Ashtanga Yoga Retreat, Crete / Triopetra

Ashtanga Yoga Retreat

Triopetra | Crete
with Andrea Lutz

October 17th – 31st 2020

We are very happy to be able to invite you in autumn to one of our Ashtanga Yoga retreats in the beautiful south of Crete. Due to the current situation we will limit the number of participants to a Maximum of 15. The secluded area and the absence of main tourism, with the long beaches and untouched nature, garantees not to be close to many other people. In the shala we will keep the distance rules, and some of the teaching will also happen outside. The terrasse where the food is served is huge, so there will be no problem to keep safe distance.

The retreat center is situated directly on a cliff above the beach of Triopetra. A little paradise with white sandy beaches and mountain blue water of the Libyan Sea. The wild beauty and the secluded beaches will help us to make your stay unforgettable. 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 vegeterian Cretan food.

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



We will start the day with a 30 min sitting in silence, only accompanied with the sound of the sea.

Followed by traditional Ashtanga Yoga class. Mainly in Mysore Style, depending on the situation Andrea will offer one or two mornings a led class in the original sanskirt counting.

After a short break, Andrea will offer pranayama teaching. The Pranayama sequence will be built up day by day over the whole period. What enables everybody to join.

On 4 afternoons there be a workshop with different topics.

  • ” the techniques of Ashtanga Yoga”
  • “how to get more lightness by using weight and cravity”
  • “Yin Yoga & deep relaxation”
  • “Upside down”

and every day we have some time for Discussions and some Yoga Philosophy.

All levels of students are welcome to join the retreat. Previous experience in Ashtanga Yoga is recommended. Andrea is teaching Primary, Intermediate and Advanced A series, and can help and support you wherever your practice is in the moment.

During the retreat you will also have the possibility to book an ayurvedic oil massage or an “energy healing” session with Nisira from Crete.



Daily Schedule
Sunday to

08:00 – 08:30  Meditation
08:30 – 10:15 Mysore Class (Friday Led Priamary)
10:15 – 10:50 Pranayama
11:15 Brunch
16:30- 18:30 Workshop
19:00 Dinner

*times can vary

Tuesday and Friday afternoon 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.



Saturday October 17th, or October 24th


Saturday October 24th, or October 31st

Normally there is a possibility to come earlier or stay one or two nights longer. Often the flights back are more affordable at Monday Morning then at the weekends. If you have any questions concerning your travels, feel free to write us. We are happy to help you.


You can choose a single or a double room. If you come with close friends or family also a triple room can be booked. All rooms have an aircondition and a balcony with a stunning view of the Libyan Sea.

The vegetarian meals are served on the terrace overlooking the sea.

The Yoga Shala is built on top of the cliff and provides a stunning view over the ocean and a nice wooden floor.





Costs are per person and include:

  • Yoga Classes (6/12 sessions)
  • Workshops (4/8 sessions)
  • Meditation (6/12 sessions)
  • Pranayama (6/12 sessions)
  • Accommodation (7/14 nights)
  • Vegetarian meals in buffet style (brunch and dinner)

One week (7 nights):

330€ + 400€ for a triple room
330€ + 490€ for a double room
330€ + 620€ for a single room

two weeks (14 nights):

580€ + 750€ for a triple room
580€ + 930€ for a double room
580€ + 1210€ for a single room

If  you have made a special request for a room and have received a confirmation that a place is available, please transfer 350€ for one week, 590€ for two weeks to finalize your reservation.
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 direct flights with  Sundair, Corendon, Lufthansa, Eurowings, Easyjet). 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.


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 350€ for one week, or 590€ for two weeks, to finalise your reservation. The rest has to be paid directly in Crete before the retreat starts.

Online payment


In case we can not travel to Crete due to changes in the developpments of the Corona Pandemie, and the travelrestrictions does not allow to fly to Crete, you will get refunded 100%. Please be aware that the travelling to the retreat is completly on your own responsibilty.

Until 3 months before the start of the retreat we will refund 80% 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 to traditionel Ashtanga Yoga.  She has been a yoga teacher since 1995 and in May 2005 she founded