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Yoga Meditation & Mindfulness Retreat - Greece

Yoga Meditation & Mindfulness Retreat - Greece

13th -20th September 2025

Join us for 8 magical days in Kissamos, Crete.

This retreat offers you the opportunity to nourish
yourselves and find your balance. The perfect location to unwind, relax and replenish, whilst
immersing in a daily practice of yoga and meditation, and
eating healthy, delicious food

Kissamos, nestled on the northwest coast of Crete, Greece, is a charming town that effortlessly combines history, natural beauty, and modern comforts. Blessed with sun-kissed beaches, crystal-clear waters, and a backdrop of rolling hills, this town is a haven for beach lovers and nature enthusiasts. But Kissamos is not just about its picturesque beaches; it boasts a rich historical heritage as well. The lively town centre exudes a warm ambiance with its traditional tavernas serving delectable Cretan cuisine

Venue

This boutique, beach front hotel is a newly built property located right on Kissamos Paralia beach. The majority of rooms have their own balcony with a sea view and each room has its own private bathroom.

Housekeeping, clean linen, and service are provided daily. There is a safety deposit box, Wi-Fi, television, air conditioning, tea & coffee facilities and a mini fridge in every room. There will be free parking at the hotel.

• Distance From the Beach: Right on the beach

• Distance to town centre: 5 min walk

• Distance to closest bus stop 10 min walk

• Distance from closest airport: 40min drive (Chania

International, Crete)

As I always have many solo travellers who attend my retreats I will help organise those who wish to share a room with another fellow yogi as all rooms can be made into two single beds (female shared rooms and male shared rooms only, not mixed)

Please note it will only be the yoga group occupying the hotel.

Retreats Health & Well-being Coach

Yoga & Meditation classes

This retreat offers you the perfect opportunity to find your balance and

Morning: Each morning we will start with an energising yoga class filled with mindfulness. I will be teaching a fusion of various disciplines, such as Hatha and Ashtanga, followed by a delicious, healthy brunch served at the hotel.

We do our best to cater to all allergies and food preferences.

Afternoon: During the day you have the option to explore the hidden gems of Kissamos, with its array of lovely bakeries, tavernas and craft shops. Alternatively you can soak up the sun and relax on the beach. We provide snorkelling equipment and sun-beds. In addition there are many stunning beaches to visit, such as the pink sand beach, Elafonisi in Paleochora which is also a beautiful town to visit.

There is also the option to go on various self-guided hikes, which have already been worked out and ready for you to enjoy. If you prefer, we can also provide you with bicycles free of charge. All the yoga sessions will cater for every level of practitioner.

This means beginners are also welcome to join this retreat and advanced options will be offered to those who are more experienced. During the sessions, I will be making physical adjustments and work with each student intuitively and individually.

Retreats Health & Well-being Coach
Retreats Health & Well-being Coach

Evening: We will meet each evening for guided meditation, breath-work and yoga nidra ( a deep relaxing guided meditation whilst lying down ). Yoga sessions will be gentle and yin based ( holding the postures longer and deep breathing ). You can attend as many classes as you like and try out all of the local delicious food, including the wine. Please know there are no restrictions as it is your holiday.

You have the choice to socialise and make like minded friends or you can reside in solitude if you need the space to introspect and self-reflect, in order to gain clarity and perspective. I will be offering 1-1 private sessions for those who feel they would benefit from my intuitive mentoring sessions.

Also we can book out the studio and go over any specific postures you feel you would like to improve and work on, including recovery from injuries or even devising a bespoke yoga session as a daily home practice.

Please get in touch for more information and prices. After the evening yoga sessions, we will dine at some of the best picked local tavernas. All the restaurants will have the option of vegetarian and vegan dishes. On our last evening, we will discover, Greek and Cretan culture to its fullest.

We will have a cookery class, followed by a traditional Greek cuisine buffet, breaking a plate, followed by Cretan traditional dances.

Typical schedule

Saturday 13th – Arrival day from 3pm onwards. If you arrive earlier you are welcome to leave your luggage at the hotel and take a stroll as everything is very close to the hotel.

We will meet for dinner at a nearby taverna at 7pm to get acquainted and group introduction.

Mornings – 9-10.30am Yoga (last morning the class will be at 8.30-10.30am to do a closing circle on Friday 19th)

10.30pm Brunch then free time.

Evenings – 5.30-6.30pm Meditation, breath-work, yin yoga/yoga nidra class ( except the last evening as we have a cookery class at 5pm followed by a Greek night )
7pm Dinner at a local Taverna

Saturday 20th – 9am Breakfast and time to say goodbye.

We will vacate the hotel by 11am. You may leave your luggage at the hotel if you have a later flight.

If you would like to share airport transfers, I will help organise connecting you with people who have similar flight times.

Normally we set up WhatsApp group to keep everyone in the loop ( This is an option as we appreciate some people want to be phone-free ).

Travel information

Distance from hotel to amenities and facilities

Kissamos Town Centre – 1 km
Restaurants & Night Life – 50m
Closest Beach – 50m
Health Centre – 1km

Massage therapist ( link the number )
Balos Beach – 15km
Falassarna Beach – 14km
Elafonisi Beach – 41km

Bus Stop – 1km
Kissamos Port – 3km
Chania Old Town- 40km
Chania Airport – 55km

How to reach the hotel

KTEL Public Bus

Take the bus from Chania Airport or Souda Port straight to Kissamos.

Transfer

Taxis are widely available at the airport.
We will arrange taxis for any day trips you wish to take from our venue. Closest airport Chania Airport (CHQ)

Closest Port

Souda and Kissamos also has a port but ferries are only available on selected days in Summer.

What is included:

• 7 nights accommodation
• 6 morning yoga classes
• 5 evening meditation, breath-work and yin/yoga nidra
• 7 delicious brunches
• 7 delicious dinners at various local tavernas
• Unlimited tea/coffee and water in your rooms
• Traditional cookery class
• Greek night ( farewell party )
• Sun-beds on our private beach
• Snorkelling & water sport equipment
• Self-guided hikes
• Bicycles to explore
• Yoga equipment and hand weights

Not included:

Flights, transfers, insurance.

Investment for this inclusive retreat:

£975 based on 2 sharing or EARLY BIRD OFFER £895 (Save £80)

£1295 Single occupancy or EARLY BIRD OFFER £1195 (Save £100)

Early bird paid in full by 13th September 2024

Bookings

Please transfer a deposit of 50% to reserve your place.

If you would like to arrange an alternate way of paying and spread the cost in 3 instalments, please reach out.

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE!

The balance will be due by 13th June 2025

It is your responsibility to have an up to date fully
comprehensive travel insurance.

Please note, all cancellations are non-refundable/
transferrable.available on selected days in Summer.