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.
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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.
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.
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LIBERATE & FLY ON THIS 6 DAY ADVENTURE ON THE MAGICAL ISLAND OF BALI!
Join Emma and Anna for a unique retreat experience nestled in the hilltop jungles near Ubud, Bali. This retreat will be filled with the beautiful practices of Jivamukti and Acro Yoga, that will have you feeling liberated and open!
We will explore yogic philosophy and the practice of Jivamukti Yoga fueled by sacred, ancient teachings. You’ll learn how to incorporate these teachings into your modern lifestyle by exploring yogic Sanskrit texts and understanding their relevance in the world today.
This will be accompanied by a fun, strong, alignment-based asana where we’ll explore the human skeletal and muscular systems, as well as the magic of the energetic body and the subtle anatomy of the chakra system.
We’ll also delve into the interactive practice of Acro Yoga, where the wisdom of Yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics and the loving kindness of healing arts are 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.
YOUR ADVENTURE INCLUDES
2 Healthy Vegetarian Meals Per Day (Breakfast & Dinner)
Daily Afternoon Tea & Cake
Volunteer with a Local Animal Foundation
Holy Water Temple Blessing
Hike Mt. Batur and Hang with Monkeys!
Jamu & Boreh Class
Complimentary Shuttle to Ubud Every 2 Hours
Optional Guided Walk Through the Rice Paddies Every Morning
Explore Ubud’s Jungle and Rice Paddies
*We can help you book massages, Balinese flower baths, or any healing services
*Not included is airfare, airport transportation, tipping and extra activities
For details and bookings click here.
8-DAY ACRO/YOGA SAFARI
- Etosha National Park - Swakopmund - Gocheganas Nature Reserve -
Explore and discover some of the most spectacular locations in Namibia with Anna, whilst also focusing on your yoga practice in the beautiful natural surroundings. The retreat will be filled with adventurous days, wildlife game viewing, yoga and acroyoga. Whether you are just starting out with acroyoga, you will surely leave this retreat with a deepened practice as it promotes a wide range of physical and mental benefits.
Most days start with a morning yoga practice out in nature, the beach or desert. After a healthy breakfast to kick start your adventurous filled days. time will be spent on an excursion with professional guides specific to the area, a chance to really get to see the country and what makes it so unique. After lunch take some time to relax and enjoy the “holiday” part of this adventure or head off for another activity. As the days draw to a close, you will find yourself back in nature for an afternoon acroyoga practice.
THERE IS NOTHING QUITE LIKE EXPERIENCING THE SOUNDS OF NATURE, WIDE OPEN SPACES & BREATHTAKING VIEWS TO INSPIRE RELAXATION AND TO FIND INNER PEACE…
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Retreat itinerary .
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 1st February we're teaming 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!
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
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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.
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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 .
"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.
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.
Next Masterclass at Xtend Barre, open to all levels.
Early Bird / Half-price £15.
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AcroYoga - Learn to Fly with Anna Karides at The Mind Body Spirit London Festival
Acro Yoga Backbending & Backflying Workshop at YogaVenue in Oxford, UK.
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Start your weekend in the right way by joining lululemon for a complimentary and inspiring yoga class with legacy ambassador Anna Karides at the new store in Bicester Village for the first Sunday Morning Yoga Class. .
To register click here .
11am : 90 minutes Acro Yoga workshop - all levels welcome.
Ticket price includes workshop, abundant buffet and generous goodie bag.
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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.