Skip links

Living with Joy

TEACHER
Bernd Bender & Vivi Letsou
DATE
22 Sep - 28 Sep
CATEGORY
Yoga & Meditation
PRICE
From €1060

In this retreat, we will practice Zen meditation and Yoga in order to prepare our heart-body-mind to receive the teachings and allow them to transform us. In the afternoon we will have time to enjoy our connectedness with the beautiful nature of Mani and the Mediterranean Sea.

Especially now, cultivating wisdom and compassion is of critical importance for individuals and society as a whole. It is becoming increasingly clear that we are living in a globalized world in which everything is interdependent; at the same time, individuals and groups are reacting to this development with fear, separation, and resistance. And while this is understandable, it only causes the problems we face to become bigger and more of a challenge. Personal conversations with the teachers are available throughout the retreat.

The practice hall is open for personal yoga and meditation practice 24 hours.

About Bernd Bender

Bernd Bender is a Zen teacher & priest in Suzuki Roshi’s lineage, and founder of “Akazienzendo“ in Berlin where he teaches meditation and mindfulness

He received his training in one of the most important Zen centers of the U.S., the San Francisco Zen Center, where he lived, studied and taught for 15 years. Bernd regularly teaches at Zen Center Athens.

He studied literature and philosophy in Frankfurt and Berkeley, and in his younger years, he worked as a dancer. Having translated over 20 Buddhist books from English to German, Bernd is comfortable navigating in both languages, across a wide spectrum of classical and modern meditation philosophy.

People enjoy how he communicates ancient wisdom teachings for a modern world.

About Vivi Letsou

Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Director of NYSY Studios, Co-founder of Zen Rocks, and Avocado Vegetarian Café, Certified Teacher Yoga Alliance 500 hours, Certified Teacher BASIPilates™, Creator of Abhaya Yoga

Vivi is a strong and charismatic Yoga Teacher and Teachers’ Educator. Through her journey of teaching Yoga, practicing Zen, making films in California for 20 years, and then building the vibrant NYSY Academy for Yoga & Pilates and co-founding the well-loved Avocado Vegetarian Café in Athens, she has been able to find a way of Yoga practice that makes us strong in all levels and helps us to triumph even amidst difficult challenges.

Having taught in the traditions of Ashtanga, Anusara, and Vinyasa Yoga, Vivi has created Abhaya Yoga—a style that combines dynamic alignment-based asana, with an empowering philosophy rooted in Tantra and on the Buddhist path of compassion for all beings. With passion and enthusiasm, Vivi shares this incredible Abhaya Yoga journey with friends who are ready.

Zen Rocks is the culmination of Vivi and Eraj’s vision to create an environment that fosters growth, healing, community, and positive life shifts. She invites friends and students to enjoy their stay at Zen Rocks and embark on their unique journey of deep healing and personal transformation.

When you are ready for positive change in,
your life will change positively!

Value for 6 Nights

€1.060 for Triple or 4 bed Room + €200 F.B.O.
€1.200 Double Room + €200 F.B.O.
€1.600 Single Room + €200 F.B.O.

Possibility to use your own tent or rent one from

ZRM Price range: € 540-750

F.B.O.: Full Board Option contains
3 main vegetarian meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

What is Included

Accommodation
Yoga classes & meditation (where applicable)
Τwo delicious vegetarian meals a day (brunch and dinner) and morning tea
All yoga equipment and accessories
Biodegradable toiletries

Not Included

Transfer to and from Zen Rocks Mani
Transfers around Zen Rocks and the area
Additional therapeutic treatments or private yoga sessions where applicable

Schedule

6:00   Wake up bell
6:30 Zazen (meditation), Kinhin (walking meditation), Chanting
8:00 Breakfast
9:00 Teachings
11:00  Break
11:15 Yoga class
13:00  Lunch
14:00   Break. Rest or swimming
17:00 Zazen (meditation), Kinhin (walking meditation), Chanting
19:00  Break
19:30 Dinner
20:30 Group Discussion or Zazen or Chanting
21:30  End of the day

Packages

Double Room

Double Room

Deluxe Triple Room with Sea View. This triple room features a balcony, dining area and minibar. Share a room with two of your friends or two other retreat guests.

Triple Room

Triple Room

Deluxe Triple Room with Sea View. This triple room features a balcony, dining area and minibar. Share a room with two of your friends or two other retreat guests.

Quadruple Room

Quadruple Room

Deluxe Quadruple Room with Sea View. This quadruple room features a balcony, dining area and minibar. Share a room with three of your friends or three other retreat guests.

Have a question?

Bathing suit, Towels for the beach, suntan lotion, hat, sunglasses, Sturdy Shoes if you plan to hike, Flip-flops, Indoor slippers, Mosquito repellant ,Note pad for writing information, Flashlight or headlamp, Personal toiletries, Prescription medicine, if required, Day pack, International converter kit for rechargeable items, or bring extra batteries, Plug adapter

Bitcoin is designed around the idea of using cryptography to control the creation and transfer of money in any time.

Bitcoin is designed around the idea of using cryptography to control the creation and transfer of money in any time.

Drop us a line

We are here to answer any question you may have

    Call Now Button
    BOOK NOW