Yoga Retreat on Evoia Island with Yiannis Gerou, May 30th-June 1st 2015

Eleonas, the Greek olive grove, stands on a hill surrounded by trees planted 100 years ago by the owners' family, in the fertile and naturally sheltered river delta. Situated in northwest Evia, Eleonas is a three hour drive from Athens. The accommodation has been designed to be relaxed, informal, contemporary and of the highest quality, maximizing the advantages of the beautiful rural setting. Indoor or outdoor seating areas give you the setting for relaxing moments in both winter and summer. Unspoiled by tourism, northern Evia is an area of outstanding natural beauty, steeped in ancient history.

Retreat with Yiannis Gerou at Rovies, Evia Island

In this weekend the various yoga techniques will hepl us delve into the positive qualities of ourselves. We will practice basic breathing exercises and learn how to use them to manage stress and increase the energy in our day-to-day life. We will connect with the true qualities of ourselves and we will invite them to our life through meditation. The program will include dynamic morning asana practice and mild evening practice.

All practices are especially designed to suit everyone regardless of their experience.

We will also learn simple and beneficial relaxation and rejuvenation techniques from the tradition of Thai Yoga Massage.

Yiannis Gerou -Yoga Alliance International Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT-200)
Yiannis teaches Hatha Yoga since 2007. His classes are dynamic, focusing on constant awareness of body and breath, proper alignment and the therapeutic elements of yoga. In 2014 was one of the main teachers in the teacher training program of Athens Yoga with Maja Zilih. He practices also Thai yoga massage and reiki.

Tentative Progam:


12:00 Guests arrival from morning to afternoon, welcome, getting to know each other

12:30-19:00 Free time

19:00-21:00 Yoga, Meditation

21:00 Dinner


8:30-11:00 Meditation, Pranayama, Dynamic Yoga

11:00 Breakfast

19:00-21.00 Gentle Yoga, Τhai massage, Meditation

21:00 Dinner


8:30-11.00 Meditation, Pranayama, Dynamic Yoga

11:00 Breakfast

17:00-18:00 Yoga and closing

Ελαιώνας Ροβιές


Learn about olive trees, regarded as sacred by the ancient Greeks, a symbol of wisdom and peace in a land of turbulent history. Some of the oldest trees are over 1,000 years old!

For bird watchers there are soaring eagles and peregrine falcons among the many rare species

Pick bunches of fragrant herbs and discover the countless exotic wild flowers

Woods and the protected olive grove allow for great walks and cycle rides in magnificent surroundings

Beaches fringe the shore for 27km from Limni all the way to Ilia. The secluded pebbled beaches in front of Eleonas are invariably empty, so it won’t be hard to find a beach to yourself

Hikers and climbers can enjoy Mt.Candili and Mt. Dirfis, Evia's highest mountain

For more information on the area please visit:

How to get there

The drive to the retreat place can be shared among participants with car so that transport cost is reduced for everyone.
Discover and appreciate the positive qualities of yourself through yoga, meditation and massage.

Contact details
Athens Yoga Center
L. Riencourt 65-67