Rest & Rejuvenate with a
Seven Night Yin, Qi Gong & Yoga Nidra Retreat
in Ithaca, Greece
May 27 - June 3, 2023
Itha108 is a Grecian island retreat set in a place of outstanding natural beauty, providing a space specifically for peace, relaxation and practice. Ithaca, home of Itha108, is one of the smallest in the Ionian island constellation that is radiating with Grecian authenticity. Itha108 overlooks the sea and the eastern coastline of neighbouring Kefalonia from an elevated wilderness of olive trees and exposed rocks that provide the elements around which it is built, allowing its natural beauty to speak for itself. An emphasis on indoor-outdoor living ensures full use of the land and its treasures that extend to sweeping and hidden beaches below.
About the Retreat
Join long time friends, Michelle and Susanne, for an enriching immersion at the beautiful Itha108 Yoga and Creative Resort on the mythical island of Ithaca. This relaxing yoga retreat will provide the space for you to slow down, giving your body and soul ample opportunity to rejuvenate from the inside out.
Feel invigorated each morning from energy enhancing meditations, pranayama and qi gong inspired practices. Naturally fall into a greater sense of relaxation in the evenings through Yin and yoga nidra. Plus, two 90 minute self-myofascial release workshops led by Michelle, to work out any long held tension or knots, inviting the body to melt into the retreat even further.
After seven days of the warm sun, ocean breeze and daily yoga you are sure to return home a whole new person!
We have carefully selected our location to nourish you in a clean environment, healthy food and serenity around every corner in order to support your journey towards greater wholeness within.
Sample Daily Schedule
All sessions are optional. Attend as often or as little as desired.
7:30-8:00 Qi Cultivation Meditation & Pranayama
8:00-8:30 Qi Gong
10:00-11:30 Myofascial Release Workshop (Tuesday & Thursday only)
4:30-6:00 Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra (Monday & Wednesday Reiki Infused)
The Retreat Leaders
Susanne and Michelle immediately bonded while attending a training with Paul and Suzee Grilley (co-founders of Yin yoga) several years ago. Over time, it has become clear that they balance each other perfectly like yin and yang. In this retreat they will combine their extensive knowledge of healing energy practices and yoga to offer a rejuvenating experience like none other. Every morning Michelle will guide you through an invigorating meditation and Qi Gong practice. In the evenings, the two will join forces to bring you Yin yoga enhanced by reiki energy healing and a soothing yoga nidra.
Michelle Finch is a long time student of Yin, yoga philosophy and energy enhancing practices. She is passionate about making the healing practices of yoga accessible to as many people as possible helping them tos find greater harmony and peace within. She is known for her grounded, light hearted nature as well as her go with the flow attitude in life.
For Susanne, the hatha style was her entrance to yoga, but it is with Yin and Yoga Nidra that she feels most true to herself and finds deep peace within. She integrates these practices of deep relaxation with the healing practice of reiki which she will offer within some of the evening Yin classes. Susanne is known for her casual style and sense of humor as well as her love for good food.
All bedrooms can be either single or double occupancy. All are en-suite and air-conditioned, coco-mat mattresses, wood panelled ceilings and views across the Ionian sea towards Kefalonia. Each bedroom has a unique identity.
The two Mongolian yurts are light and airy inside, sleeping between one to two people. They contain comfortable beds with mosquito nets, coco-mat mattresses, stand up fan and en-suite bathrooms. Pathways and steps provide access to the yurt platforms, each with outdoor seating, positioned high among rocks and trees with beautiful sea views.
This retreat offers both single and double accommodations, many with beautiful ocean view balconies.
Check out examples of some of the room options below.
For a full list of retreat center rooms click here.
Food at Itha108 is fresh, sumptuous and made up of local produce. All vegetables are organic and sourced from the best of what Ithaca and neighbouring Kefalonia has to offer. Plentiful, home-cooked menus blend traditional Greek cuisine with a contemporary style. For the retreats, mainly vegetarian food is promoted, although freshly caught fish is available on request.
All meals included from dinner on May 27 through breakfast on June 3.
If taking a full day off site excursion, you may be required to purchase your lunch and/or dinner.
Single Occupancy Room Accommodations
Rooms: Raas, Old Library, White, New York
Private room, en suite bath, air conditioned
Single: $2,050 USD*
Only 2 Single Rooms Remaining (Raas & New York room)
Double Occupancy Room Accommodations
Rooms: Mango, India & Cave
Large rooms, large balcony or patio, en suite bath, air conditioned (except Cave)
Great for friends or couples
Double: $1,850 USD*
Luxury Yurts Double Occupancy Accommodations
Rooms: Metta & Yurt 1
En suite bath
Double: $1,650 USD*
Only 1 Yurt Space Remaining (Yurt 1)
*All payments will be invoiced in USD (current Euro to USD conversion is 1-1)
All major credit cards and Bank ACH accepted
7 nights accommodations
Gourmet vegetarian or omnivore meals (first night dinner thru last day breakfast)
Daily Yin & Reiki Classes
Daily meditation & pranayama practices
Daily Qi Gong inspired classes
2 Self-Myofascial Release workshops
Flight to Kefalonia Airport
Cost of excursions or extra on or off site activites
Additional spa services or alcohol sales
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance to ensure peace of mind.
$500 deposit due upon registration. Remaining balance due on or before April 1, 2023.
Balance invoices will be issued March 15, 2023 and must be paid no later than on or before April 1, 2023.
IMPORTANT: Balance payments not received by the deadline may result in the forfeiture of your space in the retreat.