Anahata Yoga goes Sailing!

2nd-9th of September 2017

About the retreat

Join Peter and Olympia for a week of Anahata Yoga and Sailing in Greece. A holiday that will nourish your body and will lift your spirits! Practice the Five Element Form in nature, and enjoy Yoga Nidras and Meditations under a starlit sky. Explore the Greek islands, swim at the most amazing beaches, meet people and indulge in the Mediterranean cuisine. Let Anahata Yoga, the sea, the sun and the aromas of the Aegean realign you with a healthier, happier you!

Itinerary

Kos-Nisiros-Tilos-Symi-Kos

Our Anahata Yoga & Sailing adventure will begin at the island of Kos on the 2nd of September. You can get on board from 16:00 pm onwards and the boat will stay at Kos overnight. Dinner will be served at 18:00 and you will have a chance to meet the other members of your Anahata Yoga family and find out more about our trip and schedule for the week. There will be daily early morning and evening Asana classes, Five Element Form practices, Yoga Philosophy lectures, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra and Meditation.

During the week we will sail to Nisiros, Tilos and Symi and we will be back to Kos in the evening of the 8th of September. We will celebrate with a farewell dinner and sleep on board. Check out is at 9am on Saturday, time to say goodbye to the members of the lovely Anahata Yoga  community we created until the next time we join in community !

Daily Schedule

  Saturday
2/9
Kos
Sunday
3/9
Kos/
Nisiros
Monday
4/9
Nisiros
Tuesday
5/9
Nisiros/
Tilos
Wednesd
ay
6/9
Tilos
/Simi
Thursday
7/9
Simi
Friday
8/9
Simi /
Kos
Saturday
9/9
Kos
7-9 am  Asana
Pranayama
Asana
Pranayama
Asana
Pranayama
Asana
Pranayama
Asana
Pranayama
Asana
Pranayama
 9am Breakfast  Breakfast  Breakfast Breakfast  Breakfast Breakfast  *Check
out
10-13:00  Free Time
Visit
Asklipio
 Free Time Free Time
-Thermal
Spa /
Beach
 Free Time
*Sail to
Simi
Free Time Free Time
13:00  Light
lunch/
snack
Light
lunch/
snack
Light
lunch/
snack
Light
lunch/
snack
 Light
lunch/
snack
Light
lunch/
snack
14:00  Yoga
Philosophy
 Yoga
Philosophy
Yoga
Philosophy
Yoga
Philosophy
 Yoga
Philosophy
Yoga
Philosophy
15:00-17:30  Check in
16:00
 Free Time
*sail to
Nisiros
Free Time Free Time
*sail to
Tilos
Free Time Free Time Free Time
* return to
Kos
17:30-18:30 Five
Element
Form Introduction
Five
Element
Form
Five
Element Form
Free Time Five
Element
Form
Five
Element
Form
18:30 Welcome
Dinner
Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner at
local
restaurant
Dinner Farewell
Dinner
20:00  Yoga
Nidra/
Meditation
Free
Time
Yoga
Nidra/
Meditation
 Free Time Yoga Nidra/
Meditation

 

Please note that the above timetable is only an indication of our weekly schedule. Setting on a sailing trip is an adventure, so keep an open mind, in case the weather decides for us to change our destinations. If the Aegean and the winds decide for us not to sail to our destination for the day, we will change our timetable accordingly. The boat crew will make our journey as pleasant as possible making safety and comfort a priority.

The Yoga Practice

This Anahata Yoga & Sailing retreat has been created with the intention to help the participants heal and reconnect with their blissful body ( Anandamaya Kosha). Spending seven days on a boat, connecting with the elements, the sun and the sea, the wind and the earth is in its own right a profoundly powerful and therapeutic experience. We can’t promise it will always be a “pleasant” experience as exploring oneself can bring up painful emotions as well. We strongly recommend to keep a daily journal of your experience. Get on board and choose to be the witness of your thoughts and emotions as you witness the motion of the waves, the movement of the sun and the direction of the wind. Choose to be the observer and start by observing the breath.

7-9 Pranayama-Asana

Peter will introduce you to four different pranayama practices (calming, energising,balancing and cleansing breathing techniques) that will help you enhance the quality of your daily life.

Pranayama will be followed by asana practice. Learn the Dance of Shiva and Shakti and the Five Element Form, to gently energise and strengthen your body. Peter will lead the beautiful Anahata Yoga practice with a focus to being attentive to what your body needs, coming from a space of love and compassion, choosing to learn and evolve each day.

14:00-15:00 Yoga Philosophy

The sun is strong and the heat brings a sweet lethargic mood ! Why not relax in the company of our Anahata family and learn about yoga philosophy and the Eight Limbs of Yoga. Peter with his over 50 years of experience in practicing and teaching yoga has lots of stories to share that will make you realise that there is so much more to yoga than just asana.

17:30-18:30 The Five Element Form

This is an ancient practice from the north of India. The form is traditionally played in nature and this retreat will be a perfect opportunity to practice the form. The Five Element Form is part of an ancient Tantric Yoga practice known as Tattwa Shuddhi Sadhana, element purification practice. The Form is a sequence of flowing movements resembling traditional vinyasa yoga asana and although similar to Tai Chi and Chi Kung, it is a traditional ancient Indian practice. It connects us to the five elements of earth, water, fire, air, and akasha. The Form uses breath, creative visualisation and healing colours and sounds in a powerful, transformative physical and spiritual practice that unites the five sheaths (Pancha Koshas).

20:00-20:30 Yoga Nidra -Meditation

Peter will introduce you to the practice of Yoga Nidra, Yoga Nyasa and Meditation. Yoga Nidra or yogic sleep brings the practitioner into a state of deep relaxation and from this state one can set powerful intentions. With Yoga Nyasa you will explore the ability of the mind and its imagination to creatively visualize a life of vitality, health and longevity. We will also practice Meditations to clear the mind of confusion and to contemplate on the question “Who am I?”

We have created this retreat with love and with the intention to open the heart of each one of the participants of this event. We are hoping that the practice of Anahata Yoga, the power of nature and the special energies of the places we will be visiting along with our intentions can bring along the magic of yoga, and create a sense of contentment, Santosha, for each member of the family.

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Terms & Conditions

Deposit

To book for this event a 390 euros deposit is required. The payment should then be completed within 4 weeks, but before 1st of May. For bookings after the 1st of June full payment is required.

Cancellation by the participant

Cancellation from the Participants:
If cancelled until the 1st of May 2017, a full refund will be given , minus the deposit.
After 01/05/2017 no refund is possible.

Exceptions to this policy can be made in case of unforeseeable event arise , after a discussion with the organiser.

Cancellation by organiser

The organiser reserves the right to cancel the retreat if the minimum number of participants has not been met or because of other unforeseeable events; in that case a full refund will be given. The refund will be limited to the enrolment fees and the organiser is not liable to any other cost (travels costs or other loss and expenses)

Liability

The participant needs to inform the Yoga Instructor of any health issues or pregnancy. If there is any medical objection against taking part to the course, the participant needs to consult with a doctor. The participant is responsible for any health issues / injuries occurring during the workshop. The organiser is not liable for any damage, personal or material, occurred during the course.
The participant is responsible to arrange his personal travel insurance.

Prices & Booking

To book a space on board please fill in the registration form below. We will send you an email notifying you whether there is still availability on the event and send you the bank details to complete the payment. Once payment is confirmed your space on board will be secured.
The price for the Sailing trip is 1490 euros for a shared cabin (two single beds or one double bed). The price includes all Anahata Yoga classes, 6 breakfasts, 6 light lunches/ snacks, 6 dinners, taxes and all expenses for the boat, 7 nights accommodation on board.
You will be taught by international yoga teacher Peter Clifford. Peter will be assisted by Olympia, who is a certified Anahata yoga teacher and qualified  massage therapist.

What is not included in the price

Airfares, transfer from/ to the airport, tickets to archaeological sites, dinner at the local restaurant, Swedish or Thai massage therapies with Olympia on board, yoga privates or private consultation with Peter, any other personal expenses, e.g car rentals etc

The food

Healthy and delicious meals will be freshly prepared for you on board by our chef. All meals are vegetarian with the option for vegan meals as well. We are always aiming to buy fresh, local and organic food if possible. If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know in advance. We strongly believe that eating together in community brings so many benefits, well beyond the nutrition of the body; We are nourishing body and soul.

The boat

 

The yachts provide from 6 – 12 cabins with twin beds or 2 single beds. Each cabin is equipped with WC, shower, air condition and a hair dryer. These yachts are “Gulets”, traditionally crafted wooden sailing boats, of a length ranging from 25 to 40 meters, with 2 or 3 masts.

 

Massage Therapies on Board

Why not relax with a massage treatment on board ? Olympia will be offering swedish massage, Thai massage and abdominal massage treatments . Peter and Olympia will also be available for private yoga classes and consultations.

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