Perfect for a week away to heal, rejuvenate and balance your energies as well as guide you towards self discovery. This holistic healing retreat is a combination of physical exercise and a series of solution-oriented group sessions. It is run by two highly regarded Greek trainers, Ioannis and Ioanna, who are very experienced in the field of holistic integrated healing and systemic psychology techniques.
The maximum participants in the group is 10.
Dolphins Leap’s house is right next to the beach on the edge of a beautiful verdant forest. A beautiful open terrace in an olive grove will be your exercise platform, from which steps lead down and into the sea.
Guest accommodation for this retreat is in six luxuriously appointed beautiful twin bedrooms all with sea views and air conditioning. Four bedrooms are en-suite and two bedrooms have a shared bathroom. There are plenty of outdoor terrace areas if you want to find a quiet place to read and drink in the wonderful sea views. Meals are served on the al fresco dining area overlooking the sea.
This retreat is for small groups, maximum 10 in boutique style hotel accommodation run by caring and attentive owners providing healthy and nutritious meals. Outdoor classes take place on a yoga platform which is nestled in the olive trees from where steps lead down to the crystal clear blue Aegean Sea below. Gorgeous terraces with infinity pool provide plenty of space for rest and relaxation and also dolphin spotting in the bay below. Tranquil and airy double bedrooms all with far reaching uninterrupted sea views, some en suite. Village and a taverna just a ten minute jaunt along cobbled footpath and ancient mule track. This is our fourth year running retreats at our home in Greece.
A whole-body stretching program combined with gentle physical exercise with Ioannis. An energizing mixture of Pilates and Tai Chi practice which takes place on the outdoor yoga terrace to stretch and awaken the body. The program can be adapted to all ages and needs. No previous experience in either practice is required.
A series of group sessions grounded in the approach of systemic psychotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming and non-directive intervention: a holistic approach that aims to improve self-realization, reconnect with inner thoughts, and overcome those obstacles from the past, present and future that block emotional development.
A series of stretching and rhythmic movements combined with mindful breathing: inspired by Qigong, the synergy of movement and breath activates the energy channels of the body, nourishing and relaxing the organs and body systems.
Meditation and relaxation with the help of singing bowls vibrations: sonic, sensory vibration that help the body enter a state of deep serenity.
It is also possible to chart a personal training program as well as a complete personalized wellness plan, involving holistic massage, reflexology and other sessions.
Ioannis is a Pilates expert, health professional, and certified masseur and reflexologist. He has also been trained in Sujok acupuncture with a degree from the International Sujok Academy. He is a graduate of the Department of Physical Education and Sport of University of Thrace and has been trained in medical fitness as well as in the method of Clinical Pilates. Ioannis holds a Master of Science degree in Social - Clinical Psychology and also serves as a group facilitator through the psychotherapeutic method of non-directive intervention.
Molly has taught and studied in the UK, Australia, Bali, and India. She is a 800-hour qualified Jivamukti yoga teacher teaching at an array of yoga studios around London including Yogahaven, The Life Centre, Stretch, and Soho Gyms. She has run yoga retreats in Tuscany and is currently teaching on a Soul and Surf Yoga Retreat in Kerala, India.
This retreat will be held in Lefokastro, in the beautiful Pelion Peninsula, Greece. This is a hidden gem by the sea, undiscovered by tourists and very unspoiled.
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The retreat price includes a delicious breakfast served with home baked fresh bread, fresh fruit and a selection of cereals, yoghurt, and honey, a light salad lunch, and a two-course evening meal served with local wine.
The food is prepared using only the freshest seasonal and local ingredients, including oregano, mint, thyme, rosemary, and olives from Dolphins Leap’s own garden. All meals are served on the terrace overlooking the sea.
The evening meal will include a selection of dishes to cater for every taste. Local wine will be served to guests at dinner if required (at no extra cost). Otherwise, a range of soft drinks and fruit juices will be served at all meals and will be available at all times throughout the day. It will also vary according to the fresh local produce available at local markets.
A yacht trip can be arranged (weather permitting) on the final day after yoga session. During your free time, you can also go swimming and snorkeling in the Aegean Sea, walking on ancient mule tracks above sheltered sandy coves and ancient olive groves, or treating yourself to an individual holistic massage with Ioannis in sound bowl therapy Reiki, reflexology, or head and body massage.
Holistic massages that include Tibetan singing bowl therapy, Reiki, reflexology, head and body massages are available at additional costs.
Please book your flight to arrive at Athens International Airport (ATH). Dolphins Leap runs one group transfer only from Athens International airport on Day 1 of the retreat (the Arrival Day) returning on Day 8 of the retreat (Departure Date) costing 55 euros per person each way. Please contact Dolphins Leap for details.