ROCKET Yoga, Meditation, and Clean Cuisine Intensive in GREECE! June 14-28, 2015
Join Ally Ford, RYT for a divine ROCKET yoga, meditation, and clean eating retreat in GREECE! Stay 1 or 2 weeks, June 14-28, 2015. CEUs available for existing yoga teachers. All levels of practitioners, partners and families welcome. What is Rocket Yoga? See FAQs below.
Come with us for an amazing yoga, meditation, and wellness immersion on the beautiful island of Amorgos, Greece. Amorgos is one of the most picturesque and relaxing islands of Cyclades. We’ll practice two daily ROCKET yoga sessions (afternoon session less intense/workshop focused with opportunities to break down poses for alignment), daily meditation, fresh, organic, local cuisine, and enjoy exploring the island’s spectacular cliff-side hiking trails and wonderful beaches surrounded by huge mountains.
According to ancient mythology, the King Minos of Crete ruled a second kingdom on Amorgos, where remains of the ancient Minoan civilization have been found. This island is where French film maker, Luc Besson, shot scenes of his film, The Big Blue! The main town of Amorgos, Chora is a pure marvel with authentic Cycladic architecture, white houses, old windmills and an impressive castle. With labyrinth-like streets and a superb central square, Chora carries its visitors into a lost era with a magical atmosphere.
Join us on this incredible adventure of a lifetime, and return home feeling refreshed, renewed, recharged, and with a reaffirmed commitment to your practice and a fresh outlook on life. Stay and practice with us for 1 OR 2 weeks in Greece on the beautiful island of Amorgos in the Southern Cyclades.
Your Trip Includes:
*7 or 14 nights accommodation (beginning either June 14th or the 21st- recommend two weeks for plenty of time to experience Amorgos)
*Two daily yoga sessions
*Breakfast with organic ingredients from local garden *Daily dinner, including vegetarian and vegan options
* 3 Lunches per week (included with activities)
*Transfers on Amorgos (port-hotel-port)
*One 35-minute Aromatherapy massage
*Free use of Spa facilities (sauna, hammam/Turkish Bath, jacuzzi, indoor and outdoor sea water swimming pool, fitness center)
*Unlimited Internet use
*Greek night with live music and dancing
*15% discount on all spa treatments
*An Island tour, including visits to the Monastery of Panagia Chozoviotissa, the Chapel of Agia Anna, the capital Chora, and the Monastery of St. George Valsamitis. Includes lunch.
*A boat tour around the island, including lunch
*A lunch with cooking class and wine demonstration, including a guided tour of organic gardens
Arrive by Sunday, June 14th or Sunday, June 21st. Depart the following Sunday.
Reserve Your Space Today. No worries, no hesitation, no regrets. This is going to be amazing.
Pricing: Shared Single
June 14-21 (1st week only) $1,375 $1,650
June 21-28 (2nd week only) $1,575 $2,125
June 14-28 (Two Weeks) $2,750 $3,575
*Pricing does not include travel to Amorgos, gratuities, or alcoholic beverages.
$500 deposit required to register. Payment balance due by March 1st, 2015. No refunds after March 1st.
Pay here via credit card or call or email Ally to send a check to Ally Ford Yoga: firstname.lastname@example.org (727)599-8867
*Please note that a minimum of 10 guests are required for this trip to commence. Cancelation notice sent by March 1st, 2015. Travel insurance encouraged.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What is Rocket Yoga?
Ally learned the Rocket sequences and method from her teacher, original Rocket creator and founder Larry Schultz at his original yoga studio, It’s Yoga, San Francisco. Ally completed her first 200-hour teacher training with Larry in 2000 and has been teaching the Rocket series in the Tampa Bay area since 2004. The Rocket routines are a series of postures based on a modification of the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa system, incorporating postures from both the 1st, 2nd and 3rd series of Ashtanga. As such, we will also practice the traditional primary series of Ashtanga during the week.
If you love Ashtanga like Ally does, you’ll love the Rocket as well. And, if you’ve been attending Ally’s Tuesday Noon Class at White Orchid Yoga, you’ve been practcing the Rocket. It’s a challenging vinyasa flow which Larry said was the “perfect marriage of tempo and sequence while promoting the spirit of change and freedom in the practice,” and Ally will give plenty of options for variations to fit practitioners of all levels. Come experience this vibrant routine to renew energy and vitality, sweat and have fun.
2. How do I get to Amorgos?
Fly either through Athens or Santorini, then catch the high-speed ferry to Amorgos.Your trip to or from Amorgos provides a great opportunity to stop through the more developed/touristy but beautiful island of Santorini for a day/night if you wish. More information will be provided once you have booked your seat.
3. What will be my daily schedule on the retreat?
This is YOUR trip and participating in all or just a subset of guided yoga and meditation practices is your choice. We’ll offer morning meditation each day prior to asana so practice so this a lovely opportunity to take time away from our busy lives and create the healthy habit of daily meditation, the benefits of which are overwhelmingly positive. Morning yoga practice will consist of a vigorous flow taught appropriately for all levels and the afternoon will be either restorative/Yin practice or workshop focused on certain postures and alignment, based on the energy of the group. On a few afternoons during the trip we’ll embark on group-guided excursions, which provide a sweet opportunity to bond with fellow retreat members and create life-long friendships. More information will be provided once you have booked your seat.