Our acroyoga retreat is lead by Anna Karides. Anna is a leading AcroYoga teacher in the UK and has been teaching for over a decade. At the age of 15 she had a “lucky” accident – a serious hip injury made her take up yoga. She has international teaching and training experience and has been featured in leading publications from Vogue to The Guardian and named OM Magazine’s Yoga teacher of the month. Anna has been teaching in London’s leading yoga studios and is a proud lululemon athletica ambassador. Her classes are challenging and reflect her passion for backbends, arm balances and inversions.
She studied with pioneering yoga teachers, among them Dharma Mittra, Elena Voyce, Jason Nemer & Jenny Sauer-Klein, Sharon Gannon & David Life, Emma Henry, and Durga Devi.
Her classes are inspired by Acro Yoga, Jivamukti and Dharma Mittra, and reflect her passion for backbends, arm balances and inversions.
In London she has been teaching at the city’s leading studios: Indaba Yoga, triyoga, Bodyism, Xtend Barre, Hotel Café Royal, Yogasphere and many more.
She’s taught at Wilderness Festival, at the Obonjan Music & Wellbeing Festival in Croatia and at the rooftop Frank’s Café as part of Bold Tendencies’ immersive arts programme in 2015, organised by the widely acclaimed Secret Yoga Club. She performed and presented at the British Yoga Festival, Mind Body Spirit Festival, at the opening of Reebok’s first CrossFit store in London’s Covent Garden, and at the long-running OM Yoga Show. Her biggest audience to date was at Lululemon’s Sweatlife Festival in 2016, where she taught a class of over 300 people.
She single-handedly founded AcroYoga Cyprus in 2008 and established a growing community of participants. She also organises and teaches at retreats in exotic locations like Costa Rica.
Anna frequently teaches at charity events, including the 2015 Lady Garden campaign to raise awareness of gynaecological cancer, the annual Rescue Dogs Charity Event in Cyprus and the 2016 Breast Cancer Awareness Day for Estee Lauder.
Her versatile career spans teaching at high-end venues like The Bulgari Hotel and the relaunch of Harrods’ sports department, to private lessons for high profile individuals. This has led her to being featured in The Guardian, The Telegraph, Metro, Red magazine and Vogue Greece. Her AcroYoga class at Indaba Yoga was ranked among the top 20 best yoga classes in London by Time Out in 2013, and she was Om Yoga Magazine’s yoga teacher of the month in the same year. She’s also contributed articles to Yoga & Health magazine where she featured on the cover.
Anna is a proud Lululemon Athletica legacy ambassador, who she collaborates with on big events in London and beyond. Bodyism’s founder James Duigan says, “just being around Anna is calming and reassuring. Her physical and mental strength is that of a superhero status. She is utterly professional and loyal. We feel very lucky just to know her.”
LOCATION: AN VILLA. HOI AN
An Villa is a charming oasis in the beautiful city of Hoi An. Catering to cultured travelers who appreciate open space, nature and artistic detail.
The surrounding palm trees, gardens, swimming pool and beautiful ponds create the perfect place to take family or friends on holiday. The property is situated right on the river between An Bang Beach and Old Town for easy access to many attractions.
Nearest airport is Da Nang International.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT OUR RETREATS
Experience rural Vietnam while being only a short distance to the beautiful beaches and cultural delights of Hoi An Ancient Town.
Luxurious, but authentic with deep work of Yoga and meditation or therapeutic practises will help you to discover a new understanding of your place in the Universe.
Each retreat leader is an expert in their field and though each retreat suits both beginners and intermediates each participant will take home a feeling of well being that is both long lasting and profound.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE ACROYOGA RETREAT?
4 Nights Accomodation at An Villa, Hoi An.
Vegetarian Breakfast and Evening Meal
2 Yoga / AcroYoga Sessions per day
2 Excursions (Hoi An ancient centre and My Son Temple complex)
Return Airport transfer (Contact Us for timetable).
1 x 60 minute deeply relaxing Massage
7.30 am Light juice
7.45 am Yoga session of 1 1/2 hours
9.15 am Amazing Buffet Breakfast
(Free time or excursion)
5.30 pm Evening AcroYoga session of 1 to 1 1/2 hours
7.30 pm Delicious Vegetarian Evening Meal
FROM ONLY $650 USD
Spaces are limited at our acroyoga retreat to ensure an intimate and deep relationship with your retreat leader and fellow yogis. So please do not miss out, reserve your spot with a small deposit.