"Begin Again" Retreat
For Yoga Teachers and Brahmani Students, this will be a week of reclaiming yourself and re-inspiring your practice.
28 Aug - 3 Sep | Itha 108, Greece
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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.
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
Therapy and Treatment available on request (not included in price)
What to Expect
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.
- 1x *group transit from and to the airport by bus/taxi, sea taxi or ferry
- 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.
The Venue: Itha 108, Greece
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