SALUTING THE SUNSET
“Based on the hatha yoga (vinyasa breathing) system of Ashtanga, Sunset Vinyasa will be taught at a beginning level, but modifications to intensify the asanas will be given.” If the above makes sense to you, jump into your yoga garb and head up to Castle Panigirakis, a listed, post-industrial monument overlooking Chora, at around 19:00. Up there, overlooking the town, Ukrainian-born Victoria Omelchuk holds the most enjoyable yoga sessions that are timed to get the most out of the sunset view, with support from Delos in the distance, emanating its magical energy.
Sunset Yoga: Τel. (+30) 694.645.6006 · Cost: €30
BEAUTY AND THE BEACH
Alternative therapies expert Ilaira Bouratinos, founder of the Oriental Medicine Training Center in Greece, hits the beaches of Mykonos with her mobile spa, offering a variety of rejuvenating massages as well as her “three steps to perfection” signature treatments, including Green Clay Rejuvenating Mask, Aromatherapy Salt Scrub with organic oil blends and Aloe Vera Aromatherapy Facial Therapy.
YOUR ONE-STOP FOR TOTAL TRAINING
If you prefer to salute the sun on the beach, call on Varvara Solomonidou’s AthensTrainers, which has been active in Mykonos for the last 18 summers. Every Thursday before sunset, certified yoga instructor Fenia Vracha offers yoga sessions next to the sea (just bring a mat, a pareo, bottled water and mosquito repellent).
Learn about their other programs, including aerial yoga (which involves being suspended in hammocks), wake-up yoga and various kinds of fitness activities, such as cross-training and TRX, as well as the use of power bags, agility ladders, kettlebells, medicine balls and more.