Important update (click here)
We feel it’s time to give you a good update on the Ocean Samadhi retreat in Corfu.
As it appears the pandemic situation hasn’t improved much from last years regarding travel and event regulations.
While travel is possible yet compromised by testing and vaccination both ways, the event regulations are yet unclear and at the moment we don’t know even what we will have to expect. There is a lot of confusion and insecurity to organise and guarantee such an event as Ocean Samadhi under current circumstances paired with increasing financial risks on our end which we are not able to carry right now.
Therefore we together with our team decided today heavy hearted to post pone Ocean Samadhi for another year with high hopes that next year we finally will be able to gather under easier circumstances.
We will reimburse everyone who wants 100% of their paid retreat fee , but you also can chose to keep your payment as a voucher for next year, or a credit to join us for another retreat.For instance we are still hopeful to hold the Mountain Samadhi in France from Aug 8 first of all because it’s later in the summer, and the travel and event logistics are much easier to handle and facilitate in a spontaneous way with less preparation.
Also, for all the people who have booked their travel and accommodations to Arillas already, and still would like to go for some lovely beach time there will be spontaneous gatherings of Yoga, music and meditation and at the Gayatri Mandir organized by Nity which has been very beautiful and heart warming last year.
please let us know if you have any questions. we are here for you. Also feel free to connect with us on instagram, where we will continue to share news of our daily journeys and our music.
We sending much love – Gely, Markus, Jyoti & Indi
Summer Celebration with Mirabai Ceiba & Friends in Corfu, Greece
Rise with the sun, breathe with the wind, rejoice in the melody of the sea.
With a sweet longing and an open heart, we invite you all to celebrate life, friendship and connectedness, together with people coming from different places and lifestyles, to experience together six days of music, yoga, meditation, chanting, dance, embraced by sun, stars, olive groves, sand, and the blue Mediterranean Sea. It is a time that is calling for coming together, now more than ever, to maintain our dreams alive, to remember who we really are, and what we really want, to realize that we hold and nurture each other, and most especially, to celebrate that we are alive.
Bring your beloveds, your children; it is a perfect opportunity to deeply bond as a family, and together make a refreshing reset to meet the craziness of our world with new eyes, energy and inspiration.
Open your hands if you want to be held,
Sit down here, this circle has always been here
Open your eyes, see this life
Come near, we are holding each other here!
We await you with a joyful heart! – Markus & Angelika
- 7.30 – 9.00 – Morning practice (Silent Meditation, Yoga, Sun Rise Chanting)
- 9.00 – 10.30 – Breakfast time (more info soon)
- 10.30 – 13.00 – Main Session – Breath, Body & Voice work, Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, Dance, Chanting
- Your Ocean Time
- 20.00 – 21.30 – Sunset concert, Sharing, Chanting, Meditation
Sunday July 17 at 11 am till Friday, July 22 around 10 pm
The Gayatri Mandir is an open air “temple” in the olive groves, close to the ocean, with magical sceneries. Cushions will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own for added comfort. The floor will be clean and smooth. Chairs will be available for those who need them.
We start on Sunday July 17 at 9.00 am with registrations, the opening ceremony starts at 11 am – so we advise everyone to arrive on Saturday July 16 at the latest.
We end the gathering on Friday, July 22 with a Closing Ceremony around 10 pm.
Accommodation & food extra
20 x Jump in price: 299 EUR / pers. – Adult, Senior
Early bird price: 349 EUR / pers. – valid until April 01, 2022
Regular price: 399 EUR / pers. – after April 01, 2022
Teenagers: 199 EUR / pers. – 13-18 years (discounted ticket)
Seniors: 319 EUR / pers. – 60+ years (discounted ticket)
Reduction – Mountain Samadhi: 299 EUR / pers. – For thos who have already signed up for Mountain Samadhi 2022
Kids under 12 years can join for free, but need to be registered by sending an email to Jyoti.
Above prices do not include accommodation & meals.
After submitting your registration you will be redirected to the ticket page!
ACCOMMODATION & TRAVEL
Accommodation (click here)
As accommodation nearby is limited, we recommend you to book as soon as possible.
Green Corfu / studios and apartments
in Arillas and nearby
Contact: Rodo or Christina
Tel office: +30 2663 051 889
Christina Mobile: +30 6936 750 730
If you wish to book your own accommodation directly, here are some recommendations for nearby hotels:
Palms of Corfu / studios and apartments
(approx. 5 minute walk to Gayatri Mandir and the beach)
Contact Daya: reservations@PalmsofCorfu.com
Info and photos at: www.PalmsofCorfu.com
(approx. 5 minutes to Gayatri Mandir)
Contact Giannis: Giannis.Apartments@yahoo.gr
Tel: +30 6934 776 812
(approx. 5 min walk to Gayatri Mandir)
Tel: +30 26630 52050
Mobile: +30 69389 60283
(approx 5 min walk to Gayatri Mandir)
Tel: +30 6977 025 393 / +30 6987 537 866
For availability updates for these places and other accommodations please check here: www.GayatriMandir.org
Travel Details (click here)
Flights are available to Corfu International Airport (CFU, near Corfu town).
For bus and taxi bookings for the 45 minute drive to Arillas, see below. Hire cars are available at the airport.
Transport from Corfu Airport to Arillas via Shuttle Bus & Taxi (45-60 minutes)
Shuttle bus, 20 EUR each way (Tuesdays and Saturdays only)
Minicab / private transfer: 55 EUR, 1-4 people
Tel: +30 26630-52193 /-51280 /-51380
Mobile: +30 6936 717 712
It may be possible to arrange a shared taxi or minicab with other group participants to / from the airport. Check with Arillas Travel.
TAXI, Mini Van & Mini Bus
MycorfuDriver Transfer Agency, Arillas
Office: +30 26617 00810
Mobile: +30 6994 360 000 (Vaggelis Rouvas)
It may be possible for Vaggelis to arrange shared transport with other group participants to / from the airport. Enquire when you call.
Other Airport Shuttle Services
Tel: +30 26630 51644 / +30 26630 51693
Mobile: +30 6938 950 535
Local Taxis, Car & Scooter Rentals
Mobile (Spiros): +30 6936 717 712
Tel: +30 26630 51401
Mobile: +30 6949 445 864
Dimitra & Manos rent a car
San Stefanos and Sidari
Mobile: +30 6937 579 876
Scooter / Motorbike / Quad Rentals
Office: +30 26630 51592
Mobile: +30 6946 258 240
(Note: the roads can be very challenging for inexperienced scooter drivers!)
Green Bus from green/blue bus station
Corfu Town to Arillas 05.30 am and 14 pm – Monday – Friday only
Approx. 5 EUR each way
Journey time – 1.5 – 2 hours