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In this yoga retreat you will center yourself with creative Vinyasa, Hatha, and Yin yoga, all integrated with meditation, mantra, mudras, and awakening natural breath, senses, and fluidity of spine. Take a chance to nurture and center yourself with the beauty of nature in this magnificent locations in Greece . Expand your awareness and develop physical strength, ease, focus and clarity of mind. Flow in Joy with life!
Pandora Studios is a charming little family-owned & operated pension set in a tranquil neighborhood area of Naoussa, in Paros Greece. A comfortable, classically Cycladic styled house offering rooms and apartments for rent near the center of Naoussa. The accommodation is set behind a colorful communal courtyard sitting area draped in bougainvillea, flowers, vines & herbs, ideal for relaxing in the shade.
Sunrise Accommodation is in the traditional settlement of Naoussa, in the location Analipsi, within a stone’s throw from the area’s numerous dining and nightlife options, but also ideally situated to offer ultimate relaxation. It is merely 5 minutes from the center of beautiful Naoussa, near the secluded beach of Agioi Anargyroi, Santa Maria and Kolimbithres.
Sunrise Accommodation features rooms and apartments that compounds comfort and relaxation. Traditional architecture combined with Cycladic elements, blending in the natural environment, while the upscale services, qualified personnel and exceptional amenities provide a comfortable and pleasant stay.
AnapnoeYoga® is a slow, gentle yet deeply grounding & strengthening Vinyasa Yoga practice that encourages the fluidity of the spine. Through deep long breathing we explore the divine wisdom of nature that lies within. The movement & breath awareness liberates one’s body – mind from deep rooted imprints. It is an integral practice that cultivates presence as embodiment.
Vinyasa Yoga sessions are rejuvenating and balancing practices (solar-lunar). The emphasis of the class is on fluidity through the breath and awareness through the body. In every class we move creatively through all groups of Asana creating full body transformation, circulation and centering. Chakra work, Pranayama, Mantra, Mudra, Yoga Nidra and Meditation are integrated within the practice.
Classes are in English language. Daily morning practice 3 hr and afternoon additional 2 hr. Enough time left to enjoy the island, the sea, the sun and the Greek relaxed way of living. Mats and other props used are available at Yoga Shala, you don’t need to take anything with you. Practices will be at Yoga Shala in Naousa village. Some practices outdoors will be scheduled during the retreat. Some previous Vinyasa Yoga experience is required, due to the pace of the practice.
Nature walks and Yoga on the beach will be scheduled according to the weather conditions.
Irana Ji An Fouroulis is a senior yoga teacher who has been teaching yoga for more than a decade and living and practicing yoga for more than 20 years. She is the founder, owner, and director of Paros Yoga Shala and Paros Yoga Retreats and Workshops. Irana has dwelt in different lineages of yoga (Sivananda, Ashtanga, Hatha, Anusara, Jivamukti, Bhakti Flow, Prana, Vinyasa, Yin, therapeutics, and Integral) throughout her yoga-life journey. She is also a master meditation teacher and a pregnancy and kids yoga teacher. Irana focuses on chakra work, mantra, pranayama, yoga Nidra, and meditation.
This yoga retreat will take place in Naousa a nice fishing village on the northern coast of Paros Island in the heart of the Cyclades, in Greece. From here you can easily reach the small port of the village with its picturesque fishing boats and the center of the village. The beaches of Piperi and Ay Argiri are located at less than 1 kilometer away, while the amazing beach of Kolimbithres lies 6 kilometers away from the accommodation place. The village also has a bus station providing easy access to the rest of the island. In the bay of Naousa the Environmental and Cultural Park of Paros has been established in 2009.
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Depending on the package option you choose, you will be provided with either daily breakfast or both daily breakfast and dinner (available only for arrival from May 20 at Sunrise Hotel).
The breakfast will be served at the hotel. At night, Paros Yoga Shalla suggests taking a short walk to Open Garden Restaurant for a delicious dinner. The dinner menu at Open Garden restaurant has been developed by chef Elda Molla following basic Ayurveda principles creatively using different herbs, colours & textures.
Elda Molla is a Greek-Belgian chef, owner of Open Garden Restaurant in Naoussa, Paros. She started working in a professional kitchen at the age of fourteen as a commis de cuisine and had her first acknowledged chef’s position a few years later, at the age of 21, after working with the Italian chef Lorenzo of La Strada restaurant in Athens.
For arrivals before May 20, accommodation will be at Pandora Apartment, without meals included.
Kolimbithres beach owes its popularity to the surrounding rocks that seem like modern sculptures. The sea, waves and wind have created over the years wonderful, mild shapes of artistic superiority. Laying on the rocks, you can always find the perfect curve for your body to rest.
Nearby Kolimbithres beach, the Mycenaean Acropolis (1200 BC) is an archaeological site that definitely worth visiting by the history enthusiasts. It is easily accessed from the beach on foot, uphill biking or by car.
The park covers an area of over 8.000 square meters including several beaches, an area of rocky headland crossed with a network of footpaths, the picturesque lighthouse at Cape Korakas (dating from 1870), the monastery of Agios Yiannis Detis (built in the 16th century or even earlier), a modern ship yard and in the recreational area a vast open air theatre which throughout the summer holds a number of cultural and environmentally themed events.
The area of the park is of great geologic and historic significance for Paros and the Cyclades, and in fact of the whole Greece.
The whole park peninsula is offered for walking explorations, with various signaled hiking routes throughout - a total of 7 kilometers, passing from sites of amazing granite formations, open views to the Aegean and the sunset, various isolated beaches and historical landmarks. Cyclists may find various downhill off-road routes for mountain bikes, and starting at the park, you can easily bike along quiet countryside roads that bring all the way to Parikia port.
You can book individual wellness and spa treatments such as Thai massage, healing bowls, Ayurveda and alternative therapies to support you reach a specific health goal.
Athens International Airport
Transfer not provided
Paros National Airport
Transfer not provided
You can fly to Athens and find a connecting flight to Paros with Aegean Airlines.
If you fly to Athens, you should arrive before noon so you can take the bus to the Piraeus port and catch the 17:30 ferry to Paros with www.bluestarferries.com
Alternatively, you can fly to Athens and then fly to Paros National Airport (PAS) with Aegean Airlines.
A bus shuttles from Athens airport arrivals to Piraeus port is available every 20 minutes (costs approximately 10 EUR). From Piraeus port, boats depart daily from at 07.25 and arrive at Paros at 11.40 & 17:30 arriving at Paros at 21:45. Please inform the organizer of the details of your arrival time in advance so they can arrange your transfer to the hotel. Boats depart daily from Paros at 19.15 and arrive at Piraeus at 23.15
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