Paradis Plage Yoga
Yoga Style & Shala
We have two yoga teachers with us ensuring you get a great diversity during your stay. Our yoga classes are created for everybody - no matter if you are an absolute beginner, advanced yogi/ni or even a teacher, our in-house teachers will make sure everyone's skills level is catered for and give you the challenge you want during your stay. Every morning and evening class will be accompanied with a guided meditation. We make sure that your personal practice will deepen during every 90 minutes class we offer.
Our Yoga shala is exactly what you need. It offers 75 square metres for your practice, giving you lots of personal space during your stay. It's a handmade wood shala with engraved berber art, huge glass windows for stunning views, air-conditioning in case it's too warm and a wood floor with cushioning to ensure a perfect yoga class. Come and feel the positive vibes.
The outstanding Yoga Shala is situated on our roof top terrace offering amazing views over the village and the ocean. Enjoy a morning class and get the sunrise over the protected forest zone of the Anti Atlas Mountains - is there a better way to start the day?
The evening class, on the other hand, is very calming as the yoga shala is lit by the evening sun. Enjoy this relaxed yoga class and feel the sun setting over the ocean.
Remember that yoga is not about being able to do a handstand, it's about finding your inner peace.
I'm Elena and I was born in Athens in 1984. I studied Library and Information Science and Intercultural Education. I've been involved with yoga for the last eight years, and I'm devoted to it! In 2011 I completed my first teacher training in Hatha yoga with an Iyengar basis in Thessalonika and in 2013 I travelled to India to complete a 200hr training on Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga at the Kranti yoga school. In 2016 I completed another training on Ashtanga yoga under the guidance of Kristina Karytinos in Ireland. In the last three years after a lower back injury that affected my connective tissue area, I discovered Yin Yoga, which to me is a complementary practice to all the other dynamic, invigorating and yang styles of yoga. I teach the primary series of the Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga as well as Vinyasa yoga sequences with roots in Iyengar practice and attention to proper alignment, as well as Yin yoga. Emphasis is always placed on the breath which brings awareness to the body and mind simultaneously. I believe in self healing and that students are their own best teachers. My aim is to provide you with the tools to deepen your personal awareness and your practice. I encourage you to listen to your body and I will serve as guide to help you through your own individual transformation. I have also attained the 2nd level in Usui Reiki and I give Ayurvedic face and body massage treatments.
Lets bring the Ocan and Yoga together on a SUP
SUP Yoga or Stand up Paddling is an amazing and blissful experience of practicing traditional Hatha Yoga postures on a stand-up paddle board floating on the water.
While increasing focus and breath control it also develops balance and refines technique by activating new muscles. Because the water is calming and stress-alleviating SUP Yoga develops deeper level of mindfulness and soothes the mind. Being one with nature brings a new perspecitve to your yoga.
This special yoga class is for everyone looking for something new, fun but relaxing and mditating at the same time. This 60 minutes initiation class is fun and challenging for beginners and experts alike. The postures on the SUP are created in a way that it will challenge every level.
You should calculate around 90 minutes for this whole experience, as we also need some time to explain the boards, walkd down to the water and come back to the villa. We offer this experience every Friday or on request. The class can take up to 4 guests at a cost of EUR 40 per person. This special class is not included in your weekly pay but can be booked additionally.
Provided: SUP (10 ft.), Paddle, Experience
Bring: Bathing Suit, Sun Protection, Water
Massage involves working and acting on the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, feet or a massage device. Massage can promote relaxation and well-being
Styles we offer
It’s a 2500 years old massage style. It uses passive stretching and gentle pressure along the body’s energy lines to increase flexibility, relieve muscle and joint tension and balance the body’s energy systems. Thai massage is both deeply relaxing and energizing.
Thai massage takes place on a futon mat on the floor, and you wear loose fitting clothing. You start by laying on your back, and the therapist uses gentle compression and stretching techniques to open up your body, beginning with you legs. Some people say Thai massage is a little like doing yoga without any effort, because the therapist will push your body into various positions without any work on your part.
Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
The goal of meditation is to focus and quiet your mind, eventually reaching a higher level of awareness and inner calm. It may come as a surprise to learn that you can meditate anywhere and at any time, allowing yourself to access a sense of tranquility and peace no matter what's going on around you. Our yoga teachers are happy to lead your mediation before the daily yoga classes.