7day yoga and kirtan retreat in Crete, Oct. 2016
Vibrant Energy and penetrating Light, 7day yoga and kirtan holidays in Crete island, Greece
October 1-6, 2016
We will gather in a special location of ancient Crete island, at the place where the energy is vibrant and the light penetrating to every part of our existence. The revitalizing experience will reveal a new path to our inner freedom. Unique location, yoga and kirtan, beautiful sea, healthy mediterranean food and stone cottage houses, are the highlights of this yogic holiday retreat, organized by Yoganature. Yoga experience is not required.
We will stay at the most dreamed stone cottages, simply and rustically furnished, with sitting-dining room, fully equiped kitchen and 1 or 2 bedrooms. The thick walls keep the interiors blissfully cool even in the height of summer (and there's also A/C). Free wi-fi connection is offered in every cottage.
Daily yoga sessions:
At 7.30 am morning yoga class
In the evening, one of the following (can be on the beach, according to conditions):
- Evening meditation
- Yoga Nidra
- Chakra balancing
- Kirtan live music
- Mantra chanting meditation
Yoga experience is not necessary to participate in our daily sessions.Our instructors in this small-group holiday retreat will be Shambhuroopa and Satyaprem
Makriyalos (long beach), some way from any major or developed tourist towns, lies east of Ierapetra in South-East Crete, along a coastline filled with a number of secluded bays and quieter beaches. The place is peaceful and unhurried, surrounded by some inspiring untouched countryside.
With its picturesque harbour and promenade, waterside tavernas, restaurants and cafes, the village is lively but still unspoiled. A short drive away are the beaches and harbour town of Makriyalos, the gorges of Pefki and Perivolakia, the palm-shaded beach of Vai, and the Minoan palace of Zakros.
Beach: beautiful beach after walking 800m through olive trees and more wonderful beaches nearby, some very quiet
Food: many taverns with healthy food at a short walking distance (or you can use the cooking facilities of your cottage if you prefer). You can also visit the nearby village of Pefki up the gorge, to dine with a beautiful view.
Shop: Numerous shops with local delicacies and craftwork
Village: don’t miss the opportunity to visit Pefki village at the top of the gorge
Island Chryssi: the tropical paradise of south-eastern Crete, daily cruises
How to get to Makriyalos:
The nearest airport is Heraklion (HER), 2 hours drive (130 km). Transportation from-to Heraklion airport can be arranged upon request, at an extra charge.