Ashtanga Yoga Retreat
20th - 26th June 2020
About the Retreat
Mornings will be dedicated to Ashtanga Yoga classes.
In the afternoon we will slow down: Valentina will lead restorative yoga classes and two yoga philosophy sessions followed by group discussion. By the end of the retreat, you will have a greater grounding in all aspects of the Ashtanga yoga tradition and leave the retreat refreshed, recharged, and inspired, maintaining the gift of yoga in your daily city lives.
6 nights accommodation
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
Daily morning Ashtanga yoga sessions with Valentina
2 afternoon session of Restorative yoga
2 afternoon session of Yoga philosophy
1 massage 30 minutes
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)
More about Valentina
Yoga for Valentina is much more than a physical practice: it is a lifestyle based on ethical and moral principles such as peace, truth and non-violence. It is a discipline that requires perseverance and dedication, much more than physical strength.
The interest in yoga was transmitted by her aunt - a yoga practitioner, when she was a child.
She has been practicing and studying yoga since 2009. In 2012 she became a teacher and in the same year she discovered Ashtanga Yoga. From that moment, Ashtanga yoga becomes her philosophy of life.
She is still a student under the guidance of Elena De Martin in Milan.
Her teaching style is caring, attentive and playful, but honors the tradition of Ashtanga yoga as well.
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.
For booking details and costs please contact Valentina on email