Stephanie - Founder
Why do you want to start a Fitness Retreat?
This is twofold for me, and stems from two equally important things:
Love for Fitness & Sport: this was something I developed later in life. As a child I was extremely ‘unsporty’ (I loved ballet and all things girly!) but with time this changed, and sport became the reason I woke up in the morning. During my adult life sport has always been important as it makes me feel better. It is through sport that I have met most of my friends. It has taught me how to work with people, how to achieve my goals, even how to set goals that are attainable. This is something I want to share with people, to inspire people to use sport and fitness to make changes in their life. Physical change stimulates mental change!!
Love for Greece: I grew up in the UK, lived briefly in France and in the US. As my grandparents got older and we started spending more time with them in Athens, I started discovering Greece more and it’s an outstanding place. Travelling around the mainland and falling in love with everything I saw! Greece has beautiful sea, mountains, rivers, it has huge amounts of culture, fantastic food and great weather. People will undoubtedly feel inspired here.
Myrto - Yoga Teacher
I first discovered yoga when I was studying abroad and i instantly fell in love. Mainly with how while I was practicing I could just be with my breath. Moving with your breath helps you find yourself. Straight away I wanted to share this gift with everyone I knew ! So here I am 15 years later ‘teaching yoga poses ‘ but mainly sharing LOVE !!!
Jack - Hiking Guide
Jack is a qualified International Mountain Leader, whose love of all things hilly was cultivated from a young age through the Scouts. Jack was raised in Greystones, south of Dublin on the east coast of Ireland. He discovered rock climbing in secondary school. Jack’s college years coincided with his introduction to the Alps, and before the ink was even dry on his Computer Science degree, he headed off to Chamonix to hone his mountaineering skills and to learn how to ski.
Seven years of living and working in the mountains later, Jack has hiked, run, skied, climbed and wandered around various corners of the French, Italian and Swiss Alps, as well as spending spells in Scotland, Ireland, Wales and Greece.
When he is not thinking about mountains, Jack is most likely to be thinking about food. He knows more than a thing or two about cheese, having spent two years working in a Savoyard kitchen. He now splits his time between the Chamonix Valley and Athens in Greece, and will happily show you the best trails, routes and pizzerias in either location!
Panos - Yoga Teacher & Thai Massage Therapist
My name is Panos and I have been teaching yoga and giving Thai Massage treatments for almost 6 years.
I am Greek, originally from a village in the mountains called Kalavrita, but I grew up in Glyfada, a seaside area of Athens. I have always loved being outside, be it in the mountains or by the sea. Bringing all the elements of nature into my practice and to my students is important for me as a teacher.
As a young boy, I was very active, and every spare moment was spent doing my favourite activities, which ranged from dancing to extreme board sports and martial arts.
Much as I loved the physical elements of the sports I was practicing, I needed something more meaningful. When I found yoga, I knew I had found what I was looking for. Once I started on my yoga journey, I also discovered the healing benefits of Thai massage. Combining these two allows me to express myself and share the experience with others.
Archelaos - Hiking Guide
My name is Archelaos and I have been working as an adventure guide for 5 years now. I love doing outdoor activities like rock climbing, mountain biking and hiking and I feel blessed for having the chance to turn my hobby into my job. There is nothing better than exploring nature’s gifts and sharing them with other people.
I am half Greek, half German and I grew up in the beautiful city of Athens, Greece. Ever since my childhood I’ve been looking for the frequent contact with our mother nature.
As a nature lover I have a great interest in flora and I like sharing this knowledge with my fellow travelers. Through nature exploration and observation we can learn many interesting things and feel the fulfillment and enthusiasm that nature can give us. My priority is always to make you feel joyful and save under my guidance.