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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. 

Every morning (except on the arrival and departure day), our local host and experienced yoga teacher Sasy Chasomeri will teach our private group an extended yoga practice based on the theme of the 5 elements (earth, water, fire, air, and ether). Also a morning meditation at the beach is included. In addition, Sasy will offer a Yin Yoga and an Aerial Yoga class on two late afternoons. This way you can both dive into a specific theme and experience a wide range of different yoga styles during this week. If required and subject to availability, Sasy is also available for private yoga lessons.

This week by the sea offers everything you need to relax and slow down: You can practice yoga daily, rest, go for a swim in the turquoise sea or a walk along the beach, let yourself be pampered with a massage or explore Paros on your own. A detour to Parikia, Lefkes, Aliki, Antiparos or the nearest town Naoussa, whose fishing port is one of the most beautiful in Greece, is particularly recommended.

Basic knowledge of yoga is recommended for participation in the yoga lessons. Sasy teaches in English.

This yoga vacation will be offered from Sunday, May 15, to Sunday May 22, 2022 at the Okreblue Seaside Retreat Center on 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 with sea view. There, Indian chef Suresh and his team will offer daily buffets of sumptuous vegetarian, Indian/Mediterranean infused farm to table meals from the centre's own organic gardens or local farmers. Apart from our included brunch and dinner, the Caretta serves light meals and drinks. 
At the Okreblue, you can also pamper yourself with various massages and treatments. 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. 
Video of the Okreblue Seaside Retreat Center.

The Teacher
Sasy Chasomeri is the co-founder of Okreblue Yoga Retreat Center 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 coach. 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)
Sunday, May 15, 2022:
Individual travel to Paros / if required taxi transfer to Okreblue Seaside Retreat Center (approx. 40 minutes drive) / check-in as from 3:00 pm / approx. 7 pm: dinner (buffet)

Monday, May 16, to Saturday, May 21, 2022:
Daily Morning Yoga with Sasy on the theme of the 5 elements (Meditation, Pranayama, Asana - approx. 2 to 2.5 hours practice) / afterwards brunch (buffet) and free time (rest, massage, beach, excursions etc.) / approx. 7 pm: dinner (buffet) 
In addition, Sasy will teach our group a Yin Yoga and an Aerial Yoga class on two afternoons.

Sunday, May 22, 2022:
Brunch (buffet) / check-out no later than 12 noon / individual departure (taxi transfer to the airport or Parikia port on request). 

Price per person
CHF 1’390.- with accommodation in a double room/2-bed room 
CHF 1’350.- with accommodation in a triple room 
CHF 1'590.- with accommodation in a single room (limited number, first come - first served).
CHF 1'590.- with accommodation in a spacious apartment (Tramountana or Mistral, for 2-3 person, with veranda/balconies and sea view)
All rooms of category Superior with private bathroom and toilet.

This price includes 
•  Accommodation for 7 nights in a superior room with private bathroom and toilet
•  Rich brunch and dinner every day (mainly organic, vegetarian/vegan, without meat and fish)
•  Tea and filtered drinking water during the day
•  6 x morning yoga (2 to 2.5 hours practice) plus one Yin Yoga and one Aerial Yoga class with Sasy (all classes exclusively for our group)
•  Use of Yoga mats and props (blocks, belts, blankets, meditation cushions)
•  Daily room cleaning service
•  Wireless Internet Access
•  Accommodation tax

Services not included
•  All flight and transfer cost
•  Additional meals and beverages 
•  Yoga Privates (depending on Sasy’s availability; EUR 60.- for 75 minutes)
•  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 get to Paros is by plane from Athens (with Aegean Air, Olympic Airlines or Sky Express). 
Flight recommendation from Zurich via Athens, with enough transfer time in case of delays, or if you have to check-in your luggage again in Athens:
Outbound flight on Sunday, May 15, 2022 from Zurich to Athens at 10:10 am with Aegean Airlines A31981 (operated by Swiss International Air Lines). Arrival in Athens at 1:50 pm. Onward flight to Paros at 3:55 pm with Aegean A37072 (operated by Olympic Air). Arrival at 4:40 pm. Alternatively (with more transfer time in Athens): Flight A37068 (oparated by Olympic Air) from Athens to Paros at 5:10 pm. Arrival at 5:55 pm.
Taxi transfer to Okreblue Seaside Retreat Center (with advance reservation only).
Return flight on Sunday, May 22, 2022 from Paros to Athens at 11:35 pm with Aegean A37071 (operated by Olympic Air). Arrival in Athens at 12:20 pm. Onward flight to Zurich at 2:40 pm with Swiss A31984. Arrival at 4:25 pm. Alternatively (with more transfer time in Athens): Flight A3852 from Athens to Zurich at 3:50 pm. Arrival at 5:40 pm.
These flights can be booked directly online via www.aegeanair.com. Please check before departure if your luggage can be checked through in Athens or has to be checked-in again. 
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 (Alessandra Häberlin).
We recommend booking early for better airfares.

On request, we can organise a shuttle service from/to Pariki/Paros airport (approx. 40 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).
It is cheaper, but more laborious and longer, to take the 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.

The Covid protection measures and regulations in force at the time of the retreat apply.
It is the responsibility of each participant to book their flights and to inform themselves about general travel regulations, flight changes, immigration and Covid regulations for Greece.

In case the yoga week has to be cancelled due to the Covid situation in Greece, any costs paid to yoga-to-go will be fully refunded.

Insurance is the responsibility of every participant. We 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 holiday week is organized and accompanied by yoga-to-go Valérie Lutz in cooperation with Okreblue Seaside Retreat Center. The General Terms and Conditions of yoga-to-go apply. 

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.