Tao's Center
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Tao’s – Retreat and Meditation Center – is located on the highest point in the northern tip of Paros Island, between the villages of Naoussa and Ambelas, and is dedicated to the practice of awareness, self development and well-being. Tao’s Center offers daily activities, massages, workshops and a long-stay Work & Study program.The weekly schedule consists of Meditation, Chi Kung, Yoga, Dance, Pilates, Kids activities and many more.The workshops range from healing to yoga, from Buddhist retreats to dance & movement workshops,from women groups to creativity seminars, and various self-development workshops and trainings.
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510Raquel
Redwood City, CA6 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
I attended the free morning meditation and yoga practice and thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the center!
I email them in advanced to inquire and they warmly welcomed me to their sessions, no need to register in advance. I was initially only planning to attend the meditation and could not make it to the yoga since I need to drop my rental car off that morning but they called the car rental company on my behalf and asked for an extension so I could attend the yoga session- I greatly appreciated this and was so glad I could participate in the lessons. I only wish I could have stayed longer and attended more!
I highly recommend making time to visit Tao’s while in Paros- they are most welcoming and so kind!
Written July 1, 2022
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amir k
Tel Aviv, Israel4 contributions
Jul 2016 • Solo
Sometime when you come to a place that is designed to facilitate as a retreat you find that it actually is a great advancement in your life. Coming into this unique center was a great opportunity not only to connect with nature and with great smiling people but first and foremost to connect with oneself. The day started with an amazing meditation with incredible flute playing. then i moved into a Pilates class right after only to find myself with a group of young ladies stretching themselves to the limit. This follow suit with a circle of participants led by a guru like Lady , orly ,who took us into the investigation of the true nature of love and the obstacles we create in our life from seeing what is already there. And then it was time for a body treatment. An incredible hard touch into the core of the muscle followed by an incredible shower and then a refreshing fantastic meal in this fusion somewhat Thai somewhat an eastern restaurant.
As you sit outside and you look at the beautiful beaches surrounding this beautiful location you get grounded into yourself.
The evening is the time for dance music and incredible connection with people who find this place to be a center for love and harmony on the island
And here's the incredible good news about this place, it's not expensive. It is a journey into yourself with other like-minded individuals come here to spend time unwind from the pressure of life and send themselves into this unique center of spirit.
The total dedication of the owners there with presence are at every moment seeing each guest ,ensuring that they're having an amazing time.
In summary if you have some free time come
Written August 1, 2016
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Mariel K
Oslo, Oslo, Norway1 contribution
Sep 2016 • Solo
I was part of the Long Stay Program in september 2016, just after the peak of the tourist season was over. I loved working as part of the very international Long Stay Program group, consisting of people from all over Europe and the States. We did meditation, yoga, Pilates, movement workshops and personal prosesses together, hung out at the beaches, at dinner and at parties. We had a heart opening and fun time together. Paros is a beutiful Island with a lot to offer, and Taos Center is like a meeting place for both tourists as well as an extended community of foreigners having houses or work at Paros. I can recommned the Long Stay Program to people of all ages and sexes. Mariel Kvaale age 58.
Written October 17, 2016
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Spilsbylass
Milton Keynes, UK25 contributions
Sep 2013 • Couples
Nothing I can say about any of the courses held at this place. All I can say is that they should not advertise themselves as a Thai restaurant. Have been to eat there once and apart from flies crawling all over the table and swimming in your wine glass the food was good.
However twice in the last two weeks I have visited and despite the ads saying they are open all day and having driven over unmade roads and through smelly farms to get there the kitchen was closed. Tried a second time a few days later and at another time in the day and was totally ignored. Couldn't make out who worked there to ask for a menu. People just milling around . Didn't know who to approach stood for ages in the door way hoping to attract attention but to no avail. After 20 minutes we left once again. Went to a good old Greek tavern and had wonderful service as always. Perhaps it would be best if Greek Islands only had Greek eating establishments ?
Written October 5, 2013
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Yannis818
London, UK10 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
This is our second time at the restaurant of Tao's centre. Let me be clear about one thing. We were not impressed the first time but had to go back for a friend's nameday celebration.
The asian food is indifferent and a bit overpriced, but what can really take a toll on your mood is the service standards. The staff is not only unprofessional but incredibly rude. Reservation was messed up as they thought we were booked for another night. They had us waiting for several minutes before they can deal with us. Then they claimed all their garden tables were fully booked and that we had to sit at the veranda. (Please note that this appears to be common policy for them as it happened again last year) We insisted on a garden table because of the high temperature only to discover that the so called "fully booked" tables never filled. The food took over 50 minutes to arrive and even then 3 main dishes were at our disposal while the 4th member of our party was left to starve even longer. We ask for the bill which arrives with a receipt. We leave money and had to wait for the receipt and change for 15 minutes after asking 2 different waiters for them.
Seriously, it is bad and what makes it even worse is that both the manager and the staff are rude and indifferent to your needs. Ok, the view is great but why spend your money here? After all it was our fault. Serve me badly once shame on me, serve me badly twice it is my fault for coming back! Never again!
Written August 18, 2015
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May S
Manchester, UK1 contribution
Sep 2014 • Friends
People have nothing to do with hospitality, they are rude and eager for money

the road to reach the place is bad
the place is full of flies
Written October 3, 2014
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climand
Vignola, Italy147 contributions
Jul 2019
I spent several months in the long stay program, which I higly recommend and took classes every day, Tao's has the best teachers on the island, very very high level.
Written October 9, 2019
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nir a
Eilat, Israel2 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
Pilates at Tao's - Ho God! We are running out of time. Even we are still here we are all ready missing you our dear Pilates teacher - Lots of humor, always clear, trying to correct even us to the most affective performance - the 2 "Elephants in a glass house". Thanks god we are still having 2 more to go.
Tzali & Nir
Written October 16, 2017
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Thanks Tzali and Nir... We appreciate your feedback. Pilates is one of the most sucessful classes we are having this year. And we are glad you are enjoying it. Enjoy the 2 last classes! :)
Written October 17, 2017
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Tracy K
6 contributions
Jun 2015 • Solo
I found Tao's by joining the 5 day Yoga and Gaga Dance workshop. It was more than a place to take classes. As well as the weekly regular Yoga & Meditation Classes in beautiful spaces with breathtaking views, the restaurant serves smoothies and the best Thai food. Everyone so friendly - a chance to chat to a stranger, or sit quietly on a sofa and read a book. A home from home that made my holiday feel extra special. Will be finding my way back soon as …...
Written July 11, 2015
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Nadine R
6 contributions
May 2015 • Solo
Beautiful center on a beautiful island.
Warmly welcomed, friendly staff who become friends, daily program of yoga, meditation and much more.
Therapies available and lot's of exciting workshops and training's throughout the season.

I had the privilege to teach yoga in a beautiful room and to be a participant in Sarah Powers yoga teacher training so I enjoyed the full Tao's experience.

Go feel, see and explore for yourself!
Written June 9, 2015
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