5 September
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11 September 2021

Anusara Yoga & Five Elements Retreat with Jonas Westring & Sasy Chasomeri

Anusara Yoga & Five Elements Retreat with Jonas Westring & Sasy Chasomeri

5 September
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11 September
Traditional Practices for modern life with Jonas Westring & Sasy Chasomeri

In life we play out many versions of ourselves and only when we let go of our need to be defined by the boundaries and ideas of who we think we are or must be, are we the true expression of ourselves. Every element of nature exists within us, we are made of all this earth and water, the fire and air, the ether that includes all of it together, and the moment we allow ourselves to explore this very nature of our own true being, transformation begins.
At the unique setting of Okreblue Seaside Retreat during this 7-day yoga retreat, Jonas and Sasy will lead classes through the systematic, effective and therapeutic Anusara Yoga method – while also incorporating the framework of the 5 elements of Yoga & Ayurveda. Each day’s meditation will be held in a different nature location and each asana class will address a specific theme/topic. Through mindful therapeutic movement, techniques and sequences we will have the opportunity to explore our strengths, acknowledge our limitations, and learn to move beyond them. We’ll be looking for true yoga (union), which may be found in mindful activity or moments of stillness. Join this retreat and find yourself in a most beautiful land of light, earth, water, wind and a journey into the ether of the Greek Island of Paros.

SCHEDULE

During the retreat we will have morning and evening practices which will include morning meditation at different nature locations around Okreblue, to establish a deeper connection and understanding of the elements. The meditation practices will be followed by asana classes in order to embody the elemental state of being through our perfect vehicle which we call body. All practices are accessible to both those newer to yoga and more experienced practitioners/ yoga teachers. Light snack and tea will be offered in the short break between meditation and asana class, rich brunch buffet with Okreblue’s home made delicacies right after asana. Lots of free time to enjoy the beaches and the island, relax at Okreblue’s beach or treat yourself with a massage during the day and many other options awaiting for you to explore. We meet again in the evening for the second session followed by Okreblue’s delicious and organic rich and healthy dinner.

PRICING

870€ per person in double/twin shared room
1020€ in single room.

Cancellation policy: Deposits are non refundable but due to the uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic, we can only offer the possibility of rescheduling the booking with us or convert the non-refundable deposit into a store credit for you in. No cash refunds will be issued.

FOOD

Daily breakfast/brunch and dinner is included with the retreat. You will be nourished by the food grown in Okreblue’s own organic gardens. Our private chefs offer daily sumptuous organic, Indian/Mediterranean infused farm to table vegetarian meals from our garden or local farmers. All of our meals are served in our cafe /dining hall Caretta.
Vegan, gluten free, wheat free, dairy free diets and other special diets can be accommodated upon request.
Apart from our included meals, the cafe is open daily and serves light meals and drinks. Tea as well as drinking filtered water is available all day.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information and registration please contact reservations@okreblue.com

Jonas Westring & Sasy Chasomeri

Jonas Westring
Jonas Westring, originally Swedish with decades in the USA and Asia, began his yoga journey in 1981 at the Scandinavian Yoga School, a branch of the Bihar School of Yoga. He has been immersed in holistic wellness practices ever since and now with 40 years personal yoga experience; twenty-five years yoga teaching; twenty years leading yoga teacher training; Jonas is yoga educator well established in the field.

He also has exceptionally well-rounded and extensive qualifications as a Licensed Physiotherapist; Certified Yoga Therapist; Massage Therapist; Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher Trainer; E-RYT 500, founder-director of Shantaya Yoga & Bodywork School [based in Chiang Mai, Thailand] that teaches 200-hour and 300-hour Teacher Training Programs certified by Yoga Alliance and Anusara School of Hatha Yoga.
Using the bio-mechanically sound, effective and systematic Anusara method based on “Universal Principles of Alignment’ as his main practice and teaching focus, he also has experience in a variety of yoga styles such as Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar Yoga, Kripalu Yoga, Viniyoga, and especially Integrative Yoga Therapy – a therapeutic yoga school where he was teaching faculty from 1999-2003, which mentored him into the role of teacher trainer.

Jonas brings to his teaching not only a multitude of yoga styles and therapies but also a background in clinical physiotherapy which he practiced both in Sweden and in the USA in the 1990’s. With a solid education in western medicine and a life invested in holistic healing modalities and practices from the East, he skillfully integrates both perspectives into educational therapeutic teachings.

He was also one of the early pioneers in spreading the Thai massage healing tradition through a Thai Yoga Certification program he created in the USA in 1998 that trained students in therapeutic yogic bodywork informed by physiotherapy and yoga. This program he taught extensively in the USA for 18 years but also in Japan and other countries.

For several decades Jonas has traveled the world transmitting the essence of yoga, bodywork, anatomy and therapeutics with a light-hearted, educational, anatomical-therapeutic twist. He is known and appreciated for an insightful, joyful teaching style that emphasizes students’ educational advancement as well as providing them an in-depth personal direct experience of yoga.

www.shantaya.org

 

Sasy Chasomeri
A yoga teacher, a holistic coach, a dog lover, a nature lover and environmentalist, Living the Yoga and leading a conscious life on Paros Island.

Sasy has been experiencing the multiple benefits of yoga since 2006 and had the call to teach in 2010. She is a certified and registered yoga teacher E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, certified NLP Coach, Ayurveda Practitioner and Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Therapist.
Originally from Evia, Sasy studied English and was teaching it as a second language to children for many years. Her experience in working and teaching children offered her the ability and quality to teach from the heart with openness and compassion.
Sasy was always an active, sporty type of person, full of energy and constantly on the move. She found herself exploring different physical practices, such as aerobics and dancing. Her introduction to yoga came at a turning point in her life while she was experiencing great grief.
The soothing impact of yoga ignited her transforming process and inspired her to help people find their focus and stay grounded. It is through gratitude that she was able to tap into inner calm and self-acceptance, and now she encourages her students to do the same.
Currently, as one of the founders and director of Okreblue Retreat Center based on Paros, she leads the Spiral Yoga Project teaching workshops, trainings and retreats. Sasy is passionate about teaching yoga and supporting students in their quest to discover and live their full potential.
Sasy’s experience in teaching different methods of yoga, has led her to teach from the heart, adjusting her teachings according to every individual’s needs. Combining Anusara yoga method of alignment and Tantra philosophy with Ayurveda, Yoga as therapy and Unnata Aerial Yoga you will find yourself exploring what serves you best for your evolution as a human; body, mind and spirit.
She has studied next to many different amazingly gifted teachers such as Konstantinos Charantiniotis, Tara Judelle, Todd Tessen, Carlos Pomeda, Jonas Westring, and Vivi Letsou, just to name a few.
Her classes emphasize sound body alignment, based on the Alignment Principles of Anusara Yoga. The practice of Anusara Yoga is considered to be ‘heart-oriented’, meaning that it is expressed from the ‘inside out’. Artistically and mindfully, Sasy interweaves a heart theme and meaningful intention, to the physical practice as a way to expand and take your awareness beyond the mat and into everyday life. Each sequence is very carefully designed to meet her students’ needs for continuous growth and healing.
Sasy teaches from the heart and inspires people to live life to its fullest potential, cultivate their inner power, and unfold the strength that is already present to face life’s challenges as opportunities for development and transformation. You can’t help but leave any of her classes amazingly uplifted!

 

sasysyogalife.com

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