Ashtanga Yoga Retreat, Crete / Triopetra

Ashtanga Yoga Retreat

Triopetra | Crete
May 11th to 25th 2018

with Andrea Lutz

 

We invite you to join us for our 10th anniversary of the Ashtanga Yoga retreat in the beautiful south of Crete. Again we offer you the possibility to merge intensively into your Yogapractice for two weeks. If you can’t come for both weeks you are welcome to join for one.

Teaching:
May 11th to 18th: Andrea and Assistent Teacher
May 18th –25th: Andrea and Claudia Lutz (ashtangaleipzig.de)

 

 

The retreat center is situated on a cliff above the beach of Triopetra. A little paradise with white sandy beaches and mountain blue water of the Libyan Sea. The area is far away from the main tourist spots and famous for the wild beauty and the secluded beaches. The guesthouse is a traditional Taverna, run by the same family for over 30 years. Pavlos´ place is renowned for its friendliness and its delicious Cretan food. The Yoga Shala is built on top of the cliff and provides a stunning view over the ocean and a nice wooden floor.

Triopetra is a remote place with special and strong energy where you can recharge on all levels.

In the Mornings there will be traditional Ashtanga Yoga, Mysore Style classes. In the afternoons the focus will be on the techniques of Ashtanga Yoga, Breath and Pranayama, regenerative Yoga (Yin Yoga) and lectures on Yoga Theory and Philosophy.

Every Morning Andrea will offer the possibility to attend a Zazen Sitting. Zazen is a technique to calm the mind and to raise awareness. We are sitting for 30 min in silence, with no special aim, just to sit and observe.

In the afternoons of the second week Claudia will introduce the Chanting of the Yoga Sutras. Claudia learnt this powerful method from her teacher in Mysore, India, Dr. Jayashree. She will introduce this heartwarming and relaxing practice in the traditional way of call and response (“Sruti Parampara”), which enables everybody, who is interested, to attend these sessions.

All levels of students are welcome to join the retreat. Some experience in Ashtanga Yoga is helpful.

During the retreat you will also have the possibility to book a massage or an “energy healing” session with Nisira (Androniki) Louka.

 

 

 

Daily Schedule (first week)
Saturday to Thursday:
08:00 – 08:30: Zazen
08:30 – 10:30: Mysore Class
11:00: Brunch
17:00- 19:00: Yoga Practice
20:00: Dinner

Daily Schedule (second week)
Saturday to Thursday
:
08:00 – 08:30: Meditation / Zazen
08:30 – 10:30: Mysore Class
11:00: Brunch
16:30 – 17:00: Chanting
17:00- 19:00: Yoga Practice
20:00: Dinner

One afternoon and Friday is free, which gives you the time to explore this beautiful island. There are amazing hikingtrails, hidden beaches and so much more beauty to explore.

 

Arrival:
Friday May 11th or Friday May 18th

Departure:
Friday  May 18th or Friday May 25th

We are very happy to help you find accommodation if you are coming earlier or want to stay a bit longer.

Accommodation
You can choose a single, a double or a triple room. All rooms have a balcony with a stunning view of the Libyan Sea.

The vegetarian meals are served on the terrace overlooking the sea and will be offered in a buffet style.

 

 

 

Costs
Costs are per person and include:

  • Yoga Classes (11/22 sessions)
  • Meditation (6/12 sessions)
  • Chanting (6 sessions)
  • Accommodation (7/14 nights)
  • Vegetarian meals (brunch and dinner)

Two weeks (14 nights):
1250€ for a triple room
1450€ for a double room
1750€ for a single room

One week (7 nights):
670€ for a triple room
780€ for a double room
910€ for a single room

About the costs: 350€ for one week or  550€ for two weeks for the Teaching and the organisation of the Retreat has to be transfered to our bank account to reserve your place.  The remaining cost has to be paid directly in Crete.

If you make a reservation as a single person to share a room we can not guarantee that it works out but we try our best to accommodate your wishes.


Website
of “Pavlos”

Getting there
By plane to Heraklion or Chania (from Berlin with AirBerlin, Condor, Easyjet, Aegean or German Wings). Transfer from the airport to the guesthouse “Pavlos”: around 2 hours by car (taxi or rental car). The costs for travelling to the yoga retreat are not included in our price; however we will help you organise a transfer from the airport to the guesthouse.

Registration
Please send an eMail stating your name, address and yoga experience and if you want to share a room.

Since the number of participants is limited, we recommend to register early. After your registration has been confirmed we kindly ask you to make a payment of 300€ for one week, or 550€ for two weeks to our bank account, to finalise your reservation. The rest has to be paid directly in Crete before the retreat starts.

Cancellation
Until 3 months before the start of the retreat we will refund 100% of your down payment.
Until 2 months before the start of the retreat we will refund 50% of the down payment.
After this date cancellations are only possible if you have a substitute participant who is not yet registered – refunds won’t be possible.

Participation at the retreat is at your own risk.

Andrea is the director and founder of Ashtanga Studio Berlin. She has studied different traditions of Yoga since 1986. First in the tradition of Shivananda and Iyengar until she found Ashtanga Yoga in 1997. Since then her practice and teaching focused completely in the intense practice of this tradition.  She has been a yoga teacher since 1995 and in May