Awaken the Visionary Within

A Greek Odyssey

in Amorgos Island

June 5 – 11, 2023

Awaken the Visionary Within

A Greek Odyssey

in Amorgos Island

June 5 – 11, 2023

Culture. Creativity. Connection.

Welcome back to joyful simplicity.

This retreat is for the kind of person who longs for an expansive experience through soulful adventure.

Hike along ancient footpaths to visit a cliffside abby. Rent a scooter and explore the island. Lunch in a sandy seaside cafe. Sail in the deep “blue sea”. And explore a quaint village with charming local artisans.

This retreat is for the kind of person who longs for an expansive experience through soulful adventure.

Hike along ancient footpaths to visit a cliffside abby. Lunch in a sandy seaside cafe. Sail in the deep blue sea. And explore a quaint village with charming local artisans.

Do you have a longing to create a life of greater alignment,
joy and fulfillment?

Are you ready to delve deeper and higher
into your Inner Path?

Then keep reading, because this just might be the beginning of a wondrous, unforgettable journey…

Something magical happens when you start seeking
expansion in earnest:

You start attracting new experiences, new people and a whole new level of Abundance that the “old version” of you could never have entertained!

This retreat is that portal.

So, welcome Kindred Spirit, because you’ve attracted this into your life!


Relax into Abundance…

Picture yourself surrounded by exquisite beaches, hidden cultural gems, hikes in mythical mountains from our base in a gorgeous five–star luxury spa-hotel accommodations…

Venture off the beaten track in the Cycladic archipelago to a beautiful and rare, still-unspoiled island, offering the charm of traditional Greek life amid enchanting natural beauty.

Amorgos Island is the perfect backdrop for your Visionary Greek Odyssey!

What makes this Retreat so special …

There is a mystical dimension to Yoga that is far beyond simply fitness. This retreat is for the Seeker in you who intuitively knows that Life is about unfolding your deeper, higher Nature.

When you combine physical travel to a Sacred Energy Center on the earth  with the intention to deepen your connection to Life, you set in motion a  sequence of events that unfailingly leads to the unfoldment of your Higher Destiny.

You are on a Pilgrimage to uncover and BECOME your enlightened Next Level Self.

This is the Odyssey, our Visionary Quest.

There is a mystical dimension to Yoga that is far beyond simply fitness. This retreat is for the Seeker in you who intuitively knows that Life is about unfolding your deeper, higher Nature.

When you combine physical travel to a Sacred Energy Center on the earth  with the intention to deepen your connection to Life, you set in motion a  sequence of events that unfailingly leads to the unfoldment of your Higher Destiny.

You are on a Pilgrimage to uncover and BECOME your enlightened Next Level Self.

This is the Odyssey, our Visionary Quest.

About the Yoga at the retreat…

Click to play: Ayurvedic Vinyasa with Mariko Hirakawa

At the Awaken the Visionary Within Retreat, you’ll experience Visionary Yoga taught by Mariko Hirakawa, B.A.M.S. 

Visionary Yoga is about deepening your connection to that part of you that holds your Higher Destiny in the form of your Next Level Vision for your Life.

As a physical practice, it is about removing the inner blocks and becoming a Conduit for the Source Power as we journey through Ayurvedically informed, intelligently crafted sequence of asanas and movements. 

You’ll experience dynamic, fluid sequences to energize and invigorate you in the mornings, and Slow Flow and Restorative Flow sessions to balance and calm the system in the evenings.

Throughout it all, there is a constant reminder to remain connected to your Self – the Atman – who holds your higher destiny.

“Greece – The feeling of being lost in time and geography with months and years hazily sparkling ahead in a prospect of inconjecturable magic.”

– Patrick Leigh Fermor

As you begin your morning yoga with epic views of the Aegean Sea, you can feel the powerful energy of the land famous for its high magnetic field, along with the Visionary Adventures that await you…

Your inner journey will be deeply enriched by the ancient history and mythology that permeate this place, as you explore the joyful Greek way of life on this 6-night retreat!

We’ll hike ancient paths, discover hidden monasteries and villages, and swim in magnificent coves and beaches…

As you begin your morning yoga with epic views of the Aegean Sea, you can feel the powerful energy of the land famous for its high magnetic field, along with the Visionary Adventures that await you…

Your inner journey will be deeply enriched by the ancient history and mythology that permeate this place, as you explore the joyful Greek way of life on this 6-night retreat!

We’ll hike ancient paths, discover hidden monasteries and villages, and swim in magnificent coves and beaches…

A pilgrimmage to the Land of Light…

Greece was originally called “Hellas”, which literally means “the Land of Light”. And you will feel it’s an accurate description while you are in Amorgos!

Amorgos is a beautiful island located in the eastern most part of the Cycladic area in Greece. Known since ancient times for its powerful healing qualities, its stunning biodiversity and breathtaking landscapes, it is an exceptional place to immerse yourself in the deep inner work of unfolding your Inner Vision.

Greece was originally called “Hellas”, which literally means “the Land of Light”. And you will feel it’s an accurate description while you are in Amorgos!

Amorgos is a beautiful island located in the eastern most part of the Cycladic area in Greece. Known since ancient times for its powerful healing qualities, its stunning biodiversity and breathtaking landscapes, it is an exceptional place to immerse yourself in the deep inner work of unfolding your Inner Vision.

Step out of the daily grind and rediscover your

Inner Visionary …

Your Inner Visionary knows that being immersed in Adventure in Natural Beauty is great for you, because when you are reveling in your Joy, you are in alignment with Source Energy…

…and isn’t that where all great things come from?

During our time together, we’ll venture out to explore the nature and the charm of authentic Greek culture.

Our host island of Amorgos offers pure and calming energies away from mass tourism, and swimming in its many beaches along the Aegean Sea is a healing experience every time.

The villages of the island are traditional, offering a cultural experience worth traveling for. With narrow alleyways and whitewashed houses dressed in pink bougainvillea, each village offers great tavernas with Greek traditional food and heart warming hospitality.

And if you are seeking some grounding and quiet time, the mountains of the island welcome visitors to an epic hiking experience.

With no dangerous wildlife (although you might see some friendly goats, donkeys and lizards), the hiking trails here welcome outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy some serene moments and become one with Mother Nature.

Now let’s talk about the venue!

Our host retreat center is a renowned 5 star destination for wellness worshippers and yoga enthusiasts, awarded by CNN for being one of the top five Yoga Centers in Greece!

Offering beautiful indoor shalas, one open rooftop and sea views from every room, our venue is a mix of luxury, comfort and stunning Cycladic architecture, perfect for dreamy holiday photos.

Enjoy a stunning view of the Aegean Sea, a short walk to one of the best beaches on the island, and all of the hospitality one could dream of in the Greek Islands.
The hotel features an award winning spa, Olympic size sea-water swimming pool, and so much more…

Your Acommodations:

A room with a view …

Each room has a view of the Aegean sea and private patio.

Imagine lounging on your balcony surrounded by it all!

Two stunning beaches and a local village are within a short walk.

Whether you are ready for some time alone, looking for fun times with your bestie or a romantic getaway, single and double rooms (one king or two beds) are available.

Two stunning beaches and a local village are within a short walk.

Whether you are ready for some time alone, looking for fun times with your bestie or a romantic getaway, single and double rooms (one king or two beds) are available.

Each room has a view of the Aegean sea and private patio.

Imagine lounging on your balcony surrounded by it all!

And the food …literally farm to table,

also with a View!

Two stunning beaches and a local village are within a short walk.

Whether you are ready for some time alone, looking for fun times with your bestie or a romantic getaway, single and double rooms (one king or two beds) are available.

Every dish is prepared with organic vegetables, grown in their own gardens.

You’ll feast on delicious local dishes, gourmet international and vegetarian dishes. Vegan, and gluten-free are also available at request.

You’re definitely in for a treat!

Breakfast and dinner, included in your retreat package, will also be with the breathtaking view of the Aegian Sea!
Our communal meals will be a farm to table affair, featuring traditional Greek recipes handed down from the owners’ grandparents.

Every dish is prepared with organic vegetables, grown in their own gardens.

You’ll feast on delicious local dishes, gourmet international and vegetarian dishes. Vegan, and gluten-free are also available at request.

You’re definitely in for a treat!

Get pampered 

like the gods…

Relax, rejuvenate and pamper yourself at the Lalon Idor Spa complex. Guests can enjoy complimentary use of the sauna, hamman (steam room), jacuzzi and the indoor salt-water pool, which comes with a water cannon and a flowing stream.

Body treatments and wellness – Included in your retreat package is a 30 minute relaxing massage; you may also treat yourself to a refreshing facial and other body treatments available at the gorgeous Spa.

Body treatments and wellness – Included in your retreat package is a 30 minute relaxing massage; you may also treat yourself to a refreshing facial and other body treatments available at the gorgeous Spa.

The gym – located just next to the Spa, you can enjoy complimentary use of the gym area…

you guessed it, also with an epic view!

Relax, rejuvenate and pamper yourself at the Lalon Idor Spa complex. Guests can enjoy complimentary use of the sauna, hamman (steam room), jacuzzi and the indoor salt-water pool, which comes with a water cannon and a flowing stream.

The gym – located just next to the Spa, you can enjoy complimentary use of the gym area… you guessed it, also with an epic view!

Body treatments and wellness – Included in your retreat package is a 30 minute relaxing massage; you may also treat yourself to a refreshing facial and other body treatments available at the gorgeous Spa.

A Day in the Life of Your Greek Odyssey….

We will gather in the Yoga shala twice a day to for a Visionary Yoga Session and guided meditation session with Mariko – once in the morning before breakfast, and again for a Slow Flow or a Restorative Session in the early evening before dinner.

On excursion days, we may only have one yoga session in the morning so we can have a full day to dedicate to our adventure.

It will truly be a rejuvenating experience of expansion, practicing with a sweeping view of the Aegean Sea!

On non-excursion days, we’ll have a Visionary Workshop where you will get support in:

  • Clarify your Vision and Direction for your life
  • Reverse-engineering your Vision into a practical, concrete plan
  • Clearing inner obstacles to realizing your Vision
  • Getting a deeper, working understanding of the Principles of building your dream.

In most evenings, there will be guided sunset meditations to support everyone in becoming a vibrational match to their Vision.
You will see that the combination of adventure, Yoga, meditation and the Visionary work create a mystical synergy that allows you to open to new possibilities you may not have considered before.

We will gather in the Yoga shala twice a day to for a Visionary Yoga Session and guided meditation session with Mariko – once in the morning before breakfast, and again for a Slow Flow or a Restorative Session in the early evening before dinner.

On excursion days, we may only have one yoga session in the morning so we can have a full day to dedicate to our adventure.

It will truly be a rejuvenating experience of expansion, practicing with a sweeping view of the Aegean Sea!

On non-excursion days, we’ll have a Visionary Workshop where you will get support in:

  • Clarify your Vision and Direction for your life
  • Reverse-engineering your Vision into a practical, concrete plan
  • Clearing inner obstacles to realizing your Vision
  • Getting a deeper, working understanding of the Principles of building your dream.

In most evenings, there will be guided sunset meditations to support everyone in becoming a vibrational match to their Vision.
You will see that the combination of adventure, Yoga, meditation and the Visionary work create a mystical synergy that allows you to open to new possibilities you may not have considered before.

What’s included in Your Retreat:

  • Accommodations for 6 nights in the room type of your choice (depending on availability. See below for details)
  • 2 Visionary Yoga Sessions per day – 90 minutes Vinyasa with guided meditation in the morning, and a 60 minute Slow Flow or Restorative Session in the evening on non-excursion days.
  • 3 Powerful Actualize Your Vision Workshops where you’ll learn the proven, repeatable system to clarify your Vision and bring it to Life in record time.
  • Delicious healthy breakfast daily (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free options are available upon request)
  • Daily dinner OR lunch (according to excursion schedule) at the hotel’s award-winning restaurant (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free options are available upon request, no drinks included)
  • Two adventure excursions: Guided epic hike of the island and Guided bus tour of the island
  • A luxurious 30-minute relaxing massage the gorgeous Spa!
  • 10% discount on Facials and Bodywork
  • Use of the luxurious Spa facilities – sauna, hammam, jacuzzi and indoor seawater swimming pool and fitness center
  • Transfers to and from the Amorgos island ferry port to the retreat venue
  • High speed internet at the Retreat Center.
  • VAT, City Tax
  • Accommodations for 6 nights in the room type of your choice (depending on availability. See below for details)
  • 2 Visionary Yoga Sessions per day – 90 minutes Vinyasa with guided meditation in the morning, and a 60 minute Slow Flow or Restorative Session in the evening on non-excursion days.
  • Delicious healthy breakfast daily (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free options are available upon request)
  • Daily dinner OR lunch (according to excursion schedule) at the hotel’s award-winning restaurant (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free options are available upon request, no drinks included)
  • TWO adventure excursions: Guided epic hike of the island and Guided bus tour of the island
  • A luxurious 30-minute relaxing massage the gorgeous Spa!
  • 10% discount on Facials and Bodywork
  • Use of the luxurious Spa facilities – sauna, hammam, jacuzzi and indoor seawater swimming pool and fitness center
  • Transfers to and from the Amorgos island ferry port to the retreat venue
  • High speed internet at the Retreat Center.
  • VAT, City Tax

What’s not included :

  • Flights and associated travel costs to Amorgos Island, Greece.
  • All tips for the drivers, guides, maids and other hotel assistance are not-included.
  • Alcoholic beverages, non-included drinks, souvenir shopping and laundry services are not included.
  • Purchases for meals outside of the daily 2 meals at the Retreat Venue.
  • Also not included are: items of a personal nature such as, gifts, toll calls, excess baggage, medical costs, the costs of hospitalization and evacuation from remote areas, travel insurance and additional expenses arising from the delay or extension of a trip due to weather, political disputes, sickness, failure of transportation, or other causes beyond our control.
  • Other non-included items comprise but are not limited to: any other activities, spa treatments, healing sessions, and tours not included in our package.
  • Flights and associated travel costs to Amorgos Island, Greece.
  • All tips for the drivers, guides, maids and other hotel assistance are not-included.
  • Alcoholic beverages, non-included drinks, souvenir shopping and laundry services are not included.
  • Purchases for meals outside of the daily 2 meals at the Retreat Venue.
  • Also not included are: items of a personal nature such as, gifts, toll calls, excess baggage, medical costs, the costs of hospitalization and evacuation from remote areas, travel insurance and additional expenses arising from the delay or extension of a trip due to weather, political disputes, sickness, failure of transportation, or other causes beyond our control.
  • Other non-included items comprise but are not limited to: any other activities, spa treatments, healing sessions, and tours not included in our package.

REGISTER HERE

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Space is VERY limited, and rooms are given on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Here are the steps to join us on this Epic Adventure:

  1. Choose your room type below, then place your non- refundable deposit of $500 USD.
  2. The balance is due May 15th, 2023.

We are willing to work with you if you need a payment plan. Please reach out to us at support@VisionaryYoga.com.

All prices shown below are PER PERSON.

After your retreat deposit is made via Credit Card, the following payments must be made via Venmo or Zelle.

If you’d like to set up a VIP Private Training or Teacher Training Session that is tailored for your specific needs, you can schedule a free call HERE and explore the possibilities.

 TERMS & CONDITIONS OF BOOKING

Deposit is strictly non-refundable, but fully transferable. Should you need to transfer your place, you will be required to find your replacement participant and arrange the transfer of your portion of payment.

You are responsible to cover costs if your travels are cancelled due to personal illness, injury, or any unforeseeable event.

Trip cancellation insurance is always strongly recommended whenever making travel plans. You can use our suggested Travel Guard Insurance online and choose from several policy options

The Retreat Venue (the “Supplier”) and / or Mariko Hirakawa shall not be liable for any losses incurred associated with your travel due to any circumstances outside of our immediate control.

We strongly advise you to check with your physician (s) concerning your personal health and safety and well as your fitness for active yoga daily yoga practices.

Superior Room

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Ocean View Room with Private Balcony and Bathroom. Wifi & AC | Only 2 available

These rooms feature state-of-the-art facilities in a minimal Cycladic design and offer a subtle, elegant esthetic and modern comfort. Enjoy the epic view of the Aegean from your private balcony.

Your room amenities include:

  • Flat screen 32″ + TV
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Direct telephone line
  • Air-conditioning
  • Private Balcony
  • Fridge
  • Coffee & Tea facilities
  • Kettle
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe Box
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Laundry & Ironing Services
  • Bathrobes & pool towels
  • Slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Welcome drink upon arrival
Your room amenities include:
  • Flat screen 32″ + TV
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Direct telephone line
  • Air-conditioning
  • Private Balcony
  • Fridge
  • Coffee & Tea facilities
  • Kettle
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe Box
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Laundry & Ironing Services
  • Bathrobes & pool towels
  • Slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Welcome drink upon arrival

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Double Occupancy

$2,997

Deposit $500 

Single Occupancy

$3,997

Deposit $500 

Exclusive Suite

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Spacious Ocean View Suite with Private Large Terrace, Bathroom with tub & Walk-in closet. Wifi & AC |

Only 1 available

The Exclusive Suite is a beautiful spacious suite with a private entrance featuring the signature minimalistic Cycladic design that evokes serenity, incorporating state-of-the-art technology.

You’ll also have your own 20sqm terrace with a designer sitting area.

In the room you can enjoy the coffee amenities, a lovely desk/work area, a walk-in closet, a full bath with double shower and hammam. 

Your room amenities include:
  • Flat screen 42″ TV
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Direct telephone line
  • Air-conditioning
  • Private Balcony
  • Fridge
  • Coffee & Tea facilities
  • Kettle
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe Box
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Laundry & Ironing Services
  • Ironing Equipment
  • Mini bar
  • Bathrobes & pool towels
  • Slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Welcome drink upon arrival
Your room amenities include:
  • Flat screen 32″ + TV
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Direct telephone line
  • Air-conditioning
  • Private Balcony
  • Fridge
  • Coffee & Tea facilities
  • Kettle
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe Box
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Laundry & Ironing Services
  • Bathrobes & pool towels
  • Slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Welcome drink upon arrival

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Double Occupancy

$3,797

Deposit $500 

Single Occupancy

$4,797

Deposit $500 

Junior Suite 

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A Spacious Ocean View Suite with a Dedicated Outdoor Sitting area with Bathroom with steam room & Walk-in closet. Wifi & AC 

4 spaces available – 2 in Main Bedroom & 2 on Bunk beds

A Junior Suite is their latest and most luxurious edition of rooms. It has a spacious bedroom & sitting area which can be transformed to two separate rooms and host up to four adults – two in the bedroom, and two in the bunk beds.

Both rooms can function independently as a sound proof dimmed glazed door separates the area in two. Each partition has its own bathroom.

The Junior Suite comes with a shaded outdoor sitting area with amazing sea views, with a full size bed, chairs to relax in and a 32’’ TV set.

Your room amenitites include: 

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Led TV (One of 50” in the main bedroom)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Cable-Satellite TV
  • Coffee Facilities
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Digital Safe
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Folding Bunk Beds
  • Free cable
  • Hairdryer
  • Living Room
  • Mini-Bar
  • Multimedia Central Center
  • Pool towels
  • Private Terrace
  • Refrigerator
  • Walk in Closet
  • Welcome drink upon arrival
Your room amenities include:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Led TV (One of 50” in the main bedroom)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Cable-Satellite TV
  • Coffee Facilities
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Digital Safe
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Folding Bunk Beds
  • Free cable
  • Hairdryer
  • Living Room
  • Mini-Bar
  • Multimedia Central Center
  • Pool towels
  • Private Terrace
  • Refrigerator
  • Walk in Closet
  • Welcome drink upon arrival

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Occupancy by

3-4 People:

$2,997

(main bed – female only)

Deposit $500 

SOLD OUT

$1997

(bunk bed)

Deposit $500 

How to Get to Amorgos Island, Greece

Amorgos does not have an airport but is easily reached with daily ferries.

There are two ways to get to Amorgos via ferries:

1) Take a ferry from Athens (5.5 hours via speed vessel)

2) Take a ferry from Santorini (1.5 hours via speed vessel)

Athens International Airport (ATH) is the most convenient to arrive from New York, but you could also fly into Santorini’s international airport.

To allow for time to travel via ferry, please plan to arrive in Greece at least a day earlier by June 4th in order to catch the ferry 7 am on June 5th.

Personally, I would give myself a few days to enjoy either Athens or Santorini before catching the ferry!

If you arrive from another island, check to see ferry schedule. Amorgos can be reached via ferry from islands such as Paros, Naxos, Milos, and Mykonos.

Same timing is needed upon your departure, so flight homeward bound should be no earlier than June 12, 2023.

The ferries dock at the two ports in Amorgos Island: Katapola and Aegiali. The latter is the closest to the Retreat Venue.

Amorgos ports can be reached with high speed vessels departing from Athens via Piraeus or Rafina ports.

Ferry companies such as Seajet, Superjet and Hellenic Seaways deliver services to Amorgos. We recommend comparing ferries on the Seajets website.

Again, be sure to book a flight that allows you time to catch the ferry to Amorgos, and same thing on the way back.

Ferry schedules are normally updated around late January 2023. Catching a ferry from another island is generally much faster than those from Athens, simply because Athens is a much further distance. But Athens may well be more convenient for you with your itinerary.

Within Athens, there are multiple options for traveling from Athens Airport to Pireaus Port – Metro, Taxi (45-60 mins drive away), or Express Bus (X96 – subject to change), or private booked transfer.

Meet Your Host!

Mariko Hirakawa, B.A.M.S. is the founder of Visionary Yoga, a company dedicated to fostering Visionary leadership through time-tested principles and cutting-edge science. She’s also the best-selling author of the book The Yoga of Personal Development: Enlightened Lessons on Leadership, Peak Performance, and Living A Life of No Regrets available on Amazon.com.

Over the past 30 years, Mariko has been studying transformational principles and the “invisible” side of Yoga as well as its physical discipline with sustained intensity and passion.

In 2003, the experience of working with numerous terminally ill patients caused her to apply for and win a 5 1/2 year fellowship grant to study Ayurveda, the ancient Indian healing science in one of the top Universities in India on the subject.

From being a professional ballet dancer based in New York City to becoming immersed in Yoga and Ayurveda as a Fellowship Scholar and living in India for 10 years as a dedicated student of the Inner Science of Yoga, Mariko has been a life long explorer of how human beings can achieve their highest expression through the synergy of ancient and new technologies.

She’s been invited to speak at the United Nations, chosen to be a delegate for the Non-violence Summit in India, and been invited to lead Vision-setting meditations for Fortune 500 Companies.

For the latest development of her work, please visit www.VisionaryYoga.com or visit her YouTube Channel at youtube.com/@VisionaryYoga

Got Questions?

Feel free to contact us!

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