YOGA & NATURE RETREAT
"YOGA OF THE MOON"
14th - 21th MAY 2022
What is included?
What to bring?
Come home to Nature. Come home to your Self.
RELAX - RECHARGE - REMEMBER
The Ionian Islands are known for their lush green mountains and turquoise-blue waters. There is nothing that relaxes and recharges us more than the untouched and wild Beauty of Nature.
Nothing helps us more to return to our very own essence and remember who we really are in the core of our Being.
1 daily Hatha Yoga Class with Saraswati
Asanas - to support strength, flexibility and subtleness and to just feel good in our bodies Pranayama - to experience spaciousness and freedom in our breath, the source of life
Deep Relaxation - for a profound release of any tension on a physical or mental level
1 daily morning Meditation and Pranayama
one easy hike on mount Ainos
one trip to an amazing beach with sunset dinner
one trip to Melissani underground lake
one evening Kirtan chanting
one free afternoon
one evening of greek dancing
What is included...
Yoga Sessions with Saraswati
Transportation for the afternoon program
Pick up and drop off in Lixouri at the Ferry for arrival and departure
entry to Melissani cave
What are the additional costs...
Room and Food (see price options below)
Flight to and from Kefalonia (book as soon as possible)
1 Dinner at the sunset location
taxi between Airport and Argostoli Ferry port (aprox. 25 Euro one way, if you arrive together you can share)
What to bring...
Vericoco Retreat Center
The beautiful Vericoco Retreat Center is set within olive groves and has magnificient views of the majestic Mount Aenos and the Ionian sea. Simply savouring the surroundings is meditation in and of itself.
Our Yoga Practice will take place on a spacious 120m2 shaded wooden deck.
Around the estate are plenty of quiet spots for us to take time out and explore, including the organic vegetable gardens, the fruit tree grove with traditional well.
The grounds are spacious enough to enjoy plenty of solitary moments, yet conveniently laid out to provide easy access to all the shared facilities. Just 300 metres from Spartia beach, you can choose between taking advantage of the local facilties including three restaurants and cafes at just a short walk away, or preferring to stay within the grounds and using the self catering facilities or taking the meals provided.
Just a short stroll down hill offers you the choice of our two nearest beaches, both with trademark Kefalonian crystal-clear shallow waters.
Facilities and special features...
A uniquely designed 11 metre swimming pool that lies discreetly and harmoniously between two rows of olive trees.
Views towards Mount Aenos and the sea
Outdoor kitchen with wood stove and BBQ
Comfortable lounge areas and quiet hammock space
Yoga & Satsanga Shalla
Yoga Mats & Equipment Provided
Freshly home-cooked food
Harmoniously decorated rooms and facilities
08:00 Chanting, Morning Meditation
08:30 Light breakfast, Tea and Fruits
09:00 Talk about Element of the day
Element Yoga Practice
13:00 Excursion / Free Time / Beach
17:00 Hatha Yoga
Our Program in Detail...
08:00 CHANTING AND MORNING MEDITATION
We beginn the day by gentle chanting of Kirtan encouraging the heart to soften and be receptable for the beauty and perfection of the present moment.
You will be guided into a morning meditation that connects us with the land and the flow of life...
08:30 LIGHT BREAKFAST, TEA & FRUIT
We'll have a very light breakfast, herbal tea and fresh fruit, so that we are neither hungry nor too full for our upcoming practices. If you feel that a more heavy breakfast is needed, there are self-catering possibilities close by.
09:00 TALK ABOUT THE LUNAR DAY & ITS GODDESS
NITYA DEVI PRACTICE
We will enjoy freshly home-cooked vegetarian food with mostly organic and local produce, more often than not from the vegetable garden. Dishes are created with a leaning towards Greek and Mediterranean style. Vegan and glutenfree options available.
13:00 EXCURSION / FREE TIME / BEACH
There will be excursions into the breathtakingly beautiful nature of the island, we can do a light hike, visit the famous turquoise blue underground lake, explore beaches, greek culture...there are so many beautiful options. We will have free afternoons where you can take a stroll to the beach or simply relax by the poolside...
17:00 HATHA YOGA CLASS
In the afternoon we will treat our bodies to the more physical practice of classical Hatha Yoga. Classical Asanas, Pranayamas and deep guided relaxation. As well as a sharing about our experiences with the Moon practices throughout the day.
According to our afternoon program we will take some of our Dinners outside in traditional Taverns
will soon be announced
"Friends - Price"
Register together and both of you will get 100 Euro discount!
Options for Accommodation:
you can choose between single room or double room
prices will be announced soon
please make your room booking directly with the Retreat Center as soon as you have booked the Retreat
all the Yoga Program
Dinners taken in the Retreat Center (some Dinners will be taken in Tavernas)
Transportation during excursions
Flight to Kefalonia
Taxi to and from the Airport
Dinners on 1 - 2 nights out
If you think of participating in the Devi's Daughters program, just click that REGISTER button and let a wonderful experience begin. Saraswati had a devotional, sensitive and powerful way of making us understand the essence of the Mahavidyas.Euch day we connected with one of the tantric Goddesses in theory and practice. Mantra chanting, yoga poses, dancing, mudras, meditations, awareness practices - so much diversity.
In the afternoons there was an additional program to explore the vibrant surrounding, beach, temples in Auroville and the region. We had two wonderful weeks with deep experiences and a lot of laughter.
Thank you dear Saraswati!
The world of Indian Goddesses touched me deeply. When you are open to listen and feel deeply, you will be able to apply these wisdoms in your own life and experience an incredible joy and lightness. I recommend this work to every sentient being.