Mystique partners OPO to provide ultimate relaxation in Greecewhere2life | July 23, 2021 | 0 | Dine , Live , Spotlight
Perched on the Caldera cliffs of Oia, Mystique is partnering with OPO wellness and technology studio, to create an immersive meditation programme for its guests to experience, that will have exclusive access to the customized sessions, whilst they relax in the Greek haven, surrounded by the deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Kanava Hotels & Resorts Founders, Kalia & Antonis Eliopoulos have always endeavored to ensure that their guests are completely relaxed and immersed in their resorts’ surroundings, which is what OPO’s Founder, Chris Connors has now enabled through the form of meditation.
Mystique is surrounded by an extraordinary natural landscape, creating the perfect location for practicing and cultivating stillness through the artform of meditation.
Mystique’s guests may participate in OPO’s ‘Today’ and ‘Learn To Meditate’ sessions, guided by Chris who has an impressive twenty years experience as a meditation teacher, paving the way in the wellness industry. Once guests have booked their stay at Mystique, they receive a unique link to take them to the OPO app, where they may listen to a pre-arrival meditation session, whilst on their journey to Mystique, to limit the stress of travel.
Upon arrival, guests will become fully immersed into the laid-back Santorini lifestyle, which exceeds all expectations of the definitive Grecian paradise. During their stay, Mystique will offer guests the opportunity to take a tranquil stoll through the cobbled streets of Oia, to capture the beautiful sunrise on the island.
The sunrise trail pairs beautifully with the ‘Morning Rise’ eyes-open mediation which is designed to boost our feel good hormone, serotonin and instil a relaxed, yet focused state of mind. A post-stay reflection session has also been created to make the transition from a holiday to home effortless.
OPO’s meditation programme will allow guests to connect with the captivating surroundings that Mystique provides. The ‘Today’ meditation programme balances the physical, mental and emotional state of the mind, which is split between 4 sessions; Morning Rise, Daytime Chill, Evening Reflections and Night Sky. These sessions aim to revive a wellness spirit within each guest, they are supported by neutrally enhancing soundscapes, breath work methods and eyes-open techniques maintaining the principles of barefoot luxury on which the hotel was founded since it first opened in 2007.
The ‘Learn To Meditate’ programme is designed for those who are familiar with the benefits of meditation, but have not yet experienced them. Regular users of meditation will also enjoy the sessions, too, as it will allow the travellers to go back to the foundations of their practice, cultivating new perspectives as they embrace the island’s carefree lifestyle, to be utterly relieved from stress. ‘Learn To Meditate’ is also split into four sessions to help guests train their mind to achieve mental and physical wellbeing. The sessions start at 4 minutes and progress to 6, then 9 and 12 minutes.
OPO founder, Chris, will be travelling to Mystique on September 1-3 to perform in person teaching and coaching classes for the travellers. He will be leading a variety of classes from each of the two programmes listed above.
“We are delighted to join with Kanava Hotels & Resorts to bring these relaxing and energising mindful experiences for Mystique guests and community. Together, we share an inherent commitment for human wellbeing and an immersion into beautiful natural surroundings. Meditation is a direct route to mental and emotional health. It is one of the fastest growing health practices around the world, a tonic for these challenging times, and a simple way to shift our stress programming into a relaxed and restored vital state.”said Connors.