workshops 2023

2 days yoga somatic

Workshop at plaka beach 2023

Skeletal system and interconnected structures

Day one: grounding to rise and open up.

Feet: sensing the foot structure and playing with the movement of the foot. Ankle joint (talus) and heelbone (calceneous). The two diagonal lines of the foot. we will explore the phalanges and metatarsels.

Legs: looking at the tibia, fibula and femur bones of the legs. experiencing the bones through

the yoga practice. what happens if we pay more attention to those parts.  

Anatomy combined with real time experience give the yoga practitionar a deeper insight of the lower limbs and how to use them to their fullest potential. 

the practice also contains two mediations and one breathing exercise. 

Day two: embracing the heart 

hands: getting a deeper understanding of how our hands are structured and how more awareness of the hands can help us in our daily parctice.

we will speak about the anatomy of the ulna and radius. Also, the phalanges and metacarpals will be covered.

The upper limbs (hands and arms) are directly connected with the heart. The yoga practice will be centered around the heart.

heart and sunray meditation.

breathing exercises: prana vayu and udana vayu

Dates and time:

9 & 10 July 2023

Sunday 8.30 - 10.45

Monday 9.00 - 11.15

Price: 75,- euros includes a smoothie and a homemade cake. 

*Mats and props included. 

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 playfully, 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


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.

Monika is a musician 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 surrounding nature.

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.