evia, GREECE
Retreat
29 April- 03 May 2023

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

- Welcome Treat

- Luxury Accommodation

- Brunch and Dinner
 

- Exciting Excursions
 

- Wellness Workshop
 

- Daily Yoga
 

DATES
 

29th April - 3rd May 2023

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SLOWLY

We are in a rush. Always. A rush to catch the tube, to get home from work, to be promoted, to buy a house, to be an expert, to retire, to be 'good' at yoga. We are rushing our lives away and we are setting ourselves up for failure. There is a beauty in taking things slow. there is understanding and learning. There is gratitude and appreciation. There is an awareness that life is happening- not just our life but life around us.

We can find examples and cautionary tales of rushing and of being too slow. one of my favourite lyrics from Loyal Carner: 'the first bird gets the worm. second mouse gets the cheese'. Both things can exist at the same time. But when we are bombarded with signs to rush, be first, be faster, we need reminders to go gently, go slow. So here is your reminder. We will practice slowly and mindfully and with awareness but consistently.

 

VENUE & ACCOMODATION

After a 2 and a half hour journey from Athens, you’ll be transported to our beautiful retreat venue. Evia Silence, a sanctuary tucked away in the mountains of Greece's Evia island, overlooking Porto Buffalo Bay coastline and the crystal clear Euboean Sea. It is here that you'll spend 4 nights soaking in the surrounding beauty, recharging your batteries and deepening your yoga practice.

 

Each room includes a balcony with a vast sea view and is designed with a commitment to provide a calming retreat from the stresses of city life. If you’d like to up the ante on relaxation during your trip, you can purchase a range of spa treatments including massage. These will be available to book before the retreat so that you can have peace of mind knowing when your treatments are and have something else to look forward to.


There are a mix of rooms available from quadruple to single occupancy. Whether you're going alone and looking to make friends on retreat or coming as a group there are rooms to suit your needs.

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YOUR HOST

My name is Sofia and I'll be your host and teacher for the retreat. To find out a bit about my story you can head to the about page but here's some things you might like to know too:

 

-I am deeply passionate about deconstructing toxic productivity mindset! (something I experienced A LOT). For me, my practice and my teaching this means exploring our need to always be doing something and, instead, redefining rest and self-care as normal (not indulgent) humans needs.

- I am a qualified Yoga Nidra and iRest teacher. Both of these practices help facilitate self-enquiry and deep nourishing rest (there'll be lots of this on my retreats this year- keep reading to find out more).

- I am a qualified body-oriented (also called somatic) coach. What is this I hear you ask! Our body can tell us so much about what we need, if we only feel it and listen!
I use body-oriented coaching tools to address and work through stuck patterns of behaviour and beliefs related to toxic productivity and rest. This also supports clients in regulating their nervous system to create healthy patterns and boundaries between work and rest.

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YOGA & WORKSHOP

This retreat has been created to include the perfect balance of yoga and relaxation. Take part in two classes everyday including an energising morning vinyasa flow to welcome the day. Enjoy the rest of your day (swimming, exploring...) and then join the group again before dinner to unwind with a slow flow and yoga nidra.

 

There will also be a workshop for you to join. Stay tuned for details.

 


DAY TRIPS

Join us on a boat trip in the Aegean Sea with a tour of caves with stalactites. There'll be an opportunity to snorkle and swim around the beaches and caves near the shore before we head to a private beach for some R&R. If you've worked up an appetite after a day full of adventure you'll have some free time to head into Zarakes village to get some lunch or explore some more. 

If you're feeling adventurous there are other trips available at an additional cost which you can book beforehand and can be scheduled in so you don't miss out. Just send me an email to find out more. 

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FOOD & DRINK

You’ll receive brunch and dinner every day, made with the finest local produce and ingredients. All will be traditional, nutritious, plant-based meals prepared by an in-house chef. 

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SAMPLE ITINERARY

MORNING 

Wake Up – Tea and coffee will be available 7.30am 

8:30am Morning Yoga – Enjoy a 75-minute energizing vinyasa flow to start your day 

10.30am Brunch – Pick from a range of delicious breakfast dishes and drinks 

Workshop or Free Time – Partake in an optional workshop, or just unwind  

 

 

EVENING 

6.00pm Evening Flow – Head to the shala for a 60-minute slow flow and yoga nidra 

7pm Dinner – Take a seat for the last meal of the day, carefully prepared by professional chefs 

We’ll provide a holistic experience combining movement, relaxation, nutrition, culture and FUN! Our daily practice will help build strength, reduce stress and release endorphins. Through a combination of energising yoga, relaxing nidra, beautiful surroundings and gentle exploration you will leave feeling invigorated, relaxed and

rested.

TESTIMONIALS

These testimonials were written about the Lincoln Retreat in September 2021 but give a good idea of what to expect inMorroco too.

 

'Sofia's retreat was just what I needed to unwind from daily life. The location was fabulous; calming and serene. And Sofia's gentle flows and luscious yoga nidra restored my tired body and left my mind rested and renewed. A wonderful balance of movement and stillness, with private time for reflection, sleep, reading and walking. With the most divine food interspersed throughout the day. Such a wonderful experience.' - Natalie 

Another retreat attendee, Elena, made this incredible pamphlet review after joining us on retreat in September 2021. Everything you need to know from the eyes of one of the attendees. Just click here.

THE DETAILS
 

Pricing 

First Early Bird:

Single occupancy, double bed: £1100/ Couples sharing: £900pp

Shared occupancy, twin room: £900pp

Triple occupancy: £850pp

Quadruple occupancy: £780pp

First early bird offer until 31st December 2022

Second Early Bird:

Single occupancy, double bed: £1200/ Couple sharing: £1000pp

Shared occupancy, twin room: £1000pp

Triple occupancy: £950pp

Quadruple occupancy: £880pp

First early bird offer until 31st January 2022

Price from 1st February 2022:

Single occupancy, double bed: £1300/ Couples sharing: £1100pp

Shared occupancy, twin room: £1100pp

Triple occupancy: £1050pp

Quadruple occupancy: £980pp
 

We require a 30% deposit to secure your place.

The remainder will be due 60 days before the retreat.

Only when the deposit has been paid will your place be secured. 

There are 3 triple rooms and 2 quadruple rooms so if you are a group of more than two book soon to avoid disappointment.

Arrival- Arrival is on 29th April. 

If you are making your own way to the venue please arrive from 4pm. 

Flights are not included, but please get in touch for great value flight recommendations.

All transfers to and from the airport are included.

Check out- Checkout is on 3rd May.

Last transfers will be leaving at midday.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Cancellation by you– All deposits are non-refundable. You (or any member of your party) may cancel your retreat at any time providing that the cancellation is communicated to us in writing. Cancellation will take effect the day such notification is received by us.

When you cancel your retreat place, we will retain your 30% deposit in all circumstances and will apply cancellation charges up to the maximum shown below: –

Days Before Departure Cancellation Charge

  • 90 days or more: 30% deposit

  • 30-90 days: 75% of your retreat cost

  • Less than 30 days: 100% of retreat cost

Cancellation by us– We reserve the right in any circumstance to postpone and reschedule your retreat at any time up to 10 weeks before the start date, in which case we will offer to transfer your deposit to the new dates or issue a voucher to be used on any other retreat. Any other retreat payments will be refunded.

We will not be responsible for any monies you have paid for travel, so please make sure you have booked flexible flights with an airline that will allow free date changes or that issues credit vouchers for future flights.

Insurance – Travel insurance is mandatory for all of our retreats and you will be asked to produce details 30 days before the retreat.  If you do not produce the necessary information your place may be cancelled and no refund given. You are responsible for arranging full travel insurance which should cover you for the activities you plan to undertake and have adequate cover for travel delay, cancellation and curtailment, medical expenses and your personal belongings.  Your policy should include cover for any medical claim due to Coronavirus and cancellation due to you falling ill with Coronavirus or being unable to travel or being required to self-isolate.

Travel – Transfers to and from the airport are included. 

Food & Drink – We will be providing a plant-based brunch and dinner, we are able to accommodate for any allergies but please let us know beforehand. Any additional drinks and food between meals are not provided but can be purchased at the on site bar.

Itinerary – The exact daily itinerary will be provided closer to the time of the retreat. 

Important notes – Compensation will not be paid if we are forced to cancel or in any way change your retreat due to war, threat of war, riot, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, pandemic, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions, technical or maintenance problems with transport, or other circumstances which amount to force majeure.