Yoga and Contact Dance with Basu and Ann

Paleros Village 28/08 – 04/09/2017



7 days where you will be guided in Contact Dance, Kriya Hatha Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation, Self inquiry, Nidra Yoga, Bhajans and Health food with Basu and Ann

Yoga meeting Contact Dance

In this meeting we will explore how yoga and contact dance helps us to increase our awareness, how both are supporting the awakening. Lots of opening can happen in this meeting, two of them being: A natural opening into the yoga of self inquiry and understandings into conscious relationships.


The Workshop

Contact Improvisation / The Honest Dance

What makes you dance? What is already moving inside, and how does the dance move you? An invitation to open our bodies and senses to the continuous flow of life, to taste and express what is already moving inside. With Contact Improvisation, Authentic Movement and bodywork we will journey into the body and to the points of contact with others. Explore how to move safely, expand into new pathways of movement, together and alone. In the movement classes you will be given tools to move, meet, support and fly. The dance is our teacher!

Mindfulness Meditation

To bring the meditation into every action a daily life it is important to develop mindfulness (self observation). Mindfulness meditation belongs to Jnana Yoga


Kriya Hatha Yoga

It is a form of Hatha Yoga that is using the fundamentals from Kriya Yoga. The main emphasis is on the breath, the 7 chakras and self observation (mindfulness).

Nidra Yoga

We enter deep relaxation by rotating our awareness through the body.


If you wish to develop devotion. Singing mantras and devotional songs elevates the energies and opens the heart. Bhajans belongs to Page 2 of 4 Bhakti Yoga.


If you wish you can help with small task so the course can run smoothly. Cleaning the rooms, cutting vegetables etc. Serva belongs to Karma Yoga.

Healthy Food

Thanks to our organizer Antonis who is running a catering service for retreats called the FoodPath we can offer a healthy menu. A vegetarian breakfast and dinner will be served.


Practical Informations

Paleros, where the event will take place, is a village located at the Ionian Sea close to the island of Lefkada. It lies at the base of a spectacular mountain and is surrounded by sandy beaches.


Daily Program

Morning – Before breakfast:

40 min Mindfulness Meditation

20 min Sun Salutation

After Breakfast :

30 min Bhajan

2h Kriya Hatha Yoga and Nidra Yoga.

During Day:

Free time to enjoy the beach and the surroundings

Before Dinner:

2h Contact Dance Class

20 min Self inquiry

After Dinner :

2h Jam – Open Dance



Paleros village in Ellas Retreat Paleros How to get there Via Athens airport or the local airport in Prevesa. There are Busses and shared taxis from Athens. Bus approximate 35 Euro. Shared Taxi 50-70 Euro




He is an experienced teacher and has been giving courses and retreats in yoga, tantra and meditation in India, Thailand, Greece, Denmark and Austria since 2000. He offers a clear teaching and practice from different spiritual traditions without them loosing their originality . He began his yoga sadhana (spiritual practice) in 1997 and was in the following periode introduced into Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Tantra, Vipassana and Qi Gong. In 2002 he was initiated in Kriya Yoga by Swami Shankarananda Giri. In 2008 Swami Shankarananda Giri gave him the allowance to introduce and guide others into Kriya Yoga and in 2016 he became a Kriya Acharya and can give initiation into Kriya Yoga. He also have permission from Guruji Rajkumar Baswar to share tantric sadhanas. He is the founder of Kriya Dharma and Co founder of Ellas Retreat His main teachers: Kriya Yoga – Swami Shankarananda Giri, Tantra – Guruji Rajkumar Baswar, Vipassana – Thanat Chindaporn, Self inquiry – Prem Baba Qi Gong – Jorgos Pappas and was inspired especially by Kundalini Yoga – Swami Satyananada Saraswati and Eckhat Tolle.



Ann fell in love with Contact Improvisation in 2010, while she was studying contemporary dance/improvisation and composition in Oslo, Norway. After some years on and around the performing arts scene, her interest turned to yoga and tantra. Since 2015 she has studied with meditation teachers in Ireland, Greece and India, and been teaching in Yoga TTCs in India. At the same time Contact Improvisation has been an ongoing love story. The playfulness, honesty, connection with other dancers and the joy of movement is what brings her back to the dancefloor, again and again. Ann has been teaching and dancing CI in South America, India and Europe. It is the Page 3 of 4 Double room 4 person room Ellas Retreat Paleros dance form that continues to stay close to her heart. Her base is in Norway, where she teaches movement and yoga, and fascilitate women’s groups.


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Arrival / Departure

Pickup possibility (Transport fees depend on the route and the people sharing)
No pickupPickup from Lefkada Bus StationHire Taxi from Athens International Airport

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