ELAFONISSOS YOGA RETREAT
Rejuvenation Retreat in Elafonissos, Greece
17 Sept. – 23 Sept. 14 Oct. – 21 Oct.
24 Sept. – 30 Sept. 21 Oct. – 28 Oct.
Retreat in Elafonissos. Enjoy the stunning natural environment of the island, sea and blue skies in which you can relax and unwind, express your creativity, practise yoga, meditate… Join us for one or two weeks of pure joy and rejuvenation! Recharge your batteries, welcome the summer, celebrate life with solemnity!
You can choose from a variety of activities including yoga, beautiful hikes, you can treat yourself a holistic massage, a session of holistic psychotherapy or counseling by our experienced associates. Be away from the hustle and bustle, share with like-minded people close contact with the nature, healthy but yummy meals, pure kindness, yoga practice, spontaneity, meditation, authenticity, soul connection… The retreat offers more than just holidays, a yoga retreat, or a relaxing break… Our goal is to strengthen not only your body but your soul as well! To be away from the noise and find the time to connect with your Inner Self!
The price is for one person in shared accommodation (two persons per
room) (Children’s’ accommodation till 5 years old is free at the parents’ room) and the single room supplement is at 180€. It includes also:
• Delicious Vegan & Raw Vegan Brunch from fresh organic local ingredients
• Daily practice of meditation.
• Daily practice of yoga. There will be a daily two hour practice, with Maria Karastergiou.
• Beautiful hikes: there is a small mountain in Simos Beach filled with thyme as well as unique medicinal plants that we can collect during our hike to the cave!
• Daily excursions to Simos Beach one of the most beautiful of Greece…
• One Consulting session in Greek, French or English with Maria Karastergiou, PhD, wwwmariakarastergiou.com
Maria has been trained as a holistic psychologist in Canada (BA), as a psychopedagogue in Paris (PhD) as well as a yoga teacher. Maria’s fun loving and energetic yoga perfectly complements the accepting atmosphere of the retreat. She has been practicing yoga for the past 12 years. She completed her teacher training in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with the well known internationally Kristina Karitinou, a gifted, compassionate yoga teacher. She counts Kristina, Joly in Varkala, Kerala, Nota Rota in Athens as great influences. She’s been privileged to learn from many superb teachers and has practised Kundalini, hatha, Partner & Ashtanga yoga. Has followed seminars & workshops all over the world. Maria has invented her own yoga style, a combination of different styles with emphasis on Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. Enthusiastic professional with vision, spiritual quests, with many years of research into holistic health and nutrition, vegetarian since she was very young, raw food (raw vegan) in recent years, has devoted herself to these areas as well as in self-awareness. Exploring better ways of synthesis and integration of the above into her work is the main objective of recent years. Maria has created her own therapeutic approach, “raw essence yoga” for people who are not only interested in fitness, but in self-awareness and spirituality as well, as classes include meditation, pranayama, and at the end deep relaxation & a profound group discussion on spiritual growth. As the nature of the breath deepens, the postures become more conscious. As they practiced with more willpower, concentration, presence, joy, the body becomes stronger, more beautiful, more flexible, more aligned, it acquires grace. As the mind relaxes spirituality & consciousness deepen. Maria is one of the few therapists in Greece that combines Psychotherapy with yoga, raw vegan nutrition, spirituality. Her ability to be calm & radiate peaceful energy, joy, warmth throughout the class, even during the challenging poses, helps her students to feel comfortable, self-confident, joyful. As the smile is deepening, as the heart is opening and filled with yogic love the yoga practice is transformed in an uplifting spiritual experience. Honoring diversity in all its forms she enjoys working with people from different linguistic & cultural origins. She feels privileged to accompany the unfolding, of a person’s soul & assist to its evolving.
Optional activities will be proposed, as reflexology & Thai massages with professional therapists, contemporary sculpture & painting techniques workshop from a graduate fine artist, consultations, horse riding…
• Contemporary sculpture & painting workshops with the artist Felix Delandre, fine art graduate from the Central Saint Martin’s in London and from the Sorbonne University in Paris. Your talent, creativity and good energy will be put in work in order to create inspirational works of art while learning about the history and philosophy of art.
• Consulting sessions with Maria Karastergiou, PhD, wwwmariakarastergiou.com
The retreat will take place in the village of Elafonissos, located in Peloponese, which is full of scenes of subtle beauty. Stunning scenery, luscious nature, silky sandy beaches, crystal clear sea. It is a small and beautiful island almost taken directly from a story book with very friendly people which will make you feel at home.
The retreat will take place in small apartments – hostels in Elafonissos, close to the beach. They are tastefully furnished & decorated. A wide range of facilities are provided.
To register, please let us know your details and for which dates you would like to reserve. Full payment is required for the reservation. Limited places …
Cancelation Policy : 6 weeks before the starting day of the retreat full amount, from 3-6 weeks before the starting day of the retreat half amount.
For more information about the retreat and to make a reservation, contact Dr Maria Karastergiou firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Wishing that our retreat will be revelational for you with insights on all levels, we’re looking forward to meet you in Elafonissos!