No real change from last weeks analysis of the Covid situation. Greece, with its excellent response to the virus is still planning on opening up in July with sensible protections. With our existing overseas team Healthy Options is equipped to open as soon are given the go-ahead - and we are aiming for July 1st even if that is only for visitors already in situ in Greece!
Whatever happens we will be ready.
ONLINE THIS WEEK
Our 2020 season opened last Sunday evening with Joe’s and Amy’s online Welcome meeting from the Melas hotel.
To our absolute amazement hundreds of you tuned in and Tuesday’s live BBQ session (thanks again Joe) received well over 5000 views!
Karen’s Sunday and Tuesday yoga classes and Emma’s Thursday Pilates classes were also well supported, and these lovely ladies asked you to please sign in BEFORE the class starts otherwise you wont be able to join in. Class sizes are somewhat limited too so it’s first come first served.
Take a look at the Healthy Options Facebook page and you’ll be able to catch the next productions to keep you in touch with us in Vassiliki. Here’s what’s in store this week.
FREE YOGA AND PILATES CLASSES
To join these classes, make sure you have the correct meeting ID and passcode for Zoom, both of which you can find below.
Most classes are interactive meetings, where you don’t just see the instructor but also the other participants, and they can see you (provided you turn on your camera). To enter these classes, you need to use the website from Zoom or install their application. You can find more information and register for free on the Zoom website. The only exception is Friday’s Stretching for Sailors class, which is live on YouTube and is more like a broadcast.
Beginners Hatha Yoga with Karen
Meeting ID 829 5531 5356
This class will run as a course from 5th May but feel free to drop in and out as you like - please do be advised that joining week on week for a month will have the most benefit. In this class we will look at the use of our breath, the technique of the main groups of postures and how to modify them - including standing, backbends, twisting, seated and supine postures. How we can create safe transitions in our sun salutations and how we can modify them and progress our practice. It will aim to build not just flexibility but also strength and stability through your practice. We will also lightly explore our meditation practice and how to build this practice up over time. This class aims to assist you in building a solid foundation in your yoga practice, I hope it will enable you to feel confident in a group all level hatha or flow class in the future.
Flow Yoga All Levels with Karen
Meeting ID 840-7012-0804
This is a medium paced hatha-flow based class, each week will have a different theme aiming to wake you up and get you glowing from the inside out and ready for you forthcoming day. Please feel free to drop in as and when you can. Some experience of yoga is advisable, so this is not the ideal choice for complete beginners, but please do take a look at our Tuesday evening class as this is aimed to prepare you for our flow classes.
Pilates with Emma
Meeting ID 777 0560 6283
Emma’s Pilates classes will be accessible to all levels and will be a lovely way to start your day. We will be designed to stretch, strengthen and tone your body. Each class will be different every week with a different focus on each class.
Stretching for sailors
On YouTube, no password necessary
Every Friday, Karen is running a special ‘stretching for sailors’ class on Joe’s Joyrider YouTube channel. You can join in live or see a recorded version of this and Joe’s amazing selection of sailing videos and top tips at his YouTube channel.
We have a new, much larger Healthy Options Yoga/Pilates tent that is positioned in a far calmer setting with magnificent mountain views. So if you can picture yourself doing your practices with nature to hand,...Read on