Self Essence - Kea Retreat



Embark on a serene escape with "Self Essence," led by Yeva Don, an experienced Kundalini Yoga and meditation teacher. Yeva invites you to reconnect with a tranquil haven within yourself where ancient wisdom meets the gentle embrace of nature, creating a perfect blend for enjoying peace, serenity, and the abundance of life.


In this retreat, Yeva seamlessly weaves together the wisdom of Kundalini Yoga, meditation, Qi-Qong inspired practices, and many other surprises. Join us for a rejuvenating experience, set against the backdrop of nature's beauty, where movement, breathwork, and moments of stillness become pathways to savoring the joys of life.


Discover a more powerful yet gentle side of self-care with "Self Essence." Yeva's nine years of experience in Kundalini Yoga, infused with movement, sound, and the beauty of the natural surroundings, offer a gentle invitation to unwind and reconnect with your essence and gratitude for the present moment.

Kundalini Yoga, Qigoing, Meditation, Breathwork

Restorative Yoga, Embodiment, Breathwork, Meditations

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One of the most effective practices to rejuvenate your mind and body, Yogic sleep helps decompress the nervous system and prepare yourself for deep sleep. Paired with chanting and ancient instruments, we'll use varying sound frequencies to stimulate healing, reaching a deep calm and nourishing state.

A breath and movement practice designed to get us out of our head and into the currents of sensation in our body. This practice opens the doorway to fully experiencing the present moment, to reclaiming our sensuality over our bodies while regulating and soothing our nervous system responses through breathwork.

Better understand your unique inherent nature and align with your path with ancient systems such as Kabbalah, Ayurveda, and Toltec Wisdom. Yeva will teach the fundamentals of reading your charts and the wisdom behind them.

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Yeva Don

Your teacher

Meet Yeva Don—a soulful traveler and guide on the journey of self-discovery. Born in Russia in 1984, Yeva's destiny led her across the globe, living in diverse places from Israel to Tulum. Along this winding road, she successfully developed an ethical clothing brand in Tulum, cultivating deep relationships and learning the true art of enjoying life.


Yeva's journey has been a labyrinth of changing professions and relationships, battling self-judgment and the pursuit of external validation. Struggling with self-hatred and destructive behaviors, she embarked on a quest for self-love and growth, abandoning the notion of becoming a "Perfect Self" and focusing on alignment with her soul.


Immersing herself in various ideologies, therapies, and practices—from conventional psychology, Chinese medecine, Ayurveda and sacred plant medicines, shamanism, Kabbalah, Sufism, Qi-Gong, Zen, Vedic, Buddhist, Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, Tantra, Astrology, I-Ching, Human Design, Psych-K, Biohacking— Yeva discovered that everything she needed was already within. Reconnecting with her soul and finding joy in the mundane, Yeva mastered tools for each situation. Her path is a continuous journey of experimentation, practice, and sharing, with an endless array of gifts to offer those navigating their own experience. Yeva is here to guide, inspire, and share the gifts of self-discovery on this unending path.

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  • How to connect to our sacred essence
  • How to create seasonal rituals to support emotional well-being
  • Connecting to the organic instinctual wisdom of the body
  • Self-care tools
  • Meditation practices
  • Connect with like minded people / community
  • Learning the uses of plants as allies for physical and spiritual healing
  • Ancient techniques to deal with day to day stress and soothe your nervous system 
  • Acquire different breathing tools to live a balanced life 
  • The ability to make decisions based on clarity rather than confusion
  • Reconnection to pleasure and slowness

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 retreat is about understanding that we hold the medicine we need in order to transform our lives. It will be a safe healing space that will bring us together in community in order to come back to ourselves, to make friends, and to celebrate existence. By slowing down and reconnecting to the rhythms of nature, we will align with the beauty of the present moment. 

It is a week of cultivating joy, space to reflect, rest and abundant self-love.


• Recuperation Private – Using the ancient tools of Pendulum, Kabbalah and Totec wisdom, Yeva is guiding you to recuperate entangled energy and bring fresh flow into your relationships and other life issues.