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Yoga retreat in Υurt | Abeliona | Messinia 2-4 February 2018

02/02/2018 - 04/02/2018220€
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An unforgettable experience for the senses with Yoga in yurt near the Epikourios Apollon

Neda waterfalls , a place known well only by fairies. Here we are going to seek the rare beauty, we are going to stroll in the green canyons, we are going to dive in the waterfalls which seem like the Blue Lake, we are going to travel mentally in ancient civilizations and explore villages where the time has stopped in one of the least known areas of Pelloponisos.

The village of Abeliona is located between Messinia, Arkadia and Ilia. Just 11 kilometers from Abeliona lies the astonishing  Temple of Epikourios Apollon, an UNESCO heritage site. In the village of Abeliona, start the marked paths which lead to a landscape of unparalleled beauty in lush vegetation and founts, where we are going to enjoy for sure the nearby paths. Andritsena, the biggest village, is located in a 15 minutes distance by car and is ideal for strolls in the picturesque alleys.
In a short distance lies Abeliona, which is built on the slopes of a hill with a view to plateau of Arkadia, an area which Is considered to be a place of beauty and spirituality. It is a blessed area where human and nature are in perfect harmony.

In Abeliona Retreat they believe that our body is our personal temple. Keeping that in mind, they prepare a rich breakfast everyday whose menu is based on local organic ingredients. We will also find a lot of fruit, vegetables and herbs, many of which are collected a few minutes earlier from their garden or greenhouse. The eggs come from chickens which feed on nature and grow in the farm. On a daily basis they cook a variety of local dishes, with options for the vegetarians and fans of healthy diet but also those who prefer meat.
It’s easy to release the tension and find inner peace in a peaceful and surrounded by nature location. This is what makes Abeliona Retreat the ideal place for Υoga, and the specially shaped for meditation Yurt.
In a fast paced world, the ability to keep inner peace and balance is necessary. There are different ways to accomplish that. You can either choose the peaceful feeling of meditation in nature or the adrenaline of Rafting on the nearby river Lousios and the trekking on the marked paths and finally the pleasure of a meal in an organic restaurant. In Abeliona Retreat we will choose the path that suits us more.

There will be a series of Hatha Yoga practice which helps in the maximization of pranayama effectiveness, aiming to improve strength, alignment and activation of the upper part of the body, something that will help us discover the flow of prana Vayu. It is directly associated with the cardiac function and as a result the energy centre anahata. We will give emphasis on exercises to stretch the stern. The key power is balance. If our cardiac tsakra is closed our core suffers. Our breath is shallow and the metabolism and the phusical energy are reduced.

Yoga Instructor

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

Fotini comes from Aegina and operates the Kouros studio in the town of Aegina. She is a Yoga Alliance RYT-200 Certified teacher and graduate Gymnastics Academy (Athens Physical Education). Formerly a nationwide champion in 800m and 1500m athletics.

For Yoga instructor Foteini Bitros’ Biography click here

Indicative schedule

Friday 2/2
  • 10am departure from Piareus port by bus
  • 13:00 arrival  at Andritsaina village for coffee or lunch
  • Άφιξη at hotel
  • 18:00 evening Yoga in the Yurt
  • 20:00 dinner in the hotel
  • group activity
Saturday 3/2
  • 9am moring Hatha Yoga
  • breakfast at Abelonias
  • 11πμ day tour at Karytaina village. Optional rafting during the morning in Lousios river
  • 18:00 evening Yoga in the Yurt
  • 20:00 dinner in the hotel
  • group activity
Sunday 4/2
  • 9am morning Hatha Yoga
  • breakfast at Abelonias
  • 12:00 departurefrom the hotel
  • visit at Temple of Apollon Epicurus – Unesco World heritage center
  • 16:00 arrival in Piraeus


  •  Accommodation for 2 nights in Abelonia Retreat
  • 2x breakfast
  • 4 Yoga sessions
  • 2x dinners


  • Transportation (Bus from Piraeus Greece with an extra cost)
  • beverage


  • 200 € /person sharing room triple
  • 220 € /person sharing room double
  • 285 /person sharing room Suite
  • 300 € /person single room
  • partners (non yogi) 180 € /person sharing room double incl. breakfast & dinner

Payment terms

50 € firm booking

50% deposit up to 22 December 2017, full payment up to 19 January 2017

Bank in Greece (Eurobank)

IBAN :GR 1902603710000350100194261 (Bitrou Fotini)


• 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

For more information contact Foteini here: fotini@purefitness.gr, mob. +30 6932431281

Fotini’s past Yoga Retreats
  • The Biggest Yoga Retreat of 2017 in Messinia Greece by Fotini Bitrou in The Westin Resort Costa Navarinο click
  • What I experienced at the 3 day Yoga Retreat at Aegina Greece on 20-22 May 2016 click
  • An unforgettable Yoga Retreat in Ikaria click
  • Winter Yoga retreat in Arachova Greece click


Venue Name: Abelonia Retreat
Address: Αμπελώνια Μεσσηνία Ελλάδα
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Phone: 26260 23991- 3


Organizer Name: Fotini Bitrou
Phone: +30 6932431281