Sarah Finger & Katrina Repka Retreat with Alan Finger

Aligning with Your Karma

May 30 - June 4, 2022|6 Days |Crete

About This Event

A deity is a portal of energy that opens us up to different aspects of our consciousness. The power of the guru devata mantra is that it incorporates many of the important Tantric deities and influences how they affect us in our daily living. When we connect to the vibration of these deities, it shifts us in all areas of our living.

Join Yogiraj’s Alan Finger, Sarah Finger, and Katrina Repka on the stunning island of Crete for a week long immersion in the deities. We’ll be in the heart of ancient Western civilization, merging wisdom from the East. Each day will include asana, pranayama, kriya, meditation, and dharma talks to help you deepen your understanding of the deities as vortexes of energy that connect you to the cosmos.

You return from this retreat nourished by community, nutritious food, and transformative teachings that you can use to enhance your life.

3250€/per person

About the retreat leaders

South African Tantric and Kriya Yoga Master Alan Finger was recognized as one of the top 100 influential yoga teachers by Sonima in 2016. He began studying yoga at the age of 16 with his father Mani Finger and renowned swamis of the past century. Alan and Mani created ISHTA Yoga. ISHTA is an acronym for The Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda, and also translates to “That which resonates with the individual spirit” in Sanskrit. Before creating a home for ISHTA, Alan co-founded Yoga Zone, Be Yoga and Yoga Works. Alan has co-authored several books including Introduction to Yoga with Al Bingham and Chakra Yoga and Breathing Space with Katrina Repka. His most recent books, Tantra of the Sutras and The Genius of Yoga were released by Shambhala publications in 2018 and 2020 respectively. Alan travels the world to share his teachings. He currently lives and teaches online in Boca Raton, Florida where he co-owns ISHTA Yoga with his wife, Sarah Finger and his partner, Mona Anand.

 

Sarah Platt-Finger is the co-founder of ISHTA Yoga, LLC and the private yoga teacher of Deepak Chopra. She shares the elevating tools of ISHTA to the global yoga community both online and in person through trainings, workshops, and retreats. Sarah believes that the practice of yoga is a microcosm for the life we lead off the mat, and that a deeper awareness of our physical, mental, and emotional habits can both transform and empower us to connect to our most authentic self.

 

Yogiraj Katrina Repka has been studying yoga since 1990 and teaching since 2001. Her early training in her hometown of Calgary, Canada, was in the Ashtanga style, but she moved to New York in 2001 and became immersed in the study of ISHTA Yoga under the guidance of Alan Finger. Katrina teaches ISHTA workshops and retreats all over the world, but is based in London, UK, where she leads teacher trainings, classes, and workshops.

Katrina holds a BA and MSC (Communications), and is the co-author (with Alan Finger) and featured model of Chakra Yoga: Balancing Energy for Physical, Spiritual, and Mental Well-being, and Breathing Space: Twelve Lessons for the Modern Woman. She has been featured in numerous publications including Vogue, Elle, the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph, and as a yoga expert on BBC TV and radio.

About the hotel

Minos Beach art hotel is mastering with ethos the art of hospitality, synched to nature and art. At the edge of the water, engulfed in Cretan greenery, Minos Beach art hotel constitutes a hidden gem for world explorers. Its design brings harmony into the senses, combining elements of art and nature. Walking into the gradniose Lounge area, you can sense authenticity and luxury, blended into art. Its unconventional design resembles the entrance to a Modern Art museum. The hotel’s bungalows and villas with private pools, stretched across a 2.5km coastline, offer a glimpse into the architectural style of Eastern Crete’s fishing villages, while blending naturally into their surroundings. Their chic, low-rise construction create a sense of privacy, serenity and close connection to Mother Earth. Walking across the hotel’s gardens, you can smell the fragrance of nature, while the meditating sound of the sea provides peace and tranquility.

Immerse yourself into nature

for a transformative experience 

Emphasis: Mind

Arrival & Check-in at Minos Beach Art Hotel

5:00 pm - 6:15 pm: Travel busting class

(Sarah Asana/Katrina Meditation)

7:30pm Welcome Community Dinner at Hotel's Main Restaurant

7:00am – 9:00am: Breakfast

9:00am – 10:30am: Morning Yoga & Meditation

(Katrina Asana/Sarah Meditation)

10:45am – 1:30pm: Free Time or Optional Activity; Cooking Class with local ladies

1:30pm – 5:00pm: Free Time

5:00pm-7:00pm: Gentle Yoga (Katrina) and

Bonding Circle (Sarah)

7:30pm: Community Dinner at Hotel's Main Restaurant

7:00am – 9:00am: Breakfast

9:00am – 10:30am: Morning Yoga & Meditation

(Sarah Asana/Katrina Meditation)

10:30am – 5:00pm: Free Time to relax or explore Crete

5:00pm - 7:00pm: Evening Satsang (Alan) and Gentle Yoga (Sarah)

7:00pm- 8:30pm: Free Time

8:30pm: Community Dinner at Kafeneion "Adeste":

Enjoy Greek Meze with Traditional Cretan Live Music

7:00am – 9:00am: Breakfast

9:00am – 10:30am: Morning Yoga & Meditation

(Katrina Asana/Sarah Meditation)

11:00am – 3:30pm: Free Time or Optional Activity; Guided Tour in Knossos Archaelogical Site

11:00am Meeting point at the reception of the hotel

11:00am- 12:00pm Transfer from Hotel to Knossos

12:00pm-2:30pm: Guided Tour with Ioanna

2:30pm-3:30pm: Transfer from Knossos to Hotel

3:30pm-5:00pm: Free Time

5:00pm - 7:00pm: Evening Satsang (Alan) and Gentle Yoga (Sarah)

7:30pm: Community Dinner at Hotel's Main Restaurant

7:00am – 9:00am: Breakfast

9:00am – 10:30am: Morning Yoga & Meditation

(Sarah Asana/Katrina Meditation)

10:30am – 5:00pm: Free Time to relax or explore Crete

5:00pm - 7:00pm: Evening Satsang (Alan) and Gentle Yoga (Sarah)

7:30pm: Community Dinner at Hotel's Main Restaurant

Breakfast at hotel

Check-out & End of the Retreat 

Start your
journey

Event Highlights

5-night accommodation in a luxurious private Bungalow – check the Venue Highlights section below for a detailed description

Breakfasts and dinners at the hotel’s 5-star restaurants

All sessions with Alan, Sarah and Katrina

Prices

3250€/per person

in Double Occ. room

Prices

3710€/per person

in Single Occ. room

what’s included

  • 5-night accommodation in a luxurious private Bungalow – check the Venue Highlights section below for a detailed description
  • Breakfasts and dinners at the hotel’s 5-star restaurants
  • All sessions with Alan, Sarah and Katrina

what’s not included

  • Airfare to/from Greece, and Crete island
  • Arrival and departure land transfers
  • Accommodation tax per person per overnight stay
  • Water, tea, soft drinks and beverages
  • Whatever is not mentioned clearly in the inclusions

more info

Language: English

Transfer: Available upon request

Cancellation Policy: Deposit is non-refundable

Important Info: Proof of vaccination/recovery upon participation.

In case there are Covid-19 restrictions or restrictions related to any other pandemic that prevent guests from traveling the total amount paid will be refunded.

Venue Highlights: Huddled in the hotel’s fragrant gardens, Minos Beach art hotel’s bungalows offer a private, serene escape to a naturally luxurious destination. With bright, open spaces, impeccable views at the sea and a design that connects all senses together, the bungalows are purposed to immerse you in nature.

Dietary Needs: Should you have any special dietary need/allergy, kindly let us know in advance in order to be able to better accommodate you in the best possible way.