PILATES AND YOGA GREEK ISLAND RETREAT
We are so excited to bring to you our first collaborative MAIA well co. retreat in the Greek Islands! We’ve partnered with the wonderful Fykiada Retreats to run an incredibly special Pilates and Yoga Retreat at the start of summer 2019.
This is an exclusive retreat for an intimate group of 10 people who will enjoy ultra-personalised care of two teachers, an in-house nutritionist & the Fykiada team who have perfected the art of retreating in Greece! We’ve saved a special blue corner for you at the edge of Kythnos where you can safely unwind, relax and rejoice. A carefully crafted schedule of daily practices will be accompanied by a holistic experience of healthy Greek food with the best seasonal ingredients prepared by our in-house chef.
So if you feel like "shutting down" from the craze of city life and immersing into the simplicity of island living then Kythnos is the place for you. We've saved a slice of private paradise for you where our villa almost touches the water and has a 360 view at the Aegean.
Here’s to the perfect exercise combo! Our Pilates and Yoga classes are designed to offer you a complete exercising program of strengthening and flexibility to feel aligned and connected. Zoe-Maia will teach a series of Pilates classes starting with the pilates essentials of right body posture and alignment and smoothly progressing into more strengthening and toning exercises tailored to fit all levels and individual needs. Zoe’s classes are both dynamic and innovative, offering a fresh perspective on different exercises that really work to achieve positive results to improve posture, flexibility, and core strength.
Effie’s classes will be a blend of yoga styles drawing on Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa and Meditation. She will use specific alignment yoga practices to improve patterns in the way we hold our body and creative sequences to become attuned to our energetic body. The classes will take place in large outdoor covered areas of the villa as well as at the beach, and wherever nature offers a great platform to experience body and mind in unity.
* All practices are open to all levels from beginners to more advanced practitioners.
Zoe-Maia is a qualified Holistic Health Coach and Balanced Body Pilates instructor. She began to study Pilates after years of falling in love with the practice and learning first hand of its significant benefits to both the mind and body, following years of burn-out during her previous career in the corporate world.
Zoe’s classes are designed with both physical and mental wellbeing in mind, using conscious dynamic exercises which focus upon developing core strength, lengthening and toning all muscles to promote improved posture, balance and alignment, whilst using conscious breath-work to facilitate movement and improve flexibility.
Effie is a 500RYT yoga & meditation teacher, who guides others to move freely with their body. She has a background in dance and ballet which gives a graceful flow into her classes, and a playful variety into her asana sequences.
Effie works with with groups and individuals alike, and leads yoga seminars and retreats in Greece and beyond. Her classes are accessible and offer clear, nurturing instruction on precise alignment and breath awareness.
Effie is passionate to bring yoga and mindful movement to her students and help people to feel good within their body, as a first step to self-love.