How to prepare
If you want to prepare your body and connect to the energy of the course already now you can do so by reading and engaging in one of the following meditations or kriyas:
Your safety is of utmost importance to us and we are working with our local staff to ensure a healthy and safe environment for all. Safety guidelines such as mask wearing and social distancing arrangements will be announced closer to the event depending on recommended guidelines at the time of the training.
What to bring
- clothes for warm and for windy weather
- white clothing and head covering for classes
- meditation pillow if needed
- meditation-shawl or blanket
- sheet to sit on at the beach for meditation
- swimsuit and beach-towel
- firm shoes for the excursions
- light backpack
- insect repellent
- notebook and pen
- Japji Sahib book for morning sadhana
- driver‘s licence for excursions on motorbikes
- cash for excursions
- Sadhana 5.00 am – 7.20 am
- Breakfast 8.30 am
- Morning session 9.30 am – 1.00 pm
- Afternoon session 4.00 pm – 6.30 pm
- Dinner 6.30 pm
You can also purchase food at the little supermarket of the camping place in 10 minutes walking distance.
Aug. 29 and Sept. 2 will be free days.
Classes will be held in English, translation into German is possible if desired.
We will offer excursions that you are welcome to join. Please bring cash for kayaking and meals outside of Okreblue. If you enjoy riding a motorbike bring your driver`s license and cash for renting. Expenses for these trips etc. are not included in the course fee.
How to get there
Coming by plane:
Olympic Airlines is the company that flies from Athens to Paros. Make sure you book your tickets well in advance because it’s difficult to find availability during the summer months. For information, visit: Olympic Air
Another option is a charter flight to Mykonos island, Santorini or Creteand then a boat ride to Paros.
Coming by boat from Athens there are two options:
Rafina port is closer to the airport and you can get there either by taxi or bus (about 45 minutes).
Pireaus port is further from airport than Rafina, you can get there by bus, metro or taxi. The metro and bus are both very convenient because they will leave you just a few meters from where you board the ferry to Paros. Both the bus and the metro take about one hour.
Transportation in Paros:
You can either catch the bus from Parikia (port of Paros) to Naoussa and then a taxi to Okreblue (Santa Maria), or a taxi straight to Okreblue from Parikia or from the airport.
Taxi company from Parikia: 0030-6944221645 and from Naoussa: 0030-22840-53490
Okreblue can arrange a taxi transfer (a taxi to be waiting for you at the port or airport. For details on prices please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0030-6987791219. Please also check the website of Okreblue Seaside Retreat Center
Tuition for all three journeys included. Accommodation, meals and excursions will be charged separately.
registered by May 24, 2022 – 500 Euro
registered after May 24, 2022 – 600 Euro
Prices for accomodation and meals
Price per person/per night and for half board (Breakfast and Dinner):
100 Euro in single room
75 Euro in double room
70 Euro in triple room
Single rooms are limited, so you may have to switch to a double or triple room. For legal reasons you cannot bring your own tent. In case the capacity of Okreblue is surpassed we will find a room for you close by. Prices may be subject to change.
You need to pay the full tuition fee in order to secure your place in the course. If you have registered at the early registration rate, you need to pay the full early registration tuition fee before the early registration deadline in order for this rate to apply. All fees must be paid in full before entering the course.
Before May 24, 2022: 75 Euro
Between May 24 and August 14, 2022: 150 Euro
After August 14, 2022: No refund, and also the price for accomodation and meals must be paid. If for unpredictable reasons the course does not take place, we will reimburse your course fee in full. However, we are not liable for any other expenses you have had in relation to the course, e.g. flight costs. We recommend a travel cancellation insurance.