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Join Anelina Plati and Maria Icaza for a relaxing and therapeutic yoga retreat in the stunningly beautiful Amorgos Island, Greece. Both instructors will be introducing you to a new yoga technique named "Bowspring" which is a form of yoga that is suitable for all ages. Curvy, dynamic, and open posture styled, Bowstring yoga is for optimal functionality and graceful body movement. It awakens the natural curves of the spine and takes you away from your flat, sedentary C-curve modern posture.
You will be staying at Pelagos Hotel. The hotel is only a few meters from the famous sandy beach of Aegiali and has a marvelous view to the villages. Its hospitality is special for unforgettable vacations, as it combines colors of Aegeon, sun, and sea, which is perfect for relaxation, enjoying the view of the island. Every corner follows cladistic architecture and you can also enjoy the excellent sunset and the grand blue sea. The sea promises to you an unforgettable and dream vacations on the island of big blue.
For your most comfortable and pleasant stay, all the rooms are equipped with television, refrigerator, air conditioner, and private balcony with sea view. At the big veranda, with the view of the sea, you can enjoy your breakfasts and dinners selecting from one big variety of fresh seafood all from the fishing boat of the Taxiarchis.
You will kick start your mornings with a Bowspring yoga practice, followed by a healthy vegetarian breakfast. After breakfast, you will have your own free time to rest, relax, or explore the island. In the evening, you will have another round of Bowspring yoga practice, followed by a delicious vegetarian dinner in a local traditional tavern of the island.
The Bowspring technique has been developed by Desi Springer and John Friend. It awakens the natural curves of the spine and takes you away from your flat, sedentary C-curve modern posture. It promotes a dynamic neutral position of the body and it is very therapeutic for people with pain in the lower back, neck, and shoulders.
The Bowspring practice is a natural template that can be applied to any yoga pose, athletic movement, or any functional posture for optimal performance. It provides a tremendous health benefit for body, mind, and heart, including:
You will have one tour of the island by bus.
Anelina Plati is a yoga instructor who graduated from NYSY Studios Yoga School in Greece. She holds a 200-hour certification for Hatha yoga teacher training with the influence of the alignment of Anusara yoga. She has attended several workshops and pieces of training from Anusara certified yoga teachers in Greece. She is now teaching a new method called bow spring where she attended a workshop in Frankfurt and in the United States for two months in 2016 with the founders of this system, John Friend, and Desi Springer. She is also a holistic massage and Reiki therapist.
The retreat will be held in Amorgos, an island with intense Cycladic character, and is located on the southern side of Cyclades. Surrounded by the blue sea of the Aegean, Amorgos amazes visitors with the serene atmosphere, the picturesque villages, the crystal beaches, and the pure nature. In fact, Amorgos is a great island for trekking, as trails pass by ancient sites, secluded beaches, and tiny chapels, and give gorgeous view to the sea. Aegiali is located on the northern side of Amorgos. It is one of the two ports that connect Amorgos to the port of Piraeus (Athens) and other Cyclades islands.
Although Aegiali is the most popular tourist place of the island, it keeps authentic its traditional character. The calm vibes and the natural beauty of Aegiali amaze visitors at first sight. The large bay gives a long crystal beach to swim. This beach is lined by delicious fish taverns, beach bars, and seaside cafeterias with a great view to the Aegean. This is the biggest beach on the island, with soft sand and clear waters, starting from the port of Aegiali following the shape of an arch. It is ideal for anyone, including families with children. The inner road of Aegiali has tourist shops, mini markets, and other facilities to cover all needs of visitors.
During the retreat, you will be provided with a wide range of vegetarian Greek traditional dishes using locally produced organic ingredients for breakfast and dinner. If you have special dietary requirements, it is a good idea to communicate it to Anelina Plati when making a reservation. You will have the opportunity to taste the delicious Greek cuisine each night in traditional local taverns of the island.
A range of unique experiences and adventures are available to be booked in conjunction with the scheduled activities for an extra cost. Amorgos is famous worldwide for its hiking trails. There are several marked historical paths to explore the different areas of the island on foot. Most of them are old donkey routes that connect the villages of Amorgos. Chora, with the whitewashed houses and the paved streets, is the capital of Amorgos. Aegiali and Katapola are the two main ports of the island and also the most visited tourist places.
Enjoy a delicious dish by the sea, climb the stairs up to the Monastery of Hozoviotissa, taste the traditional Rakomelo (raki with honey), walk the paths of the small villages, swim in gorgeous beaches, and let the vibes of Amorgos give you the relaxation you need in holidays. Other activities include diving. Take diving lessons or snorkeling.
You will also be able to relax and enjoy additional body treatments which are available at additional costs. This includes reflexology, Reiki, or pranic healing.
Please book your flight to arrive at Athens International Airport (ATH), Santorini (Thira) International Airport (JTR), or Mykonos International Airport (JMK).
From there you can take a ferry / boat to Amorgos Island.
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