Yoga, Climbing & Holistic Wellness Experience In Kalymnos

A Health & Fitness Holiday In Nature: All inclusive Yoga And Climbing retreat In A Magical Surroundings

WHAT TO EXPECT?

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UNIQUE SCENERY

You Stay In A Sumptuous Villa,A Luxury For Body And Soul

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DAILY YOGA

Energize Your Being In An Outstanding Surrounding

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HEALTHY MEALS

Savour The Delicious Delicacies Prepared By Our Chef

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EPIC CLIMBING

Climb On The Most Beautiful Routes In The World

A unique 6-day all inclusive sportive and restorative experience in some of the most extraordinary Greek landscape:

  • daily climbing sessions in a different sector of the island

  • daily yoga and meditation 90 minutes sessions

  • one Ayurvedic massage or Thai massage (1 person per day)

  • healthy Mediterranean meals

  • A sumptuous villa in an exceptional environment

  • group composed of a maximum of 5 participants

THE VILLA

 
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A beautiful villa of 3 bedrooms with a 5m heated swimming pool and amazing sea view! It has modern boho style and it's ideal for people who want to relax. It has fully equipped kitchen, 3 bathrooms, living room with wood stove and a cozy loft.

All bedrooms are equipped with COCO-MAT sleep products, handcrafted from natural materials.

 

The breathtaking view from the private terrace to the Aegean sea and the bay of Arginonta, accompanied by the gentle breeze of the sea, will indulge you in precious moments of relaxation.

(More info here)

 

THE WEEK'S SCHEDULE

DAY 0: ARRIVAL

Arrive on Kalymnos (see «How to get to Kalymnos» in Useful info) to Pothia port  and take a taxi to go to Arginonta, the village where is the villa.

The evening meal will be prepared in the villa by Kiko our chef.

DAY 1

  • 7:00 - Breakfast

  • 8:00 ~ 12:30 - Climbing session

  • 14:00 - Ayurvedic or Thai massage for one of you

  • 17:30 ~ 19:00 - Yoga and meditation session

  • 20:00 -  Evening meal at the villa prepared by Kiko

DAY 2

  • 8:30 ~ 10:00 - Yoga and meditation session

  • 10:00 - Breakfast

  • 11:30 - Ayurvedic or Thai massage for one of you

  • 14:30 ~ 19:00 - Climbing session

  • 20:00 -  Evening meal in a taverna

DAY 3: BOAT TRIP AND DEEP WATER SOLO

  • 8:00 - Breakfast

We will board at 9:30 in Pothia for a sea trip. In the vicinity of the island’s fish farms, dolphins are regularly present, jump into the water to try to observe these playful mammals. After that we will go to Vathy and climb over the sea, it's Deep Water Solo… unforgettable! We will finish the trip on Pserimos, a small island between Kos and Kalymnos.

For finishing the day, Kiko will prepare a succulent dinner.

DAY 4

  • 8:30 ~ 10:00 - Yoga and meditation session

  • 10:00 - Breakfast

  • 11:30 - Ayurvedic or Thai massage for one of you

  • 14:30 ~ 19:00 - Climbing session

  • 20:00 -  Evening meal at the villa prepared by Kiko

DAY 5

  • 8:30 ~ 10:00 - Yoga and meditation session

  • 10:00 - Breakfast

  • 11:00 - Ayurvedic or Thai massage for one of you

  • 13:30 - Climbing on Telendos, the iconic island in front of Kalymnos.

We will eat in a taverna on Telendos before coming back to Kalymnos

DAY 6

  • 7:00 - Breakfast

  • 8:00 ~ 12:30 - Climbing session

  • 14:00 - Ayurvedic or Thai massage for one of you

  • 17:30 ~ 19:00 - Yoga and meditation session

  • 20:00 -  Evening meal at the villa prepared by Kiko

DAY 7: DEPARTURE

It’s the end of your retreat, you take your breakfast and you may leave whenever you wish. Transfers are to be organised by your own means.

 

THE TEAM

NOGA

Yoga instructor, Thai massage therapist, climber, nature lover and anatomy geek

I have always been fascinated in understanding how our body works, and particularly the relationship of our body and mind. That curiosity led me to study a degree in Biology and Psychology, but soon enough I realized that the best way for me to explore the mind-body connection is through the practice of yoga, mindfulness and the abundant approaches and disciplines surrounding them. 

 

I fell in love with climbing a few years ago. Since then, I am learning on my own body and mind how the practice of yoga can contribute to climbing. The body benefits from the strength and mobility that we gain through practice, while the influences of breath and meditation on our mind is a real life- changer!

 

I have been teaching over the past 8 years, founded and managed my own studio in Israel, and have been travelling around the world in the past 2 years. Today, I am offering workshops and retreats as well as group or private zoom classes. You are very welcome to join us in one of my zoom classes to get to know me.

 

More info www.nogayogand.com

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The perfect combination between Yoga and Climbing

How yoga can affect climbing

During the retreat, we will enjoy the combination of movement and stillness, mobility and strength practice, soft yoga for recovery, meditation and breathwork.

 

On the yoga mat, we cultivate awareness, calmness, concentration, playfulness and kindness.

Those qualities permeate from the yoga mat into our life and also into our climb.

 

In my lessons, I enjoy combining different yoga methods, as well as other movement  and spiritual disciplines (such as Ido Portal, Feldenkrais and Buddhism).

 

The practice has a deep effect  on our climbing, allowing us to increase our range of motion, strength and balance, improve our performance on the rock, and more importantly our inner experience!

 

Towards the end of the retreat, we will have a special session of Acroyoga for whoever will be interested.

ELENA

Nutrition, herbal medicine, therapeutic massage and conscious practices to balance the body and connect to the heart

My interest in natural health practices began in 2009 whilst living in Asia. I was suffering from health issues and in 2015, I decided to leave my Singapore-based corporate job to study yoga and Ayurvedic medicine full time.

The following years I got certified as an Ayurveda Practitioner and Ayurveda Therapist by the Ayurveda Institute in London, studied Traditional Thai Yoga Massage, Sanskrit Mantra Sound Therapy, Budhist Meditation, Hatha Yoga and Laughter Yoga with renowned teachers.

After seeing tremendous personal health improvements, I made it a life priority to share my practice with those who seek more peace in their mind and body.

 

My sessions and classes are centered around stress and tension relief, body awareness, listening and decluttering the mind to bring focus and clarity to one’s life.

In my free times I love to cook healthy recipes, dance and enjoy outdoor excursions with friends and family.

 

More info here

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In the rhythm of an Ayurvedic life

The way to take care of your body and mind

In this retreat we will optimise your over health to make the most of your climbing experience. From adequate nutrition, to developing our focus and attention and deep body recovery. We will enjoy a special daily cooling and detoxifying Ayurvedic drink and Ayurveda inspired meals prepared by Kiko our Chef.

 

In the morning session using yoga, energy point stimulation, meditation and mantra practices we will work on centering our mind, releasing mental toxins and physical tensions. We practice listening to our needs to invite clarity into our life.

 

In the massage therapy we will use warm Ayurvedic medicated oil, marma and chakra therapy over the body and head to help your body recover from the daily effort, support natural detoxification and to promote deep relaxation. Treatments and practices are gentle and non-invasive, respecting the body’s boundaries and individual needs and capability. 

FRED

Rock climbing teacher, meditative climber

After some fifteen years dedicated to the research and development of laser systems, I decided to continue my journey with the desire to transmit the fullness of the great spaces and the vertical life. I like sharing the culture and practice of climbing in the outdoors. Serenity, kindness and attentiveness are the qualities I hope to portray with the people I support around the cliffs.

My wanderings have brought me to Kalymnos and it’s charm has kept me here. This fascinating island seduced me in many ways: the mildness of its climate, the quietude of its landscapes and of course the richness of its cliffs. I love sharing the magic of this place, it transforms all who come to experience it. Whether you have just a few hours or a few weeks you can enjoy the rock climbing on Kalymnos!

More info here

Climb in Kalymnos: mythical!

There is climbing and there is Kalymnos

I will accompany you to discover a variety of exceptional cliffs, in a magical surrounding that smells of thyme (and sometimes a bit of goat); you will return forever seduced by the sirens of the island if you abandon the caution of Ulysses.

Like Ariadne, I will guide and supervise you in the maze of more than 4000 routes on the island to help you discover the best ones, according to your level, the best exposure (wind, sun, temperature), the length of the approach walk, the frequentation according to the seasons etc.

​​We will climb above the sea, becoming for a while philosophical climbers, on the very suggestive patronymic route: Socratics swimming lessons. We also will travel to Telendos which will give our session a taste of adventure.

KIKO

Private Chef, caring for food

During 10 years I have worked as a marine biologist. I was always curious and interested in everything related with food, ingredients and food production systems.

 

In 2010 I have decided follow my instinct and start working in the catering industry. To complement my knowledge, I have graduated in Culinary Art at Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril.

In the dinners I organize I try to give a gastronomic experience in which the guests feel that there a reason to eat in that place it particular. And with It comes a world of culture, history, technic and care.

One of the plates I find more representative would be the tomato salad I prepare. It´s made with different varieties of tomatoes so that the guests understand that a tomato is not only a tomato. And that depending on the varieties it gets a splash of vinegar, or not.

Main interests: Food, food, food, photography and tourism

More info here

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UPCOMING RETREATS IN 2022

Six retreats are organised between June and October. Retreats start on a Sunday and end on a Friday. Departures and arrival are on Saturday. The Saturday night of your arrival is included.

The group will be composed of a maximum of 5 participants.


With Elena

  1. 19th to 24th of June (arrival on the 18th from 15:00 and departure on the 25th from 12:00)

  2. 26th of June to 1st of July (arrival on the 25th from 15:00 and departure on the 2nd from 12:00)

Elena will give you a 90min Ayurvedic Massage Therapy during your stay. An optional Nutrition & lifestyle consultation can be booked before your trip (please let us know via the booking form). More info here

With Noga

  1. 18th to 23rd of September (arrival on the 17th from 15:00 and departure on the 24th from 12:00)

  2. 25th to 30th of September (arrival on the 14th from 15:00 and departure on the 1st from 12:00)

  3. 2nd to 7th of October (arrival on the 1st from 15:00 and departure on the 8th from 12:00)

She will give you a 45 minutes Thai massage during your stay.

 

FAQ

How to book the retreat?

Please fill in the contact form below to register your interest. To confirm your attendance you will be required to deposit 500 €. This amount is non refundable. If for any reason you cannot come, you will have a voucher for any other retreats during the year.

What is included in the price?

Accommodation

  • 7 nights with single bed in shared room for two and one bthroom per room

  • Private pool on the terrace

  • Daily cleaning of the house, clean towels everyday and beach towels

Meal

  • 7 breakfasts

  • Daily coffee/tea & fresh seasonal local fruits & snacks available at all times

  • 5 dinners in the villa cooked by our Chef

Wellness

  • 6 yoga sessions

  • Yoga mat: for COVID health measures we recommend you bring your on mat. Mats will be available at local store and we will have a few safety mats.

  • 1 Ayurvedic or Thai massage

Boat Trip

  • 1 day on boat, swimming with dolphins, visit of Pserimos (an island next to Kalymnos)

Climbing

  • 5 climbing sessions and 1 Deep Water Solo session

  • Insurance for the climbing activity, Fred is fully insured in professional liability (Contract Signed By MMA)

  • Transportation on the cliffs from the villa

  • The equipment: harness*, helmet*, belay device, quickdraws, ropes, belay glasses, climbing shoes*

*It's better to use yours if you have

What is not included in the price?

Transportation

  • Flight to arrive and to leave Kalymnos

  • Taxi to arrive and to leave Arginonta where is the villa

  • Transportation during free time

  • Private travel insurance

Wellness

  • Optional: 1-2-1 nutrition & lifestyle online consultation (90 minutes) with Elena* before your trip to help you make the best out of your holiday

Meal

  • 2 dinners in tavernas

Climbing

  • Climbing shoes but tell us if you haven't, we will find a solution.

 

RETREAT BOOKING FORM

Please contact us for any information or reservation. As soon as you sign up you will receive a fully detailed email with our offers, recommendations and further info.

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