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Ayurveda and Yoga Health Renewal

Ayurveda and Yoga Health Renewal

TEACHER
Vivi Letsou
Elena Beurdeley Kuerten
DATE
20 -26 June, 2020
Short Option
21-24 June, 2020
CATEGORY
Abhaya Yoga
Ayurveda Healing Treatments
Detox Cleansing Diet
PRICE
Yoga: From € 1,060
Ayurveda €600

Our Invitation for You

A week of deep healing and nurturing ourselves back to perfect energy and balance through daily practice of yoga, both dynamic and restorative, and Ayurvedic healing treatments based on our needs and body type. With delicious local fresh ayurvedic meals for the most nurturing experience of deep rest and total HEALTH RENEWAL.

Retreat Program Description

Our system needs deep re-newal from time to time, only we hardly give ourselves the time. Our potential for energy, creativity, and well-being is limitless. Yet, our daily stress and self-imposed limitations are constricting this natural flow of energy.

This retreat will give you the rare opportunity to enjoy the benefits of Yoga, and Ayurveda Healing Treatments by expert teachers and professionals, who are there to offer you guidance, support, and the luxury of being pampered and nurtured all the way to optimum health and energetic re-newal.

Join Vivi and Elena in this healing journey that will restore your system’s natural balance and renew your spirit’s love for life.

A few words about Abhaya Yoga

You will be practicing Abhaya Yoga, both dynamic and restorative sessions with Vivi Letsou.

Abhaya Yoga is a method combining dynamic Hatha Yoga movement, Meditation, and a practical Life Stance. It was created by Vivi Letsou, and inspired by the mudra that signifies Abhaya–NO FEAR. Read more on Abhaya practice here….

A few words about Ayurveda Healing

What is Ayurveda ?

Ayurveda teaches us the way to live healthy and in harmony with nature. Ayurveda is a sophisticated and comprehensive holistic health care system that originated in India some 5,000 years ago. It works with both the body and mind promoting self knowledge in order to live free of dis-ease.

Who is Ayurveda good for? 

Ayurveda exists for those desirous to live a long and healthy life, which is according to the traditional Ayurvedic texts the means for achieving the purpose of life that is : dharma (righteousness), artha (wealth) and sukha (happiness).

What to expect on an Ayurvedic Retreat?

We will review your current state of health and aim to identify the nature and origin of the imbalance through discussion about your current symptoms and physical condition, past medical history as well as an in-depth review of current diet and lifestyle. The Ayurvedic health diagnosis may also include pulse diagnosis and tongue observation. One the diagnosis has been establish, the practitioner will be able to recommend an individualised diet and lifestyle balancing programme. Home remedies preparation may be recommended as well as specific Ayurvedic massage therapies. During your stay you will receive massage treatments to help relax your mind and heal your body. You will also be given the keys to understanding how Ayurveda works and how to apply Ayurvedic principles simply at home.

Daily Activities & Offerings

Two Sessions of Yoga/Meditation Daily

Energizing Yoga with morning Dynamic, and evening Restorative, Therapeutic Sessions. Meditation & Healing Yoga Nidra (deep rest)

Morning Ayurvedic Drink and two Meals Daily

Delicious, nurturing meals with fresh produce, and ALIVE energy, prepared and served with the Ayurvedic principles for ideal nourishment and digestion.

Two Ayurvedic Consultations by Elena Beurdeley-Kürten,

Ayurvedic Nutrition & lifestyle Consultant
Ayurvedic Massage Therapist

First Consultation
The first health consultation is a complete body-mind health diagnosis. The practitioner identifies the patient’s unique body-mind constitution (dosha), the nature and root cause of the imbalance. Diet and lifestyle advices are given and occasionally natural Ayurvedic products and therapies may be recommended to improve elimination of toxic waste accumulated in the body.

Follow-up/Departure Consultation
A follow up health consultation aims to adjust the diet, lifestyle and Ayurvedic therapies recommendations in order to maintain the overall balance. This consultation is also the occasion for the patient to voice any emotional concerns. This process known as mindful counselling, can have very positive effects on overall health and wellbeing.

Massage Therapy

The aim of Ayurvedic massage therapy is to detoxify, rejuvenate and balance the mind and body. Following an Ayurvedic consultation, the therapist uses specific medicated oils, massage techniques and treatments suited to the patient’s condition. Treatments may include abhyanga oil massage, padabhyanga, mukhabyanga, marma point therapy, udvartana, pinda sweda herbal poultice and other topical medicated herbal paste applications.

Abhyanga massage

Traditional Ayurveda herbal oil massage using specific ayurvedic techniques on the body and head with warmed medicated oil. The purpose of abhyanga is to lubricate and cleanse the body. applying oils can aid in balancing all three doshas. Abhyanga helps prevents ageing, nourishes, induce good sleep, enhances blood circulation, improves complexion and relaxes mind.

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Ayurveda Schedule

  • Initial Consultation
  • 2 Follow up Consultations
  • AYURVEDA THERAPY According to your constitutional needs and body type (dosha).
  • Includes:  3 ayurvedic massages or specific therapies
  • 2 AYURVEDA TALKS/WORKSHOPS
  • Natural Home Remedies

4-6pm (not before 3pm please)
6 or 6.30pm Welcome circle… Easy introduction practice, dinner and early bed time.

After brunch… Latest by noon…

A few words about Teachers/Facilitators

Vivi Letsou

Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Director of NYSY Studios, Co-founder of Zen Rocks, and Avocado Vegetarian Café, Certified Teacher Yoga Alliance 500 hours, Certified Teacher BASIPilates™, Creator of Abhaya Yoga

Vivi is a strong and charismatic Yoga Teacher and Teachers’ Educator. Through her journey of teaching Yoga, practicing Zen, making films in California for 20 years, and then building the vibrant NYSY Academy for Yoga & Pilates and co-founding the well-loved Avocado Vegetarian Café in Athens, she has been able to find a way of Yoga practice that makes us strong in all levels and helps us to triumph even amidst difficult challenges.

Having taught in the traditions of Ashtanga, Anusara, and Vinyasa Yoga, Vivi has created Abhaya Yoga—a style that combines dynamic alignment-based asana, with an empowering philosophy rooted in Tantra and on the Buddhist path of compassion for all beings. With passion and enthusiasm, Vivi shares this incredible Abhaya Yoga journey with friends who are ready. Zen Rocks is the culmination of Vivi and Eraj’s vision to create an environment that fosters growth, healing, community, and positive life shifts. She invites friends and students to enjoy their stay at Zen Rocks and embark on their unique journey of deep healing and personal transformation.

When you are ready for POSITIVE CHANGE,
your life will CHANGE POSITIVELY!

A few words about Teachers/Facilitators

Elena Beurdeley-Kürten

Elena, is a certified Ayurveda nutrition and lifestyle practitioner, massage therapist and yoga instructor. She studied Ayurveda and Yoga to heal her own hormonal and digestive imbalances after having spent 12 years working internationally – including 5 years in Asia – for large hospitality groups. What she gained was not only improved health, but also a new sense of freedom and inner peace. She then chose to make it a life priority to share those practices with those who wish to improve their health and make peace with their body and mind.

Elena studied Ayurvedic Herbal Medecine, Diet & Nutrition and Massage Therapies under the supervision Dr Deepika Rodrigo (Principle physician and Director of the Ayurvedic Clinic, principle lecturer and Director of the Ayurveda Institute UK and Director of the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals UK) and Dr Wathsala Wijesinghe (B.A.M.S, MSC, M.D.). She studied Sanskrit and practice sound therapy with Gabrielle Burnel (Gaiea Sanskrit). She is a registered Yoga Alliance International Yoga Teacher.

She leads retreats in Greece, animates workshops in Europe and offers one-on-one consultation and massage therapy using her personal experience and knowledge of Asian medicinal and spiritual tradition. She is also part of the Rosenberg Ayurveda Health & Retreat Centre team, in Germany.

Value

€1.060 for Triple or 4 bed Room
€1.200 Double Room
€1.600 Single Room

€600 for the Six Day Retreat.
Includes Consultation, Lectures, Daily Treatments.

Option B: €400 for the Four Day Retreat.
Includes Consultation, Lectures, Daily Treatments for 4 days.

Accommodations, 6 nights
Daily Yoga classes & meditation (where applicable)
Τwo delicious vegetarian meals a day (brunch and dinner) and morning tea
All yoga equipment and accessories
Biodegradable toiletries

Transfer to and from Zen Rocks Mani
Transfers around Zen Rocks and the area
Additional therapeutic treatments or private yoga sessions where applicable.

Looking forward to welcoming you to Zen Rocks,

rediscover yourself in paradise.

Packages

Double Room

Double Room

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.

Triple Room

Triple Room

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.

Quadruple Room

Quadruple Room

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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Have a question?

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!

Absolutely! Our friendly staff and group of guests/friends will make you feel right at home. Surrounded by good company, with space to be on your own, according to your needs and wishes.

Yes. As long as one understands and respects the philosophy of Zen Rocks, your partner can join in the daily activities, or feel free to relax and follow their own schedule. Your friend or partner will feel warmly welcome at Zen Rocks.

Book early, as soon as you know the retreat you are interested in, and your schedule. Click here to send us your questions or to register. Link: REGISTER

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: info@zenrocksmani.com

The Retreat is located about 30 minutes south of the city of Kalamata, in a quiet olive grove amidst a stunning nature spread of olive groves and rocky terrain. Kalamata is about a 2-2.5 hour drive from Athens on the Southern tip of the Peloponnese. Kalamata’s location marks the beginning of the incredible Mani, a peninsula stemmed by the magnificent Taygetos Mountain range, which also features some of the most picturesque seaside small towns, variegated beaches, byzantine churches, medieval Towers, and traditional stone-housed mountain villages.

Let us know about your needs and preferences and we can pre-arrange the perfect nurturing massage or related therapy session for you.

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