6 Days Re-Design Yourself Qigong and Meditation Retreat in Amorgos, Greece

Wellness Meditation and Qigong Training in Greece

This listing has one of the 10 most popular offers available in Greece

Treat yourself to a trip on Amorgos Island, "The Jewel of the Cyclades", Greece. Re-design yourself through Qigong and mindful movement practices to restore balance and rejuvenation throughout your mind and body. Escape to and enjoy the natural beauty of Amorgos. Indulge yourself with organic food, enhance your well-being and healthy living, whilst having a true experience of serenity. Explore all the island has to offer you, experience the magic, and restore your zest for life!

Highlights

  • Qigong sessions
  • Tour the incredible Amorgos Island
  • Mindful movement and meditation classes
  • 30-minute incredible Swedish massage
  • Opportunity to visit a local herbalist
  • Daily healthy breakfast included
  • 5 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
Hide all

Accommodation

During the retreat, you will be accommodated in a five-star Aegialis Hotel and Spa in Amorgos. You will stay in a superior room with a private balcony and beautiful sea view.

Yan Sophokleous Health, Meditation, and Qigong Retreat in Greece Program

Schedule

  • 07:30 Qigong and mindful movement
  • 09:30 Organic breakfast
  • 10:30 Free time, excursions, or day trips
  • 17:00 Qigong and meditation
  • 20:00 Dinner with great company

Benefits

  • Peace and quiet for the mind, refreshing energy for the body
  • The ideal place to unplug, slow down that fast pace, and get back in touch with nature
  • A chance to get away and step aside from all the hustle and bustle of city life
  • Restore your mind, body, and soul
  • Rediscover yourself after too long of feeling disconnected
  • Have a wonderful time learning a different practice than your own
  • A relaxing holiday in a beautiful location
  • A model for living a healthy lifestyle with food, exercise, and a calm mind

If you wish to travel with a non-holistic training guest, that can be arranged for you. The price for this guest sharing a room is 800 EUR, excluding holistic training practice but includes day trips. There is plenty to do for non-holistic training participants including hiking, scuba diving, cookery courses, pottery courses, and of course trips to the beach.

You may travel as a group or solo, it is guaranteed that you will meet like-minded people on retreat. Retreats are perfect if you are traveling alone, you have the choice to spend time with others or enjoy your own space if you wish.

You will experience a deep release and a deep connection, whilst using natural mindful movements to create a stillness within.You will learn through a synergistically woven a highly interchangeable approach to health and wellness, that can easily be incorporated into your daily life.

Subtle yet powerful, the effects leave you feeling relaxed and recharged at the same time. You will come away being the best version of yourself!

Your day will always start with a Qigong or mindful movement session, followed by a beautifully balanced organic breakfast.You will then have the choice of exploring and discovering the island, or simply basking in the September sun and enjoying the clear blue waters of the Aegean Sea.

Your day will ease gently into a late afternoon practice of Qigong and mindful movement session, leaving you to enjoy an evening of great food and great company.

Included excursions

This retreat includes an island tour introducing you to the most important sites on the island. You will visit the 1,000-year-old Monastery of Panagia Chozoviotissa, built in the cliffs 300 meters above the sea. Home to the miraculous icon of the same name, it is one of the most remarkable monasteries in Greece.

You will also visit the picturesque capital of the island, Chora. Chora has 40 churches and 12 windmills and beautiful squares and houses of the 17th century. A labyrinth of typical Cycladic alleys leads to the Kastro (castle) built on the top of an impressive rock.

You can also explore The Monastery of Saint George Valsamitis. It is built upon the ruins of an ancient water oracle. Lalon Idor, in English “water that speaks”, was one of the most important oracles in antiquity, along with the oracles of Delphi and Dodoni. Coming from all parts of Greece, visitors would find in its waters mental clarity and answers to their questions. The sacred spring still runs in the monastery today. This is the female monastery with a nun in residence looking after space and welcoming visitors.

Instructors

Yan Sophokleous
Yan Sophokleous provides a multidisciplinary selection of treatments and training systems, bespoke to your needs. Synergistically fusing years of experience in bodywork/massage into a unique form, along with using the same mindset and development for the holistic personal training and martial arts or self-defense too. This has given him the necessary tools needed to help others benefit from living a healthy balanced life.

Location

This Qigong retreat will take place on Amorgos, the southernmost island of the Cyclades. It is where people come to relax, rejuvenate, restore, regenerate and release. The island of Amorgos has a wonderful and rich history, which is unspoiled with breathtaking scenery. Amorgos is simply stunning!

Features

Activities

  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (indoor)

General

  • Balcony
  • Garden

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi

Food

Daily buffet-style breakfast and dinner with organic ingredients from the hotel’s own garden and fresh orange juice are included in the price. The Amorgian approach to food is organic. The options are vast, catering for all of your dietary wants and needs. Highly nutritious, great tasting and fresh too, they have their own organic garden produce.

A mixture of classic and modern Greek cuisine, you will experience gorgeous Greek food. You can even take a class to learn some of these fantastic recipes!

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Ceramic lesson
  • Cookery lesson
  • Donkey ride
  • Hiking tours
  • Scuba diving lesson
  • Snorkeling
  • Wine tasting

Yan will be available for private martial arts sessions.

Spa treatments

One free 30-minute Swedish massage is included in the price of the retreat.

What's included

  • 2 daily Qigong or mindful movement and meditation classes
  • Island tour to the most important sites of the island
  • Visit the local herbalist, Vangelis Vassalos of Iama Herbs and Treatments
  • 30-minute Swedish massage
  • Free use of the sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, indoor saltwater swimming pool, and gym
  • Daily buffet breakfast with organic ingredients from the hotel’s own garden and fresh orange juice
  • Daily dinner with a wonderful Amorgian atmosphere and great company
  • 5 nights accommodation in a superior room with a private balcony and beautiful sea views
  • Complimentary return transfers to and from the port of Amorgos
  • 10% discount on face and body spa treatments
  • Tea and coffee making facilities are provided in all guest rooms
  • Free unlimited use of internet
  • Yoga studios fully equipped with yoga mats, blocks, and bolsters

What's not included

  • All flights
  • All ferries to and from Amorgos
  • Accommodation before and after the trip
  • Travel insurance
  • Airport transfers
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Shopping

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Athens International Airport (ATH). it is better to arrive one day earlier in Athens or book a flight arriving before 2:00 pm. Most of the ferries to Amorgos Island leave at 5:30 p.m. There is one daily connection to Amorgos Island (except on Saturday during winter) from Piraeus port, Athens. Ferries dock alternately at the two ports of Amorgos Island: Katapola and Aegiali (closest to the hotel).

Arrival by bus

Express bus X96 leaves every 20 minutes during the day and every 40 minutes at night from the Athens International Airport (ATH) arrivals level (between Entrance 4 and 5) to “Karaiskaki Square” in Piraeus, right outside the ferry port. The ticket costs 5 EUR. The trip takes about one hour and 15 minutes to one hour and a half.

Arrival by taxi

This is the most hassle-free way. The drive from the airport to the port takes 45 to 60 minutes.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 78 days before arrival.
6 days / 5 nights
from --

Availability

Arrival: Saturday September 1, 2018
Departure: Thursday September 6, 2018

Select your package:

Why choose BookMartialArts.com

Largest Selection
Friendly Customer Service
Offers for every budget
Best Price
Don't miss out, join our mailing list and get updates & special offers!