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Yoga Retreat

​​5 Days Tantra Yoga

Discovering Shakti and Shiva within

August 16 - 21 - Marathopoli (Greece)

​with Natassa & Nireas

Tantra Retreat in Greece with Nireas

5 Days Tantra Yoga

Discovering Shakti and Shiva within

 

in Marathopoli (Peloponnese, Greece)

August 16-21

with Natassa & Nireas

 

The Retreat

 

Not acquisition of Siddhis (psychic powers), nor black magic, nor licentious living, nor occult sex. Whether you are a sensualist or a spiritualist, an atheist or theist, whether strong or weak, rich or poor, straight or gay — Tantra says — there is a path for you which you have to discover. Experience five days of pure Tantra Yoga: Asanas, Pranayama, Kriyas, Bandhas, and meditation. Come and discover your Path!

Highlights

  • Airport transfers

  • 2 yoga classes per day

  • Daily Meditation sessions (Yoga Nidra, Bahirova, Tattwa Shudhi)

  • Daily excursions to different sights, castles, beaches, and waterfalls

  • 2 homemade delicious vegetarian meals daily

  • 4 nights accommodation

 

Program

During these five days, you will be guided by two master yoga teachers into the ancient tantric techniques. You will be given full instructions on practices as well as question and answer sessions in the evening (Satsang) to deepen your understanding and knowledge of Tantra  Yoga.

 

The day will start with purification of the internal body called Shatkarmas or Kriyas. It will follow a two-hour practice of Asanas (postures) in a dynamic manner to awake your body and keep it fit , and in a static manner to build up physical and mental strength.

 

You will practice and master the techniques of Kumbhaka (retention of the breath), Kriyas and Bandhas (activating energy locks), and Pranayama (breathing exercises), in order to feel and guide the Kundalini Shakti towards the Shiva consciousness. Additionally, in the two-hour evening class, you will be led into the meditation techniques of Yoga Nidra, Nada Yoga, Tattwa Shuddhi, Bhairova, and Nadabrahma.

 

Between the two yoga sessions, there is ample time to enjoy the amazing rocky beach of Marathopoli and the wonderful local neighbouring, or surrender to a private Shamanic Healing session.

 

There will be daily organized excursions visiting the magnificent treasures around the area (such as Voidokoilia beach, Polilimnio waterfalls, Lagoon of Gialova, the archeological site of Nestor's palace, Methoni castle, and the ancient theatre of Messini).

 

On Friday 16, on the starting day and the day of the full moon, it will be a welcome opening ceremony dedicated to the Full Moon (Shakti energy). This event will include a full moon meditation, Havan (a fire ritual) and chanting mantras.

 

The benefits of this five-day experience is to strengthen and stretch the body, to discover and feel the Shakti within and to reach a completely relaxed and meditative state of mind in the most amazing places, south Greece has to offer.

 

Tantra is the combination of two Sanskrit words: TANoti or expansion and TRAyati or liberation, hence Tantra is the method to expand the mind and liberate the dormant potential energy.  The aspects of Shakti and Shiva (energy and consciousness) are not abstractions. Shakti represents the supplest manifestation of energy, lined coiled like a serpent at the Muladhara Chakra and is known as Kundalini, whereas Shiva or consciousness, is located at the Sahasrara Chakra, the highest evolutionary center in man.

Schedule

07:00 - 07:30 Morning Kriyas

08:00 - 10:00 Yoga class (asana, kumbhaka, yoga nidra)

10:00 - 11:00 Brunch

11:30 - 16:00 Organized excursions and relax time

16:00 - 17:00 Free time

17:00 - 19:00 Yoga class (asana, pranayama, meditation)

19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

20:30 - 21:00 Satsang

Instructors

 

Natassa

 

Yoga came to Natassas life when she asked from universe help to heal her life.

Natassa started her spiritual journey when she was 17 with reiki and different kinds of meditations. Till 7 years ago that yoga came in to her life. Studying different methods  of yoga (Hatha, Raja, Ashtanga and Kundalini) she realized that her true nature was in Kriya yoga.
Natassa believes that you never know when and how enlightment will come to you and that's why she uses in her lessons not only  Kriya but additions from other styles also.

Nireas

 

 

 

 



Yoga conquered Nireas after a journey of self-awareness in India.

Born in Greece, he left the country at his 17 to study IT in Germany. Very soon (he was 21) he discovered his love and ability to teach; from modern latin dances to Greek as a foreign language and computer applications, Nireas was travelling, learning and sharing knowledge.

It was only in 2011 when he quit his job in Cyprus as a 3D-product Designer and –following a friend’s advise– he discovered India and the ancient science of Yoga. From that moment he became conscious of what he wanted to do; nothing but practising, learning and spreading the knowledge of yoga.

After having collected self-experience(*) by attending yoga, and meditation courses and TTC’s (Yoga Teacher Training Courses), Integral Yoga captivated his interest and attention because of the way it combines self-development with spiritual upliftment.

Nireas is a highly sought after instructor and has taught numerous courses, workshops ans TTC's in India, Greece, France, UK. He speaks fluent English, French, German, Spanish and Greek.

(*)
(2018) 900 hours TTC, The Yoga Institute, Mumbai
(2015) 4 months Yogic Studies, Bihar School of Yoga, Munger
(2013) 6 months Yoga and meditation throughout India
(2011) 200 hours TTC, Association for Yoga and Meditation, Rishikesh
(2011) 4 weeks Hatha Yoga, Sivananda Ashram, Kerala

 

Accommodation

 

Skiaxtro Eco Farm is evolving upon the vision of Alexandra (the owner) to be a place that people create with materials and emotions. It hosts social events and gatherings, parties, speeches, artistic activities, and every other occasion that respects nature.

Equipped with 2 tentipi / canvas tents Skiaxtro Eco Farm can accommodate groups up to 12 people. People who want to participate to a retreat but prefer to stay in their own private tent are also welcome; the is enough space.

The wooden Yoga deck (72 sq.m.) is suitable to accommodate up to 20 yoga practitioners under the shade from the trees.
 
Vegan food is provided or feel free to collecting fresh vegetables from our garden and prepare your own dish.

Skiaxtro is located only 180 meters to the sea, 500 meters to the village of Marathopoli, at the western coast of Messinia, Peloponnese. Reach the Eco Farm from Kalamata international airport in 45 minutes or from Athens airport in 3 hours driving time. Many sights and beaches are located within 30 minutes.

 

Food

 

You will be served homemade brunch and dinner. Meals are cooked using local ingredients. Nireas Yoga can accommodate these dietary need:

 

  • Vegan

  • Vegetarian

  • Possibility to adapt to your special diet (please, contact Nireas Yoga before arrival)

What's included

  • Airport Transfer from/to Kalamata International Airport (KLX)

  • Around 5 hours yoga program per day

  • 2 yoga classes daily

  • Daily meditation classes

  • Shamanic healing (optional - one free private session per person)

  • Excursions around the area

  • 4 nights accommodation

  • Brunch and dinner buffet (vegetarian)

  • Mats (optional)

Included excursions

  • Visit to Methoni castle

  • Visit to the famous "voidokoilia" beach

  • Visit to the ancient palace of King Nestor

  • Visit to "Polilimnio" waterfalls

  • Visit to the beautiful town of Pylos and the castle

  • Visit to the lagoon of Gialova

 

What's not included

  • Flights

  • Tickets for archaeological sites

 

How to get there

 

Arrival by bus from Kalamata International Airport (KLX)

 

included in the price / free of chargeI

 

Arrival by bus from Athens International Airport (ATH) to Pyrgos

 

From Athens International Airport (ATH), take the express bus X93 to Athens Main Bus Station (KTEL-Kifissos), roughly costs 6 EUR

From KTEL-Kifissos take the Express Bus to Gargaliani (KTEL-Messinias), which costs 22€ - 30€ one way (around 4 hours trip). Ask the bus driver, if possible to let you out at Marathopoli (5 minuts walk from Skiaxtro Eco Farm), if not Nireas Yoga will be more than glad to pick you up from Gargaliani Station.

Prices per person

 

  • Share Tent for 6 people (Tentipi / canvas tents to share with max 6 people) : € 590

  • Bring your own tent (your own tent for 1 person) : € 590

  • Bring your own tent (your own tent for 2 persons) : € 1.130

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 14 days before the arrival date.

The rest of the payment should be paid on departure.

 

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