Breath of LIfe Yoga Retreats Crete-Greece

Heraklion-Crete, Greece

Breath of LIfe Yoga Retreats Crete-Greece teaches meditation techniques and self-realization seminars and also organizes certified meditation and yoga retreats.

Reviews 28

  • Anonymous

    November 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    I really like our instructor and his style. We learned many things, sometimes it was difficult but it was one of the greatest times for me in my life. I feel that I started a journey with yoga there. The place was also good.

    Sometimes the food was a disappointment. Also, we were not well informed at the beginning and Shiva was sometimes a difficult person.

  • Tashina Viola Baetscher United States

    October 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The house is gorgeous, clean, comfortable, feels like home and has an incredible energy. The food was amazing, the activity offered a lot of variety and with that space to grow more and more. This place is perfect on every level. All the instructors truely give all their heart to you, supporting you, crying with you and laughing with you. I can't put into words how incredible this TTC was.. Heart opening and truely transformative

  • Thelma Georgiev Germany

    October 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    I enjoyed the level of expertise from the trainers, the serenity of the surroundings and found the whole experience liberating.


  • Dirk Raeymakers Belgium

    October 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The way the course was build .

    My body did not like sitting on the Floor ( eating and theory classes ) So much ?, but after A while iT got better .

  • Regina Sibylle Surber Republic of Italy

    October 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Sounds childish, but basically everything.

    Hm. Maybe bikes that run smoother? Yet they also worked for what they were needed for.

  • Léa Balbo France

    September 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The Caravan was lovely, it was really nice to wake up with the sunrise view for the morning meditation. The house, pool and services associated was great.

    The yoga training itself was more than I was expected - I felt myself improving every day mentally and physically. The training covers all fundamental aspects of the Hatha Yoga and teaching. On top of that, Giorgos and Shiva are great teachers inspirers who recognise and support each individual teacher trainees, they helped me to open up my consciousness and accelerated my personal growth and connection with my "self" which is vital as a teachers, and for my personnal life. I feel that I had a deep insight into the science and a real understanding which really transformed me and gave me hope and motivation to keep on this path.

    I learned so much thinks, and a beautiful human experience.

    Thank you to Maria, Eleni, Giorgios, Shiva, Helen, Lady cooker and the lovely Vasiliki who take care of me and support me all during this amazing Journey.

    Merci, I will definitely be back!

    Om shanti shanti shanti.

    Léa <3

  • Agnesa Mehmeti Albania

    September 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Everything was better than expected. The location, the food, the entire program and of course the teachers, Giogos and Shiva.

    Thank you for this wonderful experience. It was tough but very useful. I would come back again :-)

  • Anonymous

    August 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The course was an amazing experience. The content of the course exceeded my expectations by far, the fellow students and teachers too. The nature was spectacular, perfect for the intention of starting this exciting inner journey. I don't remember when I would have laughed so much last time. Many other emotions were involved too! It was one of the best things I've done in my life and I strongly recommend Breath of Life in Lentas!

    Some practicalities could be improved: Would help with a sanskrit vocabulary (both asanas and philosophy-related) and a more pedagogic way of taking notes about asanas. More time for sharing thoughts with course mates in the beginning! And info about not being allowed to wear shorts should be given before the course.

    But these are just some suggestions. The course was unforgettable and more than I could wish for!

  • Μarina Katsonouri Cyprus

    August 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    I like the classess the environment made you feel sooo safe

    I like a lot Giorgos and Natasa

    Our accomodation was really nice and clean


  • Maud Bruno Belgium

    July 2017, BookMeditationRetreats



  • Anonymous

    July 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Great yoga classes and brilliant inspiring teachers.

    Just a few adjustments were hard at the beginning, like the time we ate at and the different foods etc. At times it was also hard to adjust to living with a group of seven girls of the same age as there was sometimes tension, but the learning experience overall was great.

  • Maria Kjartansdottir Iceland

    July 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    I Cant even choose, i Loved My teachers, gorgia our cook was abasolutly Great and Í met the Most wonderfull people!!! + Í got a lot out of the study's it was very interesting and I feel stronger both physically and mentally!!

    The only thing I can mention is that I got very little information before arriving

  • Bianca Bianchi

    BookYogaRetreats website

    My experience at the Breath Of Life Yoga Center - Crete was hands down incredible. The retreat center, Levinthios, was even more beautiful than shown in the images, and the village of Lentas was charming with friendly locals and the accommodations were like dream, even the budget affordable apartments in the village were nice and close by. I'll never forget the crystal clear ocean to swim in, delicious meals every day and most importantly the Yoga!

    Maria lead a spiritual and informative teacher training. I was able to return to the US with everything I needed to teach at a studio in San Francisco. The training allowed me to understand the history and meaning behind the Yoga Philosophy, while simultaneously understanding my self. It wasn't easy, as there are some challenging topics to cover, but in the end I felt transformed. I hope I can return next year to compete the 300 hour training.

  • Jana Kaminski

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    I think the training was generally good. The trainer George was very precise and taught us a lot. I have learned a lot. I liked the fact that we also had philosophy and chanting. The food was very good but not necessarily 100% yogi. I think it was a very good balance between recharging and deepening your knowledge about yoga.

  • Aurelie Laborde France

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    French version

    Ce mois de juin passé avec Maria et Giorgos, a été un merveilleux moment, un précieux cadeau pour appréhender la vie d'un point de vue yogi et heureux! Les professeurs sont remplis de bienveillance et vous accompagnent de près. L'enseignement est très complet. Le groupe vient du monde entier, et l'ambiance est très chaleureuse. Le lieu est magnifique, un paradis, du soleil, des fleurs, la Méditerranée, un calme bienfaiteur! Et une note toute particulière pour Yanis et sa famille, en cuisine, qui nous ont régalés avec des excellents plats végétariens... Un bonheur pour les papilles! Je suis très heureuse d'avoir vécu cette expérience, certes intensive, mais réellement enrichissante! Je vous le recommande et espère pouvoir y retourner très bientôt....Un grand MERCI à Maria, Giorgos, Yanis et toute sa famille!

    English version

    This month with Maria and Giorgos, was a wonderful moment, a precious gift to have a look on our Life with a yogic and happy point of view! Teachers take care of you and help you a lot to understand and practice. The atmosphere is really kindness, and joyful.. And students come over the world, really Nice and friendly. The levinthos place is amazing, beautiful and really quiet. Meals were also amazing and delicious, thanks to Yanis and his family..And a big thanks to Maria and Giorgos... Hope i will come again!! Gyaaaaan mudra!

  • Ying United States

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    The one week retreat was undoubtedly one of the best weeks of my life. It was everything I had hoped for and much, much more. The beauty of the location was absolutely breathtaking. I'm usually not a morning or even nature person, but I found myself getting up at 5 a.m. to watch the sunrise and not wanting the night to arrive because I could not get enough of the beauty that surrounded me. The yoga classes, meditation, workshops, and chanting were all exactly what I needed. They were healing, challenging, fun, and transformational. The classes were small so you had lots of attention from the teachers. Maria and Harish were fantastic teachers who were kind, spiritual, and genuinely cared about your growth and needs. I was a bit nervous about eating vegetarian food for the entire week because I'm often hungry when I don't eat a lot of protein and am a picky eater in general. To my surprise, the food was incredibly delicious, and all the ingredients were locally grown! It was difficult to leave this retreat because of how perfect everything was, but I have walked away with many tools and much inspiration for my life going forward. I will definitely return one day.

  • Rosie

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    The training, teachers, location, food, and people were all above and beyond my expectations. Never having done a yoga retreat, I arrived apprehensive and uneasy. This was quickly settled by the amazing Greek hospitality of Yanis, John, and Argiro, as well as Maria and Harish. Here in Lentas I experienced more them just a teacher training. The teaching combination of Maria and Harish is so dynamic and powerful. With Harish I was pushed to my full potential and learnt more about Hatha yoga and then with Maria it was a completely different approach which I also thoroughly enjoyed. I was challenged both physically and mentally almost every day. Thank you for such an amazing body, mind, and soul journey. I hope to spread what I’ve learnt from you with as many people as I can. Also the food and location were divine!

  • Vilde

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    Thank you for a wonderful time here in Lentas! I came here to learn more about yoga and meditation, to get more self-discipline, and it had it all! The place here is one of the most peaceful places I have even been to, a strong healing power lies in the ground here. Thank you for this healing. The teachers Harris and Maria did a great job teaching. They manage to see whole person, not just the student. My days here has been a turning point in many ways to observe myself and life in Norway, felt good! The food here was amazing, the rooms were great-no complains. Thank you for everything these four weeks, I wish you all the very best and good luck! Namaste! Love and light.

  • Mira

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    Thank you for witting me listen again. I opened my ears, eyes, and senses. I found back to the place within me where there’s calm and peace. I got back on track. I now feel inspired, lucky, and content. Thank you from my heart.

  • Mary Canada

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    My first 200 hours of yoga teachers training program in June 28, 2014. My program was full of practicing, learning and doing new asanas. Although the course is intensive because of a lot of material, I found the text book very helpful and simple to read. In addition, each asana was fully demonstrated in details before performing it. This is huge to me to learn each asana the right way before teaching it to the others. I truly enjoyed focusing every day on studding philosophy and learning the real principles of practicing yoga. Learning tras and chanting every day was something I enjoyed and that we don’t do often in Western countries. Fully enjoyed our relaxation techniques and doing meditation. Although this program is just the basic seven first training program, I think I have learned and gained knowledge a lot over than one month. The accommodation was good and the place is great for a yoga retreat, as it is far from all the destruction and close to nature! It has been a peaceful, energetic, and relaxing place for yoga. Thank you Maria Deligianni and Harischandra for the great experience and unforgettable yoga adventure! Namaste!

  • Igor

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    Yamas to Lentas to Levinthos! Oppa! Janis is the true lion of Lentas and all should hail the king and his family for the truly rule Levinthos with love, the proof in the food! Much love to Maria and Harris for bringing so many beautiful people together and then making them laugh, sweat, and cry because yoga takes true love and passion for one’s trade.

  • Charity

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    A beautiful place to begin my yoga adventure! Thank you for providing me with everything I needed for a memorable journey. Love and light.

  • Ruth

    BookYogaRetreats website

    I would like to express my most sincere review. It has been a month of learning, training, sharing, joy, tears, friendship, support, and self-observation. The treat we have had the last month has been superb. The teacher and the host have been supportive and caring. We all have felt at home. The knowledge acquired during this last month will be spread out. I highly recommend this place for those who, either want to go any deeper in the yoga or do the teacher training. Excellent. Recommendable.

Testimonials 10

  • Honnie The Netherlands

    Yoga Retreats Crete-Greece website

    Thank you Maria and Harrish. You have made this course unforgettable. You have a place in my heart together with the students that made the same choice as I did: do the 200-hours teacher training in Lentas! It was perfect in balance: the serious emotional moments and the fun we had together. I will take this experience home with me into my life.

  • Natasa

    Yoga Retreats Crete-Greece website

    It was a really helpful, cheerful, and hardworking training, which was what I needed. Once in a while you can have this chance and I had it, that’s why I am so grateful. I couldn’t have more good teachers, I am sure that was meant to be. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  • Rodi

    Yoga Retreats Crete-Greece website

    It was a wonderful, intensive month. I feel as if my life is on a wonderful track thanks to this uplifting course. I’ve discovered my physical, mental, and spiritual capacities here and am so grateful for this. Peace, love.

  • Kelli Netherlands

    Yoga Retreats Crete-Greece website

    It was a wonderful experience here in the Lentas retreat center that I am so grateful for. I will always remember it with lots of happiness and satisfaction. I received from my teachers so beautiful knowledge which I am deeply thankful. Lots of love and light. Special thanks to the family of the Levinthos retreat and their personnel for their great care and love!

  • Angeliki Greece

    Yoga Retreats Crete-Greece website

    Such a beautiful month, a big sack of knowledge. I leave so satisfied and happy that a new 'path' starts and I met wonderful people and teachers. Really, I will miss you everyone. I wish to all of you a life full of happiness 'come from inside'! Love and laugh in the rest of our trip!

  • Theodore Karkaletsis Greece

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    The yoga retreat was honestly a very interesting experience for me. Actually it was my first ever experience on yoga. Everything went on very smoothly in a very picturesque environment and I got the feeling that I knew most of the participants for some time - although it was the first time I was meeting them. What I got out of it was simple "things" that we all truly know somewhere deep in ourselves and we so easily and sometimes permanently forget because of our modern way of living. The retreat helped us consciously remind ourselves of these simples "things". I would definitely suggest it 100% to everyone, especially to those that didn't have the chance so far in their lives to learn what yoga is all about - accept those that have real problem, waking up early, or eating only vegetarian food. Give yourselves a small gift by simply trying it! Namaste!

  • Eleni Davaki

    Yoga Retreats Crete-Greece website

    It was really amazing! The teacher the fellow participants were all amazing! I left from everything and I let everything behind me! I was so in touch with myself all these days that's why when I came back home I felt more quiet and happier! Also in this retreat was the beginning of a very good friendship!

  • George Zozonakis

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    The Hatha yoga seminar for teachers offered me deep knowledge about the human nature. I took lessons about anatomy, psychology, methodology, and the philosophy of yoga. The practice of meditation, asanas, and pranayama helped me a lot to learn myself deeper than ever had. I practice the discipline and it was a very beautiful personal experience. Thanks to my teachers Maria Deligianni, Harischandra, and Amalia Zampoulaki.

  • Renata Sifaki

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    Having just recovered from an operation and not being able to practice yoga for few months, I had some doubts about following this intensive retreat program. Arriving in a village in the heart of Crete, the scenery and the view was breathtaking and the organizers hospitality made me feel like home. Practicing yoga in the open air near the vineries and looking at the sunrise was amazing. Maria, Haris, and all the trainers are not just experienced and professional yoga trainers and therapists but they also put their soul into this. Only a few days after the retreat, I felt stronger, healthier, peaceful, and closer to myself A wonderful experience, not to miss!

  • Polina Poulorini

    Yoga Retreats Crete-Greece website

    I attended the yoga teacher's training last year and throughout the whole of it I enjoyed both theoretical and practical expansion of my knowledge on yoga till then. I, therefore, benefited very much in gaining confidence on one matter, how to lead different groups and kinds of people towards self-observation and how to help them release their bodies and souls. Moreover, it has opened a completely new door to me, profession-wise.

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