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. 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 daily yoga, meditation and journaling to support you in creating your very own odyssey. Incredible organic, home made food, a gorgeous infinity pool, scenic hiking trails and a luxurious beach will be your pillars of relaxation as you look deep within to discover and evolve your dharma. 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 traveling your own path. You will leave this week not only with a renewed sense of meaning and purpose but with a beautiful hand made journal, filled with your own personal stories and adventures.
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 write, swim, hike, sleep, relax and explore the island. This week is my way of bringing 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. It’s also my gift to you, a gift of time and space to reconnect with the very essence of who you are and what lights you up so that you can take that into the world and off the mat. Because I know in all of the cells of my being that when we are out there doing what we love, we are also creating deeper connections with our practice, with people and the planet.
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 your welcome gift - a hand made journal with which you can begin your adventure and journey to your own Ithaca of the heart. 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 yogic coaching session 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, to connect with your purpose, find your dharma and go deeper with your yoga practice. This can be a private class, time for questions, yoga philosophy including dharma or on the 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 journey and 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 journey for anyone who is in need of deep nourishment, blissful relaxation and has an interest to discover their very own Ithaca and life’s purpose. 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
*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 email@example.com. Places are limited to 12 people maximum so it's best to secure your place early. Payments can be made directly via bank transfer, Paypal or Revolut.
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 so please ensure you have this in hand early on.
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!