Itha108 Greek Island Yoga Retreat 29 June – 6 July, 2019 * *SOLD OUT**

 

Email me to be on the waiting list if a spot becomes available.

Itha108 is a Greek island retreat set in a place of outstanding natural beauty, providing a space specifically for peace, relaxation and practice.

Ithaca, home of Itha108, is one of the smallest in the Ionian islands that is radiating with Grecian authenticity. It’s shores play host to a long Homeric and mythical history whose many mysteries are sensed amongst animated panorama and secretive coves. Itha108 overlooks the sea and the eastern coastline of neighbouring Kefalonia from an elevated wilderness of olive trees and exposed rocks that provide the elements around which it is built, allowing its natural beauty to speak for itself. An emphasis on indoor-outdoor living ensures full use of the land and its treasures that extend to sweeping and hidden beaches below.

 

YOGA:

Our practice will include Yogic Lectures, Asana, Pranayama, Kriyas, Mediation and Mantra practices. Yoga will be 2 hours in the morning before breakfast, 2 hours in the evening before dinner.

There are yoga shala options on this retreat which we will rotate depending on day and time to get the best views and experiences.

  • outdoor shala 80m2 shaded by tree’s overlooking the sea
  • indoor shala 70m2, lower ground floor with natural light
  • a smaller outdoor yoga space in front of the main house, fully exposed to the sun for “hot yoga”
  • drop-in shala 70m2, amazing views exposed to late morning sun. (This shala is not always available during the season)

 

FOOD PHILOSOPHY

Food at Itha108 is fresh, sumptuous and made up of local produce. All vegetables are organic and sourced from the best of what Ithaca and neighbouring Kefalonia has to offer. Plentiful, home-cooked menus blend traditional Greek cuisine with a contemporary style. For the retreats, mainly vegetarian food is promoted, although freshly caught fish is available on request.

 

TRAVEL

The nearest airport is Kefalonia (EFL). Private group transport will take us to the port at Sami where a private sea taxi for our group will continue the journey from Piso Aetos, Ithaca then continues 20 minutes by mini bus to Itha108.

The transit is for our group travelling together and arrangement for coordinating flights will be made. Our group will depart together the afternoon of 29th June, 2018 and return 8:30am 6th July, 2018. Every effort will be made to accommodate peoples itineraries and include you in the group transfer. Any person travelling outside the group has to bear their own costs. Only one group transit, both ways is included in the price.

Travelling outside the group is at your own expense. The ferry for Ithaca leaves from Sami in Kefalonia.

 

7 Nights Yoga Holiday

The sleeping accommodations are: (click on name of room to view)

*First come first serve in choosing your room/accommodation preference.*

Stone House Studio

double bed, ensuite bathroom & outdoor shower

Sharing: £1550 per person

Single occupancy: £2200

India Room

with two single beds and ensuite bathroom

Sharing: £1350 per person

Single occupancy: £1950

Jungaal Room

with two single beds and ensuite bathroom

Sharing: £1350 per person

Single occupancy: £1950

New York Room

with two single beds and ensuite bathroom

Sharing: £1350 per person

Single occupancy: £1950

White Room

with two single beds and ensuite bathroom

Sharing: £1350 per person

Single occupancy: £1950

Mango Room

with two single beds and ensuite bathroom

Sharing: £1350 per person

Single occupancy: £1950

Raas Room

double bed with ensuite bathroom

Sharing: £1350 per person

Single occupancy: £1950

2 x Luxury Yurts

with two single beds and ensuite bathroom

Sharing: £1350 per person

Single occupancy: £1950

Large Yurt

with two single beds and ensuite bathroom

Sharing: £1250 per person

Single occupancy: £1800

2x Yurts

with two single beds with shared outdoor/indoor bathroom

Sharing: £1150 per person

Single occupancy: £1700

*First come first serve in choosing your room/accommodation preference.* 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  •  Group transit from and to the airport by bus/taxi, sea taxi, ferry
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast/brunch, lunch, tea and dinner
  • Various hot and cold drinks/water/fruit/nuts/cakes/biscuits
  • Beach towels
  • Yoga mats, blocks, belts, bolsters and blankets
  • Zephyr Yoga Manual
  • Infused olive soap, Basil, Lavender, Sage
  • Calendula face balm
  • Internet high speed
  • All taxes

EXCLUDING:

  • Water Bottles
  • Alcohol (cork charge for bottles brought)
  • Soft fizzy drinks
  • Laundry
  • Ironing

*Available at an extra cost

 

IMPORTANT:

The water is collected rainwater and used in moderation, but not spare.  Six bedrooms in the main house are air-conditioned by an eco friendly and sophisticated system. The same is used during the colder months for under floor heating. Stand up fans for yurts and the stone house studio available on request.

Bring a Yogi Water Bottle for refilling with filtered water! 

Click here for information about July weather in Ithaca, Greece.

Dining overlooking the sea:

  • Breakfast buffet in morning sun/shaded by trees/or pergola
  • Lunch buffet under a pergola
  • Dinner served on a terrace under a canapé of stars and a bright moon. For larger groups semi/buffet style

FOOD:

  • Vegetarian Mediterranean infused meals (mainly local organic products)
  • Special dietary requirements; please tell us in advance. Gluten intolerance and celiac a Doctors certificate is required.
  • Fish on Tuesday and Friday for dinner

Daily House Keeping:

  • Rooms and yurts are cleaned every morning
  • Outside areas & dinning areas swept & kept tidy
  • Towels and linen changed mid week
  • Hair dryer on request

Therapy and Treatments:

  • A serene cool and shady area behind the main house is ideal for treatments, or the indoor shala during hot days
  • Thai Yoga Massage
  • Reflexology 
  • Swedish Massage 

Beaches and Activities:

  • 3 beaches are less than 5 walking minutes below the retreat
  • 1 shaded beach about 10 minute walk away
  • Kayaks and other water sports for rent
  • SUP for rent
  • Scuba-diving facility
  • Car, scooter and bikes for rent
  • Homers House; Odysseus Palace and birth place a 3.5 hour guided tour. Other walks are available depending on the month
  • A well stocked library 
  • Backgammon table, cards and other games
  • Gift shop for browsing 

Arriving and Departure Times:

  • Day of arrival the retreat is open after 15:00 and serves tea, fruit, cake and dinner only
  • Day of departure all rooms have to be vacated by 07:30, breakfast is served from 07:00 
  • Retreat to be departed by 09:00 the latest
  • Retreats run from Saturday – Saturday 

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Contact: Zephyr Wildman, zephyrwildmanyoga@gmail.com to book.

To book, please send £500 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit or full payment to reserve your place. The balance will then be due by 1st May, 2019 via bank transfer. Cancellation after 1st May 2019 will result in forfeiture of 50% of total payment (minus deposit), cancellation after 27th May 2019 will result in 75% forfeiture of total payment (minus deposit). Email me if you have any questions zephyrwildmanyoga@gmail.com

Highly recommend that you invest in travel insurance for your trip to ensure peace of mind.

Look forward to another wonderful Zephyr Yoga Retreat.

Beaming you all blessing, laughter and future Yogic adventures!

Zephyr x

 

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