Spend a week on the small Greek island of Anafi, in the heart of the Cyclades, immersing yourself in yoga practice and breathtaking views.
Away from the crowds of nearby Santorini, Anafi is a little known island with rocky landscapes and crystal blue sea.
Our accomodation will be on Klisidi hill, all rooms overlooking the Aegean sea and with a walking distance to the nearest beach.
1st week: 24 June - 1 July 2024
2nd week: 8 July - 15 July 2024
- 7-nights accomodation*
- 2 yoga classes per day (morning & evening, except on the boat trip day, and one morning for the Kalamos rock hike)
- 7 breakfasts and 5 dinners (vegetarian)
- one day boat trip around the island
- port/hotel arrival and departure transfers
* based on two people sharing - additional cost for single room applies, and possibility to upgrade to a suite with a private swimming pool (limited availability)
How to book
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Kristina on +32 497 105 784
How to get there
- first by plane to Santorini (nearest airport) or Athens
- then by boat 1 hour from Santorini or 11 hours from Athens (cabin recommended)
About the retreat
During this week we will use the precision of postures (asanas) to focus on different areas of our bodies. The practice of asana is not about doing the perfect posture. It’s about using postures to understand and transform ourselves.
The purpose of this workshop is to have the body and mind working together and being in harmony. To enjoy yoga no matter how flexible we are!
All levels are welcome. The retreat is limited to 15 participants.
The island has a particular charm with its wild beauty and its location being out of the beaten track, it remains unspoilt and authentic. The beaches are sandy with crystal waters, and it is possible to find natural shade under the trees. The Chora has the typical Cycladic architechture with narrow streets winding upwards to castle ruins where you can watch the sunset and gaze across the imposing Kalamos rock. During the summer there are several artistic events and festivals (such as Phenomenon, a biennial project for contemporary art, and the Anafi International Film Festival) which bring an extraordinary vibe together with an alternative audience to the island. The untamed beauty together with the artistic vibrations make the stay in Anafi an unforgettable experience!
The retreat starts in the evening of the first day, at 18:30 with the group welcome yoga session then dinner, and our yoga practice ends in the evening of the last full day, as many ferries depart very early in the morning.
During the week, there are two daily yoga classes, one in the morning (8:00-9:30) and another in the evening (18:45-20:00), except on the day of the boat trip excursion, and the morning when you will have the possibility to hike up the Kalamos rock, Europe's second highest monolith after Gibraltar (with a breathtaking view!)
The morning classes are generally more dynamic, while the evening ones are more focused on restorative positions.
"The location was perfect, peaceful with the view over the sea and protected from the sun. The use of the belts and bricks to better understand the aim of the asanas was very useful. And as always the little message-moto of the week helps to integrate the aim of the asanas in the day to day life. THANKS!"
"Paradise island in a fantastic hotel with the best Iyengar yoga teacher!!!"
"Peaceful. Beautiful. Off the beaten track. Great beaches. Great hikes. Perfect for a yoga retreat."
"Franchement, tout était impeccable! Bravo!"
"I don't think it can be improved! Many thanks for a unique and wonderful time! I loved the kind attention of the owner and staff, food was simple and delicious."