Awakening Movement


A guided space designed to awaken ourselves through and to the healing power of movement. Awakening Movement is an opportunity to explore tools that release physical tension, give emotions their expression, and reignite a sense of celebration for life.

Yoga, active meditations, breathwork and rituals / ceremonies will be the modalities through which we will reignite our curiosity, put our emotions back in motion, and bring playfulness back into our lives


Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Active Meditations (Kundalini).

Breathwork, Guided Intuitive Movement, Dance Journey, Restorative Yoga, Self Inquiry Meditations

Special offerings

Journey to reclaim your sense of freedom. We are invited to put aside our thinking minds and return to our intuitive movement. Internal Flight draws from shamanic rituals, trance state research, and breath-work practices.

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

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 dance journey. Reigniting a sense of curiosity and presence through our sensations.

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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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  • Accessible self care tools to release blockages and access liveliness
  • A renewed appreciation and curiosity for your body and movement
  • A rejuvenated mind, body + spirit
  • Light and playful attitude towards life
  • Well nourished heart and stomach

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 (by Uri, our Michelin trained chef)
  • 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.


Like water, if we remain stagnant


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).