Power Of Myths | June 2021
6-Day NATURE & YOGA RETREAT
11.06.21 – 16.06.21
With Journeys By Nat (Natasha Peolidou)
Let us take you to a six-day journey to one of the most welcoming and rich parts of Greek nature & Greek mythology, Mount Pelion, considered as well the summer retreat of the ancient Greek Gods.
The entire area is a treasure trove of legends, myths, culture and a paradise for nature lovers as it has since time immemorial been trodden upon by gods and goddesses, demigods and centaurs, titans and giants, nymphs and hamadryads. Mt Pelion was the homeland of Chiron the Centaur, tutor of many ancient Greek heroes, such as; Jason, Achilles, Theseus Hercules and Asklepios [Aesculapius).
Through ancient greek myths and storytelling, smooth and rejuvenating yoga practices and breath-work, explorative hikes in most energising places, we will explore -physically and mentally – the “paths” of human journey then & now. During our hikes, we will blend accounts of our own upbringing and experience with stories from ancient Greek culture and reveal connections through myths. By the end of the day, we will observe the beauty of the night sky (also via telescope), its constellations and the hidden heroes, who received a place amongst the stars as a memorial of their deeds.
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.
Take the opportunity to disconnect and to re-connect in a group of like-minded individuals. Embrace the luxury that Pelion Homes has to offer. Stay in one of the unique stone built villas with panoramic vie, enjoy the nutritious food.
Truly unplug and unwind as you bask in the Grecian sun, absorbing the beauty and simplicity of greek nature. Whether through guided meditation, yoga flows, hiking in Mt Pelion nature, storytelling, stargazing, play-therapy; you will be given the tools you need to enjoy and embody this unique experience.
Meet your hosts
Natasha, apart from being the founder of Journeys by Nat, designer of the retreats and workshops, she is the narrator of the group.
Through myths and stories of each place, she travels us to other eras, blends harmoniously the then with the now, the imaginary with the real and introduces us to past creatures, gods, heroes and everyday people, timeless mirrors of existence.
Her stories and narratives are a special way of communicating and sharing enjoyment and daydreaming, an invisible thread connecting and coordinating the group’s faces.
The emphasis given to the outdoor activities of exploration is a catalyst in these “journeys”: nature itself functions as a teacher that unfolds, multiplies and deepens the intensity of any such experience.
Multilingual team facilitator, “serial-explorer” who enjoys bringing people together & creating authentic experiences.
Pagona is an experienced yoga teacher, graduate of Anusarara Yoga 300 hr -a system of Hatha Yoga with an emphasis on body alignment. She has studied next to teachers in Greece, India and Thailand, while during her Thai massage training, she embodied the therapeutic power of touch.
Pagona has led numerous yoga retreats over the past years. In her workshops and retreats, she combines yoga asanas, breathwork, sound therapy with singing bowls and shamanic journeys . Through the deep relaxation offered by Yoga Nidra she creates a fertile ground for revealing and releasing deeply held tensions. She is also a Qigong practitioner. Her quote “let us awake the therapist inside us”.
- Breath-work & meditation
- Morning & afternoon yoga flow practices – Asanas
- Organic vegetarian food with veggies picked from the farm
- Daily hikes in Mt. Pelion trails and beaches, exploring the beautiful surroundings
- Home-like luxury accommodation at Pelion Homes
- Private Swimming Pool (in some villas)
- Night sky observation with telescope
- The organiser’s speak: English, German & Greek
- The maximum participants for the group is 18
- Regarding Yoga practice – All levels are welcome
Enjoy a gastronomical experience at our retreat centre communal space, overlooking the mountainside and Pagastikos Gulf.
Let our chef's work their magic in creating a variety of Mediterranean dishes with a twist. Using farm-to-table products and locally sourced ingredients and supporting a healthier lifestyle.
The 6-day retreat will be held in the village of Agios Georgios Nileias. Agios Georgios Nilias is a charming traditional small village on the slopes of Mt Pelion, 22 km from ~Volos. The practice will take place at the Pelion Homes retreat centre.
Accommodation is offered in luxury stone-built villas, with breathtaking views (most with private pool).
Accommodation is Shared for 3-7 guests per villa depending on size and availability.
- 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
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For more information, prices and to reserve your place please contact firstname.lastname@example.org | +30 6974 65 98 90