Escape to Santorini, Greece
August 25 - September 1, 2018
Come with Pradeep to the enchanting island of Santorini. This spectacular location will be your home for one week of yoga, delicious nurturing cuisine, exploring, and blissful relaxation.Crescent-shaped Santorini is considered the precious gem of the Aegean. With its white-washed clifftop villages set against the deep blue sky, multicolored beaches, vast volcanic vineyards, crystal clear waters and world famous sunsets, it is easy to fall under the spell of this magical, mythical island.
The island of Santorini exploded into being – the result of 12 huge eruptions over 20,000 years – with the collapsing volcano creating a huge caldera (crater) in the sea. Your retreat home of Oia is located high up on what is considered the balcony of Santorini. Oia is known for its amazing views of the volcano. With our retreat hotel located just two kilometers from the beach with inspiring walks and views all around, this is a chance to truly unwind and explore the many facets of beautiful Santorini.
The culture, architecture, geography and gastronomy of Santorini are all reasons to visit in themselves. You can head down to the crystalline coast to take a cooling dip in the deep blue waters and enjoy the stunning beaches with white, red or black sand, spectacular rock formations and impressive lunar landscapes. Stroll through traditional villages, with narrow streets leading you on an adventure through time gone by. Treat your taste buds to the tantalizing local food, with a whole host of delicious products to sample – some of it coming straight to your table from the organic garden of your Greek host, Antonis. It doesn’t get much more authentic than this.
Yoga Retreat Details
Pradeep will lead two yoga practices each day - a vigorous flow class in the morning and a more relaxed session in the late afternoon. Pradeep's vinyasa classes are simple and accessible, yet challenging for yogis of all levels. You will have the rest of your day free to explore Oia, take a stroll through the onsite garden, walk down to the beach for a swim in the ocean, sit by the pool, or just kick back as you desire. Then we will rejoin for dinner together.
As a group we will tour a neighboring vineyard and winery, and be treated to a wine and food tasting there. We will also explore the caldera by private sailboat one day, checking out the beaches from the water with delicious food and drink on board. In the evenings we can walk up the hill to the steps of a tiny nearby church and watch the sunset.
In perfect harmony with the landscape, our retreat hotel complex consists of three detached traditional Cycladic buildings. The buildings are architecturally inspired by local houses, and are nestled among gardens and pots filled with local plants and flowers, with iconic fig trees outside the windows.
Retreat prices are based on the type of accommodation desired. If you would like to share a room, please note this on your registration form and we will do our best to match you with another retreat participant of the same gender.
Friends and partners are more than welcome to join us on this amazing trip, regardless of their participation in the yoga sessions. Prices are the same for all guests. Airfare and transportation to the retreat hotel are not included.
Cancellations made within 60 days of trip departure forfeits 50% of retreat price; within 30 days results in 100% of price forfeiture.
- 7 nights lodging at Pelagos Hotel
- Meals, beverages, and snacks served onsite at the hotel (bar purchases separate)
- Two yoga and meditation classes per day, led by Pradeep
- Tour and wine tasting at a local vineyard
- Sailboat tour
Not Included: airfare to Santorini; massage or spa treatments; food/beverages purchased outside the resort