Dr. Amanda Bowen and Jo Crowder Present:
The 8 day Santorini Yoga Retreat Experience in Greece
5th – 12th October 2019
The Dr. Amanda Bowen and Jo Crowder Santorini Retreat is coming soon!
Since I discovered the blissful Greek island of Santorini in 2016, I have spent some of the most magical times there, practising yoga whilst immersing myself in its beauty and tranquility, emerging restored and strengthened.
I am so excited to now be offering what has been a dream since I first discovered Santorini – an incredible yoga retreat experience taking place in its warm embrace.
More about Jo, myself and the Santorini Retreat…
You are invited to join myself Dr. Amanda Bowen and also, yoga teacher and transformational coach, Jo Crowder of the wonderful Tranquil Times Retreat in Santorini for seven nights of yoga, energy work, relaxation, exploration, fun and laughter.
The Santorini Retreat Experience is about igniting your inner fire and rejuvenating your mind, body and spirit. All whilst enjoying one of the most stunning locations in the world.
Jo and I met each other in India where, through yoga, we formed a strong friendship. As a result of this, we also gained an appreciation of each other’s work in the yoga space. We envisaged our own dream retreats and now, we are delighted to be able to deliver those dreams to you.
The prices for the retreat start at £905, deposit 50% full payment required by 4th August 2019.
This includes on average, three hours a day of yoga, meditation and energy work sessions, all breakfasts, and also, five evening meals.
Read on to find out more about what you can expect from this wonderful experience. We look forward to welcoming you, and above all, sharing with you some very special and transformative times.
What will you actually receive from the Santorini Retreat Experience?
The Santorini Retreat Experience includes:
- 8 days/7 nights boutique accommodation in shared or private en-suite rooms
- Daily yin/hatha/vinyasa yoga/meditation/energy work, averaging three hours a day divided into two sessions.
- Daily delicious breakfast buffet
- 5 divine dinners (organic vegetarian)
- Free Wi-Fi
What the Santorini Retreat does not include:
- Travel insurance
- Excursions (apart from walking to Oia, which is free)
- Private sessions
- Airport transfers
- Walking to Oia
- Greek cooking class
- Sunset sailing trip
- Meal in Fira, while watching the beautiful sunset
- Day at a stunning beach club in Perivolos
You will be added to a private Facebook group so that you get the chance to meet everyone virtually beforehand. And also, so that you can share photos, stories and revelations!
Coaching support can be booked and arranged for after the trip to help overcome any challenges and also, to integrate the teachings into your everyday life.
About Yin Yoga…
Yin yoga is a meditative, healing form of yoga, which works on a deeper level into the connective tissues and organs, lubricating the body and releasing toxins and negative emotions. It invites us to enter a space of stillness, whilst combining the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and ancient Indian wisdom.
It restores, balances and enhances the energy flow throughout the body, interconnecting every tissue and organ, through invisible pathways, removing blockages, the precursors to illnesses. This works like acupuncture but without the needles!
Each organ has many energetic components that affect us physically, emotionally and mentally. Our bodies carry a record of all our experiences in our lifetime and all experiences carry an emotional charge.
Over the years any trauma, bad relationships, betrayals, stressful jobs and grief can actually affect our physiology. As a result, they can break down the immune system, leading to illness and disease. It is really important to stay with this practice to help to release all the emotional baggage that we have been carrying around for so long.
Introducing Jo Crowder…
Hello, I am Jo Crowder, a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher. I have been practising yoga for over twenty years.
Initially, I was attracted to yoga for its mental and spiritual aspects, but I later had a powerful lesson in yoga’s physical healing benefits after damaging my neck and back in three different car accidents.
My classes are fun and engaging, drawing on aspects of different yoga styles and energy work, emphasising awareness of mind, body, and breath whilst also focusing on correct alignment. My intention is to inspire others to connect with themselves and explore, and as a result, discover their unique potential, in a safe and healing environment. Over the years I have practised, studied and been influenced by various styles of yoga.
For this particular retreat I will be teaching a mix of vinyasa flow, hatha/sivananda, restorative and energy work depending on the group’s needs at a particular time. I will also incorporate and focus on the healing power of guided meditation and qigong exercises throughout.
I run Tranquil Times Holistic Retreat in Varna, Bulgaria, and when I am not teaching yoga I am immersed in the other aspects of my practice there which include transformational life coaching, Reiki, sound therapy, energy work and curative hypnotherapy.
The Santorini Retreat Experience means a huge amount to me, due to it being as much of a journey for Amanda and I as it is for our guests. Together we bring a powerful connection, a depth of knowledge, a passion and skill for teaching. We complement each other in our practice and personalities, and as a result, what emerges is calming and healing.
But also – importantly – there is an awful lot of laughter and lightness of being too, which is a key ingredient on our retreats.
So how do I book my place at the Santorini Retreat?
The Santorini retreat will take place from:
5 October 2019 16:00 – 12 October 2019 11:00 (UTC+03)
Pelagos Hotel in the village of Oia, Santorini
Pricing for the retreat is as follows:
- 3 sharing a triple en-suite room £855 / deposit £250
- 2 sharing double/twin en-suite room £915 / deposit £300
- 1 person single occupancy in a double en-suite room £1245 / deposit £375
- Price includes all breakfasts, 5 evening meals, all yoga, meditation and energy work classes
Payments are accepted via Stripe invoice, PayPal, card processing via Square, or you can also pay by cash.
The remaining balance must be received before 5th August; be sure to get that out of the way soon, to fully reserve your place!
Please advise of any food allergies or medical conditions at the time of booking.
“Since going to Amanda’s yin yoga I can honestly say I’m feeling more in control of my everyday life, learning to appreciate my life, family & friends and really take time to be in the moment.
This has only been done with her guidance, advice and passion for what she does, which really shows through. Amanda does this with a smile on her face always.
She is the best around and I really feel lucky to be one of her enthusiastic students. Thank you for being you Amanda.”
– Sue, Merseyside, UK
“I have almost completed my first course of yin yoga and have experienced a positive change in my energy and emotional levels.
As a person that is never still and with a mind that races I have found great benefit from Amanda’s technique. She is a patient, well-informed teacher who takes time and care to make sure her students get the most out of each session.
I have felt a sense of inner healing and I am looking forward to the next course very much. Thank you Amanda x”
– Sherry, Merseyside, UK
“I had the pleasure of working alongside Amanda designing and running two separate week-long yoga retreat weeks in August, combining yoga with a transformational healing course for the body and mind.
Amanda puts 110% into everything she takes on and delivers it, including the science, in a professional, down to earth and fun manner.
She shares openly about her life experiences and vast knowledge to help bring about a profound shift in the lives of others.
After witnessing – and experiencing – the positive changes, I can highly recommend her services as a yoga teacher and life coach.
I look forward to our incredibly exciting collaboration together on the Dr Amanda Bowen Santorini Retreat experience in October 2019.”
– Jo Crowder, Tranquil Times Holistic Retreat.
“I have received amazing one-to-one sessions from Amanda in her intimate and peaceful studio. She tailors sequences to address specific chakras and organs, moving energy and stagnant emotions with long, slow yin stretches, meditation and relaxation.
The combination of her metaphysical and spiritual knowledge and experience provide a truly unique holistic approach.
I would absolutely recommend her as a teacher, mentor and life coach, she goes above and beyond to develop your spiritual journey both on and off the mat.”
– Julie, Manchester, UK
- All deposits are non-refundable
- There is a statutory 14-day cooling off period
- This does not apply if the trip is booked within 14 days of the retreat start date
- There is a strict no refund policy, so it is recommended that you take out your own travel insurance and cancellation insurance
- No responsibility can be taken in regards to travel arrangements; this includes flight delays or cancellations etc
- If you have a health condition, please consult your doctor before booking