BEST YOGA RETREATS IN PAROS AT PYRGAKI HOTEL WITH YOGA ESCAPE

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For its fourth successful year in Paros, Yoga Escapes offers an exclusive formula : “Yoga and Ayurveda”. It consists in 6 days of yoga practice (Hatha, Ashtanga or Kundalini, depending on dates) in the shala (practice area) and Ayurveda treatment located in Pyrgaki Hotel, overlooking Parikia’s Bay.
This formula combines Ayurvedic treatments, Ayurvedic food, conferences about Ayurveda and yoga, in order to create a detoxifying effect on all dimensions of your Being.
The epitaph inscribed on the tomb of the Greek writer Nikos Kazantzakis illustrates the spirit that reigns on this thousand-years-old island, which was inhabited by numerous civilizations : “ I hope for nothing, I fear nothing, I am free …”. He was since joined by numerous yogi apprentices.
You will have to practice yoga every morning and evening in a beautiful shala (space dedicated to yoga practice), in Pyrgaki Hotel, overhanging the magnificent bay of Parikia.
Surrounded by nature, the place benefits from a beautiful energy, convenient to yoga practice.
Furthermore, you will enjoy Pyrgaki Hotel’s Spa area, traditional Ayurvedic treatments and massages, as practiced in India.
Regarding food, we offer a “Detox” formula, based on Ayurvedic diet, that will allow you to cleanse your body.
Concerning the amenities, Pyrgaki hotel (www.pyrgaki-hotel.com) has all modern conveniences, including a swimming-pool where you can relax during the day. The rooms are spacious and offer all facilities of a cozy and functional comfort : bathroom, air conditioning, satellite TV, Internet access, balcony and fridge.
Breakfasts are made with healthy and tasty Greek specialties : juices, milk, coffee, tea, jams, honey, cheese, eggs, cereals, bread, yogurt, seasonal fruits…
During your stay, wou can enjoy the treasures of the island with excursions organized by Yoga Escape.
We propose two formulas :
Island tour to discover the pretty villages of Paros and its towns; Naoussa, Lefkes, Parikia, Marpissa, Marlara …
Sea excursion to discover Antiparos

Rates Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat in Pyrgaki Hotel

Formulas:

  • Yoga Retreat 6 days (without Ayurveda): 400 euros in April, May, June or September and 450 euros in July or August
  • Yoga Retreat 6 days with two days of Ayurvedic treatments (including 2 Ayurveda treatments of 60 minutes, 1 Ayurvedic balance of 1 hour and 1 Ayurvedic conference of 1 hour) : 660 in May, June or September and 740 euros in July or August
  • Yoga Retreat 6 days with three days of Ayurvedic treatments (including 3 Ayurveda treatments of 60 minutes, 1 Ayurvedic balance of 1 hour and 1 Ayurvedic conference of 1 hour): 760 euros in May, June or September and 840 euros in July or August
  • Yoga Retreat 6 days with four days of Ayurvedic treatments (including 4 Ayurvedic treatments of 60 minutes, 1 Ayurvedic balance of 1 hour and 2 Ayurvedic conferences of 1 hour): 860 euros in May, June or September and 940 euros in July or August

These prices include:

  • 6 days of training consisting in two yoga sessions per day (2h in the morning and 2h in the afternoon), guided by a graduate yoga teacher
  • Assistance and supervision (see program)
  • 2, 3 or 4 days of Ayurvedic practices, composed of Ayurveda appraisal, treatments and conferences

These prices do not include:

  • 7 nights accommodation at the hotel Pyrgaki, half-board, Ayurvedic Detox formula
  • Transfert port / hotel /port

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Accommodation rates

  • From 01/04 to 31/05 and 01/10 to 31/10 (April, May and October) : 645 euros per person in a single room and 360 euros per person in double room
  • From 01/06 to 30/06 and 16/09 to 30/09 (June and September) : 715 euros per person in a single room and 400 euros per person in double room
  • From 01/07 to 19/07 and 01/09 to 15/09 (early July and early September ) : 890 euros per person in a single room and 499 euros per person in double room
  • From 20/07 to 31/08 (late July and August) 1090 euros per person in a single room and 545 euros per person in double room

Excursions:

  • Guided island tour with lunch : €75 per person
  • Kaique (traditional boat) tour to discover Antiparos with BBQ lunch : €65 per person

 

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Retreats calendar from April to September 2016, Greece

Discover the presentation of the instructors on this page : Yoga Teachers Greece 2016

Françoise Barrios, Ayurveda Doctor and clinical psychologist, will be responsible for Ayurvedic treatments and Ayurvedic dietary there.

APRIL

  • April 2 to 9: Vinyasa Yoga with Ilke Van Camp
  • April 9 to 16: Vinyasa Yoga with Ilke Van Camp
  • April 16 to 23: Kundalini Yoga and Ashtanga guided by Laurent Peyret
  • April 23 to 30: Kundalini Yoga and Ashtanga guided by Laurent Peyret

MAY

  • April 30 to May 7: Kundalini Yoga with Samuel Apedo Atti (Hardhan Singh)
  • May 7 to 14: Kundalini Yoga with Samuel Apedo Atti (Hardhan Singh)
  • May 14 to 21: Ashtanga Yoga with Olivia Charpentier
  • May 21 to 28: Ashtanga Yoga with Olivia Charpentier
  • May 28 to June 4: Hatha Yoga and Nidra with Caroline Nagel

JUNE

  • May 28 to June 4: Hatha Yoga Nidra and Caroline Nagel
  • June 4 to 11: Hatha Yoga and Nidra with Caroline Nagel
  • June 11 to 18: Ashtanga Yoga and Kundalini with Laurent Peyret
  • June 18 to 25: Ashtanga Yoga and Kundalini with Laurent Peyret
  • June 25 to July 2: Ashtanga Yoga and Kundalini with Laurent Peyret

JULY

  • June 25 to July 2: Ashtanga Yoga and Kundalini with Laurent Peyret
  • July 2 to 9: Ashtanga Yoga and Kundalini with Laurent Peyret
  • July 9 to 16: Kundalini Yoga and Tai Chi Chuan with Samuel Apedo Atti (Hardhan Singh)
  • July 16 to 23: Kundalini Yoga and Tai Chi Chuan with Samuel Apedo Atti (Hardhan Singh)
  • July 23 to 30: Ashtanga Yoga and Kundalini with Laurent Peyret

AUGUST

  • July 30 to August 6: Integral Yoga with Kym Thiriot
  • August 6 to 13: Integral Yoga with Kym Thiriot
  • August 13 to 20: Ashtanga Yoga and Kundalini with Laurent Peyret
  • August 20 to 27: Ashtanga Yoga and Kundalini with Laurent Peyret
  • August 27 to September 3: Kundalini Yoga and Tai Chi Chuan with Samuel Apedo Atti (Hardhan Singh)

SEPTEMBER

  • August 27 to September 3: Kundalini Yoga and Tai Chi Chuan with Samuel Apedo Atti (Hardhan Singh)
  • September 3 to 10: Kundalini Yoga and Tai Chi Chuan with Samuel Apedo Atti (Hardhan Singh)
  • September 10 to 17: Vinyasa Yoga with Ilke Van Camp
  • 17 to 24 September: Vinyasa Yoga with Ilke Van Camp

Please Click on the name of the teacher to discober is biography.

 

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    Professeur Kym Thiriot
    Kym enseigne un Yoga dynamique et artistique, inspiré du Hatha, Ashtanga et du Kundalini Yoga.

 

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Ilke Van Camp : Vinyasa and Nidra Yoga

Day 1

  • Morning: 2 hours Vinyasa flow (savasana, surya namaskarah A&B), triconasana, sarvangasana
  • Afternoon: 2 hours Yoga relaxation (Nidra Yoga)

Day 2

  • Morning: 2 hours Pranayama (1h), mini Vinyasa flow
  • Afternoon: 2 hours introduction forward bends

Day 3

  • Morning: 2 hours Detox Vinyasa
  • Afternoon: 2 hours introduction back bending

Day 4

  • Morning: 2 hours Hatha Yoga (maintaining postures)
  • Afternoon: 2 hours introduction inverted postures (sarvangasana, sirshasana), Nidra

Day 5

  • Morning: 2 hours Energizing Vinyasa (pranayama incorporation)
  • Afternoon: 2 hours Yoga relaxation (nidra)

Day 6

  • Morning: 2 hours Energizing Vinyasa (pranayama incorporation)
  • Afternoon: 2 hours Yoga relaxation (nidra)

 

 

Caroline Nagel : Hatha and Nidra Yoga

Morning Hatha Yoga : from 7:30 to 9:30

Some info on Hatha Yoga

Hatha yoga seeks to unify the energies of Ha and Tha by merging breath and mind towards the heart. Hatha yoga balances the refreshing energy of the moon (ha) with the energy from the hot sun (tha).

This is done through the practice of asanas and pranayama, movement and breathing.

Hatha Yoga  helps to circulate the energy throughout the body, allowing a better internal functioning.

Teaching of the asanas is practiced to improve physical health and clear the mind to prepare to concentration (dharana) in order to achieve through meditation (dhyana) the state of Samadhi.

The Indian practice of Hatha Yoga strives to develop breath control (pranayama) and stability of postures (asanas) that can be linked as in a choreography, such as Sun Salutation.

In the West, the vast majority of Hatha Yoga sessions revolve around a number of postures organized according to the level of participants and the objective of the session (Bhavana).

Breathing can either be punctuated within postures or concentrated over a given time. The session usually ends with a moment of relaxation. These three components may be disposed in very different ways depending on the school, the time of the day, age and expectations of participants. Less frequently, extracts of the Yoga Sutra may be sung, or even the Yoga Sutra; this is more common in India.

Any posture (asana) that the body can adopt is consider as yoga so long as the intensity provides contentment. Non-violence towards his own body, humility, are principles that avoid confusing yoga and acrobatics. Postures can be static. When they are dynamic, they can be practiced according to a precise sequence, often in a particular breathing order.

It takes some experience to take a posture in a relaxing “structured” with regular breathing and good spinal alignment coordinated with the alignment of other body segments. The postures have an impact

  • In terms of stretch, which promotes muscle drainage and relieves pain which ensues from tension,
  • In terms of massage of internal organs, by successive compression and decompression,
  • In terms of concentration and a certain self-knowledge, in order to contract the muscles needed for the architecture of the posture or on the contrary relax the opposite muscles.

Sequence of asanas (postures)

Trikonasana – Vajrasana – Matsyendrasana – Gomukhasana – Marjarasana – Cakravakasana – Adomukhashvanasana – Guru Pranam – Cobra Pose – Bow Pose – Savasana – Relaxation

We will go deeper each day in different asanas and meditation.

DAY 1: stretching to prepare the body

  • Adhomukhashvanasana
  • Paścimottānāsana
  • Sarvangasana
  • Urdhva Dhanurasana

DAY 2: position and alignment

  • Baddhakonasana
  • Tadasana
  • Parśvottānāsana
  • Gomukhasana
  • Halasana

Day 3: Maintaining strong postures

  • Dhanurasana
  • Caturanga Dandasana
  • Ardhamatsyendrasana
  • Pūrvottānāsana

Day 4: Balance

  • Navasana
  • Vrkasana
  • Garudasana

Day 5:

  • Pranayama Krias
  • Baddha konasana
  • Padmasana
  • Simhasana
  • Day 6: Soft Yin Yoga
  • Balasana
  • Vajrasana
  • Matsyasana

 

Afternoon from 5:30 to 7:30 pm : Yoga Nidra

Midi Nidra Yoga to balance deeply body and mind

Some information about Nidra Yoga:

Yoga Nidra is one of the most effective and least explored technique to unlock the power of your deep subconscious. The literal translation of Nidra is sleep. But Nidra Yoga is a dynamic state, not the unconscious sleep of the night. As the ordinary sleep may renew the body and refresh the mind, as Nidra Yoga has the opportunity to change your subconscious programming.

The Amrit Yiga Nidra method does not require years of practice, intellectual understanding or access to power. All that is required is attention and unwavering confidence in the process of revelation through direct experience. It is a unique combination of awareness and deep relaxation.

At the most basic level, Nidra Yoga relaxes, rejuvenates and renews the physical body. It also eliminates barriers and unconscious energy blocks that impede you from living your life to the fullest. With regular practice, Yoga Nidra makes it easy to realize your intentions and achieve an integrated state in which your body moves towards self-healing.

Yoga Nidra works by immersing your brain in healing rhythms of the alpha state. Here you simultaneously access the power of the two hemispheres of the brain: left side, which is logical and intuitive, and right side, which is incisive. This also allow you to align sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems to achieve homeostasis of the body and mind.

This is a state of unity, where you draw from the creative power beyond the ego-mind and where you can have access to healing physically, mentally and emotionally.

It has been estimated that stress is the underlying cause of almost 80% of illnesses.

Stress can appear in different forms, most doing so much part of our routine that we fail to recognize them as problems. These hidden stressors invade us continuously and cumulatively result in a wide range of health problems, including premature aging, degenerative diseases, insomnia, indigestion, high blood pressure, heartburn, addictions to alcohol, drugs and tobacco, and more.

The fight is not an effective solution to change stressful destructive behaviors because these habit patterns are deeply rooted in the pre-programming of the karmic body. To release these blockages, you must dismantle them from the essence.

Yoga Nidra takes you beyond the gates of the five senses. In this area, called “Zero Stress Zone”, you have the power to refresh your intentions, affirmations and prayers. Yoga Nidra initiates changes in the deepest core of your being and provides powerful tools to eliminate stress and banish self-destructive unconscious fears, beliefs and habits. Your life begins to synchronize with your intentions, because you do not fight with yourself anymore.

This technic is neither logical nor psychological. It is a leap forward, beyond the understanding of the intellect, in the areas of trust and faith, love and compassion. It bypasses the linear approach and solves destructive behavior to their source. Yoga Nidra is a powerful tool that can help you reshape your life, rebuild your health and renew your life.

 

 

Samuel Apedo Atti (Hardhan Singh) : Kundalini Yoga

Related to the Tantric tradition, Kundalini yoga or “yoga of awakening of consciousness” takes source in the Punjab (North India). It combines and synthesizes several forms of yoga : Hatha Yoga, Tantra Yoga, Gyan yoga, Karma Yoga, Naad Yoga, Bakti Yoga, Raja Yoga…

As an awakening of consciousness technology, Kundalini yoga will help to develop the creative energy potential of your being. It is a great user guide of human consciousness, to explore your dimensions, your depth, your nature and your potential as a human being.

Knowledge becomes true wisdom when experienced with our heart and our whole being. Kundalini yoga will act on three structures: body, mind, soul. This is the fastest and more powerful way to establish a link between body, mind and soul.

On the menu of this six days retreat, we will approach in the morning from 7:30 to :30 and in the evening from 5:30 to 7:30 all practices that will work your entire being:

  • Posture practice (asanas)
  • Practice of mental concentration (dharana)
  • Practice of prana (pranayama)
  • Meditation practice (Naad yoga)
  • Mudras practice (energy loopback)

The regular practice of Kundalini Yoga will help regenerate and strengthen the nervous system, cleanse internal organs, develop the respiratory system, tone the entire glandular system.

The practice will allow you to abandon the old mental models to make room for a clarified and purified mind, with a deeper understanding of self-awareness and life.

Music accompanies practice: singing mantras is an integral part of kriyas or meditations.

 

 

Laurent Peyret (Seva Karam) : Ashtanga Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga

Give yourself the opportunity to experience the transformative powers of yoga away from your usual routine

Whether you are a beginner with many questions or someone who has practiced yoga before, this retreat offers the opportunity to reconnect with a lifestyle that nourishes body and mind.

During this retreat, we will explore key aspects of Kundalini Yoga method and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga to help you understanding all aspects of the practice so that you can begin to cultivate a healthy, sustainable yoga practice.

The daily yoga practice will consist of Ashtanga yoga classes (asanas and pranayama) in the morning and Kundalini Yoga (Kriya, pranayama, meditation Mantra) in the afternoon.

Yoga practice will take place in a dedicated area bathed by natural light. In the morning, yoga session will be from 07:00 to 09:30: we will cover all aspects of the practice of Ashtanga: Ujjayi breathing, sequence of postures, concentration, bandas, synchronizing breath and movement, anchorage, alignment, listening.

In the afternoon, Kundalini session will run from 05:30 to 07:30pm. This class will focus on the exploration and practice of kriyas, meditation mantras to work in depth “10 bodies”.

This workshop is intended for beginners and students of all levels.

A few words about Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga:

Vinyasa Yoga is a practice that is both dynamic and meditative, which involves the optimal synchronization of breath and movement incorporating the following principles: a controlled breathing (Ujjayi), physical postures (asanas), the vinyasa (dynamic transition from a pose to another), bandhas (energy and muscle lock) and a look turned inward (Dristi). Combined, these result in a deep inner listening, a subtle body awareness and withdrawal of the senses to the self (prathyahara).

The system consists in six sequences of physical postures (called ‘series’), arranged in a predetermined, unchangeable and progressive order.

Learning a posture requires knowledge of the previous posture; learning the second serie requires the full implementation of the first and so on…

The Ashtanga Yoga includes specific methods, which include the following three elements (Tri-Shtana):

  • The Vinyasa : breath linked to movement
  • The Bandas: energy locks
  • The Drishtis: look on concentration points

Ashtanga yoga is known to improve blood circulation by thinning thanks to internal heat, strengthen the immune system, tone the heart and slowing the heart rate. It also allows, through sweating, eliminate toxins from muscles and organs, and thus to cleanse the body thoroughly. Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga’s system pays attention to the balanced development of strength, flexibility, balance and endurance. It provides better body awareness, mental balance and develops concentration during and after the practice. Ashtanga yoga gradually shapes a light and strong body, and a calm and serene mind.

A few words about Kundalini Yoga

Related to the Tantric tradition, Kundalini yoga or “yoga of awakening of consciousness” takes source in the Punjab (North India). It combines and synthesizes several forms of yoga : Hatha Yoga, Tantra Yoga, Gyan yoga, Karma Yoga, Naad Yoga, Bakti Yoga, Raja Yoga…

As an awakening of consciousness technology, Kundalini yoga will help to develop the creative energy potential of your being. It is a great user guide of human consciousness, to explore your dimensions, your depth, your nature and your potential as a human being.

Knowledge becomes true wisdom when experienced with our heart and our whole being. Kundalini yoga will act on three structures: body, mind, soul. This is the fastest and more powerful way to establish a link between body, mind and soul.

On the menu of this six days retreat, we will approach in the morning from 7:30 to :30 and in the evening from 5:30 to 7:30 all practices that will work your entire being:

  • Posture practice (asanas)
  • Practice of mental concentration (dharana)
  • Practice of prana (pranayama)
  • Meditation practice (Naad yoga)
  • Mudras practice (energy loopback)

The regular practice of Kundalini Yoga will help regenerate and strengthen the nervous system, cleanse internal organs, develop the respiratory system, tone the entire glandular system.

The practice will allow you to abandon the old mental models to make room for a clarified and purified mind, with a deeper understanding of self-awareness and life.

Music accompanies the practice: singing mantras is an integral part of kriyas or meditations.

 

 

Olivia Charpentier : Ashtanga yoga and Hatha Yoga + SophroYogi

This retreat will allow you to experience the benefits of yoga in an ideal environment and explore various aspects of practice (meditation, pranayama, kriyas, asanas, yoga nidra).

The morning session will start with a sitting meditation followed by a session of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, dynamic yoga that strengthens the body and balances the mental, while eliminating toxins through the synchronization of breath and movement.

We will study the key elements of the Ashtanga bandas system, drishtis, vinyasa and ujjayi breathing, seeking the fluidity of breath, towards this state of meditation in movement of an Ashtanga.

The evening Hatha session, guided by a theme, will be softer. You will learn to relieve stress and listen to your deepest feelings, while preparing you to sleep.

Two workshops will also be offered to adjustments late in the day to better understand the postures and their principles.

This retreat is for all those who wish to make a rejuvenating break out of their daily life, deepen their personal practice and leave with a solid foundation to continue their way.

1st day: welcoming participants, installation in rooms, presentation and discussions about everyone’s needs and goals

2nd day

  • 7:30-9:30 am: introduction to Pranayama and meditation, then Ashtanga/Vinyasa
  • 5:0-7:30 pm: Hatha Yoga / Sofroyogy® – ‘learning to evacuate physical, mental and emotional tensions’

3rd day

  • 7:30-9:30 am: Meditation, pranayama, then Ashtanga/Vinyasa
  • 5:30-7:30 pm: workshop on adjustments and postures with a magnifying glass

4th day

  • 7:30-9:30 am: Meditation and pranayama, then Ashtanga/vinyasa
  • 5:30-7:30 pm: Hatha Yoga / Sofroyogy® ‘Balancing on the mate and in ourselves’

5th day

  • 7:30-9:30 am: Meditation and Pranayama, then Ashtanga/Vinyasa
  • 5:30-7:30 pm: Workshop adjustments and postures with a magnifying glass

6th day

  • 7:30-9:30 am: Meditation and Pranayama, then Ashtanga/Vinyasa
  • 5:30-7:30 pm: Hatha Yoga/Sofroyogy® ‘learn letting go and be open to possibilities’

 

 

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