literally circular movement – is a yoga concept for fitness, flexibility, muscle tightening and better posture. It trains the spine, abdominal and pelvic muscles with the effect that the spine becomes more supple, the back pain-free and you yourself become pleasantly relaxed. Movements become rounder and you forget the stiff desk position after a while.
„When you are thankful for life, grateful for everything that surrounds you, it manifests in a certain kind of feeling in your body an expression towards life.“ (Juliu Horvath, Creator of GYROTRONIC Expansion System®)
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Relaxing, slow, easy to follow and changing Asanayoga postures are as much a part of Manuela’s Hatha Yoga class as various breathing exercises. Correct pelvic position for bending forward and backward, the sun salutation and correct breathing have a profound effect on body and mind. Through the harmony of breathing and movement, the execution of the exercises becomes harmonious. Breathing deepens, circulation and metabolism are stimulated. Breathing can significantly support muscle relaxation. A meditation at the end of the session rounds off the relaxed yoga session.
The roots of Thai Yoga lie in Indian Yoga and Ayurveda (= knowledge of life). Thai Yoga can look back on a 2200 year old tradition. The treatment takes place in comfortable clothing on a mat on the floor. Basically, the whole body is stretched, mobilized and relaxed using body weight with fingers, palms, elbows, knees and feet. The basic idea of traditional Indian Thai-Yoga bodywork is to allow the health-preserving effects of yoga to reach people in a passive form. Muscles, ligaments and tendons are loosened, joints freed and the connective tissue stimulated. with the effect of switching off mentally and thereby achieving a deep state of relaxation.
Manuela is a qualified Chladek®, GYROTONIC® und GYROKINESIS® teacher and NUAD THAI Practitioner. After training as contemporary and classical dancer in Vienna and Graz, she found her way to GYROTONIC Expansion System®. Today, she runs her own school in Graz, the „Bewegungsatelier Graz“.
“The goal of my teaching is to convey relief, mobility and joy in one’s own body.”
“SUMMER SPIRIT” – coming back June 2022!
Booking fee includes accommodation in double rooms with half board and participation in all courses. A minimum of 10 participants is required.
7 days stay
Booking until 31 December 2021
7 days stay
Booking from 1st January 2022
For those who prefer a single room, one may be available on request at an additional rate. Bookings for accompanying persons are subject to availability and confirmation. Please contact us in advance for reservations. Arrangement of flight and transfer where needed can be provided.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
List of teachers subject to change if necessary. The number of participants is limited. Your registration will be confirmed by an email providing payment instructions. To secure your booking, and avoid disappointment, full payment is due within 10 days of our receipt of your registration form. Cancellation Policy: 50% of the fee will be refunded for bookings cancelled up to 4 weeks prior to the workshop. PLEASE NOTE that no refunds are possible for cancellation less than 4 weeks prior to the workshop. Travel insurance is recommended. Liability Disclaimer: Pilion Summer Academy accepts no responsibility for third party services, material or facilities. This includes unforeseen events or related claims by attendees during use of the training area. A confirmed application is deemed a binding contract between the organizers and the participant, subject to the laws of Austria. Any dispute shall be referred to the court of Mattersburg/ Burgenland.
There are a number of options available to you depending on your preferred mode of travel. If you choose to fly, you may make your own arrangements or you can request that we organize your flight and transfer. Flights are available to Thessaloniki, Volos or Skiathos. Aegean Airlines and EasyJet fly daily into Thessaloniki. If you wish to have your own car available during your stay on the Pilion, overland travel through Croatia and Serbia is now possible again without difficulty. Many ferries operate between Italy and Greece, so you may decide to combine the convenience of your own car with the relaxation of a sea crossing.
There are no requirements. The courses are open to all, whether or not you have ever danced, acted or did Yoga, or are already a professional. Choose the courses you are interested in, just inform us of your dance level ability.
We recommend light comfortable clothing. No special outfit required, T shirt and shorts will do. Footwear depends on taste, we recommend to dance in socks or barefoot. Some of you will have dancing shoes, but no black shoes please, they leave nasty marks on our dance floor. The apartments are all supplied with fresh bedding and towels twice a week. Please note that the next cash machine is 5 km away in Argalasti. Mosquito repellent is recommended.
The Hotel Restaurant Ambrosia offers International and Greek cuisine.The package prices include an abundant buffet breakfast and lunch or dinner. Next to the Hotel resort you’ll find the Café Casablanca, which with its Moroccan touch, contributes to the variety of available foods in the area.
Many recreational opportunities are available in the area and include a Diving School based in the Leda Resort, tennis, minigolf, mountain biking, kayak, windsurfing, cross country hiking and horse-riding. Your family is welcome, please contact us in advance for reservations.
Smaller and bigger supermarkets are available in Horton and Argalasti. Milina has a few nice Boutiques. A fruit/vegetable and clothing market takes place every Saturday in Argalasti and is worth a visit. Be sure to include a shopping day in Volos, a University city which impresses with its fantastic shops and cafes, and make it a point to enjoy a meal at one of the many wonderful waterfront tavernas.
The Café Casablanca run by the charismatic Marie France, who was born in Morocco and speaks fluent French, Greek and German, has been a popular meeting point with the locals for many years. There is also, the Iris bar at the Hotel. And there is the bigger village of Milina, where the night life starts around midnight and you can party happily until dawn. Taxis are available (not always at any time) at a cheap tarif.
PiSA – Pilion Summer Academy – is a non-profit organisation which has enjoyed eleven very successful years under the dynamic leadership of Petra Nowak. Petra continues in her role of director of the 12th Summer Workshops Program. Please direct all queries to her.