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April 4 - 11 2019

BEND    FLY   GROW

Yoga Retreat

The Details:

Amorgos is a remarkably unspoiled island at the south-eastern edge of the Cyclades group, where traditional customs are still inextricably interwoven into a landscape as rich in beauty as in its history. Originally inhabited by seafarers from Asia Minor in the 4th Century BC, the island now cradles a people who enjoy a lifestyle that has been shaped by a varied and dramatic past. This is a place that appears untouched by time, but where the inhabitants quietly preserve one of the best kept secrets of the Aegean.
 

The length of the island is 33 kms and its width between 1,5 to 6 kms. There are three mountain peaks "Krikelos" (822m) to the north, "Profitis Ilias" (699 metres) in the middle and "Korax" (607 metres) to the south-west. The dramatic mountain scenery provides a fine backdrop to some excellent walking. Meadows and areas for cultivation, can be found in the area of Aegiali at the north, in Katapola at the centre, and at Arkesini the southern part of the island. There are two ports on the island: of Katapola, and of Aegiali, where ferries, catamaran and hydrofoils call, connecting Amorgos with the other islands and the main land.

 

There are several beaches along the coast line. In Aegiali, the beach is long and sandy, and starts from the edge of the fishing village Ormos. "Levroso", "Psili Ammos" and "Hohlakas" are 15 min. walk from the port, and can also be reached by small boat on a regular schedule.

On the nearby small uninhabited island of Nikouria, there are two nice sandy beaches, where small boats cross people for swimming, from the bay of "Agios Pavlos".

 

On the other steep side of Amorgos, bellow the Byzantyne Monastery of Virgin Mary Chozoviotissa, the beach of Agia Anna, is famous for the clear blue and turquoise waters. Going south, at the same side of the island, "Mourou " beach is very popular to all for the clear waters, the dark thick sand and the two caves where one can swim in. In Arkesini, "Kalotaritissa," "Kato Kambos" and "Paradisia" beaches are some among others found at the South end of Amorgos. The island has a population of about 1.800 which is found in the port of Katapola, in Chora, the capital, up in the mountains overlooking the east coast, in the port of Aegiali, in the three villages of Lagada, Tholaria and Potamos and in the small villages of South Amorgos: Vroutsi, Arkesini, Kolofana.

Where?

Amorgos, Greece at Aegialis Hotel & Spa

WHY AEGIALI?

 

According to mythology, Amorgos was the island where Ulysses, returning to Ithaki, was attracted like a magnet by Goddess Kirki and stayed for many years.

 

Every year now, the same magnetic attraction captivates Yoga, health, and wellness enthusiasts, attracted by the island’s strong revitalizing energy, the abundance of therapeutic herbs, and of course the most breathtaking views, which contribute to making Amorgos the perfect place for both a spiritual and physical rejuvenation.

 

COMMITMENT TOWARDS WELLBEING

 

For over 10 years, Aegialis Hotel & Spa has been the ideal location for yogi travelers worldwide. Our facilities and services are all designed not only to provide the most relaxing and rejuvenating experience but also to enhance the senses with our amenities. Making Aegialis among the top five Yoga destinations in Greece ranked by CNN.

 

YOGA SPACES: 

 

We are proud to offer our exquisite six yoga shalas with breathtaking open views of the sea and the island. Namaste, our largest shala, can accommodate up to 50 people. We also have three additional spaces, which caters to pilates and dance, along with a panoramic roof, perfect for sunset meditation.

 

We provide full yoga equipment (mats, blocks, belts, bolsters etc.) to each participant and wireless microphones to teachers. Our impeccable music system allows clear hearing even in the biggest shalas.

 

The Hotel’s restaurant, Ambrosia Gallery, provides a wide variety of gourmet specialties, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. We prepare all of our dishes by incorporate organic vegetables grown in our own gardens.

 

The Hotel also features a Spa & Beauty Salon, The Lalon Idor, an ultramodern thalassotherapy center whose treatments are in perfect harmony with the local elements of Amorgos. Our expert staff provides excellent massage and spa service packages catered to each guest's individual needs.

Meet Your Teachers:

Alex Kaufmann

Ahmed Jabali-Nash

What's Included?

Come and join Alex & Ahmed for a week filled with Yoga, growth and adventure. This experience is open to all levels, whether you're interested in starting a yoga practice or longing for growth within your practice (think meditation, flexibility and inversion workshops!!). Join us for daily yoga & workshops, memory-filled excursions, amazing organic fare and a one-of-a-kind vacation - all set on the breathtaking island of Amorgos.

When: Thurs April 4 - Thurs April 11 2019

Where: Amorgos, Greece

Your Greece Vacation Package Includes:

  • 7 nights accommodations at Aegialis Hotel & Spa (5-star luxury resort in Amorgos)

  • 1 Ferry ticket from Piraeus port to Amorgos (Aegiali) via BLUE STAR FERRY *option to upgrade to cabin*

  • Daily Yoga Classes + Yoga Workshops 

    • Power Yoga 

    • Rocket Yoga

    • Vinyasa Flow

    • Sunset Yoga

    • Guided Meditation

    • Inversion Workshops - ALL LEVELS

    • Flexibility Workshops - ALL LEVELS

    • Classes taught by Alex Kaufmann & Ahmed Jabali-Nash

    • All classes and workshops are accessible for ALL LEVELS

  • Free use of Yoga shalas and yoga equipment

  • 3 Excursions

    • 1 Tour of the Villages of Amorgos

    • 1 Picnic on the uninhabited Island of Gramvousa

    • Greek Dance Lessons 

    • Greek Culture Night (Live violin and lute performance with traditional greek food)

  • Breakfast served on buffet daily, with organic ingredients from our own garden, and fresh orange juice.

  • Dinner daily (including vegetarian and vegan dishes options)*

  • One 30-minute Swedish massage *option to pay for additional time*

  • Free use of Spa facilities (sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, indoor heated sea water swimming pool, fitness centre) 

  • 10% off Spa face & body treatments

  • Unlimited internet access

  • Shuttle transfer to/from port to hotel

  • Free time - this is YOUR vacation :)

  • A one-of-a-kind yoga experience!

What's Not Included:

  • Flight to/from Athens, Greece (ATH)

  • Transfer from Athens International Airport (ATH) to Port

  • Return Ferry Ride from Amorgos Ferry Port to Piraeus Port 

  • Additional excursions/guided tours/activities

  • Additional spa services

  • Additional meals (restaurants and cafes are open on property)

  • Additional taxes, gratuities and tips.

Pricing/Rooms

*All fees and deposit towards the retreat are non-transferable and non-refundable

  • $500 deposit to hold your room (deposit is used towards total cost) due upon registration

  • Remainder of Balance due 2 months prior to the start of the retreat (FEBRUARY 4TH 2019)

REGULAR PRICES

EARLY BIRD PRICES

 

All rooms come with an ocean view, its own private bathroom, and private balcony.

Prices are for ONE space in a room - Let us know if you have a roommate request. We will try our best to accommodate. <3

FAQs

When should I look into booking my arrival and departure tickets?

*Please wait to book tickets once you get confirmation from us after purchasing your package*

Arrival:

4/APRIL - Arrive in Athens with ample time (2 hours before departure) to catch the 5:30pm ferry to Amorgos. Option to arrive a day in advance and sightsee in Athens (totally worth it!) *this ferry ticker from Piraeus port to Amorgos is included in your package

Departure:

11/APRIL - The ferry leaves from Amorgos port at 6am and arrives at Piraeus at 3pm (This ferry ride is not included in the price - tickets range from 20EUROS for economy seat to 80 EUROS for a cabin) 

 

*Late flights out of Athens would work best here or early morning flights on April 12th (if you need help with finding a hotel, we can help)*

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email us at:

BENDFLYGROWYOGA@GMAIL.COM

REFUND POLICY

Things change and things happen - We understand this and aim to be as flexible and accommodating as possible. However, the closer the event date is - the harder it is to fill your space, should you not be able to make it after booking. 

 

Before you book/reserve your spot:

Have you double checked your calendar?​

Do you have sufficient vacation days?

Is your employer okay with the dates selected?

Are your travel documents up-to-date?

Do you have any important events around this time?

After you book/reserve your spot:

Keep us updated with any change of plans

Purchase travel insurance when it is time to book plane tickets

$500 DEPOSIT IS NON REFUNDABLE, NON TRANSFERRABLE

Regarding Balance Payments (or should you pay in full)​

6 months (180 days prior) to the start date - Balance Payments made before October 4th 2018

FULLY REFUNDABLE

Between 120-180 days prior to the start date - Balance Payments made between October 4th and December 5th 2018

50% REFUNDABLE

Less than 120 days prior to the start date - Balance Payments made after December 5th

NON REFUNDABLE