PILATES & yoga RETREAT | Kythnos
ZOE-MAIA & EFFIE DIMA | 1 - 6 JUNE 2019
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. Zoe-Maia & Effie, 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!
Here’s to the perfect exercise combo! Our Pilates and Yoga classes are designed to offer you a complete exercising program of strengthening and flexibility to feel aligned and connected. Zoe-Maia 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. Zoe’s classes are both dynamic and innovative, offering a fresh perspective on different exercises that really work to achieve positive results to improve posture, flexibility, and core strength.
Effie’s classes will be a blend of yoga styles drawing on Hatha Yoga, 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. 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 practitioners.
Zoe-Maia: Zoe-Maia is a qualified Holistic Health Coach and Balanced Body Pilates instructor. She began to study Pilates after years of falling in love with the practice and learning first hand of its significant benefits to both the mind and body, following years of burn-out during her previous career in the corporate world. Zoe’s classes are designed with both physical and mental wellbeing in mind, using conscious dynamic exercises which focus upon developing core strength, lengthening and toning all muscles to promote improved posture, balance and alignment. She is exceptionally passionate about sharing the powerful benefits of Pilates, and continues to train and teach in London’s top studios and around the world with kindness and support to all levels and abilities.
Effie Dima: Effie is a 500RYT yoga & meditation teacher, who guides others to move freely with their body. She has a background in dance and ballet which gives a graceful flow into her classes, and a playful variety into her asana sequences. Effie works with with groups and individuals alike, and leads yoga seminars and retreats in Greece and beyond. Her classes are accessible and offer clear, nurturing instruction on precise alignment and breath awareness. Effie is passionate to bring yoga and mindful movement to her students and help people to feel good within their body, as a first step to self-love.
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.
Sea view suite with two single beds & ensuite bathroom -- 2.090€ per person
Sea view suite with king size bed & ensuite bathroom -- 1.990€ per person
* Suggested for couples, friends or family who are happy to share a bed :)
Sea view suite with king size bed & ensuite bathroom -- 2.690€
* 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.
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.