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Yoga and local walks with Lisan and Lisa.
“A really exceptional yoga teaching. Felt it deepened my practice, I learned new things, and the sessions renewed my love of yoga. Lisan is a wonderful teacher. The closing session was very special. I also loved the walking with Lisa! Thanks to Lisa’s knowledge, love of the Mani and friendships, we discovered walks and came across special people and places. Practising the yoga and meeting together at such a beautiful centre so well run by Kerry and Wendy was also lovely. Their care and hospitality, the delicious food, and discussions around the table also made for a very nurturing and interesting holiday.' Clare B, UK, 2016.
Join Lisan and Lisa for a week of total rejuvenation through daily yoga, walking/hiking, swimming, rest, great vegetarian cuisine and the option of taking a massage.
This unique week combines delicious gentle hatha yoga with 2 guided walks (and the option of booking more) and 2 visits to ancient mountain villages where we will dine out together and enjoy authentic traditional Greek cuisine. Lisa has wonderful connections in the villages and the cooks will truly spoil us with their homemade cooking.
During the week we'll practice gentle hatha yoga: we will begin each session with taking some time to quiet the mind, by focusing on the present moment, becoming aware of the breath and creating space between the breaths. Then we will move into some somatic movements to wake up the body followed by a well-rounded mix of hatha yoga poses. At the end of the class we return to the same quiet meditative state again, which off course, we never really left. The evening classes are more yin and restorative orientated.
Lisan Bremmers is from the Netherlands but has, after many years of roaming the planet, finally put her roots down in Mid-Sweden. She has her own yoga studio and together with her partner Jan offers mini-yoga and meditation retreats from their lovely home in Torsåker. Hooyoga.com
At an early age Lisan came into contact with the teachings of Gurdjief and Ouspensky, later she became interested in the non-dual teachings of the Advaita Vedanta tradition and Buddhism. Lisan is a 200 hr certified Hatha yoga teacher trained at the Yandara Yoga institute in Mexico, she is also certified in Medical Yoga through IMY in Stockholm and in Restorative Yoga with Marla Meenakshi Joy. She continues to take workshops with various teachers and is inspired by teachers like Jill Satterfield and Tara Brach.
Lisan’s experience of yoga is that once we start to really inhabit our body and awaken our sensitivity we start to connect with ourselves and with others from a much deeper place of joy and confidence. It is the tapping into this ongoing process that she likes to share with others.
Some more reviews of Lisan's yoga holiday at Spirit of Life 2015:
What a wonderful week of yoga and hiking! The whole week has made me more calm and aware.
I had earlier experienced a more physical form of yoga; the yin yoga in the evening was new to me and proved to be very good for me. I learned how to wake up the body and soul in the morning in a gentle way, and experienced the feeling of becoming one with the body and soul. Lisan, I am so impressed of your knowledge, your hospitality and warmth. THANK YOU!
I've enjoyed several yoga holidays in different places but spirit of life is now my favourite. Kerry & Wendy have created a place with a magical quality based on a combination of ancient land and customs, deep love of Nature and respect for yoga and healing. Lisan is a wise and generous yoga teacher and gave us a wonderful week of practice and inspiration. Thank you to everyone involved.
Lisan has a wonderful ability to lead us into deep relaxation and to let us proceed at our own pace during the week. Lisa took us on two gorgeous walks, she knows a lot about the area and obviously enjoyes sharing her love for it's beauty with others. Altough quite stressed upon arrival, after one week I feel both rested and strong again. Thank you so much Lisan and Lisa!