Pilates, Yoga & Sea Kayaking retreat

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Introduction

We welcome you to the special paradise called Paros Island in Greece were we created a unique retreat offering activities for the mind, body and soul, on land and on sea. This Retreat combines Classical Pilates, Meditative and Therapeutic Yoga and Sea Kayaking excursions.

Information

Paros is situated in the center of the Cyclades group of islands in the heart of the Aegean Sea. It’s a beautiful island known for its alternative and sporty character, gastronomy, quaint villages and nightlife. Paros big advantage is the fact that you can find what you're looking for in an all inclusive package, more tranquility and touch with nature or a more cosmopolitan and social vacation. At the end of September the peak season has passed, the island is quieter, the sea is warm and the strong summer winds have settled down. For many it’s the ideal time of year to visit the island.

Accommodation

The Retreat center is situated on the picturesque bay of Santa Maria-Filizi, in a secluded section of multiple small sandy beaches which are part of a thickly vegetated coast of cedar trees. The whole area is scarcely inhabited and offers a peaceful and relaxing environment that oversees Naxos island. The accommodation rooms are beautifully handcrafted and engulfed by diverse nature ready to immerse you in inner peace and tranquility.

Food

Caretta’ restaurant’s rich breakfast will provide you with the energy required for a head start on the day. Freshly baked home made bread, fresh fruits, super foods and smoothies are also on the menu.

Dinner is also included for every evening of your stay, with the Chefs using and choosing out of Caretta’s healthy home grown products, including vegetarian and vegan options. The cuisine's style combines delicious traditional Mediterranean and Eastern dishes. On the last night there will be a dinner party for the whole group to celebrate together the week’s closure.

Activities

The daily Pilates sessions are hosted by Master Trainer Keren Patzia and are mat based on the original classical repertoire of Joseph Pilates. Through these you will deepen your knowledge and understanding on the two way stretch and the importance of movement and flow in your body.

The Yoga lessons are hosted by Sasy Hasomeri, Anusara Elements Yoga Teacher. The yoga and meditation classes of Sasy are based on the principle of alignment of Anusara yoga and on moving into creative and dynamic flows to relaxing and meditative yin practices.

The picturesque coastline of Paros island is best explored with a sea kayak. The kayaking day trips include 2 stops where a fresh snack and lunch is offered while you can also swim, snorkel or just relax and sunbathe on the beach. The trips are guided by Alex Panagakos, a certified kayaking guide who is there to share his local cultural and ecological knowledge of Paros and make sure you have a memorable kayaking day.

Indulge in a Massage or Treatment of your choice in your weeks holiday, allowing your body time to unwind, rest and relax with Essential Aromatherapy oils and fusions. Massages can be held either in your accommodation or at 'Stretch' studio in Naousa.

Program

The retreat's schedule includes classical Pilates lessons and Yoga sessions throughout the week that take place in the centre's Shala. In the middle of the week there is a free day for everyone to explore the island or to relax on the beach and visit the nearby villages. The sea kayaking excursions start with a pick up from our accommodation, lasting for the most part of the day, and are suitable for all skill levels.

Includes

  • Transportation to and from the accommodation on arrival and departure.

  • Welcoming light lunch

  • 6 nights accommodation

  • Breakfast and Dinner included

  • Daily morning and evening Classical Pilates Lessons

  • 4 Yoga Lessons

  • 2 Sea Kayaking day trips

  • A Treatment or Massage of your choice

  • Weeks ending Dinner Party

At a glance

  • Activities: Pilates, Yoga & Sea Kayaking

  • Previous experience: not necessary

  • Age of children: minimum 13 years of age

  • Number of group: min 4 max 24

  • Group leader-Teachers for activities: included

  • Language: English

  • Free days: 1 free day

  • Transportation included: to and from activities meeting point, to and from hotel.

  • Nights in hotel: 6

Prices

  • 1450€, based on three people sharing a room
  • 1480€, based on two people sharing a room
  • 1550€, on a single occupancy room