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Crete Retreat with Sarah B. Yoga

Join yoga teachers Sarah Baumert and Cat Murcek for a week of yoga at the far edge of Crete. Yoga on Crete offers an idyllic house retreat in one of the loveliest parts of all the Greek Islands.

Treat yourself to some yoga in the sun at a time when the weather in Chora Sfakion is just perfect. Look forward to twice daily practices of asana, meditation, and breathing exercises, walks to the beach, hikes to see the views, delicious meals prepared in-house, and a warm and welcoming community.

Where

Crete826520
,, Hora Sfakion Sfakiá, GR
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Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles

Levels

When

May 24 to
May 31
2015
01:00 amto09:00 am

Price

$1,295

$1295 Earlybird pricing
$1395 After March 15th

Private rooms available for extra charge.

Full Description

Join yoga teachers Sarah Baumert and Cat Murcek for a week of yoga at the far edge of Crete. Yoga on Crete offers an idyllic house retreat in one of the loveliest parts of all the Greek Islands.

Treat yourself to some yoga in the sun at a time when the weather in Chora Sfakion is just perfect. Look forward to twice daily practices of asana, meditation, and breathing exercises, walks to the beach, hikes to see the views, delicious meals prepared in-house, and a warm and welcoming community.

These 7 days will allow you the opportunity to detach from daily stress and establish a daily practice of yoga, meditation, and bodily awareness. Grow confidence in your personal yoga practice and share a sense of community during these consecutive days of asana and dialogue. During this time of Spring renewal, gain wisdom about your body and set personal intentions to take with you into the coming Summer season.

Sunday May 24th - Sunday May 31st, 2015
Yoga on Crete in Chora Sfakion, Greece

A daily experience at this retreat may include: Yin/Restorative yoga to prepare for meditation sessions, active asana practice, experiential anatomy, discussion, shared meals, personal time for integration and reflection.

This retreat is open to all levels. Participants are encouraged to have or be open to a personal daily yoga practice.

Earlybird Rate: $1295
After March 15th: $1395

For registration information Contact Sarah: or visit

What’s Included:
2 daily practices
7 nights accommodation
Daily meals (7 breakfasts and 5 dinners)
One return boat trip to Sweet Water beach
Linens and bath towels (a limited number of beach towels are available for use)

What’s Not Included:
Massage treatment. Choose from Holistic massage, Cranio-sacral treatment, and Reflexology with Ginger compress treatment, with Federica.
All lunches and 2 dinners out per week.
Flights to Crete.
Transfers to Chora Sfakion.
Additional excursions to beaches (if you would like to explore other beaches that are not at a walking distance from the village, you should budget approximately 5 - 20 EURO per trip - depending on whether boat or taxi ride is shared with other guests).

Housing: Accommodation is offered in our lovely traditional stone house. Rooms are spacious and comfortable.
All rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis (there is a limited availability of rooms, and single rooms in particular). The house is a 5 minutes walking distance to the village centre and beach, but also pleasantly secluded. The garden at the front and the private olive grove at the back blend in with the landscape and offer options for places to rest.

Food: The Cretan diet is renowned for its macrobiotic qualities, but also for its great variety of delicious flavors. More than the pure, fresh ingredients themselves, it is the fact that cooking is traditionally performed almost like a ritual, with love, and always in the prospect of offering the food to others, that makes the Cretan cuisine so special.
Our cook embodies this spirit, preparing two nutritious lacto-vegetarian meals a day, using local, and wherever possible, organic products (grown in our own garden!).
The village restaurants, only a short walk away, offer a wide range of local dishes, including fresh fish and game.

Location: Chora (pronounced "Hora") Sfakion or Sfakia, the capital of the municipality of Sfakia, is located on the south-west coast of Crete. The landscape of the region is particularly dramatic. The mountains in this part of Crete meet the sea, with steep slopes towering over the beaches. The road from the north of the island threads through breathtaking mountains and small villages to reach the port village of Sfakia. A sense of peacefulness radiates from the dry mountains and the sunset skies.
With its quiet, picturesque alleys, the beaches just walking distance away, and a few restaurants and cafes with tasty local dishes on offer lining the old harbor, Sfakia can become the little haven for anyone who wants to step out of the modern city fast-paced lifestyle for a while. If you are up for a short hike after the sun has gone down, just above the last house of the village is the little church of Agios Georgios, hidden away in a cave. Previously a neighborhood of the village, but nowadays abandoned, Georgitsi is also a ten minute hike up the mountain.