This weekend I hosted the first of many sessions of outdoors yoga in Athens. I love practicing and teaching yoga outdoors. It’s so different from being in a studio or at home. Both of these are valuable too but there is something about moving and breathing outdoors in the fresh air that takes it to the next level!
Especially in beautiful surroundings like the beach, the mountains or a park. You listen to the sounds of nature and feel the breeze on your skin. It leaves me feeling relaxed, refreshed and energised every time.
Since I moved to Athens last year, it has been difficult to set up a regular face to face class due to COVID restrictions. Now we are heading into the second winter and it doesn’t look like it will get any easier. So for now I think teaching outdoors yoga in Athens is the way to go. My intention is to set up outdoors yoga sessions in different parks around Athens.
First session of outdoor yoga in Athens
The first session was last Sunday in Alsos Papagou park, close to the metro station Ethniki Amina (Σταθμός Εθνική Άμυνα). It was so lovely to have three ladies show up on a Sunday morning to practice together. The outdoors yoga session was held in the public gym area with beautiful greenery around and other active and motivated people walking, running and playing sports.
It was a beginners level yoga class with the theme of finding balance. That is balance between the masculine and feminine or yin and yang energy. Also the balance between rest and activity, movement and stillness, pushing forward and sitting back. We all felt stretch out and mentally clear and calm after the class. What a great way to start our Sunday.
Afterwards we went for a nice hot tea or coffee to warm up. A group of other ladies joined us for a brunch at Piu Verde cafe. It was so lovely to meet like-minded people and connect in these challenging times. I love living in Greece but life as an expat comes with it’s challenges and stresses. Yoga and especially outdoors yoga is a great way to release some of that pressure and tension. It helps us to be able to enjoy all of the joys of living in this beautiful country.
If you are an expat or a local interested in yoga, why not join me for future outdoors yoga in Athens sessions!
Future sessions of outdoor yoga in Athens
I have another Yoga in the Park session planned, this time in Galatsi park. Also on the cards is a Yoga in the Mountain session at Ymittos which I am so looking forward to! This one needs a bit of planning and a nice weather day but we will make it happen. I am also very excited to host Yoga on the Beach sessions in Athens once to spring rolls around again.
Check out the current class schedule here. If you are interested in joining future outdoors yoga in Athens, Greece, leave me a comment here and follow me on Facebook or Instagram. I look forward to connecting with you and seeing you at a future outdoors yoga in Athens session.
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6 thoughts on “Exciting outdoors yoga in Athens Greece”
Friends/co-workers and I used to gather on our lunch hour to do yoga and we tried it a few times outdoors. Loved it! Then we all went our separate ways to other careers and now I’m feeling the burn to get back to it. Thank you for your posts and your guidance. You inspire me.
That sounds great! I hope you can find a way to get back to it. If you don’t like practicing alone you can always download a yoga podcast to follow along to I have done that in the past 🙂
Adonis Tritsis Park! (And not just because it’s right by my house and I want to come haha). There is a lot of open space there. I love yoga outside – two of my favourite things!
It’s quite difficult for me via public transport but if there is enough interest I can do it 🙂 it looks like a beautiful park!
Oh, I understand! I will be your West Athens PR team 😉