with Jenn Wooten and Laura Forsyth
August 15-22, 2020
Come be swept away to our Greek Island paradise! Nestled near the village of Oia, surrounded by palm trees and fig trees, vineyards and gardens, is our oasis for this week, just 600 feet away from a beautiful beach. Be nourished by organic meals made from local ingredients, on-site yoga classes with Jenn and Laura, and several surprises. We’ll visit a local winery for a tour and tasting, enjoy a picturesque hike from the village of Fira to Oia, and take an unforgettable tour by boat visiting the island’s beaches and hidden hot springs.
Space is limited and payment plans available – register early!
Our private oasis for the week is on a private property located at Baxedes of Oia on Santorini Island, less than 2 miles from the center of Oia village and 600ft from the most beautiful beach of Oia. In our spacious surroundings, you can walk between palm trees and fig trees and let your stress dissolve, in hammocks between the trees, by the pool, or on the terrace or your own balcony.
Santorini offers agricultural produce of exquisite quality and incomparable taste due to both its unique climate and volcanic soil. Our on retreat, our chef’s will be offering a wide range of Greek and traditional dishes using as many ingredients as they can from their own gardens and other local produce grown without any artificial fertilizers, pesticides or growth accelerators. Expect to experience amazing cherry tomatoes, white aubergines, local cucumbers (katsounia), round zucchinis, string beans (ampelofasoula), grapes, melons and watermelons. You might like to take a stroll into the vegetable garden and get acquainted with the renowned, dry varieties which grow on the island and taste the fruit of our fig trees which surround your bungalows.
Your Retreat Includes:
- Your lodging for the week
- All meals minus 2 lunches
- On-site daily yoga classes with Jenn and Laura
- A 5 hour boat tour of the island with swimming and visits to the white beach, red beach, Indian rock, hot springs and Thirassia island
- A visit and tasting at a local vineyard
- A picturesque cliffside walk / hike from the village of Fira to the village of Oia overlooking the volcano. On this afternoon you’ll end with an open lunch and free time in the village of Oia
- Unlimited relaxing in a hammock, by the pool and swimming in the Mediterranean
- Optional add ons like massage or visits to other beaches of Santorini
Travel, Additional Information & FAQ’s
Please book your travel to Santorni, Greece for arrival on August 15 and departure on August 22 (unless you are adding extra time on the island on your own). Several European cities offer short flights to Santorini National Airport (JTR) – also known as Thira Airport. Boats are also available from Athens if you are feeling adventurous … but unless you have experience in Greece and with the boats, we highly recommend the flight. (Transportation by boat can be 4.5 – 7.5 hours)
We will collect participants arrival and departure times and assist with ride shares to the center.
What to pack:
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Comfortable clothing and light layers
- Bathing suit
- Yoga clothes
- Adapters for electronics
Jenn has been teaching yoga for close to 15 years. She has an academic background in anatomy and physiology which informs her understanding of alignment and yoga as a therapeutic tool. Her gift as a teacher is her ability to connect somatically and emotionally with her students to connect with the wisdom of their own bodies. She is regarded as a teacher’s teacher and loves teaching students how to practice in a way that is accessible and effective to strengthen the body, ground the nervous system and open hearts and minds. Her teaching style is loving, grounded, challenging and as irreverent as it is spiritual. She teaches teacher trainings, retreats and workshops both locally and internationally. She continues to discover herself and the world around by rooting deeply into family and her practice while uncovering the mystery and magic that come from showing up to life as it is.
Laura Forsyth is the founder of One Yoga Global. She began her yoga studentship over 20 years ago and began teaching in 2005. She has served for 13 years as National Events Director for a large yoga group, and still consults with yoga studios and studio owners. As a teacher, Laura specializes in Hatha yoga for all levels, yoga for stress management, yin yoga, restorative yoga and iRest yoga nidra. She leads workshops and trainings on special topics and she serves as guest faculty in various teacher training programs. She is deeply grateful to all her teachers including Dr. Richard Miller, Judith Lasater, Donna Farhi, Leslie Kaminoff and so many more.
Studios can accommodate 1-3 people each and include a private patio or terrace, private bathroom with shower, A/C, fridge, hair dryer and safe.
Cost: $2295 per person
Cost: $2695 per person
SINGLE OCCUPANCY (limited availability)
- 7 nights accommodations
- Group pick up and drop off in from the port or Santorini Airport (on the start and end days of the retreat)
- Yoga Classes with Jenn
- A tour and tasting at a local winery
- Group hike from Fira village to Oia village
- Special group boat tour with lunch
- all meals minus 2 lunches
- Travel to Santorini, Greece
- 2 lunches (but available on site)
- Optional activities and services
- Gratuities you might like to offer drivers, guides and center staff
- Travel Insurance (highly recommended – see Travel Guard Link)
Refunds and Cancellations: Refund less deposit ($695) before April 15, 2020. No refunds after April 15, 2020. In case of cancellation, you may transfer your deposit or your reservation to another person as long as you notify One Yoga Global 21+ days in advance. Due to arrangements made with our vacation hosts, there can be no exceptions to this policy. Participants will be required to sign an application and liability waiver to participate on this trip.
If you place a deposit, the balance due will be set to charge in equal installments starting the month after deposit through May, 2020, unless other arrangements are made.
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