YOGA IN CRETE
As well as the Yoga holidays listed below we can also add on prebookable group classes and private sessions onto your Pure Crete holiday
Group classes are Monday to Thursday at 7pm, private lessons can be organised most mornings at approx 8am
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Yoga for Wellness
Begin this summer with awakening your body, mind and soul on Crete!
Cretan land holds a powerful and transformative energy… Combined with the atmosphere of an archaeological site (Aptera) dedicated to the ancient Greek goddess of grounding and healing (Artemis or Diana ), and the view to the White Mountains (Lefka Oroi), Crete provides an excellent space to re-connect to one’s self and experience the benefits of practicing Yoga.
A yoga week especially designed to offer a feeling of wellness and balance taught by an experienced Yoga teacher and nutritionist, Lefkothea – Stella Kremmyda, who has received Yoga education in the UK, Nepal and India.
Everyday classes including yoga postures (asana), breathing (pranayam) and simple relaxation methods will introduce you to the practice and tradition of Hatha Yoga. You will be guided and supported according to your needs whether you are a total beginner or a continuing practitioner, through yoga practice as well as discussion of any queries openly or on an individual level with the teacher (Satsang).
A total of 8 Yoga classes will be offered in the week. Depending on the weather, classes will be offered either in the Yoga room (Yoga Shala) or the garden with view to the White Mountains of Crete.
Day 1 (Tuesday) – Transfer from the airport to settle into your accommodation in Aptera, North West Crete (either Metoche or Sculptors houses), and introduction meeting with your teacher and group in early evening.
Day 2 (Wednesday) – Morning: (8 – 9.30 am) and evening (6 – 7.30 pm) Yoga
Day 3 (Thursday) – Morning (8 – 9.30 am ) and evening (6 – 7.30 pm) Yoga
Day 4 (Friday) – Morning (8 – 9.30 am ) Yoga in Nature close by at Ancient Aptera*
Day 5 (Saturday) – Free day for contemplation and recreation
Day 6 (Sunday) - Morning (8 – 9.30 am ) and evening (6 – 7.30 pm) Yoga
Day 7 (Monday) - Morning (8 – 9.30 am ) Yoga and closing Satsang (open discussion)
Day 8 (Tuesday) - Morning – Transfer to airport
*Yoga in Nature might be transferred to a different date in the week if weather conditions are not optimal.
Yoga classes will take place at ZenZem space for Yoga and Art which is based at Aptera village. Also included in the week are two actvities:-
1. Preparation of a light vegetarian meal including ntakos, salad, gigantes or spinach / mizithra kalitsounia (& eating together). Duration 2-3 hours
2. Meditative walk and nature Photography, 2.5 hours,
Guests can choose to stay at the self catering Metoche Farm houses or Sculptors Houses (see below) and all are encouraged to use the garden and pool at Sculptors to meet, meditate, swim and relax in between classes. If you would prefer to go to the beach, shop, visit musuems etc we can organise taxi transfers to nearby Kalives beach or the beautiful Venetian town of Chania (cost approx 10/20 euros each way, payable locally, other excursions and car hire can be organised please ask for details) Aptera village has 3 tavernas and a traditional cafe to choose from as well as a local store with most essentials including fresh bread, local cheese and yoghurt, Cretan wine and spring water and fruit and vegetables.
Lefkothea – Stella Kremmyda (Stella) teaches Yoga with love and respect for individual needs. She has taught Yoga at the UK (Southampton), Czech Republic (Prague), and runs regular Yoga classes in Greece where she comes from. Stella has an excellent understanding of physical and energy aspects of human nature which combined with her nutritional skills (MSc, PhD) provide a unique experience during this Yoga week.
Places on the week are limited so we encourage early booking to avoid disappointment.
Please call us now to book this very special week or for day classes on your holiday with Pure Crete 01444 880404