amplify your energy & creativity
STOKE YOUR FIRE
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Core Vinyasa Yoga Retreat Santorini, Greece
September 11-18, 2017 (Monday-Monday)
with Sonia Taylor Bach & Sadie Nardini
Let yourself be lit up by your own potential - on a unique and inspiring yoga retreat on the magic, ancient island of Oia, Santorini, Greece. Each day we will bask under the bright wide sky, swim in the infinite Aegean sea, eat fresh local fare, harness the power of the volcanic crater surrounding us, and at evening time, be seduced by the moonlight invoking personal introspection and epiphany.
We know the world you live in all to well with each day posing new challenges: work, relationships, children, family, friends, entertainment - all these requiring our constant attention. With so much energy dedicated to our daily obligations, it is wildly important that we find and make the time to stoke our inner fire. This is your magic chance.
On the retreat you will remember who you are and have the luxurious permission to devote yourself to yourself, like a fish returning to the sea. Together we will move, sweat, laugh and learn how to more deeply experience the awesome power of our yoga practice and the infinite power of ourselves.
We invite you to join us on this journey
Love coming your way,
Sonia & Sadie
Sonia & Sadie have choreographed an exquisite program (taught in English) to foster your self discovery. The program literally immerses you in the elements – earth, water, fire, light and ether, that we will physically be surrounded by.
The carefully designed core vinyasa yoga, meditation & conversation program, is offered twice daily in the morning and early evening and will focus on clearing away energetic blockages, fear and self-sabotage, and move you clearly into your truth, authenticity and self-loving clarity—the very essence of your soul.
Get ready to dream big, move your boey and shake up your heart’s desires!
With breathtaking views of blue domed roofs, the sea and the volcanic islands, the roof terrace of Aethrio Hotel is a breathtaking setting for your yoga practice. The panoramic view of the seascape cultivates space in the heart, mind and soul.
Relax in the oasis of Aethrio Hotel
Aethrio Hotel is a friendly, family-owned business that we have returned to time and time again. ‘Aethrio’ means Atrium – as the 13 Cycladic-style apartments and 7 suites are nestled around a central courtyard with a swimming pool. Here, the cook serves a fresh Greek brunch every morning - perfect for refueling after the vigorous yoga practice on the terrace. The natural stone 2-4 person apartments are spacious and beautifully decorated in the colors of Santorini. Each apartment has a private bathroom, a small private terrace, and is equipped with a kitchenette and refrigerator for those who wish to prepare their own food.
Like a village within a small village, the resort is an oasis of calm spread over 2,500 square meters within the car-free town of Oia. Santorini counts 9,600 inhabitants and has an unusual shape, called a caldera, formed by several volcanic eruptions over thousands of years. The sinking of much of a larger, original island has left three smaller fragments - Santorini, Thirassia and Aspronissi, which circle around a central lagoon.
Aethrio Hotel Website
Discover the lightness of being
The retreat allows for the full scope of your individual needs. Between yoga classes and in the evening you have the opportunity to discover the surrounding area. With steep cliffs, white houses topped with blue cupolas, romantic streets, small shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants, Oia entices you to stroll and enjoy. During the day, unwind on the black lava sand beaches. In the evening, the beautiful sunset and a walk to the port of Amoudi are worthwhile.
Open Heart, Open Sea (Sailing Trip)
On Wednesday we sail to the crater island of Kaimeni, to explore its unique lava and rock formations. Jump from the boat into the water and take a soothing mud bath in the hot sulfur springs. Then we head for the bay of the island and climb to the peak of the volcano, to witness the sweet potential of the horizon. We will feed our new memories with a delicious Greek lunch at a tavern on a pier over the sea. Happily fed, the wind will carry us sailing towards the most famous sunset in all of Europe. Be ready for some dancing on the boat, and bring your latest dancing moves – we got the music!
During the retreat, you will have the additional options of booking a massage in a cave that will seduce your senses, or a nail/skin treatment at a nearby spa hotel.
Everything is optional! The time is yours.
6 STUDIO APARTMENTS (shared with 3-4 Yogiz)
two separated bedrooms, one bathroom (w/c, shower), kitchenette, fridge, balcony or terrace, WI-FI access
registration deposit for this category: 400€
7 TRADITIONAL APARTMENTS (each 2 Yogiz)
1 or 2 separated bedrooms, living room, one bathroom (w/c, shower), kitchenette, fridge, balcony or terrace
with pool/sea/courtyard view, WI-FI access
registration deposit for this category: 500€
6 SUPERIOR APARTMENTS (each 2 Yogiz)
marble floor, spacious bedroom for 1 or 2 persons and second bedroom in a mezzanine with sea view (east side) and
a small part of Caldera view, small fridge, WI-FI access
registration deposit for this category: 600€
(we recommend booking early in order to take advantage of the very reasonable flight prices at this time)
400€ to 600€ (depending on room category) non-refundable deposit due with the online application to reserve your space
full balance due by August 1, 2017
Please be absolutely sure that you want to go on the retreat and that the dates work for you before booking. Cancellations must be received in writing and verified in writing by the yogaloft.
Cancellation after August 1, 2017 will result in forfeiture of the full retreat balance.
- 7 nights accommodation in one of the 2-4 person suites at Aehtrio Hotel
- daily morning Vinyasa Yoga Asana Practice (120 min)
- daily early evening Meditation/YinYoga (60 min)
- two optional group Sharing/Conversation Sessions (30 min)
- all day long fresh fruit, tea, coffee, water
- extensive daily brunch until 11am
Our hotel is conveniently located amidst a variety of food options. There are cafes, bakeries, bars & restaurants at all price ranges surrounding the hotel. Most of the rooms also have kitchenettes (grocery store is also nearby) and the hotel itself offers great Greek snacks throughout the day.
First opening yoga class (tba)
Last closing yoga class (tba)
ROOM DIVISION – first come first serve !!!
We will consider your wishes and do our best to place friends close together. If you have any questions or wishes regarding the room situation get in touch with our studio manager Laura: firstname.lastname@example.org
INTERNATIONAL BANK INFORMATION
For international transactions, use the following bank details (we are not responsible for any bank transfer fees):
Santorini Retreat and your first and last name (Important!!!)
TRANSFER INFORMATION THIRA AIRPORT TO OIA
From the Thirs airport you can easily catch a taxi to the nearby oia village.