Discover your Inner Fire
PINELOPE ZIRI | 28 - 31 OCT
Inside each of us there is a brilliant source of light, the unseen force that gives life to our being, Agni. Agni is the inner fire that fuels digestion, supports immunity and drives creativity. This retreat aims to balance this energy, either by igniting or cooling it. Wake up with a daily early - morning walk and keep your vitality levels high with an energetic morning practice focused on the Solar Plexus and the core muscles. Coming in contact with nature clarifies your mind making you appreciate things that really matter in life and allows you to leave behind what no longer works for you. Our hike will take place around a tiny village on Mountain Telethrio - which managed to maintain its natural beauty during the recent wildfires - where you will have the opportunity to ride Tasos' beautiful horses in his ranch! The spectacular Natural Thermal Springs of Edipsos offer the unique experience to combine the hot spring water with the cold sea, bringing an outstanding balance to your fire. Cooling Agni is as important as activating it. Yin afternoon practices, Pranayama and Candle Meditation, alongside with our specially designed Food menu, will manage to bring the much needed balance at the end of a fully satisfying day at Anandamaya. Leaving this retreat you will feel inspired with your inner fire burning steadily...
In 2016, yoga came to Konstantinos' life as a cure for his injured knees. It was only 6 months later that Konstantinos quitted his job in Athens and took the decision to go back at his village of origin and live where he always felt home... Evia island! There, he owned an extraordinary house, his parental one, which was the perfect place to establish his vision. Create Anandamaya: a Yoga Retreat Center that will accommodate yoga travelers and bring together people from all over the world. His studies of Interior & Product Design and the years spent in Florence, definitely helped him in creating a magnificent space that will captivate your senses. Once you open the garden door, he will welcome you with his big smile and make you feel home in a blink of an eye! He will be your guide during hikes, show you beautiful beaches and forests and make you live the local life at its best. At his free time you will find him in the garden taking care of his beloved plants or at the local kite spot flying around.
Penelope landed to Anandamaya last April after her intense drive to move closer to nature. At that point, she met Konstantinos and both realized that they share the same philosophy, dreams and vision. The decision was easy: she moved in to Anandamaya as permanent yoga instructor and therapist. Her love and curiosity for human movement and anatomy was initially expressed when she decided to become a physiotherapist. After working as an associate in a Physiotherapy Centre until 2015, she gained thorough experience in dealing with patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain, spinal cord problems and injuries, soft tissue injuries and pelvic floor rehabilitation. Her thirst for constant personal and educational development led her into approaching the human body and mind in a holistic way. That’s when Yoga came into her life!
Since then, she completed several teacher's trainings and workshops, while she is in YogaWorks' teachers team as an Injury Management Specialist. After years of practicing she started developing her own therapeutic programs for prevention and treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain combining traditional physiotherapy methods and yoga. You will find her mostly at Anandamaya's magnificent yoga Shala, practicing, meditating and guiding your everyday yoga practice. Self - observation. Self - correction. Self - healing. Those three disciplines are applied to her approach to guests and practitioners during our retreats. Her therapeutic treatments are part of her holistic system called PhysioYoga Therapy which you will have the chance to experience.
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Here in Anandamaya we pay special attention to nutrition as it is an essential part of optimal health and in addition, eating tasty makes you happy! You will have the chance to enjoy a Greek - Mediterranean, vegetarian and seasonal home made full-board menu. Starting the day with a herbal tea or coffee accompanied with local, organic nuts to give a boost before our morning practice. A delicious brunch with a mix of colorful, vegetarian sweet and salty preparations that will definitely satisfy everyone's appetite. For lunch we go with the option of a light meal where you will enjoy a fresh salad from our very own vegetable garden or delicious, healthy snacks and fruits in case lunch time finds us in the forest or at the beach! Dinner time is one of the favorite moments of the day, as we gather all together after a fully satisfying day to relax and enjoy Vasiliki's and Tatiana's special creations. The love they put in those dishes is noticed the first moment they land on our dining table. Combined to our veranda's stunning view and the nature sounds that surround Anandamaya will be a truly unique dining experience... In addition, you will have the opportunity to enjoy one dinner at the traditional taverns around the picturesque villages of north Evia.
Menu curator: Tatiana Moldovanidi - Dietologist & Nutritionist - Charokopio University of Athens.
*Our raw material comes from our vegetable garden or from local farmers and producers.
Secluded beach 200m from the house
Horse riding (extra cost)
Daily walking meditation
Relax in the natural thermal springs on the beach
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Transfer to/from Anandamaya
Travel Insurance & Cancellatio
Daily early-morning walk
Coffee, tea, snacks
Hike / Horse Riding / Thermal Springs / Free time
WHAT TO PACK
Light clothing and a sweater or jacket for early mornings and evenings
While from October to April bring some extra clothing layer and waterproof coat
Plug adapters if needed