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Katerina Karatzi
Traditional Thai Massage
“Traditional Thai Massage” or “nuad Thai” is an ancient healing system and one of the three main branches of traditional Thai medicine.
It is carried out on a mat on the floor and the recipient wears light clothing. The therapist uses thumbs, palms, elbows, knees and feet. It combines muscle compression, joint mobilization, acupressure (“sen lines”- Thai Meridians) and stretching. The strength might be soft medium or hard dependent on sensibility, flexibility and level of muscular tension.
It’s a wonderful combination of energy and physical exercise for body and mind alike with benefits such as: relief of myoskeletal pain, improvement of the posture and body alignment, improvement of the mobility in the joints, relief from stress and strain, creation of feeling of wellness and rejuvenation.
Sessions: Half -body, 60 min / Full body, 90-120 min
Traditional Thai Foot Massage (Reflexology)
“Traditional Thai Foot Massage” is known as a therapy to foster general good health and mental serenity. It’s a massage of the feet and also lower legs. It is both invigorating and deeply relaxing and uses hands, fingers, thumbs, stretching, acupressure and a rounded wooden stick with oil.
Thai foot Massage is really effective for tired feet, improves circulation and lymph movement, reduces stiffness and improves flexibility, lifts your mood and leaves you with a general feeling of tranquility, calmness and wellbeing.
Session: 60 min

Swedish (Holistic) Massage with essential oils:
Swedish massage is consisted of five basic techniques:
• “Effleurage”, that is fast gentle movements that elevate body temperature
• “Petrissage”, that activates smoothly the muscles
• “ Tapotement”, gently raps with the side of the palm
• “Friction”, where with the help of all fingers are massaged the hard and the inflexible muscles
• “Trembling”, where with the entire palm put pressure while vibrating the hard joints of the muscle.
Swedish massage is applied to the whole body from the head and face to the legs and it helps reduce muscle tension, improves circulation and metabolism, removes toxins from the tissues, decreases stress and balances the body’s energy.
Sessions: ( back, hands, neck)-45 min / Full Back Body- 60 min/ Full body and Face- 90 min

Biography
Katerina Karatzi was born in Chalkida, Greece, in 1986.
At the age of 18 she moved to Athens to study as an “Inspector of Public Health”.
For the past 8 years she has been a professional African dance performer, giving classes to adults and children.
Five years ago, her fascination for the human body led her to train as a Holistic massage therapist, also learning Traditional Thai massage and Thai foot massage from renowned teachers.
She continues her training, receiving instruction on the Pilates method and other types of massage.

11 Under-the-Radar Yoga Retreats You’ll Want to Book Now

11 Under-the-Radar Yoga Retreats You’ll Want to Book Now

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Our vacation-wanted ad: Have mat, will travel. Skip pedestrian sightseeing tours, questionable food, and creaky joints. Bring on sacred sights, built-in yoga friends, real nourishment, and communion with our mat twice a day. Oh, and move the needle of our life, por favor.
There are at least 108 reasons to embark on a yoga retreat. Instead of fleeting fun, take a deep dive where landscape and heart intersect. Cross your desert, row your boat, and chase your star—bookending the day in Downward Dog. Forget scrambling for a hotel gym or trying to translate “organic, gluten-free, vegetarian, and Ayurvedic” in another language. For yogis, getting away doesn’t get better than a yoga retreat.

But where to start? We scanned the yoga globe and scoped out 11 off-the-beaten-mat gems to spark your wanderlust. From Cuba to Costa Rica, Iceland to India, bathe in the forest, soak in the spring, sing with a villager, dance in the jungle, bow to the world’s wonders, or simply sit in silence. The choices are as infinite as yoga itself.

Yoga and Serenity on the Island of Ithaca, Greece

July 29–August 5, 2017 and August 5–12, 2017
Bow to the azure waters of this mythical island with little more than passing sailboats and grazing goats to distract you. Home to legendary hero Odysseus, some say this sleepy isle hasn’t changed much since Homer’s epic poem. Ithaca is, perhaps, the perfect place for yoga. There are only a few thousand permanent residents on the wild, jagged patch of land, and the elegant Itha108 Yoga Retreat & Creative Resort has no traffic to speak of. Seattle teacher Jodi Boone is leading two back-to-back retreats for sunbathing, stargazing yogis who want to step back in time. Start the day with meditation and an active Hatha practice from the wooden yoga platform, and wind down with yin and restorative from an indoor shala. In between, dive into the silvery waters of the Ionian Sea, get a Thai yoga massage, or cozy up in an Indian daybed on the veranda. The lodge is carved into a rocky hillside with a crisp white minimalism, every object handpicked with a globetrotter’s flair—Indian artifacts dotted around the stone fireplace, for instance. Indulge in mushroom polenta tarts and cinnamon-butter griddled peaches, all seasonal, organic fare straight from the island (or the one next door).

Learn more jodiboone.com
Read full article: http://www.yogajournal.com/slideshow/11-under-the-radar-yoga-retreats/#6

25 of the best yoga holidays and retreats

25 of the best yoga holidays and retreats

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Yoga trips can change lives but finding the right one may sap your core strength before you’ve even started. Our picks – from Goa to Greece via Yorkshire – will make your quest more relaxing.

You can’t move for downward dog opportunities these days. The explosion of yoga in western countries means there’s a studio on every other street and such a variety of styles and options, that choosing a holiday or retreat can be overwhelming. So where to start? It makes sense to try a weekend away before committing to a whole week. One possibility is to choose a teacher you know or like the sound of and see if they’re running anything that suits. Or you could pick a venue you fancy and see what teachers are hosting holidays there. Think about what you want too – some combine yoga with other activities (maybe good for those with non-yogi partners), some are vegan, some don’t ban booze – it’s always worth asking before you book.

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Hatha in Ithaca, Greece

Itha 108, Ithaca, Greece

International teachers lead different weeks between May and October at Itha108, a gorgeous island retreat just five minutes from the Ionian sea, where accommodation is split between a Venetian-style house and five Mongolian-style yurts. All levels will enjoy weeks with Laura Gilmore, director of Bristol City Yoga, who teaches two, two-hour long hatha yoga classes a day, the second being a restorative class. Fish is served for those who want it, alongside the veggie meals.
• From £925pp (in a yurt) sharing for 7 nights, 20 guests. Next runs 1-8 July, bristolcityyoga.co.uk B

Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2017/jan/01/25-of-the-best-yoga-holidays-and-retreats

Marc Newson’s 10 Favourite Things

Marc Newson’s 10 Favourite Things

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Australian designer and 
Qantas ambassador Marc Newson on the things that bring him the most joy.

1. WIM DELVOYE He’s a contemporary artist who does upholstered pigs [Usak, 2001, top left], and he tattooed some pigs once. He also makes gothic dump trucks.

2. ITHA108 I love this yoga retreat in Ithaca, Greece, which is run by my friend Ingrid Gottschalk and overlooks the sea.

3. RICHARD STEPNEY I see him for haircuts at Fourth Floor whenever I’m in London.

4. A WOODEN tanuki — a Japanese raccoon dog — is my most treasured household item. They are good luck. It just sits by the front door and looks at us.

5. OLIVE OIL The best souvenir I’ve brought home is a 15-litre can of fresh-pressed olive oil made on our land in Ithaca. It sounds exotic, but everyone does it there; it’s like mowing your lawn. It’s a lovely reminder of summer and we use it every day.

6. CLARIDGE’S in London is my favourite hotel.

7. SCOTT’S OR 34 in London are my favourite food spots. I also love Harry’s Café de Wheels pie 
van in Sydney — it’s a must-visit when I am home.

8. the LOUIS VUITTON SUITCASE that I designed. The suitcase is incredibly lightweight with an unparalleled large interior volume. This is due to the anodised aluminium extendable cane being relocated from inside the trunk to the outside, adding both structure and strength, as well as substantially increasing the all-important interior packing space. It also removes the awkward bumps and ridges normally associated with internal cane mechanisms.

9. MY GRAND PRIX BUGATTI I started to collect cars about four years ago. This is one of my favourites.

10. FOUNTAIN PENS I love fountain pens because they get used to you. The nib changes. They develop an angle according to your movement, which is why you should never lend your fountain pen to anyone else. I have designed two fountain pens — one for Hermès and one for Montblanc [left] — and 
I love writing with them.

Full article: http://www.vogue.com.au/vogue+living/design/galleries/marc+newsons+10+favourite+things,41344

5 – 12 May 2018 | Cyndi Bulka | Breathe, Relax, Restore and Renew

5 – 12 May 2018 | Cyndi Bulka | Breathe, Relax, Restore and Renew

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Yoga, History and Hiking on the Greek Isle of Ithaca

Recharge your energy, reawaken your creativity and rebirth your natural enthusiasm for life! On this retreat we’ll practice Yoga twice daily. More active practices in the morning prepare you for the day’s adventure whether that be taking a local hike, venturing in to a nearby village, or lounging on one of three pristine beaches within walking distance. Evening practices are restorative and meditative to assure a most peaceful deep sleep so your body can heal and renew. Included in the retreat is one extended excursion where we will explore Stavros and the ancient site where excavations have taken place in proof that Ithaca is really the home of the Greek poet Homer’s Odysseus. Afterwards, we will head to the town of Frikes for a beautiful authentic Greek lunch.

Cyndi’s gentle style of teaching is accessible to all levels of experience and adapted for the specific needs of her students no matter what age or state of fitness. Her approach is deeply nurturing, light and humorous, and profoundly healing. With more than 30 years practice, 20 years teaching experience, and 10 years of leading retreats around the world, Cyndi’s passion for Yoga, her commitment to knowledge and her incredible intuition offers her students the chance for self discovery, healing and transformation.

contact Cyndi directly cbulka@nc.rr.com

link to the retreat page is https://www.zaktihealth.com/gallery.html

19 – 26 May 2018 | Victoria Fox | Spring Time Vinyasa Yoga Retreat

19 – 26 May 2018 | Victoria Fox | Spring Time Vinyasa Yoga Retreat

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Join me for a week of yoga, deepening your practice and understanding of yoga. Each day the practices will have a different focus and take place either outside in the woods or overlooking the sea or inside in a yoga space carved into the rocks.

The Morning practice will be a dynamic flow to help you bring out the best in yourself first thing. Energizing your body and focusing and calming your mind. Connecting with the creative energy of the morning. The day will then be yours to relax or explore. Sunset practice will allow you to unwind and wind down. A more gentle practice to gently open the body and then prepare for deep relaxation. We will then nourish the body in a deep restorative practice, allowing the body to rest, digest, restore and renew. Both practices will include meditation.

Cost of the retreat includes transfer from airport to Ithaca on the Saturday afternoon, accommodation, and Mediterranean cooking of three meals a day using best local produce.

For more information please contact:

email@victoriafox.com

www.vickfox-yoga.com

26 May – 2 June 2018 | Zuna Yoga | Zuna Tribe Retreat

26 May – 2 June 2018 | Zuna Yoga | Zuna Tribe Retreat

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Join your fellow Zuna Yogis for a week of deep practice, affordable luxury, and good times, led by Zuna Yoga founders Everett and Katherine. Enjoy sun-soaked days, surrounded by endless views of the deep blue Ionian sea. Make time for dreaming and philosophizing. Reunite with yogis from your own training, and meet new like-minded yogi friends from around the globe. Start planting seeds for new ideas and creative collaborations. Shake off the dust that may have settled over your radiant authentic self since you finished your training. Drink a tall cool glass of smarana: self remembrance. It’s the foundation of Zuna Yoga practice and tradition.

This retreat will follow a less rigid format than you’ve experienced at your yoga teacher training. It will be laid back and fun, with plenty of free time to balance out our juicy practices. All yoga, meditation and yoga nidra sessions are optional.

This retreat is not open to the public. It is being offered for Zuna Yoga 200 and 300 hour yoga teacher training graduates only. 

https://www.zunayoga.com/yoga-retreat-greece.php

For more information please contact Katherine:

grow@zunayoga.com

 

2 – 9 June 2018 | Jessica Bellofatto | Yoga and SUP Retreat

2 – 9 June 2018 | Jessica Bellofatto | Yoga and SUP Retreat

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Join me on a magical return yoga and SUP Retreat to the beautiful island of Ithaca, Greece. We will stay at the unbelievably gorgeous Itha108, which boasts organic mattresses, organic cuisine, 360 degree views, and a retreat centre literally built into the landscape. This spectacular location will be our home for a week of deeply grounding and transformative Yoga, stand up paddle board lessons and my signature SUP Yoga classes, hiking, spa treatments, and more!

Here is a link to the retreat listing online:

http://jbyoga.com/retreat/yoga-retreat-island-ithaca-greece/

For further information, please contact Jessica directly:

jessica@jbyoga.com

9 – 16 June 2018 | Isabell Britsch |  Vinyasa flow, yin yoga and meditation retreat

9 – 16 June 2018 | Isabell Britsch | Vinyasa flow, yin yoga and meditation retreat

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Explore your practice, let the mind settle and let the colour of the Ionian sea brighten your heart

Each morning will start pranayama and a short sit before we move into an invigorating, creatively sequenced vinyasa flow practice. The late afternoon sessions will be slow, nurturing and calming yin and restorative sessions, closing with a longer seated meditation. Sessions will include some philosophy every day to inspire reflection or discussion.

For questions and to reserve a place please contact:

hello@yogawithisabell.com
yogawithisabell.com

23 – 30 June 2018 | Catherine Lippuner | Ich für mich – ein Yoga Retreat auf Ithaca

23 – 30 June 2018 | Catherine Lippuner | Ich für mich – ein Yoga Retreat auf Ithaca

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Dieser Retreat ist für dich. Nur für dich. In diesen acht Tagen lässt du es dir gut gehen, verwöhnst deinen Körper, deine Seele und deinen Geist. Du geniesst die griechische Sonne, das Salz auf der Haut bei den Spaziergängen am Meer, die täglichen wohltuenden Yogastunden und spannende Workshops zu Lebensthemen, das leckere und gesunde Essen, die nährende Zeit mit anderen und den Luxus um einfach zu sein und nichts zu tun. Der Abstand zum Alltag, die schöne Umgebung und das wohltuende Programm lassen dich zur Ruhe kommen, neue Energie Tanken und mit neuer Kraft und viel Lebendigkeit aus dem Retreat nach Hause zurück kehren.

Link to workshop description: http://www.yoga-tribe.ch/ithaka

Contact detail: hello@catherinelippuner.com

30 June – 7 July 2018 | Laura Gilmore | Celebrate Life and Myth

30 June – 7 July 2018 | Laura Gilmore | Celebrate Life and Myth

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Celebrate life and myth – Greek and Indian – at this glorious island retreat with Laura Gilmore. This week’s retreat will give you the time and space to slow down, connect more deeply with yourself, to integrate the workings of your body and mind and to explore your life’s direction.  

 Each morning there will be a dedicated 2 hour practice to focus the mind, warm and tone the body. The morning asana will provide clear alignment while moving on the breath into flowing asana where suitable.

 The afternoon practice provides time to ease and release the body and centre the mind with mindfulness, breath and meditation practices. We may also work more deeply into the release of hips, shoulders and other trouble spots.

 Laura’s teaching conveys the true spirit and philosophy of yoga through movement and stillness, warmth and humour. With more than 25 years practice and 15 years teaching experience, her deep knowledge and intuition enable students to experience positive transformation, both physical and mental.

 Laura is a creative, inspiring teacher, responding to the needs of the students before her, while relying on the yogic wisdom passed down from her teachers and studies. Most recently she has studied Chakras with Anodea Judith, Subtle body wisdom with Tias Little, for more than 25 years he has studied Iyengar, Hatha yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga with some of the worlds most experienced teachers.  She has also studied Zen and Vipasana meditation, and pranayama and this is integral to her practice and teaching.

For booking your place:

http://bristolcityyoga.co.uk/retreat/peaceful-island-retreat/

For information:

retreats@bristolcityyoga.co.uk