Ashtanga Yoga Pranayama & Yoga Sutra with Anna Costanza & Silvia Di Rienzo
28th September - 4th October 2024
About the Retreat
The retreat program includes the traditional practice of Ashtanga Yoga & Pranayama daily in the morning and 4 afternoon classes where Anna will be offering an in-depth study of the core teachings of the Yoga Sutras of Patañjali and Silvia will give Restorative Yoga sessions.
More About Silvia & Anna
ANNA COSTANZA was born in Milan, Italy. For 20 years she has been living in Madrid where she runs a traditional ashtanga yoga shala since 2013. (www.ashtanga-yoga-alcobendas.es). She has been a practitioner of ashtanga yoga since 2007 and travels to Mysore, India every year since 2013 to study with Saraswathi Jois. In the past three years her main teacher is Luke Jordan whom she regularly assists during retreats and residentials. Since 2017 Anna has been teaching the Yoga Sutras of Patañjali in different schools and since 2019 she has been running a yearly program of study and practice of this text which has become a reference between the spanish ashtanga
SILVIA DI RIENZO Italian by birth and Parisian by adoption, she arrived in France in 2003. A dancer and choreographer for over 20 years, she discovered Ashtanga Yoga in 2005. In 2011, during her second trip to India, she met her masters Rolf Naujokat and Marci Naujokat, and studied with them every year until 2020. Since 2021 she has also been studying with Luke Jordan. Between 2016 and 2018 Silvia went to the Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore (KPJAI) to study with Saraswathi Jois. Silvia is also an Ayurvedic therapist, studies pranayama in the tradition of the Kaivalyadhama Center and is certified to teach Restorative Yoga Judith Hanson Lasater (more info here: http://www.silviayoga.com/bio/). Since 2015 she has co-directed the Shala Montreuil with Malena Beer and Helen Eastwood ( www.anandakalayoga.com)
6 nights accommodation
Pranayama in the kaivalyadhama lineage
Yoga Sutra of Patañjali
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
What's not included?
Flights and transport (Yogapulia can organise local taxis and airport transfers)
Travel and medical insurance
Massages by experienced local therapists
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 salt water 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.