International Winter Seminar at Loutra Ypatis, Greece (December 2014)

“This atmosphere of togetherness, balance and the way you embrace the new members in the group is unique.” - L. A., London 

“The seminar was very interesting and pleasant and I really liked the practical ways you gave on improving our everyday life” - E. C., London

“I am very interested in the teaching of Omilos. I would very much like to have something like that here. We really need it for us and our children as well.” – K. S., Lamia

Right in the heart of the festive season, from December 27th to 30th, we fulfilled our promise to the participants of our summer seminar held in August 2014 at Korfos, Corinthia, by organising a winter seminar, this time in the mountains, and more specifically in the picturesque village of Loutra Ypatis.

The members of our group in London visited Greece exclusively to take part in the seminar and the activities of Omilos in Athens. And had people from Athens and other places of Greece participate in the seminar as well.

Together we discussed the main topic of the seminar, which related to how we can experience every little thing in our life not as a routine but as a miracle. We also referred to practical ways of improving everyday life. Our programme was enriched with daily meditative relaxations, dromena (role-playing) and chorodromena.

Everything we talked about became better understood especially in the moments we spent all together as a group, whilst having lunch, drinking coffee and enjoying nights out. Or during the therapeutic baths we took when we visited the medicinal springs of Platystomo; and on our short trip to Agathonos Monastery, where we were heartily welcomed by the monks. Through these activities, we had the opportunity to experience how simple everyday things can become a source of joy and strength.

We warmly thank everyone who participated in the seminar and wish all a blissful and creative New Year!

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