Corfu Greece

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Corfu, is considered by many the most beautiful of the Greek Islands.

Located between the heel of Italy and the west coast of mainland Greece, the island is very green and mountainous, and covered with cypress trees poking up out of olive groves.

Corfu is known for essentially three things: beautiful beaches; a lush interior with simple villages and farms; and elegant Corfu Town or Kerkyra - now a World Heritage site - is a fascinating small city with a mix of British, Italian and French influences.

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Corfu Town church
Corfu Town church.

Corfu monastery wall
Monastery wall at Paliokastritsa.

Alexis Zorbas dining
Wedding celebration dining.

Alexis Zorbas dining
Big smiles after dinner.

Corfu Beach
Fun in the sand on the beach.

Corfu clay faces
Clay masks on the beach.

Fisherman sunset
Fisherman restaurant sunset.

Dark sunset
Quiet after dusk.
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Global Yoga Journeys

Greece June 26-July 3, 2010

Settling into Stillness: A Greek Island Yoga Retreat
Prices from $1389 Download registration form here.

For some... just being by the sea, breathing the fresh air scented with wild jasmine, walking barefoot on the earth, resting in the cool shade of an olive tree and eating fresh vegetarian food is deeply nurturing to the soul.

Add... two daily Kripalu Yoga classes, yoga workshops, group meditations, exquisite heart-opening chanting with Alexis Zorbas co-owner Anadi Nocke, yoga philosophy satsangas, a soothing massage or two, and an attitude of "nothing to do, nobody to be and nowhere to go" and you will begin to observe yourself settling into stillness.

At Alexis Zorbas Retreat Center, on the northwest coast of the Greek Island of Corfu, you are far away from the ringing phone, the emails, the constant news reports, the traffic jams and the responsibilities and routine of your life.


Here you may take rest and slow down...
slow way down. Hang out at the beach or pool, read, wander through the olive groves, practice yoga, and enjoy solitude or the company of new friends.

If you are ready for an opportunity to travel on the yogic path of self-discovery, to treat your body to deep relaxation and to feel truly alive, then this may be the perfect yoga beach vacation for you.

Sample Daily Schedule

7:00-9:00am Kripalu Yoga
9:00-10:30am Breakfast
11:00am-12:30pm Kirtan
1:00-6:00pm Lunch, beach, lounge, massage, pool
6:00-7:00pm Yoga Nidra, Heart Chakra Meditation
7:30-8:30pm Dinner
9:00 Sunset walk

In 2010 we will have the special priviledge to participate in a kirtan offering by Alexis Zorbas co-owner Anadi Nocke. I have known Anadi since 2003 and have been in many of his kirtans. His offering is a special blend of Sanskrit, Persian (Sufi), English and German chants that contrast the femine with the masculine voice and then merge both to create a heart-opening experience. A true taste of Bhakti yoga.

Alexis Zorbas Anadi Nocke Kirtan group

Some Comments from 2005 Trip Participants:

You two are awesome! Keep up the good work, and we will keep coming back for more yoga and inspiration. Dixie & Memo, Bakersfield, CA

Thank you for creating and presenting a true "Kripalu Experience" in Corfu... a beautiful gift. I feel alive, awake and restored! This has been a magnificent Global Yoga Journey, inside and out. Donna, Texarkana, TX

I liked that I was given the opportunity in a totally supportive environment to take care of myself; to go within - notice what I needed and choose. Mur, Chicago, IL

I loved the accommodation...The views are breathtaking. The island interior is a wonderful place to explore during all the quiet times. Virginia, SLC, UT

Can't say enough good things! You guys were really great, well organized, knowledgeable, helpful, really well planned and concerned about everyone's enjoyment. Julie, Germany

Outstanding -if you'd asked me at the beginning I would not have believed that I would enjoy this setting so much. Sandy, Germany

For me the program was perfect. Elly, New Brunswick, Canada

Your pace was very good for achieving real stillness. I cannot see any way it could have been better. Program was excellent. Kathy, Boca Raton, FL

The yoga was characteristically superb. Dennis, Chicago, IL