ZenFit Escape Retreat
MINNIE SAMENGO | AMORGOS, GREECE | July 6 - 11, 2024
If you're seeking mental serenity, physical well-being, and a connection with nature, then a yoga holiday to the Greek Islands is the perfect solution to your wanderlust. ZenFit Escape retreat redefines the concept of fitness holidays, offering a holistic approach that transcends physical exercise, seamlessly blending yoga, fitness and healing sessions amidst the captivating landscapes of the Greek islands. Immerse yourself in rejuvenating yoga sessions during our exclusive yoga & fitness retreat, where the harmonious connection between mind and body takes center stage.
Whether you're aiming to enhance flexibility, build strength, or simply find inner peace, ZenFit Escape retreat caters to diverse health and fitness goals. Our retreat is located on a pristine island, offering the perfect backdrop for relaxation and self-discovery. Enjoy the magical moments of sunrise and sunset with guided yoga and meditation sessions on the beach. Embarking on a journey towards holistic well-being involves embracing a balanced lifestyle that integrates both fitness and nutrition for optimal health. Savor delicious nutritious meals prepared with fresh, local ingredients to nourish your body and soul.
Unleashing your potential via yoga & fitness
Tucked away in the heart of the Cyclades, the island of Amorgos is a tranquil paradise that beckons to travelers seeking an unforgettable escape. With its unspoiled landscapes, sandy beaches and rich history, Amorgos is a destination that epitomizes Greek island allure. Indulge in the magic of Amorgos by immersing yourself in the lap of luxury at one of the island's exquisite villas. Dip into the azure waters of Agia anna beach, the most iconic in Amorgos, since it is here where the movie "The Big Blue" by Luc Besson was filmed, only some steps away from the monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa.
Amorgos island is renowned for its serene and laid-back ambiance, making it the ideal setting for a luxury getaway. Strolling around Chora, you'll come across classic whitewashed buildings with colorful shutters, tiny lanes adorned with flowers, an imposing Venetian Castle, beautiful churches, and small bars. Our handpicked selection of 3 luxury villas in Amorgos combines opulence with this serene atmosphere. With their whitewashed walls and ultramarine shutters, the villas are typical of Amorgos’ timeless Cycladic architecture. Each villa is surrounded by a large veranda, lush gardens, sparkling fountains, and spectacular views across the mesmerizing turquoise Aegean sea. 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
Where opulence meets serenity
Nestled on the shores of Levrossos, only 3 minutes away by car from the villas, the yoga shala offers a sublime setting that redefines the meaning of tranquility. Escape into a bubble of tranquility with picturesque views of the sea and mountains, embracing all this natural beauty whilst you practice yoga by the sea in Greece. Our daily yoga classes cater to all fitness levels, providing a perfect balance between invigorating physical activity and the calming benefits of yoga practice. Minnie will guide you through your practice, helping you harness the energy of the sea and the surroundings to attain a state of true presence.
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.
The Yoga shala
Yoga & fitness sessions with Minnie
Having taught for 7 years in London’s top boutique studios, Minnie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience specialising in yoga and mobility for sports and athletes. Initially she began her journey as a yoga teacher studying in India, but has since furthered her knowledge obtaining Level 3 Personal Training, Sports Masseuse and Stretch Therapy qualifications. She uses her expertise in sport and in-depth understanding of movement and anatomy, to assist clients of all physical backgrounds in becoming strong and flexible. She firmly believes movement is medicine. The more you move the better you feel, physically and mentally. Your health is not an expense but an investment and it’s about finding the things you enjoy and doing more of what you love. Her goal is to ultimately to help you move, think and feel better.
Morning Yoga: Expect a dynamic yet fluid Vinyasa inspired flow with creative sequences and space for self reflection. We will begin the day with an energising practice focusing on waking the body, mind and soul ready for the day ahead. It will be a practice suitable for all levels with various options to help you connect to your body and breath.
Afternoon Practice: The afternoon practices will vary from Yin Yoga or stretch and mobility sessions, along with some breathwork and meditation weaved in, to wind down at the end of the day. Recovery sessions are just as important as your movement sessions. Train hard, recover harder!
Masterclass: Fitness Class - Full Body Sweat. It’s important to look after our cardiovascular health and hence we will be getting our sweat on! Taking you through body weight moves to build strength, get that heart rate up and those endorphins flowing. Expect to get out of your comfort zone and pushing yourself both physically and mentally!.
Our classes are open to individuals of all levels, whether you're a seasoned yogi or a beginner.
COVID-19 | Yoga & Safety: Yoga sessions take place outdoors. Guests are provided with a mat, and they are responsible for the cleaning of their mat throughout the duration of the retreat.
Yoga classes & more
At Seva Yoga Retreats, we are committed to using fresh, local, and organic ingredients whenever possible to ensure that every bite you take is a step towards nourishing your body and soul. Our carefully curated menu is designed to support your yoga and wellness journey by providing you with wholesome, delicious, and balanced meals that enhance your practice and promote overall well-being. Nonetheless, we won't leave the island without trying Amorgos' signature drink, psimeni raki, and its most famous trademark recipe, patatato goat.
COVID-19 | Food & Safety: All of our buffet-style meals will be served by our staff who are following all of the health guidelines. A member of our team will help the process run smoothly so you can avoid a congested line. Read more
The culinary treasures of Amorgos
6 island days / 5 nights - accommodation at our seaside resort
Daily yoga classes (Morning & Afternoon)
Yin Yoga practices, stretch and mobility sessions
A fitness class - full body sweat
Greek-inspired Vegetarian menu including: brunch & dinner | Vegan & gluten free options available
Group pickup & drop off from Aegiali or Katapola port
Yoga equipment (mats, blocks)
Greek designers Goodie bags
Tour of the Amorgion winery & wine, rakomelo and psimeni raki tasting
Hiking tour which goes past traditional villages and ancient Cycladic ruins with a view of the bay of Aegiali
Visit to the Botanical Park (Amorgos feautures around 600 herb and aromatic plant species)
Visit to the Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa, Agia Anna beach and the town (Chora) of Amorgos (extra cost for last night's dinner out)
Island Adventures - Enjoy leisurely downtime at the beautiful beaches of Amorgos
Scuba diving lesson to explore the marine life of Amorgos (extra cost)
Optional spa treatments / healing massages and body/facial treatments (at extra cost)
SHARED ACCOM | TWIN & DOUBLE ROOMS
Are you traveling on your own? Then this room is perfect for you! We match you up with a roomie!
Lower level room with two single beds & shared bathroom with another room -- 1.990€ per person
Room with two single beds & shared bathroom with another room (1st floor) -- 2.090€ per person
Room with a double bed & shared bathroom with another room (1st floor) -- 2.190€ per person
* This room is ideal for 2 people - couples or besties - who are willing to share a room
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION | DOUBLE ROOM
Room with a double bed & shared bathroom with another room (1st floor) -- 2.390€ per person
—> View room photos and more information about the rooms here.
—> There is a 600€ booking fee to reserve your spot. Payment plans available
—> The above prices include EU Tax VAT 24%.
—> Early bird offer: Book by December 31 by using the code SEASON2024 at checkout and get up to €250 discount.
—> See our full cancellation policy here.
Flights, airport transfers, ferry tickets and travel insurance are not included in the above-mentioned retreat prices.
Room options & Retreat prices
08.00 - 08.30 Herbal tea | Coffee | Fruits
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
19.00 - 20:30 Dinner
Check in | out
July 6: Room Check in: 15:00
July 11: Room Check out: 11:00
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 nearby beach.
By ferry, Amorgos' two ports—Katapola and Aigiali—can be reached from Athens (the port of Piraeus). Group pickup & drop off from Aegiali or Katapola port is provided free of charge. Numerous ferry services from other Cycladic islands are also available. Although Amorgos lacks an airport, you can fly to Santorini, Paros or Mykonos, and then you can take a ferry to Amorgos. The ferry ride from Santorini to Amorgos takes only 1,5 hours, whereas the ferry ride from Mykonos takes roughly 2 hours. Amorgos island is also an excellent spot for island hopping with sailings to neighboring Dodecanese and Cycladic islands.
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.