Yoga & Hiking Week

 

This holiday week contains :

  1. Five mornings and five evenings of yoga and meditation sessions with Krishna.
  2. Four mornings of leisurely paced walks of light to medium difficulty lasting from 2.5 to 4 hours. These will take place along the beaches, in the hills, the valleys, the town of Kissamos and the surrounding area, as well as going through traditional villages and little-known Ancient sites.  Each expedition starts at 10:00 am at the hotel and ends at about 14:00 pm at the hotel. Each walk has regular rest stops.

There is the freedom to opt out from any of the walks (one or more or all) or the yoga and meditation sessions(one or more or all).

Detailed Programme

Sunday
  • Transfer from Chania airport and check in.
  • 18:00-19:30 : Yoga and meditation.
  • 20:30-22:00 : Welcome dinner at the hotel restaurant.
Monday
  • 7:30-9:00 : Yoga and meditation.
  • 9:00-10:00 : Breakfast.
  • 10:00-14:00 : Walk in and around Kissamos town, where we can visit the local archaeological museum, the old fishing port and local traditional shops selling honey, wine, tsikoudia, herbs etc.
  • 14:00-18:00 : Free time for lunch, relaxing, enjoying the beach and/or swimming.
  • 18:00-19:30 : Yoga and meditation.
  • 19:30 - ... : Free time for enjoying the evening in the nearby tavernas.
Tuesday
  • 7:30-9:00 : Yoga and meditation.
  • 9:00-10:00 : Breakfast.
  • 10:00-14:00 : From our hotel we walk along the beach to the Korfalonas and Platanaki  areas and then to ancient Mythimna’s archaeological site. We continue our walk through the olive groves in order to reach the medieval church of Agios Georgios which was built on the ruins of ancient Roman baths, which can still be seen today. We walk further across the southern end of the village of Drapanias on soil tracks to the ruins of the 16th century Villa Trevizan, named after a Venetian feudal family governing the area.
  • 14:00-18:00 : Free time for lunch, relaxing, enjoying the beach and/or swimming.
  • 18:00-19:30 : Yoga and meditation.
  • 19:30 - ... : Free time for enjoying the evening in the nearby tavernas.
Wednesday
  • 7:30-9:00 : Yoga and meditation.
  • 9:00-10:00 : Breakfast.
  • 10:00 - ... free time to rest or do further walking or sightseeing on your own. You could enjoy the many attractions of Chania, or visit famous Balos beach by a short boat trip or hire a car to explore further a-field or …
Thursday
  • 7:30-9:00 : Yoga and meditation.
  • 9:00-10:00 : Breakfast.
  • 10:00-14:00 : We go by public bus to the village of  Drapanias which we skirt round. Going uphill we find an old track leading through the olive groves to the little chapel above us built into a cave... Michael the Archangel. We continue on this track over a small river bed and a magnificent mulberry tree until we reach a country road and more old tracks. At the sides of the path is a rare kind of mint and a lot of caper flowers amongst many other plants. Now coming downhill we reach another cave chapel ... another Michael the Archangel, nestling under the shade of a plane tree from which the old church bell is hanging. From here we take the road to Potamida in the valley and turn back towards the sea, passing on our right the famous natural clay marls which tower above the fields. We will visit the mill museum and have a break there before we return to the hotel.
  • 14:00-18:00 : Free time for lunch, relaxing, enjoying the beach and/or swimming.
  • 18:00-19:30 : Yoga and meditation.
  • 19:30 - ... : Free time for enjoying the evening in the nearby tavernas.
Friday
  • 7:30-9:00 : Yoga and meditation.
  • 9:00-10:00 : Breakfast.
  • 10:00-14:00 : We will go by public bus to Nopigia. We walk past the open air theater to the little chapel  of  Panagia Myrtidiotisa and then along a rough path over stones and rocks towards the little medieval chapel of Agios Vasilios on the Spatha peninsula. The blue sea is always beside us. We will encounter only a few sheep and goats and enjoy great views towards the  Gramvousa peninsula  across Kissamos bay, with the Spatha mountain on our right.
  • 14:00-18:00 : Free time for lunch, relaxing, enjoying the beach and/or swimming.
  • 18:00-19:30 : Yoga and meditation.
  • 19:30 - ... : Free time for enjoying the evening in the nearby tavernas.
Saturday
  • 7:30-9:00 : Yoga and meditation.
  • 9:00-10:00 : Breakfast.
  • Check out and transfer to Chania airport.
 

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OUR YOGA TEACHER KRISHNA

Krish (http://www.krishyoga.com/) grew up in beautiful sunny Valencia in Spain and has an Indian background.  Her heritage has given her the chance to blend eastern and western cultures, which is also her approach to teaching yoga.

She started learning about yoga in her teens, thanks to her mother who forced her to go to yoga classes with her!  She admits she was reluctant to going at first, but it didn't take long for her to realise there was something special about it.  This made her want to learn more.

​She moved to central London in 2003 to pursue a degree in science, which gave her the opportunity to learn more about yoga.  She explored different styles, attended lots of workshops and practiced with many teachers.  She soon noticed the benefits of yoga, and was fascinated by how closely it is linked to science.  ​

She wanted to share what yoga has given her and in 2013 she completed a 200 Hour Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga Teacher Trainer Course: Laxmi Yoga Teacher Training with Sally Parkes in London and Spain. She also completed Sally's 85 Hour Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training Course in 2014 and is registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals.

​In 2013 she started teaching Yoga in West Cumbria at the Senhouse Centre and in Florence Mine. In May 2015 she moved to Germany with her husband where she was teaching at Maisha. Because change is the only constant, in September 2016 they moved to Amsterdam! She now teaches at the Conscious Club, Tula Amsterdam and run retreats in Spain and Greece.

OUR YOGA TEACHER OLGA

Olga (www.yolga.nl) discovered yoga in Bulgaria, where she was born. She has been lucky enough to find her true path in yoga. Before this, she was working as a lawyer, which together with family life and her personal interests were impossible to handle without stress. At first yoga helped her manage the stress but very soon it became her passion and true devotion.
Her curiosity and eagerness to learn and explore brought her into contact with different yoga traditions, styles and teachings. Every yoga class attended, every book read, revealed  philosophy, inspiration, love and creativity.

Olga is now an experienced yoga teacher based in Amsterdam. She is certified by Yoga Alliance (www.yogaalliance.org) in Hatha, Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga yoga. She introduces the Asana and postures with an aim to develop awareness of the body, mind and breath in a balanced and motivating environment. Olga is constantly inspired to recreate her own teaching style and build her personal presence in the yoga room. Today she invites you to experience yoga with her.