27 May - 4 June 2021

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. 

 

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THE YOGA

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.

SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

Check in at the hotel after 2pm

5:30-7pm Yoga class

Dinner

 

FRIDAY TO THURSDAY

7-9 am Yoga Class

Breakfast

◆ Free time 

5-7 pm Restorative Yoga Class

Dinner

 

FRIDAY

7-9 am Yoga Class

Breakfast

Check out at before 12pm

On one of those days, we will have an excursion to the island. That day we will only have one class ◆

THE ISLAND

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!

THE HOTEL

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. 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

PRICES

EARLY BIRD

In a Superior room
1150 € for a shared double room (only if 2 persons book together)
300 € extra for single occupancy
850€ for a non yogi accompagnant in a shared double room

In an Exclusive room
1350 € for a shared double room (only if 2 persons book together)
550 € extra for single occupancy
1050 € for a non yogi accompagnant in a shared double room

If you book a single room before the 10 of December 2020, you will be able to bring a friend to share the room with you (yogi or non yogi) for an early bird price till the end. 

AFTER 10 DECEMBER 2020

In a Superior room
1395 € for a shared double room (only if 2 persons book together)
300 € extra for single occupancy
1095 € for a non yogi accompagnant in a shared double room

In an Exclusive room
1595 € for a shared double room (only if 2 persons book together)
550 € extra for single occupancy
1295 € for a non yogi accompagnant in a shared double room

PAYMENT POLICIES
 
  • Enrolment deposit 40% of the total price, of which 300 € non refundable

  • Full payment due before the 28th February  2021

  • If you need to cancel:

    • Payment refundable (except the non refundable part of the deposit) until the 28th February  2021
    • After the 28th February 2021, no refunds given but you may transfer your spot to a friend (except for the coronavirus related reasons mentioned below)
  • Payment plans available
 
Special booking conditions (for Coronavirus):
 
  • If you are not able to come because the travel is forbidden by governments or you cannot come because of a mandatory quarantine, your booking will be transferred to the 5-12 May 2022 retreat. If the dates are not working for you, due to the hotel policy, a full refund will not be possible. 1150 € are not refundable per Superior room (1050 € with the early bird price) and 1600 € are not refundable per room for an Exclusive room (1500 € with the early bird price).‎ Instead you will get a 8 nights personalised voucher for a single room to use in 2021 in the low season.
  • If the retreat can’t happen, you will be offered to postpone the retreat to a later date or to May 2022. If the dates are not working for you, due to the hotel policy, a full refund will not be possible. 1150 € are not refundable per  room for a Superior room (1050 € with the early bird price) and 1600 € are not refundable per room for an Exclusive room (1500 € with the early bird price).‎ Instead you will get a 8 nights personalised voucher for a single  room to use in 2021 in the low season.‎

We recommend you to take an appropriate travel insurance in case the retreat can happen but you are not able to come or for the case that the retreat is not happening to cover your travel costs

Send us a message for booking and/or more information at mails.yogoa@gmail.com.

USEFUL INFORMATIONS

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 Seajets ferries are running daily in May. They leave at 7am in the morning and arrives at the port of Katapola at 1:30pm.

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 5:30pm and arrives in the middle of the night 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)

Seajets: 70 € only seats

Bluestar Ferrystarting at 27.5 € 

Different cabins are also available. Check prices on the Blue Star Ferries website.

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.

THE FOOD

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!

MOVING AROUND

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 €.

EXTRA ACTIVITIES

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!