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wine seminars @The Olive Farm
The grape escape: Discover Cretan Wines
January 13, 2017
Yoga 5

Get away from it all!

Join us for a 6 day break full of yoga and healthy eating on the island of Crete. Indulge in daily yoga practises and series of cooking classes, both designed to revive your body, mind and soul. Observe your breath, your thoughts, your body and the wonderful scenery practising yoga, surrounded by olive trees and free range hens! Our base is at the Olive Farm a 30 minute drive from the town of Chania. Everyone can participate, regardless of age and physical condition!

Highlights include 

  • daily yoga practises
  • healthy eating cooking workshops based on the Cretan diet
  • excursions to locations of indescribable natural beauty
  • a real insight into the local gastronomy and sustainable eating
  • wonderful breakfasts and dinners under the olive trees

A Traditional Holistic Path

During the retreat you will aim for clarity and serenity practicing postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama) and meditation, daily, in the olive grove; following up with a nutritious breakfast, on the spot. The best way to start the day! Obtain body awareness, get in touch with our inner self, reconnect with the environment and be more present in every moment. We promise that you will return home feeling more energized, peaceful and creative.

Cretan diet a long healthy heritage

Recognized as one of the healthiest diets, the Cretan diet holds all those elements that shape a healthy nutrition. Since nutrition is such an important element in yoga we are keeping it light and veggie. You will discover the secrets of the local diet that go back thousands of years to the Minoan times. We will cook with ingredients which complement and balance each other and give more to the body than they take away from it. Join us for this Vegetarian Cooking Yoga Retreat and combine the health benefits of yoga with wholesome delicious vegetarian meals, using fresh, artisan produce!

Accommodation

Your accommodation can range from small traditional cottages that sleep 2-4 people to larger luxury villas. All accommodation is located in and around the village of Litsarda, close to The Olive Farm. When you get in touch  we will discuss your specific accommodation requirements and provide all the information of your accommodation, with photography, before you book the holiday.

Your Retreat Itinerary

Day 1| Sunday 28 May 

16:00 Pick up from the city center of Chania. Transfer to your accommodation in the area of Apokoronas, a leafy region in the Northern coast of Crete with numerous villages between the olive groves and vineyards. Small reception with drinks and meze and info on the schedule of the week. Free evening to explore the village – bikes available upon request

Meals: Snack |

 Day 2|Monday 29 May 

08.00 Yoga 10.00 Breakfast  11.00 Free time 18.00 Cooking workshop 21.00 Dinner

Meals: Breakfast | Dinner|

 Day 3| Tuesday 30 May 

08.00 Yoga practice 10.00 Breakfast 11.00 Excursion – Preveli South Crete 21.00 Dinner

Meals: Breakfast |  Difficulty: easy

 Day 4| Wednesday 31 May 

08:00 Yoga practice 10.00 Breakfast 11.00 Free time 18.00 Cooking workshop 21.00 Dinner

Meals: Breakfast | Dinner| Difficulty: easy

 Day 5| Thursday 01 June 

08.00 Yoga 10.00 Breakfast 11.00 Excursion – Sfakia South Crete 21.00 Dinner

Meals: Breakfast |

 Day 6 | Friday 02 June 

08.00 Yoga 10.00 Breakfast 11.00 Excursion – Rethymno 18.00 Cooking workshop 21.00 Dinner

Meals: Breakfast |Dinner

* Small changes may occur depending on the conditions

Vegetarian Cooking and Yoga Retreat

  • Region: Crete
  • Destination: Chania
  • Duration: 6 days / 6 nights
  • Activities: yoga, cooking workshops, walking, meditation
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Price per person:
  • Optional single supplement: from €250

Holiday dates

  • 2017 | 28 May – 03 Jun (Y1)
  • 2017 | 09 Jul – 15 Jul (Y2)
  • 2017 | 27 Aug – 02 Sep (Y3)
  • 2017 | 24 Sep – 30 Sep (Y4)
  • 2017 | 01 Oct – 07 Oct (Y5)
  • 2017 | 22 Oct – 28 Oct (Y6)

for a minimum of 5 people we may organise the retreat custom made. Please get in touch with us

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Accommodation Photos

Included
  • 6 nights accommodation in a villa
  • daily yoga practices
  • all transfers to and from excursions
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 3 Dinners  – carefully selected top quality traditional meals
  • 3 cooking workshops
On Request
  • Single rooms
  • Meals adopted to specific allergies
  • Car rental although we encourage biking
  • Private driver
  • Specific dietary needs at your accommodation
  • Extension of visit in Crete
  • Guided visits and transport to archaeological sites
Itinerary Disclaimer

From time to time our itineraries may be amended, either for operational reasons or in response to feedback from customers. Please ensure you have read the latest Trip Notes before booking or travelling on your tour. Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route.

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