Living slow. Living in the now. Two simple things that aren’t necessarily easy in a world where everything moves fast. Moving fast, doesn’t mean you will end up at your desired destination. It is time to claim more alignment and less hustle! While the world is not expected to move slower anytime soon, this retreat takes you on a journey to rediscover your own way of grounding and living slow. The intention of this retreat is to give you the tools that will help you slow down and enjoy the present moment even after you return to your regular lifestyle.
“The Universe is not in a hurry. You are. That’s why you’re anxious, stressed and disappointed.”
DAY 1: Opening ceremony | Set your intention
DAY 2: Clear out blockages | Day trip to the Sunken Lake
DAY 3: New Moon ritual | Free day
DAY 4: Living in the body | Day trip to Secret Beach
DAY 5: Receiving intuitive guidance | Closing ceremony at Temple of Sounio
DAY 6: Farewell breakfast
A TYPICAL DAY WITH US
08:00-08:30 Light breakfast (available before the practice and during the breaks)
08:30-11:30 Pranayama – Meditation – Journaling – Yoga (breaks included)
12:00-18:30 Lunch & day trips / free time
19:00-20:00 Evening Yoga or Meditation
Sofia is a 500hr certified Yoga & Psychology Instructor (since 2017). She infuses Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga elements together to create an immediate connection with your Higher Self.
Sofia guides your body to progressively open up and find comfort, depth & flexibility. Her practice is suitable for all levels of yoga practitioners.
Sofia’s passion is soul realignment. During each retreat she masterfully takes her guests on transformative journeys of deep healing and inner work, which last long after the retreat ends.
She is based in Athens and offers yoga lessons online and vis-à-vis.
WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN
YOGA & LIVING SLOW
The morning ritual involves yoga, meditation, pranayama and prepares you for deeper work with groundedness, stillness and presence. Journaling and healing circles seal with consciousness the progress of each day.
A unique stone-built masterpiece with a stunning 270° view over the sea, is located on a hill just a few kilometers from the beach. Cues of luxury and comfort inspired by times past, the pool garden, the sauna and the wide terrace overlooking the Aegean Sea, make this the ideal sanctuary to find peace and inspiration in the ever-changing colours of the sun, the sky and the sea.
The retreat takes place at Athens Riviera, at the calm town of Saronida, away from the hustle of the city.
Together, we will explore the charming coastline with its palm tree–lined esplanades, swim at mesmerising beaches, chill by the Sunken Lake, eat at local fish taverns, and enjoy the sunset at the ancient temple of Cape Sounio.
The unique energy of Athens Riviera inspires a sense of relaxation and laid-back carefreeness. If you are at a phase in your life that you need to disconnect, feel pampered and rejuvenated, the Riviera is just the right place for you!
Sooner than later you’ll wish you could stay here forever…
Never in my life would I have thought I would make friends for life and heal things I didn’t even know I needed.
This is so much more than a yoga retreat, it’s a complete experience, a chance to go deeper into yourself, to get to know yourself better in a safe and loving environment, to learn what yoga really is… and of course to meet amazing people, relax, laugh, make unique memories and have an amazing couple of days !!
1000% would recommend !!
Your days will be filled with sun and gentle yoga exercises for beginners but also advanced students. With Soulbreeze you get into another level of relaxation depending on your needs. Sofia is a knowledgeable teacher who completed multiple courses to make sure you are safe on your mat, but also an experienced therapist to help you deal with difficult life events.
At the beginning of the retreat you set your intention and each day you work through concepts related to vulnerability, control and self- love. This connection of yoga and therapy opens you up into full experience of yourself and allows you to hear your own voice.
Each day you can attend the sharing circles, giving you an opportunity to discuss your thoughts and insights with other students. There is nothing better than having a bit of perspective on your life and being able to name and experience your feelings.
All this emotional work is further enhanced with a beautiful sea view at the Greek villa close to Athens. This sense of space and tranquility is so much needed in our fast paced lives.
Personally, I am taken aback by this experience because it exceeded my expectations. Meeting Sofia was like seeing a long time friend who cared for me and the rest of the group, taking us to secret beaches, crystal shop, Poseidon temple and even having her mum cook for us the most delicious vegan dishes. Despite not being vegan- I felt like I am having 5* meal everyday and I loved it.
To testify further on how great this experience was- I am coming back in October to live it again in Antiparos, so see you there!
Sofia welcomed me with her angelic presence and provided a safe space for us to share our stories and to feel safe and not judged.
We shared life stories, we went to wild beaches, we talked about spirituality, love, religion, feminism, parents, business, manifesting, travel, traditional cuisine. By the time the retreat was over we were SISTERS. Our connection was build on a solid ground of trust and acceptance and we quickly developed a sense of "women's power".
The villa was luxurious, the pool was perfect, the sea view was breathtaking. Imagine waking up everyday to the colors of the sunrise reflecting in the sea, to the salty smell of the breeze. I spent a lot of time in the morning with a good cup of coffee, my journal and the most loving cat while gazing at that view.
The food was amazing. I am not vegan, but after trying vegan food for 6 days I made up my mind: I'm going vegan. Also, I don't know how greek people do it, but their food tastes like heaven. It's amazing how your body changes when you are in a nurturing environment and you take care of what you put in your body. We also had our chance to explore Athens Riviera and had dinners at local tavernas and discovered wild beaches.
I was sad when the retreat ended. But my heart was full of gratitude and hope. I felt like something slowly started to change inside. I felt safe, for the first time in one year of suffering. I found myself being mindful and more open to changes.
I could not rate this experience. You can't rate spirituality and growth. You can't rate friendship and connection. You can just hope that time will pass faster so you come back soon. Thank you, Sofia, thank you, girls.
I enjoyed every minute of the retreat, every meditation, every yoga practice, every sunset, every moon rise, every dinner.
Although we shared our deepest emotions & thoughts I felt comfortable all the time.
Sofia guided us through the exercises with her calm voice and loveable manner.
Thank you so much! you are such a talented person with a big, big heart!
I feel so incredibly grateful for this beautiful place, these lovely people I met, taking time to reflect, reconnect & recharge, and all the positive energy.
Thanks for everything!
Big hug and lots of love!
– 6 days/ 5 nights at luxury villa close to the sea
– Twice daily yoga & meditation sessions
– Soul healing sharing circles & journaling
– Breakfast & snacks, 4 lunch and 4 dinner meals (all vegan & home-made)
– Excursions & activities
– Lunch at local fisherman’s tavern (at extra cost)
– Ancient Temple of Sounio & Lake Vouliagmeni (admission fees at extra cost)
– Yoga equipment (mats, straps, blocks, bolsters, blankets, eye pillows)
– Personalised welcome pack upon arrival
– Free transfer to/from Athens airport
OTHER AVAILABLE SERVICES
at extra cost:
Massage | Energy Healing | Tarot Reading
This is a small-group retreat with limited availability up to 10 guests.
The retreat officially starts on 29th May at 17:30 with the Opening Ceremony and grounding yoga practice. We recommend that you have checked in by 15:30 latest on that day.
Check in: 29th May 15:00
Check out: 3rd June 10:00
The nearest airport to Athens Riviera is Athens International Airport (code: ATH). Complementary transfer from/to the airport is provided free of charge during the official check-in (up to 2:30 pm) and check-out (up to 1:00 pm) days.
The organiser will e-mail you with all necessary information regarding the weather, what to bring with you and the necessary information for your PLF form two weeks before the retreat starts. You can get in touch with the organiser at email@example.com or at +306980725759 (WhatsApp).
Kindly read through the travel protocol deployed by the Greek Government and the Greek Ministry of Tourism to ensure your seamless planning, entrance and safety during your holidays in Greece. Soulbreeze Yoga Retreats is not liable for any disruption occurred to your traveling plans related to misconduct of the travel protocol. The protocol is regularly updated.
Every participant will be assigned a set of sanitised yoga equipment (yoga mat, blanket, eye pillow) to use throughout the retreat. Hands-on posture alignment will only be provided upon consent from the participant. Cleaning staff will be cleaning the rooms every day.
COVID-19 Cancellation Policy
Special Cancellation Policy applies for cancellations related to COVID-19. You can find all relevant information available as part of our Terms & Conditions.
THE ART OF SLOW LIVING LUXURY YOGA RETREAT
29 MAY-3 JUNE 2022 | ATHENS RIVIERA