Many of you may know of the former retreat centre below the Valley of the Butterflies, which has been run by various people over the years.
I used to live on Paros from 1968 until 1980, working as a weaver, with my partner, a French sculptor and my daughter Gaea, who went to the wonderful little demotiko skoleio in Kamares.
Returning here after many years of absence this summer, I spent some time at the centre, which has a magical quality of beauty and stillness, and I felt inspired to be here once again to try to run the centre on my own, with quite a new approach.
Next spring and summer I hope to be able to interest groups and teachers involved in yoga, Tai-Chi, healing, massage, meditation, drawing etc, to enable the centre to function as a holistic centre with many different aspects to it.
Anyone living locally who would be interested in such workshops can contact me now or through my email address. At the moment I have begun weekly meditation classes (on a donation basis) every Saturday at 5.15 p.m. for anyone who is interested. Beginners are welcome, and so are Greek-speakers. These classes will run until I leave in late November.
The centre will also be available for anyone wanting to organise special classes or wishing to stay a while in a contemplative setting. There is a large practice hall and many shady terraces and gardens looking out to the sea and to Antiparos.
I am running the centre on a caring, contemplative basis. Anyone is very welcome to come and visit. From December to March the centre will be closed.
You can contact me by telephone on 093-8908401 (the fixed line phone will be reinstalled in March), by email at email@example.com, or by mail at Phillada Lecomte, Post Restante, Paroikia, Paros 84400.