Summer Tales


A week of movement, stillness, introspection, sunrises and sunsets over the sea, home-cooked food, silly jokes, fire-pit ceremonies, laughter and tears, and forever-connections. 


Come bathe in the gold light of Greece’s early summer sunshine and start your summer renewed and strong.

Through daily dynamic yoga practices, meditation, pranayama, and self-inquiry, Alessandra will guide you to the sweetest depths of your own heart. Warming and cleansing Navakarana Vinyasa practices in the morning will wring you out, while soft restorative classes in the evening will fill your vessel again, leaving you cleansed, refreshed and fully energised.

Summer Tales will be a retreat full of positive energy, from the joyful hustle and bustle of summer fun on the island, intertwined with beautifully fluid Navakarana Vinyāsa practices, workshops and rituals.

Navakarana Vinyāsa, Breathwork, Detoxification rituals, Vinyasa explained, Building up to Inversions.


Deepen Flexibility, Sound Bath and Guided Meditation, rhythm and voice, restorative Vinyāsa


Special offerings

We'll journey down one of Kea's ancient paths, immersed in abundant olive tress and sounds of nature, to a historic Apollo temple located on a secluded bay.




We will end our retreat on a New Moon, a moment to plant new seeds and make a change. We'll create a space to reflect on the past month and set these intentions towards the new cycle.

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Alessandra Oram

Your teacher

My full name is Alessandra Barbara Suzanne Monteseña Oram, hence why my instagram profile name is @ABSMO (my initials). I am English/Kiwi/Filipina, born in Hong Kong, educated in England and had my heart stolen whilst on holiday in Barcelona!

Yoga has been part of my life for many years, studying in Hong Kong under my guru – Dario Calvaruso – in Navakarana Vinyasa.

After a few years of teaching small groups, my partner and I opened MA•NA Yoga Loft – an old workshop space transformed into a newly renovated yoga studio in the heart of Barcelona.
Today we teaching hundreds of students each week with the essence of MA•NA (meaning spiritual power in Maori).

We have also been leading retreats across Spain and worldwide for a few years where we get to connect with students as friends and deepen both our practices both on and off the mat.

MA•NA is also solely dedicated to sharing the practice and methodology of Navakarana Vinyasa. From talking closely with Dario before we opened, we discussed about not opening a typical YOGA STUDIO structure. And instead create an Academy of Navakaraṇa Vinyāsa, where people can learn, study, not just practice, see progress from week to week, month to month and learn the progression to self-transform. Navakaraṇa is a powerful, transformative method and we want the physical space of MA•NA to embody that essence and be a unique space for people to gather.


MA•NA has also started to provide opportunity to those that want to dive deeper into the method, through workshops and trainings. There has already been so much transformation in our students and teachers (including myself) in the last year. From the guidance of Dario Calvuruso and from all that we share together as a community!

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  • An understanding of the methodology and practice of Navakaraṇa vinyāsa yoga
  • A deeper awareness of our own subtle bodies
  • A firmer and more gracious yoga practice
  • Pranayama breathing techniques to achieve equanimity 
  • New friends and deep connections
  • Rested and rejuvenated energy

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.


There is a depth and intensity to the experience of each practice with Alessandra. She will share her love for the practice of Navakarana Vinyāsa and guide you through movements that are carefully composed, intentionally sequenced and beautifully fluid.

You will be guided through her precise instructions, mantras will be sung during the practice and the rhythm of your breath will be marked through the beating of a stick on block. 


There is a gentle fierceness that infuses Alessandra’s teachings, and inspires one to truly dive in, beyond their perceived comfort zones.



For participants who would like to deepen the practices we share through the week, there is the option of having a private yoga session (cost 75 euros – 60 minutes) as well as a private tea ceremony and meditation session (cost 90 euros – 60 minutes).