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GLORIOUS GREECE
WOMEN'S RETREAT

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September 15-22, 2024
Led by Tristina Kennedy & Katie Nelson

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Women of all ages and walks of life are invited to come together and share in a week of connection. Experience what it's like to press pause on the demands of life and to prioritize yourself for a week. If you’re looking for a special getaway with time for YOU to revitalize and replenish, then this is the retreat for you!

Soak up the idyllic Greek vibes from the moment you arrive. The island of Paros is like stepping right into the most quintessential postcard image of Greece. The buildings are all a crisp white, with bright blue doors that reflect the stunning color of the Aegean Sea. There’s just something different about the vibe and pace of this island.

 

Imagine yourself waking up to the sounds of the sea, taking a short stroll to the water, dining al fresco, wandering through the picturesque towns, and connecting with a diverse group of women. This retreat will offer daily yoga practices and group activities. There will also be free time to enjoy the beauty of doing nothing or to venture out and experience the beauty of immersion into a different land + culture. 

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Why join us?

It’s simple! This is the PERFECT environment to spend some much-needed time re-energizing yourself, while creating meaningful bonds with other women. Your body and mind will slowly unwind with yoga/meditation, delicious local food, and doses of nature everyday. Share connection with a diverse group of women in heartfelt conversations, fun activities, and empowering group circles. 

 

Expect to unleash what's most important to you and how to manifest more of this in your life. Create space to align more deeply with yourself, both on and off the mat. We will explore the deeper aspects of why yoga really works and put that wisdom into ACTION. Take home a renewed sense of embodiment and lasting friendships with a sisterhood of women you can call family!

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Activities & Yoga

Each day begins with meditation and breathwork to ground and connect you within. Indulge in a variety of styles of yoga suitable for all levels (Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin/Restorative and Myofascial Release). Yoga mats & props are provided.

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES:

  • Twice daily yoga (as schedule allows)

  • Opening/closing circles

  • Women’s circle/workshop

  • A guided hike between two ancient villages on the Byzantine Trail

  • Luxurious boat trip around the islands + lunch

  • Visit the charming town of Naoussa

 

Our schedules are specially created to allow for your enjoyment of personal space and free time. Bring your journal, books, and whatever else you've been wanting to indulge in! We believe in choice and options for your retreat experience, so you can always opt out of any activities in the program should you wish.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:

  • Massage treatments

  • Other activities that may be possible, based on availability:

    • Stand-up paddle boarding
    • Visit a local winery & enjoy wine tasting

Our Property

Our eco retreat property sits on the relatively untouched seaside of Santa Maria on the tranquil peninsular of Paros Island, Greece. Every corner of the property is just a short stroll to the Aegean Sea. Designed in harmony with the surrounding environment, you can relax into your retreat experience knowing that you are contributing to the rejuvenation of the land and support of the local Parian community.

 

We'll practice yoga in a bright and airy yoga shala that has floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Enjoy the sound of the fresh sea breeze whispering through the surrounding olive and cedar trees.

Inspired by the elements and the muses of Greek Mythology, the rooms are open, naturally lit and purposefully minimal to simplify your experience on retreat. You can open the windows and doors to let the famous Parian breezes through. Each room includes the following elements to add an extra touch of comfort to your stay:

  • Refrigerator

  • Electric kettle + tea cups

  • Daily room service

  • Ensuite bathroom

  • Wi-fi

  • Outdoor patio/balcony

  • Ceiling Fan

  • Towels + linens

  • Biodegradable soap

  • Hair dryer, on request

Food

We will savor our daily brunch and dinner amidst the fresh sea breeze in the open air dining space. The chefs at our property take great pride in creating delicious meals that not only tantalize the taste buds, but also leave satiated, nourished, and energized. Many ingredients are sourced from the organic garden on the property! Enjoy the fusion of traditional Greek cuisine combined with exotic Indian flavours. Based on ancient Ayurvedic principles, our meals will emphasize wellbeing, balance and bliss in the body.

 

Meals are vegetarian, with dairy and eggs. Vegan, gluten free and dairy free needs can be accommodated!

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About Us

Hi, we’re Tristina & Katie! We met several years ago at a yoga studio in Sacramento. Our shared love of yoga & travel has led us on some pretty fun adventures. In 2019, we spent 3 weeks practicing + studying yoga all day, every day in Spain for a teacher training immersion. In 2022, yoga took us to Bali, where we spent a lot of time on the mat, climbed a volcano in the dark of night, immersed in the culture, and cruised around on a motorbike.

 

We're both residents of midtown Sacramento, which makes it easy to get together multiple times a week to practice together, lift weights, and share endless hours of conversation and laughter over coffee or delicious food.

We believe in the value of female connection. While we will take turns in leading the various practices and activities, you will have full access to each of us during the retreat. It is a dream to be able to host this retreat together and share our love of the practice + friendship together. We are so excited for this one-of-a kind experience with you!

Travel Details

FLIGHTS: To allow maximum flexibility, you will book your own travel arrangements to/from Greece. We will be staying on the island of Paros. Book your main flight via Athens, then get to Paros via ferry or domestic flight. Check-in for the retreat begins the afternoon of 9/15; checkout is after brunch on 9/22.

 

ARRIVE IN PAROS: Sunday 9/15, midday or afternoon

DEPART FROM PAROS: Sunday 9/22, midday or later

VISA: In order to travel to Greece, you need a valid passport and it must have at least six months validity remaining from your date of entry in Greece. U.S. citizens carrying a valid passport and in possession of an onward or return airline ticket do not require a visa to enter Greece.
 

Don't worry, we will send plenty of helpful emails to aide you in your preparations!

Inclusions

COST INCLUDES:

  • 7 nights of accommodations

  • Transfer to the property on arrival day

  • Daily brunch + dinner

  • Daily meditation + yoga practices

  • Use of yoga mats + props

  • A guided hike between two ancient villages on the Byzantine Trail + lunch

  • Luxurious boat trip around the islands + lunch

  • Visit to the charming town of Naoussa for exploring + shopping

  • Women’s circles + more!

Cost does not include airfare, travel insurance, optional activities, transport from the property on departure day*, meals/beverages not outlined above, massages, shopping, or gratuities (suggested $5-10pp per day).

*We can connect you with other ladies traveling around the same time to share a ride.

Pricing

All rates listed are per person. The cost of the retreat is dependent upon room type & occupancy. In order to have exclusive use of the property (which was important to us), we had to commit to filling 20 rooms. Because we want to keep the group size reasonable, we need to have most of the rooms single occupancy.

  • Superior Room, single occupancy: $2950  ONE ROOM REMAINS

  • Superior Room, double occupancy: $2550  FILLED!

  • Seaview Apartment: $2950 double/$3750 single  FILLED!

All rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A $750 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your space. This amount is applied to the total cost of the trip. The remaining balance can be paid in two equal payments, due 120 & 90 days prior to the start of the retreat. By submitting your registration and deposit to us, you are agreeing to the policies in our Terms & Conditions.

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Registration

WOO HOO! You're joining us! Completing your registration is a TWO STEP process. Please fill out the below form to submit your registration and deposit. Upon submission, a link will appear to fill out the liability waiver form.

 

We will be in touch within 48 hours of your registration to confirm your room selection. Thank you for saying yes to joining us; this is going to be amazing!

 

If you have any questions prior to registration, please contact us directly. We are more than happy to talk with you!

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