"I continue to relish the wonderful memories of my second summer at the Nia Retreat in Greece with Demetra Yuvanu...August 2015.  Like the beautiful ocean, Demi has an ability to pull you into a oneness with ladies you've never met and soothe your soul with Nia dance. She can extract from you the emotional baggage you brought with you and teach you how to cast it into nothingness. At  the end of the week, you leave refreshed,  renewed, and eager to return to  happy dance, happy friends, and happy memories...."

Judy Jones Deen, Georgia, USA(2015)


"The Nia Retreat in Greece was quite invigorating.  Our Nia teacher Demi taught us how to rejuvenate our body and  mind and get in touch with our inner self. I highly recommend this Retreat to everyone who enjoys dance, martial arts and yoga and especially connecting with ladies from all over the world."

Florence W., Fort Mill, SC, USA (2015)


It was my first time in Greece and ever as a Nia student.  I became so drawn in from the warmth and skills of my teacher, Demi!  Demi put me so at ease on the dance floor, then went a "little farther", when she and two others took me, a non swimmer, on a wonderful kayak excursion! Recommend this magnificent experience!!  Rosy's village....couldn't be any better!!

Lawanda B. Georgia, USA (2015)


*EFT/emotional freedom techniques/tapping, is sometimes also referred to as acupuncture for the emotional body without the needles. It is an amazing tool that can help restore mental, emotional and physical balance by addressing the negative emotions that disrupt the body's energy system.

Soul affirmations are statements of truth which are energetically aligned to our deep desires. They go beyond our surface desires and down to their essence.

Together, using EFT and the proper formula for affirmations we can create the space for your authentic self to show up and shine.

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Retreat Testimonials


Take a plunge into the annual Seaside  Nia  Retreat for your "Eternal Yes”!
Rosy’s Little Village, Agistri Island, Greece

Offered by Demetra Yuvanu  along with guest instructors.
August 26 – September 2, 2017


"Dancing Nia on the edge of The Aegean Sea with Demi is one of the most magical things I've done in my life. Thank you, Demi, for making it happen. You are an excellent Nia Teacher. I've been the last 2 years and plan on going every year from now on!" 
Mylissa Buttram, Nia White Belt, USA, Tennessee(2014)
 "This message is to anyone out there considering going on this retreat - just do it!  A week of beautiful dancing, warm connections and plenty of fun and laughter!  Demetra is much more than a dancer - she gave each of us 100% of herself, she is a powerful, inspiring, deeply caring and skilful guide.  Thank you Demi - my experience at Rosie's with you (and the other lovely, lovely ladies) is one I hold very dear in my heart and will never forget.  Namaste."
Vanessa Yelseth, South Africa (2016)
"Demi... I so enjoyed being included in the Nia Retreat in Greece this August...it was fantastic and it won't be my last..Rosy's Little Village was such a great venue to enjoy the dance, food, friendship and stress reduction!!! See you next year!!!"
Judy Jones Deen, USA, Georgia (2014)


I love Demi's classes. Her enthusiasm for Nia and life is contagious.
Dina Errico, Fort Mill, SC USA  (2015)


Demi, Thank you very much for arranging such a fabulous workshop in Greece. It was an amazing experience and I am thankful for the opportunity. Your efforts to share the food, culture, and people were above and beyond my expectations. I wish you much happiness in the future and keep on dancing!

Patricia Howe, Charlotte, NC USA  (2016)

     We invite you to join us for a heart centered            retreat honoring your Eternal Yes!

Your journey begins with only a short boat ride from the mainland's  Port of Piraeus, leaving concerns, worries and stress behind. This week-long retreat is open to all who seek to reconnect with self and illuminate the joy within. Allow yourself to let go and plunge into an in depth experience, abundant in joy, freedom, heart connections, authenticity and empowerment.

     The Nia classes are designed to take you on a sensory filled journey of movement and healing enhanced by soul stirring world music. Allow the ancient waters of the Aegean Sea and the warmth of the sunshine transport you to a place of healing and peace. Make the commitment to yourself and join us on this magical retreat of self discovery through movement, holistic health and wellness. Of course no experience is necessary, just an open mind and heart. 

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to treat yourself to mind/body healing services** 

Together we will make beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.

About Demetra (Demi): 

      I am a Greek native and this is my 5th year offering the Seaside Nia Retreat at Rosy's, a sanctuary for mind, body and spirit.  I am a licensed Nia Brown Belt and have been teaching since 2003. My approach is heart centered: Guide the class authentically, speak with intention and encourage the "eternal yes" to shine in all. Make use of the voice to diminish stress and revitalize the participants' energy. The twinkle in the students' eyes when they connect with the magic of Nia is my priceless reward. My classes are energetic and fun. One of my favorite phrases: "There's no Nia police" never fails to put everyone at ease and everyBODY to relax into sensations of joy and pleasure. I end each class with a guided meditation and this affirmation: May we be safe, healthy, happy, free, keep on dancing and live with ease!

Your Wellness investment:
 Prices listed are per person
*Single: $1,363
*Double: $1,179

*Spacious Family Room for 3 people $1,158
*Prices do not include airfare to Athens Greece, or transportation to Agistri Island

What is included:
*7 nights accommodation
*2 daily Nia classes morning and evening
*2 meals per day - breakfast, lunch or dinner - (Each meal consists of one of two main dishes, a salad and a variety of appetizers. Meals include organic vegetables, freshly caught fish and traditional Greek dishes.)
*The kitchen staff will happily accommodate any gluten/lactose intolerant, vegan, or vegetarian dietary needs.
*Swimming, kayaking, walks to the nearby town of Skala, hikes.

         Rosy's also offers fun side trips to nearby islands or on the other side of Agistri  (additional investment)
*Pickup/return to Milos or Skala Harbors (located on Agistri)
*Detailed instructions will follow after registration, regarding all preparations for your trip and transportation to Agistri island from the Athens airport.

**Healing Services:
Coaching for clarity and direction  using EFT/Tapping & Soul Affirmations
*with Demi

Available by appointment Monday/Wed./Friday. Additional investment: $45/1 hr. session

How to Reserve:
To hold your space at the Seaside Nia Retreat, a $100 non-refundable deposit is due by March 31st 2017.

50% of the balance (after $100 deposit) is due by May 31, 2017. Remaining balance is due by July 31, 2017.

                                Please secure your reservation promptly, spaces are limited.


To pay in cash or check contact me at: themetra@hotmail.com or (704)517-3623;

Deposits/balances may be paid via Paypal by sending money to: themetra@hotmail.com

For cancellation until 6 weeks before arrival, 25% refund.
For cancellation closer to the arrival date (less than 6 weeks), no refund

Travel insurance information:
It is recommended that all guests arrange full travel and medical insurance before traveling to Greece. Some travel insurance companies cover medical as well. Check w/your provider. We do not take responsibility for loss / theft / damage to personal property or personal injuries.