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Herbs and Medicines

Nature is the ultimate Teacher, our Mother and The Healer. It’s a system that holds all the answers and all the information we need to live a good healthy life. Re-Green’s need to feel safe, to take responsibility of our own health and the fact that we live isolated from the doctors and the hospitals, lead us to turn to nature with the intention to learn how She could help us. Through detailed observation, through books and research, and with the invaluable wisdom of our teacher Maria Skarli we managed to completely ban chemical treatments from our life and today we are proud to have a very thorough collection of natural medicines and home made products. We enjoy a herbal life and a herbal home.
Seasonal harvests, healing remedies (syrups, herbal tinctures, herbal oils, bee wax creams, sun screens, creams and more), home made cosmetics, earth friendly natural cleaning products and children friendly remedies is some of the things we make for us, for our community and our guests.

Events

The Equanimous Heart 2018

The Equanimous Heart | A Vipassana Retreat w/ Whit Hornsberger

The mindful practice of insight meditation (vipassanā) is considered to be the direct path laid down by the Buddha himself for the purification of beings, for the overcoming of sorrow and lamentation, for the disappearance of pain and grief and for the complete cessation of all forms and levels of physical and mental suffering (dukkha).
Through the application of mindfulness (sati), concentration (samādhi) becomes increasingly more refined, providing a stable platform for the intimate investigation into the phenomena of mind (nāma) and body (rūpa). Through patient endurance and ardent effort we begin to find refuge within the ever increasing equanimity of the heart-mind, a spacious, unshakable vantage point from which to see into the ultimate reality of our psycho-physical embodiment. Through direct-felt experience insights arise, propelling the practitioner to a compassionate understanding of the laws that govern life and subsequent wisdom capable of freeing each of us from the self-generated suffering of mind.

In this eight day silent retreat we will apply the systematic methodology of the revered Burmese meditation master, Mahasi Sayadaw. Mahasi’s accessible, yet potent, scientific approach to the study of consciousness gives rise to transformative insight into the true nature of the mental (nāma) and physical (rūpa) phenomena, that which forms the bedrock of our human experience.

As knowledge is born that all psycho-physical phenomena are transient (anicca), unmanageable and beyond our control (anattā), attachment (taṇhā) to them dissolves, dispelling the fires of greed (lobha) and aversion (dosa). In the wake of their cessation, the heart-mind becomes spaciously equanimous, liberated from suffering, beautified by insight.

The great Burmese Master Mahasi Sayadaw’s approach to meditation is very clear, very precise and ‘to the point,’ faithfully adhering to the method of the Buddha in his own successful search for Enlightenment. Whit Hornsberger’s experiences of intensive monastic meditation in Burma, combined with his studies of Yoga and other forms of Eastern Spirituality, have given him a unique ability to communicate to Westerners a classical approach to meditation, one that is deeply rooted in the profound Burmese tradition.

This silent retreat will include sitting and walking meditation, daily yoga practice and interviews with the teacher.

Where:
The setting in the mountains of the Peloponnese, Greece at
Re-Green Ecoculture Centre offers connection to nature and the surrounding silence of abundance.
*See more in discussion board for accomodation, food and facilities and images.

Investment includes:
7 nights shared accomodation in spacious guesthouse with woodstoves & coconut bedding
3 Vegetarian Organic meals per day
Guidance/ teachings from Whit Hornsberger
Use of all facilities including Temezcal natural steamhouse session
Pick up & drop off from Akrata – the nearest beach town

Earlybird registration before 15th August
€490 per person + dāna***

Full Price after 15th August
560€ + dāna***

***What is Dāna?***

The Buddhist teachings have always been considered to be priceless and thus have traditionally remained outside the realm of commodification. In Whit’s many years as a student and teacher of vipassāna he has always received his transmission of the teachings from his teachers by way of dāna or the practice of generosity and we are honoured that he has decided to offer this retreat at Re-Green no different than those he teaches in his home country of Canada, by dāna.

The practice of of vipassāna is designed to reduce the conditioned defilements of the mind – greed (lobhā), anger (dosa) and delusion (mohā).

In the words of revered meditation master Mahāsi Sayadaw:

“The aim of this practice and its greatest benefit is release from greed, hatred and delusion, which are the roots of all evil and suffering.”

Thus the practice of giving from the heart (dāna) was applied to the tradition by the Buddha to help release the heart from the shackles of greed. Whit is adamant that the future of our species and our planet depends on dissolving the greed that has become so inherent in our societies. The offering of this retreat to you by way of dāna and your support of the teachings by way of dāna is not only of benefit for those attending retreat but is placing faith in each other that we can move in a more altruistic direction as a human family.

How much should I give for dāna? 

This is a frequently asked question that is difficult to answer. When you consider that the teacher receives no wage, no payment other than your basic offering, all in return for the service of helping you, for giving teachings, private counselling and guidance, then you should be motivated, we think, to give very well indeed.
Offering Dana is a personal spiritual “practice” and thus requires a deep look into yourself — what do these teachings really mean to you? How valuable are they? What does it mean to you to be able to be a part of a tradition based on generosity? What can you truly afford in expressing your gratitude and support for what your teachers offer to you and the world? At the end of the retreat you will be given an empty envelope. Please use this opportunity to show your gratitude. Your donation is private and, if you prefer, anonymous.

Group packages available, please ask.
A deposit of 150€ is asked to hold your place.
**this retreat is offered to 20 participants only

For registration / more information email ~ info@re-green.gr
or phone – Amber +30 6949122813

More on Whit Hornsberger
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/soularchyoga
Website – https://www.soularchyoga.ca/

Whit Hornsberger is a driven, passionate and inspiring being.
Driven by an innate belief that each of us is capable of radical, spontaneous evolution, Whit’s unrelenting determination and commitment to applying and sharing ancient wisdom as a catalyst for individual and in turn social change has seen him become a highly sought after teacher all around the world.
Through direct personal suffering Whit has devoted his life to the powerful, life-changing and for him, life-saving wisdom of the ancient traditions of Classical Yoga (Patañjali) and Theravada Buddhism. His life has become a medium through which he humbly transmits the teachings of the past in a colloquial manner to students from all walks of life, emphasizing that freedom from suffering is not only possible but is an endeavour that ought to be taken up by each of us.
Whit is an ardent student, whose commitment to awaken beyond the limitations of his own conditioned mind has led him around the world, from monastic experience in Myanmar (Burma) to dedicated study in revered yogic institutions of India (Kaivalyadhama), solo retreats in the forests of Canada and the United States, urban study with senior teachers within the Krishnamacharya lineage (Ramaswami) of traditional Vinyasa Yoga and seemingly everywhere in between.
Those dedicated efforts have resulted in a teacher who embodies the path with integrity and authenticity, whose compassion and loving-kindness for each student he meets is palpable and whose drive to create social change and a better future for our species and planet is evident to anyone who has the fortunate opportunity to study with Whit.
International classes, workshops, intensives, retreats, conferences, online practices and trainings are the ground from which Whit guides practitioners towards embodied well-being. His teachings faithfully adhere to the Vinyasa Krama method of the father of modern yoga, Sri T. Krishnamacharya, the Mahasi Method of vipassana (insight) meditation passed down by the late, venerable Mahasi Sayadaw (Burma) and his unique integration of Buddhist psychology with the contemporary practice of yin yoga.
Whit firmly believes that in order to move forward we must look to our past and the wisdom of our ancestors. As an internationally recognized teacher Whit continuously ensures that he honours the ancient wisdom traditions that saved his life, emphasizing through action that he is simply a medium through which the knowledge can continue to be past down, undiluted, for generations to come.

 

Holistic Herbal Wisdom 2018

**For Greek please scroll down

In such modern times that we live we are surrounded/besieged by manufactured scents, unhealthy and expensive cosmetics and chemical drugs that seemingly help yet ultimately burden our body, poor quality synthetic food/diet and misinformation …
My need to escape this slavery and live in harmony with my body and the environment has led me to study plants and natural medicine, herbs and essential oils. My teachers have been schools of natural healing but also the witches-grandmothers from the Greek countryside. The knowledge I have collected is my treasure and increases year after year. This knowledge I want to share with/convey to you, so you can become the master of your own health and take your health into your own hands (Body and Mind).
In this workshop/school we will learn how to collect and harvest herbs properly, how to prepare our home pharmacy for the winter, how to make homemade cosmetics and healing remedies (syrups, herbal tinctures, herbal oils, bee wax creams, sun screens, creams), how to make natural soaps with rich aromas from essential oils rather than chemical substitutes. How to make earth friendly natural cleaning products and children friendly remedies. We will also learn the basics about herbal therapy, the spices and herbs in the kitchen and the garden, how to properly use the essential oils that are the most powerful herbal extracts with tremendous therapeutic effects and we shall discuss about detoxing and healing through our diet. Besides, lets not forget: “we are what we eat”.
Maria Skarli
The mountains of Greece offer an abundance of diversity offering herbs, fruits, nuts, edible greens and flowers, it is our intention to be able to welcome you to our home and learn the invaluable healing qualities with Maria’s guidance of all that the earth provides to us. This course is designed to offer participants complete competency through learning and creating all natural remedies for the body, health and home – internally and externally. All participants are asked to attend all workshops – workshops will run from 10am – 14.00 & 17.00 – 21.00.
Morning Yoga will be available every second day in our handbuilt Maloca. 3 Organic vegetarian meals are provided by our in house chef, herbal teas and fruits available all day. There will be a day out to the large fresh water ‘Lake Tsivlou’, numerous walks to forage/harvest and free afternoon time to visit the nearby waterfall.

Investment
Shared Guesthouse Accomodation
Earlybird registration by 10th May
820€
Full Price After 10th May
910€

Camping with Bathroom Facilities – ( byo tent)
Earlybird registration by 10th May
710€
Full price After 10th May
800€

A deposit of 150€ is asked to confirm your space.

*Greek Nationals please contact for pricing

Whats Included
10 nights Accommodation
3 Organic Vegetarian meals per day form our Magic Kitchen
2 daily 4hr workshops with Maria Skarli – see program below
Guided walks, Foraging, harvesting
Temazcal Natural Steamhouse session
4 Morning Yoga Lessons
All facilities within Re-Green, natural swimming pond, waterfalls
Pick up & Drop off from Akrata – the nearest beach town ( 20 mins away)

For more information or to register please
email – info@re-green.gr \ www.re-green.gr
Phone Amber +306949122813 | Flery +30 6948407233
If we don’t answer we are in the garden and please email us! 🙂

Program – see below for detailed description
Arrival 6th July anytime from 13.00
Welcome Gathering from 17.30
7th July
Recognition & Collection of herbs
Herbal Extracts – teas, tinctures & oils
8th July
Essential Oils – Lavendar & Tea Tree
Effects, Uses & Properties
Beeswax Creams & Cold Creams
9th July
Olive Oil Soaps
Spices – The medicines in our kitchen cabinet
10 July
Aromatic Soaps with rich foam
Basic Herbs / Therapeutic Properties
Propolis, Aloe, Echinacea, Hawthorn, Rosehip
11 July
Herbal Healing Honey Refreshments
Healthy Creations for summer ( liquid honey)
Excursion to Lake Tsivlou for swimming!
12 July
Homemade Therapeutic Syrups
Essential Oils – Effects, Uses & Properties
Geranium, Eucalyptus, Mint
13 July
Sunscreens, aftersun & insect repellents
Cupping – an ancient healing method with miraculous results
14 July
Healthy Dietary programs throughout the year
Basic herbs and their therapeutic properties
Cistus, Agnus Castus, nettle, chamomile, green tea, dandelion
15 July
House Cleaning with Natural Resources
Certificate of Completion Ceremony and wood fired pizza party!!!
Recognition and collection of herbs.
We venture into nature and the surrounding forests to see the herbs of the season and the healing plants that we can plant in our garden (Saint John’s wort, Horsetail, Yarrow, spearmint, peppermint, pentane, calendula, fennel, conifers, melissa, sage). We will learn to collect them properly and discuss about their actions, properties, preparations and formulations that we can do with them.

Preparations of herbal extracts, tinctures and oils.
In this lesson we will deal with the core of herbal therapy, the basis of knowledge for the other seminars. We will learn to prepare herbal extracts in water (infusion, decoction and cold infusion), in oil (botanicals oils) and alcohol (traditional and medicinal herbal tinctures), which concentrate the essences and strengths of the plants.

Essential oils: lavender, geranium, tea tree, eucalyptus, mint.
Essential oils … magic compounds that heal the body and mind, detoxify, make up the skin, strengthen the immune system and consolidate health!
We will talk about how we can use essential oils with respect in our everyday life. Skin applications, massages, local applications, inhalations, internal intakes, home-made pharmacy and healing preparations and many more applications. We will learn how we can make our own home care remedies and our own cosmetics.
A new scented world unfolds in front of us, as the pharmacy of nature gathers in our closet …

Preparation of bee wax creams, oilly creams and cold creams.
We will prepare curative/therapeutic creams, oily creams and cold creams (very moisturising cosmetic creams). We will … cook old traditional recipes with a few drops of new knowledge to make our homemade cosmetics and therapeutic products.

Preparation of white olive oil soaps.
Exploring the magical paths of soap making. How can we make healthy aromatic soaps following traditional recipes by using virgin olive oil that we have at home.

Spices: The medicines in our kitchen cabinet.
Ginger, turmeric, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, flaxseed, glove, cumin, nutmeg and other spices we all know and use. We will discuss about their thousands of uses as a therapeutic tool. They warm us up, they strengthen us and have potent anti-inflammatory, anti thrombotic and anti-cancer effects, they work against arthritis and pain in general, they are anti -virus and carry many other properties. We will learn to use them properly and with the appropriate recipes to secure our health throughout the year!

Soap making with rich foam, natural colors and essential oils.
Lets take a step further in making soaps. We will make soaps with rich foam, with natural colours from herbs and spices and divine scents of essential oils

The basic herbs and their healing action.
Propolis, aloe, echinacea, gallium, hawthorn, rosehips, cistus, agnus castus, nettle, chamomile, green tea, dandelion. Analysis, actions, uses, properties and recipes. The essential herbs for prevention and treatment. A full holistic pharmacy for everyday but also serious diseases.

Herbal honey refreshments with lemon, wonderful healthy cooling drinks for the summer (lliquid honey)
We concoct herbal honey refreshments – natural lemonades with honey and fresh herbs from our pots, refreshing and healing, that regulate the fluids in our body in the summer to have energy and wellbeing. These refreshments activate metabolism and speed digestion. At the same time it is refreshing and delicious!

Homemade therapeutic herbal syrups
Herbal Syrups with sugar
Herbal syrups with honey
Herbal syrups with grape must/mollases/petimez
Syrups without boiling
Traditional syrups
Stimulant Syrups (Strengthening Immunity, VIT C)
Syrups for the lungs and respiratory system (sore throat, cough, bronchitis, asthma, tired lungs)

Production of sunscreens, after sun and insect repellent
We practice how to make sunscreen, moisturising, anti-aging products that nourish our skin and protect us from sunlight such as sunscreen facials, tanning oils, sunscreen body creams, for babies. Children and adults sunscreens in the industry trade contain heavy chemical materials that burden our body and harm our health. We will also learn to make after-sun products and insect repellent oils, creams and lotions with the herbs that we have in our garden for us, our children, but also for our animals that suffer so much in the summer from fleas and ticks.

Traditional cupping … direct treatment and detoxification.
This is a course to learn the healing art of traditional cupping throughout the body. Indications: Cold, flu, bronchitis, cough with phlegm, asthma, arthritis, lower back pain, back injuries, pain, body toxination, low immune, fat accumulation, cellulite etc.

Healthy dietary programs throughout the year
Discussing our diet as a therapeutic tool. Both nutritional programs and therapeutic detox programs will be provided. Diet for winter, spring, summer and autumn, seasonal food, therapeutic nutrition

Cleaning the house with natural ingredients
So, after learning how to treat our body naturally, we will also learn to clean the area where we live with natural ingredients, free of bleaches and without all the other heavy chemical agents that burden our body as we inhale them but also absorbing them through the skin (laundry softener, etc.). Soap, vinegar, lemon, cooking soda, herbs, essential oils and other simple ingredients with proper use can disinfect, cleanse, scent and make the space we live in … to shine without destroying the environment, the water and eventually the planet our home, the Earth.

 

Holistic Herbal Home

Στην εποχή που ζούμε πολιορκούμαστε από ψεύτικες μυρωδιές, ανθυγιεινά πανάκριβα καλλυντικά και χημικά φάρμακα που φαινομενικά βοηθούν αλλά τελικά επιβαρύνουν τον οργανισμό μας, κακής ποιότητας συνθετική διατροφή, παραπληροφόρηση… Η ανάγκη μου να ξεφύγω από αυτή τη σκλαβιά και να ζήσω σε αρμονία με το σώμα μου αλλά και με το περιβάλλον, με οδήγησε στη μελέτη των φυτών και της φυσικής ιατρικής. Σπούδασα τα αιθέρια έλαια και τα βότανα. Δάσκαλοι μου ήταν οι σχολές φυσικής θεραπευτικής αλλά και οι μάγισσες-γιαγιάδες στα χωριά της Ελλάδας. Οι γνώσεις που πήρα είναι ο θησαυρός μου που αυξάνεται χρόνο με το χρόνο. Αυτές τις γνώσεις θέλω να σας μεταδώσω για να μπορείτε να πάρετε την υγεία σας στα χέρια σας (σώμα-νους).Σε αυτό το σχολείο θα μάθουμε να συλλέγουμε σωστά τα βότανα μας, να φτιάχνουμε μόνοι μας το φαρμακείο μας για το χειμώνα, τα σπιτικά καλλυντικά και θεραπευτικά μας σκευάσματα (σιρόπια, βάμματα βοτάνων, βοτανόλαδα, κηραλοιφές, αντηλιακά, κρέμες κ.α.), να παρασκευάζουμε σαπούνια με πλούσια αρώματα που προέρχονται από αιθέρια έλαια και όχι από χημικά υποκατάστατα, να πάρουμε βασικές γνώσεις βοτανοθεραπείας για τα μπαχαρικά και τα βότανα που έχουμε στην κουζίνα και στον κήπο μας, να μάθουμε να χρησιμοποιούμε σωστά τα αιθέρια έλαια που είναι τα πιο ισχυρά βοτανικά αποστάγματα και έχουν τεράστια θεραπευτική δράση και θα κουβεντιάσουμε για την αποτοξίνωση και την ίαση μέσω της διατροφής. Άλλωστε ας μην ξεχνάμε ότι «είμαστε ότι τρώμε» ~ Μαρία Σκαρλή

ΑΝΑΛΥΣΗ ΜΑΘΗΜΑΤΩΝ
Αναγνώριση και συλλογή βοτάνων.
Αυτό το πρωινό θα βγούμε έξω στη φύση να δούμε τα βότανα της εποχής αλλά και τα θεραπευτικά φυτά που μπορούμε να φυτέψουμε στον κήπο μας (βάλσαμο, εκουιζέτο, αχίλλεια, δυόσμος, μέντα, πεντάνευρο, καλέντουλα, μάραθος, σύμφυτο, μελισσόχορτο, φασκόμηλο). Θα μάθουμε να τα συλλέγουμε σωστά και θα κουβεντιάσουμε για τις δράσεις, τις ιδιότητες τους, τις παρασκευές και τα σκευάσματα που μπορούμε να κάνουμε με αυτά.

Παρασκευές βοτανικών εκχυλισμάτων, βαμμάτων και λαδιών.
Σε αυτό το μάθημα θα ασχοληθούμε με τη βάση της βοτανοθεραπείας, τη βάση των γνώσεων για τα υπόλοιπα σεμινάρια. Θα μάθουμε να παρασκευάζουμε σωστά εκχυλίσματα βοτάνων σε νερό (έγχυμα, αφέψημα, έμβρεγμα κ.α.), σε λάδι (βοτανόλαδα) και σε αλκοόλ (παραδοσιακά και φαρμακευτικά βάμματα βοτάνων), τα οποία συγκεντρώνουν την ουσία και τη δύναμη των φυτών.

Αιθέρια έλαια: λεβάντα, γεράνιο, tea tree, ευκάλυπτος, μέντα.
Αιθέρια έλαια… μαγικές ενώσεις που θεραπεύουν το σώμα και το νου, αποτοξινώνουν, ομορφαίνουν την επιδερμίδα, δυναμώνουν το ανοσοποιητικό και εδραιώνουν την υγεία!
Θα μιλήσουμε για το πώς μπορούμε να χρησιμοποιήσουμε τα αιθέρια έλαια με σεβασμό, στην καθημερινότητά μας. Επαλείψεις, μασάζ, τοπικές εφαρμογές, εισπνοές, εσωτερικές λήψεις, δημιουργία σπιτικού φαρμακείου και θεραπευτικών σκευασμάτων και πολλές ακόμα εφαρμογές. Θα μάθουμε πώς μπορούμε να φτιάχνουμε τα σπιτικά γιατρικά μας αλλά και τα δικά μας καλλυντικά.
Ένας καινούριος μυρωδάτος κόσμος ξεδιπλώνεται μπροστά μας καθώς το φαρμακείο της φύσης συγκεντρώνεται στο ντουλάπι μας…

Παρασκευή κηραλοιφών, λιπαρών κρεμών και cold creams.
Σε αυτή την ενότητα θα παρασκευάσουμε θεραπευτικές κηραλοιφές, λιπαρές κρέμες και cold creams (πολύ ενυδατικές καλλυντικές κρέμες). Θα …μαγειρέψουμε παλιές παραδοσιακές συνταγές με λίγες σταγόνες νέας γνώσης για να φτιάξουμε τα σπιτικά καλλυντικά μας αλλά και τα θεραπευτικά μας σκευάσματα.

Παρασκευή λευκού σαπουνιού ελαιόλαδου.
Αυτό το πρωινό θα μυηθούμε στα μαγικά μονοπάτια της παρασκευής σαπουνιού. Πώς από το λάδι που μας περισσεύει στο σπίτι μπορούμε μόνοι μας να φτιάχνουμε μοσχομυρωδάτα σαπουνάκια που κρατούν μέσα τους όλη την παράδοση και την υγεία.

Μπαχαρικά: τα φάρμακα στο ντουλάπι της κουζίνας μας.
Σε αυτή την ενότητα θα ασχοληθούμε με τα μπαχαρικά της κουζίνας μας. Πιπερόριζα, κουρκουμάς, πιπέρι καγιέν, κανέλα, λιναρόσπορος, γαρύφαλλο, κύμινο, μοσχοκάρυδο κ.α. μπαχαρικά που όλοι γνωρίζουμε και χρησιμοποιούμε.
Θα κουβεντιάσουμε για αυτά και για τις χίλιες χρήσεις τους ως θεραπευτικά μέσα.�Μας ζεσταίνουν, μας δυναμώνουν, έχουν ισχυρή αντιφλεγμονώδη, αντιθρομβωτική και αντικαρκινική δράση, είναι κατά της αρθρίτιδας και των πόνων γενικότερα, είναι κατά των ιώσεων και πολλών ακόμα παθήσεων. Θα μάθουμε να τα χρησιμοποιούμε σωστά και με τις κατάλληλες συνταγές ώστε να έχουμε υγεία όλο το χρόνο!

Παρασκευή σαπουνιού με πλούσιο αφρό, φυσικά χρώματα και αιθέρια έλαια.
Σε αυτό το μάθημα θα κάνουμε ένα βήμα ακόμα στην παρασκευή σαπουνιών. Θα φτιάξουμε σαπουνάκια με πλούσιο αφρό, φυσικά χρώματα από βότανα και μπαχαρικά και αρώματα από αιθέρια έλαια

Τα βασικά βότανα και η θεραπευτική τους δράση.
Πρόπολη, αλόη, εχινάκεια, γάλλιο, κράταιγος, κυνόροδο, κίστος, λυγαριά, τσουκνίδα, χαμομήλι, πράσινο τσάι, ταραξάκο. Ανάλυση, δράσεις, χρήσεις, ιδιότητες και συνταγές. Τα βασικά βότανα για πρόληψη και θεραπεία. Ένα πλήρες φαρμακείο για τις καθημερινές αλλά και τις σοβαρές ασθένειες

Υδρόμελα με λεμόνι, υπέροχα ροφήματα για υγεία τις ζεστές καλοκαιρινές μέρες.
Σε αυτή την ενότητα θα μάθουμε να φτιάχνουμε υδρόμελα – φυσικές λεμονάδες με μέλι και φρέσκα βότανα από τη γλάστρα μας, δροσιστικές και θεραπευτικές, που ρυθμίζουν τα υγρά στο σώμα μας το καλοκαίρι για να έχουμε ενέργεια και ευεξία. Τα υδρόμελα ενεργοποιούν το μεταβολισμό και επιταχύνουν την πέψη. Παράλληλα είναι δροσιστικά και πεντανόστιμα!

Σπιτικά θεραπευτικά σιρόπια βοτάνων
Σιρόπια βοτάνων με ζάχαρη
Σιρόπια βοτάνων με μέλι
Σιρόπια βοτάνων με πετιμέζι
Σιρόπια χωρίς βράσιμο
Παραδοσιακά σιρόπια
Σιρόπια δυναμωτικά (ενδυνάμωση ανοσοποιητικού, VIT C)
Σιρόπια αναπνευστικού (πονόλαιμος, βήχας, βρογχίτιδα, άσθμα, μπούκωμα, κουρασμένοι πνεύμονες)

Παρασκευές αντηλιακών, εντομοαπωθητικών και after sun.
Σε αυτό το μάθημα θα μάθουμε να φτιάχνουμε αντηλιακά, ενυδατικά, αντιγηραντικά προϊόντα που θρέφουν την επιδερμίδα μας και μας προστατεύουν από την ηλιακή ακτινοβολία όπως αντηλιακές κρέμες προσώπου, λάδια μαυρίσματος, αντηλιακές κρέμες σώματος, για μωρά, παιδιά και ενήλικες γιατί τα αντηλιακά που κυκλοφορούν στο εμπόριο είναι βαριά χημικά σκευάσματα που επιβαρύνουν τον οργανισμό μας και βλάπτουν την υγεία μας. Επίσης θα μάθουμε να φτιάχνουμε προϊόντα για μετά τον ήλιο (after sun) και εντομοαπωθητικά λάδια, κρέμες και λοσιόν με τα βότανα που έχουμε στον κήπο μας, για εμάς, τα παιδιά μας αλλά και για τα ζώα μας που τόσο ταλαιπωρούνται το καλοκαίρι από τους ψύλλους και τα τσιμπούρια.

Παραδοσιακές βεντούζες… άμεση θεραπεία και αποτοξίνωση.
Σεμινάριο εκμάθησης παραδοσιακών βεντουζών σε όλο το σώμα. Ενδείξεις: Κρυολόγημα, γρίπη, βρογχίτιδα, βήχας με φλέγματα, άσθμα, αρθριτικά, οσφυαλγία, τραυματισμός στην μέση, πόνος, τοξίνωση του οργανισμού, χαμηλό ανοσοποιητικό, τοπικό πάχος, κυτταρίτιδα κ.α.

Προγράμματα υγιεινής διατροφής για όλο το χρόνο
Σε αυτή την ενότητα θα κουβεντιάσουμε για τη διατροφή μας ως θεραπευτικό μέσο. Θα δοθούν προγράμματα διατροφής αλλά και θεραπευτικά αποτοξινωτικά προγράμματα. Διατροφή για το χειμώνα, την άνοιξη, το καλοκαίρι και το φθινόπωρο, εποχικότητα των τροφών, θεραπευτική διατροφή.

Καθαρισμός του σπιτιού με φυσικά μέσα
Αφού λοιπόν μάθαμε να περιποιούμαστε το σώμα μας με φυσικό τρόπο, θα μάθουμε να καθαρίζουμε και το χώρο που ζούμε με φυσικά καθαριστικά, χωρίς χλωρίνες και χωρίς όλα τα υπόλοιπα βαριά, χημικά καθαριστικά που επιβαρύνουν τον οργανισμό μας εισπνέοντας τα αλλά και απορροφώντας τα μέσω της επιδερμίδας (μαλακτικό πλυντηρίου κ.α.).
Σαπούνι, ξίδι, λεμόνι, σόδα φαγητού, βότανα, αιθέρια έλαια και άλλα απλά υλικά με την κατάλληλη χρήση μπορούν να απολυμάνουν, να καθαρίσουν, να αρωματίσουν και να κάνουν το χώρο που ζούμε να… λάμπει χωρίς να καταστρέφουμε καθημερινά το περιβάλλον, τον υδροφόρο ορίζοντα, τον πλανήτη δηλαδή το σπίτι μας, τη Γη.

Aikido Seminar 2018

After the success of 2017’s seminar, we invite for the second time Martin Gruber Sensei, in the Greek countryside. So join us for training in the natural built octagonal hut Maloca, taste with us organic homegrown food, swim in a waterfall, have a sauna in a temazcal, and many other activities in an amazing place!

The Happiness Retreat

Spring Celebration Ritual

Let the dance of the newborn flowers move you to new directions of spiritual awakening!

4 days – 3 nights
with Apostolia Papadamaki

I invite you to join me in a profound celebration of Life and let the joy of new birth enter our hearts! We will move in harmonious ways in the rhythms of nature, surrounded by the wealth of Re-Green community and the prosperity of the blooming cherry trees.
I will playfully share with you the secrets of my own pathway, empowering you to welcome the uplifting forces of spring inside you. For 20 years now I am researching art, life, human nature and spirituality. I create artistic work and lead retreats that combine Dance, Music, Voice, Nature, Yoga and Rituals.
All of these practices have enriched my spiritual path and initiated me to practice consciously the art of true belonging and share the knowledge mindfully, with like-minded beautiful souls.
If this call excites your spirit, join our Spring Celebration Ritual- Happiness Retreat and plant the seeds of joy and passion in your soul!

Apostolia Papadamaki
The Happiness Retreat Founder & Teacher

Inquiries & Prices : info@thehappinessretreat.gr

During our time together
Spring is about New Beginnings! We will practice Yoga in blossoming cherry tree fields, dance with live percussions (Antonis Papadopoulos will be with us) in the waterfalls, celebrate the triumph of light with sunrise meditation, chant for clarity in the fire ritual and plant new seeds physically and metaphorically. Stepping out of our comfort zone in faith for adventures and experiences that make us yearn for the unchartered in our life we will Joyfully hike in pine forests, detox with temazcal steam bath and nourish our body with fresh organic meals from the garden.

Join us if you are longing to:

Tune in with the rhythms of Nature
Connect with the Earth and the Sun
Receive spiritual grounding.
Recognize beauty and take in what supports and sustains us.
Practice gratitude and self-love
Regenerate your body.
Sing thankful songs and dance for all of creation and for life’s journey.

Our practices
YOGA
In our Hatha Yoga practice- a unifying blend of Breath, Asanas, Anatomy & Meditation- we will focus on grounding the base (1st) chakra, deepen our knowledge for our pelvis, liberate the hip joints and enjoy standing strongly in our two feet. We will aim to root like the Trees and free our upper body to connect with the Sun.

IMPULSE DANCE + LIVE PERCUSSIONS
We begin by grounding ourselves, in the safe space of a circle, shaking and pulsing to release tension, increase blood circulation and connect with the cosmic energy of the Earth. As we pulse in different levels, our breath expands into sound and our voice can be liberated. We enter a state of profound ancestral connection and our shaking movements awaken the sacredness of our body and manifest the power of its expression.

SHARING CIRCLE
We will sit in circle as a tribe, holding a safe and sacred space for one another. We will share our intentions for new beginnings and set the foundation for our soul to give us what we need at the present moment in time.

Nutrition
Our vegetarian nutrition will follow the philosophy of self-sufficiency and sustainability, with fresh vegetables and fruits from the garden of Re-green, cultivated with love and care. Simple Greek tastes will offer you pure, therapeutic and delicious meals. An experience to remember on Sunday afternoon- the garden –stone oven – Pizza Party with garnishes of your choice.

Accommodation & prices
Shared room for 4-5 people 340 euro pp
Shared room for 2-3 people 380 euro pp

What is included
• Shared accommodation for 3 nights in a eco luxury stone build guesthouse with coconut bedding
• 3 organic meals per day
• All guidance/teachings from Apostolia
• 3 Yoga classes
• 3 Impulse Dance classes with live music
• A Spring Herbal Plants workshop by Flery (founder of Re-green)
• Temazcal steam bath ritual
• Fire Ritual
• 3 Hiking excursions to Waterfalls, Forrest & Cherry Trees fields

Not included:
• Transportation
• Massage
• Private sessions with Apostolia

For prices (shared accommodation) please contact us at : info@thehappinessretreat.gr

Your teacher /Facilitator
Apostolia Papadamaki is an internationally acclaimed choreographer, a traveler, performer and teacher. An ongoing life learner, Apostolia studied Contemporary Dance, Contact Improvisation, Yoga and Alexander Technique in New York.

A lover of movement, arts and spirituality, she also studied Shamanic practices, Music, Voice, Physical Theater, Ai ki Do, Scuba Diving, Craniosacral Therapy and Rei-Ki collaborating with inspiring artists, musicians, and teachers in many lands.

Endowed with profound spiritual insight and being thankful to life, Apostolia founded The Happiness Retreat to share her knowledge,experience and joy with other beautiful souls.

After 20 years of ongoing studies and research on movement Apostolia, founded Biomatic Anatomy, a holistic method of embodied anatomy, mindful breath & spiritual awareness that expands to Impulse Dance, Floating Body and her Yoga teachings. She believes that everybody is a perfect human being, in any age and can find fulfillment cultivating self- love and mindfulness.

She was the artistic director of Sine qua non dance co until 2001 and then founded Quasi Stellar dance co at 2002. From 2001 -2008 she collaborated with Belgian Director and Visual artist Jan Fabre as a performer and researcher. Her choreographic work and teaching methods have been presented in more than 40 festivals around the world. In 2004, Apostolia choreographed the 12th Paraolympic Games Opening Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium of Athens, with 250 professional dancers and 350 amateurs. In 2015 she choreographed Drops of Breath, the 1st Underwater Dance performance in the world.In 2016 she lounged the Dream Series -experiential performance with the participation of the audience sleeping on stage.

Currently she is choreographing for Theatre, Opera and Films, teaching Impulse Dance & Biomatic Anatomy as well as designing tailor-made corporate and wellness events for foundations and organisations worldwide.

Itinerary

Thursday 12.4.2017
12.00-15.00 Arrivals & Lunch in Regreen
Registrations after lunch (Amber)
16.00 Rest
18.30 Sharing Circle & Impulse Dance with live percussions
20.00 Flery & Christos founders of Regreen presentation
20.30 Dinner
21.30 at the hung out hub, share stories, laughter and chants.

Friday September 13.4. 2018

8.30 Yoga
10.30 Breakfast
11.30 Connecting with the Water- Waterfall Excursion at Perithori village
14.30 Lunch
15.30 Rest
18.30 Impulse Dance with live percussions
20.30 Dinner
21.30 Connecting with Fire, a circle of human hood around the open air fire, to share stories, laughter and chants.

Saturday 14.4. 2018
8.30 Yoga
10.30 Breakfast
11.30 Connecting with the Earth – Hike to the Source, Impulse dance with live percussions outdoors, pick nick (we take lunch with us)
16.30 Rest
19.30 Temazcal Steam bath Ritual
21.00 Dinner
22.00 at the hung out hub, share stories, laughter and chants.

Sunday 15.4.2018
08.00 herbal tea & coffee, light breakfast
08.30 Connecting with the Trees –Hike to the Blossoming cherry trees field, Yoga outdoors
12.00 Plant workshop-The beauty of Spring herbs by Flery
13.30 Pizza party in the garden with home made –hand made Pizza (you can make your own)
16.00 Closing Circle
17.00 Departure from Regreen

All activities are optional- you can skip any activity and rest!

Our Spring Happiness Home
www.re-green.gr
Re-Green is an Eco culture center, surrounded by majestic mountains, rivers and waterfalls where ancient Greek Nymphs still, preside their free spirit over fountains! (read more)
The 250 years old stone built mansion combines tradition and elegance perfectly, offering spacious and pleasurable stay. Accommodation is shared in 5 spacious rooms, renovated and decorated with natural living principles and immense love. Each room is unique with its own flexible bedding arrangements (cocomat mattresses) and private bathrooms.

The Garden
Organic fresh fruits and vegetables, grown with care and mindfulness, will actively nourish our body and elevate our souls in a harmonious co existence with nature.

The Maloca:
Our practice room is an impressive octagon Maloca/shala of a 100sq/metres, built with local, natural materials. A reciprocal beam structure roof covers the walls and windows hosting different natural techniques and is able to be heated by a very efficient wood burning rocket mass heater. Located within Re-Green’s property it overlooks the green forest on the south and the blue Greek sea on the north.

Temazcal
A hand made steam lodge, a”house of heat”. It cleanses the body after exercise, treats many diseases and improves overall health. It’s the place where our guests are offered the opportunity to “sweat it out”! Very similar to Native American sweat lodge, in our temazcal you can sweat the toxins out of the body, but you can also practice spiritual reflection and introspection. Symbolically we enter the womb of Mother Earth, and come out clean and reborn!

Animal Farm
Dogs, cats, ducks, chicken, all the little animals of the farm and Maya the donkey, are coming to you to become your friends!

Natural Swimming Pond
With cool water from the mountain flowing in and letting us cool off under the wattle tree, this healing water has amazing benefits for our body when we float or swim in it. Just like healthy soil, a balanced water system contains all the micro organisms needed to sustain the surrounding ecosystem.

Natural Waterfall
Within 10’ walk from Re-green you are under the shade of huge plane trees and thick bushy vegetation. Krios river forms a beautiful accessible Waterfall with a small natural pool where you can refresh, meditate and heal in the sound of birds and flowing waters.

How to get there

From Athens, Greece
Carpooling (if there are enough participant’s cars form Athens)
We will organize our transfer in the best and more convenient way for everybody, sharing the expenses

Public Transportation
From the Athens Airport take the Airport Express Bus X93 that leaves at
approx. every 20 minutes from the Airport and go to the Kifisos
Intercity Bus Station (1h trip). At Kifisos catch a bus to Akrata which leaves almost every half hour (2hr trip).

Registrations & Bookings
A non-refundable, 30% deposit is required upon booking to reserve your place, by March 15th, 2018. Places are limited.

Contact us if you :
➢ Want to bring with you your child and/or members of your family.
➢ If you are an international traveller and you need assistance on accommodation in Athens

Spring Awakening 2018

Στη αρχή της Άνοιξης θα δώσουμε την ευκαιρία στο σώμα μας να απαλλαχτεί από τα βάρη του χειμώνα.
Η καθημερινή πρακτική θα μας βοηθήσει να ενεργοποιηθούμε και να αποτοξινωθούμε, ώστε να υποδεχτούμε τη νέα εποχή υγιείς και αναζωογονημένοι.
Η μέρα μεγαλώνει,το φως μπαίνει στη ζωή μας και εμείς κοντά στη φύση αυτές τις μέρες θα “φυτεύσουμε σπόρους” χαράς και αφθονίας.

Το πρόγραμμα περιλαμβάνει καθημερινές δίωρες πρακτικές,πρωινές και απογευματινές,τεχνικές καθαρισμού (satkarmas), ασκήσεις αναπνοών, yoga nidra και φυσικά περπάτημα στη φύση .

Re-Green EcoCulture Center

Ο χώρος που θα μας φιλοξενήσει είναι ένα πέτρινο παραδοσιακό κτίριο 250 χρόνων. Το Re-Green είναι ένα οικοπολιτιστικό κέντρο περμακουλτούρας (και όχι ξενοδοχείο), όπου έμπρακτα ακολουθούν μια ζωή βασισμένη στις αρχές της βιωσιμότητας και της αειφορίας. Η πρόθεσή μας εδώ στο Re-Green είναι οι καλεσμένοι μας να εμπειραθούν και να έρθουν σε επαφή με τη φύση αφού πιστεύουμε ότι είναι ο απόλυτος δάσκαλος, μητέρα και θεραπευτής. Κατά τη διάρκεια της διαμονής σας, εισάγεται η ιδέα της ζωής σε κοινότητα, όπου οι συμμετέχοντες μοιράζονται τους χώρους, τα δωμάτια, το φαγητό, τα δωμάτια, τη κουζίνα και γινόμαστε μια οικογένεια. Σας προσκαλούμε να συμμετέχετε σε λίγα μικρά καθήκοντα, όπως να φροντίζετε τα πιάτα σας, να είστε προσεκτικοί στο διαχωρισμό των υπολειμμάτων της τροφής και τα σκουπίδια, κλείνοντας τα φώτα στα δωμάτια, φροντίζοντας το τζάκι σας, προσέχοντας που πατάτε στον κήπο, χρησιμοποιωντας βιοδιασπώμενα καλλυντικά.

Διατροφή
Η κουζίνα είναι χορτοφαγική και συμβαδίζει με την ευρύτερη φιλοσοφία σχετικά με την αυτάρκεια και την αειφορία ,με φρέσκα λαχανικά και φρούτα απο το κήπο.

Υπάρχει η δυνατότητα χρήσης αυτοσχέδιας σάουνας για ατμοθεραπεία ( temazcal). Για το σκοπό αυτό φέρτε μαγιώ, πετσετα και σαγιονάρες.

Το πακέτο περιλαμβάνει
* Διαμονή ( 2 νύχτες) στο χώρο του Regreen
* Πρακτική γιόγκα καθημερινά (4 μαθήματα)
* Περίπατος και ξενάγηση στο κτήμα

Θα υπάρχει δυνατότητα συνεδρίας Thai massage, ολιστικής μάλαξης και ρεφλεξολογίας κατόπιν συνεννόησης.

Για τη μετακίνηση θα πρέπει να φροντίσει ο καθένας μόνος του, παρόλα αυτά θα υπάρξει συνεννόηση προκειμένου να εξυπηρετηθούν όσοι δεν έχουν δικό τους μέσο και όσοι θέλουν να μοιραστούν τη παρέα και τα έξοδα.

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