About Pranayama

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  • Yoga Retreat in Crete

Pause in a week of rest in nature, yoga, meditation, breathing exercise, chanting, the Mediterranean Sea and the local vegetarian food on the spectacular Cretan South coast.

Yoga Retreat in Crete.

  • 28 August - 2 September 2022
  • Crete

I invite you to a unique holistic yoga week in the beautiful island of Crete to regenerate your body and mind, take care of your health and feel better than ever. 

Join me and treat yourself to a yoga week in Crete. This week you’ll slow down, disconnect yourself from the world for 6 days in the beautiful surroundings, the beaches, the Mediterranean Sea, the peace and the wilderness of the spectacular Cretan South coast. You’ll relax physically and mentally and nourish yourself with freshly prepared local and seasonal foods. You will be immersed and guided with a daily yoga routine, including meditation, breathing exercises, chanting, silent walks, relax. We will enjoy local vegetarian healthy food and herbal teas.

Beautifully, yoga classes take place on the patio to the sounds of the birds and the sea each morning and evening. After the delicious brunch, you take a dip in the sea with a quick trip down the beach or maybe just relax in our lovely Casa Doria, our homestay for one week. You may also wish to explore the surrounding area. All levels are welcome and everyone will benefit from the natural environment we will be sharing together these days.

The Flow of your Days

7:15 – 8:00 Meditation & Chants / morning walk
8:00 Herbal tea or fresh drink served
8:30 - 10 a.m. Morning yoga stretch and loosen up
10 - 11 a.m. Free time
11 a.m. – 12 Brunch
10 – 5 p.m. Group adventure on Tuesday (optional)
12 - 4 p.m. Free Time Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
4:30 – 6p.m. Sharing circle / Yin yoga /asana workshop/sound bath
6:15 - 7 p.m. Dinner on the patio
8:15 - 9:30 p.m. Meditation / kirtan / relaxation

*Timing and program may slightly vary.
Summer 2022


Marina Kalyani Pieri

 Marina has practiced yoga for 10 years and the last 6 years teaching as a certified yoga teacher around the world. Her training in India, Italy, Greece and US include Hatha Yoga, Sivananda, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Vinyasa Flow, Power Yoga, Yin Yoga. She teaches Hatha-based Vinyasa flows that are safe, varied, empowering and accessible. Her classes combine pranayama (breath control), asanas and meditation. She offers variations of the postures and alternatives to encourage you to truly connect with the wisdom of your own mind-body-soul system.

Bhakti yoga, the devotional aspect of yoga, is another great passion of hers that she integrates into her retreats and workshops.

Kalyani is the name she received in the ashram which started her spiritual journey. Yoga has given Marina the confidence to make big life changes that she is so grateful for and embrace a life that is more suited to the way she wants to live. She lives between India, Italy and Greece. Language skills: Italian (fluent), English (fluent), French (fluent).

Paco Rodriguez

A professional musician since his adolescence, head of the musical projects SITARSONIC and KUNDALINI AIRPORT, began studying the sitar in 1994 in Varanasi, India. During the 1990s he passed a lot of time with sadhus (nomadic mystics) between Varanasi and the Himalayas, practicing yoga and learning Hindu mythology and Vedanta. He then lived 10 years in a Buddhist Vipassana meditation centre. For twenty-five years, he has been leading kirtan in yoga and meditation centres between India and Europe. He also offers sound baths for yoga classes with his sitar. He lives between India and Greece. Language skills: French (fluent), English (fluent), Spanish (fluent) Hindi (basic).