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23 – 29. September 2024
Aegina Island / Greece


Ashtanga & Yin Retreat

Ashtanga Yoga meets Yin Yoga

with Meditation and Ayurveda

what to expect? 

This 7 days/ 6 nights retreat offers a deep dive into the Yoga practice including theory & practice of Meditation and wisdom of Ayurveda (ancient Indian medicine system). The program combines two yoga traditions: Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Yin Yoga, allowing you to explore two complementary aspects of the practice.


For whom? 

The retreat suits both experienced practitioners who are wishing to deepen their yoga practice and understanding of philosophical aspects, as well as curious beginners who feel ready for a challenge of leaving the well known comfort zone. The classes will be adjusted to the level of the group and individual needs of the participants.  



The classes and workshops will be held in English. If all participants will be german speakers, we will switch to German. 

Retreat Package

1 Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

This powerful practice is rooted in Hatha Yoga and supplemented with dynamic transitions that bring deep breathing and movement into a harmonic flow – a meditation in movement. Throughout the intelligent sequence of postures, the energetic intensity increases, reaches a peak, and then decreases to end up in deep relaxation. A truly wonderful way to start the day. 


Ashtanga Led Classes (the first days)

Guided classes completed with yogic breathing exercises and meditation. A great opportunity to learn the sequence (Ashtanga 1. Series) and gain physical strength. The classes will be backed up with theoretical background so that participants can not only experience, but also understand the great advantages of this practice. 


Mysore Style Classes (the last days)

Students practice at their own pace and level (with the help and support when needed) and get individual, in-depth adjustments from the teacher. Mysore style is a great chance to grow into the practice, dive into the deeper layers of the body–mind and learn how to practice independently. 

Retreat Location

Oikia Karapanou is a charming house with soul, surrounded by an enchanted garden on a beautiful Aegina Island.

Nothing here is formal, nothing is standardised. We are not a hotel, nor a seminar factory. Oikia is a real house.

Simple, spacious, poetic, refined. A place where guests often tell us that they feel as if they have finally arrived home.

5min walk from the nearest beach.

3km from the nearest port with cafes, taverns and nightlife.
The house can host up to 20 people.


There are 10 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a living room, a kitchen, numerous terrasses and balconies and of course the spacious and magical garden.
The upper floor of the house contains a bright and spacious 40 square-meter yoga hall, surrounded by windows facing in all directions, which leads out onto two big terraces facing east and west.


Oikia nestles in about 30 acres of ancient trees and plants, some of which are well over a hundred years old.


Following accommodation options are available in the house:

Two beds (6 rooms), double bed (1 room), three beds (1 room).
If there is a need for extra beds, 2 beds can be added in the larger rooms.


There are 5 bathrooms in the house. One of them is ensuite to one of the bedrooms. The other 4 are shared. There are also 2 outdoor showers in the garden.





Organic and local food will be served during the retreat.

Breakfast, as well as the welcome and farewell dinner are included in the price and are served at the Oikia Karapanou.

For meals during free time, there are further options that can be found in the area.


  • Reiki/Shamanic Healing sessions

  • Thai-Yoga bodywork

  • Ayurveda consultation

  • Private yoga classes


(special price for retreat participants for 60 minute sessions = 60 euros)

Between the classes there is free time for rest, beach or small trips. One afternoon will be kept completely free for a longer day trip. In your free time you can book additional treatments with your hosts or explore the island. We are happy to inform you about free time activities and sightseeing highlights of the region, as one of the our hosts is Greek, knows the island and can assist you with additional information.

Max. 3 treatments by teacher are given in total during the retreat week



 1)  Retreat Package 

     450€ (regular price)             

      420€  (early bird, until April 30)


 2) Accommodation & mealS

Included in the price: 


  • Accommodation in rooms for 2 up to 3  people – 6 nights

  • 5x Ashtanga classes

  • 5x Yin yoga class

  • 2x Workshops (Meditation and Ayurveda)

  • 6x Ayurvedic breakfast buffet 

  • 1x Welcome dinner

  • 1x Farewell dinner

  • Yoga props, e.g. cushions, mats, blocks are provided by the retreat center


Not included:


  • Flight ticket 

  • Transport to the retreat location 

  • Other meals than indicated above

  • Additional treatments 

  • Leisure time activities

     300€  Room with two single beds OR Room with three single beds. Shared bathrooms





Booking & Cancellation Policy details here


your Teachers

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Nikoleta will guide you through the Yin part of this journey and give the Ayurveda Workshop. 


Nikoleta was introduced to Yin yoga and Tantra yoga a few years ago and since then her teaching style has evolved in a new way. She teaches primarily these soft and gentle yoga styles, combined with breathwork and meditation. 

These yoga styles are soft in nature, they might even seem unspectacular from the outside. The practitioner experiences them as very powerful and partly challenging. They enable us to turn the awareness inward and learn how to relax and to ground ourselves.  

Nikoleta is certified in Tantra Yoga and Meditation and has 600 training hours in Yin yoga. She compliments her passion for relaxation techniques with training in thai - yoga bodywork and she is an Ayurveda nutritional coach.

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Justyna will be teaching Ashtanga classes in the morning and pranayama (yogic breathwork), as well as the meditation workshop. 


Justyna has over 700 hours training in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, is a certified Meditation and Hatha Yoga teacher, dance teacher and Reiki therapist. Her background lies in academic research as she worked in the area of molecular medicine for over five years. Science helped her understand the biochemistry of life, but it didn’t answer most of her questions about human nature, consciousness and spirituality. Her calling brought her to India, where she was studying Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga followed by many years of self - practice with different teachers.     

In her teaching she combines modern science, ancient eastern traditions, and her personal experience to help people reclaim their body wisdom as a gate to personal growth and healing.

Retreat Program

retreat program


23.9. Monday. Arrival 


17:30         Welcome and Opening Circle

18:30         Yin Yoga 

20:00         Welcome Dinner 


24.9. Tuesday


  8:00        Ashtanga Yoga Led 

10:00        Breakfast

                 Free time

18:00        Yin Yoga 


25.9. wednesday


  8:00        Ashtanga Yoga Led 

10:00        Breakfast

11:00        Workshop: Meditation theory and practice 

                 Free time

18:00        Yin Yoga 

26.9. thursday (Day OFf)

  8:00        Optional Free Self - Practice 

10:00        Breakfast

11:00        Free Afternoon & Evening (No Evening Class)

27.9. friday  


  8:00        Ashtanga Yoga Led 

10:00        Breakfast

11:00        Workshop: Ayurveda 

                      Free Time

18:00        Yin Yoga + Yoga Nidra

28.9. saturday


  8:00        Ashtanga Mysore Style 

10:00        Breakfast

                 Free time

18:00        Yin Yoga 

19:30        Closing Circle

20:00        Farewell Dinner

29.9. sunday.Departure


  8:00        Ashtanga Mysore Style 

10:00        Breakfast

Cancellation Policy

Booking & Canellation policy


  • A deposit of 450 euros (or early bird amount) is required to hold your reservation (see cancellation and refunds)

  • The early bird discount is granted to participants who transfer the deposit until April 30, 2023.

  • After May 1, 2025 the deposit amounts to 450 euros.

  • The accommodation will be paid at Oikia Karapanou.

  • In case of cancellation, the policies as described below define to which refund the participant is entitled.


If the participation has to be cancelled the retreat organizers offer partly refunds as described on this site.

  • The transfer of your credit to another participant is possible. In this case someone else has to be nominated by you.

  • Penalties may apply depending on the time of your cancellation.

  • There will be no refunds or price deductions for arriving late or leaving early.


A deposit of 420 euros / 450 euros is required to hold your reservation.

Cancellation 90 days or more (until June 25, 2024) prior the first day of the retreat: the participant receives a full refund of payments made.

Cancellation between less than 90 days and 60 days prior the first day of the retreat (between June 26 and July 25, 2024): guest receives a 50% refund of payments made.

Cancellation 59 days prior the first day of the retreat (on or after July 26, 2024): no refunds of the retreat package can be given.

Cancellation by the organizers: In case the retreat has to be cancelled by the organizers, a full refund of your payment will be issued within two weeks after the announcement of cancellation.

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