Luxurious Greece Journey
Don’t miss a one week of full relaxation at Sifnos, one of Greece's Cyclade islands, with seductive Aegean views, calming horizons, and fragrant gardens.
Our home is the luxurious and quiet Verina Astra hidden within thyme-scented hills and neighboring Artemonas, the prettiest village of Sifnos’ island. Its meditative panoramic viewwill refreshen your soul, especially accompanied by our fully balanced Yin Yang Yoga programled by our teachers Francesca Lo Cascio and Carolina Daza.
Join our relaxing and refreshing luxurious Greek YALAjourney with a holistic yoga program comprising Yin and Yang yoga practices, meditation, pranayama practices, beauty and facial spa, an authentic Greek cooking chef offering delightful vegetarian and pescatarian meals, outdoor Hiking activities, crystal waters, and an infinity pool blending into the blue horizon.
- 6 days in the natural Sifnos island of Greece all included.
- Daily Meditation, Pranayama and Yoga classes.
- Daily pescatarian and vegetarian brunch, afternoon energizing snack, and dinner.
- Greek Cooking class with fresh local produce.
- Hiking experiences around the most beautiful natural hidden spots of Sifnos.
- Automassage class and beauty and facial spa.
- The full YALAjourney is mainly held in English, but our staff also speaks French, Spanish and Italian.
THE VERINA ASTRA BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Sprawling on the side of a steep hill with nothing between you and the endless Aegean blue, Verina Astra leaves you speechless and transcendent. The impressive panoramic view will take your breath away, especially at night when the stars are lit and you feel like every corner was designed to invite you to infinite star gazing. It is no wonder that this stunning complex has taken its name from the Greek word for stars – Astra – and each suite is named after a constellation.
You will spend a lot of time around the infinity pool that creates a new dimension for the notion infinite blue. When you enjoy a swim in our infinity pool, you become part of this endless blue and you have the feeling that you can stretch out your arms to be at one with the horizon. A new definition of magic!
YIN & YANG YOGA PRACTICES
Francesca and Carolina have prepared a harmonious and fully balanced Relaxing and Refreshing Yoga program that will gradually guide the journey. Our yoga program is adapted to all levels of practitioners. Suitable for the very best beginners, as well as the advanced who wish to continue deepening in this rich millenary science.
Early morning will be all about meditation, energy balancing and breathing techniques. We will then practice a full Yang sequence: Ashtanga Yoga, with all the focus on alignment, energy flow and asana adaptation. In the afternoon we will delve into Yin and Restorative practices, as well as Automassages classes that will balance out all the energies.
The classes are mainly held in English with the possibility of classes available in other languages according to our guests’ needs (French, Spanish or Italian).
The Greek Island of Sifnos awaits you!
TRADITIONAL COOKING CLASS
We will have the lucky chance to attend to one of his cooking classes. Be inspired by the easiness, freshness and deliciousness of this local cuisine.
The basic ingredients of your gastronomic experience are simplicity, freshness and deliciousness. “Revithada”, the famous chickpea soup, chickpea balls with garlic, fresh grilled or fried fish, meat cooked in the mastelo (a utensil made of poTer’s clay), the local cheese and their macarons are only few of the delicacies you will enjoy.
To make our delicious and healthy menus, we will use only fresh, local and seasonal ingredients as whole grains, cereals, vegetables and legumes.
LOCAL GOURMET EXPERIENCE
Our chef Stamatis is a chef with a long experience in Greek cuisine, he has worked in Sifnos for many years and has an excellent knowledge of local products and cuisine. Stamatis and his team make sure that, while you are with us, you will enjoy a variety of delicious Sifnian, Greek and Mediterranean dishes, with delicious vegetarian and pescatarian options that will surprise you everyday.
Sifnos is a fertile island located in the western Cyclades inhabited since at least 4000 B.C. Remains of ancient fortifications and mines, some dating back to prehistoric times, are still to be seen on the island. It is said that today Sifnos is an attractive destination for people who wish to discover the real Cyclades. We have chosen the island for its authentic style, offering high quality facilities and services embedded in pure nature and the calming of the Aegean Sea.
Our Verina Astra neighbors Artemonas with the white Cycladic style houses decorating the mountainsides. Sifnos has more than 300 churches and monasteries crowning every peak, old stone walls, terraces following the contours of the mountains, ancient stone paths and stairs winding between them, olive trees and orchards, all bathed in the most amazing, calming sunlight.
The clearest, bluest water of the sea, always nearby, the softness of the beaches and the incredible vistas to the other islands floating in the distance will create the perfect ambiance for a pure relaxation.The warmth, joy and hospitality of the local people, with their seemingly timeless rhythms and habits, will make you feel not only welcome and at home, but also invited to enliven this lifestyle for your own.
After our YALAjourney you will realise that letting go and getting in the calming rhythm of this graceful island will be easy, pleasant and refreshening.