Wed, Jul 05|
Rituals for Life, Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat with Vicky Tomsky
How can you create simple daily rituals & practices to welcome more compassion, courage, kindness, self-esteem, self- care and stability into your emotional, mental & physical world?
When & Where
Jul 05, 2023, 6:00 PM – Jul 09, 2023, 2:00 PM
Secret Hill, Lefkada 311 00, Greece
Everything You Need to Know
Rituals for Life- Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat with Vicky Tomsky, July 5-9, 2023
Imagine 5 days of movement & breathing, healing meditation, mini workshops about Yoga & Ayurveda, touring, rest, and delicious Greek fresh food in a paradise. Join us to fully immerse yourself in the gifts of nature without rushing anywhere while you learn how to bring the practical gifts of this practice into all aspects of your life.
Why a yoga retreat?
To relax, to heal, to connect, to explore the outer and inner world. So many great reasons.
A yoga retreat can be an intimate way of deepening yourself through daily practice, powers of concentration, and healing.
Escape your busy and exhausted life with us during this summer to a place where the mountains and the Ionian Sea meet.
We'll be staying in a gorgeous resort on Lefkada Island in Greece.
Explore yourself, make new friends, discover new abilities, and enjoy your heart out.
Lefkada Island awaits!
The retreat is limited to 15 people only so hurry up to sign in!
All levels are welcome!
What do I get?
* 4 nights of Accommodation
* Daily morning active yoga practice
* Afternoon Restorative Yoga/ Guided Meditation /philosophy discussions
* Ayurveda Workshop
* 2 daily nutritious and delicious meals made by an in-house chef (one breakfast and one dinner)
* 1 excursion
* Stunning views (:
*One massage with Early Bird Registration
1) Private Boat trip
From Nidri to Meganisi & Skorpios islands. - You sail around small and famous islands. You swim at Onassis' island named Skorpios. You also visit a very massive sea cave with petrol-colored waters, that they used to hide a warship during world war 2, named Papanikolis. You will visit the neighboring island Meganisi and walk around the Katomeri (main town) and you can also enjoy your lunch or coffee by the sea and swim also if you like.
2) Visit Nidri town
You can visit Nidri waterfalls, or even dive in and then walk around the traditional town of Nidri. Nidri is one of the most known villages of the island, for its beautiful restaurants and relaxing walks around the streets. You can enjoy shopping at the local traditional shops or you can enjoy great seafood by the marina.
3) Visit Kathisma beach
Similarly to Porto Katsiki, Kathisma has been distinguished among the top 10 beaches in the Mediterranean for several years.
About Secret Hill
Located in Athani, 1.9 km from Egremnoi Beach, SECRET HILL has accommodations with a shared lounge, free private parking, a terrace and a restaurant. Offering a bar, the property is located within 9.8 km of Vasiliki Port.
Rooms include a patio with a pool view.
The nearest airport is Aktion Airport, 59.5 km from SECRET HILL.
How do I get to Lefkada?
There is no airport on the beautiful island of Lefkada. The closest one is located in Preveza, a lovely town on the Greek mainland in Epirus. Aktion National Airport receives flights from Corfu and Zakynthos all year round, while during summer there are many extra flights from various locations around Europe. Notice that no flights from Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" to Aktion National Airport are carried out. From Preveza, you can easily reach Lefkada by KTEL bus or by taxi, since the island is linked to the mainland with a bridge. You can find further information about the timetables of KTEL buses on www.ktelprevezas.gr.
Athens to Lefkáda bus option:
Buses run three times a day between Athens and Lefkáda. The earliest departure is at 13:00 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Athens is at 19:00 which arrives in Lefkáda at 00:15. All services run direct with no transfers required, and take on average 5h 15m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Located above the islands of Kefalonia and Ithaca, Lefkada island is separated from the mainland, the prefecture of Aitoloakarnania by a narrow channel; a drawbridge above the channel and a bridge above the lagoon connect the island to the mainland. Thanks to those bridges, Lefkada is the only island that can be reached by road.
The mountainous and fertile island of Lefkada is mainly covered with dense and verdant vegetation. The two highest peaks rise over 1,000 meters. The popularity of Lefkada is mostly due to its amazing landscape and to its wonderful, paradise-like beaches with endless sand, impressive turquoise waters and majestic vertical rocky cliffs.
Despite being one of the most beautiful and popular islands of Greece, Lefkada remains quite undeveloped and authentic with traditional villages, sea lakes, and pure nature. It is also a famous destination for windsurfing and kite surfing lovers because some of its wonderful beaches offer ideal conditions for these sports.
Lefkada is also known for its perfect sailing conditions. As you will quickly discover, Lefkada constitutes a perfect destination for peaceful, educational or sportive holidays.
For costs please email Vicky directly:
A 500 Euro deposit is required to book your room
-Deposit is not refundable
-Before May 1st: 50% refund
-After May 1st: no refund
Contact Vicky for further details at : email@example.com or click the button below!
It would be wonderful to have you there!
What other people share about their experiences :
''Hi Vicky, I miss you!!! 😘
I wanted to thank you again for this amazing retreat you created and led together with Adriano. You gave me a lot of inspiration and motivation to apply what I learned on a daily level, as a way of life. I don't remember when anyone else affected me like that. You are like a Yoga Magician for me and your talent of giving to others is 200% and has an impact of 1000%.
I've been starting my mornings with 5 yoga exercises like you taught us and I also do meditation, gratitude and writing...
The big plus is that I practice a healthy posture while sitting and walking...
I really feel that I have found the direction to recover and fill myself with calmness and peace. I will definitely continue with it.
I love you a lot❤️''
''I joined Vicky’s retreat in Thailand after 3 years of Covid -19 (this is my 4th retreat with Vicky), during which I stopped moving my body for a long time. My goal was to return to yoga, to return to myself. Vicky's innovative approach helped me fall back in love not only with yoga, she helped me fall back in love with my body, its capabilities and the way it is built. I arrived with concerns and left strengthened, both on the mat and in life. Thank you very much for everything, looking forward to the next retreat!''
''I joined yoga retreat with Vicky feeling with hesitation and hatred feelings for yoga.
At first, I told myself that I wouldn't come to yoga (asana) classes and would just rest in the room or sit by the sea but, then I met Vicky, and wow wow and again wow!
Vicky taught me a different yoga, a yoga that adapts itself to me, a yoga that I don't need to be skinny or blonde to practice yoga.
Vicky teaches yoga that is far beyond fitness activity, a yoga that connects me to me, a yoga that brings calmness and peace to the body and mind. The big shift for me was that every morning when I get to the yoga mat, I can choose what is right for my body today.
Vicki taught me that the way I choose to deal with my personal practice is exactly how I deal with things in my life. As time passes, I realized how true this is and suddenly when I see a similar situation on my yoga mat I manage to be more compassionate and kind to myself and the situation.
Vicky taught me that in yoga you can also be rest, which means listening to your body.
The fact that I choose this does not mean that I give up and do not progress, on the contrary, I choose what my body needs right now without any guilt or shame.
Vicky taught me how much yoga is much more than poses and mantras, but it's really a way of life. A way of life that I wish everyone to find and stick to. I came to a yoga and healing retreat and I just fell in love with yoga and more than that I fell in love with Vicky''
''My experience at the Yoga retreat in Thailand with Vicky was so powerful and meaningful, in body and mind, that I feel obligated to share and spread the word.
I have not yet come across professionalism like Vicky's. I have gone through many types of training throughout my life, in many settings, and this is the first time I felt that I could let go and trust completely. The level of knowledge and control of the material, recognition of all the nuances and adjustments required for each body with the highest resolution available - I knew I was in the best hands to entrust myself to. Also in terms of the emotional experience, Vicky does everything with such warmth and pleasantness that you are enveloped in the feeling that everything is possible, and that's how boundaries are truly broken. A huge thank you for the support and guidance you gave me to surprise myself and open my body to abilities I never imagined I would have.''