About Us

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Okreblue Yoga Retreat Center is a passion that became reality for Angelos Malamatenios & Sasy Malamatenios-Hasomeri who run the center and actually stay at the premises all year round. Their love for nature, yoga and healthy living has been a way of life for them and, after many years of passionate and careful work , they are happy to share this simple & fulfilling lifestyle with their guests from all over the world.
“What we do is who we are,” boasts Angelos who has actually grown up here at Filizi. He deals with ecological constructions, like the apartments & halls of Okreblue. Angelos also takes care of their organic garden and cooks delicious healthy meals at “Caretta” (Okreblue’s restaurant).
 In the tranquil atmosphere of the center and its surrounding nature, guests feel welcome and many return year after year describing Okreblue as “a home away from home”.
“Respect to the environment, the body & soul is our way of life,” comments Sasy who is the hostess of the center and sees that all customers get the best during their retreats at Okreblue. Passionate about yoga, Sasy is the main yoga instructor and runs daily sessions all year round.

…A Bit of History
Okreblue is located at Filizi beach, an area of exceptional natural beauty, with sand dunes, aged cedar forests, “secret” coves with sandy beach and clear waters, next to the long sandy beach of Santa Maria. Years ago, Angelos’ parents, Vangelis & Eleni Malamatenios, built the first small accommodation unit of Okreblue (the “front” building), even before electricity came to the area! Windsurfers from abroad fell in love with the place and stayed at Okreblue - using candles and having the stars and the moon to light their nights. These old customers continue coming every year to windsurf at Santa Maria, now renting bigger apartments to accommodate their family!
When Angelos started dealing with ecological constructions, he carefully designed the “back” building with materials friendly to the environment, making sure that all modern amenities are offered and at the same time, the place is kept natural & quiet.  Later on, Angelos and Sasy, created Caretta restaurant and the 2 outdoor halls, carefully designed to meet the highest standards for movement classes, always using eco-friendly materials.  Nowadays, Angelos & his wife Sasy have their year-round house here at Okreblue, a few meters behind the apartments, so that they can really take care of their guests throughout the day. 

 

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