Calling the Light
With Elena Brower, Konstantinos Charantiniotis and Zeyneb Uras Paros Island, Santa Maria Greece
Cihangir Yoga in Turkey and Konstantinosc Charantiniotis in Greece join forces with Elena Brower of New York to offer you a transformational retreat. Your 6-day yoga retreat takes place on the beautiful Cycladic Island of Paros, at the stunning Okreblue Hotel during the longest days of the year, when the light is bright and souls are shining. Expect an in-depth exploration of movement, body and mind, from the architecture of the postures to the deepest peace within you.
Each day, we’ll share morning asana class, pranayama and meditation. Your evening satsang classes will incorporate healing modalities, in lecture as well as practice. You’ll also enjoy day trips, daily lunch and dinner, and accommodations at OkreBlue on the Santa Maria Bay beach.
Your three teachers for this week are dear soul family, sharing practice, teachers and students across the world for years. Konstantinos in Greece, Zeyneb in Turkey and Elena in the United States each offer yoga and meditation to complement and inform our daily lives with grace, elegance and intelligence.
Elena Brower : elenabrower.com
Mama, teacher, speaker, and co-author of Art of Attention, Elena has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1999 and has been studying with master yoga teachers since 1997. Her classes are a masterful, candid blend of artful alignment and attention cues for your body, mind and heart. Elena’s online meditation coursework is now recognized globally, for both creativity and accessibility. Currently Elena teaches weekly and monthly classes in New York City, and is the founder of Teach.Yoga, a global hub of content and inspiration created by the teachers, for the teachers.
Zeyneb Uras : cihangiryoga.com
Teacher, Partner, and Manager at Cihangir Yoga in Turkey, Zeyneb first began yoga in Los Angeles in 1996. Since then, she has become one of the most influential yoginis, serving the Istanbul community with a loving light and nurturing soul. Zeyneb’s ability to inspire deep connection within herself and others is at the heart of her teaching, uniting yoga lovers from around the world.
Konstantinos Charantiniotis : konstantinosc.com
Konstantinos has spend over 30 years studying, practicing and teaching Yoga. His diverse studies on human potential include classic studies on physical education, Ayurveda, psychology, NLP and hypnotherapy. In his teaching incorporates philosophy and personal development techniques giving the students the opportunity to develop an internal awareness that can truly transform their lives to the best. He lives in Athens, Greece working as a Wellness and Life coach. He is also traveling and teaching internationally and through his work aims to inspire people to live their lives to the fullest.
MEALS AND ACCOMODATION
Two meals are offered during the day (brunch & dinner). All meals are carefully prepared by using selected ingredients that compliment the intake of necessary vitamins and micronutrients that are extremely beneficial for our nutrition! Our food will be vegetarian Greek and made with organic products mostly grown in the gardens of Okreblue. Of course there is the option of ordering your own meal whenever you like in the beautiful taverna of Okreblue, The Caretta restaurant : carettarestaurant.gr/
Accomodation will be offered to participants at the rooms of Okreblue and 2 cooperating hotels Kalimera Paros and Surf Beach, all located in Santa Maria and in short walking distance from Okreblue where all our yoga classes and meals will take place.
Day One, Sunday 26th check in after 12.00
At 5:00 – 7:30 opening circle get to introduce each other, followed by a grounding asana class.
07.00-9.30 Morning asana & meditation class
Free time to rest and enjoy the beautiful beaches around the island
18:30. – 20:30 Satsang & asana class
Satsang translates as being in the company of the truth. These gatherings will incorporate healing modalities, lecture and discussion on topics such as coaching and wellness
Day Trip to Mykonos and Delos:
On Wednesday after our morning yoga class and weather depending of course, we are planning to offer a day trip by boat to Delos and Mykonos Island.
A bus service will pick us up from Santa Maria area in the morning, we will take the boat that leaves from Naoussa (Paros) and takes us to Delos. Delos is an amazing island with 4000 years old ancient city and famous temple of Apollo, where we will stay for 2 hours, and is a must see!
Our boat will take us to Mykonos Island, we we can lunch at a Greek fish tavern if we wish, stay at the island about 4 hours, and then back to Naoussa Paros. The evening we come back around 18.30, and we have the opportunity to visit the city of Naoussa in Paros and go there for dinner.
The cost of this trip will be 45- 50€ per person, including bus and boat transportation and can be paid upon arrival at the venue.
Email for details : [email protected]
Asana Practice and closing circle until 10:00.
Check out at 12:00.
For all of you that have made your arrangements to leave in the afternoon, we will have a special area where you can leave your belongings, so you can enjoy the sea and sun!
75 Minute Massage Sessions Offered
During your stay you will have the opportunity to enjoy an Ayurvedic Yoga Massage. Ayurvedic Yoga Massage combines traditional Indian Deep Tissue Massage and Yoga-Based Stretching Therapies and is a very special treatment.
If you would like to enjoy a session, please book in advance with [email protected]
Okreblue Apartments is the perfect setting for our auspicious journey into our Yoga Studies. With the sweet smell of thyme dancing in the breeze, this extraordinary and naturally beautiful setting offers the perfect heaven for tranquility, rest, positive energy and rejuvenation.
Located on the beach of Santa Maria Bay, one of the prettiest beaches of the island, Okreblue apartments offer accommodations to suite your needs, from rooms with kitchenette to private studios. Okreblue is surrounded by nature, just a few meters from the seafront, overlooking the beautiful beach and crystal clear water. The yoga platform at Okreblue is 140 square meters of wooden deck with wooden roof and bamboo walls.
The owners Angelo and Sassy have nurtured this beautiful property for many years, ensuring that their guests can relax & enjoy the island’s gracious gifts of peace & nature, without any distraction.
For more info about the venue you can visit: http://www.okreblue.com
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