Take a sabbatical from daily life to join Karina Ayn Mirsky and friends for an epic adventure to Greece!
During our time in Greece we will start each morning with guided meditations and daily yoga asana classes. The afternoons will include plenty of free time for Spa services, relaxation and exploration of the local shops and culture. The local restaurants are so highly acclaimed that Karina decided to allow her guests can take advantage of the region’s delicacies at lunchtime. Breakfast and dinner will be served at the center and are included in the retreat price. Lunches will be purchased separately at the participant’s discretion. Our evening programs will include ceremonies, satsangs (lecture & discussions), yoga sessions and other special group activities.
The outward focus of this retreat is to immerse ourselves in the beauty of the Mediterranean and in ancient Greek culture. The inward focus will be to connect to the calm, clear, center of consciousness, to not only be mindful in the present moment but also to evaluate the direction we want our lives to head in. We’ll do a creative project to affirm this intention.
Your host, Karina Mirsky has been running international yoga and service retreats since 2008. There is a lot of interest in Greece as a new destination for her. Register ASAP to reserve your place!
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
- Breakfast and dinner served daily, starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
- Group Ground Transport to/from port on Amorgos Island to 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.
Karina Ayn Mirsky, MA, ERYT
Karina Ayn Mirsky (Devidas) is a widely sought after yoga and meditation educator, retreat leader, and Self-Development coach. She is the director of Sangha Yoga Institute, a yoga training school in Michigan and a popular presence on Yoga International and Insight Timer. Karina has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1998 and leading retreats since 2004. Her approach to yoga practice is derived from decades of study in Rod Stryker’s ParaYoga, the Himalayan Tradition, and her masters degree in East-West Psychology. Overcoming personal challenges, including surviving cancer in 2003, have made Karina a deeply compassionate guide to others. She has inspired thousands of people to live fearlessly with passion and purpose. In March 2008, Yoga Journal named her as one of 21 teachers shaping the future of yoga in America. Karina’s service retreats are life changing and heart opening adventures. Many participants travel with her year after year. Join her retreat group on Facebook.
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. The center is a 5 or 35-minute shuttle ride, depending on which port you arrive at.
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Shared Accommodations – $2195 USD
Single Accommodations – $2795 USD
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. For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.
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