Saturday 11th to Saturday 18th May 2024
Relax and unwind in the sun – come and enjoy a week-long getaway and experience the peace and tranquility of beautiful Paros, Greece with this 7 night yoga retreat for mind, body & soul
at the beautiful Aliki Panorama Hotel, Aliki, 84400 Paros, Greece (map)
with Sion Jones and Rosanna Gordon
Leave the hustle and bustle behind of daily life and join us for an invigorating, refreshing and deeply restoring week’s retreat on the beautiful Greek island Paros hosted by two experienced yoga instructors.
Enjoy some time for yourself, and socialise with a group if you wish to, reconnect with nature during the late spring, finding your flow with the high energy and natural rhythms of the season. Join us for a truly indulgent mid May break in a contemporary beach-side yoga hotel with both sea and mountain views where you can be in good company and let go and immerse yourself in yoga and mindfulness practices.
Aliki is a small authentic fishing village at the south coast on the beautiful Greek island Paros. It is only 3 minutes walking distance from the centre of the village and the beach. You can reach Paros from Athens by flight, or Mykonos or Santorini by boat and enjoy its amazing coast and peaceful setting.
Paros is one of the Cyclades islands; a group of islands in the Aegean Sea between Athens and Crete, much loved for its beauty and spectacular architecture. All of the buildings are up to two floors and most of the houses are the typical white houses with blue doors and windows. Paros is the most central island of the Cyclades and there are several ferries (daily) to many other islands.
From the hotel you can enjoy spectacular views of the beach and mountains all around you. The peaceful, tranquil setting makes Aliki Panorama Hotel the perfect location for a relaxing break to get away from it all. Stroll into town, go for a hike and enjoy local produce. Or simply unwind in the outdoor swimming pool and terrace, chill out areas and with a massage: it’s up to you. Practise yoga in a fully equipped yoga shala within the hotel or in outdoor spaces, in the sun or on the nearby beach.
Come and enjoy a real summer holiday!
The retreat will include:
– 7 nights half board stay at Aliki Panorama Hotel
– Daily dynamic and restorative Hatha yoga & meditation sessions
– Fresh and delicious seasonal meals, with vegetarian options (breakfast and dinner, with local wines)
– Mindfulness practices
– A hike along the Byzantine trail from Lefkes to Prodromos (transportation included)
– A scenic coastal walk from Aliki to Voutakos beach
– Yoga Nidra practices
– Outdoors yoga and yoga on the beach
– Access to outdoor swimming pool and terrace
– Access to the main village Parikia
– Meeting and spending time with like-minded people
Flights and transfers are not included.
You can fly internationally to Athens, Santorini or Mykonos and from there get a boat to Paros. From Athens, you can also take a domestic flight to Paros.
We can help to arrange a transfer to and from the hotel on arrival/departure for you.
Prices: For a Private taxi – approx. 25 € from the airport and 30 € from the port.
If guests arrive/depart at the same time, it can be cheaper and there is an option to order a small transfer van for max. 8 people.
Breakfast and dinner will be provided each day. There will be a delicious breakfast buffet served at the hotel restaurant every morning after our yoga and meditation class. We will also enjoy a group welcome and goodbye dinner at the hotel on the first and the last evening. For our other meals, we will stroll just a few minutes walk to one of the much-loved traditional Greek restaurants which serves fresh and delicious meals. To unwind in the evening, there is a bar at the hotel where you can listen to soft lounge music.
Optional extras: Enjoy a Boat trip and snorkeling in the Aegean sea, go scuba diving or stand up paddle boarding or enjoy a rejuvenating and relaxing massage.
There is a fully equipped Yoga Shala at the hotel with yoga mats and all props provided.
Yoga sessions are suitable for all levels. Beginners are welcome.
Spaces at Aliki Panorama Hotel are limited.
Tickets are from £1,045 per person. There are Shared Rooms (Double/Twin) for 2 people, as well as shared rooms for 3 or 4 people. There are also Single rooms at a supplement.
We accept a £200 non-refundable deposit to secure your place. You can pay in installments. Payment can be made by bank transfer to Rosanna and Sion.
Prices per person for seven-night retreat:
Shared (by 2 people) mountain view
Single sea view + balcony
All rooms have air conditioning, WiFi, a small refrigerator with a bottle of drinking water (that can be refilled throughout your stay) and a kettle to make teas and coffees. There are towels provided for the rooms and the swimming pool.
All attendees must complete a medical questionnaire on arrival, and we encourage you to take out personal travel insurance.
Rosanna: 07875 355 925
Sion: 07792 630 642
We look forward to having you there!
*Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, is a powerful meditation technique used to achieve harmony and a deep relaxation. It is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, and is performed in a lying position. You are guided on a spiritual exploration, journeying towards the sleep state where you become increasingly aware of your inner world. Emerge feeling well-rested as though you’ve been asleep for hours.
**Ticket prices include a £200 non-refundable deposit. Cancellations up to 31st October will be entitled to a full refund excluding the £200 deposit. Cancellations between 1st November and 31st January are entitled to a 25% refund. Cancellations between 1st February and 11th May are not entitled to a refund.
Memories from our 2023 Greece retreat
What previous students have said about our Greece retreat:
“What an amazing week it was – just perfect! The care and attention that must have gone into the planning (thank you!) clearly paid off as it was a wonderful week of yoga, amazing food and cocktails, new friendships and beautiful scenery in what felt like a ‘home from home’ hotel. Would definitely recommend future iterations of this trip to others!” Jennifer Hendry, Cambridge
“Thank you Rosanna and Siôn for a fantastic yoga retreat. Everything was so well organised. A perfect venue, lovely people, amazing food, lots of activities as well as twice daily yoga. The yoga studio is very well equipped and the hotel is first class and run by a lovely family who go out of their way to make you feel welcome.” Marion, Wales
And UK based retreats:
“Great people, great yoga and meditation and amazing walks. I came home feeling relaxed and refreshed and would totally recommend” Heather, UK
“I was nervous joining a retreat for the first time on my own, unsure of what to expect. But from the moment I arrived Rosanna & Sion made us all feel at ease and provided a very nurturing and warm welcoming environment to rest, restore and focus on our wellbeing which is exactly what I needed. I would recommend yoga day retreats to anyone who wants to recharge the batteries or just slow down the pace of life for a short while to look inward. I’ve made some friends for life and come away with a renewed sense of purpose and clarity for my life’s path” Sarah, Chorley
“Both Rosanna and Sion had put together a great itinerary . Had a great mix of different types of yoga which was brilliant for all abilities . The walks were amazing and the meditation was wonderful. The days were organised well and getting to the venue by bus / train was really easy The food was well cooked and fresh and packed lunches were organised when we were out walking. It was also possible to book a massage with a therapist brought in Penny who was brilliant too. Thankyou Rosanna and Sion – I didn’t want to come back home ” Clare, Manchester
“I thoroughly enjoyed the Yoga Retreat at Rydal Hall in the Lake District. Rosanna and Sion were welcoming and included everybody. The group of people taking part varied in age and experience and everybody could access and enjoy the activities. As a solo traveler, I was made to feel totally included – I could be sociable when I chose and have my own space when I needed it. I loved the combination of Yoga, mindfulness meditation, walking, and swimming – I could connect with the beautiful environment (lakes and mountains) and with my own body and mind. I felt the combination of challenge and support in the level of Yoga practice and walking was perfect for my ability (intermediate). The walking routes were well planned and stimulating, with an opportunity to visit caves and Mountain tarns and also peruse pretty villages. Thank you!” Maggie, London