SUMMER TALES - Kea Retreat



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 Ashtanga 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 Vinyāsa practices, meditations, and creative workshops.

Morning practice starts with meditation and yogic breath work that cleanses the body on the physical and energetic level and awakens our spirits. We then flow through dynamic Vinyasa Yoga sequences that strengthen the body and leave us feel energized and balanced. We build the sequences step-by-step learning about the alignment that allows the energies in our body to flow freely and release great healing potential. 

In the afternoon we take our practice further in workshops to understand Asana (posture) and their effect on the muscular and endocrine system, but also on emotions and mental wellbeing through meditative practices. On some days we will indulge in the healing practices of soothing Yin Yoga for deep tissue release.

Special offerings

Yoga Nidra or the psychic sleep is a guided deeply relaxing meditation. As the perceived bond to the body dissolves, we get to let go of old blockages and instead plant seeds of positive intention deep into our subconscious for them to blossom and manifest in our lives. 

A simple while powerful breathwork technique to release emotional blockages, soothe our nervous system, reclaim our sensuality, and revitalize our life force energy.

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.

A meditative practice that merges elements from Zen Buddhism and Western psychology to loosen our attachments to our narrative selves and reconnect to our intrinsic nature. 

A playground of movement, where our body is the vessel to explore and through which to express. Using imaginative guidance we are led into an embodied intuitive journey. Reigniting a sense of curiosity and presence through our sensations.

  • Hagar Shachal
  • Hagar Shachal
  • Hagar Shachal

Hagar Shachal

Your teacher

Hagar Shachal is a meditative movement facilitator, who focuses on bridging between our physical and emotional movement.


Having spent the majority of her life as a professional contemporary dancer at some of the world’s leading companies, Hagar holds a breadth of expertise in various movement techniques including Ashtanga Yoga, guided intuitive movement, and dance.


Paired with her love for and knowledge in movement and meditation, she guides individuals to connect with their bodies as a channel to express their authentic selves.

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  • Energetic effects of asana, mudra and pranayama 
  • Different meditation techniques and guided ceremonies that facilitate connection to your inner wisdom and intuition
  • Breathing exercises to manage your energy and energize or calm the mind and the body
  • Go beyond superficial yoga practice in short open classes and learn more about all the elements of yoga
  • Take your physical practice to the next level, but more than that learn more about the transformational and healing powers of yoga and meditation
  • Learn about different energy centers (chakras) of the body and the aspects they relate to in our lives, exploring the connection between the body and the mind
  • Understand asana (posture) and their effects on the muscular and endocrine system as well as on emotions and mental wellbeing
  • Indulge in the healing practices of soothing yin yoga for deep tissue release

Retreating with us

  • 5 days/nights long
  • 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.


'Hagar's retreats are always about connection; with oneself, the present moment, nature and those around. She creates an atmosphere that invites authentic exchange, profound experience and joyful moments.‘