Yoga retreat in Astypalea island, Greece

Event Highlights

  • 7 daily morning Mysore/Led yoga class
  • 7 daily evening Ashtanga workshop
  • 5 daily Yin yoga & meditation classes
  • 2 meals a day

Schedule

Day 1: Arrival in Athens & Hotel check-in | Dinner at a talk-of-the-town restaurant in Athens
Day 2: Breakfast at the hotel | Departure to and arrival in Astypalea | Hotel check-in | Dinner at a local tavern
Day 3: Morning Mysore class | Breakfast at the hotel | Free time | Evening Ashtanga workshop | Yin yoga & meditation| Dinner at a local tavern
Day 4: Morning Led class | Breakfast at the hotel | Free time | Evening Ashtanga workshop | Yin yoga & meditation | Dinner at a local tavern
Day 5: Morning Mysore class | Breakfast at the hotel | Free time | Evening Ashtanga workshop | Yin yoga & meditation | Dinner at a local tavern
Day 6: Morning Led class | Breakfast at the hotel | Free time | Evening Ashtanga workshop | Yin yoga & meditation | Dinner at a local tavern
Day 7: Morning Mysore class | Breakfast at the hotel | Free time | Evening Ashtanga workshop | Yin yoga & meditation | Dinner at a local
tavern
Day 8: Departures

About This Event

You will spend 1 day in Europe’s historical capital, Athens, and 6 days in the idyllic island of Astypalea! Imagine a few days in a magical island of Greece relaxing amongst nature and exploring your inner self whilst contemplating the endless blue of the

Aegean Sea.

A chance to deepen and renew your yoga practice.

Find the balance in your body and mind amid the serene setting in the Greek island of Astypalea. Daily morning and evening Ashtanga yoga sessions by Atsuro Chiba and daily evening Yin yoga sessions by Katerina Meintani.

ABOUT ATSURO CHIBA

Born and raised in Japan, Atsuro started his yoga practice in his midtwenties after moving to San Diego in 2002, where he strongly connected with Ashtanga Yoga. Atsuro has been seriously practicing and studying Ashtanga Yoga with Tim Miller for over fourteen years. Atsuro has completed 4th Series under the guidance of Tim Miller in 2015, and he is currently learning the 5th Series. Tim has given Atsuro the position to teach and assist in Mysore classes for the past ten years, which has allowed him to continuously deepen and advance his knowledge and teaching experience. Furthermore, Atsuro has been assisting Tim Miller’s Teacher Training where participants gather from all over the world for many years. Atsuro's teaching style is to face each student with compassion and guide their awareness so that the most beneficial practice unfolds for each of them. His adjustments effectively and therapeutically correct asana and guide students to a deeper level of self-awareness. He teaches workshops in the United States, Japan, Europe and Asia. His daily Ashtanga Yoga practice continues to change and shape his life in a positive way. Atsuro is grateful to be able to share his knowledge of the practice and appreciates Ashtanga Yoga as a wonderful science of the mind, body, and spirit.

During the retreat, Atsuro will lead the Ashtanga yoga sessions twice a day (morning-evening).

ABOUT KATERINA MEINTANI

Katerina Meintani is a certified yoga teacher on Hatha Yoga, Modern Vinyasa, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Yin yoga and Meditation. She took her first teacher’s training on Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga with Marita Mittag which set the foundation for her approach, interest and connection through yoga. She developed a daily practice and study of Asthanga Yoga with Aris Kapetanakis at the Ashtanga Yoga Athens Shala where she completed her training on the Primary Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Meditation and Pranayama has been added to her every day practice. Zazen and Misogi Harai practice has led her to attend 5-day Sesshins and focus even more on the internal parts of yoga. She is a Certified Reiki practitioner and continues to expand her knowledge and experience in energy healing practices. Always trying to evolve within a beginner’s mind she attends workshops around the world with important teachers on all aspects of yoga enriching her own experience and teaching. Focusing on what she believes are the basic parts of yoga, her classes

focus on exploring Pranayama, Asanas and Meditation encouraging each practitioner to search and evolve through their own practice.

During the retreat, Katerina will perform Yin yoga and meditation once a day, after the evening Ashtanga yoga.

What's Included

  • ✓ 1-night accommodation in 4-star hotel in Athen in double occupancy rooms, including breakfast
  • ✓ Dinner at a talk-of-the-town restaurant - seventh heaven for food enthusiasts. A spectacular marketplace, a modern-day Agora with a constellation of greengrocers, a fishmonger’s and bakery, a delicatessen and roastery, along with a bar. The restaurant celebrates the best of Greek cuisine culture!
  • ✓ 6-night accommodation in a Boutique Hotel in Astypalea, in double or triple occupancy rooms, including daily award winning traditional Greek breakfast
  • ✓ 6 dinners in a local nearby tavern.
  • ✓ Daily Ashtanga yoga sessions (Mysore/Led) curated by Atsuro Chiba and one daily session of Yin yoga with Greek instructor Katerina Meintani.

What's Not Included

Airfare tickets
Transfers
Anything else not mentioned above

Venue Highlights

Golden Award in the category of "Best Boutique Hotel" at the Greek Travel Awards in 2019 in the Nobel's Hall in Stockholm
Authentic Greek hospitality
Combination of modern and traditional
Breathtaking view of the island's landscape, including the majestic Venetian castle, the famous old white windmills, and the boundless Aegean Sea
Welcome treat upon arrival

Accommodations

Comfort and elegance are what characterize the hotel's rooms. Each room comes with a refrigerator, air-conditioning, 32" TV LCD, free Wi-Fi access, bathrobes, luxury toiletries, and a premium selection of organic tisanes and coffee.

Amenities

  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • House Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

The award-wining "Grandma's breakfast" with Greek traditional delicacies and organic ingredients curated by a nutritionist is prepared daily. \

Directions

The nearest beach is 500 m away from the studios, while the castle of Astypalaia is at 300 m.

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 60+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 30-59 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-29 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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