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Ashtanga Yoga Mysore style week in Paros, Greece


  • Okreblue eco yoga retreat Santa Maria Paros Greece (map)

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