07.30 – 08.30: Yoga (Gayatri Mandir) & Gibberish (Circus)
08.30 – 09.30: Festival breakfast at the Mandir (optional extra)
10.00 – 12.00: Morning session with Deva & Miten and Manose
12.30 – 13.00: Snack (optional extra)
13.30 – 19.00: Festival Events – Osho discourse, workshops, Kundalini meditation and individual sessions. Plus beach time! And lunch/dinner at local Tavernas.
20.15 – 21.45: 4 evening sessions with Deva & Miten and Manose
(Timings subject to change)
Festival meal times are an opportunity to hang out and connect with old and new friends. An optional festival breakfast and a mid-day snack will be available. Both meals are vegetarian and will be served at the Gayatri Mandir before and after the morning session.
Meals need to be booked before you arrive so the food team can order enough fresh food. For full food information and booking: www.GayatriMandir.org.
Travelling to Corfu: As it is the peak holiday season, we recommend that you book your flights as early as possible.
Flights are available to Corfu International Airport (CFU, near Corfu town).
For bus and taxi bookings for the 45-minute drive to Arillas, see below. Hire cars are available at the airport.
Transport from Corfu Airport to Arillas via Shuttle Bus & Taxi (45-60 minutes)
Shuttle bus, €20 each way (Tuesdays and Saturdays only).
Minicab/private transfer: €55, 1-4 people.
Tel: 00 30 26630 52193 /51380 or mob 00 30 693 671 7712
It may be possible to arrange a shared taxi or minicab with other group participants to / from the airport. Check with Arillas Travel.
TAXI, Mini Van & Mini Bus
MycorfuDriver Transfer Agency, Arillas
Office: +30 2661 700810
Mobile:+30 6994 360 000 (Vaggelis Rouvas)
It may be possible for Vaggelis to arrange shared transport with other group participants to / from the airport. Enquire when you call.
Other Airport Shuttle Services
Tel: 0030 26630 51644 & 0030 26630 51693
Mobile: 0030 693 8950535
Local Taxis, Car & Scooter Rentals
Dimitra & Manos rent a car
San Stefanos and Sidari
Mobile: +30 6937 579 876
Office: +30 26630 51592 Mobile: +30 6946258240
(Note: the roads can be very challenging for inexperienced scooter drivers!)
Green Bus from green/blue bus station
Corfu Town to Arillas 05.30am and 14.00pm – Monday – Friday only.
Approx. €5 each way.
Journey time – 1.5 – 2.00 hours.
As accommodation nearby is limited, especially during peak season, we encourage you to book as early as possible.
Green Corfu: studios and apartments in Arillas and nearby. Contact: Alex, Christina and Christos.
Tel: office +30 2663 051 889
Alex Mobile: +30 6932 648 788
Christina Mobile +30 6936 750 730
If you wish to book your own accommodation directly, here are some recommendations for nearby hotels:
For availability updates for these places and other accommodations please check here: www.GayatriMandir.orgCurrently, Palms of Corfu, Thomas Huts, Bardis Hotel and Giannis Apartments are fully booked with waiting lists.
Cushions will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own for added comfort. The floor will be clean and smooth. Chairs will be available for those who need them.
Drinking water will be provided at the Gayatri Mandir (bring your own personal water bottles to refill).
Mosquito Repellent: The Gayatri Mandir is open air in the olive groves. Please bring whatever mosquito repellent that best suits your needs.
This is a non-secured area so please do not bring valuables to the Mandir.
Please note: There will be no refund if sessions have to be cancelled due to rain. The beauty of the Gayatri Mandir is that it is an outdoor temple, so we are close to the elements and the beauty of Mother Nature. Unfortunately we have not yet found a mantra that can control the weather! Please don’t worry though – Corfu in July and August is almost always dry, sunny and most beautiful.
For more FAQs about the Gayatri Mandir visit www.GayatriMandir.org.
Deva and Miten’s vision for their chant sangha has always included children. Over the last years the number of children attending their events has increased considerably. To help the children enjoy the festival, we have created a lovingly supervised “Childcare and Activities Program” during the morning and evening sessions.
In order to be able to provide the necessary facilities and adult supervision we ask for a nominal fee of 50€ for all children from age 5-16 years (no charge for under 5 year olds). We hope this feels reasonable to all parents whether your children participate in the activities, or choose to join Deva and Miten’s chant sessions.
Let us know on your booking form (July or August) that you will be bringing your child/children to the Gayatri Festival so we can be sure to welcome them to the gathering.
For more information on the children’s program, see www.GayatriMandir.org.
We look forward to enjoying their angelic, playful and innocent energy at the festival!
GETTING TO THE GAYATRI MANDIR
The Gayatri Mandir is an easy walk to/from the beach, the local restaurants and from the many hotels in the Arillas area. Coordinates: 39.7389167,19.6549152 * View on Google Maps
There is no parking at the Gayatri Mandir site. If you do need to drive, we ask that you to park your vehicle at the beachfront, or surrounding area, and walk to and from the Gayatri Mandir site. We encourage you to let these short walks become an active part of your Gayatri Festival experience – slowing your pace, resting your mind.
For disabled access, or if you require any assistance, please contact Nity in advance: GayatriFestival@gmail.com.
Festival Check-in and Registration is at the Gayatri Mandir
Dates and times:
Sat 22nd July 5-9pm / Sun 23rd 7.30 am – 9.30am
Sat 5th August 5-9pm / Sun 6th 7.30am – 9.30am