Join us on the Greek Island of Mykonos for a week of daily mindful movement, meditation, and cultural workshops coupled with afternoons of exploration and immersion into local culture. You can also expect a healthy dose of beach time and the kind of relaxation you can only experience on a Cycladic island.
Our purpose-driven retreat combines inner and outer adventures. This is a holistic program designed with meaningful experiences to ignite your well-being, along with day trips to enrich the soul.
We’ll stay in a luxurious beachfront villa situated in the southern part of Mykonos on one of its finest sandy beaches, Elia. It’s one of the few properties on the island that enjoys breathtaking sea views and privacy. We are also located within walking distance of the beautiful Lia beach.
For this week we have partnered with Kristina Headrick of Yia Mas, a lifestyle brand and workshop series inspired by the traditions of wellness and self-inquiry embedded in Hellenic culture. Their wellness events, retreats, and conscious objects are inspired by the land and ancient wisdom of Greece. Yia Mas’s ethos celebrates the richness of Greece’s land and culture.
Our collective goal is mindful travel – creating retreats that feed and restore your mind, body, and spirit.
Our retreat will give you a unique opportunity to escape the demands of your life, disconnect from your responsibilities, and focus solely on You. Prepare to feel rejuvenated, reconnected and realigned, then ready to leap forward, afterward.
Who the retreat is for…”Travel for the sophisticated person who’s looking for a bit more – dare I say, an impact.’’
… anyone who has always wanted to go to Greece (but not wanted to do it alone!).
….anyone who wants to have a meaningful yet fun time with like-minded people
… anyone interested in personal development and self-discovery
For anyone looking for unique experiences centered around wellness, connection, and making a positive impact
Katie Sandler uses her life experiences and education to help her clients reach that “a-ha” moment, enabling personal and professional transformation. She’s not a life coach, instead Katie is an Impact Coach. Her goal is to help clients meet their unmet potential, find purpose in their lives, and ultimately make an impact on the world around them.
Katie herself has overcome immense physical and mental hurdles, including being born without an ear, overcoming paralysis at age 17 and subsequently facing depression head-on. After struggling to keep her head above water, Sandler discovered the benefits of mind-body medicine. With over a decade of experience, including a Master’s in Mental Health Counselling, a Bachelor’s in Psychology, and a background as a psychiatric research assistant from Johns Hopkins, Katie uses her expertise to impact her clients through one-on-one consultations, group consultations and her Impact Retreat and Group Impact Adventures, which take place all around the world.
Kristina Maria Headrick – Founder of Yia Mas https://www.yia-mas.com/workshops
Greek American Kristina Maria Headrick synthesizes her Greek upbringing with a lifelong study of Greek philosophy, dance, design, and culture.
Kristina’s unbounded curiosity and appreciation for self-inquiry led her to pursue alternative ways of presenting Greek folk remedies and ancient traditions in a way that modern audiences find engaging. She holds a degree in history from the University of Virginia.
Yia Mas is heavily influenced by Kristina’s ongoing studies and certifications. She has extensive experience studying yoga and meditation (200-hour RYT, 100-hour meditation teacher training with Nalanda Institute of Contemplative Science, 75-hour training with Katonah Yoga, Mentorship program at Sky Ting Yoga in NYC).
With a background in writing and digital marketing, her work attempts to bridge the gap between our increasingly digital realities and tactile experiences. She balances digital work with teaching movement and meditation, including corporate and co-working space settings in New York City.
The villa is in an impeccable condition, equipped with modern amenities, satellite TV and complimentary Wi-Fi internet. All bedrooms are air-conditioned and have ceiling fans.
It is comfortably furnished in the crisp and refreshing Cycladic style with handpicked ethnic art pieces, antiques and nautical elements. Special attention has been paid to every detail by the owner, an interior decorator herself. A large infinity pool with stylish shaded lounge and dining areas complement the relaxed bright summer setting.
Afternoon seeing the sites like Mykonos windmills and little Venice
Day trip to Delos (i’ve been dying to go here and have tried to multiple times. Epic historic/ cultural site that was very important in ancient times. Also it’s gorgeous)
Half day tour Mykonos
Afternoon cruise and sunset Catamaran
Yias Mas Wellness Workshop https://www.yia-mas.com/workshops
Our immersive workshops fuse elements of Greek culture and philosophy with modern methodologies. We hope you’ll walk away from any Yia Mas experience feeling curious, inspired, and more deeply connected – to yourself AND community https://www.yia-mas.com/workshops
Our introspective and personal discovery workshops teach you how to think differently – providing a space for you to challenge yourself to grow, have a shift in perspective and introduce you to kind awareness and compassion.
We cover the basics of mindfulness and practice it in many forms. We discuss our internal dialogue, our origin, the biology behind being human, the sum of our parts, acceptance and authentic, realistic balance, purpose, alignment and so much more.
Ultimately you walk away knowing yourself a bit more, deepening your presence in yourself, this moment, and this existence. You walk away wanting to make the world a better place by simply being a better you.
Consciously curated culinary experiences chef prepared meals in Villa and authentic Greek meals out for some lunches and dinners.
Retreat Price & What’s Included
- 6 nights accommodations in a gorgeous and cycladic villa
- Daily breakfast
- Daily guided mindful movement (yoga, hiking, swimming…)
- Yia.Mas and Impact Method Workshops
- Chef prepared lunches and dinners in Villa (some lunches and dinners taken outside of the villa are not included)
- Local tour of Mykonos
- Evening entertainment
- Time to relax, renew, sunbath, and explore
- Luxury gift bag
- Optional massage
- A transformational experience and memories to last a lifetime
- Starting at $3250 per person
Price does not include
- Travel Insurance
- A few meals