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Natural Zest

Natural Zest offers Tai Chi Yang holidays for beginners in Messinia and Zante, Greece. The retreat center is in 5000 square meters of nature.

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Adele

Natural Zest website

We spend a week in NaturalZest and we were lucky enough to experience Tai Chi for the first time. Nasos found the perfect spot to introduce us to it. The beach at sunset was peaceful and relaxing and we were really surprised at how much we enjoyed Tai Chi itself. We learnt how to become aware of incorrect body posture and how to breathe deeply for relaxation. We have done Tai Chi a few more times with Nas who really is a wonderful teacher, and the peace that it brings to the mind and body is really amazing!!!

Nick UK

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I spent a week with Nasos learning Tai Chi from scratch, 2 sessions a day and it's difficult to know where to start but I will say Nasos is the most patient and subtle teacher I have had for anything and the calm, energy and general well being (a relaxed, confident and greater awareness way) that tai chi can give you just has to be experienced to understand. I had a week and would like 6 months of it, I was looked after brilliantly! Nasos is surely a great teacher of Tai Chi and I absolutely loved it. Great location, great relaxed teaching from a great teacher who I now feel fortunate enough to call a friend, 11/10 for the whole experience, and something that can stay with you forever, my advice, just do it, you won't regret it, tai chi can only ever have positive impact I believe and I for one can't wait to go again and learn more!!!

Deborah

Natural Zest website

wanted to begin a practice in Tai Chi, but as I have a very intensive work life where I am posted in remote locations, I have no access to learn. I was looking for a teacher to show me the very basics in an intensive one-week course, so I can take something back with me to add to my daily life. Finding Nas was an amazing blessing! Nas is a great teacher – he is patient, never gets frustrated and has the most serene ability to review things over and over again to help one understand the subtle and specific points of the form. More than anything, Nas is a kind and generous person, whose energy I deeply appreciated bringing into my life. He and his wife Julie took great care of me, cooking delicious Greek meals, blending up fantastic juices and showing me stunning beaches. If you are looking for lots of stimulation, parties or running around, look elsewhere – but if you want to spend a few weeks with beautiful people, in a beautiful location, learning a beautiful art form – than please visit Nas and Julie!

Carol Richardson

Natural Zest website

Nas is a Tai Chi expert and has trained in China with well know professors in the Yang tradition. He is very knowledgeable and able to transmit the finer points of The Form. He really cares that his students get what they want from their retreat and is an enthusiastic and patient teacher. Continuous repetition can be tedious but Nas’s gentle humour transforms it into an enjoyable experience. By the end of one week I was able to complete the first part of The Form well enough for me to practice on my own at home without having to stop and think about which movement comes next. Filming Nas doing the first part of the Form was a useful aide memoir when I got home and I forgot some of the details.Nas’s dream is to run his own Tai Chi and Qigong school and I wish him every success with this endeavour. He truly deserves it!!!

Lottie UK

Natural Zest website

The two weeks that I spent at NaturalZest with Nas and Julie were beyond peaceful and transformational. Nas is an incredibly gifted teacher, who took all the time and effort in the world to make sure that my first experience of Tai Chi and Chi Gong were the best I could have. I arrived very exhausted with little sleep and a very poor diet, and over the 2 weeks Nas and Julie helped transform my view on food and diet alongside physical and spiritual movements. Every tiny detail was taken care of, and the entire time was tailored to suit my exact needs. I was new to Tai Chi and Chi Gong and through the amazing teaching of Nas, I now couldn’t imagine it not being a part of my every day - the effects on my daily life are beyond words!! The entire experience was one of a kind and one that I sincerely hope to repeat. Nas and Julie are at the centre of this amazing programme, and it’s due to their dedication and experience that the teaching comes through so well, I absolutely cannot recommend enough!!

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