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Join us in Porto Heli Greece on a Journey to Fascial Freedom. Our teaching workshops focus on enriching your knowledge of the fascial system by using "hands-on" techniques, including fascial release & deep tissue mobilzation. We invite not only those who dream to become teachers but anyone who wants to take their personal practice to deeper levels.


Nikki Beach Hotel and Resort8118979
721 PO Box, Porto Heli, Greece GR

Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles



Sep 29 to
Oct 5
00:00 amto00:00 am

Guests arrive on September 29rd, training goes from September 30th through October 4th, and guests depart on October 5th.



Full Description




Return to Agape (LOVE) and ROI (FLOW)

Greece and Greek Philosophy were the origins of AGAPE, the unconditionally loving of self as the creator loves us, and ZOE, the celebration of life. These two foundational beliefs embody the spirit of what life was meant to be.

We have decided to join forces of Yoga and Fascia in an region of the world where the energy of Greek traditions bring alive the magic of YOGALIZATION - which incorporates FASCIAL Release in Yoga Postures. Fascia is the largest organ of the body and it is the butterfly net that holds the diary of our life experiences, this lifetime and past lives. Fascial release in Yoga postures enables you to release your transfixed patterns which hold onto negative energy of past emotional, spiritual and physical trauma.

We will spend 5 days teaching you how to facilitate with your hands and your heart to release fascia on others and yourself, as well as incorporating yoga postures for self release. It is through yoga where the fascia is placed in an elongated fashion to release blocks of stagnated energy and it releases all energies that are not of love. Our intention with this work is to RETURN TO OUR BIRTH original essence.

Come to the beautiful isles of Peloponnese, Greece, where my family roots are from and heal your heart mind and spirit. Enjoy 6 beautiful days at a beachside 5-star hotel where I will be teaching 3 hours each morning for 5 days that will shift your entire consciousness. Spend the early afternoon on the beach in the sun, swimming in the pool or taking short excursions around the area to learn the deep history of Greek civilization.

We invite you to celebrate all of who you are. As ancient philosopher Socrates said, "Know thyself, Be thyself, Love thyself." In this workshop, you will uncover more of your true is with an open heart and mind that I invite everyone to move beyond their perceived limits, into their own AGAPE and ROI.

We have designed this workshop to be accessible to all passionate practitioners -- yoga teachers - yoga therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, massage therapists, reiki practitioners, athletic trainers, osteopathic practitioners, chiropractors, and ENERGY MEDICINE PRACTITIONERS and anyone that wants to take their personal practice to deeper physical, emotional and spiritual levels.

Retreat Highlights

-The course reflects a therapeutic approach in line with the instructor's combined 53 years experience as a professional physical therapists as well as a Yoga Teacher & Practitioner

-A comprehensive and unique approach to opening myofascial systems with soft tissue techniques

-An overview of the fascial system using an integration of deep tissue techniques and fascial release while in yoga postures

-Grasp the knowledge of fundamentally important anatomy and physiology​

-Effects of structural and postural alignment on health and well-being

-Introduction to Chinese meridians

-Learn teaching techniques for all levels and ages

-5 days of teaching & Yoga class

-This is a Hands-On retreat


These 2 powerful Teachers have come together to join forces to share all their years of practice and knowledge of fascia, movement, release, healing, and integration of the regenerative aspects that body is capable of when the body is facilitated the right way.

Maria Alfieris, PT

At the heart of any training are always the teachers -- bringing 33 years of experience, Maria strives to practice loving-kindness as a means of forming deep connections and promoting personal transformation. She is an instructor whose warmth, compassion, and inspiration shine through her teachings and practice. Maria's professional concentration has been evaluating, designing programs, and treating patients with soft tissue dysfunctions. She offers a deep knowledge of using "hands-on" techniques including fascial release, craniosacral therapy, and deep tissue mobilization. She has given a series of courses in Myofascial Mobilization: Release with Fascialization, Release with Yogalization, and Release with Foam Rollerization. She is committed to sharing her talents to contribute to the uplifting of humankind. Maria is a bright being who exudes positive energy and pure love; she empowers her students to confidently step into their light and shine bright.

Lara Heimann, PT

Drawing from her background as a Physical Therapist, Lara has combined her love of anatomy, creative movement, and functional training to develop YogaStream - a powerful, challenging flow style that emphasizes anatomy and intelligent sequencing. Movement has been Lara's favorite medicine, beginning with her early years as an athlete and dancer. She graduated from Duke University with a BS in Biological Anthropology and a MS in Physical Therapy, worked as a Physical Therapist, and began teaching yoga in 1996. Lara's passion for Yoga transformed into a career and sparked a personal mission to help her students find their source of inner strength.

Lara owns YogaStram studio in Princeton NJ and directs its YA certified (200 / 500 hour) teacher training school. She leads international retreats, workshops, and trainings, teaching her unique vinyasa style as well as functional anatomy and movement classes. Lara has classes online at the yoga channel.

Retreat Location

Porto Heli, considered the "Greek Rivera" is a picturesque village, a peaceful paradise located in northeastern Peloponnese with a stunning backdrop of rolling green hills. The area is chock-full of protected coves and bays on the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Aegean. Known as the Saronic Gulf, the region has retained a rustic and down-home feel. Surrounded by olive groves, pine trees, and beautiful secluded beaches situated in the rich agricultural region of Argolida.

It's a foodie's paradise and a locavore's dream. Much of the wine, cheese, fish, honey, olives, and olive oil comes from the surrounding region - locally grown. This area is steeping in history and tradition with many artifacts, museums and archeological sites. Coming to Porto Heli is an opportunity to leave the modern world behind and slow time down. It is an area of great natural, rugged beauty and an ideal destination for your pilgrimage into the world of fascialization.


Nikki Beach Hotel & Resorts in Porto Heli is an ideal place for rest and tranquility. The luxurious Mediterranean hotel is situated directly on the beach and offers a private pool, a fully equipped gym, and spa. Featuring an infinity-edge pool with one of the best views of the Argolic Gulf and the magnificent sunset every afternoon, the pool area is an oasis for serenity-seekers. All 66 rooms of the hotel have sea views and each room is complete with a large balcony and a spacious bathroom, a deep tub and a spacious walk in shower. Single and double rooms are available.


The price includes two main meals per day, breakfast and light dinner. All meals are prepared by the resort and will include a vegetarian option as well.

Things to do (optional)

During your free time, you can go and explore the breathtaking surrounding nature, or enjoy the beautiful choice of beaches or the pool and spa at the resort. Take a walk in the stunning local surroundings, or just sit back and relax and enjoy the fantastic sea views. For the deep blue water lovers, take an adventure with Porto Heli Scuba Club -- the crystalline waters offer exceptional visibility with a wide range of flora and fauna. You may also want to go on an excursion to the seaport town of Nafplio which is famous for its historic architecture.

Visit the celebrated Palamidi Castle and enjoy the most amazing the Archaeological Museum of Epidaurus and the great Theatre of Epidaurus, an ancient beautifully preserved theater still used for plays during the summer months. It is considered to be the birthplace of the ancient Greek God of medicine, Asclepius. Or you may want to take an excursion to the islands of Spetses or Hydra.

Whats included

-6 nights accommodation
-75 minutes of Yoga class with Fascial movements
-3 hours of Hands-On Training for 5 mornings
-Course manual
-2 main meals per day

Whats not included

-Airport transfers
-Health Insurance
-Travel Insurance
-Ferry Tickets (we will provide links for ferry transportation from Athens to Porto Heli)

Dates: September 29 - October 5th

​Guests arrive on September 29th, training goes from September 30th through October 4th, and guests depart on October 5th.

How to get there

Please book your flight to arrive at Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos."

By Ferry

From Athens airport to Piraeus port, you have three modes of transportation to choose from -- a public bus, a metro line and the standard taxis. Taking an Athens airport taxi is the fastest and most convenient transfer option. The metro takes around 85 minutes to reach Piraeus port.

There are ferries to Porto Heli from Piraeus. These ferries depart frequently, about 4-5 times per day, and also connect Porto Heli with other destinations in the Saronic Gulf, such as Poros, Spetses, Hydra and Ermioni. The ferry trip from Piraeus to Porto Heli lasts about 2-3 hours. You can take the Flying Dolphin or Flying Cat(Catamaran) of Hellenic Seaways. These ferries are hydrofoils, which means that they are speed boats that take only passengers, no cars are allowed to board the ferry.

By Car

From Athens, Porto Heli can be accessed by car (2 1/2 hours drive).

Cancellation Policy

-100% deposit for the reservation
-The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled
-Space is limited. We are taking 20 participants
-Package Pricing:
-Single Room $3300.00
-Double Room $2600.00
-Early Bird Special Sign up before Aug 1st & Save $200
-We will place participants that want a double together
-Please visit are website to sign up & book your trip