Agape Retreat

With Mona Godfrey and Christian Coelho

The ancient Greeks and Christian theologians, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, understood agape as the highest form of love. The kind of love that comes from the depths of our soul - not from our ego - and that has the capacity to unite all people and heal the planet. How committed are we to this kind of selfless, unconditional love? How invested are we in being part of a system that brings harmony, reciprocity, and generosity to the world? What stands in our way from connecting to this divine love that resides in our hearts? The yogic path to agape can only be attained through diligent practice, and taking time off from the usual sources of distractions is an incredibly important step. By doing so, we nourish ourselves and we recognise that our actions are not only meant to benefit ourselves, but they can be of service to others. By connecting to agape - through a mindful physical practice, meditation, ceremony, and community - we remember the underlying power that sustains this world. Love. Join High Yoga School as they host a special retreat in Greece to help us open our hearts and experience love in all forms.

The ancient Greeks and Christian theologians, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, understood agape as the highest form of love. The kind of love that comes from the depths of our soul – not from our ego – and that has the capacity to unite all people and heal the planet. How committed are we to this kind of selfless, unconditional love? How invested are we in being part of a system that brings harmony, reciprocity, and generosity to the world? What stands in our way from connecting to this divine love that resides in our hearts?

The yogic path to agape can only be attained through diligent practice, and taking time off from the usual sources of distractions is an incredibly important step. By doing so, we nourish ourselves and we recognise that our actions are not only meant to benefit ourselves, but they can be of service to others. By connecting to agape – through a mindful physical practice, meditation, ceremony, and community – we remember the underlying power that sustains this world. Love.

Join High Yoga School as they host a special retreat in Greece to help us open our hearts and experience love in all forms.

Trip Highlights

DAILY YOGA WITH MONA AND CHRISTIAN

SATSANG AND KIRTAN

FIRE CEREMONY

Venue

LEFKADA RETREAT

Lefkada Retreat is located on the beautiful island of Lefkada, between two stunning blue bays. This luxury getaway features two yoga shalas. The open air deck, with stunning views across the infinity pool and the amazingly blue Vlicho bay, and the indoor shala located in a private olive grove, surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature. The 3 luxurious, modern villas offering postcard, picturesque views offer a truly serene sanctuary.

Rooms

Twin Room

Single Room

Itinerary

Welcome to your Greek Oasis. Immerse yourself fully in your home for the next 6 days as you settle into your luxury Lefkada getaway. We will join for a greeting gathering, a chill yoga practice and an Opening Ceremony before a nourishing dinner.

Rise and shine and start your day with a morning yoga in the closed studio with panoramic views. Enjoy a delicious breakfast before embarking on an optional light walk to the beautiful Geni Village. Enjoy some free time in the afternoon, in the pool or relaxing in the garden before an afternoon Yin Yoga and Meditation practice.

Start your day with a morning yoga practice in the closed studio with panoramic views followed by a delicious breakfast. Enjoy an afternoon Yin Yoga and Pranayama practice before connecting again after dinner for Satsang and Kirtan.

Start your day with a morning yoga practice in the closed studio with panoramic views. After  a delicious breakfast, enjoy some free time around the villa or exploring the local area. A delicious light lunch will be served followed by a late afternoon Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra practice before an evening Satsang and Fire Ceremony!

Start your day with a morning yoga practice in the closed studio with panoramic views. Enjoy a delicious breakfast before spending the day in your own way. Whether that’s relaxing by the pool, enjoying the gardens or exploring the local area and beach. Ending the day with a Closing ceremony (meditation, pranayama and ceremony) before a delicious farewell dinner.

Enjoy a farewell breakfast with the final few moments of the stunning view before setting off back to Preveza airport.

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast, light lunch and dinner
  • Yoga classes with Mona and Christian
  • Fire ceremony
  • Satsang and Kirtan
  • Airport transfers
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional speciality beverages 
  • Additional nights accommodation

Why book this trip?

CURATED FOR PASSION

Trips built around and for you, led by passion and genuine care.

YOU ARE IN CARING HANDS

We are professional travel managers who are also passionate yogis, footballers, and surfers.

YOU ARE PROTECTED

All payments and trips are ABTA-protected, the gold standard in consumer protection.

LIFETIME DEPOSIT

Change of plans? No worries, we got you, for life. Just give us a new date when you are ready.

Meet your hosts

Meet Mona Lisa Godfrey… RYT E-500 Yoga Teacher, passionate about utilizing the ancient wisdoms of yoga and meditation as a platform to create meaningful change in our modern world. Mona has launched and directed various studios and retreat centers in the US, Australia, and Indonesia. She is currently residing in London, where she leads group classes, workshops, teacher trainings, and retreats. Mona is a proud co-founder of High Yoga School. Dedicated to teaching with a commitment to the ancient traditions of yoga, Mona believes that with discipline and enthusiasm, the practice has the power to raise the vibration of the collective, starting from the inside, one awakened heart at a time.

Meet Christian, an experienced London-based yoga teacher who teaches dynamic classes with a healing and mindful approach. He has been inspired by his exposure to a variety of yoga modalities, and likes to be creative with his class themes and sequences. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, where he founded his yoga studio Casa 111, Christian initially trained in Ashtanga & Rocket Vinyasa Yoga. Seeking to explore the healing and ceremonial elements of yoga, he later specialized in the therapeutic styles of Yin, Forrest Yoga, as well as the Native American practices. After travelling to India, his passion for the history and philosophy of yoga was ignited. This led him to further his studies with renowned scholars at SOAS University of London, graduating with a masters degree in the Traditions of Yoga. One of his missions is to present the philosophy of yoga in an accessible way for students to not only understand, but embody its principles in life. For the past 7 years, Christian has travelled extensively, running retreats, teaching workshops, lectures, kirtans, and leading teacher trainings in Europe, Indonesia, and South America.

Testimonials

Mau Messina, UK

TESTIMONIAL

“Mona’s retreats are like a bit of Heaven! A perfect combination of dynamic practices to energise you and slow classes to quiet the mind and soothe the body, together with yoga philosophy and spirituality that Mona beautifully instills into all her teachings. Her retreats have the power to touch your soul in ways that you will never forget… an utterly sublime experience!”.

Shruti Mohan, UK

TESTIMONIAL

“I have joined Mona on two of her wonderful retreats. She is quite simply an inspirational teacher. Her classes are a beautiful marriage of movement and philosophical guidance and the retreats have allowed a gradual un-peeling of the layers of pressure and noise of the outside world. They left me feeling renewed and with fresh perspectives and vigour to face the challenges of daily life. I can’t wait until the next opportunity.”

Valentina Zanetti, Italy

TESTIMONIAL

“Mona has the innate powerful ability to touch your soul with her voice and guide you towards your real self. Her retreats are the perfect balance between the physical and emotional, grounding and uplifting, asana and meditation, serious and play! And it all shakes you inside. She makes me cry every time and I will be forever grateful to her for that!”

FAQs

The retreat will officially start from 15:00 on September 27th and end soon after breakfast on October 2nd, 2023.

You will fly into Preveza airport

We will provide a private transfer to and from the venue as part of the retreat  

Yes, we will be having all of our meals at the hotel which will provide 3 meals per day. Vegan and gluten free options available on request. Please let us know at least 21 days in advance of the retreat start date if you have any special dietary requests.

Yes! Traveling alone is a great way to meet new people, and on this trip we’re all in it together and you’ll be part of the gang in no time

Absolutely! We will always schedule down time in our daily itinerary for you to use as you wish.

We try our very best to pair people according to our best judgment if they are traveling alone but would prefer to share a room. We endeavor to accommodate any specific requests you may have, for example if you’d prefer to share with a member of the same gender. Please contact us with any requests so that we can assign you to an unaccompanied guest that also wants to travel in a double occupancy room.

Rooms are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. Each room is unique. Changing to a different room at the retreat is subject to availability and additional costs may apply. 

 

Please note: all rooms are equal in terms of comfort and cleanliness. We will do our best to assign you the nicest available room at the time of your deposit.

In the unlikely event that WE have to cancel the retreat for any reason then we will offer you the following options:

  • A full refund of all monies paid, including your deposit
  • Transfer of your booking, free of charge, to a future retreat of the same value
If you are unable to attend the retreat for any reason, including because of a last-minute positive Covid-19 test, or restrictions in your region or country, you will need to make a claim with your travel insurance provider to claim any trip or retreat costs. Please ensure your travel Insurance provider covers you for the following:
  • Cancellation fees
  • Positive Covid-19 test preventing you from traveling
  • Local and destination restrictions preventing you from traveling

We do not include travel insurance as everyone’s needs are different. However, having travel insurance in place for each person is a condition of your booking. Please ensure COVID-19 cover is included. If you haven’t purchased cover yet, you can do so here:

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The Deposit is a non-refundable deposit, used to secure your spot on the trip. If you decide to cancel your trip, we cannot refund your deposit. Please ensure you purchase adequate travel insurance to cover any fees you may incur if you have to cancel your trip.

This trip is being sold and operated by Seek Dharma Ltd, a company registered in England & Wales (company number 13127983 and members of ABTA, no. Y6752). Seek Dharma is collaborating with Mona Lisa Godfrey to build an incredible experience for her community.

You can reach out to us directly via email at highyoga@seekdharma.com

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