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The Best Yoga Studios & Retreats on the Greek Islands

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Updated: 23 March 2017
The relaxing feeling and sense of well-being after a yoga class is priceless. With a plethora of physical and mental benefits, yoga has definitely proved it is here to stay. Reaping its benefits while enjoying the pleasures of Greece is possible with the variety of yoga holidays or retreats available in the market. Here are some of the top yoga retreats and studios located on the Greek islands.
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Silver Island Yoga

For a complete break from your busy life, Silver Island Yoga is the answer. This private island off Evia is a small haven for those looking to rest and reconnect with their inner self. Completely off the grid and relying solely on solar energy, this 7-day eco-retreat accommodates up to ten people with two morning and evening yoga sessions. During the day, the secluded beaches, isolated coves or scenic trails are there for you to explore, unwind or meditate. You will leave Silver Island relaxed and renewed.

Silver Island Yoga, Silver Island, Gulf of Volos, Greece. From mid-April to early October +27 726242242

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Symi Yoga Retreat

The little island of Symi may be under the radar but this retreat may put the island on the map for many. Embark in an Island Adventure with Symi Yoga Retreat for 10 days of yoga, relaxation, meditation and fun. With two sets of dates in May and October, experience everything Symi has to offer. The packages include yoga sessions but also hikes, cooking lessons, workshops or excursions. Get ready to leave all your troubles behind.

Symi Yoga Retreat, 1 Gialos, Symi, Greece.

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The EGG

Located on the beautiful island of Ikaria, the Egg is a bit of a peculiar place. This unique centre offers a daily open program of yoga, meditation and dance lessons open to everyone, from locals to visitors. You don’t have to register in advance, all you have to do is join the fun. The centre also holds yoga and meditation-inspired retreats, from May until the end of September, ranging from acroyoga surf to biodanza and well-being holidays. A full program for anyone looking to disconnect from the hustle and bustle and reconnect with themselves.

The Egg-Greece Seminar Center, Avlaki-Kalamourida, Ikaria, Greece. +49 176 32 65 90 07 or +30 69 48 29 54 97

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Paros Yoga Retreat with Maja Zilih

Maja Zilih, founder of Athens Yoga Center, teaches yoga and trains yoga teachers. For this yoga retreat in Okreblue Seaside Retreat Center, located in Filizi beach in Paros. With a series of sessions encouraging an introspective approach to asana, you will learn several meditation and pranayama techniques suitable to all levels. All you have to do is bring yourself (and ideally your own mat) and get ready to start a journey towards inner peace and openness. If you cannot make it for this retreat, it would be good to mention that Okreblue has an extensive program of yoga retreats available from April to October, and can even set up individualised retreats according to your needs and desires.

Okreblue Yoga Retreat, Santa Maria, Paros, Greece. +30 6981014300

Fykiada Retreats

With Fykiada Retreats, you get to explore experience a Cycladic island, discover Greece’s famous hospitality and practice yoga on a daily basis with like-minded people. With two luxury villas located in the islands of Kythnos or Mykonos, Fykiada Retreats offers a wide program of six-day yoga retreats throughout the summer with excellent guest teachers. Apart from the yoga sessions, you can explore the island and enjoy relaxing days at the beach. One thing is sure, you will return home refreshed and ready to tackle life ups and downs again.

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Santorini Yoga & Pilates Retreat

Want to come back from your holidays stress-free and relaxed? Opt for the Santorini Yoga & Pilates Retreat. Organised by Azulfit, the retreat is your perfect bet to return home energised and full of positivity. Led by Andrea Everingham and Frauke Behrens, two Azulfit’s instructors, the program is set to help you immerse yourself in yoga and meditation practice. During your free time, hike your way through sinuous paths and connect with the natural beauty of the island. It doesn’t get any better than this.

Santorini Yoga & Pilates Retreat, Santorini, Greece. +34 928 864 018

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Detox Retreat

This is the retreat you’ve been looking for if you want to detoxify your life. With yogic techniques, light yoga sessions and meditation workshops, the Detox Retreat at the Yoga Breath of Life Centre near Karteros beach in Crete may just be what your doctor would prescribe you! The centre offers accommodation but if you want to reconnect with nature, camping options are also available. Indulge in the many activities available outside the centre as well, including cycling and hiking. A full program to detoxify your life.

Yoga Breath Of Life Center, Agiou Aleksandrou 51, Karteros, Herakleion, Crete. +30 2810 381420 or +30 694712 2881

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Yoga, Breathing Bones & Art Retreat

Are you looking for a yoga retreat where you can do yoga but also tap in your creativity? This retreat, organised by Yoga Plus Center, in Agios Pavlos, Crete, includes ashtanga yoga session, Breathing moves classes (a series of relaxed postures and placements of the body) and even art lessons. Keep a memorable souvenir from your time in Crete with a drawing or an art project done during the lessons. We couldn’t find a better way to express your creativity.

Yoga Plus Center, Agios Pavlos, Crete, Greece. + 44 1 582 724214

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Unplug & Refresh with Mindfulness, Yoga and Silence Retreat

Don’t think you have to travel far (and pay huge amounts of money) to find the perfect yoga retreat. Close to Athens, Aegina welcomes anyone looking for a break with a unique Unplug and Refresh with Mindfulness, Yoga and Silence retreat by Pure Fitness Studio. The program includes light yoga sessions, guided meditations & breathing practices but also hikes and interactive sessions without forgetting some free time too. While staying at the Irides Luxury Studios & Apartments, you get to enjoy its convenient seaside location and even have breakfast by the pool.

Irides Luxury Studios & Apartments, Thermopilon Street, Agii, Aegina, Greece. +30 22970 28245

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Just Relax Yoga Holiday

The Just Relax yoga retreat is a yoga holiday where you can relax and unwind for a few days in a beautiful setting, near Acharavi beach. Catering to couples, solo travelers and groups of friends, the retreat revolves a vast program with a new teacher every week. Take advantage to explore the island during your free time or simply relax at the beach and fly home fully rejuvenated.

Just Relax, Almyros beach, Acharavi, Corfu, Greece. +44 7930 849244

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