workshops 2019

Interweaving Yoga and music

Hatha Yoga and meditative music/healing sounds

have a lot in common and can support each other. They both calm the mind as they open channels for an inward journey.

Interweaving Pranayama, working with our voice and chanting, deepens our breath and gives a subtle kind of massage through vibration.  The beauty of many voices singing together, creates an instant feeling of peace and harmony within ourselves and the group of people around us, as we tune into each other.  Mantras and bhajans have their origin in the philosophy of bhakti yoga, the yoga of devotion. They invite the divine qualities into our life.

Meditative music played during asanas, slows down the pace. It creates a natural flow that invites us to stay longer in a yoga pose.  Expressing yourself through physical movement can help to liberate your inner feelings and longings.

During sequences with more rhythmic patterns of exercises, rhythm cycles support the understanding of different dynamics.

Pure sound of a quality rich in overtones, fills our cells with energy while it soothes the mind, invoking a meditative state.

Yoga movements and positions help us to stay fluid and aware of our bodies as we absorb the vibration of music.

The program will close with a meditative sound journey.


Yoga & Healing Music

With Angelos, Monika & Loriën

Yoga workshops

In workshops we have more time to focus on certain aspects of our practice,  explore new skills and increase the awareness.  With a different kind of approach and in a playful way, through  group work and interaction we discover something new.  A different


The Yoga workshops are designed for people who like to deepen their practice or want a little CHANGE.

We take time to tune in, listen and allow ourselves to express this in the group or daily


June 1, 2019

Saturday 18: 00 p.m - 21: 00 p.m

Price: 25 euro


Angelos and Monika are musicians based in Naxos

Music as Meditation

The concept of "Music as Meditation" is based on the idea of creating a safe space, which supports the meditative aspects of music and pure sound.  Meditation and healing are interrelated. Through deep relaxation, we gain access to our subconscious.  Old memories may surface and pass, blockages may be released.  As we perceive the music in a dreamlike state, we travel through soundscapes and inner landscapes that connect us to our centre.  Different kinds of vibration affect different parts in us.  As everything is vibration, it helps us to reconnect with ourselves and the nature around us.

Our music is a blend of eastern sounds, rooted in sacred Greek, Turkish sufi and Indian traditional music, of mostly improvisational character.  Our instruments consist of string instruments as the Turkish saz, the Greek lafta, lyra and tambouras as well as wind instruments as the Indian bansuri and the Turkish ney.  One part is of a more percussive nature, introducing the shamanic element with frame drums and various small percussion instruments.  Voice and mantras, singing bowls and bells are interwoven throughout the musical journey.

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Workshop with Loriën van Loenen


Price: 25 euro

The workshop is for up to 10 participants

Opening up for the heart


With movement and mantras

Yoga is a heartfelt practice and based on feeling rather than on reason, in this workshop for the heart we will explore in depth the meaning behind that.

The heart is associated with the hands, we undertake action and achieve things in life from our heart if this is not in balance we face difficulties.  Coming back to that source again and again is an action of love, living our true lives in resonation with why we are here.  In anahata (heart chakra)  one makes decisions "follows ones heart".

In this workshop we dive into the mystery which is our ever- changing natural state.  We allow ourselves to be, take time and open up to what arises.  Through several breathing techniques we find a more calm and focused mind.  With movements of the spine we release the energy and from there bring the focus of that energy into the hands, here we breathe together with a subtle movement that takes place from the inside out and start moving the energy around.( I  also  draw inspiration from several qi gong exercises.)

While chanting  mantras we can release the energy around the heart chakra. By using our voice a path is builded to deepen  the experience.

Abundance is feeling alive, feeling ones body, breathe and heart.  By moving freely around, starting slowly and getting more connected with oneself we start to feel this more and more.   From here we start exploring the yoga asanas and their connection with the heart. 

In the end there will be a meditation on the integration of the workshop.  Then I will close the class with a savasana where we let go and trust in our journey.

  If you are a profesional yoga teacher and you are with a      group (max. 8 people) and you would like

  to teach some time at the Medusa Resort. Then please

  contact me and I can provide you with all the further



Naxos Yoga