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6 Days Yoga Retreat on the Island of Long Life, Ikaria 24-29 June 2016

24/06/2016 @ 18:00 - 29/06/2016 @ 17:00365 €
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Ikaria yoga retreat 2016

Villages that march to a different drummer, wild landscapes and the secret of long life

Ikarians are running at 100! They forget to die! So, the phenomenon of longevity is noted in Ikaria. In recent years, more and more people bring up the longevity of Ikarians. International scientists, have turned their strong interest to learn, what it is that manages to make Ikarians not only centenarians, but also to have very good physical condition and health even at a hundred years old! Lot of energy, the perfect place doing Yoga.

In the 6-day yoga retreat at Ikaria, you will use yoga techniques to deepen your contact with the positive qualities inside you. Fotini will work intensively with the breath and the use of gravity to enable the practitioner to flow through practice with ease and softness.

Retreat highlights (What’s included)

  • 10 classes of yoga at EGG studio
  • 5 nights stay in Karras Star Hotel next door
  • 5 x Breakfast Buffet at Karras Star Hotel
  • 5 x Dinner Buffet at THE EGG
  • Organization of excursions, travel, transfers
Training Duration: 6 day(s) with instructions

Practive Venue – The EGG

We will practice at THE EGG Seminar House, THE EGG is an international seminar house in Ikaria, overviewing the sea from sunrise till sunset. In a private well protected open-air space,cradled on the one side by low mountains and on the other by the sweep of the horizon and the sea, you would find a natural sanctuary of exceptional beauty where the main activity is simply relaxing in its remarkable atmosphere of peace and calm.

yoga retreat Egg Ikaria

Typical daily program

  • Hatha yoga morning
  • Breakfast
  • Free time
  • Afternoon relaxation – massages, siesta, hang out on the beach, go exploring, whatever you want…time to just be
  • Sunset Yoga, end each day with calming breathing practices, meditation and reflection to quiet the mind and connect with the essence of who you are
  • Delicious dinner at EGG

Yoga Instructor

Fotini Bitrou (Hatha, Restorative, Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga)

Fotini is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS). Fotini is a gymnast (Graduate Athens University) and owner of the Kouros studio. She was founder of the classic athletics (track) team in Aegina of which she was president for 5 years, and she was involved for 12 years with classic athletics (800 – 1,500 meters) and was track champion in many appearances with the National Team of Greece. more info about Fotini here…

What’s not included

  • Airport tickets or ferry boat tickets
  • extra activities:
Learning the famous dance of the island (Ikariotikos) – it´s stunning!!!
12 Euro per person for 2 hour lessons at THE EGG
Hiking with Xenia (price depending hours/degree of hike)
Mindfullness Meditation class in THE EGG (12 Euro pp per class)
Sessions with live music (Panos Hang Player)
We will make a collection for Panos after the session. Everybody can pay what he/she likes.
Visiting the famos hot springs of Lefkada (healthy bath inside of the sea)
Visiting the most beautiful beach on the island for one afternoon (Seychelles Beach)
Thai Massage 45 Euro per person for 1,5 h

Create memories of a lifetime in one of the most special islands in the world – Ikaria

Yoga retreat Ikaria 2016


PRICE: 365 € in a double room, 440 € in a single for the Yogis

PRICE: 265 € in a double room, 345 € in a single incl. breakfast and dinner (family/friends of the Yogis, for those who would be part of the journey and wont practice yoga)





Ask Fotini HERE

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Cancelation 8 weeks before departure – loss of deposit

Cancelation 8 – 4 weeks  before  departure – loss of 80% of total  price

Cancelation 4 weeks  or  less  before  departure  or  for non-arrivals – loss  100%  of  total  price.

Please note that all cancellations are only effective once confirmed via email by Purefitness. Please note that all refunds are subject to commission and/or bank charges.

Change policy

In the case of compassionate or unforeseen circumstances necessitating withdrawal,  either medical or death to immediate family or self,you may defer to the next  available retreat upon application and paid fees will be transferred to that retreat  accordingly. If not, should Purefitnessbe able to resell your booking, you will be refunded in full. If you choose not to travel at all, 100% to total price will apply.

yoga retreat Ikaria 2016

Getting there

The shortest journey to and from Ikaria is by plane. The airport is located in Faros,55km from Karras guesthouse and about 12 kilometers from the island’s capital Agios Kirykos. It serves daily domestic flights, mainly to and from Athens (Athens International Airport – Eleftherios Venizelos) and Thessaloniki.

Daily flights from Athens to Ikaria: www.olympicair.com   from Thessaloniki to Ikaria http://www.astra-airlines.gr/

The ships from Piraeus will bring you to Evdilos (6km) or to Agios Kirikos (45km). Ikaria is linked to other islands such as Chios, Fourni, Lesvos, Limnos, Samos, Syros, and the cities of Thessaloniki and Kavala.Our sponsor is Hellenic Seaways and we have 50% discount on the tickets! only 19 euros
For timetable information, seat availability, prices and bookings please visit www.greekferries.gr

By car, taxi or rental car you will drive through the picturesque mountains and scenic costal route to Karras

About Ikaria islandYoga retreat Ikaria 2016

Ikaria (or Icaria) is one of the largest islands in the eastern Aegean Sea located between Samos and Mykonos. It derived its name from the Greek myth of Icarus and Deadalus.Ikaria has a rich historical and cultural heritage, which is saved throughout the centuries.

The ikarian dialect, the traditional architecture of buildings and the archeological findings, testify the unique history of Ikaria. All the island has a wild natural beauty, which attract visitors of all ages, from all over the world! It is a mountainous island with green valleys leading to the sea and to exotic beaches that complete a charming atmosphere. Ikaria has a rich vegetation, biodiversity and abundance of water. Many rare kinds of flora and fauna live there. learn more here…


Start: 24/06/2016 @ 18:00
End: 29/06/2016 @ 17:00
Cost: 365 €
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Venue Name: THE EGG studio Ikaria
Address: Avlaki / Kalamourida
Ikaria, 83302 Ελλάδα

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Phone: +30 22750 712 95