Luxury yoga retreat on the stunning island of Ithaca, Greece

11 - 18 August 2018

Cost from £825

Teacher Jodi Boone

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About Itha108, Ithaca

Referred to as "Among the most beautiful yoga retreat centres in Europe" Itha108 combines elegance with natural beauty. Itha108 is located on the Island of Ithaca, which lies between the mainland of Greece and Kefalonia. This small island charms visitors with its lush greenery, pristine beaches and uniquely peaceful energy.

Respectfully built into the hillside with panoramic views of the Ionian Sea, Itha108 is an idyllic place for spiritual renewal. The retreat's stunning architecture creates seamless indoor/outdoor living for dining, bathing on sun-drenched terraces and relaxing in shady, quiet spots. This gives guests space to enjoy personal time, as well as the opportunity to connect with others and with nature.

 

The daily programme

In the mornings we will practice outdoors on the wooden yoga platform overlooking the sea. We'll begin with meditation and then move into an active practice, appropriate for all levels of practitioners.

The late-afternoon session will be a combination of yin and restorative yoga, as well as an exploration of alignment and deepening postures.

In between the morning and afternoon yoga sessions we will have daily walks to one of three beautiful beaches, all just 5 minutes away by foot. Spend your time swimming in the sea, sunbathing or taking a personal excursion to Kioni or Vathy - one of the picturesque Island villages for shopping and cafes. There is also the opportunity for a guided island hike or you can simply relax at Itha108 - read, relax, receive a take massage.

Meals & accommodation at Itha108

Food at Itha108 is fresh, delicious and made only from local produce. All vegetables are organic and sourced from the best of what the Islands of Ithaca and neighbouring Kefalonia have to offer. Plentiful, home-cooked menus blend traditional Greek cuisine with a contemporary style. All meals are vegetarian.

Itha108 offers lovely accommodation, decorated with furnishings from Rajasthan, India, as well as Greece. There are two styles of rooms: Bedrooms and Mongolian Yurts.

Bedrooms are located in the main house. Each room has its own private bathroom, air-conditioning, mosquito nets and sea views. Bedrooms sleep one or two people.

Mongolian Yurts are set on platforms, high among the rocks and trees, with sea views. The Yurts are light and airy and each bed has a mosquito net. Two of the yurts share a bathroom, which has been carved into the rocks, with a sea grass roof. There is one standard yurt and two luxury yurts that have en-suite bathrooms.

Comments

I just wanted to let you know that I had the most fantastic week on Ithaca. The place was beautiful and the food delicious. The group (which was brilliant) was absolutely unanimous about what a wonderful teacher Jodi was. Our sessions were always pitched perfectly and her sharing of knowledge was done with such clarity and inclusiveness.
Helen
We certainly had a great time at Itha108. The place exceeded our expectations. The food was delicious and of course Jodi is the best yoga teacher I have ever met! The group were all very nice and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Christel
I had an amazing time at Itha108. It was so nice to reconnect with Jodi and be in her company. She is very inspiring and has huge amount of experience and knowledge with yogic philosophy. All the people in the group told me how they loved Jodi and how they felt safe and healed around her. It was amazing to see for myself. Ingrid was amazing - she has built such a beautiful place with such beautiful energy. She was very helpful to others and very caring. I had an amazing time and to be with Jodi was a true blessing. Thank you again for organising it all.
Jess
I had a wonderful 2-week retreat at Ithaca with Jodi and Tami. I appreciate so much Jodi and Tami's care, support, knowledge and variety in the yoga lessons. The retreat Itha108 is just gorgeous - lovely accommodation and delicious food, prepared with love and care by the two cooks - whom we've come to know even better after two weeks.
Karen
Jodi, our leader for the week is a gifted teacher. She creates a calm and safe space where everyone can learn and grow at their own pace. Highly recommended.
Deirdre
Thank you all so much for a wonderful week in Ithaca. I can’t tell you how much it meant to me to be cared for in such a beautiful place. The practice was amazing and the group was terrific. I feel so fortunate to have been able to take part in such an inspirational experience. Thank you all for everything that you do to make this possible.
Liz
Amazing location, incredible yoga and brilliant food!
Gemma

Luxury yoga retreat on the stunning island of Ithaca, Greece, 11 - 18 August 2018

Costs

Double or twin bedroom with en suite bathroom: £925 per person
Single occupancy bedroom with en suite bathroom: £1225
Twin yurt with shared bathroom: £825 per person
Single occupancy yurt with shared bathroom: £1025
Twin yurt en suite: £875 per person
Single occupancy yurt en suite: £1075
Luxury twin yurt en suite: £925 per person
Single occupancy luxury yurt en suite: £1175

Includes:
Accommodation
Three vegetarian meals per day
Various hot & cold drinks and snacks
Two yoga sessions each day with one yoga free afternoon

Return taxi and boat transfers from Kefalonia airport to Itha108 on Ithaca are included if you arrive by 12 midday on 11 August and depart at a similar time on 18 August. Later arrivals will need to cover their own transfer costs of approx €90 split between up to 4 people each way.

If you are unable to arrive in time for the free group transfer, arrival into Kefalonia the day before could be a good alternative and we are happy to help you find accommodation close to the airport for one night.

Not included:
Flights to Kefalonia
Optional day trips to nearby villages or other excursions
Massage or other treatments

Travel Arrangements

The neighbouring island of Kefalonia has the closest airport with a range of direct flights from Europe and indirect flights via Athens on the Greek mainland.

There are a range of affordable flights from London with Easyjet, Ryanair, Thomas Cook and TUI. Travel via London is also an option worth exploring for International travellers. We recommend booking early to get the best deals.

Here are a selection of websites for flights to Kefalonia:
www.skyscanner.net
www.easyjet.com
www.ryanair.com
www.thomascookairlines.com
www.tui.co.uk

Return taxi and boat transfers from Kefalonia airport to Itha108 on Ithaca are included if you arrive by 12 midday on 11 August and depart at a similar time on 18 August. Later arrivals will need to cover their own transfer costs of approx €90 split between up to 4 people each way.

If you are unable to arrive in time for the free group transfer, arrival into Kefalonia the day before could be a good alternative and we are happy to help you find accommodation close to the airport for one night.