Ashtanga Yoga and Beyond
with Andy & Annabelle
12th - 18th September 2020
About the Retreat
Following their successful retreat at YogApulia in 2019, Andy and his wife Annabelle will return in 2020 to offer a 6 day Yoga retreat with inclusive bodywork and yoga workshops at YogApulia.
This retreat will be rooted in the practice framework of Ashtanga Yoga with influences from other traditions and approaches, biomechanics and functional anatomy. As a Yoga teacher, Andy places the needs of the student foremost and believes in taking an informed, intelligent, creative and flexible approach to the teaching of Yoga.
This retreat will be a place of exploration and freedom, as we provide a rich and nutritious Yoga retreat experience for mind and body!
This retreat is open to all levels of Yoga practitioner, whatever your level of experience or knowledge of Yoga you will benefit and learn new things from working with Andy and Annabelle.
More About The Teachers
Andy has been practicing and studying Yoga for over 25 years, and been teaching Ashtanga Yoga for more 15 years. He is UK based and teaches workshops and retreats internationally.
Andy is a 3rd Series Ashtanga Yoga practitioner and has the experience and knowledge to teach primary, 2nd and 3rd Series asana practice in the Ashtanga method.
His teaching approach also draws upon influences from Iyengar and Hatha Yoga, as well as Biomechanics and Functional Anatomy. As a Yoga teacher, a practicing Life Coach and an experienced Yoga practitioner in his mid-fifties, Andy understands and respects the needs of the individual student, placing their needs at the heart of his teaching. He brings an intelligent, creative, supportive, collaborative and non-dogmatic approach to teaching Yoga.
Annabelle specialises in a remedial approach to massage, with an emphasis on assisting clients with acute and chronic conditions. She has extensive experience in treating:
Shoulder girdle pain and dysfunction
Hip and Pelvic pain and dysfunction
Back and neck pain
Repetitive strain injuries
Annabelle combines a range of techniques depending on each person's needs and requirements, including but not limited to: Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue massage, acupressure.
On this retreat, she will work closely with Andy to identify and assist with any physical issues that may be holding you back in your yoga practice. She will also give you tools and ideas to take with you and help you maintain balance, on your mat and beyond.
Annabelle has been practicing and teaching Yoga for over 15 years, and has been a full-time body therapist since 2010. She is currently studying Acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
For more information about Annabelle’s work, check
"insightful, intelligent and game-changing teaching"
6 nights accommodation
6 morning practices classes*
3 afternoon workshops/classes
1 x bodywork/massage treatment with Annabelle**
Evening Sound baths and Yoga Nidras
2 delicious vegetarian/vegan meals daily, to include breakfast/brunch and evening dinner
Light snacks and refreshments including, a selection of teas, coffee, water & fruit
Wi fi internet connection
What's not included?
Flights and transport (Yogapulia can organise local taxis and airport transfers)
Travel and medical insurance
Olive oil and local wine tasting excursions (optional at additional cost)
* Andy will run 2 morning practice classes to keep numbers small and better meet student needs
**Additional 30 minute treatments can be booked at a cost of £35
Accommodation and Facilities
Our retreat centre is set in 2.5 acres of grounds in a valley filled with olive and almond groves.
Accommodation consists of seven twin rooms 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.