The-Spirit-of-Life ~Greece Yoga Retreat

The Spirit of LifeGreece Yoga Retreat 

Dates: July 5-12, 2022
Location: Milelja Retreat Center, Lesvos Greece

Accommodations, All Breakfasts & Lunches, 3 Dinners, Daily Yoga, Sun Set Sailing Cruise on Aegean Sea, Hot Springs Trip, Salt Water Swimming Pool & Hot Tub, Astrology, Meditation, Art, Daily Living with Spirit Practices, Ceremony, Music, 15 Min walk to Beach and the town of Port Town of Molyvos…

Fly To: Mytilene (Lesvos), Greece
Hosts: Katrina Marie & Michael Shankara
Cost: $1,800 Roommate, $2,700 Single, $3,600 Couple

**Payment Plans: You can make affordable payments between now and June 1, 2022. Payments can be set up as need. Just pay in full by June 1, 2022.

Contact us and we can help create a plan for you.


Note on How to Fly to Greece

While you can research flights to Mytilene, Greece using Flight Search Engines or a direct Airline Website, we recommend you book your tickets in stages for the best price. You can fly into any major airport in Europe such as Paris, Rome, London, Milan, or Athens. You may find a significant variation in costs dependent upon the destination country and city. Then book your tickets form that city- for example Paris- to Mytilene, Greece. Your search engine will route you to Athens first (you have to go there) and there will be a layover at the Athens international airport, then a connecting flight to Mytilene on a Greek Airline such as Aegean Airlines.

You will do this same type of booking for the return flight. This type of travel may include a night stay in Paris on the way there for example- but it will potentially save a lot of money. There are a few International European Airports that you can bypass Athens and go directly to Mytilene- for a listing of those Airports go HEREIf you need assistance, please contact us for guidance.


The Spirit of Life is the art of living in the modern world while being balanced in your heart center. Find your soul purpose and know how to nourish yourself inside and out. Learn how to integrate the ancient teachings of yoga and the spiritual wisdom of Mother Earth into your daily life.

Our spiritual retreat to the Greek Island of Lesvos is meant to nurture your body, your heart and your Soul. Find your way back home to your inner wisdom through daily practices of yoga, meditation, sacred journey, soul relaxation, and immersion in elements of nature.


What is a Yoga Retreat and Why Go?
In our modern, western world, we can get caught up in the flow of society, technology, work, finances, relationships, desires, fears, and constant communication, finding ourselves disconnected from that which is Sacred and from our Inner Heart Spaces. We may loose track of the Rhythms of Nature and our deeper connection to our Spiritual Path and Soul’s Purpose.
The Path of the Yoga is to help guide us back to our Inner Voice of God and flow with it. Finding space in our lives and remembering our Soul’s Purpose can refuel us, heal us, and inspire us. Taking a journey and spiritual retreat can help us step out of the mundane and back into the rhythms of our heart, and experience the wonder of our lives. This is incredible Medicine for the Soul.

In 2018, we travelled to Greece to celebrate our love and get married at the Temple of Delphi. Our Honeymoon started with a 7-Day Yoga Retreat on the Island Lesvos in the Agean Sea with our teacher Saul David Raye. We so loved the landscape, the olive orchards, the morning walks to the beach, swimming in the sea, the fresh food, the laid back Greek lifestyle, and the magic of the earth and the ancient culture. 

And, the Milelja Retreat Center was fabulous with its views, the accommodations, the food, and the stunning yoga space. Our hearts are so connected to Greece and we want share this with our community. Join us for The Spirit of Life Yoga Retreat Greece to relax, rejuvenate and remember how to be in your spiritual heart.

We are bringing together many of the Spiritual Practices that we have cultivated and worked with over the years and offering them in simple daily sessions. We find that all paths are pointing to Being Love and finding the Inner Voice of the Heart– Yoga, Ceremony, Astrology, Shamanism, Native American Wisdom, Prayer, Meditation, Journey Work, Archetypes, Art, Bhakti, Chanting, etc..
The Spirit of Life Retreat to Greece is 7-Day Spiritual Immersion from July 5-12, 2022 to reconnect to the sacred through these practices and the elements of nature. We also know that having time and space for self-exploration and relaxation is also essential to being on Retreat, and we have build in time for both 🙂

Milelja Retreat Center

The Milelja Retreat Center is located on the Greek Island of Lesvos in the eastern Aegean, a ten minutes walk to the sea and the small town of Molyvos. The Milelja Retreat center provides a calm and intimate atmosphere for Workshops and Retreats. With a sweeping view of Molyvos and the sea, our three acre property with its old trees and flower gardens, natural stone buildings harmoniously set into the landscape create a truly lush and unique character.

Molyvos, Greece

This green island in the eastern Aegean sea is off the beaten track of mass tourism. It has the feel of authentic Greek life. Covered with olive groves and vast pinewoods, legend has it that this is where music first came to man. Poetry, Song and dance still play an important role.

Lesvos is the third biggest island of Greece with many different landscapes – a micro cosmos of its own. Many traditional villages nestle in the mountains, one visit is not enough to see them all. Lesvos is simply amazing and has been a favorite destination for romantics, artists and birdwatchers.

The island is blessed with healing hot springs, a big variety of birds and wildflowers, award winning beaches, a petrified forest, medieval castles, fine museums, and last but not least is famous for it’s unique cuisine with traditional dishes and local fish.

Daily Schedule

  • Morning Beach Meditation (Optional)             6:45-7:15am
  • Breakfast   (Included)                                                 7-10am
  • Daily Yoga                                                                 9:30-11am
  • Lunch (Included)                                                          11:30-1pm
  • Free Time   (Optional Excursions)                          11am-4pm
  • Spirit of Life Sessions (Optional)                         4-5:30pm
    • Astrology for Life, Journey Sessions, Ceremony, Art and Archetypes, Finding your Purpose, Breath Class, Restorative Session…
  • Dinner     (3 Included at Retreat Center)                6-8pm
  • Free Time                                                                       5:30pm on…
    • Island Excursions, Sunset strolls, Dinner, Pool Time, Beach, Bike Ride, Visit town, Shopping, etc..


Along with the daily retreat schedule with Katrina Marie and Michael the following packages are included

  • 7-Days & 6-Nights Accommodations
  • All Breakfasts & Lunches
  • 3 Dinners
  • Unlimited Tea, Coffee and Water Service
  • Salt Water Pool and Hot Tub
  • 15 Min Walk to Aegean Sea Beach & Port Town of Molyvos
  • Hot Springs Excursion with Views of Turkey
  • Sun Set Sailing Excursion on the Aegean Sea
  • Unlimited Use of the Mandala Yoga Hall

Additional Options

Attendees also can venture on their own during free time and take advantage of activities like spa treatments, sailing, visiting ancient ruins, surfing, visiting of the biological reserve, a petrified forest, medieval castles, cultural museums, touring the olive orchards, and personal trips to surrounding towns, reserves & additional beaches. There are taxis, private shuttles, buses, and rental car options for travel to further destinations.


Retreat Center Rooms 

Milelja Retreat Center has three natural stone cottage houses nestled in the midst of terraced flower gardens, surrounding trees and view of the Aegean sea and the medieval port town of Molyvos. Rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, in suite bathrooms, outside terraces with reclining chairs, central heating, and a kitchenette area. Rooms can be set up for 1-2 guest with 2 twin or 2 double beds.


Roommate~ Private Room w/  2 Twin or Double Beds

~ Shared with 1 other Retreat Attendee. Each Attendee has their own Bed~

  • 1 Person (Roommate)    $1,800/pp

Single~ Private Room w/  2 Twin or Double Beds

~Private Room for 1 Person Only~

  • 1 Person (Single)    $2,700

Couple~ Private Room w/  2 Twin or Double Beds

~For Couples or Friends. Purchase entire Room for 2 people~

  • 2 People (Couples)   $3,400 (Pricing is still $1,800/pp)

**Payment Plans: You can make affordable payments between now and June 1st. Payments can be set up as needed.  Pay in full by June 1, 2022. Contact us and we can help create a plan for you. E-mail:

Retreat Pricing does not include, airfare or airport transportation. We will arrange for all taxi and shuttle services to and  from the airport, which will be paid for by attendees at time of pick-up.  Any additional excursions outside of the Hot Springs and Sun Set Sailing are personal expenses.  If you would like to further discuss the retreat and/or rooming options, you can contact us @ or 720-745-0184 (Michael).

About Your Hosts
Katrina Marie
The mermaid of the mountains, Katrina Marie seeks the heights of the peaks and the depths of the oceans in her practice. Through the wisdom of the heart, her purpose is to help guide others to open their own. She has studied in the temples of India, the pyramids of Mexico, and in the crucible of modern life. She finds the sacred in the rhythm of the seasons, the stars, and every second of life.

As the owner and founder of Karma Yoga Center in Denver, she brings the bhakti from all wisdom traditions to her yoga classes- singing, chanting, dancing, and journeys into the heart. Katrina fills every yoga session with love. She weaves in the teachings of her yoga mentor Saul David Raye and the cosmic knowings from the lineage of Evolutionary Astrology.

She shares her life journey with her half-side husband Michael Shankara and her two boys Max & Bo .

Michael Shankara
Michael is a certified yoga teacher, Mayan Shaman, Priest, and Astrologer. Initiated into the sacred wisdom of the Maya, Michael is the sole apprentice under elder, priest and shaman Dr. Don Miguel Angel Vergara- former director of the sacred Chichen Itza Archeology Site in Mexico. Michael is also a musician and sound healer, providing live music for yoga classes, retreats, journeys and mediations at Karma Yoga Center. Michael is a certified Crystology Healer and studies Soul Astrology, Astronomy, and the Mayan Calendars. He offers Energy Healings and Astrology Readings that integrate his shamanic and yogic trainings. Michael & Katrina also provide a free videos series on the New Moons and Fulls called the Alchemical Astrology Report.