Ashtanga Yoga Mysore style week in Paros, Greece
Oct
5
to Oct 13

Ashtanga Yoga Mysore style week in Paros, Greece

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Schedule:

We start practicing Sunday to Thursday morning Mysore-style. Friday morning led class.

Saturday rest day enjoy the beach and optional meditation in the afternoon.

Sunday check out if anyone wants to practice that day it is possible the Sala will be open. Its been decided to leave it as a self practice due to different time tables to go out of the island and getting flight connections.

Every afternoon we will offer a circle sitting together for meditation or chanting.

Every morning there will be a pranayama session before the Mysore practice.

All levels of students are welcome, including total beginners. The Mysore week is meant to help people new in to the Ashtanga system, and also to help the more experienced students to develop their practices.

Location:

Okreblue is located at Filizi beach, an area of exceptional natural beauty, with sand dunes, aged cedar forests, “secret” coves, and next to the long sandy beach of Santa Maria bay. It offers tranquility, wonderful food, beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters and of course, nature. Situated amongst cedar trees and lovely thyme aromas.

Paros is one of the most stunning islands in Greece. Best known for its beaches, traditional villages and incredible landscapes.

http://www.okreblue.com/

Food:

Suresh, our Indian chef is cooking healthy fusion Mediterranean Indian cuisine using organic ingredients, the majority of which are picked fresh daily from Okreblue’s organic garden.

The Menu includes Caretta’s famous rich breakfast, salads, cold plates, smoothies with super foods, raw vegetarian & vegan sweet delights, herbal teas and more….

All meals are vegan/vegetarian.

Regarding any special dietary requirements, we offer vegan, gluten free and dairy free meals. If you are in any specific diet make sure to let us know in advance.

Caretta Restaurant Café is open all day long. Free WiFi is available.

Accommodation:

It offers apartments which comfortably accommodate up to 4 guests as well as rooms and studios; some of which are equipped with a kitchenette.

Prices per person:

Single room €1010

Double room €800

Triple room €760

Price includes 8 nights of accommodation, 7 days of practice, chanting, pranayama or meditation, brunch and dinner. 9 days of retreat.

If you are traveling with children 0-3 years old there's no charge; kids 3-9 years old are charged 50%.

General information about Okreblue:

- Each room/studio has its own private bathroom
- All rooms are non-smoking
- Every day cleaning service.
- Towels and sheets will be changed every 3rd or 4th day.

How to get there:

By plane:
Aegean Air is the company that is flying from Athens to Paros so far. Make sure you book your tickets well in advance because it’s difficult to find availability during the summer months.
For information, visit: http://en.aegeanair.com/

Another option is a charter flight to Mykonos island and then a 45-minute boat ride to Paros.

Coming by boat from Athens there are two options:
Pireaus port and Rafina port.

1) Rafina port is closer to the airport and you can get there either by taxi or bus.
By bus will take you about 45 minutes and it costs 3 Euros.
By taxi it will take you less time but more money.

2) Pireaus port is further from airport than Rafina, and you can get there by bus, metro or taxi. The metro and bus are both very convenient because they will leave you just a few meters from where you get the boat to Paros.
Both the bus and the metro take about one hour (the bus a little longer maybe depends on the traffic) to get to Pireaus and cost 10 Euros.

The 2 companies that sail to Paros is Blue Star Ferries and Hellenic Seaways.
BlueStar ferries takes about 4:30 hours andruns twice a day with tickets starting at 33 euros
Hellenic Seaways takes about 2:45 hours with tickets starting at 45-50 euros.

When you are in Paros, you can either catch the bus from Parikia (port of Paros) to Naousa and then a taxi to Okreblue, or a taxi straight to Okreblue.
We can always arrange a taxi transfer (a taxi to be waiting for you at the port or airport).

What to bring:

The retreat is equipped with yoga mats just in case you don't want to carry yours. For sure you will need a towel for adjustments and is recommended to bring a cotton mat in case you have one.

The retreat:

https://youtu.be/PUzlusxr2IM

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Talk on the Practice of Ashtanga Yoga
May
19
12:30 PM12:30

Talk on the Practice of Ashtanga Yoga

Tom Austin and Barbara Macias will be giving a talk on the practice of Ashtanga yoga. Tom and Barbara practice together and both teach Ashtanga Mysore here in Berlin. The talk will be focused around why we practice daily and how it is to have an established daily practice. There is no need to sign up, you can just come. The talk will be given from 12.30-1.30pm in Yoga School Berlin which is near Hermanplatz, Neukölln. Tom’s class will be 6 – 9am in Ashtanga Mitte Berlin as usual. Barbara also teaches on Sundays from 10-12 at Yoga School and will have a pot luck brunch after the class at 12, which anyone is welcome to join.

The talk will be held in English.

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Yamas - Niyamas The 8 limbs of Ashtanga Yoga
Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Yamas - Niyamas The 8 limbs of Ashtanga Yoga

Exploring the eight limbs of classical yoga, ethics and moral observances. The philosophy aspect of the practice.

The workshop will start with a mysore practice followed by a circle talk (yamas niyamas) with breakfast.

PRICE:

30€ for non yoga school students

20€ for yoga school students

for registration: barbara-mysore@yogaschoolberlin.de

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FUNDAMENTALS OF ASHTANGA YOGA AND ESTABLISHING A MYSORE PRACTICE
Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

FUNDAMENTALS OF ASHTANGA YOGA AND ESTABLISHING A MYSORE PRACTICE

This workshop is for students with no experience in the Mysore style practice, and as well as for practitioners of the Ashtanga System willing to practice in a mysore style way. The focus will rest also upon understanding the fundamental principles that guides the practice. As well as creating confidence in the students to practice in an individual way. For those who haven't experience how the mysore style practice works this is an opportunity to try it!

PRICE:

30€ for non yoga school students

20€ for yoga school students

for registration: barbara-mysore@yogaschoolberlin.de

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Mysore week with Mauricio Victorica
Apr
27
to May 4

Mysore week with Mauricio Victorica

Programme:

Weekdays (27th April, 30th April - 4th May):
Mysore practice from 7 to 10 am

Saturday and Sunday (28th and 29th April):
Mysore practice from 8 to 11 am
Break from 11 am - 12 pm
Chanting with Barbara and talk with Mauricio from 12 - 13h30 pm
Barbara will be also assisting Mauricio in the Mysore classes.

About Mauricio:

Born in México, D.F. in 1972, Mauricio began studying yoga in 1997, focusing on the inner explorative nature of its philosophy and meditation practices. The practice of Hatha Yoga and its meditative component helped him heal from the effects of an ignored childhood coccyx injury, which caused pain and restricted mobility in the lumbar region. While working as a graphic designer and in advertising for 10 years, in 2003 he discovered the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system as a form of moving meditation. After several years of sustained practice and studies, Mauricio realised that Ashtanga Yoga should be learned as a life long practice, rather than racing after postures or series. Mauricio believes that all difficult asanas and vinyasas are just there to remind us of the love and calmness that each of us holds within, in spite of external conditions. Since 2005 Mauricio has been travelling to Mysore, India, every year in order to continue his studies at KPJAYI. (K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute). As of 2007, he has been been traveling to various countries, such as Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, México, Costa Rica, Chile, Perú and Philippines, in order to teach Mysore Programs and share the practice with students the world over.

For more information about Mauricio visit:
https://mauriciovictorica.com

Prices:

140€ Full workshop (120€ for YSB Students)

60€ Weekend workshop

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