Join Janet Corvino of Soul City Yoga and Natalie Rouseau of Living Yoga for a ‘Celebration of the Soul’ yoga retreat in the Greek Islands. Explore, eat and laugh your way around the island of Amorgos famous for the filming of the movie The Big Blue. Renew and restore in this summer yoga retreat on the mat and off while experiences the abundance Greece has to offer.
The retreat will be filled with daily yoga classes, meditation samplers, relaxing by the pool or take beach excursions. Janet and Natalie are passionate about teaching yoga in a way that is practical and applicable to your daily busy life and for all levels. The best part is that you will have some practical tools to take with you into your life that can nourish daily serenity and happiness at work, in relationships and at play. You will learn to apply basic yoga techniques on your mat to align physically, mentally, and spiritually which you can then take with you where ever you are. As on all retreats with Janet and Natalie, you will laugh and play on the mat and throughout your days. Interested in exploring Greece, adding yoga and learning tips for a happier, richer life then this retreat is for you!
5***** Aegialis Hotel & Spa has 55 rooms and suites, all offering fantastic views to the bay of Aegiali, the surrounding islands, mountains and whitewashed villages.
Aegialis Hotel and Spa is one of the best that Amorgos has to offer. Between the main sandy beach of Aegiali & the sandy beach of Levroso, Aegialis hotel is a 5 minutes walk away from the crystal clear waters of Aegiali bay. The Aegialis Hotel is a kilometre away from the Aegiali port, a pleasant walk if you choose to take a stroll to the town. The overall location of the hotel is so unique that will amaze any visitor at first sight. The hotel is built on a hill, at an altitude of 80 meters, overlooking the deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea and two of the most beautiful beaches on the island. The area is rich in quaint houses, winding streets, churches and archaeological sites. Along the beachfront and in the mountain settlements visitors can spend their time relaxing at tavernas and cafés, and dancing at bars and clubs.
Amorgos Island offers many possibilities for hiking on its historical paths, enjoying wonderful views, encountering with many aromatic and therapeutic herbs, used for herbal teas and Spa treatments. In a nearby village, there is a new distillery for essential oils, from local herbs.
During the walks, you will meet the locals, doing their work, and different agricultural monuments, such as wind mills, threshing circles, wells, churches, stables for goats etc.
The Spa and Yoga Shala
“Namaste Yoga Shala” is a distinctive part of the “Lalon Idor Thalasso Spa & Beauty Center” especially made for yoga retreats. The Shala is a 175-square-meter-long outdoor space taking up to 50 mats, mostly for having yoga retreats outside while admiring the breathtaking view.
“Lalon Idor Spa” is an ultramodern thalassotherapy centre designed in such a way to wake up your senses, relax your spirit and revitalize your body. You can find an indoor heated.
The spa vision is to create an inspiring experience that will enhance your health and total well-being: therefore the spa has created a generous selection of Spa journeys, combining Western and Eastern healing arts and the best of classical Spa and beauty treatments that will invigorate you and help you unwind, depending on your needs and state of mind.
The Greek Cuisine
The restaurant provides options for vegetarian and vegan diets, while special care of any other specific dietary requirements, such as allergies etc. The resort considers nutrition an integral part of any wellness related retreat so they offer our best products, produced either in our own organic gardens or by other local producers.
The Retreat Includes
The package includes:
- 7 night accommodation in Superior room at 5***** Aegialis Hotel & Spa
- Breakfast served on buffet, with organic ingredients from the garden
- Lunch and inner daily, including vegetarian and vegan dishes
- Arrival and departure transfers on Amorgos (port-hotel-port)
- Free use of Spa facilities (sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, indoor heated sea water swimming pool, fitness centre)
- 1 30-minute Swedish massage
- 10% discount on Spa treatments
- Unlimited Internet access
Rooms and Rates
Double and Single rooms are filled with Handmade forged iron beds, classic line furniture and designer linens set the mood. The guests enjoy breath taking views of the Aegiali port and Nikouri Island from the Superior room veranda.
Double Shared Room
Register early as we expect this retreat to fill quickly! A $300 deposit will get your name on the big “I Want To Go To Amorgas” list and officially reserve your spot. It will be deducted from the total amount of the trip cost. The trip has a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 25 people. Soul City Yoga is teaming up with True Nature Travel for registration and travel arrangements. Use the True Nature Link to register.
Getting to Amorgos
We can understand that travelling to Amorgos may sound long and as a drawback. In fact, the very fact that a little bit more of travelling is involved is what makes our island special and so different from other, more popular destinations in Greece, such as Mykonos or Santorini. It is its remoteness that has helped maintain its laid back lifestyle, its pristine nature and its original traditions. It is also what lets the island’s renown positive energy still vibrate.
Having said that, during summer season it is possible to reach Amorgos in less time. Amorgos is directly connected with high speed vessels to Santorini Island on a daily basis, with the journey only taking an hour. Santorini is a very busy airport, receiving many direct international flights, so this is a good option -find a flight to Santorini and then get the ferry to Amorgos. Similarly, Mykonos Island is also connected directly to Amorgos several times a a week during summer time and the trip takes 2 hours.
We would also like to mention the option of the direct ferry from Piraeus (port of Athens) to Amorgos, which covers the route in only 5 hours once a week during summer season. The ferry departs from Piraeus at midnight on Saturday (arriving Amorgos at 5 am on Sunday) and then back to Piraeus, departing from Amorgos Saturday afternoon, arriving Piraeus at 9 pm. True Nature will help in these travel arrangements as needed.