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Samothraki 2021-The summer Bhakti Nature yoga retreat!

Yoga-Hiking and holidays
1-6 / 8/2021
with Vayia Chanou
Samothrace, North Aegean, Greece
Τhe island of the Great Gods!

Welcome to my summer yoga retreat!
Samothrace.
A mountain in the middle of the sea, an amulet on the edge of the Aegean!
Distant, wild, beautiful, special.
Kept away from many but always close

Where

32, Ethnikis Simfiliosis str, Perea, Thessaloniki GR 57019

Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles

Levels

When

Aug 1 to
Aug 6
2021
19:00 pmto12:00 pm

Price

380 €

Full Description

Vayia’s Bhakti Nature Yoga retreats

Vayia is traveling!
In every change of season, a Bhakti retreat based on yoga and our contact with nature and culture awaits us in the mountains or the sea.
Activities include archaeological sites, walking, rafting, canoeing, canyoning, swimming in frozen rivers & waterfalls, thermal baths, botany, winery visits and more.
In tranquil remote hostels and places of great natural beauty and energy throughout Greece, supporting alternative and archaeological tourism in these areas.

Vayia is co-traveling!
Invited and fellow traveler on this journey my dear student and new yoga teacher Yiannis Spyroudis who will guide a session of partner & acropartner yoga.
We invite you to join us,
Keep yoging in nature!

“The Summer yoga retreat”
Samothrace, the island of the Great Gods!
Yoga-Hiking and holidays
1-6 / 8/2021
with Vayia Chanou
Samothrace, North Aegean, Greece

Welcome to my summer yoga retreat!
Samothrace.
A mountain in the middle of the sea, an amulet on the edge of the Aegean!
Distant, wild, beautiful, special.
Kept away from many but always close to chosen ones.
Samothraki is not a common destination. Here you will come to leave yourself in the deep blue and stunning green. Paradise landscapes, enchanting forests, streams, rivers and waterfalls await you to embrace and forget about any sound other than wind and running water.

Our practices:
Bhakti Vinyasa yoga
Hatha yoga
(both based on Energetic Therapeutic Alignment)
Pranayama-Meditation-Mantras
Partner & acropartner yoga

Practices are suitable for practitioners of all levels.
Beginners are also welcome.
Experienced trainees will be able to deepen with appropriate guidance and variations.
Upon request, there will be basic English guidance for our foreign friends.
After our practices there will be plenty of time for bathing in the sea, pedestals, hot baths, island tours, hiking and relaxing.
We operate both as a team and autonomously depending on our mood.

Our schedule (indicative of content and hours as we always listen to the needs and moods of the team and the weather):

Sunday 1/8
Free arrival from 14:00.
19:00-20:00 Yoga Nidra, Opening circle
20:00 dinner together at the hotel, time with our sanga

Monday 2/8
08: 00-10:00 Pranayama, meditation, Hatha yoga
10: 00-11: 00 brunch
11:30 Hiking & bathing

Tuesday 3/8
08: 00-10: 00 Pranayama, meditation, Bhakti vinyasa yoga
10: 00-11: 00 brunch
11:00 Free day

Wednesday 4/8
08: 30-10: 00 Pranayama, meditation, Hatha yoga
10: 00-11: 00 brunch
11:30 Hiking & bathing

Thursday 5/8
08: 00-10: 00 Pranayama, meditation, Bhakti vinyasa yoga
10: 00-11: 00 brunch
11:30 Free day
19:00 Farewell dinner together at our hotel

Friday 6/8
08: 30-10: 30 Pranayama, Hatha yoga, Partner & Acropartner yoga, closing circle
10: 30-11: 30 brunch
12:00 Departure full of great acquaintances and experiences! ….
…. until our next Bhakti Nature yoga retreat.

Our stay:

Mariva Bungalows & Yoga Retreat

Participation
Up to 1/7/20 privileged early registration!
Individual participation investment: 340 €

From 2/7 regular participation investment: 380 €
Children up to 6 years free stay and nutrition.
From 6-16 years old is 5 € extra per child per night and 5 € per child for each meal.
Escorts that will not practice -50 €

Includes:
5 nights
5 vegetarian brunches
2 vegetarian dinners
5 morning yoga & meditation practices & 1 Yoga Nidra practice
All taxes (excluding accommodation tax € 1.5 per room / day paid by customer on arrival)
For families with children there will be only 3 quadruples available which should close pretty early otherwise given to other families.

It does not include:
Your shipping costs
Extra meals and anything not mentioned in the schedule

-Please, make a timely contribution to better organize the excursion and service of all participants in the rooms.
Confirmation of booking only with half deposit and payment until 1/7
After 2/7 no refunds can be made in case of cancellation.
-Whatever you want to stay for more days, the hotel will keep you the same as our team. Inform them only on time.
-Our favorite pets are welcome.

-We will try to organize carpooling to serve those who have no means of transport but also save money for everyone.
Each participant needs to have their own yoga mat (though some provide by the retreat center), soft blanket and meditation cusion and a belt and block if available.

About Yiannis and me
Vayia Chanou
Bhakti Vinyasa-Hatha (Anusara alignment based)-Pranayama-Meditation-Chanting

Graduated from the Higher Proffetional School of Dance of the Municipality of Thessaloniki with classical ballet teacher Dimitra Koroneou.
Founder of the “Harmony” Yoga & Meditation Center operating in Kalamaria, Thessaloniki since 2000.
600 EYT yoga teacher specializing in Vinyasa yoga and Pranayama with over 20 years and 40,000 hours of teaching experience.
Prana Vinyasa yoga teacher 300 hours.
Co-founder and board member of the Thessaloniki Yoga Festival since 2012.

It has been a blessing and a pleasure to have learned alongside many great Iyengar, Anusara & Vinyasa yoga teachers some of which are:
Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar, Sofia Hadjipanayotou, Vivi Letsu, Rusty Wells, John Friend, Martin Kirk, Todd Tesen, Petros Haffenrichter, Shiva Rea et al.
Her current teacher and inspiration is Shiva Rea, who follows in the 500-hour Prana Vinyasa training.

Her love of yoga, nature, our ancient Greek culture and her fascination with mountaineering and rafting inspired her to create “Bhakti Nature & Cultural Yoga Retreats”.
With them, we travel to great places and enjoy our practice along with alternative activities in nature, in archaeological sites and places of great natural beauty and energy!
On Vayia’s Bhakti Nature Yoga page you will find her classes, seminars and yoga retreats.
Please like & follow, join & enjoy!

Giannis Spyroudis
Giannis was born and raised in Thessaloniki. From an early age he was involved in sports, trying out many types at team and individual level. After completing his studies (Organization and Business Management, MSc in Environmental Management & Sustainability) and starting to work, the prolonged sedentary life and the inevitable musculoskeletal problems that he brought, led him to the path of yoga. Experimenting with various species (hatha, ashtanga, iyengar) as a further search came to vinyasa, and his first teacher, Vaya Khan. Soon, the practice became an integral part of his daily life, offering him significant physical and spiritual benefits, through a sense of constant kinetic meditation and deeper internal dialogue. A pivotal point in his practice and relationship with yoga was attending the Evergreen Yoga Studios (EYS) 200-hour RYT training program with Panos Katsandris, next to whom he continues to learn through the ongoing transformation process.
Giannis teaches vinyasa krama with an emphasis on the support of hands, trying to convey his love and enthusiasm for the philosophy of yoga. At the same time she works as a career counselor and a teenage finance teacher.