“Begin Again” Retreat for Yoga Teachers & Brahmani Students


28th August - 3rd September 2021


Itha 108, Ithaca, Greece

Your Teachers

Julie Martin

A time to reclaim ourselves, shut out the rest of the world in the absolutely stunning centre that is Itha108, on the gorgeous island of Ithaca. It’s one of my favourite places in the world! Just arriving feels like exhaling a breath you didn’t know you were holding.

A retreat just for yoga teachers & Brahmani students

Even the life of a yoga teacher can be frazzled and hectic.  We all have stories swimming around in our heads about how we need to be doing more, or better, or even the stress of feeling like we should appear to be doing things effortlessly.  We can end up in a state of expending more energy than we are allowing ourselves to receive.  As with our computers and gadgets that need a good shut down when things aren’t working we also need to take time to Begin Again.  To switch off the system and get a reboot.  

This is a retreat that I’m passionate about.  I travel around the world and experience many yoga teachers and stressed out professionals who just need time to themselves, with their practices, in good company and allow some unraveling to happen.  I created this week just for that.  A time to reclaim ourselves, shut out the rest of the world in the absolutely stunning centre that is Itha108, on the gorgeous island of Ithaca.  It’s one of my favourite places in the world!  Just arriving feels like exhaling a breath you didn’t know you were holding.  

This retreat is open to Yoga Teachers and Brahmani Yoga Students. This is not a yoga holiday :) 


  • Daily somatic meditations & pranayama on the beautiful outdoor platform overlooking sea

  • Daily embodied yoga sessions

  • Delicious Vegetarian Mediterranean infused meals (mainly local organic products) 

  • Free time in the afternoons to explore the island - beach, hikes etc. Or to simply relax in the stunning setting of Itha108.

  • Evening sessions  which can include restorative practices, movement explorations, journalling or sacred dance

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Therapy and Treatment available on request (not included in price)


What to expect during the week

Each morning will begin with a pranayama and meditation on the beautiful outdoor platform overlooking the sea under the protection of trees.  We’ll move onto an asana based movement practice that will be explorative and curious throughout.  This is not the time to get better at anything, it is time to continue to arrive in your body, return home and reclaim yourself.  


Beautiful brunches on the terrace overlooking the sea will be followed by plenty of free time to go to the beach, on hikes, or relax on the number of stunning terraces throughout the property.  


Afternoons we will reconvene for sessions that will change each day and include restorative practices, movement explorations, journalling and sacred dance.  We’ll spend evenings enjoying dinner and relaxing with the amazing views, sharing stories and creative play time.  One afternoon/evening we’ll spend exploring the other side of the island.   


If you’ve been looking to recharge your batteries and spend time in a stunning environment, amongst like minded people then this is the retreat for you.   While I’ve aimed it at teachers it is not a training and will be open to anyone who enjoys to work with the yoga practices in the way I present them.   

About Itha108

Itha108 is a Greek island retreat set in a place of outstanding natural beauty, providing a space specifically for peace, relaxation and practice.

Ithaca, home of Itha108, is one of the smallest in the Ionian island constellation that is radiating with Grecian authenticity. It’s shores play host to a long Homeric and mythical history whose many mysteries are sensed amongst animated panorama and secretive coves. Itha108 overlooks the sea and the eastern coastline of neighbouring Kefalonia from an elevated wilderness of olive trees and exposed rocks that provide the elements around which it is built, allowing its natural beauty to speak for itself. An emphasis on indoor-outdoor living ensures full use of the land and its treasures that extend to sweeping and hidden beaches below.

Itha 108 is my favourite retreat centre of all time. That’s saying a lot!  But bear in mind, it is a journey to get there.  You will receive information on the best options of travel, but plan for at least a half day’s travel to arrive from most European destinations.  However, once you arrive you won’t regret a moment of the journey.  It is worth every bit of effort and you’ll leave wishing you could stay longer!  

If you want to learn more about this beautiful spot you can browse through their website


Price includes: 

  • 1x *group transit from and to the airport by bus/taxi, sea taxi or ferry 
  • Accomodation
  • Delicious Vegetarian meals
  • Morning and evening sessions with Julie Martin
  • Filtered water, tea, coffee etc
  • Beach towels
  • Yoga mats, block belts etc
  • Infused olive soaps & locally made face balms
  • All taxes
  • Daily house keeping

*for a fixed time for the entire group - if you are unable to make this time you must make your own way to the island at your own cost.

All prices are set per room type and are based on per person sharing a room. 

Old Library (double) - £1460 pps

Beautiful room located on the first floor with a double bed, perfect for a couple. Includes a large private terrace, en-suite bathroom and air conditioning. 

India (twin) - £1460 pps 

This twin room located on the first floor has a private balcony, en-suite bathroom and air conditioning.

Raas (double) - £1245 pps

Located on the ground floor with en-suite bathroom and air conditioning. 

Mango & White (twin) - £1245 pps

2 twin rooms available. En-suite rooms with 2 x single beds and airconditioning. 

Luxury Yurts (twin) - £1245 pps

3 twin luxury yurts available. En-suite bathroom and stand up fans.

Yurt 1 (twin) - £1160 pps

Includes en-suite bathroom and stand up fan

Yurt 3 (twin) -  £1095 pps

Includes stand up fan and a shared bathroom

About Julie

Julie Martin wants you to think outside the box, get off your mat, shake up the old dogmas and find freedom to unfold into the beauty of a yoga practice that emerges from the inside. With over 25 years of experience and an international following of students and teachers alike, Julie’s greatest aim is to inspire. Her particular passion for human movement means continual investigation of new anatomical approaches, working with natural movement, range of motion, integrated stability and letting go of some of the old asana myths in order to move with the body and not against it. The practice is always an enquiry, a somatic exploration of sensation, movement and stillness...read more

Payment Terms

Refund / cancellation policy

In extenuating circumstances, such as bereavement or serious illness, the course can be deferred to a later date, subject to availability and deferral fee. No refunds, credits or transfers are available on cancelation prior to, during or after the start date of any event.

Deposit and Balance

In order to secure your place you will need to pay a non refundable deposit of £250.00
The balance of the fee is due no later than 60 days before the start date of this retreat.

In Person Offerings

Level 2 Teacher Trainings