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The Spirit of Life lies just 10 minutes walk from the fishing village of Agios Nikolaos on the Mani Peninsula and is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Taygetos Mountains form a magnificent backdrop that fall down towards the blue Mediterranean. Less than a mile away is the larger village of Stoupa with its four beautiful sandy beaches and crystal clear water.
The whole area is steeped in mythology and history. It was recorded that a temple dedicated to Apollo and Asklepius, the Greek gods of healing, existed nearby. It was at such temples that ‘Therapeutes' (the first therapists) used a mind, body and spirit approach to health and healing . It is this tradition of Holistic Health that is the cornerstone of our programmes.
Our aim is to give our visitors at the Spirit of Life Centre an enjoyable relaxing and healing experience. As a result our class sizes are small, allowing you to receive the attention and space that is needed for growth and personal development.
The class sessions mostly run in the morning and early evening, allowing plenty of time to relax on the beach or stroll through the foothills. We emphasize the holiday during Yoga Holidays and Retreats.
your visit, as much as the learning, believing that they complement each other wonderfully.
Enjoy your yoga at the Centre & combine it as part of your ‘sun & sea' holiday. Our yoga retreats give you the chance to really immerse yourself in your practice. The warm climate, beautiful environment, clear mountain air and good food will enhance your yoga experience.
The fully equipped oak floored yoga studio has panoramic views over the mountains and sea . Patio doors lead out onto a large balcony with sea views where you can relax after your yoga.
There are two classes per day, with optional early morning meditation and pranayama. In fact all the classes are optional and you can enjoy a lie in without feeling guilty! A light healthy lunch is provided after all our workshops with plenty of time afterwards for relaxation.
The yoga classes are suitable both for the beginner and for the more experienced practitioner. During the year we also host guest teachers from around the world (Iyengar , Ashtanga and Sivananda).
There are dozens of inspiring walking routes starting from the Centre and the surrounding areas. The European long distance path E4, which traverses Greece starts close to
the Centre in the Taygetos Mountain range .
There are walks and rambles of varying length and difficulty. There are plenty of short 2 -3 hour routes which run amongst the foothills, gorges and coastline. There are also more demanding routes for the experienced hiker.
We offer both self-guided and guided walking holidays.With our guided walking weeks we explore the region around the Centre. This includes coastal, gorge and mountain walks, as well as exploring some of the mountain villages.Guided walking weeks are available from March to May and October to November, when the countryside is at its most colourful and interesting.
Healer retreats are run throughout the year. The healer retreats are less directed then our other retreats and courses, allowing you more time for rest and reflection. You can also take part in daily yoga, meditation and qi gong classes or just relax and recharge. It is a gentle stroll down to the coast where you can relax on the beach under the shade of a pine tree or go swimming
The healer retreats offer a rare opportunity to just ‘be' - no time schedules, no demands or pressure. This is Your time - time and space for mind and body to find balance and to
re-energise. At the same time you will be nurtured by the delicious food, the beautiful
environment and warm company.Healing sessions are included in the week and you can book extra treatments (Shiatsu, Aromatherapy, Thai yoga massage, Reiki, Bach flower consultation, dream healing and life coaching).
We also offer Reiki courses, 'Detox your life' retreats, Holistic health courses and Dream Healing retreats and Dream Healing Pilgrimages. These details were last updated on: 21 July 2012