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Acro Yoga Elemental Immersion


AcroYoga Santorini Elemental Immersion
With Alexandra Ruiz & Konstantinos Karafoulidis
Assisted by Areti Tzirou & John Karvelis

Join us in magical Santorini for a residential immersion that will invite us to dive deep into AcroYoga’ s abundant world!

«Ale and me met for the first time in 2008 at Thessaloniki, Greece when she was there to offer an AcroYoga workshop. Me, as a student, I fell in love with her ways and she still is my inspiration! Actually at first sight, so this May my dream finally comes true. We teach an Elemental Immersion together and we want you all to be part of it!»
Konstantinos

The Elemental Immersion introduces the full spectrum practice of AcroYoga in a safe, supportive atmosphere. The mindfulness of yoga creates a steady foundation from which to explore the power of Acrobatics and the loving-kindness of Thai Massage. The interplay of all three disciplines will empower everyone to embody the practice with grace, ease, and joy.

I definately want to join this immersion, because:
• It is a 5 days residential one with full 30 hrs of practice
• It is open to all levels of practitioners, no partner needed
• I will learn the foundation of the practice
• I will learn in a safe and joyful enviroment.
• I will learn tools for sharing the practice in my community in a powerful way
• I will build community with local and international students

I will learn:
+ Lunar & Solar Asana
+ Supine & Prone Thai Massage
+ Forward & Backward Therapeutic
+ Basing, Flying, and Spotting
+ Inversions & Acrobatic Training Techniques
+ Flying transitions

* Τhis Immersion will be taught in English, with Greek translation if needed
** To fit your schedule and needs you can drop into weekend only.
*** These full 30 hours fullfill a prerequisite for the AcroYoga Teacher Training

THE VENUE
Ιn the incredible Βabel Centre Santorini just above the red volcanic Pori beach in the northeast side of the island, 8 klm from Fira town centre and 5 klm from woldwide famous traditional Oia village known for its outstanding sunset and the traditional cycladic architecture with white houses built inside the rocks!

Take your time and enjoy the official webpage: http://www.babel-santorini.gr/en/index.php

Register early to take advantage of discounted prices.

THE TEACHERS:

Alexandra Ruiz (Mexico)

I've always been passionate for bodywork and anything that permits the body to express itself. My studies have included Breema, Thai Massage, Yoga, Watsu, Indigenous Medicine and Spa therapies. I was certified as a Yoga teacher in 2006 Sivananda Ashram in India and began studying Thai Massage in 2005 in Barcelona as well as circus arts. With the desire to bring my practice to a higher step in which I could incorporate everything learned, I found AcroYoga in 2008.

For the last 7 years I have dedicated myself to sharing AcroYoga worldwide with the passion of bringing people together threw this joyful practice and loving touch. Offering Immersions and Teacher Trainings with the intention of reaching all communities that have the desire play, connect and FLY!
Co- Founder of Chalananda Retreat Center in Mexico. This is a family based project, build inside a Thermal Water Park with the intention to bring all the greatest teachers that I admire deeply to share there wisdom and light.

- See more at: http://www.acroyoga.org/app-teacher-directory/alexandra-ruiz

Konstantinos Karafoulidis (Greece)

Since I was a teenager, I had the need to connect with nature, to communicate with people and to truly understand and accept individuality. The path towards this achievement was art and yoga. I started acting classes for several years looking for my inner truth. It was only until I met my yoga teacher that I realized that this is what I want to do with my life, this is how I am going to let free myself. Thus, I have studied Yoga in India at the Yoga Vidhia Dham _ Nasik completing 250 hours of basic training and education of Hatha Yoga. I have also completed 100 hours of Yoga practice in YogaWorks in Thessaloniki. Recently I have obtained a diploma in Thai Massage at the Sunshine Network at Evoia. The most inspiring experience for me was the Acro-Yoga Teacher Training L1 that was held in Greece in summer 2011,as well as Teacher training L2,also in Greece in 2014. As the journey of the body-mind connection never ends, I have started contemporary dance classes and improvisation that assisted me in finding additional movement qualities. The last ten years I have been practicing Hatha, Asthanga, Nidra, Iyengar Yoga and contemporary dance in various studios in London, Amsterdam, India and Greece. Therefore, I have created the Kupukupu Yoga group where I use supplementary teaching practices by giving classes, workshops and performances. Through this group various opportunities are given to me to use multidisciplinary approaches in my practice and teaching and even in my performances. Through this group I have the opportunity to combine art with yoga and express myself in a wider audience, having always as an aim to inspire more individuals. Keep practicing and searching for your hidden treasure!
http://www.acroyoga.org/app-teacher-directory/konstantinos-karafoulidis

Daily scedule:

7:00 wake up
7:30 meditation
8:00-9:00 asana practice
9:00 breakfast
10:30 -13:30 acroyoga session 1
13:30-16:00 lunch and break
16-19:00 acroyoga session 2
19:00 dinner
20:30 chanting
22:00 silence

Getting there:

Arrival: 28th of May by 09:00 am
Departure: 1st of June after 18:00 pm

*** Use this FB event to connect with other students and to organize transportation.

HOW TO GET TO SANTORINI ISLAND

By Plane

Santorini is the 4th most popular touristic destination WORLDWIDE. The nearest airport to fly to is Santorini National Airport (JTR). There are many (low cost) companies operating regularly from all around Europe to Santorini Airport from May to October (AirBerlin, OlympicAir, Aegean, GermanWings, Ryanair, TransAvia, Condor, Meridiana, Sky Express, Edelweiss Air, etc).
The flight from/to Athens International Airport (ATH) is about 30'.
http://www.santoriniairportguide.com/

AIRLINES WITH INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS TO SANTORINI:
http://www.santoriniairport.com/santorini-airport-airlines/

By Sea

Another way to reach the island is by a regular ferry boat service from the port of Piraeus and almost all the Cycladic islands (during summer). The boat trip takes approximately 5 – 9 hours depending on the ferry and the ports of call.
Daily high speed boats are also available only during the summer period leaving from the port of Piraeus (the trip lasts about 4 – 5 hours) and from numerous other Cycladic islands and Crete.

Book Your Tickets Online Here:
http://www.bluestarferries.com/site/content.asp?sel=616&loc=2&query
http://www.fantasticgreece.com/ports/santorini-port.aspx

INVESTMENT:
* All prices include full accommodation and incredible vegetarian/vegan local food
** If you find it more convenient, you can stay at "Babel" the night before the immersion paying 25 € per person (no food included). In that case, please let us know promptly at kkarafou@gmail.com.

- Full Immersion
550 € (Early-Bird Sign Up until 10th of April)
650 € (Regular pri
ce