Back to Balance - Theta Blue Retreat
Back to Balance - Theta Blue is an 8 Day/7 night wellness retreat and workshop on cultivating mind-body balance by leveraging the sea, nature, physical exercise, nutritional teachings, mindfulness, meditation and other healing modalities designed to promote an understanding of the importance of Balance for our overall health and well being.
Back to Balance - Theta Blue Retreat October 10-17 Kefalonia Greece
Hippocrates’ healing philosophy focused on a medical practice of natural balance - a state of harmony between the individual, social and natural environment. Imagine, during the Hippocratic era beginning in 460 BC, he stressed the importance of physical activity, nourishment, rest, play, dance, music, laughter and a purposeful mind. “Nous Igi - Somatos Igi” - Healthy Mind - Healthy Body.
Calming the Internal Sea
Balance & Harmony with Nature
What can you expect on your Theta Blue Retreat
A plethora of activities awaits your journey in addition to exercises and knowledge exchange workshops to help navigate your way to personal balance. Our Theta Blue Retreat is designed to help you become more self aware of your personal triggers and habits that may be keeping you in a cycle of imbalance.
All of the activities are designed with a cultural immersion and authentic connection to local Greek Islanders who understand their way of life, their philosophy and how despite economic hardship and struggles, maintain a high set point for happiness. How do the Greeks maintain their balance of mind and body? It may be by their inherent understanding of their environment, social interaction, food, rest, dance, wine and song. Or, can it be the surrounding and stunning Blue Seas that allows their brains to maintain a Blue Theta brainwave-state of day dreaming? Perhaps it’s the salt water treatment, Thalassotherapy or their natural environment, Νόσων φύσεις ἰητροί ("Nature is the physician(s) of diseases", a phrase attributed to Hippocrates). It may be the therapeutic treatment of the sun, Heliotherapy, or the treatment of disease through natural mineral baths, Balneotherapy, still prescribed today by Greek physicians. Join our journey and learn about how the Greeks have one of the highest populations of active and happy Octogenarians. We will delve into all these components of Greek lifestyle. We will explore ancient techniques and remedies alongside modern day practices to discover that at their core it’s all about -Balance
Who is this program ideal for?
Friends that have lost touch because of life’s circumstances
Caregivers who take care of everyone except for themselves
Solo Travelers who want the independence of solo travel but the comfort of a small group of like-minded individuals
Travelers seeking authentic connections with locals and fellow travelers
Individuals who want to get out of their comfort zone to try something new
Individuals who want to disconnect from the fast pace of technology and reconnect with nature and themselves
State of Mind
Let Food be Thy Medicine
Hippocrates 400 B.C
It all begins as soon as you reach the island of Kefalonia! We need you to arrive safely and we’ll take it from there. Let us navigate you back to balance.
The program cost is based on double occupancy in a Queen stateroom (can be split into 2 beds) with en-suite amenities, balcony and sea view. The rate is per person for an 8 day/ 7 night program. Single Occupancy options are available at an up-charge. Activities, food and workshops as outlined below.
Airfare, land activities, land accommodations and transportation other than those listed are NOT part of your program costs.
Your Program Activities
We have a series of scheduled activities throughout the week including plenty of free time for self reflection and self exploration. All activities on the island are guided. Daily Breakfast buffet style, light lunches and 3 dinners are included.
We recommend (2) day minimum arrival before your journey and (1) day after your journey to allow for re-entry and your long trip home.**
Optional add-on activities are available at additional costs, see below.
** Recommended but not required
Choice of Accommodations
Superior Double (shared accommodations), Superior Single, Superior Raw Double
8 Day/7 Night Stay
Hospitality Center and Retreat Sanctuary
(2) Blue Life Navigators
(1) Program Guide
(7) on-site Wellness Staff
Welcome Dinner & Farewell Dinner
Daily Light Lunches
All beverages, coffee, teas, juices and local wine & beer with meal service
Airport Pick Up Kefalonia to retreat and Return
Included Program Activities*
Daily Morning Meditation - Setting Your Intentions
Daily Yoga and/or Qi Gong
Living Mindfully Techniques & Tips Workshop
Knowledge Exchange - Open Air Cinema
Water Immersion/Water Play - Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUPs), water skiing, snorkeling, noodles and more
Feeding the Body Nutritional Workshop
Preparing for Rejuvenating Sleep - Evening Yoga Nidra & Essential Oils
Mental Release through Art - Creative Workshop
Connecting with Nature Hikes/Walks & Talks Kefalonia
Daily Breathing Techniques to maintain presence
Island Exploration Journey to Ithaca Day Trip
Cultural Immersion - Connecting Authentically through Food
*All activities are optional but strongly encouraged to maximize benefits. Go at your own pace do it all, add on more or just Chill it’s up to you. We support whatever brings you back into Balance
Additional Balance Enhancing Activities - Optional Add On Extras
On-site Wellness Spa; massage, facials, full body treatments, nail treatments and more designed to relax the body (Special Pricing for Blue Life Participants)
Sea Toy Rentals
Organized Guided Day Tours Kefalonia
Organized Guided Day Trip Zakynthos
$2,750 per person based on double occupancy in Superior Suite
$2,950 per person based on double occupancy in Superior Raw Suite (Newly Re-designed)
$3,850 per person Single Occupancy in Superior Suite
Superior Raw Suite
Participants must reserve with a 50% Participation Down Payment to secure their space. Contact US to secure your spot with down payment.
Participants who opt for a (1) Time Payment of the full amount automatically secure their space and enjoy a $150 Blue Bonus. Enter PROMO CODE: 1BLUE150 at check out to receive your $150 Bonus. The Blue Bonus program is valid for all bookings received up to May 30th, 2019.
More Theta Blue Bonuses!
Our Early adopters get a complimentary massage to help them on their way to Balance. Book before April 25th to qualify for your free hour massage during your retreat!
Book with a Single On-line Payment and receive both a $150 bonus on pricing AND a massage if you book prior to the 25th of April, 2019.
Spaces are extremely limited - only 10 participation spaces available to ensure maximized personal service and one-on-one time with your Blue Life Navigators and Balance Coaches.
arrival Airport & Travel Assistant
Contact Your Trusted Travel Advisor for assistance for traveling to Greece
There are numerous charter flights directly into Kefalonia (Cephalonia), Island (EFL). Find out more information on the Kefalonia Airport Website. Alternatively fly into ATHENS ELEFTHERIOS VENIZELOS Airport (I know its a mouthful) - Airport Code ATH and take an internal flight on any one of the following carriers:
We recommend arrival to Greece (2) days prior to Retreat start to begin to disengage from everything that you left back home (work, bills, arguments etc.) and at least one day after retreat to begin the re-entry process, armed with your new tools and knowledge of how to stay in a Theta Blue state.
Once you have reserved your spot with a down payment, join our Facebook Theta Blue - Back to Balance Group for useful information, resources and more on how to begin your return to balance.
Get to know More About Kefalonia and Ithaca
Ithaca - Home to Homer’s Epic Tales
Your Sanctuary for 7 days - Where your Theta Blue Balance takes place
Program costs do not include airfare or land accommodations ATHENS, as well as, other incidentals. Does not include an optional Love donation to a local cause *50% down-payment is non-refundable in the event of cancellation but may be transferred to friend or loved one.