Although I would not label this trip a “yoga retreat”, each day, I will lead us in a practice designed to enhance our experience in Greece using our natural surroundings whenever possible. We will take time during each class to consciously breathe, fully embrace the sacredness of the present moment and our environment and invite the experience into our physical bodies. Since we will be doing quite a bit of walking and hiking, the practices will be designed to keep you feeling limber, open and raring to go!
Although we will practice asana and enjoy deep and juicy stretching, the real yoga is in connecting with a group of spirited and interesting women to experience one of the most beautiful places in the world.
The exact time of each yoga session will be agreed upon the evening before, based on the following day’s planned activities.
My yoga practice is always evolving, and I find as my body ages it’s best for me to move in many different ways, not only in the shapes of traditional yoga postures. In fact, many of those postures were no longer feeling good to me, so I’ve had to adapt. Perhaps you find the same is true with your body so rest assured knowing you don’t need to worry about “keeping up” with yoga, or any aspect of our trip. Everything can and will be modified to meet you exactly where you are.
Oh my gosh the yoga was great! In fact I was always looking forward to the end of the day stretching 🙂 Jennifer
$1950 SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$1750 DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
Included in the fee:
Daily yoga class with Dina
An experienced, native Cretan guide to accompany us 24/7 to educate, accompany, translate, assist us in any way we need.
Guided walks and explorations of the island of Crete
7 nights of accommodations in lovely, traditional Greek, small boutique hotels. Our specific hotels will not be booked until we have final commitments, however, we have arranged for our accommodations to be very comfortable!
Delicious, full breakfast which easily accommodates all dietary preferences
Cooking lesson and dinner one evening
Wine, cheese and olive oil tastings
Transfer to / from Chania airport to the accommodation
24-hour support on the islands for information, advice or emergencies
A small, intimate group of like minded friends to travel and explore with!
NOT included in the fee:
R/T Airfare to & from Chania – I HIGHLY recommend you plan to arrive in Greece AT LEAST one full day before the start of our holiday to acclimate so you’re sure to get the most from the trip. Spending a day or two in Athens (hotel recommendations & suggestions will be provided) is a wonderful start to our adventure together.
Tip for Guide (tipping guidelines will be provided)
Lunch, 6 Dinners and Snacks (budget about $30 per day including wine)
RESERVE YOUR SPOT:
A $500 non-refundable deposit will secure your place. The remaining balance is due before June 1st
You can submit your deposit via this site or send a check to:
PO Box 2216
Crested Butte, CO 81224
Once final payment is made, the cancellation policy is as follows:
$200 cancellation fee if you cancel before June 27th
$400 cancellation fee if you cancel before after July 25th
$650 cancellation fee if you cancel before August 22nd
There will be no refunds issued on or after August 22nd.
If the participant arrives late to retreat or leaves prior to its conclusion, refunds will not be made for any unused portion of the retreat including hotels, cooking class or any other pre-arranged activities.
You will be picked up at Chania airport and taken to our guesthouse on Saturday, September 19th (anytime). It’s best to arrange an early flight to maximize the first day.
I do suggest you arrive in Greece one or two days before the start of our trip to acclimate to the time and culture change. A great way to make optimal use of this time is to enjoy Athens. Here you can relax and tour the city and get to Chania ready to go!
Although this is not part of the 7-night holiday being offered, I will provide recommendations for Athens hotels, historical city tours and walking / food tours.
On September 26th (anytime) you will be taken back to Chania airport so plan your flight home accordingly.
It is recommended for all participants to purchase travel insurance. Your travel insurance should provide coverage against trip cancellations or interruption, personal accident, illness, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation.