6 Days Aerial & Yin Yoga Retreat by the Sea in Paros, Greece

Event Highlights

  • The combination of stabilizing Aerial yoga and grounding Yin yoga
  • Just steps away from the ocean in an eco-conscious Yoga Retreat Center
  • A delicious fusion of Mediterranean and Indian cuisines made from locally sourced organic produce

Schedule

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

We meet in the morning with meditation and an Aerial yoga practice followed by a sumptuous organic farm to table vegetarian brunch.

The afternoons are free time to explore the island, get a massage by one of our licensed massage therapists, journal or read in our large outdoor, covered community area overlooking the fields and sea or relax on the nearby beach, just steps away from the center.

We reconnect in the late afternoon for a Yin yoga class followed by an abundant, organic vegetarian locally sourced dinner specially prepared for us by our talented chef.

About This Event

On our Aerial and Yin Yoga Retreat, we will start each morning with a gravity reversing, joint reviving Aerial yoga class in our spacious studio and end the day with a harmonizing, calming restorative Yin practice.

Aerial yoga’s fiery stabilization and Yin yoga’s earthy sequences are a dynamic combination of action and pause.

In Yin yoga, we apply a passive and moderate stretch to the connective tissues, fascia, tendons, and ligaments with the aim to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility. These poses are designed to improve the flow of prana and calm the mind.

Aerial yoga is practiced with the use of silk hammocks that are used as props to increase strength and develop flexibility in the joints. The silks allow us to take the weight off of our feet, resulting in joint relief, reversed blood flow, and lymphatic drainage.

In Aerial yoga, all of the body parts gently move and stretch. The muscles rejuvenate, and the joints become stronger. We use our core strength to balance and stabilize during this practice.

The combination of these two unique practices results in a strong, relaxed body and mind.

I have travelled far and wide with yoga and am so happy to have discovered Okreblue - it's the perfect yoga destination. My solo retreat there was everything I'd wished for and more. The place is inspiring, authentic, unpretentious and eco-friendly.

What's Included

  • 5 nights accommodation in one of our rooms with en-suite bathroom, mini-fridge, and kettle (double or single)
  • 5 organic locally sourced vegetarian brunch
  • 5 organic locally sourced vegetarian dinner
  • 1 daily morning Aerial yoga class
  • 1 daily late afternoon Yin yoga class

What's Not Included

Airfare, transport to and from the venue, additional activities, excursions and massages. Please note that only 2 meals, brunch and dinner daily, are included in the price.

Venue Highlights

Nearby the retreat you will find many opportunities to enjoy all Greece has to offer including, visiting picturesque fishing towns, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and many more off the beOkreblue is located on Filizi beach, the quiet side of Santa Maria Bay, a nice hidden gem behind sandhills and indigenous trees. The ecological design of Okreblue blends with nature in a unique way allowing for maximum relaxation and rejuvenation.

All of our meals are served in our café/dining hall Caretta. Caretta has a large, outdoor, community/gathering area that overlooks the sea for dining, journaling, or just resting in the comfort of the ocean breeze.

Accommodations

The accommodation is just steps away from the water, with open-air indoor/outdoor yoga halls, and organic food that is grown right in the Okreblue's gardens. this retreat creates the perfect space to reconnect with mind, body, spirit, and nature. Greece, itself, is the perfect destination for yoga retreats, you will fall in love with its beautiful, calming and magical charm.

Menu Types

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

Menu/Cuisine

Suresh, Okreblue’s talented Indian chef, prepares healthy fusion Mediterranean Indian cuisine using organic ingredients, the majority of which are picked fresh daily from Okreblue’s organic garden. Morning smoothies, a vegetarian brunch, and a vegetarian dinner are provided for yoga retreats participants each day. Gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan diets are accommodated upon request.

You may also like to visit Okreblue's Café that serves light meals and drinks in a wonderful, chilled out atmosphere with lovely sea views. Their menu includes breakfast items, salads, cold plates, smoothies with superfoods, raw vegetarian & vegan sweet delights, herbal teas, organic honey and Tacchini (a local specialty).

Directions

By Plane: Aegean Air flies from Athens to Paros, Greece. Make sure you book your tickets well in advance.

By Boat: There are two ports in Athens, Greece: Rafina port and Piraeus port. Rafina port is closer to the airport and you can get there either by taxi or bus. By bus will take you about 45 minutes and it costs 3 Euros. Piraeus port is further from the airport than Rafina, and you can get there by bus, metro or taxi. The metro and bus are both very convenient because they will leave you just a few meters from where you get the boat to Paros. Both the bus and the metro take about one hour (the bus a little longer maybe depends on the traffic) to get to Piraeus and cost 10 Euros.

There are two companies that sail to Paros:
BlueStar Ferries, Athens, Greece takes about 4.5 hours and runs twice a day with tickets starting at 33 euros
Hellenic Seaways, Athens, Greece takes about 2.75 hours with tickets starting at 45-50 euros.
Another option is to take a boat from Mykonos island in Greece, it’s is a 45-minute boat ride to Paros.

When you are in Paros a taxi from the port is 32 Euros, we will organize combined rides for you when possible for 10 Euros per person. The taxi from the airport in Paros is 45 Euros. We will help you organize a shared shuttle for 15 Euros.

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 60+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 30-59 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-29 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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  • Chiara Tarsitano   January 17, 2019

      Amazing therapist and teacher!

    I had the opportunity to receive an amazing shiatsu treatment and a yoga class with Cecilia while she was in Australia. Her kindness, passion and patience are just the perfect combination of wellness and Zen. I also loved how she combines the Chinese Medicine and her knowledge in her yoga classes, just a great fusion! Highly recommended!

  • Tiago M Santos   January 12, 2019

      Amazing place and teacher

    Cecilia is amazing both as a yoga teacher and as a person. Her good energy and good heart are the perfect match for one of the best places I’ve been in the world. Gili Meno. An amazing little island with the best energy I’ve experienced. Def recommend :)

  • Jack jose   January 07, 2019

      Thank you for the classes

    She was one of the best and down to earth yoga teachers I have come in across my experience. And I am Indian, if that adds any weight to the review. If it wasn't for her i wouldn't have taken up yoga as part of my routine. Go to the places she recommends to go in Gili Meno, Bali or in Lombok. You would be pleasantly surprised as I was.

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