Yoga Holiday (Greece)
In August 2014 we are going to the Greek Island of Lesvos for a Lovely yoga holiday. Long morning yoga classes nourishing your body with sensitive slow-flowing practices allowing you to go deeper day by day without pain or struggle. You will receive around 30 hours of teaching over 7 days. Yoga posture practice is mainly taught between 7.00 and 11.30 and meditation takes place in the evening. A few afternoon sessions will also help you clarify the practice and allow you to go deeper the next day
Type of Event
chek in time earlier in the day on arrival is possible. Check out time is 10.00 but feel free to hang out with us a bit longer and use the facilities.
You pay 388 EUR for the teaching to book your space in the retreat. You will pay for accommodation directly to our hosts when you arrive. The price depends on your category of room and ranges between 310 and 590 EUR.
Write an email to to book or enquire more.
August 3rd. Arrive in the evening at Milelja retreat center. Settle into your room and have a dip in the pool. Warm welcome in the yoga room for introductions. A simple meal, a cup of tea and then early to bed. If you arrive earlier in the day contact the retreat center about the possibilities for an earlier check in.
August 4-9th: Each day begins with a long sunrise yoga class in the mild morning air starting around 7.00. A gentle pranayama practice prepares your body for a long, slow-flowing series of yoga postures gradually awakening the feeling intelligence of your body. Birgitte will guide you through 6 progressive posture practices allowing you to sensitize, recalibrate, mobilize and strengthen your body without struggle or pain. Each morning class lands you gently in a long, deep relaxation and awakens you to seated meditation. We close the morning session with a short talk/dialogue related to the theme of the day.
After the morning session, we serve a tasty brunch buffet.
Apart from two explorative yoga sessions, your afternoons are free for you to enjoy the sun, go to the hot springs, have a massage or explore the island with your new friends. Two afternoon sessions clarify the dynamic yoga training method and help you to adjust the practice to the needs and capacities of your body. These sessions work as a support function to the morning classes and take place through dialogue, little experiments on your yoga mat sometimes working in pairs.
In the evenings, you are free to explore the local village life and restaurants. Thursday night we have scheduled a dinner at the retreat center for all of us.
Each night before bed time Birgitte will lead a seated meditation.
August 10th: A short sunrise yoga class and a beautiful sharing experience to end our week together. Rooms need to be checked out at 10.00 but you are free to use the pool, shower and yoga room after the morning practice and breakfast if you have time before flying off.
Milelja Retreat center is at the northern tip of the island of Lesvos and has been a popular yoga holiday destination through many years. Milelja specializes in hosting yoga retreats and offer a peaceful and protected atmosphere and accommodation in single and double rooms to fit any budget. Our clorine-free swimming pool is filled with mineral water from the local hot springs and the quiet beach is only a 10 minute walk away. The local village Molyvos is kept in stile with the old buildings and narrow streets offering a variety of small taverns and cafes. Our wooden yoga room is round and has a beautiful view to the mountains and village.
Your trip includes: 30 hours of yoga and meditation, accommodation in single or double room, 6 X brunch buffet, 1 dinner, 1 evening meal upon arival, 1 breakfast upon departure plus complementary tea, coffee and water.
Flights and local transportation is not included in the price. Remember to book your flight in due time as august is the high season for this island and flights may get fully booked.