EXPERIENCE ANCIENT SPARTA

2023: MAY 29-JUNE 5, AUGUST 18-25, NOV 25-DEC 2

once in a lifetime experiences filled with a variety of expansive offerings, including–
seasonal harvests | yoga | music | cooking | history | arts | business strategy | writing | intuition and more

what if you could step onto sacred land, tap into the wisdom within and walk away with certainty of your purpose and path in this world? 

what if you could step onto sacred land, tap into the wisdom within and walk away with certainty of your purpose and path in this world? 

two partial scholarships are available for  each retreat for women who come from backgrounds of abuse and/or addiction. we are committed to providing a safe space for everyone to explore the next step in their journey. if you identify with this, please reach out

THESE EXPERIENCES ARE EXCLUSIVELY DESIGNED FOR

THESE EXPERIENCES ARE EXCLUSIVELY DESIGNED FOR

leaders, visionaries and entrepreneurs
adventure lovers + world travelers
wisdom seekers + truth collectors
solo travelers, couples, digital nomads of all ages

WE'RE GUESSING YOU'RE 
READY TO RELEASE

WE'RE GUESSING YOU'RE READY TO RELEASE

the over-analyzing + hesitation
energetic and mindset blocks
the need for control
paralyzing fear

YOU WANT TO FEEL INSPIRED TO

step into your superpowers
liberate your creative expression
let go of outside influences
unearth the clarity you seek
be yourself unapologetically

LED BY A FAMILY OF WARRIOR WOMEN

Diamando Stratakos

INTUITIVE business artist 
personalized business strategies
creative alignment
connection & collaboration
intuitive business/life guidance
personalized business strategies
creative alignment
connection & collaboration
intuitive business/life guidance

Deema Al Huqail

HERBAL  apothecary 
local herbal exploration
teas & tinctures
intuitive apothecary
foraging guide
local herbal exploration
teas & tinctures
intuitive apothecary
foraging guide

Nadia Al Huqail

YOGA & EMBODIMENT
yoga & breath work
chakra dance
divine feminine
grounding practices
yoga & embodiment 
yoga & breath work
chakra dance
divine feminine
grounding practices

THIS IS (THE REAL) SPARTA

Sparta is not solely about the warriors you've seen on your screen

 the power behind the community was in the women who chose to stay behind

the men were away fighting & women were the masterminds behind local art, commerce and collaboration

all while protecting their families and the land

this is the real Sparta

we all have superpowers that enhance our individual needs, passions, goals 

while serving the community as a whole

explore these gifts while being immersed in

• the energy of others
• the energy of the land
• the energy within you

work on your business, work on yourself, or simply relax and release into the beauty & history of Sparta

2023 EXPERIENCES: MAY 29-JUNE 5, AUGUST 18-25, NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 2

2023 SEASONAL OFFERINGS

CREATIVE EXPRESSION THROUGH NATURE

MAY 29-JUNE 5

Creative expression and nature are vital tools when it comes to personal and professional growth; and they are the focus of our Spring experience!

Over the course of seven days, you will learn from local artists using traditional methods. 

You will work with:
mosaic
iconography
foraged art creation
repurposed materials artwork

You will spend time in nature, working with plants and animals.

 Workshops will include:
hiking | foraging | local land revival project
herbalism | teas | plant essences | olive grove experience
animal time: mindfulness exercises | cheese/yogurt making
full moon ceremony | daily yoga

All of this will allow you to get out of your head and into your body so you can fully explore your true purpose and passions.

MASCULINE/FEMININE EXPLORATION

(FAMILY-FRIENDLY, BUT NOT REQUIRED)

AUGUST 18-25

Whether you are traveling on your own, with a partner (business or life), or with your family, this is the total Spartan immersion you need.

Over the course of seven days, you will be able to drop into a variety of activities that will allow you to experience local traditions in unique, educational, and inspiring ways.

Some of your activities & excursions will include:
a traditional wheat harvest (complete with horses and games for kids)
cooking and baking (local, traditional wheat-themed items)
beach excursions (to some seriously stunning locations)
local festival (with live music and Greek dancing)
hiking | foraging | daily yoga

You will have the opportunity to delve into the exploration of masculine/feminine energy and learn how you can better use it in your personal and professional life.

Also, you will spend time exploring the intertwined energies of life and business. There is a beautiful magic that happens when we start to infuse elements business into our personal lives and a lot of heart into our businesses. There will be ample opportunity to play with this.

Traveling with family? We have childcare options for you during sessions that your kids wouldn't enjoy quite yet!

Not bringing the kids? We have you covered for a full week of adventure, rejuvenation and expansion.

WILD ROOTS EMBODIED

(OLIVE HARVEST)

NOV 25 - DEC 2

Our signature experience is centered around the mystical beauty of the olive tree. You will spend a full week immersed in the exploration of all it has to offer. 

LESSONS FROM THE LAND

  • olive harvest: ancient cultural practices to unleash your inner muse
  • forage: intuitive guidance through local plants
  • tea: tune into the spirit of the herbs for emotional and physical support

MOVEMENT & MINDFULNESS

  • ​yoga: daily classes at the spartan yoga shala (appropriate for all levels and ages)
  • ​meditation: yoga nidra, walking meditation
  • chakra dance:  embodied alignment
  • ​intuitive & embodied decision making  

FULL MOON RELEASE

  • herbal heart-opening support (with introspective journal prompts)
  • morning moon flow
  • ​evening fire ceremony + healing (by the sea, weather permitting)
  • guided yoga nidra: release + rest well
This once-in-a-lifetime experience includes all these things and so much more!

ALL EXPERIENCES INCLUDE:

FOOD & COMMUNITY

  • home-cooked meals: traditional breakfast & lunch prepared daily 
    (locally + organically sourced, when possible. vegetarian and gluten-free options available) 
  • evenings out: nightly dining at the finest local establishments

CULTURAL IMMERSION

  • excursions (at least one is included per adventure): previous trips have included: Mani & Monemvassia
  • museums: olives, mosaics, ancient Sparta

LODGING & EXTRAS

  • choose your accommodation: live like a local or like Spartan royalty (lodging at a local 5-star hotel)
  • transport: transit to/from your Spartan adventures
  • body work: experience the healing hands of local experts (two sessions included in your package)
THESE RETREATS DO NOT INCLUDE:

airfare to Greece
(off-season typically $600-$900, July-September typically $1,000-$1,800– round-trip from major US cities)
travel Insurance
land transfer to the retreat 
(the latter can be arranged for you for an additional fee)

2023 SEASONAL OFFERINGS

CREATIVE EXPRESSION THROUGH NATURE

MAY 29-JUNE 5

Creative expression and nature are vital tools when it comes to personal and professional growth; and they are the focus of our Spring experience!

Over the course of seven days, you will learn from local artists using traditional methods. 

You will work with:
  • mosaic 
  • iconography
  • ​foraged art creation both in workshop with an expert and in nature with art we leave there after we photograph it
  • ​repurposed materials artwork hike, clean-up and use what you find to make beautiful art
You will spend time in nature, working with plants and animals.

 Workshops will include:
  • hiking | foraging | land revival
  • herbalism | teas | plant essences
  • ​olive grove experience
  • ​animal time mindfulness exercises | cheese/yogurt making
  • ​full moon ceremony
  • ​daily yoga
All of this will allow you to work with your hands and listen with your heart so you can fully explore your true purpose and passions.

MASCULINE/FEMININE EXPLORATION

(FAMILY-FRIENDLY, BUT NOT REQUIRED)

AUGUST 18-25

Whether you are traveling on your own, with a partner (business or life), or with your family, this is the total Spartan immersion you need.

Over the course of seven days, you will be able to drop into a variety of activities that will allow you to experience local traditions in unique, educational, and inspiring ways.

Some of your activities & excursions will include:
  • traditional wheat harvest complete with horses and games for kids)
  • cooking and baking local, traditional wheat-themed items
  • beach excursions to some seriously stunning locations
  • ​local festival with live music and Greek dancing
  • movement hiking | foraging | daily yoga
You will have the opportunity to delve into the exploration of masculine/feminine energy and learn how you can better use it in your personal and professional life.

Also, you will spend time exploring the intertwined energies of life and business. There is a beautiful magic that happens when we start to infuse elements business into our personal lives and a lot of heart into our businesses. There will be ample opportunity to play with this.

Traveling with family? We have childcare options for you during sessions that your kids wouldn't enjoy quite yet!

Not bringing the kids? We have you covered for a full week of adventure, rejuvenation and expansion.

WILD ROOTS EMBODIED

(OLIVE HARVEST)

NOV 25 - DEC 2

Our signature experience is centered around the mystical beauty of the olive tree. You will spend a full week immersed in the exploration of all it has to offer. 

LESSONS FROM THE LAND

  • olive harvest: ancient cultural practices to unleash your inner muse
  • forage: intuitive guidance through local plants
  • tea: tune into the spirit of the herbs for emotional and physical support

FULL MOON RELEASE

  • herbal heart-opening support (with introspective journal prompts)
  • morning moon flow
  • ​evening fire ceremony + healing (by the sea, weather permitting)
  • guided yoga nidra: release + rest well

MOVEMENT & MINDFULNESS

  • ​yoga: daily classes at the spartan yoga shala (appropriate for all levels and ages)
  • ​meditation: yoga nidra, walking meditation
  • chakra dance:  embodied alignment
  • ​intuitive & embodied decision making  
This once-in-a-lifetime experience includes all these things and so much more!

ALL EXPERIENCES INCLUDE:

FOOD & COMMUNITY

  • home-cooked meals: traditional breakfast & lunch prepared daily 
    (locally + organically sourced, when possible. vegetarian and gluten-free options available) 
  • evenings out: nightly dining at the finest local establishments

CULTURAL IMMERSION

  • excursions (at least one is included per adventure): previous trips have included: Mani & Monemvassia
  • museums: olives, mosaics, ancient Sparta

LODGING & EXTRAS

  • choose your accommodation live like a local or like Spartan royalty (lodging at a local 5-star hotel)
  • ​transport: transit to/from your Spartan adventures
  • body work: experience the healing hands of local experts (two sessions included in your package)

LESSONS FROM THE LAND

MOVEMENT & MINDFULNESS

THESE RETREATS DO NOT INCLUDE:

airfare to Greece
(off-season typically $600-$900, July-September typically $1,000-$1,800– round-trip from major US cities)
travel Insurance
land transfer to the retreat 
(the latter can be arranged for you for an additional fee)

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

7:30-10:30  – breakfast available

8:45-9:45- yoga/meditation

11:00- 14:30 – mosaic workshop & museum 

14:30-15:30 –lunch provided

15:30-18:00 – intuitive & embodied decision-making workshop

18:00-19:30 – bodywork session

19:30-20:30 – free time 

20:30-23:00 dinner at a local restaurant

for illustration purposes only; your personalized itinerary will be hand-crafted for you prior to your arrival
note: some experiences require advance booking and/or additional payments & cannot be altered

local living–
 Double occupancy
$
3,600
rate secured with an $800 
*non-refundable deposit
  • 7 days, 7 nights of lodging
  • can be booked as a pair (couples, friends, business partners) or you must be open to making a new connection 
  • price is per person when two people book together
local living–
single occupancy
$
4,100
rate secured with an $800 
*non-refundable deposit
  • 7 days, 7 nights of lodging
  • see included offerings
  • price is per person when booked individually
luxury living–
double occupancy
$
4,800
rate secured with an $800 
*non-refundable deposit
  • 7 days, 7 nights of luxury
  • can be booked as a pair (couples, friends, business partners) or you must be open to making a new connection
  • price is per person when two people book together
luxury living–
single occupancy
$
5,700
rate secured with an $800 
*non-refundable deposit
  • 7 days, 7 nights of luxury
  • see included offerings
  • price is per person when booked individually
*fully refundable if requested within 72 hours of booking
payment in full must be received two weeks prior to retreat starting date
prices may vary slightly depending upon time of booking and season of travel (dependent upon accommodation availability only)

ADD TO YOUR EXPERIENCE

the following extras are also available

body work sessions*
crystal and/or sound healing
1:1 business mentorship*
1:1 yoga sessions
excursions before, during or after your retreat
private tours
 shipment of extra virgin olive oil/olives/honey/herbs
transportation to/from airport (Athens or Kalamata)

*in addition to what is already included

questions about anything? ask@golivespartan.com