Retreat in Paros, Greece
2 – 22 September 2017
After a year hiatus, Eoin’s yoga and meditation retreat in Greece is back! Set on an idyllic island a stone’s throw away from the Aegean sea, this 20-day retreat is geared towards practitioners of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and anyone with a genuine interest in developing their spiritual practice. Participants must be familiar with the traditional Ashtanga primary sequence. Please note that this retreat is not suitable for complete beginners.
Numbers are limited so please secure your place by paying a deposit of AUD$600 by 30 April 2017. People who have attended previous retreats in Greece with Eoin will be given priority.
Mornings will begin with meditation followed by either a Mysore or led class. Afternoons will cover a wide range of topics — Dharma talks, questions and answers sessions, asana, pranayama and meditation.
A specific timetable will be announced during the retreat. Please bring your own yoga mat and meditation seat/cushion. Wear comfortable clothing during all the classes.
Venue and Accommodation
The retreat will be held at Arokaria Seaside (formerly Hotel Elen) located in the quiet fishing village of Ampelas. There are two types of accommodation available:
• Family apartments which can accommodate up to 3 people and includes 2 rooms, one with a double bed and the other with 2 single beds, a bathroom and kitchen.
• Studio with patio for 1 person or a couple. A share kitchen is accessible to those staying in the studios.
We ask that all participants be at Arokaria Seaside by 5pm on Saturday, 2 September 2017.
Retreat fees and accommodation fees must be settled separately. Please make your retreat booking first; Reg will then advise as to when you can make arrangements for accommodation.
The workshop fee is AUD$1,700. Payment must be made to Walking Through Walls Yoga. Options include:
• Direct deposit / International bank transfer
To make the payment, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment for accommodation must be settled directly with the hotel. Prices are quoted in Euros and are for 20 nights, from the evening of the Saturday the 2nd of September, to the evening of Thursday the 21st of September. It includes pick up and drop-off service from the ferry or airport, traditional breakfast (buffet of coffee, tea, home-made marmalades, greek yoghurt, breads), Wifi, towels, sheets and daily cleaning service.
Studio with patio by the pool (per person):
1 person: 600 euros
Couple: 400 euros
Family apartment (per person):
1 person: 1,000 euros
2 people: 600 euros
3 people: 400 euros
You will need to pay a deposit of 25% of the cost in order to secure your booking. Please contact Anthie on email@example.com to do this. There is no change to the rate if you wish to forgo breakfast. Lunch and dinner will not be provided, but you can eat at the tavernas around the hotel or you can also buy groceries and cook in your own kitchen or in the share kitchen. If you wish to stay for extra nights before or after the retreat, please inform the hotel and cc in firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel to Paros is either via plane or ferry from Athens. To travel by plane generally takes approximately 35 minutes or by ferry it can take from 2 hours 45 minutes (high speed ferry) to 5 hours (with the classic ferry).
Arokaria Seaside offers pick-up and drop-off as part of their service. Please contact Anthie on email@example.com to arrange this.
Visas and Currency
Many visitors to Greece will not need to obtain a visa for visits to Greece of up to 90 days. This includes citizens of all other European Union countries, Canada, Australia, Japan, and the United States.
These days, as security arrangements change rapidly, visa requirements can also change. Please verify your needs directly with the local Greek consulate in your nation of origin. If you’re flying directly to Greece, your airline may also be able to tell you if a visa is required, but it is best to verify visa requirements for Greece with the Greek embassy or consulate in your country.
The currency in Greece is Euro.
Paros, the second largest island of the Cyclades is well-known as the beauty queen of the Aegean. It offers beautiful landscapes, golden sandy beaches with clear water, small traditional white villages with cubic houses, fishing harbours, churches and archaeological sites. Paros is also famous all over the world for its ideal weather conditions for windsurfing.
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