Music & Yoga Retreat… in Anafi

Anafi remains a pure island, still untouched by mass tourism
with one small traditional village and amazing trekking trails
leading to the most beautiful unexplored beaches.

The clear landscape and the endless view of the horizon
offer the ideal environment for our retreat.
Our practice will include a combination of hatha yoga classes and 

musical workshops with percussion instruments from around the world.

Every one will find their place in the circle and choose the percussion instrument most suitable for their mood (djembe, doundoun, caxixi, bells). Through various rhythmical games we will explore the multiple sound possibilities of drumming and feel the group dynamics, under the guidance of our experienced facilitator.

Sound and emotions are deeply connected.
Human emotions have their immediate expression through sound, and it is often the repression of the sound of the emotions that creates emotional blockages.
Conversely, sound can be used to unlock the blocked emotions and release them with ease and grace.
The purpose of this workshop is for everyone to freely express their emotions,
while creating our own music together as a group!

Some of the main benefits of singing drumming include:
– reduction of stress and anxiety
– control of blood pressure and anger
– increased blood flow and circulation
– mental & emotional clarity
– stimulation of the immune system
– feeling of happiness and well being

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration…”
Nikola Tesla

All you need to know about this retreat

the island...

Anafi is a small island situated on the south eastern side of Cyclades, close to Santorini.
Due to its small size and few inhabitants, Anafi remains a pure island, untouched by mass tourism.
It has only one village and numerous crystal beaches around its coastline.

Chora, the capital village, is constructed on the mountain slopes and offers a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea, as well as unforgettable sunsets and sunrises.
The village is built on the ruins of a venetian castle, with the distinct Cycladic architecture of small white houses and blue window frames, decorated by colorful flowers.

Isolated in its simplicity, Anafi is the ideal location for this alternative retreat.

trekking...

The best way to get to know Anafi, is through the amazing trekking trails.
Many tours will be organised during our stay in order to explore this very special island.
Starting from Hora, the main village, we will wonder off and discover breathtaking sights and virgin beaches of unspeakable beauty.

The highlight will be the exciting hike to the gigantic rock of Kalamos, the second largest solid rock in the Mediterranean after Gibraltar. This rocky formation, in the eastern edge of the island, is particularly renowned to the experienced climbers and mountaineers.

The trek has an approximate duration of 90 minutes in an ascent of 461 meters.
An old monastery lies at the top with a 360-degree view of the sea and the surrounding islands in the horizon.
The excursion will begin at early dawn in order to reach the top in time for a silent meditation during sunrise, an undoubtedly unforgettable experience.

accommodation...

Chora the main village of the island will be the base for most of our activities.
There are many available accommodation options with prices ranging from 40-70€ per night.

Please contact us for suggestions and assistance when making your reservation.

itinerary...

The schedule includes many activities, but also a lot of free time for everyone to enjoy their holidays depending on their needs and preferences.
You will have the option to join sunrise meditations, morning and evening yoga classes, trekking excursions, and other creative activities, but you can also relax, enjoy the beach and the wonderful views all around.
Although our team has designed a full schedule for the week, we encourage you to join the activities that you feel will benefit you the most.
Our goal is for everyone to feel free, rest, and enjoy their holidays without the slightest pressure of having to do something.

Tuesday 3/9
Arrival – free day to rest and adjust
18.00-20.00 introduction cycle

Wednesday 4/9 – Saturday 7/9
6.45-7.00 sunrise meditation
7.00-8.30 yoga practice
9.00-10.00 breakfast
10.00-17.30 free time
17.30-19.00 music workshops
19.00-20.30 yoga class

Sunday 8/9
7.00-8.30 yoga practice
9.00-10.00 breakfast
10.00-18.00 free time
18.00-20.00 closing cycle
21.50 departure

* Small changes may occur depending on the circumstances

prices...

WHAT IS INCLUDED:
Daily hatha yoga classes
Music workshops with various percussion instruments
Trekking tours & hike to Kalamos
Sunrises & Sunset meditation sessions
7 nights accommodation with sea view
Healthy & Delicious breakfast meals
Transportation from/to the port

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
Airfare and Boat transfer
Lunch and dinners
Personal expenses
Travel insurance

PRICES PER PERSON:
Prices vary depending on your accommodation preference
(Single room, private double room, shared double or triple room, free camping)
Please contact us for more information, availability and special offers

*Special 10% discount for registration until 1/4

how to get there...

Travelling from Abroad:
You can reach Anafi only by boat from the following locations which have international airports.
– the port of Piraeus (apx. 10 hours)
– the port of Santorini (apx. 1 hr and 30min)
– the port of Heraklio (apx. 4hours)
and you can also find connections with other Cycladic islands depending on the dates you will be travelling.
Please contact us for assistance before making reservations!

The boat schedules for 2019 have not been officially announced,
however based on the previous years it is very likely to have the following options:

Travelling from Athens:
From Athens to Anafi
Monday 2/9 at 18.00pm arrives 06.00am (Tuesday 3/9)
From Anafi to Athens
Sunday 8/9  at 21.50pm arrives 08.10am

Tralleving through Santorini:
From Santorini to Anafi
Tuesday 3/9 at 4.20am arrives 6.00am
From Anafi to Santorini
Sunday 8/9 at 21.50am arrives at 23.30am

Travelling through Crete:
There is a connection from Heraklion to Anafi every Sunday afternoon (apx. at 18.00) arriving in Anafi 4hours later (about 22.00)
From Anafi to Heraklion there is a connection very early on Saturday morning (apx. at 06.00) arriving at Herakleio at 10.00

Please get in touch with us so we can help you plan your trip.

how to book your place...

In order to book your place for our ‘music yoga retreat‘ please send us an email at info@lucreativestudio.gr and mention the following information:
– full name
– contact telephone number
– type of accommodation needed (shared double, private double, single)

We will then send you a confirmation email with all necessary information as well as a short medical questionnaire to fill out and send back.
You will be requested to make a deposit of 100€  to secure your place.

what to bring...

yoga mat, relaxation blanket, towel, comfortable clothes, hat, walking shoes, antimosquito and sunblock.

If you decide to stay on the beach you will have to bring all the necessary camping equipment
(tent, sleeping bag, torch etc.).

language...

English

instructors

Nikos co-founded the non-profit organization Pangea World Music Center, which aims to cultivate and disseminate various forms of art from around the world in the wider Greek public. After completing a course in modern and traditional percussion in Greece, he participated in many workshops in West Africa, deepening in African percussion and performing alongside famous musicians, including Ponda oBraian, Drissa Conne, Reiner Polak, Harouna Dembele. He is actively engaged in the dissemination of African music culture and teaching and organizing percussion workshops, musical events, and concerts.

Marilou has been practicing since 2002 and has been sharing her understanding of the teachings since 2010 when she received her first Yoga Teacher Training Diploma (RYT 200hr) from Sivananda Vedanta Centre.  Following the desire to deepen her knowledge, in 2012 she completed the Advanced Teacher Training Course (RYT 500hr) in Ghyta Yoga School. She was naturally drawn to the Iyengar way, taking classes and participating in workshops with many inspiring instructors. Her classes focus also on detail, precision and the structural alignment of the body, always with respect to individual boundaries and limitations.