Inner & Outer Radiance
NIKOLDIA KATSARI | KOUFONISIA, GREECE | September 3 - 8, 2022 | SOLD OUT
A holistic approach for inner peace and external glow
Do you wish to embark on a journey of self-care and boost your inner vitality for a healthier external appearance? Jump into our “Inner and Outer Radiance” Yoga Retreat at Koufonisia with Nikoldia Katsari! This journey is a combination of yoga and meditation classes, a Cycladic beachfront villa, and a true island experience. Our retreat offers the chance to indulge yourself with our retreat's luxurious services and at the same time learn how to balance your physical, mental, and spiritual health.
Our invitation to deepen your self-love begins with Vinyasa flows and the subtle practices of breathwork and meditation that work specifically on your internal energy flow, touch your soul and bring out your natural beauty. Nikoldia will be guiding you through dynamic, yet soft vinyasa flows and meditations with an emphasis on reflecting and reconnecting to oneself.
Koufonisia is definitely one of the Greek islands to add to your 2022 travel wish list. The islands of Koufonisia are a tiny gem in the heart of the Aegean sea. Unspoiled and untouched, Koufonisia is the ultimate Greek island destination for those who want to relax and find their inner peace away from the hustle. Visiting Koufonisia, an island where Cycladic minimalism reigns is a treat. The sea views are stunning and a simpler and slower lifestyle is a must. Lose yourself in a maze of paved narrow alleys and discover some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Your dreamy yoga holidays await at the beautiful Ano koufonisi! Despite being the smallest of all the inhabited Cyclades islands, it has lured many visitors from all over the world in the past years. Your destination is a luxury yoga resort with two beachfront villas just overlooking Pori beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island with turquoise waters. The location is ideal to walk everywhere you want and the beach is only 10 minutes away by foot. The villas come with large outdoor spaces that are perfect for lounging while gazing at the Aegean sea. The zen atmosphere of the resort is completed with a covered outdoor yoga studio and a thai-massage room. Both were constructed with natural materials, giving the villas a harmonious blend with the natural landscape. See more images
COVID-19 | Cleaning & Safety: All villas have aquired the "Health First" badge and follow the health protocols. The villas are equipped with sanitisers and the high-risk areas are disinfected and thoroughly cleaned daily. Read more
A luxury yoga resort awaits you
Scattered between olive trees, orange blossoms and lavender, our semi-covered outdoor yogashala is made with natural materials and a large shade of bamboo protects the room from the wind. It is a quiet and sunlit space surrounded by airy white curtains making it the perfect space for you to let go and immerse into your practice.
Covid-19 Note | The number of participants of this retreat is limited for better social distancing. The goal of this retreat is to spend most of the time outdoors and in nature. View our ‘Retreating with Safety’ measures and guidelines here.
Yoga with Nikoldia
Nikoldia is a certified Yoga Teacher RYT-500. She has been leading yoga classes for more than 10 years. She acquired a diploma in teaching yoga in Greece at NYSY Studios with Vivi Letsou and Rusty Wells, and continued her training in New York with Dharma Mittra and Elena Brower. In 2014 she completed the Basi Comprehensive diploma. She has been living in Bali for the last 3 years as a lead teacher for the RYT 200 yoga teacher training and has also gained a Thai Massage therapist level 1 diploma in Thailand. Nikoldia is passionate about movement, self-discovery and personal development. She strives to inspire change in people, both on and off the mat. She speaks English, French, Spanish and Greek.
Yoga Asanas & Special Classes
Morning Yoga: Expect a dynamic yet fluid Vinyasa inspired flow with creative sequences and space for self reflection.
Afternoon Practice: After a long day on the beach, afternoon classes will be more hatha and slow flow inspired followed by yoga Nidra.
Masterclass: This class guides you through a Yin Yoga practice that draws upon healing tools and techniques rooted in traditional Chinese medicine.
Yoga Nidra under the stars: Our night yoga experience, which will only be held once throughout the retreat, will be a gentle yoga nidra practice that will tap into deeper layers of your mind, ultimately nurturing and fulfilling your latent potential.
All practices are open to all levels from beginners to more advanced yogis.
COVID-19 | Yoga & Safety: Yoga sessions take place outdoors in a covered spacious shala, that is filled with natural light and easily aired. Guests are provided with a mat, and they are responsible for the cleaning of their mat throughout the duration of the retreat.
A Greek culinary experience
We take the time to delicately craft a balanced blend of flavors and foods to offer our guests a culinary adventure. We use fresh seasonal produce from Koufonisia to create balanced meals that are both healthy and flavorful. Our goal is not only to provide delicious recipes but also to offer a taste of Greek culture that sticks with you long after your visit.
COVID-19 | Food & Safety: All of our buffet-style meals will be served by our staff who are following all of the health guidelines (wearing masks and gloves). A member of our team will help the process run smoothly so you can avoid a congested line. Read more.
The Retreat includes
6 island days / 5 nights - accommodation at our beachfront yoga resort
Daily yoga classes (Morning & Afternoon)
A Yoga Nidra session under the stars
A Yin yoga practice
Vegetarian menu with a Greek twist including: brunch & dinner | Vegan & gluten free options available
Group pickup from Koufonisia port upon arrival & drop off on departure
Yoga equipment (mats, blocks, bolsters)
Greek designers Goodie bags
Island Hopping Day: A day trip to nearby islands, visiting islands secret beaches with crystal clear waters (subject to weather conditions)
Visit to the main town of Koufonisia & dinner at a sea-view restaurant (taverna) by the sea (extra cost for dinner)
Beach hike & cliff jumping
Optional Thai - style massages (extra cost)
Accomodation options & Retreat prices
SHARED ACCOMMODATION | TWIN ROOM
Are you traveling on your own? Then this room is perfect for you! We match you up with a roomie!
Lower level twin room with two single beds & shared shower bathroom with another room -- 2.190€ per person
Sea view twin room with two single beds & shared shower bathroom with another room-- 2.390€ per person
SHARED ACCOMMODATION | QUEEN ROOM
Lower level room with a Queen size bed & en suite shower bathroom -- 2.390€ per person
Sea view master bedroom with a Queen size bed & en suite shower bathroom -- 2.690€ per person
* This room is available for 2 people who are willing to share a Queen size double bed e.g. couples, two relatives or close friends
Small lower level room with a Queen size bed & shared shower bathroom with another room -- 2.490€ per person
Lower level room with a single bed & shared shower bathroom with another room -- 2.690€ per person
Lower level room with a Queen size bed & open en suite shower bathroom -- 2.890€ per person
Sea view room with a Queen size bed & shared shower bathroom with another room -- 2.990€ per person
Sea view master bedroom with a Queen size bed & en suite shower bathroom -- 3.190€ per person
—> View room photos here.
—> There is a 600€ booking fee to reserve your spot. Payment plans available
—> The above prices include EU Tax VAT 24%.
Flights, airport transfers and ferry tickets are not included in the retreat prices mentioned above.
In case Covid-19 travel restrictions apply at the time of the retreat, prohibiting guests from travelling to Greece, any amounts paid will be fully refundable.
A typical day
08.00 - 08.30 Light breakfast
08.30 - 10.00 Morning Practice
10.00 - 11.00 Brunch
11.00 - 17.00 Activities | Beach| Free Time
17.00 - 18.30 Afternoon Practice
Check in | out
September 3: Room Check in: 14:00
September 8: Room Check out: 10:00
The retreat officially starts at 17:00 with the first yoga practice.
In case of early arrival, you can leave your luggage at the villa and spend some time at the beach.
COVID-19 Updates: As of May 14 2021, Greece is no longer under lockdown and has opened its international borders to welcome tourists in a safe and attainable manner. Travellers who have a negative PCR test (up to 72 hours), have been fully vaccinated or have obtained a Certificate of recovery from SARS-CoV-2 infection can enter Greece and they don’t need to self-isolate or quarantine. The completion of a Passenger Locator Form is optional. Safety protocols including wearing masks and social distancing will remain in place.
Stay up-to-date on all the latest Greece travel updates at the official link travel.gov.gr.
Travelling to Koufonisia: Koufonisia can be reached by boat either from Santorini, Mykonos, or Athens. We suggest that you fly directly either to Mykonos or to Santorini airport. From there you take the boat to Koufonisia which is a much shorter boat ride than taking the boat from Athens.
We advise our guests to allow one day prior and after the retreat for their travelling and book flexible or refundable plane tickets.
*Flights and boat tickets are not included in the retreat prices mentioned above.