Arokaria Notebook

Keren, the pilates instructor

The Locals

Keren, the pilates instructor

I was born in Athens by a Greek father and English mother. Since I was little I loved dancing and I was constantly on rollerblades.

At the age of twelve I moved to England, where I attended the gymnastics academy after finishing school and I got in touch with alternative therapies.

In the summers I ‘d visit Greece and it was a friend who first brought me to Paros.

When I turned twenty-six I moved back to Greece. Shortly after, I suffered three slipped disks in lower back. It was pilates that helped me recover from the injury. And so I became instructor of the classic method of pilates and in 2011 I decided to open my own studio in Paros, where I had already worked for a couple of summers.

Paros for me is an island that offers everything! nice young people, beaches, beauty, mountains, secret paradises!

I teach pilates all year around and I also do body work, which consists of a combination of various techniques.

When I get back to the island after being away for a while, it awakens beautiful feelings.

I like Paros’s vibrant energy in summer and its wild melancholic beauty in winter.


Keren’s Stretch Pilates studio is located on the ring road of Naoussa.

Fanouris from Marmara

I got my hands on an old bagpipe. I started exploring it and I ended up restoring it myself and making one from scratch.

Marina, the barber

Here in Paros, I confront myself with clarity and I progress as part of nature.

Christina, the weaver

Paros for me is a place where I can live in calmness and enjoy human relations.

Pantelis, the farmer

What I love about Paros is the serenity of the island.