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“A deep understanding of Yoga shared with warmth and patience”
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Aliki Yoga School
Ranked #3 of 9 things to do in Aliki
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Owner description: Teacher and owner Oona Giesen is recognised by the IYF (International Yoga Federation) and the Dutch society of yoga teachers VYN (Vereninging Yogadocenten Nederland). She started with Iyengar Yoga 44 years ago, around 1973, when she was eight years old. Oona grew up with yoga, and started teaching Iyengar based Hatha Yoga 24 years ago, in her mothers yoga school in Amsterdam/The Netherlands, and in her own yoga school on the island Paros in Greece. Although she has a slightly softer approach, you can feel the influences of B.K.S. Iyengar in her classes.Her classes are down to earth, no chanting, but back to basic yoga, with physical exercises (asanas) and breathing (pranayama) and meditiation. Oona became expert by experience in managing backpain with yoga since she broke her spine in a car accident in 1998 and since then recovered herself extremely well with her yoga.The yoga courses will be held on Paros, one of the most beautiful islands of the Cyclades. The Cyclades are a group of islands in the Aegean Sea, between Athens and Crete, known for its natural beauty and spectacular architecture. Paros is also the most central located island of the Cyclades and ferry boats go daily to different islands.Piso Aliki is a quiet bay, just behind Aliki, a small fishing village at the still quiet south-coast of Paros. There are several lovely beaches close by, a few taverna’s / restaurants at the seaside and beautiful sunsets to enjoy in the afternoon. No nightlife, no discotheques, just calmness and tranquillity…..except for an occasional village party which are realy nice.Piso Aliki and yoga, the perfect combination to really unwind from your daily stress, relax and enjoy life.
Reviewed 22 January 2014

Three courses with Oona in Paros + one in Amsterdam says it all. No hippie tosh such as bells or chanting ! Fantastic tuition with a remarkable understanding of how to share her knowledge and encourage her students. Being a sixty year old male I have never felt awkward or excluded.The best part is that you come away completely recharged and encouraged to include your yoga in your daily routine when you return home.

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AlikiYogaSchool, Eigenaar at Aliki Yoga School, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2014

Thank you for writing a review about me and my yoga classes.
I hope to see you again this summer or another time;-)
Best wishes,
Oona Giesen

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Reviewed 21 January 2014

Oona Giesen is an exceptional teacher of Yoga following B.K.S Iyengar. She inspires and creates a great sense of well-being for her students. Her studio space is beautiful, spotlessly clean and fresh with plenty of smart yoga props for everyone. Aliki Yoga School is quite simply a gem !

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AlikiYogaSchool, Manager at Aliki Yoga School, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2014

Dear Sydney,
Thank you for you review.
It was nice to see you and Andrew again, and in Paros and in Amsterdam.
Should be nice to see you again.
You know where to find me.
New this year, discount if you bring a friend,so also your partner….;-)
Love,
Oona

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Reviewed 21 January 2014

I had the pleasure of joining a weekend of yoga with Oona in Amsterdam and it was wonderful! Activating an relaxing at the same time, no pressure on the ego, I felt the possitive peaceful effects right after class. The use of all the different props was also very enjoyable and educational. I hope to join Oona soon in Greece!
Spoken by an other yoga teacher, Sita Ram!
LW

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AlikiYogaSchool, Owner at Aliki Yoga School, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2014

Dear Lara,
Dear friend and colleague;-)
Thank you for your review.
It was SO SO NICE to had you in my classes.
Sometimes less is more………especially when you want to open up.
Really hope to see you also on Paros sometimes;-)
Maybe bring your own group and organize your own retreat as well.
Namaste and love,
Oona

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Reviewed 20 January 2014

Oona is a very experienced, knowledgible and patient teacher. No one is pushed beyond what they can manage while being encouraged into the best positions for them.
The yoga school is a short walk from the beach and small town which has wonderful Greek food. Paros is well worth the journey and is an easy place to be on one's own.

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AlikiYogaSchool, Eigenaar at Aliki Yoga School, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2014

Thank you for writing a review about me and my yoga classes.
I hope to see you again this summer or another time;-)
Best wishes,
Oona Giesen

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Reviewed 20 January 2014

Oona is an excellent yoga techer, she knows how to gear to the heterogenous group, give enaugh time out so we aren't burn out, but still stay focused on the yoga week.
Not to speak of the delights of greece, baths, food.... and not that many tourists
i'll recomand it.

Thank nathalie m
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AlikiYogaSchool, Eigenaar at Aliki Yoga School, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2014

Thank you for writing a review about me and my yoga classes.
I hope to see you again this summer or another time;-)
Best wishes,
Oona Giesen

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