One week of Yoga in the beautiful island of Lefkada
19-26 September 2020
What is included
7 nights accommodation in Antigoni Villa in Vlycho bay
Breakfast, lunch and light dinner snack
2 Yoga asana classes per day including pranayama and meditation techniques
Yoga concepts and philosophy discussion and activities (Pratipaksha Bhavana, Anitya Bhavana, Yogic diet, Karma Yoga, excerpts from the Yoga Sutras and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika)
Guided hike on mountainous Lefkada
Guided or self guided electric bicycle tour
Transportation from and to Aktio airport or alternative location on the island
Transportation throughout the retreat (for retreat activities)
Yoga related books that you can borrow during your stay
Daily schedule example
07:30 - 08:00 Kriyas - cleansing techniques (optional)
08:00 - 09:15 Morning Yoga Asana class
09:30 - 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 13:00 Morning activity or free time
13:00 - 17:00 Lunch and relaxation, free time
17:00 - 19:00 Afternoon activity
19:00 - 20:00 Evening Yoga Asana class
20:00-20:30 Dinner snack
21:00 Optional free time in town
The hike included is on one of the highest and most beautiful paths of mountainous Lefkada. We will begin climbing up through woods and rocky mountain sides. There will be several stops to enjoy the breathtaking views and take a look at the map to find an orientation on where we are in relation to some of the island most recognizable natural landmarks. Of course if you are not a person that enjoys hiking you are more than welcome to spend this time in the beautiful square of the nearby village or even at the comfort of our villa.
You will have the chance to travel a carefully selected itinerary on quiet and spectacular routes on a pedal assisted e-mountain bikes which make climbing up hills very easy and fun! Our e-bikes are top of the range and the tour will either be guided or self-guided. In the second case you will be provided with the GPS track to follow from your smartphone, booklet with info on where to stop for coffee or to enjoy the best views and obviously our full support in case of need.
The Boat Trip
This will be a day long tour on a chartered boat. We will visit some wonderful beaches in the islands neighboring Lefkada and enjoy a meal prepared by the crew. This is an unmissable experience to have when visiting Lefkada, famous for its crystal clear sea waters. The boat trip itinerary might undergo some changes due to the local weather conditions.
What is not included
Flight ticket to Lefkada
Accommodation and Rates
The villa is located outside Vlycho bay on the south part of the island, on the hilltop of Dessimi, 160m (525ft) from the sea. It is 3km (2 miles) from Nidri and 35km (22 miles) from the airport at Aktion. The beach of Dessimi is 880m away. It is a pleasant route, while part of the road is unpaved, covered by the shade of perennial trees.
There are 3 types of rooms in the Villa
Triple room with 3 single beds and en-suite bathroom - 630€ p.p
Twin room with 2 single beds and en-suite bathroom - 780€ p.p
Double room with 1 double bed and and en-suite bathroom - 950€ for single occupancy/780 p.p for double occupancy
This is a launching offer and the retreat fee is offered at very convenient prices.
Food is the fuel we put in our body and for our body to function at its best it needs the right fuel. For this week we will prepare for you healthy meals based on seasonal, fresh and local ingredients. These are 3 characteristics that according to Yoga and Ayurveda our food should have. You will have the chance to try traditional vegetarian and/or vegan Greek recipes as well as typical Mediterranean snacks and desserts. Should you wish to do so, you are more than welcome to experience Greek non-vegetarian cuisine at local taverns in the evenings and we will be happy to provide recommendations on where to go and what to taste.