PERU - YOGA & ACROYOGA ADVENTURE ESCAPE !
May
3
to May 12

PERU - YOGA & ACROYOGA ADVENTURE ESCAPE !

JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF PERU

A COLORFUL & MYSTICAL YOGA ADVENTURE ESCAPE WITH ANNA KARIDES

LIMA - ICA - PARACAS - CUSCO - MACHU PICCHU

This exciting adventure is hosted by leading Yoga & AcroYoga teacher in the UK Anna Karides in partnership with Rainforest Reef Escape. We have put together an invigorating journey that will take you from the sand dunes of the Ica desert to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Together we will explore the immense beauty of the Peruvian culture, push our limits on exciting tours and activities and deepen our yoga and AcroYoga practice fully immersed within this sacred landscape. 

YOUR PERUVIAN ESCAPE

Discover the Pisco Vineyards and the “Arabian-like” landscape of the Huacachina Oasis where you can sand board in the endless sand dunes of the Ica desert. Enjoy a boat tour of the Ballestas Islands otherwise known as the “little Galapagos” of Peru, because of the great variety of marine wildlife that inhabit them. Take a guided tour of the Paracas Reserve home of the Andean flamingos. Visit Cusco located at over 11,000ft above sea level and enjoy discovering this ancient Inca capital. From there you’ll visit the Sacred Valley and all of its wonders including a guided tour of the famous MACHU PICCHU. 

Spots are limited to 10 adventurous souls that will join us on this unique and exciting Peruvian Yoga Escape. Everyday we will be exploring and discovering the beauty of Peru while following energizing as well as restorative yoga and AcroYoga sessions with Anna along the way!

For more details and bookings click here .

Trip itinerary .

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Kythnos Greek Island - FITNESS &  YOGA RETREAT
Jun
8
to Jun 13

Kythnos Greek Island - FITNESS & YOGA RETREAT

THE EXPERIENCE

Ready to release your wild island-self? Wake up to the seagulls song? Go for beach runs in the sunrise and workout gazing the vast blue of the Aegean? Then welcome to our ‘Back to Nature retreat’ where Anna & Russell will lead a well-rounded empowering program of yoga and fitness practices. This is an exclusive retreat for an intimate group of 10 people who will enjoy ultra-personalised care both within their practice and nutrition. Our in-house chef & nutritionist will work around the scheduled sessions to deliver a holistic experience of healthy Greek food with the best seasonal ingredients.

Kythnos natural zen and unspoiled nature provides the perfect set for outdoor activities and fun excursions to lift the spirits. From sea-kayaking and hiking, to village strolls and thermal spring visits, this retreat is what you need to kick off a stellar summer getaway!

What it’s been kept for the end, is that your stay takes place at a secluded paradise villa, built just above the sea level, with a brilliantly positioned infinity pool at the edge of the house and its own private beach. Natural high meets island dream!

THE PRACTICE 

First things first - you are in good hands! Brought from London’s top studios, the queen of Acro Yoga, Anna Karides joins forces with fitness guru and health coach, Russell Lee to deliver a powerful blend of yoga and workouts. Anna’s dynamic yoga flows will be enriched with an introduction to Acro Yoga, playful partner-yoga sessions and restorative elements to slow down your cardio rate. Russell has designed a special ‘fitness in nature workout’ program which takes you from morning jogs to 45min cardio and from short hikes to deserted beaches to afternoon juicy stretches.

The classes will take place in large outdoor covered areas of the villa as well as at the beach, and wherever nature offers a great platform to experience body and mind in unity.

* All practices are open to all levels.

For more details and bookings, click here .

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Koufonisia Greek Island - ACRO FUN & YOGA FLOWS Retreat
Aug
27
to Sep 1

Koufonisia Greek Island - ACRO FUN & YOGA FLOWS Retreat

THE EXPERIENCE

Feeling nostalgic about your summer childhood? Does your heart still craves failed handstands in the sand, rock diving, and staying in the water till your hands go ‘ruffles’? Then, this is a retreat for you! Our days will be filled with magical seascapes, bike rides and beach hoping while our evenings will be more mellow with downtown strolls, candlelit yoga and music nights by the sea.

A Koufonisia classic is our kayak day where we embark on a local boat to the uninhibited Kato Koufonisi and then we kayak around deserted beaches and mythical caves. If your inner Robinson Crusoe is on sleepy mode then our villa is a 10min walk from the sandy beach of Pori, where you can always unwind with your favourite book. Spending a day at the famous nearby island of Amorgos is a great idea if you want to make the most out of your trip to the Greek islands.


THE YOGA

Our tried and tested dream team of yogis, Anna and Eleni, have prepared a well-rounded schedule of Vinyasa Flows and Acro-Yoga to get your heart pumping and sweaty. People will be free to create their ideal mix-n-match programme for the week choosing from a blend of dynamic vinyasa & restorative classes by Eleni and acro-yoga classes by Anna. The yoga takes place in our outdoor covered yogashala where the scents of lavender and wild herbs accompany every inhale.

* All practices are open to all levels from beginners to more advanced yogis.

For more details and bookings , click here .

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AcroYoga Workshop at Union Station Yoga
Oct
28
2:30 PM14:30

AcroYoga Workshop at Union Station Yoga

AcroYoga Workshop with Anna Karides at Union Station Yoga .

Learn to trust, let go and have fun in this AcroYoga workshop with Anna Karides! This workshop combines the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics and the loving kindness of the healing arts blended into one.

These three lineages form the foundation of a practice that cultivates trust & playfulness; enabling the participants to explore the body and it’s unlimited potential. The practice is performed mainly in pairs or in groups. This workshop will include assisted inversions, partner acrobatics, therapeutic and acrobatic flying. Open to all levels (modifications will be given).

No previous experience required, no partner needed.

For more details and bookings , click here

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Flow in the Dark - the acro yoga edition
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Flow in the Dark - the acro yoga edition

At The Wellscene we do yoga differently.

Our pop-up events are about more than just a yoga class. We pop-up at gorgeous locations around town and serve drinks after class to give you a healthy & fun alternative to going out! An evening with The Wellscene is about doing something good for your body and surrounding yourself with positive, happy people whilst doing so. We move, sweat and connect.

Simply put: we like our sweat with a side of social (and a well-filled goodie bag, #justsaying)

On 28 September we'reteaming up with Anna Karides for a very special acro yoga class where the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics and the loving kindness of healing arts are blended into one. Acro yoga is performed mainly in pairs or in groups and is open to all levels (modifications will be given). No previous experience required and it's totally okay to come on your own!

Hang around for a little while after class, as we'll be treating you to a post-yoga smoothie or cheeky glass of wine or beer (your choice). Just because you want to stay healthy and fit, doesn't mean your social life needs to go down the drain!

If you'd like to, you'll also get a nicely filled goodie bag with some of our favourite healthy drinks and snacks. Our goodie bags are typically worth £15 - £20, and you can get your hands on one for a meagre £5. Here's what one of our recent goodie bags contained: Equinox kombucha, MoreVits sparkling water, LoveRaw mylk, Waterworks watermelon water, Clearspring buckwheat & quinoa rice cakes, Karma Bites popped lotus bites, By Louise hairband, Metcalfe sweet 'n salt popcorn, Urban Fruit dried strawberry, Livia's Kitchen raw millionaire bites, Ombar raw coco mylk chocolate, T+ immunitea green tea and Hurraw lip balm.

So get ready for a feel good evening that, by the way, also makes you do good as we'll donate £1 of your ticket to Cool Earth, a non-profit organisation that does incredible work to fight deforestation - one of the leading causes of climate change. Here at The Wellscene we care about our planet and we feel passionate to contribute where we can!

SCHEDULE:

6:30 - 7:00pm doors open + DIY face painting
7:00 - 8:00pm acro yoga with Anna
8:00 - 9:00pm social hour

Please note: tickets are refundable up to 30 days before the event, after that they're non-refundable

Click here to book .

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Yoga Retreat at Koufonisia Islands - Greece
Aug
26
to Aug 31

Yoga Retreat at Koufonisia Islands - Greece

The very essence of summer is captured on this retreat. Whether you dream of just swinging on a hammock by the beach or exploring the mythical seascapes of Koufonisia, (or both), we have you covered. Your days will be filled with sunlight, glittery waters and mystic caves while evenings may find you under the starlight walking to the little town or swaying in the music of Kalofeggo beach bar. 

Koufonisia islands are known for their crystal waters and the moon-shaped rocks. On this retreat you will have the chance to visit the uninhabited Kato Koufonisi, go beach-hopping with our sea-kayak team or go on a boat tour to nearby islands . If your inner Robinson Crusoe is on sleepy mode then our villa is a 5min walk from the most amazing beach of the island, where you can always unwind with your favourite book.  

Full details here .

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AcroYoga Workshop at Bodyism
Feb
25
12:30 PM12:30

AcroYoga Workshop at Bodyism

"Learn to Fly" AcroYoga Workshop with Anna Karides on Sunday 25th February.

AcroYoga blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics, and the loving kindness of healing arts.

These three lineages form the foundation of a practice that cultivates trust, playfulness, and community; enabling the participants to explore the body and its unlimited potential.

Open to ALL! No previous experience required, no partner needed.

The 2.5-hour workshop will include learning to fly, meditation, tea and Bodyism snacks and of course, time to connect with each other and Bodyism's long-standing yoga teacher Anna Karides.

Prices - £80 for members and £100 for non-members.

Contact Bodyism to book. 

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Christmas Acro Yoga in Cyprus !
Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

Christmas Acro Yoga in Cyprus !

Anna Karides and Richard Meik will be holding a special Christmas Yoga class on Thursday the 21st of December from 6pm until 8pm, at The Yoga Health Centre . We will start with some sun sequences followed by a few poses to open up the hamstrings and then Anna will take us through some Acroyoga. Do not worry if you are an Acroyoga novice as there will be poses for everyone. As always we will finish with some relaxing poses and of course...Shavasana!

After the class, we will be offering light food and drinks and also collecting donations for D.O.G Rescue Cyprus (http://dogrescuecyprus.com/). They are a registered non-profit company with the sole aim of saving and re-homing the stray dogs of the Dali and Nisou municipality shelters. Municipality shelters can legally send dogs to the veterinary services to be killed if their family is not found or if no one adopts them. So if you cannot make it to the class, please feel free to come afterwards, enjoy the snacks & drinks as well as contribute towards rehoming healthy dogs! :)

Recommended Donation is 10 euros per person.

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AcroYoga & Brunch at Method Movement
Feb
12
11:00 AM11:00

AcroYoga & Brunch at Method Movement

Turn your world upside down with Europe's leading Acro Yoga instructor Anna Karides. Nourish your body with a delicious all you can eat banquet by Mindful Chef.

Itinerary:

11am : 90 minutes Acro Yoga workshop - all levels welcome.

12:30pm : Mindful brunch by the Mindful Chef at METHOD

Ticket price includes workshop, abundant buffet and generous goodie bag.

For more details and bookings click here

 

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AcroYoga Charity Class at The Detox Kitchen
Feb
12
5:00 PM17:00

AcroYoga Charity Class at The Detox Kitchen

The Detox Kitchen is running this class in collaboration with lululemon in aid of Bobbi Brown's Pretty Powerful Campaign. This worldwide movement is dedicated to empowering women and girls with education, resources, job skills and work experience and will aim to help them “be who they are.” All proceeds will be donated directly to the campaign.

Donation: £5

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