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Spending a week with us on Kithira is life changing and transformative!
Our summer yoga retreats with Gloria Latham, on the idyllic Greek Island of Kithira, are designed to be a deep immersion in the practice of yoga and meditation, while offering you a unique experience of Greece.
Gloria Latham is the founder of Semperviva Yoga College. She is an internationally renowned master yoga teacher and Gaiam video host. Gloria travels throughout the world to run workshops, yoga raves and yoga events.
Gloria teaches all styles of Yoga but her style of choice is Kundalini Yoga because it allows you to very quickly access the benefits of stress relief, insomnia relief, enhanced creativity, balancing of the heart and mind, increased will-power, weight control, liver and kidney detoxificaton and overall well-being.
Travelling to Kithira is like stepping back in time. Take a step back and experience pure island life. The locals of Kithira have worked for years to keep large-scale tourism from tainting their pure Mediterranean lifestyle. The result is a sacred, authentic environment unlike any other place on Earth. In addition to daily meditation and yoga practice, you will be given ample time to explore and enjoy this island paradise. Bask in the sun, drive along the coast and live life at a pace that suits you.
Combining the power of yoga with the rugged beauty and passionate energy of the Greek Islands will transform and empower you!
This retreat is for anyone who wants to create dramatic and immediate change in their lives – whether you are looking for a personal retreat, a detox and cleansing or to further your teacher training studies. All levels from beginner to advanced are welcome.
You will be given tools to establish your own daily yoga and meditation practice that will serve your life goals. Upon completion of this retreat, students will receive a Certificate of Completion documenting participation and attendance.
Kithira has a rugged, simple beauty and tourism here is still quite undeveloped. Kithira is a calm refuge that takes pride in its traditional way of life, and boasts some of the most astonishingly beautiful beaches in all of Greece. Combining the power of yoga with the rugged beauty and passionate energy of the Greek Islands will transform you!
Our main site, Anemes, is an 8 room, 2 storey hotel. Anemes is run by Pashali and his wife Mema. It is built on land given to Pashali by his paternal grandmother. One and two bedroom studio apartments are available. Each room has its own patio with stunning views of Paleopoli beach, fabled to be the birthplace of Aphrodite. Your room contains a kitchenette for personal use and is air conditioned.
Room selection is based on availability at time of booking. No rooms are alike so book early for best selection!
Kithira Island is one of the most isolated islands in Greece. For those wanting to restore some balance to their lives, Semperviva’s yoga retreat on Kithira Island is the perfect choice.
Kithira’s coastline is over 50km long, and strewn with some of the world’s most spectacular secluded beaches.
Kithira Island allows you to experience authentic Greece. It is a culture that still relies heavily on agriculture as a source of income, a fact which makes the locals proud. It’s locally produced honey made with thyme is renowned throughout Greece, as are the rare Semperviva Flowers (hence Semperviva Yoga) which grow wild on the steepest cliffs on the eastern end of the island.
Breathtaking landscapes are a prominent feature on Kithira Island, which makes it the perfect spot for a relaxing yoga retreat and meditation. Numerous gorges are home to a variety of wildlife and birds, and late in the season golden eagles can be seen circling the skies above the precarious cliff top monastery of Agia Moni. The diverse scenery on offer means Kithira is ideal both for walkers and nature lovers whilst the more artistic can spend days searching for the perfect subject amongst the deserted villages and impressive stone bridges, remnants of past empires. Although the attractions of the interior are many, the beaches are still a favourite for most, and especially for those practicing yoga.
Whether your priorities are secluded splendour or convenience and a sun-bed, Kithira Island has something for everyone.
There is lots of free time daily to explore over 35 magnificent beaches on Kythira, in addition to quaint towns and villages, local markets, seaside tavernas and archaeological sites.
We like to balance time spent as a group with time for yourself.
Your days can be as full or as leisurely as you choose.
Each two individuals will be provided with a car to give you more personal freedom.
After our morning yoga classes, we will meet to discuss possible adventures for the day that include some of the island’s better kept secrets.
Following our group explorations you are free until our evening class at 7:00pm.
All excursions are optional but included in the price – and we’d love you to join us and visit some of these magnificent towns and beaches
Kaladi: featured on Travel and Leisure as one of Greece’s best kept secrets
Chora and Kapsali: Santorini has nothing on this breathtaking hillside town and beach!
Milopotamos: This village is protected as a heritage site. It is full of surprises at every turn
Boat trip with Captain Spiros on his glass bottom boat: Trip highlight not to be missed! Cliff diving, secluded beaches and some of the bluest and cleanest seas to swim in
Paleopoli and Skandia: Fabled as the birth place of Aphrodite, Paleopoli beach offers you magnificent beaches, cave swims, ancient burial sites, and when that’s all done, the most incredible lunch or dinner with our friends at Skandia Taverna
Folk Music, festivals and Greek dancing: If there is a celebration of any kind happening during your stay, we’ll be joining in. All our welcome to celebrate on these feast days.
In addition to your breathtaking seaside accommodations, you will get: