Celebrate International Yoga Day with luxury cliffside wellness retreats in Crete

5* all-inclusive hotels are the perfect place for Yoga Day and beyond

by Adam & Megan

Celebrate International Yoga Day all summer on the island of Crete – and look no further than the breath-taking serenity of the Asana Yoga Shala – with a relaxing stay in blissful tranquillity at ACRO Suites, and Seaside A Lifestyle Resort, two luxury hideaways burrowed on the cliffs of Agia Pelagia.

Situated within the staggering Cretan cliffside, the stunning Asana Yoga Shala is a magnificent piece of architecture built out of bamboo and connects the two luxury 5* all-inclusive adults only hotels, making it the perfect place for Yoga Day and beyond!

Asana Yoga Shala

When looking for the ideal yoga retreat, there is no better place than the Asana Yoga Shala. Aptly named, “Shala” is the Sanskrit word for “home”, where you’ll be surrounded by unspoiled scenery and panoramic views of the Aegean Sea, sure to inspire and ground you.

Measuring an impressive 300 sqm and built sustainably entirely from bamboo, the magnificent piece of architecture makes it an ideal place to practice, grow and become one with the spiritual domain. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi, the expert instructors will guide you through a variety of yoga sessions that cater to all levels of ability.

Asana Yoga Shala

Exclusive for the summer, Asana Yoga Shala will be hosting certified sound therapist and renowned meditation practitioner Manolis Zografakis, who will utilise the ancient traditions of vibrational healing to lead calming and cleansing sound bath sessions. Sound baths have been reported to bring deep rest and relaxation, and help with stress, fatigue, and grounding.

Also new for 2023, the Cretan retreat will host weekly yogic deep relaxation sessions on Sunday evenings that tap into the practice of yoga nidra – a conscious yogic sleep, led by a guided meditation. 

When it comes to putting your feet up you’ll have plenty of choice with two stunning resorts connected to the Shala.

Stay at ACRO Suites for secluded luxury featuring 49 sea-facing suites and villas.

Choose between stunning rooms nestled into the cliffside or contemporary villas with private infinity pools – all designed with neutral tones, chic aesthetics, and modern amenities with every detail considered making it the perfect hideaway to reconnect to oneself.

Looking for something a little more carefree between your yoga sessions? Stay at Seaside A Lifestyle Resort – with a mix of rooms and suites, some with private pools, which offer all the tranquillity and comfort guests could ask for.

Each room is elegantly decorated and draws on the island’s natural palette of whites, terracotta, and neutral tones with a boho-chic design.

Take full comfort in a sustainable and conscious cleansing environment. The pools are all filled with chemical-free saltwater, the thick walls ensure that the buildings stay nice and cool, there are no plastic straws in sight, and all the fabrics and materials used in the construction are sustainable and locally sourced.

It’s time to restore yourself in one of the most blissful locations in Greece.

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