200 Hour Abhaya Yoga Teacher Training
Connect with the Roots of Yoga.
Embody the power of our yoga practice!
ΟNLINE & Live Retreat
9 days live from Zen Rocks with Vivi & Team
Plus EXTRA: 4 OnLine Seminars
I. Anatomy & Biomechanics with Naime Jezzeny
II. Yoga History & Philosophy with Nancy Hitzanidou
IV. Yoga Teachers Circle of Discussion with Vasilis Dimitropoulos
In a verdant paradise, follow your dream, immerse yourself in yoga, and experience a full transformation…
A few words about this Program
This 200 Hour Program is the second step of our Abhaya Yoga Tree of Practice—The Roots of Yoga
We connect with the Roots of Yoga. We Embody the power of our yoga practice! Through our only Vehicle: Our Body!
Body= Embodied Practice: Dynamic & Appropriate. With 10 basic Principles of Alignment.
- Grow Strong Roots in our Yoga Practice and Teaching.
- Practice and teach the complete A-Z Mixed Vinyasa Sequence of Abhaya Yoga.
- Start teaching from Day 1.
- In each module we focus on a new Asana category (backbends, inversions, etc.)
- Practice Moto: Strong Body—Clear Mind—Open Heart.
- Prerequisite for the 200 Hour TT program: 30 Hour Empowerment Immersion
Our Invitation to you…
Strengthen the roots of your Yoga practice. Overcome limitations.
Stand in YOUR power through strong EMBODIED PRACTICE–ROOTED IN OUR BODIES.
Fearlessly open your heart and give your very best to your practice & teaching!
Welcome to the most amazing journey of your life. ’’
Empowerment through Yoga: Experience it… Teach it.
JOIN US for an
Introductory ON LINE event
March 20, 2021 at 6pm
May 21-29, 2021 @ Zen Rocks Mani Retreat, LIVE and ONLINE
8 Nights, 9 Days: 12 Modules
9 days @ 10 hours/day: 90 hours plus 10 hours
First & Last Day: 10 Hours
Total On Site or On Line: 100 Hours
Abhaya Immersion : 30 Hours
Abhaya Yoga Practice: 10 Online classes of which at least 5 should be with Vivi, group or privates –extra cost
Extra Sessions on Line, with Faculty Teachers
- Anatomy Studies 20 hours with Naime Jezzeny
- History & Philosophy 14 hours with Nancy Hitzanidou
- Sanskrit 6 Hours Nancy/Vasilis
- Yoga TT Circle 10 Hours Vasilis Dimitropoulos
Total Hours: 200 Hours
Extra Practice Hours
Observation: 5 classes
Self Practice: 5 classes
Partner Work & Circles: 5 classes
Format & Curriculum
Modules 1 & 2: Sun Salutations/The Poetry of the Katha Upanishad
Modules 3&4: Standing Asanas/Buddhism & the Eightfold Path
Modules 5 & 6: Backbends /Zen & Being Upright
Modules 7 &8: Inversions/ The wisdom of the Βhagavad Gita
Modules 9 &10: Arm Balances/The Sutras of Patanjali
Modules 11 &12: Seated & Twists/ The Freedom of Tantra
Modules 13 & 14: Restoratives & Yin/ Tantra-Zen-Abhaya Philosophy Overview
Modules 15 & 16: Abhaya Full Sequence/ Practice & Teach
Requirements & Certification
Completion of the AY Empowerment Immersion Course
10 Abhaya Yoga Classes of which 5 Classes minimum should be with Vivi
Prior studies in Anatomy, a fundamental course
Our Abhaya Yoga Teacher Training programs are Certified through
NYSY Academy & Yoga Alliance
QUOTES FROM GRADUATES
A brand new way to approach practice and start anew even when you are not 15 anymore.
This immersion helped me to feel young and athletic again, with a new vision for my life ahead.
Vivi Letsou is a true yoga therapist. The depth of her anatomical understanding is a huge draw
to yoga teachers the world over, and is also of immediate use to anyone wanting to improve their alignment.
As Vivi says, “good alignment is good therapy, and good therapy is good alignment.”
Program Fees–Online or Live Retreat 1,990€
Includes these Programs:
*Yoga Anatomy with Naime Jezzeny
*Yoga History & Philosophy 101
* Yoga Teachers Circle
Extra Cost: Abhaya Yoga Practice, 10 Classe
Abhaya Yoga—6 Steps to Empowerment
(or finding the Middle Path to Freedom)
- Align= Body—Mind—Heart with the highest power!
- Body= Practice: Dynamic & Appropriate.(Body is the Vehicle of life and enlightenment)
- Heart= Connection with the Truth of our heart. Iccha. (Heart is the spring through which the Divine stream flows)
- Asana= Strong, Upright Stance in Life. Positive Attitude.
- Yes= to Meditation and Life!
- Action= Fearless Action. Bringing practice out to our life.Our Best Effort for all beings (Bodhisattva effort, the work of the Spiritual Hero)
Vivi Letsou, Creator of Abhaya Yoga
NYSY Academy Director, Co-founder Zen Rocks & Avocado Café
Bachelor’s of Science–Aeronautics
Master of Arts–Theater Arts & Film
Yoga Alliance 500 hours, BASIPilates™
Vivi is a strong and charismatic Yoga teacher and educator. In Greece she is known as “the teacher of teachers in the yoga path.” Having taught in the traditions of Ashtanga, Anusara, and Vinyasa Yoga, Vivi finally created Abhaya Yoga—a style that combines dynamic asana with strong alignment, flow, and an empowering transformational philosophy rooted in Tantra and Buddhism. It is her greatest joy to share this path with others, acting as a mirror for people to discover and embody their power, beauty, and hidden talents. Through Yoga and the intimate environment of a training, Vivi loves to witness this catalytic prosses at work, where the individual and the team are mutually uplifted.
More on Vivi’s background & philosophy…
A visionary and activist for positive change, Vivi returned to her homeland, Greece, in 2004 with a strong impetus to effect positive change through building enlightening communities. In her life and work she has been trying to integrate Yoga, Zen, and Tantric Philosophy, the spiritual paths she has sought to combine for over 20 years, while a filmmaker in California.
Through her journey of teaching and practicing Yoga, Pilates, and meditation, Vivi has been able to find a way of practice that makes us strong in all levels and helps us to triumph even in challenging circumstances. Amidst the Greek economic crises, Vivi and her beloved husband, Eraj, have managed to create successfully: NYSY Academy for Yoga and Pilates, and Avocado Vegetarian Café—two bright centers in the heart of Athens. Recently they completed another life-long dream, building Zen Rocks, a stunningly beautiful retreat center in Mani/Southern Greece, dedicated to maximizing our human potential through the healing practices of Zen, Yoga, Tantric meditation, nutrition, permaculture, and restorative living.
The Abhaya Yoga Tree of Yoga Studies was inspired by the sturdy olive trees surrounding Zen Rocks. Studying these trees, she invites practitioners to discover their seed desire or dream–their iccha, to root deeply in their power through yoga practice, and establish a strong trunk for teaching before they branch out to expand and reach their full potential as teachers, communicators, and strong human beings.
Teaching Pilates was a later discovery for Vivi, but she fell in love with the practice, especially through the approach of BASI Pilates. Now she incorporates Pilates core exercises to all her classes and teacher training programs.
Teamwork: Our Working Philosophy
Vivi’s passion for a brave and upright way of being in the world is contagious. Hundreds of bright yogis and yoga teachers have emerged from her workshops and teacher training programs, now spreading their unique light and making our whole planet brighter!
Vivi’s gift and passion is to bring excellent talented teachers, artists, and participants together to create opportunities for good working projects, deeper practice, and growth. In California she founded the first Ethnic Dance School with dances from around the world, the San Jose Kinisi Worldance Center, in 1987, and produced Ethnic Dance Festivals and Carnival events for the city of San Jose, raising awareness and appreciation for ethnic arts/dance to the dry silicon valley area. In San Francisco she worked as the director of the Latin Mission Theater, La Mission, and produced/directed several plays, films, documentaries, like the award winning political documentary, “Hidden in Plain Sight” featuring Noam Chomsky, and the feature film “Skeleton Woman” among others. “The spirit of teamwork is what leaves positive traces behind, once a project vanishes in past tense,” says Vivi about all this experience.
Through the years with the amazing team of NYSY they have organized successful Yoga and Pilates Conferences, Festivals, in Athens, and Yoga-Pilates-Meditation retreats all over the Greek islands and now at Zen Rocks in Mani.
Vivi shares: The motto of our NYSY, Avocado, and Zen Rocks team is: «Oμάδα όχι Μονάδα» meaning that we work as a team not as an individual unit. Our goal is to be a great support for each other in our common dream to bring more beauty and happiness unto our world.
Discovering yoga in the 80s, Vivi feels immense gratitude for her first teacher Kali Ray (https://triyoga.com/yogini-kaliji/ ) who illuminated the path of Tri-Yoga, a beautiful flowing vinyasa style of yoga. Ashtanga was the next discovery with senior teacher, Tim Miller (https://www.ashtangayogacenter.com/tim-miller ), being a true inspiration in dynamic practice. Having the good fortune to study with many inspirational yoga teachers, she is blessed to have heard the simply powerful words of her beloved teacher and friend, Rusty Wells (https://rustywells.com ): “Be Kind, Be Love!” and to be taught the grace of Bhakti Vinyasa Flow through the many teacher training courses they have offered jointly in Greece.
Vivi was been greatly motivated by such vibrant teachers as Anusara’s Desiree Rumbaugh (https://desireerumbaugh.com ), who stands firmly for what she believes: “Love is Stronger than fear.” Vivi’s deep knowledge of precise structural alignment and therapeutics is largely attributed to her practice in Anusara yoga (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anusara_School_of_Hatha_Yoga), and her erstwhile teacher, John Friend, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Friend_(yogi) ). Vivi was the first certified Anusara Yoga teacher in Greece, pioneering a new way of therapeutic practice in her native land. She is eternally grateful to her yoga sister and mentor, Sue Elkind, of Dig Yoga (https://www.digyoga.com/about-dig-yoga ), for sharing her wisdom for “walking the walk, and talking the talk” in today’s yoga business and ethics. With Sue she studied also pre-natal yoga, and yoga therapeutics with Sue and her husband, Naime Jezzeny of Dig(https://www.digyoga.com/about-dig-yoga ).
Another exceptional teacher and friend on the path has been the wise Ayurvedic therapist and educator, Arun Deva of Rasayana (https://yogarasayana.com ). Together they have led retreats to India and offered Ayurveda training courses at NYSY in Athens, and retreats in Mani at Zen Rocks.
Vivi is grateful for all these new and old friendships with great teachers and sincere practitioners. It is her joy to invite great minds and spirits to NYSY and Zen Rocks and to share their light, compassion, wisdom and love with the Greek and international community of seekers and practitioners.
Through the path of Abhaya Yoga Vivi loves to uplift and empower people so they can embody their full potential.
Her two favorite mottos:
“If you are ready for positive change, your life will change positively.”
“Empowerment through Yoga. Experience it. Teach it. ”
For over 30 years, Vivi has followed her zen teacher Tenshin Reb Anderson (https://www.rebanderson.org ), in meditation retreats at the San Francisco Zen Center (https://www.sfzc.org ), and marveled at the clarity and luminosity of his teachings. Had she been a better zen student she would have been enlightened by now, but not wanting to miss the opportunity of studying with this rare master, she keeps staring at a blank white wall and trying to open her ears and heart to the Buddhist teachings on wisdom, compassion, and interbeing. Reb, meanwhile, keeps giving away the secret to Enlightenment: “it is the way we help each other; the intricate way through which we are all inter-connected.” Vivi’s gratitude also goes to her long time Zen comrade Bernd Bender(https://www.akazienzendo.de/en/people.html ), of Akazienzendo(https://www.akazienzendo.de ), in Berlin, who has invested so much in sharing his compassionate Zen practice with fellow meditators in Greece. And to Koten Roshi from Saikenji Temple (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seiken-ji ), in Japan, who generously shares his Zen wisdom with the Greek community around the Athens Zen Center. (https://www.zencenterathens.com )
After years and years of meditation Vivi discovered in the powerful pithy teachings of her teacher, Sally Kempton, (https://www.sallykempton.com ), an immediate experiential path, a shortcut to enlightenment…
In Tantric philosophy “everything is a play of consciousness,” and to recognize that this auspicious power of divine awareness imbues every instance and particle of life is simply liberating. To study it through the ancient scriptures of Tantra the way that Sally illuminates their meaning is a rare gift; and to fully embody their meaning through the Tantric meditation techniques that Sally imparts with deep wisdom and eloquence is no less than miraculous.
With great joy Vivi shares her understanding of this uplifting philosophy any chance she can.
Vivi’s training in Pilates includes studies with the Physical Mind Institute, Ellie Herman Pilates, and BASI Pilates (https://www.basipilates.com ), a system she has grown to love and teach with great enthusiasm. She teaches classes and privates, and incorporates BASI Pilates exercises in every yoga class. It is a great affirmation to see students grow healthy, aligned, and supported by a strong core. Vivi believes that the key to good Pilates is good training. Forming a strong partnership with Rael Isacowitz and BASI Pilates back in 2006, and establishing the first BASI base in Europe, Vivi and NYSY Academy have spearheaded BASI Pilates Teachers Courses with great diligence and the highest educational standards in Greece for over 15 years now.
Over 300 excellent BASI Pilates instructors have graduated from these programs and have gone on to establish solid Pilates careers locally and internationally.
It has been a joy for Vivi, to see the team of teachers & administration at NYSY & BASI growing harmoniously to support each other and the global Pilates community.
Vivi also spearheaded the annual Athens Pilates Symposium, a fun, experiential, and highly educational international Pilates conference, one of the first and most successful in Europe.
Looking into the future, Vivi and her team are embarking on a new effort:
Organizing the “New Era Pilates Summit” slated to open the curtains to a new Pilates vision in the spring 2021.
Anastasia, Nancy Hitzanidou
Electrical and Systems Engineering, MSc
NYSY Yoga Certified Teacher, 500 Hours
Yoga Alliance E-RYT® 500, YACEP®
Nancy ‘s deep love for Yoga as a physical exercise, philosophy and way of life, infused in her the desire to share the joy of Yoga practice and study with others.
Nancy is a rarely eloquent, informed lecturer of Yoga history and philosophy. She also leads retreats and seminar circles on Meditation, helping people to find an appropriated meditation path according to their needs. She also teachers dynamic vinyasa, therapeutic and restorative asana classes, sharing a close connection with Vivi and NYSY Academy since 2008. She is now a faculty member of the Abhaya Yoga Tree of Yoga Studies, supporting yoga trainees in their path of growth through understanding the roots of the Yoga Tradition with her unique enthusiasm, grace, and wisdom.
Her yoga apprenticeship started in 2001 at Yoga Arts School in Thessaloniki. She came to Athens and in 2008, she completed the Yoga Alliance 200-hour Registered Yoga Teachers Training Program at NYSY Studios with Vivi Letsou. In 2011, she received her 500 Hour NYSY Yoga Teachers Diploma, with specialization on Meditation and Tantric Studies, a Yoga Alliance 500-hour Registered Yoga Teachers Training Program.
In June 2015, a new path emerged for Nancy, that of the Tantric teachings of Sally Kempton. Nancy joined her in London where she completed the Meditation Teaching Training Program: “The Art and Practice of Τeaching Meditation,” with Sally Kempton.
Nancy’s love for deeper learning led her to a 3-year Distance Learning Course in Philosophy and History of Yoga with the Traditional Yoga Studies Institute, of Georg and Brenda Feuerstein. She was certified from this 800 hour program in December of 2016. Nancy has also been studying Sanskrit for many years, as her love and appreciation for the path of Yoga continue to expand.
Her practice is deeply inspired by her Teachers, as well as by the numerous Yoga workshops and Teacher Training programs she attends, in Greece and abroad, led by exceptional Teachers, and concerning various techniques of physical practice (Asana), Pranayama, and Meditation (Dhyana).
Nancy shares a deep spiritual friendship with Vivi; together they have traveled to India and studied at the Himalyan Institute of Yoga with another respected teacher in the Tantric Path, Pandid Rajmani Tigunait.
Since 2008, she teaches classes, leads workshops, and serves as faculty for Teacher Training Programs, in which the physical postures, meditation and applied Yoga Philosophy interweave and inspire each other
As a NYSY & Abhaya Yoga Faculty teacher she has been introducing yoga students to the deep wisdom path of Yoga History & Philosophy. With true compassion and understanding Nancy creates a safe circle encompassing and welcoming each team, whereas Nancy blushes at the sound of her nickname, Saraswati, goddess of learning and yogic wisdom.
MSc Architecture NTUA, MSc Urban Design UE
NYSY Academy 200 & 500 Hour Abhaya Yoga Certification
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500
An intrepid traveler, Vasilis has traveled the world over, leading friends and groups to journeys from Europe to Asia, Africa, and the Americas. His thirst for learning new things and meeting new people and cultures, led him from gymnastics, to dance, to yoga and meditation.
He researched different yoga paths in an effort to cultivate body and spirit and to overcome several body injuries. His steps led him to NYSY Academy, where he became instantly hooked. Soon after, he started training with Vivi and the NYSY team, through completing all tracks of the Abhaya Yoga Tree of Studies, and obtaining his 500 Hour Abhaya Yoga Teacher Certifications, and his BASI Pilates Mat training. He entered the team of Faculty Educators of NYSY Academy, perfecting the program structure, and organizing and renewing the content.
He is also the key architect at Zen Rocks, bringing his love for structure and aesthetics to a practical application, and trying to translate yoga principles into useful and meaningful space.
Students appreciate Vasilis’ friendly demeanor, his strong yoga-pilates practice, inspiring teaching voice, and sharp knowledge of the biodynamics of each asana. In the course of the trainings, he can break down the most complicated asana dynamics with ease, using his skills and savviness to sketch the asanas as energy forces, for the students’ understanding. He teaches with humor, compassion, and eloquence and is a great support for the trainees in the Abhaya Yoga training programs who simply love his mentorship. Vinyasa is his favorite yoga style, and he teaches regular yoga classes at NYSY Academy
Naime Jezzeny is an internationally-renowned yoga teacher, certified 500 ERYT, whose extensive background includes formal studies in exercise physiology and kinesiology at the University of Southern California. His years of study allow him to take the therapeutic qualities of yoga to another level. He also holds certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine in personal fitness training (CPT), Corrective Exercise (CES), Golf Fitness Specialist (GFS), and Sports Performance Training (SPT). Naime has helped rehabilitate a wide variety of professionals including Olympic gold medalists, golfers, actors, dancers, and business leaders.
Naime has also spent over a decade studying with his philosophy teacher, Dr. Douglas Brooks, one of the world’s foremost scholars of Hindu Tantrism and the esoteric traditions of the Goddess. Regarded as a teacher’s teacher and a master of therapeutics, he teaches workshops and trainings worldwide and at his home studio, DIG Yoga, in Lambertville, New Jersey.
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Deluxe Triple Room with Sea View. This triple room features a balcony, dining area and minibar. Share a room with two of your friends or two other retreat guests.
Deluxe Triple Room with Sea View. This triple room features a balcony, dining area and minibar. Share a room with two of your friends or two other retreat guests.
Deluxe Quadruple Room with Sea View. This quadruple room features a balcony, dining area and minibar. Share a room with three of your friends or three other retreat guests.
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All our retreats aim to create a nurturing and welcoming environment for all levels of practice and all student needs. All programs offer the opportunity for a dose of daily good exercise through yoga or pilates, walks in nature and/or swimming in the sea, and both restorative and meditation practice. A weekly program offers a complete experience of well-being. Our teachers are highly experienced and skilled. If a program seems enticing to you, it is probably the one you need. Make a bold step and trust it: Go for it!
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We would be happy to help arrange your transfer from Athens or Kalamata to Zen Rocks.
The retreat is located about 30 minutes south of the city of Kalamata, in a quiet olive grove amidst sea and blue skies. The closest village to us is Kalianeika, about one kilometer from us. There is airport access both from Athens Airport (3 hours from ZR) and from Kalamata Airport (30-40min from ZR).
-Flights to Athens International Airport (ATH) and transportation to Zen Rocks
All major airlines fly to Athens international airport, called Eleftherios Venizelos. Zen Rocks is about a 2.5-3 hours’ drive from Athens. We can arrange a private transport for you and/ or your group or you can rent a car to drive yourself to Zen Rocks. The ride is beautiful, and you can enjoy a direct ride along the new Athens-Kalamata highway, or you can make stops in places like the sites of Ancient Mycenae, Ancient Nemea, the city of Nafplion, and the town of Kalamata.
-Flights to/from Kalamata (KLX)
More and more there are direct and/or charter flights to the small airport of Kalamata from different European cities. Also, new 30 minutes flights have just started from Athens to Kalamata regional airport are very reasonably priced if booked well in advance.
Alternatively, you can fly to Kalamata from the northern Greek town of Thessaloniki.
-Transportation options while in Greece
The way to reach Zen Rocks is either with our luxurious Mini Van for 8 people or by renting a car from Athens or Kalamata and drive around on your own. Our office can assist you with your car rental reservation. Or you can make your booking directly. During your stay at Zen Rocks our minivan is available for hire along with an experienced driver. The rates for transfers with our minivan are in the attached document titled: ZenRocksRates.
Allow us to book your transfer from Athens or Kalamata. Simply email us at: email@example.com
The retreat is located about 30 minutes South of the city of Kalamata, in a quiet olive grove amidst the sea and blue skies. The closest village to us is Kallianeika.
1. Drive on the new freeway from Athens to Kalamata, and be prepared to stop frequently for tolls. Expect to pay around 15€ each way. It may take you 2-2.5 hours to reach Kalamata.
2. Stay on the freeway and exit Kalamata heading towards Areopolis and Kitries. After the freeway ends, you will pass Lidl, and a café called Cosi on the right, and then the road forks and you see a road sign. At this point you have the option of heading up towards the mountain towards Areopolis and Kardamyli, or taking a right towards the sea and Kitries. You can reach us either way. We are giving you directions through the coastal road here, as it may be easier to find our location this way.
3. Take a right towards Kitries and drive down the coast for about 10-15 minutes. Right as you approach Kitries, the road goes uphill. There is a big retaining wall right in front of you, causing you to almost stop. You see a road sign for Doloi.
4. Make a sharp left up the mountain towards Doloi.
5. Drive for 5 minutes until you reach the village of Kalianeika.
6. When you reach Kalianeika, stop in front of the church and set your odometer to 0.
7. Drive for one kilometer, and you will come to switch back turn where you will see a fence with big cacti and a huge rock. You are getting close.
8. Immediately afterwards, you see a second switch back turn and a couple small signs for Zen Rocks. At this point leave the asphalt road and enter a smaller cement farm road. Drive 200 meters on cement, and then another 400 meters of dirt road. At this point you will see the electrical posts and a cement road up on your left. This is our private drive way to Zen Rocks.
(Attention: our drive way is the SECOND paved road you see on your left. Do not take the first one, right where the cement ends… wait till you drive the extra 400 meters of dirt and pebble road and you come across the electrical wires and big posts… at this point you will also notice that the farm road you are on is covered with the cement of our paved drive way.)
9. Go left on our cement road. It is a sharp incline. Come up on first gear and full throttle. Small cars will do fine if you know how to drive fearlessly.
10. Welcome to Zen Rocks.
As Zen master Thich Nhat Hahn says: YOU HAVE ARRIVED!
Το Zen Rocks Mani βρίσκεται σε απόσταση περίπου 30 λεπτών Νότια από τη πόλη της Καλαμάτας, ανάμεσα σε ήσυχους ελαιώνες, τον ουρανό και τη θάλασσα! Το κοντινότερο χωριό είναι τα Καλλιανέικα.
1. Πάρτε τη νέα εθνική οδό απο την Αθήνα προς τη Καλαμάτα οπου θα χρειαστεί να σταματήσετε συχνά σε σταθμούς διοδίων. Υπολογείστε οτι το συνολικό κόστος των διοδίων θα ειναι 15€ η διαδρομή. Η απόσταση ειναι περιπου 2-2.5 ώρες απο την Αθήνα μέχρι να φτάσετε στη Καλαμάτα.
2. Μείνετε στην εθνική οδό και βγείτε στην έξοδο της Καλαμάτας με κατεύθυνσή προς Αρεόπολη και Κιτριές. Όταν τελειώσει η εθνική οδός, θα συναντήσετε ένα σούπερ μάρκετ Lidl και μια καφετέρια στα δεξιά σας που ονομάζεται Cosi. Σε εκείνο το σημείο ο δρόμος χωρίζεται και θα δείτε μια πινακίδα. Σε αυτό ακριβώς το σημείο, έχετε την επιλογή είτε να συνεχίσετε προς το βουνό με κατεύθυνση προς Αρεόπολη και Καρδαμύλη είτε να πάρετε το δρόμοι που είναι στα δεξιά σας που πάει μέσω του παραλιακού δρόμου στις Κιτριές. Όποιο δρόμο και να πάρετε μπορείτε να έρθετε στο Zen Rocks Mani. Εμείς παρακάτω σας δίνουμε οδηγίες από το παραλιακό δρόμο μιας και θεωρούμε ότι είναι ο πιο εύκολος δρόμος για να έρθετε.
3. Κάνετε δεξιά προς Κιτριές και οδηγείτε στο παραλιακό δρόμο για περίπου 10-15 λεπτά. Στο σημείο που έχετε φτάσει σχεδό στις Κιτριές, ο δρόμος έχει μια ανηφόρα. Στο σημείο αυτό υπάρχει ένας μεγάλος τοίχος μπροστά σας που σας αναγκάζει σχεδόν να σταματήσετε. Εκεί βλέπετε μια πινακίδα προς Δολούς.
4. Εκεί αριστερά προς το βουνό με κατεύθυνση προς Δολούς.
5. Οδηγείστε προς τα επάνω αυτόν τον δρόμο με τις στροφές, για 5 λεπτά μέχρι να βρείτε το χωριό Καλιανέϊκα.
6. Όταν φτάσετε στα Καλιανέϊκα, σταματήστε μπροστά από την εκκλησία και ρυθμίστε το μετρητή χιλιομέτρων σας στο 0.
7. Οδηγείστε για 1 χιλιόμετρο και θα δείτε μια στροφή φουρκέτα, η οποία σας φέρνει προς τα δεξια. Εκεί θα δείτε ένα φράχτη με μεγάλους κάκτους και ένα τεράστιο βράχο. Πλησιάζετε!
8. Αμέσως μετά βλέπετε μια ακόμα στροφή φουρκέτα που στρίβει τον δρόμο προς τα αριστερά. Θα δείτε δύο μικρές πινακίδες για το Zen Rocks. Σε αυτό το σημείο αφήνετε το ασφαλτοστρωμένο δρόμο και μπαίνετε προς τα δεξιά σε έναν μικρό αγροτικό δρόμο από τσιμέντο.
Οδηγείστε για 200 μέτρα στο τσιμεντένιο επαρχιακό δρόμο και άλλα 400 μέτρα σε χωματόδρομο. Ακολουθήστε τις πινακίδες για να μην μπείτε στον ελαιώνα που είναι πριν από εμάς. Περιμένετε να δείτε το σημείο με την πινακίδα του Zen Rocks να δείχνει τον ανηφορικό ιδιωτικό τσιμεντένιο δρόμο στα αριστερά σας. Είναι που θα σας φέρει στο κατάλυμα.
Σε αυτό το σημείο και μόνο θα δείτε και τους στύλους της ΔΕΗ να ανεβαίνουν προς τα πάνω.
9. Κάντε αριστερά σε αυτόν τον τσιμεντένιο δρόμο. Έχει έντονη ανηφορική κλίση, οπότε βάλτε πρώτη ταχύτητα για να ανεβείτε. Ακόμα και μικρά αυτοκίνητα ανεβαίνουν άνετα. Είναι λίγο σα να ανεβαίνετε ίσια πάνω στον ουρανό, στα σύννεφα… Απογειώνεστε λοιπόν.
10. 5 Δευτερόπτα μετά: Καλώς ορίσατε στο Zen Rocks Mani. Χαλαρώστε και απολαύστε τη διαμονή σας!
Όπως λέει και ο δάσκαλος του Ζεν Thich Nhat Hahn: You have arrived! Pause. Enjoy!
Let us know about your needs and preferences and we can pre-arrange the perfect nurturing massage or related therapy session for you.