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!
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.
Zoe-Maia: Zoe-Maia is a qualified Holistic Health Coach and Balanced Body Pilates instructor.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. Read more about Zoe-Maia, here.
Effie Dima: Effie is a 500RYT yoga & meditation teacher, who guides others to move freely with their body. 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. Read more about Effie, here.
Here’s to the perfect exercise combo! 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.
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.
* All practices are open to all levels from beginners to more advanced practitioners.
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.
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 pricing 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
ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS & RETREAT PRICING
SHARED ACCOMMODATION | twin room
Sea View Suite with two single beds & en suite bathroom -- 2.090€ per person
SHARED ACCOMMODATION | KING room
Sea View Suite with King size bed & en suite bathroom -- 1.990€ per person
* Suggested for couples, friends or family who are happy to share a King bed :)
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION | KING ROOM
Sea View Suite with King size bed & en suite bathroom -- 2.690€
—> The above prices include EU Tax VAT 24%.
—> There is a 600€ non refundable booking fee to reserve your place in the sun!
Payment plans available.
A TYPICAL DAY CHECK IN | OUT
1st June: Villa Check in: 15:00
6th June: Villa Check out: 11:00
—> The retreat officially starts at 17:00 with the first practice
8.00 - 8.30 Herbal Tea | Coffee | Seasonal Fruits
8.30 - 10.00 Morning Pilates Class
10.00 - 11.00 Breakfast
11.00 - 14.30 Activities | Beach | Free Time
14.30 - 15.30 Lunch
17.30 - 19.00 Afternoon Yoga Practice
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.