About This Center

Hello Everyone and welcome to a new and unconventional meditative body movement practice called TRIM.

TRIM stands for Transformational Raw Intuitive Motion.

TRIM was developed by an Architect with extensive studies in psychology and sociology, philosophy and history as well as much experience with body weight training and dance.

The practice developed over the course of 10 years in a quite and remote natural paradise where Nico has spent the last 25 years of his life enjoying living while integrating gardening and fishing in his lifestyle as much as body movement explorations.

TRIM was created out of many experiences of explorations and discoveries, navigating in a flowing and individual way through the possibilities of body movement in an intimate and sincere relationship with the moment.

Eventually through movement an intuitive portal is reached from where the body is free to express its wisdom and we allow it to guide us in our own transformation.

As we move in a holistic and united way towards personal expression we create an intimate relationship with our physical, mental and emotional realities, embarking in an adventure and a journey where we interact and rebalance our inner raw energies.

With the seriousness of a child passionately at play, or a lover in courtship, we indulge in a magical experience of self exploration and self discovery, self expression and transformation.

Come and join us in a week long affair with ourselves in an amazing, beautiful and tranquil paradise by the sea on the mythical island of Crete! 

Venue Highlights

Our retreat base, The Sea Side House is a wonderful 5 bedroom natural stone built villa very near the sea of the Mediterranean ocean and located west where amazing sunsets are enjoyed on the lovely terraces just in front of the house.
A large swimming pool is also available for cooling off or for getting in those extra strokes.

The most amazing beaches in all Europe, Elafonisi, Falasarna, Balos, are located just 20min from our villa.

With many small dirt roads winding through olive groves and fascinating wild coast line there are many options for a meditative walk or an adventure by the sea shore. Places to wonder in quietness and enjoy the company of yourself and those with you.

The villa is very spacious with many niches for participants to enjoy space and privacy if they so choose to, as well as large comfortable common areas to interact and to share experiences.


The villa where the retreat participants will be accommodated has two levels with 3 bedrooms in the lower level and 2 bedrooms in the upper level.
The 2 upper floor bedrooms and one lower floor bedroom have a double bed and their own bathroom in the room. The other 2 bedrooms on the lower level share a bathroom just outside of their door and one is with adouble bed and a courch while the other has two single beds.
Spacious and comfortable dining and living spaces together with a beautiful and very functional ktchen area complete the lovely interiors of this gorgeous stone villa.
Many outdoor terraces offer spaces for hanging out, reading a book and of course practicing and meditating.
Sheets and towels are provided and there will be a cleaning and linen change during the middle of the week.
A large an in a perfect position swimming pool also adds to the outdoor entertainement scene.


  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • House Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

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