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Tao's

The Ebbs and Flows of Life, Yoga Retreat with Vicky Tomsky, Paros Island, Greece

Join us on a Greek Island paradise, to create space for joy & silence to find you. This is your time to take care of yourself, learn ways to bring attention, kindness, and empathy, and rediscover yourself.

The Ebbs and Flows of Life, Yoga Retreat with Vicky Tomsky, Paros Island, Greece
The Ebbs and Flows of Life, Yoga Retreat with Vicky Tomsky, Paros Island, Greece

When & Where

Jul 10, 2024, 5:00 PM – Jul 14, 2024, 12:00 PM

Tao's, Paros 844 00, Greece

Everything You Need to Know

Escape to the tranquil shores of Paros for a rejuvenating retreat that embraces the ebbs and flows of life. Nestled amidst the azure Aegean Sea, our sanctuary welcomes both women and men seeking solace and serenity. Immerse yourself in the gentle rhythm of yoga and meditation, guided by seasoned instructors who will lead you on a journey of self-discovery and inner peace. Amidst the whitewashed buildings and cobblestone streets of Paros, find sanctuary in moments of quiet reflection and communal connection. Let the soothing sound of waves lull you into a state of deep relaxation as you embrace the natural cycles of renewal and transformation. Whether you seek to release stress, reconnect with yourself, or simply bask in the beauty of the Greek islands, our retreat offers an oasis where the tides of life can be embraced with grace and acceptance.

The days are designed to give you plenty of time to slow down. Our sessions will include bodyfulness & mindfulness sessions, to allow you to put down your life titles and discover yourself. This Yoga retreat is a perfect opportunity to peel back some unforeseen layers of habit energy, and mental unrest, and then shine glimpses of deep quiet. Slowly, soundlessly we remember to take a deep breath, to see what’s beneath.

This intimate summer yoga retreat is taking place in a magical Tao’s Center located in Paros, part of the Cycladic islands. Expect spaciousness for yourself, less noise, more silence, laughing, moving, hiking, swimming, and long moments of peace. Experience a blend of morning dynamic yoga classes in a stunning yoga hall spectacularly designed with a Japanese tradition overlooking the turquoise sea. Each afternoon we will gather for mini workshops followed by a delicious Restorative practice.

Through the art of breath, movement, and slowing down we give up resistance, we stay focused, and we become present. During this Yoga retreat, you will learn practical tools and ways to help you create a balanced lifestyle with healthier habits and a home self-yoga practice.

Join us on a Greek Island paradise, to create space for joy to find you. This is your time when you take care of yourself, learn ways to bring attention, kindness, and empathy, and rediscover yourself.

The Greek culture, warm climate, long days, expansive beaches, and healthy cuisine make Paros a perfect destination for the ultimate yoga vacation. Experience two nourishing sessions per day, eat delicious local food, swim in the South Aegean Sea, or indulge in therapeutic massages.

The Ebbs and Flows of Life Yoga Retreat is about transforming the way we perceive life. It is about finding a new way to live in this body, transforming the way we lead relationships with ourselves and others. Bring yourself, we will take care of everything else to give you the ability to just be, quiet and happy, for no specific reason.

About the island of Paros:

Paros is a magical island. Whether you visit or live here, you’ll immediately feel at home. After a short while, you will realize you are enchanted with its simplicity and serenity. The colors, the very simple and powerful nature, the vast sky, the stones, being so far away from the rush of the world and simultaneously so close to real life as you always knew they should be. Being part of the Cycladic islands but different from its more touristic neighbors – Mykonos & Santorini – Paros kept its authentic Greek atmosphere, yet offers anything you may need or think of:

Sport – Various kinds of water sports, Scuba Diving and specifically Wind & Kite Surfing,

being one of the preferred locations for wind-surfing professionals and fans.

Creativity – Being spiritual by nature, Paros accommodates many artists, craftsmen, and art schools,

offering shorter or longer art courses, from painting to sculpturing, from ceramics to woodwork.

Going Around – Horse riding, walking routes, boat excursions to small neighboring islands.

Day/Night Life – Tavernas, cafés, bars, beach clubs, nightclubs and parties!!

Accommodation:

Christiana Hotel

About Tao’s

Tao’s is a meditation, yoga, wellness, and retreat center on the beautiful Greek island of Paros. The center offers daily classes, therapies, workshops, retreats, and long-stay programs, dedicated to the practice of awareness and wellbeing. Drawn from various traditions, the Center’s program includes yoga, meditation, Chi Kung, mindfulness, movement, dance, creativity, healing, treatments, music, and activities for children.

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Practice Program:

Mornings

Beginning with quiet seated meditation, breathing exercises, and chanting to set our intentions for the day and develop deeper awareness. Followed by a dynamic yoga practice, where each practitioner flows through the set sequence with guidance while following their breath. Together we will explore many ways how can we develop strength and motion control in our asana practice. Our yoga sessions will include essential and fun key rules of healthy & efficient movement needed for our healthy lives. These yoga classes are tailored to all individual needs and welcome all levels of yoga practitioners.

Afternoons

These yoga sessions will begin with a discussion to encourage a deeper understanding of our yoga practices and their purpose within our modern lives. We’ll cover ideas relating to our sense of self or identity and the many challenges we face in finding balance in our lives. Following this with either a themed workshop-style educational yoga session, such as heart openers, twists, inversions, backbends, or restorative yoga. Also journaling, philosophy, and self-transformation topics will be shared.

The itinerary includes:

· 4 x night half-board accommodation in the beautiful village of Ambelas

· Breakfast & Dinner

· Daily yoga classes and workshops with a sea view (:

· Yoga mats, cushions, blankets, blocks and straps for your classes

· One guided hike 

· Gift bag

· Morning Ginger lemon tea

The itinerary excludes:

· International flights

· Car/Bikes Rentals

· Spa treatments

· Travel Insurance

· Private sessions with Vicky

The Retreat will start on Wednesday, July 10th at 17.00.

Please make sure you plan your travels accordingly.

The Retreat will end on Sunday, July 14th at 12.00 pm

Please make sure you plan your travels accordingly.

MEET YOUR Yoga Teacher

I’ve been there. Working long hours and rarely making time for myself while ignoring that inner voice. Yoga and motherhood are two things that allow me to see life from a more balanced perspective. As soon as we create space for self-care and learn how to keep stress at healthy levels: creativity and courage flourish. I created The Ebbs and Flows of Life to share my passions, my lifelong learnings, and the experience of self-discovery by living with no fear and with soft eyes.

www.vickytomskyoga.com

READY TO JOIN?

Retreat Investment Details: Divided into two sections:

1. What you pay for the yoga retreat:

Retreat Early Bird Payment until April 10th: 599 Euros  

Retreat Late Bird Payment after April 10th: 699 Euros

A nonrefundable 500-euro deposit (to be deducted from the retreat payment) is required to save your spot.

2. What you pay for the Tao's hosting, accommodation & meals

Amount to be paid upon arrival based on your accommodation choice:

Christiana Hotel 

Shared Room €520.00     

Single Room €680.00   

Christiana Hotel

Cancellation Policy:

We understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise, and flexibility is essential. Here is our cancellation policy to address various situations, including retreat center or teacher cancellations, as well as unforeseen events like COVID-19:

Retreat Center or Teacher Cancellation: 

If the retreat center or teacher needs to cancel the retreat for any reason, participants will be notified promptly. In such cases, registered participants will be offered the choice of a full refund or the option to transfer their reservation to a future retreat of equal value.

Force Majeure - Unforeseen  Events (e.g., COVID-19): 

In the case of unforeseen events beyond our control, such as a pandemic or any other force majeure event, we reserve the right to cancel, reschedule, or make necessary adjustments to the retreat. Participants will be provided with the option to receive a full refund or transfer their reservation to a rescheduled date.

Participant Cancellation:

If a participant needs to cancel their reservation, the following refund policy will apply:

A 400-euro deposit is required to save your spot and is not refundable and non-transferable.

The rest of the payment will be concluded at Tao's center upon arrival.  

Transfers: 

Participants may transfer their reservation to another person at any time, provided the retreat organizers are notified in writing. The new participant must meet all requirements and complete any necessary forms or payments.

HEALTH & SAFETY

All participants are required to purchase travel insurance before attending the retreat. Injuries and/or illnesses that may put your health at risk by participating should be disclosed to us prior to attending. Food allergies and intolerances should be disclosed to us before attending.

FAQ

How Do I get to Tao’s

For getting to Tao’s you first need to get to the Island of Paros.

This can be done through Athens or in the summertime,

through the neighboring islands of Mykonos and Santorini.

From Athens by flight

Daily flights of Olympic Airlines and Sky Express fly 4-5 times a day from Athens airport. The flight is half an hour long.

Check flights timetables and availability with the Olympic

Check flights timetables and availability with Sky Express

From Athens by ferry

Daily ferries from Piraeus port to Paros travel all year round. The trip is 4 hours long. In the summertime, faster ferries – 3 hours long –  are available also from Rafina & Lavrio ports. From Athens airport to Piraeus you can use the Metro, bus (98A) or a taxi. By Metro, it takes about 1 hour, by bus or taxi 1.5 hour to 40 min., depending on the traffic. From Athens airport to Rafina & Lavrio ports it’s best to take a  Taxi.

Check ferries timetables

From Mykonos & Santorini by ferry

Between May and October there are international charter flights to Mykonos and Santorini (Thira). From both there are daily ferries to Paros, with trip time ranging from half an hour to 3 hours.

Check ferries timetables

Why You Should Join

1. Idyllic Setting: Paros, with its pristine beaches, azure waters, and charming villages, provides the perfect backdrop for a rejuvenating escape. The serene atmosphere complements the yoga experience, creating a harmonious environment for self-discovery.

2. Empowerment: Our retreat focuses on empowering women & men through yoga, meditation, and workshops tailored to enhance confidence, self-love, and inner strength. Join us to awaken your true self within and embrace your full potential.

3. Expert Guidance: The Retreat will guide you through a transformative journey, catering to all levels of practitioners. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced yogi, our sessions are designed to meet your unique needs.

4. Holistic Wellness: Indulge in holistic wellness with daily yoga sessions, meditation, and wellness workshops. Nourish your body with wholesome, delicious meals that cater to your well-being, fostering a sense of balance and vitality.

5. Support: Forge lasting connections with like-minded people in a supportive and nurturing community. Share experiences, stories, and laughter as you build meaningful connections that extend beyond the retreat, creating a network of support and friendship.

6. Cultural Exploration: Beyond yoga, immerse yourself in the rich culture of Paros. Explore local markets, savor authentic Greek cuisine, and participate in cultural activities to enhance your overall experience.

7. Summer Vibes: July in Paros offers the quintessential summer experience. Enjoy the warmth of the sun, cool sea breezes, and the joyous energy of the season. Bask in the beauty of long, sunlit days as you indulge in a summer retreat like no other.

8. Personal Growth: Use this retreat as an opportunity for personal growth and self-reflection. Gain insights into your strengths and areas for development while surrounded by the tranquility and beauty of Paros.

9. Well-Being Practices: Beyond yoga, our retreat offers a variety of well-being practices, including mindfulness, stress-relief techniques, and personalized consultations. Equip yourself with tools to navigate life's challenges with grace and resilience.

10. Memorable Experience: Create lasting memories with a blend of self-discovery, relaxation, and adventure. Whether it's sunrise yoga on the beach or a sunset meditation, our retreat promises an unforgettable experience that nourishes the mind, body, and spirit.

COME AS YOU ARE, WE TAKE CARE OF THE REST!

Have questions?

Please send it to: vicktomsky@gmail.com

Hear From Previous Students

Vicky is a very special yoga teacher who we were able to experience for the first time in Goa. After so many different yoga teachers trying to fit the person into the system, we were looking to have a yoga teacher who fits the system into the person! She is beautiful to learn, precise in her cueing, gentle in her yoga adjustments, and creates a learning space where we, the yoga practitioners, can finally understand our breath, body, heart and mind.

Kim and Arthur, Germany

Goa Yoga Retreat, January 2024

Dear Vicky,

I wasn‘t supposed to be part of your yoga retreat, but after the first yoga class, in which you invited me, I wanted to stay with you and your group. I felt good from the first moment I sat down in the yoga shalla, because you spread such an overwhelming energy. It‘s so nice that you treat everyone like the individuals that they are and take your time for everybody’s needs. You are empathic, ambitious and funny, find the right words when it‘s necessary and teach yoga with passion.

Magdalena, Austria

Goa Yoga Retreat, January 2024

I had never been to India before and I didn't know what to expect.

Little did I know that I would have the best 10 days of my life! The special friends I made and the trips will last in my memory forever.

The Yoga practice in the morning with Vicky was wonderful and every day I learned a little more from her wonderful yoga teaching. I am a new yoga teacher and I loved learning new asanas and modifications. I got stronger in my body as the week progressed. In the afternoon we did some work on reflection and beautiful restorative yoga poses and delicious Shavasana.

We had the best fun at breakfast which was delicious and we got together again for dinner. We had a lot of laughs and every day was different and fun.

Vicky is a very special person and a wonderful yoga teacher with a world of knowledge that she generously shares with everyone.

I am 60 years of age and I was the oldest in the group, but I felt like I was in my 30's again and living the life in beautiful Goa with wonderful people. My accommodation was great and just a stone's throw from the most beautiful beach. I swam at 7am before our session at 8am.

I would highly recommend this yoga retreat, you will feel safe, happy and nourished in every way.

Sincerely,

Maryclare McMahon, Ireland

Goa Yoga Retreat, January 2024

Following the one and only Vicky on this retreat too, I trusted her to introduce me to Mother India! I can say ecstatically and deeply moved that I felt like I was born again! In an environment of unique natural beauty, Vicky, with an open heart that embraces all concerns and knows everything about how you feel and what you need, managed to create lifelong bonds for all of us in the group. We opened up, laughed to tears, danced, explored, felt like children again, deepened and worked with ourselves and fell back in love with yoga under Vicky's wonderful guidance who gave us new tools for our yoga practice at home. We relaxed into magical Savasana with the colors of the sunset and sunrise warming and opening our hearts! Magical things that I dreamed of for years already happened to me while I was there and they continue to happen! I feel like I want to sleep and wake up to go to the next yoga retreat there again!!! Finally, I can't imagine any other place besides Nalanda that Vicky has singled out for me to experience all this!!!

ANthoula, Greece

Goa Yoga Retreat, January 2024

I joined Vicky’s Living Big Yoga Retreat at the NALANDA resort Goa in January 2024 and had the most amazing time. We had a really fun group and the sessions were the perfect mix of active, dynamic poses, restorative yoga, journaling and sharing. Vicky is the best yoga teacher I have ever had - her attention to detail, enthusiasm and lightness of touch are just perfect. Her teaching covers a very broad range of physical and emotional aspects, and she is extremely knowledgeable about yoga and Ayurveda, amongst many other things. She created a very open, safe and friendly environment and I learned a huge amount which I have taken back with me and am now incorporating into everyday life. We had so many laughs and the hotel and facilities were excellent. I can highly recommend joining her yoga retreats, whether you are completely new to yoga or highly experienced!

Neil Laventure, London, UK

Goa Yoga Retreat, January 2024

Book Now

  • Early Bird Deposit -Paros

    Sale ends: Apr 10, 12:00 PM

    The rest of the amount will be paid upon arrival

    €599.00
  • Late Bird Deposit -Paros

    The rest of the amount will be paid upon arrival

    €699.00
    Goes on sale: Apr 10, 10:00 AM

Total

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