Yoga Retreat

7 day Yoga & Hiking Retreat at mountain Pelion, Greece
with Stephanie Süß-Janssen

09/09/2017 to 16/09/2017


f you’re an open-hearted, active, and adventurous traveler in search of the perfect getaway for you, then look no further! This unique, tailor-made travel experience is ideal for you nature and yoga lovers, especially if your dream is to combine your holiday with a wide variety of invigorating activities for mind and body.

With Stephanie’s Süß Janssen’s Yoga & Hiking Retreat and wonderful, carefully-planned excursions, you will have the opportunity to submerge yourself in the local culture. Learn more about the local customs and architecture, share incredible experiences with like-minded travelers, and unwind in stunning surroundings. All of this while enjoying the comfort of the high-quality PELIONHOMES villas in Agios Georgios Nilias.


We’ll provide you with an enriching, fulfilling, and bonding experience, while you connect with nature through these magnificent and diverse landscapes.


For details, please see the itinerary below.


A few words from Stephanie

I have been practicing yoga for 15 years. In addition to my training as a teacher of Chi Yoga with Lucia Nirmala Schmidt (Chi Yoga Switzerland), which I graduated from in 2008, I trained as a yoga teacher (Yoga Alliance) in Air Yoga, Munich.


This training was very extensive and gave me the opportunity to try different styles of yoga: Prana Flow, Iyengar, Anusara, Hatha, and Istha. I am thankful to my teachers Christine May, Richard Hackenberg, Doug Keller, and Lucia Nirmala Schmidt for the wonderful experiences.


Today, I use my years of experience as a professional fitness trainer to interact with students to improve their specific physical alignments in Yoga Individual Therapy. In my classes, I make sure that the asanas are performed precisely and anatomically correctly, but ensure they are also felt and enjoyed. I ensure that breathing and movement flow into each other will lead to more ease and a deeper connection. And I will show you that yoga can be fun!


About the 7 day Yoga & Hiking Retreat

We invite you to join us on an unforgettable experience with Stephanie Süß Janssen in Greece!


The journey begins in the city of Volos and continues at magic Mount Pelion.


This Yoga & Hiking Retreat gives you the opportunity to rest, practice yoga, and reconnect with your inner self and surrounding nature. We visit incredible locations, and you’ll discover the traditional villages of the Pelion region as we hike over cobbled stones and marked forest paths. You’ll have the chance to not only practice yoga outdoors, but also swim in the magnificent waters of the Aegean and Pagasitikos Gulf.


Stephanie will introduce you to different yoga methods such as Vinyasa, Chi, Hatha, Prana Flow, Pranayama, and meditation. She will teach two different levels and styles on a daily basis, so that using her guidance, you can develop your own personal yoga program.


Whether you are a beginner or advanced, prefer dynamic yoga or yoga with a flow, you’ll find out what works best for you! All levels are welcome.


A little about your accommodation in Pelion Homes

Less than four hours from Athens and just two and a half hours from Thessaloniki, Pelion Homes villas are located in the village of Agios Georgios Nilias. This village is the ideal place to escape the city crowds and recharge your batteries. 620 meters above sea level, Agios Georgiοs is known as the “balcony of Pelion”, thanks to its spectacular views of the Pagasitikos Sea, and dense mountain vegetation. Forest flora and fauna surround the village, from oaks to chestnut trees, apples to berries, oregano and thyme.


This setting, with its incomparable colors and peaceful silence, is the reason we founded Pelion Homes here four years ago. Since then, it has become a fond winter and summer favourite for both Greek and international travelers. Those who visit Pelion experience the unseen side of Greece. Pelion Homes combine mountain and sea, as well as high-quality tourism services.


Pelion Homes consists of five independent, newly-built traditional-style houses, with breathtaking views of the sea. Each house can accommodate 4-8 people, in shared accommodation (max. 2 people per room). Pelion Homes were designed to create a homely environment, with even the smallest details considered. All villas have shared bathroom facilities with two or more bathrooms.


There is a fully equipped kitchen for guests to prepare any additional meals and snacks that are not included in the retreat. We provide organic fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese, bread, and fresh eggs every day, along with breakfast ingredients (handmade granola, local honey, and more). Please note that all meals (except when visiting a restaurant) are provided but are not served.


Choosing to stay in one of our villas will make you truly feel like home, but with exquisite, unforgettable panorama views. We are welcoming single travelers, couples and families who wish to meet other interesting people and share this unique experience.


More details about the villas here.


The itinerary of the 7- day Yoga & Hiking Retreat

Day 1: Arrival day – Volos

Pick up from Volos airport (Nea Anchialos National Airport.). Book your direct flight to Volos Airport with CONDOR AIRLINES

  • Stop in Volos for lunch at a local tsipouradiko (traditional tavern) for meze (greek tapas) and tsipouro (local drink)
  • Walk at the Volos Promenade.
  • Arrive at Pelion Homes: unload your bags and make yourself at home
  • Free time to rest
  • Yoga session to unwind and connect with the environment
  • Welcome drinks and homemade pizza with organic products from the Pelion Homes team


Day 2: Hiking and getting to know the people and area

  • Morning yoga session to awaken and strengthen the body
  • Breakfast at home: we offer culinary inspiration in every home, along with fresh ingredients (coffee, milk, teas, fruit, fresh eggs, cheese, local nuts, bread, butter, honey, homemade marmalade, and handmade muesli)
  • Moderate hiking excursion to discover the village and its surroundings
  • Lunch at a traditional tavern (starters, main dish, and vegetarian option available, alcoholic drinks not included)
  • Siesta time/ free time to relax and recharge your batteries
  • Afternoon walk to Vizitsa village – visit told traditional mansions and discover their architectural heritage
  • See the Women’s Cooperative Foundation “Hesperides” where you can purchase local delicacies
  • Visit Milies village and church with unique frescos from 1741-1774
  • Evening yoga session to unwind
  • Free time to relax and enjoy the sunset view from your veranda at Pelion Homes


Day 3: Yoga at the beach (Pagasitikos Gulf)

  • Morning yoga session
  • Breakfast at home
  • Beach trip
  • Enjoy a packed lunch on the beach (fruits, salads, juices, and more)
  • Free time to relax and enjoy the sea
  • Late afternoon yoga on the beach
  • Sunset swimming
  • Dinner at a local tavern (fish dishes and more)


Day 4: Yoga in the forest and visit historical sites in the area

  • Morning hike and yoga session in the forest
  • Picnic breakfast in the forest
  • Visit the historical sites in the area (including the Monastery of Taxiarchon, 1309)
  • Lunch at a traditional tavern (alcohol & beverages excluded)
  • Free time to relax
  • Evening yoga session
  • Self-catered dinner at home with provided food and ingredients


Day 5: Full day tour of Pelion – Explore the Aegean

  • Morning yoga session
  • Breakfast at home
  • Experience the diversity of Pelion, both in the landscape and the architecture
  • Swim, with numerous beaches to choose from on the Aegean (Milopotamos, Damouchari, and Mama Mia beach)
  • Visit Tsagarada, Kissos, and Portaria, where you can buy organic herbal teas, handmade creams, and cosmetics
  • Late lunch at a traditional tavern (alcohol & beverages excluded)
  • End the trip at Makrinitsa– enjoy the sunset from Makrinitsa square
  • Relaxing drive back to Pelion Homes
  • Evening yoga session to reflect on the day
  • Self-catered dinner at home with provided food and ingredients


Day 6

  • Morning yoga session
  • Breakfast at home
  • Beach trip
  • Enjoy a packed lunch on the beach (fruits, salads, juices, and more)
  • Free time to relax and enjoy the sea
  • Late afternoon yoga on the beach
  • Sunset swimming
  • Dinner at a local tavern (fish dishes and more)


Day 7: Wild herbs foraging, cooking, & farewell dinner

  • Morning yoga session
  • Breakfast at home
  • Hiking excursion and foraging of wild greens, herbs, and fruits
  • Lunch at a traditional tavern
  • Free time to relax and recharge your batteries for our last evening feast
  • Afternoon yoga session
  • Farewell dinner to celebrate the wonderful experiences of the week(beverage included) – Experience a private “traditional feast” offered by the local women, including pies made with the foraged food, wild greens, mushrooms and more!
  • Take part in the cooking process if you want and learn how to cook it yourself!


Day 8: Departure

  • Morning Yoga session
  • Breakfast at home
  • Walk & Coffee break at Volos Port
  • Driving to Volos airport (Nea Anchialos National Airport)


Dates: 09.09.2017 (Saturday) – 16.09.2017 (Saturday)

Cost: 1050€ inc. V.A.T 24%

Open Registration from February 2017 and down payment by 30.04.2017


Early Bird 10 % Discount when registration & down payment is deposited by 30.3.2017


*All seminars are realized with a minimum of 10 up to a maximum of 20 participants. Note: For Family Price please contact us directly so we can tailor make a packet just for you!


Extra Activities such as: horseback riding, biking, sailing etc. could be arranged in advance with an extra charge. Open Registration from October 2016 and down payment by 10.06.2017


PRICE includes:

  • All transportation within Greece (not including flights)
  • Accommodation (based on shared villas of 4 to 8 occupants each. Shared bedroom for 2 people. For a private room, please contact us)
  • Full-board on all days (breakfast and one meal – plus fresh fruit and vegetables and other ingredients in the fridge)
  • Snacks and picnics
  • All yoga sessions
  • All hiking guided excursions
  • Day trips to the beach
  • Visits to historical sites – entrance fees and guides are included (both in Volos and Pelion)
  • Cooking class


NOT Included:

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks and beverages


For reservations and info: +30 6932548122 or at