Ashtanga Yoga Retreat greece

05–11 June 2023 &
18–24 September 2023
Serifos, Cycladic Islands
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Experience the perfect balance of adventure and Ashtanga on this one week yoga retreat in Serifos. Just a quick ferry ride from Athens, this secret gem of the Cycladic islands offers stunning beaches, turquoise waters, and magical sunsets for reconnecting with nature and yourself.

Led by authorised Ashtanga teacher Tania Kemou, this retreat is suitable for yogis of all levels from beginner to advanced. With a small group size, you'll get the personalised attention and guidance you need to reach your greatest potential.

Whether you're a solo traveler looking for some peace and quiet or a couple looking to deepen your practice together, this yoga holiday promises an unforgettable experience.

Experience the Retreat
Excellent

Thank you Tania for this magic week on this magic island! It was the second time with you, and again i met new friends, deepened my practice and came back with new energy. I can just highly recommend this retreat in this beautiful place!

5 Star Rating

Wibke, Berlin

Beautiful retreat! Amazing surroundings, delicious food and great hotel. And last but not least: Excellent practice of Asthanga Yoga with Tania. She has a lot of experience and tips to help you deepen your practice and integrate it into your life. Totally recommendable.

5 Star Rating

Yolanda, Berlin

Tania‘s retreat in Serifos was an exceptional experience on every level. The yoga practice was amazing, intense in the best way and I have really felt taken care of in my practice. It was a 10/10 holiday.

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Carolin, Göteborg

I absolutely loved the retreat with Tania in Serifos. She lives and loves Yoga and manages to pass her passion on to her students. Can not recommend a retreat with her enough.

5 Star Rating

Lara, Berlin

I highly recommend this retreat to anyone looking to deepen their practice. It was a great mix of classes (Led and Mysore) and workshops/discussions.

5 Star Rating

Caroline, Berlin

The retreat exceeded all my expectations. The week with Tania helped a lot to learn the basics about asana but also philosophy.

5 Star Rating

Felix, Berlin

Amazing retreat! Tania’s teachings are of high quality and she knows how to transmit her passion from the heart. I can highly recommend studying with Tania and joining her retreats.

5 Star Rating

Nathalie, Paris

The yoga retreat with Tania was simply a dream. The landscape was breathtaking and the hotel full of charm. Her enthusiasm and positivity motivated me to go deeper and learn more. I wholeheartedly recommend her retreat.

5 Star Rating

Stephanie, Zürich

A truly unique experience. After this week I feel totally inspired to practice more and more!

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Paula, Berlin

Tania's approach to yoga feels so honest and passionate! There was beauty and warmth in every detail.

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Almut, Berlin

Practicing in Greece was amazing! You wont regret going on her retreats.

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Maja, Stockholm

Joining the Serifos retreat was the best decision! Tania’s teaching, the hotel, the island, the group vibe, the food, it all was outstanding and everything was well organised. This retreat offers a combination of a whole lot of good stuff. A bliss!

5 Star Rating

Dennis, Amsterdam

I enjoyed the yoga retreat on Serifos with Tania so much! She pushes her students to go further (but never too much) and gives very useful adjustments and tips. Altogether I can highly recommend going on a retreat with Tania!

5 Star Rating

Luka, Berlin

I really enjoyed the interaction with the participants from all over the world and the afternoon workshops which were individually adapted to the group. I would like to come back again and again!

5 Star Rating

Denise, Berlin

Once you meet Tania you become addicted to her! I really enjoy Tania´s practice! She is a genuine person who spreads calm, happiness, trust and determination during the class.

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Chiara, Berlin

meet your teacher

tania kemou

Yoga Teacher Tania Kemou

Hi, I’m Tania and I’ve been practicing Ashtanga yoga for over a decade. This practice and especially my yearly travels to Mysore (the birthplace of Ashtanga) have changed my life and how I view the world. Now I want to share with you all the insights and blessings this practice and my teacher in India gave me.

This retreat is the opportunity for you to explore all aspects of Ashtanga yoga, deepen your practice, gain new perspectives and draw inspiration. I want you to feel empowered and strong by learning how to use yoga to better your health, life and relationships.

In my retreats I meet students where they are. Beginners and more experienced practitioners can coexist and profit from personalised instructions catered to their needs. If you are a beginner, after this retreat you will have the knowledge and tools necessary to start building a self practice. If you are already experienced I want to help you consolidate, reach further, get unstuck and realise how much more you are capable of.

Every time I leave India, both my heart and mind are full. My goal is for you to leave this retreat the same way.

A journey of personal growth and at the same time an opportunity to escape, explore and evolve, this retreat is for all those who are seeking “something more”.

Tania Kemou
Serifos port
Yoga Class
Retreat Group
a church in Serifos
View of Chora in Serifos
Yoga Class
Chora square
Serifos beach chruch
Group picture
View of Chora in Serifos
Serifos Bridge
Serifos Island
Yoga Class
Serifos Island
group dinner
class by the beach

the practice

We will be practicing twice a day, in the morning and afternoon. The morning practice will be mostly Mysore class. The retreat will open and close with a Led class.

In Mysore class students practice individually, each at their own pace and working together with the teacher on their particular needs, taking more time to approach certain poses and thus going deeper into the practice.

In Led class we will work through the Primary series, following the traditional Sanskrit counting. We will close every Led class with pranayama and a short seated meditation.

The afternoon classes will be workshops that will allow you to go deeper into the foundations of Ashtanga yoga and build a sustainable practice. In between practices there will be chanting and philosophy lectures followed by group discussions.

Yoga Class

typical schedule

8.30am
Ashtanga Led class or Mysore class
10am
Breakfast
11am
Free time
5.30pm – 7pm
Afternoon practice (workshops, chanting and philosophy lectures)
8pm
Dinner

Our first day will start in the afternoon with a Led class, followed by an opening circle to get to know each other. On our last day, we will practice only in the morning.

In between classes you will have plenty of free time to explore the beautiful beaches of Serifos, go hiking or enjoy a coffee and walk by the port.

tania kemou giving adjustments to a student
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Rizes Hotel Birdseye View

hotel rizes

Hotel Rizes Serifos

Say hello to Hotel Rizes, a charming boutique hotel built in the traditional architecture of the Cycladic islands. Located just a 5-minute drive from the bustling port town of Livadi, you'll be within walking distance from some of the most beautiful beaches of Serifos.

The hotel consists of 15 independent apartments of about 45 sqm each. Every apartment comes complete with a compact kitchen, cozy living area, en suite bathroom, air conditioning and a private terrace.

Our Yoga classes will take place in the stunning outdoor Shala - a stone-built structure perched atop a rock that offers a breathtaking view of the port town and Chora. You will practice sourrounded by nature, but with the added comfort of protection from the elements. 

Take a dip in the 25-meter swimming pool while admiring the stunning surroundings from the hotel's vast terrace. Refresh yourself with a drink from the pool bar or enjoy a meal at the fine-dining restaurant. 

the taste of greece

greek salad

At our retreats, we strive to bring together the art of yoga and wholesome, nutritious food. The hotel chef has created a bespoke, vegetarian menu that blends traditional Greek cuisine with a modern twist, delivering the ultimate taste of Greece. And the best part? Everything is made with the freshest, organic ingredients so you can taste the Mediterranean sunshine in every bite.

All breakfast and dinner are included as part of the retreat. On 2 nights we will eat at tavernas on the island.

Serifos Landscape

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what's included

Ferry tickets from Piraieus to Serifos and return
6 nights accommodation at  Hotel Rizes
Daily breakfast buffet
Four dinners at the hotel restaurant and two dinners out
Hotel transfer from/to the port in Serifos
An afternoon stroll through Chora, followed by drinks and dinner
Morning practices and afternoon workshops
Philosophy lectures
Yoga mats
Maximum number of participants: 14
Levels: beginners, intermediate, advanced
Yoga Style: Ashtanga
Language of instruction: English  

frequently asked questions

How do I get to Serifos?

You should fly to Athens, Greece. Serifos is 2 hrs away by ferry from there.

We will take the ferry together from the port of Piraeus in the morning of the first day of the retreat around 8am. We will meet at the ferry 30 mins before departure.

The return ferry leaves from Serifos around 3pm and should arrive back in Piraeus around 5pm.

You should allow one day prior & after the retreat for traveling and book two extra nights in Athens.

Do I need to book ferry tickets?

No, ferry tickets are included in the retreat price. We make a group booking (Piraeus-Serifos / Serifos-Piraeus) for all participants.

However, if you are planning to either arrive to Serifos earlier, reach Serifos from another island or if you wish to extend your stay on Serifos or any other island and therefore the ferry schedule does not suit you, you are free to organise your ferry trip yourself.

Please note that there will not be any refunds in case you will not use the pre-booked ferry tickets.

Do I need to book accommodation in Athens?

Most likely yes. Due to the ferry schedule you should allow one day prior & after the retreat for traveling and book two extra nights in Athens.

In some cases you might be able to catch a late flight on your return but there should be a minimum of 5 hours between the arrival of the ferry in Piraeus and your flight.

You can have a look at the ferry schedule on this Website.

I’m a beginner in Ashtanga yoga. Can i still join the retreat?

Yes totally! Beginners are more than welcome. Included in the package are 2 zoom classes prior to the retreat for beginner students. These classes will help you get familiar with the practice and the Ashtanga sequence.

I am vegetarian/vegan. Will the food be suitable for me?

Yes. Our menu is vegetarian and we can include vegan dishes upon request.

Are there beaches nearby the hotel?

Yes. The closest beach is a 5-10 min walk from the hotel. There are 2 more beaches at walking distance (15-20 min).

Do you provide yoga mats?

Yes, mats are provided.

Can i join the retreat on my own?

Absolutely! Many of the participants are solo travellers and our retreats are an excellent opportunity to meet like-minded people.

Do you offer single rooms or would i have to share accommodation?

You can either book a single room to yourself or share a double room with another participant of the same sex.

How much is the deposit?

When you sign up for a retreat, we ask for a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the total amount. Only once we have received your deposit your reservation is confirmed.

When do I have to pay the remaining amount?

The remaining amount is due no later than 6 weeks before the retreat starts. (We will send a reminder one week before the final payment date.) If we do not receive your payment on time, we will have to make your spot available to those on the waiting list.

Something came up and I have to cancel, can I get a refund?

Unfortunately we can not offer refunds for the deposit.

Up until 6 weeks before the retreat date you can choose to change your participation to another retreat within the same calendar year (pending availability) or cancel. In case of cancellation the total amount (minus the deposit) will be refunded.

If you cancel within 6-3 weeks before the retreat date, the total amount (minus the deposit) will be refunded. Changes are no longer possible.

No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 3 weeks before the retreat date.

You may read more about our cancellation policy in the terms & conditions.

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