This retreat on the island of Paros was born from one of the Om Yoga Paros's life projects which primary goal was to offer a way to escape from the everyday life and find the simplicity and peacefulness in the Greek islands. Combining it with two daily classes of yoga by the beach with experienced yoga teachers, this is one of the best locations to choose for your retreat!
During this retreat, you will be staying at the Om Yoga Paros' property at Golden Beach, Paros Island. This recently built traditional villa was made by typical Greek techniques and has Eco-friendly features. It is totally made out of stones with walls of half a meter wide, creating a comfortable environment for temperatures all year round.
The villa consists of eleven rooms, thus the place is never crowded. The environment is surrounded by vineyards, olive and bamboo trees, and the sea. The only road coming to the back of the villa is private, making the ambiance peaceful and quiet.
All the rooms are equipped with a full bathroom, bed sheets, towels, air-conditioner, Wi-Fi and a private terrace with sea view. From your terrace, the beach is just in front of you, about 30 steps before you reach the water. This is almost unique on the island since normally you will need to cross roads or walk quite a while before you can reach a sandy beach.
At this retreat, you will experience Hatha yoga and Yin yoga. Hatha yoga, originating from India, helps you purify your mind and your body by practicing pranayama (breathing exercises) and asanas (postures). You will learn some of its philosophy and be able to balance yourself and bring harmony within you.
Yin yoga, on the other hand, is a flow of postures practiced very slowly that will help you relax and connect with your body. Both practices will allow you to feel self-awareness and embrace your spirituality. All levels of practice are welcomed as the teacher will adapt the classes according to your needs.
On your morning and afternoon free time, you are welcomed to rest, explore the surroundings, enjoy the beach and its facilities or try some of the activities the island has to offer.
At Om Yoga Paros, you are offered two daily yoga classes. You are also welcome to try different workshops on the afternoon about chakra yoga-tuning and mindfulness meditation which are already included in your package.
The retreat will take place in Golden Beach, Paros Island, Greece. The villa is directly on the Golden Beach, one of Paros most beautiful beaches, with amazing golden sand, and crystal clear water. It is a short walk distance from the little fishing villages of Dryos and Piso Livadi where you can find local markets and restaurants.
A healthy daily breakfast is offered at the beach side restaurant and includes coffee or juices and a variety of fresh local products from a Mediterranean style menu. A menu for lunch and dinner is also offered upon request at an additional fee.
Om Yoga Paros can accommodate any type of diet, as long as the guest inform Om Yoga Paros in advance.
During your free time, you are welcomed to explore and try a variety of activities that Paros Island has to offer. Please inform Om Yoga Paros upon your arrival since some of them require reservations or additional costs, and Om Yoga Paros will happily organize them for you.
You can also go for horseback riding, scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, trekking, windsurf, kite surf, SUP, pottery workshop, boat trip, beach walks, smoothies, and juices by the beach. The activities are subject to change according to the weather and the season.
Please note that the activities are subject to change depending on the weather or the season of the island and it's upon request. If you arrive during the offseason months such as April, May, October, and November, you will have to pre-organize any activities.
Please book your flight to arrive at Paros National Airport (PAS). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. Paros has an airport that has multiple flights departing from Athens airport everyday, which take about 40 minutes.
There are at least two ferries departing from Piraeus Port (Athens) everyday to Paros Island, which take about four hours. There are also other ferries departing from the various islands around Paros everyday. The villa is about 30 minutes away from the port of Parikia or from the airport with a taxi or with public transportation.