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AnapnoeYoga is to explore the divine wisdom of nature that lies within. The graceful yoga classes are breath inspired fluid practices, slow and gentle yet deeply strengthening. The breathing exercises, meditation, mantra and asana, liberate one's body and mind from inherent imprints. The emphasis of the class is on alignment, breath and mindfulness. In every class, you will flow creatively through all the groups of asana in sequences of Vinyasa to create full body transformation, strength and fluidity. Chakra bodywork, pranayama, mantra, yoga Nidra and meditation are integrated within the practice.
The maximum participants in the group is 17.
You will be accommodated in the tranquil Sunrise Hotel Apartments in Naousa, with swimming pool and wonderful view, just five minutes away by foot from the yoga studio.
Some previous yoga experience is required to follow and participate in the practical classes. The daily morning practice will be of 2.5 hours and afternoon additional 1.5 hours. You will have enough time left to enjoy the island, the sea, the sun and the Greek relaxed way of living.
Mats and props are provided by the studio. Some practices outdoor will be scheduled during the retreat.
Sundays are free days. No yoga classes.
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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You will be served with Mediterranean breakfast.
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 during this retreat to support you reach a specific health goal.
You will have to arrive at Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH) then take the boat from Piraeus to Paros. A bus shuttles from Athens Airport (ATH) to Piraeus port.
From Athens Airport (ATH), you have to take the ferry to Paros. Boats depart daily from Piraeus at 07:25 and arrive to Paros at 11:40. Boats depart daily from Paros at 19:15 and arrive to Piraeus at 23:15. For more details on the ferry schedule, check www.bluestarferries.com.
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