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Join us in Amorgos, Greece!

Hosted by Honor Yoga Pennington and Honor Yoga Princeton

Retreat to Greece for a blissful rejuvenating yoga vacation. We’ll be staying at the five star Aeaglis Hotel & Spa Resort, on the magical and remote island of Amorgos Greece. Amorgos is a breathtakingly beautiful island untouched by mass tourism. Enjoy daily yoga classes, as well as delicious food, cooking class, wine tasting, and local touring. Amorgos is known for its secret beaches, drowsy villages, and timeless monuments. You’ll have plenty of time to relax, or to explore this beautiful island while immersing yourself in Greek culture.

Our resort boasts every room with a private balcony and a view of the Aegean Sea, only steps to the beach. Included with your stay is a free massage, as well as access to their full service spa.

Enjoy two yoga classes daily in vinyasa and yin / restore. All levels welcome!

Included in Your Retreat

  • + 7 nights at the beautiful family owned 5 star resort, Aegialis Resort and Spa on the island of Amorgos. All rooms have private balconies with views of the Aegean Sea.

  • + Daily breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner at the hotels’ award-wining Ambrosia Gallery restaurant (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free options are available)

  • + One 20 minute massage and 10% discount for face and body treatments at the Lalon Idor Spa

  • + Use of the Lalon Idor Spa Facilities (the sauna and hammam, jacuzzi, indoor heated seawater swimming pool and the fitness center)

  • + Free WiFi

  • + 2 yoga classes per day

  • + Special event: Blissful 2 hour workshop combining restorative yoga, reiki, and sound bath

  • + Cooking Demo and wine Tasting. Help prepare a traditional Greek lunch . A local expert will introduce to you the history and flavor of 6 different wines, plus traditional aperitifs.

  • + Amorgian Experience: Experience true Greek hospitality, while visiting one of the oldest houses in the village of Tholaria. Upon our return, an expert will introduce you the history and uses of the indigenous herbs on the island

  • + Transportation / Ferry to and from Athens (Piraeus) to Amorgos / Aegialis Resort

Not Included in Your Retreat

  • + Transportation/Airfare to Greece/Transfers to Athens ferry terminal (Piraeus)

  • + Travel insurance, required purchase. Honor Yoga recommends Travelex and World Nomads

Lodging

Aegialis Resort and Spa is the only 5 Star resort on Amorgos. They have been hosting yoga retreats since 2011 and offer a peaceful environment for both yoga and meditation. There are 6 yoga shalas, complimentary use of yoga props, beautiful comfortable rooms overlooking the clear waters of the Aegean Sea, and fresh food, grown locally, catering to all dietary preferences.

Activities

This retreat is crafted as an immersion into Greek Island Culture. It includes a cooking class with wine pairing and The Amorgian Experience with tour of herbal gardens and distillery!

Cooking Demo and Wine Tasting

Help prepare your lunch: vegetable croquettes with aromatic herbs, fava or delicious paste of yellow lentils, favatokeftedes or Amorgian yellow lentil fritters, Methisema Amorgiana, Amorgian sweet and salty wine cookies, Tiropitathe traditional Greek cheese pie, Spanakopita the traditional Greek spinach pie, Loukoumadesthe authentic honey puffs and of course the traditional Greek yogurt sauce, Tzatziki. After preparing our meal, you will enjoy a theoretical journey through the most distinctive wines of the Cycladic regions and from pstigiousold wineries in Greece. A local expert will introduce to you the history and flavor nuances of 6 different wine labels, plus traditional aperitifs such as the Greek favorites Rakiand Ouzo.

Amorgian Experience

Experience true Greek hospitality in a traditional Amorgian household of the 1800’s. Located in the beautiful village of Tholaria, the “Lala’s” house, is one of the oldest houses in the village. Built in traditional Cycladic style, the Paraskevo’s residence is a must see for all visitors of the island. Upon our return we will visit the Aegialis Hotel & Spa organic garden, where you will be accompanied by an expert who will introduce to you the history and uses of some of these herbs and plants. The island of Amorgos has over 600 species of herbs and aromatic plants, including 40 endemics.

Guided Hike

Discover the natural beauty of Amorgos by foot. The guided hiking tours allow you to learn more about the cultural and historical aspects of each place you will see, introduced by an experienced, local tour guide. Departure point is from Aegialis Hotel & Spa, where you will be greeted by your own personal tour guide who will introduce you to the cultural and historical aspects along the way.

Greek Dancing Lessons

Dance holds a special place in the traditions of the island. All year long, there are many opportunities for local people -men and women-to wear their traditional costumes and dance until dawn, to the sound of the lute and violin. A convivial dinner is often the occasion of spontaneous dances, such as Kitsosor syrtos… Learn the steps, take part to the festivities and discover the art of living. Planned for the last night in Amorgos to celebrate the trip and the Greek Culture

Meet Your Hosts

Evan Madeo

Evan Madeo is a E-RYT 200-Hour certified yoga instructor. Deeply influenced by the rise of asana and meditation practices in California during the late 90s and early 2000s, Evan began his yoga practice twenty years ago in Los Angeles, and has been a student of world religions and philosophy ever since. Evan weaves meditation and philosophy into his classes, with a focus of bringing freedom of body, mind, and spirit through the practice of yoga.

Evan is a 550-Hour Certified Massage Therapist, graduating from the Institute for Psycho Structural Balancing in Los Angeles. He is also a Reiki Master in the Usui Shiki Ryoho Tradition and Lineage. Evan infuses these healing arts into his trainings, workshops, and yoga classes.

Evan Madeo is the co-owner of Honor Yoga Princeton, and co-founder of Honor Yoga Now. He is also an accomplished marketer and operations specialist. Evan holds a BA, magna cum laude, from Columbia University in Political Science and Economics. Join Evan for classes at Honor Yoga Princeton or online at www.honoryoganow.com and follow him @evanmadeoyoga

Carolyn Chaiko

Carolyn Chaiko E-RYT 200-Hour specializes in teaching restorative, yin, and gentle yoga in teacher trainings as well as weekly classes. Her intuitive approach and expert understanding of the science of relaxation, creates a deep restorative yoga experience for her students. Recognized for her inspiring class themes, knowledgeable understanding of restorative postures, and guided meditations.

Carolyn is also certified in Yin and Thai Massage. As an Usui Reiki Master / Master Teacher, she provides all levels of Reiki trainings and attunements.

Contact us below with questions, interest, or your reservation.

Reserve Your Space on The Retreat Through the Form Below!

Investment starting at $2600 per person in a shared room.
Includes meals and costs at the resort.
Travel to Greece not included.

  • + 7 nights’ accommodation with private balcony and views of the Aegean Sea

  • + Daily breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner at the hotel’s award-winning Ambrosia Gallery restaurant (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free options are available in case needed)

  • + One 30’-minute relaxing massage and 10% discount on Face and Body treatments Lalon Idor Spa

  • + Use of the Lalon Idor Spa facilities (the sauna and hammam, Jacuzzi, the indoor heated seawater swimming pool and the fitness center)

  • + Use of beautiful Yoga Shalas and equipment (mats, bolsters, blankets, straps, pair of blocks, eye pillows, slings, aerial hammocks, small fitness balls, pole dancing equipment, installation for wall yoga)

  • + Transfers in Amorgos (port-hotel-port)

  • + Use of wireless internet
    VAT, City Tax

  • + Transportation/Airfare to Greece

  • + Transfers to and from the airport from the ferry terminal Athens (Piraeus) Ferry Terminal (This is not included , leaving the option to extend your stay in Athens either at the beginning, or end of the retreat – Airport shuttles can be arranged)

  • + Travel insurance, required purchase. Honor Yoga recommends Travelex and World Nomads

Amorgos Greece is a mountainous Greek island at the Eastern end of the Cylades. It is untouched by mass tourism and has a population of under 3,000. It’s natural beauty of mountains and sea create the perfect setting for immersing oneself in the Greek culture as well as to relax and rejuvenate.

Investment starting at $2500 per person in a shared room.
Includes all meals and costs, except for travel to the retreat center.