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Zen & Yoga Retreat : Living in our center- Living with joy with Bernd Bender & Vivi Letsou
September 22 - September 28| 1600€ SINGLE (+200 Euro for Full Board Option)/ DOUBLE Euro 1,200 (+200 Euro for Full Board Option) / TRIPLE OR 4 BED Euro 1,060 (+200 Euro for Full Board Option) / Possibility to use your own tent or rent one from ZRM - Price range: Euro 540-750
Zen & Yoga Retreat
[Living in our center- Living with joy with Bernd Bender & Vivi Letsou]
Category: Yoga & Zen Meditation / Teachers: Bernd Bender & Vivi Letsou
In this retreat, we will practice Zen meditation and Yoga in order to prepare our heart-body-mind to receive the teachings and allow them to transform us. In the afternoon we will have time to enjoy our connectedness with the beautiful nature of Mani and the Mediterranean Sea.
Especially now, cultivating wisdom and compassion is of critical importance for individuals and society as a whole. It is becoming increasingly clear that we are living in a globalized world in which everything is interdependent; at the same time, individuals and groups are reacting to this development with fear, separation, and resistance. And while this is understandable, it only causes the problems we face to become bigger and more of a challenge. Personal conversations with the teachers are available throughout the retreat.
The practice hall is open for personal yoga and meditation practice 24 hours.
6:00 Wake up bell
6:30 Zazen (meditation), Kinhin (walking meditation), Chanting
11:15 Yoga class
14:00 Break. Rest or swimming
17:00 Zazen (meditation), Kinhin (walking meditation), Chanting
20:30 Group Discussion or Zazen or Chanting
21:30 End of the day
VALUE, 6 NIGHTS RETREAT:
€1.060 for Triple or 4 bed Room + €200 F.B.O.
€1.200 Double Room + €200 F.B.O.
€1.600 Single Room + €200 F.B.O.
Possibility to use your own tent or rent one from
ZRM Price range: € 540-750
WHAT IS INCLUDED
-Yoga classes & meditation (where applicable)
-Τwo delicious vegetarian meals a day (brunch and dinner) and morning tea
-All yoga equipment and accessories
-Transfer to and from Zen Rocks Mani
-Transfers around Zen Rocks and the area
-Additional therapeutic treatments or private yoga sessions where applicable
Short Teachers Bio
Bernd Bender is a Zen teacher & priest in Suzuki Roshi’s lineage, and founder of “Akazienzendo“ in Berlin where he teaches meditation and mindfulness
He received his training in one of the most important Zen centers of the U.S., the San Francisco Zen Center, where he lived, studied and taught for 15 years. Bernd regularly teaches at Zen Center Athens.
He studied literature and philosophy in Frankfurt and Berkeley, and in his younger years, he worked as a dancer. Having translated over 20 Buddhist books from English to German, Bernd is comfortable navigating in both languages, across a wide spectrum of classical and modern meditation philosophy.
People enjoy how he communicates ancient wisdom teachings for a modern world.
Vivi Letsou Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Director of NYSY Studios, Co-founder of Zen Rocks, and Avocado Vegetarian Café, Certified Teacher Yoga Alliance 500 hours, Certified Teacher BASIPilates™, Creator of Abhaya Yoga
Vivi is a strong and charismatic Yoga Teacher and Teachers’ Educator. Through her journey of teaching Yoga, practicing Zen, making films in California for 20 years, and then building the vibrant NYSY Academy for Yoga & Pilates and co-founding the well-loved Avocado Vegetarian Café in Athens, she has been able to find a way of Yoga practice that makes us strong in all levels and helps us to triumph even amidst difficult challenges.
Having taught in the traditions of Ashtanga, Anusara, and Vinyasa Yoga, Vivi has created Abhaya Yoga—a style that combines dynamic alignment based asana, with an empowering philosophy rooted in Tantra and on the Buddhist path of compassion for all beings. With passion and enthusiasm, Vivi shares this incredible Abhaya Yoga journey with friends who are ready.
Zen Rocks is the culmination of Vivi and Eraj’s vision to create an environment that fosters growth, healing, community, and positive life shifts. She invites friends and students to enjoy their stay at Zen Rocks and embark on their unique journey of deep healing and personal transformation.
When you are ready for positive change in,
your life will change positively!