Hygia 6-Day Iyengar Yoga Retreat
31/08/2020 – 6/09/2020
Join Hygia Yoga on a magical and unique retreat experience in Pelion. From the roots to the sky, travelling through the spine with Kristina Assimakopoulou.
Spend one week immersing yourself in yoga practice in the lush green Pelion region. Discover the magnificent Peninsula in Central Greece, combining mountain landscapes and beautiful beaches. Explore the beautiful green nature around Pelion mountain through walks in the forest and mountain as well as beach day trips to the Aegean sea.
Accommodation is in Pelion Homes luxury stone-built villas with breath-taking views (most with private pools and all with sea views). Located next to the charming and picturesque village of Agios Georgios. Embrace the luxury that Pelion Homes has to offer. Enjoy the deliciously nutritious food.
We will embark on a journey together and experience how correct alignment can help us ground ourselves, create space within and lift us upwards.
During this week we will try to join body and mind, by using the precision of postures (asanas) and by placing our focus on different areas of our bodies. We will examine together the messages our bodies convey and respond.
The purpose and joy in the practice of asana is not about doing the perfect posture, it’s precisely to use them as a tool in order to understand and transform ourselves.
Throughout the week Kristina will accompany you in your yogic journey, whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced yogi who wants to deepen their practice. Furthermore, since Kristina assists therapeutic yoga classes, she will be able to support you in your practice with the necessary adjustments and guidance.
Meet the instructor:
Kristina Assimakopoulou, founder of Hygia Yoga www.hygiayoga.com is Greek, born in London, raised between Athens and Paris, and is currently based in Brussels.
Kristina Assimakopoulou is an Iyengar yoga certified teacher and has been practicing yoga for more than a decade, since discovering it for its therapeutic qualities. She is passionate about yoga and believes practicing it transcends the physical benefits.
Kristina’s teaching is based on the Iyengar approach, and focuses on the precision of the yoga postures (asanas). This allows the body and mind to align, while discovering oneself in the process. By focusing on the details of postures, practitioners can gain a deep experience and insight into the benefits of yoga, both physically as well as mentally.
Kristina is also a Reiki practitioner and has completed Mindfulness training.
The retreat will be held at the Pelion Homes Retreat Centre. An idyllic space undisturbed and surrounded by deep green vegetation. The perfect location, providing peace and quiet for the yoga retreat.
It offers 360 panoramic sea and mountain views overlooking the Pagasitikos Gulf and nearby village of Agios Georgios. The yoga venue itself, is within a unique and wonderful bedouin tent. Fitted with mosquito netting, lighting, ceiling fans and heating for temperature control.
All of the villas are a few minutes walk from the retreat space. Ensuring that you have easy access each day.
Daily meals will be served in the charming communal space next to the retreat centre. The seating area has a balcony overlooking the mountainside and at night it is the perfect place to partake in some star gazing whilst relaxing.
Our wonderful chef will take care of you throughout your stay by preparing a mixture of traditional dishes with a mouthwatering twist. Mostly vegan food will be served, all locally sourced ingredients and very nutritious and healthy.
2 Daily Yoga Sessions – Morning & evening practices*
6 Daily Breakfasts & 5 Dinners
Private Swimming Pool (in some villas)
Guided hike and herb foraging tour around local area
X2 trips to highlight beaches with packed lunch
*Exceptions: Arrival day evening yoga class, departure day: morning yoga, and half-day off for excursion or hike or free time for the group (tbc).
- The organizer’s speaks: English, French & Greek (Fluently)
- The maximum participants is X14 people
- Open to all levels
Some practical notes on how our week will roll out…
The retreat starts on Monday August 31st, 2020, with a welcome yoga session at 18:00 followed by dinner. You can arrive earlier during the day to have some time to rest and settle before we start our practice.
The following days we will have two yoga sessions daily (except one evening off), the morning practice (from 8:00-9:30), will be dynamic and rejuvenating while the evening (from 18:30–20:00), will be more focused on restorative asanas, breathing and relaxation.
In between classes you will have plenty of free time to relax, swim or do whatever is good for you on that particular day!
We have two beach excursions planned during the week to discover the beaches on the Aegean side. Milopotas, Fagkistra, Damouhari are some of the beautiful beaches hiding on the other side of the mountain…
There will be one evening without a yoga session or dinner, so that you’ll have the opportunity to discover the surrounding village and area.
The last day of the retreat will start with a yoga session and breakfast as usual and then you can continue on your journey.
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For more information about Hygia Yoga: www.hygiayoga.com