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Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
with Santiago  & Mary

21st  - 27th October  2023

About the Retreat


Welcome to this beautiful week of Ashtānga at YogApulia in the land of the Trulli and where  autumn is as beautiful as it can get.

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This in an invitation to deepen the understanding of this beautiful practice, giving easy understood aspects of yoga philosophy, anatomy and techniques meant to take you  to the next level in an secure and effective way..

Start your day with silent meditation, chanting of the Sutras in call and response method before we immerse ourselves into our self-paced Mysore practice.

All levels welcome

An overall view in a nutshell of various aspects of the Ashtānga practice
• Anatomy principles
• Bio dymanics
• Yoga History
• Yoga Philosophy
• Tips and Techniques for your asāna practice
• Rest, great food, friends for life.


  • 6 Mysore practices

  • Daily Meditation, chanting of the Sutras

  • 3 in-depth afternoon workshops

  • Q&A

  • Fun and learning

A. AFA Applied functional anatomy
A crash course in anatomy to make you understand in very simple ways, how the body operates and how to apply it for a safe and long term 


B. Where are we now?
An overview of yoga history + the concept of Vinyāsa, Tristana will give you tools to deepen into the meditative aspect of this beautiful practice.

C. Fly like a bird
Techniques for handstands and jumping through.

There will be plenty of time to relax by the pool, read a book, walk in the olive groves or just be.

This is a food lovers paradise with a beautiful vegan kitchen.


Join us for a beautiful week of yoga, good food and great company. 15 minutes from the crystal blue waters of the Adriatic Sea.

1. Nourish your body with vegetarian food:
Vegetarian food is not only healthy for your body, but it can also be delicious and satisfying. At our retreat, you'll enjoy nourishing meals that will leave you feeling energized and rejuvenated.

2. Enjoy the company of other like-minded people:
One of the best parts of our retreat is the opportunity to meet and connect with other like-minded people. You'll enjoy spending time with fellow yogis and vegetarians, and you'll likely make some lifelong friends.

3. Explore the stunning surroundings:
Our retreat is located in a beautiful, natural setting. You'll have the opportunity to explore the stunning surroundings, and you'll find yourself feeling more connected to nature.

4. Find your balance:
The goal of our retreat is to help you find balance in your life. Through yoga, vegetarian food, and the opportunity to connect with others, you'll find the perfect balance of relaxation and rejuvenation.

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 ashtanga yoga & meditation

  • Anatomy, philosophy

  • In depth 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

More about Santiago 

Santiago Pinto started his daily Ashtanga practice in 2002 while living in Sweden. In October 2011, he moved to Barcelona where he founded Sarria Yoga Asana, an Ashtanga school where he’s been conducting the Mysore program. He earned a 200 hour Yoga degree with Brian Cooper in 2011 and a 200 hour RYT degree with John Scott in 2017. Since then, he’s been assisting John on several international workshops. 


Santiago runs a yearly 200 hours Ashtanga teacher. Santiago is a Structural Integrator practitioner aka the Rolf’s method.

More about Mary

Teacher of different styles of yoga and therapist. Her artistic personality makes her always look for creativity when accompanying others in their growth process. Curious by nature, she integrates different therapies such as Gestalt, Astrology or Reiki in her work as a yoga teacher. She is approachable and fun, but also very observant and analytical. She invites the practitioner to understand their body and posture in detail.


Gestalt therapy centers on embracing and integrating our opposing aspects, fostering acceptance of them in our lives. Emphasizing the present moment, it encourages self-awareness by directing our focus inward. This approach highlights the significance of connecting with our bodies to identify and handle emotions effectively. By applying techniques from this therapy, we can gain insight into the underlying reasons certain yoga asanas pose challenges beyond the physical aspect alone. We will explore the emotions associated with these poses and examine our personal relationship with them.

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.

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