Fluid Body


Fluid Body will be a retreat exploring our inner fluidity, our capacity to soften and move more openly in our lives through embodiment, yoga, meditation, and contemplative practices as well as bodywork, ritual and ceremony. Both the earth and our bodies are made up of 70% water. Water is where all life began; water cleanses us and purifies us; water is our emotions, our memories and dreams; water invites us to meet life with more ease, freedom and flow, returning to a more natural way of living on earth. During our time together she will be our guide and teacher to finding more embodied freedom and ease in our lives.

Embodiment, Yoga, Meditation, Journaling, Contemplative practices.

Bodywork/touch workshops, water rituals and ceremonies, tea ceremonies, restorative yoga, and creative practices.

Special offerings

Cha Dao is an ancient practice of drinking tea in ritual and presence, becoming a moving meditation practice. This simple yet profound experience allows us to pacify the mind, find inner stillness and harmony, helping us to return to a more embodied and quiet way of being.

This powerful and soothing ritual will combine the medicine of plants and the sacredness of water and will involve washing and cleansing parts of our bodies to release stuck energy and to restore and regenerate our body, minds and spirits. Since the beginning of time people from all over the world have used water to mark rites of passage, purify oneself and wash away what no longer serves us. Moreover, each herb and flower offers us their unique and precious medicine.

In this restorative, soothing and gentle practice we will use the magic of touch and partner work to regulate our nervous systems, create deep relaxation, open the fluid channels in our bodies and restore a profound sense of open awareness. 

This practice will invite you to find more freedom in your movement through different dance explorations. The theme will be around water and fluidity and we will explore what it means to let our bodies fully express themselves in space.

because of the stunning location in such proximity to the waters we will bring our movement practice to the waters themselves, exploring how to move in her, dance with her, remember our fluid bodies by immersing ourselves directly in the sea and return to a more open presence in our lives.


  • Emilia Cianci

Emilia Cianci

Your teacher

Emilia is originally from Italy but has been living around the world for the past 9 years.

Since a very young age she has been dedicating herself to the inner life and what she calls “the way of the soul”. She has extensively studied yoga, somatics, dance and meditation, teaching retreats and workshops around the world. She is also a somatic and soul-centered therapist and works 1:1 with people. 

In the last years she has dedicated her life to retrieve the ancient wisdom of our ancestors through herbalism, nature reconnection practices and rites of passage. She is also a doula and birth keeper and supports women and couples in the important rite of birth. Finally she is an aquatic bodyworker and works deeply in service of the element of water. 


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  • Deepen your connection to self
  • Remember how to live in harmony with yourself and the natural world 
  • Slow down and create space finding practices that support you to listen more deeply
  • Remove blocks that don’t allow you to let life flow through you 
  • Discover ways to find more ease in your life
  • Learn simple practices and rituals you can implement in your daily life
  • Reconnect to the wisdom of the elements and, in particular, the wisdom of water
  • Find ways to explore the watery landscapes of your being
  • Connect with a beautiful community of human beings

Retreating with us

  • 6 days/nights long, from Sunday to Saturday
  • Full board in an upscale traditionally designed cottage with private balcony
  • Two yoga classes per day
  • One meditation or celebration/ceremony per day 
  • 3 abundant and delicious meals each day (cooked using our fresh farm and sea produce)
  • One group dinner at Kea Retreat’s family’s taverna
  • Yoga equipment and accessories (mats, blocks, bolsters, straps, and blankets)
  • Pickup and drop off at ferry station
  • Swimming pool with in water lounging section
  • Vegetable garden
  • A private bay
  • Spontaneous dancing every night

Additional Activities:

Kayaks – venture into the sea with our kayaks, double or single, to discover caves and more isolated beaches.

Snorkeling – for those looking to discover what’s lurking under the surface and meet our local fish, or do some shell diving, snorkels and goggles are available.

Illoulida – walk down to the ancient capital, Ioulida, during sunset hours to explore the beautiful architecture and small shops (clothing, ceramics, local produce).

Island boat trip – set sail around the island on a calm ocean bed to uncover hidden corners of the island that can only be experienced by boat.

Hikes – the island is full of ancient trails that cross through farmlands and forests, up greeny hills, or down to secret shores with ruins from the 12th century BC.

Kastriani monastery – drive up the windy cliffs of the northern peak of the island to the breathtakingly beautiful blue and white Greek orthodox monastery that overlooks the Aegean sea.

Winery – have a picnic between the grape leaves of Kea Retreat’s vineyard while sipping on their locally grown wine.

Arts and crafts – feel free to use the art supplies situated on the shelf and let your creativity flow.

Music and Instruments – strum away at the guitar or play the tibetan bowls to the intoxicating sounds of nature.

Relax – unwind by picking a book off of the shelf and laying down on one of the outdoor beanbags, hammocks, or couches, or take a few more steps down to the beach and soak up some sun.



This will be a unique opportunity to slow down, listen more deeply, connect inside and learn from the wisdom of the elements, water in particular. To be like water means remembering to flow with more ease in our lives, it means to apply less resistance and be more porous to life’s desire. Water is soft, all embracing and powerful at the same time.


To be more fluid in our bodies and in our spirits means to be less rigid and ultimately learn how to enjoy life better and dance in harmony with it.