7-Day Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda Training Retreat in Paiania, Greece

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Want to take control of your practice in paradise? In the tranquil town of Paiania in Athens, yogis can become their own teachers with insightful classes and lectures on the art of Ayurveda, pranayama and meditation. Join a small group of like-minded practitioners and discover how to establish harmony in your daily life using these ancient yogic techniques. Guests will also challenge their practice with morning and afternoon yoga sessions.  
Suitable for beginner practitioners
Enjoy yoga practice
Learn about Ayurveda, Pranayama, yoga, and meditation
Daily breakfast
Retreat includes theory and lecture
Receive a certificate upon completion
Instruction in English
Max. 10 participants
Organiser also speaks French and German
This special program is made for yoga lovers who want to be able to train at home by themselves and avoid the "fast food yoga" on TV or online. There will be two different sessions, each lasting seven days, where you learn a particular subject of yoga. In these two sessions, you will learn the essentials of meditation and Pranayama and the essence of Ayurveda.
Prices are based on a 7-day, 6-night stay, vary by season and are indicative only. Please enquire for details 
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Program

Meditation
Impermanence is the rule in the Universe. Everything is always changing! Learn how to use meditation in this changing environment. It is must-have knowledge to be able to establish harmony in your daily life.

Pranayama
Learn the essential breathing techniques (Pranayama) to be able to use them in daily life and for different purposes.

Ayurveda
The words “Ayur” and “Veda” mean literally the science of life. Ayurveda is here to balance all imbalances in the physical body, while Yoga is here to stop all movement of the mental body. Ayurveda recognizes the world in terms of elements, functions, and qualities. Any disorder is just the result of an imbalance of the biological condition on a physical or emotional level. 

Ayurveda asserts that the human body is a microcosm that follows the law of the Universe-macrocosm. It is only a vague introduction to let you know about the amalgamation of yoga and Ayurveda in enchanting surroundings.

Daily schedule
  • 09:00 - 10.00 Yoga class
  • 10:30 - 12.30 Theory and lecture
  • 12:30 - 14.00 Lunch break
  • 14:00 - 16.00 Free time for self-study and recreation
  • 16:00 - 17.00 Yoga class / meditation

Why choose Yoga Skyros Academy?
Have you heard of Yoga Skyros Academy, in Paiania, Greece? Well, it's the only place so close to the city centre of Athens and nature, where you can join and enjoy all-year-round programs of restoration, as well as be taught and get certified as a yoga teacher and/or as a yoga therapist, in a traditional and authentic way, alongside the Masters Dietmar and Carmen Hellmann.

Yoga Skyros respects your privacy and well-being. You will have the time and space for yourself in the beautiful and luxurious place and the areas around Paiania. Here, they aim for and achieve a high quality of the 3 T’s - teaching -therapy -and training, not only for the body but for the mind and spirit as well. As BKS Iyengar has stated ''Health is the state of complete harmony of the body, mind, and spirit."

Yoga Skyros is different; because Dietmar and Carmen teach all courses by themselves, which shows the amplitude of their knowledge, love, persistence, and inner power. Their approach to teaching and learning is ''baby steps''. 

They are here to support you along the way, with patience and love and as Carmen says ''The body will always adapt to the demand, we put on it'', so there is no need to rush or doubt the process. Additionally, because the quality is above quantity, and each class has a maximum of 10 students, each individual gets to develop a traditional and authentic master to student relationship, where they are connected for life no matter how many miles apart.

Yoga Skyros Academy strives to share ancient knowledge, practices, and light within the modern world. You can all heal yourself and one another. Join Yoga Skyros Academy and feel the difference for yourself.

Optional activities
During your stay in Paiania, you may enjoy a hiking excursion and visit the world-renowned archaeological cave on Hymettus Mountain.

Accommodation

Swimming pool (outdoor)
Garden
Sauna
Fireplace
Kitchen
You will be staying at the accommodation of Yoga Skyros Academy. The student rooms are well furnished and every Room is well-equipped with bathrooms - shower, bathtub, and toilet. It is important that you do not have to bring too much clothing since washing machines are available for a small fee of 10 EUR.

Students will be staying in a double bedroom. Single rooms are available upon request (at an additional cost).

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Twin Room
Shared room | Private bathroom | $829
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Single Room
Private room | Private bathroom | $1,045
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Double Room
Private room | Private bathroom | $1,659

Food

Daily breakfasts are included in the price. Lunch, snacks, or dinner can be prepared by using the well-equipped master kitchen. Usually, the teachers are a team working on this task. A vegan restaurant is right across the street from their yoga academy as well as a bio shop.

If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate them to the organiser when making a reservation 

What's included?

  • Breakfast
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Certification

What's not included?

  • Airfare
  • Pick up from Athens International Airport (ATH)
  • Lunch and dinner (available at an extra fee of 25 EUR per day per person)

Location

The Yoga Skyros Academy and Therapy Center is located at the foot of the Hymettus Mountain Range with an enchanting village called Lavrio in Paiania. It is close to the airport and it takes only 25 minutes to arrive. It is also close to the subway station to Athens and it takes only 20 minutes. Supermarkets are within walking distance. Vineyards of the area can be found about 3 to 4 kilometres away.

Nearby Towns

Paiania
Paiania
2 km
Glyka Nera
Glyka Nera
4 km
Spata
Spata
4 km

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Athens International Airport (ATH). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request (approximately 25 EUR one way, local taxi rate).

Nearest airports
ATH Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos Airport)
Transfer available for additional € 25 per person
7 km
Nearest train stations
Peania - Kantza
2km
Pallini
5km
Koropi
6km

Instructor

Carmen Hellmann
Carmen
The experienced and qualified Yoga Master (800 RYT), Radha Ji, trained in Asia and India, promises you fun and pleasure in the discovery of yoga. She will teach you yoga novices or experienced yogis, Hatha yoga, the mother of all yoga, and how to use yoga in the daily life of stress and tension. 

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a 86% refund

Changes

You may not change your dates after booking

Covid

No refund if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
Prices are based on a 7-day, 6-night stay, vary by season and are indicative only. Please enquire for details 
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