In the beautiful, carefully curated and nourishing environment of Zen Rocks, where one is surrounded by the many bounties of nature, students can take this opportunity to deeply immerse themselves in the practice of yoga, gaining more knowledge of how the practice works to deepen our relationship with our inner Self, ultimately knowing through our personal experience that we are each part of this unified entity. We will practice various yogic techniques in addition to daily asana practice as a way to familiarise ourselves with our inner spirit, which is naturally joyful – love itself. Being immersed nature’s inspiration is conducive to this aim.
07:00-07:30 Early Rise Zazen, Morning Meditation
07:30-08:00 Optional Pranayama/Rejuvenating Breathing or Morning Walk or Bicycle ride
08.00-08:15 Morning tea or Ayurvedic Purifying Drink and fruit
08:30-10.45 Jivamukti Yoga Session
11.00-12.00 Delicious Brunch
12.00-17:45 Free time: Rest, Swim, enjoy a massage session
18.00-19:30 Yin or Restorative Yoga Practice
19:45-20:45 Dinner & enjoying the sunset
21:00-22:00 Sunset Mantra, Yoga Nidra/Guided Relaxation or Meditation
23:00 Early to Bed, Early to Rise
About Zen Rocks Retreat Center:
Zen Rocks is not an ordinary venue, but a true haven built exclusively with the unique purpose of offering guests/seekers a special place in the heart of nature where we can cultivate a deeper practice in yoga, meditation, and rediscover a healthier and happier balanced spiritual life. In perfect quietude, with stunning views, on an exceptionally powerful-welcoming land overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, we would like to invite masterful teachers with the similar intention of bringing greater healing, peace and joy to our planet.
Retreat Info – Location:
Zen Rocks is sprawled comfortably on a hill of endless olive trees, overlooking the azure sea of the Mani peninsula, famous for its ragged mountain beauty, pristine sea-side villages, and gorgeous variegated beaches. The 3 villages of Kallianeika, Doloi, and Stavropegion form a triangle around Zen Rocks, and it takes a few minutes by car to reach any traffic noise and civilization.
Some of the best swimming in the world is within a few minutes drive from Zen Rocks. Kazantzakis wrote “Zorba the Greek” nearby as his hero was based here, and the legendary British writer, Patrick Leigh Fermor, dedicated a whole book tilted “Mani” to this area, before settling here for the rest of his life. An intrepid travel writer/adventurer, he found Mani to be the place of singular beauty, charm, and character on the whole planet.
Your hosts at Zen Rocks, Vivi Letsou, yoga teacher/founder of NYSY Studios and longtime Zen meditator, and her husband Eraj, owner of Avocado Vegetarian Restaurant in Athens, invite you to enjoy the absolute beauty of nature, swim in exquisite beaches, walk, hike, visit nearby charming villages, ancient sites and byzantine churches or simply relax and let the magical essence of this place heal you.
Expect to be pampered in warm hospitality, nurtured with hearty and delicious meals, soothed with massages and everything you may need in order to rest, relax and immerse yourself in deeper yoga and meditation. All in the spirit of our individual and planetary well-being!
Ways in which we can gain unity with nature, living in a mutually beneficial relationship, raising our consciousness, and enhancing our well being.
merge with waters
investigate our shared characteristics. we all want love. we all want freedom. we all want health