KEA ISLAND WILDERNESS RETREAT

14th-19th September 2024, Greece
Feel the stresses and strains of city life melt away on our Greek island wilderness retreat this summer- the perfect place to reset your health, restore energy and bring balance back to your body, mind & soul.
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Kea Island Wilderness Retreat

14-19th September 2024

Hey friends! We are so excited to welcome you onto our next retreat. set on the magical island of Kea (Tzia) in Greece.

Set to be our most special retreat yet, we’re hosting this year in one of the most incredible locations where you’ll be staying in thoughtfully renovated ancient farmhouses set in front of a mesmerising secluded bay.

The retreat has it’s own farm and an award-winning restaurant with world-class chefs who will be catering for all our culinary needs using local produce from the farm and from the sea.

During the retreat you’ll take yoga, breathwork and meditation classes in the beachfront yoga shala accompanied by the sound of the waves lapping at the shore.

Other activities include swimming, kayak, wellbeing workshops and a group excursion all optional of course so you can take what you need and get plenty of downtime whether that’s having a natter, reading a book or taking a dip in the infinity pool.

WHY IS OUR RETREAT SO SPECIAL?

Combining the core pillars of health with ancient wisdom and self-care rituals, our retreat programme is designed to support and nourish you from head to toe! We use the power of food, movement, active relaxation, nature, connection & creativity in practices that will help you to release stress, restore energy and create calm.

Move through our thoughtfully curated programme of activities, explore holistic self-care practices or develop a routine that will serve you long after you have left. This retreat is for you, so take from it what you need! You can expect lovingly prepared plant-based menus, movement medicine sessions to energise and soothe, creative wellness workshops and some Greek island adventures too!

Delivered by a dream team of holistic health experts (yoga & breathwork teacher, holistic health doctor, nutritional therapist) in one of the most beautiful locations in the world you are guaranteed to be leave feeling energised, inspired and ready to journey into autumn with a cup truly overflowing!

Swimming pool & gardens

HOLISTIC HEALTH

Lafina Diamandis is a Holistic Health Doctor, Wellbeing Coach and Founder of Deia Health, passionate about helping people to identify the links between their health and lifestyle and to use the pillars of health to re-connect with body, mind, nature and community. She loves to bring people together in spectacular locations to help them to relax, re-energise and create magical memories. The core pillars of health run through everything we do at Deia and particularly on our retreats. Step into our world for a week where we've done all the planning, so you don't have to. Our retreat programme revolves around a connection to nature, dining outdoors, island adventures, nourishing food and soulful connections. Everything that makes your heart happy is here for you to enjoy. Laugh, meditate, move & play. Take what you need and leave the rest behind.

MOVEMENT MEDICINE

Let yogi and gut health expert Kaitlin Colucci lead you through juicy energising morning sun salutations in our outdoor yoga shala overlooking the sea. Kaitlin is a one of the UKs leading gut health Dietitian's and founder of The Mission Dietitian, as well as a passionate yoga teacher. With over 9 years experience in dietetics helping people navigate the complexities of IBS and gut health issues, she specialises in integrating science-backed nutrition with the healing practices of yoga, meditation, and breathwork. Kaitlin believes that managing IBS extends beyond diet alone—it's about how stress can impact the body, and the peace within your mind.

SOUL FOOD:

We are so lucky to be catered for by Lygaria Kea, an award-winning restaurant on the island led by world-renowned chefs.  Lygaria is a dining experience inspired by the Cycladic sun, Aegean breeze & beautiful traditions of greek island culture. The menu is focused on the abundance of the Aegean sea, vegetables & fruit from their farm & other local farms on the island. As nature on the island is constantly changing, the menu takes on the same spirit, changing every day based on what has the highest energy and flavor at that given time. All produce is fresh (often from the farm garden), locally sourced from the land and from the sea.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE:

Please note that all activities on our retreat programme are optional so please feel free to relax, tune into your body and do what feels right for you! We are mindful that this is your holiday so take all the down-time you need.

Day 1

Check-in from 3pm

Refreshments & settling in

Welcome circle and post-travel yoga with Kaitliin

Welcome dinner

Day 2

Tea, coffee & snack

Morning yoga

Gut Health Workshop

Lunch

You-time/treatments

Restorative yoga/breathwork session

Dinner

Day 3

Tea, coffee & snack

Morning yoga

Hike to ancient temple

Lunch

You time & treatments

Restorative yoga/breathwork session

Dinner

Day 4

Tea, coffee & snack

Morning yoga

Creative workshop

Lunch

You time & treatments

Cacao Ceremony & Ecstatic Dance

Dinner

Day 5

Tea, coffee & snack

Kayak/Swim/Snorkel in the secluded bay

You time/treatments

Lunch

You time & treatments

Flower Ceremony

Dinner

Day 6

Tea, coffee & snack

Morning yoga

Breakfast (earlier breakfast for those needing to leave early will be arranged)

Departures from 11am

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You time - This is time for you to do as you choose, relax, journal, sunbathe, or explore the island!

Holistic Wellbeing Workshops - we will be running 2 x holistic wellbeing workshops during the week

Treatments - optional Massage (additional cost)

Activities - daily yoga, breathwork, meditation, optional trip to hike to an ancient temple, swim, snorkel, kayak in the secluded bay

Beachfront yoga shala

PRICING

All rooms have a private terrace, double bed or single bed option so you can jump into bed with a partner or your bestie or sleep in the luxury of your own room! Locally produced and traditionally designed towels, pareos, robes and soaps are provided as en suite amenities along with a private veranda and outdoor shower. The suites are filled with one of a kind designs and artworks made by artisans from around Greece.

Pricing is per person and based on 2 guests per room (except Room 2 in the Garden House which is a little smaller than the others so best for just one person).

If you would like your own room please get in touch for pricing.

THALASSA - 2 guests

Beach side suites where the gentle sound of waves is always at your doorstep. It allows for easy access to the main center (pool, bar, restaurant, lounge, yoga shala) while providing the most magical getaway for its guest.

THALASSA  - Beachfront & Sea View suite - queen bed (or 2 single beds), en-suite bathroom - RESERVED

LEVANDA  - Beachside Sea View Suite - queen bed (or 2 single beds), en-suite bathroom - EARLY BIRD RATE £2250 pp

THYMARI - Beachside Garden View Suite - queen bed (or 2 single beds), en-suite bathroom - SOLD OUT

SYKO - Beachside Garden View Double Suite - 2 rooms, queen beds in our little garden house, shared bathroom (2-3 guests) - EARLY BIRD RATE £1850 & £1950 pp

Nestled near the olive grove & vineyard and overlooking the bay, the hillside suites are a beautiful 5-min nature walk from the beach and pool. Best place to enjoy an early morning coffee on your private balcony with a sea view as the sunrises upon the bay.

AMYGDALO - Hillside Sea View Suite - queen bed (or 2 single beds), en-suite bathroom - SOLD OUT

ELIA - Hillside Sea View Suite - queen bed (or 2 single beds), en-suite bathroom - SOLD OUT

PSATHI - Hillside Sea View Suite - queen bed (or 2 single beds), en-suite bathroom -SOLD OUT

*EARLY BIRD RATE ENDS 26TH JUNE

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

Daily yoga, Meditation & Breathwork Classes

6 days, 5 nights of luxury accommodation at the Wilderness Retreat

2 x Holistic Wellbeing Workshops

Hike to an Ancient Greek Temple

Kayak & Snorkelling in our secluded bay

Breakfast, lunch & dinner at the villa by award-winning Lygaria Kea Restaurant

All day tea/coffee & fruit bar

Transfers from the port to the retreat at 4pm or 6.30pm (if you are coming by car on an earlier ferry from Athens feel free to check-in from 3pm).

NOT INCLUDED:

Massage treatments (available on request)

Alcohol (available at the retreat bar)

Holistic Health Consults with Lafina Diamandis (on request)

Travel & insurance

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Flights from London to Athens currently £150-200 return

Ferry boat from Athens to Kea (1 hour) £20-30 return (option to rent a car from Athens if you're planning to come to the island a few days before and take the ferry across)

We can help you plan your trip if you are sightseeing before or after the retreat so if you have questions, just ask!

BOOKING INFORMATION:

A non-refundable deposit of 50% will be payable upon booking. The remaining 50% payment will be due by 30th July 2024

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CANCELLATION POLICY

A lot of work goes into planning our retreats and as we have 3rd parties to pay, deposits are non-refundable. That said, we do understand that life happens so if for any reason you can't come, we will always do our best to fill your spot for you!

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