GREECE YOGA RETREAT
JULY 03 – 10, 2023
Experience the oasis of Aegialis, situated on the island of Amorgos – famous for having one of the highest magnetic fields in the world.
Culture. Colour. Connection.
Its purity of biodiversity and variety of therapeutic herbs make it the ideal combination for a spiritual and physical uplift. Away from mass tourism even in high season, Amorgos is surrounded by natural beauty, unique energy, crystal deep blue sea, marvellous beaches, breathtaking landscapes, and amazing sunsets.
July 03-10, 2023
Your 7 night retreat experience – at the only 5 star hotel in Amorgos – includes:
– Twin-share “Superior” room with private bathroom, balcony, and ocean views
– Breakfast buffet, plus lunch or dinner (will be noted in our daily schedule)
– Unlimited use of seawater swimming pools, sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, & fitness centre
– 30 minute massage
– Transfers from port to hotel
– Free WiFi
– Daily yoga, pranayama, + influences of Ayurveda and more
– Complimentary yoga mat & props usage
– In-room fridge, kettle, tea, coffee, hair dryer, safe box, etc
– Stunning views of the bay, daily sunrise and sunset, and an immersion into the incredible Grecian culture
NOTE: Single/triple room rates & room upgrades subject to availability.
Toni Cappiello – Australia
Susie Richards – Australia
Gina James – Australia
Take your pick: Cooking demonstration of local Grecian delights, island tour, hiking adventures, scuba diving, Greek dance lessons, organic garden/herb/distillery tour, wine tasting, geocaching, or an icon painting demonstration.
Tourist visa, flights, ferry cost/booking to Amorgos Island, travel insurance, tips/gratuity, laundry costs, extra meals/alcohol, incidental expenses.
Superior rooms feature state-of- the art facilities in a minimal Cycladic design mentality and present an elegant, modern comfort. Be part of the big blue by having a splendid view to the picturesque bay of Amorgos. Beds are King or Twin (singles). Includes handmade furniture, balcony, AC, hair dryer, kettle, coffee and tea facilities, fridge, safe box, free WiFi, bathrobes, pool towels, and slippers.
Option to book a triple room, single room, or a room type upgrade at extra cost pp on request – subject to hotel availability.
LOCATION & how to get to Amorgos
Amorgos does not have an airport but is easily reached with daily ferries and high speed vessels. Athens International Airport (ATH) is the most convenient to arrive (or Santorini) via international flights. It is suggested you arrive one day earlier and catch an overnight ferry or an early morning ferry the next day.
Ferries dock/arrive alternately at the two ports of Amorgos Island: Katapola and Aegiali (closest to the hotel). Amorgos ports can be reached with high speed vessels departing from Piraeus and Rafina ports (both are Athens based). Vessels like Seajet Superjet and Hellenic Seaways deliver services to Amorgos. You can also travel by ferry from Santorini which is only a 90 minute ride (Santorini has an international airport). We recommend comparing/booking ferries via your travel agent or the SEAJETS website.
You can also arrive and transfer from other islands such as Santorini, Paros, Naxos, Milos, or Mykonos. Please research ferry/jet schedules before booking flights. Ferry schedules are normally due to be updated around late January 2022. Catching a ferry from another island is generally much faster than those from Athens, purely because Athens is a much further distance. But Athens may well be more convenient for you with your itinerary.
Consider you could arrive to Amorgos from a particular location (e.g. Athens), and catch a ferry after the retreat to another destination (eg. Milos) should you wish and have time to!
There are multiple options for travelling from Athens International Airport to Pireaus Port – Metro, Taxi (45-60 mins drive away), Express Bus (X96 – subject to change), or private booked transfer. However, again it is recommended, depending on ferry times, to arrive a day prior. In which case you’d be travelling from Athens city potentially. More information can be provided upon your booking.
STANDARD RATE $3099 AUD pp twin share in standard sea view “Superior” room.
$799 AUD non-refundable deposit per person required to confirm your booking.
Single & triple room rates available on request. Option to upgrade room for extra cost pp.
PayPal available on request. Note this incurs a small fee. For payments via BANK TRANSFER/DIRECT DEPOSIT, please use the following (ensure you email immediately to confirm your booking):
NAME: AMY LANDRY
BSB: 923100 ACCOUNT: 45572534
BANK: ING DIRECT
SWIFT code: INGBAU2S
TERMS & CONDITIONS OF BOOKING
Deposit is strictly non-refundable, but fully transferable. Should you need to transfer your place, you will be required to find your replacement participant and arrange the transfer of your portion of payment.
50% of remaining balance is due no later than November 30, 2022 for bookings. Final payment is required in full by January 31, 2023.
Payment plans are available should this be required – by advance written request only. If payments are late and overdue, without communication on the matter, your booking will be released and non refundable.
You are responsible for and must ensure you have adequate travel insurance to cover costs if your travels are cancelled due to personal illness, injury, or any unforeseeable event. Aegialis Hotel (the “Supplier”) and / or Amy Landry shall not be liable for any losses incurred associated with your travel due to any circumstances outside of our immediate control.
You may be required by law in your own country of origin or residency/citizenship to travel with COVID cover as a part of your travel insurance policy. You may also be required to be fully vaccinated upon leaving and reentering your country of origin. As a retreat participant, you are fully responsible for knowing the requirements and laws of travel, which could be subject to change at any time. Should you be unable to attend due to changes in your capacity to travel, any losses are to be directed to your travel insurance provider and are not the responsibility of Amy Landry or Aegialis Hotel (the “Supplier”).
All payments are non-refundable after their due date, but fully transferrable (see above). However, payments are refundable should you pay prior to each due date and decide to cancel before the due date arrives (excluding the non-refundable deposit).
The retreat non-refundable deposit and further consecutive payments can be made via PayPal or direct deposit/bank transfer. For a deposit or bank transfer, please confirm via email immediately after payment to ensure a spot is held for you. Any outstanding payments not received by the due date give both Aegialis Hotel and Amy Landry the right to void/release/cancel your booking. Please be in communication with us via email if you’re in financial difficulty and we can happily make adjustments with advance notice.
YOGA RETREAT FAQ
After practicing yoga for almost two decades, and teaching for over one, the way I teach students has naturally grown and varied over the years. In a studio, I’ve been required to teach Vinyasa, traditional Vinyasa Krama, Iyengar inspired, Purna, Restorative, Yin, traditional Hatha, and more.
On retreat, you’ll experience a thoughtfully curated schedule of classes with consideration to the Ayurvedic doshic influences, the climate, time of day, season, and general overall experience of the retreat group. Sometimes I’ll weave in mini workshop style sessions mid morning, or a Yoga Nidra in the late afternoon.
You can expect daily asana and pranayama. At the moment I’m teaching mostly traditional Hatha Yoga, based on the teachings of Kriya Yoga (Vinyasa Krama) and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Lunar, Solar, and Fire sequences).
Firstly, Amorgos has never had a case of COVID-19 on the island, which is wonderful news!
You are bound by any laws and restrictions on travel imposed by your state, territory, and country. You are responsible for knowing what these are as they vary for all and are subject to change at any time.
You may be required to be vaccinated. You may be required to quarantine on arrival back to your home or origin country. You may be required to travel with a COVID-19 vaccination passport or evidence of your vaccination status. You may be required to wear a mask during travel and transit to/from Greece.
Please check restrictions and rules with your airline/s, and any pre/post retreat accomodation providers.
It is advised you obtain adequate travel insurance with COVID cover immediately upon booking your place on the retreat.
There will occasionally be an early bird price on offer for the retreat until a set and specific date. There are no other discounts or concessions available.
On the very rare occasion, if there is a major change in exchange rates, you may be required to make a supplemental payment. This payment is to cover costs, and I – Amy Landry – do not receive any of this.
Yes, absolutely. It is advised you obtain adequate travel insurance with COVID cover immediately upon booking your place on the retreat.
There are many providers out there. Be sure to check the fine print, the details of your policy, and what your policy DOES NOT cover. Some recommended Australian companies are: Travel Insurance Direct, Aussie Travel Cover, QBE, and 1 Cover. Be sure to be covered for repatriation should you need to return home due to emergency. Some insurance providers do not cover for airline insolvency nor epidemics or pandemics. You may be required by law to travel with a policy that contains COVID coverage. You are responsible for your own travel insurance and the policy you decide to purchase.
Vegetarian, Vegan, and gluten-free options can and will be catered for (if you have provided your dietary needs upon booking). Please share your dietary needs in advance, prior to the commencement of the retreat, to ensure you’re taken care of. Much of the food will be local Greek cuisine and many ingredients organically grown on site.
Absolutely. All yoga classes offered can be adapted to all levels of experience. The retreat will host participants of all levels and of various styles/approaches to yoga. It’s a perfect opportunity for you to learn in a supportive, safe, and relaxed environment. You will certainly be taken care of. You’re welcome to rest and modify at any time also.
If you would like your partner to join they are absolutely welcome – please notify us upon booking. The same rates still apply whether they chose to participate fully in the retreat program or not. Let us know what your bedding preference is (twin or queen). Two deposits are required to confirm both places. The retreat program itself is for adults only. Your children can certainly accompany you to the retreat as it is a hotel. This means you’ll need to book a larger room and also cover the cost of meals/hotel charges for any children. Yoga sessions are for adults only. Please enquire if you have a child 16+ whom you’d like to join the yoga sessions as we may be able to accommodate this.
Please bring a yoga mat (there are also very basic rubber mats for use at the hotel if you prefer), a reusable water bottle (to refill with filtered water), sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, insect repellant, cool comfortable yoga clothing, light layers for early morning yoga, any essential medication, fave toiletries, a book to read, your camera, notebook/journal (if that’s your thing), swimwear, cash currency, your credit card, an ATM card (be sure to tell your bank you’re going away so they don’t block your access), a print out of your Travel Insurance policy, and a passport with 6 months validity minimum.
Being located in the Mediterranean, Amorgos has very nice weather and lots of sunshine most of the year round. Summers are very long and the weather gets really nice and hot, so bring your swimwear, hat, and sunscreen! Warm weather can start relatively early anywhere from mid April and end mid October. Pack light!
You’ll have leisure time daily… this is a retreat after all and it’s important you have space to rest, or sightsee, or whatever takes your fancy. Immerse in a cooking demonstration of local Grecian delights, hiking adventures, scuba diving, Greek dance lessons, organic garden/herb/distillery tour, wine tasting, geocaching, or an icon painting demonstration.
A beacon for those craving a connection to tradition and timeless wisdom, Amy has cemented herself as a global teacher, mentor, mama, practitioner, podcast host, speaker, and eternal student.
Renowned for her sold-out retreats, Amy has contributed extensively to Australian Yoga Journal, Om Yoga & Lifestyle magazine, YOGA Magazine (UK), and Nature & Health magazine (AU). She has presented at Wanderlust, Evolve, Byron Spirit Fest, and Ekam Yoga Festival. You can listen to her Living In Alignment podcast on all major platforms.
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