Ashtanga Yoga Retreat
Triopetra | Crete
with Andrea Lutz
May 15th – 29th 2021
We are very happy t to invite you to one of our Ashtanga Yoga retreats in the beautiful south of Crete. The number of participants is limited to a Maximum of 15. What enables us to give each student full attention and help to developp another level in your practice. 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 20 min sitting Meditation in silence, only accompanied by the sound of the sea. Followed by a short walking meditation and a guided Pranayama (Breathing technique to increase the Prana in the body). The Pranayama sequence will be built up day by day over the whole period, and you will learn to practice it on your own. Everybody can join, no experience required.
Then Andrea will support your practice in a traditional Ashtanga Yoga class Mysore setting. On Friday morning Andrea will offer a led class in the original sanskirt counting.
On 4 afternoons there will be a workshop with different topics.
- “the techniques of Ashtanga Yoga”
- “Micromovements & stretches”
- “weight and cravity” getting upside down
- “Yin Yoga & deep relaxation”
and every day we have some time for Discussions, Questions 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.
During the retreat you will also have the possibility to book an ayurvedic oil massage or an “energy healing” session with Nisira from Crete.
Sunday to Friday:
08:00 – 08:25 Meditation
08:30 – 10:00 Ashtanga Yoga Practice
10:15 – 10:45 Pranayama
17:00 – 19:00 Workshop (an 4 Nachmittagen)
*times can slightly 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 May 15th, or May 22nd
Saturday May 22nd, or May 29th
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 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):
350€ + 400€ for a triple room
350€ + 500€ for a double room
350€ + 620€ for a single room
two weeks (14 nights):
600€ + 750€ for a triple room
600€ + 950€ for a double room
600€ + 1200€ 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, 600€ 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”
By plane to Heraklion or Chania (from Berlin direct flights with Aegean airlines Sundair, Corendon, 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 600€ for two weeks, to finalise your reservation. The rest has to be paid directly in Crete before the retreat starts.
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%.
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.