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Yoga, Dance and Somatics Retreat in Lefkada, Greece

8, 16 or 22 day retreats in Greece

Description

A day-by-day program specially designed by somatic and dance experts in a woody land of cypresses. On the famous island of Lefkada, Greece, you can take your time to relax or/and energize your body while connecting with others. Seven well-known teachers from around the world will share their knowledge and research in movement and corporal practices through a play and practice approach that anyone can attend. A journey of joy and acceptance that takes place both in unexpected ways and in a safely designed environment!
Workshops:
The Nomadic School of Moving Thought
Let’s be comfortable in our skin: A’ round
Losing Ground - Suggestions on consensual movement
DADAworkshop on unpredictable dance
The Body The Player The Journey
Somatic Art Practice

1st week Workshop 1

The Nomadic School of Moving Thought by Sonia Ntova

22.8.22 - 27.8.22
A series of movements and interactions for everyone to investigate the sensorial self with nature and to others. It is a process that moves towards a sensitive ecological understanding of "becoming". Creating a secure workplace, the facilitator activates the process for mutual understanding and allows participation as a productive field of possibilities. Poetic images, our senses, imagination, sounds, micro-observation guide us and allow movement to happen. Participants are invited to work on somatic practices and instructions that will expand their sensorial world, to translate creatively their experience (sound, painting, poetry), to work individually and in groups. The laboratory is open to all different bodies. No experience with movement and dancing is necessary.

1st week Workshop 1

1st week Workshop 2

Let’s be comfortable in our skin: A’ round by Androniki Marathaki

22.8.22 - 27.8.22 A meditative | improvisational Practice of Dance that proposes a Way for exploring what movement is and
which are the potentialities that are released through that kind of observation. Instead of processing movement as it is researched, guided and performed from an external point of view, it is informed by the various qualities of consciousnesses that arise while it is perceived by the one that is moving. It is a Way that cultivates personal development of “listening” and paying attention to the “feeling of movement” with primal ignorance and care.

1st week Workshop 2

2nd week Workshop 1

DADAworkshop on unpredictable dance 29.8.22 - 3.9.22 by Ainara Makalilo

We will experience different ways of walking, of guiding and being guided, ways to perceive the visible
and the invisible, the souvenirs, the wandering to establish new personal cartographies of our body in
space. We will dance different landscapes and create rituals for improbable spaces. The exercises proposed are inspired by Butō dance, improvisation, authentic movement, bodyweather techniques, DaDÁ, ritual, as well as by the desire to write and share personal narratives outside of daily routines. This workshop is open to all, experienced or beginners, whatever your experience, morphology, age, gender is. Motivation is strongly required.

2nd week Workshop 1

2nd week Workshop 2

Losing Ground | Suggestions on consensual movement 29.8.22 - 3.9.22

by Giorgos Sioras Deligiannis and Kyveli Kouvatsi | What if we could really understand each other through touch?
Losing Ground is an original practice in couples with the basic working condition of the closed eyes of one body and the feeling of touch as a moving stimulus. Drawing inspiration from somatic practices, it explores moving possibilities in a way containing all the dynamics of our bodily memory without being trapped in it. By sharpening our kinesthetic functions, a dance of kinetic codecision, increased care and alertness can occur. This practice’s research revolves around how dance emerges through the consent of the two bodies and opens a field of reflection for the concepts of codecision and togetherness. The workshop is aimed at people with or without dance experience.

2nd week Workshop 2

3rd week Workshop 1

The Body The Player The Journey 5.9.22 - 10.9.22 by Rafaela Sahyoun

Rafaela Sahyoun creates in her workshop a playful, physical and sensitive space to experience dance. In current times it feels fundamental to dance what pulses in and in between us-meeting states of vitality as a form of resistance and affection. Exploring modes of interaction, negotiation, and trust, inquiring how we operate, and cross narratives that update the relationships present in the space. Through games and improvisation practices, the intention is to orchestrate the body in relation to various stimuli, refining perception and crafting attention around simultaneous layers. This workshop is an invitation to dance life in real-time, to meet and dance a change.

3rd week Workshop 1

3rd week Workshop 2

Somatic Art Practice 5.9.22 - 10.9.22 by Marina Tsartsara

During this week of Somatic Art® practice we will expand into Somatic Art methodology. The methodology interlaces Somatic, Dance and Visual Art methods deepening into the contents of each workshop through weaving and layering.
Our daily explorations will include experiential anatomy (Body-Mind Centering®), Mindfulness Meditation, Somatic Movement, Fine and Visual Arts (somatic drawing, clay & photography) as well as creative writing. We will also spend time in nature to ‘borrow’ qualities, materials and inspiration. We will share a week of Somatic Art® practice, personal reflections and group sharings.
We will create somatic movement, fine and visual art material focusing on the process and on qualities of presence.

3rd week Workshop 2

Morning Yoga Classes

Morning Yoga Classes 22.8.22 - 11.9.22 with Giorgos Sioras Deligiannis

There is a possibility for anyone attending to have a morning yoga class to wake up both body and mind!
The class is traditional hatha-vinyasa with pranayama, mantras, pawanmuktasana, asanas and vinyasa flow if needed. The class will be given by Giorgos Sioras Deligianis who has an experience in teaching yoga regularly since 2009. The structure of the class will be traditional but the content will vary regarding the needs of the students and complementary to the workshops. Doing so, it can serve a multifunctional role that arises from a mutual meeting.

Morning Yoga Classes

Accommodation

Camping - Paleochori camp

We provide properly designed, safe space to place your own tent and keep the cost of the program low. Paleochori Camp is equipped with autonomous wc facilities, showers with hot water and specially designed areas for resting in the shadow under the trees with swings and hammocks.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Triple room - Foodpath Guesthouse

Food path is a guesthouse located at the entrance of Neochori village and 20 minutes walk from Paleochori camp. It provides three separate Studios for accommodation. All studios are equipped with a small kitchen, table, an A/C and bathroom. It is also equipped with a professional kitchen where our food will be cooked, from the experienced team of Food path. Also has a vegetable garden, a wooden oven, a private parking and a wooden deck that we will also use for our classes.
-Shared room for three people including A/C, small kitchen, table and bathroom.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Double room / Single room - Maria's Guesthouse

Maria's Guesthouse is a villa house in Neochori with six private rooms, two kitchens, three bathrooms, two living rooms and a wonderful view!
-Shared room for two people including fan, table and shared bathroom and kitchen with other rooms.
-Single room including fan, table and shared bathroom and kitchen with other rooms.

Accommodation

Meals and Schedule

3 meals per day are provided, plant-based, with fresh, local, organic products from arrival Sunday 12:30 pm to departure Sunday 12:00 pm. The food offered in the program is taken care of by Foodpath. In case of intolerance, allergy or any other important information we need to know regarding your diet please note it so that we can take it into account.
Schedule
Monday to Friday
7:00-8:30 Morning Yoga Class
8:30-9:30 Breakfast
10:00-11:30 Workshop A
12:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-17:00 Free Time
17:00-20:00 Workshop B
20:30-22:30 Dinner
Saturday
7:00-8:30 Morning Yoga Class
8:30-9:30 Breakfast
10:00-11:30 Workshop B
12:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-17:00 Free Time
17:00-20:00 Other Activities
20:30-22:30 Dinner
Sunday
08:30-9:30 Breakfast
09:30 Free Time or Departure Day

Meals and Schedule

Packages

Camping Early Bird
1 week 731
2 weeks 1224
3 weeks 1594
Camping normal price
1 week 853
2 weeks 1427
3 weeks 1860
Triple room Early Bird
1 week 908
2 weeks 1536
3 weeks 1969
Triple room Normal Price
1 week 1059
2 weeks 1792
3 weeks 2297
Double room Early Bird
1 week 929
2 weeks 1578
3 weeks 2046
Double room Normal Price
1 week 1084
2 weeks 1841
3 weeks 2387
Single room Early Bird
1 week 1036
2 weeks 1766
3 weeks 2282
Single room Normal Price
1 week 1208
2 weeks 2060
3 weeks 2662
Early bird prices apply until June 24th, 2022

Packages

Opening Times and Prices

You can attend Unplugged Dance for one, two or three weeeks depending on your choice!
Prices for 1 week (8 days) beggin from 731 euros to 1208 euros, depending on your accommodation!
Prices for 2 weeks (16 days) beggin from 1224 euros to 2060 euros, depending on your accommodation!
Prices for 3 weeks (22 days) beggin from 1594 euros to 2662 euros, depending on your accommodation!

Directions and Travel

The nearest airport to Lefkada is that of Preveza-Aktion (PVK), approximately 25 minutes away by car. From Lefkada city you can reach the village of Neochori by taxi or bus. The village is located above Nidri, after the village of Paleokatouna. The duration is approximately 25-30 minutes away from the town. In case you take the bus, you will have to take it from the Bus Terminal Ktel Lefkadas, and take the departure to Nidri. The ticket price is between 1,60 euros to 3,40 euros. Since you reach Nidri town, you can get a taxi from there to Neochori. The taxi fare is about 10e. In case you prefer a taxi to transport you the whole way from Lefkada city, we can help you by calling one on request at least one day earlier. The taxi fare is about 30 euros.

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