In ancient Chinese philosophy Yin and Yang describe how seemingly opposite forces are connected and can help bring balance. This belief also applies to the practice of yoga!
Too much Yang activity can cause an imbalance on physical, emotional, and mental levels. While you never want to be completely Yin, true health and well-being come from the practice of balancing the Yin and the Yang, the passive and the active, the calming and the stimulating. The wisdom of ancient Chinese philosophy states that all things in the universe have opposing energies: Yin and Yang.
The common symbol taijitu ☯️ Illustrates this concept with a black and white circle with a spiral pattern inside, representing how these contrasting energies are always intertwined and flowing into each other. The Yang, or white side of the symbol, often represents brightness, masculinity, rigidity and mobility, while the Yin, or black side, represents darkness, femininity, softness and immobility. In applying this context to the physical body, our muscles are considered yang and the connective tissues that make up our tendons, ligaments and bones are considered Yin.
Our muscles respond well to dynamic, repetitive movements (Kundalini Yoga). In fact, a big reason why you continue to work out may be because you can see the benefits it has on your body as your muscles grow bigger and become stronger. On the other hand, the connective tissues do not respond well to being stressed in the same active, repetitive manner. But all to often we engage the entire body in high-intensity , dynamic movements while neglecting to explore the benefits of gentler, passive stretching. This is where yin yoga comes in. Yin yoga draws on the concepts that yin and yang energies form a whole and that the interaction and coexistence of the opposites are essential to creating a mind and body in balance.
Enjoy the most rejuvenating, uplifting me time yoga retreat to awaken your spirit, to balance body and mind for 5 days by the Aegean breeze at the most beautiful relaxing and sophisticated Myconian setting!
All practices ARE OPEN TO ALL LEVELS yogis, with MAXIMUM 12 PERSONS
Is the awakening of the unlimited potential that already exists in every human. It is the awakening of the self and thus Kundalini yoga is often referred to as the yoga of awareness. It is normal capacity that most of us are simply not utilizing – it is the goal of all yoga!
While other yoga styles might push you to strengthen and tone your body, Yin yoga invites you to be exactly as you are! Yin yoga focuses on stretching deeper connective tissues, such as ligaments, tendons and deep fascia(the tissue that surrounds muscles). This deeper connection is why Yin yoga is often called “YOGA OF THE JOINTS”
I am Martha, a passionate yoga teacher and always a student!
My love at first sight is Kundalini yoga and it happened to me 7 years ago when i attended my 200hours yoga teacher training with Semperviva Yoga studios – best life experience ever – with my beloved and tremendous inspiring teacher GLORIA LATHAM (Global Master of Kundalini yoga)!
My journey in yoga started many years ago, attended classes, workshops, retreats and personal training at home!
At a critical point in my life I decided to be a part of 200hours Teacher Training to go inward and get in touch with myself (never ending healing process). I never thought to become a yoga teacher or owner of a yoga studio though, all came afterwards! Not long after graduating I opened a yoga studio called “Happy Yogi” that lasted for about 5 years because life changes in unexpected ways. So i changed direction…in organizing yoga retreats/yoga holidays, online lessons and workshops, inspiring people to give more life into their lives, go inward, uplift and calm the mind! All the previous years i have attended many workshops, retreats and teacher training in order to complete another 200hours diploma in Kundalini Teaching!
In the meantime I fell in love with Yin yoga too! For me it was the best combination (YIN & YANG) with the energetic practice of Kundalini yoga, to stretch my body and calm the mind with yin yoga, so i dedicated my practice and my training to yin yoga too… live in my studio and online Teacher Training too, to get the most of it!!
I will confess that yoga helped me to find balance in my life, to have a stronger mind and body and find peace and joy from the inside!!
“Sharing is Caring” so i would like to share my knowledge and experience after all these years, to make people feel better, love better, sleep better to find balance, inner peace and strength!
Get ready to move your body and connect to yourself.
Alone or with your beloved one come and enjoy “Yoga holidays” or attend my “Live or Online Lessons” to recharge your body, uplift your mind and enlighten your soul with Yoga and Meditation!
“HAPPINESS IS AN INWARD JOURNEY”
Located right above the most beautiful and the least crowded beach of Mykonos, Agios Sostis.
Stunning traditional Cycladic architecture villa with an infinity pool overlooking the exclusive beach of Agios Sostis.
Consisting of one main house and three self contained guest suites.
Villa Chakras is situated in the exclusive area of Agios Sostis just 10 enjoying-walk distance, from the purest and most beautiful, sandy beach of Mykonos also known for its authentic lunch spot, the famous “Kiki’s Tavern”. Just 15 minutes away by foot is another beach called Panormos where “Principote” is situated, offering a variety of luxury services (music, sunbeams, umbrellas, cocktails, fine dining food, massage).
Villa Chakras offers: 4 Bedrooms in the main house | 3 Bedrooms in guest suites | 7 Bathrooms | 3 Outdoor showers | 2 Outdoor wc
A typical retreat-day includes:
Retreat pricing includes:
Retreat optional activities (extra cost)