RISE & SHINE RETREAT
LUCY MCCARTHY BRUEGGER | 14-19 SEPT
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Lucy McCarthy’s yoga journey began many years ago on a rooftop in India. She fell immediately in love with this beautiful, peace-inducing practice and has never looked back. After studying traditional Hatha Yoga in Rajasthan, India, she trained with Max Strom in America, whom she now assists on his trainings around the world. She has also completed over 1000 hours of training in a diverse array of traditions and styles including Anusara, inspired vinyasa with Sianna Sherman and Meghan Currie, Forrest with the infamous Ana Forrest as well as studying yogic philosophy, meditation and pranayama under the guidance of Louisa Sear, Rose Baudin and Clive Sheridan. Lucy draws on all her experience and training to offer up rich, wisdom filled full spectrum classes that are an expression of her huge passion for yoga and deep desire to serve people on their healing journey. Lucy teaches mindful, breath and alignment based vinyasa flow. Read more about Lucy here!
ABOUT THE RETREAT
The perfect chance to dive deep into your practice. A time for reflection, expansion and healing. Explore the rich wisdom of yoga in all its aspects. Each day we will explore pranayama (breath exercises), asana (physical poses), meditation and many other aspects of ritual and ceremony that help us uplift, release and come home to our innate wholeness. So much can happen on a retreat. It's the greatest act of self love to take this time for you. To dive into the yogic practices, to soak up some sun, bask in the raw beauty of the Greek island of Kythnos whilst surrounded by like minded people. Play, explore and grow! Lucy will hold space for deep transformation to happen and draws on her expansive experience across many spiritual traditions to offer a life changing retreat. Expect to come home inspired, reenergised and with a deep sense of peace in your heart!
* All practices are open to all levels from beginners to more advanced yogis and restricted to a small number of guests (8-10).
GREEK INSPIRED NUTRITION
Combining a holistic approach to wellness with the Greek tradition we have created a bespoke menu which awakens the senses and lifts your spirit. Kicking off the day with energizing snacks and a delicious brunch featuring traditional Greek yogurt, homemade granola, raw tahini, organic thyme honey and a blend of greek superfoods. Cold pressed juices and smoothies will be available for you to enjoy by the pool or to sip before a swim. In between the yoga practices, a revitalizing salad bar will be served at the outdoor dinning table including a special version of the famous Greek salad and the Cretian 'ntako' salad. The dinners will be catered by our local chef, each evening serving a different Kythnos specialty. Let it all go, with herbal infusions and raw cacao promising a good night sleep.
In between the yoga sessions, walk down the path which leads to the sea and enjoy a refreshing swim or sunbathe on the big flat rocks. There'll also be plenty of time to explore Kythnos magnificent beaches and take a stroll in the lil alleys of Chora. A day trip to the famous double beach of Kolona is a must as it's been featured between the most magnificent beaches of Greece. For the more adventurous, there are plenty of extra activities from diving to hiking in the secret paths of the island and we can help you customize your journey.
THE RETREAT INCLUDES
- 6 island days / 5 nights - luxury accommodation on a seaside villa
- 2 daily yoga sessions (1h 30min each)
- Daily guided meditation
- 3 vegetarian meals (brunch, light lunch, dinner) - Dairy free options available
- Fresh produce of fruits and vegetables
- Yoga equipment (mats, straps, blocks, etc)
- Group pickup from Kythnos port upon arrival and transfer to the villa & drop off on departure
- Visit to downtown Kythnos
- Day trip to Kolona double beach
- Free wifi access in the villa
- Housekeeping service
- Still and sparkling water provided
* Flights to / from Athens airport and ferry tickets to/ from Kythnos are NOT included
RATES & ACCOMMODATION
Twin accommodation: Shared Bedroom with two twin (single) beds and ensuite bathroom -- 1090€ p/p (suggested for solo travellers and friends) - 4 spaces left!
Double accommodation: Shared Bedroom with king size double bed & ensuite bathroom -- 890€ p/p
(suggested for couples, families, friends)
Single Accommodation: private bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Subject to availability -- 1790€ p/p