Retreat, meditate and connect in our homeland, Greece. Join us for 5 transformative days with plenty of nourishment and rest in one of the most hidden treasures of Greece, Mount Pelion.

Pelion, just a short distance from our hometown Volos, holds a very special place in our heart. Ideal location for rest and relaxation, the summer residence of the Olympian gods and the birthplace of the Centaurs is the place to be if you are looking for an off-the-grid vacation.

Expand your physical and spiritual practice, try delicious traditional vegetarian meals prepared with local products, experience Pelion’s breathtaking nature and swim in crystal clear waters.

THE RETREAT

  • 5 Days / 4 nights in our family home in Zagora village

  • Daily Vinyasa, Restorative and Yin yoga

  • Daily Mindfulness Meditation and Journaling

  • Mats, meditation cushions and props

  • Three Meals per day

  • A variety of herbal teas

  • Seasonal Vegetarian Greek cuisine

  • Beach Excursions

  • Boat Trip to exotic beach of Fakistra

  • Self Care Gift bag with Handmade products

  • Free time

*Airfare, optional activities, transportation to and from the airport and travel insurance (mandatory) not included

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the LOCATION

Located in the region of Thessaly between the Pagasetic Gulf and the Aegean Sea, Mount Pelion is one of the most undiscovered hidden gems in Greece. Surrounded by white sand beaches with turquoise waters and picturesque traditional villages, Pelion is arguably the most magical place in Greece.

 

THE PRACTICE

 

Morning Practice

Morning flow class focusing on proper alignment and creating a strong foundation while enhancing balance, strength, and flexibility. We will end the class with a short meditation and a journaling session, comprised of diverse daily exercises meant to assist you in gaining a more clear understanding of your emotions.

Evening Practice
Postures are held longer in this slower-paced practice. This session will help you still and relax the mind. You will learn and practice Buddhist meditation techniques that will help you synchronize body and mind and bring more mindfulness in your every day life.

8.30am Mindfulness Meditation and Journaling

9am Morning Flow

6pm Restorative or Yin Yoga

7pm Mindfulness Meditation 

*All our classes are designed for all levels & backgrounds.

 

THE VILLA

Our retreat takes place at our family’s house, a traditional villa surrounded by a well kept garden, offering great views of the mountains and the sea. Located at the beautiful village of Zagora in Pelion, just a short distance from local shops and tavernas.

 

THE food

Authentic Greek cuisine straight from Grandma’s recipe books. Enjoy a delicious homemade vegetarian menu, prepared with love and care by our family. Healthy and flavorful dishes and desserts made with seasonal local produce straight from the Farmer’s Market.

 

THE ROOMS

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The villa has 3 levels
The dining area, a cozy bar and the kitchen are all located on the ground floor.
Two living rooms, fire place one bedroom and one bathroom are located on the second floor.
On the third floor there are 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and the office area.
There is a well kept garden with trees and flowers around the house and an outdoor patio with BBQ.

SINGLE ROOM W PRIVATE BATHROOM $1,050

SINGLE ROOM W SHARED BATHROOM $850

SHARED ROOM WITH PRIVATE BATHROOM $950 **

*Prices are per person

** Shared bed; Recommended for couples or family

LIMITED SPACE

This retreat is only for a small group of 6 people max.

 

THE ACTIVITIES

Boat Trip

Enjoy an amazing landscape and some picturesque spots, combined with swimming in the clear waters of the Aegean Sea. We sail 6 miles to the South, to “Fakistra” beach, one of the most beautiful in the region. Once there we will visit a small sea cave, where we can make a short break for swimming, just before we enjoy the crystal clear waters of “Fakistra”. Then we will visit the picturesque, tiny coastal village of “Damouchari”, where you will have some free time to spend as you wish.


 

Optional Activities (extra cost)

Hiking Tour “Lost in the Forest”

Hike with us through the dense beech forests of Mountain Pelion, in Greece. Cross small streams, visit a secluded small waterfall and get the chance to swim in the cold waters of a well hidden natural pond!

Duration:
Approx. 4-5 hours (incl. breaks)

Difficulty Level:
Easy

Distance:
Approx. 7 km

 

THE HOST

 

CELIA polyzou

Born and raised in Greece, Celia moved to Los Angeles, CA in 2012 to pursue a Masters degree and a career in the music industry. After realizing that the most rewarding journey is the journey inside, Celia founded CANYON TRIBE in an effort to share the healing powers of a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

A world traveler, rock'n'roll devotee and follower of all physical and spiritual practices, she believes that the key to a happy life is embracing your unique and authentic self.

Celia completed her Yoga Teacher Training (RYT-200), 100hr Mindfulness Meditation Training and 500hr Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training in Los Angeles, CA. She is currently teaching private classes and working on completing her 75hr Jivamukti Yoga® Teacher Training.

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Daily schedule

 
  • 8.30 - 10am Morning practice

  • 10am Breakfast

  • 11am-2pm Beach

  • 2pm Lunch

  • 4-5pm Village walk

  • 6-7pm Evening practice

  • 8pm Dinner

 
 

HOW TO GET THERE

Transportation is not included. If you need assistance securing transportation let us know and we can arrange a taxi for you. There are daily scheduled flights operating to Volos' Nea Anchialos National Airport (VOL) (1.5 hours drive), Thessaloniki international airports (SKG) (3 hours drive), and Athens International Airport (ATH) (4 hours). You can get to Zagora by car/taxi/bus through the city of Volos.

By train:

  •  Athens- Volos: 324km (4h)

     Thessaloniki- Volos: 216Km (2h:30m)

     Volos- Zagora: 44km (through Portaria)

    By train. More information: www.trainose.gr
    By bus. More information: http://www.ktelvolou.gr

 

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