with Kathryn Beet and Hali Schwartz
August 12–19, 2017
A Greek Island Retreat, Itha108, is set in a place of outstanding natural beauty, providing a space specifically for peace, relaxation and practice. Ithaca is one of the smallest in the Ionian Island constellation and radiates with Grecian authenticity. It’s shores play host to a long Homeric and mythical history whose many mysteries are sensed amongst animated panorama and secretive coves. Our retreat centre overlooks the sea and the eastern coastline of neighbouring Kefalonia from an elevated wilderness of olive trees and exposed rocks that provide the elements around which it is built, allowing its natural beauty to speak for itself. An emphasis on indoor-outdoor living ensures full use of the land and its treasures that extend to sweeping and hidden beaches below.
The centre sleeps twenty two, across varied accommodation; five luxury double bedrooms and one single in the main house, one luxury single studio in the stone house two luxury double mongolian yurts and three shared bathroom, double mongolian yurts, all staggered up between rocks, forestry and winding walkways.
The many social and quiet spaces allow guests to enjoy the landscape and relax. A perfect chill out spot is tucked away at the back of the house. Soak up sun or shade on one of two antique Rajasthani swings set with linen cushions. Choose a view of the Ionian sea or wild oak trees. This area is also used for massage therapy. A library houses Indian artefacts, family photographs and paintings, board games and music. A comfortable sofa and two armchairs are arranged around a stone fireplace. Sea views and a gentle breeze through shuttered French windows lead on to a cool minimalist first floor terrace with views of Fiskardo, Kefalonia and the setting sun.
At the front of the house is a serious sun trap with a panoramic sea view and comfortable Indian Charpoy daybeds; this veranda is soaked in sun from mid-morning until nightfall. Beneath an expansive pergola are traditional Rajasthani sofas and coffee tables, carved spice boxes and Eastern lanterns. Help yourself to breakfast and snacks from the outdoor kitchen – a curved Kourasanit counter beneath the bamboo pergola – complete with an inbuilt BBQ and a sunken drinks fridge. Handmade African wood doors lead from the kitchen to the al fresco dining area with far-reaching views of the Ionian sea and beyond the hills of Kefalonia.
Kathryn and Hali have been practicing and teaching Yoga for over 50 years between them and training Yoga teachers together for 17. Creativity, laughter, physical and philosophical inquiry and deep healing abound with this fun pair. As always, our week together will be about being together in community, enjoying delicious local vegetarian food, easy company and deeply therapeutic practices twice daily, aimed at amplifying the entire experience in beautiful Ithaca,Greece. Through our combined classical and contemporary approach’s and working with everyone’s unique needs, we will explore variations and combinations of Restorative Yoga, Classical Hatha, Vinyasa Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama. All aimed at providing space for unwinding and the recovery of energy, fluidity, lightness, ease, clarity and wellbeing.
- Group transit from and to the airport in Kefalonia via bus/taxi, sea taxi/ferry.
- 7 nights accommodation in the main house, the stone house, a luxury yurt or a yurt with a shared bathroom.
- Twice daily yoga/meditation classes. (Morning Vinyasa and Early Evening Restorative).
- Daily Delicious, locally sourced, organic vegetarian cuisine. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
- Various hot and cold drinks/water/fruit/nuts/cakes/biscuits
- Beach towels
- Yoga mats, blocks, belts, bolsters and blankets
- Infused olive soap, Basil, Lavender, Sage
- Calendula face balm
- High speed Internet
- All taxes
What’s not Included
- Optional Excursions (diving, kayaking etc.)
- Car, scooter, mountain bike rental, etc.
- Alcohol and Soda
- Laundry and Ironing
- Vegetable juices for detoxing
- Travel insurance (ask Jenn)
Rates per Person
Double Yurt (Shared Bath)…………………………………… $1695 (2 Left)
Double Luxury Yurt (Ensuite)………………………………… $1895 (2 Left)
Double Main House (Ensuite)………………………………… $1895 (2 Left)
Single Main or Stone House (Ensuite)…………………… $2395 (Sold Out)
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