I await you with an open heart, open arms and an open mind
Steeped in ancient history, Ithaca is not just a Greek island but a quest for a life of meaning, maybe even for our purpose or dharma. At least that’s what lies behind Homer’s Odyssey as our hero strives to overcome the many obstacles placed in front of him to reach his Ithaca.
During our week together at Levendis Estate you will find your own Ithaca as you experience a bespoke journey complete with yoga, meditation, incredible organic, home made food, a gorgeous infinity pool and our very own beach. Ithaca exists for each of us in a very different way and this retreat will gift you the time, opportunities and ingredients to support you in travelling your own path.
Our retreat centre is also our very own private estate, and includes a fantastic chef who will be creating incredible vegetarian meals with local ingredients grown on Levendis, yoga twice a day and plenty of free time to swim, sleep, relax and explore the island. This week is my way to bring amazing people and all my favourite, prana filled things together in one of the most beautiful parts of the world where the sun shines daily and the salt water soothes our souls.
The Pranarama Island Retreat is eco-chic at its very best. I’ve hired Levendis Estate just for us and we’ll be picked up in Kefallonia and whisked via private boat over to the Estate. We have four cottages all to ourselves and each cottage has a twin room and a double room, bathroom, kitchen and terrace. The kitchens are stocked with teas made from local herbs, you’ll find beach towels and your own private car with which you can explore the island when the mood takes you.
On arrival you’ll be swept away to your cottage to relax and enjoy a beautiful welcome gift. There will be twice* daily yoga classes, (vinyasa, hatha flow, yogic dance, yin, restorative and plenty of meditation), designed to heal and strengthen body, mind and spirit and support you in your journey. Unique to this retreat is a 30 minute private yoga / meditation class with yours truly. I am so looking forward to having one on one time with each of you wonderful people and this will give you a chance to work in a more focused way on whatever kind of yoga or meditation you like. This can be a private class, time for questions on different physical asanas or aspects of yoga - whatever you want it to be - but without doubt it is a chance to delve deep into your practice in any way that suits you and enables you to stay true to your path.
The Levendis Estate team will fill us up with scrumptious vegetarian food overflowing with prana so that your eyes sparkle and your skin glows - 3 meals a day*. The estate has 8 acres of eco-landscape including its own olive grove, forest and farm yard designed to nourish you with the freshest Greek food possible.
*Only one yoga class on arrival and departure days + lunch and dinner on arrival day and breakfast only on departure day. All other meals are included except for 2 evenings where we will leave you free to explore local restaurants and organise your own dinner.
IS THIS RETREAT FOR ME
YES YES YES! This is an all levels yoga retreat for anyone who is in need of deep nourishment, blissful relaxation and has an interest to discover their very own Ithaca. Maybe this is even your first yoga retreat and as always I welcome everyone with an open heart, open arms and an open mind. I always teach so that you can all practice with whatever yoga experience you have. You’ll have access to yoga props, choices and options so you can build up or slow down as you need. Most importantly this retreat and both the yoga and meditation that come with it, will focus on supporting you on whatever unique journey you are on.
Levendis Estate has four private cottages each with two bedrooms including one twin and one double room. Prices are all inclusive*.
Twin room shared (four rooms and eight places available) @ EURO 1,950 per person
Double rooms (three rooms available) @ EURO 1,950 per person for double occupancy or @ EURO 2,250 for single occupancy
If you book before 15 January, 2019 you’ll benefit from the early bird pricing and take Euro 50 off the prices listed above.
*You are responsible for your travel to and from Kefallonia and any other travel costs and visas that you might require.
To book a place on this luxury, prana filled retreat, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Places are limited to 12 people maximum so it's best to secure your place early. Payments can be made directly via bank transfer or Paypal.
IMPORTANT TRAVEL INFORMATION
Because our retreat location is on an exclusive estate we will be taking the estate’s boat from Kefallonia to Ithaca, included as part of your package. This means you need to arrive in Kefallonia on Saturday 22 June by 11.30am latest so you can be on the boat transfer. Sky Express have a flight from Athens in the morning which arrives at 11.25am and you’ll also be able to arrive in Kefallonia with other airlines the evening before. It’s important to book your flights as soon as possible as seats sell out quickly on these small planes. Please also check the baggage information on flights as many flights these days are sold without checked baggage included in the ticket price.
The retreat finishes mid morning after yoga and breakfast on Saturday 29 June so you can arrange your departure after 11am.
Having appropriate travel insurance in case of cancellation or delays is a condition of signing up for the retreat and I can recommend some good companies if you need any assistance with this.
You’ll receive more details and advice on booking.
And remember you can always take extra holidays and spend more time in incredible Greece before or after the retreat!