5-12 May 2022
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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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.
Check in at the hotel after 2pm
5:30-7pm Yoga class
FRIDAY TO WEDNESDAY
7-9 am Yoga Class
◆ Free time ◆
5-7 pm Restorative Yoga Class
7-9 am Yoga Class
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 ◆
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.
More information coming this summer!
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.
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!