28 April - 5 May 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. 

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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

TUESDAY 28 APRIL

4pm Meeting in the port of Athens (Piraeus)

Ferry boat to Amorgos

If you are already in Amorgos, you can check in at the hotel after 2pm

 

WEDNESDAY 29 APRIL

Arriving in Amorgos (around 3am)

Transfert to Aegialis Hotel & Spa

7:30-11am Breakfast

11:00am-1pm Yoga Class

Free Time

5-7pm Restorative Yoga Class

Dinner

 

THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND MONDAY

7-9 am Yoga Class

Breakfast

Free time *

5-7 pm Restorative Yoga Class

Dinner

 

TUESDAY 5 MAY

Early breakfast or take away breakfast

6am ferry boat to Athens (Pireaus at 3pm)

or regular breakfast time and check out at 10am

 

*On one of the days, after breakfast we will have an excursion to the island (see more info below)

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

  • Accommodation in a Superior room with private balcony and with sea view or in a Exclusive room with private veranda and sea view at the Aegialis Hotel & Spa
  • 2 daily yoga classes taught by Alex
  • Daily breakfast, buffet style
  • Daily Dinner
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure on Amorgos (port-hotel-port)
  • Visit of Chora, Agia Anna and the 11th century monastery of Hozoviotissa. From the monastery, we will have an hour walk along a beautiful hiking path.
  • One 30min relaxing massage
  • Use of Lalon Idor Spa facilities (sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, indoor heated seawater swimming pool, fitness center)
  • 10% discount on Face and Body treatments at Lalon Idor Spa
  • Free Wifi available in all areas

EARLY BIRD PRICES

(before the 20th of November 2019)

 

In a Superior room

  • 1050 € for a shared double room (only if 2 persons book together)
  • 1350 € for single occupancy
  • 800€ for a non yogi accompagnant in a shared double room

 

In an Exclusive room

  • 1250 € for a shared double room (only if 2 persons book together)
  • 1750 € for single occupancy
  • 1000 € for a non yogi accompagnant in a shared double room

PRICES

In a Superior room

  • 1295 € for a shared double room  (only if 2 persons book together)
  • 1595 € for single occupancy
  • 1045 € for a non yogi accompagnant in a shared double room

In an Exclusive room

  • 1495 € for a shared double room (only if 2 persons book together)
  • 1995 € for single occupancy
  • 1245 € for a non yogi accompagnant in a shared double room

◇ If you want to join the retreat alone but would like to be in a shared room, contact us and we will try to find someone to share it with you!

PAYMENT POLICIES

  • 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

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 Blue Star Ferries have a connection to Amorgos 6 times per week (no boat on Saturday). The boat leaves the port of Piraeus at 5:30 pm and arrives in one of the 2 ports of Amorgos, Katapola or Aegiali, depending of the days.  The ferry journey takes 8-9 hours. You need at least 1H to reach the port from the Airport, so we recommend you to book a flight which arrives before 2pm or a day before (and visit the beautiful and interesting city of Athens).

 

Ferry boat tickets information:

In April/May, it’s easy to get tickets just before the departure. But for cheaper prices and conveniences, it’s nice to reserve before (2-3 months in advance).

 

Price of the boat (one way)

Without seat reservation : 36 € at the port. If booked in advanced, you can find Super Economy tickets for 20 € (+5 € administrating fee).

With seat: 41 €

Business seat: 50 €

4 people sharing a cabin (with beds): 48 € 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.

For the Super Economy price, we recommend to book your tickets via the Paleologos Agency.

We will take the boat from the port of Piraeus with you on the Tuesday 28th of April.

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!