Roots Yoga Retreat | June 2022
'7 Day Yoga & Meditation Retreat'
11.06.22 – 18.06.22
With Gunni & Marie.
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 instructorS
Gunni – Gunnhildur is an advanced Jivamukti yoga teacher and a Certified Yoga Nidra Teacher by Amrit Yoga Institute.
She graduated in Costa Rica in 2017 and has been teaching in Berlin ever since. By practising daily she has tremendous trust in the healing power and transformational potential the practices of Yoga have.
She is very grateful for all the teachers who have supported her and guided her along the way.
Her classes are demanding, with a fierce and gentle touch in equal parts. Gunni loves sharing the benefits of yoga practices with her students. By focusing on conscious breathing, we can actively take charge of our own energy; in turn, healing can happen, further strengthening who we truly are.
Marie – Marie is an advanced Jivamukti yoga teacher who loves to chant.
Together with Janka, she opened the Roots Yoga Studio in 2019 in order to give yogis a place where they can experience the beautiful philosophy of yoga together. Marie completed the Jivamukti teacher training in 2017 in Costa Rica. Accompanied by her mentor Anja Kühnel she finished her apprenticeship in the years after.
Yoga teaches Marie to be grateful for what is and not to always want more of what could be. Yoga also teaches her to be strong but also soft, courageous and kind, not just in her physical body but in her mind, heart and attitude towards herself and through compassion to all other beings.
Highlights of the retreat, what people can look forward to:
With Jivamukti Yoga classes, kirtan, chanting and meditation as well as incredible hiking tours, beach trips and Satsang we fill this week with all sensations that will arise. We want to calm our minds and slow down together for a while to see the often unseen: inner peace, harmony and compassion for us and everything that surrounds us. This aspect and the true meaning of compassion for all beings is the root of Jivamukti Yoga and we will try to come closer to this place during our journey.
We will have an extended intense yoga asana practice in the morning and a flowing light practice like asana or meditation in the afternoon.
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 – 12:00 Yoga asana practise, yoga philosophy & chanting
12:00 Break & lunch
13:00 – 17:00 Activity* or free time
17:00 – 19:00 Yoga Nidra, yin yoga, meditation, chanting & pranayama
- 19:00 – 20:00 Dinner
*Afternoon activities may include hikes into the mountain, beach trip or boat excursion.
- The organiser’s speak: English & German
- Open to all levels (beginner to advanced)
- Will be at the stunning stone-built PELION HOMES Villas. Shared for 3-7 guests per villa depending on size and availability. Some have private pools, BBQ facilities and offer breathtaking panoramic mountain & sea views.
- 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
Those who have visited the Pelion Homes Retreat Centre will have seen that we have an organic garden, where we grow a variety of plant-based foods and ingredients.
Throughout the whole wonderful journey, we will nurture our body with delicious vegan food and healthy add ons all powered by plants. This along with sourcing locally sourced ingredients ensures we offer farm-to-table food supporting a happier & healthier lifestyle.