We're thrilled to announce that we are having a yoga and meditation retreat in a picturesque small greek island with Hart Lazer. It's a rare opportunity to learn and deepen your practice with master teacher, Hart in a small group without the distractions of regular and daily routines. 5-star hotel, Aegialis Hotel & Spa offers a relaxed ambience and great foods that you can enjoy in your free time in this week-long vacation.
25-31 August, 2019 Sunday-Saturday
25 August Sunday
26 - 30 August
Monday - Friday
8:30 - 12:30 pm
8 - 10 am
According to mythology, Amorgos was the island where Ulysses, returning to Ithaki, was attracted like a magnet by Goddess Kirki and stayed for many years.
Amorgos is a remarkably unspoiled island at the south-eastern edge of the Cyclades group, where traditional customs are still inextricably interwoven into a landscape as rich in beauty as in its history. Originally inhabited by seafarers from Asia Minor in the 4th Century BC, the island now cradles a people who enjoy a lifestyle that has been shaped by a varied and dramatic past. This is a place that appears untouched by time, but where the inhabitants quietly preserve one of the best kept secrets of the Aegean.
There are two ports on the island: Katapola and Aegiali, where ferries, catamaran and hydrofoils call, connecting Amorgos to other islands and the mainland.
There are several beaches along the coast line. In Aegiali, the beach is long and sandy, starting from the edge of the fishing village Ormos. “Levroso”, “Psili Ammos” and “Hohlakas” are a 15 min. walk from the port, while they can also be reached by small boat on a regular schedule.
In front of Aegiali bay, at the small uninhabited island of Nikouria, there are two nice sandy beaches, where small boats cross people for swimming from the bay of “Agios Pavlos”. On this island, there was a mint in antiquity, making the coins of the three ancient cities, Minoa, Arkesini and Aegiali. Each City State had its own currency, most of the coins depicting herbs and the head of Hippocrates.
On the other, steep side of Amorgos, below the Byzantine Monastery of Panagia Chozoviotissa, lies the beach of Agia Anna, famous for the clear blue and turquoise waters. Here is the location where the famous movie “The Big Blue” was filmed, making Amorgos known around the world. Continuing south, at the same side of the island, “Mouros “ beach is very popular for the clear waters, the dark thick sand and the two caves where one can swim in. In Arkesini, “Kalotaritissa”, “Kato Kambos” and “Paradisia” beaches are found at the South end of Amorgos.
About the hotel
During the retreat, we will stay in the beautiful Aegialis Hotel & Spa, situated in the northern part of Amorgos, nestled on the cliffs, overlooking the bay of Aegiali. Conveniently located near the bay and within walking distance of sandy beaches. You won’t get tired of the stunning view and the amazing sunsets.
Every room has simple, elegant decor and boasts views of the sea. The hundreds of reviews comment that the staff is incredibly friendly, welcoming, and super helpful and most guests leave feeling like they have made new friends. Their chefs provide healthy, gourmet meals that incorporate fresh organic produce from their garden. They offer full services, from spa to gym to pool. Come and enjoy an authentic Greek experience.
The hotel was awarded by CNN for being one of the top five yoga destinations in Greece. All the yoga shalas are fully equipped and overlooking the Aegean sea.
What is included:
✔️ 6 nights accommodation in a Superior Double room with private balcony and sea view at the Aegialis hotel and spa (5-star hotel in Amorgos)
✔️ Daily yoga and meditation practice taught by Hart Lazer
✔️ Free use of yoga shalas and props (mats, blocks, belts, bolsters)
✔️ Breakfast buffet daily, with organic ingredients from their own garden. Fresh orange juice
✔️ Daily dinner, including vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free dishes
✔️ 3 Days Lunch, including vegetarian and vegan dishes
✔️ One guided hiking tour to Aegiali Villages.
✔️ Half day guided island tour (bus)
✔️ Arrival and departure transfers on Amorgos/ Aegiali Port (port-hotel-port)
✔️ Free use of Lalon Idor Spa facilities (sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, indoor heated seawater swimming pool, fitness centre)
✔️ One 30-minute Swedish massage
✔️ 10% discount on Spa treatments
✔️ Unlimited Internet Access
- Shared Occupancy $2200
- Single Occupancy $2850
A non-refundable deposit of $500 is due upon booking to hold your room, deposit is used toward total cost.
Full payment (price depends on room) due before 25th May 2019
No refunds given but you may transfer your spot at the retreat to a friend
What is not included
✗ Flight to/from Athens, Greece (ATH)
✗ Transfer to/from the airport to Piraeus port, Athens
✗ Ferry to/from Amorgos island
✗ Additional excursions, activities
✗ Additional meals and drinks
About Hart Lazer
Hart Lazer, ERYT-500, is co-owner of United Yoga Montreal and internationally recognized as a teacher of yoga teachers. Systematic, profound, thorough, sensitive and challenging, he is a master at teaching the mechanics of asana, having studied closely with Iyengar teacher Ramanand Patel for many years and undertaken a serious study of Ashtanga yoga. Hart Lazer offers his students the experience gained from his unique life story, from boyhood in a Jewish rabbinical school through a career in counseling and over 25 years as a yoga teacher and practitioner. In recent years Hart has explored the effects of Buddhism, yoga and trauma on the body and has developed a multi-dimensional approach to working with human difficulties.
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