full board and practice
This gorgeous yoga retreat provides a complete get-away, set on a totally private island nestled in the azure waters of the Aegean sea. Stroll along the network of paths to the lighthouse for sunrise, practice yoga overlooking breathtakingly beautiful scenery, bathe in the crystal clear waters from the secluded pebbled beaches, visit the tiny church, paint or write in the shade of an olive tree or simply relax in a hammock in the warmth of the Aegean sun. End your day with a meditation on sunset rock watching the sky turn shades of pink against the blue mountains of Volos. An experience that will inspire peace, serenity, mindful living and of course a holiday of a lifetime.
Silver Island is a privately owned, untouched dream island offering you the most unique yoga experience.
Situated a few miles from the mainland, Silver Island has been the home of the Christie family for 50 years and now opens its doors and sublime tranquility to those in search of a sense of inner peace and an escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Silver Island is 60 acres of gently rolling hills, small idyllic coves, ancient old olive groves, cypress trees and wild flowers, the rhythmic sound of cicadas all surrounded by the crystal blue Mediterranean with glorious views every way you turn, all captivating to the eye.
Comprised of just a couple of white washed and blue shuttered traditional Greek homes, a church and lighthouse, Silver Island lends itself to a peaceful and rejuvenating experience. This is truly a magical place to practice the art and joy of yoga. A place you can unwind and merge with nature and self.
Silver Island Yoga is a small and exclusive retreat accommodating up to 10 guests in five beautifully decorated and inviting rooms. During the day the pebbled beaches, hidden coves and miles of pathways offer a chance for guests to spend time alone in quiet reflection between the two hour dawn and sunset yoga classes. We have invited the most beautiful of teachers whose ethos and way reflects our own.
Silver Island Yoga is about totally getting away, magic, nature, wellness, transformation and rejuvenation. Our wish is to create an experience that inspires peace, abundance, serenity and mindful living.
Silver Island Yoga is completely off the grid! We have no mains water or electricity, therefore pride ourselves on employing environmental best practices wherever possible. The facilities use a generator for electricity and solar power to harness the sun’s energy to heat our water, which is collected and filtered from the winter’s rainfall. Being off the grid also means that this will be an opportunity for our guests to have a digital detox! Greek organic and biodegradable toiletries are also provided for our guests, as water is recycled for watering the gardens.
You are invited to join us for a truly magical, unspoiled, utterly relaxing yoga retreat and holiday of a lifetime.
We only run for 22 weeks of the year from April through to October.
«The attention to detail and the warm hospitality of the hosts make the place so special. »
Eos & Karpo – 2 twin or double rooms with shared bathroom – GBP 1100 per person/ week
Rhea and Panacea -2 twin en-suite rooms with shared balcony and shared balcony overlooking the sea £1300 per person/ week
Hemera – Large twin/double with en-suite and large private balcony and spectacular sea and star gazing views £1450 per person/ week
The Island’s accommodation has not been developed beyond what has always been a 5 bed roomed family home; therefore there is only space for 10 people per week, making this a very intimate and exclusive experience.
The rooms are individual in shape, size and style, each fully furnished and comfortable. 100% cotton sheets, hypoallergenic pillows and mosquito netting as well as 100% cotton towels and beach wraps will be provided. In winter there are duvets and quilts.
The main house, dating back to the early 19th century consists of a warm inviting living room with a working fireplace where you can relax with a good book from our library. Adjacent to the main house is the kitchen, dining room and outside eating area situated under a palm tree overlooking the sea.
The villa is only a short walk from the main house and has a further three twin bedrooms all with private bathrooms and balconies. All the rooms have spectacular sea views.
Silver Island Yoga prides itself on employing environmental best practice wherever possible.
SPA & THERAPIES
Spa treatments are dependent on the teacher that is visiting. We have a beautiful treatment space overlooking the ocean. Treatments vary from Reiki, Thai massage, shiatsu to Ayurvedic therapies.
Taking the time to go on a retreat is an important practice in self-care, as retreats are a brilliant way to break free of old patterns, release limitations, let go of fear and step into the space of courage and new possibilities, inspiring your path forward. A retreat can invite change and renew inspiration in our lives. It gives you the gift of time, time to focus on yourself, your needs and what makes you happy, reconnecting you to your life’s purpose.
A retreat is often a transformative experience that gives you time to restore, strengthen and heal. If you are feeling physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually stressed or burnt out you can pretty much guarantee that you will benefit from going on a yoga retreat.
You can choose to transform anything in your life, and yoga retreats provide a great environment to support you as you do this, helping you align with who you really are.
This is also your holiday, so you have the time to meet new people, laugh, eat yummy home grown, sun ripened seasonal foods, go for long walks in nature, swim in the crystal blue sea or just sit peacefully in the sunshine and be.
Silver Island Yoga is not bound by any one particular yoga or spiritual tradition and has invited teachers who have studied many of the world’s great traditions and their teachings reflect the wisdom in all. We pride ourselves on sharing yogic teachings and mindfulness in a down to earth, fun manner inclusive of everyone’s level of experience. Our dedicated teachers are inspired and passionate about sharing their love and wisdom of yoga with everyone.
The yoga shala is fully equipped with mats, belts, blocks, cushions and blankets and is situated between the main house and Villa with spectacular sea views. We also have a meditation platform at the top of the island, which is perfect for sunrise meditations.
- The retreat will open with a sunset class on Sunday evening and close with a sunrise class on Saturday morning. There will be 2- hour daily yoga classes twice a day, in the morning and evening.
- For the adventurous – 2 kayaks are available for you to explore the shores of the island, where you might even meet a dolphin or two of our resident seals! There are also pathways for exploring the island.
- For the water lovers – snorkels and goggles are provided, letting you to get to know our local fish, or do some shell diving.
- For the walkers – there is 60 acres of island tobe explore and over 2000 olive trees to sit under and meditate.
- For the artistic and creative – there is an art cupboard, which you are welcome to help yourself to or bring a journal to express yourself in.
- For those who just want to relax – there is sea, sun, hammocks and the most exquisite scenery.
How to get there
Fly to Athens International Airport, Elefthérios Venizélos.
We are situated in the gulf of Volos, and our nearest Village is Oreoi on Evia which is 3,5 hours from Athens.
Once in Athens you have two ways of getting to the Island:
- Shared transport: Transport from Athens to the local village by private or shared taxi can be arranged. Details will be provided on booking.
- By bus: there is a daily bus at 6:45am (high season) 8:45 (low season) directly to the local village. This is a 4-hour journey and includes a fun ferry crossing. You will be met at 10.30 (high season) 12:30 (low season) when your bus arrives and will have time to get any last minute things in the village. Once everyone has arrived, you will be taken to the island by taxi boat.