Ashtanga Yoga Retreat
with Konstanze Seifert
14th - 20th October 2023
About the Retreat
Tapping into the wisdom of body and breath.
Our heart practice in the morning will be your Ashtanga Yoga practice. Within the Mysore style
setting we will have a close look at your personal practice and – if need be – refine or adjust
elements of it. Always making sure that your practice is conducive to wellbeing and appropriate
for your current life circumstances. Our aim is to create and to foster a sattvic ground in body,
breath and mind.
Our daily morning Asana practice will be preceded by a guided sitting practice, involving the
refinement of breathing skills, classical pranayama techniques, Vedic chanting and guided meditation.
The afternoons will be dedicated to further explore the subtler aspects of a yoga practice – be it in the form of postural alignment, effortlessness of breathing, interoception (inner body awareness), or mantra. We will also relish the restorative effects of deep relaxation practices. To safely prepare the ground for these inner explorations, we will embed the chosen techniques in carefully tailored movement and breathing sequences.
This retreat is not addressed to complete beginners of yoga.
Six nights accommodation
Two 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
Morning Asana practice
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 Konstanze
Konstanze is a yoga practitioner with 20+ years of experience. She has her own Yoga Shala in Berlin, Germany where she runs a daily Mysore programme since 2014. Under the guidance of Dena Kingsberg, she practiced up to Advanced B in the Ashtanga Yoga System. During the last years, she tended more towards the therapeutic effects of yoga and currently pursues her studies
in Yoga Therapy with the Mohan family. She is mother of two young and radiant boys.
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.