Give yourself the chance to escape from the fast pace of everyday life and relax on the greenest island of the Cyclades.

Mare e Vista Epaminondas Hotel and Ariana Masselou offer the ideal combination of vacation, relaxation and well-being.

An alternative and wholesome break in the clean island air with the oportunity to partake in body awareness excersises, detox’s and stress releasing techniques with the ancient Chinese healing system of TAI CHI QIGONG that releases the blocked energy and calms down the brain, the body, and the breathing.


What is Qigong? 

Qigong is an effective healing system of the vital energy with roots in the traditional Chinese medicine. It is the art and at the same time the science that uses techniques of breathing, gentle movements and meditation in order to clean, strengthen and enpower the circulation of our vital energy in body and mind. Qigong, means working with the energy and working with the energy in us. It consists of exercises that move and strengthen the energy in our body, soul and mind. It is therapeutic because it releases the blocks of energy that create pain and illness. Qigong practice leads to better health, increased vitality and a serene state of mind. It includes dynamic and gentle movements that can be practised by anyone, of any age or physical condition.

There are many types of Qigong. Some are more simple and other more complex.

The vast selection of exercises gives us the oportunity to accomodate everybody’s different needs. Practice is usually early in the morning, or early in the afternoon and lasts 1,5 hours, by appointment, for private or group sessions.


The Qigong of the Eight Treasures involves slow, soft, regular, and naturally spread in space exercises, which combine, movement and stillness. The beneficial results to our health and physical condition are achieved through the combined regulation of movement, breathing, and relaxing of the mind. The exercise of the Qigong of the Eight Treasures helps the enhancement of the immune system and the anti-aging processes of the human body. It can play an important role in strengthening the arms and legs, improving the flexibility of the joints and balance of the body. It improves the condition of the nervous system, enhances the functions of the cardio-vascular and respiratory systems, as well as of internal organs. Regular exercise of this Qigong will support the enhancement of mental health and life prolonging mechanisms.


The Eighteen Movement Tai chi Qigong was developed by Lin Hou Sheng, a professor at the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Shanghai in1979. It is simple to learn and is widely practiced in Asia and worldwide. This Qigong enhances good health and offers deep relaxation, through the encouragement of a soft and calm flow of energy through the body. It has been designed to address back and shoulder problems, improve flexibility, improve and deepen respiration, and offers a general sense of wellbeing.


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