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RewildRestore: A Luxurious Reset

RewildRestore: Our travel editor Patricia makes the case for spaciousness and wild, untamed beauty. This exclusive seven-day experience in the Small Cyclades is dedicated to water, ritual and deep connection to the elements.

Sometimes it’s not a vacation we need but space for connection. Space for filling up, hearing our own thoughts and inner stirrings, and being in our body… coming alive through the senses. 

This is part of the inspiration behind RewildRestore. The other calling has to do with water; the ocean. Specifically, the Aegean. 

My water practice was born in Greece. As a sensory immersion artist, much of my work has to do with connecting to place: listening, touching and sensing; giving myself over to air, water, earth to create new experiences that I can share. 

Aegean blue, Small Cyclades. Photo ©patriciagarciagomez

A few years ago, I was working on the nearby island of Naxos, and I began swimming every day (I was living on the Aegean, how could I not!). It started as a fun break, but over time my swims grew into a daily ritual. Each day I told myself all I had to do was go a little longer than the day before. I started small with a few hundred strokes and ended up swimming a few miles across coves. The swims took root in my body, and became my connection to nature, fitness, self-care, creative flow and happy place all rolled into one. Everything came alive on those daily swims. To feel the physicality of water on my skin, the vastness of the Aegean, which shape-shifts into every shade of blue possible. It was a reset down to the cellular level.

Into the wild untamed beauty, Small Cyclades. Photo Stefanos Samios @samiosstefanos

A Sensory Reset

The sea holds space for ancient memories and new inspirations. On RewildRestore, we greet the Aegean together every day in a morning ritual. Entering the water in silence, with intention, changes a familiar activity into something sacred. I share my practice, while creating space for people to discover their own relationship with water, expanding our boundaries daily. For me, it’s not so much about swimming as exercise as it is an act of listening and tuning-in. By practicing it each day, the ritual and rhythm of the Aegean take hold in our bodies, and it’s ours forever. It doesn’t hurt, of course, that we’re surrounded by wild, sensuous, salty beauty and facing the ancient island of Keros! 

An Active Immersion in Place

Some places are charged with the energy of the ancients. Our retreat happens in a beautifully unspoiled island in the Small Cyclades, resting in the luxurious gaze of the sacred island of Keros. You feel it. This magnetic sense of history is part of the experience, too. 

Your beautiful Cycladic home at Eros Keros @eroskeros. Photo Stefanos Samios @samiosstefanos

Two Experiences

This May, in the luscious days leading into summer, we will meet in ceremony and adventure to explore the powerful therapeutic benefits of water and ritual. In June, in the longest days of summer, the stars and full moon align for our dreams: the rituals of water and sound. You will come away deeply nourished, perhaps with a desire to never leave. 

The Intel

The experience You will experience restorative water and multisensory rituals; adventure into secret, ancient locations; delicious and healthy farm- and sea-to-table meals; vibrant community; and fully-supported spaciousness for doing what calls you.

The setting  Eros Keros, four luxurious Cycladic homes resting in the luxurious gaze of the sacred island of Keros

Beautiful, luxurious feel of home, Eros Keros, Koufonisi @eroskeros. Photo Stefanos Samios @samiosstefanos

Dates 

Water & Power of Ritual: May 21-27

Rituals of Water & Sound: June 11-17 (summer equinox)

Who it’s for Anyone aspiring to live a creative and courageous life, who desires to reset down to the cellular level and put new rituals in place. Those drawn to a generosity of space and beauty, who seek meaningful, joyful experiences.

Facing and sensing magnetic history. ©Patricia Garcia-Gomez

What about Covid safety Thorough and thoughtful protocols in place.

Early bird pricing Yes. 

Save your space Connect with Patricia at RewildRestore 

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Patricia Garcia-Gomez
Patricia Garcia-Gomez is a writer and artist working with visual media and sound. She is the editor of Travel by Ageist and a contributor to the Discovery Channel, Travel Channel and The Private Journal (Europe). Her work is also part of the permanent archives of the Tate Modern, the Museum of Arts & Design in New York, the Buhl Collection, and The Harwood Museum in New Mexico.

 

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