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Holiday Facilitators: Kenneth Ryan

skill, experience, warmth

Biography

Kenneth Ryan is from Galway town in the west of Ireland, although in recent years has spent most of his time abroad; he has travelled extensively. It was during one of his extended trips, during the long warm winter of his first trip to India in 1994 that Kenneth spent much of his time living alone in the tropical forest, at Peace with nature. He has since been inspired to regularly return to the mystical sub-continent and further east for lengthy periods of study and practice at traditional and contemporary schools of Yoga, Tai Chi, Awareness, Massage and Meditation.

On retreat Ken interprets these teachings in a form more appropriate to the western mind and lifestyle without compromising the essence of Truth that is Yoga. His style of teaching is often lively, balanced with gentleness of approach.

Practical Tantric awareness has been one of the strongest influences along with a deep Love for the more subtle aspects of Hatha Yoga Vedanta philosophy. Kenneth has always placed great emphasis on restful Awareness and he loves to share the many epitome eastern teachings which are simple realisations of the natural state of being.

What people say about Kenneth's courses in Atsitsa: 

Graceful, rich & energetical, peaceful.

I love Ken’s approach, gentle humour, spiritually based and a really deep knowledge of the practice. 

He’s such a kind and generous soul. Has inspired my yoga practice. 

I’d not done yoga before but Ken was amazing. Patient – calm – spiritual. Just being in his class was all I needed – even if I did nothing but lie there it would still have been transformational. 

Best yoga ever with Ken. I was always a bit put off by pretentious yoga teachers before. Ken was wonderful.

Ken is an inspiring yoga teacher and philosopher. His classes are so relaxing while all the time working on oneself. Loved that classes were fluid and not rigid in structure. A total treat. 

Where does Kenneth Ryan facilitate?

Sat 20 Aug - Sat 27 Aug 2022 (7 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. Ari Badaines is directing this week in Atsitsa.

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. Or stay in Atsitsa's main house, subject to availability. See more about accommodation in Atsitsa here >>

Inspiring Courses

Courses and activities are introduced to you at the beginning of each week. Choose your favourites from a wide range including yoga, writing, art, kayaking, windsurfing, personal development, singing, comedy 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: Morning drop-in classes
08.30: Breakfast
09.00: Demos (news of the day)
10.30: Oekos (home groups)
11.15: Mid-morning courses
13.30: Lunch
15.00: Siesta/beach time
17.00: Afternoon courses
19.00: Sunset classes
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
£895.00
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 your flight to arrive into Athens on Friday 19th August 2022. Spend the night with us at The Dorian Inn or book your own accommodation in Athens.

Our courtesy coach to the Dorian Inn hotel will leave Athens airport at around 20.15. Alternatively, take a taxi or the Metro if arriving much earlier or after this time. (Dorian Inn Hotel, Pireos 15-19, Athens 105 52, nearest metro = Omonia)

On Saturday we take you to Skyros island via coach and ferry transfer. The coach will leave the Dorian Inn hotel at 9.30am and arrive in Kymi at 1pm, giving sufficient time for lunch, (not included in price). We will board the ferry direct to Atsitsa at 2.30pm. 

Return – Skyros to Athens via coach and ferry 

On Saturday 27th August 2022, take our coach and ferry transfer back to Athens airport. The ferry leaves Skyros island at 7am. In order to leave sufficient time for the journey back to Athens airport and with two hours check-in, flights can be booked for after 2.30pm

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

Transfer options (book online)

Outbound: Friday 19th August 2022 (overnight) and Saturday 20th August 2022 (transfer day)

  • Overland transfer to Skyros island plus single occupancy at transfer hotel in Athens = £165.00
  • Overland transfer to Skyros island plus twin share at transfer hotel in Athens = £130.00 (only available for those travelling with another person, we regret we cannot pair travellers at this time)
  • Overland transfer only (no accommodation) from Athens to Skyros island by coach and ferry = £75.00

Inbound: Saturday 27th August 2022

  • Transfer from Atsitsa to Athens airport by coach and ferry = £75.

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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