will meet you the port of Piraeus on the Tuesday 25th of August at 5:45am and take the boat with you .
Athens Airport to the Piraeus Port:
By train: an hour for 10 €
By metro: around an hour for 10 €
Athens Airport – Monastiraki Line 3 ”Blue Line” (train every 30 min)
Monastiraki – Piraeus Port Line 1 ”Green Line” (the port of Piraeus is the last station)
By bus: around 1H30 for 6 € – Bus X96
By taxi: around 40 min for 55-70 €
- From another Cyclades island
If flying to Mykonos, Santorini or Naxos is more convenient for you or you want to visit other islands before the retreat starts, you have to know that there is less island connections in May than in the summer months and you will have to go via Naxos.
Contact us if you want more information on the ferry options from the Cycladic Islands.
Breakfast and dinner are included.
There will be options for vegan, gluten-free and no onions/no garlic diets. Let us know in advance if you have any food allergies/intolerances.
The lunches are not included.
In the port of Aegiali (15min walk), you will find restaurants, cafés, a bakery, 2 small supermarkets and a nice small organic shop. All the rooms will have a small fridge and a kettle to make tea!
2 beaches are 5 min walk from the hotel and after a 10-15 min walk you will be in the port of Aegiali.
If you want to move around and visit more the island, we recommend you to rent a car or a scooter. You can get a scooter for more or less 10 € per day and a car for 25 €.
The hotel provides a wide range of activities like boat tours, scuba diving, donkey ride, local tour, greek cooking class and more…
Hiking is one of the most popular activities in Amorgos. The island is famous for its beautiful walking paths.
The water around the island has an average visibility of 50 m which makes it an amazing place for diving!