Dates: 15th-22nd June, 2024
This June, I had the privilege of leading a transformative yoga retreat on the picturesque island of Ithaca in Greece. After years of guiding retreats across Europe, this particular experience in collaboration with the talented Hazel stands out as my favorite, leaving an indelible mark on my heart. Due to its overwhelming success, I'm excited to announce that we are returning to Ithaca in 2024 for another soul-nourishing journey.
Kristi Mae Rodelli, Yoga Teacher, Mentor, and Women's Coach.
The Enchanting Setting of Itha108:
Nestled in the enchanting Ionian island constellation, Itha108 is a gem set on the smallest island of the group, Ithaca. The venue is meticulously designed, offering a perfect blend of tranquility and serenity. Elevated above olive groves, exposed rocks, and overlooking the sea with a breathtaking view of the eastern coastline of Kefalonia, this place exudes a unique charm.
The accommodations at Itha108 are a testament to thoughtful design and attention to detail. Spread out between the main house, staggered along rocks, nestled in the forestry, and connected by winding walkways, the luxury rooms provide the perfect ambiance for relaxation and restoration. The retreat center also boasts an infinity pool and access to pristine beaches just a stone's throw away, inviting participants to bask in the warmth of the Grecian sun.
Yoga Amidst Nature's Canvas:
The retreat is not just about the physical space but the experience it offers. With daily yoga sessions set against the backdrop of the island's natural beauty, participants can immerse themselves in the practice, finding harmony in the union of mind, body, and spirit. The retreat's schedule is designed to cater to all levels, ensuring that everyone, from beginners to seasoned practitioners, feels welcomed and nurtured.
Exclusive Yoga Therapy Sessions:
In collaboration with Hazel, a skilled Yoga Therapist, each participant will receive a complimentary Yoga Therapy session. This personalized approach adds a unique touch to the retreat, allowing attendees to address individual needs and deepen their practice.
Beyond the yoga mat, the retreat encourages exploration. Participants can discover the charm of Ithaca, from its historical sites to its charming villages. The island's rich cultural heritage and warm hospitality of its people create an immersive experience that extends beyond the confines of the retreat center.
Reserve Your Spot:
As we prepare for another unforgettable journey in 2024, I invite you to join us on this transformative retreat. Whether you're a seasoned yogi or just starting your practice, Ithaca's embrace promises to rejuvenate your spirit and leave you with lasting memories.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with yourself and others in a place that truly captures the essence of serenity. Reserve your spot now and get ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and renewal.
WHY GO ON A YOGA RETREAT?
In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, finding moments of tranquility and self-discovery can be challenging. However, the answer to this quest might lie in the serene landscapes of a yoga retreat. Whether you're a seasoned yogi or just beginning your practice, here are compelling reasons why attending a yoga retreat can profoundly impact your life.
1. Immersive Mind-Body Connection:
Yoga is not merely a physical exercise; it's a holistic practice that integrates the mind, body, and spirit. A yoga retreat provides an immersive environment where you can deepen this mind-body connection. Daily yoga sessions, meditation, and mindfulness practices create a space for self-reflection, helping you develop a more profound understanding of your body and mind.
2. Break from Routine:
Stepping away from the familiar routines of daily life can be liberating. A yoga retreat offers a chance to break free from the monotony, providing a fresh perspective and a renewed sense of purpose. Disconnecting from the digital world and immersing yourself in nature can be a powerful catalyst for personal growth and rejuvenation.
3. Expert Guidance:
Attending a yoga retreat allows you to learn from experienced and knowledgeable instructors. These experts guide you through your practice, helping you refine your techniques, explore new postures, and deepen your understanding of yoga philosophy. The personalized attention fosters growth in your practice, regardless of your skill level.
4. A Digital Detox:
In a world dominated by screens and constant connectivity, a yoga retreat offers a digital detox. Disconnecting from technology allows you to be present in the moment, fostering a sense of mindfulness and reducing stress. The absence of daily distractions creates space for self-reflection and a deeper connection with the surrounding environment.
5. Community and Connection:
Yoga retreats bring together like-minded individuals on a shared journey of self-discovery. The sense of community and connection formed during these retreats is unparalleled. Sharing experiences, challenges, and triumphs with fellow participants creates lasting bonds that extend beyond the retreat itself, providing a support system for continued growth.
6. Stress Reduction and Relaxation:
The tranquil settings of a yoga retreat, often nestled in nature, create an atmosphere conducive to relaxation and stress reduction. Away from the demands of daily life, you can unwind, recharge, and let go of accumulated tension. The combination of yoga, meditation, and natural surroundings fosters a deep sense of peace and tranquility.
7. Increased Self-Awareness:
Through introspective practices and mindful exploration, a yoga retreat becomes a journey of self-discovery. As you delve into your practice and engage in activities that nurture your well-being, you gain insights into your habits, preferences, and the aspects of your life that may need attention. This heightened self-awareness is a valuable takeaway that can positively influence your choices and behaviors upon returning to your daily life.
In conclusion, a yoga retreat is not just a getaway; it's a transformative experience that can positively impact various facets of your life. Whether seeking relaxation, personal growth, or a deeper connection with yourself, the immersive and supportive environment of a yoga retreat offers a unique opportunity for profound transformation. Consider embarking on this journey, and unlock the potential for positive change within and around you.