top of page

October 23-25, 2020

Release, Reset, and Reconnect:
The Wellness Retreat To Help You Get Away
When You Can't Physically Get Away

Join us for a weekend of yoga, mindfulness, healthy eating,

and community conversation- all in the comfort and safety of your own environment

What's NOT Included

A Retreat... 

At Home?

What if I want to Drop In to a Class or Experience?

Yoga isn't your thing.

Meditation seems impossible. 

You don't have a babysitter for your kids.


Plus you have plans, or at least want to leave the option available if something amazing comes up.

We get it.

While we think you'll get a lot more from a weekend spent with us than you will drinking rosé at an outdoor bar where you are forced to order nachos so they will serve you your drink, we know how precious those moments of actual connection can be.

Our entire mission in this retreat (and in everything we do) is to help you figure out ways to connect and thrive in an environment that isn't exactly serving that up to you on a silver platter right now.

BUT- to answer your question- there are ways to "Drop in." Sort-of.

We want you to really experience something here. This is about lasting results, not a one-off encounter. We want you to feel great about a new relationship with yourself.


Because we know that not everyone has the time or money to right now for the full weekend (though we REALLY still believe you will love it), we have created a bunch of package experiences that are accessible for everyone.


Check them out.


We can't wait to meet you!

Yoga &


  • SIX 60-90 minute yoga classes

  • One bonus pre-recorded yoga class so every time zone can have a Friday evening class

  • One guided walking meditation

  • One tea meditation circle

  • Two guided sleep meditations

  • One Sound Healing workshop

  • Retreat participants get to collaboratively aid in the creation and structure of the yoga classes

  • Vinyasa, Power, and Restorative Yoga all planned in a way that will let you release, reset, and reconnect over the course of the weekend

All the Amazing

Bonuses and Extras

Retreat Cookbook Cover Page.png
  • A cleansing vegan menu for the weekend with recipes that can be made in 45 minutes or less

  • Three dinners, two breakfasts, two lunches, two snacks 

  • Your meal times planned to work with your activity schedule

  • One "Community Dinner" where we will cook together virtually

  • Community Conversation with Dr. Hayley Nelson 

  • "Getting to Know You" session where you can introduce yourself to other retreat members and get that community vibe pulsing through you

  • Live-stream classes AND links to recordings for unlimited later access

What's NOT Included

  • Yoga clothing

  • Yoga mat, block, strap, or other props you may want to use (BUT... you can use a book, towel, tie, and many other things you certainly have around your house).

  • Meditation cushion

  • Tea and mug for the tea circle

  • Good weather during the walking meditation

  • No guarantee that all of your questions will be answered (BUT... we will do our best to address things later within the Facebook group)

  • Accommodation of timing for all time zones. (BUT... those recordings will be available)

Helping Hand Icon
  • Computer, tablet, or phone to access classes and sessions

  • A babysitter for your kids 

  • Ingredients and materials to make the recipes provided

  • One-on-one modifications/adjustments during yoga classes (BUT... we will try to both make the classes accessible for everyone AND keep an eye on the screen)


meditation comes in many different forms


What's Included 

By cultivating an attitude of friendship toward those in distress, joy toward those who are virtuous, and equanimity toward those who are non-virtuous, lucidity arises in the mind.


-Edwin F. Bryant. “The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali.”





Getting to Know You

Slow & Strong with Diamando 


Sleep meditation

Friday, October 23, 2020


*Meal times are suggested based on the widely regarded practice of not consuming food for at least two hours prior to a yoga class. However, retreat participants will have the full menu and recipes in advance and can adjust timing as best suits their individual needs. Recommended dinner meals will be light and easily digestible for those who plan to go to bed after evening meditation.

ºThe retreat menu will be composed of all vegan meals, and participants are welcome to communicate any other dietary restrictions. We will do our best to use your needs to build our menu.


Saturday, October 24, 2020











Vinyasa with Nadia 


Walking Meditation


Writing Workshop

Vinyasa with Justin

Community Cooking


Sleep Meditation

"Alone, we can do so little. Together we can do so much"

-Helen Keller

Image provided by Karyn Ruiz-Cordell

Sunday, October 25, 2020











Yoga with Diamando


Tea Meditation Circle

Light Lunch

Sound Healing with Nadia

Community Conversation**

Afternoon Snack

Restorative with Justin


Prize Giveaway!!


**Community Conversations are free and open to the public, however, retreat participants get priority access.

Click here for detailed information on this retreat's discussion.

Here We Are!

At GOLIVE Spartan Experiences, we are committed to a community and collaborative approach to all of our actions, endeavors, forums, and activities. We firmly believe that without others, the individual cannot grow and thrive. Our community pledges to continually create a space for the voices of people from diverse and interesting backgrounds.



Meet Our Retreat Staff and Presenters

Diamando Stratakos
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

Diamando Stratakos-

Retreat Organizer,

Yoga, Meditation

Diamando Stratakos has been committed to the creation of collaborative communities for nearly her entire life. Throughout her extensive careers in theatrical production and hospitality management, she has continuously found ways to bring people together.

A woman of many interests, Diamando holds a BFA in Acting from Syracuse University, is a "Top Writer" on Quora, and has an "Master Milling Certificate" in olive oil production from UC Davis.

As an RYT 200, a certified NLP (Neuro- Linguistic Programming) Practitioner, and a certified meditation leader, she is thrilled to be able to help people grow and thrive. 

Justin Ifill
  • Instagram

Justin Ifill-

Justin Ifill, RYT 500 fell in love with yoga as soon as he started and now has had a yoga practice since 2011.  Following some of his inspirational teachers and mentors, he completed his 200 and 300-hour teacher training at Laughing Lotus. 

Justin strives to help others help themselves, stay balanced, and love their breath to promote both physical and mental well-being. His  "Rhythm & Flow" classes take you on an uplifting, innovative, and soulful journey—a practice steeped in the timeless traditions of yoga, infused with music and spiced with divine inspiration

Nadia Al-Huqail-

Yoga and Sound Healing

Nadia Al-Huqail is a professional, certified Yoga Teacher with over 25 years of experience. Since 2018, Nadia has been running the Spartan Yoga Shala in Sparta, Greece, where she facilitates and teaches daily yoga classes and workshops, actively working within the local community.

After graduating from Beirut University; Lebanon, with a BA in political science and international affairs, Nadia realized that the most effective way to help people was through teaching the science and practice of yoga, in which she has been engaged from an early age. She pursued this mission by completing several Yoga Teacher Training courses. Her qualifications include the following disciplines; Power Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Yin yoga, Groovykids Yoga, as well as  Sound Healing, Mantra and Nada Yoga, Chakra Dancing and Creative Meditation.

Nadia has trained with many world renowned Yoga Teachers and is passionate about passing on this knowledge to her many students. Her classes are dynamic, restorative and healing.

Nadia Al-Huqail, Spartan Yoga Shala
  • Instagram
  • Instagram

Deema Nephele-
Tea Meditation

Deema is an herbalist, creative meditation practitioner and an aromatherapist.  She is the founder of her company AlkamiCare, an online shop featuring herbal tea blends and organic skincare.

Deema has organised several tea circles in London and Lebanon. She creates a safe space to intuitively approach a tea meditation by combining her practice in creative meditation, herbalism and aromatherapy.

Herbs are not just for the physical. They are powerful allies for emotional healing, adjusting through transitions and coping with trauma. In our workshop, Deema will introduce you to the concept of herbal allyship, how to use certain herbs for various ailments, whether it is physical or emotional, how to intuitively connect to plant medicine through folklore, herbal actions, and tea meditation.

Deema Nephele, Alkamicare
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Instagram
  • Facebook

Hayley Nelson, PhD

Dr. Hayley Nelson has a PhD in Psychological and Brain Sciences from Johns Hopkins University and is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Delaware County Community College with past appointments as faculty at The University of Pennsylvania’s Biological Basis of Behavior Program and Research Fellow with the National Institute of Mental Health and National Institute on Drug Abuse. In addition, she has combined her knowledge of the human mind and brain health with her passion for education, teaching, and mentoring and founded “Be Well Inside and Out with Dr. Hayley" where she follows a holistic approach to health and wellness with a focus on prevention.    

Who We Are
bottom of page