It's no secret....we LOVE Greece and we are excited to be back at these amazing villas in Lefkada to share the beauty of the islands with our community.
Experience the islands, sacred-style, with our first full, family-friendly yoga retreat!
From magical yoga practices that take us from movement to meditation...to private, secluded beaches, this trip will be a week of exploration on and off the mat. And for those traveling with families along, children two and up will attend daily "Little Yoga" and have a few evening surprises too!
Our week will navigate the full spectrum of yoga - using these tools to create a sense of wholeness. You'll practice dynamic, vinyasa yoga, restorative yin, yin yoga, yoga nidra and create a daily breathwork ritual. You'll learn and experience things that are not always available in group classes and have time to ask questions, to re-align and strengthen your practice.
While on Lefkada, we'll explore together with group excursions but also have plenty of time for individual adventure or long, afternoon naps and reading by the pool in your villa.
Retreat includes breakfast, dinner, accomodations, yoga, and group excursions. You'll be responsible for travel to our retreat center in Lefkada and any solo exploring you'd like to undertake.
June 29th - July 6th, 2024
About Our Villas.
Our set up in Lefkada is simply amazing - set on the hillside with amazing vistas of the water and an adventurous hike to our own private beach.
We have four full villas, each with their own pool and amenities that feel like home
and will make you wish that this was your home ❤️
Each Villa Offers:
2-3 Spacious Bedrooms each with En-Suite Bath
Fully Stocked Kitchen
Outdoor Living Area
Pool with Views of the Ionian Sea
Full Sized Fridge, Dishwasher, Washer & Dryer
Air Conditioning and Fully Screened Windows and Doors
(allowing you to decide between cool or fresh air)
Our villas will be set up for families, grouping participants with kids together.
If you're traveling on retreat solo without children, we'll place you in an "adult only" villa.
Children will have a separate breakfast time during their "Little Yoga" mornings but will join us for most dinners. Families with children under 7 will have the option of a "small child" friendly excursion. Those will children 7 and over will join us for our boat excursion.
Villas are available to be booked in full if you're traveling as a large family or friend group.
Booking the villa in full is an amazing value and opportunity to make memories that last a lifetime with your family and friends!
Your All-Inclusive Experience Offers the Following:
7 Day/6 Night Accomodations for you and/or your group
Daily Breakfast and Dinner prepared by a local chef including vegan, vegetarian, gluten and dairy free options; and all day selection of fruit
One 90-minute daily adult yoga practice and two special evening restorative sessions. Each 90-minute practice includes all levels vinyasa, restorative yoga and meditation
One 3-Hr Hiking Excursion to private beach (for adults only!)
One group beach outing (including short ferry trip) or group boat excursion
Daily Kids Yoga (if applicable) and special kids pajama party (Parents Night Out)
Use of Entire Grounds including villa pools (each villa has it's own pool with amazing view), hiking trail and villa kitchens and outdoor space; and once weekly housekeeping
Curated recommendations for family-friendly and adult-specific excursions to consider during your free-time
Annelise, 500HR E-RYT
Owner of Sacred Yoga / Co-Owner of Sacred Fire Yoga
My classes are honest & steady with touches of challenge whether it's a restorative practice or a flow.
My class style honors the breath. When teaching my goal is to breakdown & make approachable postures that we may sometime "discount" as not for us. I love seeing our community do things they didn't think they could.
As a lifelong student of yoga, my love lies in helping people better understand their own bodies, encouraging exploration and being honest that yoga is not just love & light but being present with all that is...knowing that we are complicated beings on a simple mission!
I've been practicing yoga for 25+ yrs and teaching for over two decades. I began leading teacher trainings and retreats in 2013. My daughter was born in 2020 and when travel resumed I had tons of retreats to "make up for" that were planned before I got pregnant. As a single mom, I am always looking for ways to create community for myself and my little one. She's been traveling with me and I've seen her flourish!
The idea for family-friendly retreats became a reality when Jamie joined us in Lefkada last year to provide yoga for one villa and three kids on our 2023 retreat. We are excited to bring this to the masses!
Jamie, 200HR RYT, Kids Yoga Teacher & Pediatric Speech Pathologist
My Kids classes are tailored to meet the needs of each child. They are intuitive, imaginative and most of all fun. I believe yoga, and life, is meant to be playful!
I have a B.A early childhood education and a M.S in speech pathology/ communication disorders. In 2016 I completed my Little Flower Kids Teacher Training
and began implementing yoga into my work with kids.
I am an ASHA certified pediatric speech language pathologist. I have over 20 years experience with children age 6months- 16years. In 2022 I completed my 200HR Adult Yoga Teacher Training with Sacred Yoga and began leading our Little Yoga Program.
I lead monthly Parent's Night Out events and weekly classes for students age 2 years to 8 years old. I traveled to Lefkada to assist with a "mini camp" for one of the villas and cannot wait to go back!
Book before Sept 30th to lock in your space using our Payment Plan options.
This makes attendance more accessible by offering the opportunity to save your room or villa with a deposit (some are as low as $300) and pay even installments on Nov 30, 2023 and March 30, 2024.
(Villa plans have 3 installments)
What will my week look like?
We believe yoga retreats shouldn't take themselves too seriously - after all yoga is about balance and aligning our many sides as human beings. Each morning will start with a complete practice that uses vinyasa, pranayama, intention-setting, strength-work, and touches of yin & restorative yoga. Each practice will end with a full savasana and a short meditation. Practices are 90-minutes on non-excursion days.
Our young participants will start their day in a similar, but much more playful way - spending each morning in "Yoga Camp". Their will be food, play, movement, art projects, story telling, time with nature and a bit of learning about Greece. Yoga Camp runs 8:20A-11:30A, except on excursion day.
Our yoga shala is an amazing space perched on the hillside with floor to ceiling windows that allow us to take in the view of the water. We'll have yoga mats and props so feel free to leave yours at home and travel lighter.
After our morning practice we'll head to our a mid-morning breakfast and the rest of the day is yours. Lounge in the villa pool or head to explore so of the most amazing beaches Greece has to offer. We'll offer a few curated "outing" recommendations based on whether you're solo or with children that we feel are worthwhile and showcase the area well.
Each evening we'll regather for an amazing, homecooked, Greek-influenced meal and time to recount our many adventures.
Our retreat includes two "excursion days". We'll take an adult hike to our private beach & a boat excursion day. The hike is challenging and requires sturdy shoes but the reward is worth it! On excursion days our practice times and kids camp will vary.
Once registered, we will contact you to confirm your reservations and welcome you to our retreat. A full itinerary will be available two months prior to departure with a timed schedule provided three weeks prior to departure. We will communicate with you prior to then to get dietary restrictions, yoga history (so we include your favorite postures!), emergency contact info, liability release (if you are new to sacred thread), flight details and contact info.
Deposits and payments are non-refundable under any circumstances. All terms & conditions are listed at check out. Even with precautions we cannot eliminate your risk in acquiring COVID during your travels. We assume no liability for exposures or trip disruption due to acquiring covid.
Coming solo but on a budget? Reserve a shared room and we will place you with a roommate. Most of our retreat goers book shared rooms and typically don't have a "pre-arranged" roommate. We host a Pre-trip meet up so you'll get the opportunity to make friends in advance if that's important to you. If we are not able to place you with a roommmate, please note you will be upgraded to a single room rate. Failure to pay the additional cost at least four weeks prior to arrival in Greece will result in forfeiting your room and payments.
If you register for a payment plan and cancel your reservation prior to November 20th we will void your payment plan. Your deposit, however, will remain non-refundable. After November 20th we are not able to cancel the payment and the trip becomes non-refundable or transferable.
If you're in the unfortunate position where you need to cancel, we can work to place someone in your spot for a marketing fee of $500 per room and $2,000 per villa. This fee does not guarantee we'll be successful but we have an extremely high success rate. If you opt to move in this direction, please remember your payment plan will continue to bill to cover your financial obligation. In order to fill your space we'll send a release authorizing this and our marketing fee via docusign that will explain how everything will work. This must be signed so that we can begin the process for filling your spot.