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Kundalini and Yin Yoga retreat Amorgos, the Cyclades

Kundalini and Yin Yoga Retreat in Amorgos

Aegialis Hotel & Spa Amorgos
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Periferiakos Aegialis-Tholarion, Αιγιάλη GR 840 08
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Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles

Levels

When

Jun 13 to
Jun 22
2014
17:00 pmto17:00 pm

A beautiful Kundalini and Yin Yoga retreat on a "secret" island - Amorgos.

The weather in june is wonderful. The Kundalini yoga will keep your fire burning and the Yin Yoga will cool you like the soothing island breeze.

Price

1,900 €

There are various prices depending on rooms and full or half board. Se the website link above.

Full Description

Join Ayama Yoga Retreats for a life changing experience! Ayama Yoga Retreats and Ulla Steen from Studio Flow team up to offer one more detoxing, invigorating, refreshing and mind soothing retreat on the captivating island of Amorgos, set amidst the deep blue Aegean Sea. Let off the winter stiffness and welcome the summer season with a series of classes, especially designed by Ulla to allow you connect with your inner self, your needs and deepest wishes.

Ayama Yoga Retreats
Ayama Yoga Retreats and Holidays is the ultimate choice for your yoga holiday, retreat, workshop or training program. We pride ourselves in being the most effective organizer in Greece that hosts events for yoga teachers and studios as well as individual practitioners. Having a rich background in tourism and a high level of qualification in yoga, we cater for a large variety of events and we see that every retreat is yet another memorable experience.

Vacation highlights
Morning Kundalini Yoga
Afternoon Yin Yoga sessions
Free use of Aegialis Hotel Spa
Evening excursion to Chora, capital of the island
Full day tour to the monasteries including lunch box
Breakfast daily, served buffet style
Dinner daily, served a la carte
9 nights accommodations
10 day(s) with instructions
English, Danish
Ayama Yoga Retreats Greece Program
Morning Kundalini class
Kundalini Yoga is a physical and meditative discipline that combines postures (asanas), breath (pranayama), and the chanting of mantras. In Kundalini we are working with energy. Through the practice of Yoga and Meditation, even for a very short period of time, major improvements in physical health and mental clarity are possible. It is also a lot of fun.

Afternoon Yin Yoga class
Yin yoga is suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. You will feel relaxed and renewed after a Yin Yoga class.

Excursions
Chora
Capital of the island, Chora is a medieval town organized around an impressive rock on top of which are the ruins of a venetian castle. With its byzantine and early Christian churches, its windmills, its traditional houses, its narrow and paved streets, Chora reminds of a labyrinth and has a particular atmosphere. Located in a beautiful 17th century patrician house the archeological museum presents a collection of various finds made in the island mostly from the Bronze Age and classical period.

Agios Valsamitis Monastery
Built in the 17th century on a oldest church from the 9th century, the Post Byzantine monastery of Agios Valsamitis is a dependency of Hozoviotissa Monastery. At about 4 km from Chora, on the way to Kato Meria, this monastery stands on top of a hill, overlooking the valley beneath and the sea. A holy water spring is located on the site and was in pre-Christian times famous for its healing and prophetic properties. Because of that, the church had such an important fame during Ottoman period that sailors were coming from all around the region to see it.

Mother Mary Chozoviotissa Monastery
Built 1000 years ago into the face of a cliff, 300 m above the sea level, Chozoviotissa Monastery provides a breathtaking view on the blue sparkling waters of the Aegean Sea. Founded in 1088 by the Byzantine emperor Alexus Comnenus I, its purpose was to house an icon of Panaghia Chozoviotissa believed to have arrived on an unmanned boat from Palestine. Considered as one of the most impressive byzantine monastery in Greece, Chozoviotissa Monastery is the pride of Amorgos.

Hiking tour from Tholaria to Lagada village
Amorgos is famous worldwide for its hiking trails. There are several marked historical paths to explore the different areas of the island on foot. Most of them are old donkey routes that connected the villages of Amorgos. Try the path from the village of Tholaria to the village of Langada. It is a traverse which rewards spectacular views of the entire valley of Aegiali and the four villages Tholaria, Langada, Ormos and Potamos. This path is easy to navigate and well marked. Feel free to enjoy the landscape and to see the famous Amorgian Herbs.

Ulla Upma Kaur Steen
Ulla is a passionate and dedicated Danish teacher. She resides in Svendborg where she teaches Kundalini and Yin Yoga classes at Studio Flow and travels the world to lead retreats and attend seminars to enrich her knowledge and expertise which she carries out to her students. Ulla has a rich background of experience and training that has enabled her to comprehend each student’s individual needs when practicing. Her life is committed to yoga and to sharing her love, passion and enthusiasm with all of her students.

Location
The wonderful landscape of Amorgos with its close-to-the-sea mountains invites you to walk and hike and enjoy both the rich flora and fantastic views on nearly every corner. You don’t need to be a mountaineer to experience the islands secrets and to discover the rich world of Amorgian herbs.

Nor a believer to visit the famous monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa which was created as an ode to the Grace of Virgin Mary let alone view the sacred water running into a bowl within the church of St George Valsamitis where the old oracle used to be and the priests would read a person destiny by examining a glass of water using unwritten rules passed verbally.

Things to do
Beaches
Amorgos is a charming island in the Cyclades, Greece, offering mostly secluded, private beaches like Mouros beach, Aegiali, Kambi or Levrossos beach, which are certainly considered to be among the best beaches in Amorgos. Of course there are also popular but the island’s highlight is Agia Anna beach where the film “Big Blue” was shot. Choosing the best beaches in Amorgos is something not easily done, as the island boasts some of the most beautiful and scenic beaches in the Cyclades.

Accommodation
Standing on a hillside overlooking the lovely bay of Aegiali, Aegialis Hotel & Spa offers a breathtaking view into the deep blue of the Aegean and to the surrounding islands of Nikouria, Donousa and Koufounisia. Between the main sandy beach of Aegiali and the beach of Levroso, Aegialis hotel is a maximum 7-10 minute walk away from the crystal clear waters of Aegiali bay. The overall location of the hotel is so unique that it will amaze any visitor at first sight.

Renovated in 2010, they feature state of the art facilities in a minimal Cycladic design mentality. These rooms present a subtle, elegant and modern comfort. All of these rooms have a balcony with a splendid view where you can enjoy breakfast and the sunset. Handmade furniture, 32’’ flat screen TV, free cable high speed internet, Wi-Fi free environment , info TV in the bathroom, glass cabin shower, bathrobes & pool towels, digital safe and a lot of other exciting gadgets.

Exclusive room
One of the newest additions to the hotel. This room type provides all the characteristics of a suite in a single area combining tranquillity and luxury with state-of-the-art technology and the unique breath-taking view that the Aegialis hotel & spa provides. A 20sqm veranda with sitting area and sun chairs will definitely captivate you day & night. The view of the Aegiali gulf is still part of the picture from the king size bed. Handmade furniture, 32’’ flat screen TV, free cable high speed internet, Wi-Fi free environment , Jacuzzi in the bathroom, walk in closet, bathrobes & pool towels , safe for your valuables and a whole lot more to complete an unforgettable stay.

Superior room
Handmade forged iron beds, classic line furniture and designers’ linens, set the mood. The guests enjoy breath-taking views of Aegiali port and Nikouria Island from all Superior Classic room’s veranda or balcony. Flat screen TV with satellite programs, a very good internet network, direct telephone line, air-conditioning, bathrobes, bathtubs in the bathrooms are few of the amenities that guarantee a pleasant accommodation experience.

Junior suite
The Junior Suite is the newest addition of Aegialis Hotel & Spa. Opening its door for the first year it presents the best comfort, elegance and privacy in a minimalist design for an unforgettable stay in Amorgos. This suite aims to provide tranquility and luxury with state-of-the-art technology and offers a unique breath-taking view and Aegiali bay from a large balcony.

In the bathroom visitors would be able to enjoy a jacuzzi bath and open entirely the wall sliding window to feel like they are outside and part of the magnificent surrounding.

The view from the jacuzzi, the sitting area and even from the king size bed will definitely captivate you day and night. 32’’ flat screen TV, free cable high speed internet, Wi-Fi free environment, Jacuzzi in the bathroom, walk in closet, bathrobes & pool towels, safe for your valuables and a whole lot more to complete an unforgettable stay.

Namaste Yoga Shala
Ideal for yoga retreats, dances classes or pilates this hall has been created and designed to be a source of inspiration and relaxation. Facing the whole bay of Aegiali and the Aegean Sea, it is the perfect spot to practice in a calming and restorative environment. Built on a strategic energy line, the good aura of the yoga shala creates a unique spiritual place very suitable for yoga retreat.

Features
General
Bar
Bar nearby
Café nearby
Concierge desk
Lobby
Restaurant
Restaurant nearby
Activities
Diving
Fitness center
Hot tub/Jacuzzi
Snorkeling
Spa
Swimming pool
Services
Baby sitting
Dry cleaning
Free! WiFi
Laundry
Shop nearby
Tour assistance

Food
Opened in 1993 the Ambrosia Gallery Restaurant aim to encourage the guests of Aegialis Hotel & Spa to discover the traditional Amorgian Cuisine and at the same time enjoy the international dishes. For the last three years, Ambrosia Restaurant is certified by "Aegean Cuisine", an organization that recognizes the firms that demonstrate the rich culinary tradition of the Aegean and offer local products at a quality level. The Restaurant offers a comfortable interior room decorated with paintings of the French artist Michel Constant and a large outside terrace with an outstanding view over the Aegialis bay and the surrounding villages, where you can enjoy several days per week traditional Greek live music.

Spa treatments
“The Lalon Idor Thalasso Spa & Beauty Center” is an ultramodern thalassotherapy center, a unique decorated area designed in such a way in order to wake up your senses, to relax your spirit and to revitalize your body. Relaxation, peace and unforgettable moments await you! In the Spa area there are rooms for massage, treatments, steam bath facility (hamam), sauna, jet showers, fitness room and indoor pool.

The offered treatments are in perfect harmony with the surrounding landscape, the sea and the local elements of Amorgos, planned around the guests’ needs and wishes. Additionally, one can find the reception desk, the Spa bar, the Spa lounge, a Gym, a Coiffure and Business Center. An outdoor café outside of the Spa bar will also be at our guests and visitors disposal enjoying a drink or a snack overlooking the Aegiali bay and the Aegean Sea.

What’s included
10% discount on all spa treatments reserved on the spot, 20% discount for all spa treatments reserved prior to arrival (up to 3 days prior to arrival)
2 daily yoga classes by Ulla Upma Kaur Steen in Danish/English (except Athens)
2 overnights of accommodation at 3 star boutique hotel Hera in Athens or similar for the nights June 14 and June 22, 2014
7 overnights of accommodation at 5 star Aegialis Spa Hotel in Amorgos for the period June 15 - 22, 2014
Breakfast daily, served buffet style
Dinner daily at Aegialis Hotel & Spa, served a la cart
Evening tour to Chora (in which day, there will be lunch served at the hotel instead of dinner)
Ferry or Speed boat economy class tickets from Piraeus or Rafina port to/from Amorgos island
Free use of Aegialis Hotel Spa (sauna, hamam, Jacuzzi, indoor sea water swimming pool and gym)
Full day tour to the monasteries of Mother Mary Chozoviotissa, St George Valsamitis (water oracle) including lunch box and swimming time at Mouros beach.
Hiking tour from Tholaria to Lagada village followed by visit to the herbs distillery and informative presentation of the therapeutic qualities of herbs
Transfer to/ from Katapola or Aegialis port to Aegialis Spa Hotel
Transfer to/from Piraeus or Rafina port
Welcome/farewell assist service and transfer to/from Athens airport to your hotel of accommodation ( June 14 - 15, 2014 and June 22 - 23, 2014)
Yoga space in Aegialis Spa hotel free of charge for the entire stay

What’s not included
Air tickets from Denmark (or/and not European destination) to Athens
Gratuities (at one’s discretion)
Mandatory healthcare insurance (copy of which should be sent along with each booking made to Ayama Yoga Retreats & Holidays)
Meals , drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) & refreshments not mentioned in the inclusions
Optional tours
Personal expenses

Know before you go
Seasonal information
June in Greece is a lovely warm month with hardly any winds. Perfect weather for all outdoor activities and swimming. However, it might get a little humid at night.

Dressing information
As it might get a little humid at night, do not forget to bring scarves, and/or a light jacket for those evenings out. For visits to monasteries and religious places and as a sign of respect towards those places ladies will be asked to wear long skirts/dresses and men long trousers. As for the hiking tour don’ forget to bring a pair of trainers.

Additional information
For more information ask your questions directly to Ayama Yoga Retreats and Holidays who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Contact Organizer button to send a message.

How to get there
Arrival by airplane
Athens airport is reached by all major airlines and charter flights. Please make sure you advise your flight details so that one of our representatives meets you at the airport and escort you at your hotel in Athens. Ferry/speed boat tickets to/from Amorgos island are also included in the package.

Booking conditions

Payment
Confirmed bookings are considered those for which 50% deposit of the total package amount is remitted to Ayama Yoga Retreats & Holidays bank account by April 15 2014. Remaining balance to be settled by May 31, 2014 at the latest.

Cancellation
April 15 - May 15, 2014 : No cancellation fees are applied and full refund is provided (excluding bank fees).

May 16 - May 31, 2014: 50% of the total amount is charged as cancellation fees (excluding bank expenses), refundable in the event that for every cancelled participation there’s a new one to fill in.

June 1 - June 14 2014: 100% cancellation fees.

Accepted payment methods
Bank wire transfer