THE POWER OF GENTLENESS
LUXURY YOGA RETREAT
A 5-day healing journey to let go of control and find your power in gentleness.
12-16 July 2021 | Athens Riviera, Greece
Our need to control is nothing but a coping mechanism to deal with the uncertainty of reality. Sometimes, the need to be strong and in control consumes us from within and exhausts us. This retreat will guide you day after day to discover how to move from being strong to being powerful, from being in control to living in flow, from anticipating to surrendering.
DAY 1: Opening Ceremony | Set your intention
DAY 2: The burden of being in control | Day trip: Sounio Temple
DAY 3: Let go & surrender | Day trip: Lake Vouliagmeni
DAY 4: The power of gentleness | Closing Ceremony & dinner party
DAY 5: Farewell breakfast
A TYPICAL DAY WITH US
08:00-09:00 Light Breakfast (available before the practice and during the breaks)
09:00-12:00 Pranayama – Meditation – Journaling – Yoga
12:00-18:30 Day trips | Free time
18:30-19:30 Evening Yoga or Meditation
WHAT TO EXPECT
In 2020 Chloe Kian joined the Nature & Soulbreeze Retreat. Watch her vlog to get a glimpse into this memorable week.
Sofia is a certified 500hr Yoga & Psychology Instructor since 2017. Her passion is soul realignment. She believes all humans are born with an assigned soul journey and that the life path we are called to follow sometimes “thickens” our skin and takes us off our personal journey (so much for meeting those expectations, ha!). A few years back, Sofia realised that for herself: she was climbing the corporate ladder, leading a life that seemed perfect but felt empty. It was yoga that helped her re-emerge and take a new approach in her life, this time as a yoga instructor. Since then, her mission is to empower people to find their way back to their soul journey and lead a creative life with purpose.
YOGA & NATURE
Sofia uses a blend of Vinyasa and Kundalini yoga to create an immediate connection with your Conscious Self. Right after every session you will feel your body light and relaxed and your inner flame active and heart-warming. The practice is inviting and suitable for all levels of yoga practitioners. Sofia has particular experience with beginner and intermediate level of practitioners.
The morning yoga practice is part of the daily soul diving ritual, along with healing talking circles, journaling and guided meditations. The pace of the ritual is designed to make you aware of your control-driven patterns and guide you day after day to re-invent your coping mechanisms in a way that will allow you to have a more (self) compassionate and understanding approach to the mystery of life. The goal is to make you feel empowered, free and in flow.
The retreat takes place at the charming Athens Riviera, with its palm tree–lined esplanades and idyllic beaches. The Riviera is yours to explore! For this reason, we have planned for you two amazing daily excursions: celebrate the first days of summer at mesmerising beaches, hidden lakes and local fish taverns across the coastline, and lose yourself in the endless sea view from the ancient temple of Poseidon at Sounio.
Athens Riviera holds a unique energy that amplifies the sense of relaxation and carefreeness. If you are at a place in your life where you need to disconnect from the hustle, pamper yourself and feel rejuvenated, Athens Riviera is just the right place for you!
Sooner than later you’ll wish you could stay here forever…
➔ Athens Riviera is easily accessible by plane.
Our beautiful secluded villa, with its pool garden and wide terrace overlooking the Aegean Sea, is your home for the 5 days of the retreat. The Soulbreeze Sanctuary is designed with modern cues of luxury and comfort. Just a few minutes away from the beach, our private villa is the ideal location to find your inspiration and connect with nature.
FOOD FOR THE SOUL
Our philosophy when it comes to food is fresh, local and ethical. Relish in classic greek summer flavours made with love and a creative vegan approach. Detoxifying for you, cruelty-free for our animal friends and sustainable for the environment.
– 5 days/ 4 nights at luxury villa close to the sea
– Vegan & home-made breakfast, snacks & dinner
– Yoga equipment (mats, straps, blocks, bolsters, blankets, eye pillows)
– Twice daily yoga & meditation sessions
– Soul healing sharing circles & journaling
– Excursions & activities
– Lunch at local taverns (at extra cost)
– Ancient Temple of Sounio & Lake Vouliagmeni (admission fees at extra cost)
– Personalised welcome pack upon arrival
– Closing ceremony dinner party
– Free transfer to/from Athens airport
– Extension of your stay before/after the retreat is available upon request (at extra cost)
The retreat officially starts on 12th July at 17:30 with the Opening Ceremony and grounding yoga practice. We recommend that you have checked in by 15:00 latest on that day.
Check in: 12th July 14:00
Check out: 16th July 12:00
Note: Extension of your stay before/after the retreat is available upon request (at extra cost).
The measures below guarantee entry to Greece without quarantine for travellers from the following countries:
Read the full list of countries here.
Before arrival, every tourist must fill in the special PLF (Passenger Location Form) no later than 23:59 of the day before arriving in Greece.
Before departure, the traveler must ensure that he/she has some kind of certification of his health condition. The alternatives for that are as follows:
- PCR test from a laboratory, maximum 72 hours before entry.
- Vaccination certificate issued by an appropriate authority.
All certificates must include the critical information in English and the full name must match with that of the passport or other travel document.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Kindly read through the travel protocol deployed by the Greek Government and the Greek Ministry of Tourism to ensure your seemless 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 as instructed by the Greek Government and the Greek Ministry of Tourism. The protocol is regularly updated. If your country is not included in the no-quarantine list at the moment, you are encouraged to refer to the protocol again at a later stage.
Every participant will be assigned a set of yoga equipment (yoga mat, blanket, eye pillow) sanitised and provided by us to use throughout the retreat. Hands-on posture alignment will only be provided upon consent from the participant. Cleaning staff will be cleaning the venue every 2 days.
COVID-19 Cancellation Policy
Bookings made in 2021 are rebookable within the calendar year in case the participant cannot travel due to infection by COVID-19 and provided there is sufficient proof (medical statement in regard to COVID-19). Bookings made in 2021 are revokable and fully refundable (incl. deposit) in case the participant cannot travel due to government imposed travel restrictions or travel ban measures between the departing country of the participant and Greece.
Athens (ATH) and its Riviera are easily accessible by plane. Transfer from/to Athens port/airport and to/from the villa are provided by our team free of charge during the official check-in and check-out days of the retreat.
Note: In case you travel to Athens from an island, please check the ferry schedules on viva.gr.
The organiser will e-mail you with all necessary information regarding the weather, what to bring with you and top recommended activities in Athens and Paros island two weeks before the retreat. You can get in touch with the organiser at firstname.lastname@example.org or at +306980725759 (WhatsApp).
How can I reserve my spot?
Please fill in the reservation form at the bottom of this page. Your attendance is confirmed upon payment completion. To reserve and secure your attendance you are required to pay a minimum non-refundable deposit of €600 per guest (transferable within the calendar year of the retreat). The balance payment shall be completed no later than 30 days before the day you are due to arrive. If your balance payment is not received on time, your place may be reassigned to another guest. Last-minute bookings must be paid in full at the time of booking.
Payment plan options
You may choose to pay the balance of your fee in one go or in up to three monthly settlements with €90 upcharge, upon request.
How can I make a group reservation?
Go to the reservation form. In the comments section, please add total number of attendees, their names, e-mails, preferred accommodation, dietary restrictions and promo codes (if applicable).
Is it possible to request a private retreat?
Of course! Just fill in this form and we will get in touch with you within 48 hours.
If you cancel up to 90 days before the Check-In Day, you will receive back 100% refund, minus the deposit. For cancellations between 31 and 90 days before the date of arrival, you will receive back 50% refund, minus the deposit. No refund is given for cancellations made within 30 days before your planned arrival.
Exceptions due to COVID-19: Bookings made in 2021 are rebookable within the calendar year in case the participant cannot travel due to infection by COVID-19 and provided there is sufficient proof (medical statement in regard to COVID-19). Bookings made in 2021 are revokable and fully refundable (incl. deposit) in case the participant cannot travel due to government imposed travel restrictions or travel ban measures between the departing country of the participant and Greece.
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY ABOUT US
This is a small-group retreat with limited availability of 6-8 spots.
SHARED ACCOMMODATION – Twin bedroom – €1420 per person | sold out
PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION – Single bedroom – €1520 | 1 room left
PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION – Double bedroom | 1 room left
- Alone – €1750
- For two (friends, family, couple) – €1550 per person
THE POWER OF GENTLENESS
LUXURY YOGA RETREAT
12-16 JULY | ATHENS RIVIERA