Come and join us for one week Hatha Yoga on Paros;
one of the most beautiful islands of Greece.
Yoga for every-body, all levels, all ages*
(*below 18 only accompanied by an adult)
No competiton, you work on your own personal level. Individual correction. Use of props to adapt poses to do them better and/or longer.
Yoga holiday, no bootcamp. Classes 10:00 - 12:30 and the rest of the day free to enjoy the island, the beach, the sea, the sun and the relaxed Greek lifestyle. If it is your first time with me, don't worrie about the 2 1/2 hour, time will fly, you will see. We start and finish with a bit of breathing, inbetween we do postures/Asana's. I will also take time to explain and show what to do and what not to do, and there is room to ask questions. Before you realize class is over, that's what everybody tell's me.
We have a welcome- and goodbye-dinner with the group, but the rest of the week you are free to eat where and with whom you want. From my side there are no restrictions for food and drinks; you can eat and drink whatever you want.
This yoga holiday is ideal for solo travellers, who like to travel alone, but also like to socialize a bit with a small group of people, with a common interest. It is easy to make new friends with a small group of like minded people. But if you prefer to stay alone and read a book, that's fine also.
Teacher Oona Giesen started practicing Iyengar Yoga 45 years ago, around 1973. She was trained by Agnes Hillen, Margriet Post, Victor van Kooten and, most of all, her mother Jeanne Buntinx, who were all trained personally by mr B.K.S. Iyengar and were the founders of the Iyengar Yoga movement in the Netherlands. Oona grew up with yoga. She took her first yoga classes at the house of Margriet Post when she was about 8 years old. Her first yoga holiday, in 1973 in France, with Agnes Hillen-Mineur was the inspiration for what she is doing for more then 25 years now: organizing yoga holidays.
After this week of yoga hopefully you will have a better understanding of your body, and of your body's possibility's and limitations, and the signals it gives you. The aim of yoga is not to perform the most difficult yoga poses. With that you can easily overdo it and cause injuries and hurt yourself. The aim of yoga is to learn to listen to your body and finding more space, strength and balance, by doing exercises. Being aware of your body during yoga allows you to expand your limits without hurting yourself. Coming to that edge of tension and then softening, rather than pushing, allows us to becoming more flexible.
The yoga courses are given on Paros, one of the most beautiful islands of the Cyclades. The Cyclades are a group of islands in the Aegean Sea between Athens and Crete, famous for its beauty and specatculaire architecture. No building is higher than two floors and most of the houses are the typical white houses with blue doors and windows.
Paros is the most central island of the Cyclades and there are several ferries (daily) to many other islands.
You will be staying in Aliki Panorama Hotel, situated only 300 meters away from the seafront, beautiful beaches and fishing village Aliki.
The hotel has 13 rooms with 31 single beds, but in some rooms we can make a double bed, if needed. Most rooms have 2 beds, some 3 or 4. Half of the rooms have balcony with seaview, the other half have a view towards some nice small Greek white houses (with the typical Cycladic style architecture), the swimmingpool and the mountain.
There is a bar with soft music, open for sunset drinks, a (not to big) swimmingpool with sun terrace and a fully equiped yoga shala. We provide towels for the swimmingpool but not for the beach. So take your own beach towel with you, or buy one in Aliki. You don't need to bring anything with you for the yoga, just comfortable clothes to wear.
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