Sacred Spaces Crete Vacation Retreat July 01-08, 2018

Our Body is our Temple and our Mind is holding the mantra, a prayer, that we are telling ourself every second of our Life. Our Soul is hidden in Sacred Spaces that we need to reach through the body and then through the Mind. Within the inspiration of Crete and its Sacred Places we will explore our own Soul with a vacation retreat where we will inspire and guide you.
Experience meditative practices in sacred spaces located in magical vacation destinations. We will also practice yoga and pranayama (once a day).
This is the third time we are visiting Crete. The idea came to me a few years ago while co-facilitating a retreat on an another Greek island. I saw people immersing into the practices but also enjoying the spirit of the ‘real’ Greek vacations and the best way to experience that spirit is with the Greeks themselves! Meet the locals, eat fresh food that is produced on the island, swim under the stars in safe and inviting crystalline waters and so much more… Each environment has a different attunement and the Greek islands are definitely about opening the heart and falling in love with life.
We are going to visit a few sacred places to meditate and magical locations to swim and enjoy the sea. Through those practices as well as yoga asana and pranayama we activate and energize body, mind and Soul.
We will have beautiful conversations and connect with the people around us or take some time to turn within to unravel the mystery that we are.
Hopefully this experience will allow you to engage with the sacredness of this land and culture and open a new vibrational path in your lives. The Active imagination skills that you will learn, will facilitate this process of direct transmission as well as self awakening. These skills can be also used to engage with our psyche, our dreams and feelings, higher Self and much more.
This retreat is co-facilitated by Theodore Kyriakos and Nura Madjzoub.


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.    

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