Anafi remains a pure island, still untouched by mass tourism
with one small traditional village and amazing trekking trails
leading to the most beautiful unexplored beaches.
The clear landscape and the endless view of the horizon
offer the ideal environment for our retreat.
Our practice will include a combination of hatha yoga classes and
meditations inspired by the mindfulness practices of Buddhist teachings
for cultivating inner peace and presence.
Mindfulness is knowing what you are experiencing, while you are experiencing it.
The whole meaning of yoga is to unite the body and mind.
When we coordinate movement with the breath,
paying attention to the sensations in the body,
completely feeling the experience without any judgment or expectations,
respecting our boundaries with self-compassion and kindness,
yoga becomes a mindful exercise in itself and it becomes a meditative practice.
The practice of mindfulness “gives rise to understanding and liberation of the mind”.
It is the total awareness of the moment, simply being in the now, with a sense of freedom, of perspective, of being connected.
It helps to regulate our emotions, reduce stress, lower judgmental attitudes, improve memory and focus.
“To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still”