However we feel about our Mothers, one thing is for certain: they raised us with their love, they shaped us with their character, they inspire us with their strength. At times, the reason behind our courage and motivation, at others the source of our exasperation - we come together to offer our mothers, our partners, our friends or ourselves the ultimate Mother’s Day gift: a long weekend away from everything to relax and explore, practice self-care through slow movement workshops.
-Hey Mom, with Mother’s Day coming up, do you feel like dancing? Remember all those times when we were dancing together? Sometimes merrily in the living room, other times with frustrated steps during our fights or tiredly with repetitive movements when you were trying to make me fall asleep.
Connecting through movement is a guided improvisation workshop open to everyone who wishes to dance, regardless of previous experience. Every move is a word, every touch is a letter. It is through movement that we form a dialogue with the outer world , assisted by observation, conscious effort and creative expression. By engaging in dancing games, participants explore what brings them together and what sets them apart. They discover the small gestures, the touch of the skin, the interaction between one movement and the rest of the body. A love letter to our Mothers, an invitation to renew our connection in an experiential way at a home away from home.
About our instructor
Reggina Lagarou is a graduate of the Grigoriadou Dance School and of the Athens University of Economics and Business. She has attended numerous courses and seminars in Greece and abroad with RootlessRoot, Nederlands Dance Theater, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Batsheva Dance Company, Edivaldo Ernesto, Linda Kapetanea and German Jauregui (Ultima Vez) among others. She has worked as a professional freelance dancer, most recently participating in the Athens Festival in 2019 (Roula Pateraki). She was a member of the ‘Lighting Ceremony’ dancing team for the Rio Olympic Games and for the Sochi Winter Games (Artemis Ignatiou). She has taken part in performances at the Michalis Kakogiannis Foundation, at the Municipal Theatre of Piraeus and at the Academy of Fine Arts, as part of the Athens Video Dance Project. For the last 6 years she has been teaching contemporary dance and improvisation.
The idea for this Mother’s Day Retreat came to us when we were contemplating the ideal gift for our Mothers. In a world that is hectic and constantly absorbs us, what better way to say ‘thank you’ than a weekend getaway to a picturesque location? Connecting through movement is a retreat designed to be shared by Mothers in search of stillness and beauty seeking a much-needed self-care break to reset and rebalance.You can choose to come alone, with a friend or even with your children. Movement sessions allow us to enjoy ourselves and approach our creative side together. Group activities, such as wine tasting, prompt us to explore the island, while still offering space for relaxation and quality time.
This retreat is for everyone from the age of 14 and over.
Participants will be housed in a magical villa complex at the island of Tinos offering breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea and the surrounding islands.
The place, an amalgam of subtle luxury and traditional charm, is the ultimate peaceful spot to relax and unwind. Facilities include a private infinity pool, a tranquil yoga shala and private parking.
There is movement in the house. It's that beautiful, soft time before dinner. Newly made friends join each other around the dinner table. Laughs echoe on the traditional stone walls, reaching the kitchen. The house is infused with invigorating aromas of traditional dishes, hand-gathered herbs shining through them.
Everything in our seasonal menu is of Greek origin. In every retreat you will find dishes well-rooted in tradition, lovingly made by local cooks. In an effort to minimise our footprint we are serving only vegetarian dishes.
From 700€ per person (double occupancy)
From 900€ per person (single occupancy)
A 300€ deposit is required to secure your spot. Before applying please read carefully our Terms & Conditions.
Your long weekend at Marmēro
Friday 12.05 between 11 am - 12 pm
Our day begins with an inviting cup of coffee followed by our morning movement session. A wholesome brunch brings us together before we enjoy some free time to relax and unwind. Group activities ensure a full experience, while there are still some quiet moments in-between to enjoy the view while reading your book or even book a relaxing massage treatment.
In our afternoon dancing session we creatively express ourselves through movement, before enjoying a nourishing dinner together, sharing stories and laughs with our new friends.
Sunday 14.05 between 12 - 2 pm
∙ 2-night luxury accommodation at Marmēro
∙ Morning & evening movement workshop
∙ Brunch, nutritious snacks and dinner
∙ Daily housekeeping
∙ A Marmēro gift to take home
∙ Wine tasting at a local winery
∙ Craftsmanship workshop: Introduction to basketweaving
∙ Transfer from/to the port of Tinos on arrival and departure
∙ Transfer during organised group activities
What’s not included
∙ Travel to/from Tinos (airplane and/or ferry tickets)
∙ Massage and other wellness treatments (available on request)
∙ Travel insurance
Tinos is small Cycladic island with a rich history and cultural heritage. Enchanting yet still unknown to many travellers, the island preserves its unspoiled architecture and nature.
The Cycladic rocky landscape keeps you grounded and reminds you of the simple beauties of life, while Aegean winds bring you the aromas of thyme, oregano and other greek herbs.
Deep blue and bright white form an endless unity in colour which instantly calms and relaxes.
How to get here
Tinos island can be reached via ferry from Athens or Mykonos, where the closest international airport is located.
Travelling from Athens: Tinos is connected to Athens’ two main ports, Piraeus and Rafina. The ride can last from 2 to 5 hours depending on the preferred ferry or port.
Travelling from Mykonos: Tinos is only 30 minutes away.
"I was lovingly invited to explore the tranquility and the beauty of my surroundings; my heart felt right at home and as the days progressed I experienced a softening that I can only describe as grounding and healing. Niki and Ioanna took great care of every little detail with an admirable gentleness and awareness."
"The yoga retreat was absolutely worth it. The experience is amazing and unique. The location and view of the villa is just breathtaking. We met great people and the time just flew by."
-Artemis & Andreas, Cyprus
"Marmero Yoga retreat was a life changing experience from a variety of aspects and way way beyond my expectations! I travelled solo in an unknown place and felt like I got into a family. I left home full of worries and stress and returned back feeling refreshed, revitalized and stress free with a new perspective of life!"
"Everything was exceptional, above and beyond expectation on all levels!"
"Our hosts took us on a truly unique and authentic experience that unleashed creativity and fostered connection while capturing the essence of Tinos."
"The menu at lunch and breakfast was seasonal and the whole culinary experience was curated to the last detail to satisfy every palate (and your eyes!). We absolutely recommend this experience to anyone who wants to engage in a group activity and change perspective, relax, or just take a break.
-Konstantinos & Nicholas, Greece & US
"I have been visiting the island for all 30 years of my life and in the three days of the retreat I felt I had one of the most wholesome vacation I have ever had in Tinos. Hiked through new paths, tasted new flavours and learned new things about my favourite island. Truly a unique experience"