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Ashtanga Yoga Retreat 
with Sandra Howling


14th - 20th September 2024


About the Retreat

Please join me in beautiful Italy at YogApulia for an intimate Self Practice week and workshops. There are only 6 rooms available: 1 double and 5 twins, so please bring a yoga friend to share with, or meet a new friend, as places are limited to 12.


Arrivals are Saturday afternoon 14th September (check in from 15.00) with welcome meal at 18.30

Sunday-Friday Morning Assisted Self Practise 8.30am

Brunch 10.30-11.30am each day

Evening meal 18.30 each day

Monday and Wednesday afternoon Workshops

Departures Friday 20th after Morning Practise and Brunch by 11am

More about Sandra

Sandra is a graduate of the John Scott Yoga teacher training programme and one of the few teachers to receive the Senior Level Teacher accreditation from John. Sandra teaches Primary, Intermediate and the first half of Advanced A Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Hatha Yoga. Sandra is also teaching the new John Scott Yoga Teacher Training Programs: Foundation level, 200hr Primary Series TT and 500hr Certification Intermediate Series TT. She has been practising yoga since 2001, studying Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with John Scott since 2002 and teaching since 2007. In addition, she studies with and has completed Manju Pattabhi Jois Primary and Intermediate Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training and Manjus Yoga Therapy Training. Sandra also has Senior Yoga Teacher (SYT) accreditation with the Yoga Alliance and is a qualified British Wheel of Yoga Teacher, graduating with their Teaching Diploma after 31⁄2 years study with tutor Swami Vivekananda Ma. She also practised with Sri K Pattabhi Jois, Sharath and Saraswati, when they visited London.


Sandra teaches in the UK and Europe holding Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Assisted Self Practise classes, Primary and Intermediate Series Counted classes, Workshops and Retreats. Sandra has also assisted Manju Jois in the UK and John Scott in the UK and Europe and on his CPD training for teachers.


A student first and always; "My aim is to help people develop a personal, safe and healing practise. I am continually grateful to all who share yoga with me. Deep gratitude especially goes to my teacher John Scott and my dear students....all of whom inspire me to keep learning and sharing the way of yoga everyday." for more info go to:

What's included at YogApulia

  • 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

  • Daily assisted self practice

  • 2 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

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.


For more information and booking details view here 


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