BACK TO NATURE: FITNESS & YOGA RETREAT

ANNA KARIDES & RUSSELL LEE | 8 - 13 JUNE 2019 | kythnos

 
 

THE EXPERIENCE

Ready to release your wild island-self? Wake up to the seagulls song? Go for beach runs in the sunrise and workout gazing the vast blue of the Aegean? Then welcome to our ‘Back to Nature retreat’ where Anna & Russell will lead a well-rounded empowering program of yoga and fitness practices. This is an exclusive retreat for an intimate group of 10 people who will enjoy ultra-personalised care both within their practice and nutrition. Our in-house chef & nutritionist will work around the scheduled sessions to deliver a holistic experience of healthy Greek food with the best seasonal ingredients.

Kythnos natural zen and unspoiled nature provides the perfect set for outdoor activities and fun excursions to lift the spirits. From sea-kayaking and hiking, to village strolls and thermal spring visits, this retreat is what you need to kick off a stellar summer getaway!

What it’s been kept for the end, is that your stay takes place at a secluded paradise villa, built just above the sea level, with a brilliantly positioned infinity pool at the edge of the house and its own private beach. Natural high meets island dream!

THE PRACTICE 

First things first - you are in good hands! Brought from London’s top studios, the queen of Acro Yoga, Anna Karides joins forces with fitness guru and health coach, Russell Lee to deliver a powerful blend of yoga and workouts. Anna’s dynamic yoga flows will be enriched with an introduction to Acro Yoga, playful partner-yoga sessions and restorative elements to slow down your cardio rate. Russell has designed a special ‘fitness in nature workout’ program which takes you from morning jogs to 45min cardio and from short hikes to deserted beaches to afternoon juicy stretches.

The classes will take place in large outdoor covered areas of the villa as well as at the beach, and wherever nature offers a great platform to experience body and mind in unity.

* All practices are open to all levels from beginners to more advanced yogis.

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THE TEACHERs

Anna Karides: Anna is a leading Yoga and AcroYoga teacher in the UK and has been teaching for over a decade. She has international teaching and training experience and has been featured in leading publications from Vogue to The Guardian and named OM Magazine's Yoga teacher of the month. Anna has been teaching in London’s leading yoga studios (Bodyism, Triyoga, Indaba) and is a proud Lululemon Athletica legacy ambassador. Her classes are challenging and reflect her passion for backbends, arm balances and inversions but can also have a therapeutic focus. Read more about Anna here.

Russell Lee: Russell is a personal trainer and health coach. He moved in personal training in 2008 where he quickly developed a reputation for delivering rapid results due to his previous sports training as as a semi-professional rugby player. Russell became sought after to work on high-profile film productions, transforming the bodies of actors including Cate Blanchett, Jack O’Connell and Taron Egerton. Russell provides private and small-group health & fitness coaching at some of London’s most exclusive training centres. His classes are dynamic incorporating individually tailored exercises for all levels, ages and abilities. His training provides an enjoyable and effective way to take your fitness to a whole new level. Check Russell here.

 

optional activities (EXTRA COST)

  • Sea-Kayak to the famous double beach of Kolona & Greek-style picnic at the beach (extra cost | optional)

  • Diving at the beautiful seascapes followed by relaxing time at the thermal springs (extra cost | optional)

  • At the Beekeeper’s: Visit Kythnos best honey-maker and his beehives, and find out everything about the world of bees.

  • Photography walk: Stroll around the old village of Dryopida, visit the cave of Katafyki and taste local pies

  • Shiatsu massages and therapies

THE RETREAT INCLUDES

  • 6 island days / 5 nights - luxury accommodation on a seaside luxury villa

  • 2 daily practices: 1 yoga & 1 fitness workout

  • 3 vegetarian daily meals catered by our private chef

  • Yoga equipment (Manduka mats, straps, blocks)

  • Back to Nature Day: hiking to the Byzantine castle of Oria, healthy snacks & the most magnificent sunset you've seen! 

  • Visit to Chora village & dinner out (extra cost)

  • Group transfers in Kythnos upon arrival & departure


HEALTHY MEETS local greek FOOD

We like to give a healthy spin to typical Greek recipes combining what’s in season with what’s on offer to each island we visit. Our Kythnos retreats are catered by our private chef and nutritionist Sabrina Chorafa who’s a creative maven in mixing modern with traditional techniques and fresh ingredients. Our menu is a balanced selection of juicy salads, Greek herbal blends, tasty smoothies, healthy snacks, tones of fruits, and delicious homemade meals. We strive to bring the best from Kythnos local producers, such as fresh fruits, herbs, thyme honey, eggs and capers. Sabrina cooks from the heart and loves sharing her art (her food workshops are always a hit!). We promise that you will leave the retreat feeling lighter, brighter, happier and with a slightly different approach to food.

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ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

TWIN ACCOMMODATION

  • Sea view suite with two single beds & ensuite bathroom -- 2.390€ p/p

SHARED ACCOMMODATION

  • Sea view suite with king size bed & ensuite bathroom -- 2.190€ p/p

* Suggested for couples, friends or family

SINGLE ACCOMMODATION

  • Sea view suite with king size bed & ensuite bathroom -- 3.990€ p/p

* The above prices include VAT 24%


LUXURY VILLA BY THE SEA

A perfectly white villa lies an inch above the Aegean Sea. Awarded for its Modern Cycladic Architecture, our Kythnos villa combines minimalism and island elements in an exceptional way. Its private beach and a seawater infinity pool just above the sea level, give a serene essence of barefoot luxury which is hard to find. Click for more images.


TRAVEL INFO

Fly to Athens International Airport (code AIA) and then take a boat to Kythnos island. The island can be reached only via boat either from the port of Piraeus (code PIR) or Lavrio (code: LAV).

Tickets can be booked online at viva.gr

* We advise our guests to allow one day prior and after the retreat for their travelling.