Join Amanda and Aubrey this July 2019 for a magical & transformative retreat on the Greek island of Amorgos, at the southeastern edge of the Cyclades in the heart of the Aegean Sea.
The practice of Kundalini yoga together with the power of mantra and sound will transform your energy. Discover practices and tools to take home with you to your own daily practice.
The experience will include twice-daily yoga offerings, optional excursions and the opportunity to give back to the local community. Azure waters, breathtaking beaches, fresh, whole foods and sacred practice all combine to bring you the most revitalizing and renewing of retreats. You will have plenty of downtime to replenish your mind, body and spirit and the opportunity to discover your own sacred space on Amorgos.
Connect to your inner light while experiencing the tranquility of this stunning location. Use of spa facilities is included in your stay (sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, indoor heated seawater swimming pool, and fitness center).
Come back to yourself. Come back to the divine light within and connect to your own sacred space.
Every retreat is unique and, as such, the itineraries are ever-changing! We finalize the itineraries about 3-6 weeks before the retreat, but after 10 years of hosting retreats, we do have a general idea of what most schedules look like.
Most retreats include one-to-two daily yoga classes. One class takes place in the morning, either just before or just after breakfast. After the first class and meal, you have free time to explore, relax, or take part in optional add-on activities. Lunch (if included in your retreat) will take place midday, during this free time. There is then, usually, an afternoon class followed by dinner. Occasionally some teachers choose to offer an evening restorative class or group gathering after dinner as well.
In addition, there is usually one dedicated “excursion day” in which we do not have scheduled yoga classes. This is a day for people to take advantage of some of the more involved tour and excursion offerings and is always a lot of fun!
Again, this is a very general look at what your retreat schedule could be. We work closely with the teachers to design unique itineraries that reflect their style and the group that’s traveling with them. Once your specific retreat itinerary is complete, we will send it out via email, usually two or more weeks before the retreat starts. Please keep in mind all retreat itineraries are subject to change.
- 6 Nights Accommodations
- 3 Whole Foods Meals Each Day
- Group ground transport to/from the port on Amorgos to the retreat center
- Daily Yoga Practices
- Free use of spa facilities (sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, indoor heated seawater swimming pool, and fitness center)
- 10% discount on all spa treatments
- Personal Retreat Time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
This beautifully designed, family-run hotel is nestled on the cliffs of a quiet and peaceful Greek Island. Conveniently located near the bay and within walking distance of sandy beaches. Every room has simple, elegant decor and boasts views of the sea. The hundreds of reviews comment that the staff is incredibly friendly, welcoming, and super helpful and most guests leave feeling like they have made new friends. Their chefs provide healthy, gourmet meals that incorporate fresh organic produce from their garden. They offer full services, from spa to gym to pool. Come and enjoy an authentic Greek experience.
A spinal fracture from a horseback riding accident when she was young left Amanda with pain at an early age. She began practicing yoga in 1993 and it changed her life. Yoga was her pathway to healing, and she quickly discovered the deeper benefits that extended beyond the body to mind and spirit.
Amanda has been teaching kundalini yoga since 2008. Something of a traveling yogi, she has years of experience living and working internationally. Amanda is passionate about her family, her practice, her work and traveling. Amanda is happy to call North Carolina her permanent home.
With a master’s in psychology, a national certification in integrative health coaching, and an extensive background in energy and sound healing, Amanda’s classes are imbued with energy and inspiration, bringing a deep sense of peace and healing to participants.
Amanda is passionate about helping people connect to their inner wisdom, energy, and happiness. To learn more about her, visit www.AmandaMayWellness.com.
Aubrey Dea Zinaich began her practice in Kundalini Yoga 4 years ago when her life became overwhelmed with moments of anxiety, depression, and fatigue. She knew from her first experience with Kundalini Yoga, the Yoga of Awareness, that she had found her path. Aubrey’s special interests include the daily morning practice of Sadhana, mantra & sound current and Kundalini & Buddhist meditation.
Aubrey is a Durham Restauranteur & Sommelier. She enjoys spending time connecting with like-minded people in her community & working toward creating a more tolerant and open environment where all people can come together to have a voice. She believes that “Happiness is our Birthright” as taught by Yogi Bhajan.
Amorgos is picture-perfect Greek island. From traditional villages to stunning beaches, this secluded island is everything you imagine of when you dream of a Greek holiday. During your retreat, you will have the opportunity to experience the island through various tours and activities. These excursions will give you a chance to discover what makes Amorgos so spectacular. Whether you are learning traditional Greek dance moves, exploring the underwater world of Greece, or hiking through local villages, tours and activities are a great way to make the most of your time in Greece.
Some of the possible options for tours and activities during your Greece retreat include:
- Hiking Tours
- Herbal Tours
- Cooking Demonstration
- Organic Gardens
- Greek Nights (Traditional Greek Music and Dancing)
*Activities not included in the price of tuition
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Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration.
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Included in the retreat is a shuttle from the local port on Amorgos Island to the retreat center. There are many ways to come to this island and this will depend on your travel plans. Once you register, you will receive complete information about the airports and the ferry options that will bring you to your destination.
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