Cultivating Joy

Organizer
Hugh and Rebecca

H R 101815 4

INTRODUCING

Cultivating Joy

Join Hugh Byrne and Rebecca Hines on the gorgeous Greek Island of Amorgos. This is a time to connect with true joy in the beauty of the soothing blue Aegean Sea nourishing your body, mind, and spirit with practice, community, and adventure. For the first half of the week, we will come into stillness through traditional mindfulness practices – sitting meditation, movement, walking – and enjoying locally-sourced organic meals. The second half of the week will be spent exploring.

About organizer

Hugh has practiced meditation for thirty years and has taught mindfulness meditation since 2000. Rebecca is deeply devoted to meditation, movement, and applied mindfulness. She enjoys the challenge of creating continuity of awareness from ‘on the mat’ to ‘off the mat’ in everyday life.

Highlights

• 7-night accommodation in Superior room with private balcony and sea view
• Breakfast served on buffet daily, with organic ingredients from our own garden, and fresh orange juice.
• Lunch or dinner daily, including vegetarian and vegan dishes
• Arrival and departure transfers on Amorgos (port-hotel-port)
• Free use of Spa facilities (sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, indoor seawater swimming pool, fitness center)
• Free use of Yoga shalas and yoga equipment (mats, blocks, stripes, bolsters, blankets)
• Daily delicious meals
• One 30-minute Swedish massage
• 10% discount on Spa Body Treatments
• Unlimited Internet access

Yoga styles

• Hatha

Skill level

• Beginner
• Intermediate
• Advanced

Any questions?

Contact our planning team to discuss all the details for you and create unforgettable memories in Amorgos Island

Reserve a spot

Interested in this retreat? Request to book and discover the tranquility of Amorgos Island.

Food

Organic food straight from the garden. Gluten free, vegan and any other diet requirements are catered for.

The following meals are included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch or Dinner
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Lactose Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
Things to do

The island of Amorgos is one of the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to the Cyclades islands group. It is a quiet island but very famous due to the movie The Big Blue. The most interesting of the villages in Amorgos island is Chora, the capital of the island, which is situated at an altitude of 400 meters above sea level. This is a charming village with a unique atmosphere, whitewashed houses, a Venetian castle on top of a steep rock, lovely churches, a labyrinth of narrow paved alleys, and traditional restaurants.

Amorgos island amazes tourists with the incredible colors of the sea water. Agia Anna and Agios Pavlos are lovely beaches, but you will certainly find many other places to swim around the island. If you like hiking, you should know that some really fabulous beaches can be accessed only on foot. Apart from swimming, make sure you pay a visit to the impressive Monastery of Hozoviotissa.

Spa treatments

Lalon Idor Spa is situated on the magical island of Amorgos, well known for its healing and transformative energy, dramatically beautiful landscapes and medicinal herbs that grow wildly on its hills and valleys, as well as its hypnotic blue waters.

Included in the package:
  • 30-minute complimentary Swedish massage.
  • 10% Discount on body treatments.
  • Free use of Spa Facilities (sauna,hammam,jacuzzi,indoor seawater swimming pool, fitness centre)
Transfers
Included in the package:
  • Arrival and departure transfers on Amorgos (port-hotel-port)
How to get to Amorgos
TRAVEL FROM ATHENS TO AMORGOS

Amorgos does not have an airport but is easily reached with daily ferries and high-speed vessels. Athens International Airport (ATH) is the most convenient to arrive. We suggest visitors should arrive one day earlier in Athens or book a flight arriving before 14.00 so that they are at the port on time – most of the ferries to Amorgos leave at 17.30. There is one daily connection to Amorgos Island (except on Saturday during winter) from Piraeus port, Athens. Ferries dock alternately at the two ports of Amorgos Island: Katapola and Aegiali (closest to the hotel)

All options for your transfer from Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos to the port of Piraeus:

  • Private transfer: on request.
  •   Bus: Express bus X96 leaves every 20 minutes during the day and every 40 minutes at night from the Athens International Airport Arrivals Level (between Entrance 4 and 5) to “Karaiskaki Square” in Piraeus, right outside the ferry port. The ticket costs 5.00€. The trip takes from about 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and a half.
  • Metro: The subway will take you from the airport to Monastiraki station. There you will change to line 1 (green line). The end of line 1 is Piraeus station, just outside the entrance to the ferry port. The journey time from Athens International Airport to the port of Piraeus is about one hour. Trains are every half hour (:00 and: 30), with the first service departing the airport at 05:30 and the last service at 23:30.
  •   Taxi: This is the most hassle-free way. The drive from the airport to the port takes 45 to 60 minutes.

During the summer season, from the middle of June until the middle of September, Amorgos ports can also be reached with high speed vessels departing from Piraeus and Rafina ports. Vessels like Seajet Superjet and Hellenic Seaways deliver services to Amorgos during that period.

Verified reviews

  • Ερχόμαστε στο ξενοδοχείο Aegialis τα τελευταία χρόνια, η σύζυγος μου και εγώ οργανώνουμε yoga retreat στο Aegialis. Από την πρώτη φόρα δεν μπορούμε να πάμε αλλού, η τοποθεσία είναι τέλεια και οι εγκαταστάσεις είναι μοντέρνες!

    Έχουμε τα πάντα που χρειαζόμαστε κατά την διάρκεια του retreat και οι πελάτες μας μένουν πάντα απολύτως ευχαριστημενοι με το τι παρέχει το ξενοδοχείο, όπως είναι το πεντανόστιμο φαγητό η φιλική εξυπηρέτηση και η καθαριότητα. Είναι σίγουρο ότι θα έχετε μια εξαιρετική εμπειρία.

    Alexander A
    Alexander A Yoga Retreat Teacher
  • Πέρασα μια εβδομάδα στο Ξενοδοχείο Aegialis για μια εκδήλωση γιόγκα και ήταν όλα όσα ονειρευόμουν και ακόμα περισσότερα. Τα δωμάτια ήταν βολικά, η θέα απίθανη, και μου άρεσε πολύ η πισίνα με αλμυρό/θαλασσινό νερό—που έχει αντληθεί κυριολεκτικά από την θάλασσα από κάτω! Το φαγητό είναι απίθανο. Έτρωγα πρωινό και βραδινό στο εστιατόριο κάθε μέρα και λάτρεψα την ποικιλία, την φρεσκάδα, και τις τοπικές σπεσιαλιτέ! Η οικογένεια που διαχειρίζεται το ξενοδοχείο είναι τόσο ζεστή, φιλόξενη, και εξυπηρετική—η φιλοξενία τους με έκανε να νιώθω σαν το σπίτι μου, και λυπήθηκα πολύ που έφυγα! Δεν ήταν το πρώτο μου ταξίδι στην Ελλάδα, αλλά ήταν η πρώτη μου φορά στην Αμοργό (και σίγουρα όχι η τελευταία!).

  • Έμεινα στο ξενοδοχείο και spa Aegialis σε ένα συνέδριο γιόγκα 7 ημερών και δεν θα μπορούσα να φανταστώ ένα πιο όμορφο μέρος για να μείνω! Το προσωπικό ήταν απίθανο, μας έκαναν να νιώθουμε ευπρόσδεκτοι και έλαβαν υπόψη τους τις διατροφικές μας προτιμήσεις για τα γεύματά μας, τα οποία ήταν πολυτελή και πεντανόστιμα—δεν νομίζω ότι έχω φάει τόσο πολύ φαγητό (ελληνικές σαλάτες, φρέσκο ψάρι, ριζότο, φρέσκα φρούτα, και πολλά άλλα φαγητά και επιδόρπια) μέσα σε μια εβδομάδα ξανά! Ένα μεγάλο ευχαριστώ σε αυτόν τον χώρο και το προσωπικό του για αυτή την υπέροχη εμπειρία!

    Nataljadembek
    Nataljadembek Tripadvisor Review

Date

Σεπ 14 2019 - Σεπ 21 2019

Total price (Indicative)

2,040.00€
Yoga Categories
Hugh and Rebecca

Retreat Organizer

Hugh and Rebecca
QR Code
Contact Us
  • +302285073393

Start typing and press Enter to search