ASHTANGA RETREAT | MYKONOS
LARUGA GLASER & DAVID | 3 - 8 MAY 2019
Laruga returns to Mykonos after two successful retreats, this time in a new 5 star location and with a special guest teacher, her partner in mat and life, David Fredriksson! A dynamic teaching duo who will share the art of Ashtanga with both new and more advanced practitioners.
Fykiada Retreats has teamed up with one of the island’s finest wellness resorts to offer an outstanding experience of yoga and Greek hospitality. A luxury stay along with an award winning restaurant and a dedicated yogashala gazing the Aegean will provide all the zen needed for a dreamy island retreat. A rich schedule of ashtanga practices led by Laruga & David will be accompanied by outdoor adventures, fine dining nights and a taste of Mykonos vibrant culture and beach-life. Our tried & tested relationship with Laruga promises that you’re in good hands to let yourself go and immerse into the art of Ashtanga.
OUR LUXURY YOGA resort
Our Mykonos resort is the absolute ‘let go’ place awarded for excellence for four consecutive times by TripAdvisor. From the very moment you set foot on the hotel, the warmth of the stuff and the simplicity of the design invite you to leave everything behind and just let yourself be…
The excellent central location of the resort offers full autonomy to its guests as it’s just a 10min walk away from a beautiful sandy beach and 15min ride from Mykonos town. You can either use the resort’s shuttle bus or get one of our eco-bikes. Click for more info and room photos.
Laruga Glaser is an advanced level practitioner and student of yoga as well as a Level 2 Certified Teacher, bringing with her a combined total over 25 years experience instructing body movement. Laruga teaches as an act of deep sharing and love for what yoga develops in each individual. Read more about Laruga here.
David Fredriksson took his first Ashtanga Yoga class in 2006 and from that point on, he has not stopped. In January 2011 he received his Level 1 Authorization to teach from his teacher, R. Sharath Jois. In Sweden, David teaches and assists alongside his teacher, Laruga Glaser. Read more about David here.
The yoga classes will be a balanced blend of Mysore practice and Ashtanga specific workshops. Mornings will be dedicated to sitting in silence as well as chanting, to then commence the Mysore practice under Laruga’s and David’s guidance. Mysore classes will be suitable for both experienced students as well as beginners who will receive the attention and support of both teachers. The afternoon classes will be workshops going deeper into the foundations of the Ashtanga yoga practice. In between practices Laruga will lead two yoga philosophy sessions followed by group discussion. By the end of the week, you will have a greater grounding in all aspects of the Ashtanga yoga tradition and leave the retreat refreshed, recharged, and inspired, maintaining the gift of yoga.
* All practices are open to all levels from beginners to more advanced yogis.
a GOURMET TASTE OF GREECE
We’ve created a bespoke food experience with the resort’s team to deliver the best of Greek nature at your plate in the most creative way. The hotel’s Award Winning breakfast is a pandemonium of island goodness served in the most sophisticated set up. A special vegetarian / vegan section has been created specifically for our retreats where you can enjoy a delicious variety of non-dairy and gluten free options. On top of that, there’s an amazing à la carte menu of all types of eggs you’ve ever dreamt of.
The highlight of this culinary journey is a tailor-made dinner experience. The chef is one of the most acclaimed Greek chefs and has created a special three course menu just for Fykiada Retreats. His approach to Greek cuisine is modern, yet based on traditional recipes and the best quality ingredients. Fine dining has been taken to another level!
THE RETREAT PRICING INCLUDES
6 island days / 5 nights - luxury accommodation at sea-view resort
Daily brunch with a variety of non-dairy & gluten free options as well as an à la carte menu
Four dinners at an award winning restaurant, including a three course vegetarian meal
A beach day in one of Mykonos well hidden beaches
A stroll at the alleys of Mykonos Chora followed by a special dinner out (extra cost for dinner)
Morning Mysore practices & evening Ashtanga workshops
Yoga philosophy sessions
Yoga equipment (Manduka mats, straps, blocks & blankets)
Transfers from & to Mykonos JMK airport upon arrival and departure
ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS & retreat pricing
SHARED ACCOMMODATION | twin room
Superior Sea View room with two single beds & en suite bathroom -- 2.190€ per person
Deluxe Sea View room with two single beds & en suite bathroom -- 2.390€ per person
Deluxe Sea View room with outdoor spa, two single beds & en suite bathroom -- 2.590€ per person
SHARED ACCOMMODATION | Queen Room
Superior Sea View room with Queen size bed & en suite bathroom -- 2.190€ per person
Deluxe Sea View room with outdoor spa, Queen size bed & en suite bathroom -- 2.590€ per person
* Suggested for couples, friends or family who are willing to share a Queen bed!
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION | queen room
Small room with Queen size bed & en suite bathroom (no view) -- 2.890€
Superior Sea View room with Queen size bed & en suite bathroom -- 3.390€
Deluxe Sea View room with Queen size bed & en suite bathroom -- 3.590€
—> The above prices include EU Tax VAT 24%.
—> There is a 600€ non refundable booking fee to reserve your place in the sun!
Payment plans available
View room photos here
A TYPICAL DAY
8.00 - 8.30 Herbal Tea | Coffee | Seasonal Fruits
8.30 - 10.00 Morning Mysore Practice
10.00 - 11.00 Brunch
11.00 - 17.00 Activities | Beach | Free Time
17.00 - 18.30 Afternoon Workshop
Check iN | OUT
3rd May: Room Check in: 15:00
8th May: Room Check out: 12:00
—> The retreat officially starts at 17:00 with the first practice
—> In case your flight arrives earlier, there is a luggage room and a change room to leave your stuff and spend some time by the pool or the beach.
You can either fly directly to Mykonos airport (code JMK) or take the ferry from Athens to the island. Boats to Mykonos run daily and operate from the port of Piraeus (code: PIR) and the port of Rafina (code RAF).
Tickets can be booked online at viva.gr.
* We advise our guests to allow one day prior and after the retreat for their travelling.