Pilates and meditation retreat in Greece

“Enjoy a deeply relaxing, reinvigorating Pilates and meditation retreat in Greece, with a tailored personal wellness plan.”

Highlights

Pilates and meridian clearing sessions | Morning meditations | Singing Bowl mindfulness sessions with NLP interventions and guided visualisation | ZhiNeng QiGong | Daily brunch and Greek dinner with local recipes | Mountain hiking | Introduction to self massage | Tailored personal wellness plan (on demand) | Optional canoeing, kayaking and swimming |

Description of Pilates and meditation retreat in Greece

Sink into a week of wellness on this sublimely reinvigorating holiday in Greece, during which you’ll be offered a personalised plan to ensure you get the most from your stay.

Each day begins with a morning meditation session, before your small group takes part in a series of Pilates and meridian clearing exercises designed to improve your breath control, activate your diaphragm, and boost the activity of deep muscles. Balls, rings and other devices are employed in a whole-body stretching exercise.

After brunch your days are free, perhaps to hike in the beguiling countryside around the hotel, swim in the sea or perhaps even take to kayaks and canoes. You will reconnect with the rest of the group (unless you’ve been spending free time together) in the evenings, for sessions in singing bowl mindfulness, with guided visualisation and NLP interventions, all aimed at stirring brain waves and sinking you into a deep meditative state.

Evening QiGong sessions, essentially moving mediation, are also introduced, before a sumptuous Greek dinner in a local tavern, using traditional recipes.

During the course of your stay you’ll also receive an introduction to self massage, and be invited to join a day of guided mountain hiking. You can expect to return home from this trip refreshed, recharged, raring to go, and it’s our guess you’ll feel so good that you’ll be back again the following year!

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Overview:
For us accessibility is not an additional extra, it is a neccessity. Accessible retreat venues and retreat activities not only offer people with disabilities a chance to relax and recharge when most needed, it is also a way for people to experience holistic physical, mental and social rejuvenation.
Limited mobility:
People with limited mobility are offered the chance to use the Junior Suite which has all rooms and room facilities on one level space, and a totally accessible bathroom with shower and toilet holder. The activities and program can be modified to suit their needs, for example seated ZhiNenng QiGong and pilates etc.)
Wheelchair:
The venue is wheelchair accessible, with the Junior Suite offering all room facilities on one level space, with a totally accessible bathroom with shower and toilet holder, ramps and wide entrances. The retreat program and sessions will be altered and modified for people with physical disabilities (e.g. on-wheelchair pilates, sitting mindful sessions etc.)
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Pilates and meditation retreat in Greece

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

The hotels used as our retreats venues are built with local Pelion mountain stone and follow the historically preserved Pelion architecture.
Products used in brunches and dinners come from local organic cultivations. Small level agro-producers who avoid pesticides and stick to organic frowing are preferred as our suppliers.

Oils and ointments used in physical holistic therapies are organic. Paper and glass waste is recycled accordingly. Use of plastic is avoided (ex. clay cups are preferred for tea serving, refillable bottles are used for walking tours), and if used, plastic waste is recycled.

The traditional hotels and other venues that host our retreats follow eco-friendly procedures concerning water usage and waste management. Participants of our holistic retreats are accordingly advised to reduce water usage, in an attempt to encourage the holistic view physically, mentally and in an eco-prospect alike. Participants of our retreats are also advised to make their best effort to preserve the vivid natural beauty of the Pelion forests, just as we and our associates do: keep clear the routes and passages that they will use in their individual trekking or group-organised walking tours, avoid any fire burning and keep waste of the beach.

Community

We are run as a social cooperative company that is bound to employ local people who belong to socially vulnerable groups (such as unemployed mothers). The venue of the retreat is suitable for people with motor disabilty as we values accessibility as a major principle.

One of the ongoing projects is the free-of-charge psycho-social support and empowerment of a local association of people with physical disability.

Tea offered comes either from fair trade corporations or from hand-by-hand selection from the local Pelion mountain. Participants of the retreats that we organize are accordingly advised to prefer locally gathered herbs for teas and beverages and to purchase the beautifully hand made crafts of the Pelion markets in order to reinforce local economy.

Open lectures about health or psychology issues are offered for free to the local community two or three times a year. Participants of our retreats and groups are adviced to respect and preserve the local culture and are offered with written information about the history and traditions of the place. They are encouraged to take part in the local music or dancing fests whenever possible, thus embracing the true feeling of the local culture.

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