Yoga Classes in Chania

When was the last time you had a peaceful mind?

 

Yoga Classes Crete (Chania and Rethymno)

Join our welcoming and supportive yoga community in Vamos Apokoronas Chania

Improve your strength, flexibility, focus and balance.

Meet your Instructor

Emilie Ananya Ananda brings over a decade of experience in practising, learning, and teaching Yoga. She holds certification as a Hatha yoga instructor from the SivaOm School of Yoga and specializes in yoga therapy through the Paramanand Institute of Yoga Science. Yoga therapy, designed to assist those with specific physical or mental conditions, is a focus of her expertise.

She always sought authentic teachings embracing the profound wisdom received from Indian masters. This commitment to authentic instruction enhances her ability to share the transformative benefits of yoga with her students.

In addition to her yoga credentials, Emilie is an anthropologist, public health specialist, and holistic nutrition health coach. Before transitioning to yoga therapy, she dedicated 14 years to humanitarian aid, coordinating health programs primarily in Africa, Asia, and Central America.

Today, Emilie is dedicated to helping her students achieve harmony between body, mind, and breath using a diverse range of techniques. She is also the founder of Holon Yoga.

Are you living in Crete and want to start yoga? 

Get in touch to book your free trial class.

Where?

Vamos Village, Apokoronas, Chania
+30 6980031109 / info@holon.gr

We are located just 200m away from the central square of Vamos on the way to Litsarda Village

Holon Yoga, located in the heart of Apokoronas, is a yoga shala that warmly welcomes both residents and vacationers throughout the entire year.

By becoming a part of our community, you'll have the opportunity to experience yoga’s profound and life-changing benefits.

We offer the following private and group classes: hatha, vinyasa, restorative, breathwork/pranayama, and meditation. 

Additionally, we provide specialized yoga therapy sessions, addressing individual health concerns.

The term "holon" embodies the idea of being simultaneously a whole and a part of a larger whole, reflecting a non-dualistic perspective on the world. This essence of unity and interconnectedness is at the core of yoga philosophy. Our mission at Holon Yoga is to create a nurturing and inclusive environment where everyone can come together to explore the transformative benefits of yoga, meditation, and other self-care practices.

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Frequent Questions

The class takes place without music and students are invited to keep silent as much as possible. We start sharp on time so make sure to arrive 5-10 min earlier.

Each class last 90 min and is structured as follows;

  • Intro and explanation (5’): you will be invited to share your expectation from the practice
  • Mantra chanting (10’) :Mantras are sounds or short sentences that we repeat to relax the mind and increase focus
  • Warm-up (10’) : To avoid injuries, we start the physical practice by warming of up all the main joins of the body
  • Asanas (45’): Asanas are body postures that we keep for 30 sec to 3 min combined with deep breathing and focusing on certain body parts
  • Pranayama or Meditation (10’) –Breathwork and meditation help to balance the vital energy of the body
  • Closure (5’): You will be invited to share your experience of the practice and ask your questions
  • Don’t eat at least 2h before the practice
  • Don't drink at least 30 min before the practice
  • Wear comfortable cloth
  • You don't need to buy a yoga mat if you don't have one, we have yoga mats for our students at Holon
  • If you have any health issue, please consult your doctor or therapist before starting yoga and inform your teacher

To enjoy the mental and physical benefits of yoga, it is recommended to practice at least 3 times per week. You can either join the group classes or have a blended practice of group classes and personal practice at home. In that case, the guidance you receive during group classes will help you to strengthen your individual practice.

Everyone above 16 years old is welcome to join. It does not matter if you have done yoga before or if you are a beginner, the classes are adapted for all. If you have any health issue, please make sure to ask your doctor before and let the teacher know about it before we start the class.

Yoga is perfect for you if you want to increase the strength and flexibility of your body and your mind as well as increase your focus and clarity in your life.

It's also good for you if you are stressed. Stress affects all our body systems and therefore can affect our capacity to memorize, concentrate, digest, sleep and move, when stress tightens our muscles or gives us back pain. Studies have shown that a regular practice of yoga activates the parasympathetic nervous system and therefore is one of the most efficient tools to manage stress and its consequences.