Spanda Yoga Retreat in July'19 , Greece
Amazing Yoga Holidays!!!
One of the most amazing vacations I've had!! A little piece of heaven on Earth. Beautiful buildings, very eco friendly, awesome food, mostly home grown, as I found out from the hospitable and kind owners and staff. Very serene environment and the very friendly team of Okreblue, made me feel comfortable and cozy even though I was traveling alone. I definitely recommend Okreblue for either yoga or just plain holidays.
Smiley place Amazing staff, great place and Sassy and Angelo were perfect hosts. I was there for the yoga retreat and couldn't wish for a better place! The food was sooo nice and healthy. The shalas are so peaceful
Life is experienced as a balance between opposite forces; the Yin-like Shakti and the Yang-like Shiva, the divine Feminine and the divine Masculine, the Moon and the Sun, the Expansion and Contraction; the Spanda. In this 6 day retreat journey we will dive into the exploration of these forces.
Spanda can be described as the creative pulse of life, the expansion and contraction of the inner and the outer space. We will move into the practice according to this Spanda, this pulsation, flowing through poses and allowing organic movement and breath to become the guiding force of the yoga practice.
Whether you are new to yoga or a more experienced practitioner, you will get the opportunity to deepen your understanding and practice so that will you can feel more in-tune with your own personal rhythm.
Sassy’s expertise in anatomy, alignment and yoga as therapy, combined with Eleni’s creativity in flow sequencing and intuitive movement, will bring you dynamic and inspiring flows during the morning yang practice, leaving you feeling stronger and more secure in your own practice and body. In the evenings we will dive into a Yin practice to nourish the meridians and destress, cultivating restful alertness, increasing flexibility and mobility. The prefect combination.
During the retreat we will have an extensive morning practice which will include morning meditation at the beach and then a deep Vinyasa flow and asana exploration while in the evenings we will dive into Yin yoga
Meditation and pranayama practices in the mornings will include, amongst others, Kriyas and visualisations that aim to balance the two opposites of the Shiva as awakening consciousness and Shakti as creative life force, the activating empowering energy.
Between practices you will have the opportunity to enjoy the island. Paros has incredible beaches, amazing food and beautiful towns and villages to explore.
Sasy ChasomeriCore Subject: Anusara Yoga
Eleni HatzipavliCore Subject: Vinyasa Yoga
Okreblue is located in Santa-Maria beach, a 3’ walk from the sea and nicely hidden behind sand hills and indigenous trees. The ecological design of Okreblue blends with nature in a unique way allowing your body and mind to relax.
Okreblue Yoga Retreat Center is located at Filizi beach, the quiet side of Santa Maria bay. Situated amongst cedar trees and lovely thyme aromas is just a stones throw from the sandy beach.
It offers apartments which comfortably accommodate up to 4 guests as well as rooms.
Okreblue offers what anyone desires for their ideal vacation; tranquility, wonderful food, beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters and of course, nature.
Food & Accommodation Gallery
At Okreblue you will also enjoy amazingly delicious food, home cooked with love by our Indian chef Suresh. We use organic ingredients from our garden and source from local producers around the island. A fusion between Mediteranian and Indian, our vegetarian and vegan food will satisfy and nourish you inside and out!
Okreblue’s lounge- cafe (Caretta) is open all day serving smoothies, juices, snacks and delicious homegrown salads.
- Accommodation (double or single room)
- Organic breakfast buffet*
- Organic vegetarian dinner*
- 2 yoga & meditation sessions per day with Sasy and Eleni
Okreblue Eco Yoga Retreat Center
Okreblue Seaside Yoga Retreat Center in Paros, the most authentic Yoga Retreat Center in Greece, is the most ideal space for yoga retreats, yoga holidays and yoga teacher trainings.
Okreblue Seaside Yoga Retreat Center in Paros is a passion that became reality for Angelo Malamatenios & Sasy Malamatenios-Chasomeri who run the center and actually stay at the premises all year round. Their love for nature, yoga and healthy living has been a way of life for them and, after many years of passionate and careful work , they are happy to share this simple & fulfilling lifestyle with their guests from all over the world.
“What we do is who we are,” boasts Angelo who has actually grown up here at Filizi. He deals with ecological constructions, like the apartments & halls of Okreblue. Angelo also takes care of their organic garden and cooks delicious healthy meals at “Caretta” (Okreblue’s restaurant).
“Respect to the environment, the body & soul is our way of life,” comments Sasy who is the hostess of the center and the main Yoga instructor with daily yoga classes and retreats all year round.
In the tranquil atmosphere of the center and its surrounding nature, guests feel welcome and many return year after year describing Okreblue as “a home away from home”.