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Private Group Sailing Retreat
2024/2025

Bring along your best group of friends for a Sailing Yoga Holiday to remember

No Sailing Experience needed!

Release constraints and return to a sense of unbounded joy and freedom.

No planning on your part

You only need to find your friends who are keen to join, and pick a date

(Sat to Sat bookings only)

Alesha will have an introductory call with you to decide the following:

Type of Boat (Monohull, Racing, or Catamaran)

Size of boat- depending on number of people & shared vs private rooms

Chef vs off-boat meal options

Best time of Year for your Private Retreat

Retreat Destination

Alesha will take care of all the planning and logistics.  She will be your guide on the mat and your co-host along with a qualified skipper with local insights

 

A 7-night 8-day journey of remembrance.

Step out of your daily routine, and step onto the deck of a sailboat.

Feel the wind in your hair, the sun on your skin, and

take a deep breath to soak it all in.

Immerse yourself in the Elements

Your very best group of adventurers...

Together, we will practice, explore, release, and offer an opportunity to expand into the next phase of personal development.  There will be much space for personal reflection as well as alone time, as needed. Likewise, an opportunity for the community to let the magic unfold.

A journey sailing around gorgeous surroundings in Yaght Sailboat. We will explore on land and have our practices in unique locations. When off the mat we can hike, explore snorkel, dive deep into the culture, and take time to simply relax on the beaches and sailboat.  

 

Best part…No sailing (or yoga) knowledge needed. Experienced guides take care of all the sailing and our beautiful chef cooks our on-board meals with love and intention.  All you have to do is show up, and enjoy!

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The Practices

Each day we will

explore a new location.

Practice yoga, pranayama

& meditation in a variety of breathtaking destinations.

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Ritual

Explore Mythology & Archetype

Join in Rituals of self-care coupled with Ceremony & Celebration

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Boat Life

Awaken a sense of freedom, exploration, and wonder.

It's a special sort of excitement and serenity that comes with being powered by nature.

Sit back and let the wind

take you away!

The Destination

Greek Isles

Rugged, sun-drenched outcrops of rock, anchored in stunning azure seas and sprinkled with snow-white villages and blue-domed churches. Ancient archaeological sites and countless postcard-worthy beaches, this is Greece. Throw in a blossoming food scene, renowned party destinations, and a good dose of sophistication, and you really do have the best of Greece’s captivating charms.

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Where you'll stay
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Image by Miquel Gelabert

Flying Sail

Flying Sail

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Image by Raimond Klavins

Sail Boat Life

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Image by Danny Piper

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Image by Sebastian Coman Travel

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Image by Haniel Espinal

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Image by Ishan @seefromthesky

The Yaghts

An exclusive, private yoga sailing retreat experience.

Your choice- fast sailing, or lush lounging...

 

Racing Boat: JPK 39 Fast Cruiser

2 double guest cabins for private or shared occupancy.  1 Shared Bathroom amongst all guests and captain.​​

Comfort

The 3,98m stern width makes the interior much bigger than any other 39 footer.​  The big side hatches make the interior very bright with nice views.  The lifting keel allows you to reach beautiful shallow beaches, cross shallow passages, or just be the closest one to the shore in the bay.

Catamaran: Various options, depending on group size

3-5 Double Guest Cabins with en-suite bathrooms for added privacy and comfort.

Comfort

Ample space on the deck to lounge in the sun or shade, reflect, relax, or have a rocking dance party!

 

Plenty of space to hold SUPs and water toys for SUP Yoga, snorkeling, and / aqua play

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What's Included

Meet at our meeting point and everything is taken care of from there!

  • 7 nights accommodations on the Sailboat fully equipped to maximize comfort

    • Private and shared rooms are available

  • Guided Rituals, Yoga, and Breathwork practices

  • Cacao Ceremony & Toga Beach Party!

  • Optional SUP Yoga Sessions

  • Use of snorkel gear and paddleboards throughout our journey

  • Daily Brunch or Full Meal options on your boat, any meals at local restaurants on your own as you like + access to boat kitchen

  • Snacks, coffee, tea, and water are always available on the boat

  • On board meals are prepared from local ingredients by our beautiful chef 

  • Experienced and specialized Skipper takes care of all the sailing logistics!

  • Linen and shower towels provided

  • On-board internet

  • Pre-departure mailer provides extensive details on what to pack and how to plan for this epic trip

  • Athens City Guide to help extend your goddess getaway!

What's Not Included:

Not much!!

  • Flight to Athens

  • Transfers to/from the meeting point in Athens

  • Alcoholic beverages and meals off boat

  • Souvenirs & Shopping

  • Trip insurance and Travel Health Insurance are NOT included, but they are HIGHLY recommended; World Nomads has a lot of options. Take a look at Travel Insurance 101, a resourceful page that will help you get the coverage you need. Please also review the Booking Terms!

  • Any additional evenings in Greece before or after- great recommendations via the Athens City guide are provided!

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Welcome

MEET YOUR GUIDES

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Alesha Carmela

Yoga teacher and soul travel adventurer.

 

Alesha fell in love with sialing on her first Yoga Sailing Adventure Retreat and has been leading them each year since!

20+ years of yoga and nearly 15 years teaching.

Alesha helps mothers and busy professionals rediscover their light. Leave each session feeling vibrant in body, and calm in mind. 

Remember Your Essence.

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Dimitris Kalantzis

Dimitris Kalantzis started sailing at a young age. Quickly he went into racing with very good results. He started working as a skipper parallel to his studies as a dream summer job.

He left studies of a PhD in quantum physics to focus on sailing 12 years ago, and now skippers his own racing boat the JPK 39 Fast Cruiser.

 

Dimitris began teaching sailing in 2011, and has a passion for sailing with fast boats. He continues to live his dream, offering high-quality sailing experiences.

Giannis Moschos

Guided by a compass of ethics, accountability, and a genuine spirit, Giannis is more than a Skipper – he's a gracious host and a local expert. His profound knowledge of the islands, combined with a knack for creating culinary wonders, guarantees an unforgettable vacation.

Get ready to set sail on an adventure that blends the thrill of the sea with Giannis's warm camaraderie. Join him on the Catamaran, where each day promises the joy of sailing AND the company of a Skipper who lives and breathes the sea.

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Alesha is the poster child of a retreat leader! Her warm welcoming presence shines through all she does and is exactly what is needed in this day and age.

Alesha's gifts are many.  She creates a sacred space for you to truly enjoy being away from the day to day grind. She has a gift for bringing the community together for joy, fun and relaxation. Her upbeat, loving and adventurous nature will inspire you to go after your dreams and live life to the fullest. If you have the opportunity to go on a retreat she leads or organizes, you will enjoy beautiful, rich experiences that will open your heart and bring back the skip in your step!

Dr. Alexina Mehta

 

The Details

Activities

All activities are optional and you can choose to either participate or not. Sea activities included Stand Up Paddle Board Excursions, Snorkeling Expeditions and Swimming. Hikes are for beginner to intermediate level and participation is optional.

 

Yoga & Mediation Practice

These practices are optional but highly encouraged. Our philosophy is to take our practice off the mat and become an immersive experience. We will be outside, practicing on-board, or in a different scenic location every time, but we will hold space for you in our circle.

 

Meals

All onboard Brunches are lovingly prepared with natural ingredients from our onboard chef who is carefuly selected for your group. Expect beautifully crafted meals inspired by the flavors of Greece, creating a truly holistic experience of nourishing body and soul for your retreat. 

 

There are also ample selections of local restaurants when docked, so you can also opt out of our onboard meals with advance notice to our chef and enjoy the local restaurant fare.

 

Prior to your trip, we will send you a form, during which you will be invited to inform us about your dietary needs so we can ensure that all your meals during the journey are aligned.

 

Weather Conditions

The daily itinerary is weather-dependent and subject to group dynamics. In the rare case of very strong winds (>26 knots) we might modify our itinerary. In the scenario of strong winds, the itinerary may be alternated. Whatever the case we guarantee that alternative plans will meet the requirements and quality of services as promised.

RATES & OPTIONS

SHARED Room
(best to share with a friend!)

2997€ - 3497€

price depending on boat selection

PRIVATE Room
For more spacious privacy

4497€-4997€

price depending on boat selection

Rates

PAYMENT DETAILS

Secure your boat

4000€ NON- REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE Deposit secures your boat

email aleshacarmela@gmail.com for any questions 

Final  payment- due 30 days prior to departure date

Monthly or extended Payment plans available upon request, with an additional 15% service charge

All payments are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE.

If you are concerned for any reason about your ability to travel in the future, please obtain travel insurance.

TYPICAL DAY

Morning

Sunrise Practice

We meet on deck to welcome the new day with a morning meditation & pranayama

Followed by a delicious on-board brunch prepared by Emeli, our chef for the journey.

Prep the boat to set sail to our next destination!

Set Sail!

Sail + Brunch

We sail to our next destination where we will then anchor and enjoy the new landscapes.

Here you will have  free time to swim / snorkle / SUP or expore the new island.

Afternoons

Afternoon Activity

We will gather for an activity- a breathwork session, a hike, yoga or to explore a local temple.

This is time before dinner where we will dive into our essence thorugh individual / group work, soaking up the incredible energy the Greek islands has to offer on our journey.

Evenings

Dinner & more 

Dinners are on your own, at a local resturant, or you are free to cook on board the boat.

Some nights we will continue the evening with ceremony- breathwork, Nidra, or Cacao to expand our awareness and dive deeper into our Essesnce.

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