Join Global Yoga Instructor, Meggan Riley where the land meets the sea in Amorgos Island, Greece. This retreat will be a celebration of life and movement on an island that breathes both adventure and relaxation!
Meggan’s style for leading retreats is one that begins with the soul, moves through the heart, and elevates the individual. We will build community in daily practice, experience personal awakening through presence, know joy through adventure, know healing through food, and peace through relaxation! This Greek Island is known for stargazing, so we will honor the cosmos during our time gathering and work with astrological insight. We will celebrate the Full Moon on the evening of July 17th!
“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
Meggan will offer a variety of classes including Gentle Yoga & Meditation, Mixed Level Yoga, Partner Yoga Classes, and Yoga for Travel. There will be plenty of time on the schedule for taking advantage of spa services, going on off-site adventures, or simply savoring the beach life! This retreat has it all…both a vacation and a time to step deeper into wellness.
- 6 Nights Accommodations
- 3 Whole Food Meals per Day
- Round-Trip Group Transport to/from the Airport
- Daily Yoga Practices
- Use of 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.
Meggan has been practcing yoga for almost 20 years and teaching since 2009. She is a certified Hatha Yoga Instructor & has completed a 200-hour Anusara® Inspired training. As a teacher, Meggan hopes to inspire students in their practice by providing a safe, welcoming, and challenging environment in which to breathe and move. She is a mother, an entrepreneur, an activist, a music lover, a vegetarian, a self-proclaimed eco-warrior, and deeply committed to teaching yoga from the heart.
Meggan offers private and public classes at her home studio, Shine, in Batavia, IL and travels in the US and Internationally offering workshops, training, retreats, festival classes and more! Meggan is a Content Developer & Yoga Instructor for San Diego based, Take Pride Learning, which offers innovative and effective technology-based literacy coursework for young readers. One of her newest ventures is offering Plant Medicine Yoga Classes, which combine the clinical use of Cannabinoid products in tandem with yoga and meditation.
A Note from Meggan
“As I step into greater self -awareness, I step closer to union with The Absolute. Through this yogic journey, I have become content with the fluctuations of being. I understand that the state of ‘being happy’ is not a life devoid of problems. Happiness comes through the acceptance of every experience. Happiness comes through union with The Absolute. With this union, there is inevitably an understanding that the individual self and the universe are one. That oneness is The Absolute. Piece by piece, yoga has given me glimpses into this divine reality, and as a teacher I am blessed to be able to share the messages that unfold through my personal journey and practice. Through teaching, I want to humbly share the insight I have discovered so that together, we can participate in a co-creative process of uplifting the human soul, the collective consciousness, and ultimately experience Samadhi. Through teaching, it is my intention to inspire your creative expression of the divine. For me, yoga and mindfulness have been that expression.” – Meggan Riley
“Walking into a yoga practice with Meggan as your instructor is a true gift! Her energy and smile lights up the room. Her passion flows through you, no matter if it’s your first time on the mat or if you have been practicing for years. She makes each movement seem to flow with ease. Giving beginners modifications is also such a nice thing to see. She truly is one of a kind & the most caring yoga teacher I have had. Namaste” ~Kari E.
“Meggan is an incredible teacher, with so much passion for sharing yoga and connecting with her students. She is warm and funny, making every class an energizing fun experience. Alignment and correct form are key principles in Meggan’s classes- she constantly reminds her students that it’s not how far you get in a position, but doing it to the best of your ability and flexibility. She works with her students’ wide range of abilities and limitations. I started with Meggan as a beginner several years ago, and also practiced with her while I was pregnant. She has given me so many modification options depending on what my particular issues were in a class. I use a lot of Meggan’s cues while running and doing Crossfit- “ribs down” is probably the one I use the most! Her classes are mentally and physically challenging. I walk away renewed and rejuvenated every time.” ~Sarah M.
“Meggan Riley is an amazing yoga instructor. She customized several small group classes for me to accommodate my vertigo. Those classes were just as challenging, fun and creative as her regular classes, and I was so happy to be able to continue to practice in this modified way. I am always impressed by the way Meggan truly cares for her clients. She is the best.” ~Sarah S.
“Meggan’s passionate about sharing her moving and meditative knowledge. She has influenced my practice giving me the confidence to move forward in my own yogic journey. She is truly a bright light.” ~Anna M.
“Meggan, thank you for sharing your passion and wonderfully artistic skills with us. As a novice being introduced to Yoga and learning from someone with kindness, integrity, humor & love made such a positive and full experience, so beneficial for the body and mind. Yoga is a journey worth sharing with you.” ~Carrole
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
Please be sure to review Our Policies.
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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