Ashtanga Yoga Retreat
with Eloisa & Ian

15th - 21st July  2023

About the Retreat

Join Eloisa and Ian for a week-long Ashtanga Yoga retreat in the peaceful, lush setting of Yogapulia in southern Italy. Surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, the centre provides an idyllic location to delve deeper into the practice and take some time out to slow down

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 Each morning will begin with traditional Mysore style self practice, with a number of afternoon workshops covering technique, theory and yoga philosophy. In between, guests can explore the beautiful surroundings, head to the beach or simply lounging by the pool. 

What's included?

  • 6 nights accommodation

  • 2 delicious plant based 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

  • Daily assisted self practice with Ian and Eloisa 

  • Daily Meditation 

  • Afternoon workshops

What's not included?

  • Flights

  • Transport to/from the retreat centre ( YogApulia can help organise local taxis, this will be an additional cost paid direct to the taxi driver)

  • Travel/medical insurance

  • Massages - available upon request at additional cost

More about Ian

Ian was first introduced to Ashtanga Yoga in 2002 and has been hooked on the practice ever since. He began teaching 2012 after serving an apprenticeship with Gingi Lee in 2012 in London and completing a formal Yoga Alliance 200hr teacher training qualification with the world renowned John Scott. In 2017 he became an Authorised teacher from Sharath Jois at the K. Pattabhi Jois Astanga Yoga Institute.


Ian taught internationally for several years in various countries including Australia, China, Bali, Italy, and the Netherlands before settling in Berlin, Germany in 2020 where he runs Free Breathing Ashtanga Yoga. 

More about Eloisa

Eloisa was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. She started practicing Yoga in 2011 with authorized level II teacher Liz Carrasquel in her home town. 

In 2016 she  received Sharath Jois' authorization level II to teach ashtanga yoga from Sharat Jois in Mysore, India.

Since her first visit to India, Eloisa has been studying Yoga Philosophy and devotional chanting with Dr. M. Jayashreeand Prof. M. Narasimha at the Anatha Research Foundation. 

Eloisa began teaching in Barcelona in 2014 and has since taught in various places including Poland, Germany, Spain, Venezuela and The Netherlands. Currently she runs her own yoga studio "The New Shala" in Maastricht, The Netherlands. To know more about Eloisa click here 

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 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.

To book this retreat or if you have any questions please contact Inna on email, ian@freebreathingyoga.com