NEW BEGINNINGS

MY RETREAT

New Beginnings will be a retreat focused on reconnecting us to our natural essence. Through yoga, ceremony, embodiment, ancestral crafts, plant medicine and contemplative practices we will be guided back to a deep sense of reverence towards our personal path, the wisdom of nature and our body.

Yoga, Tea Ceremony, Creative Writing, Contemplative Practices, Ancestral Crafts.

Cacao Ceremony, Breathwork, Embodiment, Foraging, Kundalini Meditation, Restorative Movement, Mantra.

Special offerings

Cha Dao is an ancient contemplative practice that involves the ceremonial serving and drinking of tea. It has been used for centuries by buddhist monks and sages as a plant teacher and as a meditative gateway to presence.

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.

In this offering we will be supported by the heart opening medicine of sacred cacao as we explore the power of the voice through mantra – a devotional yogic practice that provides an opening to connect with an essence beyond us.

A workshop in which we discover and express the beauty within us through various forms of writing practices. Awakening our creative force, exploring the subconscious layers of our being and allowing us to communicate with and expand our perception of the outer world through the inner process of creation.

  • With MARISEL DOUZENI
  • With MARISEL DOUZENI
  • With MARISEL DOUZENI
  • With MARISEL DOUZENI
  • With MARISEL DOUZENI
  • With MARISEL DOUZENI
  • With MARISEL DOUZENI
  • With MARISEL DOUZENI
  • With MARISEL DOUZENI

With 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

  • Connect with like minded people / community
  • Reverence for nature
  • Practices that help you deal with day to day stresses 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

  • Sensual awareness and presence

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.

TEACHER’S NOTE

 

This retreat is about reconnecting to a deep sense of belonging both to ourselves, to each other and to the land. It will be a safe, healing space that will bring us together in community to connect to each other, celebrate, and cultivate joy and resilience. 

 

By slowing down and reconnecting to the elemental wisdom and the rhythms of nature we will align with the beauty of the present moment. It’s a week of creating bliss, space to reflect and abundant self-love.

EXTRA PRIVATE SERVICES: 

 

1:1 Reiki Sessions