Ashtanga Studio Berlin

Ashtanga Yoga Retreat

Triopetra | Crete

7 - 21 June 2014

with Andrea Lutz & Aris Kapetanakis

We invite you to join us for an Ashtanga Yoga retreat in the beautiful south of Crete. This year we will be there for two weeks, but we offer the possibility to join for only one week.

We are staying in the guesthouse "Pavlos" situated on a cliff on the beach of Triopetra. 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 in 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.

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, 7. June (or 14. June) in the afternoon.
Departure: Saturday, 21. June (or 14. June) 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

On Tuesday and Friday there will be no class in the afternoon to give you time to explore the beauty of Crete.

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

Accommodation
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
Costs are per person and include:

  • Yoga Classes (10/20 sessions)
  • Meditation (6/12 sessions)
  • Accommodation (7/14 nights)
  • Vegetarian meals (3 per day)

Two weeks (14 nights):
1180€ for a triple room
1300€ for a double room
1540€ for a single room

One week (7 nights):
630€ for a triple room
700€ for a double room
820€ 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.

Registration
Please send an email to retreat@ashtangastudio.de stating your name, address and yoga experience.

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.

Cancellation
Until April 1st we will refund the whole down payment.
Until May 1st 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.