SAILING & YOGA CRUISE
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Join Spirit Journeys and Lindsey Porter aboard the tall sailing ship the Star Flyer for our Sailing & Yoga cruise which offers an experience that is like no other. If you are looking for an adventure on the waves which includes the atmosphere and character of traditional sailing but still with the comfort and luxury found on most modern cruises; you have come to the right place. Our exclusive yoga cruise will provide the opportunity to meet new people, see new places and, most of all, create the holiday experience of a lifetime. Welcome to our sailing & yoga cruise.
Feel the wind in your hair and the salty breeze in your face as you sail aboard what feels like your own private yacht. This sailing ship provides a much more intimate experience than you may expect to find on board a contemporary cruise liner, and whilst the surroundings you find yourself in hark back to the ships of the nineteenth century, the superb, personable service will be on hand to make you feel right at home, wherever you are in the world
Spirit Journeys exclusive Yoga week starts with 1 night in Athens. Stay in a 4 Star Central Hotel. Evening meal. Next day tour of Athens and all the delights that Athens has to offer.
Late afternoon board the tall sailing ship the Star Flyer for an amazing week cruising the Mediterranean.
Daily morning hatha yoga practice incorporating breathing and mindfulness/meditation techniques
Wellbeing focussed afternoon sessions (optional) covering different aspects of yoga such as; the ancient theory of yoga, mindfulness and visualisation practices, yogic mantra/chanting, insight into chakras, energy centre theory and more
Read all about our 2017 cruise here
WE ARE HAPPY TO BE OFFERING THIS YOGA CRUISE IN CONJUCTION WITH LINDSEY PORTER OF YOGANUU
Find out more about Lindsey
With over 10 years + yoga teaching experience Lindsey loves sharing and spreading the benefits yoga can bring to all minds and bodies is one of my greatest passions in life. Yoga is about embracing & accepting who you are – on and off the mat and in the community.
Exploring boundaries and finding new edges whilst keeping it real. I found yoga in my 20s helped me keep balanced in my banking career. Now in my 40s I dedicate my time to sharing the benefits yoga can bring with others, including kids, adults and people in care homes.
I also enjoy writing and have had articles about yoga and wellbeing published in OMYoga magazine, Yoga Magazine and the Huffington Post. I’m also the co-creator of YEDTalk podcasts [www.yoganuu.com/yed-talks] – the pioneering series of podcasts sharing yoga insights around the world, listened to in over 50 countries and I co-host a weekly radio show on Stirling City Radio sharing the benefits of yoga.
How would I describe my style of Yoga teaching?
Whilst my teaching training follows the Akhanda Hatha more traditional style of yoga from India, I like to incorporate elements from other styles as well as magic of mantra and chanting. Typically in one of my yoga classes, I will guide you though a combination of postures (asanas) breathing exercises (pranayama) and relaxation/internal focus techniques as well as incorporating aspects of NLP into the classes.
Yoga is a non-competitive activity which exercises the mind, body and improves breathing. It promotes balance, core stability, strength and flexibility, alongside encouraging us to make space to absorb the benefits of our practice. All this can help to re-energise and rejuvenate ourselves.
My teaching is suitable for the complete beginner up to intermediate level. My personal yoga journey has had its ups and downs and continues to help me explore boundaries in many ways. I love the saying “My yoga. It doesn’t matter if things aren’t perfect. My practice is my time to feel alive, loved and free…Yoga is not about mastering the postures. It’s about using your practice to understand and transform yourself’.
What Yoga pose would I most liken to myself to and why?
At this point in my life it would have to be the Camel pose/Ustrasana.
Why? Because I feel the pose is a continual movement exploring flexibility in any particular moment and at the same time requires an open chest and heart to keep true to the asana/pose. Like a camel I am traversing lifes humps and bumps, exploring my vulnerabilities and embracing the yogic path. Namaste.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Flights available on request – please contact us for a quote including flights|
|INCLUDED||1 Nights accommodation at 4 Star Central Athens Hotel on a Twin/Double Share. Single rooms/cabin available at a supplement.|
Meal Plan as stated; [B: Bed & Breakfast, FB: Full Board(Breakfast Lunch and Dinner]
Tours and transfers in Athens with English speaking guide.
7 nights on cruise is on a full board basis
Complimentary tea and coffee on board cruise
Daily morning hatha yoga
Complimentary watersports on board cruise
All current applicable taxes;
|NOT INCLUDED||Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone / fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera / video camera fee at all monuments, medical expenses, airport departure taxes, etc.;|
Meals other than those specified above
|Dates||August, Non yoga cruises available year round. Please contact us for more details|
|Single Cabin Supplement||For a Single Cabin Please Contact us for a price|
Day 1: Arrive Athens (-/-/D)
On arrival in Athens, a Spirit Journeys Worldwide representative will welcome you at the airport and take you to your hotel.
Relax and freshen up in hotel prior to our evening tour.
Experience the beauty of Athens by night as you enjoy a pleasant drive along her illuminated boulevards before a night of traditional Greek cuisine and entertainment at a typical taverna at the base of the Acropolis.
Overnight 4* Central hotel [Standard room with Breakfast]
Day 2: Athens (B/-/D)
After breakfast, enjoy a half day city tour.
This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides take you to see the centre of the city including Constitution Square (Syntagma), the Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National Library. On your way to the Acropolis you will see the Panathenaic Stadium (where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896), the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. At the Acropolis we visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and, finally, the monument that ‘puts order in the mind’, the Parthenon. You will also pay a visit to the fantastic New Acropolis Museum.
Board the star clipper for the start of our sailing adventure around the med.
Welcome cocktail hour prior to dinner on board.
Ship sails 9.45pm
Overnight Star Flyer [Cabin with Breakfast]
Day 3: At Sea (B/L/D)
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea. Enjoy the Star Flyer and all her facilities.
Daily morning hatha yoga practice incorporating breathing and mindfulness/meditation techniques
Wellbeing focussed afternoon sessions (optional) covering different aspects of yoga such as; the ancient theory of yoga, mindfulness and visualisation practices, yogic mantra/chanting, insight into chakras, energy centre theory and more.
Day 4: Kusadasi (B/L/D)
You will start your morning with your sunrise yoga session. The ship will sail through magnificent Samos Strait heading to the lovely port of Kusadasi. Arrival in Kusadasi is at 11:30 and then you are free to explore the city, famous as the entry-point for the remarkable archaeological site of Ephesus. There is much to see in the city, which once welcomed Antony and Cleopatra. Broad, paved streets, the ancient façade of the Celsus Library, beautiful amphitheatre and numerous temples dedicated to the gods are waiting on you to explore them.
You can decide to go to optional tour to Ephesus or just stroll around and explore the shops of Kusadasi.
The ship departs Kusadasi at 11.00pm
Day 5: Patmos (B/L/D)
Following the breakfast and early morning sunrise yoga, about 9 am you will arrive to peaceful island Patmos. This serene island is known as the site of the apocalyptic revelations of St. John the Divine. The cave where he is said to have lived is now the site of the Monastery of the Apocalypse. You have all day to explore the Patmos.
Depart Patmos at 6pm
Day 6: Amorgos (B/L/D)
The 6th day is reserved for visiting Amorgos island. The ship sails into the port at 10 am. After early sunrise yoga session you have free time to enjoy the beauty of the island. Amorgós’ cliff-clinging monastery of Hozoviotissas has one of the most spectacular locations of any in Greece. Only a few monks live in the cavernous 50-room monastery, but the view from their terrace aerie might make you think they had all flown to heaven from this very spot.
Ship departures at 6pm
Day 7: Mykonos (B/L/D)
You will Arrive in Mykonos at 9am. Following morning sunrise yoga session, you will have free time to enjoy all beauty of this magnificent Island. One of the most cosmopolitan of all the Greek Islands, Mykonos is a contrast of rocky hills and beautiful beaches. Hora, the capital, spreads around a colourful harbour, a popular meeting place, overlooked by a variety of tavernas, in which fishing boats nestle side by side with luxury yachts.
The ship departures at 10.30pm
Day 8: Monemvasia (B/L/D)
On your last day on the sea you will have the opportunity to discover Monemvasia Island. In the morning, after yoga session you will have chance to participate in a optional workshop where you will discuss different aspects of yoga such as; the ancient theory of yoga, mindfulness and visualisation practices, yogic mantra/chanting, insight into chakras, energy centre theory and more
The ship arrives at the port of Monemvasia at 12 noon. Spend your free time exploring this perfectly preserved Byzantine fortified port, once 60,000 strong, now home to just a few hundred. You can readily see why the name Monemvasia means single entrance! In the rocky hills above, ancient Byzantine ruins loom over the town, while below a maze of red tiled roofs and twisting alleys hide tavernas and cafes and the home of revered Greek poet Yannis Ritsos.
The ship departs at 6 pm.
Day 9: Athens (B/-/-)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Athens Airport for your return flight.
We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance
Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges. Please contact us for trips over this period
Rooms at hotels are available only from 1400 on arrival day till 1200 on departure date. A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired.
If one or some proposed service(s) is (are) not available at the moment of booking, we will try to find other possibilities/options or other similar service(s) in order to avoid changes to the program.
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