Relax on the Greek Island of Amorgos, possibly the fairest island of them all, just a 6 hour ferry ride from Athens. Surrender into the Journey!
Join Heidi Dietrich, International Yoga Teacher, for a replenishing week of twice daily all-ages yoga and meditation practices, Yoga Nidra, nutritious meals and serene landscapes while practicing committing fully to life as a spiritual focus.
Heidi emphasizes the body-mind connection of the yoga practice, inviting you to experience yoga as a living practice that carries off our mat into every moment of our lives. Through getting quiet, intention setting, residing in the feeling of abundance and bliss as well as applying ancient yogic tools for concentration and one-pointed focus we relax into the gift of life and rest at our center. Yoga Nidra, dream journaling, painting, Lucid Living and Reiki will be offered as tools for transformation. A suggested reading list is also available.
Ishvara pranidhana is the practice of fully surrendering the self to God or Life Force. In surrendering the ego to the Supreme Being in humility, it is thought that the character of the divine can be attained. In Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, it means committing one’s life and one’s yoga practice to the Lord (or spiritual focus of choice).
There will be ample time for spa services, off-site adventures or simply soaking in the beach life. Begin the practice now by following your YES. See you in Greece!
“Amorgos is a 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.” – True Nature Travels
We finalize the itineraries about 3-6 weeks before the retreat. This retreat will include two daily yoga classes. One class takes place in the morning just before breakfast. After the first class and meal, you have free time to explore, relax, or take part in optional add-on activities. Lunch will take place midday, during this free time. There will be an afternoon yoga class followed by dinner. Occasionally there will be an evening restorative class after dinner instead of the afternoon class.
In addition, there is usually one dedicated “excursion day” in which we do not have the afternoon/evening yoga class. 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 will be. 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 meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day.
- Group ground transport to/from the port on Amorgos to the retreat center
- Daily Yoga Practices
- One 30-minute massage
- Free use of spa facilities (sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, indoor heated seawater swimming pool, and fitness center)
- 10% discount on all spa treatments
- Unlimited internet access
- 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.
Heidi Dietrich, E-RYT 500
As a yogini and an artist, Heidi inspires us to explore yoga as an applied lifestyle, making art with our lives and relaxing into our Divine Self. Through the dance of balancing the body, mind, and spirit she guides us toward harmonizing our inner truth with our actions and experiences.
Heidi’s gentle and restorative approach to the yoga practice incorporates energy work, flower essences, mantra, yantra painting, gemology and astrology as well as Yoga Nidra.
Heidi received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training certification from the Marianne Wells Yoga School in Costa Rica in 2009. She also has 108 hours of training in the heart-oriented method of Anusara. In 2013, she completed her 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Brenna Geehan and Jean Mazzei of SriYoga in San Francisco.
Heidi is the founder of Dharma & Grace Yoga Retreats and Charlevoix Yoga.
“Heidi teaches yoga that works for young and old, experienced or novice. If you can’t quite get the pose she offers an easier way. Alternately if you are accomplished in yoga she offers a more advanced way. The breath work and the intention add to the spiritual effect of the class. Heidi’s classes work for me especially as I age. Her yoga classes keep me strong and limber. She deals with the entire body both physically and spiritually. I have learned so much from Heidi’s yoga classes. Not only how to assume poses with the proper alignment, but she always has useful tips for my home practice.” ~Barbara Kopitz
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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