Santorini, Greece 2019

Yoga Retreat Greece: Ancient Yoga Philosophy

April 27 – May 4 2019

Perched high above the sparkling deep blue Aegean Sea, Santorini is said to be the birthplace of gods and goddesses. Experience gorgeous hiking, a ride on a yacht, delicious cuisine with our private chefs from Mykonos, and breathtaking sunsets. Morning sessions include Acro Yoga, kava ceremony, and ancient yoga philosophy study.

Breathtaking views. Candle lit poolside meditation. Daily yoga, cardio, and ocean exploring. Fantastic Greek cuisine. Tours of the countryside. We will spend the mornings practicing yoga and meditation.

  • 8 days and 7 nights in glorious Santorini
  • Daily asana and meditation
  • Hiking
  • Private chef
  • Options for excursions: sailing, island hopping, massage, cooking class
  • Free time for meditation and relaxation
  • Kava Ceremony
  • Acro Yoga Workshops
  • Vinyasa Teaching Methodology, Practicum, and Yoga Theory
  • 50 hours of Yoga Study & Yoga Alliance Certification

Shared room / bed $3100

Private room $4100

Tuition includes all meals, accommodation, and certification. Airfare and ground transport not included. Check-in is on Saturday 2:00pm, check-out is Saturday 11:00am. 50% deposit required at time of application to reserve your spot.

**Certification and hours go toward Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Requirements**

**For more details on location, accommodations, or to register contact your guide Jaina Portwood 612-845-8175 or***


Your Guide

Jaina Portwood – Retreat Lead


Guest Instructors

Gold E Harmon – Acro Yoga

Goldie is a passionate and avid yoga and life practitioner. She deeply values the lessons provided in daily yoga practice and works to apply them diligently towards life. She formed a natural curiosity for AcroYoga in 2010 which led her to Montreal, QC in 2014 to become a certified Level 2, 200hr AcroYoga teacher. She has since guided countless workshops around the United States and also enjoys thinking outside of the box in choreographing AcroYoga performance pieces for various live performances. She is passionate about sharing the physical benefits of AcroYoga as well as other subsequent benefits including overcoming self-limiting thought patterns, developing trust, learning to compassionately communicate needs and boundaries, and tapping into lighthearted playfulness.



Rachelle Campbell – Ohana Kava

Rachelle has been working with and sharing kava since
she was first introduced in 2010 on the Big Island of
Hawaii. She honors the ancient tradition of kava
ceremony in the way she was shown by local Hawaiians.
The euphoric yet grounding effect of the kava sets the
tone for intentional gatherings, creating a platform for
deep heart connection. She has shared kava throughout
the United States and in numerous other countries
through ceremony, workshops, and pop up kava bars-
providing knowledge about the kava roots medicinal,
social, and spiritual benefits. Her passion for kava
shines through her line of hand crafted kava products
that provide direct access to its multitude of medicinal
and health benefits including the treatment of anxiety
and depression. She honors the legacy of kava by
sharing a percentage of profits with organizations
helping to protect sacred land. As the founder of Ohana
Kava it is her goal that through providing access to a
safe and holistic approach to improving mood, that we
see less addiction of pharmaceutical drugs and
ultimately happier and healthier humans. To learn more
about Ohana Kava please visit


Daily schedule:

8:00am Meditation and Asana Practice

9:30am Breakfast

10:00am – 1:00pm Optional Yoga Philosophy Study

1:00pm Lunch

2:00pm – 7:00pm Free Time

7:00pm Dinner


Frequently Asked Questions

For double occupancy, will you be able/willing to assign rooms if I am not signing up with a friend?
Yes, if you don’t have a friend to share a room with I will be assigning roommates for any double occupancies (by gender).

Is the sample schedule just an example or is it the exact same schedule each day?
The sample schedule is indeed just an example, but it’s pretty close to timing. We will also be taking two excursions throughout the week, probably on a fabulous yacht to visit the caldera, and also a tour of the countryside and ruins. With all of our retreats the training portion (lecture and discussion) is optional, but I’ve found that everyone ends up wanting to fully participate! We will also have a special ceremony & dinner the last night.

Is there any kind of pre-retreat meeting or will we meet everyone once we arrive?Although most of the participants are from Minnesota, some are from around the USA so there will not be an opportunity for everyone to meet prior to our trip. We will, however have a Facebook group where students can share packing lists, questions, etc.

What if I want to go on the retreat, and enjoy the morning yoga & meditation classes, but not necessarily get certification or attend the lectures / training?

That’s just fine! The week will be extraordinary, and there is no pressure. Participate in activities as little or as much as you like.