Ashtanga & Vinyasa Yoga Retreat with Ron Reid & Marla Meenakshi Joy



Sep 8th – Sep 15th 2018

The Art and Soul of Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga



Dive into the depth of your yoga practise, and the depth of the Agean Sea,  to restore, renew and expand your experience of your inner most Self and extend summer with the warming touch of the Greek sun.


Ron Reid and Marla Meenakshi Joy have been teaching a variety of inspired yoga classes and workshops which are Ashtanga and Vinyasa based fort he past 30 years.  Their reach has been global for the past 20 years. With their band SWAHA they have been leading kirtan (call-and-response chanting) and teach yoga and music in a unique combination.  Inspired by Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, (and the vinyasa practice as a whole) they inform it with intelligent natural body alignment principles, SWAHA YOGA is designed ultimately to tap the creative spark within, and approach the Yoga practice as a Whole (8-limbed path). Their home studio DOWNWARD DOG is based in Toronto and has been a destination for yoga since 1997 and belongs to the TOP 10 yoga studios in Canada. They are Master teachers, and their Teacher Training program is top notch and well known around the world.





Daily schedule (subject to change)


This retreat will leave you rejuvenated, deeply relaxed, clear in your purpose and radiating your inner strength and joy, which is the greatest gift you can give to yourself, your family, and the world at large!


Excluding the day of arrival and departure, the yoga classes will be held as follows:

06.30-08.30: Meditation, Pranayama, Led Vinyasa/or Mysore (Self-practice)
08.30: Breakfast
11.00-13.00:  twice a week Asana Lab
13.00 Lunch
Afternoons free for beach, excursions, etc.
19:00 Dinner

3 times a week either before or after Dinner: Restorative Yoga, Meditation, Mantra/kirtan, Lecture, Discussion

We will have one afternoon free for a larger group excursion.


All about the Retreat



Nowadays, there are still a few places on earth that insistently deny to follow the stream of the modern civilisation and remain oases for those who seek for something different.
Triopetra is one of those places where time seems to have stopped!

You get to experience the archaic landscape, pure nature, the almost everpresent sun, etesian winds, the chirping of the cicadas and the soft, swooshing sound of the ocean.

This place of refuge is located on the south coast of Crete. The best Season lies between April and October where the highest Temperatures are reached between June and September.

The beach is just a few steps away from the Kretashala “Pavlos’ Place” and the guests can enjoy miles of unspoiled and deserted beaches, with turquoise, crystal-clear water in which you can swim and snorkel.
One is surrounded by Nature in its purest form that invites you to explore the healing powers of it.

The area around Triopetra is free from bars or noisy night life, which means that tranquility and quietness are guaranteed!



Pavlos Place is located at the eastern Triopetra Beach. It is a modest Guesthouse with a family atmosphere and very comfortable rooms.

It consists of 18 rooms (with two or three beds), each one with its own bathroom, shower, mosquito nets, small fridge, air conditioning and screen doors.

All the rooms have a balcony with a view over the Libyan sea.

There´s consciousily no television or internet connection in the rooms, but you find a few books in a small library which will provide you with “good food for the brain” [Symbol]. For those who want to communicate with their people, free Wi-Fi is provided all over the place around the terraces.

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Single room (on request): 1125,-€ per person
Double room: 985,- € per person*
Triple room: 915,- € per person* 



*In case there are not enough participants for a double or triple room, we have to change your booking to the next category for the regular price.

The rates include the yoga sessions, accommodation, vegetarian full board, and a shared rental car. Flights are not included but can easily be booked with us.

If you don´t want to go by car or if your flight schedules aren’t to combine with the times of someone else of the group, we can book a taxi or your own rental car for additional fees. Please let us know if you are interested.



– shared rental car for minimum 2 participants from/to the airport.
– Accommodation and vegeterian/vegan fullboard
– Yoga Schedule and Contents


Our Pavlos Place is located on the southcoast of the Island (app. 2,5hrs by car from the airports)

Sharing means caring …please notice that it could be possible to wait a while on the airport for a person who has similar flightschedules. Due tot he guaranteed sharings of the cars.

If your arrival or departure times are not combinable with any other participant or if you arrive or depart not on the official days you have the following opportunities:
– Book your own rental car for additional: 125,00€
– Book a private taxi transfer for additional: 170,00 €



A flight is not included but we are happy to help you . Otherwise please tell us 4 weeks before arrival – at the latest – your exactly flight schedules.



After your booking is a deposit needed of 20% of the total amount. The rest of the amount needs to be paid 4 weeks before arrival.

There are special cancellation & rebooking conditions for our group trips:

until 30 days before departure 30%
until 29-15 days before departure 50%
until 14-7 days before departure 75%
until 6-2 before departure 90%
on the last day before departure or no show, 95% of the price.

A reclassification is possible for a fee of 50,- €. (For example, to another date or another Retreat)

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