Relaxing Luxurious Greek YALAjourneyReserve Your Spot
Our first prime YALAjourney at the bluest beauty of Greece.
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 view will refreshen your soul, especially accompanied by our fully balanced Yin Yang Yoga program led 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.
Enjoy the natural variety of Sifnos, a gem of the Cyclades islands.
Regenerate yourself with the calming energy of the Aegean sea.
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!
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.
- 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.
Enjoy the authentic Greek culture and a local chef cooking seasonal, organic and local produce.
*6 nights accommodation at Verina Astra, Sifnos
*Roundtrip Ferry transfers from Piraeus to the Verina Astra in the Sifnos island.
*All Meditation and Yoga practices
*A cooking class with a local chef
*Natural Cosmetic & Automassage classes
*Private massages or therapies
*Chakra balancing treatments
*Drinks and foods out of the meals
LIMITED TO 12 GUESTS!
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.
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!