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        Soma Prana Flow – Embodying Tantra, Mantra, and Mudra – Summer Regeneration Retreat

        With Shiva Rea, Special Guest Teachers and Dhurpad Artist Padma Sri Umakant , Akilesh and Anant Gundecha (July 1-3) and Special Guest Demetri Velisarius for Prana Danda Yoga with a Staff

        Special Sessions in:

        • Nada Yoga and Drupad with Gundecha Brothers
        • Prana Danda for Men with Demetri Velisarius
        • Heart of Yogini for Women
        • Sacred Union

        Join us for 15 night-sacred journey (week one 6 nights, week two 9 nights) to the edge of the great volcano and ancient spiritual center of Santorini where we will regenerate in our village retreat.

        In this Soma Prana Flow, Dhrupad (july 1-3) and Nadi Flow Arts, Danda and Massage immersion, we will explore the power of embodying flow through vinyasa as movement meditation, the power of sound healing, mantra and vibratory body (nada yoga), energetic form (mudra) and sacred incantation (mantra) as a practical and mystical experience into the nature of our connection to our vibrating universe.

        Join us for a dive into Soma Prana Flow as we embody a full spectrum of our body mandala - root to crown, inner to outer, the elements, sun and moon as a practical way of tuning, balancing and healing our vital energy.

        We will explore the lunar, solar and bhakti pathways of prana flow that culminates in a three day- exploration of the oldest form of Indian classical music Dhrupad.

        This immersion is an opportunity to begin, renew or deepen your experience in yoga, movement meditation, prana flow, tantric yoga, nada yoga, mudra, mantra and ritual flow.

        We will explore Soma Prana Flow practices embodying soma mantras for lunar rejuvenation and solar mantras for activation and vira energy.

        Each day we will create a rhythm from sunrise to moonrise with meditation mantras, soma prana flow namaskars, creative movement meditation, prana vinaysa sequences, nada yoga, sacred texts and tools for tuning one’s body, soul, teaching and life.

        In our last three days, you will be ripe for embodying the current of some of the greatest living masters of Dhurpad, Umakant Gundecha, his nephew Anant Gundecha and master drummer Akilesh Gundecha.

        Highlights include:

        • Soma Prana Flow I + II Circular Practice Flows
        • Soma Namaskars and Soma Mandala Namaskar
        • Mudra and mantra flow - lunar arts sequences to explore the power of mantra in asana and pranayama
        • Elemental Pranams
        • Prana Danda Meditation – Nine Round Breathing

        Nada Yoga

        • Embodying Sound – Theory and Vocal Empowerment
        • Song of the Body – Bijas, Svaras, Chakras and Micro-Currents of Sound Healing
        • Body Mantra flow
        • Body Mudra -
        • Prana Danda Yoga – Movement Meditation with five-foot staff

        Three Day Immersion:

        • Dhrupad and Nada Yoga –
        • Activating a home practice of Nada Yoga an Drupad

        Highlights ~

        * Opportunity to study with Shiva's Tantra teacher Daniel Odier! (week one only June 19-25) and special guest musicians Gundecha Brother Dhrupad (week two)

        * Body Mudra + Mantra

        * Sunrise + Sunset Tantric Meditation

        * Soma Prana Flow and Lunar Mandala Flow

        * Nada Yoga Teachings (w Gundecha)

        * Daily explorations (optional / additional cost):  Red Sand beach, Ancient Thira, kayaking/swimming in volcano

        * Afternoon teacher empowerment

        * Sunset Prana Flow and meditation with Drupad

        * Celebration on Bhakti Boat (FUNdraiser for Drupad Sansthan

        * Prana Danda with Demetri

        * Accommodations in the volcanic cliff-top village of Oia

        INCLUDED:

        • Range of inspiring accommodation of your choice
        • Celebration dinners and daily Greek brunches (2 dinners each week)
        • Pilgrimages/rituals
        • Transformational Prana Vinyasa yoga
        • Prana Danda Yoga
        • Optional teacher training with Shiva Rea
        • Sunrise & sunset meditation

        ADDITIONAL:

        • Optional Teacher Training and cost of required online course preparations
        • Transportation to Greece - ground transportation to and from airport 
        • Any additional time outside of our listed retreat dates need to be booked directly with resort

        DETAILS:

        • A welcome letter from Yogadventures with all the inside details will be emailed to you shortly before we begin
        • A retreat flow will be available on the first day of the retreat
        • Retreat begins with simple orientation on first night and closes with last evening dinner.
          Check-in is at 4pm on the first day listed. Check-out time is at 10am on the last day listed.
        • If you would like to enjoy the resort outside of our retreat time together please arrange additional night accommodations directly with the resort/hotel
        • Guides: Daniel Odier (week one) Shiva Rea + Demetri Velisarius and local shaman/live artists/eco-guides/guest teachers
        • Join our Greek Odyssey Facebook Page!
        • Register: use above Registration Tab
        • Dates:
          • SANTORINI I: Title: Santorini Shakti Retreat: THE CRAZY WISDOM OF THE YOGINI IN THE KASHMIRIAN SHAIVISM  with Daniel Odier and Shiva Rea (June 19-25)
          • SANTORINI II: Sahaja Flow with Shiva and Demetri and Gundecha brothers (June 25-July 4)
           

        Please Visit our Registration Tab to Register!   Email retreats@yogadventures.com for questions.

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A YOGADVENTURES RETREAT

 

Santorini Tantra Summer Solstice Immersion June 19 - July 4 2020

Optional Teacher Training + Retreat Rhythm:

Evolutionary Vinyasa - Pathways of Prana Flow Teacher Training

Evolutionary Vinyasa Teacher Training Program is for aspiring and seasoned teachers as the introduction to a holistic, energetic approach to living and teaching vinyasa as a way of guiding the flow of our body, practice and life.

Deepen and evolve your personal practice and embodiment of yoga and take your teaching to the next level through a Prana Flow process of learning namaskars, wave sequences, energetic alignment and hands-on assists in our unique living vinyasa training.

Our Living Flow Ashram is a community-based, dynamic, creative, and rejuvenative approach to teacher training.

Retreat Rhythm:

* Prana Vinyasa - Transformational Solar Prana Vinyasa and Lunar Prana Vinyasa

* Two hours of teacher training sessions including Prana Vinyasa method /namaskars and wave sequences / teacher lab / hands-on / philosophy / inner arts of meditation (except on excursion days)

* Celebration dinners and daily Greek breakfast/brunch, amazing local Greek vegetarian food and summer fruits

* Large gap for lunch on your own and afternoon adventures or Study/Rest

* Daily Prana Danda Yoga and Meditation

* Daily Yoga Nidra and Bhakti Pranayama for regeneration

* Retreat begins with simple orientation on first night and closes with last evening dinner.

CERTIFICATES/CREDITS

 


 

      Deepen the way you breathe, move, teach and flow in the yoga of life! Our unique program also provides year-long support for living vinyasa through our Yoga Alchemy online program with Shiva and a community of amazing teachers from around the world. The teacher training portion is optional - if you wish to join us strictly for the retreat portion please continue on to the registration tab to secure your spot in the retreat and choose your accommodations.

      Please see our individual week tabs for full details on modules offered and full descriptions along with reading and online course requirements for each week.

      YOGA ALCHEMY ONLINE PRACTICE:

      TBA

      You must register in our Samudra School of Living Yoga - please complete this application - $54 application fee waived when attending full three weeks of teacher training. Please click HERE to learn more about our Samudra School of Living Yoga 200/300/500/1008 hour teacher training programs.

      REQUIRE READING:

      TBA

Travel Info


Travel Information For Santorini

*TRAVEL NOTE: Coronavirus Travel Update:

For your own protection Yogadventures requires mandatory travel insurance. We have found that the outbreak is a “known event” and is excluded by most standard Trip Cancellation policies. Should governments advise against travel somewhere most insurance will cover flights and more. When securing your travel insurance we recommend a Cancel For Any Reason policy. You can find varying types on Squaremouth.com

International Travel to Santorini, Greece via Athens:

Santorini can be reached from most international airports via Athens, which is served by the Athens International Airport.

Travel from Athens to Santorini:

Travel to Santorini by Boat from the Port of Piraeusin Athens (6 - 10 hours).

Travel to Santorini by local Flight from

Transfer from Santorini Airport to Oia:

Please note! Transfers to and from Santorini airport to your hotel are not included. You will be able to arrange your ground travel through your hotel. Below are phone numbers for each hotel to arrange such transfers.

Please carry your hotel’s contact information while traveling as they are your point of contact during your journey, if needed

Hotel Aethrio: +30 22860 71040

Taxi booking on your own: For more information see www.greecetravel.com/taxi

You are responsible for finding out the entry requirements/visas and if any vaccinations are required for entry from/to the country of your choice.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Mandatory travel insurance is necessary for your journey to Greece. This is for YOUR protection. There are many travel insurance companies, we recommend STA Travel ( www.statravel.com ) and AAA (www.aaa.com) for affordable worldwide travel insurance. You can also find many options on www.squaremouth.com. 

*Yogadventures Cancellation/Refund Policy: A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required to hold your space for each event and is due at the time of registration. Full balance due must be paid 30 days prior to event start date - if we do not receive by this time we will automatically charge to the card we have on file from your initial registration.  Cancellations must be sent in email to retreats@yogadventures.com - please be sure to get a confirmation that your cancellation was received. --60 days or more prior to the event: your entire payment will be refunded, less $500 non-refundable deposit plus a $50 administration fee. --59-30 days prior to the teacher training: less your $500 non-refundable deposit, your remaining balance can be applied to a future retreat within 2 years --29 days or less prior to the event you are responsible for full payment and your card on file will be charged. 

 





FAQs


What can I expect on a Yogadventures retreat?

Fun, connection, transformational yoga, celebration, nourishment, relaxation, release, uncovering self discovery layers, embracing the prana of nature, sacred living, rituals, living flow...

Do I need yoga experience?

No, we welcome all! Depending on if you chose the teacher training portion there may be some prerequisites and required reading and prepatory online courses. See Teacher Training Tab

When will I receive trip details?

You will receive a welcome letter from us approximately two weeks before the retreat, you will also receive a confirmation letter upon registration and a prep letter about a month before the event.

Can I arrive early and stay late?

Unfortunately we are unable to book any additional stays outside our retreat dates. Any addition stays need to be arranged directly with the venue. Please see Sanctuary Tab

What’s Included?

Please refer to the Welcome Page for more details, but typically we include all lodging, breakfasts/brunch and most dinner meals. Each event varies, but we often include 1-2 excusions and a few other special treats. Yoga and meditation classes are included, however the teacher training yoga portion is additional.


Can I go on a Yogadventure by myself?

Yes! May of our Yogadventurers our come alone and leave with lifelong friends. If you’re traveling alone, a yoga retreat is the best way to meet new people with similar interests in a safe and healthy environment.

How many people will be on the retreats?

Depending upon the retreat but we host typically ~50 yogis!

What type of food is offered?

We always enjoy delicious food on our retreats and strive to include organic, fresh ingredients, vegetarian/vegan options as often as possible.

What should I bring?

You will receive a more extensive list in your welcome letter, however some suggestions are yoga mat/props, sunscreen, comfortable clothes and shoes, layers for all weather, sunglasses, headlamp, book, journal, reusable water bottle, and an openness to flow!

How much free time do we have?

We offer a healthy balance between our group time and solo free exploratory time. Depending on the Yogadventure we will be in nature, we may be inside some of the time, we always have long breaks mid- day ... staying open to the flow of all and needs of the group.

Do I need extra cash? How much?

See the event Welcome Page to see all that is included. If you choose to go on any optional excursions you will be responsible for the costs and the retreat center can help you arrange for your needs.

How do I get from the airport to the retreat center?

For most of our retreats you will be responsible for your own airport transfer unless stated otherwise. Our facebook page for each retreat is a good place to connect with other to arrange shared travel.

Do I need to book my own flight?

Yes, you are responsible for your flights and travel arrangements and details. You can find helpful suggestions on our Travel Tab and itineraries can be found on our Retreat Flow Tab

When should I book?

We are big fans of "the sooner the better" - we also often have Early Bird Specials for those to register early - more often than not our retreats sell out!

Is travel insurance mandatory? How do I purchase it?

Yes! Travel insurance for all of our Yogadventure retreats is mandatory. We are unable to have your participation unless proof of travel insurance is sent to us. Purchase your travel insurance within a week of purchasing your plane flight. You can find many options at SquareMouth.com. Please email us your proof of travel insurance to retreats@yogadventures.com

Is my reservation refundable?

*Yogadventures Cancellation/Refund Policy: A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required to hold your space for each event and is due at the time of registration. Full balance due must be paid 30 days prior to event start date - if we do not receive by this time we will automatically charge to the card we have on file from your initial registration. Cancellations must be sent in email to retreats@yogadventures.com - please be sure to get a confirmation that your cancellation was received. --60 days or more prior to the event: your entire payment will be refunded, less $500 non-refundable deposit plus a $50 administration fee. --59-30 days prior to the teacher training: less your $500 non-refundable deposit, your remaining balance can be applied to a future retreat within 2 years --29 days or less prior to the event you are responsible for full payment and your card on file will be charged.

Do you have discounts available?

We offer a limited number of early-bird prices to make our trips as accessible as possible. We also offer occasional giveaways and specials on Shiva's facebook page and in our PULSE newsletter

What is the teacher training portion?
This is for those wishing to gain hours towards certification in our Samudra School of Living Yoga - you can find more details on our Teacher Training webpage and our Teacher Training Tab


Your Guides


About Your Guide: Shiva Rea


Shiva's retreats explore the art of yoga in practical, creative and life transforming ways. Her studies in the Krishnamacharya lineage, tantra, ayurveda, bhakti, kalaripayattu, world dance, yogic art and somatic movement infuse her approach to living yoga and embodying the flow. She is a leading teacher of Prana Flow yoga worldwide. Shiva is known for bringing the roots of yoga alive for modern practitioners in creative, dynamic and life-transforming ways and for offering the synthesis form of vinyasa flow out in the world.

As a global adventurer, she has lead over 80 retreats and pilgrimages nationally and internationally as well as served as a creative catalyst for conferences, festivals and actions for the environment, yoga and the arts including the third annual Yogini Conference of Kripalu and Omega. Shiva writes for Yoga Journal and is the author of award-winning CD's and DVD's to empower and transform yoga home practice.

About Your Guide: Demetri Velisarius


Demetri Velisarius, BSW, RYT 200, is a social worker, personal trainer, ex-boxer, bicycle racer, and Prana Flow Yoga teacher and a tantric meditator in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of Vajrayana and Dzogchen. He has accomplished numerous meditation/yoga retreats and pilgrimages worldwide over the past 12 years including a silent 108 day Tibetan Yoga and Mahamudra Retreat. He has studied with numerous yoga, meditation and tantric masters including H.H. 12th Gyalwang Drukpa Rinpoche, Lama Surya Das, Paul Mueller Ortega and Lama Tsultrim Allione.

 


June 19-25 2020

Daniel Odier, also known by his pseudonym Delacorta, is a Swiss author and screenwriter. Praised by Anaïs Nin as "an outstanding writer and a dazzling poet," he is also a prolific writer on Eastern religious traditions, especially Tantra.

Please email retreats@yogadventures.com for any questions.

 



Registration

 

 

 

2020 Registration:

Experience our “living flow ocean ashram” in the Mediterranean sea as we experience a rejuvenating rhythm for in-depth practice, meditation, sacred pilgrimages, and optional teacher training empowerment in harmony with the Greek Way of Life.

Visit our Book This Retreat buttons below for the full multi weeks, or any individual week, to see images and learn of the several styles of accommodations and their pricing we offer to make this your best retreat!  If you wish to join the teacher training component of this retreat please go to our Teacher Training Registration tab to register for that separately from your accommodations.


Santorini: Oia Village is a fascinating town built on the edge of the cliff. One of the less touristy, most outstanding spots of the rim of Caldera. With its interesting architecture (cave houses) and famous sunset, Oia offers unique scenery and atmosphere. For dining and entertainment there are very good local taverns, restaurants and bars all walking distance from the hotel. Everything is reachable by foot in a short time. The romantic alleys and streets near the hotel are car-free!


SANTORINI I:

THE CRAZY WISDOM OF THE YOGINI IN THE KASHMIRIAN SHAIVISM.

with Daniel Odier

click below to see room options and to make your reservation

six nights - June 19-25 2020


SANTORINI II:  Body Mandala Mudra with Demetri and Shiva and Gundecha Brother Druphad Mela!

click below to see room options and to make your reservation

nine nights June 25-July 4


YOGADVENTURES CANCELLATION/PAYMENT POLICY:

*Yogadventures Cancellation/Refund Policy: A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required to hold your space for each event and is due at the time of registration. Full balance due must be paid 60 days prior to event start date - if we do not receive by this time we will automatically charge to the card we have on file from your initial registration. Cancellations must be sent in email to retreats@yogadventures.com - please be sure to get a confirmation that your cancellation was received. --60 days or more prior to the event: your entire payment will be refunded, less $500 non-refundable deposit plus a $50 administration fee. --59-30 days prior to the teacher training: less your $500 non-refundable deposit, your remaining balance can be applied to a future retreat within 2 years --29 days or less prior to the event you are responsible for full payment and your card on file will be charged.

*Proof of travel insurance is required in order for your registration to be considered complete









Special Teacher Immersion - SANTORINI I



Daniel Odier

THE CRAZY WISDOM OF THE YOGINI IN THE KASHMIRIAN SHAIVISM

June 19-25 2020
 

Reserve your spot NOW on our Retreat Registration Tab - this is a popular retreat and sells out quickly!

Daniel Odier is a Swiss author and screenwriter. Praised by Anaïs Nin as "an outstanding writer and a dazzling poet," he is also a prolific writer on Eastern religious traditions, especially Tantra.  Odier began studies at the school of Beaux Arts at Rome but later chose to focus on writing rather than painting. He received his university degree in Paris and was employed by a leading Swiss newspaper as a music critic. He has taught screen writing at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. He is married to the violinist Nell Gotkovsky.

Odier is a teacher of Tantra, claiming in his book Tantric Quest, and in his teaching, to have experienced a mystical initiation from a tantric dakini, Lalita Devi, in Kashmir.  He founded the "Tantra/Chan centre" in Paris, which operated from 1995 to 2000, and has taught courses on Eastern spiritual traditions at the University of California. He has published a number of books on Tantra and related subjects, some of which have been translated into English and other languages.

Daniel and Shiva will be teaching 2 hours in the morning including Tandava and teachings, 3 hours in the afternoon for questions and practice. 

Required Reading:

Tantric Kali by Daniel Odier

Required Online Courses

TBA

*Preparation is positively required to receive full hours towards certification

If you are not yet registered as a student in our Samudra School of Living Yoga please complete this application

**Yogadventures Cancellation/Refund Policy: A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required to hold your space for each event and is due at the time of registration. Full balance due must be paid 60 days prior to event start date - if we do not receive by this time we will automatically charge to the card we have on file from your initial registration. Cancellations must be sent in email to retreats@yogadventures.com - please be sure to get a confirmation that your cancellation was received. --60 days or more prior to the event: your entire payment will be refunded, less $500 non-refundable deposit plus a $50 administration fee. --59-30 days prior to the teacher training: less your $500 non-refundable deposit, your remaining balance can be applied to a future retreat within 2 years --29 days or less prior to the event you are responsible for full payment and your card on file will be charged.



Special Teacher Immersion - SANTORINI II

Sublime Flow / Soma Prana Flow

with Special Guest Dhrupad Master Artist

Gundecha Brothers

Week II:  June 25- - July 4th (9 nights)

Teacher Training: 

Subline Flow

Prana Nadi Flow with Dhrupad Musicians

Required Reading:

Tending Heart Fire - Shiva Rea

 


Our honored guest Gundecha Brothers - Tomas

with local artists Michy

and Shiva Rea

**Yogadventures Cancellation/Refund Policy: A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required to hold your space for each event and is due at the time of registration. Full balance due must be paid 60 days prior to event start date - if we do not receive by this time we will automatically charge to the card we have on file from your initial registration. Cancellations must be sent in email to retreats@yogadventures.com - please be sure to get a confirmation that your cancellation was received. --60 days or more prior to the event: your entire payment will be refunded, less $500 non-refundable deposit plus a $50 administration fee. --59-30 days prior to the teacher training: less your $500 non-refundable deposit, your remaining balance can be applied to a future retreat within 2 years --29 days or less prior to the event you are responsible for full payment and your card on file will be charged.







Yogadventures Reviews


"A heartfelt thanks for all the hard work you do to bring change to us all.  I feel reborn and the way I feel now after what was the most memorable of weeks I wish it could last forever.... the light in my smile is because of you...." - H.

"Much love to you all marvelous and meaningful yoginis who have inspired, charmed and filled my heart with joy"  -A.

"It has been nearly a year since my heart was cracked open with all you beautiful souls as witness and guides.  I am so humbled and honored" - K.

"A magical mysterious musical and marvelous moment where time stood still.  Every minute lasted three days, intensely meaningful and heartfilled "  - A.

"an experience soon to not be forgotten"  - G.

"An exhilirating experience, such a fascinating cross section of whole hearted folk"  -B.

"To be nourished by the healing art of Ayurveda, combined with deep daily prana flow practice is a precious gift every yogi should experience. Every layer of being being felt full of vitality and a deep peace that exudes from the swaying palm trees and the constant soundtrack of ocean waves. To experience the ritual and reverence of south India, with Shiva as our guide in the motherland of yoga has enriched my understanding of the teachings and of myself." - A.N.

"The experience shared with you all was such a cleanse for so many aspect of my life, lots of unwanted things were released from my being in those potent days that set me up for my amazing new experiences, I'm grateful" - L

"I had been waiting for years for just the "right" invitation to visit India, and the one from Shiva/Yogadventures was IT! I am so glad that I had my inaugural visit to India with Shiva and the tribe. They showed me parts and places of myself I was not aware of. I had a deep uncovering of layer upon layer each day of the retreat. Shedding so much, unraveling so much, day by day becoming more and more authentic with myself. In India it is hard not to unfurl your precious self, but with the guidance and experience of Shiva, it was truly a blessing and an experience I will always treasure" - K

"my time with you all was so transformative and the connections I made with the tribe were priceless" -N.

"an experience that will stay with me forever, a privilege for any yogi to behold.A wild ride into the heart of real shiva shakti worship!"- A.

"thank you so much shiva, this week i've felt like my cups is so full feeling of freedome it feels so good and i know its from the experience you gave at the the retreat"  -D.

 

 


Rates and Investments

Santorini Week One - Rates begin at $1838 for the week - June 19 - 25 (6 nights) Includes:

  • Daniel Odier teachings PLUS Shiva and Demetri Prana Flow/Prana Danda ...
  • Sunset boat cruise
  • Six Greek Brunches and two dinners at Santorini Moo
  • Transport to Scaros via bus

Click HERE for available accommodations, descriptions, rates and to place your deposit

Santorini Week Two - Rates begin at $2318 - June 25 - July 4 (9 nights) Includes:

 

  • Shiva and Demetri Prana FlowYoga/Prana Danda ...
  • Sunset boat cruise
  • Five Greek Brunches and two dinners at Santorini Moo
  • Transport to Scaros via bus
  • Gundecha Druhpad

 

 

  • Shiva and Demetri Prana FlowYoga/Prana Danda ...
  • Sunset boat cruise
  • Four Greek Brunches and two dinners at Santorini Moo
  • Transport to Scaros via bus

 

Click HERE for available accommodations, descriptions, rates and to place your deposit



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