AN EXTRAORDINARY TEAM OF PASSIONATE TEACHERS
TOGETHER WE CAN GROW
OUR TEACHERS ARE THERE FOR YOU. IN ONE WEEK YOU CAN MAKE A CHANGE. ITS UP TO YOU, IT'S YOUR HOLIDAY.
FOUNDER / CEO
Mirjam was born in Amsterdam where she studied at the Scapino Dance Academy. She completed her dance teacher training at the Rotterdam dance academy in 1984. After 35 years of teaching experience and a burn-out she came into contact with Yoga. She followed her Yoga teacher training at Yoga Garden in Amsterdam and did training in India. At Debbie Jenner she obtained her diploma Pilates Instructor. Now she is studying Shiatsu therapy and Chinese medical medicine.
Mirjam is the founder of Organic Yoga Greece. Together with her partner it is her intention to support the locals. The refugee camp is on the eastern side of the island. Yet many tourists stay away. We try to support Skala Kalloni with our guests.
Our adopted dog Lou Lou.
We found her in 2018 among the bushes. Now she is safe in the Netherlands.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT/WEBSITE INSTRUCTOR, COOK
Ilan de Vries
Ilan is Mirjam's partner. He is an IT specialist with his own IT company, PC Diemen. If someone has a computer problem, he solves it. Among other things, he will supervise the course Website building. His second great passion is cooking. Occasionally he shares a picture of his results on the internet. Sometimes he even receives compliments from professional chefs. We can also enjoy his cooking skills and tasty and healthy meals. His third passion is dogs and there are plenty of them on Lesvos.
Ilan is very entertaining. He could use some yoga but he prefers to stay with his computer and in the kitchen.
July 1 - 8
He is a Vinyasa flow and meditation teacher and he is practicing non-dogmatic, embodied yoga that is looking to help people explore their conscious experience and become more in touch with their 'Self' and awake in mind, body, spirit. That’s his purpose, however he generally delivers classes with a good amount of physical work (depending on the group) as he believes that this is part of the gateway to a happier healthier life is to be more open, strong, mobile and dynamic. His classes are creative, generally with inner purpose and he tries to steer away from linear, rigid traditional yoga.
He also has a background in martial arts, Tai chi and Qi gong. So he sometimes brings some of that into the practice. He has a strong meditation practice of >20 years and he will teach that as well.
Vinyasa en Yin Yoga. First of all, let me tell you that I was never the most flexible yogini!
Because of this fact I am very aware of the difficulties men and women have with starting yoga classes.
My practice is suitable for yogis of all ages and levels. I include meditation and Reiki in some classes where necessary. My mantra is: I'm good enough! My mantra is: I'm good enough! I'm worth my weight in gold!
She has been trained for 200 hours in Hatha and Vinyasa and is currently finishing her Yin Yoga studies.
Anna is a certified yoga teacher E-RYT 500. She received her spiritual name Jayanti from Guru Swami Niranjananda Saraswati of the Bihar School of Yoga in 2006. She has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years and has been teaching for the past 12 years. Her own personal Yoga Journey has included Hatha, Yin, Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga styles and has led her to travel through Spain where she lives now, teaching Yoga.
She runs a yoga studio (www.yogaprem.eu) in Barcelona, Spain, and offers yoga teacher training, retreats, master and regular classes in Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga styles. Her classes have a complete holistic focus, according to the directions and vision of her Guru of Yoga as a Lifestyle.
Anna always focuses her classes on the physical and spiritual well-being of her students, providing a space of practice for all levels of practitioners. She is an experienced yoga teacher in her fifties and has a good understanding of the requirements and needs of her students.
26 July - 2 August
Andy has been practicing Yoga for over 25 years and teaching for the last 13 years. His own personal Yoga Journey has encompassed Hatha, Iyengar, Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga styles and has taken him to around the world to study, practice and teach Yoga.
Andy is a Certified Yoga teacher holding the E-RYT certification and also holds the John Scott Yoga 500 Hr Teacher Training certification. Andy has taught workshops and retreats in the UK, Spain, France, Italy, India and Nepal.
As a teacher and a practicing Life Coach Andy understands and respects the needs of the individual student, placing their needs at the heart of his teaching. He will upon his extensive experience both as a teacher and coach to provide a supportive, nurturing and inspiring teaching space.
Andy will be teaching a slow Vinyasa Flow Yoga practice with a strong focus on postural alignment and the breath. We will synchronize movement with the breath, we breathe and then we move, threading movement onto the breath. This approach helps us to draw our attention inwards to the sensation of the body as we breathe and move, allowing our minds to quieten, the body to relax and the practice to become a moving meditation.
This practice will be suitable for all levels and ages. As an experienced Yoga practitioner in his 50s, Andy has a good understanding of the differing needs and requirements of different ages and body types and how to work with those.
Gudrun Ranftl is a certified yoga teacher in the Hathamethod of B.K.S. IYENGAR®. Her 3-year teacher training consisted of 700 hours of yoga practice and a well-founded study in anatomy and philosophy in the studio of the world-renowned teacher Clé Souren in Amsterdam. Since 2011 she has been teaching regularly in her studio in Frankfurt, Germany. Since then she has continued her own practice with excellent Iyengar yoga teachers worldwide (alphabetical order): Birjoo Mehta, Clé Souren, Delilah King, Doug Keller, Gulnaaz Dashti, Ingela Abbott, Katrin Feuerbach, Laurie Blakeney, Manouso Manos, Rembert Petrus, Richard Schachtel, Zubin Zarthoshtimanesh and many more gifted persons.
Gudrun loves to teach all ages and levels and works with props such as belts, blocks or cloths. Her instructions are very precise and inaccuracies are corrected by her. She teaches in English + German.
"Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life." (B.K.S. Iyengar)
July, August, September, dates flexible
Pilates, Yin yoga teacher, Shiatsu masseur. Mirjam was born in Amsterdam where she continued her studies at the Scapino Dance Academy. She completed her dance teacher training at the Rotterdam Dance Academy in 1984. After 35 years of teaching experience and a burnout she came into contact with Yoga. She completed her Yoga education at Yoga Garden in Amsterdam and followed training courses in India. She decided to follow a Pilates course with Debbie Jenner, a well-known name in the Netherlands. Pilates is a bit more accessible for those who do not practice yoga and still want to train their bodies. Mirjam is the founder of Organic Yoga Greece. Together with her partner was her commitment to support the locals. Meanwhile they have moved to another hotel to make this family happy with extra guests. Mirjam is working on her training Shiatsu massage & therapy. Mirjam now knows that Yoga and massage are the best way to heal and prevent burnout.
"Mirjam is enthusiastic and has humor. I was completely out of training when I arrived. Because of her training I lost a lot of weight in 1 week."
Vinyasa Yoga. Giada is Italian but speaks fluent English. She has a dance background and is therefore able to move beautifully. An inspiring example for everyone.
After a retreat with us, she followed a teacher training course on the advice of Mirjam. Not necessarily because her body is suitable for yoga but her personality fits Yoga. She is a sweet woman with her heart in the right place. Moreover, she is completely herself and you immediately feel at ease with her. She is in for some madness in his time, so if there is a party, you will certainly find her on the dance floor.
Her training and flying hours she made in Milan. Ze is gecertificeerd Vinyasa Yoga docent.
WE ARE CREATIVE
.No two weeks are the same One wants to take a diving lesson, the other a canoe trip or do crafts with beach finds, anything is possible.
WE ARE PASSIONATE
Our greatest passion is to give our participants a great time, a warm bath.
WE ARE MAD
What is the earning model? There is no such thing. We are a Non Profit organization. All proceeds go in the first instance to the teachers and in the second instance to the stray dogs.