6 Day Integral Yoga Retreat
(Corfu, GREECE)

6 Jours Retraite de Yoga Intégral
(lire en français)


23 - 28 SEPTEMBER


​6 days / 5 nights

from € 786


​Yoga instructions in : English
Organizer speaks : French, German, Greek, Spanish
Maximum participants : 10
Airport transfer included : Corfu International Airport (CFU)


The House by the Lake
Halikounas
490 84 Corfu
GREECE

INTRODUCTION

Take the opportunity to get recharged with the power of the Corfiot Energy.

A retreat based on Integral Yoga, a tantric system which includes around 5 hours of yoga practices daily, in a hidden house set amidst lush vegetation, only 1 km from the beach. The practices aim to introduce and bring you deeper into the ancient techniques of Yoga. A spiritual journey for awareness and equilibrium that will accompany you during this yoga vacation and beyond!


Led by Nireas -a very experienced yoga teacher- you will practice for two hours, twice a day, dynamic and static postures (Asanas) to strengthen body and mind, breathing exercises (Pranayama) to channelize the energy and meditation techniques (Pratyahara) to guide you to the path of awareness.


The retreat place, situated in a yard of Mediterranean and citrus trees, is located in one of the most beautiful settings in the south-west of Corfu, just 800 meters from the Korissia lake (the largest lake on the island and a "Natura 2000" protected area) and only 1 kilometre from the beach.


You will be spoiled by the peaceful environment and with every breath you take, you will absorb the atmosphere of the surrounding nature and sea.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Daily meditation session
  • 2 hour yoga sessions, twice a day
  • Understanding the power of Kumbhaka
  • Use of Bandhas, Mudras, and Kriyas to sublimate the energy
  • Morning Kriyas to purify the internal body
  • 2 home-made vegetarian meals daily
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Airport transport


ACCOMMODATION

"The House by the Lake"


A place of peace and tranquillity to enjoy your yoga holiday!

The "House by the Lake" is located within a magnificent environment, 28 kilometres south-west of Kerkyra town (the capital of Corfu), 800 meters from Korissia Lake and 1 kilometre away from the Halikounas beach.


Although it is only 1 kilometre from the beach, the venue is set amidst lush vegetation combining Mediterranean and citrus trees. It offers peace and tranquillity; essential ingredients to relax and enjoy your yoga holiday away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.


The 100 square meter house is built on a ​​4-acre land providing total privacy. It consists of 3 bedrooms, a living-dining room, a fully equipped kitchen, an indoor bathroom, an extra outdoor shower and a large perimetrical veranda to share. Should you need extra privacy, small bungalows are also available within walking distance from the house at extra cost or allow you to bring your own tent in the housing field under the trees. Please contact Nireas for more information.


The area is ideal for both adventure lovers and serenity seekers. It is suitable for sports activities, such as kite surfing and horse riding, as well as hiking, nature exploring and meditation within the forest.


PROGRAM

This retreat gives you a full six-day immersion into Integral Yoga, including daily purification actions called Kriyas or Shatkarmas. You will receive guidance from Nireas, into ancient Tantric techniques.

There will be around five hours of practical classes each day. The two-hour yoga classes twice a day will include Asanas (yoga poses), Pranayamas (breathing techniques), Kriyas (purification techniques), and Yoga Nidra (deep meditations). This retreat will include full instructions on practices as well as question and answer sessions in the evening (Satsang) to deepen your understanding and knowledge of traditional yoga.


The detox consists of daily Shatkarmas and an optional short intestine cleansing, known as Laghoo Shanka Prakshalana on the last day of the retreat.


Between the two yoga sessions, there is ample time to enjoy and discover the beach and the wonderful local neighbouring, or surrender to a private Shamanic Healing session. If interested, there is the possibility to organize excursions to discover the magnificent treasures of the island (such as Kanoni and Pontikonisi, Achillion Palace, Old Fortress, etc.).


The benefits of this six-day experience is to completely purify internally, strengthen the physical body, feel the sublimation of energy (Kundalini), discover and overcome fears, obsessions, or past traumas, as well as reach a completely relaxed and meditative state of mind.


SCHEDULE

  • 07:00 - 07:30 Morning Kriyas
  • 07:30 - 07:45 Light breakfast (coffee, tea, fruit)
  • 08:00 - 10:00 Yoga class (Asana, Kumbhaka, Bandhas, Mudras)
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Brunch
  • 12:00 - 16:30 Free time, beach, or excursion
  • 17:00 - 19:00 Yoga class (Asana, Pranayama, and Yoga Nidra)
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 - 21:00 Satsang

Should participants be interested, some Beach Yoga sessions could take place as the beach is walking distance from the house.


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Nireas

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

Find more about Nireas here

RETREAT LOCATION

Korissia Lake and Halikouna Βeach


In just 800 meters from the retreat place (an approximately 10-minute walk away) lies the lagoon of Korissia; an area where several species of rare birds make their stop there during their journey. The beach is sandy, reminiscent of a desert as there are dunes and cacti and is the largest in Corfu. The landscape is wild, unspoiled and there is no other like it in the rest of Corfu. A narrow strip of land separates the lake from the Ionian Sea, creating two stunning sandy beaches, Halikounas and Isos Beach.


The 4 km long golden beach of Halikouna, is one of the most favourite in Corfu, with endless sand and stunning scenery; long enough to satisfy both the "lonely guys" and the "party animals". The northern part of the beach is quiet and connected to nature. The southern part within walking distance, there are taverns with great sea view, beach-bars with music, sun loungers, and showers, as well as an organized kite surfing school. Last but not least you will find an equestrian club in the area, giving you a unique opportunity to arrange a horse ride on the beach and on the trails in the area.


The area is protected by the Natura 2000, covering an area of ​​6,000 acres; an attraction for 126 species of birds, including cormorants, flamingos, ducks and thousands of butterflies. Next to the lake lies a unique cedar forest area, ideal for walking & exploring nature, as well as a large number of sand dunes exceeding 15 meters in height. The small reed beds, the white lilies and the 14 different species of orchid on the sand complement the beautiful view of the lagoon.


USEFUL TIPS

  • Enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets of the island
  • There are no lifeguards on the beach. Days of high winds it is advised to visit other beaches
  • If you prefer the "NON-organized" side of the beach, think to equip yourself with an umbrella and water
  • Mobile network coverage is available all over the beach
  • Avoid parking in the dunes, unless you have a jeep

FOOD

Brunch and dinner (vegetarian)


You will be served homemade vegetarian brunch and dinner. Meals are cooked using local ingredients.


There is the possibility to adapt to your special diet (please, contact Nireas before arrival).


THINGS TO DO (optional)

What to do during free time:

  • Chill out in the garden
  • Hiking in the cedar forest
  • Go to the beach
  • Excursion to local sites
  • Water sport activities
  • Hors riding
  • Massage in your room by a professional
  • Shamanic Healing session


THINGS TO DO WITH EXTRA PAYMENT (optional)

  • Massage and Healing by professionals:
    Theta healing (60 EUR)
    Bowen (60 EUR)
    Therapeutic massage (80 EUR for 60 minutes)
    Sports massage (70 EUR for 60 minutes)
    Relaxation massage (60 EUR for 60 minutes)
    Craniosacral Therapy (60 EUR)
    Riki (60 EUR)
  • Kite surfing (practising / learning)
  • Horse riding


WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Airport transport
  • 2-hour yoga session, twice a day
  • Meditation session daily
  • Morning Kriyas
  • Laghoo Shankapraksalana (optional)
  • Shamanic healing (optional)
  • Excursions (optional)
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Vegetarian brunch and dinner

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS (Suggestions)

If interested, there is a possibility to organize excursions to discover the magnificent treasures of the island, such as:

  • Kerkyra (the old town)
  • Old Fortress Kanoni and Pontikonisi (the Mouse Island)
  • Achillion Palace
  • Paleokastritsa Beach and Angelokastro Castle


WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Restaurants
  • Taxis, Bus tickets
  • Museum tickets

HOW TO GET THERE

Recommended Airports : Corfu International Airport (CFU)


Pick-up service


Should there be a simultaneous or group arrival of minimum three participants from Corfu International Airport, there's the possibility to organize a free of charge pick-up or drop-in service. Alternatively a taxi service can be organised at extra cost. Please contact Nireas.


Arrival by airplane

Besides Corfu International Airport (CFU) other Airports can also be used to arrive at the retreat, combining buses, ferries and/or taxis, such as Thessaloniki International Airport (SKG) and Zakynthos International Airport (ZTH).


Rent a car


By renting a car from the Airport of your arrival you will reach the retreat place much faster and you will always be independent.


AVAILABILITY / FEES

6 days / 5 nights


SEPTEMBER 23 - 28, 2020 : twin rooms - shared bathroom : € 786  per person

Should you need extra privacy, small bungalows are also available within walking distance from the house at extra cost or allow you to bring your own tent in the housing field under the trees. Please contact Nireas for more information.

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 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid before departure.


Om Shanti

Nireas


Info/Reservation :

+33 (0) 7 68 28 78 08