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Join Jen Fortin and Megan Schlobohm for a beautiful yogic adventure in Amorgos, Greece at the stunning Aegialis Hotel and Spa. Leave the hustle and bustle of daily life behind as you spend your days strolling through beautiful Grecian towns, full of history and culture, or take the opportunity to restore your mind, body and soul with a massage or spa treatment. Lounge by the pool and dive into daily yoga offerings with Jen and Megan, in one of six stunning yoga shalas located on the resort property. 

 

This incredible yoga retreat is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with yourself, make new friends, explore gorgeous beaches, practice yoga with Megan and Jen, and discover what it means to Root & Rise!

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About Amorgos

Amorgos is a remarkably unspoiled island at the south-eastern edge of the Cyclades group, where traditional customs are still inextricably interwoven into a landscape as rich in beauty as in its history and culture. Originally inhabited by seafarers from Asia Minor in the 4th Century BC, the island now cradles people who enjoy a lifestyle that has been shaped by a varied and dramatic past. This is a place that appears untouched by time, but where the inhabitants quietly preserve one of the best kept secrets of the Aegean.

 

On Amorgos, you can discover secluded and remote beaches like Mouros, Plakes, Kambi, Levrossos, Psili Ammos, Mikri and Megali Vlychada and Agii Saranda which are considered to be among the best beaches on the island. Of course, there are also other popular and busy beaches like Katapola or Aegiali, located next to the two ports of Amorgos. The island’s highlight  is Agia Anna beach, below the impressive 1000 year old Byzantine monastery of Chozoviotissa, where the famous film “Big Blue” was shot.

Choosing the best beaches in Amorgos is no easy task, as the island boasts some of the most beautiful and scenic beaches in the Cyclades! Taking this into consideration, Aegialis Hotel & Spa has prepared a list with most beautiful beaches on the island, so that your visit to Amorgos and Greece consists of an endless beach exploration.

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What’s Included:

  • Twice daily yoga and meditation with Jen and Megan

  • 7 nights accommodation in a Superior room with private balcony and sea view

  • Breakfast daily in buffet 

  • Lunch or Dinner daily (often lunches or dinners will coincide with excursions or tours)

  • Transfers upon arrival and departure on Amorgos (port to hotel, hotel to port)

  • One 30 minute relaxing massage

  • 10% discount on Face and Body treatments at Lalon Idor Spa

  • Use of Lalon Idor Spa facilities (sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, indoor seawater swimming pool, fitness center)

  • Use of wireless internet

  • Vat, City Tax

Not Included:

  • Airfare

  • Extra hotel stays or transportation

  • Spa Treatments

  • Either lunch or dinner daily

  • Extra meals or snacks

  • Alcoholic or extra beverages

  • Optional Excursions

  • Gratuities

  • Customs & Immigrations taxes and fees

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Accommodations

Your Superior room features state-of-the-art facilities in a minimal Cycladic design mentality and presents a subtle, elegant and modern comfort. Each room includes a flat screen 32″ + TV, free WiFi Internet, direct telephone line, air-conditioning, private balcony, fridge, coffee & tea facilities, kettle, hair dryer, safe box, daily maid service, laundry & ironing services, bathrobes & pool towels, slippers, bathtub, welcome drink, and free access to the Spa (Sauna – Hammam – Jacuzzi – Indoor Swimming Pool – Fitness Center).

All rooms can be either single occupancy (one king bed) or double occupancy (two twin beds), and have private bathroom, and private balcony with views of the Aegean Sea. If double occupancy is desired but you are booking without a specific roommate in mind, we are happy to help you find a roommate. If no roommate is secured, Single Occupancy rate will apply. 

Pricing

  • Single Occupancy - $3000/person

  • Double Occupancy - $2400/person

We will also be hosting a yoga teacher training retreat week June 16 - 23, 2024, and any guest who wishes to stay for both weeks will receive a $300 discount, applied to the final payment, deposits required for each retreat week.

To learn more about the teacher training retreat week, click here.

Payments

  • $500 Deposit (NON-REFUNDABLE)

  • Payment plans available (a schedule of payments will be automatically drafted, contract signature required)

  • 50% due by February 24, 2024

  • Full balance due by March 25, 2024

  • $25 transaction fee per payment for all payment plans

  • If booked after March 25, 2024, full payment is due

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Travel Details

There are a few different options to get to Amorgos, once you get to the Piraeus Port, we will arrange transportation for you to arrive at the Aegialis Resort and Spa. 

 

Option 1: Amorgos does not have an airport but is easily reached with daily ferries and high speed vessels. Athens International Airport (ATH) is the most convenient to arrive. Ferries start from Athens port, Piraeus and dock alternately at the two ports of Amorgos Island: Katapola and Aegiali (near to the hotel). All options for your transfer from Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos to the port of Piraeus:

  • Private transfer: we are happy to help in accommodating private transfer

  •  Bus: Express bus X96 leaves every 20 minutes during the day and every 40 minutes at night from the Athens International Airport Arrivals Level (between Entrance 4 and 5) to “Karaiskaki Square” in Piraeus, right outside the ferry port. The ticket costs 5.00€. The trip takes from about 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and a half.

  •  Metro: The subway will take you from the airport to Monastiraki station. There you will change to line 1 (green line). The end of line 1 is Piraeus station, just outside the entrance to the ferry port. The journey time from Athens International Airport to the port of Piraeus is about one hour. Trains are every half hour (:00 and :30), with the first service departing the airport at 05:30 and the last service at 23:30.

  •  Taxi: This is the most hassle-free way. The drive from the airport to the port takes 45 to 60 minutes.

 

Option 2: During summer season, it is possible to fly to Santorini, from where there are daily high speed vessel connections to Amorgos.

 

Option 3: Fly into Naxos, from here you may take a taxi outside of the Airport of Naxos Island to Chora (also known as Naxos Town), about 1km away.

  • There is a daily connection to Amorgos onboard the local ferry Express Scopelitis departing at 14:00 – arriving at the port of Aegiali on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and at Katapola port every day, except for Sunday. This trip can be considered as a mini cruise to the Small Cyclades island cluster (Iraklia, Schinousa, Koufonisi, Donousa). The duration of the trip is 4 to 5 hours.

  • Every night at 23:00, the Blue Star Ferry departs from Naxos to Amorgos (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday to the port of Aegiali – Tuesday, Friday and Sunday to the port of Katapola). The duration of the trip is 2 to 3 hours.

  • The above connections are valid all year round, including winter period. From June to September, additional ferries and hydrofoils connect Amorgos with Piraeus, Santorini, Naxos, Paros, Mykonos, Rhodos, Milos and more islands of the South Aegean.

 

Option 4: Take a flight into Mykonos. From the middle of June up to the middle of September there are high speed vessels (Seajet-Superjet) running 5 times a week from Mykonos to Amorgos and back. The trip lasts approximately 2 to 3 hours

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About Your Retreat Leaders

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Megan Schlobohm
ERYT500 Yoga Instructor

Megan Schlobohm (She/Her) is the owner of Anderson Yoga Center, and a fellow Yoga instructor at the studio. Megan has been practicing yoga since 2003, and earned her RYT200 Certificate in September 2017. In January 2018, she purchased the studio and began shaping it into the vibrant, fun, life-enriching place it is today. July 2020, Megan completed an additional 300 hours of advanced yoga teacher training with John's Creek Yoga in Atlanta, GA, upgrading her licensure to ERYT500. Megan has a Master's of Science in Mental Health Therapy from Mercer University, and spent 9 years as a professional chef alongside her husband, Ernie, working on luxury yachts in the Caribbean. 

 

Megan's main style is vinyasa-based, with a methodical pace; special focus on the breath; attention to safe alignment, and a positive message to take beyond the mat. Megan also teaches Gentle Flow, Yin Yoga, and Restorative Yoga, which are much slower and have a deeply relaxing vibe. In addition, Megan studies and teaches meditation, offering several guided meditation classes every week, as well as special meditation events. Overall, she seeks to help students find a lifelong, fulfilling, sustainable practice. You will often hear sound-healing elements in the class (chanting, koshi bells, crystal singing bowls), and her savasana will take you to another world with doTERRA essential oils. She also teaches Goat Yoga at Split Creek Farm in Anderson and Kid's Yoga, sharing even more joy and laughter with the community! 

 

Megan holds her Reiki Master certification, and is additionally certified in Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra Meditation, and Thai Yoga Massage.

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Jen Fortin
ERYT200 Yoga Instructor

Jen Fortin, E-RYT200, began her yoga journey in 2010 after the birth of her son. Yoga brought her a sense of peace and self discovery that she had never experienced before. Jen knew very quickly that sharing yoga with others was going to be her life’s passion.


While working on her personal training certification in 2014, Jen took a chance and added a Hatha Yoga teacher training to her radar. Quickly thereafter she began working with private clients for both yoga and general health and fitness. Jen was invited to work with the former professional soccer team, the Carolina Railhawks (now NCFC), focusing on yoga for athletes, including injury prevention, muscular recovery, breath work, joint health, and improved flexibility and mobility.


In 2015, Jen decided to take her yoga for athletes teachings a step further and embarked on studying with Sage Rountree in Carrboro, North Carolina, completing her Yoga for Athletes teacher training. Soon after, Jen continued to learn under Sage and her team earning her RYT 200.
 

In the following years, she has worked with various collegiate athletic teams and a wide range of individual athletes from Crossfit to golfers and everything in between. Jen loves to work with athletes, but has also been known to dive into teaching a fun, strength building power class; yoga for beginners; and wide range of yoga fusion classes including ballet barre, suspension trainer flows, balance board yoga, yoga with weights, and more!

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Ready to Reserve Your Spot?

You can make your $500 deposit here, and we will contact you shortly with the Retreat Agreement Form (your reservation is not finalized until this form has been signed and returned). Please note that all accommodations are subject to availability, which we would be happy to discuss with you.

Need assistance or have questions? Please feel free to reach out to Megan & Jen at AYCretreats@gmail.com, especially if you are booking alongside family or friends.