Detox Yoga and Macrobiotics Retreat in Evia, May 2017

nourishing your body, mind and heart.

Enjoy daily vinyasa and yin yoga practice, mindful breathing, meditation and healthy but tasty vegan & sugar free food based on the macrobiotic principles in one of the most attractive spots of the island of Evia. Take some time off to relax, swim in the beautiful sea, explore the island and prepare for the summer.

The participation includes 7 nights accommodation in a double room, 13 morning and afternoon yoga lessons, freshly prepared daily breakfast, brunch and dinner, pool facilities, introduction to the macrobiotic diet and philosophy. Please mail us for price info at

Optional costs: Single accommodation, deep relaxation oil massage, private macrobiotic counselling.

Yoga Instructor: Katerina Koronaki
Macrobiotic counselor and chef: Kostas Jalleelas –

Indicative daily programme:
07:30 – 08:00 Light breakfast
08:00- 08:30 Pranayama & meditation
08:30 – 10:00 Morning Yoga
10:00 Brunch
Free time
18:30 – 20:00 Yoga practice
20:30 Dinner

The idea is to follow the daily programme and food which is enough for the whole day in order to gain the most out of the detox practice but feel free to do what your body, mind and heart tells you 🙂
There will be one day free for a longer excursion and dinner at a tavern.

The Villa
Villa Averoff, is a charming 19th century historic property located on the island of Evia, one of the most beautiful and unspoilt regions of Greece, two hours drive from Athens.

Surrounded by verdant mountains and close to a beach (5klm) the villa consists of two traditional mansions, each one with its own character and charm, with wonderful terraced gardens and an inviting swimming pool.

We will start the day with 30’ of pranayama and breathing techniques. This session is optional but highly recommended to the participants. It can help establishing breath awareness, finding the optimal breathing for your body as well as how and when to progressively deepen the flow of the breath supporting the asana practice.
The morning vinyasa yoga lessons are energetic and dynamic followed by a short relaxation while the evening lessons are yin, restorative and grounding. During the lessons we will focus on the alignment of different asanas depending on different body shapes and health conditions. Our practice will be physical but yet not about the physical.

The essence of Macrobiotic diet is balance and adaptation to the environment and to the needs of each individual. Each meal is prepared with a variety of ingredients such as grains, vegetables, beans and bean products, seaweed, fermented products, nuts, seeds and fruits; mostly organic. All the meals are 100% vegan and sugar free.

Activities: Rest, swim or explore
This part of Evia is green and stunningly beautiful, with so much to do. Hikers will enjoy the hiking routes that lead in the forests, gushing rivers, mountain lakes and wondrous canyons.

Just a few kilometers away a horseback riding offers lessons to beginners or experienced horse lovers. There’s also an animal farm just a few minutes away with deer, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, ducks, chickens and turkeys, offering a very entertaining visit for children.

Needless to say there are some great beaches around the property, some more secluded than others, depending on what you feel like. The beach of Agia Anna is beautiful and with watersports options in summer.

You can visit the remains of Ancient Kirinthos, birthplace of Canthus the Argonaut, a settlement at the beach of Kria Vrisi just 4 km from the Villa. Built between 1600-1000 BC, it was once one of Evia’s biggest seven cities and participated in the Trojan Wars.

To have a glimpse at the island’s more recent history and local tradition you can visit the folklore museums of Agia Anna and of Limni as well. The latter also boasts a collection of interesting archeological finds from the region.

Another fascinating attraction in this part of Evia is the Kleisoura castle built by the Franks in 1205, lying about 15 minutes away. There’s also a Venetian tower hidden in the island’s vegetation.

See you there friends,

Be well, happy, and strong!

Katerina and Kostas ॐ

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