It is my pleasure to introduce you to Amorgos Island, Greece, a secret gem of the Aegean Sea, and its ideal setting as a base for Yoga retreats.
The island has been renown for its positive energy since antiquity, when a water oracle dedicated to god Apollo was founded here. The well known richness of local flora, with a great variety of wild herbs used in medicine and cosmetics, has further attributed to Amorgos' special character as a hidden paradise, with visitors seeking to discover its serene beauty through its ancient paths, stunning beaches and centuries old monuments, villages and traditions.
5***** (5 Star!) Aegialis Hotel & Spa is located at the northern part of the island of Amorgos. It is built in such a way that it offers a combination of traditional Amorgian hospitality and a tranquil and relaxing ambient, in a simple yet elegant setting. It has 55 rooms and suites, all with balcony or terrace overlooking the spectacular bay of Aegiali.
Join Ariana Bates for the adventure of a lifetime! As a leader, Ariana is going to share Total Joy with You. Connection + adventure + celebration are the feeling words for this retreat. We have activated a transformative retreat for you to explore deepening your yogic practice, activating your dancing spirit, connecting to self in meditation and exploring the divine ocean waters of Amorgos Island, Greece.
Relaxation time is also important for integration and energy. It's a perfect way to begin your summer... inviting the sun + sea to cleanse our souls and tuning in to the simple bliss of Greek life.
What to expect?
A natural experience of synchronizing with the rhythms of the ocean through swimming and ocean time.
Tapping into the lunar and solar arts of Prana Vinyasa Yoga practice.
Regeneration of the mind, body and spirit in a relaxing retreat experience where your soul can play.
Expressing yourself creatively through free form movement and dance by letting go into the trance, moving meditation, of music.
Nourishing your appetite with fresh, colorful, Greek vegetarian cuisine.
Exploring local culture and mystical ancient sites with a fun group of yogis
Taking time to wander and get lost but always be exactly in the right place
Relaxing in luxurious accommodations with classic Greek style and all of the modern conveniences.
Creating a new community of friends.
Personal time to reflect, explore, and chase your heart's desire.
• Prana Vinyasa Yoga Classes with Ariana Bates in the Shala overlooking the ocean
• Daily Meditation on the beach with Ariana Bates
• Yoga Trance Dance with Ariana Bates
• Stay at a 5 Star Resort- The Aegialis Spa and Hotel
• 2 Gourmet Vegetarian meals each day with vegan options
• World class beach adventures to Mouros Bay and Agia Anna “The Big Blue”
• Greek Dance Lesson
• Visit ancient sites on Amorgos- The Hozoviotissa Monastary and The Oracle of Apollo Well
• Special Tour of an artisan Greek Essential Oil Distillery //IAMATA // including discussion with the essential oil makers
• One Complimentary 30 Minutes Massage in the Spa
• The Aegialis is above a Levrossros Beach a short 10 minute walk
• Indoor Salt Water Pool
• OutdoorSalt Water Pool with Ocean View
• Full access to spa- pools, hot tub, steam rooms
• Transfers on Amorgos from the Ferry Port to the Aegialis Resort
• Community connection + free time to explore the island
Payment Structure for Booking
Double Accommodations/Per Person=
Early Bird Rate= $1325
After Nov 1= $1625
Single Accommodations/Per Person =
Early Bird Rate= $1519
After Nov 1= $1819
Ariana is an adventurer that loves to explore beaches, surf, swim, snorkel, relax and just enjoy. As a retreat leader, you can expect to be guided with love and patience plus a zest for the mystic experience. This is your opportunity to have fun, explore, connect with mother nature, regenerate your soul, return to natural rhythms and be in community with conscious yogis.
Ariana is an energetic ritual leader who knows how to spark the adventure fire! Ariana Bates shares Yoga Trance Dance® at Festivals, like the Sedona Yoga Festival, San Fran Green Fest, Mantra Mela, Love Long Beach Fest and more!
A socal native with a global vision, Ariana is a resident teacher at Ecstatic Dance LA, Agape and at Yogalution. Her global travels in paradise include India, Greece and Mexico. Ariana is the Co-Founder of Free Yoga On The Beach in the LBC: more info at facebook.com/fyotb. Ariana has taught yoga to people from around the world on the shores of Long Beach. Ariana is a life long learner, and her education includes: MA in Counseling, 500 RYT, Shiva Rea Samudra Global Yoga School and Cloud 9 Yoga. www.arianabates.com
THE AEGIALIS HOTEL & SPA
More info at http://amorgos-aegialis.com/
Indoor Sea Water Swimming Pool
Sauna- Hammam- Jacuzzi
Fully equipped fitness center
Free Wi Fi
Lunch and Dinner at the Ambrosia Gallery Restaurant
24 Hour Reception Desk
Coffee and tea facilities
Onsite Juice Smoothie Bar, Pizza Restaurant
• Flight to Athens, Taxis in Athens and Ferry to Amorgos
• Body work services available for purchase in Spa
• At Aegailis any additional food at the restaurants, pizza house, smoothie bar
Traveling to Amorgos http://www.amorgos-island-magazine.com/about-amorgos/travel-to-amorgos/
From the USA- fly to Athens, Greece
Take a Ferry from the port of Piraeus (in Athens) to Amorgos
The planning is fun, take time to research your travel itinerary
The retreat will begin at 6pm June 12 th which allows time to check-in and settle
The retreat closing circle will be at 8- 10am on the June 19
It is your responsibility to read and understand our cancellation policy. No one books a retreat with the intention of cancelling it, but unexpected events do occur and we encourage you to purchase travel / cancellation insurance to cover any unfortunate eventualities. Please note that because this retreat has limited numbers, it allows for a more personable, intimate experience, our non refundable cancellation policy is in place to ensure the highest quality of service and experience for all. Exceptions cannot be made for any reason, including weather, injury/illness, or personal emergencies. No refunds for arriving late or leaving early is available. Deposits are non-refundable. Although 50% of deposit can be applied to another retreat with Ariana within a calendar year. The final payment must be made 60 days before the retreat which begins June 12. If you sign up for the retreat within 60 days of the retreat starting full payment is required as soon as possible to secure you place. Contact Ariana at firstname.lastname@example.org for any further inquires about our policy.