Many of Amorgos’ visitors have felt strong energies on the island. There are many who have gone through big changes and transformations in their lives after meeting with Amorgos. Inspired by those people, Karin Oscarson and Vasilis Savvas decided to create a place to meet, learn and grow, combining their interest in holistic therapies and exercises and sustainable living. And so they started the project IRIS.
IRIS today is basically a big beautiful room with wooden floor right on the main [intlink id=”ormos-beach-aegiali” type=”post”]beach of Aegiali[/intlink]. A place to offer an opportunity to deepen the sense of relaxation and wellbeing during holidays through Yoga, Tai Chi, Stretching, Meditation classes and workshops as well as private sessions of massage and reiki. During low seasons there are longer retreats on the program and during high season mainly drop-in classes.
From her experience Karin knows that going on holidays is relaxing and rejuvenating in itself but often travellers go back to their everyday life and sooner or later, mostly sooner, the distractions of a stressful lifestyle and environment have thrown that over board.
To really relax is not so easy; there seem to be so much distraction. And even when we are far away from duties, responsibilities and preoccupations we still have our own mind that seems to be in constant rush, not able to leave the past behind or stop thinking about the future. So, is there a way to really relax? Well, yes!
There is a place in ourselves where there is total stillness no matter what happens around us in our lives.
It’s only a question of finding and connecting to that place, which might be easier said than done. We need some kind of tool or technique. And that’s where the IRIS studio comes in: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, Meditation and Massage are now well known for providing means to a profound and satisfying sense of wellbeing. By working from a holistic point of view they strengthen, balance and make our whole body-mind-soul constitution more flexible, open, relaxed and grounded.
The combination of IRIS activities and the beauty and laid-back atmosphere of the island is a lovely and meaningful way to spend holidays.
And then you can go back to everyday life rejuvenated, stronger connected to that still space in you and maybe with a little different perspective on what is really important in this amazing thing called life…
To be updated join the IRIS Facebook Group, take a look at the IRIS calendar for events and lessons.
Karin Oscarson (Owner) is a meditation teacher and practices mindfulness meditation since 1998. She trained in Swedish massage, reiki and other body work since early 90s and has completed a Yoga teacher training in NYSY studios in Athens. She lives on Amorgos since 1993.