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2 minutes with Amy Chambers

Amy joined us in 2011 to run the fitness sessions at our Vassiliki centre and we haven’t looked back since, she is now manager and resident fitness guru of our activity-packed centre in Vassiliki. Growing up in Cyprus, it was there that her love of watersports and triathlons began. During university, she competed in the British Triathlon Championships and then went on to teach kitesurfing, windsurfing, and diving in various locations around the world. Throughout this time, her love of all things fitness-orientated has continued to grow – she is a Level 3 Personal Trainer, spinning and circuits instructor and holds various swimming and aqua qualifications. Amy has a wonderfully fun and realistic approach to fitness and loves teaching at all levels. But don’t worry, she won’t be enrolling anyone in a boot camp, after all, our philosophy of doing as little or as much as you like always applies!

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New luxury accommodation option available in Vassiliki!

We are delighted to tell you that this year we have added some luxury villa accommodation and some self-catering apartments to our Vassiliki centre.

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DIY | Mini Home Facial Routine

Whether you have been on holiday and your skin is sun and sea-parched, or you are suffering from the drying effects of central heating and winter weather, a mini DIY facial could transform your skin. Follow these tips for a luxurious and relaxing at-home facial for soft and glowing skin. We always recommend using eco-friendly products that use natural ingredients that have not been tested on animals.

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Vassiliki or Syvota, which of our two Yoga holiday centres is best for you?

After the success of our new centre in Syvota last year bookings are already flooding in for the coming season. If you’re struggling to decide which is best for you here is a bit more info about both our centres to help you make the best choice.

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New Year, New Mind – An Introduction to Mindfulness

Are you ready to calm and relax the mind and body for the New Year? Combining simple breathing techniques and body awareness, mindfulness is a simple and easy technique which has seen a huge increase in popularity due to its ability to do just that.

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Best wishes from all of us at the Healthy Options team, wherever you might be…

HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR

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Happy Birthday Joseph Pilates!

December 9th was the birthday of Joseph Pilates who passed in 1967, we thought it would be nice to delve into his history and let you know how Pilates was founded*.

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Do you know your Mooladhara from your Bindu?

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Yoga and Pilates? Or how open your dogs chakras are? Here are a few facts to get you started…

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Continue the holiday at home with these Greek recipes!

So you’re back home and missing the taste of Greece. Well, we are here to help! Amy, fitness coach extraordinaire and year round Lefkada resident, has gathered together some of her favourite Greek recipes that are healthy, nourishing and will help you to recreate a hint of summer back home. So, pull your fresh vegetables out, put the pita on to warm, get your apron on and start cooking!

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Special Guest Pilates Instructors at Healthy Options

Meet Lynne and Georgie, our multi talented Pilates teachers! Lynne is with us in Vassiliki from 25 September to 2 October teaching both Pilates and Yamuna Body Rolling, and Georgie is back with us teaching Pilates and Body Movement classes in Syvota until the end of the season. We caught up with them to find out more…

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Syvota Activity Focus: Rafting and Acheron Springs

Our new centre in the beautiful and unspoiled Greek fishing village of Threspotia, Syvota, has many unique activities on offer and is an idyllic location to try something new.

One of those activities is a visit to the famous Acheron gorge and springs which is only a 45 min drive from our luxurious Mega Ammos hotel. Myth has it, Achilles was bathed by his mother and gained his superhero powers here.

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Healthy Options opens second Yoga holiday centre for the 2016 season

Healthy Options has opened a new centre for Yoga and Pilates holidays that offer more, in the mainland fishing village of Syvota. Read all about it here!

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Ulric Whyte at Healthy Options Aug 30 to Sep 13

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New instructors at Healthy Options

This season, a number of new instructors have come to Vassiliki to join our existing team in teaching our great range of Yoga- and Pilates-classes.

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Update on the Greek financial situation – August 8th

Life in Vassiliki has been almost unaffected by the Greek 'crisis'.  All the shops, bars and restaurants in the village are open and trading; most of the shops, bars and restaurants will still take card payments.

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Special Yoga workshop with Ulric Whyte

Between August 30th and September 13th, Ulric Whyte will teach participants at Healthy Options in Greece practical ways to change to their physical and mental well-being.

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Flowers in May

Lefkas comes alive in May with a profusion of wild flowers all over the countryside and at night-time you’ll be fascinated by the antics of fireflies mating and guiding your way home. This is an absolutely wonderful time to take in Aris’ herbal walk as he’ll be able to share his massive wealth of knowledge of Greek flora and fauna.

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Bikini ready weeks

Visit us on either the week of 10th or 17th May and join in our fabulous ‘Bikini-ready’ weeks, where our team will help you kick start your summer fitness regime in the nicest possible way. No extra charge applicable.

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Praise for Healthy Options Yoga Holidays in Greece

Good choice of classes - very friendly staff and a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere. - Liz Morris

I wanted to say a big thank you to you and everyone at Healthy Options. You were all very helpful with every query I had before my holiday and I know you all spent a very difficult day on the 8th October trying to sort our return journey, when the Greek air traffic controllers threatened to strike. I almost hoped that we would have an extra day in Syvota, as I had such a great holiday, but on reflection the journey home would have been a "challenge" if they really had been on strike. It was a really brilliant holiday, and the small group made it easy to make friends too. Holly and Adam were excellent, both at leading the group in a relaxed and professional way, and ensuring that everyone was kept informed at all times of all the activities and events as they occurred. They were also very good instructors, as were all the instructors involved with all classes. There was so much to do, and as well as the yoga and other classes. I especially enjoyed the paddle boarding, boat trip, river walk and rafting. I really liked the hotel and its location next to the sea, and the staff were all friendly and helpful. The sunsets were beautiful. The pool surroundings were very attractive and the loungers very comfortable. The pool was very cold, which was the only small complaint. It was warmer in the sea! I felt fantastic after my healthy and relaxing holiday, and all my friends wanted to know what had made me look so well and relaxed. I have told them all to book with you, and hope you will send me a brochure for next year. - Linda Boiling

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