Begin Again Retreat in Greece

 

For Yoga Teachers and Brahmani Students, this will be a week of reclaiming yourself and re-inspiring your practice.

 

02 - 09 September, 2023 | Itha108, Greece

 

About

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 :) 

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"Recharge your batteries and spend time in a stunning environment"

 

Feel supported by community of like minded people 

 

02 - 09 September, 2023 | Itha108, Greece 

 

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"I will forever carry in my heart and mind Julie’s teachings and our shared time on Ithaca! It has made returning home more meaningful and vibrant. I’ve been logging into Julie’s prerecorded teaching daily and the recordings at Itha108. I’m committed to practicing daily and what a difference it has made."

 Tamiko, Sep 2021

"After a week-long retreat in Ithaca, I feel grounded, connected and grateful. It was a week that allowed me to think only about me and the strength of the circle of women around us. This allowed me to get a sense of what I want to manifest in my life. Your teachings were clear, sometimes challenging sometimes cheerful, but always with an end of great life lessons. I thank you for so much beauty you give us and ready for new retreats."

Mara, Sep 2021

Highlights

  • 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

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.   

 

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About The Retreat Centre

Itha108 is a Greek island retreat set in a place of outstanding natural beauty, providing a space specifically for peace, relaxation and practice. Itha108 overlooks the sea 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. Soak up sun or shade on one of two antique Rajasthani swings set with linen cushions. Choose a view of the Ionian sea or wild oak trees. An area used for massage therapies overlooking the sea is absolutely magic.  A library houses a variety of books, board games and a long table for those who need to catch up with work. Sea views and a gentle breeze through shuttered French windows adds atmosphere. At the front of the house, a serious sun trap, has panoramic sea views and comfortable Indian Charpoy daybeds; this veranda is soaked in sun from mid-morning until nightfall. Beneath an expansive pergola are traditional Rajasthani sofas and coffee tables, carved spice boxes and Eastern lanterns. 

Date & Price

02 - 09 September, 2023 | Itha108, Greece

 

All prices are set per room type and are based on per person sharing a room (including rooms with a double bed - perfect for a couple). Double rooms are available as a singe, but a single supplement charge will apply. 

Price includes:

  • 1x *group transit from and to the airport by bus/taxi, sea taxi or ferry
  • Accommodation
  • 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.

 

Pricing

  • Old Library Suite - Double Room: £1595 pps - BOOKED
    private bathroom facilities and large terrace -
    View room on Itha108
    *Booking as a single room: £2295 
  • India Suite - Twin Room: £1595 pps
    private bathroom facilities and balcony
    View room on Itha108
  • Raas Room - Double Room: £1345 pps - BOOKED
    private bathroom facilities
    View room on Itha108
    *Booking as a single room: £1995 
  • Mango, White & New York - Twin Rooms: £1345 pps
    private bathroom facilities
    View rooms on Itha108
  • Luxury Yurt - Twin: £1345 pps
    private bathroom facilities
  • Cave - Twin:  £1595 pps
    private bathroom facilities & large outside space for relaxation
    View room on Itha108

 

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Hi, I'm Julie

I'm here to invite you into a practice that embraces your individuality and curiosity. An EMBODIED Yoga based on a sensory experience, free from outdated dogma and limited linear structures.

Raised as a Vedantist, I grew up immersed in the philosophy of yoga. In my 20's I began to practice asana and research different ways of moving while studying the history of yoga. The resulting discovery is that yoga is EVOLVING and always has, so we have permission to explore these practices, challenge the myths, and move forward with knowledge and awareness.

My mission is to EMPOWER your practice. To help find your own pace, fluidity, and strength in a structure that is an invitation, not a rule. Tap into your curiosity and trust your experience to take charge of your practice on and off the mat.