"Yoga-on-Crete was exactly the experience I needed but so much more than I dreamed! I came to this retreat because it is held in a beautiful village on Crete where I once lived, many years ago. I always wanted to return and see it again. But I was amazed to find the retreat and yoga practice so incredible and inspiring! Eugenia is a fantastic yoga teacher and I found a wonderful deepening and growth in my yoga. Eugenia and her husband Nikos provide a welcoming and beautiful experience, the food was amazing! And the other participants in the group are important new friends / sisters on the journey of life.
"Anyone looking for a yoga holiday in Greece, look no further! This place is so much better than you imagine when you see it on the website. The house is absolutely beautiful, owned by architects and reflects style, good living, and warmth. Lovely courtyard where we have our meals. Beautiful view. 5 mins walk to the lovely village. Go to Despina for coffee and cakes, they are phenomenal! The food here was amazing, not only good but also very good looking. I did yoga with Eugenia, I'm not normally a fan of Iyengar yoga but have come to love it through Eugenia's teaching. There are some breathtaking beaches around here too!"
Catherine, London, 2013 retreat participant
"I don't seem to have lost my joi de vivre since being back!"
"How can I begin to express the tranformation and revelation that this week has been? Soul-food indeed. Indeed. Such wonderful, open, warm people, exquisite surroundings, and days and nights full of sunshine and laughter... I feel blessed :-) I have found muscles I never knew existed, swam in clear, healing waters, gazed upon unbelievably beautiful sunsets, eaten truly amazing feasts, given myself permission to just do nothing, shared laughter and genuine warmth and love all around - and slept more than I knew possible! Do keep this precious place just as it is - so when I next come back, the journey may continue... Bless you all - and thank you. Thank you."
"I want to tell everyone about Sfakia, but I also want to keep it for myself!"
“What a lovely group of people! I have loved this experience – and that is what it has been, much more than a holiday – a truy healing expeience. I really enjoyed it and wouldn’t change anything. It has felt like family.”
"The whole week has been a truly amazing experience – the yoga, the village, the surroundings, but most especially, the people and the wondrous spirit imparted. It has been a true awakening and the recognition of inner self and stillness. Everybody has been a true inspiration."
“All the wonderful things that are part of this place make this workshop unique and very different from any other.”
“Words can’t really explain the magical experience I have had here with you, so I’m not going to be able to get it across on this page, but thank you so much for one of the most wonderful, peaceful experiences of my life. It truly has been magical, from the company, to the yoga, to the landscape and house, oh, and the food! And tea!!! AND THE SEA! My room was fit for a princess, truly beautiful. The house is entirely peaceful. I’ll go back having learnt enough to prompt myself to change my life for the better.”
“Brilliant. Has convinced me without doubt about the benefits of yoga.”
“Sweet Water beach…. as one gentleman said (Karl, who camps there for a few months every year), paradise!”
G., Bradford, UK
“The holiday could not have been better – I feel 100% refreshed. I felt like home, thank you so much for this great experience, keep the good spirit!”
L., New York
"It all happens for a reason. I’m so grateful to have found Eugenia’s little paradise place and to have enjoyed nature, yoga, people, delicious vegetarian dinners and most of all the wonderful seaview that really brings me back to my breath. Namaste"
E. and J., Nicosia, Cyprus
“Although I could only stay here for only 5 days, I feel completely refreshed. Not that I am excited about going back to the city and office, but I do feel ready to go back to work and face new challenges. I also recovered from my chronic fatigue.”
"Ψωμί για σώμα και ψυχή εφάγαμε στη βίλα που δεν θα ξεχαστεί ποτέ ούτε σε χρόνια χίλια." (An ingenious "mantinada" – Cretan rhyming poem put together and recited spontaneously in various social occasions – which freely translates: "Our bodies and souls were fed in the villa, which will never be forgotten even in a thousand years.")
E., Birmingham, UK
“YogaOnCrete is an ideal holiday for begginers or intermediate yoga students who want small classes, one-to-one attention, and a private house party atmosphere”
L. Carling, in Body and Soul Escapes by C. Sylge. London: Footprint