The famous longevity of the inhabitants of Ikaria is due to their carefree attitude. This attitude is built during their lifetime through openness, communication, solidarity, responsibility and festive spirit!
The uniqueness of our program is the use of fitness and theatre techniques for opening up a different approach to openness and wellbeing. Here are some sessions that use theatre as a means of contact and meditation.
The first day we sit around and we play a very simple game of acquaintance that creates bonds amongst the guests.
A pleasant and entertaining way of creating patterns of rhythm that lead to the rhythmic pattern of Ikarian dance..
A life changing experience, being silent and listening to the sound of nature that opens up the sound of soul.
An afternoon is dedicated to a group session where we share our unique stories of gratitude to a special person in our lives.
One night we stay under the clear sky and feeling the sound of night, we watch the stars and recall some stories about their naming (principally from Greek mythology).
Maybe the most crucial factor of longevity and wellbeing of Ikarian people is their active participation in all community activities. All the generations mingle and mix happily every day. One of the famous occasions of mingling happily are the "panygyria" of Ikaria that the whole village eats, drinks, dances in a Dionysian way.