Hygia Yoga Retreat | September 2021
'7 Day Yoga Retreat'
30.08.21 – 05.09.21
With Kristina Assimakopoulou.
Join Hygia Yoga on a magical and unique retreat experience in Pelion. From the roots to the sky, travelling through the spine.
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.
The 7-day retreat will be held in the village of Agios Georgios Nileias. The practice will take place at the Pelion Homes retreat centre. Accommodation is in Pelion Homes luxury stone-built villas with breath-taking views (most with private pools and all with sea views). Embrace the luxury that Pelion Homes has to offer. Enjoy the deliciously nutritious food.
September 2020 Hygia Retreat Video
Pelion Homes Retreat Centre. Agios Georgios Nilias is a beautiful and green traditional village on the slopes of the Western Pelion, 22 km from Volos, between the Pagasitikos Gulf and the Aegean Sea, at a distance of 20′-30 ‘from the nearest beaches and near the village of Milies.
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 practising yoga for more than a decade, since discovering it for its therapeutic qualities. She is passionate about yoga and believes practising 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.
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 the 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.
- The organiser and host speaks: English, French & Greek (fluently)
- The maximum participants are X14 people
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 the 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 retreat will be held at the Pelion Homes villas & 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.
Twin Room: Choose to stay in a twin room with shared bathroom facilities
Single Room with shared bathroom: Enjoy a spacious single room for your privacy with shared villa bathroom facilities
Single Room with ensuite bathroom: Looking for a little more privacy? Choose our most luxurious accommodation option with a king-sized bed and private ensuite bathroom.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY
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.
The 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.