2 minutes with Alexia Dranidi
If you were lucky enough to visit our new Syvota centre last year you probably would’ve met our lovely manager Alexia Dranidi. This is actually Lexi's third year teaching yoga at Healthy Options and second year as manager of our Syvota centre. Her yoga journey began in her late teens when she first started attending a yoga class regularly. But it wasn't until a decade later that her teacher encouraged and invited her to join a yoga teacher training course in to deepen her practice.Read more
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!Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
New Year, New Mindset - Health Tips from Amy Chambers
With the festive season behind us it’s the time of year that most of us start making resolutions for a healthy lifestyle and feeling despondent when we fail to achieve them, but our resident fitness guru Amy Chambers has a better way of changing your mindset for life, not just for Christmas…Read more
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.Read more
Best wishes from all of us at the Healthy Options team, wherever you might be…
HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A WONDERFUL NEW YEARRead more
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*.Read more
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…Read more
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!Read more
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…Read more
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.Read more
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!Read more
Ulric Whyte at Healthy Options Aug 30 to Sep 13
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Praise for Healthy Options Yoga Holidays in Greece
Healthy Options, in partnership with Wildwind, offers a completely unique experience in my opinion. It's not a retreat, it's the most complete fitness, Yoga and waterfront sports holiday you can have, in an idyllic location with a team that completely understands the need to have fun. - Hazel Moloney
Swimming lessons with Amy were fantastic, made more progress in 3 hours than I have in years. - Airline Lyons
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