Reconnect to your yoga practice.
Reconnect to your center.
Reconnect to a greater sense of well-being.
Or just go on a yoga vacation!
Join us on the small remote island of Koufonisia, far away from daily stress and noise. Beautiful villas with pool and incredible view of the Aegean Sea, walking distance from the best white sand beach of the island and yoga twice a day with the amazing Ananda in a dreamy outdoor shala.
You will find your inner balance here and probably get a very nice tan!
My Island Home are beautiful white villas using traditional Cycladic architecture and materials.
There are three villas (Arethusa, Astrope and Alcyone) with two pools and amazing ocean view. The outdoor yoga shala overlooks the sea and is protected from the sun by a bamboo roof and a tree that grows right in the middle.
My Island Home is walking distance from Pori, the best sandy beach of the island.
The villas are fully equipped with wifi, air-conditioning, daily cleaning, change of linen twice a week, Bluetooth speaker, kitchen with Nespresso machine, hairdryer…
More info: https://myislandhome.gr
Ananda will lead two 90-minute classes daily, with morning classes being invigorating, while evening classes are calming and relaxing.
Classes will be taught in English.
There is no holiday without a massage. So during the week, you will have the choice between a relaxing, deep tissue or Thai massage by Lila Xenaki, or an energy healing with Fay Depasta.
All meals are delicious homemade Greek vegetarian food.
Most fruits and vegetables will come directly from the garden.
Every morning, a breakfast basket will be placed in your villa containing yogurt, fruits, granola, bread.
After morning yoga, a brunch with sweet and salty dishes is served on the terrace.
Dinner is traditional Greek vegetarian food including desert and local wine.
Discover Greek cuisine with such dishes such as stuffed eggplant, fried zucchini, grilled feta or chickpea salad.
Koufonisia is a beautiful tiny island in the Cyclades of only 26 km2 and 500 permanent residents. You don't need a car, you can walk everywhere. It is not overcrowded and too touristy. The island postcard-perfect, with white houses and blue doors, impressive cliffs and crystal clear turquoise water. There is only one village and the rest are nature, cliffs and beaches.
Chora, the (only) village of the island with shops and tavernas is a 45-minutes walk from the Villas. Otherwise a bus and even boat service takes you there in less than 15 minutes.
There is no airport in Koufonisia; the island can only be reached by ferry: from Athens (4h30 hours), Paros (3h), Santorini (1h45) or Mykonos (1h30).
Please be sure to allow enough time between your boat and flight. We recommend not booking the flight and boat on the same day as the Greek ferries can be delayed. Let us know if you need help or advice before booking.
YOUR TYPICAL DAY
8:30 Breakfast basket in the villa
9:30-11:00 Morning Yoga
13:00-17h30 Free time to explore the island, enjoy the beach, indulge in your massage or rest by the pool
17:30-19h00 Evening Yoga
Shared room (2 single beds) w/ shared bathroom (with one other room) = 1.050€ - SOLD OUT
Shared room (2 single beds) w/ ensuite (private) bathroom = 1.250€ - SOLD OUT
Single room (double bed) with shared bathroom (with one other room) = 1.450€ - ONLY 1 ROOM LEFT
Single room (double bed) with ensuite (private) bathroom = 1.650€ - ONLY 1 ROOM LEFT
** Single rooms have double beds so can also be booked for double occupancy - at same rate per person as shared rooms.
INCLUDED IN THIS RETREAT
- 6 nights at My Island Home (in one of 3 villas with 2 pools)
- Vegetarian home cooked Greek meals
- Morning and evening yoga with Ananda
- One-hour complementary massage or energy healing session
- Transfer from and to Koufonissia Port (arrival & departure)
- Free time to make the most of the Island, enjoy the beach or relax by the pool
NOT INCLUDED IN THIS RETREAT
- Travel fares (flights and boats)
- Insurance (recommended)
- Additional massages or healing sessions
- Optional activities
30% deposit at booking
Full payment by April 15, 2020
Cancelation before April 15th: 30% penalty
Cancelation before April 30th: 75% penalty
Cancelation after May 1st: 100% penalty
Ananda has been teaching yoga since 2008. She believes that anatomy and biomechanics can meet and merge with fluidity somewhere along the middle. She teaches intelligent Vinyasa, individualised Yoga Therapy, self-facilitated myofascial release, and experimental Mobility classes that honor diverse forms of movement.
Her teaching is informed by experience with various forms of meditation, modalities of self-inquiry, and studies with teachers Vidya Heisel of Frog Lotus Yoga, Jasmine Tarkeshi and Dana Flynn of Laughing Lotus, Jill Miller of Yoga Tune Up, and Olivier Goetgeluck of Fighting Monkey.
Ananda believes in authenticity, autonomy, and creative expression in teaching. Her classes combine athleticism with intelligence, lyricism with methodology, the sensual with the cerebral. She has taught students of all levels in diverse locales—from San Francisco to the Philippines, Madrid to New Orleans, Costa Rica to Berlin, Mexico to Hong Kong. She is currently based in Brussels, Belgium.
The professional Koufonisia Wellness team will be responsible for your wellbeing during the retreat.
Lila offers a full range of different massages . Her specialised massage techniques will enhance blood circulation and help relieve you from muscular tension and pain. These sessions contribute to our emotional stimulation, while providing you with the unprecedented sense of relaxing and wellness.
For the energy healing, Fay uses therapeutic tools to balance any dysfunction in our lives, working with the energy body, the life energy (prana,ki,chi) and the whirling centers of energy(chakras). Every unbalance appears in these, reflected on our physical body and lives. The sessions are focused on cleansing and balancing our energy field so we can live free, healthy and completed.
Disclaimer: By participating in the yoga retreat with LagOM Balance, you acknowledge that all exercice involves a risk of personal injury, and agree to take responsibility for your health and well being. You knowingly, voluntarily and expressly waive any claims again LagOM Balance and the yoga instructors for injury or damages that you may sustain as a result of participating in the retreat.