Integrating The Self
a Kundalini Yoga &
Thai Bodywork Immersion
"Greece is the country that offers you the discovery of yourself."
- Lawrence Durrell, author
Welcome to Greece
welcome back to your essential self
Reconnect and restore your vital, authentic self in this mythic setting: Join Daniel & Jess for an richly informative and integrative retreat experience on the vibrant, light-filled island of Amorgos!
Immerse yourself in the allure of Greek culture and adventure along with practices of kundalini yoga and healing art of Thai bodywork for 7 nights, guided by Daniel & Jess's deep knowledge developed through over 20 years of self study and practice.
Greece is known as the land where the gods once walked the earth – and you'll feel like they still do! The retreat includes guidance in making your journey personally meaningful.
Luxurious lodging, authentic greek culture and local food, amazing swims and hikes,
and daily practice await you.
Step out of the bonds of daily habit to uncover your clarity and freedom in the pure light of Greece. You will return home revitalized and ready to integrate yourself into daily life!
Overview: What to Expect
- 7 nights luxurious accommodation in a superior room with private balcony and sea view
- Daily Yoga overlooking the sea and nightly Dharma talk with Daniel and Jess
- 16 hours of Thai Bodywork instruction by Jess in workshop setting
- Personalized journal created for our retreat
- Guided tour of the island
- Free time to reconnect to yourself in spacious peace, relax in the retreat center, or explore the island
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals made using organic produce from the island, options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free
- Transfers upon arrival and departure on Amorgos Island (port in Athens to Island and back)
- note airfare to Athens and taxi from Athens airport to port is not included
- One 30-minute relaxing massage in the retreat center's Lalon Idor Spa
- 10% discount on face and body treatments at Lalon Idor Spa
- Use of all spa facilities: sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, indoor heated seawater swimming pool, and fitness center
- Use of yoga shalas and equipment
- Free wireless internet
Our days together on the island will begin with an energizing morning Kundalini Yoga practice led by Daniel overlooking the Aegean Sea. Sadhana is a class style that is teacher led while the teacher practices with the group. This morning practice will set the tone for our day, but not be too challenging. We will work through a kriya (set of yogic actions), enjoy final relaxation (savasana) and breath and meditation practice.
After a bountiful breakfast, there will be free time to lounge on the pristine beaches right below the hotel, or poolside, get a massage, go exploring or hiking, journal, or simply relax. Feel free to participate as much or as little as you like in all of the offerings each day.
Prior to a catered lunch for our entire group in the retreat center's Ambrosia Restaurant, we will recenter with a Hatha Tantric Asana yoga class. This will be a mixture day to day of gentle flow or postures with emphasis on connection to the breath and body, led by either Daniel or Jess.
Most afternoons Jess will lead a 4-hour Thai Bodywork workshop session, where we will learn how to give and receive loving kindness through touch and hold space for one another. Expect flowing postures in sequence, partner activities, conscious communication development, and games. On our "off" days we will spend the afternoon on field trips or in free time, including a private guided tour of the island.
Each evening we will integrate in a Satsanga format with Daniel, a time to be together in truth and spiritual dialogue. This a time for deep questioning, journaling, and expanding your awareness. Ambrosia Restaurant will have another decadent Greek meal for our dinner following this time together for us to enjoy the sunset on the veranda, and then you may wind down your day under the stars, however you choose.
You can expect our six day's of weather in November to be in the comfortable 60s and 70s fahrenheit, so please plan accordingly. You will have a deep and personal experience of this mythic land where the human hand has worked in harmony with nature for millennia.
We will be staying in the incredible five-star resort, Aegialis Hotel & Spa
Our home for the week is a beautiful retreat center, owned by a lovely local family who welcomes us as their own. A path leads to several amazing beaches. All rooms have gorgeous sea views. You will have full access to the excellent spa and pools, whose ultramodern thalassotherapy center treatments are in perfect harmony with the local elements of Amorgos. The oils they use are extracted from local herbs! Our delicious meals together are organic as much as possible, straight from the family's gardens.
all levels are welcome
All levels of yoga experience are welcome.
Whether you have experience in Kundalini Yoga and Thai Bodywork or not, your experience will be honored and provided for.
Amorgos offers a serene setting for deepening our practices of yoga.
All sessions are held in a beautiful yoga shala with spectacular views over the Aegean sea.
Morning sessions will set the tone for the day and energize you, with clear instruction for all levels, including meditation.
Midday sessions will be restorative and integrative, deepening our connection to breath and body.
Afternoon Thai Bodywork will ground us in our bodies and expand awareness so that we may connect with another.
You'll cultivate mindful awareness of your body's innate intelligence, develop breath and clarity, and enjoy the present moment.
Our purpose will be to integrate the body and mind in unified harmony with all that we are: truth and love!
Pricing and Room Options:
All prices are per person
Superior Roms in Five Star Resort
Shared Room (two single beds): $1543 per person
Single Room (one double bed, ideal for a couple to share): $1858 per person
Payment in Full is due at time of registration.
In special circumstances, a payment plan can be arranged on a case-by-case basis, where the remaining balance is due 90 days prior to our retreat, August 12, 2019.
Please purchase travel insurance to protect your health and wellbeing as well as your investment, from unforeseen circumstances before or during your retreat.
We highly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance at the time you book your retreat. Suggested companies include: World Nomads, AAA, or ask your travel agent.
Not included in the price: Airfare to Athens, transfer from Athens Airport to ferry port and back, and tips. We will coordinate it all for you, and be in touch with you about your travel plans to assist.