Welcome

       

      Welcome to Yogadventures!  Rejuvenate your life and learn to teach during our Summer Solstice 15 day Evolutionary Vinyasa Greek Odyssey to the sacred natural power centers of ancient Delphi and the volcanic island of Santorini.

      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. Our Global Online School with pre/post study supports your embodied practice before and after live retreats.

      Highlights ~

      * opportunity to study with Shiva's Tantra teacher Daniel Odier! (week one only June 19-25) and special guest musicians Dagar Brother Dhrupad (week three only June 30 - July 4th)

      * transformational Prana Vinyasa and optional teacher training with Shiva Rea

      * sunrise & sunset meditation

      * optional teacher training empowerment

      * Prana Danda with Demetri

      * Meditations with  Shiva and Demetri

      * group sailing to the center of the volcanic hot-springs in Santorini

      * pilgrimage to the ancient mesa of Skaros and Ancient Thira

      * accommodations in the volcanic cliff-top village of Oia

      INCLUDED:

      • Range of inspiring accommodation of your choice
      • Celebration dinners and daily Greek brunches (week one and two 2 dinners, week three 1 dinner)
      • 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 (June 25-June 30)
        • SANTORINI III:  Sahaja Flow with Shiva and Demetri (June 30-July 4)
         

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

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Daily Schedule

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

Step 1:  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.

Step 2:  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

Step 3: 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

Please note! Transfers to and from  airport to your hotel are not included and need to be arranged on your own.   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 

click below to see room options and to make your reservation

five nights June 25-June 30

SANTORINI III: Prana Nadi Flow with Demetri and Shiva

click below to see room options and to make your reservation

four nigths June 30 - July 4, 2020


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








Curriculm/Syllabus - SANTORINI III


Prana Nadi Flow - June 30 - July 4 2020 with Dagar Brothers /  Dhrupad Musicians

The Dagar Brothers are one of two generations of singers of the Indian classical music vocal genre dhrupad.

“Ragas are soliloquies and meditations, passionate melodies that draw circles and triangles in a mental space, a geometry of sounds that can turn a room into a fountain, a spring, a pool.”
– Octavio Paz

Dhrupad is the most ancient style of Hindustani classical music that has survived until today in its original form. The Dhrupad tradition is a major tradition of Indian culture.

The nature of Dhrupad music is spiritual. Seeking not to entertain, but to induce feelings of peace and contemplation in the listener. The word Dhrupad is derived from DHRUVA the steadfast evening star that moves through our galaxy and PADA meaning poetry. It is a form of devotional music that traces its origin to the ancient text of Sam Veda. The SAM VEDA was chanted with the help of melody and rhythm called Samgana. Gradually this developed into other vocal style called ‘Chhanda’ and ‘Prabandha’ with introduction of verse and meter. The fusion of these two elements led to the emergence of Dhrupad

Required Reading:

  • Tending the Heart Fire by Shiva Rea
  • + TBA

YA Online Course:

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.



Curriculm/Syllabus - SANTORINI I


 

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

Santorini Shakti Summer Solstice Retreat 


THE CRAZY WISDOM OF THE YOGINI IN THE KASHMIRIAN SHAIVISM.

Join Daniel Odier and Shiva for six nights! June 19-25 2020

 

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

Daniel and Shiva will be teaching2 hours in the morning including TANDAVA AND TEACHINGS, 3 HOURS IN THE AFTERNOON, QUESTIONS, PRACTICE.

Required Reading:

TBA

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.



Curriculm/Syllabus - SANTORINI II

Sahaja Flow with Shiva and Demetri

Week II:  June 25-30

Teacher Training:

Sringara Prana Flow is a creative sadhana cultivating the fluid flow, Sringara Rasa Namaskars, transformational wave sequencing for back bending, and deep meditation/relaxation for the flow of love.

Required Reading:

Tending Heart Fire - Shiva Rea

Plus TBA

YA Online Course:

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.





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 $1330 - June 25 - 30 (5 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

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

Santorini Week Three - Rates begin at $1213 - June 30 - July 4 (4 nights) Includes:

  • 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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