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Re-Green & Yoga
20 July 2018 - 26 July 2018
Re-Green & Yoga – Life in a Permaculture Farm for a Week
This Summer Retreat is offered 20 – 26 July & 24 – 30 August.
Re-Green and feel at home, experiencing life here, Yoga and Permaculture together. Suitable for individuals, couples and families searching to integrate within the abundance of nature and all it has to offer.
Since the 1970’s people worldwide have adapted and experimented with permaculture and integrated it into their lifestyles and thinking. A system of designing life following natures example extending in all levels of how to perceive life, of how to assist re-generating the earth and live with it rather than on it – to manage a deeper understanding of oneself.
Allowing yourself to be immersed into a life of Permaculture & Natural living for a week can offer the experience to gain knowledge of how to implement new principles and practices into day to day life. A new experience in the mountains of Greece with fresh water to swim and opportunity to open to new experiences.Caring for the earth begins with caring and nurturing oneself – thus we start the day with the option of practicing Yoga, a usual morning start at Re-Green. Through asana (physical exercise), pranayama, (breathing exercises) and meditation, we will create intentions for the day, become more mindful and aware of our own bodies and habits. Taking time to ‘retreat within’, observe our habits and express in a safe environment.
Classes will be taught by Amber Buckley ~ mornings offer an energetic hatha flow based lesson. (see bio below) Practicing movement, creating awareness of where the body holds tension and ways to release and connect to our natural state of freedom. Asana (poses) will be practiced with conscious breathing , finding stillness and space in the present moment. Afternoon Yoga restoration will focus on the nervous system and working with internal organs. All lessons are suitable from beginners to advanced levels and all ages with variations given to suit individual needs. The hand natural built Maloca creates a quiet calm space to breath and practice, including some outside classes within a nature walk and by the natural swimming pond.
As we move through the day after breakfast workshops include guided forest walks, active gardening, herbal knowledge -how to make oils, tinctures, teas, establishing a garden using permaculture principles, harvesting fruits and vegetables, interactive building with Natural materials. Plus spending time with our extended family of furry loved ones – dogs, cats, ducks, chickens and Maya our resident donkey who all continually love to receive affection, play and be cared for. The summer days are long in Greece and gives time to explore the local waterfalls and their cool flowing rhythm or relax at our natural swimming pond.
3 organic vegetarian meals are included daily and prepared by our resident chef with local produce most from our own garden. Fresh salads, greek cuisine, organic grains and fruit smoothies and wood fired pizza! are on the menu. Herbal teas and seasonal fruits are available all day long.
About the Maloca / shala
Our Maloca/shala is a 100sq/metre octagon, 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. It is entirely built by volunteers, helpers and ourselves and has pillows, carpets for comfort. Located within Re-Green’s property it overlooks the green forest on the south and the blue greek sea on the north. We simply love it and so much practice / healing there
Re-Green is not a hotel. We are an EcoCulture center and an active Permaculture farm. Our mission is the re-generation of the Earth by caring for our land everyday and by organising relevant educational workshops, seminars and retreats. We like to think that we offer shelter to our guests, inside the wilderness of the mountain, with the coziness and warmth of natural mattresses and private bathroom while guests are here to open, learn and expand in nature. We offer spacious and split level rooms.
For those of you who may prefer camping,a quiet area with views of the mountains on our land is available, please bring your own camping equipment and contact us for more details.
6 nights Shared Accomodation
3 Daily Organic Vegetarian meals daily
All Yoga lessons – every morning & allocated afternoons
Interactive Permaculture and Gardening Workshops
Day trip to Lake Tsivlou for swimming and lunch
Visit to our neighbours self sustaining farm ‘liveloula’
Participation in daily projects and discussions.
All Inclusive €580* per person – guesthouse accomodation
Camping – BYO tent – 460€ per person
– bathrooms facilities provided
Families are also welcome to join within workshops and activities of permaculture and the facilities being suitable for children to interact in and enjoy . Please contact us for family or childrens prices depending on their age.
*10% discount is offered for Greek nationals
To reserve your space or additional question email
A deposit of 100€ is requested to hold your space
Or telephone – Amber +30 6949122813 / Flery +30 6948407233
Who Are we?
Flery shall share her knowledge and studies, a wonderful combination of Ancient Greek, traditional Chinese and South American studies of holistic and natural herbal medicine. Her own personal experiences with these ailments and different uses and techniques to heal the body with natural medicine. She shares Permaculture practices and techniques to create a garden without any chemicals and the importance of every plant and its purpose. Creating awareness of the different seasons offering and how the body works so closely with natures examples. Christos grew up in Athens and got his Bachelor and Masters in computer engineering in the US. After working as an engineer for ten years in the telecommunication field and an International Formula 3 team, he felt the urge to change his city life, move to the countryside and reconnect with nature. Permaculture became his passion with a great interest in Natural Building. His engineering skills were transformed into designing and building houses and shelters using many different techniques, cob structures, natural plasters, rocket stoves, green roofs, wood ovens and anything that could be built with earth and materials that could be found in nature. Living in Re-Green for five years now and experimenting with many different practices, his experience has expanded into natural farming, renewable sources of energy, passive house architecture, water, earth works, composting and all that Pemaculture has to teach.
Amber – Resident Wellness & Yoga Teacher
Amber is originally from Australia and now lives and teaches at Re-Green Ecoculture Center – an active permaculture farm, located in the tiny village of Seliana. 2 hours form Athens. Welcoming many visitors from around the globe! She teaches daily Yoga Classes, weekend and weekly retreats. Absorbed in the surrounding nature, her classes integrate awarenss of exercise, diet & nutrition, relaxation, positive mental processing and following with our lifes path. Physical Asana of Hatha & Vinyasa lineages set the rythym to connect with our breath ~ pranayama, conscious breathing, meditation and renewing/ supporting the systems in the body. Whether it be in the maloca at re-green or by the local waterfall and forests immersed in the abundant nature, a diversity of practices safely observe and explore oneself. She is so grateful to integrate this life with her personal life of learning and applying permaculture principles and ethics, growing/ cooking organic produce, creating and harvesting herbal medicines and vegetables and maintaining a relationship with nature, her most influential teacher. Taking inspiration from her life learning travels of Asia, India and Europe. She visits Athens throughout the year to offer classes/ workshops and to stay in touch with the extended welbeing community, friends and students.