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Activities at Atsitsa Bay, Greece

Kayaking, Swimming with Ari Badaines

Sat 13 - Sat 20 Aug 2022

Kayaking

There are two essential things that I hope to achieve on this course: that you have a whale (pardon the pun!) of a good time kayaking and that you know you are safe.  So, I will teach you the basics in kayak safety and then the basic kayak strokes plus a few that add a little 'finesse' to your skills.  Wonderful adventures and explorations, once these skills are adequately developed, await us!

Swimming

This course aims to enable those who do not yet swim to feel comfortable and safe in the water, and then begin to swim. We will move at your pace, and you will not be asked to do anything that you do not yet feel ready to do. I have taught beginning swimming over the years, and to date, everyone at least had made  progress.  I will also be  working with those who are already swimming but wish to refine their strokes, or develop new ones.


What's included?

Ari's course is held in Atsitsa Bay on Skyros island in Greece and is part of the wide range of courses and activities available. The holiday includes full board twin shared accommodation in an eco-hut. Single upgrades and twin shares in the house are available. Chat through the website, call +44 (0)1983 86 55 66 or email holidays@skyros.com to discuss your requirements. Find out more about this holiday here.


About Ari Badaines

Ari Badaines is a powerful group therapist with over 50 years (wow, that many!? – yep) who is supportive and caring and when necessary also confronting; he believes it is always your choice as to your level of participation but will encourage your risking to benefit from the group. 

If we go back, way back in history, you will find a young Ari as the Waterfront Director in an American summer camp; this entailed designing, supervising, and teaching swimming, and canoeing/kayaking/sailing as well as overall responsibility for waterfront safety. Over the years, he has helped many learn to swim and improve their swimming strokes.  He qualified as an Instructor in Lifesaving, Swimming, Water Safety and Canoeing/Kayaking, and in his early years served as a lifeguard in the USA at summer camps, swimming pools, and similar venues. He even was involved in a rescue on the Thames in London, but you'll have to come to Atsitsa to hear how that story ends!

What people say about Ari and his courses:

Ari’s course pushed me further than I’ve been in years of individual psychotherapy. The power of the group was transformational. Ari is a gifted therapist. He takes his work very seriously and has a wonderful ability to bring out the best in people.

Ari’s course was superb - extremely competent teacher and full of charm. I found the course extremely effective.

Ari is a caring, creative and fun teacher. the group was small and really dynamic and supportive.

See more about Ari here: http://abadaines.wixsite.com/psychologist-sydney​

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