Retreat date

Tara Lemerise

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


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 retreat leader 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:

  • All kind of meals
  • 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.

Tara Lemerise

About organizer

Tara Lemerise, E-RYT 200/E-RYT 500, is a yoga teacher based in the Washington, DC area and is a life-long seeker. What she has wanted and needed has changed over time, including community, freedom, boundaries, healing, compassion, achievement, truth, spiritual connection, creativity, stability, and intellectual discourse. In every case, the tradition of yoga has always offered her whatever she has been seeking.

Tara discovered yoga when she was studying philosophy and religion in college in 1999. Over the past 25 years of yoga study and 19 years of yoga teaching, she has engaged with great love and reverence with many different styles of yoga, including Ashtanga, Iyengar, Anusara, and Kriya Yoga. She has dabbled in some and done deep dedicated immersive serious study in others.

Three things Tara values the most in her own practice and in her teaching are agency, self-trust, and empowerment. Students can feel this encouragement in her teaching and consider her to be a well-traveled guide, not an authoritarian who promises all of the right answers. Tara’s teaching is full of joy and compassion. She is an inclusive and responsive teacher, offering classes with dogma free authenticity in harmony with honor for tradition and inspired by relatable stories rooted in yoga tradition that feel relevant to everyday life.


“Tara is a gifted yoga practitioner and instructor who organized a once a lifetime retreat experience in the Costa Rican rainforest that provided me ample time to practice yoga, relax and enjoy the gorgeous surroundings.” – Mary Lou M.

“My time on Tara’s retreats is always incredible. I returned from our last retreat in Costa Rica with a few new friends, some healing in my heart, magical moments in nature, the courage to move forward with the next step in my life, and amazing memories.” – Carrie D.

“Tara is a master teacher as well as a calm and steady leader. She creates a community of support where every person on her retreats feels valued and included. You will not regret working with Tara.” – Mary B.


There is something profound about the quiet but undeniable power in the grace and fluidity of the perpetually moving ocean, especially when it comes up against the stability and immovability of a mountain. The breath-taking Greek island of Amorgos where the ocean meets mountain will set the scene for a week that will support you in uniting the constantly changing with the steady unwavering parts of you. This captivating juxtaposition is the visual representation of the magic available when we welcome and embrace our own contradictions.

Yoga is never “this or that”; it is always “this and that.” Yoga is the state of uniting our seemingly disparate pieces into one comprehensive piece and it is the aim of this week-long retreat. From creative but accessible flowing moving practices to deeply restful Restorative Yoga practices, the classes on this retreat will offer you exactly what you need to feel empowered, rested, and inspired.

Not all yoga happens on a mat and the schedule for this retreat also provides plenty of time for you to do whatever will nourish you most. Perhaps you will explore the island on optional guided tours or other organized adventures. You might decide to take a walk along blue water beaches to explore underwater caves or spend time on the ancient hiking trails. You can book spa treatments, take naps in your beautiful well-appointed room, and relax by the pool.

Journey with Tara and a supportive and encouraging community of like-minded souls to celebrate your embodiment while you take exquisite care of yourself on this epic yoga vacation.

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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.