This Fall, let’s reverse the repercussions of our “overloaded” way of life and let’s care for our mind, body and soul, with the wisdom and the practice of Ayurveda.
From the 11th to the 13th of October, Maria Hrysoheraki, certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor, will share the wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda in Mani of Lakonia.
From the very first day, you will feel the beneficial results that come from this type of therapy – not only to the mind but to the soul as well. And all this with a view or the vast blue of the sky and the sea, the crystal clear waters and the sunset that our beloved destination spot Petra and Fos Boutique & Spa Hotel offer.
Petra and Fos Boutique & Spa Hotel emerges from in the blue water of the bay of Oitylo, on the rocky southern edges of Taygetos, in Mani. Completely incorporated in the natural environment with traditional architecture and minimal luxury, it invites each guest to discover the wild beauty and the unparalleled charm of Mani as an authentic once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The Yoga & Ayurveda Healing Retreat is not limited to solely the practice of Pranayama και Iyengar Yoga. The participants will have the chance to gain knowledge through the specially modified menu and the support of the Matcha Maiden Greece – Pretty Greens so as to balance their Vata (the dosha of Fall, according to Ayurveda).
In Ayurveda, the types of Dosha represent our personality and our physical condition, and each Dosha has different characteristics. In addition to our physical appearance, behavior, and feelings, Dosha also describes our skin type.
Friday, October 11th
Arrival and welcome at Hotel. *Arrival after 14:00*
Free time until 18:00 when we will gather for practice.
18:00-19:30 – Iyengar yoga & Pranayama, with meditation at the end of the lesson.
Saturday, October 12th
08:30 – 10:00 Iyengar Yoga emphasizing the feeling of warmth, grounding, and stability. A practice with deeply calming effects in the element of air (Vata) which characterizes the Fall season.
Free time for baths, rest and a walk. You can visit the scenic village of Oitylo, with its well-preserved stone homes, stone paths and old churches, which is only a stone’s throw away.
Some places worth visiting are:
- Limeni, a small coastal village, with its turquoise waters and the museum at the old Mavromichali manner.
- The castle of Kefala
- The historical Dekoulou Convent with its 18th-century murals
- The historical village of Areopoli
- The limnetic cavern of Diros, with its unique beauty and geological importance, as well as the Neolithic Museum of Diros
- Tainaros, the southern-most tip of mainland Greece, with the ancient temple of Poseidon
- Porto Kagyio port
- The ancient theatre of Gytheio
- The small island of Kranai (or Marathonisi) with the traditional tower of Jannetaki Grigoraki, which is home to the Historical and Ethnological
- Museum of Mani
- The renowned acropolis of Mystra
- Majestic Monemvasia
18:00 – 19:30 Pranayama and meditation for the balance of Vata, and the insurance of quality rest!
Sunday, October 13th
08:30 – 10:00 Iyengar yoga session with the purpose of detox and rejuvenation. It will conclude with deep relaxation
Departure from the hotel at 12:00