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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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Yan will be available for private martial arts sessions.
One free 30-minute Swedish massage is included in the price of the retreat.
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).
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.
This is the most hassle-free way. The drive from the airport to the port takes 45 to 60 minutes.
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