8 Days Wellness Yoga Retreat in Greece

  • Dolphin's Leap, Lefókastro, Pelion, Magnesia, Greece

Tai Chi, Pilates, Qi Gong, and Yoga Retreat Greece

Perfect for a week away to reconnect in beautiful boutique Hotel right on the sea hidden amongst olive trees, infinity pool and terraces, steps into sea and beach a stone's throw away. A paradise of peace and tranquility with the incredible wide Aegean sea stretching out in front of you and the natural forest of Greece surrounding you. Ioannis will spend a special week devoted to achieving healing and balance in your life.

Highlights

  • Daily Pilates sessions
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Evening sound bowl and Qi Gong sessions
  • Free time to relax or explore the beautiful the surroundings
  • Morning and evening yoga classes on the final day
  • Daily nutritious vegetarian meals
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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Dolphins Leap’s house is right next to the beach on the edge of a beautiful verdant forest. A beautiful open terrace in an olive grove will be your exercise platform, from which steps lead down and into the sea.

Guest accommodation for this retreat is in six luxuriously appointed beautiful twin bedrooms all with sea views and air conditioning. Four bedrooms are en-suite and two bedrooms have a shared bathroom. There are plenty of outdoor terrace areas if you want to find a quiet place to read and drink in the wonderful sea views. Meals are served on the al fresco dining area overlooking the sea.

This retreat is for small groups, maximum 10 in boutique style hotel accommodation run by caring and attentive owners providing healthy and nutritious meals. Outdoor classes take place on a yoga platform which is nestled in the olive trees from where steps lead down to the crystal clear blue Aegean Sea below. Gorgeous terraces with infinity pool provide plenty of space for rest and relaxation and also dolphin spotting in the bay below. Tranquil and airy double bedrooms all with far reaching uninterrupted sea views, some en suite. Village and a taverna just a ten minute jaunt along cobbled footpath and ancient mule track. This is our fourth year running retreats at our home in Greece.

Pilates takes place in the covered outdoor yoga terrace

Qigong sessions

A series of stretching and rhythmic movements combined with mindful breathing: inspired by Qigong, the synergy of movement and breath activates the energy channels of the body, nourishing and relaxing the organs and body systems.

Singing bowls sessions:

Meditation and relaxation with the help of singing bowls vibrations: sonic, sensory vibration that help the body enter a state of deep serenity.

It is also possible to chart a personal training program as well as a complete personalized wellness plan, involving holistic massage, reflexology and other sessions.

  • Ioannis Dovros

    Ioannis is a Pilates expert, health professional, and certified masseur and reflexologist. He has also been trained in Sujok acupuncture with a degree from the International Sujok Academy. He is a graduate of the Department of Physical Education and Sport of University of Thrace and has been trained in medical fitness as well as in the method of Clinical Pilates. Ioannis holds a Master of Science degree in Social - Clinical Psychology and also serves as a group facilitator through the psychotherapeutic method of non-directive intervention.

  • Molly Harragin

    Molly has taught and studied in the UK, Australia, Bali, and India. She is a 800-hour qualified Jivamukti yoga teacher teaching at an array of yoga studios around London including Yogahaven, The Life Centre, Stretch, and Soho Gyms. She has run yoga retreats in Tuscany and is currently teaching on a Soul and Surf Yoga Retreat in Kerala, India.

This retreat will be held in Lefokastro, in the beautiful Pelion Peninsula, Greece. This is a hidden gem by the sea, undiscovered by tourists and very unspoiled.

The retreats are popular and for get booked up early. Please do note that the area is in a very unspoilt corner of Greece. It's very Greek, timeless and undiscovered. You will not only be pleasantly surprised by the beauty, stillness and magical location of Lefokastro but will also realize that places like this remain so unspoilt because they are not conveniently placed next to airports. If you want the convenience of a short hop from the airport to your destination and a spot of sun and sea then this is possibly not for you. The destination is one of the key features of the retreat, it is off the beaten track, private and undiscovered. Sandy coves abound.

For more information, ask your questions directly to Dolphins Leap, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

The retreat price includes a delicious breakfast served with home baked fresh bread, fresh fruit and a selection of cereals, yoghurt, and honey, a light salad lunch, and a two-course evening meal served with local wine.

The food is prepared using only the freshest seasonal and local ingredients, including oregano, mint, thyme, rosemary, and olives from Dolphins Leap’s own garden. All meals are served on the terrace overlooking the sea.

The evening meal will include a selection of dishes to cater for every taste. Local wine will be served to guests at dinner if required (at no extra cost). Otherwise, a range of soft drinks and fruit juices will be served at all meals and will be available at all times throughout the day. It will also vary according to the fresh local produce available at local markets.

A yacht trip can be arranged (weather permitting) on the final day after yoga session. During your free time, you can also go swimming and snorkeling in the Aegean Sea, walking on ancient mule tracks above sheltered sandy coves and ancient olive groves, or treating yourself to an individual holistic massage with Ioannis in sound bowl therapy Reiki, reflexology, or head and body massage.

Holistic massages that include Tibetan singing bowl therapy, Reiki, reflexology, head and body massages are available at additional costs.

  • 3 daily delicious meals (wine available at dinner)
  • 7 nights accommodation in beautiful bedrooms (shared or en-suite bathroom)
  • Evening qigong sessions & sound bowls
  • Morning meditation and Pilates
  • Infinity pool, pool towels
  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Wine at dinner
  • Yoga mats and swimming pool towels
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Evening out at the tavern
  • Excursions
  • Massage treatments
  • Travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

Please contact Dolphins Leap for details of how to reach them. There are daily scheduled flights operating to Athens (ATH) and Thessaloniki international airports (SKG) and it easy to make your own by local coach to Volos. From Volos it is a 45 minute taxi ride to Dolphins Leap. They can arrange a taxi to meet you. Dolphins Leap also offers one group transfer from Thessaloniki airport (3 hours door to door transfer) on day of arrival i.e. Day 1 of the retreat) returning on Day 8 of the retreat (Departure Date) costing 40 euros. Please contact Dolphins Leap for details. If you are flying to Thessaloniki airport a day early they recommend you return to the airport to join the transfer.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 56 days before arrival.

Verified BookMeditationRetreats.com reviews

  • Review by Denise
    10 out of 10

    "I spent a week at Dolphin's Leap after traveling around Greece. I didn't really know what to expect, and it far surpassed even my high expectations! It was just what I needed -- a perfect balance of relaxation and time for reflection, with small indulgences (yes, you can sleep in if you want, and there is wine at dinner!) and great company. The hosts, Pippa and her two daughters, were lovely and made all the guests feel so taken care of. Everything was a breeze from transportation (they helped me book the bus to/from Athens and taxi to/from Volos), to arranging extras like the yacht cruise and spa treatments on the facilities. Details were always looked after and lots of information provided leading up to the retreat. The location is unique and tranquil. They really make you feel at home.The food was delicious, vegetarian, and healthy. The yoga with Molly was excellent. I liked that they kept this retreat small -- only 8 guests in total. So everyone got to know each other. I was even more impressed that there were 2 morning yoga classes to accommodate different levels of experience. It allowed for very personal attention and adjustments. I enjoyed the free time to just unwind/sunbathe/read and forget about everyday worries. Many guests were return guests and I could see why. I'm already thinking of when I can go back!"

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  • Review by Alison from London, UK

    "I attended Anna's retreat at Dolphin's Leap in June 2015. I had an amazing time, met some brilliant ladies, it was a beautiful special place. Anna provided us with lots of very fun yoga in amazing surroundings and catered for everybody's needs. The food was delicious. I would highly recommend."I had an amazing week at Dolphins Leap. The views were breathtaking and the hosts, Pippa and Nick, were so welcoming. Molly was a great yoga instructor and evening yoga on the terrace overlooking the sea as the sun sets is a very special experience. I came home feeling like a new person! Thank you for such a wonderful holiday."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "I went to Greece on a yoga retreat and the most inspiring part was the view, on a hillside overlooking the sea with a specially made yoga terrace, totally tranquil and just a few steps down to a platform where we could jump into the sea! Heaven"

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Testimonials

  • Review by Sharon
    9 out of 10

    "From the warmth of the welcome on arrival to the sadness of saying our farewells when we left, Dolphins leap met all my expectations and much more. The accommodation is simply superb, the meals outstanding and delicious, serving complimentary local wine with dinner added an extra treat. The yoga teaching and meditation with lovely Molly was perfect. She is so helpful in her teaching and managed to make each one of us feel special as did you and your lovely family. In fact we felt like one big happy family. We had a wonderful week and made a very happy memory. I cannot thank you enough for making our stay special."

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  • Review by Su
    10 out of 10

    "The yoga was amazing, Molly was a superb teacher and such a lovely person. The surroundings were beautiful, food was delicious and a wonderful group of people - we were all made to feel so at home and nothing was too much trouble. I returned feeling incredibly relaxed, fit and healthy. There isn't anything I could fault on this holiday apart from the dolphins not making a decent appearance!! It was a fabulous. I would love to make it an annual treat to myself."

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  • Review by Charlotte
    10 out of 10

    "Dolphin's Leap is a very special place. Tranquil and charming, we were soon lulled into the nurturing way of life at Dolphin's Leap. The yoga classes were exceptional and I'll never forget the view out to sea from the yoga platform. We loved relaxing by the pool and on the beach, long coastal walks and tucking into vegetarian food. I returned feeling relaxed and also with a sense of greater spiritual awareness too. I'll definitely be back next year."

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  • Review by Stefanie
    10 out of 10

    "Dolphins Leap is a magical place, perfect for relaxation near a quite little village and next to the sea. Nick and Pippa are great and welcoming hosts that give you space if you need it and provide fun and entertainment if you want it (dare I say wine-tasting or rather testing whatever knowledge on wine you think you may have... I have none but got all my wines correct!). The yoga was amazing too, on a platform looking out to the sea, with Molly being one of my favorite teachers. Her classes had something for everyone and met the needs of people with different skills, without being too easy or too demanding. It was a small group, allowing lots of individual assists and we even finished the week doing some fun acro yoga superman poses! I also really enjoyed the morning meditation sessions at the beach, and the cherry on top was seeing dolphins in the bay on our last evening (hence the name of the place). Oh, and not to forget the food, all vegetarian but I never ate with so much appetite. Needless to say I am planning to be back!"

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  • Review by Julie
    10 out of 10

    "I stayed at Dolphin's Leap in September 2016 and had booked to return in 2017 before I came away. Everything about the holiday was so special, I have traveled to some wonderful places but I have to say this was one of the best week's holidays I have ever had. The transfer is quite long but it was so worth it and from the minute we arrived Pippa, Polly and Lucy were so welcoming. Our room was spacious with stunning views and comfortable beds, it was far from the typical basic Greek rooms I have experienced in the past. The food was delicious (it is all very healthy but don't expect to lose weight as it's far too delicious to say no to extra helpings!) and there are always drinks/snacks available in the kitchen. Pippa and Lucy made it feel like a home from home. Molly took our yoga classes and what can I say, I have so much gratitude and praise for her as she helped me become more mobile after a back injury and 4 weeks on I am still benefiting from these sessions. Such a beautiful setting, olive groves around the villa, beautiful coastal walks and we were a short walk away from a little beach where we had our morning meditation. I cannot thank Pippa, Polly and Lucy enough for making that week such a magical and special experience and I cannot wait to return next year."

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  • Review by Lucy
    10 out of 10

    "This was my second visit to Dolphin's Leap; I re-booked within a month of finishing my stay the previous year! If I had to explain why I was so eager to get back, I can only say: imagine the holiday you've been dying for all year. Imagine morning yoga sessions with an intuitive, challenging, caring teacher that expand your mind and nurture your body, followed by blissful afternoons filled with nothing more than snoozing by the pool or snorkeling round the bay.Imagine treating yourself to an amazing massage with Ionannis, fabled alternative therapy guru and curer of migraines. Imagine long, lazy, laughter-filled dinners where you make new friends for life and laugh till your sides ache. Imagine a star-filled sky with a moon so bright and clear and close you can practically see Armstrong's footsteps, watching over you as you sleep better than you can ever remember, ready for another idyllic day tomorrow. That was the holiday I'd imagined - and that was what I got. Pippa and Nick have made Dolphin's Leap an amazing place that restores you both physically and emotionally. You'll be equally sore from yoga and from laughing with your new friends: the heavenly food, despite being both delectable and available in exceedingly generous qualities, is so healthy and fresh (and all local produce) that I actually lost weight! I honestly can't rate this wonderful holiday any more highly. If I could I would spend the whole summer there."

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  • Review by Amy
    10 out of 10

    "I did not know anyone, the teacher or the area but had a truly magical time - Pippa and her family who own Dolphins Leap go out of their way to make you feel relaxed and at home. They have found an amazing yoga teacher in Molly who gave each student individual attention and hosted fabulous yoga classes - I have done quite a few yoga holidays and this one exceeded all others. It was fantastic and the website photos are a true reflection of what to expect - infinity pool, blue skies, sea views and well appointed "

    "rooms. You will have to take my word for it but the meals are also amazing - so if I had to give one criticism it's that my clothes were a little more snug on the "

    "flight home than on the way out but I suppose that really is my fault for having no will power."

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  • Review by Mike
    10 out of 10

    "So many memories, including the beautiful villa with incredible places to practice yoga or just sit and relax, brilliant hosts, thank you Pippa and Nick. Good food, great ambiance and some new friends. Pippa and Nick will contact you and give you any advice you might need relating to the particular holiday you are going on. Extremely hospitable and caring hosts. Fantastic holiday, would highly recommend it."

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  • Review by Anna
    10 out of 10

    "My trip to Dolphin's leap was a truly rewarding and fulfilling experience. Feeling exhausted by my routine day to day life, I decided to take this extraordinary yoga trip with my friend Charlotte to re-establish some zen and balance in my life. I couldn't have asked for more! Beautiful calming villa set by the cliff side; Stunning views of the crystal blue sea waters, leaping dolphins and to-die-for sunsets; Daily meditation and twice daily Yoga with my favorite instructor - Molly; Massages and Reiki healing from the amazing Ioannis to help iron out those aches and pains; Fabulously healthy vegetarian food; Meeting wonderful like-minded people; Pippa & Nick being the most wonderful hosts; It's an experience that I would truly recommend to everyone!! I will definitely be going back. Thank you Pippa, Nick & Molly for making my trip truly amazing!"

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  • Review by a traveler

    "Outstandingly brilliant. Easily the best holiday I have ever been on; I have already booked in for next year."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "The location was breath-taking - the proximity to the sea, in such a peaceful and secluded area. The yoga teacher was superb and the yoga platform, perched above the sea, was sublime. The reflexology and massage treatment with a local Greek 'healer', Iannis, was the best I had had in many years."

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  • Review by Ragani

    "Amazing - I left feeling healthy, refreshed and very relaxed. It was exactly what I needed. I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on."

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  • Review by Daisy Finer

    "Jennie Hillman is a rare gem - an Ashtanga yoga teacher, one who has been taught by the masters and who follows the form with purity, fluidity and grace, but who arrives on her mat with absolutely no ego whatsoever. What she cares about is encouraging you into the right position, rhythm and breath work to ensure that your body is reaching its fullest potential. Through her teachings your physical world starts to open up. You feel stronger, lighter, balanced and with a greater sense of mental clarity. She also teaches dynamic Vinyasa flow with a lightness of touch and a spirituality that speaks directly to your heart, but involves no talking whatsoever. These sessions are practiced with gorgeous music playing and incense wafting; they end with a poem or the wise words of the ancients. Whichever discipline you opt for, your body feels wrung out and released. You enter a new, freer dimension with a clear head, a whole heart, and an inner strength which leaves you better able to cope with anything that might be thrown your way. Jennie truly is someone special."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "Molly is a hugely inspiring teacher and I love the fact that Jivamukti changes each month so you always have something new to focus on. Plus she uses the amazing Jivamukti China Gel when making adjustments; Ive had comments about how good I smell when I come out of her classes - not a comment I normally get post yoga!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Europe

    "Thank you both so much a most magical stay at your enchanting Dolphins Leap retreat. You've created a very special place, a place that rarely appears throughout life, in its beauty and tranquility. Totally unspoiled and the perfect place to take oneself off and just 'be'. My week was totally memorable and I'll be back next year!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Europe

    "Thank you so much for making the retreat such a wonderfully nurturing environment. You really were the hosts with the most. You really have built something incredible there. Magic even."

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  • Review by a traveler from Europe

    "Amazing - I left the holiday feeling healthy, refreshed and very relaxed. It was exactly what I needed. I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on."

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Argalasti, Greece

Dolphins Leap offers yoga retreats in timeless unspoiled Greece exclusively for 10 in a beach side location with an infinity pool.

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Saturday September 23, 2017
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