Carla Villaorduña Retreat in Crete

Inner Diamond Retreat: Reconnecting with our higher self

May 10 -15, 2024|6 days|Crete, Greece

About This Event

Embark on the Inner Diamond Retreat, a transformative journey of self-discovery and rejuvenation.

Throughout this immersive experience, you’ll engage in a diverse range of practices carefully designed to harmonize your body, mind, and spirit. From gentle restorative sessions to dynamic moving workshops, each day offers a unique opportunity to explore various dimensions of mindfulness and holistic well-being. With a special emphasis on balancing your emotions, you will create a space within to heal and release, recharging energies and forging a deeper connection with nature. This retreat invites you to release tension, cultivate compassion, and reconnect with your higher self. Engage in an array of practices including Yoga Asana, Pranayama, Kriya, Meditation, and Yoganidra, and delve into the profound wisdom of yoga.

Secure your spot today for a journey towards profound inner peace and heightened self-awareness.

2950€/per person

About the retreat leader

Carla Villaorduña was born in Peru and has a background in contemporary dance. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Science. Carla is an enthusiastic yoga teacher, former dancer, traveler, adventurer, and photography lover. She was first introduced to yoga as part of her dance classes. After completing her career, she moved to Barcelona to continue studying dance and photography. She began her yoga journey in 2011, practicing various yoga styles and completing two 500-hour Hatha Raja Yoga teacher training programs. In 2016, she relocated to New York, where she completed 500-hour and 800-hour Life of a Yogi teacher training at Dharma Yoga Center NYC under the guidance of master yogi Sri Dharma Mittra. She has studied alongside him for several years, delving into the classical roots of yoga.

Carla has integrated different yoga styles into her personal practice, with Dharma Yoga serving as a vital source of inspiration and light in her journey of self-realization. She has also been inspired by movement, music, art and meditation, incorporating all important aspect of it to help increase radiant health, joy, mental clarity and inner peace. She considers it an honor to share her love for yoga worldwide and to offer the various tools that have enriched her own lifestyle. She feels humbled to be able to share what she has accomplished, with love, self awareness and compassion. However, she believes that the spiritual journey is an ongoing practice, and she sees herself as a perpetual student, continuously learning. She is immensely grateful for the students and teachers who have accompanied her on this spiritual journey and cherishes the precious and meaningful opportunity to continue learning from the wisdom of yoga. She’s excited to continue to share this with everyone who is receptive in the path of healing and self realization.

Maha Guru, the great great Teacher, dwells within ourselves. All is within.

Crete: one of Europe's most popular holiday destinations

Located on the southern side of the Aegean Sea, Crete is the largest of all Greek islands and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea. This mythical island is one of the most popular Greek destinations, thanks to its pristine beaches, impressive mountainscapes, astonishing historical sites like Knossos Palace, and the captivating natural landscapes of Spinalonga islet.

Crete offers a unique destination that strikes a perfect balance between relaxation, adventure, and cultural immersion. Cretans are renowned for their warm hospitality and rustic cuisine. A visit to this enchanting island will give you a taste of Greece, capturing your heart with its unique charm and beauty.

About the hotel

Proudly local, enveloped by an idyllic locale and the bearer of a finely crafted Greek identity, Cretan Malia Park presents a hideaway in every sense, welcoming families and couples alike.

From its boundless slow-paced aura, carefully aligned with the tempo of the island, to an authentically Cretan gastronomic experience, Cretan Malia Park is a microcosm of the island on which is resides — an accurate and detailed snapshot of Crete, where travellers are offered ample opportunity to explore, experience and live.

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Indicative Shedule


  • Check-in / Arrival
  • Welcome Community Dinner & Start of the Retreat 


  • Breakfast
  • Welcome restorative Session
  • Free time 
  • Moving Meditation Session
  • Dinner 


  • Breakfast
  • Heart Opener Journey (Backbend workshop)
  • Free time 
  • Dinner 


  • Breakfast
  • Charging Practice
  • Free time / activity
  • Dinner 


  • Breakfast
  • Hips Flexibility Workshop (Hip Flexor workshop)
  • Free time 
  • Masterclass Maha Sadhana
  • Dinner 


  • Breakfast
  • Check-out / Departure
  • Retreat Ends

Disclaimer: This schedule is indicative and is subject to change as we move closer to the retreat date. 

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Event Highlights

5-night accommodation at Cretan Malia Park

All breakfast meals

All dinner meals

All sessions with Carla Villaorduña

Mirabello Bay Day Cruise


2950€/per person

in Double Occ. room


3700€/per person

in Single Occ. room

Flexible payment plan

what’s included

  • 5-night accommodation at Cretan Malia Park
  • All breakfast meals
  • All dinner meals
  • All sessions with Carla Villaorduña
  • Mirabello Bay Day Cruise

what’s not included

  • Airtickets to/from Greece and Crete Island – We strongly advise you to book flexible airfare tickets and flights with fewer carbon emissions to contribute to environmental protection, as it is our responsibility to safeguard our environment 
  • Accommodation Tax of 4EUR / room/ night payble by the guests directly to the hotel
  • Airport and Land Transfers
  • Soft drinks, beverages, water
  • Lunch meals
  • Whatever is not mentioned clearly in the inclusions

more info

We strongly advise you to book flexible airfare tickets and flights with fewer carbon emissions to contribute to environmental protection, as it is our responsibility to safeguard our environment 


Flexible Payment Plan: Available – contact us at for details

Language: English

Land Transfer: Available upon request – contact

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.

Transport: For Carla’s retreat in Crete, you can fly into Heraklion International Airport (HER). From there, you can book a transfer to the hotel (duration: 50min).