Oona Giesen/Yoga Paros organizes yoga holidays for 25+ years on the Greek island Paros. She has 45+ years experience, internationally recognized and rewarded.
Yoga Retreats (1)
Oona Giesen started practicing Iyengar yoga 45 years ago when she was 8 years old. She was trained by Agnes Hillen, Margriet Post, Victor van Kooten and, most of all, her mother Jeanne Buntinx, who were trained personally by Mr. B.K.S. Iyengar and were the founders of the Iyengar yoga movement in the Netherlands. Her first yoga holiday in 1975 in France with Agnes Hillen-Mineur was the inspiration for what she is doing for 25 years now: organizing yoga holidays. Recently she won a prestigious international award, chosen by 2 million members of LTG to be the best yoga school in Europe for 2018.
from France, May 2021
"The perfect reset! "
Many thanks to Oona and Peter for an excellent Yoga retreat. The classes were superb. I felt like my body was reset after a year without yoga and working from home. I even got to try the Aerial Yoga, which does wonders for the spine and mind!
Aliki is super charming, and the food at the hotel and in the town is delicious. A perfect place to stay!
from Great Britain, October 2020
A beautiful location overlooking the village and beach of Aliki. The yoga classes were exceptional, with excellent instruction and well-paced. The studio also is very well equipped. Oona and Peter made us feel so welcome at the hotel and could not have been more helpful. My room was clean and comfortable with a balcony and view to the sea, a fridge and kettle. The food in the restaurant is oriental, delicious!
This was a much needed break and I now feel refreshed and inspired to keep up the yoga. And definitely to return again!
Valerie Kan-tor Sabbah
from Israel, November 2019
"The ultimate retreat"
This is not my first Yoga retreat, but this is by far the best one!
Everything was perfect: the yoga classes were genuine workshops to connect and heal the body, the location in the beautiful village of Aliki 5 minutes from great beaches, the food, the calmness..and of course Oona, with her deep understanding of the body and the mind.
I will recommend and probably come back !!
from Switzerland, October 2018
"Danke für den schönen Urlaub!!"
Einfach alles! Oona ist eine sehr gute Yoga-Lehrerin & wirklich down to the earth!
Jacqueline Van Veelen
from Netherlands, July 2018
"Heerlijke yogaweek op het mooie Paros"
De instructrice hield goed rekening met gebreken van deelnemers en had alternatieven voor mensen individueel. Prachtige omgeving, vriendelijke eigenaar van het appartement.
from United States, August 2018
"No nonsense yoga on a wonderful island. "
Oona is very attentive to the different levels of competence of participants, including beginners. She explains a lot and corrects postures. Down to earth and very effective exercises, without pretentious nor competitive or unnaturally exotic attitude which you sometimes find in West European yoga retreats. This is not a 100% of time retreat where everybody is together all the time. Here you can choose how much time you want to spend alone or in a group. Which I found excellent.