7 Days Yoga Retreat with Claire Copersino

7 Days Yoga Retreat with Claire Copersino

Here at North Fork Yoga Shala, in Greenport, we are really proud of our expanding offering of several retreats both near and far as well as the variety of workshops and trainings that we hold both with our own instructors and talented guest instructors and facilitators.

Our retreats, currently led pre-dominantly by Claire Copersino, our Founder and Director, span the globe, and range from a few wonderful days within driving or public transport distance to further afield in Mexico, Costa Rica, various locations in Europe, northern Africa and several in the planning stage that will be further afield.  It is often the case that once someone has joined one retreat, they catch the bug, so to speak, and attend another .. and another .. and another.  Don’t say you weren’t warned J

It is truly magical to watch new connections form on our retreats, new yoga-family bonds be created and very much a family vibe set in within the first 24 hours amongst our small, intimate groups wherever we may be calling home on our retreats.  These connections then grow once back home and you now know that person who was once just a face across the studio.   As a result the community and family feel of the studio just continues to deepen and expand and sweeps everyone who walks through our doors up into the glow.

Claire Copersino Yoga Retreats, trainings, and workshops are curated based upon suggestions from you as well as initiatives from our team of instructors and we always welcome your thoughts, ideas and feedback.

Overlooking the Aegean Sea and Filizi Beach, Okreblue Eco Yoga Retreat sits on the relatively untouched Santa Maria seaside, located on the tranquil peninsula of Paros Island, Greece.  Okreblue has been designed to be in total harmony with the natural surroundings, close to nature in it’s raw purity to offer deeply nourishing conditions that provide a respite from the busyness of life while encouraging your own replenishment, rejuvenation and restoration into a greater sense of wholeness, equanimity and happiness.

Local Parians, Sasy & Angelo have been developing Okreblue for over 15 years on land that has been in Angelos family for over a century. They have preserved the natural landscape of the family land, and developed Okreblue with minimal impact on the natural surroundings. Okreblue is an oasis, far away from the busier, more touristed Greek Islands where Sasy & Angelo share their love of nature, clean and nourishing food and a simple healthy way of life.

Our stay and sleep will be in comfortable, rustic simplicty. The rooms are open, naturally lit, and purposefully. minimal to simplify your experience during our retreat.  Most rooms face the seaside and are a stones throw away from Filizi Beach and the glorious Aegean Sea. Every room has an ensuite bathroom and is available for private or double occupancy. There are a couple of rooms suited for triple occupancy which is particularly well-suited to a more economical (and fun) retreat experience.  We do have two large sunny and very special spacious studio apartments available on the rooftop of Okreblue. They both offer sweeping views of the Aegean, one of neighboring Naxos, spacious balconies and are suited for double occupancy (or private for a special treat for yourself). Each has its own spacious ensuite bathroom.

SCHEDULE

Our days will begin with sunrise over neighboring Naxos, perhaps a sunrise swim (?) and a light snack and coffee/tea before a spacious yoga practice in our dedicated Shala.

Massages will be available, as will several excursions during the week which you can join should you choose. Okreblue is located on the beach … perfect for walks, swims, napping and sunning. Late afternoon yoga will be gentle and restorative ushering us into a wonderful supper, watching the evening (and maybe the moon if we’re lucky) rise.

A typical Day:

7.30a ~ Sunrise Meditation

8.00a ~ Light breakfast/Coffee/Tea

8.30/9a ~ Spacious Yoga Practice

11.30a ~ Hearty Brunch

Afternoons will vary … some days an excursion will be available if you like, book a massage, beaching/sunning/napping, exploring ….

5.00p ~ Gentle, restorative Yoga Practice

7.00p ~ Hearty Supper

PRICING

What’s Included?

7 nights/8 days Accommodations at Okreblue Eco Yoga Retreat with private bathroom

Light breakfast and 2 delicious freshly prepared meals daily

2 spacious daily yoga practices: more energizing in the am/gentle in the pm

Daily room cleaning service

Tea and filtered water throughout the day

Wireless Internet Access

Yoga Mats, Props etc available for use at Okreblue

Your Investment:

Double Occupancy (2 people sharing a room) – $2000 per person

Triple Occupancy (3 people sharing a room) – $1600 per person

Private Occupancy (1 person in a room) – $3400

Apartments Double Occupancy (2 people sharing a studio) – $3500 per person (if private occupancy, $7000)

FOOD

Okreblues chefs focus on fusing Ayurvedic principles with the character of traditional Greek cuisine. The delicious meals are organic and plant-based with ingredients mostly sourced from Okreblues organic garden as well as locally on Paros and around Greece.

We will enjoy a hearty, delicious brunch after morning practice overlooking the Aegean, contemplating how much (or little we might get up to in the afternoon.

We will enjoy a hearty, delicious supper after late afternoon practice.

PHOTOS

Claire Copersino

Claire began practicing yoga in her mid- twenties and knew from that first class that something significant was making its way into her life. From that first class, it was a several-times- a-week practice and grew within a few years to a daily staple. She had been inquiring into the deeper aspects of life and who she was since teenage years and yoga presented a path that resonated deeply with her love of being active, while seeking connection with her inner being and the divine, source (what some might call “God”) energy that resonates through and about us all.

Her first teacher training was completed in 2000, during a month-long intense live-in YTT at Kripalu Yoga Center in the Berkshires, Massachussets and since then she has been fortunate to study with a wide variety of yoga luminaries and complete some intensive study and trainings that have deeply informed her practice, what she teaches and frankly the art of living a more informed, mindful land joyous life. She lives each day as a student and is a firm believer in the never-ending refinement and art of daily living that can lead to a delicious, co-creative life experience.

Claire’s classes are ever evolving, and are deeply inspired by her own studies, experiences and the variety of people, places and materials she is exposed to. Yoga is, by definition a spiritual practice, and Claire effortlessly weaves relaxed humour, poetry, spiritual teachings and inspiring stories into her classes. She is known for keeping it real and urging her students to be easy about it, take the pressure off and find their practice within the context of what is offered. She is profoundly appreciative of this practice, the opportunity to share it with others and how much that experience gives to her and the ever-evolving North Fork Yoga Shala family that continues to grow in Greenport.

Namaste.

BOOKING THIS RETREAT

We are here to help you decide which retreat option is best suited to you. Please contact us to book, or to have your questions answered.

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