I’d like to invite you to retreat together to a very unique villa in a quiet village on the island of Crete, Greece. The village itself is quaint surrounded by olive groves, over looking a gorge with the sounds of goat bells ringing in the distance. I will only be taking 4 people maximum. This is an intimate retreat where you’ll get to really restore and develop a sense of ease and balance.
There will be time to practice, time to enjoy the pleasures of the local produce and wine, time to rejuvenate, time to experience what it is to simply be, time to bathe in the Mediterranean sun and float in the Grecian sea, time to pick up where you left off, read, write, paint, draw, be silent, be still, move, dance, whatever fills your cup.
As a gesture of appreciation for sharing your practice with me in the last couple of years I’d like to offer you ‘Zenful’ the retreat.
$1,000 AUD non-refundable deposit required to reserve your spot to be paid by the 14th May 2019. Remaining balance to be paid by due date 14th July 2019.
The total cost of the retreat is $3150 AUD.
~The retreat does NOT include flights to or from your home country or travel insurance
~ Dates: 26th August to 2nd Septmeber OR 7th to 14th September 2019
~The dates include arrival and departure dates
~Price includes 3 meals per day, set activities, return fares from Athens to Crete, plus all treatments, health based activities and accommodation
~The retreat is at my parent’s villa in Houmeri village, located on the north part of the island. They envisioned an authentic Cretan stone property and put their mind, body, soul, and creative love for the land and for their family into this place and into restoring it to its original natural beauty. Breathing this place in is like nothing else. It’s absolutely gorgeous. One of my favourite places. Picking pomegranates from our tree and devouring them is a favourite daily activity. Breathing in the olive trees in the air feels therapeutic. In fact, the whole scenario has therapeutic value. The villa itself and the cuisine are a sensory experience heightened by the practices we’ll apply.
What we’ll look forward to
-Qi Gong, Breathing and meditation
- All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner +local wine/beers)
-evening excursions to a nearby village to try out the local cuisine for dinner
EXTRA TREATMENTS included
-Shiatsu & Chi Nei Tsang (one session per person for the period of the retreat)
EXTRA ACTIVITIES included
-Day excursion to the South of Crete
-Night excursion to Rethymno
-Beach days at various spots
-1 Greek cooking lesson
Other EXTRA Inclusions
Transfers from/to Athens AirPort and Crete Island
Accomodation for 7 nights/8 Days
All prop hire
And all extra activities as above
· Meals involve meze style lunches and dinners (with optional local wine & beer) exploring the local cuisine
· The schedule of classes, as well as extra activities, are set for your optimum experience and are inclusive of the price paid for the retreat. They are designed for any level of practitioner (from beginners through to advance). Unless unforeseen circumstances occur (i.e weather, transportation schedules, strikes and other), they will run at the times given on the schedule and you may choose to participate in all or select which you’d like to attend depending on how you feel on the day.