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september 23-30, 2024 – amorgos, greece

Join  Jennifer Golden, co-owner of The Yoga Center Retreat, on the enchanting island of Amorgos, nestled in the heart of the Aegean Sea. A true gem of the Greek Cyclades archipelago, Amorgos is a masterpiece of nature with unspoiled natural landscapes, shimmering azure waters, and some of the highest mountains in the Aegean.

You will spend 7 nights at the Aegialis Searock, a boutique villa designed specifically for tranquil retreat experiences. It is here, where the cliffs rise above the sea, that you will ground, connect and find stability in the earth so you can lengthen, extend and reach your fullest potential. Each morning you will be greeted by a view of the crystal clear Aegean sea. 2 yoga sessions each day will take place inside Rashmi, the geodesic dome, with its gentle and soft atmosphere that faces the sea. Savor the tastes of the island with 3 meals each day, sourced from local producers and made fresh daily by the onsite chef. Spend your free time lounging by the saltwater pool with a view of Nikouria island. The Paralía Egiáli (Egiali beach), with turquoise waters and golden sand, is a 1 mile walk away and conveniently located near coffee shops and restaurants. Several excursions are available at additional cost and include an herbal garden tour, a guided bus tour, wine tasting and cooking class.

Have questions about our retreats? Email Jennifer Golden and sign up for our quarterly retreat newsletter to be notified of new destinations.

what’s included

  • 7 nights lodging
  • Transfers from Amorgos’s Katapola port to the SeaRock complex
  • 2 yoga sessions per day, complete with mats & props
  • 3 meals per day
  • 10% discount on treatments at the Lalon Idor Spa inside the Aegialis Hotel & Spa (not located in the Searock complex)

getting there

As the most eastern island of the Cycladic region, you can only reach Amorgos by ferry. The shortest ferry route to Amorgos is from Santorini, but there are many routes between the Greek islands if you want to experience another location before or after the retreat.

You will fly into Athens International Airport (airport code ATH). From there you can fly into Santorini (airport code JTR) or another island on Aegean Air:

  • Plan on departing the US on 9/21, arriving in Greece on 9/22 and spending 1 night in a hotel before catching the ferry to Amorgos on 9/23.
  • On 9/30, you can take the ferry to Santorini and catch a flight that evening, or spend 1 night there. You can also stay in Amorgos for 1 night and take the ferry back Santorini or Athens, departing Greece on 10/1 or 10/2.

Your ferry must arrive and depart from the Katapola (AMO) port. It is highly recommended that you book a high-speed ferry here:

  • From Santorini (JTR): Sea Jet will take 1-3 hours to reach Amorgos. Approximate cost $80 one way (per person)
  • From Naxos (JNX): Sea Jet will take 2-3 hours to reach Amorgos. Approximate cost $60 one way (per person)
  • From Athens (ATH): Depart from the port of Piraeus. Sea Jet will take 4-5 hours to reach Amorgos and approximate cost is $90 one way (per person). A standard Blue Star ferry is also available, and takes 8 hours.

Transfers from the Katapola port to the SeaRock complex are included.

sample itinerary

  • 7am: Morning meditation & yoga
  • 8am: Breakfast (together as a group)
  • 9am: Free time or excursion
  • 12pm: Lunch (together as a group)
  • 1pm: Free time or excursion
  • 5pm: Afternoon yoga
  • 6pm: Dinner (together as a group)

Actual times and itinerary subject to change.

sea and pool view from the Searock villa

investment (per person)

Please email Jennifer Golden prior to registration to determine room availability.

  • 2-bedroom suite, quadruple occupancy: $2,200
  • Quadruple occupancy: $2,000
  • Triple occupancy with outdoor jacuzzi: $2,100 SOLD OUT
  • Double occupancy: $2,300 SOLD OUT

payment & cancellation policy

A $500 deposit saves your spot. Once registered, the deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE.

  • The remaining balance is due on or before June 22nd, 2024
  • There is no refund for cancellations made on or after June 23rd, 2024

not included

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Ferry transportation to Amorgos
  • All optional excursions
  • All beverages (All non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks are purchased onsite)


The Searock complex is a private villa designed by the Aegialis Resort & Spa, the only 5-star resort on the island of Amorgos. There are 7 shared-occupancy rooms, all beautifully decorated with minimal yet stylish decor, incorporating touches of traditional Cycladic inspiration. All rooms overlook the crystal clear Aegean sea and include a flat-screen TV, outdoor sitting area, daily cleaning service, safe-box, hairdryer, toiletries, mini-fridge, espresso machine and kettle.

Family 2-bedroom suite (4 people): $2,200/person

Family 1-Bedroom (4 people): $2,000/person

Triple Room with outdoor jacuzzi (3 people):$2,100/person SOLD OUT

Double Room (2 people): $2,300/person SOLD OUT

oPTIONAL EXCURsIONS & activities

All optional activities and excursions can be booked separately and charged to your room. If booked as a group, there is a cost savings and payment will be required with your final payment. You will receive additional details and cost of each excursion at a later time, along with a survey in which you can select the excursions you are interested in. YCR then will determine what can be booked together as a group. View all excursions »

  • Herbal garden tour
  • Amorgian distillery
  • Guided hiking tour
  • Guided bus island tour
  • Private yacht tour
  • Wine tasting
  • Cooking class
  • Greek dancing lessons
  • Donkey ride

Have questions about our retreats? Email Jennifer Golden and sign up for our quarterly retreat newsletter to be notified of new destinations.

images of the searock complex in amorgos greece