8 days yoga retreat with Maja Zilih
Paros, Greece, May 28 - June 4 2016
Retreats with Maja go way beyond mere relaxation in the wonderful natural surrounding. They nourish the soul, and plant the seeds of clarity and wisdom for a lifetime. Practitioners become more skillful in navigating through life's difficulties. So many of her students choose to come again and again each summer because, as they say, “it charges their batteries for a full year of ups and downs”.
Combining strong asana practice with teachings of yoga philosophy, Buddhism, Taoism and other, she helps the students gain wiser and clearer perspective of themselves and their lives, helping them in this way to become their own life guides.
The insights people experience have the potential to completely transform the old unneccesary and undesired patterns and habits.
Stretch and strengthen your body and mind and bring yourself back into balance with a unique blend of yoga, breathing and meditation techniques. Enjoy mouthwatering meals with organic homegrown vegetables, an amazing sandy beach with clear waters and immerse yourselfinto the healing energy of this beautiful place.
What to expect
- Daily yoga practice for all levels of practicioners (refer to program below for more details) on a beautiful wooden yoga hall
- Pranayama, Meditation and deep Relaxation
- An advanced yoga session practice every second day
- Accommodation for 7 nights, 8 days
- Delicious food
Enjoy the exceptional teaching of Maja Zilih who combines dynamism with meditative and mindful approach to asana. Through a diverse and full schedule combined with free time to swim, explore the island or just be, take the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate!
Maja is a yoga teacher and teacher trainer based in Vienna. For many years she lived in Athens, Greece, where she founded Athens Yoga Center that she still runs.
The life and teachings of Maja are dedicated to connecting with people with devotion and care, offering the wisdom of yoga in a dynamic way that respects the needs of each individual, inviting them at the same time to unfold their true and full potential.
More about Maja here
The retreat will take place in Okreblue Seaside Retreat Center on Paros island. Nestled in the magical Filizi beach, overlooking the blue Aegean sea and amidst the beautiful cedar forest, Okreblue is ideally located for those looking to reconnect with mind, body, and nature. It is a place of exceptional natural beauty, with gorgeous outdoor yoga halls, amongst the trees and sounds of nature. The rooms are just a breath away from gorgeous sand beaches with crystal clear waters. The whole environment is ideal for mind-body-spirit practices, for learning, resting and rejuvenation. The food is organic and healthy, most of it coming from Okreblue's own garden. Visit Okreblue website
Options include accommodation at Okreblue (see option A) with brunch or breakfast and dinner.
You can also stay at Santa Maria Surfing Beach Camping in bungalows, wooden huts or your own tent. The camping is situated very close to the yoga classes' location on the beach of Santa Maria. The camping also offers lunch at Nava Restaurant in case you choose a plan without meals (see options B and C).
Okreblue premises and rooms (option A and yoga location) - from 905 Euros
Surfing Beach bungalows (option B or C) - from 693 Euros
Surfing Beach huts and camping space (option B or C) - from 605 Euros
Specific Program Structure
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday*
7:30-9:00 Advanced yoga practice
6:00-6:30 Sunrise meditation
7:00-8:30 Yoga all levels
18:45-20:00 Yoga all levels, pranayama and meditation
18:45-20:00 Yoga all levels, pranayama and meditation
*The first class will be held on Saturday 28 May at 6.45 pm and the last class on Saturday 4 June at 7.00 am.
Option A: All inclusive (8-day stay at Okreblue, daily brunch or breakfast and dinner, the whole yoga program)
1045 Euros in a single room in Okreblue
940 Euros per person in a double room in Okreblue
905 Euros per person in a triple room in Okreblue
Option B: All inclusive (8-day stay at camping, daily brunch or breakfast and dinner at Okreblue, the whole yoga program)
990 Euros in single bungalow at Santa Maria Surfing Beach
938 Euros in double bungalow at Santa Maria Surfing Beach
871 Euros in twin beach hut at Santa Maria Surfing Beach
850 Euros in your own tent at Santa Maria Surfing Beach
Option C: Camping stay and yoga (8-day stay at camping, the whole yoga program)
745 Euros in single bungalow with private bathroom at Santa Maria Surfing Beach with buffet breakfast
693 Euros in double bungalow with private bathroom at Santa Maria Surfing Beach with buffet breakfast
626 Euros in twin beach hut at Santa Maria Surfing Beach
605 Euros in your own tent at Santa Maria Surfing Beach
How to get there
Arrival by airplane from Paros National Airport (PAS)
Book a flight to Paros National Airport (PAS). A taxi pick-up may be arranged for an additional cost.
Arrival by airplane from Mykonos Island National Airport (JMK)
Book a charter flight to Mykonos Island National Airport (JMK). From there, take a 45-minutes boat ride to Paros island.
Arrival by ferry from Rafina port
Sail to Paros through Rafina port. From there, a taxi pick-up may be arranged as well for an additional cost.
Arrival by ferry from Piraeus port
Sail to Paros through Piraeus port. A taxi pick-up may be arranged for an additional cost.
Arrival by bus from Parikia port
If you are already in Paros, you can catch the bus from Parikia (port of Paros) to Naousa and then a taxi to Okreblue, or a taxi straight to Okreblue. A taxi pick-up may be arranged for an additional cost.
Spots are quickly filling up. Book a spot, by depositing 300 Euros. Travelling costs are not included in the above fees. All prices include 23% VAT tax.
In case of cancellation:
2 months prior to the event, 100% refund (except possible money-transfer fees)
1 month prior to the event, 50% refund
Less than a month prior to the event, no refund
For more information contact Athens Yoga at firstname.lastname@example.org and +302130383611.