Yoga Retreat with Janet Stone

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Koufonisia Island, Greece

start: Jul 7, 2019
end: Jul 13, 2019

Overview

Join Janet Stone for a week long retreat to Koufonisia, a magical island we discovered in Greece last summer.

This island is truly a spectacle of Nature's art. Think white sand beaches, clear blue water, and typical charming Greek white washed rustic villages, on the island that's been shaped by wind and waves since the beginning of time.

This retreat program beautifully weaves together daily Yoga practice, time for deep connection to the stunning surrounding nature, and stillness. Janet’s rich, creative sequencing, storytelling, and real-life perspective on the teachings of Yoga will bring new dimension to your practice.

Included

6 mornings of full practice (asana, meditation, pranayama and chanting)

2 afternoon or evening practices

Breakfasts and dinners ( most lunches will be on your own so you can enjoy a day of full exploration)

Plenty of free time to relax and explore

Teacher

Janet Stone

Teacher

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As a global yoga warrior and servant to the breath, Janet is a student of this heart journey. She is based in San Francisco and lends a wealth of knowledge and yoga experience to create a unique, vigorous…

Daily

Days will begin with morning practice, followed by breakfast and plenty of time to explore the island’s unique beaches, all within walking distance. Explore the village on the other side of the island (a 30 minute walk).

In the evenings, as the sun begins to set, steep in the nourishing golden light, taking time to be still, to move less, and to soften. Janet’s rich, creative sequencing, storytelling, and real-life perspective on the teachings of Yoga will bring new dimension to your practice.

Location

Koufonisia is a tiny bohemian island with a population of approximately 400, and is only about 3.8 kilometers (2.3 miles) wide; it is one of the specled islands of the Cyclades archipelago.

Koufonisia means “the hollow islands” in Greek, which describes the stunning coastline that’s been shaped by wind and waves.

We’ll be hosted at Koufonisia Villas, a collection of beautifully deigned villas with spectacular sea views of Pori beach. 

How to get there

Daily SeaJets ferries run from Naxos, Mykonos and Santorini to Koufonissi. There is only one ferry per day from each location, and the latest check-in is required to be 1 hour before departure (in other words, it would be good to plan to arrive to the port 2 hours before the ferry departs).

Flights to Greece will depend upon your starting location. Here are some options from major US cities or mainland Europe.

Sample itinerary 1: Fly into Athens on July 6 (or before). On July 7, fly from Athens to Naxos. Catch the 15:20 ferry to Koufonissi.

Sample itinerary 2: Fly into Santorini or Mykonos, landing on July 6. On July 7, catch the ferry from either island (Santorini departs at 12:05, Mykonos departs 15:20).

Sample itinerary 3: Get creative. If you are flying from the US, there are often inexpensive flights to mainland Europe. You can spend a few days in a major European city and then fly to Athens (and onto Naxos) or into Santorini or Mykonos.

Package

Your package is based on the type of room you select.

You can chose between single and shared rooms, with ensuite or shared bathrooms.

Rooms are located in one of the stunning villas spread around the property sharing beautiful common areas, and with amazing views of the Pori beach.

Prices

Prices are in USD and per person.

Double shared room (one or two beds) with shared bathroom: $1998

Double shared room (one queen size bed) with private bathroom: $2098

Single room with private bathroom: $2298

Single room with shared bathroom: $2898

FAQ

WHEN WILL THE TRAINING BEGIN AND END?

The training will begin with dinner on July 7 and end with practice and breakfast on July 13.

WHAT IS THE DEPOSIT, and IS IT REFUNDABLE?

The deposit is $808, and it is non-refundable and non-transferable. 

DO I NEED A VISA?

Greece is part of the Schengen Agreement, so if you hold a passport from the US or a country in the Schengen zone, you will not need a visa unless you plan to stay for more than 90 days.

HOW DO I EXCHANGE MY MONEY?

Euros are used in Greece. There is an ATM in the village, and you can also withdraw Euros from ATMs in most European airports and cities. Check with your bank because many cards offer currency exchange withdrawals without a fee.

JUST TO BE SURE, WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE RETREAT FEES?

  • Lodging, breakfast and dinner daily
    • starting with dinner on 7 July and ending with breakfast on 13 July.
  • Daily morning practice with Janet and 2-3 afternoon practices.
  • Transportation from the ferry to the Villas

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

  • Airfare

  • Ferry tickets

  • Most lunches (to allow time to explore the island)

  • spa treatments

  • optional excursions to nearby islands

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