Yoga Retreat – a celebration of experiences and emotions

Are you ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery through yoga, on the edge of the Dodecanese: Kos island – a celebration of experiences and emotions -healing for the soul and body
Increase your flexibility, understanding, knowledge, confidence and skills by training under a highly-experienced specialist in the seductive “The Small Village” Hotel located in one of the most beautiful places of the island!
In Kos you will find tall palm trees, endless sandy beaches and historical sights from different times and seasons: ancient Greek, Venetian and Ottoman in a harmonious coexistence. The island where Hippocrates practiced medical examination and treatments , the most important physician in ancient Greece, attracts thousands of people every summer.
Meropi, Nymphaea, Karys or  Kos -any of the names given though the centuries  you choose -this exotic Aegean island will be written in indelible letters on your holiday calendar

Highlights

  • 5 days of yoga classes

Twice daily yoga and meditation classes (90-120 minutes)

  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Healthy and nutritious traditional Greek meals throughout the week
  • Free access to our  Herbal tea bar
  • Optional Tours / activities

Skill level
• Beginner
• Intermediate

The following meals are included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
The menu is Mediterranean, and the majority of ingredients is organic, grown at the hotel’s farms within the complex
The following dietary requirement(s) are served :
• Vegetarian
• Vegan
• Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it’s a good idea to communicate it to the organizer when making a reservation

Daily Schedule:
• 07:30-09:00 Morning practice
• 09:30-10:30 Breakfast
• 18:30-19:30 Afternoon practice with views of the sunset
• 20:00-22:00 Dinner

The daily schedule may change according to the needs of the group.

Yoga & Meditation in “Ancient House –Hippocrates Garden”
The unique atmosphere and high energy of”Hippocrates Garden” make this a special and unforgettable experience.

Yoga Styles

Hatha Yoga

The word Hatha symbolizes the union of opposites: Ha, the sun element, and Tha, the moon side.  This word also refers to the physical practice component of raja yoga or royal yoga. In practicing traditional postures, we will focus on finding healthy alignment & balance.  And, importantly, a reverence & respect for ourselves.  Morning practices will be an exploration of how we can settle the busy mind while caring for our physical bodies, and how calming the mind has an equally healing effect on the body.  Practicing yoga postures can open the body, mind, emotions, & perspective, so this practice will be helping to invite a sense of safety & relaxation so we can take a mindful approach to getting to know body & mind.

 Hatha Yoga and Meditation

Based on a thorough knowledge of body and mind, the yogis have developed the hatha yoga system to achieve physical health and wellbeing.

Hatha yoga is the practical part of yoga as distinct from yoga philosophy. Above all, hatha yoga serves as a preparation for meditation.

Meditation

To be able to meditate, means in the beginning that you let go of mental tension and worries. In our teaching, we move through the different levels of the mind, reaching what we can call real meditation. This is fundamentally different from trance, ‘positive thinking’ or hypnosis (often called ‘healing’ or ‘mental training’), where you manipulate the mind and limit it to your own or other’s conceptions. Real meditation is founded on clarity, expanded awareness and increased energy.

Nada Yoga

Nada Yoga is about sounds. It is the knowledge of the quality of sounds and the way they affect people. There are coarse sounds and fine sounds. The very finest sounds we hear within.

 

Things to do (optional) the rest of the day

• One day trip to volcanic island of Nisyros
• Full-day lazy sail in Kalymnos and Pserimos islands
• Visit the unique replica of an Ancient Greek Settlement– one of the most famous places of interest: “Hippocrates Garden”, where you can experience a journey back to 5th century b.C.
• Wine Tour
• Asklepion & Island Tour
• Therma Natural Spa beach

What’s included
• 7 nights’ accommodation
• All yoga classes ( 5 days)
Twice daily yoga and meditation classes (90-120 minutes)
• Breakfast & Dinner
Healthy and nutritious traditional Greek meals throughout the week
• Free access to our  Herbal tea bar

What’s not included
All Optional trips
Stay over Tax

Cancellation Policy
• A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
• The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
• The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival

8 days / 7 nights Offer 

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Price per person in Apartment for 2 persons = 554 euro
Price per person in Apartment for 3 persons=489 euro
Price per person in a Maisonette for 4 persons = 534 euro
Price per person in a Maisonette for 5 persons = 498  euro