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Santosha Yoga & Zen Retreat 

25 - 31 May 2024

Kalo Ampeli, Serifos

In this Yoga Retreat, you can genuinely have the time and
space to empty the mind while energising your body and spirit. 

Yoga Retreats Greece 2024

Santosha is to be Content, Full and Grateful 

Yoga Retreat in Serifos Greece

One of the greatest needs of a human being is to be in close contact with Nature. In the natural environment and away from the frantic city rhythms, we can experience profound transformation and reconnection with the Self. Santosha Yoga & Zen Retreat is hosted in Kaisanji, situated in the Kalo Ambeli region on the southern side of Serifos island, an unspoiled and peaceful land. The landscape speaks for itself. 

Gently cultivated, the area oversees a beautiful olive grove with vineyards and naturally grown wild herbs. The name "KAISANJI" is the union of three Japanese words: KAI means sea, SAN means mountain and JI monastery. So, Kaisanji is the monastery of the mountain and sea. The architecture reflects the lines and colours of the land without disturbing them. A new section is currently under construction, according to the traditional architectural principles of Zen Monasteries. From there, you can walk down the sea in just a few minutes, using the path, where you will enjoy the golden sand and the turquoise waters of Kalo Ambeli Beach! 

In this Yoga Retreat, you can genuinely have the time and space to empty the mind while energising your body and spirit. Spring is a time of awakening, rejuvenation and extroversion. Everything around us becomes alive, active and bright! During the day, you will participate in morning and afternoon yoga classes and two Zen meditation sessions.  By the end of the day, you will have the opportunity to join the all-encompassing experience of Kirtan! Kirtan is a mantra chanting with musical accompaniment and is a compelling way to connect to the heart-warming feeling of becoming one with everything! Santosha is a Sanskrit word. It means contentment and is one of the five Niyamas (qualities and personal code) of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga. 

  • Saucha (cleanliness) 

  • Santosha (contentment) 

  • Tapas (austerity)

  • Swadhyaya (the study of the self)

  • Ishvara Pranidhana (complete self-surrender to God)

We invite you to take an active part in our vision, which focuses on expanding the teachings of Yoga and Zen Meditation and sharing them with everyone who joins us in this unique experience on the beautiful island of Serifos. Each individual can have a constructive impact on the expansion of Zen Meditation in Greece, the continuation of Zen Center Athens and its affiliate, KAISANJI. 

We wish to thank you in advance and we are looking forward to welcoming you to our Yoga Retreat in Serifos, Greece.

"Starting point and final end. A unique experience that each time
reveals anew the greatness of nature and human existence!"

Natasa Georgopoulou

Retreat Details

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All meals are vegan, and prepared by our chef with fresh fruits and seasonal vegetables. The recipes are simple, based on the principles of the macrobiotic diet which emphasizes great taste, good nutrition and the well-being of the body. We use herbs and spices carefully. Please inform us if you have any specific dietary requirements that we have to consider. 


The journey and the yoga retreat in Serifos

The closest airport is Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos". It receives both domestic and international flights all year round. From the airport in Athens, you can easily reach Piraeus port and embark on the ferry to Serifos. Serifos is easily accessible by ferry from Piraeus Port in Athens.  

The route from Piraeus port to Serifos lasts approximately 2,5  hours. 

Arriving in Kaisanji

As soon as you book your tickets to Athens Airport and the ferry to Serifos, please let us know so we can book you a taxi that will bring you straight to Kaisanji.


Participation fee

The contribution for all active members of Zen Center Athens is 540 euros and 720 euros for non-members.

It includes all classes, accommodation in single or double rooms and all daily meals. 

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