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Holiday Facilitators: Alex Svoboda

skill, experience, warmth

Biography

The liberating power of dance seems to flow naturally out of Alex and spread to those who come to his classes. 

Alex has lived in three countries (Russia, US and the UK), studied at five universities and colleges, received his Ph.D., worked as an analyst and manager at world's leading organisations, including the legendary management consultancy McKinsey & Company. He has trained as a 5Rhythms teacher directly with Gabrielle Roth, certified as Open Floor teacher and has been studying with Anna Halprin. He is a University instructor and an experienced corporate training facilitator.

Alex offers a method of dance meditation that is highly accessible, simple and at the same time deep and potentially transformational. He teaches regularly in London, Cambridge, Dubai, Moscow, St Petersburg, Kiev and other cities. He has founded freedomDANCE, a school of dance meditation and conscious movement with over 30 teachers and trainees working in over 30 different cities. 

Alex explains 'Each of our classes is an opportunity to have a taste of freedom. What kind of freedom? Freedom to breathe and move. Freedom to notice and accept what is happening inside ourselves and around us. Freedom to open up to something bigger, something that transcends our everyday ideas and calculations. Freedom to be yourself and share yourself with others…' 

And here is what the dancers say about Alex and his work in their unsolicited messages:

‘You have real, soft, palpable presence. Not pushing, not holding back, sometimes waiting, sometimes offering.  When you speak, I listen.  It's always, always worth it.’ - Sue Rickards, London

‘[Your workshop] …has spiralled my life and unfolded so many changes in my inner self, outer life, given me so much more clarity, joy, focus, creativity and integrity. Your gift truly keeps on giving!’ - Rana Allamutdin, Bahrain

‘I felt stretched in a really beautiful way- it got me dancing outside of my easy routine ways of dancing.’ - Julian Russell, London

‘Alex… is magical - catch him if you can!’ - Louise de Caux, Cambridge

‘Your workshop was certainly a marathon of the heart and soul!’ - Justin Romain Hoffman, London

‘I left [the workshop] feeling more fully human’ Di Hinds-Williamson, Cambridge

‘One of the best demonstrations I've seen in a very long time.’ – Daniel Kinsley, London

‘Alex guided us with grace, good humour and amazing music’ – Mark, London

 

Where does Alex Svoboda facilitate?

Sun 28 Jun - Sat 11 Jul 2020 (13 nights)

At a glance

Atsitsa Bay is a holistic holiday centre set in a stunning, natural location, right on the bay and surrounded by pine forest. With a wide range of courses and activities and an outstanding team of facilitators, it's the perfect place to be inspired and try something new. 

About

Skyros attracts mostly solo travellers from all over the world. Although all ages are represented approximately 70% are between 35-65. A huge majority - over 80 percent - report that the Skyros holiday experience had a lasting positive effect on their lives. Nearly a third of guests come back again and again - even after they have said that Skyros was the 'holiday of a lifetime'.

Accommodation

Most people choose to live simply and comfortably in twin-shared rustic huts in the gardens. 

Avoid single supplements by allowing us to pair you with another guest. 

Or stay in Atsitsa's main house, subject to availability.

Inspiring Courses

Choose your favourites each week from a wide range including yoga, writing, art, abseiling, kayaking, windsurfing, personal development, singing, comedy, massage and more.

Food & Drink

All meals are included and served as a buffet. Special diets are always catered for. Teas and coffees are available throughout the day. Other drinks and snacks can be purchased at Atsitsa's bar.

Guide Itinerary

07.15: Early morning courses
08.30: Breakfast
09.00: Demos (news of the day)
10.30: Oekos (family groups)

11.15: Mid-morning courses
13.30: Lunch
15.00: Siesta/beach time

17.00: Afternoon courses
20.00: Dinner & evening activities

Average Temperature

July and August are the hottest months in Skyros with temperatures averaging around 30 degrees celcius. Light showers are possible but rare.

Location

Summary

Cost
£1,295.00
Location
Atsitsa Bay, Greece

What's included?

  • More than three courses per day over four to five days each week
  • An unrivalled and vibrant community atmosphere
  • Fun evening activities and events
  • Three delicious Mediterranean meals each day
  • Twin shared rustic accommodation in Atsitsa's gardens

Travel

Outbound – Athens to Skyros via coach and ferry 

Book a flight to arrive into Athens on Saturday 27th June. Spend the night with us at The Dorian Inn or book your own accomodation. Book an overland transfer with us to Skyros. 

(Book your flight to arrive in Athens by 18.55 in order to make it on to the courtesy bus to the Dorian Inn hotel. Alternatively, you can take a taxi or the Metro if arriving after this time.) 

Return – Skyros to Athens via flight 

Book your flight home from Skyros to Athens on Saturday 11th July at 08.05. Book a flight after 10.50 from Athens back home.

Alternatively, you can make your own way to Skyros and back, please enquire if you need any travel advice. 

All transfer packages are supplementary.

There are several ways to get in touch, and we'd love to hear from you…

Telephone: +44 (0)1983 865566

Email: holidays@skyros.com

Or Chat to us online using the link in the corner or your screen

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