YOGA IN SYROS, Greece
May 16- 22, 2022
MERAKI AND TELOS. Creativity and Purposefulness.
Welcome to our Yoga & Art Retreat
with Yogamaster Ulrica Norberg and up and coming yogateacher Petra Nilsson.
Master Yoga offer this unique yoga retreat at the new, highly renowed Eco friendly Aristide hotel at Syros in Greece. A place where culture, art, philosophy, contemplation, food and nowness merge into one. Together with the highly regarded yogamaster Ulrica Norberg and Petra Nilsson, you will be in the best of hands for a memorable week. Aristides Hote
l in the city of Hermoupolis on the island of Syros is the home of Hermés, the Greek god of travellers and traders and was the industrial and mercantile heart of Ancient Greece as well as a main port. Great fortunes were made in shipping, ship-buildning and textiles and the wealth is evident in the stately mansions built on the Island.
Hermoupolis offers a unique mix of urban and ancient architecture, perched in cliffs overlooking the clearest and most swimmable Mediterranean waters. Today the town is the capital of the Cycladic group of islands.
Syros offers the best of two worlds: an urban and very arty scene with numerous festivals (International film, jazz, street art, animation and much else), art galleries as well as diving, hiking, secludes beaches and fantastic cuisine.
Syros is hardly known abroad. Syros locals explain that they watched the quaint fishing villages of nearby Mykonos become mass tourism party hubs, and just didn’t want to follow in their tracks. This island instead remained an authentic and lived-in place, with an urbane, arty scene with numerous festivals (international film, jazz, street art, animation etc), student bars (there is a university on the island) and galleries in addition to the secluded beaches, diving spots, hiking trails and foodie havens.
The Aristide Hotel is a true architectural gem showcasing Greek Neoclassical and Art Deco styles. This carefully restored mansion combines old-world elegance with contemporary design. In addition to the nine spacious suites, the house hosts a fantastic art gallery and a artist’s residence and workshop.
As a guest you can enjoy the garden bar or stay on the rooftop and watch the sunset and open sea view while dining with the Gods. The beach is an 8-minute walk away and close to the city centre of Hermoupolis.
Aristides have started a tree-planting project so as to offset some of the carbon footprint of guests’ travel to the island, they source mostly local and organic food (Aristides have their own vegetable plot and chickens) and have no single-use plastics — the bathrooms have ceramic soap and shampoo dispensers, toothbrushes are made of bamboo, toothpaste is in pill form, and the slippers are biodegradable and compostable.
This retreat is an extension of what this place has to offer; Meraki (creativity) and Telos(focus/pursposefulness) and this week will entail creativity from a series of standpoints. Yogamaster Ulrica Norberg is a best-selling author, life and breathcoach as well as a initated Yogiraj/yogamaster by tradition. Petra Nilsson is a yogini/ yoga teacher who works in PR and marketing since many years, tailoring all kinds of events. Petra is the initator behind Masteryoga, with Ulrica as her mentor.
Morning practice (alignment flow and meditation) each morning.
Afternoon Practice (restoring yoga and breath work)
Other events include Greek herbal garden stroll and lecture on the healing traits of herbs; Guided tour around the cultural sites of Syros and enjoy Syros on the water and meditate in a cave. You will also have the opportunity to be guided by professionals from the Art Institute in art (painting, sculpture etc) in a unique session.
You will be served moments to restore, reflect, yoga, philosophical talks, swimming in the sea, just be time, dining with gods and lots of extraordinary culture for those interested.
Join us for what will be a week of true BLISS.