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Kalimera SOL Summer Retreat 2012 Hydra – May 17 - 21, 2012

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Kalimera SOL Summer Retreat 2012 Hydra  – May 17 - 21, 2012

Time: May 17, 2012 to May 21, 2012
Location: Hydra Greece
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Event Type: sol, summer, retreat
Organized By: Olympia Mitsopoulou, Rita Klemmayer, Dominik Godat, Christina Kapeni, (Ilias Moschos), Regina Reinhardt
Latest Activity: May 15, 2012

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Relax and share with Socrates „All I know is that I know nothing.“


Thanks to the fantastic work of the organizers, last year's Summer Retreat was truly outstanding! If something is working, do more of it... and so we appreciate the trust been given to again setting up a wonderful summer retreat with you co-creating a brand new week of experiences in a brand new location called Hydra.


Hydra - a picturesque island in the Greek saronic sea located next to Athens - is hosting the upcoming SOL Summer Retreat in May. The most beautiful car free island offers classic Greek nature to hike, sea to sail and outstanding hospitality and the home island of lots of artist who get inspired just like we need to get inspired for our work. 

Hydra is an ideal place of retreat given there are no watches but only sun guidance, donkeys being the stars of the roads, and nature inviting for endless walks. Outstanding hospitality, simple lifestyle combined with some unforeseen adventure, endless space and Greek spirit.


You are a solution focused practitioner - junior or senior or wanting to become one - and ready for a summer retreat?


“Retreating” means being away from our usual environment and taking the time and space to become immersed in what is important to us at that very moment. As SF practitioners we would like to indulge in different things during our retreat... we imagine some moments of study, some time for professional exchange and practice, but also time for connection, time to be curious about the others, time for personal reflections and professional development. The range of activities will vary from uplifting group activities over buddy coaching sessions to moments of silence or outdoor games.



Self organising will happen naturally when we share what is keeping us (all participants) busy, what we most long and need to do in order to relax or revive our mind and body that day. As you can see, the retreat will be highly practical. We will all benefit from the experiences of skilled participants and be able to bring in our questions and discoveries.


You feel like taking a break, reflecting and enjoying open space learning, experiencing Greek hospitality as well as spontaneous, adventurous creative culture, a one day outdoor experience (sailing, hiking...) and meeting like minded people?


You'll then definitely love the SOL Summer Retreat 2012 on Hydra!


Practical Details

Maximum 35 participants, in shared rooms.

Early Bird Fee: EUR 550.- (for the first 10 registered participants)

Normal Fee: EUR 600.-

Both fees include six nights' accommodation (May 16 - 22), all meals and breaks, Gala Dinner, programme costs, local taxes and tips.

Daily Rates for visitors: EUR 130.- with accommodation / EUR 90.- without accommodation

Easy Registration: Send an email to with "I attend the SOL Summer Retreat 2012 Hydra"

Registration Deadline: January 31, 2012


Warm regards from the 2012 Summer Retreat Team

Olympia Mitsopoulou, Rita Klemmayer, Dominik Godat, Christina Kapeni, (Ilias Moschos), Regina Reinhardt

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Comment by Petra Mueller-Demary on November 28, 2011 at 8:40

Dear Organizing Team for the SOLretreat 2012! I am so happy you continue this inspiring, relaxing and connecting tradition of the retreat!. I am looking forward to see you all - old and new friends - in May. Big hug! Petra

Comment by Dominik Godat on November 28, 2011 at 5:50

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