Summer Immersion Retreat in Greece!
Awakening Inner Flow & Creativity +
Mantra Sacred Sound Immersion
July 6-13 Lesbos, Greece
with Saul David Raye & Jim Beckwith
Please join us this summer for a very special immersion retreat on the beautiful greek island of Lesbos (also Mytilene). We will attune to the summer rhythms of greek life, swimming in the Aegean sea, watching beautiful sunrises and sunsets, eating delicious local food, enjoying hiking and sightseeing. The focus of the retreat will be on awakening our individual and collective creativity and immersing deeply into teachings on Nada Yoga (yoga of sound) and the practice of mantra.
Lesbos has a rich history in myths of Greece and has always been a favorite place for artists, poets and writers as well as a popular destination for romance. Lesbos has in fact been the home over the years to some of the great artists and a part of the creative heartbeat of greek mythology, what an epic place of pilgrimage to awaken and nourish your inner creativity.
Lesbos is also well known for its Olive Oil, Ouzo and beautiful beaches. We will explore the island as well as the natural hot springs and beaches and sweet fishing village nearby the retreat center.
2 Daily Yoga + Pranayama + Meditation Classes
Daily Mantra + Sacred Chants
Kirtan / Ecstatic Chanting
Awakening the Muse – The Divine Dance of Saraswati / Creative Energy as the Universal Energy of Spirit
Awakening Creativity: Teachings, Mantra + Meditation, Physical + Writing Exercises
Creative Visioning – Support for getting clear on what you want to create
Nada Yoga Teachings
Live music concert with Jim Beckwith !
Daily Greek Breakfast + Lunch
3 Dinners a the retreat (The rest of the evenings we will take a short walk into the town of Molivos).
Swimming in a non-chlorinated pool and hot tub at the retreat
Massages available for additional cost.
Private Music + Singing Lessons Available
Time to swim, relax, hike and walk.
Excursions to Hot Springs, Beach, and local town
*This retreat will count for 35 hours towards YA continuing education or toward Atma Yoga Certification.
The retreat center
We wil be staying in the port city of Molyvos, which was the city of Ancient Mythimna, at the beautiful Milelja Retreat Center www.milelja.com.
The retreat cost includes all yoga classes, accommodation, greek breakfast + lunches + 3 dinners.
We will walk into town for dinner on the other nights. Dinner is between $15- $ 25.
Massage, private music + Soul 2 Sessions are available for an extra charge.
Double Occupancy :
$1650 – Early Bird / $1750- After May 21st
$1900 – Early Bird / $2100 after May 21st.
Special offer through June 1 – Bring a friend and take of $150 each.
We have had great results with the sites www.skyscanner.com and www.kayak.com for flights as well as www.justfly.com.
If you are on a budget, the most economical flights are roundtrip into London for around $600 0r $700 currently and an additional $250 or so to Greece roundtrip. You will need to fly into Mytilene International Airport on Lesbos. Mytilene is another name for the Island. It is an international airport with flights from many other cities. From Athens, Greece flights are very reasonable about $150 roundtrip.
Note****US Passport holders do not need a visa for Greece.
Sample Daily Schedule
… Awaken to the Sunlight!
6:30 am – Morning Light Meditation + Chanting of Gayatri Mantra + Saraswati Mantras
7:30 am – Yummy Greek Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:30 am – Morning Chanting + Writing Practice
9:30 am – 11:30 am – Soul Flow Hatha Yoga
12:00 pm – Greek Lunch !
Free Time – Excursions to Beach, Hot Pools, Massage, Rest, Visit Molyvos Village.
5:00 pm – Afternoon Yoga Class at Retreat or on the Beach – Afternoons will include Teaching sessions, Ecstatic breathwork, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga and Sound bath
7:30 pm – Delicious Dinner At Retreat Center or in Molyvos. 3
8:45 pm – Beautiful Summer Evenings will alternate between Kirtan / Ecstatic Chanting & free time Hot Tubs, Star gazing
Istanbul Yoga Weekend + Sightseeing Tour – Add on
Saul will be sharing a weekend workshop in Isatnbul July 13-15 at Cihangir Yoga.
We will be hosted by our friends at Cihangir and will arrange a few group sightseeing tours in the city along with spending time together as a community. There is a short flight directly from Lesbos (Mytilene Aiport) to Istanbul. If you would like to join us, please email our office manager Natalie for details at [email protected]