SOLD OUT: Elise Joan & Danika Brysha Retreat in Crete

Enhance your body & soul - A Holistic Summit in Crete

Sept 21-26, 2022|6 days|Crete

About This Event

Join fitness supertrainer Elise Joan and self-care expert Danika Brysha in a holistic summit in Crete!

This retreat is one of a kind! Each day you’ll get to join both Elise and Danika and choose between their sessions! And each evening, you’ll get to participate in guided reflection with a psychologist for a full mind, body & soul experience. You will enjoy the Greek sun, taste Greek delicacies, rest & unplug, and partake in fun activities around the area.


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2400€/per person

About the retreat leaders

Elise Joan is a Beachbody Super Trainer and the creator of the innovative hit fitness programs ‘Barre Blend’, Pre/Post Natal Barre Blend’, and the “I Am” meditation series for Beachbody.

An enthusiastic Lifestyle curator, popular mindfulness expert, and soulful yoga, fitness and personal development leader, Elise’s passion is to AWAKEN you to your power, purpose and calling, through tangible action items.

She has been featured as an on-air host & health expert for networks including ABC, NBC, KTLA, Lifetime & Z Living TV and has successfully built multiple businesses, and innovated the wellness industry through her extensive work with Livestrong, SHAPE & SELF magazines, Fitbit, and many other leading brands.

Elise is known for going beyond yoga to bring your practice OFF the mat, and into your life, relationships and career to cultivate success. She has lead dozens of international retreats that immerse guests in experiences from exploration & adventure to a deeper connection with the joys of life.

From powerful goal setting techniques & self care practices to intimate fitness, nutrition & meditation workshops, Elise will guide you through practices that will get your mind, body and spirit to their healthiest at any age! Known for her vibrant energy and encouraging leadership style, Elise hopes to elevate you to your fullest potential, and help you create the life you’ve always wanted to live.


Danika Brysha is a 3x Wellness Entrepreneur, Body Positive Fashion Model signed with IMG Models, and Self-Care + Lifestyle Design Expert. While leading her three companies, Self-Care Society, Model Meals, and Danika Brysha Inc, and modeling for brands like Bare Minerals, Old Navy, and Lands End, she guides others to find the wellness routines that are the foundation for the life they dream of. In 2018, she hit the road for a 66-event Self-Care tour, and in 2019 she toured the country with TJ Maxx’s Maxx You Program.

In 2021, Danika’s healthy meal delivery company, Model Meals was acquired by the public company, Home Bistro Inc, and she remains an active executive and shareholder. Danika has worked with thousands of people to spread wellness and cultivate self-care routines and systems that stick, and is passionate about empowering others to come back home to themselves.

Through her journey of recovery from disordered eating, food addiction, and body issues, excessive alcohol and drug use, deep debt, and an overall lack of confidence and purpose, Danika uses her own experience to help others transform and thrive. You can see Danika in the press working with Food Network, People, InStyle, Shape, PopSugar, Create Cultivate, and more and find her on Instagram at @danikabrysha.

About the location

The largest island in Greece, Crete is renowned for its pin-up beaches, wild natural beauty, exquisite cuisine and thousands of years of culture and history. This mystical, pure and generous island to the south of the Aegean Sea captures the spirit of Greece and enchants everyone who visits.

Secluded in a Private Peninsula, with 360° views of the sea, Minos Palace hotel & suites is the ultimate luxury getaway to peace and tranquility. Listen to the sound of silence as you connect with nature and enlighten your mind, body and soul.


Nourish your body

& enlighten your soul

Arrival at Minos Palace Hotel & Suites  

Check-in 3:00pm  

7:30pm: Welcome Community Dinner at Amalthea Restaurant & Start of Retreat

7:00am-8:30am: First Workshop with Danika

9:30am-1:00pm: Free Time
8:30am - 9:30am: Breakfast

1:00pm- 3:00pm: Cooking Class by hotel’s chef (Included)

3:00pm -5:00pm: Free Time to Relax by the Sea or Pool

5:00pm-6:00pm: Evening Yoga with Elise

6:00pm-7:30pm: Free Time

7:30pm: Community Dinner - Amalthea Restaurant

7:30am - 8:30am: Morning Yoga with Elise

8:30am - 9:30am: Breakfast

10:00am-2:00pm: Optional Activity; Knossos Guided Tour
10:00am Pick-up from Minos Palace Hotel
11:00am Arrival at Knossos
11:00am-1:00pm: Guided Tour in Knossos
1:00pm Pick-up from Knossos
2:00pm: Arrival at Minos Palace

2:00pm-5:00pm Free Time

5:00pm-5:45pm: Evening Yoga with Elise

5:45pm-7:30pm: Free Time to Relax

7:30pm: Community Dinner - Amalthea Restaurant

7:00am-8:30am: Second Workshop with Danika

9:30am – 5:00pm: Free Time to Explore Crete
8:30am - 9:30am: Breakfast

5:00pm-6:00pm: Evening Yoga with Elise

6:00pm-7:30pm: Free Time to Relax

7:30pm: Community Dinner - Amalthea Restaurant

7:30am - 8:30am: Morning Yoga with Elise

9:30am - 5:00pm: Free Time to Explore Crete
8:30am - 9:30am: Breakfast

5:00pm-6:30pm: Third Workshop with Danika

6:30pm-7:30pm: Free Time

7:30pm: Farewell Community Dinner - Amalthea Restaurant

7:15am-10:30am Breakfast

11:00am Check-out

End of Retreat

Start your

Event Highlights

5-night accommodation

All breakfast and dinner meals

Cooking lesson in Hotel

All sessions with Elise & Danika



2400€/per person

in Double Occ. room


3050€/per person

in Single Occ. room

what’s included

  • 5-night accommodation
  • All breakfast and dinner meals
  • Cooking lesson in Hotel
  • All sessions with Elise &Danika
Disclaimer: Room availability is based on a run-of-the-house policy. 

what’s not included

  • Airtickets to/from Greece and Crete Island – We strongly advise you to book flexible airfare tickets
  • Accommodation Tax of 4EUR / room/ night payble by the guests directly to the hotel
  • Airport and Land Transfers
  • Soft drinks, beverages
  • Lunch meals

more info

We strongly advise you to book flexible airfare tickets


Language: English

Land 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.


Transport: For Elise and Danika’s retreat in Crete, you can fly into Heraklion International Airport (HER).

From there, you can book a transfer to the hotel (duration: 50min)

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