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Align & Unwind in Crete
May 27 - June 3, 2023

Align & Unwind in Crete

Align & Unwind in Crete
May 27 - June 3, 2023

Align & Unwind in Crete

Align & Unwind in Crete
May 27 - June 3, 2023

Align & Unwind in Crete

Align & Unwind in Crete
May 27 - June 3, 2023

Align & Unwind in Crete

Align & Unwind in Crete
May 27 - June 3, 2023

Align & Unwind in Crete

Align & Unwind in Crete
May 27 - June 3, 2023

Align & Unwind in Crete

May 27 - June 3, 2023

Align & Unwind in Crete

A Yoga & Meditation Retreat awaits you on the the Mediterranean Sea
 
Highlights
Align & Unwind in Crete

Align & Unwind in Crete

Join Dawn on a transformational yoga retreat in Crete, a vibrant Greek island with a magical tapestry of spectacular beaches, ancient treasures, mythological landscapes and a generously vibrant spirit. With its unique and rich cultural heritage and heavenly cuisine - considered amongst the healthiest on the planet - Crete is one of our favorite destinations. Each morning will begin with mindful meditation and Iyengar inspired yoga led in a space that boasts breathtaking views of the ocean from our stunning 5-star luxury hotel. Early evening classes will feature meditation and restorative yoga. Free time can be spent enjoying treatments in the award-winning spa, luxuriating on the glittering, crystal-clear Mediterranean beach, or exploring mountain-rimmed gorges and quiet dreamy villages bursting with ancient culture and timeless ambiance. All week you will experience meals prepared by skilled chefs who use the best quality fresh, and local ingredients. This unforgettable week will leave you refreshed and inspired! 
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Pricing

Deluxe Sea View Double Room

$ ($4295)Show Details

Deluxe Sea View Single Room

$ ($5295)Show Details
**New Year's Flash Sale valid from January 12, 2023 through February 10, 2023 on select rooming options. Cannot be combined with any other discount or retroactively applied to bookings made prior to January 12, 2023.
 
Included
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • early morning, pre-yoga snack
  • full brunch
  • dinner
  • 2 unique group cultural excursions
  • access to hotel amenities
  • taxes
  • free Wi-fi
  • extensive pre-trip and on-site assistance by IY
  • daily yoga & meditation with Dawn
  • international airfare
  • airport transfers
  • lunch
  • excursions not on the itinerary
  • alcoholic beverages
  • gratuities
  • travel insurance
 
Payment and Cancellation Policy:

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot on the trip. The final balance payment is due February 15, 2023. ... If you cancel prior to the final balance due date we will refund any payments you have made, minus the non-refundable deposit. We will send you an invoice to complete your payment in advance of the final balance date. If you do not complete payment on your own, the card on file will be automatically charged on the final balance date. If you register for the trip after the final balance date, the full amount is due upon sign up.  All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable after February 15, 2023. International Yoga must strictly adhere to its cancellation policy to offset costs incurred prior to the commencement of retreat. Click here to view the Terms and Conditions to which you agree upon registration. 

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Dawn Stillo
Dawn Stillo has been a dedicated Buddhist practitioner for 36 years. She has practiced yoga nearly as long, and has been teaching yoga for 11 years. She is a YogaWorks teacher trainer and mentor. Currently Dawn's focus is the study of Iyengar Yoga and has the honor to be mentored by Anna Delury and study with Marla Apt. During the Covid lockdown, Dawn was selected to participate in a 2 year mindful meditation certification course, led by Jack Kornfield PhD, and Tara Brock PhD. Dawn is also a writer and content creator for Yoga Journal Magazine.

Number of years teaching

10+ years

Style

Strong, gentle. specific, deep.

Inspiration

Peeling layers to know myself and others.

My Profile & Retreats
 

FAQ

What airport do I fly into?

You will book your international ticket into and out of Crete - Heraklion International Airport (airport code: HER).

What can I expect?

Crete is not only one of the most beautiful of the Greek islands but has one of the richest cultures as well. From the beautiful pink sand beaches of the north, to the central mountain villages and cove carved cliffs of the south, Crete offers awe inspiring landscapes to its occupants and visitors. Equally unique as it's landscape is it's local flavor found in the cuisine. Many restaurants produce their own olive oil, wine and cheese, everything with a flare of the regions unique herbs and spices. Gorgeous, charming and distinctive, Crete will be sure to delight your senses. 

What is the cancellation policy for this retreat?

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot on the trip. The final balance payment is due February 15, 2023. If you cancel prior to the final balance due date we will refund any payments you have made, minus the non-refundable deposit.  All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable after February 15, 2023. International Yoga must strictly adhere to its cancellation policy to offset costs incurred prior to the commencement of retreat. Click here to view the Terms and Conditions to which you agree upon registration. 

If you wish to cancel your participation on this program you must advise International Yoga in writing to: [email protected]

Do I need a visa for travel to Greece?

American citizen visitors to Greece do not need a visa if they are traveling as a tourist with a valid U.S. passport. You will be issued a tourist card upon entry which is valid for up to 90 days.

 Note: Your passport must be valid 6 months beyond your date of arrival (September 21st). 

What are the accomodations like?

Daios Cove resort is located on the Northeast side of the island near the sight seeing center of Aghios Nikolaos & Elounda Village. It is a luxury resort nestled into a gorgeous cove complete with an ocean view infinity pool and exclusive sand beach access. Enjoy a meal or a refreshing beverage at one of the resorts three restaurants or bars. Do your daily practice overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. Between classes and exploring the beautiful island you will have time to relax in your luxurious ocean front room. This open style room includes a spacious bedroom, living room and marble bathroom, a wonderful place to rest, take a bath or get a well-rested night sleep. Each room boasts beautiful views complete with a private balcony where you might enjoy meditating, watching a sunset or reading. 

How many people are expected on this retreat?

Attendance varies from trip to trip, but 15-25 attendees is a general average.

Are meals included?

Tea, coffee and fruit will be provided before practice each morning. Breakfast and dinner are included in the price of the trip and will be served at the Pangea Buffet restaurant, the main restaurant at Daios Cove. Lunch is not included in the price of the trip and will be available for purchase at the Beach Bar, Beach Kiosk  and Taverna restaurant.  There are a number of restaurants to choose from at Daios Cove.

 

Pangea restaurant- An international buffet-style food bazaar, offering a tasty array of spectacular delicacies from all over the world — and special theme nights, too.

 

Taverna - Serving traditional Greek cuisine overlooking the cove which has a special ambience, particularly at night. Taverna serves superb local specialties with a fine selection of Greek and international wines. Fish is a must-taste dish here with a fresh catch arriving every day by kaiki boat, destined for your plate.

 

Beach Bar- Super-convenient for beach-lovers, the Beach Bar offers a choice of drinks and snacks down on the sand. You can enjoy refreshments while sitting at the bar — or orders will be taken from (and brought direct to) your lounge chair.

 

Ocean Restaurant-serving sophisticated and contemporary cuisine. Overlooking the infinity pool and the cove, the Ocean Restaurant is a picturesque setting for à la carte dinner, with a menu which offers Mediterranean cuisine with a fine dining twist.

What if I'm traveling alone?

We love to welcome solo travelers on our retreats! Most solo travelers prefer to book a single room, however if you prefer to share a room, we will do our best to match you with another traveler of the same gender. If we are unable to find you a roommate however, we will need to charge you a discounted single supplement fee of $500. You will be notified 2 to 3 weeks prior to the start of the retreat if we haven't been able to match you with a roommate and we will send you an updated invoice at that time.

Are gratuities included?

Gratuities are not included in the price of your trip. Service charge is included in all restaurants-bars etc, however if you receive exceptional service by staff, housekeeping or other employees helping you throughout the week then an additional tip is always appreciated. We suggest a budget of around $5-$10/day per guest.

Do I need travel insurance?

Yes. As all payments to International Yoga are non-refundable, the purchase of travel insurance is strongly recommended to ensure you are covered should any unexpected event arise. A personal, political, environmental, health or weather-related incident or pre-existing medical condition may prevent or interrupt your travels.  Should you elect to not purchase travel insurance, note that you will be assuming 100% of any costs incurred for trip cancellation or trip interruption. 

There are a broad variety of policies and providers for you to choose from. Be sure to understand the fine print of the policy you select to ensure you know exactly what is and isn’t covered — especially if you are concerned you may need to cancel for COVID-19 / pandemic-related reasons which most carriers would cover only under a "Cancel for Any Reason" tier of coverage. IMPORTANT: in order to guarantee maximum coverage, most travel insurance providers require that you obtain a policy within 5-10 days of placing your initial deposit. Although International Yoga cannot advise on specific policies or providers, you may find this guide helpful.

What are the current Covid-19 related entry/exit requirements for the trip?

As per the CDC Covid-19 travel guidelines, all travelers should be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to the start date of the retreat.  Proof of vaccination can be shown up arrival in Greece and in this case no PCR test is required for entry. 

Accepted vaccines are: Pfizer BioNtech, Moderna, Astra Zeneca/Oxford, Novavax, Johnson + Johnson/Janssen, Sinovac Biotech, Gamaleya (Sputnik), Cansino Biologics, Sinopharm among others.

Currently, all air passengers traveling back to the US, regardless of vaccination or antibody status, are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result prior to boarding the flight back to the US. IY will coordinate on behalf of the group where, when and how this test will be obtained. The current cost of this is 60 Euros.

IMPORTANT: These details remain in flux and we will share the most up-to-date government travel requirements approximately two weeks prior to your departure.

 

What are the Covid-19 related protocols during the trip?

Vaccines are required for participation on all IY retreats. We will also be following all of the necessary CDC-recommended CV-19 protocols for Greece including enhanced cleaning procedures in all hotel and yoga spaces, social distancing and masking in public places, etc. To read more about Daios' extremely extensive CV-19 safety protocols please read HERE and you can review their FAQ for safe travel HERE.  If you have any questions on this please don't hesitate to reach out. 

 

May 27 - June 3, 2023

Align & Unwind in Crete

A Yoga & Meditation Retreat awaits you on the the Mediterranean Sea