Jivamikti & Yin Yoga Retreat with Amy McDonald & Sunita Devi
(12 -19 May 2017)
A retreat should be just that...a retreat away from our everyday life, an opprtunity to delve deeper into our yoga practise, giving our heart and soul time and space that is needed to grow and expand. Daily asana practice (yoga postures), pranayama (breathing exercise), kriya (cleansing) and meditation will start to detoxify, rejuvinate, strengthen and renew your body, mind and spirit. A healthy, detoxifying local vegan/vegetarian diet will support the magical power of the retreat landscapes that will nuture the cleansing and healing process that a getaway such as this will provide.
An eight day, seven night detox retreat in magical Crete. Staying in a hideaway over looking the beautiful crystal blue ocean. Embark upon a guided journey in which you will be nurtured, replenished and revitalized by our team to your every need.
All cuisine will be organic, consisting of original Greek vegetarian specialties, only with fresh local vegetables, olive oil, fruits, nuts and more from the region to nourish and detoxify the body.
Completely dedicate this week away to your well-being, give your heart, body, mind and soul the possibility to find some stillness and balance within. Explore and deepen your yoga practice whilst finding a little inner peace.
Where will the retreat be held?
Nowadays, there are still a few places on earth that insistently deny to follow the rhythms of the cities and remain oasis for those who are in seek for something … different.
This beautiful beach in Crete is one of such places, where time seems to have stopped!
This magical place on the south coast of Crete has now become a symbol for many yogis who are always returning. It is no wonder, because daily yoga practise here in combination with the surroundings of the wild, mystical landscape, laced with the beautiful aqua ocean and its unspoilt beaches gives an optimal environment for investigation and growth towards the inner SELF.
In this environment, the retreat offers everything you could want to re-energize, renew and revitalize your body, mind and soul. Enjoy yoga in the group, then time for yourself and for reflection, or simply work on enriching your wellbeing and relaxing.
What better way to spoil your senses and soul then a stay in this wonderful and inspiring place while finding time for intensive immersion in your yoga pratise?
What is included in the cost?
- 14 yoga classes
- 7 nights accommodation
- 3 delicious vegetarian meals per full day (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
- Daily meditation and pranayama (breathing exercises)
Daily schedule :
7.30 Light Breakfast
9:00 Morning yoga class and meditation
13:00 Leisure Time
18:00 Sunset yoga and meditation
Amy is a born and bred Kiwi making London her home in 2002. Her yoga journey began 11 years ago and has led to an ever-evolving path through the practice. Previously working in Interior Architecture, she saw the benefits of her yoga practice on her incredibly fast paced lifestyle which led Amy to pursue teaching to be able to share this with others.
With over 1000 hours of training under her belt training with Yogahaven London and has since trained under the guidance of Sharron Gannon and David Life at the Jivamukti Yoga School, New York/London. Amy also has trained with teachers such as Shiva Rea (vinyasa flow) and Norman Blair (yin yoga). Amy teaches weekly at Sangye Yoga School London.
Amy's teaching focuses on alignment, breath and finding depth physically, mentally and emotionally through the practise. Attuning the classes in such a way that the students are in a space to find balance physically and energetically, whilst becoming holistically stronger and increasing flexibility. She aims to create a place where students feel uplifted and empowered and are able to take the practices off the mat with them to improve and inspire their everyday lives.
Sunita fell in love with yoga asana practice as soon as she stepped on the mat and has never looked back...well, unless she was doing a back bend!!
Years of practising led Sunita to embark on her journey as a teacher with Yogahaven. Her aim as a teacher is to continue to deepen her own understanding of the practice and to share her knowledge with others. In her classes she encourages students to focus on their breath, alignment to being open to whatever is in your heart and mind when you arrive on the mat.
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