INNER ALCHEMY RETREAT

MY RETREAT

Inner alchemy will be a retreat focused on the transformational power of presence. Through movement, additional embodiment practices, and sacred ceremonies we will be guided back to our source, to a sense of deep belonging, so we can be inspired and guided to live from a place of trust, reverence and love.

 

A vinyasa based, strengthening & alignment centered sequence creating a sense of meditation in motion.

Evening classes will be slow paced and restorative, cultivating yin energy, healing and regulation for the nervous system. 

Special offerings

Cha Dao is an ancient spiritual practice that involves the ceremonial serving and drinking of Tea leaves. It was used by the Buddhist monks and ancient sages first as a medicinal plant and then as a meditative gateway to presence.

A safe circle for healing and sharing in community. Through meditation and ritual we will explore the theme of Inner Alchemy, a deep exploration of self and a return to a sense of belonging.

Breathwork is a potent tool to regulate the nervous system, overcome fear and trauma responses and build both mental and physical resilience. We will build an energetic and emotional bridge culminating in the exploration of breath retention and its healing dimensions. 

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Marisel Douzeni

Your teacher

Marisel is a greek-dominican Yoga teacher and student. From a very young age she was drawn to spirituality and movement. This led her on a pilgrimage through India and Bali to study ancient practices such as Yoga, Meditation and Breathwork. With the years, she has cultivated a relationship with the nature of feminine energy, merging it into her offerings.

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WHAT YOU WILL TAKE HOME

  • How to connect to our sacred essence
  • How to create seasonal rituals to support emotional well-being
  • Self-care tools
  • How to hold a personal tea ceremony
  • Meditation practices
  • A 40-day Therapeutic Breathwork Sadhana

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)
  • Open poolside bar and snacks
  • Complimentary tote bag for the beach
  • 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.

TEACHER’S NOTE

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.

EXTRA PRIVATE SERVICES: 

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).