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Yoga Retreat in Greece

Hatha, Yin & Restorative Yoga
1st day: Arriving
2nd day: Grounding into being - Feet & Legs - Earth
3rd day: Let the river flow - Hips & Pelvis - Water
4th day: Tending the inner fire - Core & Belly - Fire
5th day: Breathing space - Chest & Heart - Air
6th day: Room for it all - Whole body - Space

Where

Filios Xenonas Alexandros5650288
,, Anilio Pelion Peninsula, GR 37012
Location Map

Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles

Levels

When

Aug 12 to
Aug 19
2016
19:00 pmto11:00 am

The retreat will start with an evening meal on Friday 12th at 8:30pm and the centre will be open to welcome us from 4pm. Friday 19th departure morning from 09:30—11:00 is reserved for centre cleanup.

Price

435 €

Prices for full board (apart one meal out) & yoga sessions

€435 in tent with lovely sea-view from garden
€485 in triple room with sea-view and shared bathroom
€585 in double room with en-suite bathroom & balcony with sea view
€735 single occupancy in double with ensuite and balcony with sea view

Full Description

When our body and being are given the opportunity to connect, the natural impulse to unfold is awakened. We push against the earth in order to stand or move and then rest upon the earth, nurtured by gravity, when we choose to be still and let go. Skill in life involves orchestrating those two forces, so we can find a balance and flow between effort and ease.

Within that dance, on the Hatha Yoga sessions, we will engage in more active and dynamic exploration that wakes up and opens our bodies through sequences of standing positions and flow sequences that will also include breath freeing practices.

And on the following Yin Yoga sessions, slowly surrendering into each pose, lengthening further the whole myofascial groups of our body, opening the legs and hips, spine and shoulders for greater range of motions. And through that practice we will prepare our body and mind for sitting meditation in which we can stay present (awake and relaxed) to more subtle currents of our experience and let our life become informed by what our body knows…

The retreat will be held at Campus Alexandros, one of the three venues in the Pelion Holistic Network, which lies about 3 km distance from Kalikalos Kissos and is situated in olive groves 175 meters above the picturesque Plaka beach. Nestled in the foothills of Mount Pilio, Campus Alexandros offers comfort and beauty a mere walk from the pristine Plaka Beach. More information about the place and how to get there is here

The 1st day is our arrival with check-in, registration and the welcome meal in the afternoon. Our practice will begin after dinner with the first Restorative yoga session in the evening to unwind after the journey. From the 2nd day onwards our rhythm will flow as follows:

8:00am: Breakfast
9:30am –11am: Hatha Yoga & Breath work
11:30am –1pm: Yin Yoga & Meditation
1:30pm: Lunch
2pm - 6:30pm: Free time for visiting the local area, beach & sea *
8:00pm: Dinner
9:15pm – 10:30pm: Restorative Yoga (every other night)

*Private sessions of Thai Yoga massage or Focusing with Halina will be available during afternoon and there will be a possibility to book it separately with her (additional cost).

Accommodation in the Kalikalos Community, Alexandros 

(Flights to Volvos or Thessaloniki)
Alexandros-Kalikalos is run by and as a full community comprising the unpaid volunteer staffers and our guests. So, as a workshop participant or community guest you’ll join the cooking team once in the week, and help occasionally with clean up, gardening or in the office. The work is not onerous, about 4-6 hr of “Karma Yoga” in the week. This makes our programmes more affordable and helps us build community together. 


To book your place:
For more details: or call Halina 07528122281

Looking forward to this journey. Let me know if you want to join us this Summer!

Halina