Healthy body healthy mind
Finding balance in all aspects of your being
26th August - 2nd September, 2023
A healthy relaxed state of mind starts with a healthy body and the other way around. In this retreat you will find a balance between physical and soulful activities that rejuvenate the body, mind and the soul.
Living a fast paced modern lifestyle takes a toll on our bodies and mental health. In order to find balance we need to slow down and look inward and answer our body's needs.
What to expect
Energising morning yoga and meditation. With the help of yoga and conscious breath we can release tension from the body so the energy could move freely. A grounding spiritual practice first thing in the morning sets the mood for the rest of the day and creates healthy habits.
Somatic body movement. Somatic movement is awareness or presence during movement, and being connected in your body. Somatic Movement Therapy gives you the tools you need to access wisdom stored in your body. A somatic movement is made with focus on the internal movement instead of on the external movement.
Internal movement is very different from most physical or exercise training. Because his internal way of moving builds your interoception (self sensing) it helps you feel good. If you find your mind is cut off from your body. As a result you can feel ungrounded, anxious, out of control or even depressed. In fact, when humans worry or are overactive mentally we often get digestive upsets, high blood pressure, tense muscles, headaches or just feel spacey.
Laughter yoga. Laughter Yoga is an exercise program developed by Indian physician Dr Madan Kataria where anyone can laugh without relying on humour, jokes or comedies.
It combines laughter exercises with yoga breathing techniques (Pranayama) which brings more oxygen to our body and brain making us feel more energetic and healthy. And it’s so much fun!
Yin yoga. Yin yoga offers remedies to the stresses of your busy yang life. Each restorative pose targets your deeper fascia and connective tissues, helping you experience increased flexibility and improved joint health.
Yin yoga also focuses on deep breathing and longer hold times, allowing you the time and space to clear your mind and enhance your mental acuity. These meditative poses will help you attain a renewed sense of mindfulness and physical well-being, making them the perfect complement to an active yang lifestyle and helping bring you back into balance.
Sound bath. A sound bath is a meditative experience where those in attendance are “bathed” in sound waves. These waves are produced by various sources, including healing instruments such as gongs, singing bowls, percussion, chimes, rattles, tuning forks, and even the human voice itself. The general intention of a sound bath is to create a state of harmony in the listener by using sound to clear discordance from the participants' energy fields. Among the benefits are relaxation, an increased sense of wellbeing and expanded awareness.
Themed Cacao ceremonies are a safe, nourishing environment to connect with yourself, the spirit of cacao, and other people in deeper ways than one can usually access when by yourself.
The group will be led through a cacao blessing. The facilitator will be guiding through various exercises and experiences based on the intentions of the event. Some examples of guided experiences are: guided meditations, sound journeys, dance and movement practices, and partner exercises.
Aromatherapy session. Did you ever get waves of pleasure from smelling a fragrant flower? The olfactory nerve is the fastest gateway to the brain, and strong producer of endorphins, sense memory, and feelings of wellbeing. Using various smells we will dive into our subconscious mind and access our long forgotten memories.
Su Jok. Su Jok is a treatment system comprised of a variety of techniques that prevent and cure illness and restore health without any drugs. Our hands (“su” in Korean) and feet (“jok”) represent our entire body in miniature. In fact, they represent a smaller, but nevertheless true, mirror image of the whole body (for example, the thumbs and big toes represent the head). The same way we use a remote control to operate a television, we can use our hands and feet to influence our whole body and cure disease. By understanding the exact similarities between various parts of the body and the hands and feet, one can influence any place or problem using the corresponding Su Jok treatment. The body’s meridian system, with which we perform metaphysical energy manipulation therapies, is also reflected in the hands and feet. Knowledge of the principles of hand and foot therapy provides an impressive vehicle for personal and family healthcare.
Lecture topics will include:
- What is Su Jok? How to easily help yourself at home.
- The power of our thoughts and the language we use.
- Healthy lifestyle and diet according to Ayurveda.
- Anxiety and stress management
Sample day schedule
8:00 Meditation, yoga, pranayama practices
10:00 Breakfast together
12:00-16:00 Free time to explore the island, nearby places, hike, read or book a wellness treatments at Vinsan
19:00 Evening ritual (Cocoa ceremony/ Yin Yoga and Sound Bath / Aromatherapy / Somatic Movement therapy/ Laughter Yoga/ )
Vinsan Wellness Centre & Glamping, Rhodes Island, Greece
Early Bird: 1030 eur per person
(offer is valid until 31st of May)
Standart: 1130 eur per person
7 Nights Accommodation in double Yurts (if you travel with a friend or a partner please let us know, otherwise we will place you in a yurt with randomly selected, same gender person)
Daily Vegetarian Breakfast and Dinner
(Vegan options are available) OR optional Juice detox
Daily Yoga, Meditation and Evening Ritual
One All Body Massage
Individual Sound healing therapy & Sujok
Intuitive coaching session
What is Not Included
International and/or domestic airfareAdditional hotel bookings
(for those arriving early, or staying later)
(can be arranged)
Independent ground transportation
(motorbike rental, cars, etc.)
Additional wellness therapies
(massages, sujok, private yoga lessons, sound healing therapy etc.)
At our centre we have a communal kitchen and a gym that is free to use. Every yurt has a shower cabin and a bio toilet. We also have a Jaccusi to enjoy during a hot summer day. We have a big yoga shala, where we will have our morning yoga and meditation sessions and evening events.
Meet your guides
Egle is a Reiki Master and a healer, spiritual teacher and a couch, holistic medicine and sound therapist with 24 years work experience in the field. Egle has dedicated her life to spiritual path and along the way inspires others to seek answers and divinity within. She has completed various holistic healing studies in Su Jok and Acupuncture, attended many lectures and courses by various teachers on spiritual and holistic topics. She created a 21 day "Personality shift and breaking old beliefs and habits" program. For many years, she has been interested in natural remedies and plant medicine and belongs to the international association "The Shift Network Plant Medicine", and has started the production and distribution of VinSan natural body care products. Egle’s latest passion is sound healing and she fully immersed herself in studying and sharing this powerful healing tool.
Kristina is a yoga, fitness and meditation instructor. Alongside her formal continuous education in yoga and fitness, she graduated from Lithuanian Sports University, where she completed Exercise, nutrition and stress management program, acquired her formal yoga qualification at International Sivananda Yoga school and also did karma yoga in Sivananda ashram in London, also completed Yin yoga course with Kassandra Reinhardt.
She is a dedicated practitioner of meditation and yoga. She believes that our body has an innate power to heal through movement, spiritual practices and shadow work. Kristina has a strong passion for sacred femininity, women empowerment, mythology, ecology, mental health wellbeing, sustainable living and everything related to mindfulness, good health and spirituality.
Laura is an Ayurvedic consultant, reiki healer and masseuse. Since her teenage years she has been interested in healthy lifestyle, self-development and spirituality. It has always been part of her life. Laura is deepening her knowledge in Ayurveda and soon to become Ayurvedic practitioner. She is doing intuitive full body massage and Japanese facial massage where people are able to fully relax and leave all their worries behind.
Laura’s biggest passion and mission is to support and help people live a healthier and happier life using only natural approaches, such as , lifestyle, diet, movement, spiritual practices. She believes in order to have good health you need to find the balance between your body, mind and soul.
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Early Bird "Healty Body, Healthy Mind" Retreat 26.08 - 02.09, 2023.
Price 1030 eur/person.