Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Retreat
with Ananda Kala yoga
24th July - 6th August 2021
1 or 2 weeks of practice and study of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Method, Therapeutic Practice and Yoga Nidra, in a small group limited to 12 people, supervised by Silvia Di Rienzo (from July 24 to 30), Malena Beer & Helen Eastwood (from July 31 July to August 6). The opportunity to immerse yourself, discover, rediscover and deepen your practice through personalized, precise and open-hearted teaching, in a context conducive to calm, introspection, bathed in the energy of wild and unspoiled nature, for a complete body-mind regeneration.
THE WEEKLY PROGRAM
Week 1: Arrival on 07/24/21 after 3 p.m., departure on 07/30/21 at the end of the morning
Week 2: Arrival on 07/31/21 after 3 p.m., departure on 08/06/21 at the end of the morning
* 6 Mornings: KRIYAS + PRANAYAMA + Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Method, MYSORE Style or GUIDED CLASS in Sanskrit
* 4 Afternoons: Therapeutic Practice, Meditation, Yoga Nidra or Technical Workshop
ALL LEVELS WELCOME !
2 delicious vegetarian/vegan meals daily, to include breakfast/brunch and evening dinner
Light snacks and refreshments including, a selection of herbal teas, coffee, water & fruit
Wi fi internet connection
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Method, Therapeutic Practice and Yoga Nidra
What's not included?
Transport to/from the retreat centre ( YogApulia can help organise local taxis, this will be an additional cost paid direct to the taxi driver)
Massages - available upon request at additional cost
Silvia, Malena & Helen share the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga method with respect for tradition as taught by their masters (Rolf & Marci Naujokat, John Scott, Maty Ezraty and Graeme Northfield). Their teaching is full of enthusiasm, generosity, gentleness and precision. The originality of their pedagogy lies in the attention paid to each student individually, to help him/her deepen his/her practice while respecting always the possibilities of his/her body and mind. Everyone has the power to develop a subtle listening to their body, to dedicate themselves to a healthy and intelligent practice. The Ananda Kala teaching team likes to complement the morning dynamic practice of Ashtanga and Pranayama with Yoga Nidra or gentle and deep relaxation sessions at the end of the day, combining yoga with somatic techniques. Yoga is a life journey open to ALL, to explore and study in depth the body and the mind, with finesse and joy.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES
Our retreat centre is set in 2.5 acres of grounds in a valley filled with olive and almond groves.
Accommodation consists of six twin rooms and one double room all with private ensuite bathroom. All rooms have been renovated to a high standard using locally sourced materials, to create a luxurious yet simple and understated feel. A large outdoor courtyard provides the main communal eating space, and several outdoor terraces offer a place to relax in the sun or the shade.
Situated at the heart of the complex, the swimming pool acts like a colourful meeting point – with the blue water combining with the green olive trees and the red soil.
Food plays a central role in both our yoga practice and life. We believe food should be varied, unprocessed and nourishing to promote energy and wellbeing. The food we serve is predominantly plant based with some vegetarian options. All produce we source and grow at YogApulia is local, seasonal and organic wherever possible.
Refreshments are also available throughout the day and include tea, coffee, water & fruit.
The international airport at Brindisi is approximately 40 minutes drive away and Bari is further to the north approximately 55 minutes drive. Hiring a car in Puglia is relatively inexpensive and provides a great way to explore the surrounding countryside, local historical towns and beaches. Both Bari and Brindisi airports have a large selection of hire car companies including Avis and Hertz. It is recommended to book a car before your arrival. Alternatively, we can arrange a taxi to collect you on your arrival.