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Unplug and Refresh with Mindfulness,Yoga and Silence 12-17 May

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Unplug and Refresh with Mindfulness,Yoga and Silence 12-17 May

12-17 May 2017

Mindfulness – Explore how mindfulness can help you to become more awake to your own internal experiences, learn how change becomes possible. Relax with daily mindfulness practices, guided meditations and free time for rest and reflection.
Silence – Experience how spending some time in silence can settle the many emotions that are triggered by talking, or by the anticipation of talking. Notice how increased stillness and relaxation can give rise to new clarity and understanding.
Yoga – Enjoy daily session of mindful yoga suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners. Learn how to use your breath as an anchor to the present moment and how yoga practices can enhance your balance and flexibility, bringing new vitality.
Christiane Pohl
Christiane Pohl retreat
Christiane Pohl is an executive leadership coach, mentor, facilitator and founder of More Life More Success Coaching who brings creativity and maturity to her coaching and teaching. She has coached over 400 clients, and has developed and delivered customised Meditations and Mindfulness programmes to various organizations. Her personal journey with Meditation began in 1998 she and has practiced Mindfulness since 2013. Christiane is trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), meditation and breath work and also facilitates several retreats and seminars each year. She has been based in Greece for 15 years and is a Board Member of the Hellenic Coaching Association (HCA). For more info click here:
Fotini Bitrou (Hatha, Restorative, Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga)
Fotini is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS). Fotini is a gymnast (Graduate Athens University) and owner of the Kouros studio in Aegina. She was the founder of the classic athletics track team in Aegina of which she was president for 5 years, and she was involved for 12 years with classic athletics (800 – 1,500 meters) and was track champion in many appearances with the National Team of Greece.
more info about Fotini: here…

Retreat Overview

The retreat will begin with registration at 5pm on the first day, followed by an orientation and welcome meeting before dinner around 8pm. The daily rhythm of the retreat involves gentle yoga, guided meditations, breathing practices, walks in nature, interactive session in groups or pairs, individual reflections, explanations and some free time.
Our experienced facilitators will offer support, guidance, insights and information throughout. The retreat is suitable for both, beginners and experienced meditators. The daily programme may be adjusted slightly depending on the needs of the participants.
Silence - During your time in Silence on day 3 and 4 reading, the use of phones and reading are discouraged, to help stay with your own experiences as they unfold. In this silent and mindful environment, awareness sharpens, the body quiets and space opens for insight and understanding to arise.
Diet -Delicious vegetarian cuisine is served at all meals. All food is prepared by us, and either grown on the island or sourced locally. We recommend avoiding all alcohol and to avoid or reduce coffee and tobacco consumption during those 5 days.
However you may imagine the experience of the retreat to be, it will probably be different. Most participants find it deeply refreshing and often life-transforming. The stillness and simplicity of the retreat brings a wonderful and unique possibility for renewal. At the end guidance will be given for ways to continue the practices at home and work.

Daily schedule

7.00 am Hatha Yoga for beginners
8.30 Breakfast, Reflection and Relaxation time
10.00 -13.00 Daily collective practices, indoors and outdoors, including guided sitting meditations, working meditation, mindful walking, eating and breathing.
13.00-15.00 Lunch, Reflection and Relaxation time
15.00-18.00 Theory and practices for mindful inquiry, dialogue, listening, principles of mindfulness. Participants will have the opportunity to work in in small groups or pairs.
18.00-19.00 Evening Restorative Yoga
19.30 Dinner followed by evening session with meditation, fun and reflection time, question and answer periods.
* Day 3 and 4 will include periods of silence

Themes covered during the retreat

• What mindfulness is and what it is not
• Dealing with difficult thoughts and emotions
• Enhancing mindful awareness of interal and interpersonal communications
• Increasing resilience and confidence and body awareness
• Increasing focus, clarity and creative thinking
• Benefits of Silence, Yoga and Breath work
• Compassion, relaxation and unwinding in daily life

What's Included

• Five (5) nights full board
• Three delicious vegetarian meals a day. Drinks and snacks. All our food is prepared from us, either grown on the island or locally sourced.
• transfers to and from the hotel (pick up from the port)

Not included

• airtickets
• transfer from the airport to Aegina island


Great Value at 550 € for a shared double room, 650 € for a single room for Accommodation, Meals and Course
Group offer 10+ people: -10% discount
*minimum participants required 6 people, maximum 20 people
All prices and payments are in EURO. Payments can be made:


50% deposit should be paid upon booking to secure your reservation
Balance payable 5 weeks prior to arrival
Paypal Account : fotini.bitrou@gmail.com
IBAN :GR 1902603710000350100194261 (BITROU FOTINI)
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• 8 weeks before: forfeit of deposit
• 8-4 weeks before: a charge of 80% of total cost applies
• 4 weeks or less non show:a charge of 100% of total cost applies
Please note that all cancellations are only effective once confirmed via email by Purefitness. In the event of unforeseen circumstances requiring compassionate dispensation of cancellation (serious medical issue of the participant, serious medical issue or death of immediate family member), you may transfer fees paid to the next available retreat. If not, should we be able to resell your booking, you will be refunded in full. If you choose not to travel at all, 100% of total price will apply.
Please note that all refunds are subject to commission and/or bank charges.

For more information/reservations http://www.purefitness.gr/en/event/mindfulness_aegina/?lang=en

Irides Hotel


Thermopilon Street, Agii 180 10, Aegina, Greece

Tel: ( + 30 ) 22970 52215 | Mob: ( + 30 ) 6937 129896 | Fax: ( + 30 ) 22970 52255

Email: irides@otenet.gr

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