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2017 REREAT DATES
July 3-22: 200 hour YTT Greece
July 23-29: Retreat Greece
August 28th-Sept 3rd: Kundalini Module 1 Greece
Choose the training that you need.
On the spectacular island of Kithira in Greece you will be empowered to manifest the career or personal development goals you have dreamed of. Discover yourself on the island the guardian.com calls the ‘‘perfect Greek Island’‘ and find yourself ready to live a life transformed. You will be given enough support in your 200 Hour Destination Training or your advanced certificate trainings to excel no matter where you begin, the important thing is to just get started….NOW, because your best life awaits you.
Picture yourself in an immaculate family owned, boutique hotel
You will stay in Anemes, a magnificentboutique hotel run by Pashali and his wife Mema. This eight room hotel is only two stories high, and is immaculately kept. It is built on land given to Pashali by his paternal grandmother. The hotel is situated in the fishing village of Avlemonas. It sits gazing out over the sea.
Villa Anemes Features:
Enjoy your breakfast of fruit and coffee looking out onto a coastline completely unspoiled by tourism. For years, locals have worked hard to keep out large scale tourism that has overrun much of the Mediterranean. They are greatly appreciative of our destination training guests, who understand the value in preserving the beauty of nature.
Kithira has over 50km of coastline and is surrounded by magnificent beaches that are perfect for yoga or morning meditations. Avlemonas is on the South Eastern side of the island which has the most spectacular beaches of all.
The town of Avlemonas consists of a small cluster of these boutique style hotels, and family homes. There are wonderful cafes and restaurants within walking distance. The food is some of the finest you will ever taste. Ingredients are picked from local gardens and are bursting with flavour!
Kithira Island is one of the most isolated islands in Greece. For those wanting to restore some balance to their lives, Semperviva’s yoga destination training on Kithira Island is the perfect choice.
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. Its’ 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.
Yoga and The Serenity of Greece
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.
Free Time on Kithira Island
Semperviva’s Greek destination trainings strive to find the perfect balance between time spent together as a group, and time for you. Ample time is allotted each day for swimming and basking in the glorious Mediterranean sun or for exploring the multitude of interesting villages and towns on the island. We will even spend a day touring around the island on Captain Spiro’s infamous glass bottom boat.
Your days can be as full or as leisurely as you choose. Each two or three 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.
Guided Hikes Tours
One of the most beautiful medieval villages of Kythira. Milopotamos exhibits architecture from the occupation of the Venetians, and English as well as exceptional Byzantine and post-Byzantine churches. From here, we will make our descent down to the caves of Agia Sophia. The entrance to the cave is covered in significant Byzantine frescoes. Inside the cave is a splendour of stalagmites and stalagtites.
Hora and Kapsali
Hora is the capital of Kythira. This town is dominated by a Venetian castle built in 1150. Within the castle there are preserved ruins of Venetian buildings and Byzantine churches with beautiful frescoes and icons. Hora is a great place to shop for jewellery, sandals, summer clothing, and local sweets and wines.
We will visit the local bakery, and olive press in the village of Karava. You have never tasted spinach pie like this before! We will walk down to Amir Ali and the springs of Portokalia. The springs are named after a huge orange tree that produced a staggering amount of oranges for the region.
JULY 03 - JULY 22 - 200 Hour Semprviva Yoga Teacher Training in Greece
JULY 23 - JULY 29 - Summer Yoga Retreat in Greece with Gloria
AUGUST 28 - SEPT 3 - Kundalini Immersion in Greece with Gloria
Included in the price:
In addition to a breathtakingly beautiful seaside village accommodation, your course costs include:
- 2 yoga and meditation classes daily
- All course instruction and required texts
- A comprehensive manual related to your training
- Transfers to and from the Kithira airport
- Healthy breakfasts
- Opening and closing dinners
- A complimentary shared car for guests to explore the island freely.
- Weekly excursions that include everything from boat tours to visiting sacred sites of worship on the island.
- Depending on your retreat or training you will receive the related Yoga Alliance recognized certificate.
A vacation, a life learning and a yoga learning experience – all in one.
It woke me up to my potential.
So much positive energy and support!
Hands down the most amazing experience of my life
With the Semperviva family you are never alone.
Definitely one of the best things I’ve ever done
It recharged my entire being
Do not hesitate to think. Just sign yourself up!
Claire Anne Lalonde
An outstanding faculty and master teachers.