YOGA RETREAT WITH HALINA ROZENSZTRAUCH
24 - 31 July 2021
A week-long yoga workshop on the beautiful Pilion peninsula in Greece
Immerse yourself in whole – bodied experience of yoga. Follow threads of your physical and subtle anatomy into your body, your questions, your heart longings. Pause… to connect, with the nature of this ancient land, the timeless sea, the rhythms of the sunrise and sunset, the blue sky during the day and the night full of stars and wonder. Rest in that tangible awareness of being held by a greater reality.
This Retreat carries invitation to soften the constant doing and trying… In that moment there is an opportunity to be in touch with the basic experience of living without trying to change anything, just being…and then…unwinding begins, rivers begin to flow, direction emerges, life begins to breathe more freely and our inner landscape becomes more available to inspire our life with meaning, solutions, clearer directions and renewal.
Our Daily Routine
1st day: Arriving in the afternoon with registration and welcome meal at 8pm. Our practice will begin after dinner with the first Restorative yoga session in the evening to unwind after the journey.
From the 2nd day onward our rhythm will flow as follows:
- 2nd day: Earth ~ 1st Chakra – Feet & Legs – Grounding into being here
- 3rd day: Water ~ 2nd Chakra – Hips & Pelvis – Let the river flow
- 4th day: Fire ~ 3rd Chakra – Core & Belly – Tending the inner fire
- 5th day: Air ~ 4th Chakra – Chest & Heart – Breathing space
- 6th day: Space & Light ~ 5th & 6th Chakra – Neck, Shoulders & Head – Room for it all
- 7th day: Whole Body ~ 1st – 7th Chakra – Presence
The flow of actual workshop might be weaved creatively from the program above in response to the journey of our group process.
- 7:40am – 8am Meditation
- 9:30am – 11am Hatha Yoga
- 11am – 12 noon Felt Inquiry
- 12pm – 1:30pm Yin Yoga
- 1:30pm Lunch
- 2:30pm – 6pm Free time/beach time
- 6:30pm Karma Yoga (2-3 times a week)
- 8pm Dinner
Most rooms are en suite twins with a marvellous sea-view and a balcony, except for one triple with lovely sea-view but without balcony.
How to book this workshop
- Step 1 – book your workshop (you will be forwarded to the leader’s page)
- Step 2 – book your stay at the Alexandros Community Centre (embedded in sidebar)
About Halina Rozensztrauch
Halina Rozensztrauch, Senior Yoga Teacher (SYT Yoga Alliance) My yoga journey began in 1999 and teaching in 2007. It gently crept into my life opening not just my body but a new way of living in, through and from the body.
To some degree it felt like a homecoming. Wherever I could open my mat I felt home. As if something was waiting on the inside to be recognised, engaged and moved without words, through simple presence, breath, movement and touch. My personal practice, teaching as well as further yoga trainings and teachers (like Donna Farhi, Angela Farmer, Vanda Scaravelli, Paul Grilley etc) expanded and deepened that communication further inward and also further outward into teaching and birthing of my yoga school. In 2008 I opened Yoga Tree school in Rickmansworth, near London and have been sharing yoga practice through weekly classes, monthly yoga workshops and retreats at various beautiful locations in Europe. I teach Hatha, Yin Yoga style. How I share yoga is influenced by my background in Psychology and Focusing (BFA Focusing Practitioner and Trainer, Clinical Psychology degree, Existential Well being Counselling: A Person – Centred Experiential Approach) as well as hands on work of Thai Yoga Massage ( Qualified Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner, ITEC Anatomy & Physiology). You are welcome join me in practice. More information here: www.yogatree.org.uk
Alexandros is run by and as a full community comprising the unpaid volunteer staffers and guests. You’ll be joining the cooking team once in the week, and helping with clean up or gardening. The work is not onerous, 6-7 hr in the week. This makes our programs more affordable and helps us build community together.
Stay longer than just a week
Our very affordable (from €39o) Living-in-Community program welcomes you to stay on a week before or after your retreat to relax and fully enjoy this special unspoiled region of Greece.