I welcome you to a week of yoga holidays in the beautiful island of Nisyros. It is located in the Aegean sea and is part of the Dodecanese group of islands, situated between the islands of Kos and Tilos. Its unique energy seems to spring from the geothermal vents and other worldly landscapes.
We will be staying in the beautiful ancient building of Loutra, the most famous hot springs on the island, 1.5 kilometers north of Mandraki, where the port is located. Loutra is known from the 19th century as a therapeutic place to heal and relax. The volcanic therapeutic bath costs 5 euros and there is a café located on the ground floor with nice food.
The retreat will include:
- hatha yoga morning and sunset group practices
- one day cruise to the small and deserted volcanic island of Giali, where we will explore the island and swim in the beautiful waters
- visit to the volcano
- participation to a local celebration with Greek food and circle dancing
- reflexology or shiatsu face and neck massage on request
- hiking with walking meditation
We will begin our day with yoga classes in Loutra with a beautiful view of the sea to find some balance in this relaxing place, where peace and serenity are in perfect order. Some days, our sunset classes will be on a beach or wherever we decide altogether. My aim is to allow you plenty of time to explore this unique island, to relax, to swim in the crystal blue Aegean sea, to bathe in the therapeutic waters of Loutra and to just be!. With nature all around us and the energy of the volcano, it is easier to connect with ourselves in a deeper level.
All this unique experience is appropriate to people who are beginners to yoga, as well as those who are already on this path.
Cost for accommodation and classes: 290 euros (meals are not included) register and deposit amount as soon as possible to secure your place. Hurry up, places are limited (till 10th of July)!
-rooms are basic with 2 beds and shared bathroom
-two single rooms available with extra cost 50 euros.
-early bird price with discount until 15th June : 250 euros
The quickest way to get to Nisyros from Athens is by flying to Kos and then getting a boat from the port of Kardamena (10 minutes from Kos airport). At least two boats leave for Nisyros per day. Round-trip flights to Kos cost on average about 100 euros (prices may be higher during high season). By boat from Piraeus the journey takes about 13 hours. Every Thursday departing at 15.00 and arriving next day at 4.00 am, and Sunday, departing 8.00 am and arriving at 22.15 pm) with return tickets costing approximately 40 euros. Nisyros can also be accessed from the ports of Astypalaia, Halki, Kalymnos, Kastelorizo, Leipsoi, Leros, Naxos, Paros, Patmos, Rhodes, Symi and Tilos.
Travel agent in Kos : 2242092528
Travel agents in Nisiros for tickets and car rentals : 2242031180 and 22420314
INFO: I am happy to support you with any details you may need about accommodation, prices, yoga, transportation to the island etc. Just email me at:
Yoga Instructor: Alexia Katsigera
Type of yoga: Hatha Yoga
Level: All levels (beginners to advanced)
Languages: English, French & Greek
Alexia was introduced to yoga in 1998, practicing Satyananda yoga for a year. From then on, yoga became part of her daily life. Yoga brought many positive changes in her life, body and mind after which she decided to share her knowledge with those around her. In 2004 Alexia founded the yoga centre: “σωμαyoga” (somayoga: soma = body)
To deepen her yoga practice and her internal search, Alexia travelled to India in 2005, met many teachers and studied yoga at Shivananda Centre in Kerala. She considers the most exciting ‘school’ is life itself and believes it’s important to always be a student of life. Alexia continues, with great enthusiasm, her study around yoga and self-awareness – taking part in workshops, lectures and classes all over the world and in Greece.
Her classes are focused on respecting the freedom and personal experience of each student, helping them to discover their own path to personal truth and self-awareness while focusing on their safety.
Alexia teaches hatha yoga, yoga for pregnant women, kids yoga and, following her own experience with her own baby, baby & toddler yoga – She has studied with Birthlight, Yogabeez International and Greville Kids Yoga.