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ORIGINS: A BODY MIND THERAPY RETREAT

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83300 Agios Kirykos

Ikaria

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Co-presented By BigTreeMind
August 26- September 2, 2017
Ikaria, Greece


CUCKOO BIRD RATE: $597(+HST) -- REGISTER BY MAY 1ST -- SAVE $603
Early-Bird Rate: $750(+HST) CAD -- Register by May 15, 2017
Program Cost: $1,200(+HST) CAD -- Registration Closes June 23, 2017

Program rates outlined above act as your deposit for this retreat. The remaining accommodations fee of 1200 EURO is due by June 23. Contact organizers for payment options and payment plans.


Join us on a retreat to the island of Ikaria, Greece and explore the somatic origins of who you are today. Combining gestalt group therapy, yoga and mindfulness meditation practices, Origins will take you on a journey to rediscover your way of being in the world.

In this healing retreat, we explore our bodies and the movement patterns that have come to define us. Through various workshops grounded in the somatic gestalt approach (see philosophy below), you will explore authentic answers for:

  • How you feel about yourself
  • Who you are attracted to and how you respond to them
  • How others impact and influence you
  • What you need from others to feel supported and satisfied
  • What situations motivate you and which you avoid

By becoming familiar with these basic movement patterns in your own body you will learn more about your habitual sensory reactions and find new ways of responding. This is an interdisciplinary retreat, combining gestalt therapy, yoga, and mindfulness to help take you beneath your story about yourself to shift stuck patterns of relating – in a safe, supported environment with like-minded individuals on a similar journey.


On this retreat you may:

  • deepen your sensory awareness
  • increase your capacity for being present
  • connect with intuitive body-based knowing
  • bring clarity to your choices and decision-making
  • communicate with greater authenticity
  • learn to create and sustain intimacy
  • open to new ways of relating with yourself, others and the environment

But it won’t be all hard work! Sessions are conducted in a studio facing the Aegean sea. With direct access to the beaches, food and culture of the Island, there will also be time for socializing, exploring, and general down-time.

Ikaria is world renowned for the long and healthy lives of the locals. Researchers suggest that the keys to an Ikarian long life may well be natural body movement, a sense of meaning and life purpose, good sources of organic food, wine in moderation, napping and community engagement such as the Panagiria festivities where food, wine and dancing the Ikariotikos continues until dawn.

This ideal location offers a nourishing environment to quiet the noise of busyness and mental chatter, awaken your sense perceptions and take a real look at yourself. The retreat program is packed with resources to support you in taking a leap towards the way you really want to feel. You will leave this retreat with a rich groundwork in practices to sustain change in your life.

Interested and want to find out more? Is this retreat a fit you? Discuss pricing and payment options.
Book your discovery session with Lana Lontos of BigTreeMind lana@bigtreemind.com.


What’s included in accommodation:

  • 7 nights in the Karras Hotel (***) hotel (shared 2 person rooms)
  • Organic vegetarian breakfast and lunch buffets
  • Proximity to gorgeous nearby surrounds which include surfing, sandy beaches, hot springs, hikes, waterfall, turtle nesting areas, snorkeling
  • Trips to Ikarias famous sights
  • Beautiful Pool

Program Facilities

  • open air studio with 180° sea view and sea view terrace
  • Walking distance from the Hotel
  • Private sandy beach, 5 minutes walking distance
  • Yoga and meditation props
  • WiFi Internet
  • Iced Tea
  • oceanfront lookout point and nearby Messakti Surf Beach

What’s not included:

  • travel cost
  • travel insurance
  • evening meals
  • rent of cars, mopeds or bicycles
  • airport transport
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