April 20th - April 26th 2020

So you want to get away for a bit? 

Venture with me from Nebraska to beautiful Greece for a retreat that combines yoga with culture, art, and joy of life in the historic city of Athens and the magnificent Greek island of Paros! 


Women’s Retreat - Destination Greece: 

This yoga retreat is designed for women who are looking for a change of scenery. Whether you are a Yoga beginner or at an intermediate level. This is a week dedicated to nourishing yourself and helping you to re-balance your work/life situation. The schedule will include yoga, movement and meditation in all its forms and will be seasoned with the delightful beauty of Greece. Join us also in Athens combining ancient heritage and culture with modern urban vibes before we are setting the sails off to Paros together and are sharing time, exploring and experiencing the truly wonderful space at Tao´s Yoga Retreat Center. 


Connecting with yourself! 

In our workshops we will explore Yogic breathing and the power of breath in many of its different forms. Sessions will include Yoga 101, exploring the 7 chakras, learning how to include Yoga into your daily life, and the benefits of a continued practice of Yoga. 


Between sessions and workshops you will find plenty of time for yourself. Our hotel, the Retreat Center, and the island itself is an ideal place to slow down and get back in touch with nature and yourself! 


Discover the lesser known beauties of Greece and the benefits of Yoga with me and my co-host Steffi Vorbau from Germany!

April 20th - April 26th 2020
Athens, Greece (2nights) +
Island of Paros, Greece (4nights) 
How much is it? 
Paros - Package: $ 750April 22nd - 26th 2020
Add on: only $ 71 / single room (Paros Package)
Add on: only $ 99 / Athens - Package
April 20th - 22nd 2020 shared occupancy 
How can I register? 

Who Are The Creators Of This Retreat?

Originally from Vienna, the capital of Austria and only a stone throw away from the Alps -  it is no secret that Melanie enjoys nature, hiking and a healthy lifestyle. Finding Yoga through a Prenatal Yoga Class focusing on Mindfulness and Breathwork over 10 years ago, she has continued the practice of Yoga, embarking on a life-long journey of personal growth.  She is committed to a yoga practice that supports women physically, emotionally, and spiritually for all phases of a woman's life! Melanie graduated from Lincoln Yoga Center in Lincoln, Nebraska - a Yoga Alliance registered school that draws its roots from the HImalayan Institute.  She loves to create a safe and caring space for every student.

200 hour Yoga Teacher Training & Continuing Education

Labor Support Professional (ACBE, 2012)  (Doula Education) 

Take 5 Program Certification


A retreat is a way to connect with yourself! 

Living in Hamburg, Germany, Steffi is one of these beautiful women that inspired Melanie´s own yogic journey. With her background in media and advertising, she has experienced firsthand what it means to have a lifestyle that can occasionally feel too busy. She understands the need to balance one’s work/life situation in order to be and stay healthy. Steffi is trained in stress prevention and health management, and is a Kundalini instructor who leads workshops across the northern part of Germany. She is well known for her retreats in Sankt Peter Ording, North Germany. 



It is not about being able to touch your toes, it is about touching your heart! 


2 nights in Athens in the center of the up and coming neighborhood of Psirri. Housed in a neoclassical mansion, we will be staying in one of the best hostels in Europe - the City Circus and follow our local Greek guide on a amusing walking tour around historical monuments and local landmarks. 

RETREAT Location

4 nights at the beautiful, traditional cycladic boutique style hotel located right in the heart of the village of Ambelas - overlooking the Aegean Sea, close to cosmopolitan Naoussa, surrounded by some of Paros’s most spectacular sandy beaches! 


Nestled in between the fisherman village Naoussa and the sea we will spend our Retreat time at Tao´ Retreat Center. Having the opportunity to share knowledge, engage in profound conversations, while moving or being in silence together surrounded by other women is a unique experience itself. 


The beauty of the island, the soothing blue, the fascinating sunsets, the expanse of the sky will let you arrive in the present moment…  Enjoy the history, tales and majestic beauty of Greece with Steffi and me!  




  • 4 nights of accommodation Paros-only Package

  • add on: 2 nights of accommodation in Athens

  • 4 or 6 x Breakfast / Brunch

  • A healthy Welcome Dinner at Tao´s Retreat Center

  • One bus transfer for our group from the Port of Paros to the Hotel

  • Shared car during our time in Paros, so you can explore on your own too!! (Um, didn't we just think of everything?) 

  • 2 hour Walking Tour and Introduction to the island with Mel & Steffi 

  • 8 Yoga sessions / workshops with Mel and Steffi (see detailed schedule below) 

  • Yoga Mats & Props  …. 

  • included with your Athens Add-On: 

    3 hour walking tour with a local guide in Athens around historical landmarks and monuments


I T I N I E R A R Y 


Tuesday, April 21st: 


8:00 am -  Meetup at City Circus ́ rooftop terrace.  Short but sweet intro to “Awareness for the City” Framing where and how we place our attention.


8.30 am - Breakfast at Zampano Restaurant 


9.45 am - 3 hours walking tour with our local Greek guide around the heart of Athens.

Approx 12.45 pm - Free Time. Plenty of time to explore on your own after our tour. Our guide will have plenty of recommendations on how to spend the rest of your afternoon in Athens. 

Optional / 7pm - Meet back at the City Circus restaurant and get to know your fellow travellers and share your stories over a glass of Greek wine or famous homemade Greek lemonade! 


Wednesday, April 22nd

Boarding the Bluestar Ferries and leaving Athens at approx 7.25 am with the Delos Vessel. (Tickets must be booked individually, Online Tickets available)


11.45 am Arrival in Paros and Transfer to the Hotel in Ambelas. 

4.00 pm Welcome & Arrival at Tao´s Retreat Center. 

5.30 pm Opening Yoga Session

7.30 pm Welcome Dinner at

Taos Center Restaurant / Terrace


There’s plenty of time for a spa / massage at Tao´s Center, journaling, meeting new friends or a beautiful beach day in between breakfast and our late afternoon Yoga / Relaxations workshops.  


Paying a big sum can be stressful, so we’ve got you covered!
We only require a $100 non-refundable deposit that will be deducted from your total amount.


$200 towards your total amount has to be paid by the end of March. 

The balance due for the entire retreat must be paid at arrival at TAO´s Retreat Center on Paros (Cash or Credit Cards will be accepted). 


For more info & registration, please contact us: 

EARLY BIRD -  if you reserve your spot before December 31 2019
Paros - Package: $ 690 / shared occupancy  (22. 4 - 26. 4 2020)


Price after January 1st 2020 

Paros - Package: $750 / shared occupancy  (22. 4 - 26. 4 2020)

Add on: only $ 71 / single room (Paros Package)

Add on: only $ 99 / Athens - Package (2 nights, 20. 4 - 22.4 2020 shared occupancy) 

Note: Send email for Single Occupancy prices in Athens 


You are booking the the Athens + Paros package for $ 690 + $ 99
Registration / Deposit $ 100,- paid now,
$ 200 paid End of March
Remainder of $ 489 to be paid at TAO´s Retreat Center 


I will send you a confirmation and you can put the dates happily onto your calendar, and start watching movies that play in Greece Like Opa! or Mamma Mia! If you have questions regarding flight reservations, or how to get directions to the Hostel, please feel free to reach out to me - I am happy to help! 

You will get a recommended packing list and detailed schedule beginning of February 2020. 

Start your journey here: 

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