Kythnos Retreats

I will be holding the following retreat in 2017 in the Kastellas Villas Kythnos, the Greek islands

  • 24th June – 1st July, UNFOLDING THE FEMININE YOGADANCE WOMEN RETREAT with Dj Anthe de Weerd

LOCATION&ACCOMODATION:
Kythnos is a really beautiful island, an experience of Greece at it’s best. The island has magnificent beaches, great food cooked with fresh biological ingredients really picturesque whitewashed villages in a relaxed, calm, unspoilt atmoshere.
Kythnos K4Kastellas villas have been designed, contructed and decorated with great love and care.
It was in the end of June 2016 that the K4Kastellas villas opened and it makes for a really fantastic spot for yoga retreats. The villas are alone in a remote really special part of the island, Kastellas ( where an ancient acropolis used to exist) with magnificent Aegean views fantastic sunset and the gorgeous beach of Kastellas, a remote practically private beach) at a three minutes walk from the villas. http://www.kforkythnos.com/k4kastellas.html

24th June – 1st July, UNFOLD THE SACRED FEMININE, YOGADANCE WOMEN RETREAT with live DJ 

Life is an eternal dance and we are dancers connecting and flowing with the music of the Universe performing mysterious choreographies which can take us closer to our essence and make us feel complete and truly happy.

On this Retreat, We guide and help all the beautiful ladies unfolding their Sacred femininity and blossoming as beautiful flowers in the most spectacular colours and shades.

Yoga-dance ( YOGADANCE ) is a  special fusion of dance elements and traditional yoga asanas in a creative way. We are using dance movements, asanas, music, breath and working with the directions&elements of Nature and Chakras to raise our Shakti energy, experience&live our essence: the rising, gentle and yet powerful Goddesses we truly are.

To make this experience special and unforgettable, Anthe de Weerd is joining us to bring her gifts of mixing and playing her unique music, and creating and holding space in the form of amazing dance ceremonies and rituals with us.

A TRUE TREAT TO YOURSELF

It is a beautifully intimate and very unique retreat in a safe and loving environment – in the midst of Nature – where we open, share, connect and surrender ourselves to our most Sacred inner being.
Having a special and healthy connection with our Divine-feminine is essential so that we can see and feel our pure beauty, truly appreciate and love ourselves. This self-love and confidence enables us to create and live meaningful and valuable relationships in each field of our lives. In turn, this unity with ourselves and the world opens invisible doors and leads us to completeness and happiness.

ABOUT THE FACILITATORS:

EMESE: is an Amsterdam based international yogini and yoga/yogadance teacher (with a 13 years background in fashion&corporate world) being in love with everything that inspires her to flow, dance and fly smoothly through this life.
She’s been doing gymnastics and dancing since her age of 6 and met yoga 15 years ago during her dancing years which was real love at first try.
She has learnt several lineages from international teachers from all over the World – hatha, iyengar, ashtanga, vinyasa, aerial-yoga.
Her biggest call is to support people in the process of finding balance, inner love, beauty, peace and completeness.
Authenticity and creativity are her essence. She loves combining traditional yoga and the chakra system with dance techniques and music. Out of this passion a unique fusion has been born: yogadance.
She’s been doing her Priestess studies with Sianna Sherman and Ashley Turner, and on her special women workshops and retreats, She uses and shares blessings&techniques from various traditions, works in synchronicity with the the Moon-cycles and calls in and uses the energies of Nature.
For more information and inspiration find me:
Instagram @eme_fodor
https://www.instagram.com/eme_fodor/
Facebook @Eme Fodor
Website: www.emefodor.com

ANTHE: Anthe de Weerd (www.anthe.art) is a creative, versatile and passionate lady who will serve us a colorful palette of music, yoga, energywork, bodypaint and dance.
She is a ceremony leader and DJ at Ecstatic Dance in Amsterdam and is an experienced facilitator of trainings and workshops including various women circles and events ( Natural Moon). Celebrating connection, intuition, expression and thriving in personal growth and community to encourage a life in balance with our own nature & the world around us is the focal point of her work.
She teaches Yin and Hatha yoga, is experienced in therapeutic energywork and developped her own unique combined flow of yoga and dance, which includes elements of five rhythms dance as developped by reknowned Gabrielle Roth and is at times accompanied with live music.
Early this year she also launched a new embodied art project (www.anthe.art/love-is-an-art) for women’s empowerment, combining intention, meditation, ritual and movement with body art to connect, draw out and express our essential beauty.
Besides her work in yoga and dance Anthe has a background in media and social innovation as a workshop facilitator, investigative journalist, filmmaker, editor and radio presenter, working with the art of storytelling to support and promote positive connection and social change.

INCLUDED IN THE RETREAT:

– Inbound & outbound transfers from Athens or Mios to the retreat location
– 7 nights at the beautiful Kastellas Villas
– Three vegetarian meals and two light snacks/ day
– 2 x daily yoga-dance classes and women circles with live Dj
– Pastella making workshop

NOT INCLUDED: Flights & Extra Activities

DETAILED PROGRAM:

  • 24th June – INTRODUCTION CIRCLE: NEW MOON MEDITATION
  • 25th June – GROUNDING – EARTH:
    Our focus will be on the 1st Chakra – Muladhar- with the Element of Earth. We’ll start the day with a deeply grounding practice, will be connecting with the Element Earth, dancing in the sand, awakening our senses.
  • 26th June – FLOWING WITH THE WATERS:
    We will be connecting to theSea and Waters awakening the energies of the 2nd Chakra by experiencing our emotional body and sensuality through creative&fluid movements and techniques.
  • 27th June – EMPOWERMENT WITH THE SUN: We will be breathing&dancing with the rising and setting Sun, generating fire in our Core -3rd Chakra- with a fiercy yoga/dance practice to find confidence and inner power and to transform&transmute throughout the purifying effect of the fire element: Sun
  • 28th June – OPENING OUR HEARTS:
    We will connect to our heart – 4th Chakra- desires through meditation, will be moving through a very gentle loving practice with open heart and compassion ( meditation, yin,stretching ) to release all that does not serve us and setting new intentions
  • 29th June – FINDING OUR VOICE:
    This day is all about self-expression through poetry, story-telling – and dancing of course. Our focus will be on our 5th Chakra and the element Air to find our own voice and speak our own truth. We will have a day of Pastella making workshop where we can connect, listen, share and learn from an elder wise woman through the art of Pastella making.
  • 30th June – DANCING WITH OUR INNER WISDOM AND INTUITION:
    On our last day we will be connecting to our deepest essence, the feminine through our inner wisdom&intuition – 3rd eye. We will be meditating and dancing with all the elements, the Sun, the Sea, the Sand, the Sky and the Spirits.
  • 1st July – OPTIONAL MORNING SHARING BEFORE DEPARTING

DAY TRIP / Pastella making:
We will go Dripida village, have a workshop with one of the local ladies who still knows the art of Pastella-making, have lunch in one of the local tavernas and stroll in the lovely streets of Dripida.
“Pastelia” is a traditional Kythnian sweet, a really important sweet since ancient Greece that was given out to weddings to the bride and groom. It is made with honey (Kythnian thyme homey is really famous and had won many european awars) and sesame. Sesame symbolized fertility and honey symbolized a “sweet life”. It is still given to wedding guests as a sweet and there are some local women (just a few) that know how to make them a really rare and special procedure.

Prices:
Single occupancy: € 1350pp
Double occupancy: € 1120pp

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