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Oikia Karapanou, Aegina

Easter Yoga Retreat: Experience the Greek Island of Light

Relax and enlightened! Deepen your yoga practice and experience the Greek island of Aegina, whilst you enjoy the sun's early summer warming touch.

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Easter Yoga Retreat: Experience the Greek Island of Light

Travel Dates

18 Apr 2019, 17:00 – 22 Apr 2019, 14:00

Oikia Karapanou, Aegina, Aegina 180 10, Greece

About The Retreat

Leading up to Greek Orthodox Easter, YogaMe will be in the Greek Island of light: Aegina. Within easy reach from the capital of Athens, we will be staying at the 19th century mansion, Oikia Karapanou. Surrounded by a beautiful garden and close to the sea, we will be offering you a 5 days purifying and regenerating retreat for the body and mind.

What's Included:

  • 4 nights shared accommodation
  • daily breakfast and dinner
  • daily YogaMe morning & evening yoga classes
  • meditation
  • exciting local excursion
  • 3 InspireMe creative workshops: making of wax balm, creating a "komboloi" (Greek worry beads) & cooking a Greek recipe

Yoga Style:

Hatha Vinyasa, Yin, Partner (intermediate level, accessible to all).

Spoken languages: Greek, English.

Daily Schedule:

This retreat will begin on Thursday, April 18th 2019 and the first meeting will be at sunset.

The program will end on Monday, April 22nd 2019 and the last meeting will be at breakfast.

Thursday 18th of April

By 17.00: Arrival at the Oikia Karapanou

Make yourself feel comfortable and take a rest after a long journey.

18.30: Welcome YogaMe Practice

An introductory yin yoga practice to bring attention to your breath, relax the body and rest the mind.

20.30-22.00: Dinner

Enjoy the local tastes as well as the company of new friends.

Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st of April

08.30-10.30: Hatha Vinyasa Yoga & Meditation

Let’s wake up, center our breath and flex our body to start the day with our morning yoga practice in the beautiful garden.

11.00-12.00: Breakfast

Locally sourced products will be awaiting you after our morning wake up hatha yoga to fill and sustain you throughout the morning.

12.00-16.00: RelaxMe

Take advantage of our carefully selected destination by relaxing at the sea, enjoying a thai massage session or/and exploring the local sights.

On Sunday, RelaxMe will take us to the beautiful Temple of Aphaia. Soon after our excursion we will enjoy our lunch together.

16.00-18.00: InspireMe

Time to inspire the mind and learn something new about local traditions and natural products. One day we will make a balm from bees wax and organic olive oil, another we will make our own set of worry beads to take home with us after the retreat and another day we will be in the kitchen making Greek brioche ("tsoureki") from fresh eggs and mastiha.

18.30-20.00: Yin Yoga & Meditation

Our evening practice to recollect over a fulfilling day and start to relax the mind for the evening .

20.30-22.00: Dinner

After our relaxing afternoon yoga practice it’s time to settle down at the accommodation with the evening’s choice fresh menu, enjoy the sound of the crickets chirping and the background chatter of our newly made group of friends.

Monday 22nd of April

08.30- 10.00: Sunrise Meditation & Hatha Yoga

10.00-10.30: Closing Circle Time

11.00-12.00: Breakfast

13.00: Departure

Ioanna - The Teacher:

For the last 10 years Ioanna has been teaching a variety of body practices. She has led gentle hatha classes, dynamic vinyasa practice, restorative and yin yoga, yoga for pregnancy, creative dance for children and contact improvisation for adults. Her teaching reflects a view on yoga and dance as ways to develop a strong and flexible body, an open mind and a courageous heart. Always there to adjust her practice to each and every one. She is going to coordinate the yoga classes as well as the RelaxMe optional thai massage sessions during the retreat. So, just breath and go with the flow!

Tracey - The Facilitator:

Tracey will be the one rounding you up ready for sunrise meditation, leading the InspireMe sessions, the detox food delights and the occasional re-toxing evenings. You can look forward to some fun and creative time to take some shade, flex your mind and take some extra things away with you in addition to your yoga practice. Always happy to make new friends and bring a smile early morning or late at night!

Oikia Karapanou - The Accommodation:

Oikia Karapanou is a beautiful mansion from the 19th century, surrounded by a huge garden close to the sea. It has been restored to provide an atmosphere of peace and inspiration, an oasis on the soul's journeys.

Oikia, comes from the Greek word which means both "house" and "home". It is above all, a house with a soul. It is somehow the "essence" of a house, surrounded by an enchanted garden. Nothing in it is formal, nothing is standardized. Oikia Karapanou is not an hotel, neither is it a seminar "factory". It is a real house. Simple, spacious, poetic, refined. A place where guests often tell us that they feel as if they have, finally, come home.

http://www.karapanou.com/index.html

Aegina - The Place:

The island of Aegina is truly charming; its wide horizons are suffused with Attic light, sunshine-filled days are passed in the sea, on the beaches, while still allowing time and space to enjoy the atmosphere of lively taverns, cafés and nightlife. Thankfully not a victim of mass tourism, Aegina is the perfect desti