The greatest yoga retreat in Greece for 2016, with Fotini Bitrou, repeated in 2017 on the island where time has stopped
The yoga retreat embraced by newspapaer Kathimerini and its large tourist project, Greece Is.
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 and the great venue of The Egg studio will bring the best results for your body and mind.
In the 6-Day yoga retreat in Ikaria, yoga techniques to deepen your contact with the positive qualities within you will be used. Foteini will work intensively in a series of practices that strengthen the body, calm the mind and lead to a more harmonious and balanced state of being. These include Asanas (postures), Pranayama (breathing techniques) and relaxation at the end of the course.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
- Transfer from/to hotel to/from port
• Ferry or airplane tickets
• Extra activities at THE EGG
Yoga Practice Venue – THE EGG
Indicative daily schedule
- Morning Hatha Yoga
- Breakfast at Karras Hotel
- Free time
- Evening Yoga, soothing breathing practices, meditation and reflection in a calm mind and in connection with the essence of who we are.
- Vegan dinner at EGG
*we will have fun a day with SUP Yoga
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 Fotini Bitros’ Biography click here
PRICE: 370 € in double room, 450 € in single room
PRICE For companions € 270 in double room, 350 € in single room with breakfast and dinner
-50 € if you do not wish to dine at EGG
For more information contact Foteini here: [email protected], +30 6932431281
- 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
Ikaria will overwhelm you with its incredible, full of energy, locations to do yoga
Ikaria is one of the largest islands of the eastern Aegean! Located between Samos and Mykonos and has an elongated shape with a NE – SW direction. Its name comes from the Greek myth of Icarus and Daedalus.
Ikaria has a rich historical and cultural heritage, preserved over the centuries. The Ikarian dialect, the traditional architecture of the buildings and the archaeological findings testify to the unique history of Ikaria. 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. Ikaria 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 Ikaria are its famous feasts where people dance Ikariotiko all day, drink red wine and eat goat stew (rasko).
Ikaria is waiting for visitors to learn, have fun and become one with the locals!
More info here …
The first day we arrive, 24th June, is one of the largest summer festivals of Greek tradition, the celebration of Klidona (or Rigana St. John, or Rizikaris) and is accompanied by the traditional custom of passing over fires.
How to get to Ikaria
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
Flight service from Athens with Olympic Airways (Departure 24/6 – Return 29/6)
Flight service from Thessaloniki with Astra Airlines click here: http://www.astra-airlines.gr/