YOGA & PILATES RETREAT | Kythnos

DIANA PASCHAL & STEFANIE APPLE | 1 - 6 JUNE 2019

 
 

THE EXPERIENCE

Welcome to your personal Greek-island getaway! We’ve saved a special blue corner for you at the edge of Kythnos where you can safely unwind, relax and rejoice. Diana & Apple are a dream teaching duo, and combining the best of the worlds of yoga & pilates will make you feel aligned, stretched and awakened within your body. A carefully crafted schedule of daily practices will be accompanied by a holistic experience of healthy Greek food with the best seasonal ingredients prepared by our in-house chef. This is an exclusive retreat for an intimate group of 10 people who will enjoy ultra-personalised care both in their practice and nutrition.

The serenity and wild beauty of Kythnos provides the perfect set to kick off your summer. Get ready to choose from a variety of activities such as sea-kayaking, hiking, village strolls, thermal springs and whatever your heart desires to feel free again!

THE PRACTICE 

Here’s to the perfect exercise combo! Our Yoga and Pilates classes are designed to offer you a complete exercising program of strengthening and flexibility to feel aligned and connected. Diana’s classes will be a blend of yoga styles drawing on Iyengar Yoga, Katonah, Vinyasa and Meditation. She will use specific alignment yoga practices to improve patterns in the way we hold our body and creative sequences to become attuned to our energetic body. Apple will teach a series of Pilates classes starting with the pilates essentials of right body posture and alignment and smoothly progressing into more strengthening and toning exercises tailored to fit all levels and individual needs. 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

Diana Paschal: Diana is a 500RYT yoga & meditation teacher, life coach, speaker and writer who guides others to deeper awareness, clarity and wellbeing. She works with individuals privately and leads global retreats, yoga trainings and her signature AwakenAwe workshops. Her classes are accessible and offer clear, nurturing instruction on precise alignment and breath awareness. Diana is passionate to bring yoga and mindfulness to wider populations and partners with non-profits and social impact groups to further this goal. Read more about Diana here.

Stefanie Apple: Stephanie is a NASM and Stott Pilates certified trainer and photographer based in NYC. Raised in Long Island NY, she moved to NYC to pursue fashion photography and training at David Barton Gym. However an early shoulder injury led her to explore Stott Pilates with a master trainer Joanna Meneses to build functional movement and strength for every day life. While studying Stott Pilates, she healed her shoulder and thus dedicated herself to studying this body-centric, hands-on, contemporary Pilates certification. Apple is also certified in National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) for core athletic conditioning and injury corrective training and she combines her knowledge to bring an individual approach for each client. Read more about Apple 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 pilates

  • 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.