Yoga Adventure in the Cyclades with Tracy AleksicSyros - Cyclades, Greece
10 – 17 July, 2021
About the retreat
Join master yoga teacher and healing artist: Tracy “Sarvani” Aleksic for a unique experience in Greece, to spend a week on the historic island of Syros.
Syros: the Cyclades without the crowds.
How to get to Syros: by air from Athens (35 mins) or by ferry from Athens (2 hrs).
Typical schedule: We start the day with yoga, on our seaview outdoor platform among the olive trees and vineyards. Followed by breakfast, our day is free till the afternoon class. However, we have included a plenty of programs: guided visit to Ermoupoli, the capital of the island, beach days and a wine and olive oil tasting.
What to do:
Beach (walking distance)
Culture (Syros has ancient, medieval and neoclassicist monuments that we will be visiting)
Sailing to explore nearby islands
Food: We are walking distance to several local restaurants and shops. Some of the rooms have a small kitchen, so there is no need to eat in a restaurant twice a day.
*Accommodation (in shared double rooms)
*7 morning yoga classes and 6 evening yoga and meditation sessions
*Creative writing prompts
*Daily Wellness rituals
*Oil and wine tasting at a local farm
*Airport transfers from Syros Airport
*Welcome gift pack
- Travel arrangements
- Travel insurance
EARLY BIRD PRICE (until 1 July 2020)
EUR 2.250 / person for shared double room
EUR 3.250 / person for single room
EUR 4.500 for 2 people in a double room with shared double bed (this is a special offer for couples or friends)
25% downpayment no secure your spot.
50% of outstanding payment 3 months before the retreat.
Outstanding payment 1 month before the retreat.
Tracy Aleksic, E-R.Y.T.500 is an experienced yoga teacher, Yoga Alliance educational provider (YACEP), Thai massage therapist, and studying Yoga Therapist (C-I.A.Y.T.) who travels the world and inspires people to embody their fullest potential.
She weaves anatomical focus, emotional balance, and energy awareness intermingled with a playfulness using movement as medicine.
Tracy created her nomadic business Pop Up Yoga Studio to host nourishing Food, Wine, and Wellness Retreats in beautiful locations around the world. Join her Online for a class or individual support. She is motivated to inspire your healing and transformation.
Tracy’s background: Tracy found the practice of Yoga in her late teens to help manage stress. From that first class, she was hooked for life! Once she became a certified Yoga teacher, she gained teaching experience by co-founding Yoga for Parkinson’s Disease at the Barrow Neurological Institute, rehabilitating professional bodybuilders through Hatha and Yin Yoga practices and offering Holistic Health practices to treatment-resistant psychiatric patients. She studied prenatal Thai massage in Montreal, Quebec and moved to Chiang Mai, Thailand to further study Thai massage therapy and reflexology at the Thai Massage Shivagakomarpaj School. This education allowed her to safely manipulate the physical body to alleviate pain and discomfort. Time and experience have proven that Yoga is a potent elixir for the Body, Mind, and
Soul. It can be adapted for everybody.
Tracy is a mama, teacher, author, speaker, and explorer. She resides with her family in southern California. Subscribe to her newsletter to stay connected: ww.tracyaleksic.com
Details of program (10 – 17 July, 2021)
Beach, Sightseeing, Visits
Wine and olive oil tasting
Gastronomic experience in local restaurant in port
In a stunning eco farm in stylish, refurbished, 220 year old historic villas overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Villa 1: 1 double bed, 2 twin beds
Villa 2: 1 double bed, 2 twin beds
Villa 3: small studio – BOOKED
Villa 4: 1 large double bed – BOOKED
Villa 5: 2 bedrooms with large double bed
Overflow property available in case of single rooms bookings
When Greek islands are mentioned, Santorini sunsets and Mykonos alleyways instantly come to mind – an exalted portrait of summer perfection. But for a slice of Greek bliss without the crowds, your best bet lies in Syros, the administrative capital of the Cyclades group and one of its smallest islands.
From the moment the ferry reaches the port, Syros reveals its resplendent pastel-hued villas cascading down the Ermoupoli hill and glistening in the Aegean sun. With a rich history and culture influenced by past rulers and boasting two towns – one Orthodox, the other Catholic – the sophisticated landscape of Syros offers many surprises.
Founded as an extension to the already existing Ano Syros settlement, Ermoupoli (or Hermoupolis) came into existence during the Greek War of Independence in the 1820s with the arrival of a wave of refugees from other Greek islands such as Chios, Psara and Crete. The new dwellers transformed the town into a major trading centre connecting the east to the west, contributing with their skills to the cultural boom that followed. Schools, printing presses and museums rapidly emerged.
Thanks to the rise of the bourgeoisie and flourishing arts, the ‘City of Hermes’ (fittingly named after the Greek god of trade) grew its amphitheatrically set layout with neoclassical buildings, crayon-like mansions and striking churches. The monumental Town Hall on cafe-dotted Plateia Miaouli, the Apollo Theatre and the blue-domed Agios Nikolaos Church stand out as its most iconic sights.
Welcome to Greece
Hedonists rejoice! Greece is ancient sun-bleached ruins piercing blue skies, the balmy Aegean lapping an endless coastline and a culture alive with passionate music, wonderful cuisine and thrill-seeking activities.
Cultural Treasure Chest
The roots of Western culture are in Greece. Step into the ring where Olympians first competed. Climb steps
Whether you’re a serious adrenalin junkie or dedicated beach bum, Greece delivers. Days melt from one to the next under wide-open skies and a sea speckled with islands fringed with the white-sand, pine-tree shade beaches of your dreams. Wander along cobbled Byzantine footpaths, hike up volcanoes, watch for dolphins and sea turtles, and cycle through lush forests. Meander through olive groves, idyllic villages, and petrified forests. Thrill-seekers will discover world-class kitesurfing, wreck diving, and rock-climbing locations with dizzying views. Or simply hop on a boat and set sail into the glittering blue beyond.
The core ingredients of Greek cooking are often found in the chef’s garden. Feta and olive oil are universal across the country, but unique regional produce and cooking styles make traveling here a culinary adventure. Taste herbs and mountain greens you’ve never heard of, mussels steamed in ouzo, bread baked with olives, and fish straight from the sea. Taste-test crumbling feta, honeyed soft cheeses, and sharp, hard rounds. Find Italian influences in risottos and
Socialising is more than a pastime in Greece – it’s a way of life. Cafes overflow with youngsters gossiping or older locals in a heated debate. Restaurants are filled with long tables for big gatherings and friends amble arm in arm down the street. Squares are the focal point, where life unfolds collectively. Immerse yourself, whether it’s a coffee, a shot of ouzo, a chorus on the bouzouki or a local celebration. Greeks are passionate and live life to the fullest, even at the most difficult times. The result is a country seemingly riddled with challenges, yet full of people loving life.
All cancellations must be received in writing.
Each deposit paid (25% of retreat fee), is a non-refundable registration fee. In case of venue reservation a deposit of 30% has to be payed, that is non-refundable either.
Full refunds, less the standard deposit rate will be provided on cancellations, up to 90 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
A 50% refund, less the standard deposit rate will be provided on cancellations between 60-89 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
A 30% refund, less the standard deposit rate will be provided on cancellations between 30-59 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
No refund will be provided on cancellation between 29-0 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
No refund will be provided for premature leaving of the retreat or failure to arrive at the retreat for any reason.
All retreat payments are due 30 days prior to start date unless otherwise specified. Clients whose balances are not received by the 30-day deadline, risk forfeiting their retreat booking.
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