Pilates, Yoga & Sea Kayaking Retreat
Dates: 26/09/2016 – 02/10/2016
Keren Patzia welcomes you to her special paradise called Paros Island in Greece, creating a unique retreat combining activities for the mind, body and soul, on land and on sea. This Retreat combines Classical Pilates, Meditative and Therapeutic Yoga and Sea Kayaking excursions.
Paros is situated in the center of the Cyclades group of islands in the heart of the Aegean Sea. It’s a beautiful island known for its alternative and sporty character, gastronomy, picturesque villages and nightlife. Paros big advantage is the fact that one can find what he/she looks for in his/her vacations, more tranquility and touch with nature or a more cosmopolitan and social interaction. At the end of September the peak tourist season has finished, the island is quieter, the sea is warm and the strong summer winds have settled down, for many it’s the ideal time of year to visit the island.
Pilates & Yoga
The daily Pilates sessions are hosted by Keren Patzia and are mat based on the original classical repertoire of Joseph Pilates.
Through these you will deepen your knowledge and understanding on the two way stretch and the importance of movement and flow in your body.
The Yoga lessons are hosted by Sasy Hasomeri, Anusara elements yoga teacher. The
yoga and meditation classes of Sasy are based on the principle of alignment of Anusara yoga and on moving into creative and
dynamic flows to relaxing and meditative yin practices.
The picturesque coastline of Paros island is best explored with a sea kayak. The kayaking day trips include 2 stops where a snack and lunch made of fresh Paros products is offered while you can also swim, snorkel or just relax and sun bathe on the beach. The trips are guided by Alex Panagakos, a certified kayaking guide who is there to share his local cultural and ecological knowledge of Paros and make sure you have a memorable kayaking day.
Indulge in a Massage or Treatment of your choice in your weeks holiday, allowing your body time to unwind, rest and relax with Essential Aromatherapy oils and fusions. Massages can be held either in the accommodation rooms or at Stretch’s Treatment Rooms.
Accommodation & Food
The Retreat center is situated on one of the prettiest sides of the island called Santa Maria/Filizi, in a secluded section of multiple small sandy beaches which are part of a thickly vegetated coast of cedar trees. The whole area is scarcely inhabited and offers a peaceful and relaxing environment that oversees Naxos island which lies only 10 miles away. The accommodation rooms are beautifully handcrafted and engulfed by diverse nature ready to immerse you in inner peace and tranquility.
‘Caretta’ Restaurant’s rich breakfast will provide you with the energy required for a head start on the day. Freshly baked home made bread, fresh fruits, super foods and smoothies are on the menu.
Dinner is also included for every evening of your stay, with the Chefs using and choosing out of Caretta’s healthy home grown products, including vegetarian and vegan options. The cuisine style is a combination of delicious traditional Mediterranean and Eastern dishes.
On the last night there will be a dinner party for the whole group to celebrate together the week’s closure and the new friendships that have blossomed during this special stay.
Extra personal lessons and massages can be pre booked by contacting Keren on email@example.com at an additional cost.
All equipment based Pilates lessons take place at Stretch Pilates Center in Naousa, 15minutes drive away from the Retreat.
Within the week, the Program will involve:
Transportation to and from the Port of Paroikia on arrival and departure.
Complementary Lunch on Arrival.
Daily Classical Pilates Lessons with Keren
Yoga Lessons with Sasy
2 Different day trips with Alex exploring the island of Paros/Anti Paros
Breakfast and Dinner daily (apart from one night)
A Free Day to explore other parts of the island or just to Relax and Unwind
Dinner Party on the last nights stay
A Treatment or Massage of your choice included
Prices include all above, with accommodation.
- 1450€, based on three people sharing a room
- 1480€, based on two people sharing a room
- 1550€, on a single occupancy room
Extra Charges will be made for additional Private Lessons or Treatments that can take place at the Retreat Center or at Stretch. Car Hire is also additional and there will be a special discount price for Car Rentals through Stretch, please contact Keren to reserve you a car if you wish for your convenience.
For a more detailed schedule of the retreat and further info/availability please contact us.