Are you prepared for a week in the beautiful picturesque and sunny Evia in Greece, chock-full of Kundalini Yoga to thoroughly work on your chakras? Then join us in this week-long unforgettable, relaxing and transformative retreat!
Here are the basics:
When: 29 June-6 July 2018
Where: Evia Silence, Porto Buffalo, Evia, Greece
Price: $1,995, per person all-inclusive, for a shared room, 2 people to a room
The Evia Silence resort is a mere two and a half hours from Athens international airport, tucked away in the mountains of Greece's beautiful Evia island (Greece's second largest island) overlooking the Porto Buffalo Bay coastline and the crystal clear Evian sea. Their rooms are a comfortable 30 sq meters just 10m from the beach, and include kitchen and cooking essentials (a stove with 4 hotplates, an oven, and a large fridge), private balconies with a vast view of the neighboring sea, air conditioning, and flat-screen televisions. All rooms are designed to provide a calming retreat from the stresses of city life, but the best room of all, is the special yoga room overlooking the sea.
The “Io” Yoga Room is a new hall with a view to both the sea and the mountains and is the crowning jewel of the hotel. It has a fir wood floor and ceiling, painted in ecological paint, in line with ancient Greek techniques. Just a one minute walk from your door to the sea, Evia Silence provides accessible docks for swimming and sun bathing. They also neighbor an array of beautiful trails and small roads that are perfect for anyone looking to jog, trek, or venture into the wilderness of the beautiful mountainside. While the property has an amazing and unique view, they also can guide you in exploring all the high and low views that the magical valley offers.
In the Maya Fiennes "A Journey Through The Chakras" Kundalini Yoga Retreat, the morning classes will take place around 9am and evening classes will take place around 6pm. We will enjoy our vegan/vegetarian meals together as a group, motivating and inspiring each other. Breakfast will be at 8am, lunch at 1pm and dinner at 8pm (subject to change). The class schedule, which is subject to change as necessary, is as follows: -
Friday 29 June - A Journey Through Chakra 1
You'll arrive and get settled in and in the evening we'll have a class working on Chakra 1, the root chakra, before having dinner all together.
Saturday 30 June - A Journey Through Chakra 2
Two classes one in the morning and one in the evening working on Chakra 2, the sacral chakra, where we'll be working into tapping into our fears.
Two classes one in the morning and one in the evening working on Chakra 3, the naval chakra, where we'll deal with creativity and relationships.
Monday 2 July - A Journey Through Chakra 4
Two classes one in the morning and one in the evening working on Chakra 4, the heart chakra, where we'll open up the heart to receiving an abundance of love.
Tuesday 3 July - A Journey Through Chakra 5
Two classes one in the morning and one in the evening working on Chakra 5, the throat chakra, where we'll discover how to be more communicative.
Wednesday 4 July - A Journey Through Chakra 6
Two classes one in the morning and one in the evening working on Chakra 6, the third-eye chakra, where we'll be working on beating depression and gaining happiness.
Thursday 5 July - A Journey Through Chakra 7
Two classes one in the morning and one in the evening working on Chakra 7, the crown chakra, where we'll be working on overcoming loneliness and sadness.
Friday 6 July - A Journey Through the Chakras - Full Chakra Workout
We will enjoy one final class together in the morning, working our way through all the chakras, before having our goodbye ceremony and checking-out.
Evia Silence Vegan Cuisine
At their “Voos Avli” Bar/Restaurant, based on tradition and the fruits of the Greek land, Evia Silence provide a modern and unique gastronomical experience. Their chef designs specialized dietary menus, adapted to the requirements of each individual workshop. Each day, Evia Silence prepares high-quality food using only the finest of local produce and ingredients. They combine traditional Greek and international cuisine with the goal of fulfilling an array of palates.
The indicative all-inclusive menu for the students of the "Maya Fiennes A Journey Through The Chakras Yoga Retreat" is as follows:
BREAKFAST: Freshly squeezed juices • Vegetable butter/jam/honey • Vegetable milk • Cereals • Fresh & dried fruit • Cereal bar • Vegetable tart • “Chortopita” (traditional Greek pie with greens).
MENU 1: Tomato soup • Avocado sphere with cabbage and carrots • Broccoli soufflé • Chickpea imam.
MENU 2: Spinach soup • “Dakos” (traditional salad with rusks) with lentils, tomato & molasses • Vegetable risotto with saffron • Ratatouille with oregano pesto.
MENU 3: Broccoli-crab apple soup • Finely diced Greek salad (tomato, cucumber, onion, peppers, olives) with lentil sprouts • Fava bean croquettes with sautéed greens • Mushroom burger with a potato jacket.
MENU 4: Pumpkin soup • Quinoa & Aubergine Tabbouleh • Pappardelle with spinach & asparagus • legume balls with mashed carrots/peas.
DESSERTS: Rice pudding with almond milk • Semolina halva with panna cotta • Vegan chocolate mousse.
Water and cold tea will be provided during the yoga sessions. Other snacks and drinks are available from 10:00-23:30 at extra cost.
Address: Porto Buffalo, Evia, Greece, 34017
Once you have reserved your spot and the retreat is fully-booked, the lovely people at Evia Silence will then arrange transportation from Athens airport, either by taxi or coach shared with the other students. The price for the coach-ride will be approximately €25 per person (this is indicative and could change slightly - with a taxi being slightly more expensive per person). If however, you'd like to make your own arrangements to the venue, these are the two most common ways to get to the hotel from Athens airport:
(a) driving on the national road by car from Chalkida (2hrs 15 mins). You will take the national road Athens-Lamia. At the level of Chalkida, turn right and head towards Aliveri. From Aliveri, you will take the road to Karystos. Once you have passed the village Lepoura, turn left towards Porto Buffalo, and within 5 minutes you will be at Evia Silence; or
(b) by sea from the port of Agia Marina to Nea Stira (45 minutes). There are daily ferry services from the small port of Agia Marina, in Schinias, Attica, to Nea Styra, Evia. Once you have reached Nea Styra, you will drive for about 15 minutes on the regional road Nea Styra-Aliveri, turn left at the sign saying “Porto Buffalo”, and within 5 minutes you will be at Evia Silence. We can also arrange to pick you up from Nea Stira. The cost for the car is 15 euros (split by 3 persons is 5 euros each). Nea Stira to Evia Silence is 24km (30 minutes by car).
More Information on the Porto Buffalo Area
According to writers from the ancient times, Buffalo is the location of “Voos Avli”, also known as “Voufalo” or “Voos Kefali”. The area has been linked to the story of Io, the daughter of Inachus, who was a priestess at the temple of Hera in Argos, but also Zeus’ lover. When Hera became aware of her betrayal, she transformed Io into a cow and sent her to Argos Panoptes (a mythical giant with 100 eyes) to guard her, so that she would not meet with Zeus ever again. As an extra measure of security, he tied her to an olive tree at the location of “Voos Avli” (Yard of the Buffalo), now Porto Buffalo. Zeus ordered Hermes to rescue his lover from Argos; Hermes put the guardian to sleep by playing the flute and then killed him, which earned him the name “Argeiphontes”, or “Argos-slayer”. The slaying of Argos took place in the location of “Argyra”, near the present Argyro.
The cost is $1,995 per person for a shared room, 2 people to a room, payable in one installment. This is the price for the one-week all-inclusive, Maya Fiennes "A Journey Through The Chakras" Yoga Retreat in Greece at Evia Silence 29 June - 6 July and includes the room and three delicious specially prepared vegan meals per day, per person.
IMPORTANT NOTE: -
Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. The price does not include your flights or your travel to and from the venue. It is your responsibility to book your flights/travel and make sure that you have arrived, checked-in and are at the venue on time for the beginning of the first lesson on 29 June 2018. Check-in is on 29 June 2018 at midday. The last day of the retreat is 6 July 2018 and check out is at 2 pm. Kindly arrange your travel accordingly.
Here is a list of things you should bring with you.
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"Maya Fiennes is a force of nature. Her down to earth and simple approach to yoga is built on many years of study and personal practice. Her teachings are based on the very best techniques for the physical as well as the spiritual side of yoga, unlocking its secrets to create life changing experiences for her students throughout the world. Her methods are based on using the 7 Chakras to identify what blockages her students are experiencing and finding the best yoga practice to address them. Maya believes that our bodies hold the keys to our success and can also set our limitations. Working with the Chakras to decode what our bodies tell us and putting together the answers to unlock our ultimate potential is Maya’s specialty. That is what sits at the heart of her philosophy, her passion, her Yoga for Real Life.”
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