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5 Day Yoga Retreat on the unique island of Ikaria Greece 2-6 Sept. 2020

September 2 - September 6490€
Yoga Retreat Ikaria Greece
For the fifth consecutive year, one of the most popular retreats in Greece will take place in 2020 on the island where time has stopped with Fotini Bitrou
click to see what happened in 2019 2018  2017  2016

 

Ikaria is ideal for relaxing holidays, with its beautiful beaches, with its festivities, with the hot baths and in particular with its people. In recent years, Icarian people’s longevity returns ever more strongly to the fore. International scientists and world leaders have turned their keen interest in learning what it is that makes Ikarians not only centenarians, but with a very good physical condition and health even when they reach a hundred years of age. The best place for Yoga. The island of Ikaria, its wonderful climate will bring the best results for your body and mind.
We will go together on excursions every day and enjoy the island’s beauty at places like Seychelles, Manganitis, Therma, Festivals, Messaktis, Christos, Karkinagri, Gialiskari and many more
Summer is a festive season for Nature – a period of abundance, with gardens and orchards full of fruit, vegetables and flowers. Nutritionally, summer is the time when there is the greatest abundance and variety of foods.
It is the season when the Fire element is active. We will focus on this element – fire – with pranayama and asanas. Joy is the emotion associated with fire, which, when in balance, manifests itself through enthusiasm for life.
*All levels yoga practices

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • 6 yoga classes at THE EGG studio
  • 4 nights at Karras Star Hotel 
  • 4 x breakfast at the Karras Star Hotel
  • 4 x dinners  with local, traditional Ikarian cuisine from Stamatia’s hands
  • 40% OFF for passengers and 30% OFF for cars to our group with Blue Star Ferries

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Transfer from/to hotel to/from port
  • Ferry or airplane tickets

Υoga Practice Venue – THE EGG

The Egg is a house made for Yoga groups’ seminars. Catherine created,four years before, a special place in Ikaria to make Pilates, yoga and dance (from traditional to modern, Latin and Oriental) classes. Find out more here https://www.the-egg-greece.com
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Indicative daily schedule

  • Morning Hatha yoga (8:30 – 9: 30am)
  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Free time for swimming, excursions on the island, hiking, Massage and anything else you can think of…
  • Sunset Yoga,
  • Calming breathing techniques, calming exercises, meditation and reflection in a relaxed mind and connection with the essence of who we really are (19: 00-20: 15)
  • Delicious dinner

* One day we will also practise SUP Yoga near the sea – at the beach of Messakti

DAY TRIPS

Day Trip YOGA IKARIA

Yoga Instructor

Fotini Bitrou

Fotini teaches Hatha, Restorative and Vinyasa yoga. She is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance RYT500, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with a registered yoga school. She is also a gymnast graduate from Athens University and owner of the Kouros studio. Fotini was the founder of the classic athletics (track) team in Aegina, of which she was president for five years. She was also involved for 12 years with classic athletics (800 – 1,500 meters) and was a track champion in many appearances with the national team of Greece. For Yoga instructor Fotini Bitros’ Biography click here

 

 

COST

PRICE: 340 € in double room, 440 € in single room

PRICE: for companions € 250 in double room, 340 € in single room with breakfast

Payment terms

  • 100 € Reservation
  • Full payment until 20th August 2020

Bank details

Eurobank

address Leoforos Dimokratias 6 Aegina

My address Leoforos Faneromenis-Aegina

Bic ERBKGRAA

Swift Eurobank bank Greek number Iban:GR 1902603710000350100194261

Name Bitrou Foteini

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation 8 weeks before departure – loss of deposit
  • Cancellation 8-2 weeks before departure – loss of 80% of the total amount
  • Cancellation two weeks until departure – loss of 100% of the total amount

A few words about Ikaria

Yoga Retreat Ikaria Greece

Ikaria will overwhelm you with its incredible, full of energy, locations to do yoga
Icaria is one of the largest islands of the eastern Aegean, Greece. Located between Samos and Mykonos and has an elongated shape with an NE – SW direction. Its name comes from the Greek myth of Icarus and Daedalus. Icaria has a rich historical and cultural heritage, preserved over the centuries. The Icarian dialect, the traditional architecture of the buildings and the archaeological findings testify to the unique history of Icaria. Many nations have tried to occupy the island, but there was always a strong resistance from the locals.
The whole island has a wild natural beauty, attracting visitors of all ages from around the world. It is a mountainous island with green valleys that flow into the sea and exotic beaches that create its charming atmosphere. Icaria has lush vegetation, biodiversity, and abundance of water. Many rare species of flora and fauna are living there.
The climate is classified as Mediterranean with strong winds, even during the summer. The geological and geomorphological environment of the island, make it a unique geotope. A characteristic feature of Icaria is its famous feasts where people dance Ikariotiko all day, drink red wine and eat goat stew (rasko). Icaria is waiting for visitors to learn, have fun and become one with the locals.
More info here …

How to get to Ikaria

By boat
Go to Hellenic Seaways’ website to book on-line
Ikaria is connected with other islands like Chios, Fournoi, Lesvos, lakes, Samos, Syros, and the cities of Thessaloniki and Kavala.
For information on itineraries, tickets’ availability, prices and reservations please visit www.greekferries.gr
By airplane (Ikaria airport 20km JIK)
You can arrive at Ikaria Island National Airport (JIK). There is no pickup service.
Flight service from Athens with Olympic Airways click here: https://www.olympicair.com/
Flight service from Thessaloniki with Astra Airlines click here: http://www.astra-airlines.gr/

Contact details

For more information contact Fotini here: [email protected], +30 6932431281

CONTACT FORM

 

Previous Yoga Retreats with Fotini

  • A yoga retreat straight out of a fairytale, Monemvasia January 2020, Kinsterna click
  • Impressive pictures from the Yoga Retreat in Sri Lanka, December 2019, click
  • Yoga Retreat next to the Sea in Aegina October 2019, Irides click
  • Yoga Retreat in the Nature of Agrafa,  October 2019, Montanema click
  • Yoga Retreat to ONAR’s Paradise, Achla beach, Andros 2019 click
  • One of the Most Popular Yoga Retreats in Greece in 2019, on the unique island of Ikaria for the 4th consecutive Year click
  • A Unique Yoga Retreat Destination in Kythera 2019 click
  • Yoga Retreat at one of the Best Spas in the World, Therma Sylla 2019 click
  • An Unforgettable Yoga Retreat in Mani in Feb 2019 click
  • An Impressive Yoga Retreat in Snowy Greece. Agrafa-Lake Plastiras in 2018 click
  • Yoga overlooking the big blue on the Aegean’s Butterfly, Astypalaia in 2018 click
  • One of the most popular Yoga Retreats in Greece, Ikaria in 2018 click
  • Yoga Retreat in a Yurt at Abelionas Retreat Messinia in 2018 click
  • Columbia Beach Resort Hosted the Biggest Yoga Retreat in Cyprus in 2017 click
  • Relaxation with Yoga on the Island of Tranquility, Ikaria 2017 click
  • Yoga Retreat in Antiparos 2017 click
  • Yoga retreat on an island full of Greece, Paros 2017 click
  • Costa Navarino Hosted the Greatest Yoga Retreat in Greece in 2017 click
  • Yoga Retreat in Arachova 2-5 January 2017 click
  • Rejuvenation & Relaxation Vacation with Yoga in Sivota, Thesprotia 6-9 October 2016 click
  • An Unforgettable Yoga Retreat in Ikaria 24-29 June 2016 click
  • What I experienced in the 3-day Yoga Retreat on Aegina 20-22 May 2016 click
  • Yoga & Spa retreats in Thermae Resort & Spa Platystomo 29-31 January 2016 click

 

Details

Start: September 2
End: September 6
Cost: 490€

Venue

Venue Name: THE EGG studio Ikaria
Address: Avlaki / Kalamourida
Ikaria, 83302 Ελλάδα
Phone: +30 22750 712 95

Organizer

Organizer Name: Fotini Bitrou
Phone: +30 6932431281
Email: