A soothing experience of stillness and harmony amid the mind blowing scenery of the Aegean sea. While on this retreat, you will be guided through a more in-depth yogic journey of manifestation, provided step-by-step yogic techniques and will be equipped with lifelong tools that you can take with you and utilize in your day-to-day life. Classes are specially themed practices designed to guide through the process of manifesting your dream life. Practices will include yoga asanas, sound baths, breath work and meditation all interwoven to utilize all of the senses to channel your energy toward manifesting your deepest desires.
After a morning yoga practice you can enjoy free access to Lalon Idor Spa which is situated on the magical island of Amorgos, well known for its healing and transformative energy, dramatically beautiful landscapes and medicinal herbs that grow wildly on its hills and valleys, as well as its hypnotic blue waters. Or you can enjoy one of the many exciting activities that are available, from scuba diving, hiking to wine tasting and Greek cooking lessons. The group will gather again for a gentle afternoon healing practice of meditation and sound bath guided by Effy Bongard, that is tied in to the theme of the retreat of manifesting your dream life. During the evening, dinner will be provided, the food is cooked with organic ingredients straight from the garden, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan dishes are also available. After that you can enjoy free time through out the night, wether its a fun night with like minded people within the group, exploring the island, enjoying the resort amenities, or a quiet night of reflection and journaling.
What People Are Saying About Aegialis Hotel and Spa
Aegialis Hotel & Spa is a 5 star luxury resort located on the island of Amorgos, only a ferry ride away from Mykonos, Santorini and other near by Greek islands.
“The perfect destination in Amorgos:Delicious breakfast even for the most demanding tastes, big rooms looking to the sea with separate verandas, two excellent restaurants and a lovely staff making you feel at home. This is the place Gentlemen and Ladies! Endless holidays!” - Trip Advisor Review
“I am so in love with this resort! The staff is amazing, the rooms are exquisite and - that view! Oh my! We arrived by ferry in the middle of the night and I woke up to the view in the picture below! There was always plenty of food and everything we had was delicious. Sinking into bed at night with those linens... ahhh! I hope to return soon, Ms Irene and her staff at Aegialis truly make you feel like family!” - Trip Advisor Review
“Wonderful stay in a beautiful natural setting, cliffside above the Agean Sea. The staff and hotel are truly exceptional. Poolside bar and restaurant were a favorite hangout spot - tasty drinks, food and gelato. I would not leave if I could stay. I hope to visit again soon.” - Trip Advisor Review
Your Teachers & Healers
She has been practicing yoga for over a decade and studied with world-renowned yoga teachers Travis Eliot and Lauren Ekstrom, as she completed her 300 hours Yoga-Alliance certification, and continuing her education toward 500 [RYT]. When not teaching yoga, and having earned a master’s degree in Organizational Behavior, Maha works with Fortune 100 companies to help educate their leaders on how to create a productive, healthy and progressive work environment for their people.
Maha is a wellness and high-performance expert that offers a wide range of programs that include motivational and wellness speaking engagements, meditation practices, breathing techniques, yin-yoga practices, and overall mindfulness educational offerings that create clarity in the mind, allowing participants to reach their fullest potential.
Effy is a yoga teacher [RYT 300 Ashtanga Yoga] and certified sound healer, fortunate to study with the famous, Andrew Clark. She is currenlty based in Paris, and her french friends call her Floriane. Before moving back to Paris, Effy owned the gorgeous Fauve Yoga Club in Santa Monica, California. Yoga, sound baths and meditation changed her life, as far as she can remember, she has always tried to quiet what her body was telling her, and power through life, denying any physical or emotional pain. When she started practicing yoga, something shifted; she finally felt empowered for her own healing, feeling connected and in harmony.
As she led her first sound bath, it was love at first sight. It instantly brought her to a meditative state, able to practice being present and going within. It became very clear to her that she needed to share this healing gift with the world. Whether you are looking to heal or just want to bring more harmony and balance into your life, she is here to hold space for you to reset & elevate your mind to align you with your highest version of yourself.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this retreat for?
Whether you are an advanced yogi or looking to start a new healthy lifestyle, this retreat is for you. It is a great way to bring your body, mind, and soul into harmony, as you re-modulate through a different biorhythm.
I have never practiced yoga twice a day before, is it going to be too demanding on my body?
The evening practice will require very little physical effort, as it will be a sound bath, meditation, restorative or yin practice. It is designed to allow your body to recover, heal and seal-in the benefits of the morning vinyasa practice. The morning practice will be the invigorating vinyasa/power yoga style.
What is a sound bath?
A sound bath is a mediative experience in which gongs and sound bowls are played in a way to promote a more relaxed mind and nervous system, while participants are mostly laying down, or in a seated position if that is more supportive for their body. The vibrations of the sound recalibrate the mind and body and bring them into alignment. It is a journey of self discovery and inner exploration that promotes deep relaxation and peace, expansion of consciousness, and helps to open the body’s entire energetic system. Benefits of a sound bath include improved sleep, reduction of depression and anxiety, relief from migraines and chronic pain as well as a renewed sense of well-being, calm, and happiness.
I am new to yoga, will I be able to keep up?
All levels are welcome. Maha believes that comparison is the thief of joy, and always ensures that everyone feels like they belong on the mat. Providing modifications and encouraging participants to go at their own pace, and take as many breaks as they need to. Empowering participants to take charge of their own body and overall wellbeing.
What if I am traveling solo?
We got you covered! About most yoga retreat participants and adventure seekers travel alone. We will find you a roommate if you want a shared room. You will meet like-minded people, and be part of a supportive community.
Learn how to manifest your greatest dreams into your physical reality, and create the life of your deepest desires. Our desires exist for a reason, they are not random or insignificant, and they can effortlessly become your physical reality. Step away from the noise of your daily routine and responsibilities, and invest time in yourself. During this retreat you will learn how to:
Mentally detox your mind to create space and clarity
Design a new blueprint for a life that better serves you, one that you truly desire
Practice yogic techniques that channel your energy, and shape your subconscious mind to align your actions with the reality that you want to manifest
Reconnect with your true blissful self and transform your life on this healthy summer vacation! Join Maha Bodhi and international sound bath and yoga teacher Effy Bongard (AKA Floriane), for the experience of a lifetime! Aegialis Hotel & Spa is a 5 star luxury resort located on the island of Amorgos, only a ferry ride away from Mykonos, Santorini and other near by Greek islands.
Early Bird Price
$200 OFF, for the first 10 participants to sign up, valid until January 20, 2020.
$2,299 - sea view double occupancy room (**ALMOST SOLD OUT!) -excluding online booking fee
$3,199 - sea view single occupancy room - excluding online booking fee
Regular prices will be in effect after January 20, 2020
3 payments of $833 for a sea view shared occupancy room - online booking fee already included
3 payments of $1,133 for a sea view single occupancy room- online booking fee already included
Reserve your spot with a $500 non-refundable deposit, the deposit will go toward your balance.
To ensure the best quality experience, this retreat will be limited to a small group of participants. WILL SELL OUT FAST, reserve your spot now!
All payments are final and non-refundable. Please review the strict cancellation policy and payment agreements below.
What is Included:
7-night accommodation in Superior room with private balcony and sea view
Yoga & Sound Bath Daily
2 yoga classes daily and sound baths, classes will include a verity of styles such as vinyasa, yin, restorative, sound bath, breath work, meditation, dharma talks, guest teachers and much more! Delivered by Maha Bodhi and Effy (Floriane) Bongard
Breakfast served on buffet daily, with organic ingredients from our own garden, and fresh orange juice
Delicious healthy lunch or dinner daily, including vegetarian and vegan dishes
Free use of Spa facilities (sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, indoor seawater swimming pool, fitness center)
One free 30-minute Swedish massage
10% discount on Spa Body Treatments
Free use of Yoga shalas and yoga equipment (mats, blocks, stripes, bolsters, blankets)
Unlimited Internet access
Arrival and departure transfers on Amorgos (port-hotel-port)
Authentic Greek cooking classes
Greek dance lessons
Guided bus Island tours
Guided hiking tours
Amorgos tender-boat adventure
Garden- herbal & distillery tour
Icon painting demonstration
**at an additional cost
Morning power practice: vinyasa yoga/sound bath
Free time and/or planned excursions
Afternoon gentle practice: sound bath/yin/restorative/meditation/ breath work
**Schedule subject to change
What is not Included
Airport & Ground Transfers
Ferry ticket to the island
Trip Insurance (required)
1 meal per day lunch or dinner