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.
Elena, is a certified Ayurveda nutrition and lifestyle practitioner, massage therapist and yoga instructor. She studied Ayurveda and Yoga to heal her own imbalances, after having spent 12 years working internationally for large hospitality groups. What she gained was not only improved health, but also a new sense of freedom and inner peace. She then chose to make it a life priority to share those practices with those who wish to improve their health and make peace with their body and mind.
Elena studied Ayurvedic Herbal Medecine, Diet & Nutrition and Massage Therapies under the supervision Dr Deepika Rodrigo (Principle physician and Director of the Ayurvedic Clinic, principle lecturer and Director of the Ayurveda Institute UK and Director of the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals UK) and Dr Wathsala Wijesinghe (B.A.M.S, MSC, M.D.). She studied Sanskrit and practice sound therapy with Gabrielle Burnel (Gaiea Sanskrit). She is a registered Yoga Alliance International Yoga Teacher.
She leads retreats in Greece, animates workshops in Europe and offers one-on-one consultation and massage therapy using her personal experience and knowledge of Asian medicinal and spiritual tradition. She is also part of the Rosenberg Ayurveda Health & Retreat Centre team, in Germany.
A few words about Abhaya Yoga
You will be practicing Abhaya Yoga, both dynamic and restorative sessions with Vivi Letsou.
Abhaya Yoga is a method combining dynamic Hatha Yoga movement, Meditation, and a practical Life Stance. It was created by Vivi Letsou, and inspired by the mudra that signifies Abhaya–NO FEAR. Read more on Abhaya practice here….
When you are ready for POSITIVE CHANGE,
your life will CHANGE POSITIVELY!
A few words about Ayurveda Healing
What to expect on an Ayurvedic Retreat?
You will review with Elena Beurdeley-Kurten, your current state of health through discussion about your current symptoms and physical condition, past medical history as well as an in-depth review of your diet and lifestyle. After your initial diagnosis, Elena will recommend an individualised diet and lifestyle balancing programme. During your stay you will receive massage treatments to help relax your mind and heal your body. You will also be given the keys to understanding how Ayurveda works and how to apply Ayurvedic principles simply at home.
€1.060 for Triple or 4 bed Room
€1.200 Double Room
€1.600 Single Room
€600 for the Six Day Retreat.
€400 for the Four Day Retreat.
Accommodations, 6 or 4 nights
Daily Yoga classes & meditation (where applicable)
Ayurveda Consultations, massage therapies and workshops.
Τwo delicious vegetarian meals a day (brunch and dinner) and morning tea
All yoga equipment and accessories
WHAT’S 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.
For more programme details and any questions you may have please send us an email.
We look forward to spending some nurturing and rejuvenating time together !
Elena & Vivi