Immersive experience retreat
Vinyasa, restorative, pranayama & meditation with Becky Howes
11th October - 16th October 2019
About the Retreat
Join Becky Howes, from Sanskar Yoga, for six days of a fully immersive yoga experience.
There will be two classes a day. The morning class will be an energising, expansive practice with the opportunity to get into the depth and details of particular poses, as well as time to experiment and play with asanas. The evening class will be a more restful yoga practice, based on hatha, mindful movement and restorative poses. There will be optional group meditations & pranayama mornings and evenings, as well as time to share, journal and learn from each other as a group.
Take time to nourish, reflect and feel more connected.
5 nights accommodation
2 delicious vegetarian/vegan meals daily, to include breakfast/brunch and evening dinner (except on arrival and departure dates which will be dinner and brunch respectively)
Light snacks and refreshments including, a selection of teas, coffee, water & fruit
Wi fi internet connection
Dynamic morning yoga classes
Evening yoga class, hatha and restorative poses
Optional meditation and pranayama
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
More about Becky
Becky has been practising yoga for over ten years and Vinyasa was her first found love and entrance onto the path of yoga. The fluid movement from one pose to the other felt so freeing, flowing and reflective of the 'letting go' aspect of yoga. Breathing to movement feels very naturally channelling of pranic flow and helps maintain focus, whilst connecting to the spiritual side of self. She is an energy channeller and likes to give hands on adjusts and assistance to further the experience in the practice.
Becky trained in Vinyasa and Hatha in Rishikesh, known as the home of yoga, in the Indian Himalayas. She found this in itself a profound experience that helped her to become more connected and self- aware. This drove her to share the experiences and tools that yoga can provide to others.
Since then she has been teaching in Bristol, UK, for over 2 years, with teaching being her main vocation. Over this time her experience and knowledge as a teacher as well as within her own practice has evolved greatly, especially with her love for anatomy.
Yoga is multi-faceted with its many approaches, she realises how these different approaches can be used to create more equilibrium in the mind and body. Using poses to help counteract everyday, repetitive movements as well as strengthening the muscles that get left behind, can help with relief of muscle tension. With this in mind the Vinyasa practice focuses on strength and stability of movement within the flow, with great attention to detail and attunement of the practice. The restorative and mindful movement practices, bring focus to more acutely 'listen to the body' and build a stronger connection and awareness of the emotions within the body. For “movement is medicine”.
Becky's classes are nourishing and always take into account the individual experience. She welcomes you to adjust postures to suit your body and practice level whilst always able to give suitable variations in postures. Being extremely resourceful and creative, she is able to pool together her previous experience to keep the classes fresh, creating a balanced practice with a beautiful outlook for the day.
Pranayama (breath work), Mantras (chanting), Mudras (hand gestures) and Bandhas (energy locks) are also woven into the practice, keeping the traditional aspects integral in the practice.
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 bedrooms all with private ensuite. We have renovated all rooms to a high standard using locally sourced materials, and are aiming 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.
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.
To book this retreat or if you have any questions please contact Becky on the following email