Ashtanga Yoga Retreat, Crete / Triopetra

Ashtanga Yoga Retreat

Triopetra | Crete
May 9th to 23rd 2020

with Andrea Lutz

We invite you to join us for one of our Ashtanga Yoga retreats in the beautiful south of Crete. Once again we offer you the possibility to merge intensively into your Yogapractice for one or two weeks.

The lovely 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 the wild beauty and the secluded beaches are helping 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.



Andrea Lutz & Assistant Teachers
Claudia Lutz (Teaching + Chanting)

In the Mornings there will be traditional Ashtanga Yoga, Mysore Style classes. In the afternoons there will be a second class, in a workshop format. The focus will be on different topics: the techniques of Ashtanga Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Discussions and Yoga Philosophy.

Every Morning Andrea will offer the possibility to attend a 30 min Sitting in silence (Zazen).

In the afternoons of the first week Claudia Lutz ( 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.
In the second week Andrea will offer, in adition to the program a Pranayama class.  Everybody who is interested in learning this technique is invited to participate.

All levels of students are welcome to join the retreat. Previous experience in Ashtanga Yoga is required. Andrea is teaching Primary, Intermediate and Advanced A series.

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



Daily Schedule (first week)
Sunday to Friday:

07:30 – 08:00  Zazen
08:00 – 11:00 Mysore Class (2 starting times)
11:15 Brunch
16:30 – 17:15 Chanting
17:30- 19:00 Workshop
19:30 Dinner

Daily Schedule (second week)
Sunday to Friday

07:30 – 08:00  Zazen
08:00 – 11:00 Mysore Class (2 starting times)
11:15 Brunch
16:30 – 17:15 Pranayama
17:30- 19:00 Workshop
19:30 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.



Saturday May 9th or Saturday May 16th


Saturday  May 16th or Saturday May 23rd

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


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.

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

Two weeks (14 nights):

550€ + 750€ for a triple room
550€ + 950€ for a double room
550€ + 1250€ for a single room

One week (7 nights):

300€ + 400€ for a triple room
300€ + 500€ for a double room
300€ + 650€ for a single room

After you received a confirmation that a place is available, please transfer 300€ for one week or 550€ 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 with Germania, 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.


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.


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