Tao'sTao’s is a meditation, yoga, wellness and retreat center on the beautiful Greek island of Paros.
The center offers daily classes, therapies, workshops, retreats and long-stay programs, dedicated to the practice of awareness and wellbeing.
Drawn from various traditions, the Center’ program includes yoga, meditation, Chi Kung, mindfulness, movement, dance, creativity, healing, treatments, music and activities for children. See more events in this venue
Deepening your Yoga practice and combining it with your daily life
3 days of learning and experiencing the art of the yogi observation, on and off the mat, while inspired by the unrivalled natural beauty of Paros Island in Greece.
Observation is a great tool offered to us by the yoga practice. We often hear the term mentioned by our teachers in various contexts; “gaze at your thumbs”, “observe your breath”, “observe your senses”, “pay attention to your internal state”, etc. Though the words are in English (at least most), realizing and integrating them into our practice and our daily life is not so trivial.
We’ll explore different dimensions through the practice of meditation, pranayama, dynamic asana flows, reading in scriptures and discussing practical ways to integrate yoga into your daily lives, and even experience Thai Yoga massage.
Day 1 - Directing attention inwards vs. outwards
We’ll explore what guides us through our practice and in the river of life. We’ll understand the deeper meaning of ‘drishti’ (the gaze used in asana practice) and how to use it to develop concentration and see the world as it really is.
Day 2 - Svadhyaya on and off the mat
What is svadhyaya (self-observation)? How do we explore each asana and our own daily practice? How do we use svadhyaya to stop functioning on an auto-pilot?
Day 3 - Communication & synchronization
We’ll experience how we can observe yet still remain present and synchronized with our world and society; how we can be involved yet free. Yoga is not necessarily about withdrawal & renunciation, but instead it is about connecting, uniting and celebrating life.
Retreat's Daily schedule:
08:00-11:00 Morning Session
16:00-19:00 Afternoon Session
Alit Bar Sadeh
Alit is a dedicated student of one of Israel’s leading yoga teachers, Shimon Ben-Avi and has been an assistant in his two-year teacher trainings and various workshops around Israel. Alit has also studied with various teachers worldwide following different approaches, including Maty Ezraty, Richard Freeman, Ganesh Mohan, and Sri Sheshadri.
“My first encounter with yoga was at the age of 3. Years of dancing and the intensity of the hi-tech life style had led me back to yoga; the initial reason being physical support. With time and practice I discovered a whole new world, as well as myself, until one day, the mission of coping with my daily life became easy and fun. The way I see it, I have gained the best of both worlds - strength and flexibility of the body, and calmness and balance of the mind. This I share with individuals participating in classes and workshops, in an attempt to support each one in their own personal journey."
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