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BREATHE
THE BLUE

Serenity Retreat

13 - 20 July

Ionian Sea - Sailing Adventure
Lefkada, Kefalonia & Ithaca

The Serenity Experience

Navigating tranquility in the Ionian Sea, Greece

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Sailing adventure for a balanced BodyMind

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure that will rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul! Join us on a luxurious private yacht and explore the most stunning Greek island on the Ionian Sea. 

We have an incredible package that includes everything you need for a perfect retreat: Pre, during and post retreat support from our team, health & travel insurance, and seven days/nights of accommodation on a beautiful Lagoon 40 Yacht.

This experience is for you if...

  • If you Imagine starting your day with a refreshing meditation and movement practice, followed by a daily swim.
  • You’ll then have the opportunity to explore beautiful islands like Lefkada, Kefalonia, and Ithaca.
  • Wandering the small pedestrian roads, discovering old castles, magical undergrown lakes and enjoying picturesque sunsets.
  • Each evening, you’ll participate in a meditation and restoration class before gathering in a circle with your life coach and fellow travelers to share your life stories and learn from one another.
  • This unique experience provides the perfect opportunity for deep self-reflection and exploring your leadership journey, aspirations, and challenges. And, of course, you’ll get to try delicious new food and make new friends along the way.

Mindfulness or Presence

Maintaining a sense of serenity requires being present in the moment. This involves being mindful of your thoughts, feelings, and surroundings without any form of judgment.
 To cultivate mindfulness, it's essential to engage in daily practices such as deep breathing, meditation, or simply paying attention to the present moment. 
These practices will help you stay focused on the present and lead a more peaceful life.

Inner Peace, Renewal

Inner peace refers to a state of being calm and serene within oneself, irrespective of external circumstances. 
It usually comes with self-reflection, self-acceptance, and letting go of unnecessary stress or attachments.

To achieve inner peace,practices such as gratitude, forgiveness and self-care will contribute to the development of inner peace. 

Envision your professional trajectory with strategic goal-setting aligned with your intrinsic motivations

Connection with Nature

Many people find serenity through a connection with nature or a spiritual dimension. 

Spending time in natural environments, practicing spiritual rituals, or exploring one's sense of purpose and meaning can contribute to a sense of harmony and tranquility.

Build lifetime connections with peers, like-minded people!

Our Yoga Sailing voyages are suitable for all ages and experience levels, and you don’t need to be a yogi to participate and have a great experience. Our yoga sailing retreats cater to all levels of experience. We believe that everyone should have access to body harmony and inner peace.

Our adventure will begin in Preveza and sail to Lefkada (Lefkas). From there, we’ll head to Kefalonia island, visiting Feri Beach, Assos, Fiscardo, Sami, and Poros, before moving on to Ithaca, where we’ll visit Koni. Finally, we’ll return to Preveza.

Sample Itinerary

Imagine your sailing days with us in the Ionia sea. 

Daily Agenda

  • 6 am Sunrise Meditation & Movement Practice, includes sound baths as per time permits
  • 8 am Breakfast 
  • 9-10 am Depart to new destination - sailing time varies per schedule 
  • 12-3 pm Drop anchor at a destination - workshops, quality time in nature and build connection 
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  • 3-5 pm Depart to evening destination - drop anchor in the evening town 
  • 5-7 pm Sunset Meditation & Restorative Practice, includes sound baths as per time permits
  • 7-10 pm Explore your favorite restaurant, stargaze and take night walks 

Authentic Greek Food

The Mediterranean diet is widely regarded as the best diet for optimal health. Our chef uses only organic and fresh ingredients that are in season, to provide you with a delicious and energizing experience. We offer fresh fruits, vegetables, dips, and meals, all with an authentic Greek twist that has been given a modern touch.

The Lagoon 40

Embark on an awe-inspiring journey through the Ionian islands aboard the Lagoon 40, a marvel of French engineering. This luxury edition vessel offers spacious comfort and independence, allowing you to anchor in paradise for as long as you desire. With its panoramic views, luxurious amenities, and the feeling of weightlessness as you glide over the Ionian Sea, it promises an unforgettable experience for you and your loved ones.

Those who choose to attend our retreat do so to relish in pristine nature and a splendid ocean setting with curiosity of what’s within one. 

As a PAIR - Couples or Buddies

Nothing beats a holiday spent with a loved one or a close buddy. It makes the experience twice as memorable and twice the fun! Most of our retreaters are couples who celebrate a milestone on their relationships. While others just grateful to have their friends come and sail with them.

Sailing SOLO

Traveling solo is never a problem. Our retreat are packed with like-minded individuals who have the same goals as you have as far as your holiday is concerned. We have lots of solo retreers who board the yacht as strangers and get off it as good friends. It's definitely a trip worth venturing for.

Assist the skipper and gain hands-on sailing experience, feeling the thrill of being the captain for a while.

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Meet your hosts!

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Stavros Cid

Mindset Mentor

Stavros Cid, the founder of the company, has extensive experience in psychology, education, medicine, holistic practices, and tourism. He is committed to providing exceptional Greek locations that align with individuals’ spiritual paths. Stavros has pursued his passion for the Spiritual Path, including Reiki, Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, Numerology, and related areas, throughout his life.

Driven by an unrelenting passion to empower and strengthen those who feel trapped in their minds, Stavros believes that life coaching can help break free from the shackles of negative thoughts and self-doubt. He understands that you may be facing similar struggles and wants you to know that he has faith in you. You possess the power to achieve anything you put your mind to, and he is here to help you unlock that potential. Believe in yourself, for you are strong, skilled, and more than enough.

Serenity Retreat Sailing Boat Experience

Wilmari Torres

Mindfulness, Yoga, Meditation and Sound Healing

Wilmari Torres, an industrial engineer with over ten years of experience in complex program management, specializes in designing and implementing systems for business operations. She’s also a holistic lifestyle practitioner, providing guidance in meditation, neurodynamic breathwork, yoga, and sound healing. Utilizing a trauma-informed approach and incorporating somatic movement practices, she aims to bring individuals into the present moment, fostering heightened awareness and connection from their hearts to elevate their BodyMind & Soul. At Breathe the Blue, she blends her business acumen with holistic expertise to create a personalized and all-encompassing experience. Her goal is to assist facilitators in orchestrating retreats in Greece, ensuring meticulous attention to every detail for an enriching and fulfilling experience.

Serenity Retreat – Sailing Itinerary

The journey starts in the town of Preveza. Leading us through the west coast Lefkada, dropping anchor in Porto Katsiki, Fiscardo, Assos, Kioni and Poros. 
 Visit hidden spots without road access, ensuring a peaceful and secluded experience with turquoise- blue waters. You’ll be able to swim, snorkel, paddle board, jump into the water of a cave, stargaze, walk through the parts, visit spectacular restaurants and experience your deepest self through many beach days! 

DAY 1  – Arrival in Preveza

  • Preveza is a coastal town in northwestern Greece with a rich historical background. It has ancient roots dating back to the Roman and Byzantine periods. Preveza is known for its historical sites, scenic beauty, and its strategic position on the Ambracian Gulf.
    • Grounding time – you have the opportunity to explore and wander through the charming, narrow streets of lively Preveza, known for its typical Greek architecture. 
    • Visit the historic Preveza Castle! 
  • 3 pm – 10 pm Check-in all afternoon 

  • Welcome drinks, welcome ceremony during the sunset.

     

DAY 2  – Sailing to Lefkadas & Anchoring near Fiscardo, Kefalonia

Explore the island of Lefkada, a popular tourist destination known for its historical sites and stunning beaches. Spend a night in Fiscardo, the only village that survived the destructive earthquake of 1952. Navigate through the scenic Preveza Channel and drop anchor in legendary spots like Porto Katsiki. Witness the beauty of Fiscardo and experience the magic of the island. Book your journey now and embark on an adventure of a lifetime.

 
  • 5:45 am – 7:00 am Sunrise Silent Meditation 

  • 7:15 am – 8:30 am Welcome Meditation & Asana Practice

  • 8:45 am – 9:30 am Breakfast 

  • 9:45 am -12:00 pm Sailing time! 

    • First workshop: 

      • Essence: The Return to Self – is a grounding workshop of connecting with nature, harmony, and inner compás that’s your true self. 

  • 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Lunch + Beach time 

  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Sailing time (TBA) 

  • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Dinner on your own

  • 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Sunset Sound Bath / Yin or Restorative Yoga / Yoga Nidra 

DAY 3  – Fteri Beach and Assos, Kefalonia

Assos is a picturesque village on Kefalonia island. You can sail from Fiscardo to Fteri Beach, a pristine beach surrounded by green hills and rock formations. Enjoy a delicious BBQ on board while admiring the views. Then head to Assos, a charming town at the foot of a castle mount. Explore the town, and climb up to the castle for stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. Return to the boat for a calm evening or continue exploring Assos.

  • 5:45 am – 7:00 am Sunrise Silent Meditation 
  • 7:15 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Asana Practice
  • 8:45 am – 9:30 am Breakfast 
  • 9:45 am -12:00 pm Sailing time! 
    • Second Workshop: Self Care Rituals – sharing practices to find balance and harmony from within 
  • 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Lunch + Beach time 
  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Sailing time
  • 7:00 – 9:00 pm Dinner on your own.

  • 10:00 pm Sound Bath / Yin or Restorative Yoga / Yoga Nidra 

  • Evening meeting to drink a glass of wine and do life coaching sessions

DAY 4  – Sea Channel Adventure and Evening Choices

Melissani Cave in Kefalonia, Greece offers a captivating experience with its underground lake and unique geological formations. Take a boat tour to explore the cave’s beauty, illuminated by natural sunlight. Its crystal-clear waters create a serene atmosphere for an unforgettable visit. The tour departs from Assos and ends with setting sail for an evening in beautiful Kioni.

  • 5:45 am – 7:00 am Sunrise Silent Meditation 
  • 7:15 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Asana Practice
  • 8:45 am – 9:30 am Breakfast 
  • 9:45 am -12:00 pm Sailing time! 
    • Free time for meditation, journaling, reading and rest! 
  • 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Lunch + Melissani Cave
  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Sailing time
  • 7:00 -9:30 pm Dinner 
  • 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm Sunset Sound Bath / Yin or Restorative Yoga / Yoga Nidra 
  • 10:30 pm evening around the table to have our life coaching sessions
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DAY 5  – Vibrant Vibes in Kioni and Tranquil Poros

Kioni is a charming village on the island of Ithaca in Greece, nestled along a natural harbor. It offers a tranquil atmosphere with colorful houses, waterfront tavernas, and scenic views. Next, we will sail towards the nearby St. Nicolas Island, a tiny gem dominated by an exquisite chapel. Finally, Poros provides a peaceful escape for a serene evening under the stars.

  • 5:45 am – 7:00am Sunrise Silent Meditation 
  • 7:15 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Asana Practice
  • 8:45am – 9:30 am Breakfast 
  • 9:45 am -12:00 pm Sailing time! 
    • Third Workshop:
      • Envision: micro cosmic evolution of the self (this is the one I’m thinking is about the framework of the path to alignment of self into authenticity, your true essence)
  • 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Beach time 
  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Sailing time
  • 7:00 -9:30 pm Dinner 
  • 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm Sunset Sound Bath / Yin or Restorative Yoga / Yoga Nidra 

DAY 6  – Caves, Bays, and Lively Night in Preveza

Vathi Bay in Ithaca is a beautiful coastal area with a captivating bay, lush landscapes, and a serene atmosphere, making it an ideal destination for a peaceful retreat. Meganisi Island and Vathi Bay are perfect for swimming and relaxation.

  • 5:45 am – 7:00am Sunrise Silent Meditation 
  • 7:15 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Asana Practice
  • 8:45am – 9:30 am Breakfast 
  • 9:45 am -12:00 pm Sailing time! 
  • 12:00pm – 4:00 pm Lunch + Beach time 
  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Sailing time
  • 7:00 -9:30 pm Dinner 
  • 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm Sunset Sound Bath / Yin or Restorative Yoga / Yoga Nidra 

DAY 7  – Back to where we started 

It is not a goodbye, instead, I’ll see you later! 
  • 5:45 am – 7:00am Sunrise Silent Meditation 
  • 7:30 am – 10 am Departures! 
    • Light Refreshments or Breakfast
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Note: All itineraries are suggested as we are highly depending on the weather. 

How to Get Here

By plane 

  • From USA or Europe to the Preveza International Airport (PVK)
  • Transfers from the PVK Airport to the port of Preveza included 

What's included in this package?

What's NOT included in this package?

THE RETREAT PRICE

We offer the most inclusions and the best value for money!

Investment

  • Cabin with private bathroom €2999 single person
  • Cabin with private  bathroom €4379 per couple
  • € 500  DEPOSIT NON-REFUNDABLE

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Deposit

 

We require a €500 to reserve your place.. Limited places only!


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Instalments

if you prefer a special payment plan, get in touch and we can discuss the terms of payment. 

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Crew Change

Change the guest name or transfer booking up to 14 days before the departure date.


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Payments

Balance is payable 4 weeks before your departure date. You can find your due date on your invoice. We will send out reminders.

CANCELLATION

 
Free cancelation

Non-Refundable Cancellation

All deposits are non-refundable. 
 
 
 
Zero risk

Transferable deposit

If you need to cancel your trip due to covid, you are able to transfer your deposit to another guest free of charge.

 
 
 
 

What to pack

Most people tend to over pack for a sailing holiday.  You generally can pack on the light side, just remember your swimmers, something for the evening at dinner and a warm jacket.  Soft bags are preferred on the boat as they’re easier to stow away and cause less damage.

  • Rock shoes – the rocks can be sharp and if you have some rock shoes, they may be a handy addition to your luggage if you plan on a little exploring
  • Power adapter – it’s always good to bring a power adapter for any electrical items, including USB cords.  The boat has 2 prong European power points, personal power banks are also a great idea to bring with you
  • Medication – if you need medication, remember to bring it with you, including seasickness tablets if you get motion sickness.  It’s better to be safe than seasick!
  • Music – pack your favorite music on your iPod or MP3 player and remember to pack your aux cable
  • Money – bring cash for our first day, as the island may not have an ATM or accept cards,
  • Personal – Remember your personal toiletries, including shampoo and to pack your swimmers!
    Internet – Although we will have WIFI on the boat, if you want permanent internet on your phone/devices, you can buy a T Mobile SIM for €11 which gives your local calling, SMS and 7-days unlimited 4G data
  • WhatsApp – If you haven’t got WhatsApp installed on your phone, download it as we create a group specific to your boat so that we can communicate with everyone and all guests and crew can share their best photos with everyone.
  • Yoga gear – comfortable clothing, remember it might be warm
  • Underwater camera or GoPro for creating a video of your holiday.
  • Shoes – any shoes with dark or marking soles and heels are not permitted on board.  It would be wise to bring flip-flops or similar for the hot weather
  • Please remember the following items to pack for your trip:
    – Rock shoes: If you plan on exploring the area, pack some rock shoes in case the rocks are sharp.
    – Power adapter: Bring a power adapter for electrical items and USB cords. The boat has 2-prong European power points, and personal power banks are also a great idea to bring with you.
    – Medication: Remember to bring any necessary medication, including seasickness tablets if you get motion sickness.
    – Music: Pack your favorite music on your iPod or MP3 player and remember to pack your aux cable.
    – Money: Bring cash for the first day, as the island may not have an ATM or accept cards.
    – Personal toiletries: Remember to pack your personal toiletries, including shampoo, and don’t forget your swimsuit!
    – Internet: Although we will have WIFI on the boat, if you want permanent internet on your phone or devices, you can buy a T-Mobile SIM for €11 which gives you local calling, SMS, and 7-days unlimited 4G data.
    – WhatsApp: If you haven’t installed WhatsApp on your phone, download it so we can create a group specific to your boat, and all guests and crew can share their best photos with everyone.
    – Yoga gear: Pack comfortable clothing for yoga practice, and remember it might be warm.
    – Underwater camera or GoPro: Bring one of these to create a video of your holiday.
    – Shoes: Any shoes with dark or marked soles and heels are not permitted on board. It would be wise to bring flip-flops or similar for the hot weather.

Serenity Retreat Form

Do you have any other questions? Write to us and give us at least 48 hrs to get back to you. 

No one left behind because of funds; payment plans available upon request.