pær.ə.daɪs. ”Paradise” A place or condition of great happiness where everything is exactly as you would like it to be.
Join us and create this condition within you on our 7 day private yoga, breathwork, creativity and relaxation retreat, where you can experience the magic of one of the best kept secret islands in the Greek Cyclades.
A first of its kind retreat bringing together movement as medicine practitioners Yoga Elektronika, creativity practitioners and the private estate of Statheros Gardens.
Sparkling turquoise waters and golden sandy beaches bring the mythological to life nowhere more serenely than on the island of Antiparos, whose town of iconic eucalyptus covered white stone houses cascade into a fairy-tale town built around a 15th century castle. Visitors here have long enjoyed the gentle rhythm of this peaceful island, and now coming into the seat of their true essence with TAU/ism Resonate Retreats.
🧿 Daily Practice of Breathwork and Yoga offering a guided arc journey over the 5 day Retreat
🧿 Yoga Elektronika sensational event developed by two of our host practitioners offering awareness through breath, expression through movement, healing through music - a safe space for vulnerability and non-judgement, a space for movement medicine with a live DJ who reflects the elements brought by each individual in sound, to guide them through a cathartic journey. The power of music is unparalleled and universal, allowing the body to access and express the deepest stores of memory and experience.
🧿 Creativity Workshops including voice release, storytelling, poetry and life drawing.
🧿 Opportunity for individual interactions with our host practitioners on Breathwork techniques and practice, and Yoga for healing.
🧿 Activities such as seasonal foraging, cooking, boat-trips to local uninhabited islands, grotto gazing, exploring the town, healing remedies, and a farewell banquet party
🧿 Full boarding guest
Fully inclusive of 7 Night stay at the Statheros Gardens, Antiparos
Welcome food box on arrival Daily fresh fruit, lunch and dinner
Complimentary water, tea and coffee
Unlimited access to all the retreats daily activities, special events and excursions and one complimentary healing remedies and all facilities
Supplementary cost of private consultations
🧿 Self-catering guest
Responsible for your own accommodation, food and transportation.
Unlimited access to all the retreats daily activities, special events and excursion events
(including excursions with lunch), Welcome Dinner and Ceremonial Farewell Dinner
Complimentary water and towels
Supplementary costs for all other meals, healing remedies and private consultations (can vary from $20 - $100 depending on activity)
🧿 Payment Information
To secure your booking, a non-refundable deposit of minimum $500 depending on your package is required.
You can pay all your balance at once or you are welcome to use our payment plan option available.
*Please note that all our activities are optional. We encourage you all to follow your own soul guidance during our Resonate Retreat. All our practitioners are available on site for any personal interaction required.
We have partnered with the exceptional couple behind Statheros Garden, where only in a few years they have created an Oasis - a private and secluded garden estate with its own farm, where each room is named after a local flower with its own veranda or terrace, and all just a few minutes away from the most stunning Pangia Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches of the Island. The residences and garden estate will be open exclusively to our retreat guests.
Refreshed by the shades of the green crown of Tamarix trees which overlap the blue water, and a remarkable 5,300m2 garden, a true green oasis rich with a variety of plants, Statheros Garden is the ideal place for those who want to be close to the attractions of the village without giving up the serenity of an intimate, and truly special atmosphere.
A stone's throw from the complex there is a hospitable tavern, famous for the quality of traditional Greek dishes, with a relaxing sea view. At Statheros Garden everything is designed to offer pleasure, a stay with maximum respect for privacy and absolute well-being. All the rooms are organised so as to be spaced from those of the neighbours in order to experience that unmistakable sense of oasis in nature, in maximum freedom and exclusivity.
There are 9 rooms, recently built, varying in size from 20 to 50 square metres. All rooms have either large terraces or verandas that guarantee maximum privacy. Equipped with every comfort, the rooms combine the charm of the local architecture with the comforts of the most modern design choices. Large spaces and functional and refined furnishings participate in creating value for a lifestyle that can only seduce. In each accommodation there is air conditioning, a safe, free wifi ,mini bar, large rain shower , hairdryer, complete set of bathroom accessories, beach towels, smart TV, private parking.
Yoga with Melina:
Melina Linden's approach to yoga is inspired by ecstatic dance practices. Swedish English born in Athens, Greece Melina studied Biology at the University of Thessaloniki, and is a Psychology graduate with first class Honours from the University of Southampton, where she specialised in cyber-psychology, statistics and nutrition, becoming published in the Journal of Technology in Human Services. It was her later travels around the world - including to the source in India - which evolved her academic expertise into an ability to work with individuals through the arts of yoga and meditation. She obtained a 200hour Vinyasa & Ashtanga yoga instructor accreditation in 2018, and has since taught in Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, South Africa, Greece, Nicaragua and Mexico. She has taught Anatomy and the Philosophy of Teaching, while hosting various workshops in the arena of Alignment and Meditation. She works with individuals, groups and brands, such as the likes of Fendi, to impart the knowledge and application of yoga for people of all ages and abilities.
One of Melina's favourite quotes is "everything in moderation" and this informs her belief that balance is key to health and longevity. Combining the science of psychology with the spirituality of yoga she herself overcame depression and gained a deeper understanding on what it means to find inner peace. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge with people who want to reprogram their mind, gain more control, peace, confidence and clarity. She offers tangible methods and practical tools to reduce stress and increase vitality.
Breathwork with Lia:
Lia Ikkos is Soho House's Mykonos Roc House resident breathwork facilitator for summer 2022. A graduate of the Michaël Bijker Life Awareness Project Breathwork Instructor Training. Her practice evolves from sacred theatre practices distilled through generations of folklore and formalised through the methodology of Gardzienice Theatre, Poland, where she lived and worked from the depths of the forest for over two years, much like the yogis of the mountain - away from society in a space devoted to spiritual actualisation. Breathwork is the basis for her practice as a performance maker, singer and actor, as it holds the keys to seizing the life force within and connecting the internal and external planes of awareness. As a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, as well as the Guildhall School of Music (Juniors) as a classical vocalist, and from the National Film & Television School as an entrepreneur and immersive event creator. She is the co-founder of TAU/ism and also of Yoga Elektronika.
Breathwork came to Lia as she recovered from the traumatic experience of losing her voice. Searching for over a decade, it was through breathwork that she reprogrammed the connection between body and mind which allowed her to retrieve her voice and return to her love of singing. She is passionate about showing others avenues to deep states of connection to self, and hence to the world around, transforming fear into compassion and worry into wonder.
Creativity practitioners - final lineup TBC:
Muna Khogali is the co-founder of TAU/ism and storyteller extraordinaire having helped companies from tech, finance to the public sector build their brands and grow their marketshare, Muna has began to write regularly over the last few years and believes it has become an essential part of her wellbeing routine. From 2002 to 2007 she founded and ran one of Notting Hill's most beloved institutions Book and Kitchen which combined a bookshop with a world class music and events venue featuring some of the world's most illustrious musicians, thinkers and artists, as well as a cafe serving freshly made food from her own recipes.
Antiparos does not have an airport or a big port but it is reachable by a 7-minute ferry boat ride from Paros island. You can see the daily ferry boat schedule from Pounda (Paros) to Antiparos here. You can see the bus schedule in Antiparos and Paros here.
Paros is reachable by boat or by plane, from Piraeus (the port of Athens) or Rafina and from the other Cycladic islands like Mykonos or Santorini. Ferry tickets from Piraeus (the port of Athens) or Rafina to Paros are available online.
Recommended booking platforms:
Ferries - https://www.ferryscanner.com/en/ferry
Local Flights - https://www.volotea.com/en/
International Flights - https://www.skyscanner.net
We will be ready to facilitate your journey to Statheros Gardens on your arrival to Antiparos. You may like to consider renting a car, motorbike, bicycle for the duration of your stay, or you can look for the local bus itineraries.
FREVIEWS OF STATHEROS GARDENS
"Beautiful place, can't wait to come back. We loved our stay here. The property felt brand new, very clean and was very comfortable. Beautiful setting, very quiet and relaxing. And the gardener gave us fresh pears and watermelon from the garden whenever he saw us sitting on our patio." Katelyn, UK
"Wonderful true Greek experience. Very nice room, very clean and extremely friendly hosts. We slept amazing. In short, true Greek experience thanks to her detailed care, the amazing location next to one of the few remaining family taverna at a nice non-touristic beach." Marie-Astrid M
"Perfect stay." Martina, Italy
"Exceptional" Kitti, UK; Louiza, Cyprus; Laura, Italy; Emilia, Denmark
"Superb" Alexandre, France
FOR Yoga Elektronika
"Everything was amazing. Very nice experience! Music, yoga, dance, my favourites."
FOR LIA IKKOS
“Lia’s performances were magical and created a beautiful atmosphere in the galleries.”
Imogen Willets, The Royal Academy of Art
“The audience stood still and couldn't move because of interest... At the end they moved around as tough it were nothing - I mean hiding they were touched.”
Vanya Grozdanova, Sofia Underground Festival Director
Opportunity for our guests to arrive before the activities begin, to relax and acquaint themselves with the beautiful island of Antiparos. Our team will be available to pick you up from the local port and check you in.
Welcome boxes will be available in each room, with local delicacies, itinerary and an opportunity to visit Andiparos town or amble down to the beautiful Pangia beach on the doorsteps of Statheros Gardens for those who wish to dive right into the beautiful azure seas.
Welcome dinner in the Local Taverna.
Photo of one of the verandas at Statheros Garden