The Chara Yoga Adventure

Lefkada, Greece

Part II: May 18th – 24th, 2024

THIS RETREAT IS SOLD OUT

We still have room for Part I: May 8th-14th

Please hop on the WAITLIST in the event anyone has to cancel!

The Chara Yoga Adventure

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.

Mimosa Retreat will be our stunning home for the week. 

Our private villa gives us walkable access to the small village of Nidri. 

We will bike to Nidri waterfall, paddle board the calm waters of the bay, explore by boat the many coves, caves and incredible, secluded beaches, snorkel the crystal clear waters from our private sail boat, dance under the twinkling stars and eat the most delicious, locally-sourced, Greek-inspired foods prepared by our very own private chef. 

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 soak up the energy of the FULL Flower Moon in May on our last night in paradise! 

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 18th-24th, 2024

Attention is where your eyes are focused. 

Intention is where your heart is focused. 

Take time to slow down. 

Notice all the tiny moments.

Look outward. Look inward. 


THIS is our stunning

home for the week!

 

Mimosa Retreat Center is a secluded and tranquil, Balinese-styled 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, Mimosa is nestled against the mountainside with breathtaking views from every inch of the property. The property features the main house with living room, dining room, and a fully-fitted kitchen as well as 5 separate guest villas with bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms and shared living rooms. Each bedroom has both A/C and a fan to keep guests comfortable in any temperature. 

Linger over fresh and delicious chef-prepared vegetarian, vegan or pescatarian mediterranean-inspired meals at the dining table overlooking the pool, as well as, the sead. Restore your sense of harmony and peace meditating in one of three outdoor pavilions with views of the many smaller islands dotting 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.  

Designed by famed Italian architect Giovanni Bellagamba, this retreat center offers a blend of spacious rooms and inspiring views. The design features original custom-made Balinese doors, water-features, and furniture that offer the perfect combination of luxury and relaxation.

The yoga shala is situated away from the main communal areas and guest villas in a grassy area surrounded by olive trees and offers uninterrupted peace and quiet. The floor space is shaded and is a generous size allowing 20 mats to fit comfortably. The shala comes fully equipped with yoga mats, straps, blocks, and bolsters so that guests do not have to bring their own.

On the estate’s spacious and immaculately kept grounds, guests can enjoy seclusion in one of three meditation pavilions or can relax around the lagoon-style infinity pool. The Mimosa Retreat Center is walking distance to the lively town of Nydri where plenty of shops, bars, restaurants and water sports can be found. The nearest beach Perigiali is either a 15-minute walk or a 5 minute drive away. 

Join us for yoga, adventure and connection.

 

What’s included?

~ 6 Nights/ 7 Days stay at our exclusive Villa, Mimosa Retreat (check-in May 18th at 5pm, check-out May 24th 10am)

~ Daily yoga classes with Jill (often twice daily depending on our adventure schedge!)

~ Private Chef for daily post-yoga brunch, mid-day snack and nightly dinner (vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian + meat options)

~ Hike to Nidri Waterfall

~ Catamaran Adventure Tour

~ Beach explorations + local hikes and bicycling

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, ATV excursion, cooking class, guided tours, and so on and so on!)

~ Tips


FIVE STUNNING VILLAS

Buddha, Ganesh, Dancer, Shiva & Lotus

Each villa has two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms.

Deposit of $750
Shared rooms $2,999

Balance Due 90 Days prior to the Retreat in May 2024!
See Cancellation Policy below.

THIS RETREAT IS SOLD OUT

Please hop on the WAITLIST in the event anyone has to cancel!


  The Property

 

Buddha, Ganesh, Dancer, Shiva & Lotus

FLOOR PLANS

En Suite Bathrooms in each + beautiful, private outdoor showers

 

 


Cancellation Policy

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!