Yoga & Creativity Retreat with Francois Raoult & Nathalie Alvarez

TRAVEL DATE: Augusts 14th – 21st, 2021

Yoga & Creativity with Francois Raoult & Nathalie Alvarez
@the Southeast of Crete, Pavlos Place Kretashala

Fly to Athens and take a plane or ferryboat to Heraklion.

After the retreat, you can drift towards other islands like Santorini by boat.

 

Our days together will begin with early pranayama practice in the yoga hall overlooking the ocean. The core of the morning sessions will then explore the foundations of a Yoga practice through the cycles of classical poses. These energetic sessions will aim to build strength, stamina and increase flexibility.

In the afternoon you can go to the beach or explore the island and the nearby villages.

The late afternoon classes will be devoted to restoratives poses, savasana and deep listening to sacred music of all traditions.

Nathalie will propose creative sessions of symbolic art as a theme interwoven with the Yoga sessions.

(Art supplies provided)

Classes are taught in English.

starting from 1.430,00  | Booking & Conditions below!

All about the Retreat

THE PLACE:

 

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!

THE ACCOMMODATION:

 

Pavlos Place is located at the eastern Triopetra Beach. It is a modest Guesthouse with a family atmosphere and very comfortable rooms 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”. For those who want to communicate with their people, free Wi-Fi is provided all over the place around the terraces.

All about the teachers

François Raoult

François Raoult M.A., E-RYT500, C-IAYT, is dedicated to teaching yoga with awareness, integrity and compassion. He first felt the call to yoga at age 19, on a pilgrimage to the sacred sites of India.

For a decade, he toured Europe with an avant garde puppet theater and composed music for the plays. The manipulation of string puppets led him to explore yoga and tai chi.

A certified Iyengar teacher until 2010, François began teaching in 1975. A year later, he started extensive training with the great yogi Sri B.K.S. Iyengar.

A graduate of the Ecole Nationale de Yoga in Paris, he has studied meditation with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, Ayurveda with Dr. Robert Svoboda, and anatomy with Thomas Myers. After studying architecture and philosophy, trekking and recording sacred music in the Himalayas, he completed a Masters in ethnomusicology.

In addition to directing Open Sky Yoga Center and its creative Teacher Training program in Rochester, NY, he teaches yoga seminars worldwide and is a CEO of the new Open Sky Yoga Therapy Training. Francois is also certified in Gong Yoga and in “Laughing for no reason”!

Nathalie Alvarez

Nathalie Alvarez is François’s partner in life and co-creator of the Journey to India. A pioneer in the fields of massage and transpersonal therapy since 1981.

Nathalie directs L’Ecole du Corps Conscience, based in Montpellier, France. Nathalie’s work combines expression, symbolism, mandalas and color therapy.

TRAVEL COSTS

RATE INCLUDES:

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

 

RATE EXCLUDES:

– Flight Ticket to Crete / Heraklion

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:

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: 133,00€ (oneway)
– Book a private taxi transfer for additional: 260,00 € (roundtrip)

RATES PER PERSON:

Singleroom: 1.600,00 

shared Twinbed*: 1.520,00 

shared Triplebed*: 1.430,00 

*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.

CANCELLATION TERMS:
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 50%
until 29-15 days before departure 60%
until 14-7 days before departure 80%
until 6 days – no show 100% of the price.
An Alteration is possible for a fee of 80,- €. (For example, to another date or another Retreat)