Community Holiday

exploration, discoveries, choices

A symbolic as opposed to a long term living community, Skyros offers its members the transformational experience of becoming a member of a tribe without sacrificing their individuality. The intention of a symbolic community is not only to draw the desired features of a new world, but also to inform, illuminate and expand everyday life in the world we already live in.

People in the Skyros holiday community are encouraged to let go of their normal routines, embrace the Skyros ethos and be part of something larger than what our ego-centred culture is offering. By becoming active members of the Skyros community, everyone can renew daily faith in the good instincts of the human race, trust in his or her own self and commitment to his or her truth. This, of course, includes all the staff, as a community in which those who facilitate the process are not honest about themselves is never a true soul community.

Using time-honoured community structures such as Oekos and Demos, Skyros provides the holiday that allows participants to retreat from the rat race, put life into perspective, establish firmly what is really important and return home with a new zest for life, new plans and ideas and also very often long-term friendships.

‘Despite initial reservations, I found myself relaxing into the warmth and camaraderie of the group. I talked for England, laughed, danced Zorba-like on the terrace as the sun set, reflected on life and the universe, boogied the night away in the local Music Bar and drank too much retsina. I didn't touch a newspaper or look at a TV, and London felt a million miles away. By the end of a fortnight, I came back inspired to find local singing classes and with a resolution to stick with my creative writing. Not exactly a dramatic transformation, but a great way to recharge. I even got a tan.’ Rebecca Taylor, Time Out

‘You make friends for life.’ John Hargreaves, Here’s Health magazine

‘It seems that, whatever way you sample Skyros, it has a huge impact, which is why people keep returning year after year.’ Ailbhe Brilley, The Irish Times

‘One of the key attractions is the sheer scale and variety of what is on offer. There is an embarrassment of riches on the timetable and a wealth of talent among both teaching and permanent staff.’ Simon Heathcote, Yoga magazine

and often an outrageous sense of humour

 

 

 

 

 

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