LU Creative Studio

LU Creative Studio offers unforgettable experiences combining the benefits of physical activity and the pleasure of creativity in ideal natural locations.

  • Athens, Greece
Limited availability
1 person currently interested

Excellent

Based on 4 reviews

Speaks English

from US$1,257

Excellent 10/10

Based on 4 reviews
from US$1,257
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

Excellent 10/10

Based on 4 reviews

Marilou Nikolaou

Sivananda Vedanta Centre in Kitzbuel Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga)

Ghyta Yoga School Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Hatha Yoga)

Marilou is the founder of LU Creative Studio, an artistic multiplex where creative workshops, alternative yoga retreats, and special events are organized. She studied management and communications and participated in various arts and crafts workshops, including photography, pottery making, and sewing classes. She also started practicing yoga from a very early age with a variety of instructors and participated in many theoretical courses and workshops in Greece and abroad. She enjoys teaching in beautiful landscapes and to combine the benefits of yoga with a simple way of life close to nature.

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    Review by Sofiana Iliopoulou from Greece

    A unique experience any yogi should try at least once!

    PROS Pros: Marilou organised a truly unique retreat experience. The location was perfectly selected. The food was delicious and the accommodation was a perfect fit to a true yogi. We did our yoga classes while the sun was rising and setting. Our mind and body was truly "detoxed" and all of us left the island feeling tremendously better than when we arrived. Would definitely recommend joining Marilou's retreats - really once in a lifetime experience!

    10 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    Organizer response: Thank you Sofia for the wonderful review! It was a pleasure to meet you and hope to see you again soon Marilou

    2017-Jun-11 07:59:53

  • Review by Emma from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "I had a fantastic time on the yoga retreat! We did yoga in the mornings and evenings and went on a really beautiful hike to watch the sun rise. It was great to learn some macrame too. The yoga was simple yet intense, with challenging elements and some really great meditation techniques too.Marilou really went out of her way to create a wonderful experience for us. She found amazingly beautiful and quiet natural locations to do yoga in and made sure that we were well looked after for our whole stay."

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  • Review by Bess from Zurich, Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "I had an amazing time at Anafi with Marilou, the yoga instructor. I didn't know what to expect but even before the retreat started, Marilou was so helpful and let us feel secure and good about everything. Anafi is a beautiful island next to Santorini, away from tourism with amazing beaches and stunning nature! There is not much on the island, a little village besides nature and no wifi. What was amazing was to disconnect from daily life! To get there you need to take a ferry early in the morning (3:30 a.m.), but even about that I didn't feel worried because Marilou was there to explain everything.The yoga sessions were very professional and she adapted and was very flexible with her experience to the level of the particiants. Together with Rosa, another yoga instructor, we did meditation, which was wonderful! I loved the place, people and yoga. I especially learned a lot about the Greek culture, the food, people and humor!After this experience I feel so relaxed and inspired! I will definitely recommend this retreat to people who like an alternative vacation. Everything was so simple and the nature amazing, I think that what made it so magical!Thank you so much Marilou, Rosa and all others!"

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  • Review by Vanessa from Stroud, England
    10 out of 10

    "The retreat was truly fantastic. Marilou was very well organised, and at the same time provided a lot of flexibility with the schedule.She was very helpful and an excellent yoga teacher, always trying to do the best things for us. She had also recruited another great teacher, Rosa, to work with her and assist us.The yoga was professionally led. I was pleasantly surprised that it also included the other elements of yoga that are often neglected in the West, such as different types of Pranayama practice, Mantras, Meditation, as well as Asanas. Marilou was very sensitive to adapting the classes to our needs and abilities. (For example, she did a session based on hip openers before the trek, and one based on stretching legs after the trek, which showed how considerate she was). She often asked us what were our preferences as well.She prepared the breakfast herself, which was healthy and delicious. She really thought everything through so we could have a great experience. The trek was magical and we loved the macrame workshop. I highly recommend this retreat. I just wish I was still there!"

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Testimonials

  • Review by Marielle Van Stiphout and Jeroen Lewe from The Netherlands

    "Marilou is a very warm and very pleasant lady with an excellent sense of humor. She is into yoga for many years and has excellent lessons and instruction in English. Yoga with Marilou is more than yoga; every lesson is an very nice adventure. She takes you to beautiful spots to do yoga. Because she's from Greece she also gives you the opportunity to dive deeper into the Greek culture and meet Greek people and locals."

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