ADDRESS

Albert Cuyp straat 229/3

   1073BG Amsterdam,

       The Netherlands

Program

During this retreat you will experience the joy of yoga practice combined with meditation and breathing exercises, healthy cooking classes led by our macrobiotic chef whose love and knowledge of nutritional, healthy, organic food is truly exceptional.

You will also join hiking trips with stunning views of the island, lakes and sea and to Odysseus' cave.

This nurturing holistic well-being yoga retreat is a short training that will help you start a balanced, healthy lifestyle and it is also a great way to relax, meet new people and just have a joyful, restorative and rejuvenating holiday.

We will accommodate a small number of participants during this retreat, in order for us to be able to serve you in the best possible way; with love, care and  with personal attention that You deserve.

Each evening, your next day schedule with activities, tours, and excursions will be brought to your room or will be given to you during tea time. You can just relax and Joy of the Mediterranean will take care of everything for you.

This retreat is Ideal for 

Joy of the Mediterranean's yoga holiday is perfect for everyone who loves nature and wants to recharge their batteries under the Mediterranean sun, detox body and mind and achieve harmony, rediscover and reconnect with themselves, feel the joy and awaken their senses while learning, exploring and having fun. This is a great retreat for anyone who wants a relaxation break from the daily grind of urban life.

Retreat with Island Aficionados

The experienced team will provide you with personal services to ensure that your stay is comfortable, pleasurable, and effortless. The staffs' extensive local knowledge ensures that you will enjoy the best authentic sights, flavors and experiences.

On top of it, you will be indulged by the private chef who has true love and deep knowledge of healthy foods and its exceptional nutritional values with most love and care for your needs. He always loves to share his secrets with you.

Yoga classes

You will able to attend 2 Yoga classes daily;

The morning session will be an energizing, dynamic practice of one hour and 30 minutes for a wonderful start of the day. The morning practice will include Surya Namaskar - sun salutations. 

The one-hour evening yoga session is designed with a more restorative, calmer approach to end and reflect on your day. This session may include pranayama, restorative yoga, Yin yoga, and Yoga Nidra. 

The available yoga and meditation classes are suitable for everyone, from beginners to experienced yogis. 

Food

You will enjoy three meals per day, composed of healthy, seasonal, organic vegetarian, or vegan or raw food along with freshly prepared healthy, homemade raw snack delights, detox juices, and evening herbal tea.

The experienced chef has a true love and deep knowledge of healthy food. He is exceptional and he always loves to share his knowledge with the participants. He will concentrate on the nutritional, healthy value of the locally grown, fresh Mediterranean food and will be spoiling you with delicious, nutritious meals, with a Mediterranean touch. Please note that on this retreat, there will be no sugar used in foods, as well as no meat and alcohol.

Cooking classes

Joy of the Mediterranean's chef was asked over and over again during the retreats if he would be willing to show participants how they can prepare themselves some of the delicious and nutritious healthy foods that he is making. Therefore Joy of the Mediterranean has decided to include cooking classes into this retreat.

You will learn how to make few simple foods from the scratch such as healthy organic flatbreads, gluten-free bread, healthy nutritious raw breakfast, raw cake, healthy spreads, fermented foods, and healthy ice creams. Afterward, you will be able to make all of this foods at home, so that you can continue the healthy eating after you return home.

You will learn also about the nutrition value of foods, and how to implement the use of herbs in your cooking, so that it can help you to support your well-being and health long after you have returned home. There will be also a fun class on how to make a traditional healthy local pasta from scratch, led by a local woman.

                           Accommodation

The retreat will take place in an old stone village right above the lakes and the national park.

Each participant will have its own beautiful apartment or its own cottage house - all the accommodation is taking the place in typical stone houses which were charmingly restored and designed to be very comfortable. They all have heating, air-conditioning, as well as free Wi-Fi.

All the accommodation is placed 10 to 50 meters away from the main house where yoga, meals, and cooking workshops will take the place.