Hatha Yoga with Athina, 23-30 July 17

Welcome to a week of Hatha Yoga!

Enjoy a wonderful week where you put focus on yourself and your own health. During this week, you will be enjoying waking up to the most incredible ocean view, drink a fresh juice or a nice cup of herbal tea, before getting on the mat for wonderful yoga sessions.

Yoga Program

This week you will have two Hatha Yoga sessions per day.

A morning session waking up to the glorious Greek summer sun where we will be practicing on the yoga terrace overlooking the Aegean Sea. Morning practice will start with seated mindfulness meditation enjoying the morning quietness and continue with pranayama and deep hatha practice energized by the morning sun.

In the evening, we practice sunset Yoga and Meditation – a more chilled out session preparing you for an evening of peace and tranquillity. It will be deep and gentle alternating between hatha, restorative and partner yoga combined with a deep relaxation at the end of each practice preparing the body for taking in the lunar energy.

This week is for everyone. From new beginner till the more advanced student. Athina has many years’ experience of Hatha yoga and will accommodate you based on where your level of practice is at the moment.

The Yoga Teacher – Athina Vakali

Athina was born in Athens in 1974. She studied International Relations at the Panteion University of Athens, continued with her Master’s degree in Maritime Law at Cardiff University and attended the Executive Leadership Course of London Business School.

Her personal journey with Yoga began in 2002 alongside her professional career in Shipping where she worked for nearly two decades. In 2013 she decided to focus exclusively on the teaching of Yoga.

She obtained her teaching degree in Hatha Yoga RYT200 from Ghyta Yoga School and a degree in teaching Yoga to children from the Yoga Kids International and Rainbow Yoga Kids.

In 2016 she completed the Meditation Facilitation Mentorship Program with Michael Stone.  Athina attended, among others, workshops with Richard Freeman, John Friend, Doug Swenson, Patrick Broome. Moreover, she holds a certificate in Thai Massage Level 1 from Mindful Touch Training and she provides Reiki treatments having obtained 1st and 2nd degree initiations.

Food

A healthy lifestyle is very important to us. The menu consists both vegetarian and vegan food and if you would like a raw food diet this can also be accommodated upon request. Should you have any dietary issues, like gluten, milk intolerance or allergies, we will take this into consideration when planning the menu.

Breakfast is served with fresh organic eggs, fresh fruit, and a variation of muesli and nuts – and of course Greek yogurt and honey. Lunch and dinner consists of tasty and healthy Greek dishes, many from their own organic vegetable garden. You will also have a good variety of fruit and vegetable juices.

We enjoy lunch under the shadow of the trees in the garden and in the evenings we gather together one the terrace for a cosy candle lit dinner.

SPA treatments

You can book a massage on site. The massages takes place outside, under big beautiful pine trees. An amazing experience!

You can also book with Athina a private Thai Massage or a Reiki session. The energy of the sea and the sun are the perfect combination for an unforgettable experience!

For more information about this week, please contact us.