Sacred Spaces Crete Vacation Retreat July 01-08, 2018
Our intention creating this retreat is to disconnect from the treadmill of modern life and reconnect with what really matters for each one of us. Most of the things we will do focus in opening our hearts into this world and allowing the inner flow of ‘Sophia’ (heart – loving wisdom) to guide our actions. The way to do that is by listening and connecting, with ourselves, with each other and with nature. We are going to visit some beautiful and powerful places on the island of Crete. The Yoga & Pranayama practices in combination with the mindfulness practices, will create space for awakening awareness, and the sacred in us to reveal itself.
Your Detailed Program
Sunday 1st July: Arrival to Heraklion where we will stay 1 night… we will pick you up from the airport. Once everybody gathers at the hotel, we will meet for an hour or so to talk about our journey, the myth of Minotaur, and to offer you the first instructions for our meditation practices. Later we will explore the traditional local market area of Heraklion.
Monday 2nd July: Breakfast and Departure with our rented cars to a small beautiful village by the sea, in south Crete. First stop on our way is at Knossos Palace to explore the ancient site and engage with our own personal Minotaur (Facing our shadow Self, meditation with Theo). We estimate to arrive at the hotel before sunset where we are going to have dinner by the sea and perhaps a night swim under the stars. The village will be our base for the next 6 days.
July 3rd – 6th, Sample daily schedule:
- Morning yoga and pranayama practice on beach or outside terrace – 8:30-10am
- Brunch at local taverna – 10:30am
- Excursion to one of the beautiful local beaches for the afternoon/Free time to explore or rest
- Late afternoon meditation at beach or other sacred location 5pm
- Dinner together at the taverna tasting the best local delicacies 8pm
Saturday 7th of July: Morning practices and a Q&A Session. We are going head back to Heraklion and swim to a beach close by. That evening we are going to visit the old city of Rethymno to have our last dinner together.
Sunday 8th of July: End of the retreat. Book your departure from Heraklion airport
Note: Depending on of number of participants, hotel changes might happen keeping of course the same standards. Also the availability of single occupancy rooms is not guaranteed since single rooms are limited. Single rooms will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
What to expect: Accommodation & Food The most magical places in Greece, and some of the best beaches in the world are located around the little fishing villages in south Crete. Experience less touristy places with simple accommodations and hospitable locals. Here we have the opportunity to step down from the treadmill of modern life and to slow down. As we embrace the beauty of the island the heart naturally unfolds. The fishing villages that we are going to visit are located in south Crete and the products you can buy in the super market are very basic. The food is fresh, usually locally sourced! This is going to be one of the most delicious food experiences you ever had. If you have special dietary requirements please contact us before booking.
- 7 nights accommodation based on 2 people sharing
- Daily yoga and meditation sessions
- Daily breakfast/brunch
- Authentic Greek dinners
- Excursion to ancient palace of Knossos
- Transport within Crete
- Transfer from Heraklion airport to hotel
(NOT INCLUDED: Airline tickets, extra nights, snacks & drinks) Spaces are limited so please book promptly to avoid disappointment.
PRICES: Early bird special rate:
€ 1200 per person* 50% non refundable deposit due by March 31st
Regular rate: €1500 per person*
*Prices are based on two people sharing a room. Please contact me for single supplement. Singles are limited.
BOOK HERE (LIMITED SPACES)