A weekly yoga retreat combining a deep yoga experience, with a pleasant stay in a magnificent place.
Full catering is provided to all guests during the whole week, including light breakfast, lunch and dinner.
A Yoga journey exploring inner space
Iyengar yoga is mostly known for its precision in muscular-skeletal alignment. What is less known, yet of great importance, is the alignment of the inner body. By inner body we mean the organic body which includes deep intrinsic muscles, inner organs kidneys, liver, lungs etc. and their physiological processes, as well as the subtler mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of ourselves.In this workshop we will awaken our awareness of the inner body by working with the deep muscles, fascia and inner organs. By using gravity and resistance, breath and visualization, we will see how the body can slowly release accumulated tension and unfold from the inside so as to inform and support the outer body giving it plasticity and freedom and in the process nourish our whole being.
An intensive yoga workshop, in a beautiful place, situated in a landscape of immense natural beauty, offering quietness and privacy. This is an ideal place to study and relax.
This retreat will take place at the Mansion of Marathea, a property quietly situated next to the forest, between mountains and the sea front. Every morning the sun rises from the sea before your eyes and you enjoy the rose fingered dawn, as sung by Homer. On the other side of the building rises the impressive massif of the Taygetos.
The hotel, located next to the forest with beautiful view on the mountains and the sea, offers all modern comforts while it is built of natural stone according to the traditional style of Mani region. There are twelve spacious double rooms and a small house suitable for disabled and wheelchair-users. The studios on the ground and the upper floor overlook the sea as well as the Mount Taygetos. The common space of the hotel includes a spacious lounge area, a dining room and other facilities. There is also a professional kitchen.
You can also enjoy our large gardens, spacious terraces, and paths as well as the artistic mosaics illustrating historical themes. Our hotel includes a vast olive orchard where many of our workshops take place. As a result, there are many quiet spots giving you the opportunity for relaxing and enjoying the scenery.
A wide sandy beach is four kilometres away from the hotel. Once a day, our bus runs to the beach and back to the hotel in order to ensure your access to the sea.