A unique holistic retreat holiday for fitness, includes Yoga Flow,  Pilates style exercise integrated with CardioKinetics and Self Spa retreat pampering activities by the edge of the sea in Zakynthos, also known as Zante in the Greek islandsEnergyia Holistic Fitness Activity Holiday Retreats in Greece, with leading fitness professional, author, presenter, and producer, Michele Wilburn, on the glorious island of Zakynthos,(Zante) will take place during the summer in the Greek Islands.

In 'back to nature' locations, surrounded in olive groves and lovely gardens, right by the sea,  Energyia holistic fitness activity holidays in Greece on the Greek Island of Zakynthos provide a perfect chance to retreat for relaxation, rejuvenation, and revitalization. Energyia Holistic fitness activity Holiday retreats  in Greece on the Greek Island of Zakynthos provide outreach activities for health, fitness, yoga, beauty, detox, self spa, thalassatherapy and well-being.

In the true spirit of the ancient Greeks, Energyia holistic fitness activity holidays provide retreat activities with a focus on unified mind, body and spirit. Holistic fitness activity holiday retreat guests in Greece on the Greek Island of Zakynthos  share fitness and workout tips and techniques from my 'Top to Toe' Zante Energyia Pamper Plan, with SELF-SPA PAMPERING holistic holiday retreat workouts, at the edge of the sea. Holistic fitness holiday retreat activities also include daily yoga holiday retreat exercise and meditation, reflection and consultation practises, to define the body and refine the mind.

Energyia holistic fitness holiday retreat activities in Greece on the Greek Island of Zakynthos integrate sessions from my newly filmed Energyia Kinetics™ holistic exercise workout DVDs, including Energyia holiday Yoga Flow™ yoga derived and pilates-style conditioning. Energyia CardioKinetics™ and of course beach holiday workouts - all designed to sculpt, balance and define your body from top to toe! I will be releasing the first few in a series of ten new DVDs over this summer.

You can arrive on holiday in Greece on the Greek Islands of Zakynthos for an Energyia holistic fitness activity holiday retreat any day of the week, and opt in and out of holistic fitness retreat activities to suit your schedule and your holiday mood. 

Energyia holistic fitness holiday retreats in Greece on the Greek Island of Zakynthos provides a unique holistic fitness activity holiday retreat in the Greek Islands - a time of inspiration to pause and reflect, pamper, strengthen and revitalize body and soul - lapping up the mystical moods of the Ionion sea, the charming countryside of Zakynthos, the wonderful spirit of the people, and a wealth of Energyia holistic fitness holiday retreat activities designed to enhance well-being, and revitalize your energy.

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Michele Wilburn   Ancient Greek Holistic Exercise Mind Body & Spirit Pilates Connections    Energyia Kinetics

The Ancient Greeks - the Founders of Holistic Exercise

Energyia holistic fitness holiday retreats in Zakynthos Greek Islands this summer with Michele Wilburn are inspired by the fitness philosophy of the Ancient Greeks

Energyia holistic fitness activity holiday retreats in Greece with Michele Wilburn are taking place on the Greek Island of Zakynthos, from May until the end of October. Revive your energy, fitness and vitality with Energyia holistic fitness activity holidays in Greece!

 Energyia Holistic fitness activity holidays provide an activity holiday retreat in the Greek Islands, complete with daily workout sessions including Energyia yoga flow, CardioKinetics and thalassatherapy self spa workouts. The development in Greece of Energyia Holistic Retreat fitness  Holidays in the Greek islands  on Zakynthos, also known as Zante, this Summer, integrates the ancient Greek philosophy of the need for a strong healthy body to house a strong healthy mind.  Men of ancient Greece spent  time at local 'gymnasiums' with an emphasis on expanding the mind through discussion on religion, philosophy, politics, and current events. The 'gymnasium' was the real school of olden times. With high regard and admiration for beauty, and an understanding of the importance of health and fitness, the ancient Greeks believed that developing your body was as important as developing your mind.


Energyia holistic fitness holidays are retreat holidays with a difference. Yoga retreat workouts along with a variety of fitness holiday workouts are included in eh daily schedule.

The Real 'Gymnasium' for Energyia Holistic Retreat Holidays


What better chance for personal development - all the time lapping up the mystical moods of the Ionion sea, the charming countryside of Zakynthos, the wonderful spirit of the local people.

Energyia holistic retreats in Zakynthos include holistic exercise practises to balance the body and mind

The gymnasium in Greece for Energyia Holistic Fitness Activity Holiday Retreats is 'out and about' - back to nature, on the Greek island of Zante - a unique chance for personal development of mind body and spirit - in the true sentiments of the Ancient Greeks.

In ancient Greece physical well-being and  mental well-being went hand in hand, with the need for a strong, healthy body to house a strong balanced mind. Energyia holistic fitness holidays with Michele Wilburn in Greece this summer reflect this holistic fitness concept - developing a strong flexible body to house a  strong mind and free Spirit.


Men of Ancient Greece integrated exercise for the body in a holistic manner into their lifestyles.Founding medical practitioners, including Herodicus, Hippocrates, and Galen, influenced the growth of fitness throughout ancient Greece. Gymnastics and music were considered the most important classroom topic; "exercise for the body and music for the soul " Spartans of Northern Greece valued fitness even more than the Athenians, primarily for military purposes, which made it imperative to maintain high fitness levels.

In ancient Greece athletics were an everyday part of all areas of life, including religion, education, the arts, society and politics. Physical practises were woven into the very heart of society.

This was unique in world history. Ancient Greece was the birthplace of this conviction, and its practice died with it. Ancient Greek society was very competitive, with a passion for sports. The Olympic games, although the most prestigious, were just one of many athletic competitions.


Grace, balance, co-ordination, strength, agility and endurance are fitness skills that we lose if we do not challenge the body and focus the mind


Athleticism in ancient Greece was not isolated into mere sports and physical fitness; it was a blend of civic, religious, educational, social, and moral fibre. The study of athletics was taken very seriously. Personal trainers used textbooks with exercises and fitness regimes and those who could afford it would hire specialists.



A well-educated person in ancient Greece was instructed in all areas. An athletic victory was considered a credit to the athlete's physical and moral virtues. Physical training was valued for its role in the development of such qualities as stamina and patience.  The philosophy was motivated by the fact that the success of democracy depended on the moral character of the people; a goal that commanded a holistic training of mind, body, and spirit.


Religion was also closely linked to athletics, with athletic competitions in those days being religious in character. All athletic festivals honoured a patron god,  believed to bestow on the athletes the physical prowess that enabled them to perform. This spiritual dimension to exercise and athletic performance has been entirely lost by the masses.




The 'gymnasium'  in Ancient Greece was the real school of olden times.

Spiritual retreat activities involve exploring the art of prayerful meditation at Energyia retreats in the Greek island of ZakynthosThe word "gymnasium" became one and the same with the word 'school'.  The word "academy" was the name of an Athenian gymnasium where the philosophical school of Plato was situated.


To the Greeks, rhythm and grace were of vital importance in athletics.A 'palaistra' was another athletic facility, which was an 'members-only' club, with a focus on combat sports such as wrestling; some of which also contained lecture halls.

In addition to education and religion, athletics had strong ties to the arts with poets promoting the athletic ideal with their odes. Ancient Greeks understood that music created a link between the spiritual and physical.

All of these elements and ideals were embodied in the Olympic games which were religious, social, and intellectual. Famous orations were delivered to the crowds at Olympia.


Hippocrates developed the concept of the four humours, in line with this ‘prevention is better than cure’ philosophy and the Romans adopted both concepts, as well as employing Greek and Egyptian physicians. The Greeks combined medicines, surgery and dietetics (regulating the whole life-style) in their treatment of ailments. Surgical skills were developed on the battlefield, whereas training for the army and athletic competition (e.g. the Olympics) created specialists who focused on exercise, bathing, massage and regulation of food and drink.





Michele Wilburn   Ancient Greek Holistic Exercise Mind Body & Spirit Pilates Connections   Energyia Kinetics


Energyia holistic fitness holidays provide retreat holidays to developed to define the body, refine the mind and enhance the spirit


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Michele Wilburn London UK Tel(0044)(0)(207)2841918  email: michele@energyia.com

What is a Good Life?

Energyia Kinetics holistic fitness routines embrace the whole person to include exercise activities for personal development of mind body and spirit

Socrates concluded that a 'good life' is a life devoted to the pursuit of excellence - physical, intellectual and ethical.

Are you developing your potentials to the full? In ancient Greece athletics and exercise were an integral part of everyday life - including religion, education, the arts, society and politics.

:: Strong body in a healthy Mind

No other civilization held fitness in such high regard as ancient Greece where the ideal of  physical perfection was embodied in society. Physical and mental well-being went hand in hand with a strong, healthy body housing a strong balanced mind.

Pilates style conditioning included in Energyia Kinetics exercise routines at the holistic retreat in Greek Islands this summerThe actual exercise system presented by Joseph Pilates was not known as Pilates, but as 'Contrology'.

 Influenced mainly by the early Greeks, he emphasized their balance and coordination of body and mind. The roots of his exercise system came from his study of yoga, Zen meditation and ancient Greek and Roman fitness regimes.

Joseph Pilates clearly advocated that one of the major results of his exercise system 'Contrology' was in gaining the mastery of your mind over the complete control of your body.

Energyia retreat holidays in the Greek islands on Zakynthos are located in a rustic location, ideal for holistic exercise activities to inspire the soul.A healthy mind in a healthy body, the ancient Greeks believed, was linked to the development and balance of mind, spirit, and body. Zakynthos provides an idyllic, 'back to nature' retreat location, ideal for fitness holidays designed to revitalise mind, body, soul.

Whether travelling alone or with a group of friends to enjoy an Energyia holistic fitness holiday retreat™, you'll find the island of Zakynthos provides a haven for transformation, inspiration and relaxation.

IN a rustic atmosphere by the sea, Energyia retreats are designed to help you let go of the stress and bustle of everyday life.

Energyia Holistic fitness Holiday Retreats™ provide a unique holiday retreat. You have time and inspiration to pause and reflect - pamper, strengthen and revitalize your body, mind and spirit in a variety of beautiful location bases.

Retreat in the pure sense of the word, to treat yourself to some well-deserved time.

Lap up the mystical moods of the Ionion sea, the charming countryside of Zakynthos, the wonderful spirit of the local people, and a wealth of activities designed to enhance your well-being, revitalize your energy with Energyia fitness holidays.

Energyia Holistic retreat holidays offer a great chance to explore the island of Zakynthos while indulging in a touch of personal development for mind body and spiritHippocrates of Kos (c450-370 BCE), the ‘father of medicine’ whose school produced over 60 medical texts (the Hippocratic Corpus), claimed that the four humours must be balanced, with a person’s environment and lifestyle being responsible for imbalances.

Treatment consisted of a prescription of diet, exercise and limited medicines.

Zakynthos is alive with flowers, plants and herbs, used in cooking and for healing purposesThe basis of Greek medicine was the body’s natural ability to heal itself (pepsis), so diet and exercise were more important than taking medicines.

Over centuries, the spirit of athleticism began to falter with the decline of the moral values of the athletic ideals, and monetary prizes became common, leading to the rise of the professional athlete. The bond between religion and the athletic ideal was broken.

Energyia holisitc fitness holidays in the Greek Islands consist of small groups - beween 1 and 10 to ensure your personal attention.

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