Embodied Consciousness Yoga Retreat to Itha, Greece Oct 1st-8th

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.

A perfect chill out spot is tucked away at the back of the house. 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. This area is also used for massage therapy. A library houses Indian artefacts, family photographs and paintings, board games and music. A comfortable sofa and two armchairs are arranged around a stone fireplace. Sea views and a gentle breeze through shuttered French windows lead on to a cool minimalist first floor terrace with views of Fiskardo, Kefalonia and the setting sun. At the front of the house is a serious suntrap with a panoramic sea view and comfortable Indian Charpoy daybeds; this veranda is soaked in sun from mid-morning until nightfall.

FOOD PHILOSOPHY:

Food at Itha108 is fresh, sumptuous and made up of local produce. All vegetables are organic and sourced from the best of what Ithaca and neighbouring Kefalonia has to offer. Plentiful, home-cooked menus blend traditional Greek cuisine with a contemporary style. For the retreats, mainly vegetarian food is promoted, although freshly caught fish is available on request.

Breakfast, buffet in morning sunshine under the tree canopy

Lunch, under the pergola

Dinner, on the terrace under a canopy of stars and bright moon magic

Accommodation:

All bedrooms can be either single or double occupancy. All are en-suite and air-conditioned with mosquito nets, coco-mat mattresses, wood panelled ceilings and views across the Ionian sea towards Kefalonia. Each bedroom has a unique identity. The three Mongolian yurts are light and airy inside, sleeping between one to four people. They contain comfortable beds with mosquito nets, coco-mat mattresses, plenty of shelving, and share an outdoor and indoor bathroom carved into the rocks, with a sea grass roof. Pathways and steps provide access to the yurt platforms, each with outdoor seating, positioned high among rocks and trees with beautiful sea views.

Treatments such as Thai yoga massage, trigger points, deep tissue, Indian head massage, shiatsu and swedish are available for bookings.

Beaches and activities:

Three beaches are a five minute walk beneath the retreat and one other fifteen minutes away

Kayaks and water sports available for rent. Scuba diving facility. Museum, Walks, Library, Games, Gift shop, Local harbour and traditional village

Flights:

Easyjet flight from London Gatwick to Kefalonia on Sat 1st, 06.25 arriving 12.00, returning Sat 8th leaving 12.40, arriving 14.05 (was £150 so book this quickly)

Once landed we take a private bus to Sami for ferry, sea taxi to Agia Efimia which takes about thirty mins and then on to the retreat centre anther twenty minute journey.

Prices start from:£680 per person

Sharing a room in the main house £850 per person

Sharing a yurt £750 per person (x2 people)

Sharing yurt as a dormitory £680 per person (4 people applicable)

Single occupancy available at additional price, please email Wendy

Price Includes:

Group transit from and to the airport by bus/taxi/sea ferry (If the group is 12 or above)

Accommodation

Brunch, lunch, tea and dinner

Various hot/cold drinks, nuts, fruits, cakes, biscuits

Beach towels

Yoga mats, and props

Infused olive soap, basil, lavender, sage

Calendula face balm

High speed internet

All yoga, in a choice of an indoor and outdoor yoga shala. Dynamic solar morning practice, luna evening practice, restorotive yoga, contemplative practices, meditation, therapy ball sessions, essential oil chakra practices and a priestess practices

Price excludes:

Transfer and sea ferry if group less than twelve (x2 taxis and sea ferry (£95)

Alcohol

Fizzy drinks

Laundry

Ironing

Vegetable detoxing juices (available at additional cost on request)

A non refundable deposit of £250, or full payment, is required at booking to secure your place.

Please book now or email Wendy with any questions. I can’t wait to retreat with you xx

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