I worked as a civil engineer when I discovered the raw food diet. In a couple of days, I went 100% raw and my whole life changed: I quit my job and started making raw desserts and selling them all over Athens.
I also started a yoga teacher training and I became a yoga teacher. I found what I love and a way to express myself.
Today I am a qualified raw pastry chef, I teach raw food cooking in a vegan chef school and I make a lot of plant-based workshops.
My love for food, retreats, travelling, yoga, and teaching is my motivation for co-founding Pliades retreats.
In “Pliades retreats” we guide participants to a journey towards wellness. We created a cooperative that proposes unique experiences through activities such as plant-based workshops, lectures, individual naturopathy and massage sessions, production of plant-based nutritional products, yoga and brunch events, wellness retreats and production of educational material such as e-books and videos. We offer life-changing experiences. Through a variety of proposed activities, participants can experiment in a safe environment an alternative/different way of life, experiencing the benefits of a plant-based non-refined diet, detoxing, moving, relaxing and being in contact with the four natural elements (air, earth, sea, sun). This project is born from the association Alexandra and Lena. Alexandra is a plant-based chef and Lena is a naturopath specialized in plant-based diet. Each participant is taken care with responsibility, simplicity, and honesty throughout this journey of new experiences and habits.