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A unique blend of yoga, breathing and beautiful walks in a stunning environment. Acquaint yourselves with one of the most remote yet vibrant island locations in Greece. Kythera is pristine, a new destination that lies off the southern coast of the Peloponnese and belongs to the Ionian Islands. According to the Greek mythology Kythera is the birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite. She has not only given to Kythera her beauty and loveliness, but also purity, simplicity and great diversity in nature and landscape. The ever-present peacefulness is overwhelming. Kythera has been spared by mass tourism. Even during the summer months you still will find secluded beaches on Kythera. During our 7day yoga and hiking retreat we will explore paths and getaways, beaches and gorges making each retreat day a unique destination. A lot of unpaved paths, seemingly deserted villages, impressive gorges, flowers, herbs and wild goats make Kythira a true walking paradise. This unique retreat combines yoga and the acquaintance with the wonderful landscape of Kythera. The program includes a daily yoga practice, focusing on a different theme each day, and hikes and excursions of familiarization with the local culture.
Our yoga practice will include intelligent sequencing leading to Vinyasa yoga for the more experienced yoga lovers amongst us. We will focus on backbends and shoulder release, we will incorporate invigorating powerful asanas and we will work on tight hips. Our yoga sessions will also include a restorative practice, relaxation techniques, basic breathing practices and silent meditation. Weather permitting we will connect to the beautiful surroundings and we will take our mats and our practice to unique locations that inspire us to practice and breathe in the Kythera experience.
This retreat is suitable for yoga practitioners with some experience in yoga. Variations and modification will be provided for beginners as well as for more advanced students. The retreat is Yogaworks inspired, an intelligent sequencing method which educates practitioners and provides deep release and relaxation.