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Yoga & Culinary Retreat

25/05/2019 - 01/06/2019

Yoga & Culinary Retreat – May 25 – June 1, 2019 –

The excuse, yoga in an ancient olive grove in the middle of an organic farm. Unite mind, body and soul with nature to remember what she gave you. What is life? but the connection of mind, heart, body and soul. At eumelia, farmland, nature, nourishment and humanity unite to create the ideal “topos” for the manifestation of oneness. Be part of our week-long yoga retreat where we open as many doors to oneself, through yoga, meditation, gastronomy, sights and sounds. Yoga classes in the middle of perennial olive trees. Enjoy a private massage in your house. Hike or bike among the olive groves. Live in an organic farm and venture into the gardens to pick vegetables to cook your farm to table meals. Learn about the local cuisine, delicacies, and their culinary history. Taste natural wines and feel the love that created them. Learn about olive oil, the liquid gold and its health benefits. Dance to the ancient rhythms. Travel in the steps of Leonidas and the last Byzantine emperor in Laconia, a diverse destination in the Peloponnese in southern Greece that includes a vast range of ancient sites, culture, historical monuments, museums, beaches, and picturesque villages on the mountains or by the sea side. Enjoy a week-long yoga and culinary retreat like no other!

Day 1

  • Arrival at eumelia
  • Welcome farm to table dinner. The chef will prepare for you an organic and zero-kilometer meal. eumelia’s organic vegetables are combined with local delicacies and form a unique gastronomic experience

Day 2

  • Yoga Class in the olive grove
  • Organic homemade handmade brunch, including some of eumelia’s specialties such as lavender butter cookies, rosemary chocolate cake, freshly handmade bread with figs or olives, and infusions with wild herbs from the farm.
  • Sustainability tour of the organic farm and experience, learn, meet the Greek agricultural landscape. The aim and wish is to establish a sustainable example of an ecotourism / agrotourism / education / culture space that receives, entertains and educates visitors as well as the local population on issues such as environment, environmental technology, organic farming methods, alternative health, sustainability, self-sustainability and progressive educational tools.
  • Private massage
  • Yoga Class in the terrace during sunset
  • Farm to table dinner

Day 3

  • Organic homemade handmade breakfast
  • Set off on your first daily trip towards the mountain of Parnonas, where Hippocrates collected herbs to create his medicinal healing treatments
  • Yoga in the forest
  • Traditional lunch in the cobble stone village of Kosmas
  • Return to eumelia
  • Wine tasting of Greek natural wines and food pairing. Discover the Greek grape varieties through five natural organic wines paired with local cheeses and cured meat. Walk among eumelia’s organic vineyards and learn the history of wine in Greece and the biodynamic practices that we follow
  • Farm to table dinner

Day 4

  • Yoga in the olive grove
  • Organic homemade handmade brunch
  • Olive oil and olive tasting. Learn all the secrets of the green gold of Greece, how to distinguish a fresh extra virgin olive oil, the eatable Greek olive varieties and how to store your olive oil properly. Meet the perennial olive trees that age more than 2000 years – you can even hide in their trunks!
  • Yoga in the terrace at sunset
  • Farm to table dinner

Day 5

  • Organic homemade handmade breakfast
  • Begin your second daily visit of the region and this time you head to the historic area of Mani, filled with small stone castles and a raged terrain unmatched in beauty. You will visit the historic towns of Gytheio and Areopolis and head to the seaside town of Limeni with its theatrical backstage landscape and architecture. You will see how the local delicacy “Pasteli” (a honey sesame bar) is created and taste a freshly baked variety
  • Seaside Yoga
  • Enjoy lunch by the seaside in one of the most amazing locations and enjoy fresh seafood in the town of Limeni
  • Head back to Gytheio for an afternoon drink with a background stage of neoclassical buildings and the picturesque port
  • Dinner in Gytheio town in the best restaurant with view of the port
  • Return to eumelia

Day 6

  • Organic homemade handmade breakfast
  • Local cuisine cooking class with a twist and lunch: Learn all the secrets of the local Laconic gastronomy with the guidance of the farm chef. Prepare and bake your own sourdough bread made with locally sourced and milled organic flour. Pick fresh eatable wild greens from the farm and learn to prepare filo dough and make that famous local pitas. Pick the vegetables and herbs you need from eumelia’s organic gardens and herb spiral and prepare your own local cuisine traditional meals with a twist. From farm to your table, prepare and cook an organic, traditional, local cuisine and zero-kilometer meal. The organic vegetables and the famous organic olive oil are combined with local delicacies to offer you a unique gastronomic experience. Put together the gastronomic puzzle of the region, boil, bake and create special dishes from the symphony of local products
  • Private massage
  • Yoga in the terrace at sunset
  • Farm to table dinner

Day 7

  • Yoga in the olive grove
  • Organic homemade handmade brunch
  • Yoga in the terrace at sunset
  • Live music and dance with an amazing local band playing “rebetika” songs (referred to as Greek blues) and dinner with a large variety of mezzedes (small appetizers dishes)

Day 8

  • Organic homemade handmade breakfast
  • Farewells & departure

Details

Start:
25/05/2019
End:
01/06/2019

Organizer

Eumelia

Venue

Eumelia Farm
Greece + Google Map

Details

Start:
25/05/2019
End:
01/06/2019

Organizer

Eumelia

Venue

Eumelia Farm
Greece + Google Map