Yoga retreat in Greece with Esther Ekhart May 2019

Join Esther Ekhart for a week of yoga and meditation in beautiful settings right on the beach in Greece.

Filizi Beach, Paros

From

11 May 2019

To

18 May 2019

€ 1,270.00

What to expect

okreblue-retreat-fizili-beachThe week long retreat takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Okreblue retreat centre located at Fizili beach on the island of Paros.

Every morning starts with meditation and pranayama. If the weather supports it the meditation and pranayama might be taught on the beach with an optional refreshing dive in the cool ocean afterwards, to build up strength and resilience! After breakfast, we will continue with a strong (ish) fluid yoga practice that focuses on mobilizing the body as well as strengthening and stabilizing the body and easing the mind. Everybody can work at their own level. 

After lunch we'll have a break where you can relax on the beach or go for walks in the beautiful surroundings of the centre.

In the late afternoon we come together for some more yoga and awareness practices. In this retreat, the afternoon focus will be on deeply relaxing and restoring the body and mind while beginning to open to the mystery of the present moment. 

The day will end with a lovely dinner on Okreblue's famous restaurant Carreta. Please visit the Okreblue website to view pictures of the centre, its facilities, and stunning surroundings.

Open to all levels

This retreat is open to all levels, but not for complete beginners. As a guideline, you should be able to follow the level 1 and level 1-2 classes on ekhartyoga.com with relative ease. It is important you know your boundaries and are aware when to back off to keep yourself safe.

If you are new to yoga and really want to join, follow Esther's Beginners Vinyasa Yoga program on Ekhartyoga.com and then practise some level 1 and level 1-2 classes to prepare.

Daily schedule

08:00 - 09:00 Meditation/Pranayama
09:00 - 11:00 Breakfast + break in silence
11:00 - 13:00 Hatha/Vinyasa flow
13:00 - 17:00 Lunch/Free time
17:00 - 18:30 / 19:00 Talk, Inquiry, Yin/Restorative yoga leading into Yoga Nidra
19:00 -  20:00 Dinner and free time
20:00 -  optional - some evenings a meditation or restorative yoga

Please note: To allow for restoration of body and mind we usually spend the mornings in silence until the morning yoga practice at 11:00.

Wednesday afternoon will be free

Arrival is on Saturday, May 11th. We have an introduction in the evening. Departure on Saturday, May 12th after breakfast.

Cost per person

The cost includes seven nights accommodation, fantastic meals served three times daily, coffee and tea plus the complete yoga, meditation and awareness program.

€1270 - Price per person in single room with private bathroom  
€1125 - Price per person sharing with one other person a twin room (2 beds) with attached bathroom. Some rooms have covered outside bathrooms.
€1085 - Price per person sharing with 2 other people a triple room (3 beds) with attached bathroom.

To book and secure your place you need to pay a non-refundable deposit of €350. 
The remainder will be due by March 10th 2019.

About Okreblue:
Okreblue Yoga Retreat Center is located on the Greek island of Paros, nestled amongst cedar tree and just a stone’s throw away from Filizi beach. 

Angelo and Sasy, who run the center, place respect to the environment, body and soul at the centre of what they do and their accommodation (built with eco-friendly materials, some with outdoor covered showers) and food made with organically grown produce reflect the simple, natural and fulfilling lifestyle they love to share with their guests. Accommodation ranges from rustic and simple single rooms to simple studios with a kitchen and sea view and will be allocated on a frist come, first served basis. 

How to book

To book your space and for inquiries please use the contact box below and we will get back to you with further information about joining.

How to get there

You can reach Paros island by air or by boat from Athens. Please organise your travel so that you can arrive in time for the introduction evening session on Saturday May 11th, if you can't because of connecting flights, let me know. Departure is after breakfast on Saturday May 18th, or earlier if needed.

By plane:

Aegean Air and Sky Express fly from Athens to Paros. These are the only companies flying this route so best to book in advance to avoid disappointment, it can get busy in the summer months.

For information, visit the Aegean Air website.
Another option is a charter flight to Mykonos island and then a 45-minute boat ride to Paros.

By boat from Athens:

You can take a boat to Paros from Athens from two ports - Rafina or Pireaus.

1) Rafina port is closer to Athens airport and you can get there either by taxi or bus.
By bus will take you about 45 minutes and it costs 3 Euros.

2) Pireaus port is further from Athens airport than Rafina, and you can get there by bus, metro or taxi. The metro and bus are both very convenient because they will leave you just a few meters from where you get the boat to Paros.
Both the bus and the metro take about one hour (the bus a little longer maybe depends on the traffic) to get to Pireaus and cost 10 Euros.

Closer to the time we will collect travel information and we will arrange a group transfer from Paros airport. Or you can either catch the bus from Parikia (port of Paros) to Naousa and then a taxi to Okreblue, or a taxi straight to Okreblue.
 

Please visit Okreblue's website for the latest travel information, taxi prices and if you would like them to arrange a taxi for you.

Esther Ekhart

Esther Ekhart Yoga TeacherEsther Ekhart has been teaching Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin yoga for over 20 years. Her knowledge and practical down to earth teaching has inspired thousands of yogis all over the world.

She is an internationally experienced yoga teacher, Clarity teacher and therapist. Yoga and Clarity work showed Esther that there is nothing to find and that everything she was looking for is 'right here, right now'.

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