About.

Re-Green is an EcoCulture center & an active Permaculture farm. It is not a Hotel. 

Our intention is to share the miracles that happened in our lives with other people, like reversing heavy health issues, regenerating our physical & spiritual body, learning how to grow food, building shelters, making medicines & health care products, creating soil, saving energy & more. We dreamt to be a place of healing and connection with the Earth & the Spirit. 

Today it is one of Re-Green’s intrinsic qualities to invite Masters and Elders from different fields and from all over the globe, to learn from their expertise using the wheel of existing wisdom. Courses are also run by the Re-Green circle: Yoga, Permaculture, Natural building and Herbal medicine. An annual PDC is held since 2012 with our teachers Dr Rod Everett and Mill Millichap. The infrastructure of Re-Green is also offered for rent during the year, though arrangements need to be made well in advance.

Re-Green is an ecoculture center based on a mountain countryside, aiming to actively experience the power of Green living. We are convinced that the world’s problems, the economic crisis, the diseases, the climate change, the pollution etc can be solved by Re-Greening our lives. Re-Green stands for everything… re-use and re-cycle things, reduce waste, refuse in the first place, repair, re-think our actions, re-write the rules, re-view, re-model, re-design, re-invent Life! Re-Green means to take responsibility and to simplify. Re-Green is Permaculture, Sustainable Living, Energy Saving, Self-Sufficiency, Nutrition with Real Food.

Re-Green extends to Meditation, Elevation, Compassion and Love to all the Creation.

It is a project of two people who consciously abandoned the hectic city life and moved to the countryside with the aim to build a life of trust, love and care for the Earth. The project is about a never ending design of a Sustainable and Regenerative model of living following the principles of Permaculture. It’s about Balance within the four elements of Fire, Earth, Water and Air. Locally grown healthy food, nature friendly structures, traditional remedies and ancient models of healing, fresh air, active work with the body, mindfulness and open hearts.

We believe that the transition to Re-Green is about self responsibility, but it is as critical to involve the energy and contribution of other people too. This is why we are also creating a welcoming home for people who share the same ideas with us, so that we all can change together and multiply the effect of this transition with awareness around!

Follow us as we take each step in our path of transformation and let’s explore together the art of learning and sharing in the supportive community of Re-Green.

Experiences

July 20 - 26, 2018
  • medicinal plants
  • yoga
  • permaculture
  • natural building
  • holistic health
For these 6 days our wish is to invite you into the space of Re-Green and feel at home, experiencing life here, Yoga and, Permaculture together.Allowing yourself to be immersed into a life of Permaculture & Natural living for a week can offer the experience to gain knowledge of how to implement new principles,and practices into day to day life....
$560/person
September 20 - 23, 2018
  • Meditation
  • yoga
  • dance
  • cultural exchange
  • permaculture
  • holistic health
  • medicinal plants
Would you like to celebrate the Full Moon and the Autumnal Equinox in a stunning waterfall plunging down from the sky? To purify and heal by creating a pilgrimage with all the ‘falling leaves ‘ (that don’t serve you anymore,) calling the Autumn in the abundant Forrest? To re-discover your inner child singing with birds, air, scents, textures and sights...

Bookings.

$725/person

Re-Green & Yoga - Life in a Permaculture Farm for a week

Jul 20 - Jul 26, 2018
Food included
This Summer Retreat is offered 20 - 26 July & 24 - 30 August.

Since the 1970’s people worldwide have adapted and experimented with permaculture and integrated it into their lifestyles and thinking. A system of designing life following natures example extending in all levels of how to perceive life, of how to assist re-generating the earth and live with it rather than on it - to manage a deeper understanding of oneself.
Allowing yourself to be immersed into a life of Permaculture & Natural living for a week can offer the experience to gain knowledge of how to implement new principles and practices into day to day life. A new experience in the mountains of Greece with fresh water to swim and opportunity to open to new experiences.

Caring for the earth begins with caring and nurturing oneself - thus we start the day with the practice of Yoga, a usual morning start at Re-Green. Through asana (physical exercise), pranayama, (breathing exercises) and meditation, we will create intentions for the day, become more mindful and aware of our own bodies and habits. Taking time to ‘retreat within’. observe our habits and express in a safe environment.
Classes will be taught by Amber Buckley ~ mornings offer an energetic hatha flow based lesson. (see bio below) Exploring standing, balancing, backbends, forward folding and inversions. Creating awareness of where the body holds tension and practices to release and connect to our natural state of freedom. Asana will be practiced with conscious breathing , finding stillness and space in the present moment. Afternoon Yoga restoration will focus on the nervous system and working with internal organs. All lessons are suitable from beginners to advanced levels with variations given to suit individual needs. The hand natural built Maloca creates a quiet calm space to breath and practice, including some outside classes within a nature walk and by the natural swimming pond.

As we move through the day after breakfast workshops include guided forest walks, discussing herbal medicine benefits and healing qualities with Flery - how to make oils, tinctures, teas, establishing a garden using permaculture principles, harvesting fruits and vegetables, building with Natural materials with Christos & different natural building techniques. Plus spending time with our extended family of furry loved ones – dogs, cats, ducks, chickens and Maya our resident donkey who all continually love to receive affection, play and be cared for. The summer days are long in Greece and gives time to explore the local waterfalls and their cool flowing rhythm.

3 organic vegetarian meals are included daily and prepared by our resident chef with local produce most from our own garden. Fresh salads, greek cuisine, organic grains and fruit smoothies are on the menu. Herbal teas and seasonal fruits all day long.

For these 6 days our wish is to invite guests into the space of
Re-Green and feel at home, experiencing life here, Yoga and Permaculture together.

About the Maloca / shala
Our Maloca/shala is a 100sq/metre octagon, built with local, natural materials. A reciprocal beam structure roof covers the walls and windows hosting different natural techniques and is able to be heated by a very efficient wood burning rocket mass heater. It is entirely built by volunteers, helpers and ourselves and has pillows, carpets for comfort. Located within Re-Green's property it overlooks the green forest on the south and the blue greek sea on the north. We simply love it and so much practice / healing there

Accomodation
Re-Green is not a hotel. We are an EcoCulture center and an active Permaculture farm. Our mission is the re-generation of the Earth by caring for our land everyday and by organising relevant educational workshops, seminars and retreats. We like to think that we offer shelter to our guests, inside the wilderness of the mountain, with the coziness and warmth of natural mattresses and private bathroom while guests are here to open, learn and expand in nature. We offer shared accommodation, in spacious and split level rooms.

For those of you who may prefer camping,a quiet area with views of the mountains on our land is available, please bring your own camping equipment and contact us for more details.

Retreat Includes –
6 nights Shared Accomodation
3 Daily Organic Vegetarian meals daily
All Yoga lessons – every morning & allocated afternoons
Morning Permaculture Workshops
Day trip to Lake Tsivlou for swimming and lunch
Visit to our neighbours self sustaining farm ‘liveloula’
Participation in daily projects and discussions.

Investment:

All Inclusive €580* per person - guesthouse accomodation

Camping - BYO tent - 460€ per person
- bathrooms facilities provided

*10% discount is offered for Greek nationals

Families are also welcome to join - all the activities of permaculture and the facilities / accomodation. Please contact us for family or childrens prices depending on their age.

To reserve your space or additional question email
info@re-green.gr
A deposit of 100€ is requested to hold your space

Or telephone – Amber +30 6949122813 / Flery +30 6948407233

Who Are we?
About Christos & Flery - Owner/Founders of Re-Green
Flery shall share her knowledge and studies, a wonderful combination of Ancient Greek, traditional Chinese and South American studies of holistic and natural herbal medicine. Her own personal experiences with these ailments and different uses and techniques to heal the body with natural medicine. She shares Permaculture practices and techniques to create a garden without any chemicals and the importance of every plant and its purpose. Creating awareness of the different seasons offering and how the body works so closely with natures examples. Christos grew up in Athens and got his Bachelor and Masters in computer engineering in the US. After working as an engineer for ten years in the telecommunication field and an International Formula 3 team, he felt the urge to change his city life, move to the countryside and reconnect with nature. Permaculture became his passion with a great interest in Natural Building. His engineering skills were transformed into designing and building houses and shelters using many different techniques, cob structures, natural plasters, rocket stoves, green roofs, wood ovens and anything that could be built with earth and materials that could be found in nature. Living in Re-Green for five years now and experimenting with many different practices, his experience has expanded into natural farming, renewable sources of energy, passive house architecture, water, earth works, composting and all that Pemaculture has to teach.

Amber - resident Yoga Teacher
Amber is originally from Australia and moved to the Greek Islands 5 years ago with the instinctual feeling to change her life, yoga supported her through this transition and became an even more apparent part of her day from practicing for years in Australia.
She now lives and teaches at Re-Green Ecoculture Center – an active permaculture farm, located in the tiny village of Seliana. 2 hours form Athens. Welcoming many visitors from around the globe! She teaches daily Yoga Classes, weekend and weekly retreats. Absorbed in the surrounding nature, her classes integrate awarenss of exercise, diet & nutrition, relaxation, positive mental processing and following our lifes path. Physical Asana of Hatha & Vinyasa lineages set the rythym to connect with our breath ~ pranayama, conscious breathing, meditation and renewing/ supporting the systems in the body. Bringing challenge within safety to explore the boundaries of individuality of students. She is so grateful to integrate this life with her personal life of learning and applying permaculture principles and ethics, growing/ cooking organic produce, creating and harvesting herbal medicines and vegetables and maintaining a relationship with nature, her most influential teacher. Taking inspiration from her life learning travels of Asia, India and Europe. Certified with Yoga Alliance after completing a 350hr (200RYT) Yoga Teacher Training with Swaha Yoga Center - Hatha, Vinyasa and Gentle Yoga, a 40hr teacher training course with David Swenson Ashtanga Primary Series and is currently finalising a 500hr Yoga Therapy Program certified with the International Yoga Therapy Association taught by Nancy Candea.

Studying the measures of Yoga through science and esoteric practices are both apparent and as important. Previously working with individuals for injury, anxiety, depression, chair yoga, seniors and beginners it has given her the experience to be able to offer safe variations during the lessons so that the practice is approachable and enjoyable for everyone. She continues to deepen her personal practice, attending various seminars and workshops - some of her influences that she has met and attended practices include David Swenson, Michael Stone, Patrick Broome, Todd Tesen and many Jivamukti teachers / classes, She visits Athens throughout the year to offer classes/ workshops and to stay in touch with the extended welbeing community, friends and students.
$885/person

FULL PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE

Jun 21 - Jul 03, 2018
Food included
Permaculture Design Course
Led by Dr. Rod Everett assisted by Mill Millichap
21st June – 3rd July, 2018
This course shows a way to live a mindful life, following an ecological design system that integrates all components of the ecosystem in a holistic approach to sustainable and regenerative living. Taught by our returning leading teachers Rod Everett and Mill Millichap (our 7th year!!). Guest teacher Marios Desyllas (bio / homeodynamic agriculture) will also be offering discussions and support throughout.

80 hours Tuition, held in English
The course will result in a full Permaculture Design Certificate.
The intensive course requires a full attendance, therefore even local attendees are expected to stay on site

Including but not only learning & applying permaculture principles and ethics, group design projects, practical projects, discussions on related Permaculture design and systems of nature, exploring surrounding village, forests, flora and fauna, wildlife and interacting within the gardens whilst staying at Re-Green Ecoculture Centre ~ an active Permaculture Farm. Benefiting anyone who wishes to design and find a new way of living that is in tune with the natural world and the real needs of humans and the earth.
Please also expect to have fun!!

Course fee / Tuition – €490, including food ( vegetarian)
Accommodation / Entire Stay
*Camping €75 ( your own equipment)
*EcoGuest House €220 (shared room, see our pictures!)

Please email info@re-green.gr for registrations or questions.
or contact Amber +30 6949122813 or Flery +30 6948407233
~ if we dont pick up we are probably gardening!… therefore our preference of communicating is via email.

About Re-Green
Re-Green is an ecoculture center based on a mountain countryside, aiming to actively experience the power of Green living. We are convinced that the world’s problems, the economic crisis, the diseases, the climate change, the pollution etc can be solved by Re-Greening our lives. Re-Green stands for everything… re-use and re-cycle things, reduce waste, refuse in the first place, repair, re-think our actions, re-write the rules, re-view, re-model, re-design, re-invent Life! Re-Green means to take responsibility and to simplify. Re-Green is Permaculture, Sustainable Living, Energy Saving, Self-Sufficiency, Nutrition with Real Food.
Re-Green extends to Meditation, Elevation, Compassion and Unconditional Love to all living beings in the Planet.

The Maloca / shala will set the base location of theory and discussion when not outside – It is a 100sq/metre octagon shala built with local, natural materials. A reciprocal beam structure roof covers the walls and windows hosting different natural techniques and is able to be heated by a very efficient wood burning rocket mass heater. It is entirely built by volunteers, helpers and ourselves and has pillows, carpets for comfort. Located within Re-Greens property it overlooks the green forest on the south and the blue greek sea on the north. We simply love it!

Food Glorious Food
Summertime offers menus of fresh salads and vegetables from our gardens, organic grains, seeds, nuts and local produce. Wood fired pizza is always a welcomed to celebrate. 3 vegetarian meals will be offered per day with coffee, herbal teas and organic fruit available throughout.

Accommodation
Our renovated 250 year old guesthouse offers shared accommodation in cool stone built rooms. Including private bathrooms and cocomat bedding – rooms are of a spacious setting, accommodating 3 – 4 people in each room.
Alternatively the option to camp includes views to the sea and is situated on various levels to offer privacy and quietness under the stars with fresh water and dry toilets, 2 showers with hot water and bathroom facilities are also available.

Other facilities include our hangout / communal kitchen area and lounge, natural swimming pond, nearby waterfall – 10 minute walk to cool off in the break and shaded hangout areas around the edible gardens.

Re-Green is located in the beautiful scenic village of Seliana, Greece. Easily accessible, it is 160 km from Athens in the Northern Peloponnese.How to get to us?.. Simply take a bus from Athens airport to Akrata ( approx. 2.5 hrs). We will arrange pickup times on the arrival day from Akrata, the closest beach town to us, according to arrivals of participants
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Our wonderful teachers –
Note from Dr. Rod Everett
I was brought up in a beautiful valley surrounded by wise trees, talkative birds, inquisitive mammals, fleeting butterflies and the musical River Roeburn. They have taught me much over the years along with dog companions, who have shown me hidden places and allowed me to interact with nature. I have been very privileged to still be living in the same valley as I played as a child.
Lea Harrison ran a teacher training course and advanced design course in our house in 1990. This started most of the UK Permaculture design teachings – out was a great course.
Later I participated in a creative teaching course with Skye. This really inspired me and has been the stimulant for my teaching technique. Whole body learning enables the permaculture principles to become an integral part of your life.
My great friend and co teacher Mill MilliChap brings his knowledge and skill of growing food for many years and living a thoughtful and simpler life. He always adds his wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for life to our joint courses.
$1025/person

Holistic Herbal Wisdom 2018

Jul 06 - Jul 16, 2018
Food included
In such modern times that we live we are surrounded/besieged by manufactured scents, unhealthy and expensive cosmetics and chemical drugs that seemingly help yet ultimately burden our body, poor quality synthetic food/diet and misinformation …
My need to escape this slavery and live in harmony with my body and the environment has led me to study plants and natural medicine, herbs and essential oils. My teachers have been schools of natural healing but also the witches-grandmothers from the Greek countryside. The knowledge I have collected is my treasure and increases year after year. This knowledge I want to share with/convey to you, so you can become the master of your own health and take your health into your own hands (Body and Mind).
In this workshop/school we will learn how to collect and harvest herbs properly, how to prepare our home pharmacy for the winter, how to make homemade cosmetics and healing remedies (syrups, herbal tinctures, herbal oils, bee wax creams, sun screens, creams), how to make natural soaps with rich aromas from essential oils rather than chemical substitutes. How to make earth friendly natural cleaning products and children friendly remedies. We will also learn the basics about herbal therapy, the spices and herbs in the kitchen and the garden, how to properly use the essential oils that are the most powerful herbal extracts with tremendous therapeutic effects and we shall discuss about detoxing and healing through our diet. Besides, lets not forget: “we are what we eat”.
Maria Skarli
The mountains of Greece offer an abundance of diversity offering herbs, fruits, nuts, edible greens and flowers, it is our intention to be able to welcome you to our home and learn the invaluable healing qualities with Maria’s guidance of all that the earth provides to us. This course is designed to offer participants complete competency through learning and creating all natural remedies for the body, health and home – internally and externally. All participants are asked to attend all workshops – workshops will run from 10am – 14.00 & 17.00 – 21.00.
Morning Yoga will be available every second day in our handbuilt Maloca. 3 Organic vegetarian meals are provided by our in house chef, herbal teas and fruits available all day. There will be a day out to the large fresh water ‘Lake Tsivlou’, numerous walks to forage/harvest and free afternoon time to visit the nearby waterfall.

Investment
Shared Guesthouse Accomodation
Earlybird registration by 10th May
820€
Full Price After 10th May
910€

Camping with Bathroom Facilities – ( byo tent)
Earlybird registration by 10th May
710€
Full price After 10th May
800€

A deposit of 150€ is asked to confirm your space.

*Greek Nationals please contact for pricing

Whats Included
10 nights Accommodation
3 Organic Vegetarian meals per day form our Magic Kitchen
2 daily 4hr workshops with Maria Skarli – see program below
Guided walks, Foraging, harvesting
Temazcal Natural Steamhouse session
4 Morning Yoga Lessons
All facilities within Re-Green, natural swimming pond, waterfalls
Pick up & Drop off from Akrata – the nearest beach town ( 20 mins away)

For more information or to register please
email – info@re-green.gr \ www.re-green.gr
Phone Amber +306949122813 | Flery +30 6948407233
If we don’t answer we are in the garden and please email us! 🙂
$850/person

Plasters and Paints – Natural Building Course 2018

Sep 01 - Sep 09, 2018
Food included
Plasters and Paints – Natural Building Course
lime / earth / gypsum / natural paints
Natural Materials for a healthy and durable construction course aimed to discover some of the ancestral techniques to cover walls, floors, ceilings and outdoors. Practices of plastering, stuccos, tadelakt technique and paintings with traditional formulas elaborated by hand exploring LIMEs, GYPSUMs, EARTHs and natural COLORS.

With this course we intend to share a deep and complex knowledge as much as exciting and beautiful, on the natural matter and the ancestral techniques that we have inherited after thousands of years of practice. We will combine theory and practice, in a permanent coexistence, stimulating curiosity and experimentation. We will begin by familiarizing ourselves with the materials: their origin in the territory, their transformation and manipulation to become a construction material, their cycles, their combination with other materials, the preparation of the mixtures, etc. We will work on samples and tests that help to understand the behaviour of each material according to its nature and the technique used. For example, what are the keys in the kneading of the plaster for the execution of a stucco, in comparison with the kneading for a simple plastering of a wall; or what should we take into account when preparing and storing a paste of lime for the finish of a facade, compared to the lime we will use for a base lining; what additives can we use to alter the characteristics of a mortar according to the available raw material; how the colours are prepared and how they affect the mix, etc. It seems interesting to us to tackle different materials and techniques at the same time, as well as to propose different supports on which to intervene (a brick wall is not the same as a stone wall, or an old plaster as a new one) in order to fully understand the possibilities at our reach. Throughout history, countless techniques have been put into practice according to the needs to be solved and the materials and capacities available, so we do not want to give recipes as much as provide sufficient knowledge to solve according to each case. To strengthen learning we will do tests on the following techniques:

– plastering lime and sand
– plaster stuccos ·lime stuccos + tadelakt type stuccos
-natural paintings + mineral coloring earths

Depending on the progress of the course we can introduce more techniques, such as the mixture of lime and gypsum, graffiti, tiling, stained glass, clay mixtures, etc.

Theoretical cases: your projects. We will approach the cases that the participants want to share: the needs of your projects (how can I do the plastering of an old dry stone wall?) How can I intervene on walls that have already been plastered with cement? Under what conditions can I Run a continuous floor? How can I guarantee a good insulation? And a good waterproofing? How do I repair a plaster in poor condition?). We will think together in the most convenient architectural solutions in each case, to connect our new capabilities with the complexity of a building according to their specific needs.

Finally, the great challenge, we will practice on a real case: the coating of some part of the beautiful project Re-Green, to test methods of design, organisation, costs, times, magnitudes, the distribution of work, how to make a good team, etc.

This course is an intensive 9 days offering interactive practical and in depth theory sessions daily and most evenings ~ requiring full attendance moving as a group, therefore even local attendees are expected to stay on -site – please also expect to have fun!

About the teachers – Luis & Monica

Luis Prieto Prieto is a craftsman, a stucco plaster master, with extensive experience in interior and exterior works of heritage and vernacular buildings. He learned the craft by family tradition and through various courses of ceramics and colorimetry in Higher Institutes of Crafts in Spain, Belgium and France. He works traditional techniques with materials artisanally produced. He researches, documents and disseminates these procedures. He has given practical lectures and workshops in many Spanish and Portuguese universities, in the Madridpainters’ union, in the Federación Nacional de Empresarios Pintores (ANSPI), in the Cal de Morón Museum, and in the Fundación Laboral de la Construcción. He is an Advisor and Editor at the National Qualifications Institute. He is co-author of the book Artes de los yesos.

Mónica Bujalance Moreta is an architect (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) in love with self-management construction and natural matter and its artistic and liberating potential. She has been working as an artisan for some years, building without the use of cement or petrochemistry industry materials, as part of an experimental team based in horizontal relationships. She is now building in the forest playing the old slow way, experimenting permacultural values in her architecture.

Luis & Monica have offered courses together since 2014 with the aim of sharing our passions and provide future generations with a millenary culture in danger of extinction. Calling it ‘Recovery of constructive sovereignty’ (for the right of people to know the matter and its manipulation to build their houses).
Note: all skills and levels of knowledge and practice will be welcome. We can attend to different degrees of complexity at the same time, and we believe that this situation is very interesting for all the people who participate.

What is Included:
8 nights/9 days Accommodation – (see options below)
3 daily organic vegetarian meals form the ‘magic’ kitchen
All tuition / lessons and practical materials required
Use of Re-Green Facilities including our natural swimming pond!
Pick up and drop off from Akrata the nearest beach town.

Investment:
Guest-house shared accommodation 680€

Camping ( byo tent) – 620€

*Greek nationals please contact us

To hold your space we ask for a deposit of 100€
If you wish to join this unique course or have additional questions please email: info@re-green.gr

T: Flery: +30 6948407233. or Amber: +30 6983042909

If we don’t answer we may be in the garden so email us!

About Re-Green:
Re-Green is an ecoculture center based on a mountain countryside, aiming to actively experience the power of Green living. We are convinced that the world’s problems, the economic crisis, the diseases, the climate change, the pollution etc can be solved by Re-Greening our lives. Re-Green stands for everything… re-use and re-cycle things, reduce waste, refuse in the first place, repair, re-think our actions, re-write the rules, re-view, re-model, re-design, re-invent Life! Re-Green means to take responsibility and to simplify. Re-Green is Permaculture, Sustainable Living, Energy Saving, Self-Sufficiency, Nutrition with Real Food.
Re-Green extends to Meditation, Elevation, Compassion and Unconditional Love to all living beings in the Planet. Its a project of two people who consciously abandoned the hectic city life and moved to the countryside with the aim to build a life of trust, love and care for the Earth. The project is about a never ending design of a Sustainable and Self Sufficient model of living following the principles of Permaculture. It’s about Balance within the four elements of Fire, Earth, Water and Air. Self grown healthy food, nature friendly structures, traditional remedies and ancient models of healing, fresh air, active work with the body, mindfulness and open hearts.
We believe that the transition to Re-Green is about self responsibility, but it is as critical to involve the energy and contribution of other people too. This is why we are also creating a welcoming home for people who share the same ideas with us, so that we all can change together and multiply the effect of this transition with awareness around!

The Maloca / hall will set the base location of theory and discussion when not outside – It is a 100sq/metre octagon shala built with local, natural materials. A reciprocal beam structure roof covers the walls and windows hosting different natural techniques and is able to be heated by a very efficient wood burning rocket mass heater. It is entirely built by volunteers, helpers and ourselves and has pillows, carpets for comfort. Located within Re-Greens property it overlooks the green forest on the south and the blue greek sea on the north. We simply love it!

Food Glorious Food
Being summer time the menus will consist of fresh salads from our gardens, organic grains, seeds, nuts and local produce. Wood fired pizza is always a welcomed to celebrate. 3 vegetarian meals will be offered per day with coffee, herbal teas and organic fruit available throughout.

Accommodation
Our renovated 250 year old guest-house offers shared accommodation in cool stone built rooms. Including private bathrooms and cocomat bedding – rooms offer a spacious setting, accommodating 3 – 4 people in each room.
The camp site with views to the sea is situated on various levels to offer campers privacy and quietness. With fresh water and dry toilets, 2 showers with hot water and bathroom facilities are also available.

Re-Green is located in the beautiful scenic village of Seliana, Greece. Easily accessible, it is 160 km from Athens in the Northern Peloponnese.How to get to us?.. We will arrange pick-up times on the arrival day form Akrata according to arrivals of participants
$700/person

The Equanimous Heart | A Vipassana Retreat w/ Whit Hornsberger

Oct 19 - Oct 26, 2018
Food included
The Equanimous Heart | A Vipassana Retreat w/ Whit Hornsberger
The mindful practice of insight meditation (vipassanā) is considered to be the direct path laid down by the Buddha himself for the purification of beings, for the overcoming of sorrow and lamentation, for the disappearance of pain and grief and for the complete cessation of all forms and levels of physical and mental suffering (dukkha).
Through the application of mindfulness (sati), concentration (samādhi) becomes increasingly more refined, providing a stable platform for the intimate investigation into the phenomena of mind (nāma) and body (rūpa). Through patient endurance and ardent effort we begin to find refuge within the ever increasing equanimity of the heart-mind, a spacious, unshakable vantage point from which to see into the ultimate reality of our psycho-physical embodiment. Through direct-felt experience insights arise, propelling the practitioner to a compassionate understanding of the laws that govern life and subsequent wisdom capable of freeing each of us from the self-generated suffering of mind.

In this eight day silent retreat we will apply the systematic methodology of the revered Burmese meditation master, Mahasi Sayadaw. Mahasi’s accessible, yet potent, scientific approach to the study of consciousness gives rise to transformative insight into the true nature of the mental (nāma) and physical (rūpa) phenomena, that which forms the bedrock of our human experience.

As knowledge is born that all psycho-physical phenomena are transient (anicca), unmanageable and beyond our control (anattā), attachment (taṇhā) to them dissolves, dispelling the fires of greed (lobha) and aversion (dosa). In the wake of their cessation, the heart-mind becomes spaciously equanimous, liberated from suffering, beautified by insight.

The great Burmese Master Mahasi Sayadaw’s approach to meditation is very clear, very precise and ‘to the point,’ faithfully adhering to the method of the Buddha in his own successful search for Enlightenment. Whit Hornsberger’s experiences of intensive monastic meditation in Burma, combined with his studies of Yoga and other forms of Eastern Spirituality, have given him a unique ability to communicate to Westerners a classical approach to meditation, one that is deeply rooted in the profound Burmese tradition.

This silent retreat will include sitting and walking meditation, daily yoga practice and interviews with the teacher.

Where:
The setting in the mountains of the Peloponnese, Greece at
Re-Green Ecoculture Centre offers connection to nature and the surrounding silence of abundance.
*See more in discussion board for accomodation, food and facilities and images.

Investment includes:
7 nights shared accomodation in spacious guesthouse with woodstoves & coconut bedding
3 Vegetarian Organic meals per day
Guidance/ teachings from Whit Hornsberger
Use of all facilities including Temezcal natural steamhouse session
Pick up & drop off from Akrata – the nearest beach town

Earlybird registration before 15th August
€490 per person + dāna***

Full Price after 15th August
560€ + dāna***

***What is Dāna?***

The Buddhist teachings have always been considered to be priceless and thus have traditionally remained outside the realm of commodification. In Whit’s many years as a student and teacher of vipassāna he has always received his transmission of the teachings from his teachers by way of dāna or the practice of generosity and we are honoured that he has decided to offer this retreat at Re-Green no different than those he teaches in his home country of Canada, by dāna.

The practice of of vipassāna is designed to reduce the conditioned defilements of the mind – greed (lobhā), anger (dosa) and delusion (mohā).

In the words of revered meditation master Mahāsi Sayadaw:

“The aim of this practice and its greatest benefit is release from greed, hatred and delusion, which are the roots of all evil and suffering.”

Thus the practice of giving from the heart (dāna) was applied to the tradition by the Buddha to help release the heart from the shackles of greed. Whit is adamant that the future of our species and our planet depends on dissolving the greed that has become so inherent in our societies. The offering of this retreat to you by way of dāna and your support of the teachings by way of dāna is not only of benefit for those attending retreat but is placing faith in each other that we can move in a more altruistic direction as a human family.

How much should I give for dāna?

This is a frequently asked question that is difficult to answer. When you consider that the teacher receives no wage, no payment other than your basic offering, all in return for the service of helping you, for giving teachings, private counselling and guidance, then you should be motivated, we think, to give very well indeed.
Offering Dana is a personal spiritual “practice” and thus requires a deep look into yourself — what do these teachings really mean to you? How valuable are they? What does it mean to you to be able to be a part of a tradition based on generosity? What can you truly afford in expressing your gratitude and support for what your teachers offer to you and the world? At the end of the retreat you will be given an empty envelope. Please use this opportunity to show your gratitude. Your donation is private and, if you prefer, anonymous.

Group packages available, please ask.
A deposit of 150€ is asked to hold your place.
**this retreat is offered to 20 participants only

For registration / more information email ~ info@re-green.gr
or phone – Amber +30 6949122813

More on Whit Hornsberger
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/soularchyoga
Website – https://www.soularchyoga.ca/

Whit Hornsberger is a driven, passionate and inspiring being.
Driven by an innate belief that each of us is capable of radical, spontaneous evolution, Whit’s unrelenting determination and commitment to applying and sharing ancient wisdom as a catalyst for individual and in turn social change has seen him become a highly sought after teacher all around the world.
Through direct personal suffering Whit has devoted his life to the powerful, life-changing and for him, life-saving wisdom of the ancient traditions of Classical Yoga (Patañjali) and Theravada Buddhism. His life has become a medium through which he humbly transmits the teachings of the past in a colloquial manner to students from all walks of life, emphasizing that freedom from suffering is not only possible but is an endeavour that ought to be taken up by each of us.
Whit is an ardent student, whose commitment to awaken beyond the limitations of his own conditioned mind has led him around the world, from monastic experience in Myanmar (Burma) to dedicated study in revered yogic institutions of India (Kaivalyadhama), solo retreats in the forests of Canada and the United States, urban study with senior teachers within the Krishnamacharya lineage (Ramaswami) of traditional Vinyasa Yoga and seemingly everywhere in between.
Those dedicated efforts have resulted in a teacher who embodies the path with integrity and authenticity, whose compassion and loving-kindness for each student he meets is palpable and whose drive to create social change and a better future for our species and planet is evident to anyone who has the fortunate opportunity to study with Whit.
International classes, workshops, intensives, retreats, conferences, online practices and trainings are the ground from which Whit guides practitioners towards embodied well-being. His teachings faithfully adhere to the Vinyasa Krama method of the father of modern yoga, Sri T. Krishnamacharya, the Mahasi Method of vipassana (insight) meditation passed down by the late, venerable Mahasi Sayadaw (Burma) and his unique integration of Buddhist psychology with the contemporary practice of yin yoga.
Whit firmly believes that in order to move forward we must look to our past and the wisdom of our ancestors. As an internationally recognized teacher Whit continuously ensures that he honours the ancient wisdom traditions that saved his life, emphasizing through action that he is simply a medium through which the knowledge can continue to be past down, undiluted, for generations to come.

Key Stats.

Year founded

2011

Size of project site

6 hectares

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Greek
  • Spanish

People on site

5 - 40

Dry season

March to December

Wet season

January to March

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

  • shared rooms
  • tent camping

Vegetarian Food

  • over 80% locally sourced

Internet

  • slow: emails only

Ongoing classes

  • yoga
    3-5 times per week
  • permaculture
    daily
  • plant medicine
    daily

Opportunities

Re-Green EcoCulture Center is currently offering the following opportunities:

  • natural building
  • gardening

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