Yoga & Singing in Crete
February 23 -March 2 2017
with Maria Deligianni & Eva Hillered
Find freedom in your voice and body, through soft yoga classes, breathing and vocal exercises. Get in touch with all the possibilities your voice have to express yourself, without any pressure to perform. Discover your unique sound. Find peace and stillness inside and get in touch with your unique creative flow, find confidence in your singing.
The workshop includes
- Daily yoga classes, meditation and mantra singing
- Daily Singing classes including:
Singing techniques, breathing excersises, vocal expression, singing in group, Individual singing-coaching in the group, writing exercises.
Maria was born in Athens, and she studied there psychology, theater, pedagogy, and dance. She studied the behavior, reaction, and expression of the human body and she guided seminars of body expression and relaxation, both in Athens and Crete. Maria was trained in Hatha yoga in Greece as well as abroad, in England and India, and she is a yoga trainer herself, recognized by Yoga Alliance International. She has been studying the world philosophy, discovering human evolution throughout time. Nowadays, she runs Breath of Life certified center in Heraklion, Crete.
Eva is a Grammy-nominated Swedish artist with 8 released CDs and a trained vocal teacher with over 20 years of experience of teaching singing and songwriting. Eva has developed her own singing method called Songfulness. She also runs the Swedish Online Singing school: ”Sångskolan på nätet”, and tours with her music in the US and Europe and gives workshops in Singing and Songwriting in Sweden and abroad.
Daily breakfast and lunch
In a family and relaxed environment of the newly built house of two levels, you can find on the ground floor, the living room for reading books or study yoga theory. The main yoga hall is on this floor with a fireplace on the side and a full view to the garden and the pool. At your free time, you can have a walk between fruit trees, olive trees, and flowers of the 3,000 square meter garden or getting a refreshing splash in the pool and relax in the lounge garden.
All the rooms’ and decoration is in a cozy minimal yogic style, having their own wardrobes verandas all around with panoramic mountain and garden view. There are shared bathrooms and a bathroom with Jacuzzi. All rooms are air-conditioned and Wi-Fi accessible. You can choose from among the following accommodation options:
Double room. Two single beds and shared bathroom.
Shared room. Four single beds and in-room bathroom.
Camping tent. Single tent and bed linen provided with outdoor water closet and showers.
•Yoga hall with panoramic view in the swimming pool and garden
•Free filtered water
•09.00 – 10.30: Yoga
•11.00 – 13.00: Yoga class
•13.00: Lunch/free time
•16.00 – 17.00: Yoga/meditation/mantra singing
•17.00 – 18.00: Singing
Yoga & Voice
Be inspired by soft yoga classes twice a day, open your body through yoga and breathing exercises. Take part of playful vocal exercises. Get in touch with your creative flow through singing and creative writing exercises.
The retreat center is located in a quiet and isolated place in Karteros Beach, a seafront place near Heraklion International Airport (HER) and the city center of Heraklion. The beautiful local beach is sandy and facing the Aegean Sea (about three kilometers in length) with facilities such as sunbeds, umbrellas, and water sports as well.
The beach does have the blue flag which means that it is clean and safe for swimming. Karteros Beach is also the beginning of two gorges that are easy to walk. Knossos, the capital of Minoan civilization, is eight kilometers away from the retreat center.
•Aegean Sea, 1 kilometer
•Heraklion City, 7 kilometers
•Heraklion International Airport (HER), 5 kilometers\
•Knossos, 8 kilometers
We chose the vegetarian diet in our retreats because it is effectively combined with the yoga and meditation practice as it is more easily digestible, following the principle of non violence (ahimsa) as well, according to yoga philosophy. The traditional Cretan diet contains delicious vegetarian meals, made of organic products from local vegetable and fruit gardens. Each meal contains nutritional requirement for keeping your body healthy and full of energy.
• 7 nights accommodation
•Breakfast and lunch
•Daily music workshops
•Daily yoga class
•Individual Coaching in group of singing techniques
What’s not included
•Transportation from and to the retreat center
Early bird 10% off the price when signing up before January 1
1 person Shared triple room SEK 7,023 Total price
1 person Shared double room SEK 7,550 Total price
2 persons Double room SEK 15,101 Total price
3 persons Triple room SEK 21,071 Total price
Arrival and departure
Arrival: Thursday February 23, 2017
Departure: Thursday March 2, 2017
How to get there
Arrival by airplane
Please book your flights to Heraklion International Airport (HER). From the airport, it’s a 10 minutes’ taxi ride to reach the yoga retreat center (taxi charge is about 15 EUR).
Arrival by boat
You can reach to Heraklion port from Piraeus by night boat or from other Greek islands by ferries or boats. From Heraklion port, you can reach the retreat center in 10 minutes (charging about 15 EUR).
Contact Breath of life with an E-mail to book:
If there still are places you will get all the bank information you need to secure your place in the workshop