The Winter Lake Yoga & Spa Retreat

“Armonia Nature Yoga retreats”

Armonia travels!
In every change of a season, a retreat, ever based on yoga and our connection with the Mother Nature, takes place on a mountain or at the sea.
Our retreats comprise activities such as climbing, rafting, canoeing, and swimming in rivers / lakes, sea, visits to wineries, etc.
We choose hospitable hostels in northern Greece, supporting the alternative tourism development of the areas around Thessaloniki.
We invite you to our company, despite your age, beliefs, tradition!
Keep yoging in nature!

“The Winter Lake Yoga & Spa Retreat”
with Vayia Chanou & Dora Ouzouni
@ Lake Kerkini, Ikoperiigitis
Come! Just follow the lake!

Our Yoga Practice:
Hatha Yoga
Prana Vinyasa yoga
Sound trip meditation with singing bowls, gongs & more

Practices are suitable for practitioners of all levels.
Beginners are welcome.
Experienced practitioners will be able to deepen their practice with appropriate guidance and variations.
Upon request, there will be guidance in English for our foreign friends.

Our program
Free arrival, thermal baths, rest
18:00-19:00 Welcoming circle, Yoga Nidra with healing sounds
19:00 Dinner

08:00 awakening with mountain tea
08: 30-10: 30 Meditation, Pranayama, Asana
11:00 brunch
12:00 -17:00 free time to walk by the lake, thermal baths, rest
18:00-19:00 Sound journey healing meditation
19:00 Dinner
20:00 “ To know us better night” with movie and wine

08:00 awakening with mountain tea
08: 30-10: 30 Meditation, Pranayama, Asana
11:00 brunch
12:00-16:00 free time to walk by the lake, thermal baths, rest
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Our stay:

Our nutrition:
Simple, vegetarian from local products

Our thermal baths:

Participation per person until 5/1/2018
Single room: 185€
Double room: 140 €
Triple room: 125 €:
Quadruple room: 120€
Participation per person from 6/1/2018
Single room: 200€
Double room: 160 €
Triple room: 145 €:
Quadruple room: 140€

2 overnights with vegetarian brunch
2 vegetarian dinners
2 yoga practices & 2 sound healing sessions with singing bowls & gong

Παιδιά έως 5 ετών δωρεάν διαμονή και διατροφή.
Παρακαλούμε, δηλώστε εγκαίρως συμμετοχή για την καλύτερη οργάνωση της εκδρομής και εξυπηρέτησης όλων των συμμετεχόντων στα δωμάτια.
Θα τηρηθεί σειρά προτεραιότητας, επιβεβαίωση κράτησης μόνο με εξόφληση της συμμετοχής. Μετά τις 19/1/18 δεν μπορούν να πραγματοποιηθούν επιστροφές συμμετοχών σε περίπτωση ακύρωσης.
Θα προσπαθήσουμε να οργανώσουμε car pulling για εξυπηρέτηση όσων δεν έχουν μεταφορικό μέσο αλλά και εξοικονόμηση εξόδων για όλους.
Ο κάθε συμμετέχων χρειάζεται να έχει το δικό του yoga mat, κουβερτούλα, μαξιλάρι για διαλογισμό.

Children up to 5 years old free of charge (accommodation and meals).
Confirmation of booking only by paying the participation fee until 5/1. No refund after 19/1.
For those who are not in a position to organize the transit alone as well as in order to minimize the transportation costs we will try to organize car pulling..
Every participant needs to have their own yoga mat, blanket, pillow for meditation.

Information / Subscriptions:
Armonia -Yoga & Meditation Center

A few words about our teachers

Vayia Chanou
Graduated at the Higher Professional School of Dance of the Municipality of Thessaloniki with teacher of classical ballet Dimitra Koroneou.
Founder of the Yoga & Meditation Center “Armonia” in Thessaloniki since 2000, where teaches and organizes the activities of the studio.
Yoga Teacher 500 EYT specializing in Vinyasa and Iyengar based yoga, with over 17 years and 30,000 hours of teaching experience.

Teacher of Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga (Birthlight).
My personal experience with my two pregnancies and my children has led me to inspire and teach (along with my babies) the unique and well-known yoga programs of Armonia for mothers, babies and children:
Pregnancy; Mom & Baby; Parent & Child; Little yogis; Big Little yogis.
Co-founder and member of the Thessaloniki Yoga Festival Board since 2012.

I’ve been apprenticed to several Iyengar & Vinyasa yoga teachers, some of whom are:
B.K.S. Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar, Sophia Chatzipanayiotou, Vivi Letsou, Rusty Wells, Petros Haffenrichter, Shiva Rea and others.
My current teacher and inspiration is Shiva Rea, who’s training for Prana Vinyasa teacher 500 hours, I attend.

All that I have been tought and all that I love is harmoniously combined in my teachings.
All those things that guided me through my many years of experience have led me to create my own style, Bhakti Vinyasa yoga.
Bhakti: devotion, offer, love.
Vinyasa: flow, link, sequence.
A complete Yoga Vinyasa practice.
A dancing, slow and based on the alignment flow / Vinyasa, where Pranayama, Mantras, Meditation, Yoga Nidra have the place they deserve.

My love for yoga and nature and my amateur, though regular engagement in mountaineering and rafting inspired me to create “Armonia Nature Yoga Retreats”.
Like this, we travel together in wonderful places, mostly in Northern Greece and enjoy our yoga practice along with alternative activities in nature.
Armonia is my home but I’m traveling for classes, yoga retreats and seminars wherever friends and students ask for it.

I have two small sweet girls and an even sweeter guy that flood love and enliven my life.

I hope our paths will cross sometime.

Dora Ouzouni
After finishing her studies in Accounting and Financial, she dealt with financial and insurance business, while majoring in management. At the same time she completed studies in marketing and graphic design. Out of love for music, she started violin studies and attended seminars on music therapy through musical instruments derived from the past. In the boundless sound trail she discovered new particular streets of sounds, pulses and vibrations. Completing the sound therapy and sound massage seminars of Peter Hesse’s method, she dealt with sound therapy and the effect of sound on the body as a therapeutic instrument, using as tools the tibetan singing bowls, gong, the hapi drams and other acoustic instruments that are deeply rooted in ancient cultures. After continuous searches, she attended seminars in Clinical Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy (North Institute of Clinical Hypnosis by Dimitris Kimoglou), fantasy trips and visualizations by Nicolas Avramidis as a teacher, that contribute to change the usual shapes thought. Also she attended seminars on tai chi chuan and qi gong by Eleftheria Kazantzi (student of Peter Kouropoulos), George Gkritzelas and Alexis Karadimos and za zen meditation seminars. But Yoga has always been her guide in every path. Completing the seminars of Immersion I, II, III (teacher training) by Vivi Letsou, she dealt with yoga as a teacher alongside with the sound therapy. In trying to marry these two methods, she teaches yoga with the effect of sound vibrations of singing bowls in the body and in the spirit. With the Anahata Studio she collaborates since its inception, conducting group sessions of meditation, visualization and sound therapy with singing bowls as well as individual sessions of sound massage.

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