GREECE | JUNE 20 - JUNE 27 2020 

A GREEK MUAY THAI RETREAT 

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WHAT IS A "MUAY THAI" RETREAT?

This is not your typical vacation. Instead of eating like a slob and lounging around while your vacation time slips away, the goal for this retreat is to help you come home in better shape than when you left!

Throughout this retreat you will learn a unique blend of Muay Thai techniques, training methods and drills that you can take home and adapt into your own training routine. With this type of training, you will develop a more aware and focused mind, especially through the additional yoga and mindfulness practices that the group does throughout the week.

On top of the training you will also get to explore the gorgeous scenery Greece has to offer. Not only that, you will also be served delicious, healthy, fresh meals three times a day while having the opportunity to lounge out by the pool overlooking to ocean or participate in the all-inclusive activities with the group!

Our aim is to have you come out of this retreat rejuvenated, energized, and motivated to continue living an active lifestyle and lead a purposeful life. 

We hope to reinvirogate your drive and passion for Muay Thai while encouraging you to continue pursuing your goals regardless of what they are. This retreat will be an exciting adventure where you will improve your Muay Thai technique, get in phenomenal shape, detox your body and mind, and develop a deeper connection with yourself ... it doesn't get much better than that!

Take a look at what to expect at one of these one-of-a-kind Muay Thai vacations in the video below!

 “This has been the best retreat EVER for us” – Rommy L.

 

Love Muay Thai? Love traveling? Then what better way to escape the daily grind of life than taking a holiday training Muay Thai in a beautiful environment!

YOUR HOSTS

SEAN FAGAN

Sean Fagan is a professional Muay Thai fighter and amateur champion from upstate New York. He has been training Muay Thai since 2010 and has been documenting his journey through Muay Thai Guy ever since in hopes to help spread the sport and teach students about the beauty of this ancient martial art. 

This will be only his 2nd time organizing and hosting a Muay Thai Retreat in Kefalonia, Greece so he will be just as excited as you are about the trip. With a variety experience training with some of the best fighters and coaches in the world (including his multiple stints in Thailand) Sean has an entire tool box of training methods, techniques and philosophies that he likes to share with the retreat group. 

Regardless of whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced fighter, Sean is able to teach everyone no matter their skill level!

"From the moment I met Sean, he was extremely friendly, down-to-earth, and just as excited as us to get training. He was a consummate professional, very knowledgeable, and patient. We all came from different martial arts backgrounds and experiences, but Sean was able to adapt and teach us appropriately. He focused not only on our strengths, but weaknesses, and I can safely say that I left as a better Muay Thai enthusiast." - Safi S.

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LIZ "LEO" FAGAN

Liz is an experienced yoga teacher who has practiced and taught yoga all over the world including yoga hot spots like Thailand, Costa Rica, Greece and New York. With over 500 hours of Yoga Teacher Training under her belt she is well versed in a variety of yoga styles including Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Rocket.  

As the head yoga instructor of Diamond Muay Thai in Thailand, Liz has been able to create her own unique style that greatly benefits those who train in the martial arts. With focus on mindfulness, hip opening and breathe awareness, you are sure to come out of Liz’s classes feeling loose, limber and completely refreshed.  

Everyone who comes to these Muay Thai Retreats ends up falling in love with Liz’s yoga classes as they are the perfect balance between the physical, mental and spiritual practice.

"Yoga wasn’t my thing. I always struggled and was always too much in my own head, but Liz’s yoga classes made me feel very comfortable. It was also nice to know that the stretches we did helped with Muay Thai, so It’s been really enjoyable and I feel very refreshed. I felt very connected in her class which is something I never experienced with other yoga teachers.”- Catherine McCauley

JERRY FOQAS

What better way to ensure an amazing experience in Greece than to be shown around by Kefalonia local Jerry Foqas! 

Jerry is a student of Sean and Stockade Muay Thai back in upstate NY and has also attendend one of Sean's retreats in Costa Rica. Since he has such a great experience there, he wanted to share his country with the Muay Thai world by organizing a one-of-a-kind experience on the island that he loves so much.

Being the head organizer and local "tour guide", Jerry has put together an incredible experience matching beautiful acommodation with a perfect spot for training sessions at a local Muay Thai gym. He will make sure that you have a full Greek experience by the end of your week stay in paradise!

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YOUR LOCATION; KEFALONIA, GREECE

Kefalonia is a Paradise on Earth! Browse around my site to get tips & ideas on how to make the most of your stay!

Kefalonia is an island in the Ionian Sea, west of mainland Greece. It's also known as "Paradise on Earth

The city is marked by sandy coves and dry rugged landscapes with its capital, Argostoli, being built on a hillside overlooking a narrow harbor. Kefalonia's indented coastline is made up of limestone cliffs, bays and short strips of pristine white sand beaches, like Myrtos Beach in the north. 

Take a look at the stunning environment you can expect to be in during your retreat.  


YOUR WEEKLY SCHEDULE

At this Muay Thai retreat, the goal is to provide you with a life changing journey where you are able to build your confidence, learn new skills and meet amazing people from all around the world. In addition to the workout activities we will also provide group chats and workshops to look deeper inside yourself and grow as an individual.

If want you to have fun, unique travel experience where you'll come home with a renewed motivation and new set of skills, then this type of retreat was made for you! Just take a look at what a sample week schedule looks like when you come to a retreat with Sean:

Saturday, June 20th:

7am-9am: Arrival Day

9am-6pm: Get settled in at your accommodation and shown around the resort and nearby town by Sean.

6pm-8pm: Group dinner and chat where we discuss the weeks schedule and game plan!

Sunday, June 21st:

7am-8am – Morning yoga with Liz as the sun rises

8am-9am – Freshly prepared pool side Breakfast

10am-11:30 am – Muay Thai Training

1pm-2:30pm – Eat a refreshig pool side post-training lunch 

4pm-5:30pm – Muay Thai Training

Drive back to Resort to freshen up and change

6pm-7:30pm – Beach at Sunset

8pm-10pm – Greek dinner to end the day :)

Monday, June 22nd:

7am-8am – Morning yoga with Liz as the sun rises

8am-9:00am – Delicious pool side breakfast

10am-11:30 am – Muay Thai Training

1pm-2:30pm – Pool Side Lunch  

4pm-5:30pm – Muay Thai Training

6pm-7:30pm – Sunset Light house pictures

8pm-10pm – Go into town for another tasty Greek dinner to finish off the day

Tuesday, June 23rd:

7am-8am – Morning yoga with Liz as the sun rises

8am-9am – Pool side Breakfast

10am-11:30 am – Muay Thai Beach Training at Platis Giallos

1pm-2:30pm – Beach Lunch at Makris Gialos

4pm-5:30pm – Muay Thai Training

Drive back to Resort to freshen up, change and relax

7pm-9pm – Greek dinner 

9pm-11pm – Evening Beach & bonfire underneath a starlight sky

Wednesday June 24th:

7am-8am – Morning yoga with Liz as the sun rises

8am-9am – Fresh pool side Breakfast

10am-11:30am – Muay Thai Training

Relax and recover a the pool

1pm-2:30pm – Pool Side Lunch

3pm-10pm: Road trip: Assos Castle Tour, Myrtos beach & dinner

Thursday, June 25th:

7am-8am – Morning yoga session as the sun rises  

8am-9am – Delicious pool side breakfast

10am-11:30am – Muay Thai Training

1pm-2:30pm – Pool Side Lunch

3pm-4:30pm – Muay Thai Training

7pm-10pm - Greek Castle dinner with beautiful view

Friday, June 26th:

7am-8am – Morning yoga with Liz as the sun rises

8am-9am – Pool side Breakfast

9pm-10:30pm – Muay Thai Training

11:30am - Road Trip: Cave and Lake visit (both are very close to eachother), followed by Antisamos beach visit

1:00 pm-2:30pm – Lunch at Antisamos Beach

2:30pm - 6:00 pm - Hang out at Antisamos Beach; music, optional massage and optional water sports

Drive back to Resort to freshen up, change 

7:30pm - Dinner at En Kefallinia in local village of the Resort + debrief

Night out in Bass Club, down town Argostoli for those who have energy left :-)

Saturday, June 27th:

Breakfast in the AM

10am – Say our goodbyes and check-out to catch the shuttle to Airport  

**Hours and activities are subject to change. Training is based of campers preferences. Please check back for updates.




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The Perfect "Train-cation" For Muay Thai Addicts

“It’s been everything I thought it would be and MORE.” – Rob B.


"The retreat was easily one of the best things I've ever done and the only thing I would change is the fact that it had to end. " 

Whatever expectations you have going in, the retreat will surely surpass them. This has been one of the most enriching experience of my life!

I got better at Muay Thai, saw a beautiful new country and made life long friends from all over the world who share a similar mindset to me. Back home, not many people train and I've always felt Muay Thai was a solo journey I was on. It was an absolute pleasure to find people to share the journey with. 

The retreat was easily one of the best things I've ever done and the only thing I would change is the fact that it had to end. 

– Aditya S.

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OTHER FUN ACTIVITIES AT THE RETREAT

These Muay Thai retreats are more than just about Muay Thai, it’s about having an active, healthy vacation where you get to try out new things and experience a different way of life. Here are a few of the other activities that you can choose to do while on your retreat:

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TRIPS TO PRISTINE BEACHES

Throughout the week you'll be exposed to so many beautiful beaches and amazing views you might never want to leave!

Whether it's doing some Muay Thai in the sand or relaxing between training sessions you'll be able to enjoy some of the most remarkable white sand beaches that Kefalonia has to offer!

RESTORATIVE YOGA


Jump into to the resorative yoga classes offered by 500-Hour Certiied Yoga Teacher, Liz Leo. She's taught a variety of skill levels in New York, Costa Rica and Thailand and will get both your mind and body right for your week of Muay Thai.

By training yoga you will become much more in-tune with your body’s movements, improve your flexibility AND become mentally stronger – which will help you become a better Muay Thai student and be more focused, aware and driven throughout everyday life. 

There will be 1-2 sessions mixed in with your Muay Thai training led by Liz.


ASSOS CASTLE TOUR

Take a hiking trip to the north west coast of the island to explore one of the largest castles in Greece, Assos. 

Explore the ruins and discover small chapels, ancient structures and beautiful landscapes. The strategic location of the Castle allowed supervising the whole sea area, and from here you can get beautiful view of the bay.  


TRIP TO DROGARATI CAVE

Become a cave explorer and visit the remarkable Drogarati Cave. This cave was discovered when a strong earthquake caused a collapse that revealed the cave’s entrance which has been open to the public since 1968. 

Drogarati is an impressive cave with incredible formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Not to mention it is close to Melissani Lake which we will also be visiting!

TOUR THE MAGICAL MELISSANI LAKE

Ready for a once in a lifetime type of experience?

You'll take a tour to this magical lake by entering the chamber via manne row boat. As you enter you will notice that there is no roof as u then you pass from a narrow channel to the second chamber that is a big cavern with numerous stalactites and stalagmites.

Fun Fact: Mythology mentions that the cave was named after one of the nymphs, called Melissanthi who committed suicide because God Pan was not responding to her love.

EXPERIENCE THE GREEK NIGHTLIFE

Want to see what the Greek nightlife is all about?

To wrap up the trip you can join the group to spend the final night at the BASS Club in the center of Kefalonia to dance the night away! (This portion of the trip is optional of course) 

"A COMPLETE DETOX OF THE BODY, MIND AND SOUL"

Balancing all facets of life (i.e. work, family, relationships and training) all at once is a constant battle that can suck the life out of even the most driven of people. Every now and then it's absolutely crucial to take a break from the day-to-day grind to recharge and relax, especially when we are feeling burnt out from doing too much.

If you go on a Muay Thai retreat, you're able to escape the stressors of life and completely cleanse your mind, body and soul.


"I was so glad I was able to attend the first Greece retreat. The trip was well planned and executed from training, accommodations, activities, food and beaches.  

Sean, Jerry, Liz, Andreas and the resort staff went above and beyond. 

This was by far an absolutely incredible trip, and will definitely be attending again!"

- Zack G.

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THE RESORT

Where you'll be sleeping, relaxing and eating :)

Mouikis Sun Village

Lakithra 281 00, Greece

Phone: +30 2671 041171

Earth and water, green and blue, the nature in its grandeur in one of the most beautiful villages of the island, Lakithra. 

This picturesque village is considered the ideal place for the traveler who seeks quality vacations. Its natural beauty, the places of interest and especially its unique location, inspired the poet Lord Byron since this is where he passed most of his time writing. 

Mouikis Sun Village has a unique location at Lakithra village, offering its visitors top quality services apart from its magical location. It overlooks the Ionian Sea and Ainos mountain but also the islet of Zeus with the chapel of Virgin Mary Diotissa and the island of Zakynthos.  

**Do keep in mind that this hotel resort is bit remote and requires a shuttle to get to most places. There are shuttles offered for €2 per person and taxis for around €10 per person to get to and from the main parts of town. However, Sean will be hiring a van (or two depending on the size of the group) for transportation into town, to the training facility, and to the beaches.**

Mouikis Village completes its services with an area for well-being and beauty, aiming at satisfying the demands of all visitors.  

The area of breakfast, relaxing, in earthy tints, is the most beautiful setting for starting a day while in vacations. Balancing between the colours of the sand and the sea, the Restaurant “Gevseis Eftyxias” (tastes of Eftyxia –eftyxia in Greek means happiness), offers real happiness with savours coming from the traditional Mediterranean cuisine in a space with character and personal style, providing generously complete satisfaction of senses. 

Looking far away to the Ionian from the pool and the beautifully formed outdoor spaces of green up to the playground and the tennis court, the visitors of Mouikis Village can enjoy the following services:  

  • Shop (souvenirs, Greek and foreign Press, tobacco products, pareo, bathing suits, other accessories)
  • Travel Guide
  • Internet
  • Fax services
  • Daily cleaning services
  • Collaboration with rent a car and rent a bike
  • Laundry and ironing services
  • Private restaurant space, indoor and outdoor
  • Private bar, indoor and outdoor
  • Private parking space
  • Tennis court
  • Playground 

THE RETREAT TRAINING FACILITIES

Where you'll be doing a majority of your training.

Red Tiger Muay Thai Academy

Harbouri 13 Argostóli, Kefallinia, Greece 28100

Phone: +30 698 030 6216

Train in Kefalonia’s premier Muay Thai and martial arts space, Red Tiger Muay Thai Academy!  

With a number of heavy bags, strength and conditioning equipment, and a spacious training area, there is more than enough training tools at your disposal to ensure you get top quality training during your retreat. 


ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING

What's included in your all-inclusive vacation:

All packages are all-inclusive which include:

  • 7-nights lodging
  • 3x meals a day (breakfast and lunch served at the resort, dinner at local Greek eateries)
  • 2x Muay Thai sessions a day led by Sean Fagan
  • 1x Morning Yoga a day with Liz Leo 
  • Exclusive access to the amazing Sun Village swimming pool that overlooks the ocean at sunset.
  • Group trip and training session at Platis and Makris Gailos Beaches 
  • Trip to Myrtos Beach for relaxation and swimming.
  • Assos Castle Hiking Tour
  • Group trip to Drogarati Cave
  • Row boat tour of the magical Melissani Lake
  • Beach bonfire underneath a starlit sky
  • Wi-fi Internet
  • Transportation to/from group trips to beaches, tours and training
  • Bathroom and showers


What's NOT included:

  • Airfare 
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Service
  • Alcholic Drinks 
  • Additional Snacks/Food
  • Other Miscellaneous Expenses



Additional activities, excursions, spa treatments and private lessons are a la carte. If you are interested in extras please let me know. We have available Diving, Mountain Bike Tour, Mountain Jeep Tour, Massages, Facials, Snorkel Tours and many others.



ACCOMODATION OPTIONS & PRICING

Inspired by the nature that surrounds the hotel, the rooms calm and satisfy your senses and fulfill all that you may require. The elegant simplicity of the romantic and harmonious colors in each room are complimented by the breathtaking mountain and sea view.

**Limited space available**

NOTE: Want to book with a spouse or friend, but they don't want to train? No problem! We offer packages for couples or groups where one person participates in the retreat while the other one can relax by the beach or pool :) Click here and fill out the quick form if that's something you are interested in (make sure to mention it in the questions/comments section)

Premium Greek Studio

Each Premium Greek Studio room is equipped with: air conditioning, telephone, hairdryer, mini fridge, cooking facilities, microwave, toaster, kettle, and basic kitchen supplies. 

To reserve your spot we ask to place a $500 deposit. We will contact you shortly after to fill you in on how to pay the rest of the retreat fee which will be due 2 months prior to the retreat start date.

*For cancellation/refund policy please check out FAQ section

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VIP Greek Maisonette (Apartment)

These VIP Greek Maisonette's are a great way to have a small group of friends experience this one-of-a-kind Greek Muay Thai retreat. Each room is equipped with 1 queen bed, 2 double beds and 1 extra camp bed if needed. It also has all anemities as the studio villas including: air conditioning, telephone, hairdryer, mini fridge, cooking facilities, microwave, toaster, kettle, and basic kitchen supplies. 

**There are only 2 Maisonette's available and they are reserved on a first come, first serve basis!**

To reserve your spot we ask to place a $500 deposit. We will contact you shortly after to fill you in on how to pay the rest of the retreat fee which will be due 1 month prior to the retreat start date.

*For cancellation/refund policy please check out FAQ section

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Only $2295 USD each! (save $300!)



SPACE IS VERY LIMITED! 

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Muay Thai Retreat is paradise. But it’s even more than that! It’s an experience, a detox, & a training vacation all in one!

Listen to one of the retreaters, Jennifer Nicholson, tell you about her experience (Costa Rica):  




 



















Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the retreat cost?

It costs $2195 for an all-inclusive package. If you stay with a friend or significant other it's $1995 per person. 

What is the length of stay?

This retreat is 7 days and 6 nights, Saturday, June 20th - Saturday, June 27th, 2020 

What is included in the price?

All packages are all-inclusive which include:  

  • 7-nights lodging
  • 3x meals a day (breakfast and lunch served at the resort, dinner at local Greek eateries)
  • 2x Muay Thai sessions a day led by Sean Fagan
  • Exclusive access to the amazing Sun Village swimming pool that overlooks the ocean at sunset.
  • Group trip and training session at Platis and Makris Gailos Beaches 
  • Trip to Myrtos Beach for relaxation and swimming.
  • Assos Castle Hiking Tour
  • Group trip to Drogarati Cave
  • Row boat tour of the magical Melissani Lake
  • Wi-fi Internet
  • Transportation to/from group trips to beaches, tours and training
  • Bathroom and showers


What is NOT included in the price?

  • Airfare 
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry
  • Additional Snacks/Food
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Other miscellaneous expenses


Where will I be staying?

At Mouikis Sun Village (see above or go to http://mouikis-resort.com/)

What are the food options? How much will it cost to eat per day?

Food is included in your package and is served 2x a day at the resort and 1x a day at a local Greek eatery. Most meals are local Greek dishes like fresh caught fish and seafood, fresh fruits, cheeses, salads, organic meats and much more. 

If you are a vegetarian or vegan, we can cater to your needs as well.  

Keep in mind that alcoholic drinks and additional snacks/meals are not included in the price. 

I’ve never done yoga or trained Muay Thai, can I join?

Absolutely! Sean and Liz will make sure that everyone is welcome and is comfortable training Muay Thai and practicing yoga. Both of them have a number of retreats under their belts and have catered to all age and experience levels.

What is the average experience level/age of the retreaters?

Most retreaters have train some Muay Thai in the past. Generally speaking, retreaters have 6 months - 2 years of experience, but there have been retreaters who have just began their Muay Thai journey as well as others who are experienced fighters. 

We’ve had retreaters as young as 21 and as old as 63 come to this retreat and have a great time! The average age is between 27-45 years old.

I want my spouse/friend to come, but they wouldn't want to train. 

No problem! We offer packages for couples or groups where one person participates in the retreat while the other one can relax by the beach or pool :) Click here and fill out this quick form if that's something you are interested in.(make sure to mention it in the questions/comments section).

What else is there to do at or near the resort?

During down time people like to do a variety of things:

  • Relax by the crystal clear pool or take a nap on your balcony.
  • Get rejuvenating massages.
  • Take a shuttle (2 EUR) to check out local shops and restaurants.
  • Hang out by the bar to chat life with other retreaters.
  • Experience the Greek nightlife.


What do I do if I get sick/injured?

Adequate travel insurance is crucial to insuring you have a safe trip. It is up to you to make sure you’re covered for the activities involved and to find to proper insurance for your stay.

There are pharmacies and doctors nearby, so if you get ill or injured we will make sure you get quality attention. 

Do I need any vaccinations?

We highly recommend you speak to your doctor to see if you need any shots. They’ll have all the up to date information on any pills you may need or vaccinations you might want to consider. Getting them is time consuming, so leave at least 6 weeks to be safe. 

Do I need a visa?

If you are from the U.S, U.K, Canada and other western or European countries, you do not need a visa. (You DO need a passport though!)

If you are uncertain if your country requires a visa for Greek, make sure to google it for more info

How do I get around the area?

There is a shuttle that is available at the resort to take you into town during certain times. Taxi's are also available for trips into town or around the island. Otherwise Sean will be your main driver taking you to the beaches, training and group activities/outings. You are more than welcome to rent a car while you are there if you want complete freedom with your travel. 

What Is The Refund/Cancellation Policy?

If cancelled OUTSIDE 60-days of the retreat date (April 20, 2020) your deposit of $500 is non-refundable but can be treated as “on-credit” for future retreat dates, subject to one-year expiry from refunded date.  

If cancelled INSIDE 60-days of the retreat date (April 20, 2020) your deposit of $500 is non-refundable and can NOT be treated as “on-credit” for future retreat datesFull payments (minus the $500 deposit) are refundable if cancelled 60-days out from the retreat.  

Full payments are NOT refundable if cancelled within 60-days of the retreat unless of a documented family or medical emergency. If cancelled within 60-days of the retreat date your deposit of $500 is non-refundable but can be treated as “on-credit” for future retreat dates, subject to one-year expiry from refunded date.


Are you serious about coming to this tropical retreat, but still have more questions?

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“Sean, Liz and Jerry made this trip spectacular from start to finish. The location and logistics couldn't have been more delightful, the hotel was fantastic and a great social environment. 

The gym and training by Sean was great, his patience and passion for the sport comes across and he's truly inspirational to learn from - plus the sessions were both challenging but great fun. 

All the restaurants were spot on and we were well fed with healthy and traditional local food. The people on the trip were some of the most likeminded wonderful people I've ever met and the trip went above all expectations. 

I look forward to the tours of 2019!"

– Lulu M.

GREECE | JUNE 22ND - JUNE 29TH 2019 

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