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Refresh & Reset Yoga Retreat with Rob & Ananda in Lefkada - Greece


Refresh & Reset Yoga Retreat in Greece 

Dates : 30 June – 7 July 2018

Deepen your practice, immerse in nature, Refresh & Reset body, mind, and spirit with Rob and Ananda at a stunning eco-chic property overlooking the Ionian Sea. 

Combining Rob's strong, intelligent teaching style with Ananda's artful poeticism and precision, this retreat will address "5 Principles of Universal Alignment" to guide the practitioner to new depths of awareness in the yoga practice. Through 2 daily classes, each day will journey through the principles in a progression.

Whether advanced asana, meditation, healthy eating, or simply R&R be your goals, this retreat offers the opportunity to dive into all, REFRESHING & RESETTING you from the inside out.

The Yoga holiday will take place at Urania’s Villa, located on a hill amongst olive trees overlooking the Ionian Sea and the village of Vasiliki. It is a peaceful environment with spectacular views inspiring rest and relaxation. The stone villas are beautifully designed with a modern and luxurious feel; each room in the villa has an en suite bathroom, each villa a private swimming pool, terrace and exceptional view of the sea. The area surrounding the villa is protected habitat for dolphins and seals and belongs to an environmental protection network. About the place : http://www.luxuryvillaslefkada.gr/

The local village of Vasiliki is 15-20 minutes drive from the villa offering shops and restaurants.

SCHEDULE

There will be 2 yoga classes a day. Afternoons are free where you may: 

  • Relax by the pool
  • Rest on your own private veranda with an amazing view of the sea
  • Visit the local village and harbour of Vasiliki, where you can wind surf or take a boat ride
  • Have a therapeutic massage onsite as you relax, let go and enjoy the beautiful scenery

There will be one free day during the week where you have an opportunity to take a day long boat trip to the surrounding islands. 

ACCOMMODATION

Urania's Villa is a luxury property located on a hill overlooking the Ionian sea. Guests will each stay at a private villa equipped with its own swimming pool, terrace and beds.  All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, some with jacuzzi bath, others with showers. There are limited single rooms and share twin accommodation. All rooms have sea view. Each villa has a kitchen, living room and air-conditioning.

CATERING

All meals are inspired by the Ionian Islands Greek cuisine and are home made, vegetarian, local.

POOL

Each villa has a private pool with sun beds and umbrellas.

PRICE AND ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

1200 euros for the week

Price includes : 

-     Shared Accommodation with ensuite bathroom in luxury villas with view of the Ionian sea

-     All meals (buffet brunch and dinner + water, tea, coffee, biscuits all day). Breakfast will be provided in the villas. 

-     Yoga tuition - 2 classes /day

An extra supplement for Single bedrooms. Special prices for couples. Contact Nicole

The prices does not included : flights, insurance, transfers, massages.

Installment plan for the payment - contact us

Information about flights recommendations & registrations

Nicole : ncouloubaritsis@gmail.com

+32 485 69 53 05

If you decide to stay in Athens before or after the retreat, contact us. We have partnerships with some nice hotels.

Biography

Ananda started her yoga practice in New York City in 2002 and has been teaching since 2008. Adhering to the fact that each student is unique in body and mind, she teaches a creative, dynamic, intelligent Vinyasa Flow, individualized Yoga Therapy, and self-caring Restorative classes informed by her experience with Vipassana meditation and studies with many teachers along the way who she humbly acknowledges (Vidya Heisel, Jasmine Tarkeshi, Dana Flynn, Jill Miller).

Originally from Chicago, Robert unexpectedly embarked on his yoga journey while he was a foreign student studying French literature in Grenoble, France. Little did he know his first yoga class in a makeshift yoga studio in someone's old walk-up flat in this south-eastern French city would eventually lead to a dedicated life of yoga practice and teaching. After returning to Chicago, he began a career in food and wine, a lifestyle which put him under a lot of stress and caused him serious digestive problems. In his combat against these illnesses, he stepped back on the mat and developed a steady and regular practice that healed his body and sparked in his heart a desire to share the knowledge of yoga. Robert completed his first 200-hour teacher training course with Andrey Lappa, who helped him get in touch with the deeper sense of history and philosophy in the yogic sciences. He then travelled throughout India and received a diploma in Yoga Therapy at Yoga Vidya Gurul, followed by a mentorship at a Yogic Hospital in Nashik, India, where he learnt to prescribe daily routines of meditation, asanas and lifestyle changes for patients suffering from cancer, heart diseases and diabetes etc. Robert is also grateful to have studied with Patrick Creelman, who not only helped him deepen his own physical practice, but also gave him effective pedagogical tools to reach out to more students so more people can benefit from yoga. Robert offers physically challenging classes where his students are encouraged to have fun and grow at their own pace. His teaching emphasises alignment and yoga's effects on the holistic wellness of the practitioner. He considers himself an eternal student of yoga and continues to grow with his students. Robert structures his classes in such a way that the practice prepares our mind for introspection so we can unify the world within and without. He invites students of all levels to come to his grounding but strength-building practice and support each other on this journey of growth.