Ashtanga Studio Berlin

Ashtanga Yoga Retreat

Triopetra | Crete

30. May - 06 June and 01. - 15. August 2015

with Andrea Lutz & Aris Kapetanakis

We invite you to join us for an Ashtanga Yoga retreat in the beautiful south of Crete. We are staying in the guesthouse "Pavlos" situated on a cliff on the beach of Triopetra. Triopetra is a little paradise with white sandy beaches and mountainblue water of the agean sea. This very special place invites you to rest and swim between the Yoga classes.

In its quietness and beauty the place offers the ideal surroundings and facilities for our yoga retreat. Away from the main tourist spots the guesthouse is run by the same family for over 25 years and is renowned for its friendliness and its delicious food. The yoga shala is built on top of the cliff, it is equipped with a nice wooden floor and provides stunning views over the ocean and the hilly coastline.

Our focus will be on traditional Ashtanga Yoga classes, Mysore Style in the mornings. In the afternoons there will be a second practice with more focus on the techniques of Ashtanga Yoga, the "inner work" like breath and bandhas, regenerative Yoga (Yin Yoga) to relax and balance the intense practice. There will also be time for talks about Yoga Theory and Philosophy.

Every Morning we will offer the possibility to attend a Zazen - Meditation before the Mysore class starts.

The Mysore style teaching allows us to work with each student individually and to give personal assistance and guidance for beginners and advanced students alike.

All levels of students are welcome to join the retreat.

Arrival: Saturday, 30. May, 1. August or 8. August in the afternoon.
Departure: Saturday, 6. June, 8. August or 15. August after breakfast.

Daily Schedule
Sunday till Friday:
07:30 - 08:00: Zazen
08:00 - 10:00: Mysore Class
10:15: Breakfast
13:30: Lunch
18:00 - 20:00: Yoga Class
20:30: Dinner

One afternoon is off and you can go and explore the island.

Saturdays are arrival and departure days and there will be no class.

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.

Costs are per person and include:

  • Yoga Classes (11/22 sessions)
  • Meditation (6/12 sessions)
  • Accommodation (7/14 nights)
  • Vegetarian meals (3 per day)

Two weeks (14 nights):
1200€ for a triple room
1400€ for a double room
1600€ for a single room

One week (7 nights):
650€ for a triple room
750€ for a double room
850€ for a single room

Website von "Pavlos"

Getting there
By plane to Heraklion or Chania (from Berlin with AirBerlin, 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 to or to 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. Your booking will be confirmed upon receiving a down payment of 300€ for one week, or 500€ for two weeks. The rest has to be paid in Crete before the retreat starts.

Until 3 months before the start of the retreat we will refund the whole 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.