Ashtanga Yoga Retreat, Crete / Triopetra

Ashtanga Yoga Retreat 2024

Triopetra | Crete
with Andrea Lutz

October 12th –  19th  &

October 26th – November 2nd

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. This autumn we offer two sepperates week you can choose from. The secluded area and the absence of main tourism, with the long beaches and untouched nature, is a perfect surrounding for our retreat.

The place 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 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, homemade 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 Meditation in silence, only accompanied with the sound of the sea.  Followed by a Pranayma session (Breath Therapy) for about 30 min. The Pranayama sequence will be built up day by day over the whole period, so that everyone can follow.

Ashtanga Yoga will be taught in the traditional  Mysore Style, wich enables all levels to join. On Fridays Andrea will offer a led Primary in the original sanskirt counting.

The workshops in the afternoon will  focus mainly on regeneration and relaxation. Various techniques such as Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Feldenkrais, massage etc. will be applied in the Workshops with different focuses:

  • the techniques of Ashtanga Yoga
  • Micromovements & stretches
  • weight and cravity (getting upside down)
  • Partner work
  • Yin Yoga & deep relaxation

and every day we have some time for Discussions and applied 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.

Daily Schedule*
Sunday to

08:00 – 08:30 Meditation
08:30 – 09:00 Pranayama
09:15 – 11:00 Mysore Class (Friday led Primary)
11:15 Brunch
16:30- 18:30 Workshop (4 afternoons)
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 12th or October 26th


Saturday, October 19th or Saturday November 2nd

Normally there is no problem to come earlier or stay one or two nights longer (often better deals if you dont travel on Saturdays).  If you have any questions concerning your travels, feel free to write us. We are happy to help you.


You can choose to stay in a double or in a tripple  room. Single rooms are limited and mostly gone fast.  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.

Website of “Pavlos”



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)
  • Organisation of the retreat

One week (7 nights):

with accomodation in a triple room:  870€
with accomodation in a double room: 970€
with accomodation in a single room:  1100€

Distribution of the costs: please transfer 420 € (if you like to stay for both weeks 700€) after receiving a confirmation for your registration. The remaining cost has to be paid directly in Crete after arrival:

per Week:450€ Triple Room550€ Double Room680€ Single Room

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.

In Oktober will also be a second Retreat: 26th Oct – 2nd Nov in Triopetra and from Nov 4th Andrea will continue to teach in Rethymno, north coast of Crete. Perhaps you like to extend your stay on Crete and want to continue to practice with Andrea, you are very welcome.

Mysore Program in Rethymno

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 do our best to help you to organise your 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 the downpayment, to finalise your reservation.
The remaining cost has to be paid directly in Crete.

Online payment


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. In the first years she practiced 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