KARYSTOS GREECE

We want to be healthy, physically and mentally. Which is why holistic yoga and mediation are so important to me. Inspiring impulses for your personal development along with a superb selection of healthy and yummy food.

 

Balance – you also shouldn’t miss out on fun and enjoyment of life. Yoga, meditation and mindset work means especially to live in the moment – which we will be during our retreat. All while experiencing Greece with all our senses.

female focus - Connect to yourself and regain energy

Come join us for our 8 – day retreat in beautiful Karystos, Greece!

The relaxing and healing effects of yoga are well known, so be ready to leave Greece in pure bliss and relaxation.

In cooperation with Villa Kasteli we are organizing a worry free week from 27 August – 03 September 2022. Our ‘care-free-package’ includes all costs (excluding flight to Athens ATH).

You won’t only not have to worry about anything as we are working closely with the locals in Karystos, you will also dive in deeply into the Greek culture and hospitality. Together we will experience Greece far away from the regular tourism.

Who I am and why greece?

My name is Jessica and I fell in love with Greece within the past couple years. Through my newly found Greek family I was able to get to know the country and its people from a different perspective. Greek hospitality is well known, but I immediately felt as if I had been a part of it for years. When I met Maria and Villa Kasteli I knew immediately: This is where my first retreat will take place! We shared a vision and were immediately on the same page on how we thought retreats should be run – individual, personal, professional, with lots of passion, love, and attention to detail. After our first successful retreat in spring 2022 we get to share these experiences with you again. Traveling has been my job for over 10 years. As a flight attendant, I saw the whole world and was able to gather many impressions of diverse people and cultures. As chief flight attendant, I am familiar with group dynamics and I really enjoy bringing special people together and inspiring one another. I want to create a feel-good atmosphere in which everyone can just be. I am happy to be able to bring all ideas and impressions into my retreats and to create the perfect week – at least in my opinion. I love helping friends and family plan their trips, but I’m even more excited to share this dreamy trip with a group of powerful women. I am International Yoga Alliance RYT 200 Registered Hatha Vinyasa Parampara, Pre- and Post Natal RYT 85 and Yin Yoga Instructor. Currently, I am getting certified for my RYT 500 Advanced Teacher Training. My team in Greece consists of experienced and energetic female entrepreneurs that I work with. You’ll be impressed by the positivity and mutual support amongst women (and amongst Greeks in general) that you’ll find. You will go home strengthened and full of new impressions.

AND YOGA?

Together, we will practice in the beautiful yoga shala of Villa Kasteli, regardless of whether you are beginner or advanced and want to deepen your practice, everyone will get their money’s worth. We will work during the classes individually to your needs, level and wishes. Everything is possible, nothing is neccesary! We will discover different flows, try Yin Yoga, do an Aerial Yoga workshop and I will introduce you to ancient and modern meditation and breathing techniques. It’s not going to be an extreme pre-sunrise yoga breath boot camp. It will be an immersion of fun and ease without the pressure of having to do anything. But being able to be anything with the support of one another. We will also have great adventures on our outings. Hikes, beaches, waterfalls, castle ruins and viewpoints are on our program. We eat together, share our dreams and travel stories. I want you to go home inspired and full of experiences after the week. And of course a bunch of new friends. 

Bonus

When traveling, it often takes the relaxation out of being able to just enjoy the moment, because you feel the pressure of having to take pictures. The dichotomy of being in the moment or having memories of exactly these moments. That’s why Samycreative will be doing that for us. You will be able to enjoy our retreat carefree without missing out on beautiful souvenir pictures. She will accompany us throughout the week and document our retreat. I want to create the space to be able to put everything (your phone) aside, to think of nothing – except for yourself, your soul and the positive energy that we exchange and absorb with each other. Samy is not only talented, but also fits our vision perfectly in terms of style and character: love of detail, power woman, boss girl, free spirit and globetrotter. Her warm and positive charisma makes you feel comfortable with her. In fact, she is just one of us. A good friend capturing you the way she sees you. At the end of the retreat you will receive all the pictures that our Samy takes of our experiences. A new profile picture is guaranteed ;).

LOCATION

Only an hour from Athens you find Karystos, the next larger town. From there it is about 15 minutes to the small mountain village Mekounida – with the beautiful Villa Kasteli, where we will be staying. Lovingly furnished and with a stunning botanical garden, which offers flora and fauna all year round. There is a private pool with an adjoining natural stone pergola and a spacious fitness room aka yoga shala. The villa is only for us during the retreat and we are allowed to use everything as we wish. There are numerous spots to discover on the premises. From the covered terrace we have a breathtaking panoramic view of mountains, the Aegean Sea and a Venetian castle ruin. Here you can enjoy dinner with a wonderful view of the valley of Karystos. The double rooms each have their own renovated bathroom with shower and toilet. Hand and beach towels are provided. The room can of course be shared with a friend, but if you’re traveling alone, don’t worry, I’ve only had good experiences with it myself and it’s particularly important to me that you feel the same way. We’ll do our best to match you with someone we know you get along with based on your registration forms! We end up spending most of our time together and outside anyway and by the end of the week we are all besties anyway. We also get our money’s worth in culinary terms. Greek locally made yoghurt, porridge with superfood toppings and eggs for breakfast and our private chef will whip up healthy, delicious Instagram style dishes for us every day. Everything regional and seasonal. Surrounded by olive, pomegranate and fig trees, the small village of Mekounida where Villa Kasteli is located just feels quaint and authentic. You cannot describe the special atmosphere until you’ve experienced it yourself. As one of our last retreat guests said “Whenever we come back from an outing where we’ve seen so many beautiful things, I think it’s still most beautiful back at home – here at Villa Kasteli”. 

DETAILs

The week takes place from August 27th to September 3rd, 2022. Enjoy Greece during high season far away from mass tourism spots.

The costs are 1749 euros (Early bird until June 15th 1690 euros) per person in a double room and include an all-round carefree package. If you are a repeat guest, shoot us a message for your loyalty discount

The carefree package includes all yoga classes, workshops, photos, transfer, all meals and drinks and much more (See exact list below). 

Through the cooperation with Villa Kasteli we have a direct connection to the local providers and can work without intermediary prices. Nevertheless, not only the support of local entrepreneurs is important to us, but also fair payment for all services. Grab your spot now, because places are limited.

ONE RETREAT DAY WITH US

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

08:00 Wake up with coffee or tea

08:30 Yoga Practice

10:30 Breakfast

12:00 Activity / Beach / Hike

14:00 Lunch

15:00 Free Time / Massage / Workshop

17:30 Meditation / Soft Yoga / Yin Yoga

20:00 Dinner



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F.A.Q.

WHY WOMEN ONLY?

Men, I love you (I even married one of you ;).

I used to go to an all-girls school and unfortunately have had also bad experiences in the past when women were among themselves. So, I find it all the more important to support each other and to celebrate each other. Far from envy or resentment. We want to take a week to connect like-minded women and strengthen our self-confidence.

 

Will I have time to myself?

This will be your retreat and I want you to make it what you want it to be! There is so much to do and experience and we’re going to have a pretty busy schedule. Of course we will build in enough relaxation moments for massages, beach and pool.

Whenever you need a break or want to do your own thing, that’s totally fine just give us a heads up!

can i set up a payment plan?

Of course, we will find a solution, message me at contact@hearonyoga.com!

 

Is there a discount?

Yes for our Repeat Guests who have done a retreat with us before, we have a special discount. Just let us know!

How much money will I need to bring?

That depends on your personal preferences. You can plan money for souvenirs or shopping. Drinks (coffee, tea, fusion water) are included and also wine with dinner. However, additional alcoholic beverages must be paid for. If you want other extras, such as Cappuccino Freddo for breakfast, it can all be organised, delivered or bought from the supermarket, but you have to pay for it yourself.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE A PRIVATE ROOM?

Technically that’s possible, though due to the limited nature of accommodation, it’s a specialized offer. Contact us for more details.

WHAT TRAVEL INSURANCE DO YOU RECOMMEND?

Yes, we recommend that every participant get travel cancellation insurance. International travel insurance is mandatory and will reimburse you in the case of flight delay, medical issues, and more. If you need help with this, feel free to contact me.

IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT?

Each participant must be over 18.

WHAT ABOUT ENTRY AND 'COVID' REGULATIONS?

For residents of the European Union, an identity card is sufficient. We are closely monitoring the current situation and will update you with any changes after registration. Here you will find all current information on entering Greece and current ‘COVID’ regulations.

Should the entry requirements for Greece change due to ‘COVID’ and the retreat cannot take place, it will be made up for within 12 months in consultation with all participants. That’s why we strongly recommend travel cancellation insurance (this now also includes the Corona protection letter). I can recommend a friend of mine who compares providers without obligation. Of course you can also take out insurance somewhere else.

I WANT TO EXTEND MY TRIP, DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS?

Naturally! Me and especially the local team know the coolest spots in Greece — just send me a message.

 

HOW DO REFUNDS/CANCELLATIONS WORK?

You can cancel at any time before the retreat. The reimbursement will be calculated as a percentage of the course fee as follows after we receive the written cancellation notice:

Up to 90 days before the start of the course: 100% of the purchase price

89 days to 60 days before the start of the course: 70% of the purchase price

59 days to 30 days before the start of the course: 40% of the purchase price

29 days to 0 days before the start of the course: 0% of the purchase price

The cancellation conditions are based on the cost of the accommodation, services, etc., so we recommend travel cancellation insurance.

If the entry requirements for Greece change due to ‘COVID’ and the retreat cannot take place, it will be made up within 12 months in consultation with all participants or the full amount will be refunded.

If you are unable to participate due to illness, I recommend that you get a travel cancellation insurance beforehand.

IS THERE A WAITLIST?

There will be a waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis in case spaces open up. If the retreat is full and you’re still interested, email us at contact@hearonyoga.com  to be added to the waiting list. 

 

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE?

Yes, departure is not guaranteed if the minimum number of participants is not reached 30 days in advance. In this case, your deposit will also be fully refunded. So don’t book your flight too early.

Should the entry requirements for Greece change due to ‘COVID’ and the retreat cannot take place, it will be made up for within 12 months in consultation with all participants.

You find the General Terms and Conditions (AGBs) here.

I still have questions, can I contact you?

Of course, message us at contact@hearonyoga.com!

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