from Great Britain, July 2017
From the moment I arrived on Kithira island and was met by Chiara with a beaming smile and a warm hug I knew I was in good hands. Chiara is a very experienced yoga teacher whose classes contain a good balance between breathing, asanas and the spiritual elements. She included a wide variety of asanas, explaining and demonstrating clearly, always encouraging and helping her students to get the most from their practice. All this was complimented by delicious and healthy food. The varied and interesting workshops complimented the yoga classes and made for a richer experience. Kithira is a beautiful and tranquil island with a traditional feel, perfect for yoga and the location in Kapsali was ideal - under the shade of ancient oilve trees with views out over the turquoise blue sea. I would highly recommend a retreat with Chiara and would like to thank her and Panagis for all their efforts in making us all feel so welcome and for an enjoyable and truly memorable experience.
from France, June 2017
"Perfect retreat with wonderful peoples in a little paradise"
Chiara is a perfect host and a perfect teatcher. You do yoga but you also discover lots of people, places, and new things! You eat very well and everything is taking car of. The village is very beautiful and the see deep blue! Panakis her husband is always here to help and just to be fun and relax! It was a very resting and changing experience.
This was my first yoga holiday ever and I thoroughly enjoyed it. From the start, Parkolife.com was a joy to communicate with. I was very warmly welcomed when I arrived and shown around the place. The room was spacious, very clean, and had all I needed. I had a really lovely time and would love to come back again next year.
Alex Klan Germany
Exceptional value for the money the retreat had spacious room with comfortable and modern surroundings.
Debbie United Kingdom
ParkoLife.com Yoga Retreat (De-stress Week) is a fantastic retreat and I enjoyed every minute of my week long stay. The classes are fantastic. Chiara teaches in a very calm and clear way and I felt gave me lots of new tips on how to do things, her voice made of each Savasana a great moment. I am less of a yoga fan, so Panagis really gave to my holiday the balance of fitness and spiritual practice. We also did some great meditations by the beach and which were good for the soul. The accommodation was lovely and very relaxed and it was good as a solo traveller to share it with a great bunch of people. The classes in the morning and evening were timed well and the food after each class was amazing. The brunch was varied and filling and the evening meals packed with nutrition.
Jacqueline United Kingdom
The yoga room is spacious and peaceful. Excellent stuff really. My class was peaceful, with beautiful music on the background. I loved it. I dont live in Chania, but these people deserve a much wider audience for their efforts. I had a chance to spend some time off the yoga class with Chiara and she is a wonder person. Committed to her goals, a strong Lady yogi-with many qualities.
Carley United States
I can not give enough praise to Parkolife and its owners. I found myself in Crete with a last minute cancellation to my yoga retreat. Chiara went out of her way to help me in everyway possible. I was fortunate enough to attend one of her amazing yoga classes, which I highly recommend. Just being in her presence makes you a better person. If you have the opportunity to work with her I highly suggest you take it!