Ashtanga Yoga Retreats greece 2024
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 LeveL 2 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The retreat exceeded all my expectations. The week with Tania helped a lot to learn the basics about asana but also philosophy.
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.
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.
A truly unique experience. After this week I feel totally inspired to practice more and more!
Tania's approach to yoga feels so honest and passionate! There was beauty and warmth in every detail.
Practicing in Greece was amazing! You wont regret going on her retreats.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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 improve 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 will 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”.
the yoga 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.
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.
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
At our retreats, we strive to bring together the art of yoga and wholesome, nutritious food. Our 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.
1 Week Yoga Retreats
2 Week Yoga Retreats
For the first time I’m offering 2 weeks back to back in June. This deep immersion will allow you to focus on your practice even more and use the extra time to consolidate everything you learned.
frequently asked questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes. Our menu is vegetarian and we can include vegan dishes upon request.
Yes. The closest beach is a 5-10 min walk from the hotel. There are 2 more beaches at walking distance (15-20 min).
Yes, mats are provided.
Absolutely! Many of the participants are solo travellers and our retreats are an excellent opportunity to meet like-minded people.
You can either book a single room to yourself or share a double room with another participant of the same sex.
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.
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.
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.