Yoga Retreat in Hydra, Greece

Join myself and Catherine as we return to Greece for another magical island Yoga retreat. This year we look forward to hosting you on the magical island of Hydra.

Dates : 2nd – 6th May, 2024

Mandraki Beach Resort, Hydra

Hydra is a captivating travel destination with its timeless charm and unique character. The island’s car-free policy, traditional architecture, and scenic landscapes create a tranquil atmosphere. Visitors can explore narrow cobblestone streets, picturesque harbors, and historical sites.

Hydra also attracts artists and writers, contributing to its cultural richness. Enjoying the magical scenery and unhurried pace of life are integral parts of a Hydra visit. Hydra offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle, making it a memorable destination in the Greek islands.

This yoga retreat will offer you dedicated time and space for you to immerse yourself in your yoga practice and holistic well-being. By stepping away from the demands of everyday life, you can reduce stress and gain a fresh perspective, while creating a sense of inner peace and balance.

The retreat is open to all levels of practice, classes will be modified to meet each individual’s needs.

Good bye Kythnos

Yoga Retreat, Kythnos, 2019

Itinerary :

Day 1: Arrival

• Welcome and orientation
• Evening yoga session & yoga nidra with Theresa
• Group dinner at local taverna

Day 2: Morning

• Morning Vinyasa yoga practice led by Catherine
• Healthy breakfast

Day 2: Afternoon after lunch

• Free time for exploration or relaxation
• Afternoon yoga workshop on the Chakra system
• Evening Yin Yoga with Theresa

Day 3: Morning

• Vinyasa yoga & arm balance play with Catherine
• Group breakfast
• Nature walk for those interested

Day 3: Afternoon after lunch

• Restorative yoga session with Theresa
• Free time for beach and exploring
• Evening silent walking meditation

Day 4: Morning

• Beach yoga session (weather compliant) with Catherine
• Group breakfast
• Personal time

Day 4: Afternoon after lunch

• Free time for beach activities or leisure
• Closing ceremony and reflection with Theresa

Day 5: Departure

• Morning yoga gentle vinyasa taught by Catherine

• Breakfast and check out

Please note that the itinerary may change depending on weather and/or changes to other activities.

Venue :

This year’s retreat will be hosted by the 5 Star Mandraki Beach Resort.

Every attention to detail has been applied to this incredible beach resort. The suites all come with your very own en suite swimming pool! And many have sea facing views.

You can expect absolute luxury during your stay.

Sunset views

Sea views

Your pool awaits

Luxurious accommodation

How to get there :

Traveling to Athens

To travel from South Africa to Athens, international flights involve a layover. Major airports in South Africa, like OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg or Cape Town International Airport, often have flights to Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos). It’s advisable to check with airlines for the latest routes, availability, and any travel restrictions. Additionally, ensure you have the necessary travel documents, including a valid passport and any required visas.

Airlines include Turkish airways, Egypt airlines, Qatar and Emirates.

We do suggest you get to Athens at least a day before the retreat starts, the city is definitely worth exploring and it will also allow you more flexibility when booking your ferry tickets.

Getting to Hydra from Athens

Hydra is approximately 64 kilometers (40 miles) southwest of Athens. You can reach Hydra from Athens by ferry, and the journey takes around 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on the type of ferry and sea conditions. The port of departure for ferries to Hydra from Athens is usually Piraeus.

Cost :

€ 1600 pps (2 adults per room)

€ 2400 private room

What’s included :

  • 4 nights 5 star en suite accommodation
  • Private swimming pool with each room
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Water taxi from port to hotel on island
  • All yoga sessions, workshops and meditation
  • Complementary acupuncture session with Theresa

What’s not included :

  • Transportation to Athens and then on to Hydra
  • Dinners
  • Visas if required
  • Any additional activities such as massage, boat excursions etc
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal extras

Please note that regrettably no under 16’s are allowed at the Mandraki Beach resort. Payment is to be made according to whatever the current ZAR to Euro rate is at time of booking.

A 50% deposit secures your spot, balance of payment due 30 days prior to the retreat.

T&C’s apply for booking and cancellations.

For more information please feel free to contact me

Images courtesy of Mandraki Beach Resort website.

We can’t wait to head back to the island and hope you will be joining us for this memorable and transformative Yoga retreat!