Ashtanga Yoga Retreat
LARUGA GLASER & DAVID FREDRIKSSON
17 – 22 May 2022
Welcome to our signature Ashtanga Retreat with Laruga Glaser & David Fredriksson in Mykonos. This has been one of our most popular retreats throughout the years that combines high quality teaching, a 5 star location and a well-tuned team of local hosts that cater to everyone’s needs.
What’s special about it is that participants enjoy a tailored teaching experience. Both Laruga and David are present in all classes guiding students to their best potential. Laruga is one of the most senior Ashtanga teachers in the world with a Level 2 Certification and a charismatic teacher who share her yogic knowledge and ethos off & beyond the mat. David on the other hand, knows how to introduce students to the fascinating world of Ashtanga and make it smooth and accessible.
Whoever has attended a retreat with us knows how important it is to have the right amount of fun and quietness when retreating. Our 5 star resort offers the finest luxury experience along with a great culture of discretion and relaxation. And yes, the most breathtaking shala views! Regardless where you’re at the Ashtanga series, this is a retreat to better understand and enrich your practice while offering to yourself the precious gift of selfcare.
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A TYPICAL DAY
8.00 – 9.30 Morning Mysore Practice
10.00 – 11.00 Brunch
11.00 – 17.00 Activities | Beach | Free Time
17.00 – 18.30 Afternoon Workshop
CHECK IN | OUT
17 May: Room Check in: 15:00
22 May: Room Check out: 11:00
—> The retreat officially starts at 17:00 with the first practice
—> In case your flight arrives earlier, there is a luggage room and a change room to leave your stuff and spend some time by the pool or the beach.
THE RETREAT PRICING INCLUDES
6 island days / 5 nights luxury accommodation at Rocabella 5 star sea-view resort
Morning Mysore practices & evening Ashtanga workshops with Laruga & David
Yoga philosophy session with Laruga
Daily brunch with a variety of vegan & gluten free options as well as an à la carte menu
Daily Greek inspired à la carte brunch with vegan & gluten free options available
Four Greek style dinners at the hotel’s award winning restaurant, including 1 fish dinner
Yoga equipment (Manduka mats, straps, blocks)
Mykonos airport pick-up & drop-off
ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS & RETREAT PRICING
SHARED ACCOMMODATION | TWIN ROOM
Superior Sea View room with two single beds & en suite bathroom — 2.490€ per person
Deluxe Sea View room with two single beds & en suite bathroom — 2.690€ per person
Deluxe Sea View room with outdoor mini plunge pool, two single beds & en suite bathroom — 2.990€ per person
SHARED ACCOMMODATION | QUEEN ROOM
Superior Sea View room with Queen size bed & en suite bathroom — 2.490€ per person
Deluxe Sea View room with Queen size bed & en suite bathroom — 2.690€ per person
Deluxe Sea View room with outdoor mini plunge pool, Queen size bed & en suite bathroom — 2.990€ per person
* Suggested for couples, friends or family who are willing to share a Queen-size bed!
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION | QUEEN ROOM
Small room with a Queen size bed & en suite bathroom (no view) — 3.090€
Superior Sea View room with Queen size bed & en suite bathroom — 3.590€
Deluxe Sea View room with Queen size bed & en suite bathroom — 3.890€
Deluxe Sea View room with outdoor mini plunge pool, Queen size bed & en suite bathroom — 4.490€
—> View room photos here
—> There is a 600€ booking fee to reserve your spot. Payment plans available
—> The above prices include EU Tax VAT 24%
Covid note: In case Covid-19 travel restrictions are applied at the time of the retreat prohibiting guests from travelling to Greece, any amounts paid will be fully refundable.
OUR LUXURY YOGA RESORT
Our 5* Mykonos resort is a quiet luxury gem (part of the Design Hotels) firmly rooted in the spirit and style of its setting. The essence of Cycladic architecture and self-care transcends the entire place, from its pure white forms to the warm wooden details and its long sea-gazing 360 pool.
This is the absolute ‘let go’ place awarded for excellence for four consecutive times by TripAdvisor. From the very moment you set foot on the hotel, the warmth of the staff and the simplicity of the design invite you to leave everything behind and just let yourself be… The excellent central location of the resort offers full autonomy to its guests as it’s just a 10min walk away from a beautiful sandy beach and 15min ride from Mykonos town. Click for more images.
COVID-19 | Cleaning & Safety: The hotel has acquired the “Health First” certification badge and abides by the official health protocols. All high risk areas will be daily cleaned and disinfected with a professional steam machine, as suggested by the guidelines. Room cleaning will be available on request in order to avoid daily interaction with housekeeping staff. Read more
A FINE TASTE OF GREECE
We’ve created a bespoke food experience with the resort’s team to deliver the best of Greek nature at your plate in the most creative way. The hotel’s Award Winning breakfast is a pandemonium of island goodness served in the most sophisticated way.
A special vegetarian / vegan a la carte brunch has been created specifically for our retreats where you can enjoy a delicious variety of non-dairy and gluten free options. The highlight of this culinary journey is a tailor-made dinner experience. The chef has created a special blend of Greek-style sharing plates just for Fykiada Retreats. His approach to Greek cuisine is modern, yet based on traditional recipes made with the best quality ingredients.
COVID-19 Updates: As of the 14th May 2021, Greece is no longer under lockdown and has opened its international borders to welcome tourists. Travellers from the following countries who have a negative PCR test (up to 72 hours) or have been fully vaccinated can enter Greece and they don’t need to self-isolate or quarantine. All passengers arriving at any airport in Greece, must complete the Passenger Locator Form, until the day before entering the country. Safety protocols including wearing masks and social distancing will remain in place.
List of countries: EU & Schengen Area countries, USA, UK, Israel, Serbia, UAE, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, Thailand, Rwanda, Singapore, the Russian Federation, North Macedonia, Canada, Belarus, Bahrein, Qatar, China, Kuwait, Ukraine, and Saudi Arabia.
Official Link to view entry guidelines: travel.gov.gr
Travelling to Mykonos: We suggest that you fly directly to Mykonos airport (code JMK) or connect via the Athens airport. We wouldn’t recommend going to Mykonos via ferry as the ferry timetable might be subject to change due to COVID.
We advise our guests to allow one day prior and after the retreat for their travelling and book flexible or refundable plane tickets.
Cultural lunch & guided tour at a Myconian Homestead
Hiking to the deserted lighthouse of Mykonos to enjoy spectacular sunset views.
Sailing Day in Delos with a stop-over to swim at the magical waters of Rhenia and a Greek-style lunch on board! (extra cost)
A stroll at the alleys of Mykonos Chora followed by a special dinner out (extra cost for dinner)
Spa treatments and therapies (extra cost)
YOGA WITH LARUGA & DAVID
The yoga classes will be a balanced blend of Mysore practice and Ashtanga specific workshops. Mornings will be dedicated to sitting in silence as well as chanting, to then commence the Mysore practice. Guests are split into two groups of beginners and intermediate students so they can enjoy a more targeted guidance. David will be overseeing the beginners, adjusting and going through the Primary series, while Laruga will be guiding intermediate and more advanced students throughout their practice.
The afternoon classes will be workshops going deeper into the foundations of the Ashtanga yoga practice. In between practices Laruga will lead a yoga philosophy session followed by group discussion. By the end of the week, you will have a greater grounding in all aspects of Ashtanga and leave the retreat recharged & maintaining the gift of yoga.
* All practices are open to all levels from beginners to more advanced yogis.
COVID-19 | Yoga & Safety: The yoga takes place in an outdoor covered yoga shala which is sunlight & easily aired. Each guest will be provided with a Manduka yoga mat which they will keep for the duration of the retreat and be responsible for its cleaning.
Laruga Glaser is an advanced level practitioner and student of yoga as well as a Level 2 Certified Teacher, bringing with her a combined total over 25 years experience instructing body movement. Laruga teaches as an act of deep sharing and love for what yoga develops in each individual.
David Fredriksson took his first Ashtanga Yoga class in 2006 and from that point on, he has not stopped. In January 2011 he received his Level 1 Authorization to teach from his teacher, R. Sharath Jois. In Sweden, David teaches and assists alongside his teacher, Laruga Glaser.