This is a residential retreat. You will spend all 13 days together with your peers in a beautiful Crete seaside venue.
Chartered bus transport from Heraklion, the capital of Crete, to the retreat venue and back is organised by us and included in the course fee.
The schedule for Day 1 is the following (16 May 2021):
16:00 Group pick-up at Heraklion Airport
16:20 Group pick-up at Heraklion city centre
18:00 Approximate arrival to the course venue and getting settled
19:00 Welcome dinner
20:00 Course introduction and first teachings
22:00 Conclusion and rest
For the first 6 days of this 13-day retreat you will participate in the Kashmiri Shaivism workshop, and immerse yourself in the powerful teachings of the highest Tantra.
The schedule for the workshop days 2 to 7 is the following (17-21 May 2021):
08:00 Meditation and Yoga
10:00 Teaching session 1
14:00 Lunch and rest
16:30 Teaching session 2
20:00 Dinner and rest
The second half of this 13-day event is the Kashmiri Shaivism silent retreat where you will put into practice everything you learned in the workshop.
If you have previously completed the Kashmiri Shaivism workshop, and provided that there are places available, you may join only the retreat segment (21-27 May 2021). You are not required to repeat the workshop, although it is highly recommended.
In this case you would be arriving to the course venue at 18:00 on 21 May 2021 (departing from Heraklion at 16:00).
The schedule for the retreat days 7 to 12 is the following (21-27 May 2021):
06:30 Wake up gong
07:00 Meditation and Yoga
10:00 Meditation and practice session 1
14:00 Lunch and rest
16:30 Meditation and practice session 2
19:00 Q&A (the questions shall be submitted in writing in order to preserve sacred silence)
20:00 Dinner and rest
22:00 Light out
28 May 2021
This will be the last day. We will conclude with final teachings and group sharing.
10:00 Final teaching session and conclusion
15:00 Departure by bus
17:00 Arrival to Heraklion
We recommend that you do not plan your flight out of Heraklion earlier than 19:00.
This retreat takes place in Levinthos and Filoxenia retreat centres located close to Lentas coastal village on the south coast of Crete island, 75 km from Heraklion. This is a very picturesque spot with panoramic views of the Mediterranean sea and is perfect for our teachings and spiritual practices.
The two guesthouses feature a selection of rooms with stunning views from many. You will be placed in shared accommodation with two to four people per room. Each room has its own en suite bathroom. Accommodation will be allocated in the order of your sign-up date with higher quality rooms given to earlier registrants.
There is a beautiful private beach as part of the property and delicious Cretan vegetarian meals are served three times daily. A true paradise!
“Mind-blowing! I’m still processing the realizations I had in this course but it was exactly what I needed at this time in my life!"
Sasha (32), UK
“Observing silence in this course was so precious. I had to confront myself with myself and I finally had the time and space to get to know myself better."
Mina (33), Slovenia
“This course is a must for anyone on an authentic spiritual path. If this knowledge resonates with you it’s because you are ready. You have to go for it!"
Oscar (53), USA
“Integrating the Kashmiri Shaivism philosophy into the yoga and meditation practice was extraordinary!"
Andy (42), USA
“This course has provided me with a powerful foundation to build my own spiritual practice continue my journey on this extraordinary path!"
Founder and Head Teacher
Spiritual yogi, lecturer, teacher and author, Somananda is the founder and head teacher of Somananda Tantra School. Read more
Born in Israel in 1977, Dharmananda could be described as a modern-day “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” of Yoga. He is a meditation master. Read more
Founder and Senior Teacher
An inspiring tantric yogini, Liisa is a strong driving force of the school – both as a senior teacher and general manager. Read more
Teacher of Tantra Yoga, Meditation and Tantra Massage
Siegbert’s initial Christian upbringing prompted him to explore the purpose of life, which ironically led him to Yoga. Read more
The fee includes: All course teachings and supplies, course materials, snacks and drinks, accommodation and meals as well as transportation from Heraklion to the venue return.
The course fee does not include: Flights and other transportation costs, the cost of personal supplies for each participant (e.g. Yoga mat, Yoga clothing and other items – a list will be sent prior to the course start date).
For cancellation and refunds please carefully read our updated Terms of Service and Liability Waiver before making your booking. By making a booking you confirm that you fully accept all terms presented in these documents.
If you have already completed the Kashmiri Shaivism workshop at least once before, then you are eligible to join the retreat segment without repeating the workshop (although the latter is highly recommended; ask for a special workshop repeater fee). If you join the retreat only, transportation is provided from Heraklion with a departure time of 16:00. Plan to arrive to the venue by 18:00 on 21 May 2021.
We hope very much that we are able to offer this course as planned and welcome you at this beautiful course venue. It is possible, however, that various travel limitations and quarantine requirements due to Covid may still apply at the time the course is planned to take place. We intend to make a final decision about whether this course can go ahead a minimum of two weeks before it is scheduled to begin.
We would like to assure you that in the event this course needs to be postponed your payment would not be lost. Your registration would automatically be transferred to the new dates. If the new dates were not feasible for you, your payment would remain on your account as a credit, which you can apply to any course(s) we offer, online or onsite.
In the case of cancellation due to Covid, again your payment would not be lost. Refunds are not offered but your payment would be applied to your account as a credit, which you can apply to any course(s) we offer, online or onsite. Please be sure to read our Terms of Service in full for further clarity and conditions.