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Yoga Vacation by the Sea on Paros with Sasy Chasomeri

Spring is considered the most beautiful season on the Greek island of Paros. 

Here, at the popular Okreblue Seaside Retreat Center, we will enjoy daily yoga, memorable sunrises and sunsets at the beach, fine food and Greek hospitality. Also included is a massage by an Okreblue therapist.

Every morning (except on the arrival and departure day), our local host and teacher Sasy Chasomeri will teach our private group a dynamic 90-minute yoga practice. In addition, she will offer a Yin Yoga and an Aerial Yoga class on two late afternoons. This way you can experience a wide range of different yoga styles during this week. Upon request and subject to availability, Sasy is also available for private yoga sessions.

This week by the sea will offer all you need to relax and unwind: You can practice yoga daily, rest, do water sports, go for a swim in the turquoise sea or a walk along the beach, you can get a massage or explore Paros on your own. Especially recommended is a trip to Parikia, Lefkes, Aliki, Antiparos or to the nearby town of Naousa, whose fishing port is considered one of the most beautiful in Greece.

Basic yoga experience is recommended to participate in the yoga classes. Sasy will teach in English.

This yoga vacation will be offered from Saturday, May 15, through May 22, 2021 at the Okreblue Seaside Retreat Center near Santa Maria in the north of Paros in Greece.

The Island and the Retreat Center
Paros is located in the centre of the Cyclades archipelago in the Aegean Sea. The island is best known for its beautiful beaches and picturesque villages with typical white houses and blue shutters. In the low season, Paros is quiet and not very touristy.
The Okreblue Seaside Retreat Center in the north of Paros, is located directly on a small, wild sandy beach in the bay of Santa Maria. The centre offers tranquility, places to retreat, two large, light-flooded shalas for our yoga practice, massages and treatments, healthy food and lots of nature around. The rooms are simple and functionally furnished, some have a kitchenette, veranda or terrace.
The Okreblue is particularly proud of its Restaurant & Café Caretta overlooking the sea. There, Indian chef Suresh will prepare daily buffets of fresh, Mediterranean-Indian dishes from local products and the centre's organic garden. The Caretta offers light snacks such as sandwiches, salads, omelettes, smoothies etc. during the day.
At the Okreblue, you can also pamper yourself with various massages and treatments (one massage per person is included in the price). Or you can take a five-minute walk to the long, gently sloping sandy beach of Santa Maria with its crystal-clear water. If you like to explore the island by rental car, scooter or bicycle, you can also reserve and have them delivered by the Retreat Centre after your arrival. 
Photos and Video of the Okreblue Seaside Retreat Center.

The Teacher
Sasy Chasomeri is the co-founder of Okreblue Yoga Retreat Centers on Paros, where she lives year-round with her family. Professionally she has varied fields of expertise, from business management to public relations to teaching English as a foreign language to children and adults. She also studied Ayurveda and is a certified NLP Practitioner. She draws from all of these disciplines to guide people towards self-exploration and personal development. Sasy has been practicing yoga since 2006. She has trained with many renowned teachers such as Konstantinos Charantiniotis, Tara Judelle, Todd Tessen, Carlos Pomeda, Jonas Westrin und Vivi Letsou. Teaching yoga was a natural development for Sasy. Alongside her substantial professional competency and over 10 years of life experience in diverse yoga styles, her classes are infused with love, empathy and a playful attitude. Sasy tailors her classes to the needs of her students, combining for example the healthy alignment principles of Anusara Yoga with the philosophy of Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy with Unnata-Aero-Yoga, so that each student can find out what serves them best for their personal development and healing. Sasy inspires people to live their live to its fullest potential, to cultivate their inner strengths and to tap into the inner power they already possess in order to transform the challenges of life into opportunities for transformation and development.
Sasy is registered as a Yoga Alliance E-RYT®200 und RYT®500 teacher.

The Program of the Week (changes may apply)
Saturday, May 15, 2021:
Individual travel to Paros / taxi transfer to Okreblue Seaside Retreat Center on request (approx. 45 minutes drive) / check-in as from 3:00 pm / 7:00 pm: dinner (buffet)

Sunday, May 16, to Friday, May 21, 2021
Daily Morning Yoga with Sasy (90 minutes) / brunch (buffet) / free time (rest, massage, beach, excursions etc.) / 6:30 pm: dinner (buffet) 
In addition, Sasy will teach our group a 90 minute Yin Yoga and Aerial Yoga class on two late afternoons.

Saturday, May 22, 2021
Brunch (buffet) / check-out until 12:00 noon / individual departure (taxi transfer to the airport or port of Pariki/Paros on request) 

Price per person
CHF 1’490.- with accommodation in a double room/2-bed room (standard category)
CHF 1’350.- with accommodation in a triple room
A few single rooms are available at an extra cost of CHF 300.- (first come, first served).

Services included 
•  Accommodation for 7 nights in a standard room with private bath and toilet
•  Daily rich brunch and dinner (mainly organic, vegetarian/vegan, no meat and fish)
•  8 x 90-minute yoga classes with Sasy (exclusive for our group)
•  1 x massage by an Okreblue therapist
•  Yoga mats and props (blocks, belts, blankets, meditation cushions)
•  daily room cleaning service

Services not included
•  All flight and transfer cost
•  Additional meals and beverages 
•  Yoga Privates (subject to Sasy’s availability; EUR 60.- for 75 minutes)
•  Additional massages and treatments (80-90 minutes; EUR 70.- per massage, cash payment only)
•  Excursions 
•  Rental fee for car, scooter or bicycle

Travel Recommendations
The easiest way to reach Paros is by plane from Athens (with Aegean Air, Olympic Airlines or Sky Express). 
As of Mid December 2020, we will publish the most suitable flights from Zurich here. If you wish, our travel partner Hotelplan will take care of booking your flights and is also available for further requests. Please contact zuerich-limmatplatz@hotelplan.ch oder phone +41 44 277 70 60.

On request, we can organise a shuttle service from/to Pariki/Paros airport (approx. 45 minutes drive. Costs: EUR 45.- per way and person, 3-4 persons EUR 15.- per way and person, payable in cash directly to the taxi driver).
Cheaper, but more complicated and longer is the journey by ferry from Athens Piraeus or Raffina (with Blue Star Ferries or Hellenic Seaways). 
How to get there.

Booking / Further Terms and Notes
For all questions and to book please email Valérie Lutz: valerie@yoga-to-go.ch

The receipt of your registration will be confirmed by yoga-to-go and is binding as from then on. At the same time, yoga-to-go will invoice you the full cost according to your booking. The amount is due within the time limit stated on the invoice.

In case the yoga week has to be cancelled at short notice due to the Covid-19 situation in Paros, any costs already paid to yoga-to-go will be fully refunded.
It is the responsibility of each participant to book their flights and to inform themselves about flight changes and Covid-19 regulations relevant to this trip.

Insurance is your own responsibility. We strongly recommend a travel insurance (including coverage of cancellation costs and travel incidents), as well as a health and accident insurance with sufficient coverage.
The facilitator/the teacher shall not be held liable for any damage to, or loss of, property or injury to persons. The participant waives any claim against the facilitators/the teacher for any such loss, damage, injury, or death.

This yoga vacation is organized and accompanied by yoga-to-go Valérie Lutz in cooperation with Okreblue Seaside Retreat Center. The company’s General Terms and Conditions apply which will be send (in German) to each participant upon booking.

We support the voluntary compensation of CO2 emissions caused by airplane flights. With your payment to e.g. the Swiss NPO Myclimate you can compensate the carbon footprint of your flights. Your offset payment will support national and international, high-quality climate protection projects.