The Chara Yoga Adventure
Part I: May 8th – 14th, 2024
Our May 18-24 retreat sold out very quickly!
So that YOU don’t miss out, we’ve added another WEEK!
I hope you will join us!
The Chara Yoga Adventure
Part I of II!
Chara (pronounced khar-ah)
is used to describe ones who rejoice…
ones who are JOY-FULL!
Celebrate LIFE with us by exploring the world:
its beautiful people, awe-inspiring destinations, as well as,
delectable culinary explorations — all through the mindful lens of yoga!
As Greek islands go…
Lefkada is discreet and flies waaaaay under the radar. But, not for lack of beauty!
Locals call it the Caribbean of Greece. And, the area boasts some of the best beaches on the planet.
It is simplicity at its very best.
Surrounded by azure blue seas, islands to tempt you ashore,
olive trees, wine grapes, waterfalls, trails, excellent food and outdoor adventures galore…it is only a matter of time before the word gets OUT.
This un-touristy island sits in the Ionian Sea which is an elongated bay of the Mediterranean. It is connected to the Adriatic Sea to the north, and is bounded by Southern Italy, including Calabria, Sicily, and the Salento peninsula to the west, southern Albania to the north, and the west coast of Greece, including the Peloponnese. It is just a 4-hour drive from Athens connected by a causeway.
Lefkada Retreat will be our stunning home for the week.
We will bike and hike to waterfalls, paddle board the calm waters of the bay, explore by boat the many coves, caves and incredible, secluded beaches, snorkel the crystal clear waters, dance under the twinkling stars and eat the most delicious, locally-sourced, Greek-inspired foods prepared by our very own private chef, as well as enjoying dining out to experience the local vibes!
Let’s laugh till our cheeks and sides hurt. Let’s have long, lingering and meaningful conversations.
Let’s make new friends and deepen long-standing relationships.
And, let’s attune to the energy of the NEW MOON in May!
Let’s make memories we can hold in our hearts for a lifetime. This is what it’s all about.
Let’s go to Lefkada, Greece.
May 8th-14th, 2024
THREE BEAUTIFUL VILLAS
You will be staying in luxurious modern villas, with a touch of Mediterranean design to celebrate tradition and heritage. With the most picturesque view overlooking two amazing bays, each villa has its own infinity pool, offering the perfect space to be completely lost in the moment and take in the sea breeze. Lefkada Retreat Villas all boast 4 bedrooms, a large entertaining space and a spacious lounge area to unwind and relax. All rooms and lounge areas have air conditioning.
Practice overlooking the Ionian Sea and mountains. The fully equipped indoor yoga shala has floor-to-ceiling windows that open — even the roof opens up! — to embody the surroundings, immersed in nature and tranquillity. Daily yoga will be customized to our needs and energy level to include slow flow, vinyasa and yin. Hands-on assists, reiki, essential oils, sound healing and more to enhance the experiences.
We have a special day trip planned on the M/S Christina. You will board our private boat for the day to explore islands, beaches, caves and coves. Take in the scenery, laze on the sun deck overlooking the turquoise blue waters, dramatic coastline of cliffs and quiet coves, and truly embrace simple living, as we venture towards Scorpios Island and Meganisi.
Six Nights, Seven Days, Yoga – Yoga – Yoga, All Meals, Select Activities like full day boat tour and more!
$2,999 per person
See below for more details on all the magic that is included!
Non-Refundable Deposit of $750 secures your space
All shared rooms $2,999 with twin beds
(convertible to queen for couples!)
If you wish to have a room to yourself, please email me for supplemental pricing.
Balance Due 90 Days prior to the Retreat in May 2024!
See Cancellation Policy below.
Take time to slow down.
Notice all the simple moments.
Lefkada Retreat is a secluded and tranquil property on beautiful grounds with a panoramic view of the stunning, turquoise-colored Ionian Sea. You will start to relax with the very first breath you take.
Surrounded by ancient olive trees, Lefkada Retreat is nestled against the mountainside with breathtaking views from every inch of the property. The property features several villas with each a pool. Rooms can be single beds (shared) or doubles (shared or single).
Linger over fresh and delicious chef-prepared mediterranean-inspired meals (vegetarian, vegan or pescatarian) at the dining table overlooking the pool, as well as, the sea.
Owning to the discovery of a prehistoric city and circular tombs from the same period, Lefkada is thought by some to have been the homeland of Odysseus, the wandering Greek hero from the epic tale of the Odyssey. Join us for our own epic exploration of secluded beaches, hidden coves, waterfalls and inspiring vistas. In addition to yoga, this active retreat features options for hiking, sailing, snorkeling, mountain biking and an island jeep tour. We may also indulge in a cooking class by our amazing chef!
The yoga shala is situated away from the main communal areas and guest villas on a hillside surrounded by olive trees and offers uninterrupted peace and quiet. The space can be open to the fresh air or closed if the weather is rainy or windy. It even has A/C if needed! It’s a beautiful glass structure and we cannot wait to practice there!
The shala comes fully equipped with yoga mats, straps, blocks, and bolsters so that guests do not have to bring their own.
The beach is a 5 minute walk from our villas and there are activities, restaurants and bars to enjoy there!
Join us for yoga, adventure and connection.
~ A week in Paradise: 6 Nights/ 7 Days stay at our exclusive Villa, Lefkada Retreat (check-in May 8th at 3pm, check-out May 14th 10am)
~ Two yoga teachers: Daily yoga classes with Jill & Tracey (most days! depends on our adventure schedule)
~ Private Chefs (appropriately named Adonis and Stavros!) for daily breakfast, mid-day snack and nightly dinners (vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian + meat options)
~ Two off-site dinners at local Tavernas (alcohol not included)
~ Hike to Nidri Waterfall
~ Full-Day Boating Adventure Tour — to beautiful beaches, to caves, to quiet coves for snorkeling and paddle-boarding.
~ Beach explorations + local hikes and bicycling adventures
~ Wine-tasting tour and/or cooking class! We will choose the best adventures for our group!
What’s not included?
~ International airfare to Aktion Airport (PVK) + travel insurance
~ Airport transfer
~ Alcoholic beverages
~ Additional activities — there are SO many to choose from! (massage, wine tasting, kayaking, cooking class, guided tours, and so on and so on!)
A $750 non-refundable deposit holds your space. Final payment is due 90 days prior to the retreat’s start date. We cannot provide for cancellations WITHIN 90 days of retreat. We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury & health issues, family emergencies, inclement weather, etc.) but we have costs already incurred + contracts to honor when reserving retreat centers and hotels.
Thank you for your understanding.
I would be so thrilled to have you join this adventure!