Summer Solstice Rejuvenation Retreat
Lesbos (Mytilene), Greece
June 20 – 26, 2019
with Saul David Raye
Please join me this summer as we return to the beautiful Greek island of Lesbos (also Mytilene) for a very special immersion retreat. We will attune to the summer rhythms of Greek life, swimming in the Aegean sea, beautiful sunrise and + sunsets, delicious local food, hiking and sightseeing. The focus of the retreat will be on awakening our individual and collective creativity, immersing deeply into teachings on Nada Yoga (yoga of sound) and the practice of mantra and the power of soma practices for deep relaxation.
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.
Last year was our first visit to Lesbos and we were so enchanted by this beautiful and magical island and had such a wonderful time, we are returning this year! I hope you can join me!
2 Daily Yoga + Pranayama + Meditation Classes
Daily Mantra + Sacred Chants
Kirtan / Ecstatic Chanting
Awakening Creativity: Teachings, Mantra + Meditation, Physical + Writing Exercises
Deep relaxation + yoga Nidra practices
Nada Yoga Teachings
Daily Greek Breakfast + Lunch
3 Dinners during retreat ( The rest of the evenings we will take a short walk into the town of Molyvos).
Non Chlorine Pool + Hot tub at the Retreat
Massage & Beauty Treatments ( available at extra cost)
Time to swim, relax, hike and walk.
Excursions to Hot Springs, Beach, and local historic town of Molyvos
*This retreat will count for 35 hours towards YA continuing education or toward Atma Yoga Certification.
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 approximately between $15- $ 25.
Massage, private music + Soul Sessions are available for an extra charge.
Double Occupancy :
$1550 – Early Bird before April 21ST
$1750- After May 21st
$1950 – Early Bird Before April 21st
$2150 – After April 21st
$500 – non-refundable deposit to hold your space/ transferable to another program if cancelled at least two weeks prior to trip.
We have had great results with Sky scanner and Momondo for flights…also www.Justfly.com. You can fly into Athens and then to Mytilene airport on Lesbos. The cheapest flights are RT into London and then to Athens or Mytilene. You will need to fly into Mytilene International Airport on Lesbos. Mytilene is an international airport with flights from many other cities.
American Passports do not need a visa for Greece. Other departure countries please check.
Types of Accommodation
All the accommodations are wonderful, the availability of specific rooms is based on first come first serve basis.
A – A Guest House Ground Floor
150 sq feet, bathroom, a/c, fridge, kettle, beautiful garden terrace or Upper terrace with Ocean View
B – Pool Deluxe Apartment House
2 room apartment, tea kitchen, 2 beds, floor heating a/c, Seaview or Garden View
C- Gypsy Trailer
Sweet Gypsy trailer under the oaks for single or couplE, Private bathroom, Tea Kitchen, 2 rooms, 1 bed, Beautiful Green terrace under the oak.
D- Studio Deluxe apartment,
*kitchen, floor heating, aircon., garden terrace with beautiful view
E – Luxury Double in Joma & Tomo House
luxurious 2 room apartments, 2 beds, with panoramic views of mountain and sea, kitchen
Floor heating and cooling. Amenities.
Sample Daily Schedule
… Awaken to the Sunlight
7:00 am – Ocean Meditation + Pranayama Practice
8:00 am – Greek Breakfast
10:00 am -Morning Chanting
10:30 am – Soul Flow Hatha Yoga
12:30 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
7:15 pm Delicious Dinner At Retreat Center or in Molyvos. 3
9:00 pm Beautiful Summer Evenings will alternate between Kirtan / Ecstatic Chanting & free time Hot Tubs, Star gazing
Space is limited to register or for more information send an email to [email protected]