Tucker Yoga

Aegean Island Villa Yoga Retreat

SEPTEMBER 4 - 10, 2019

 

Spend 6 nights at Villa Delenia on the enchanting isle of Nea Styra. Lavish yourself in twice-daily world-class yoga offerings, deliciously healthy meals on-site, enriching cultural experiences, and excursions to surrounding attractions.

Fall Asleep to the soothing sound of the ocean and wake up feeling rejuvenated & refreshed.  It’s the perfect place to relax and reset!

 
 

 
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Program

VILLA DELENIA IS ON AIRBNB’S TOP 40 LIST
• MORNING JUICY FLOW YOGA
• EVENING DELICIOUS YIN YOGA
• MORNING + EVENING MEDITATION
• OUTDOOR PRACTICE SPACE TO CONNECT WITH NATURE
•SALTWATER POOL, HOT TUB, TURKISH SAUNA
•STAIRWAY TO THE OCEAN = 3 MIN WALK

• 3 FRESH, HEALTHY MEALS DAILY
• INCREDIBLE LOCAL EXCURSIONS:
      -SNORKELING, SCUBA DIVING, SEA KAYAKING
      -CYCLING, HIKING, SHOPPING
      -LOCAL WINERIES, ISLAND TRIPS, HISTORICAL SIGHTS
• ALL YOGA, MEDITATION, & MEALS ARE OPTIONAL
• YOU MAY ARRIVE/DEPART EARLY AS NEEDED, BUT TUITION CANNOT BE PRO-RATED.


Accommodation & Rates

Starts at $1,500 tax included.

  • Includes room, 3 meals daily + retreat tuition.

  • Meals = Dinner on the Day of Arrival + Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner During the retreat + Breakfast on day of departure.

  • There will be a sign-up sheet for lunches. You may choose to opt out of lunch if you’d like to go on a day trip and eat out, or we can arrange a meal to-go for you to take with you.

  • All bedrooms are en-suite with plenty of clean towels.

  • Free WiFi

Price does not include:

  • Airfare to Athens, Greece

  • Airport transfer--a 2 hour trip via taxi and ferry--can be arranged through Villa Delenia for a fee

  • Spending money, alcohol, shopping etc.

  • Taxis to local attractions (beaches, ruins, wineries, etc.)

Hold your space with a $500 deposit.

Deposit is non-refundable.


Rooms

 
 

PAYMENT

Total cost of the retreat is $1500, but there are limited opportunities for singles at an up-charge of $400.

Retreat Deposit
500.00

Reserve your space with a non-refundable deposit. Full payment is due by July 1.

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For more information or to pay in full, email or call Tucker at barkofthetree@gmail.com or (828) 691-9239.


Activities Nearby

I recommend sight-seeing trips to the ancient towns of Karystos or Eretria, or the mysterious Dragon Houses (Drakospita) which are dotted across southern Evvia (also spelled Euboea or Evia). Day trips to Athens can also be arranged. Activities in the area include trekking, cycling, diving, cruises and canoeing/kayaking, all of which can be arranged from Karystos. Especially recommended is the excursion to the Dimosari Gorge, near Karystos (4 hour-trek). Also consider snorkeling in the Petali Islands which were frequented by Winston Churchill, Maria Callas, Aristotle Onassis and Rudolf Nureyev and which boast a house belonging to the Picasso family!

The city of Karystos boasts the Montofoli Estate (for lovers of wines), two Venetian castles (Bourtzi and Castello Rosso), and a wide sea-side promenade ideal for gentle cycling or people-watching from one of its tavernas.

In between Nea Styra and Palaia Styra is the ancient city of Styra, a city mentioned in Homer’s Iliad (Rhapsody B). Additionally, near Styra there are ancient structures standing which are 4,500 years old and are constructed using Megalithic Architecture. They are called Drakospita (i.e. Dragon Houses) and have been built using huge one-piece stones (monoliths). The size of each of these stones is 4.0m length x 2.5m width x 1.5m height, similar to those found in the Philippines and at Stonehenge. Ships left from the ancient city state of Styra to aid in the rescue of Helen of Troy.

For a list of activites provided by the hostess of Villa Delenia, click here.


Prepare for your retreat

Make sure you have a passport with an expiration date at least 6 months from your departure date.

Travel insurance is always recommended.

Please plan to bring your own yoga mat. If you do not have one, please let me know. You will certainly want yoga clothes, beach/pool wear, and good walking shoes. 

Additional items to consider: 

  • Journal and writing utensil

  • Books for joy reading

  • Bug spray

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses

  • Hats/visors

  • Hiking shoes

  • Light, long sleeves & long pants for evening practice

  • Power converters are necessary for electronics.

  • Hairdryers and Shampoo are provided in the bathrooms, but you can bring your own.


Airport Transfers

A taxi from Athens airport to the port of Agia Marina costs 50 euros for 4 passengers, 70 euros for a mini van for 8 passengers, and 150 euros for a bus for 20 passengers one way. If you want to go and come back, it's 260 euros for 20 people and 300 euros for 40 people, both ways. We are happy to organize transfers for you. One airport pick-up and one drop-off is included in the price, for up to four passengers.

The ferry boat costs 4 euros per person (45 mins, from Agia Marina to Nea Styra). At Nea Styra, you will be met by the villa driver who can also arrange taxis to the villa (20 euros per taxi for up to four passengers). Please note that not all taxis drive all the way down, so you might need to get off at the last village, and then be ferried down by villa driver or by the taxis that do go down.

Taxi and ferry prices may change in 2019.

Please save instructor info in your contacts.


Additional Considerations

Notify your bank/credit card company of travel dates & location. You can exchange your money at the airport. or use a well known bank ATM in town if needed.

 
 

Schedule

Wednesday (Arrival)
-Check In Starts 2:00 PM
-Welcome Yoga 5:45-7:00 PM
-Meditation 7:00-7:30 PM
-Dinner 7:30-8:30 PM

Thursday-Monday
-Sunrise Yoga 6:45-8:00 AM
-Meditation 8:00-8:30 AM
-Breakfast 8:30-9:30 AM
-Free Time 9:30 AM-12:00 PM*
-Lunch 12-1:30 PM (Packed Lunches available for adventurers!)
-Free Time 1:30-4:30 PM*
-Evening Yoga 5:45-7:00 PM
-Meditation 7:00-7:30 PM
-Dinner 7:30-8:30 PM

Tuesday (Departure)
-Sunrise Yoga 6:45-8:00 AM
-Meditation 8:00-8:30 AM
-Breakfast 8:30-9:30 AM
-Check Out by 10:00 AM

*Free Time activities can be whatever you choose (pool time, beach trips, sauna sits, silent reflection, journaling, local explorations, etc.) Tucker is also available for Thai Yoga Massage Sessions at a rate of $80/hour or $100/1.5hr.

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