Week of Inspiration
During the NATURE, BODY & SOUL week of inspiration at an unique location on the beautiful Greek island of Samos you’ll experience how mindfulness, yoga and qi gong can totally change your way of living.
By giving this week full attention to your body and mind, you can add more relaxation in your body, feel mentally connected to your inner self and make choices for a life that completely suits you.
On a beautiful spot overlooking the Aegean Sea there is next to the substantive part of the stay plenty of time to enjoy nature, beach and sea.
Experience of participants:
“Thanks for the nice week with many (new) insights”
“Thanks for your intense interference and the starters for change”
“It gave me inner peace on one side and on the other hand new energy”
“For me it was all inspiring and very well matched”
“I got the insight that I have to go my own way”
Program (subject to change)
During this Week of Inspiration we start every morning (except the free- and departure- day) with hatha yoga, breathing exercises and meditation.
Every night we bring Qi Gong in practice. Qi Gong can heal your mind and body. We learn this week Shibashi: a form consisting of 18 movements. Through the slow, relaxed and conscious movements you gain the ability to internal harmony and balance. Your body is soft and thoroughly practiced, your emotions are calmed down and your mind is brought back in a peaceful state of wholeness.
During the two Mindfulness workshops you will learn to shift attention to the ‘here and now’ and leave other things to what they are. This way you can achieve some form of relaxation or discharge; in the head and in the rest of your body. And one day we will go for a mindful walk through the beautiful Nightingale Valley.
In addition, we go out by car for a day and visit a local olive factory and Ormos, a picturesque village on the south coast with wondrous "street art". In this village, overlooking the harbour, we go for a delicious lunch.
The following optional activities are possible:
- personal coaching session
- extra hike
- workshop "Glass fusing in the hotpot"
- yin yoga
During this week we will be staying on the green north coast of Samos in the Iro Hotel Samos, located on the outskirts of the nice coastal town of Agios Konstantinos. A quiet village right by the sea with cozy taverns, nice terraces and friendly residents.
From the hotel you are within 2 minutes on the beach but also in the picturesque center. The well-known Nightingale Valley where you can walk for hours is located just behind the hotel. It is also the perfect base for exploring the rest of the island.
Iro Hotel Samos is a small-scale hotel, friendly and welcoming. Jack and Margriet are your host and hostess and will welcome you. The hotel has 10 rooms that are equipped with all kinds of conveniences. For example, you sleep in a spacious double box spring, there is air conditioning in the room, a fridge and for fans also television and WiFi. The bathrooms have a bath and a shower. All rooms have a balcony with a seating area, overlooking the sea or the mountains. The hotel has a large swimming pool, and a bar. The stay is based on bed and breakfast.
Please take a look at the website of Iro Hotel Samos to get an impression of this beautiful place.
Price & Period
The inspiration weeks in 2021 are from:
Monday the 26th of April until the 3th of May CANCELLED, because of Corona
Tuesday the 15th of June until the 22th of June
On request a week at the end of October or in November is also possible. In this period the weather on Samos is still great.
However, direct flights are no longer available at the end of October and in November. Then you can fly via Athens or Thessaloniki.
N.B. Reservation is based on availability. Check this before booking a flight ticket !!
Prices (including the full program of the Inspiration Week):
-shared double room: € 595,- per person
-single used room: € 775,- per person
N.B. the shared double room can only be booked at the same time, so that means for example by a couple or two friends.
On request, an extension of the stay in the hotel is possible.
-7 x overnight stay including breakfast
-2 x lunch, 1x welcoming drink
-5 x yoga- and meditation classes
-6 x qi gong-lessons
-2 x mindfulness-workshop
-1 x mindful walking
-visit to an olive factory and the village of Ormos, including transfer and entrance
-transfer airport Samos-Iro Hotel Samos and viceversa
-Flight to Samos
-Other optional activities
-Other personal expenses
-Cancellation and travel insurance