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Rejuvenate your life and learn to teach during our Summer Solstice 7-21 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 ~

* transformational Prana Vinyasa and optional teacher training with Shiva Rea

* sunrise & sunset meditation

* learn to teach 15 namaskars and embody 15 solar and lunar sequences in the full 21-day journey

* optional teacher training empowerment 

* pilgrimage to Mt. Parnassos & the ancient cave

* rituals in the temples of Athena, Apollo and original site of the Oracle

* 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

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WE STILL HAVE SPACES AVAILABLE FOR DELPHI JUNE 9 -16TH BOOK NOW

SOLD OUT:  Santorini Summer Solstice Greek Odyssey

Email retreats@yogadventures.com for questions.



Overview

A YOGADVENTURES RETREAT

 

Santorini and Delphi Greek Odyssey - 18 day 200/500 Evolutionary Prana Vinaysa Teacher's Journey

June 9th - 16th, 2017

Evolve your Yoga Practice * Regenerate Vital Energy * Pranify in Sacred Power Sites in nature * Embody the Flow * Enjoy community * Navigate your life * Integrate a vital life-style * Complete 200-500 hour core modules

Awaken the power of the Summer Solstice with a transformational Evolutionary Vinyasa Flow retreat in Greece at two of the most sacred natural power centers in the world: Delphi and the volcanic island of Santorini. Experience our “living flow ocean ashram” in the Mediterranean sea with an amazing tribe of men  and women, practitioners and teachers, as Shiva and Prana Vinyasa Teachers create a regenerative rhythm for the multi-day options of residential retreat teacher training centered around the Greek Way of Life. Retreat trainings include registration in the Yoga Alchemy Online with pre/post online study to support your embodied practice before and after live retreats.

 


Background


18 Day Delphi and Santorini Summer Solstice Greek Odyssey

June 9th- 26th 21 day Teacher Odyssey - Complete 200/300/500 hour Prana Vinyasa Teacher Training

Please click HERE to learn more about our complete 200/300/500 hour teacher training

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June 9-16th, 2017 - Part I: Delphi:

Embodying Flow - Elemental Prana Vinyasa as Movement Meditation
(elective counts as Intro Embodying the Flow/MOA with LIVE Online)

 

 

Elemental Vinyasa

 Experience the “roots and evolution of vinyasa” as Shiva offers the Elemental Vinyasa pathway of the Prana Flow Elemental Namaskars and Solar-Lunar Waves Sequences of the Prana Flow Mandala of Flow system. This system is a unique part of our teacher training which offers the maps of embodiment through the elements as the art of yoga and life-sequencing for realization of our full-potential and dharma in the world.
Learn more

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June 16-21st, 2017 - Part 2: Santorini: Rasa Prana Vinyasa * Prana Danda Yoga/Vinyasa 

Rasa Vinyasa 

 Experience a full-spectrum yoga practice intensive into the art of RasaVinyasa™-
an approach to sequencing vinyasa yoga drawing from yogic arts, tantra, and ayurveda.
We will explore the power of alchemical yoga that is sequenced in harmony
with the energetic state of the day for activation, healing, and rejuvenation
to bring balance and “juice” to your practice, teaching, and life.
Learn more

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June 21-26th, 2017  Part 3:  Soma Prana Flow & Massage Arts * Prana Danda Yoga/Vinyasa

Soma Prana Vinyasa

Soma Prana Vinyasa is a regenerative practice that is connected to the inner water, ojas, essence, vitality, and amrita as the sublime nectar of healing – the energy that can green a desert and restore love. This new class format is distilled from 24 years of evolution of vinyasa and is the first module (part one) to offer how to teach lunar vinyasa as a balancing healing approach to transforming stress and tensions, cultivating ojas, and circulating nectar.
Learn more

Prana DandaYoga

PranaDandaYoga is an empowering and fluid way to center the mind and awaken the energetic spine (inner danda) by engaging with a specially designed 5 foot staff (outer danda). In yogic tradition the danda is perceived as a reflection of the central energy channel, a symbol of present-moment rootedness and serves as the pivotal axis which grounds one’s practice in guardianship; the penetrating quality of alertness that neutralizes all distraction.
Learn more

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Background & Retreat Rhythm:

Evolutionary Vinyasa - Pathways of Prana Flow Teacher Training

Experience the “roots and evolution of vinyasa” in the ancient sacred sites of Delphi, seat of the ancient Oracle and Temple of Athena and Santorini, the volcanic island in the middle of the Aegean sea.

Evolutionary Vinyasa Teacher Training Program is for aspiring and seasoned teachers as the introduction to a wholistic, 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.

As part of the Prana Flow Namaskars and Wave Sequences of the “40 Namaskar-64 Sequence” movement alchemy system, you will learn the Foundation and Elemental Vinyasa Pathways as “15 Namaskars - 20 Solar-Lunar Sequences” as the foundation for teaching vinyasa in a full-energetic spectrum.

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

Retreat Rhythm:

* Four hours of Prana Vinyasa - Transformational Solar Prana Vinyasa and Lunar Prana Vinyasa

* Optional Four hours of teacher training sessions including Prana Vinyasa method / namaskars and wave sequences / teacher lab / hands-on / philosophy / inner arts of meditation

* Two meals brunch and dinner of 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 MeditationDaily Yoga Nidra and Bhakti Pranayama for regeneration 
Retreat Yogadventures
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Hiking in Delphi and Mt Parnassus, Delphi Temple of Athena, Temple of Apollo and seat of the Oracle, mountain bike in the ancient mountain trails, paragliding, swimming in ancient port of Galaxadi, secret mountain top ruins and caves. Once registered, we will share with you are sacred pathways for the weekend and weekend in ancient Delphi.
Year-Long Online Support:

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.

Come for a week or for the entire 18-day program or for one part, and deepen the way you breathe, move, teach and flow in the yoga of life. 
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Email retreats@yogadventures.com for questions.







Travel Info


Travel Information

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.

Budget rates from most cities in Europe to Athens are available at:

(direct flights)

International flights to Athens try www.kayak.com for best pricing.

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 arrage your ground travel through your hotel. Below are phone numbers for each hotel to arrange such transfers.

    Hotel Aethrio: +30 22860 71040

    For Delphi: There are many ways to get to Delphi from Athens and it just depends on how much you want to spend and how easy you want the trip to be.

    Buses to Delphi: There are several local buses a day to and from Athens. The trip takes about three hours . Book your ticket in advance. You can find bus info for Delphi at www.athensguide.com/practicalinfo,

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

    Renting a car: If you are planning to rent a car and drive from Athens to Delphi check out Swift Rent-a-Car . They will pick you up at the airport or your hotel and drive you to the National road and let you by-pass the notorious Athens traffic. See their website at www.greektravel.com/swift. Transportation costs to/from the airport/hotel are not included in the retreat package.

    Please carry your hotel’s contact information while traveling as they are your point of contact during your journey, if needed. Hotel front-desk operational hours vary.
    Delphi Palace (retreat hotel)
    Tel: + 30 22650 82151
    Fax: + 30 22650 82764
    Email: delphtls@otenet.gr
    http://delphipalace.com

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

    TRAVEL INSURANCE

    We highly recommend travel insurance for your journey to Greece. There are many travel insurance companies, we recommend STA Travel (www.statravel.com) and AAA (www.aaa.com) for affordable worldwide travel insurance.


    About OIA


    ABOUT OIA

    Oia 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. And the most important thing: The romantic alleys and streets near the hotel are car-free!

     

    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.

    Please email retreats@yogadventures.com for any questions.


    Registration

    2017 Rates & Registration:

    FULL 18 Day Delphi and Santorini Summer Solstice Greek Odyssey Evolutionary Prana Vinyasa Journey

    Complete 200 hour/300/500 Prana Vinyasa Training
    June 9- 26th, 2017 Teacher Odyssey

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    Part I:  Delphi:  Embodying Flow - Elemental Prana Vinyasa as Movement Meditation
    (elective counts as Intro Embodying the Flow/MOA with LIVE Online)

    (60 hours)

    June 9-16th, 2017  

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    Part II:   Santorini: Rasa Prana Vinyasa * Prana Danda Yoga/Vinyasa 

    SOLD OUT - JOIN OUR WAITING LIST

    (60 hours)

    June 16 - 21st, 2017

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    Part III:  Santorini: Soma Prana Flow & Massage Arts * Prana Danda Yoga/Vinyasa

    (60 hours)

    June 21-26, 2017  

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    Delphi Retreat Hotels:  Hotel Iniohos and Delphi Palace

    *Historic hotels with views of the Delphi landscape, olive trees and Gulf of Corinth.

    *Single and double rooms available, complete with private bathroom, heating and A/C.

    *Nicely located on the main street in Delphi, charming hotel.

    *Single and double rooms available, complete with private bathroom, heating and A/C


    Santorini Retreat Hotels:  Oia Sunset Contact and Atherio Hotel

    *Traditional apartment:1 bedroom, seating area with sofa (single bed inside for the apartment for 3 persons), 1 bathroom (w/c, shower), kitchenette, fridge, terrace or balcony with pool/sea (east side)/ courtyards view, WI-FI access.

    *Superior rooms: marble tiles, either separate spacious bedroom with living room or spacious open loft bedroom, 1 bathroom (w/c, shower), balcony or terrace with sea view (East side) or pool & village view, small fridge, WI-FI access.

    *Studio: spacious bedroom, two bedrooms for triple/quad options, bathroom (w/c, shower), kitchenette, fridge, terrace or balcony with pool/ courtyards view. WI-FI access.

    *All types of rooms include direct dial phone and direct access to outside lines, hair drying, satellite T.V, air-condition, towels, daily service.

    *Children sharing the parent’s room from 0 to 10 yrs old: FREE of Charge. Baby cot: free of charge, subject to availability.

    *Some rooms have views of the sea, all are fully equipped with kitchen, living room and bathroom. Every bungalow has its own sunlit terrace and its "uniqueness" in Santorini.

    Please review our registration links above for remaining options and more info and email retreats@yogadventures.com if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Cancellation Policy

    A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required to hold your space for this retreat and is due at the time of registration.

    In the event of cancellation:

    * 60 days or more prior to the retreat: Your entire payment will be refunded, less $500 deposit plus a $50 administration fee.

    * 59-30 days prior to the retreat: Less your $500 deposits, your remaining balance can be applied to future a future retreat only within 2 years.

    * 29 days or less prior to the retreat: Forfeit all retreat money rendered.

    *If your desired retreat is sold out please add yourself to the waiting list as we offer advanced registration opportunity to wait list next year *

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






    Week 1

    Part 1:   Delphi: June 9-16th, 2017

    Register HERE

    (60 TT hours)

    Embodying Flow - Elemental Prana Vinyasa as Movement Meditation
    (elective counts as Intro Embodying the Flow/MOA with LIVE Online)

    Yoga is a way to embody the flow of our elemental body and invigorate our primary connection with nature from within. Join us for a week of Elemental Prana Vinyasa practice with founder Shiva Rea as we ritually recharge while going deeper inthe art of teaching living flow.

    In a mandala of five elemental prana vinyasa practices and meditations for our sacred center, we will journey into how to cultivate a cellular experience of our “elemental body” for fertilization of our practice, teaching and life.

    Shiva shares with you her life work to revive the roots and evolution of namaskar as movement meditation to transform routine “sun salutations” into the transformational art of their origins.

    Our focus is on the “art of namaskar” and the power of flow states in movement mediation to heal, balance, and realize our renewable connection to the elements.

    We are at a turning point as we realize the shift towards the renewable power of nature is also happening with us. We will honor the intersections of elemental teachings within yoga, ayurveda, tantra and indigenous cultures and focus on embodying of earth wisdom for healing modern disconnection.

    Introduction to Vinyasa as Movement Meditation

    Highlights include:

    • Awakening and Principles of vinyasa as movement meditation andas we focus on poetry, rhythm, breath and movement patterns.
    • Art of Namaskar Workbook with the Five Elemental Namaskars – Bhumi (earth) Namaskar, Jala (water) Namaskar, Agni (fire) Namaskar, Hridaya (air) Namaskar, Akash (space) Namaskar that are part of the 40 Namaskar Mandala.
    • the integration of elemental meditation, mudra, mantra and bhavana (contemplation through the heart) in two complete solar-lunar prana vinyasapractices a day.
    • Experience five step process of leading movement meditation Prana Mudra Vinyasa and
    • Understanding the Microcosm-Macrocosm of the Elemental Body within Yoga and cross-culturally and the importance of embodying nature in our current times of ecological change

    Highlights include:

    • Awakening and principles of vinyasa as movement meditation as we focus on poetry, rhythm, breath and movement patterns.
    • Art of Namaskar Workbook with the Five Elemental Namaskars – Bhumi (earth) Namaskar, Jala (water) Namaskar, Agni (fire) Namaskar, Hridaya (air) Namaskar, Akash (space) Namaskar that are part of the 40 Namaskar Mandala.
    • Experience the integration of elemental meditation, mudra, mantra and bhavana (contemplation through the heart) in two complete solar-lunar prana vinyasdapractices a day.
    • Five Prana Mudra Vinyasa and five step process of leading movement meditation
    • Understanding the Microcosm-Macrocosm of the Elemental Body within Yoga and cross-culturally and the importance of embodying nature in our current times of ecological change
    • Learn the Five Elemental Prana Namaskars – Bhumi (earth) Namaskar, Jala (water) Namaskar, Agni (fire) Namaskar, Hridaya (air) Namaskar, Akash (space) Namaskar that are part of the 40 Namaskar Mandala.
    • Integration of elemental meditation, mudra, mantra and bhavana (contemplation through the heart).
    • Understanding the Microcosm-Macrocosm of the Elemental Body within Yoga and cross-culturally and the importance of embodying nature in our current times of ecological change
    • An introduction prana vinyasa movement alchemy system and how to use a “practice palette” and available online Yoga Alchemy practices to create life balance and flow.
    • Caring for the Elemental Body through Ayurvedic Dinacharya and Lifestyle (Daily and Seasonal) Rhythms
    • Experience the Prana Danda Yoga &Elemental Movement Meditations at the beach or our rooftop deck under the open space.

    Embodying the Flow/Mandala of Asanas Live + Online

    The “live transmission” of Embodying Elemental Flow - Mandala of AsanasLive is combined with our Essential Tools for Vinyasa Online Certification module which can be studied before or after the training and includes:

    * Intro to Mandala of Asanas - cultivation of three-part prana vinyasa, hands-on assist , prana vinyasa wave sequencing, energetic alignment, bandhas

    * How to sequence the elements to balance doshas, seasons and life-balance.

    Awakening the “elemental body” is a somatic journey of realizing nature within. Emerge renewed from the Elemental Prana Vinyasa sequence with tools for teaching but even more important – cellular activation to embody our connection to the earth.

    Full seven days includes 60 HOURS; Certification support includes online e-course of Elemental Vinyasa, Solar Mandala of Asanas) and year-round meditation. These reasonable courses are suggestion are required for certification but not for registration (www.pranavinyasaonline.com)

    Required Reading: Tending the Heart Fire - Living in Rhythm with the Pulse of Life

    If not already registered in our Samudra School of Living Yoga - please complete this application

     






    Week 2

    Part II in Santorini: June 16th - 21st, 2017

    SOLD OUT - JOIN OUR WAIT LIST HERE

    Rasa Vinyasa

    Experience a full-spectrum yoga practice intensive into the art of RasaVinyasa™-
    an approach to sequencing vinyasa yoga drawing from yogic arts, tantra, and ayurveda.
    We will explore the power of alchemical yoga that is sequenced in harmony
    with the energetic state of the day for activation, healing, and rejuvenation
    to bring balance and “juice” to your practice, teaching, and life.
    Learn more

    Prana Danda Yoga

    PranaDandaYoga is an empowering and fluid way to center the mind and awaken the energetic spine (inner danda) by engaging with a specially designed 5 foot staff (outer danda). In yogic tradition the danda is perceived as a reflection of the central energy channel, a symbol of present-moment rootedness and serves as the pivotal axis which grounds one’s practice in guardianship; the penetrating quality of alertness that neutralizes all distraction.

    Learn more


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

    Week 3

    Week 3 in 

    Santorini: June 21-26, 2017

    SOLD OUT - JOIN OUR WAIT LIST HERE


    Register HERE

    Inner Nectar - Rejuvenation through Soma Prana Vinyasa™ and the Inner Arts of Yoga

    (60 TT hours) & Prana Danda Yoga

    Transformational Immersion and optional Teacher Training to offer a meditative, rejuvenating, lunar approach through vinyasa.

    Join vinyasa pioneer, Shiva Rea for the first ever “Soma Prana Vinyasa™” immersion and teacher training dedicated to the healing lunar arts of yoga through meditative vinyasa.

    Soma Prana Vinyasa is a regenerative practice that is one-half meditative prana vinyasa namaskars and deep lunar mudrasanas (long holds) and one-half inner arts of meditation, mantra, mudra, self-massage and deep shavasana. Soma is connected to the inner water, ojas, essence, vitality and amrita as the sublime nectar of healing – the energy that can green a desert, and restore love.

    This new class format is distilled from 24 years of evolution of vinyasa and is the first module (part one) to offer how to teach lunar vinyasa as a balancing healing approach to transforming stress and tensions, cultivating ojas and circulating nectar.

    In this five-day Intensive you will learn three Soma Prana Vinyasa™ sequences for regeneration that incorporate these elements of a Soma Prana Vinyasa™ practice:

    • Lunar Prana Vinyasa Namaskars for cultivating movement meditation, fluidity, rejuvenation.
    • Lunar mudrasanas – long holds in forward bends, inversions, restorative and supine asanas
    • Meditation - mantra, mudra, and contemplation
    • Opening and closing chants for regeneration
    • Sahaja prana flow – healing flow of spontaneous movement
    • Pranayama –lunar breath flows and other prana kriyas
    • Wisdom sutras from the tantras and universal wisdom to bring into class
    • Prana nadi self-massage - with massage tools, sacred touch and optional essential oils or ayurvedic oils
    • Life-practices for cultivating ojas through ayruveda
    • Continued study and support through three-month to one-year online program that integrates the transformation of lunar vinyasa into your daily life.
    • Local monthly-class retreat and community group with Shiva to cultivate Soma Prana Vinyasa™
    • For those on teacher training path and interested in certification to teach please see guidelines for teacher training www.shivarea.com.

    Prana Danda Yoga™ - Flow Arts Teacher Training

    Darshan of the Danda: PranaDandaYoga Practice Intensive and Teacher Training

    PranaDandaYogatm is an empowering and fluid way for to awaken your inner danda (staff, energetic spine) by engaging with the outer danda an ally of meditation and movement that unifies body, energy and mind. Integrating an actual staff with a Prana Flow® vinyasa sequence sharpens attention, refines coordination, creates deeper, energetic alignment and primal connection.

    Learn the philosophy and fundamentals of PDY as a embodied ritual practice, a sacred support for asana, meditation, dance and flow.

    Includes:

    • Core prana danda meditation and 9 round Nadi Shodana
    • Three Sequences (Scanning the Horizon, Entering the Gate, Heaven & Earth)
    • 7 Kriyas of PDY (Two, Four and FIve Beat Flow, Metronome, Turning the Wheel, Unfolding Wings, Embodied Cross)
    • Hands- on Assists with Danda for deep backbends

    Partner work

    If you are not yet registered in our Samudra School of Yoga Living please complete the application here....