SOLD OUT: Amy Shonka Retreat

The RESET Retreat

May 2-11, 2023|10 days |Crete - Tuscany

About This Event

Join Amy for a one of a kind RESET experience. Beginning on an island in Greece on the beautiful Aegean Sea, you will unwind each morning with your coffee, explore the historical sites of the island during the daytime and unplug by the hotel’s pool. Each day you can join one of Amy’s yoga classes.

After our island time we head to Tuscany to the secluded, beautiful Eremito hotel for two nights of disconnecting from the outside world. Then onto an amazing wine Estate in the heart of Tuscany. A day trip to Florence and cooking classes with the local ladies round out this once-in-a-lifetime retreat. The perfect reset.

4-night accommodation at Minos Beach art hotel, Crete
2-night accommodation at Eremito, Tuscany
3-night accommodation at Torre A Cona Wine Estate, Tuscany

4980€/per person

About the retreat leader

A yoga teacher and teacher trainer who has taught over 15,000 hours of yogic philosophy, asana, and theory since 1998, Amy embodies holistic life. As the creator of The Holistic Life Coach Certification Program at HeartWork Living, The HeartWork Yoga Teacher Training School, the LifeRevamp nutrition and coaching program and the owner of HeartWork Yoga Studio, she has taught thousands of people how to create their own intentional, on-purpose life. She combines this experience with her certifications and experience as a master life coach, feng shui consultant, and her degrees in psychology and architectural design to help others create their own holistic life combining mind, body, spirit and space.

About the hotels

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.

Torre A Cona Wine Estate is one of the best-kept secrets of Tuscany. Immersed in the Florentine hills, with an unforgettable view of the countryside, the charming eighteenth-century villa makes an immediate impression. Surrounded by olive groves, verdant vineyards and sturdy centuries-old walls, the estate has been restored with loving care and elegance.

Eremito is the ideal place for those who see in the essentiality, in the calm and in the true quiet, the keys to find inner peace. It is a mystical place, the result of a long journey towards the rediscovery of one’s self. The majesty of the Umbrian valleys in which he is immersed amplifies the sense of spirituality, to the point of enchanting eyes and soul.

Click below for the daily schedule

Emphasis: Mind

Arrival in Crete  

7:30pm: Welcome Dinner at hotel & Start of Retreat

8:00am - 9:00am: Session with Amy.  

9:00am - 10:00am: Breakfast at hotel.  

10:15-2:15pm: Guided tour to Archaeological site of Knossos

2:15pm-5:30pm: Free Time  

5:30pm -6:30pm: Session with Amy.  

7:30pm: Dinner at hotel 

8:00am - 9:00am: Session with Amy.  

9:00am - 10:00am: Breakfast at hotel.  

10:15am-2:00pm: Cooking Lesson with local ladies 

2:00pm-5:30pm: Free Time.  

5:30pm - 6:30pm: Session with Amy.  

7:30pm: Dinner at hotel 

8:00am - 9:00am: Session with Amy.  

9:00am - 10:00am: Breakfast at hotel.  

10:00am - 5:30pm: Free Time.  

5:30pm-6:30pm: Session with Amy.  

7:30pm: Dinner  

8:00am - 9:00am: Farewell Breakfast.  

10:00am: Checkout and Fly to Italy.  

6:00pm Arrival at Eremito  

7:30pm: Welcome Dinner  

7:30am - 9am: Session with Amy 

9am: Breakfast.  

1:00pm: RelaxTime at the Yoga Rooms.  

2:30pm: Free Time for Lunch.  

7:30pm: Silent Dinner

7:30am - 9am: Session with Amy 

9 – 10 am: Breakfast.  

10:30am: Departure from Eremito.  

12:30pm: Montepulciano and tour.  

4:30pm: Transfer to Torre a Cona Hotel.  

6:30pm: Arrival at Torre A Cona.  

7:30pm: Dinner 

8:00am - 9:00am: Session with Amy.  

9:00am - 10:00am: Breakfast at hotel.  

10:00am - 3:00pm: Free Time.  

3:30pm - 4:30pm: Session with Amy. 

5:30pm-7:30pm: Cooking lesson at Torre A Cona.  

7:30pm: Dinner 

7:30am - 9:00am: Session with Amy 

9:00am - 10:00am: Breakfast.   

11:00am - 03:00pm: Half-day Trip in Florence. *time maybe longer TBD  

4:00pm: Return to the Hotel.

5:00-06:00pm : Session with Amy 

7:00pm: Dinner at hotel  

7:30am - 9am: Session with Amy 

9am - 10am: Farewell Breakfast 

10:30am: Check-out 

Start your
journey

Event Highlights

  • 4-night accommodation in Crete
  • Guided Tour to Archaeological site of Knossos
  • Cooking class in Crete with local ladies
  • 5-night accommodation in Tuscany
  • Florence Daytrip
  • Cooking Class at Torre A Cona Wine Estate
  • 4h tour in Montepulciano activity with wine tasting

Prices

4980€/per person

in Double Occ. room

Prices

5910€/per person

in Single Occ. room

what’s included

Greece: 

  • Group departure transfer from Minos Beach Art Hotel to HER Airport on May 6th
  • 4-night accommodation at a Nature suite or Seafront bungalow (run of the house policy)
  • Guided tour in Knossos Archaeological Site (entrance tickets & transfers also included)
  • Cooking Class with local ladies (transfer also included)
  • All breakfast & dinner meals

 

Italy:

  • 2 nights at Eremito:
  • All meals included (vegetarian menu)
  • Train transfer from Rome Airport (FCO) to Eremito for all participants
  • 3 nights at Torre A Cona Wine Estate: 
  • All breakfast & dinner meals
  • Cooking class at Torre a Cona Wine Estate
  • Florence Daytrip
  • 4h tour in Montepulciano activity with wine tasting

 

what’s not included

  • Airfare to/from Italy and Greece – We strongly advise you to book flexible airfare tickets
  • Arrival and departure land transfers except for those mentioned in the inclusions
  • Accommodation tax per person per overnight stay
  • Water, tea, soft drinks and beverages
  • Whatever is not mentioned clearly in the inclusions

more info

We strongly advise you to book flexible airfare tickets

 

Language: English

Transfer: Available upon request

Cancellation Policy: Deposit amount is non-refundable | Should you wish to cancel your participation one month or less before the start of the retreat, 100% of cancellation fees are applied.

Important Info: 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.

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.