Ashtanga Yoga Retreat
with Sascha & Romana
20th May - 2nd June 2023
About the Retreat
We are blessed having the opportunity to spend two weeks in a row at YogApulia, a place that has been created with so much love and care by Mark and Nicola.
We will start our mornings with sadhana practice consisting of meditation, breathwork and a led class based on Ashtanga Yoga infused with therapeutic wisdom followed by a delicious plant-based breakfast/brunch.
After brunch until the afternoon you can be spent your time at the pool, the beach (ca. 30min car drive) or visiting the charming little towns nearby. In the late afternoon we will have another hour of restorative-Yin style practice in the beautiful wooden shala overlooking the hills of the itria valley of Puglia.
Another delicious meal is served in the evening after the restorative class.
The retreats will be held in German language, but English speakers are very welcome.
More details on the schedule closed to the retreat.
Romana and Sascha have been teaching since 2005 in Vienna where they have created the Yogawerkstatt in 2007. Their asana teaching is influenced by Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor as well as Doug Keller.
20.5 - 26.5.2023 (6 nights, arriving Saturday afternoon - departure Friday late morning)
27.5 - 2.6.2023 (6 nights, arriving Saturday afternoon - departure Friday late morning)
If you choose to stay both weeks you will be able to stay the night from Friday 26 to Saturday 27.5 for free, but note that there will be no dinner on the 26 and no breakfast on the 27 at YogaPulia.
6 or 13 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
Ashtanga yoga self-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
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.