Retreat date

MORRIS H. ERVIN JR.

What's included
  • Arrival and departure transfers on Amorgos (port-hotel-port)
  • Use of Spa facilities (sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, indoor seawater swimming pool, fitness center)
  • Use of Yoga shalas and yoga equipment (mats, blocks, stripes, bolsters, blankets)
  • Use of outdoor pool
  • 10% discount on Face and Body treatments
  • Unlimited Internet access
  • One 30-minute relaxing massage
Food included in the package

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Food

Enjoy delicious fresh food at award-winning Ambrosia Gallery Restaurant. You will be served an abundant breakfast buffet daily, as well as a tasty lunch and dinner. They use fresh food and locally grown vegetables and a variety of spices grown on the island. The meals are all vegetarian and vegan. Please let the school know at the time of your booking if you have any specific dietary requirements.

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Other dietary requirements on request
Accommodation & venue

Welcome to an oasis of luxury and peace where you will experience comfort, elegance and plenty of inspiration. Famous for being a top yoga destination worldwide, at Aegialis Hotel and Spa we offer 5 beautiful yoga shalas and an outdoor rooftop, with direct views to the crystal clear Aegean sea and the Amorgian mountainous landscape.

Each shala comes with high end complimentary props and a unique energy of tranquility and bliss. We have welcomed over 700 yoga groups from all over the world to experience the magic of Amorgos island with Aegialis. Every year, more than 2000 yoga enthusiasts come to Aegialis to explore their yoga, meditation and wellness practices. Your experience here will be one of tranquillity, transformation and joy. We are happy to welcome you to our beautiful island.

Experience 5-star luxury in an island famous for having one of the highest magnetic fields in the world. Located on a slight hill overseeing the entire Aegiali Bay, Aegialis Hotel & Spa offers you a front-row seat to sea views and the majestic mountainous landscape of the island. This is a prime location, with only a short walk to the beach and the Aegiali shops.

MORRIS H. ERVIN JR.

About organizer

Morris is an educator, speaker, coach, and youth development professional who has provided mentoring, personal development, mindfulness, and interpersonal communication through Re-creation services, leadership seminars, and community workshops for the past twenty years. As a Social Studies Teacher in the early 2000’s; Morris created and designed a new innovative African American History Course/Curriculum, challenged the public school system by implementing a unique style of teaching and learning in the classroom called Non-Violent Communication, and established a rigorous, relevant, and meaningful curriculum for an all male classroom in South Central Los Angeles dedicated to keeping young boys off the streets, out of gangs, and away from prisons.

Founded in 2018, Ndani is a comprehensive integration of all the years of working with families, schools, neighborhoods, communities, universities, and institutions around Equity & Inclusion, Anti-Oppression, Race/Identity Development, Youth Development, Wellness, and Community Engagement. Ndani is a 501c3 community school designed in Educational Theory and Practice, Critical Consciousness and Transformative Education.

The source of inspiration and success comes from Morris’s twenty five year marriage to Dr. Venaya Jones, and his unconditional love for his two young adult children Naimah and Idris.

Introduction

Every moment of our existence we experience this ebb and flow of: inward and outward movement, of expansion and contraction, of intimacy and alienation. However, we often feel stuck, when obstacles or distractions divert us from what really matters in life. We feel overwhelmed, consumed, overworked, and stressed out from the many commitments that quickly transform themselves into duties, burdens, and obligations. Not to mention, the deeper individual and societal traumas that we learn to bury deeply beneath the surface, leaving us with little energy to simply celebrate the successes of life, while letting go and mourning our sorrows.

So let’s stop, reflect, and re-create ourselves.

We invite you to take a deep dive into this six-day journey into self-care, emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and self-discovery with Mansa. Each session is designed to increase self-awareness, build personal resilience, celebrate life, mourn loss, and strengthen self-confidence. Mansa self-care retreats create the space for reflection, rejuvenation, meaningful conversation, meditation, and fun. We will spend each day contemplating how to connect with the divinity within ourselves. We will move our bodies, sing, dance, and drop below the surface into deep meditation.

Program

Most importantly we will establish self-care practices that:

Boost energy.
Increase self-esteem, self-trust, and self-acceptance.
Enhance physical, mental, and spiritual health.
We will participate in empathy circles that:

Release negative thought patterns and beliefs.
Regulate emotions.
Strengthen interpersonal communication skills.
We will engage in guided meditations that:

Activate inner wisdom.
Decrease reactivity.
Deepen clarity, purpose, and sense of meaning.
Come enjoy the playfulness, the spaciousness, and the presence of the Greek Islands.

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    Health & Hygiene
    • Uses cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus.
    • Linens, towels and laundry washed in line with local authority guidelines.
    • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays.
    • The accommodation partner we work with follows the guidelines of local authorities.
    • Equipment for activities is disinfected before and/or after use.

    Physical distancing

    • Cashless payment available.
    • Physical distancing is maintained.
    • Instructors maintain a distance from the client at all times possible.
    • Activities take place outside where possible.

    Safety features

    • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by the local government.
    • Hand sanitizer available in guest rooms and key areas.
    • Process in place to check the health of guests.
    • First aid kit available.
    • A room is available to isolate suspected or infected COVID-19 patients.
    • Protective masks are available for all staff.
    • Protective masks available for clients.