29 May - 1 June 2015 & 1 June - 7 June 2015
Annual Iyengar yoga togetherness on Sifnos island with Vula Bolou
Join us for the fourth year running on our date with togetherness, warmth & rejuvenation. Forget all invasive ‘healing’ methods and entrust yourselves to your own innate ability to refresh and renew your entire being with Iyengar yoga.
As usual, we are partners in crime with the sublime Verina hotels ( verinahotelsifnos.com ), where our sense of symmetry, harmony and cleanliness in line and form is amicably taken care of. Yoga practice takes place in its natural setting, us intertwined with nature as we are all one. Let the sound of the waves and the whisper of the wind through ancient olive trees merge with your breath and heartbeat. Experience yoga in its complete all-encompassing true nature.
Now for the practical matters - two options for the time-conscious: weekend and weeklong.
The weekend option coincides with the Greek holiday of Agiou Pnevmatos, so you might like to bring the entire family along. Arrive Friday 29th May on the evening ferry at 19:30 and have dinner and rest. Yoga classes begin Saturday morning. There will be one 2-hour session in the morning, then breakfast, then a 1,5-hour in the evening. Classes will finish on Monday 1st June and then you may enjoy the rest of the day until the ferry brings you back to Athens. Cost for yoga tuition: 100euros.
The weeklong option commences on the evening of Monday 1st June with a 2-hour class then continues with a 3-hour session of asana and pranayama in the mornings. This program will run until Saturday 6th June evening. Cost for the yoga is 300euros.
Accommodation: Verina offers double rooms at 40euro per person per night, two-people sharing, with breakfast. So, for the weekend (3 nights) the cost is 120euro per person and for the week (6 nights) 240euros. A deposit will be required to secure your room booking. This price is available on a first come-first served basis, up until a month before the retreat. Contact Michalis at firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Due to popular demand, there is a second accommodation option available – lodge Narlis. Located directly on the beach of Platys Gialos, it relates to the yogic ideals of simplicity and quietude. There are a few double rooms for us, at 35€ per double room without breakfast, available until the end of April. Breakfast is 5€ per person per day extra. Contact Yiannis at email@example.com
Yoga: All props are provided so you may travel light. Contact Vula at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your mat space.
The hardcore ones will book the whole thing, as a week is hardly enough. Are you one of them?