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Lightness Of Being Retreats are lovingly created to refresh, renew and revitalise all well-being seekers committed to exploring healthy adventures in evocative locations. Between June 7 and 12, join intuitive painter Nicole Haimari on the Greek Cyclades island of Syros.

A carefully curated mix of activities ranging from Hatha Yoga, fitness in nature, Myofascial release massage, sightseeing and even island hopping to nearby Mykonos is interspersed with Nicole’s transformative Intuitive Painting sessions.

A Transformative Odyssey Into The Mystery Of Your Own Creative Intuition

Accredited facilitator, Nicole Haimari has evolved her own unique technique but this video will help you understand the essence of the Intuitive Painting healing method.

Paint Your Worries Away

Nicole explains that “Intuitive Painting is a relaxing; semi-meditative process allowing us to reframe personal feelings and situations to build a more positive sense of self and of the world at large. It allows us to avoid self-judgment while applying colours and forms freely, staying mindful and curious moment by moment. The process becomes almost like dreaming – images and hues bubble up, expand, take shape, and morph – without any preconceived expectations.”

Paintings become visual stories, offering insights about one’s inner landscape and access to your personal intuitive wisdom. Participants are encouraged to discover how following intuition brings ease and flow into diverse aspects of life. Experienced healer Nicole helps everyone access deep states of consciousness. After all, it’s by navigating in the profound recesses of the mind that the key to awareness, transformation and ultimately progress is stimulated.

More about Nicole Haimari


Nicole is an Intuitive Painting Facilitator, a certified Color Therapist, trained and experienced in Creative Response Therapy. She is an accredited Facilitator of “Transformation Through Values” and in “Seeing The Perfection” coaching process. Alongside this, Nicole holds a Master degree in Economics. She has been working in the healing and transformation realms for several years now. She conducts workshops where she combines techniques to explore Mind, Body and Soul themes.

The Location

Three hours by ferry from Athens, the Greek island of Syros is unusual as the island’s architecture is more medieval rather than the typical Cycladic style. Ermoupoli, the island’s capital, boasts fine examples of Venetian architecture. Syros merges traditional and modern Greece, buzzing with life year-round, thanks to eateries and a thriving local community that embodies an authentic expression of everyday Greek life. Also popular with visitors are the island’s beaches that are equipped for tourists.


Thursday 7th June – Tuesday 12th June 2018

Daily Discoveries

Intuitive Painting, Hatha Yoga, Outdoor Fitness, Sunset Satsang

Package Includes

  • Accommodation at a luxury villa with a private pool
  • Daily healthy Mediterranean cuisine
  • Myofascial release massage
  • Transfers to & from Athens airport
  • Leisure trips on Syros Island ­— Ermoupoli, Ano Syros, Kini
  • Picnic lunch at the Finikas beach
  • Day trip to Mykonos Island

Package Extras (Not Included in the Lightness of Being Retreat)

  • Flight tickets
  • Alcohol
  • Any additional applicable local taxes


Villa Rooms

Overlooking the blue horizon of the Aegean, the Plagia Villas are situated on a slope in the seaside village of Foinikas. Just 8km from the port town of Ermoupoli, these picturesque homes are sensitively designed architecture bearing three elements in mind: comfort, quality and neoclassical architecture.

The Villa provides the following amenities for your convenience –

Washing machine, coffee maker, dish washer, electric kettle, refrigerator, private garage, microwave/wven, linens, toaster, swimming pool, pool shower, sun beds, first-aid box, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, TV.

  • Gold Package Guest(s) will be allocated in air-conditioned rooms with balcony access and an ensuite bathroom
  • Silver Package Guest(s) will be allocated in air-conditioned rooms with balcony access and a shared bathroom
  • Bronze Package Guest(s) will be allocated in non-air-conditioned rooms with a shared bathroom.


Inclusive of daily activities, meals, all airport transfers, accommodation, a trip to Ano Syros and, a day trip to Mykonos.

  • Gold Package
    • Twin Sharing – € 1,200 per person (2 people occupying queen bed)
    • Single Occupancy surcharge – € 80 per night (1 person occupying room)
  • Silver Package
    • Twin Sharing – € 1,100 per person (2 people occupying queen bed)
    • Single Occupancy surcharge – € 80 per night (1 person occupying room)
  • Bronze Package
    • Twin Sharing – € 1,000 per person (2 people occupying queen bed)
    • Single Occupancy surcharge – € 80 per night (1 person occupying room)

*Note: A €1000 refundable deposit secures your place

  1. Bookings will be fully refundable until 1st April 2018.
  2. Bookings will be non-refundable on or after 1st May 2018.
  3. For cancellation between 1st April to 1st May 2018, a partial refund of 50% will be offered.
  4. All payments to be made by 7th May 2018.


If you are travelling from Dubai, the flight below is the most preferable

Emirates EK209 – Departs Dubai at 10:50, Arrives in Athens at 15:00 (3:00pm)

Emirates EK210 – Departs Athens at 18:05 (6:05pm), Arrives in Dubai at 23:35 (11:35pm)

Additionally, check out

  1. Skyscanner
  2. Cheapflights
  3. Cleartrip
  4. GoIbibo
  5. Tajawal
  6. Kayak


If you have any questions we would love to hear from you.


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