Falling in Love with Yourself

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A Week of Self-Exploration

Falling in Love with Yourself Retreat with Mario and Ella is a week experience of self-exploration. We hold a safe space to dive into the wholeness of emotional, spiritual, physical and mental connection.

How do we do this?

We share, we expose ourselves, and we give space to explore.

Words appear, they find us, thoughts, emotions, they all come out, things we didn’t know were there. And in that safe space, the healing process begins.

Throughout the week we will experiment with Yoga and holistic Therapies including dance, music, mindfulness, trekking, meditation, creative arts, sacred sharing, energy healing and so much more.

You will experiment yourself through a community living experience. We will cry, we will laugh, we will play, we will learn and grow from each other.


A typical day on this Greek Holiday Retreat:

7.30am: Gentle Yoga practice
8.30am: Community Breakfast. Share a fresh organic breakfast, enjoying time to get to know your new family for the next week.
9.30am – 1.30pm: Workshop time. We start each session with a sacred sharing circle where you have the opportunity to express yourself. We then have activates planned such as Waterfall Hiking and meditation, Dynamic Dancing and expression, Self discovery through Art Therapy and Creative Writing, Sound Healing Therapy etc.
1.30pm: Lunch Time!
2.30pm – 5.30pm: Beach time! Explore the magnificent beaches of the Pelion, walk or catch the transport to the beach. Or perhaps you just feel like relaxing in a hammock with a good book. Your free time is for you!
6.00pm – 7.30pm: Karma Yoga. A few days a week you will be expected to help out and experience community living. It may be helping cook a wholesome vegetarian dinner for your friends, or enjoying the meditative action helping in the garden. If you are not rostered on for Karma Yoga you may like to experience a massage, reiki or healing session from the in-house practitioners.
8.00pm: Dinner time. Enjoy a delicious home made vegetarian dinner
9.00pm – 11.00pm: After cleaning up from dinner, there is time to relax, have conversations, sing, play music, or scheduled community activity, whatever your heart desires, before quiet time at 11.00pm.

Come live with us. It’s Better Together!


About the Leaders: Mario Arredondo & Ella Trotter

  Now living in Bali, Indonesia, with their Bali dog Lola, Ella teaches Yoga and Holistic Therapies. She enjoys photography and creative arts. Ella spent time in India studying Hatha Yoga and Meditation at Upaya Yoga Centre, Reiki Healing in Thailand with Marina Yoga, as well as living in many ashrams around the world. Mario, in a past life was a successful entrepreneur and is now working in Social Business, passionate about turning waste and rubbish in to usable daily products. He has also spent many years living in Holistic and Eco Communities They have created Better Together Foundation, dedicated to giving back to the world. Ella’s yoga website:  www.YogawithElla.com Emails: ellaanntrotter@gmail.com       mearredondo@gmail.com

We demonstrate the power of authentic community as a vehicle for a new culture of cooperation, partnership and sustainability.

Event Highlights

  • Greek Holiday
  • Living in community
  • Yoga
  • Reiki
  • Taverna Night
  • Hiking
  • Sacred Sharing
  • Swimming and exploring beaches.

Venue Highlights

In the heart of a small greek Village, Cobblestones, cathedral, nature and hiking all around.
Beach views.
Our flagship location in the village of Kissos offers programs that are both intellectually stimulating and experiential in nature. They are themed around healing {self, society, planet), interpersonal communication, personal creativity, sustainable economics and self-inquiry.

Set in a lovely hillside area overlooking the Aegean sea, Kissos is a village of fruit trees, flowers and greenery, carved out of the forest above the seaside and about 25 miles/35 km (an hour’s drive) from the city and port of Volos, Greece’s 6th largest city. At an altitude of 515 meters (1600 ft), Kissos evades the extreme heat, staying comfortably warm even in August. The village is notable for its 16th Century ornate Greek Orthodox church and its fine tavernas specialising in regional dishes, where we eat out once a week. Cost of that meal (€10-15) is not included in the basic weekly workshop/retreat price. For those of you who are not vegetarians, this is your chance!

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio

Schedule

A typical day on this Greek Holiday Retreat:

7.30am: Gentle Yoga practice
8.30am: Community Breakfast. Share a fresh organic breakfast, enjoying time to get to know your new family for the next week.
9.30am – 1.30pm: Workshop time. We start each session with a sacred sharing circle where you have the opportunity to express yourself. We then have activates planned such as Waterfall Hiking and meditation, Dynamic Dancing and expression, Self discovery through Art Therapy and Creative Writing, Sound Healing Therapy etc.
1.30pm: Lunch Time!
2.30pm – 5.30pm: Beach time! Explore the magnificent beaches of the Pelion, walk or catch the transport to the beach. Or perhaps you just feel like relaxing in a hammock with a good book. Your free time is for you!
6.00pm – 7.30pm: Karma Yoga. A few days a week you will be expected to help out and experience community living. It may be helping cook a wholesome vegetarian dinner for your friends, or enjoying the meditative action helping in the garden. If you are not rostered on for Karma Yoga you may like to experience a massage, reiki or healing session from the in-house practitioners.
8.00pm: Dinner time. Enjoy a delicious home made vegetarian dinner
9.00pm – 11.00pm: After cleaning up from dinner, there is time to relax, have conversations, sing, play music, or scheduled community activity, whatever your heart desires, before quiet time at 11.00pm.

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

We cook together and share healthy vegetarian meals

Accommodations

Basic Greek House

Directions

Nearest Airport is Volos, we can arrange pick up from there on Friday.
Our flagship location in the village of Kissos offers programs that are both intellectually stimulating and experiential in nature. They are themed around healing {self, society, planet), interpersonal communication, personal creativity, sustainable economics and self-inquiry.

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  • Jul 6, 2018 - Jul 13, 2018 (8 days)

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