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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.
Nicole Giguere United States
September 2017, BookCulinaryVacations
Anafi was a wonderful island where you felt the true Greek culture of the village. The ideal location for any yogi to escape and recharge. The staff was fantastic and flexible with planning the days to accommodate the mood of the class. I loved the combination of the yoga classes, djambe, African dancing and hiking. You had plenty of downtime to explore on your own or sink you feet in the sand. Highly recommend to anyone looking for an adventure with great instructors!
The boat departure or arrival times to the island. Once I got over the jet lag coming from America it was well worth it!
Sofiana Iliopoulou Greece
June 2017, BookCulinaryVacations
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!
Emma United Kingdom
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.
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!
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!
Marielle Van Stiphout and Jeroen Lewe Netherlands
LU Creative Studio website
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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