Solunar Immersion Retreat | October 2023

'Solunar immersion Retreat'

"Imagine if you could get away and be in a beautiful and peaceful environment to experience the wonderful intensity of a safe Water Cleansing Journey. "

24.10.23 - 29.10.23​

With Panos, Katerina & Spyros.

SoLunar Immersion Yoga retreat has been established to unite our two hemispheres, like the Sun and the Moon. Bringing the balance to our life is the ultimate goal. Same as in yoga practices, by balancing cold and heat channels, as well as accepting  both sides of our true existence (feminine and masculine), whatever our last form might be. The peaceful environment that Pilion provides could not be a better surrounding during this process.

This program will provide to each individual plenty of tools for practices like yoga, meditation, body movement and handstands, in combination with all the mystic sounds and vibrations of chanting and breathwork. Combining different kinds of practices will give the opportunity to learn how we can easily be transported through different dimensions, and also through our lives, mentally and physically. 

One of the main reasons for this program is to bring and create a new community. A place that you always feel like home, people that always provide the warmth, love and understanding of your most beloved ones, a part of your own true Self that always was waiting to be filled in order to feel whole. We will constantly be at your side in order to live the most out of this experience. We will laugh, cry, move, learn and be truly involved in every moment with pure awareness, conscious living, and acceptance by surrendering in all things that the universe is able to offer us.

SoLunar is a perfect union of the solar and lunar systems. With this union we accept and learn ‘’that which is not’’, as what we think, see, live, perceive and create is nothing more than a manifestation of our minds. With the word Immersion we bring all these different aspects and qualities together embracing every energetic part that this universe gave us.

SoLunar Immersion Yoga retreat has been established to unite our two hemispheres, like the Sun and the Moon. Bringing the balance to our life is the ultimate goal. '.

The Location

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 FACILITATORS

Panos Kontis

After being in the world of extreme sports for many years, I was searching to find something more than a practice. Something that when the physical activity was stopping, I was able to somehow continue my growth. 

That was the time when an old friend of mine introduced me to yoga and to first yoga teacher Mr. Kostas. He was, and still is my true master since he made me understand that yoga is a way of life, a way of perception. His style of teaching was focused on the therapeutic qualities of yoga. Since he managed to get back from an injury that could have left him paralysed, all asanas have been edited with mobility movement patterns and were also combined with powerful breathwork.

The power of breath is something I still see many people ignore and that’s why it is something I focus on in every class, After an intense three years of practice and growth by his side, it was time for me to explore what my body was capable of. I tried all kinds of different styles of yoga but the practice of Hatha yoga was what routed to my system. In the meantime, I should give attention to a gift everybody was telling me I had. Bodywork and connection with other people was something that got my interest. That was the time where Thai Massage came into my life and changed everything from my yoga practice to my daily life. 

Since that moment, I have kept exploring all the endless possibilities of Osteo Thai and invented my own personal style for oil body treatments. As the journey was continuing I was chosen to be a part of Becoming Balance family and involve beyond the physical aspect next to Daniel Rama and Shakti(Bird). 

What we call True Self was starting to make sense to me and practices like pranayama and meditation began to be my main goal from that time. In my path I also encountered some circus artists such as Andrey Moraru, as my handstand interest started to grow and I wanted to be sure that I would gather the right tools for this new inverted world. Bringing all these different styles into my life, I found that there are so many points and things that we have in common. My main target is to involve and transmit, share, explore, learn, and make space for new things to occur.

Katerina 

As long as I remember my self I had the need to connect with people and offer my help.. it is a strong part of my character that showed me the path in a professional way twice in my life. First, as a student I chose to become a social worker. It was something that I loved until one night my direction changed completely. That night a friend had an idea to massage him with my feet, always happy to treat my beloved friends. The feeling was so powerful and it was like a light shone inside me;That light guided me to go to London for my training in Ashiatsu baresole massage and to a meaningful career move. That experience unlocked a brand new level of purpose and passion. Ashiatsu was just the beginning in the path of healing. I discovered more and more techniques and different styles of massage that came in my way. I was trained in alternative therapies such as fire cupping therapy, moxa therapy, gua sha, tibetan acupressure points, marma points therapy, reiki and sound healing. All these are symbolising a door for me to a new perspective of life and a unique way for a deeper connection with my self and others.

Spyros (Guest Photographer)

My name is Spyros and I am a photographer celebrating love and visually narrating human connection. I am based in Santorini Island & the Cyclades since 2016. 

The word photography in Greek literally means to write the light. It is a life-giving process that connects me to people from culturally diverse backgrounds through creativity and authentic expression. 

I strongly believe that we can develop the skills & gain the knowledge in order to heal each other, and so creating pictures is my own gift to our world. 

Being a friend of Panos the last decade and having a first-hand experience of his gifts as a yoga teacher and a thai massage therapist, I am excited to be part of his retreat at Pelion Homes. He has invited me to participate and capture his retreat at this blessed land of Greece. It will be an honour to share my time with all of you these 6 days as well as offer you a tangible memory of this journey.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 5 nights in luxury accommodation 
  • 2 full plant based meals and 1 energy snack every day
  • Daily yoga, meditation practices & chanting
  • Daily handstand workshops 
  • Sound healing sessions 

OTHER

  • The organiser’s speak: English & Greek.
  • The maximum participants for the group is 15 
  • Suitable for all levels

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel to and from the venue (we can support arranging)

ACCOMMODATION

  • Will be at the beautiful PELION HOMES Villas. Shared for 3-7 guests per villa depending on size and availability. Some have private pools. 
  • 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

To reserve your place please and to find out more information please visit;  
 
Panos K | Retreat Website | Instagram  
Email | panoulio.konti@gmail.com 

THE FOOD

Those who have already had the chance to experience the transformational power of a plant-based, organic, whole food nutrition first hand will agree – it builds the foundation of any healing journey and step one towards a healthier lifestyle.

Pelion Homes retreat food

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