Ashtanga Yoga Retreat
with Nikos & Tom
6th - 12th June 2020
About the Retreat
Join Nikos and Tom for an Astanga Yoga Retreat in the stunning surrounds of Puglia. What better way to step back from the daily grind and connect with your practice, in a place where time often seems to stand still?
In keeping with traditional Astanga Yoga, our days will begin with self practice in the morning followed by breakfast on the terrace. You will then be free to choose between relaxing in the grounds, lazing by the pool or exploring the local area. The beaches of the Adriatic coast are just a short drive away.
In the evenings we will get together before dinner for a number of optional workshops. We will explore the philosophy and theory of practice, as well as some guided relaxation, meditation and chanting.
More About The Teachers
Nik has been teaching Ashtanga Yoga since 2004. He has studied with Pattabhi Jois and more recently with Sharath Jois in Mysore and in London with Hamish Hendry, Louise Newton and Anna Wise whom he assists at Astanga Yoga London. He teaches the traditional Ashtanga method as taught in Mysore and approaches each practitioner with compassion in order to help them deepen their practice.
Tom has been a dedicated practitioner of Ahstanga Yoga for over a decade. He is also a regular student of Hamish Hendry in London and Sharath Jois in Mysore. When Tom discovered this life changing discipline he was a chef, working long, irregular hours in his busy restaurant. Tom brings this experience to his teaching style. He can ensure that your yoga practice is safe, nurturing and sustainable, whatever life is throwing at you
6 nights accommodation
5 Morning Mysore practices and one Sanskrit counted led class
Workshops including techniques, meditation, chanting, theory and philosophy
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
Optional extras (can booked on the retreat)
Massages by experienced local therapists
Local wine and olive oil tastings
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.