Autumn Yoga Retreat in Greece

19 - 26 SEPTEMBER 2020

From £800 
*depending on the exchange rate at the time of booking.

A wonderful opportunity to extend your summer and enjoy some Autumn sunshine and yoga in Greece on the unspoiled island of Antiparos.  This small, picturesque island in the heart of the Cyclades is renowned for its distinctive beauty and offers a lovely quiet environment to immerse yourself in yoga and meditation and eat delicious local cuisine.  You will return home feeling recharged and rejuvenated.
 
 
 
"I just returned from Antiparos after my 4th yoga retreat with Jeff. As usual it was just the right mix of yoga, meditation and mindful stillness - all practiced with a great group of like minded yogis. Jeff has a very natural ability and his easy playful style of teaching encourages the best out of his students. I loved it and returned home feeling amazing after a week of yoga in Greece".  Julie
 

The Venue 

You  will stay in stunning apartments with comfortable beds, ensuite bathrooms and doors that open out onto a beautiful terrace, just a 5-minute stroll from a  secluded stretch of sandy beach. the island offers over 60km of stunning shoreline and is blessed with crystalline emerald waters, golden sandy beaches and other extraordinary natural wonders such as the famous Cave of Antiparos.
 
The main village of Antiparos with its narrow, cobbled stone alleyways and streets, white-washed houses decorated with thriving pink and purple bougainvilleas and shadowy eucalyptus trees, is also within a 10-minute walking distance. See more details of the accommodation here
The Yoga
 
The long morning practice will be a dynamic, creative, playful and explorative ‘deep slow flow’ asana practice and will include meditation and pranayama.  By emphasizing the breath, mindfulness & skillful action and building up through a range of appropriate options – students, from the less experienced to the more advanced, will discover how to work peacefully at the level appropriate to them.
 
The afternoon session will be a mellower, soothing and nurturing practice, delving into areas such as yin yoga, restoratives, pranayama, chakras, yoga nidra and meditation.  This will totally bliss you out!
We finish in time to watch the sun go down and maybe even indulge a sunset swim.  This is the perfect venue for a yoga retreat in Greece.

Jeff has lots of experience teaching students of all levels. His depth of understanding, playful approach, ability to challenge students to safely explore their edge and his love of pranayama and meditation will give you the perfect opportunity to deepen your practice both physically and internally.

Things To Do
 
There is plenty of free time between yoga sessions to relax on the beach and soak up the sunshine,  explore the island, make new friends, or just take some quiet time for yourself.
 
Massages are available on site and we will have one afternoon off yoga which you can choose to enjoy to yourself or join us for a walk or boat ride.
 
Bikes are available to hire for the week for 25 euros and are a great way to explore the island.

Accommodation 

We will be staying in the stunning Glaros studios apartments.  All are ensuite, open out onto a lovely terrace  with sea views and are  are no more than 100 metres from the sea and a secluded stretch of sandy beach.
There are options of twin and triple sharing apartments and some limited singles.  
 
If  all apartments get fully booked there is also the option to stay in similar standard accommodation a 5 minute cycle ride away. 

 

Food

A light  breakfast of fresh juice, fruit and tea  will be available before morning yoga and a delicious and substantial brunch afterwards.  Tea and snacks will be available in the afternoon.
 
A couple of dinners will be taken at Glaros and the rest we will go out to a variety of local tavernas, guided by our host Susanne who spends her summers on this stunning island.  Dinners out are included in the cost of the retreat.  

Studio for single or couples

Studio for single or couples 

Apartment twin or triple share

What My Students Say

A week away from being taught Yoga asana, meditation, pranayama, chanting and Yoga Nidra by the most amazing and authentic Yoga teacher, next to the sea in the Greek sunshine. Eating delicious food, sharing stories, ice creams, and so much laughter. What is there not to love? Thank you, Jeff, for a fabulous week of yoga in Greece, I loved every minute. As a Yoga teacher myself, it was such a treat to be taught by someone who teaches with such love and passion it radiates outwardly. Five hours on my mat each day being lead through such a wonderful practice was perfect, I loved being the student. Thank you

 Carly

I have done a lot of retreats (over 20!) and your yoga retreat in Greece was honestly right up there... firstly for your top teaching, but also for the lovely place and the great Greek food. The rooms were comfortable and clean, the sea warm and so many beaches easy to reach. 

A particular word on the yoga though: it was challenging but you always gave alternatives so no one found it impossible, plenty to learn even for the more expert. What I really liked was the imagery and the metaphor, quite original to you, which accompanied every pose, made us smile and helped each of us to ‘find our edge’!  
I have rediscovered my shoulders and a sense of deep calm pervades... I’m safely back from Antiparos, feeling a million dollars! Loved it all. 

Nick

I just returned from Antiparos after my 4th yoga retreat with Jeff. As usual it was just the right mix of yoga, meditation and mindful stillness - all practiced with a great group of like minded yogis. Jeff has a very natural ability and his easy playful style of teaching encourages the best out of his students. I love it and returned home feeling amazing. Cant wait for my 5th retreat which will be in Goa!

Julie

Details & Booking

  • PRICES/BOOK
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  • GETTING THERE
  • CANCELLATION POLICY

Antiparos,  Greece
19 - 26 September 2020 

The cost of this retreat is in 2 parts – the deposit payable on booking to Phenix Retreats  covers Jeff’s teaching fee for the week and organization.  Please note the single deposit is more than if sharing as rooms are limited on this retreat and when someone books a single it means we can take 1 less person on the retreat. The balance payable to Bamboo in euros by 19 July 2020 covers  your food and accommodation costs.  Details of how to pay Bamboo will be provided on booking. The total cost of the retreat is the 1st deposit payment plus the 2nd payment for food & accommodation costs.

 

1st payment - deposIt:-

  •  £300 Sharing
  • £400 Single 

2nd payment for Accommodation and food costs:-

Studio  ( ideal for singles or couples)

  • €684  Sharing per person
  • €801  Single 

Studios have 1 room with a double bed  

Apartment  (two or three people sharing)

  •  €684  - 2 people sharing per person
  •  €576  - 3 people sharing per person*

*please note this triple rate is only available if 3 people share, otherwise the twin sharing rate is applicable.  Triple option will work well for a group of 3 friends.

Apartments have 2 rooms, with a double bed in 1 room and 2 singles in another.  We will leave it up to you to decide who takes what bed. (coin toss if necessary).  If you are coming on your own and wish to share we will do our best to pair you with another person coming on their own.

 

 

Included in price:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 2 yoga classes a day (2.5 – 3 hours in morning and 2 hours in afternoon)
  • Early morning breakfast (teas, fresh juice and fruits)
  • After morning yoga – a delicious buffet-style substantial brunch
  • Afternoon tea and snacks
  • Dinner  at local tavernas – the venue’s host Susanne, who spends the summers on this stunning island, will be happy to show you around the village and island and to accompany you to dinner to varies local tavernas. The first and last night of the retreat we will have special dinners at the apartments
  • One free afternoon – or join us for a walk or boat ride!

Not included:

  • Flight tickets/ferry fees – NB September is not high season in Greece, so flights are cheap! Please make sure that you book your flights well in advance.
  • All other costs of transport each way between the airport and the ferry ports – NB taxis can be shared by up to 4 people.
  • Massage Treatments
  • Insurance
  • alcohol  and soft drinks other than water with dinner

Book a Place




To get from Paros to Antiparos, the ferry for Antiparos leaves from Pounta and is easily reached by local bus or taxi, both from Parikia (the port of Paros) or from the airport.  We can arrange a taxi transfer  for €30 from Paros airport to Pounta or you can make your own way there. The ferry from Pounta to Antiparos takes 5 - 10 mins and runs every 30 mins or every hour depending on time of day. Cost is €1.30 in cash.

A direct boat also runs from the port of Paros to Antiparos and takes around 30 minutes.

We can meet you off the ferry in Antiparos and tranfer you to the accommodation.

We’ve chosen September for our retreat which is outside the main tourist season, when flights to Greece are cheaper.

The retreat will begin on Saturday 19 September with a welcome dinner around 8pm and finish on Saturday 26 September with a short morning practice for those whose travel schedules allow.

 

 

Cancellation policy

The deposit is refundable up until 10 weeks before the retreat, after that it can only be refunded  or transferred if the space can be filled. 

Any refunds for the deposit will be less a £100 admin fee. For Bamboo’s cancellation policy see - http://www.bamboo-yoga-retreat.com/terms-and-conditions/

 

Travel Insurance

 It is a condition of this holiday that you purchase travel insurance which includes cancellation insurance. None of us can predict unexpected events in our lives: illness, family emergencies, work conflicts, etc.  By purchasing a comprehensive plan, you will ensure being covered in full should you need to cancel after the said cancellation period. 

Before booking you must read and agree to our full terms and conditions here

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