Itha108Itha108 overlooks the sea and the eastern coastline of neighbouring Kefalonia, from an elevated wilderness of olive trees and exposed rocks that provide the elements around which it is built, allowing its natural beauty to speak for itself. An emphasis on indoor-outdoor living ensures full use of the land and its treasures that extend to sweeping and hidden beaches below. Itha108 is a space specifically for peace, relaxation and practice.
The food philosophy at Itha108 is fresh, sumptuous and made up of local produce. All vegetables are organic and sourced from the best of what Ithaca and neighbouring Kefalonia has to offer. Plentiful, vegetarian, home-cooked menus blend traditional Greek cuisine with a contemporary style.
Guests can choose to pamper themselves with a treatment, relax on a sun bed with a book or explore the 5 different beaches that lie within 5 minutes walking distance. Itha108 is a blend of luxury and comfort, immersed in nature and overlooking the crystal blue waters of the Ionian Sea, Itha108 offers a deeply nourishing experience for your holiday. See more events in this venue
Join us in June 2016 for a once-in-a-lifetime yoga retreat to Greece on the beautiful island of Ithaca. Our 7 night/8 day island yoga retreat will allow you to disengage from your habitual patterns of living and gain a fresh new outlook on life. Expand your heart, deepen your yoga practice, and rejuvenate your soul while treating yourself to this beautiful weeklong yoga retreat overlooking the Ionian Sea.
Our exclusive Greek island yoga retreat will help you find inner balance by rejuvenating your body, mind and soul through twice daily yoga sessions, daily meditation, and organic locally sourced meals. Your time in Ithaca will be balanced and restorative. Between yoga sessions you will have the opportunity to swim at nearby beaches, explore the island by foot, sunbathe, or perhaps read that book you’ve been wanting to read for so long. The yoga retreat also includes a snorkel trip that includes a visit to some of Ithaca’s most beautiful beaches, favorite snorkeling spots and picturesque villages. You also have the opportunity to add on spa treatments like: Thai Yoga Massage or Deep Tissue Massage OR excursions like: a walking trip to Homer’s School, kayak rentals, or scuba diving.
“As you set out on your journey to Ithaca, pray that your journey be a long one,
filled with adventure, filled with discovery.”
– Constantine P. Cavafy
Evening yoga will be a deeply restorative class that blends elements of restorative yoga and yin yoga. Autumn may also include Marma Point Self Massage in the evening classes or asana workshop if needed.
Our evening restorative class will always include bolster supported heart opening postures, hip openers, gentle twists and stretches for the hamstrings, neck and shoulders. These quiet, contemplative classes are designed to balance and restore the body, mind, and spirit.
Yoga instructor Autumn Adams seamlessly blends her education in Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga into dynamic, flowing classes that gently challenge her students to break old habits and move beyond perceived limitations. Autumn will be teaching an all-levels energizing vinyasa flow every morning that will conclude with a sweet Savasana or yoga nidra.
Autumn will be available for private yoga lessons throughout the week ($65/hr).
- Twice daily yoga (each session is 90-120 minutes) with international yoga instructor Autumn Adams
- Roundtrip transportation between the retreat center and the airport in Kefalonia (via bus, sea taxi, and taxi)
- One afternoon snorkel/boat trip
- Local, organic vegetarian* meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
*fish available on request
- Various teas, coffee, water, fruit, nuts, cakes and biscuits
- Beach towels
- Local infused calendula, rose, hibiscus, lavender olive soap
- Calendula face balm
- High speed internet
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
- Spa Treatments
- Alcohol and Soda
- Evening meal out (1 night)
- Excursions (diving, kayaking, sightseeing, etc.)
- Car, scooter, mountain bike rental, etc.
We will be calling the beautiful island of Ithaca home during our 8 day yoga retreat in Greece. The island of Ithaca is located northeast of the island of Kefalonia and west of mainland Greece in the Ionian Sea. You may have heard of Ithaca before in Homer’s The Odyssey. The island of Ithaca, also spelled Ithaka, is known as the home of the mythological hero Odysseus. Homer’s School is also located on Ithaca.
The island is dotted with quaint villages serving local and international dishes and beautiful beaches with sapphire blue water. The island of Ithaca is perfect for those looking to explore by foot, boat, or taxi. A 17 mile mountain range is available for exploring by foot or mountain bike and if the sea is calling you, local scuba divingand sea kayaking may also be arranged.
Itha108, our host on Ithaca, is an absolutely stunning resort where no detail has been overlooked. The minute you arrive you will feel your body begin to relax. Itha108, sitting high up on the hillside overlooking the Ionian Sea and the nearby island of Kefalonia, seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living with plenty of opportunity to soak up the views and enjoy the fresh sea air.
“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” ~ Rumi
Fresh, sumptuous meals include organic vegetables and the finest Ingredients sourced from the best of what Ithaca and neighbouring Kefalonia have to offer. Plentiful, vegetarian home-cooked meals blend traditional Greek cuisine with a contemporary style.
Join our once-in-a-lifetime yoga retreat overlooking the Ionian Sea in Ithaca, Greece in June 2016. Retreat from habitual patterns & rejuvenate your soul.
: Autumn Adams
Autumn Adams, RYT
Autumn was first exposed to yoga in 2000 but didn’t embrace yoga until college when she began to explore different styles of yoga (vinyasa, Bikram, yin, hatha, & Iyengar). Autumn was initially drawn to yoga for the physical aspect of the practice, but as her yoga knowledge began to expand she began to notice her perspective and priorities shifting.
Autumn is a Hatha- Vinyasa Yoga Instructor at the 500 hour level. She completed her 200 hour Hatha training with Yoga Indigo (Bend, OR) and her 300 hour level training with Zuna Yoga (Bali, Indonesia). Autumn has also studied Prenatal Yoga with Shana Celnicker Chong at the Bhaktishop in Portland, Oregon.
Autumn continues to deepen her practice by attending workshops with internationally recognized yoga instructors like: Leslie Kaminoff, Peter Sterios, Baxter Bell, Kathryn Budig and Rocky Heron among others. Autumn’s classes blend vinyasa & hatha yoga into an accessible, yet challenging practice that encourages intention, grace, & courage.
Autumn, her husband and their two dogs moved to Bend after wrapping up a 6 month trip through Asia where they practiced yoga, trekked in the Himalayas, climbed remote jungle peaks, and explored distant islands.
Autumn Adams is an avid yogini, foodie, hiker and traveler. When Autumn isn’t practicing yoga she can be found exploring Central Oregon, playing with her two naughty pups (Sal and Jedi), whipping up amazing meals for friends and family or deepening her knowledge of yoga. See more photos and other events by this presenter