Jewels Athena leads international yoga retreats and classes based on spiritual healing and awaking themes across the globe including the Greek islands, Thailand, Laos, Bali, Tahiti, Nepal and more. She has been living in Thailand since 2015 where she leads yoga and reiki teacher trainings and workshops
Prior to her yoga career, Jewels Athena was the national account director for CBS Radio and XM/Sirius Radio, produced a major motion film starring Alec Baldwin and co-produced galas and events for the famous New York fashion week.
A beautiful tranquility prevails high above the sea.
The soft sounds, the intense smells and the enchanting tranquility that surrounds it, cause an explosion of your emotions and imagination.
Welcome to the Star Hotel in the magical Island of Santorini!
Jewels retreats are one of a kind. I have been in many retreats and they all serve different purposes. The Santorini retreat was very unique. The theme was focused on Soul Journey including Qi Gong & Akashic Records teachings.
I was not familiar with these but I started educating myself prior to the retreat. As soon as I went there, the environment gave me a sense of peace. The setting was spectacular & breathtaking.
More important was that I felt that I was in another dimension. Mind was clearer. I felt loved, joy and things started to make sense. The retreat opened my eyes and changed my life on a spiritual level.
Words cannot describe the everyday experience that I had. Also, I met some wonderful people that I connected with. There is a lot more to write but I highly recommend her classes and retreats. They are one of a kind.
In January of this year (2018) I attended Julie's Sacred Soul Journey Kundalini Retreat-At the magnificent Yoga House on the Island of Koh Phangan. It was one of the most fantastic, magical experiences of my entire life. New to Kundalini yoga and not knowing what to expect, I went with flow.
And that flow brought me to a place and gave me a life experience I will cherish for the rest of my life. It opened my heart and soul and brought me to a level of consciousness and inner peace I could not have anticipated. And for this I am so very grateful.
From top to bottom the retreat was more than I could have expected, with its beautiful accommodations - incredibly delicious vegan meals and calm ascetic surroundings. Simply lovely. In addition, thezsb connections I made with a group of new friends who traveled on this reiki and yoga journey with me, will not be forgotten.
It was a beautiful experience. I think for anyone who has the opportunity to join Jewels in yoga practice, or life in general will be rewarded by the experience. Namaste
I met Jewels at her Kundalini Yoga class in Koh Phangan, Thailand. She announced she was hosting a Spirit Voyage Retreat in Santorini, Greece, I felt an immediate pull to go. I'd never gone on a retreat before so I had no idea what to expect. I loved all the classes with Jewels and her co-teacher Shakti Cabral.
The Kundalini Yoga and Qigong classes as well as the Akashic meditations were accessible for everyone. And these weren't just typical daily classes you might get in a studio class, but they were full of useful information to carry with you in life beyond the retreat.
The location on Santorini was perfect! We stayed in a small, quaint village overlooking the caldera, not crowded at all and a great area to walk around and explore.
We ended the week with a hike from Fira to Oia (arriving just as the sun was setting)--an excellent way to end the retreat. I highly recommend.
I first went to Jewel's Kundalini Yoga classes in Thailand, which made me become passionate about this practice. Trusting in her skills, I then tried out her Reiki sessions and eventually did my Reiki Level 1&2 with her.
I find her always very well prepared, and I very much appreciate her energetic, warm yet professional approach to whatever she does. Also her Kundalini Yoga retreat "Soul Journey" Retreat in Koh Phangan, Thailand did not come short of any expectations.
She just knows her stuff, has an amazing capability of getting everyone involved and is truly committed to getting through to the needs of each participant.
Feels like searching for the jewel within yourself. I am looking forward to what comes next.
Expressing my gratitude and appreciation for the five day Reiki and Crystal Healing retreat I attended with Jewels in Koh Phangan, Thailand.
It was a great experience. Exactly what I was looking for. Jewels is amazing, simply.... gives it all!!!! Thank you for suggesting the Reiki course before going into the crystals....couldn't be otherwise, now I understand!
I will never forget, learning, playing, understanding, experiencing mother earth's gifts: crystals..one of my passions.
I loved and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere at the retreat! Love, light & blessings, Liana
I had an amazing week on the island of Santorini in Greece at the Spirit voyage retreat with Jewels Athena and Shakti Cabral. I went with an open mind about the kundalini yoga which I’d never tried before but had heard convincing reports from other people.
We did kundalini with an amazing group of 12 people every day for a week on the cliff tops looking out over the beautiful sea and islands surrounding Santorini. At first I struggled with the kundalini and was starting to think this might not be for me but as the week commenced and lots of concentration and Breathwork going on, I started to really enjoy it.
By the end of the week I was looking forward to the classes and felt like a different person altogether, clear of mind and calmer than I can ever remember being.
Thanks Jewels Athena for an amazing week of truly life changing events. I feel that that week on the retreat was a once in a lifetime experience and feel very honoured and grateful to have had the opportunity to to be there in October 2019. Truly amazing experience.
When I originally took the Reiki retreat with Jewels Athena in Thailand, my intention had been to deepen my own self-healing practice as well as my professional practice of healing others.
This in itself has had a huge impact on my personal growth, my sensitivity to energy, the ability to tap into and trust my intuition.
It was a beautiful experience, thank you! The style of teaching is accessible, supportive and truly comes from the heart.
This is a journey and I am glad to have people like you to assist!
"In March 2017 I spent a week in the beautiful exotic island of Koh Phangan, Thailand at Jewels Bertrand's Soul Journey Retreat.
The retreat was held in a beautiful house approximately 1 mile from the ferry. You can easily explore the island on a moped/motorbike.
The Vinyasa yoga classes taught by our leader Jewels made me feel very connected to myself, others and the world at large.
The yoga classes really helped me to open my heart. The week was full of relaxation, fun and excellent yoga classes" I highly recommend.