Ashtanga from the Heart with Andrew Eppler
Yoga Retreat in Tertsa (Crete)
Tertsa is a tiny village hidden in a beachside valley on the island of Crete.
It is a haven for those that seek true retreat from the fast paced modern world
Off the usual tourist trail, Tertsa’s lush valley and beachfront location offer the best of Crete; living in harmony with nature, generous hospitality, a slow paced lifestyle and the shining Mediterranean sea…
Located on the Southeastern Coast of the island, the surrounding Dikti mountain range shelters the small valley from the cold North wind making Tertsa one of the warmest places in Greece (and Europe)
About the Retreat
We are happy to offer you an opportunity to step out o fthe day to day world and live in pristine nature while you dive deeply into yoga.
Mornings 9:00 to 11:30am
Therapeutic Movements and Concentrated Asana Practice
Starting from wherever your practice is at currently we will assist you in taking the next steps to deepen, understand and evolve your yoga practice. We begin with postural analysis and a half hour of individualized therapeutic exercises and self massage to release tension as well as activate and strengthen the weaker muscles groups in our bodies.
Then we will continue with Asana practice in the Ashtanga Vinyasa method taught with compassion and respect for each individual.
Afternoons 16:00 to 18:00
Asana Refinement, Ishvara Yoga, Mudra, Pranayama, Philosophy, Chanting and Meditation
Andrew will share his experience of yoga imparting the ancient core of Indian philosophy and practice in contemporary terms.
The internal techniques of yoga will be explored and taught carefully as we share the Pranayama system of Sri BNS Iyengar and explain the foundational methods for moving beyond Asana practice into concentration and self inquiry.
Whether you are an experienced practitioner of yoga or new to yoga,
this retreat is an opportunity to take some time for yourself to recharge and heal your body in a beautiful place!
Live close to nature- in style!
Yoga evolved from nature. The original yogis were totally in tune with nature. We have created an opportunity for you to experience living close to the elements while being completely comfortable!
We have a four large and beautiful cotton canvas tents. Each can accommodate two people comfortably. These beautiful structures include a mesh wall that zips onto the groundsheet and canopy, allowing you to roll up the canvas walls for maximum ventilation and view while being totally protected and bug free.
All of our tents are fully furnished including comfortable mattresses, bedding and towels. Fall asleep to the smell of wild Cretan herbs! .
There are outdoor showers and toilets which are shared by the tents in the camping area. Each tent sleeps two people. Couples can arrange to have their own tent.
Right under the yoga shala and overlooking the lush sub-tropical valley of Tertsa and the sea, is our boho style guest accommodation. With 32 meters of living space, up to four people and stay here very comfortably. It is ideal for a family or group of friends!
This space has an outdoor hot shower and toilet.
Organic vegetarian cooking, fresh from farm to table!
Every morning you will have light breakfast with tea, coffee, and fresh local fruits and nuts. Afternoon tea, coffee, and snacks will be available.
Brunch and Dinner will be provided by Minoan Tastes. A delicious meal will be served after yoga practice each morning and every evening at 7pm.
Minoan Tastes sources almost all ingredients directly from local farmers. The menus include fresh local produce, with many varieties of seasonal greens and vegetables. Fresh fruits will be served including pears, grapes, pomegranates, figs, and local nuts. There will be a delightful array of traditional Greek cheeses like graviera, myzithra, and kefalotyri made from sheep, goat and cow milk from local dairies. (We can also accommodate vegan diets on request.) Olive oil flows like water, and you’ll be able to taste several varieties of the finest Cretan olive oil produced nearby. Minoan Tastes is committed to choosing the finest organic ingredients and to supporting the local farmers who grow their crops with great care and pride as their ancestors have done for centuries..
Tertsa Yoga Shala - The true 'pièce de résistance' of this little mountain side paradise is the yoga shala. The views from this high point atop the mountain are absolutely breathtaking. And the natural environment surrounded by wildflowers and rocky cliffs is the perfect place to find your peace of mind and rejuvenate your body with yoga..
Early bird price - 750 euro*
After September 15 - 800 euro*
*The price includes: yoga sessions, accommodations, and food.
GETTING THERE - Tertsa is one and a half hours drive from Heraklion airport. We can arrange transportation for you if you request it. Some people may prefer to rent a car.
Book Your Spot
For more information or to book your spot, please contact us any time:
For questions about accommodations, food or transportation call Nathalie at
+30 698 034 75 07 - Nathalie Gesche
For questions about the yoga practice and content of the retreat contact
firstname.lastname@example.org - Mila Eppler
email@example.com - Andrew Eppler