5 Days Yoga Retreat in Kyparissia
(Peloponnese, GREECE)

5 JOURS RETRAITE DE YOGA à KYPARISSIA (lire en français)


3 - 7 September 2020

5 days / 4 nights

From € 508

Apollo Resort Art Hotel
Farmaka
24500 Kyparissia
GREECE

INTRODUCTION

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

A retreat based on Integral Yoga which includes 3 hours of yoga practices daily, in a hidden luxury resort hotel with a stunning sea view, in the middle of an olive yard.

The practices aim to introduce and bring you deeper into the ancient techniques of Yoga. A spiritual journey for awareness and the equilibrium that will accompany you during this yoga vacation and beyond!

Led by Nireas - a very experienced yoga teacher - you will practice for 90 minutes twice per day dynamic and static postures (Asanas) to strengthen body and mind, breathing exercises (Pranayama) to channelise the energy and meditation techniques (Pratyahara) to guide you to the path of awareness.

The resort is located 200 metres from the sea, set within an extensive olive grove and approximately 1.5 km from the town centre of the historic city of Kyparissia (Peloponnese).

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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 5 days of yoga sessions twice a day
  • Daily meditation practices
  • Understand the power of Kumbhaka (retention of the breath)
  • Use Bandhas and Kriyas (energy locks) to sublimate the energy
  • Open buffet with local and international delicacies twice a day (vegetarian or non-vegetarian)
  • Free time to discover the amazing Messinian surrounding
  • Relax and enjoy calmness and harmony
  • 4 nights accommodation

ACCOMMODATION

(visit Apollo Art Hotel)

Off a rural road and surrounded by olive groves, this casual hotel is 3 minutes' walk from the closest beach on the Mediterranean Sea, a 17-minute walk from the medieval Kyparissa Castle and 7 km from the E 55 European route.

Warmly decorated rooms come with tea and coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs and furnished balconies, with some providing castle views. Suites add separate living areas.

Complimentary breakfast and dinner is served in the bar-restaurant, offering vegetarian and non-vegetarian, local and international open-air dining.

There's an outdoor pool with a terrace and sun-loungers. Parking is available.

PROGRAM

During your stay, you will be guided for 5 days by Nireas, a master teacher, into the ancient techniques of yoga. You will be given full instructions on practices to deepen your understanding and knowledge of yoga.

The day will start with a short sunrise meditation followed by a practice of asanas (postures) in a dynamic manner to build up endurance and flexibility for a fit body, 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).

Additionally, in the morning meditation and in the evening classes, you will be led to the meditation techniques of Trataka, Yoga Nidra, Nada yoga and Bhairova.

Between the two yoga sessions, there is ample time to enjoy and discover the beach and the wonderful local neighbouring, relaxing and read a book lying on the lounge chair, enjoy the pool surrounded by olive trees, or surrender to a private Shamanic Healing session.

There will be the option to organise excursions at extra cost to visit the magnificent treasures around the area (such as Voidokoilia beach, Polilimnio waterfalls etc).

The benefits of this retreat are to experience a healthy self, physically and mentally, as well as to reach a completely relaxed and meditative state of mind in the most amazing places of southern Greece.

SCHEDULE

  • 07:00 - 07:30 Sunrise Meditation (Trataka)
  • 07:30 - 07:45 Light breakfast (coffee, tea, fruits)
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Yoga class (Asana, Kumbhaka, Pranayama)
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Brunch
  • 12:00 - 18:00 Free time (see options below)
  • 18:00 - 18:15 Relaxing time
  • 18:30 - 20:00 Yoga class (Asana, Pranayama, Meditation)
  • 20:15 - 22:00 Dinner

There will be 3 days of morning and evening yoga sessions plus one evening class on arrival and one-morning class on departure day.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Nireas

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

Find more about Nireas here

RETREAT LOCATION

Kyparissia - Picturesque seaside town with beautiful beaches and mountains

Kyparissia is the capital of the Municipality of Messinian Trifyllia and is located 46 km northwestern of Kalamata and 250 kilometres southwestern of Athens (about 2 hours and 30 minutes by car). The town is situated on the Gulf of Kyparissia, a bay of the Ionian Sea.

The Greek National Road 9 (Pyrgos - Methoni) passes through the town. The town has a port, which is mainly used for cargo purposes. On a hill east of the town centre lies a fortress built during the Frankish period.

Points of interest around the retreat's area:

  • Fortress and old town of Kyparissia
  • Ancient palace of King Nestor
  • Neda waterfall
  • Lagoon of Gialova
  • Voidokoilia beach
  • Methoni fortress
  • Polilimnio waterfalls
  • Town and fortress of Pylos

FOOD

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian friendly

A buffet for brunch and dinner will be provided with vegetarian and non-vegetarian, local and international dishes.

All the ingredients for the traditional meals are from local producers. The food is made only with olive oil which comes from local olive trees.

If you have special dietary requirements, it's a good idea to communicate it to organiser when making a reservation.

THINGS TO DO (optional)

What to do during free time:

  • Chill by the pool
  • Play golf
  • Go to the beach
  • Excursion to local sites
  • Massage in your room by a professional
  • Wine tasting in a local vineyard
  • Shamanic Healing session

Things we can organise for you at extra cost:

  • Organising excursions around the area
  • Wine tasting in a local vineyard
  • Massage by a professional in your room

Suggested excursions:

  • Methoni Castle
  • The famous "Voidokoilia" beach
  • The ancient palace of King Nestor
  • Polilimnio waterfalls
  • Neda waterfalls
  • The beautiful town of Pylos and the castle
  • The lagoon of Gialova

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 5 days of yoga and meditation
  • 3.5 hours of yoga daily
  • 2 yoga classes per day
  • Daily meditation classes
  • Shamanic Healing (optional - one free private session per person)
  • Free use of the hotel's facilities (pool, lounge, buffet)
  • Yoga mats (feel free to bring your own)
  • Daily tidying up and cleaning the room
  • Pool towels
  • Brunch and dinner buffet
  • 4 nights accommodation

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Transfer from and to airport
  • Excursions around the area
  • Tickets for archaeological sites
  • Restaurants

HOW TO GET THERE

Arrival by air-plane :

Please book your flight to arrive at Kalamata International Airport (KLX), Athens International Airport (ATH) or Araxos Airport (GPA).

Transfer from and to airports IS NOT PROVIDED.

Transfer from and to the airports can be organised at an extra cost. Feel free to ask for more information.

Arrival by 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.

There is no Uber in Greece.

From KALAMATA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KLX) (~ 37km) :

Arrival by bus (KTEL) :

  1. From the airport take the bus to Kalamata bus terminal (KTEL-Kalamata) (10 minutes, 1 to 2 EUR)
  2. From Kalamata KTEL-Terminal take the bus to Kyparissia (1 hour 50 minutes, 6 to 8 EUR)
  3. The hotel from Kyparissia bus terminal is around 15 minutes walking distance or 5 minutes by taxi (there is no Uber in Greece)

Arrival by taxi (there is no Uber in Greece) :

  • The journey will take around 2 hours (50 to 65 EUR)

Rent a car :

  • By renting a car the airport, you will reach the retreat place much faster and you will always be independent.

From ATHENS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (ATH) (~ 293km) :

Arrival by bus :

  1. From Athens International Airport (ATH), take the express bus X93 to Athens Main Bus Station (KTEL-Kifissos), which roughly costs 6 EUR.
  2. From KTEL-Kifissos take the Express Bus to Kyparissia (KTEL-Messinias), which costs 22 EUR to 30 EUR one way (around 4 hours trip).
  3. The hotel from Kyparissia bus terminal is around 15 minutes walking distance or 5 minutes by taxi (there is no Uber in Greece).

Rent a car :

  • By renting a car from the Airport, you will reach the retreat place much faster and you will always be independent.

From ARAXOS AIRPORT (GPA) (~ 101km) :

Arrival by air-plane :

  • From Hannover Germany, you can come to Kyparissia from Araxos Airport (GPA).

Arrival by bus (KTEL) :

  1. You can take a taxi from the airport to Nea Manolada (15 to 20 EUR)
  2. From Nea Manolada, take the bus (KTEL) to Pyrgos (7 to 9 EUR)
  3. From Pyrgos bus terminal (KTEL-Ilias), take the bus (KTEL) to Kyparissia
  4. The hotel from Kyparissia bus terminal is around 15 minutes walking distance or 5 minutes by taxi.

Arrival by taxi (there is no Uber in Greece) :

  • The journey will take around 2 hours (110 to 140 EUR)

Rent a car :

  • By renting a car from the airport, you will reach the retreat place much faster and you will always be independent.

AVAILABILITY / FEES

Arrival: Thursday September 3, 2020 (check-in from 2pm)

Departure: Monday September 7, 2020 (check-out at noon)

First class starts at 6:30pm

5 days / 4 nights

From € 508

  • Shared triple room (3 single bed share room - price per person) : € 508
  • Shared twin room (2 single bed share room - price per person) : € 550
  • Private single room (Single bed room - price per person) : € 625
  • Private double room (Queen Size bed room for one person - price per person) : € 1.110
  • Private double room (Queen Size bed room for a couple - price PER ROOM) :€ 1.100

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% 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 to have being paid before departure.


Om Shanti

Nireas


Info/Reservation :

+33 (0) 7 68 28 78 08


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3 - 7 September 2020